How'd you find this joint, anyway?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SkiFastBadly, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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    Google search a few years ago for places to ride off road. A ride report of some inmate riding the arctic circle popped up. Been reading about my dreams ever since.
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  2. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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    HA!! I still do that. And NOOOOO I do not ride a KLR.
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  3. STUFF2C

    STUFF2C We Ain't Left Yet!!

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    How'd you find this joint, anyway?

    oops! i thought this was a mara-ja-wana thread. :D
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  4. fatalpinist

    fatalpinist Muddy and Scratched

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    Was using Google to search for the best beer and bacon sammich pairing... :lol3
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  5. Human Ills

    Human Ills Useful Idiom

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    KLR650.net purge.
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  6. Trailing Jack

    Trailing Jack Dr. Acula

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    Met Brad Vardy at a BMW rally and later, somebody told me he had posted an awesome ride report here.
    Found the report, was hooked on the site, joined up.

    Then in 2005, I met and became pals with Flug.
    Should have never come here, I guess... :D
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  7. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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  8. Korben

    Korben Adventurer

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    When younger I always wanted to drive across the US by car... When I discovered motorbikes I dropped the car idea and went for the motorbike idea.

    I Google'd something like "Ride across America" and up popped a really good ride report of a bloke riding round the US. Hung around ever since and seen reports and photo's that have blown my mind any set me on the road to a biking life I never expected to follow!
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  9. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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    Bwahaaaaa
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  10. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    :lol3
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  11. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    I had a couple of friends who asked me what they should do about outfitting themselves for a trip to Alaska. I gave them some suggestions, and decided to do a bit-o-looking myself, as that was the sort of thing that I might like to try. I remember Googling "Alaska motorcycle trip" or some such thing and stumbled on this place. Glad I did, too, as I've learned a shitload of stuff, and met a few people who will be friends for life.
    We've got a very good thing going here.:clap

    Thanks Baldy!!! :freaky
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  12. divimon2000

    divimon2000 Been here awhile

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    Can't quite remember, but it was a google when I was looking for a BMW F650 and some trip reports came up. Trip reports, baby.
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  13. glasswave

    glasswave Been here awhile

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    I used to use the Hubb a fair bit for researching my trips.

    As I recall, after crossing Tibet on my Hotian 150cc, I was looking for a bike for my upcoming S. America trip. I wanted a bike like a BMW GS that was more reliable and cheap to maintain (ie: a Japanese bike). On the hubb, I found out about the Transalp and the Yamaha XT 660. I then typed all these bikes into the google and up came the beasts forum. I lurked awhile and then joined soon after.
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  14. SnowMule

    SnowMule [angry moth noises]

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    Doing some research on GPS systems at work (big stuff, not the run-of-the-mill consumer level receivers, i'm talking about a big rack mounted system capable of extremely precise timing) and wondered why a motorcycle forum kept popping up in the search results.

    This wasn't long after I bought my KTM... started looking around and realized the people here do exactly the kind of riding I bought the bike for. And oddly, it pointed me in the direction for the GPS questions I originally had. :lol3
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  15. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    A couple of my co-workers invited me to Death Valley Daze a few years ago. At night, all the drunken FF's would yell ARrrrrrrrrrrrr! back and forth across the Furnace Creek campground. I asked what it was, and was told it was an online group of some sort. Searching the net for info about my bike, I repeatedly ran across advrider.com as the best source of info. I've been hooked ever since.
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  16. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Actually, that was taunting between rival gangs of of Panhead Pirates vs Flathead Pirates... :D

    --Bill
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  17. Vankaye

    Vankaye n00b on the move

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    I followed a link on ThumperTalk and had seen the site a few times. Then, I bought me a used BMW K1200rs and started coming here regularly.

    Now, I have 5 bikes and have apparently caught the virus thats going around here. My garage looks like a bikeshop and I have dreams of making it look like a sterile, bike surgery museum/man-cave. :rofl

    FYYFF's :evil
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  18. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    There was a guy there with an HD v-twin in a dual sport frame...
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  19. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones AdventureDeficitDisorder

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    Was over on BMWLT and was intrigued by all the polly pissy pants who got sand in their manginas over the rude behaviour on jomomma.

    Figgered I better have a look. :deal
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  20. blacktruck

    blacktruck Been here awhile

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    I ran across this while doing some on-line research for my next bike. There was a link to a thread here and now I'm hooked. I've seen the decals for a few years and always wondered what they meant. I never knew there was a site for this type of riding. Great stuff in my book.