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Forum: Alaska 05-11-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,941
Posted By b dash rian
i'm likely in. Unless some friends come up that...

i'm likely in. Unless some friends come up that week (but i'll probably still be in for this). No GPS for me though... maps and compass work?
Forum: Alaska 03-14-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 17,186
Posted By b dash rian
This is a graded exercise; do your own work and...

This is a graded exercise; do your own work and do the best you can.

You must list yourself and any other members of your group. How? Easy to do:

1. Scroll to the LAST post!
2. Copy these...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-29-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 12,293
Posted By b dash rian
I'm not on a F800, but an '92 r100gspd. I'm 25,...

I'm not on a F800, but an '92 r100gspd. I'm 25, bought the bike last year.


but i grew up on a 1971 R60/5 that i started on at about 12. I know all about being the "young guy on the bmw" and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 37,355
Posted By b dash rian
Hope everything went well at mi casa in...

Hope everything went well at mi casa in Anchorage! I'm headed for the Cassiar now. Sitting in Smithers drying out for a bit. Torrential rain this morning....
Forum: Alaska 06-22-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By b dash rian
Fyi. I ended up storing the bike at KGM who also...

Fyi. I ended up storing the bike at KGM who also moved it to the Harley dealer in Seattle so I can pick it up today (saturday). $30/month, and $25 to move it to the shop. Pretty convenient, only...
Forum: Alaska 05-02-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By b dash rian
hmm... i need storage in PNW this summer for...

hmm... i need storage in PNW this summer for about 3 weeks as well... i posted in a "ride planning" that i was looking for space with no luck...

Anyway, seattle area from June 2nd/3rd through June...
Forum: Alaska 04-01-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By b dash rian
just a chain breaker? I think i have one... let...

just a chain breaker? I think i have one... let me dig around.
Forum: Americas 03-24-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,058
Posted By b dash rian
Through OK there are some decent roads. Avoid...

Through OK there are some decent roads. Avoid Tulsa and OKC, but skirt around the edges, then there are some alright "byways" through the rest of it.


Or just slab it and call it done.
Forum: Americas 03-20-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 242
Posted By b dash rian
Riding Home - Pittsburgh to Anchorage over 4 weeks

so i've recently moved from central NY (finger lakes area) to Anchorage for work.

Some friends and i have been dreaming up and planning a trip to Prudhoe for this summer, which, over the last 6...
Forum: Americas 03-20-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,029
Posted By b dash rian
If you're willing to camp, head down to Potash...

If you're willing to camp, head down to Potash and see if there are any rafting/kayak groups (parties) down there. Bring some beer, and as long as its not a commercial trip, you'll likely be welcome!
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 61,379
Posted By b dash rian
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/536526_...

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/536526_618855027780_148959991_n.jpg

playing in the woods this fall

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/561091_614199891710_1034337525_n.jpg
...
Forum: Alaska 01-18-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 13,050
Posted By b dash rian
I saw someone out on Thursday morning (in the...

I saw someone out on Thursday morning (in the snow) on a bike with "training wheels." Looked to be a yamaha/suzuki standard bike circa 1985-1995. Really couldn't tell what it was (it was snowing...
Forum: Alaska 01-09-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 23,522
Posted By b dash rian
How to post: 1. Copy these instructions along...

How to post:
1. Copy these instructions along with the most current list of names.
2. Hit "New Reply" button (no, not the "quote" button).
3. Paste your copy.
4. Add the next number and your...
Forum: Alaska 01-09-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 29,954
Posted By b dash rian
well count me in then!

well count me in then!
Forum: Alaska 01-07-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 29,954
Posted By b dash rian
So i'm getting moved to Anchorage for work. ...

So i'm getting moved to Anchorage for work. (still looking for a place to live)

but, they are moving 2 bikes up for me, the KTM 250 xc-f, and the Ducati Monster 620. The BMW GSPD will get ridden...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-11-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8,173
Views: 365,388
Posted By b dash rian
wow... didn't notice that i managed to match my...

wow... didn't notice that i managed to match my Plaid to my bike today...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-11-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8,173
Views: 365,388
Posted By b dash rian
Great to meet all of you! Always nice to meet...

Great to meet all of you! Always nice to meet some more local ADV Riders.

I had an excellent lunch, and managed to find myself some mud in Newfield State Forest on the way home as well!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-10-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8,173
Views: 365,388
Posted By b dash rian
I'm in for tomorrow. See you fellows there?

I'm in for tomorrow. See you fellows there?
Forum: The Garage 10-16-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,917
Posted By b dash rian
you could be like the old 2 stroke saab guys: ...

you could be like the old 2 stroke saab guys: pull the plug, insert a bic pen. when it stops coming out, and starts going back in, you're at TDC (actually watched a guy do this to get it running an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 58,886
Posted By b dash rian
Spaghetti wiring on my Ducati Monster. no gauges...

Spaghetti wiring on my Ducati Monster. no gauges work anymore, and it seems to think there's no oil when its raining... And to boot, a quick rainstorm means the "black key" may not start the bike...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-13-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 98,512
Posted By b dash rian
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/527514_...

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/527514_618856115600_870216707_n.jpg

out for a ride at Connecticut Hill today

i rarely carry a camera that is not my phone
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,166
Posted By b dash rian
OK, now that thats done, i can starting on my...

OK, now that thats done, i can starting on my bike updating:

I got new boxes:
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/308091_617602547760_53347440_n.jpg

They are boxes made by a guy in the...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,166
Posted By b dash rian
Day 6: Seneca Rocks, WV to Chautauqua, NY ...

Day 6: Seneca Rocks, WV to Chautauqua, NY

Miles 2352-2708 (356 Miles)

Isaac, Round II

Woke up in the middle of the night to heavy rain, though when it was time to actually get up, it quit...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,166
Posted By b dash rian
ok... i'll finally get around to finishing this...

ok... i'll finally get around to finishing this write up... 12+ hour days at work have been eating my free time to nothing

Day 5: Cosby, TN to Seneca Rocks, WV

Miles 1909 - 2352 (443 miles)
...
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6,123
Views: 1,234,137
Posted By b dash rian
hahaha, they seem so much smaller off the bike......

hahaha, they seem so much smaller off the bike... strangely enough
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6,123
Views: 1,234,137
Posted By b dash rian
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/308091_...

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/308091_617602547760_53347440_n.jpg

New bags for the GSPD (with my other "airhead" in the back)
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,166
Posted By b dash rian
Day 4: Athens, AL to Cosby, TN Miles...

Day 4: Athens, AL to Cosby, TN

Miles 1540-1909 (369 miles)

A day of Turns.

I got up early, though after unpacking my whole bike in the hotel, it took longer to get packed and moving in the...
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,166
Posted By b dash rian
Day 3: Ozark National Forest to Athens, AL. ...

Day 3: Ozark National Forest to Athens, AL.

Miles 1040-1540 (500 Miles)

Isaac, Round 1

Got up early, knowing that i needed to beat feet across AR or ride through a Tropical Storm. Figured...
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,166
Posted By b dash rian
Maybe one of these days i'll finish writing this up...

Day 2: Great Salt Plains Lake to Ozark National Forest, AR

Miles 570-1040 (470 miles)

Woke up to a school bus, rolling through the campground, picking up oilfield children... a bit...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-08-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9,842
Views: 3,102,495
Posted By b dash rian
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h303/b_dash_rian...

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h303/b_dash_rian/Fly%20and%20Ride/2012-09-08_14-22-02_654.jpg

Family Photo: Motorcycle Maintenance day (in the rain)

2008 KTM 250 XC-F
2002 Ducati Monster...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-08-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2,416
Views: 572,350
Posted By b dash rian
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h303/b_dash_rian...

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h303/b_dash_rian/Fly%20and%20Ride/GOPR2183.jpg

Riding across Southwest Kansas. Wind turbines out there someplace.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-08-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 98,512
Posted By b dash rian
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h303/b_dash_rian...

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h303/b_dash_rian/Fly%20and%20Ride/2012-08-30_12-24-04_877-1.jpg

MS State Route 4, on the way home (central NY) from Denver, after buying it!
...
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,166
Posted By b dash rian
Alright, time to type something up. Day 1,...

Alright, time to type something up.

Day 1, Monday, August 28th

Golden, CO to Great Salt Plains Lake State Park, Alfalfa, OK
570 miles

Met up with Rick at his warehouse in Denver to pick up...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-04-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,024
Posted By b dash rian
Great to see the miles going by! I guess...

Great to see the miles going by!

I guess Hyper and i will be the young guns... i'm only 25 (though i think i'll be on the oldest bike, at 21 for the trip!)
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,166
Posted By b dash rian
I was stuck behind a suburban that was all over...

I was stuck behind a suburban that was all over the road, and wouldn't pull over when i went by the killboy tent/sign. Lame
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,166
Posted By b dash rian
Hey! Thats me!

Hey! Thats me!
Forum: Airheads 09-02-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,166
Posted By b dash rian
Almost home! At the 'rent's lake house for the...

Almost home! At the 'rent's lake house for the night. I'll see if i can get some pictures up. I didn't take too many, but got a decent amount of video.

Rode through a LOT of rain today coming...
Forum: Airheads 08-30-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,166
Posted By b dash rian
Hotelling it tonight in Athens, Alabama. 1540...

Hotelling it tonight in Athens, Alabama. 1540 miles in the last 3 days. Headed for Deal's Gap tomorrow! Still on my phone, so no photos yet, but the load is certainly ADV worthy; knobbies included!
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,166
Posted By b dash rian
Safely in Denver. On the bus to Golden to meet...

Safely in Denver. On the bus to Golden to meet some college friends and have a fresh cold one at Coor's Lab!

Other than the standard "the guy in the sear next to me is taking most of my seat as...
Forum: Americas 08-26-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,390
Posted By b dash rian
Word. Picking up my bike for this trip tomorrow!...

Word. Picking up my bike for this trip tomorrow! I have contacts at some of our shops in northern Canada, with potential tent/floor space. I'll hopefully see you tomorrow evening in FoCo
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