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Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 07:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,749
Posted By StriderJim
Thanks. Of course, I just got this thread...

Thanks. Of course, I just got this thread started. We'll see if I can sustain it. :wink:
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 08:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,749
Posted By StriderJim
Hi Maky I didn't camp all last summer---so...

Hi Maky

I didn't camp all last summer---so this spring will be a test for me. I don't especially enjoy setting up/breaking camp but I enjoy motels even less. I like solitude and quiet a lot, and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-30-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,749
Posted By StriderJim
Your tagline: "Reality extends beyond the limits...

Your tagline: "Reality extends beyond the limits of our perception."

Interesting.

And, you're welcome!
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-30-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,749
Posted By StriderJim
Sure thing.

Sure thing.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-30-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,749
Posted By StriderJim
Natchez trace

At the end of May, 2013 I rode to Natchez, MS and up the Natchez Trace Parkway to Nashville, TN. The Parkway closely follows the original Trace, which was an important route in the early decades of...
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,940
Posted By StriderJim
Good trip, guys. Thanks for the thread.

Good trip, guys. Thanks for the thread.
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,803
Posted By StriderJim
Looks great. I'm sure you'll enjoy that.....and...

Looks great. I'm sure you'll enjoy that.....and I bet you put more miles on it that you think you will.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-29-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,749
Posted By StriderJim
That's why I'm doing it. Not sure I can generate...

That's why I'm doing it. Not sure I can generate enough interest here, but I'll try.

Yeah, I've listened to the Machine a bit, too. Rawlings is a friggin' genius on that guitar. Have you seen...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-29-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,749
Posted By StriderJim
Hey Dave, It's not far down here from Joisy. ...

Hey Dave,
It's not far down here from Joisy. Come on down!
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-28-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 593,168
Posted By StriderJim
Very nice pictures. I'll be taking a trip...

Very nice pictures. I'll be taking a trip through (mostly) northern PA later in the summer, and will re-run your thread looking for ideas. I stick mostly to paved roads, however, as my ride...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-28-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 79,414
Posted By StriderJim
123A Lithium batteries aren't rechargable.....but...

123A Lithium batteries aren't rechargable.....but they last a long time, and have a shelf life of at least five years. When measuring longevity, I've found they're far cheaper than AAA. I buy mine...
Forum: Face plant 03-28-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 77,289
Posted By StriderJim
Posts like this are always slightly irritating to...

Posts like this are always slightly irritating to me, because there's a subtext that tells the real tale. I'll go ahead and give a spoiler: It is clear there are riders who tend not to have close...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-27-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,749
Posted By StriderJim
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-27-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,749
Posted By StriderJim
Thanks, Dave. Don't just lurk. Jump in.:1drink

Thanks, Dave. Don't just lurk. Jump in.:1drink
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-27-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,749
Posted By StriderJim
Thanks for all the useful ideas, Ferris. I'll...

Thanks for all the useful ideas, Ferris. I'll look them up and see if they fit my schedule. Wait! I don't have a schedule!
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-27-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,749
Posted By StriderJim
Some pics from the northern plains

From a ride in '13. Most shot from the saddle. This was somewhere.....I think an Indiana or Iowa campground.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-27-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,749
Posted By StriderJim
Very welcome. You know it did change for awhile...

Very welcome. You know it did change for awhile a couple of years ago. They drained it. Never did know why. It got better, though!
Forum: Trip Planning 03-26-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 79,414
Posted By StriderJim
Camping ain't for sissies!:lol3

Camping ain't for sissies!:lol3
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-26-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,749
Posted By StriderJim
New Post on Blog

New post on blog for anyone that's interested.

www.ridingmetaphor.com
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-26-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,749
Posted By StriderJim
Good one. I've been listening a lot to "I Dream...

Good one. I've been listening a lot to "I Dream a Highway". It reminds me of a lot of Dylan's early stuff (and some later, too). A lot of 'stand-alone' stanzas.

"What will sustain us through...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-26-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,749
Posted By StriderJim
Gillian Welch-"Orphan Girl"

This is a seriously beautiful song, not to mention that it can rip your heart right out of your chest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7wTLQdT5NU
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-25-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,749
Posted By StriderJim
Well, I'm giving myself 24 days for the trip, and...

Well, I'm giving myself 24 days for the trip, and the backup plan is 38 days:D, so something will work out.

Last time out, I rode from Coeur d'Alene to home in 5 days without a strain. Another...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-25-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3,155
Views: 247,771
Posted By StriderJim
Hey, guys, thanks for the kind comments. I'll...

Hey, guys, thanks for the kind comments. I'll try to head up that way soon.

Will be riding into east Tennessee next week, if the rain will give me a break. Seems like it's raining more and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-24-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By StriderJim
Certainly. Let's do it.

Certainly. Let's do it.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-24-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,749
Posted By StriderJim
Meant to follow up on this, Ferris. My plan is...

Meant to follow up on this, Ferris. My plan is to go to the Olympic Peninsula. I've seen so many beautiful pics of it, seems the thing to do.

Hopefully, just find a place to camp and stay...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-24-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 79,414
Posted By StriderJim
Head-mounted light, preferably using 123A lithium...

Head-mounted light, preferably using 123A lithium batteries.
Forum: EMEA 03-24-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By StriderJim
I have no idea of the roads you'll be riding, but...

I have no idea of the roads you'll be riding, but 250-300 miles per day should be easy in any conditions. Take as much time as you have. If it rains and you have the time, hole up somewhere and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 441,076
Posted By StriderJim
Same here. And when I get past, I wave. I used...

Same here. And when I get past, I wave. I used to be a bicyclist. It's pretty skeery sometimes if you don't know the motorcycle is there until it passes.
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 99,692
Posted By StriderJim
Been following you from the beginning. Very...

Been following you from the beginning. Very pleased to see you're going to be back on Spirit come June. Hope to have the chance to meet you sometime. You've become something of a celebrity, you...
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 33,532
Posted By StriderJim
Been following from the beginning. Your writing...

Been following from the beginning. Your writing & pictures are very enjoyable.......especially for someone who's barely been out of the USA.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-24-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By StriderJim
Good post! I just added the two Stephen Foster...

Good post! I just added the two Stephen Foster campgrounds to my route back from Texas next month...notice where I'm starting from on my scooter.

Good weather up here. Better hurry back.
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 674,404
Posted By StriderJim
From N.C.

Here's my '12 Road Glide Ultra. 51,000 miles.
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,354
Posted By StriderJim
I think you've got a good plan, and I bet you...

I think you've got a good plan, and I bet you make some version of it work. We'll be rootin' for you back here in the Appalachians.
Forum: Americas 03-24-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,059
Posted By StriderJim
Yes, it can be boring if it's not what you want. ...

Yes, it can be boring if it's not what you want. I rather enjoy it, but I'm not often looking for the very extremes of excitement. And there are a lot of novice riders on it that get to work on...
Forum: Americas 03-23-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,059
Posted By StriderJim
Not sure I understand your comment above, but...

Not sure I understand your comment above, but National Parks have been legal for CC for a couple of years---excluding inside federal buildings. The BRP is a National Park.

Happy Trails,
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-23-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,749
Posted By StriderJim
Almost like I've known Holcombe, or run into him...

Almost like I've known Holcombe, or run into him somewhere. Never heard of the Chocolate Drops.

Gillian's music has really grown on me in the last month or two. And she looks like redheads on...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,480
Posted By StriderJim
I have a '12 Road Glide Ultra. It's pretty clear...

I have a '12 Road Glide Ultra. It's pretty clear that buffeting is very personal issue. Even 2 riders the same size have different experiences. I had just a little at the top of my helmet with...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-23-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3,155
Views: 247,771
Posted By StriderJim
Darn thing works, too! Problem free since I put...

Darn thing works, too! Problem free since I put that flag on.:D
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-23-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3,155
Views: 247,771
Posted By StriderJim
I opened edit box for first post, and clicked on...

I opened edit box for first post, and clicked on A/A icon in top left (the other top right:). It said it was clearing formatting. But not getting into NEW POSTS with your responses either. So,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-23-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3,155
Views: 247,771
Posted By StriderJim
Thanks, much, Ferris. The new thread is started...

Thanks, much, Ferris. The new thread is started at Riding Metaphor (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1051966), under Day Trippin'. It doesn't seem to be getting picked up under "New...
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