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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-26-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 27,603
Posted By jhank
I haven't been active here at ADVRider for awhile...

I haven't been active here at ADVRider for awhile and I completely missed this when I started checking in again.

John, I sure hope all is well with you and you're getting back to full speed.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 891
Posted By jhank
As seemingly always, I was working and missed it....

As seemingly always, I was working and missed it.

I'd be happy to be the official photographer when this happens again (though I do think the artists use of a slow shutter worked well to reveal...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By jhank
Hey, Errin. I saw that bike and wondered the...

Hey, Errin. I saw that bike and wondered the same thing. Thanks for stoppin' and sayin' howdy. Sorry I had to cut and run. I was doing the first shot after lunch.

No, not that kind of shot.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-26-2008, 12:26 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 12,103
Posted By jhank
If I'm not workin', I'm in.

If I'm not workin', I'm in.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-09-2007, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,319
Posted By jhank
I'd fight traffic anywhere in the LA basin to...

I'd fight traffic anywhere in the LA basin to hear what Austin has to say. I've seen the first two films and will buy the book (books?).
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-29-2007, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,185
Posted By jhank
Thanks for the suggestions. I'll try 'em out and...

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll try 'em out and get back here.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-28-2007, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,185
Posted By jhank
Acceleration, hesitation, backfire-ation, sudden-death.

That's the sequence of events which nearly got me run over on the highway last week. I've searched a number of terms and come up with a short list of things to check out... but until then I'd like...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-19-2007, 08:51 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,365
Posted By jhank
Thanks for the info. Sorry 'bout that...

Thanks for the info. Sorry 'bout that non-specificity. I'll be riding from the S.F. Valley near the Topanga exit of the 101. Sounds like a nice three-hour cruise.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-19-2007, 12:34 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,365
Posted By jhank
I'd like to make this ride 'n eat. I've never...

I'd like to make this ride 'n eat. I've never been to Jalama / Lompoc. Anybody care to estimate the time to ride there from the West end of the Valley?
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2007, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By jhank
Beautiful photographs, my friend. I'm...

Beautiful photographs, my friend.

I'm trying to get better at wrangling the digital camera (D-70) and would love to know what kind of photoshop work (if any) or base camera adjustments you've...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-03-2007, 11:32 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,270
Posted By jhank
We finally made it to Pointman's estate and the...

We finally made it to Pointman's estate and the real fun began.

(Zen slug stole my camera and is responsible for some of these pics.)

http://jhank.smugmug.com/photos/178434697-L.jpg
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-02-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,270
Posted By jhank
Big thanks to Wayne from Corona

I'm not sure friendly is the correct descriptive.

Anyway, on with the story.

This guy, named Wayne, drove up to us as we were standing around discussing the weather and baseball and how the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-01-2007, 10:07 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,270
Posted By jhank
More Photos

I was starting to fall asleep.

As you remember, a few of us who went to Tech Day had an early workout Sunday.

http://jhank.smugmug.com/photos/178433480-S.jpg


It turns out that D4D's SE is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-31-2007, 08:42 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,270
Posted By jhank
It wasn't me but I gotcha covered, Rick. ...

It wasn't me but I gotcha covered, Rick.

http://jhank.smugmug.com/photos/179191749-L.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-31-2007, 01:38 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,270
Posted By jhank
You mean like this... ...

You mean like this...


http://jhank.smugmug.com/photos/178433787-L.jpg

...and this...


http://jhank.smugmug.com/photos/178434012-L.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-30-2007, 09:43 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,270
Posted By jhank
Not so. They still seem to work even off the...

Not so. They still seem to work even off the bike...


http://jhank.smugmug.com/photos/178835229-L.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-30-2007, 07:21 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,270
Posted By jhank
Yes. In fact, it's the only one with a...

Yes.

In fact, it's the only one with a "C-Dub booster" installed. Unfortunatley the damn thing fell off just before I got that pic.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-29-2007, 11:37 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,270
Posted By jhank
It's not a tech day unless you've got something...

It's not a tech day unless you've got something to tech, right?

http://jhank.smugmug.com/photos/178433480-L.jpg

This is how the day started for a few of us. But it got better. I'm with the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-28-2007, 10:24 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,270
Posted By jhank
Hall pass request accepted. I'm in. I've...

Hall pass request accepted. I'm in.

I've read the thread.

Oil change for me. Also, I can give bad advice and lousy directions to those struggling with the high fender deal. I just did it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-28-2007, 11:39 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,270
Posted By jhank
I've been out of town and out of touch for a few...

I've been out of town and out of touch for a few weeks. Zen let me know about this get together and I'd love to make it, if there's still room, so I'm gonna ask for a hall pass today.

I need to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-29-2007, 01:54 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 14,100
Posted By jhank
I haven't mastered (or even noviced) that lesson...

I haven't mastered (or even noviced) that lesson yet. I've heard tell of such craziness. Not yet, though, for me. You've got my respect for finishing. Great photos of the rest of your trip. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-29-2007, 01:43 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 14,100
Posted By jhank
Nice to see those panoramas, Terry. Good job,...

Nice to see those panoramas, Terry. Good job, there. The CD is (will be tomrrow) in the mail.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-27-2007, 08:11 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 14,100
Posted By jhank
Thanks for the kind words, Ricky. The...

Thanks for the kind words, Ricky. The non-organized rides I went on were great fun. Thanks go to the other guys on both days for leading us down some really nice roads and trails.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-27-2007, 08:05 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 14,100
Posted By jhank
Thanks, Terry, however... At the bar after...

Thanks, Terry, however... At the bar after dinner I told Lyndon about our little in-the-field tire-changing seminar: "Bead-breaker?" he laughs. "I just use my side-stand." Again, I feel old.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-27-2007, 07:48 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 14,100
Posted By jhank
Chapter Three: "Revenge of the Nerds" Once...

Chapter Three: "Revenge of the Nerds"

Once we had shaken off the dust and the leg cramps of the abreviated "950 ride" it was collectively decided that lunch in Lee Vining was next up. On the way...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-27-2007, 06:01 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 14,100
Posted By jhank
Well, iqbal..iq...al ??? I saw your signature...

Well, iqbal..iq...al ??? I saw your signature and thought, oh cool, there's somebody in my neighborhood to ride with. Then I see you finished that damned ride. Forget it!

What's with all you...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-27-2007, 03:09 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 14,100
Posted By jhank
Thanks, Eran. When you say "sweep rider" you...

Thanks, Eran. When you say "sweep rider" you mean a representative of the event who stays behind the last riders and makes sure they safely get off the trail?

Uh..., no.

It's not an...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-27-2007, 03:08 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 14,100
Posted By jhank
So there we were...

On Friday, after the registration show and the demo rides I hooked up with these two fine gentlemen, Ray, on the right, riding the other 950, and... I'm sorry brother, I've forgotten your name, on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-26-2007, 10:22 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 14,100
Posted By jhank
My ride report

This little scene got me to whip out the camera in Mojave at the gas station on the way to Mammoth.

http://jhank.smugmug.com/photos/166982308-M.jpg

At Friday's registration, there were a lot...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-19-2007, 05:58 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 14,100
Posted By jhank
I'm gonna try to head out from the Valley (North...

I'm gonna try to head out from the Valley (North on the 405 to the 5 to the 14 etc.) mid-morning Thursday. Anybody else? I'm open to a better route but my dirt skills are limited on the 950 (my...
Forum: Vendors 06-18-2007, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By jhank
When will these pegs be available for the 950? ...

When will these pegs be available for the 950? I'm always half-off my pegs with size 13 wide boots.

Can I trade in my Fastways?
Just kidding.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-18-2007, 04:37 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,179
Posted By jhank
Crap! Sounds like I missed the reuinion ride. ...

Crap! Sounds like I missed the reuinion ride.

BTW, I rode dirt as a kid for about seven or eight years and went through five bikes. Nearly thirty years later I got back into it with a tricked...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-17-2007, 12:11 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,179
Posted By jhank
Thanks, man. You guys were probably better off...

Thanks, man. You guys were probably better off without me, though.

My very first ride with other advriders was the Shortcut. I was almost an hour late to the parking lot! I was lucky to have...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-15-2007, 11:26 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,179
Posted By jhank
Can't find help for tomorrow so I'm out. I'm...

Can't find help for tomorrow so I'm out. I'm bummed. Have fun!

- John
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-12-2007, 10:54 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,179
Posted By jhank
Must take ride. Soccer and falling off...

Must take ride.

Soccer and falling off horses as a kid, skied as much as possible till two years ago.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-12-2007, 10:42 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,179
Posted By jhank
Workin' on it!

Workin' on it!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-11-2007, 03:15 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,179
Posted By jhank
It's a longshot but I'd love to join yous guys. ...

It's a longshot but I'd love to join yous guys. The G.F. is recovering from her 2nd knee operation within the past 12 months, right now, so I'm the 24hr. nurse. I'll see if I can wrangle some help....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-06-2007, 05:11 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 14,100
Posted By jhank
Eran, Work will not get in the way, work will not...

Eran, Work will not get in the way, work will not get in the way, work will not get in the way. Work will not get in the way.

I'm not sure that my insurance policy will let me loan out my bike...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-05-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,586
Posted By jhank
I guess I missed your message, till now. I went...

I guess I missed your message, till now. I went with .52 springs and a revalve. I finally got to ride the other day, though only on pavement (I was gunning for every pothole and asphalt patch I...
Forum: Vendors 06-02-2007, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,352
Posted By jhank
Man, I've been thinking about a carbon fiber...

Man, I've been thinking about a carbon fiber version ever since I cut mine down. This works for me, though the shape is a bit goofy. Can you make it with a glossy surface like the tank guards?

...
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