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Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,656
Posted By ex_MGB
There's a cultural bias favoring the Euros.. As...

There's a cultural bias favoring the Euros.. As well, it is an advantage to have the Alps within 50 miles to drive performance.

Nevertheless, when you look at Nuburgring lap times, there sits a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 130,496
Posted By ex_MGB
I wasn't recommending anything. When I get to the...

I wasn't recommending anything. When I get to the beach I take off the pants, socks and rash guard put on a tank top and slide into a Dirty Banana at my favorite bay side bar.
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 130,496
Posted By ex_MGB
At rest the brain burns 30% or so of calories. At...

At rest the brain burns 30% or so of calories. At motorcycle speeds exposed bare skin does not get cooled by evaporation and if the sun hits it that just adds to the heat load.

Your best safety...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 101,715
Posted By ex_MGB
Clean, wire brush all connections and use...

Clean, wire brush all connections and use dielectric grease when reconnecting.
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 14,249
Posted By ex_MGB
Does any company build more engines than Honda?

Does any company build more engines than Honda?
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 14,249
Posted By ex_MGB
I have had my 2011 CBR250R for three years and...

I have had my 2011 CBR250R for three years and 17k miles. I am impressed with the quality. The Thai factory was Honda's first factory outside Japan and was opened in the mid '60s. My WeeBee shifts...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 130,496
Posted By ex_MGB
Great photos. Looks really nice.

Great photos. Looks really nice.
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 1,108,826
Posted By ex_MGB
Possessions are a funny thing. At one level,...

Possessions are a funny thing.

At one level, it can be broken down into on your own or raising a family. On your own, things haven't changed much since Otzi the Ice Man, through John Colter to a...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 130,496
Posted By ex_MGB
LOL, loved the link. In the section on Rosas, not...

LOL, loved the link. In the section on Rosas, not a mention of the British and the French.

Good history of Lonely Planet:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonely_Planet

Wonder if under BBC...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 130,496
Posted By ex_MGB
Argentine's political establishment still...

Argentine's political establishment still remembers it's struggles against European imperialism. Good article here as background:
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 130,496
Posted By ex_MGB
Too funny. Might add to the list asking an...

Too funny. Might add to the list asking an Argentine if they've ever been to the Falklands...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 1,108,826
Posted By ex_MGB
I use a Samsung Chromebook. I load pictures by...

I use a Samsung Chromebook. I load pictures by inserting my camera's storage card. I watch webcasts on my tv through it with a HDMI cable while tethered to my phone. Very nice keyboard. Cheap. Great...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 30,726
Posted By ex_MGB
Looks like a great camping spot. I think the...

Looks like a great camping spot. I think the philosophy of slowtrav.com makes sense.
Forum: Ride reports 03-22-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 101,715
Posted By ex_MGB
http://www.rogerebert.com/scanners/calling-barranc...

http://www.rogerebert.com/scanners/calling-barranca-calling-barranca
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,441
Posted By ex_MGB
I'll second the Honda CBR250R. I've got 13k miles...

I'll second the Honda CBR250R. I've got 13k miles on mine. For what you're looking for no need for the Ninja 300.

The CBR250R will cruise at 70mph all day and because it's wound up nicely will...
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 30,726
Posted By ex_MGB
Big Noreaster, this is when the big waves hit...

Big Noreaster, this is when the big waves hit South Side at Indian River Inlet. Professional surfers show up.

Cheers

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Forum: Beasts 02-09-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 27,970
Posted By ex_MGB
I think the designers of the S10 had in mind that...

I think the designers of the S10 had in mind that at a certain point the adventure itself becomes the source of excitement with the bike receding into the background as an unsung piece of solid kit,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2,530
Views: 468,126
Posted By ex_MGB
A CBR250R will do in the 60-80 mph range, but...

A CBR250R will do in the 60-80 mph range, but 60-75 mph is more like it. Definitely wouldn't be my first choice for the interstate. Having said that I've got 13k miles on mine and plan on keeping it....
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 30,726
Posted By ex_MGB
If there's no waves, try wake boarding behind the...

If there's no waves, try wake boarding behind the Cape May - Cape Henlopen ferry across the mouth of Delaware Bay.:deal

That route also makes a nice round trip sea kayak paddle. I think I'm the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 101,715
Posted By ex_MGB
Hello, Just did a "Treat yourself". I shared...

Hello,

Just did a "Treat yourself". I shared your report with my 22 year old daughter. Really enjoying your style of trip reporting.

Cheers
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 30,726
Posted By ex_MGB
Just had a bald eagle do a strafing run 100' away...

Just had a bald eagle do a strafing run 100' away on the ducks looking out thru the plate glass window on the mostly frozen marsh as I type this.

Matt is cheap entertainment for an oldster....
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 1,108,826
Posted By ex_MGB
Hello John, You're up in doomstead country....

Hello John,

You're up in doomstead country. The superyacht crowd have some of their retreats there for the P.A.W.. Look for dead end roads, odd solid structures and disguised helipads. The real...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 30,726
Posted By ex_MGB
Matt, I kicked you some gas and food money. One...

Matt, I kicked you some gas and food money. One of my sons is a big time sponge boarder who lives for the hurricanes that track off the East coast in the fall.

Please enjoy a major pig out on me....
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 1,108,826
Posted By ex_MGB
Hello John, Left you and Matt both a little...

Hello John,

Left you and Matt both a little on your blogspots as well. I've been reading up on the Chachapoya. In your travels keep an eye out for some of their sites such as Kuelap.

Cheers
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 1,108,826
Posted By ex_MGB
Rose Tattoo

Unexpected down time, Irish Pub, time to add to the collection?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d8SzG4FPyM
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 866,002
Posted By ex_MGB
ZL900 was my first bike. Bought it in the mid...

ZL900 was my first bike. Bought it in the mid 90's. I was the third owner. Both prior owners were knowledgeable bike guys and took decent care of it.

I sold it after a couple of years. There are...
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 20,906
Posted By ex_MGB
In the immortal words of Hamlet: "There is...

In the immortal words of Hamlet:

"There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so...I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself the king of infinite space were it not for bad...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 20,906
Posted By ex_MGB
Real world, public road, there's only so much...

Real world, public road, there's only so much excitement any bike can provide. The fun is in the twisties and handling as well as staying in the bike's powerband running up and down thru the gears.
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 1,108,826
Posted By ex_MGB
When I took up sea kayaking and no longer had to...

When I took up sea kayaking and no longer had to carry the load or pedal it uphill on a bike, I was surprised at all the extra bits I took "just in case". There's something to the Jack Reacher...
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 20,906
Posted By ex_MGB
I've got 13k miles on my CBR250R and it does that...

I've got 13k miles on my CBR250R and it does that no problem. Top speed is 82 mpg or so. What with the rpm being electronically limited, the motor never feels like it's straining, it just hits the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 1,108,826
Posted By ex_MGB
I think you've pared your kit down to the bare...

I think you've pared your kit down to the bare essentials when you've reached the point where you can unpack and pack every item in pitch dark.

In my younger days I hiked 600 miles from Maine to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 1,108,826
Posted By ex_MGB
Laugh Hey John, great update. My number three son just...

Hey John, great update. My number three son just got to Palo Alto with his girlfriend in my old 2001 Miata SE, british racing green, just like my old MGB that I long ago drove out there. The Miata is...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-04-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By ex_MGB
Thanks for sharing this trip report. Great photos.

Thanks for sharing this trip report. Great photos.
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 13,522
Posted By ex_MGB
Yeah, my blke is a CB250R. I hop on it for the...

Yeah, my blke is a CB250R. I hop on it for the back roads to the beach and leave the Miata in the garage. There is no substitute for lightness and handling when 100+mph speed is not an option.
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 1,108,826
Posted By ex_MGB
Hello John, Payday here, I did the donation...

Hello John,

Payday here, I did the donation thing. I wonder if you might share your thoughts for someone going to SA for 6 months or so the advantages/disadvantages of perhaps buying a new small...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 1,108,826
Posted By ex_MGB
Hello John, I'm reminded of Asa Wright...

Hello John,



I'm reminded of Asa Wright in Trinidad where my wife and I late in the day made our way to the cave (didn't know you needed a guide) and out of no where heard the same strange...
Forum: Beasts 03-16-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 4,152
Views: 734,003
Posted By ex_MGB
Earlier in the thread, the question came up as to...

Earlier in the thread, the question came up as to what is an "adventure" bike. Is an adventure bike the same as a dual sport, if not, how are they different? Of course, the beautiful thing about...
Forum: Beasts 03-10-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4,152
Views: 734,003
Posted By ex_MGB
http://www.fuelly.com/motorcycle/honda/cbr250r ...

http://www.fuelly.com/motorcycle/honda/cbr250r

I've got 8k miles on my CBR250R. Yes, I love to wring it's neck just like I like to wring my woefully underpowered 2001SE Miata's neck. However, in...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 47,125
Posted By ex_MGB
My two current rides are a CBR250R and Helix. I...

My two current rides are a CBR250R and Helix. I want new and it seems a light, durable 250 with great mileage is sufficient. My thought is that if a 250 will do the job, and is durable, why go bigger...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 47,125
Posted By ex_MGB
So, here's from another angle. Let's say you're a...

So, here's from another angle. Let's say you're a bit older but in good shape and want to do adventure riding around Central America. You don't intend to do serious off roading, more like dirt and...
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