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Forum: EMEA 05-03-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 980
Posted By Libertynh
Week in Corsica

Glad to hear that. Reserved bikes for a one week tour of Corsica with my wife and we are kinda slow anyhow and we like to hike around a bit as well. Any spots you especially liked?
Forum: EMEA 03-07-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By Libertynh
I think those are very smart choices. My wife...

I think those are very smart choices. My wife rented the F700GS (a G650GS wasn't offered) last summer for our second Alps trip and she negotiated hairpin after hairpin without incident. Next time I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-12-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,089
Posted By Libertynh
Raise you

Bought and lowered a 06 DL650 for my wife last year and liked it so much I got one for myself. So far so good. Only problem so far was headlight circuit failure. Both bikes have plug and play Eastern...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,655
Posted By Libertynh
Thanks! A couple of clicks and there it was in...

Thanks! A couple of clicks and there it was in iBooks. Had to stop reading as I was getting hooked. Can't wait to have time.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-03-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 37,400
Posted By Libertynh
Subscribed. Adding any luggage? Heated grips? Tip...

Subscribed. Adding any luggage? Heated grips? Tip over protection? Wife and I are not tall either and have the occasional mishap parking on uneven surfaces.
Forum: EMEA 05-17-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,424
Posted By Libertynh
GPS Routing?

First, thanks for all of the help so far!

I am sure it's been covered but are routes for the Napolean and Route des Grande Alpes anywhere that I can load onto the Garmin?

I usually just plot...
Forum: EMEA 05-14-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,424
Posted By Libertynh
2nd trip. Last year we rented out of Frankfurt...

2nd trip. Last year we rented out of Frankfurt and got as far as the Dolomites. Taking another while we are able.
Wife gave me a 665 for Christmas and I am running a sd topo ok in it right now in...
Forum: EMEA 05-12-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,424
Posted By Libertynh
I am most reassured by this information. I also...

I am most reassured by this information. I also am planning to bring a 660, not sure if I will buy an sd map or try and add another map to the internal memory. I was hoping it would be practical to...
Forum: EMEA 05-12-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,424
Posted By Libertynh
At least a portion of both is what I am thinking...

At least a portion of both is what I am thinking now. I think I have all the right maps and we will be renting a gps and I am planning to bring the Garmin as backup.
Forum: EMEA 05-12-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,424
Posted By Libertynh
Thanks, I always feel pretty stupid being...

Thanks, I always feel pretty stupid being monolingual in Europe.
Forum: EMEA 05-10-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,424
Posted By Libertynh
Thanks RT, that sounds like a really good way to...

Thanks RT, that sounds like a really good way to start. We haven't had the best luck with finding lodging on the fly and I am not sure how much use my wife's decades old French classes are going to...
Forum: EMEA 05-10-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,424
Posted By Libertynh
Route des Grande Alpes Riding Times?

My wife and I are renting bikes in Menton the end of June for 7 days. Honestly I had no idea where we were going to ride but it sounds like the Route des Grande Alpes might be best for us. I started...
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 920
Views: 507,157
Posted By Libertynh
Shared Sense of Loss

Having lost my sister who was the one person who I knew, no matter what, I would be able to connect with and draw support from throughout life I share your sense of loss. It's been fifteen years for...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 80,932
Posted By Libertynh
We will be less than two weeks behind you for a...

We will be less than two weeks behind you for a one week tour out of Nice which is looking like a day trip in comparison. Takes me days just to plan that. Hats off. Looks like a fantastic adventure....
Forum: Australia 04-23-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 318
Posted By Libertynh
RTW needs couch in Melbourne

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=440421686095380&id=152414711562747

Probably not the right place to post this but I am sure someone can help this adventurer out. Been following her on...
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,148
Posted By Libertynh
Pictures are beat word again

I got more useful information for planning next summers vacation from these pictures than most of what I have read so far.
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2013, 03:04 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 65,610
Posted By Libertynh
No need to drop down to a passing gear on the...

No need to drop down to a passing gear on the interstate but my MPGs drop to rates that shouldn't be consumed on anything that weighs a fraction of a cage if riding quick. Personally I'd like a tall...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-19-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,042
Posted By Libertynh
That's great to know. Thought it would be a nice...

That's great to know. Thought it would be a nice getaway even without the yurts. Dining options seem pretty limited if your not packing food though.

Birch Bend Motel in Shelburn is rider oriented...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-27-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 97,855
Posted By Libertynh
Another successful repair

Just wanted to say that I ordered and installed a replacement digitizer based on info found here and it works! Hopefully no more fighting with the thing since I am too cheap to buy another. Took two...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 19,113
Posted By Libertynh
Pei

Man you are doing a lot more than having some lobster. We were in Nova Scotia a couple of years ago and never made it to the island. Great travels!
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,881
Posted By Libertynh
Thanks for posting. We got back from our first a...

Thanks for posting. We got back from our first a couple of weeks ago.
I did a blog too.

http://byfootormotorcycle.blogspot.com/
Forum: Latin America 07-20-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,938
Posted By Libertynh
I am no RTW motorcyclist but that was pretty much...

I am no RTW motorcyclist but that was pretty much the thought I shared on the same post on the MOA FB page. Ship in or fix the radiator bolt it on and ride on. Probably should have a service manual...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 19,113
Posted By Libertynh
Well maybe on the way back.....Do the notches in...

Well maybe on the way back.....Do the notches in NH. Up through the ski areas in VT. Across Champlain through Lake George and the Adirondacks. Some really great roads around. I even skip the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 19,113
Posted By Libertynh
Rt 100 up VT then RT 112 across the heart of NH...

Rt 100 up VT then RT 112 across the heart of NH avoiding interstates is a possibe route if you don't want to miss the real beauty of the area. ..

Sorry just read your blog and realized you weren't...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 19,113
Posted By Libertynh
New England Traveler

Did sorta of an abbreviated cheaters version of the reverse last year. Glacier, Yellowstone, Roosevelt ...Trailered out though cuz needed to bring two bikes as my wife flew out and only had 10 days....
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,972
Posted By Libertynh
Scala Q2

Wife and I been using the Q2 Multiset for a few years across the US. 1/2 mile range seems pretty accurate, sometimes a little less in dense areas but we have talked around corners over hills and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,555
Posted By Libertynh
Too much sun.

I may not draw my wife's attention to these pictures as I don't want to get her hopes up for sun and warmth or me finding the best roads. Our trips usually involve getting lost on roads not...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,555
Posted By Libertynh
Smartwool

Wife and I are going one up out of Franfurt end of the month. Your report is a huge help boiling down what is essential right down to the socks. Hitting the point in prep when I get a little...
Forum: Face plant 05-07-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 237,573
Posted By Libertynh
Really sorry to hear about your wreck and hope...

Really sorry to hear about your wreck and hope you recover quickly and well. I had one early on too that was outside my control and have enjoyed years of riding since. Gear and injuries sound pretty...
Forum: Americas 04-28-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By Libertynh
Get gas before you cross

Hauled mine and wife's bike through part of Canada when going west and back last summer. The plates were checked. Also I was questioned about why I needed two bikes (wife flew out). Plus I missed the...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,122
Posted By Libertynh
In half a century of living in cold weather...

In half a century of living in cold weather climates I never heard of anyone swapping street tires seasonally to prevent cracking. Do +40k/yr service vehicle, 10 in a car an 8-10 on the bike. Tires...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,122
Posted By Libertynh
Nothing to add except i haven't seen a road not...

Nothing to add except i haven't seen a road not filled with hazards anywhere near where this bike is parked. Damaged then froze and cracked seems likely. Also wondered if any solvent might have come...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-31-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8,470
Views: 8,328,101
Posted By Libertynh
Last years vacation trip

http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n545/libertynh/d09feaf389ebd30796dfea0333503408.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2,535
Views: 470,520
Posted By Libertynh
Miserable beast

http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n545/libertynh/276486c6.jpg

So far it's been pretty useless.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By Libertynh
Mine has about 21k now. Most of them mine. What...

Mine has about 21k now. Most of them mine. What the owner reports is consistent with my experience. I was also expecting no significant consumption but it seems this is not unusual with these...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,957
Posted By Libertynh
The cheapest Lowes 5x8 is working fine for me.

I know this is an old post but this is where I came for info last year so in case anyone else is in the same boat I wanted to add my experience. Since I was towing with a Camry I needed something...
Forum: Americas 04-24-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,884
Posted By Libertynh
[QUOTE=JDowns;18200337]........He was bitten late...

[QUOTE=JDowns;18200337]........He was bitten late at night through his tent ........


Hope the wife doesn't see this story. Had to take a tent site for our June trip, the cabins were booked.
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 143,567
Posted By Libertynh
Sunglasses

Decent sunglasses $5 in the fishing section.
12V outlet for charging phones. $5-6
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,253
Posted By Libertynh
[QUOTE=dcryer;16920710]I'm sure i'll get some...

[QUOTE=dcryer;16920710]I'm sure i'll get some flack for this, ...

Thanks for pointing out the FXRG boots! Been wearing an FXRG jacket for years.

Big avantage here is you can try them on locally...
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 655
Views: 394,269
Posted By Libertynh
Pee

Man you have got to know that writing an entertaining entry about pissing yourself shows some talent. As I get older I find myself worrying more about where I can take a pee than anything else when...
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