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Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 10:41 AM
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Views: 90,652
Posted By popscycle
Thank for the plane pics - again more good stuff...

Thank for the plane pics - again more good stuff from you and much appreciated. There's good news and bad news for us on this subject. The good news is that we're not too far from the Collings...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 10:20 AM
Replies: 808
Views: 90,652
Posted By popscycle
We ran across a nicely restored speeder/jigger at...

We ran across a nicely restored speeder/jigger at the Lenox MA station out in the Berkshires. Shown below, it had a little crane car attached.
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Forum: Day Trippin' 03-25-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 90,652
Posted By popscycle
Thanks for the great pics, bluestar! The Camden...

Thanks for the great pics, bluestar! The Camden station is a classic. :clap

I believe that little 4-wheel motor rail car is called a speeder and was used by track inspectors and for moving crews...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-25-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 808
Views: 90,652
Posted By popscycle
Congratulations on your new bike and we do...

Congratulations on your new bike and we do understand why you'd not want to get off. After a year and nearly 20K miles, I still have trouble believing how well the GS suits me as compared to all the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-25-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 808
Views: 90,652
Posted By popscycle
Appreciate the feedback on Steamtown,...

Appreciate the feedback on Steamtown, PappasJente! You've confirmed our suspicions. Being within 4 hours or so of Scranton, we'll probably make it a (long) daytrip. Hope to take in the Lackawanna...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-25-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 808
Views: 90,652
Posted By popscycle
Dave, we are happy to hear you escaped the cold...

Dave, we are happy to hear you escaped the cold and snow in warmer climes and greatly appreciate the train pics. If this global warming gets any colder/snowier, I may have to buy an electric train...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,330
Posted By popscycle
In trying to keep it simple over the years, I...

In trying to keep it simple over the years, I just followed recommendations in the user's manual and have been rewarded with many decades of riding bikes that used virtually no engine oil (i.e.,...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,978
Posted By popscycle
Great ride with exceptional pictures!! Thanks...

Great ride with exceptional pictures!! Thanks for posting
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-17-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 808
Views: 90,652
Posted By popscycle
I believe it last ran in December. I remember...

I believe it last ran in December. I remember thinking a picture of it actually running could be a remembrance of an epic event, not that there's anything wrong with the bike (i.e., the problem is...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-17-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 808
Views: 90,652
Posted By popscycle
Thanks, I greatly appreciate the info and will...

Thanks, I greatly appreciate the info and will definitely look into the "Shorts". For all of the other train lovers out there, here's a little (borrowed) train art that I fiddled with in lieu of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-17-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 808
Views: 90,652
Posted By popscycle
Great to hear from you, walterj, and we're glad...

Great to hear from you, walterj, and we're glad you're finally out and about too. We hope the weather holds so you can continue to shake the winter out of your being.

One of the things on our...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,413
Posted By popscycle
Another reminder to position yourself in your...

Another reminder to position yourself in your lane so you can see what's ahead and/or give yourself enough time/room to respond to what does.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-13-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 808
Views: 90,652
Posted By popscycle
Hey Macky, we' wishing it would melt faster but...

Hey Macky, we' wishing it would melt faster but that's not in the cards quite yet. We are scheduled for some rain which will help get some of the salt off the roads. When I got home from the Wed....
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-12-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 808
Views: 90,652
Posted By popscycle
First Time Out This Year Continued: About That Old Haunt

A few posts back, I noted about visiting an old haunt - the Old RCA/DEC (MRO) building to see if it was still there. So, what does this maudlin bit of nostalgia have to do with cruiserface issues? ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-11-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 90,652
Posted By popscycle
Many thanks for the pics, bluestar. They give us...

Many thanks for the pics, bluestar. They give us hope for both the absence of snow and being able to get up to train tracks without snow shoes. :clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-11-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 90,652
Posted By popscycle
First Time Out This Year

It got up to about 55 shortly after noon so I wiped the bike down a bit and got her out.

http://www.affiliatehouse.com/webimages/mar11_gsgetout.jpg

It should be noted that the snow in our yard...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 20,921
Posted By popscycle
Not to mention their lower center of gravity.

Not to mention their lower center of gravity.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-10-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 808
Views: 90,652
Posted By popscycle
Not Your Typical Beach Scene

Back in December last, we had a nice ride to and view of the Cape Code beach, as was pictured below.

http://www.affiliatehouse.com/webimages/cape_shore2.jpg

Now, icebergs are washing up on the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-10-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 808
Views: 90,652
Posted By popscycle
PM Sent! This might be the last of these...

PM Sent! This might be the last of these "artistic interpretations a-la photoshop" for a while as we're planning to break out the bike for a run today or tomorrow.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-09-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 90,652
Posted By popscycle
PM sent! Another example: ...

PM sent! Another example:

http://www.affiliatehouse.com/webimages/scout_diddle3.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,157
Posted By popscycle
When I can't ride motorcycles and it's too cold...

When I can't ride motorcycles and it's too cold in the garage to fiddle with my motorcycle, I diddle with pictures of motorcycles.

http://www.affiliatehouse.com/webimages/scout_diddle3.jpg

. ....
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-09-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,838
Posted By popscycle
Am loving this RR, which will likely send me to...

Am loving this RR, which will likely send me to the garage this week to unlimber the bike. :clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-09-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 808
Views: 90,652
Posted By popscycle
Thanks for stopping by and letting us know you're...

Thanks for stopping by and letting us know you're enjoying the thread. With a little luck and help from mother nature, we'll be back on the bike soon with more updates - perhaps even this week. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2015, 06:57 AM
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Views: 1,094,394
Posted By popscycle
My latest favorite. ...

My latest favorite.

http://www.affiliatehouse.com/webimages/woods_inthe.jpg

Taken last fall riding through the woods (on private land with permission) while checking out some of the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-07-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 90,652
Posted By popscycle
We have had years out here where there was hardly...

We have had years out here where there was hardly any snow all winter and now we are inundated with the stuff. The roads are now mostly clear but snow is piled so high in places that intersections...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 20,921
Posted By popscycle
:rofl I think you're quite right! ...

:rofl



I think you're quite right! Back in a prior life, we found that expectations and dissonance were two major issues that could skew a poll rather dramatically. I certainly have no data...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,137
Posted By popscycle
I suspect that, for most, it depends on (a) the...

I suspect that, for most, it depends on (a) the nature of the storm, (b) their gear and (c) their comfort/experience level. Lightning, tornados and hail storms are something to avoid; however,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 20,921
Posted By popscycle
With all due respect to you, you knowledge and...

With all due respect to you, you knowledge and beliefs; I do not have to prove anything to anyone but myself. This is a forum where folks give opinions - not a court of law, college exam or formal...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 20,921
Posted By popscycle
I have no clue what you're all butt hurt about...

I have no clue what you're all butt hurt about but this thread is about reliability and not your personality issues and problems. You might find the basement atmosphere in JM more to your liking.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 20,921
Posted By popscycle
The problems with telephone polls are well known....

The problems with telephone polls are well known. If you're what you say you are (i.e. someone who can keep up) then you already know what these are (e.g. phraseology, emotion/dissonance, poor...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-06-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,365
Posted By popscycle
Great thread, jj! Just found it and look forward...

Great thread, jj! Just found it and look forward to any and all future reports. :clap

Thanks,
John
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 20,921
Posted By popscycle
No one person's or family's experience...

No one person's or family's experience necessarily maps to the greater population. I am surprised you even had to ask (but not surprised if you had a felt need to point it out to others). It's just...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-06-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 808
Views: 90,652
Posted By popscycle
A Wistful Vista

By this time last year, I had been out riding about 10 times in January and as many again in February. This year's cold and snow has kept us locked up in our cluttered computer closet doing nerdy...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-05-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 808
Views: 90,652
Posted By popscycle
Aside from XP not being supported, the XP box was...

Aside from XP not being supported, the XP box was suffering from severe performance problems, especially when doing any image processing, and was unable to handle any of the newer 64 bit apps. So, I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-04-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 90,652
Posted By popscycle
Guys my age don't shovel glaciers and, besides,...

Guys my age don't shovel glaciers and, besides, Mother Nature put it there and she will take it away. I would have pointed this out to you sooner but was busy moving all my software from a tired old...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-02-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 808
Views: 90,652
Posted By popscycle
So now it is March and what did I do the first...

So now it is March and what did I do the first thing this morning? You guessed it - exercise the snow blower yet again to rid driveway of the overnight snow fall. With the glacier that is in our...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-02-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 808
Views: 90,652
Posted By popscycle
Liking the woods as much as we do, I would...

Liking the woods as much as we do, I would certainly love to see some of your "blue hour" photography. Also, I am thinking we here now have a much better appreciation for what y'all go through in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 20,921
Posted By popscycle
With a healthy amount of motorcycles under our...

With a healthy amount of motorcycles under our belts and in our garages, including more than a few BMWs, this hasn't been our experience. With all the iron we have or have had, BMW's quality has...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-28-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 46,916
Posted By popscycle
What a great time! Thanks for sharing,...

What a great time! Thanks for sharing, especially with those of us who're snowbound. :clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-28-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 808
Views: 90,652
Posted By popscycle
No Riding In The Woods

With the month coming to an end today, I think this is the first February in some time that we've not been out riding at least once. With snow measuring feet instead of inches in the woods, that's...
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