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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:02 PM
Replies: 388
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Posted By Ginger Beard
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/26/ad58fb0...

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 05:53 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 21,319
Posted By Ginger Beard
you don't consider the new CB 1100 a standard?

you don't consider the new CB 1100 a standard?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 05:39 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 21,319
Posted By Ginger Beard
I would say that all of the models of Sportster...

I would say that all of the models of Sportster are a standard that has either been equipped with terrible suspension, forward controls, or a lowered seat. slapping forward controls on a CB 750 and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 01:11 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 21,319
Posted By Ginger Beard
The Sportster is a standard and now that I have...

The Sportster is a standard and now that I have ridden a Street I can say that it rides far more Like a standard than a cruiser.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan Yesterday, 06:36 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 17,478
Posted By Ginger Beard
Careful what you offer, I just may need a...

Careful what you offer, I just may need a tow!:lol3 What day are you riding up?
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-24-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 17,478
Posted By Ginger Beard
In other words, they are your kind of people...

In other words, they are your kind of people beaterktm. :D
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-24-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 17,478
Posted By Ginger Beard
:rofl Sssshhhhh...

:rofl Sssshhhhh...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-24-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 17,478
Posted By Ginger Beard
Decisions, decisions...

Decisions, decisions...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-24-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 17,478
Posted By Ginger Beard
wait, are you guys doing A,B and C for the...

wait, are you guys doing A,B and C for the adventure groups as well?
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-24-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 17,478
Posted By Ginger Beard
Sweet!!! I will be riding the bike up which means...

Sweet!!! I will be riding the bike up which means I need to be able to ride it home so I may need to take it easy on the hot dogging!:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 21,319
Posted By Ginger Beard
I feel the same way every time I see a lowered...

I feel the same way every time I see a lowered Sportster R or S with forwards.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-22-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 17,478
Posted By Ginger Beard
I will take some. I'm out of the state right now...

I will take some. I'm out of the state right now so I am going to have my assistant bring a third party out of state check to you. the amount on the check will be several hundred dollars more than...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-22-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 17,478
Posted By Ginger Beard
So who is going to be on a "big bike" but riding...

So who is going to be on a "big bike" but riding in the a/b/c groups? The KLX is out of service so no A group for me this year. :cry
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 21,319
Posted By Ginger Beard
Wow!!! :rofl

Wow!!! :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 27,944
Posted By Ginger Beard
Glad to see that you are digging my rr. I know...

Glad to see that you are digging my rr. I know that it won't be the type that everyone flocks to but I am enjoying sharing my experiences and thoughts none the less. I try to live my life with karmic...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 27,944
Posted By Ginger Beard
After leaving the scenic mountain overlook we...

After leaving the scenic mountain overlook we headed down a bit to the next portion of the ride. According to Jim and Shawn, this part was going to be relatively technical (for bike bikes) and would...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 27,944
Posted By Ginger Beard
So far the ride had been easy peasy but we were...

So far the ride had been easy peasy but we were warned that it would become increasingly difficult from here on out. The next series of "roads" were unmaintained 2 track that skirted the side of the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 27,944
Posted By Ginger Beard
From here the riding would get increasingly more...

From here the riding would get increasingly more fun as we climbed up,up,up!

http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah4/davesr20davidsr20/P1010826_zpsfd2d247d.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 27,944
Posted By Ginger Beard
The ride started off on winding blacktop back...

The ride started off on winding blacktop back roads through the beautiful NC countryside. Once we reached the dirt we took a short break to go over the ride a bit more as well as to regroup.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 27,944
Posted By Ginger Beard
After enjoying a cup of coffee with everyone, I...

After enjoying a cup of coffee with everyone, I headed down the hill to grab some breakfast. While sitting in the nice warm main hall I was approached by Neale Bayly. He generously offered to buy a...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 27,944
Posted By Ginger Beard
Thanks geg, Part of what I like about that photo...

Thanks geg, Part of what I like about that photo is that due to the cold, my lens cover didn't retract completely. I think it gives the pic an interesting framing element.
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 27,944
Posted By Ginger Beard
Absolutely!! That is a huge part of what made...

Absolutely!! That is a huge part of what made this trip so special to me.
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 27,944
Posted By Ginger Beard
Thank you Massuruka. Glad you are enjoying it.

Thank you Massuruka. Glad you are enjoying it.
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 27,944
Posted By Ginger Beard
After the lecture , Ken and I stopped to talk...

After the lecture , Ken and I stopped to talk with a couple that were seated center stage (the man with the glasses and the redhead woman). Their names escape me but they were pretty damn...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-29-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,021
Posted By Ginger Beard
2003 and earlier were a bit lighter weight which...

2003 and earlier were a bit lighter weight which is a consideration if you plan on using it off road.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,525
Posted By Ginger Beard
Am I the only one here that looks at those bikes...

Am I the only one here that looks at those bikes then immediately cross shops Microsquirt and Garrett?
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,057
Posted By Ginger Beard
I have actually done a couple of knee deep...

I have actually done a couple of knee deep crossings without issue but if the monsoons came I would either be in doors or on my KLX.:lol3


thank you for the compliments on the bike.
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,057
Posted By Ginger Beard
Unsure but I have read mixed reviews regarding...

Unsure but I have read mixed reviews regarding ride quality. I have had great luck with Works Performance. other brands to check out would be Ohlins, Hagon and YSS.
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 949,972
Posted By Ginger Beard
I really dig this incarnation or your bike! :clap

I really dig this incarnation or your bike! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 27,944
Posted By Ginger Beard
I had several experiences like this throughout...

I had several experiences like this throughout the course of this trip. It was almost a theme. :lol3


Frostbite? Stay tuned.... :D
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 27,944
Posted By Ginger Beard
It really was pleasure meeting him. He's a very...

It really was pleasure meeting him. He's a very friendly and intelligent individual.
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 27,944
Posted By Ginger Beard
I can see both sides of the coin. I like the...

I can see both sides of the coin. I like the convenience of all the modern advances to adv travel whether it's better bicycles, better hiking gear, GPS, etc. I can also see myself trying to do a trip...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 27,944
Posted By Ginger Beard
As I stated in another post, had our ADV...

As I stated in another post, had our ADV forefathers had this current crop of gear they would most assuredly used it. What's interesting to me is contemplating whether or not adventure travel would...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 27,944
Posted By Ginger Beard
Nice, I definitely need a warmer setup for those...

Nice, I definitely need a warmer setup for those cold nights.
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,057
Posted By Ginger Beard
If you spend hundreds in suspension upgrades and...

If you spend hundreds in suspension upgrades and the suspension still sucks then you need to return what you purchsed.
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 27,944
Posted By Ginger Beard
Thanks for that tip. How small does that pack...

Thanks for that tip. How small does that pack down ?
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,707
Posted By Ginger Beard
Sorry, I can't compare your impression with...

Sorry, I can't compare your impression with actual data. Rider feel and actual bike ability can be quite different. I have seen similar comments at the MTB trails since the inception of 27.5 and 29...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,707
Posted By Ginger Beard
Alexander, I wouldn't put too much stock...

Alexander,

I wouldn't put too much stock into that blog with regards to facts. That performance data is simply not very accurate though I would say that the two bikes are quite comparable with...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,707
Posted By Ginger Beard
Sorry, the XR is only a second faster than the XT...

Sorry, the XR is only a second faster than the XT rather than 1.5 as when compared to the Tenere which is still a pretty broad margin. It is much quicker and better handling than the Shadow.

The...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,707
Posted By Ginger Beard
Was something wrong with the XR that you rode?...

Was something wrong with the XR that you rode? It's much quicker than the XTZ or Shadow by a pretty comfortable margin and will certainly trounce the Shadow at all levels of performance. They...
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