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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,136
Posted By VTphoneman
I've given up waving to non-helmet wearers,...

I've given up waving to non-helmet wearers, cruiser or sport bike. Not enough return.

The ones that blew me away was during bike week and about 3 different cruisers waving across the median on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2,227
Views: 312,483
Posted By VTphoneman
I saw the polar ends of BMW GS riders back to...

I saw the polar ends of BMW GS riders back to back. Today I see a guy in full Hi-Viz and I mean full. Helmet , jacket and pants, the gloves might of been also. He was also running led's that would...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-03-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 1,544
Views: 354,783
Posted By VTphoneman
Those are some nice places to wake up in. Nice...

Those are some nice places to wake up in. Nice shots. :clap
Forum: Face plant 06-30-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,363
Posted By VTphoneman
Awesome! Thanks for sharing. Its nice to hear of...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing. Its nice to hear of someone pushing through the crap that life can dish out. Best wishes on your further recovery. :clap
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-23-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By VTphoneman
Here you go. Thanks for sharing the info. I hope...

Here you go. Thanks for sharing the info. I hope once things slow down later in the summer I can get out to some of the more remote logging roads.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=943502
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3,335
Views: 326,987
Posted By VTphoneman
I don't think I'm the one that needs to relax....

I don't think I'm the one that needs to relax. I've just stated my opinion that Harley relies on image more than most other makes. To the point of letting it stifle innovation. I think that may catch...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3,335
Views: 326,987
Posted By VTphoneman
Sales are based on marketing to convince people...

Sales are based on marketing to convince people of what they want, even when its not the best fit for their needs. Harley markets a image or lifestyle in addition to the bikes and obviously thats...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3,335
Views: 326,987
Posted By VTphoneman
I would be happy if they made anything other than...

I would be happy if they made anything other than a cruiser and did it well. All they and every other American company do (with some real small exceptions) is cruisers. Harley is missing all the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 30,841
Views: 7,426,311
Posted By VTphoneman
I needed eye protection before looking at that...

I needed eye protection before looking at that bike. gah it burns..........(says the guy who rides a strom :D )
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 3,335
Views: 326,987
Posted By VTphoneman
You don't need to own one to have a clue about...

You don't need to own one to have a clue about what the bikes are like. Ride some yes, have a basic clue about how motorcycles perform and work, yes.

The bikes are just an accessory for a lot of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,899
Posted By VTphoneman
I am very sorry for the loss of your friend and...

I am very sorry for the loss of your friend and to his family deep condolences.

Time. Just take time, deal with the loss and don't worry about what you will do as to riding. Its a decision that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3,335
Views: 326,987
Posted By VTphoneman
What does riding a Harley have to do with an...

What does riding a Harley have to do with an observation about their marketing? You need to come up with a more reasoned argument than "if you don't ride one you know nothing".

Harley sells an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 3,335
Views: 326,987
Posted By VTphoneman
That's because for good or bad Harley is a...

That's because for good or bad Harley is a lifestyle vendor. The bikes are just accessories to the total package.
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,293
Posted By VTphoneman
Awesome report thanks for sharing.

Awesome report thanks for sharing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,514
Posted By VTphoneman
Same here in NH this week. I felt like I was the...

Same here in NH this week. I felt like I was the only bike headed away from Laconia. Even if you don't go to the "attractions" you still have to watch out for tons of traffic through out the state. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,798
Posted By VTphoneman
Congratulations! The problems with learning...

Congratulations!

The problems with learning at the begining may of been more the instructor than the coarse. When I took it after coming back from a long time away from riding, we had several...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-15-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7,608
Views: 6,839,696
Posted By VTphoneman
Go here tells you all about it. ...

Go here tells you all about it.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=919
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,340
Posted By VTphoneman
A worker in the Suzuki factory must of died and...

A worker in the Suzuki factory must of died and laid a curse on that bike while making it. That is some bad mojo there.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,771
Posted By VTphoneman
I'm Motgatt. Commuting Im all the gear, long...

I'm Motgatt. Commuting Im all the gear, long rides all the gear, down to the store though I might leave off the overpants. Which is why I'm in the market for some kevlar pants with knee armor. I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-10-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 4,640
Views: 251,911
Posted By VTphoneman
Avoid US Rt 4 when coming through Vermont. West...

Avoid US Rt 4 when coming through Vermont. West of Rutland its a 4 lane highway and east of there its a death trap. Piece together any of the gaps from Rt 7 over to Rt 100 like Rt 73 or Rt 125 if its...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-08-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,634
Posted By VTphoneman
I guess the person that decided on the historical...

I guess the person that decided on the historical markers liked stone arch bridges, that's the third marker. :D

Nice grab.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8,466
Views: 1,709,471
Posted By VTphoneman
Its a law or something. The BMW police will come...

Its a law or something. The BMW police will come and give you several stern looks until you remedy the offending bike.
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By VTphoneman
Try Whitehorse Gear in Conway, NH. Its a a bit of...

Try Whitehorse Gear in Conway, NH. Its a a bit of a drive/ride from Pelham but they carry most of the Firstgear jackets. You can always combine it with some sort of family outing to the White...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-01-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,386
Posted By VTphoneman
Welcome, sounds like you are getting started off...

Welcome, sounds like you are getting started off right. :clap

I also love the ability to blend my two main hobbies of hiking/backpacking and riding it helps keep the expenses in check.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-01-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7,669
Views: 456,738
Posted By VTphoneman
Nah the "phones" I work on have wires. Try as I...

Nah the "phones" I work on have wires. Try as I might I could not get the cord to stretch that far. :D





:clap Great job!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-01-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7,669
Views: 456,738
Posted By VTphoneman
Damn!! I need to figure out how to get the tag to...

Damn!! I need to figure out how to get the tag to work right from my phone. Good work. I see you got the owner in the shot, nice guy.

http://troydensmore.smugmug.com/Riding/i-9wM3Xgv/0/L/001-L.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-31-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7,669
Views: 456,738
Posted By VTphoneman
Haha I passed that farm also when I was out...

Haha I passed that farm also when I was out getting the Historic marker tag. I guess I know where I'm going in the morning if no one nabs it the afternoon.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-30-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,634
Posted By VTphoneman
Why thank you sir. It was a beautiful morning to...

Why thank you sir. It was a beautiful morning to hit some new roads.
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,215
Posted By VTphoneman
Also Happy Trails does one for $149. I've been...

Also Happy Trails does one for $149. I've been happy with it since last fall. Real rugged.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-29-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4,208
Views: 252,645
Posted By VTphoneman
Thanks. I've got happy trails racks which are...

Thanks. I've got happy trails racks which are almost as rugged as a set of crash bars. I'm running a 1520(about same size as iM2400) as a top case and bounce back and forth as what to run on the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-29-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,634
Posted By VTphoneman
New tag ...

New tag

http://troydensmore.smugmug.com/Riding/i-g5JXq7g/0/L/072-L.jpg


and close up since it has nothing to do with the other sign in the pic.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-29-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,634
Posted By VTphoneman
Old tag in Gilsum just off Rt 10. ...

Old tag in Gilsum just off Rt 10.


http://troydensmore.smugmug.com/Riding/i-b3pwf7S/0/L/067-L.jpg

Also here is the aforementioned bridge.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-29-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4,208
Views: 252,645
Posted By VTphoneman
hey what size Pelicans are you using for side...

hey what size Pelicans are you using for side cases? I'm torn between using some pelicans or an aluminum side case.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8,466
Views: 1,709,471
Posted By VTphoneman
Just trying to help and spread the good word....

Just trying to help and spread the good word. :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8,466
Views: 1,709,471
Posted By VTphoneman
What about dongles is it a widget or a...

What about dongles is it a widget or a doo-hickie? I actually have a tool at work we call a dongle.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 8,466
Views: 1,709,471
Posted By VTphoneman
I've seen the same between VT and NH, on the side...

I've seen the same between VT and NH, on the side of a 50mph road they couldn't even wait until the next pull off.

Don't you know if your pipe is loud enough you don't need a helmet.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,010
Posted By VTphoneman
The bike is my preferred transport when possible...

The bike is my preferred transport when possible for practical purposes, but its also probably my main hobby. I would not say its my everything but its tops out of my few past times, and I use it to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 30,841
Views: 7,426,311
Posted By VTphoneman
Scooter riders just get a smile and shake of the...

Scooter riders just get a smile and shake of the head.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 932
Views: 134,069
Posted By VTphoneman
A compound bow with a sight does not take much...

A compound bow with a sight does not take much practice to be able to make head shots out to 30 yards(still deadly beyond that with practice). Its also no louder than my longbow. I'd say if arrows...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,230
Posted By VTphoneman
They always paint motorcycle with a broad all...

They always paint motorcycle with a broad all inclusive brush. As was said what if you take out alcohol, speed or lack of training(or license), I wonder where that number sits for all the responsible...
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