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Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 154,033
Posted By VelvtRide
:clap

:clap
Forum: Trip Planning 01-17-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 143,542
Posted By VelvtRide
Glad you got a laugh - and posted. That's what...

Glad you got a laugh - and posted. That's what was intended when I started this thread. As mentioned previously, everyone has different comfort and skill levels, so really it's just great to have...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1,496
Views: 286,454
Posted By VelvtRide
Awesome!

Awesome!
Forum: Trip Planning 02-02-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 143,542
Posted By VelvtRide
REI carries some SmartWool long johns made out of...

REI carries some SmartWool long johns made out of Merino Wool that I've been wearing for about 4 years. They wear extremely well, breathe well and are very warm. I wear them on and off the bike and...
Forum: Americas 01-24-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,620
Posted By VelvtRide
Go and have fun! :clap

Go and have fun! :clap
Forum: Trip Planning 01-14-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 143,542
Posted By VelvtRide
I'm about 2 hours northeast of SLO. Google Fresno...

I'm about 2 hours northeast of SLO. Google Fresno and you'll find me. Hope you have time to stop and say hello!
Forum: Trip Planning 01-12-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 143,542
Posted By VelvtRide
I wouldn't rely on medical personnel to look...

I wouldn't rely on medical personnel to look through my phone to find any info - especially if they aren't familiar with your type of device. Also, what happens if it becomes separated from your...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-12-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 143,542
Posted By VelvtRide
I think shampoo would work just fine. :D ...

I think shampoo would work just fine. :D

Where at in CA? I'm smack dab in the middle and if you're near, you have a bed, shower and hot meal here. :D
Forum: Trip Planning 01-11-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 143,542
Posted By VelvtRide
I.C.E. = In Case of Emergency. Mine usually...

I.C.E. = In Case of Emergency. Mine usually consists of a large piece of paper with:

My Name
Allergies
My Phone Number
Emergency Contact Name/Phone number
Medications I am taking
If I...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-11-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 143,542
Posted By VelvtRide
List of biggies I do/have before for a solo...

List of biggies I do/have before for a solo adventure:

- tools
- route info
- cell phone + emergency charger
- flashlight
- tire repair kit
- inflator
- email route info to friend/family &...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,933
Posted By VelvtRide
I wondered this, too..... I have a 32GB and I...

I wondered this, too..... I have a 32GB and I keep movies, apps and programs that take up about 1/2 or 2/3 the space. I keep my documents in Dropbox and Wuala, all my pics at smugmug and I have...
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,933
Posted By VelvtRide
Another vote for tablet. I picked up a first...

Another vote for tablet.

I picked up a first gen iPad off craigslist for a trade. Since then, I've probably used my home computer a handful of times in the past 2 months. I can generally do as...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 154,033
Posted By VelvtRide
:evil :wave

:evil

:wave
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 154,033
Posted By VelvtRide
I love this story. :lol3

I love this story. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2011, 12:01 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 16,067
Posted By VelvtRide
Like the sister I never had. So awesome to...

Like the sister I never had. So awesome to finally meet you. Our visit, short as it was, is still fresh in my mind - we have kindred spirits and I look forward to the days when we can spend more time...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-16-2011, 01:41 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 143,542
Posted By VelvtRide
You shouldn't let others sway you one way or...

You shouldn't let others sway you one way or another. My best advice is: Do whatever you feel comfortable doing. If thinking about riding solo somewhere on a new bike fills you with excitement, go...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-14-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 143,542
Posted By VelvtRide
Looking for all season pants, you can try looking...

Looking for all season pants, you can try looking at outdoor shops for ski pants. A lot of ski pant makers make all season ski pants that are perfect for riding motorcycles. Armor in the knees and...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-14-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 143,542
Posted By VelvtRide
I found mine on clearance at a local motorcycle...

I found mine on clearance at a local motorcycle shop out of season - they were selling during summer and tagged as winter pants. $49 on sale - last pair.
Forum: Trip Planning 08-14-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 143,542
Posted By VelvtRide
Hiya! :wave I had a pair -...

Hiya! :wave



I had a pair - comfortable, breathable and wear well. They fit pretty true to size, too.
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2,195
Views: 539,413
Posted By VelvtRide
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Trip Planning 08-03-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 143,542
Posted By VelvtRide
Look me up when you plan your route. I'd love to...

Look me up when you plan your route. I'd love to ride with you a ways... and you're welcome to stop in and stay for a time. :D
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-03-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,855
Posted By VelvtRide
:raabia Miss you guys!!

:raabia

Miss you guys!!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-02-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,855
Posted By VelvtRide
She passed through here for a kiss and hug! She's...

She passed through here for a kiss and hug! She's got lots more for all of you!!


:wave Gwen
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,395
Posted By VelvtRide
Awesome!

Awesome!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 26,413
Posted By VelvtRide
I went from a 650 GS to a 250 Ninja. 50k+ miles...

I went from a 650 GS to a 250 Ninja. 50k+ miles on the GS and that little Ninja is still way more fun in the first 50!

I think 'bigger' guys/gals need a larger frame bike.... but how much...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-01-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,855
Posted By VelvtRide
:clap

:clap
Forum: Trip Planning 07-25-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 143,542
Posted By VelvtRide
If I still lived in Fort Smith, I would love to...

If I still lived in Fort Smith, I would love to meet up and ride with you! However, I'm in CA now and not on your route. :lol3 I wish you a good time and safe traveling! Your route looks like fun and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 17,737
Posted By VelvtRide
Sure was fun re-living this trip!

Sure was fun re-living this trip!
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,229
Posted By VelvtRide
Awesome! Where's the pic of you on that...

Awesome!

Where's the pic of you on that thing? :lurk
Forum: Trip Planning 03-22-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 143,542
Posted By VelvtRide
Good luck on your trip! Looking forward to your...

Good luck on your trip! Looking forward to your ride report!
Forum: Trip Planning 03-06-2011, 12:08 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 143,542
Posted By VelvtRide
I've been thinking about getting the stick-on...

I've been thinking about getting the stick-on ponytails for my helmet as a fun factor. :wink:
Forum: Trip Planning 02-22-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 143,542
Posted By VelvtRide
Love that line! :thumb

Love that line! :thumb
Forum: Trip Planning 02-22-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 143,542
Posted By VelvtRide
Diggin' that. :thumb

Diggin' that. :thumb
Forum: Trip Planning 02-22-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 143,542
Posted By VelvtRide
First things first is that I always have a piece...

First things first is that I always have a piece of paper in the window of my tank bag with my I.C.E. info on it. As well as who I am and where someone might find more info about me on my person...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-21-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 143,542
Posted By VelvtRide
Good luck on your journey, Mo707! If you find...

Good luck on your journey, Mo707! If you find yourself near Fresno, CA send me a PM and we'll meet up with you. :wave

I've traveled the lower 48 extensively and have much to offer by way of things...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-16-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 143,542
Posted By VelvtRide
Sweet! Thanks for the link.... they've got Merino...

Sweet! Thanks for the link.... they've got Merino Wool cheaper there than REI. Have to try it out. :D
Forum: Trip Planning 02-15-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 143,542
Posted By VelvtRide
Riding from Key West to California in February I...

Riding from Key West to California in February I found winter in some states, where others had summer weather. What worked for me was wool underwear - and I found the perfect pair at R.E.I. They are...
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1,496
Views: 286,454
Posted By VelvtRide
:clap

:clap
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,859
Posted By VelvtRide
I'm revoking your man card.

I'm revoking your man card.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-31-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,603,527
Posted By VelvtRide
What filter did you use for this? :ear

What filter did you use for this? :ear
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