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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-10-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3,356
Views: 197,340
Posted By AKStrom
Sweet. Even got a bike running for the occasion...

Sweet. Even got a bike running for the occasion too.

If the move is permanent, feel free to PM me to have the first post on the thread fixed too.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-10-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3,356
Views: 197,340
Posted By AKStrom
Just got laid off last Friday, so it looks like I...

Just got laid off last Friday, so it looks like I have a chance to stop by for the first time in about 4 years.

Where we all meeting up?
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,289
Posted By AKStrom
Yah. If you're gonna put on ludicrous mileage,...

Yah. If you're gonna put on ludicrous mileage, spring for some something that fits like the designer used your head for the mold.

I apparently have an Arai Profile head. Tried a number of other...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,998
Posted By AKStrom
Well, with a Dragonfly that sounds like I've set...

Well, with a Dragonfly that sounds like I've set up a sounding rocket in the camp, I use the shield to speed up the boiling.

I don't like making too much noise. Let the open pipes guys down the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-06-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3,356
Views: 197,340
Posted By AKStrom
Gak! Running late but I'll be there. :clap

Gak! Running late but I'll be there. :clap
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-03-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3,356
Views: 197,340
Posted By AKStrom
And we'll see if I can get my sorry butt out...

And we'll see if I can get my sorry butt out there on Thursday too. :D
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-01-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4,185
Views: 820,048
Posted By AKStrom
Must be somewhere out on the East Coast. There's...

Must be somewhere out on the East Coast. There's nothing that pretty around here. :lol3
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-28-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4,185
Views: 820,048
Posted By AKStrom
Nah, dude. It's not worth it. Totally sucks...

Nah, dude. It's not worth it.

Totally sucks out here. :lol3

Oregon Route 86:
http://www.roadsnw.com/roads/or-sr86/or-sr86-elkhorn-mtns-CC-AT_NC_ND-Pam_Falcioni-med.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-14-2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,515
Posted By AKStrom
Both had gas last June. Mitchell did not anymore...

Both had gas last June. Mitchell did not anymore when I rolled through.

Dayville had gas, with modern pumps even.

Dale, OR was purportedly simply closed that day of the week, but I don't know...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-08-2010, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3,356
Views: 197,340
Posted By AKStrom
And perhaps I might even be able to make it out...

And perhaps I might even be able to make it out there tonight.
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,097
Posted By AKStrom
And still very happy with my aftermarket TentPole...

And still very happy with my aftermarket TentPole Technologies poles.

Easily withstood a VERY nasty windstorm in Eastern Oregon last June with no damage whatsoever. My OEM Eureka poles developed...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-14-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3,356
Views: 197,340
Posted By AKStrom
Dang. It's pouring so hard that there's water...

Dang. It's pouring so hard that there's water running across 3rd Ave at Yesler.

If somehow the weather lets up a bit between now and 5:30, I might be there. Otherwise I'll just cruise home.

No...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-12-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3,356
Views: 197,340
Posted By AKStrom
Been a bit busy at work but will try to make it. ...

Been a bit busy at work but will try to make it.

Sad fact is, it will probably take me longer to drive the 12 blocks to the freeway on-ramp than would the remaining 12 miles on I-90 to C.B.
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 19,401
Posted By AKStrom
Topbox for commuting, panniers for adventure...

Topbox for commuting, panniers for adventure touring.

Don't like how vague the front end feels on the Strom with that big 52L Givi on the rack. The duffel with the Thermarest and sleeping bag on...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-03-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By AKStrom
Seattle

Downtown Seattle seems to be V-Stromtown lately. Seen 3 today. :clap

Which one of you guys on the DL1k codged that sweet parking spot by the trains?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-14-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3,356
Views: 197,340
Posted By AKStrom
Sadly, I'll be leaving Eastside Meet-ups in your...

Sadly, I'll be leaving Eastside Meet-ups in your capable hands and going over to the dark side, err, Seattle side of the lake after next week.

Was offered a Network Admin position in Seattle so I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-12-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3,356
Views: 197,340
Posted By AKStrom
Is it beer Thursday yet?

Is it beer Thursday yet?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-01-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3,356
Views: 197,340
Posted By AKStrom
I'm out for the evening. Got a lot of work to...

I'm out for the evening. Got a lot of work to catch up on.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-25-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,887
Posted By AKStrom
And Hats of to Smilin Jack for resurrecting a...

And Hats of to Smilin Jack for resurrecting a deader-than-a-doornail thread. This one has been kicking around so long that most of the statements and assertions are no longer valid.

I work in the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-25-2009, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3,356
Views: 197,340
Posted By AKStrom
Eek! Powerpoint has even invaded elementary...

Eek! Powerpoint has even invaded elementary school? :yikes

Nah, conferences are still a month or so away but they were scheduled on Open House night on the evening before school even...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-25-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3,356
Views: 197,340
Posted By AKStrom
Is that what us rednecks down here still call...

Is that what us rednecks down here still call Parent-Teacher Conferences?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-24-2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3,356
Views: 197,340
Posted By AKStrom
In. Yay Beer!

In.

Yay Beer!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-21-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3,356
Views: 197,340
Posted By AKStrom
Amen Brutha. Beer be the fixitude for all things...

Amen Brutha. Beer be the fixitude for all things crappy. :clap
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-19-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4,185
Views: 820,048
Posted By AKStrom
Gotta be careful with that. All that...

Gotta be careful with that.

All that ugliness might just make your camera suicidal and jump out of your hands and down the nearest cliff.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-19-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4,185
Views: 820,048
Posted By AKStrom
No palm trees. Palm trees are right out. ...

No palm trees. Palm trees are right out.

Hawaii is not NorthWet. Otherwise my co-workers wouldn't be going there on vacation while I get rained on sitting in the Bellevue I-405 parking lot.:bluduh
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-17-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3,356
Views: 197,340
Posted By AKStrom
I'll be down in a bit. Gotta wait till the minute...

I'll be down in a bit. Gotta wait till the minute hang swings up to 6 and I'm rolling!
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 72,097
Posted By AKStrom
Sidi On-Road Permatex South Sound BMW $325 ...

Sidi On-Road Permatex
South Sound BMW
$325
Mostly commuting & sport-touring, some forest service roading on a Wee-Strom
Pro: Very water resistant and comfortable once broken in. Boot body is...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 72,097
Posted By AKStrom
Sidi On-Road Permatex South Sound BMW $325 ...

Sidi On-Road Permatex
South Sound BMW
$325
Mostly commuting & sport-touring, some forest service roading on a Wee-Strom
Pro: Very water resistant and comfortable once broken in. Boot body is...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 972
Posted By AKStrom
I take it they went to US sizing? Both my Sidi...

I take it they went to US sizing? Both my Sidi On-Roads and my Sidi-made Hein Gericke sport boots were prominently marked as size 45.

Something to be said for having a stone-cold gorgeous blonde...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-12-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4,185
Views: 820,048
Posted By AKStrom
Faceman's Photos (for the laaaazeeee!)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2655/3905282865_5dc407f622_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3610/3905283305_9efe1b093c_o.jpg

Yeah, the PNW really sucks. Nothing to go see or do. Way dull....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-12-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4,185
Views: 820,048
Posted By AKStrom
Unendurably dull. Nothing but thick forests...

Unendurably dull. Nothing but thick forests everywhere that it's not already infested by wanna-be grunge rockers.

http://motorcyclecommuter.com/IM002243.JPG
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-09-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12,693
Views: 791,796
Posted By AKStrom
damn Honda v4 carbs don't go bump :bluduh

damn Honda v4 carbs don't go bump :bluduh
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-09-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4,185
Views: 820,048
Posted By AKStrom
And Oregon sucks too. ...

And Oregon sucks too.

http://www.roadsnw.com/roads/or-sr207-heppner-spray/IM002154med.JPG
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By AKStrom
Unless you really need that big stonking 1000cc...

Unless you really need that big stonking 1000cc motor, you'll probably be happier with the Wee.

Judging by the list of bikes you currently own, I'm thinking you'll find one of two things: 1) You...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-09-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4,185
Views: 820,048
Posted By AKStrom
major sucky scenery

Sucks so bad here that it hurts to think about it.

http://www.roadsnw.com/roads/rainier-sunrise/sunrise4.JPG

http://www.roadsnw.com/roads/or-sr245/IM002186_med.JPG
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-09-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3,356
Views: 197,340
Posted By AKStrom
Be just this side of a miracle if I can make it...

Be just this side of a miracle if I can make it tomorrow.

wrrk sux. :bluduh
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 63,563
Posted By AKStrom
Ain't that the truth. Looks like...

Ain't that the truth.

Looks like v4hondabbs.com has kinda moved on too. I don't see any forum sections there for the 1st gen bikes anymore, just the STs and the mid-90s Magnas.
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,349
Posted By AKStrom
Ding ding ding. We have a winner. Still...

Ding ding ding. We have a winner.

Still waiting for a DL800 w/ ABS.

And I'll believe that business about a VFR1000 or VFR1200 or whatever when I see it appear in my dealer's showroom. Been...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2,914
Views: 498,835
Posted By AKStrom
:raabia Perhaps someday when the kids are...

:raabia

Perhaps someday when the kids are out of daycare.

Still have a 1st gen VF11S in the garage getting restored.
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,694
Posted By AKStrom
completely forget about this thread. 40...

completely forget about this thread.

40 months, 57,000 miles.

Thankfully almost half of this year's total was recreational miles.
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