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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 27,909
Posted By shadman
Haha, Toooooons of support. I've always thought...

Haha, Toooooons of support. I've always thought this was one of America's dumbest farm movements.
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 1,109,707
Posted By shadman
John, If you need a fifth, or ever want to...

John,

If you need a fifth, or ever want to escape the winter cold and come down to Texas, I have a small 1920's bungalo on a couple acres that needs some "buffing out". I've got it level,...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 06-19-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By shadman
I've always loved the looks on this minimalist...

I've always loved the looks on this minimalist bike...

http://db78fpdv50x5a.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/SRX_9-600x450.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 1,109,707
Posted By shadman
And how is it that while you are "back in the...

And how is it that while you are "back in the USA" to "save up for the next adventure" you are riding even more than me? :D:D:D:D:D I think we all need to make a Paypal donation to get you back in...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 1,109,707
Posted By shadman
Good stuff J Downs. I see Richard's...

Good stuff J Downs. I see Richard's texasadventure.net sticker left and down from ADV at the OARK window.

http://johndowns.smugmug.com/Other/SLAP-rally/i-4kxWtLq/0/XL/DSCN3348-XL.jpg

Richard...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 17,042
Posted By shadman
I really like your Iphone screen prints of...

I really like your Iphone screen prints of roadmaps / towns / cities. That makes it easy for me to pull up where you are on Google Earth and look at the countryside and topography. Good stuff!:clap
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 17,042
Posted By shadman
Sorry, I was the unintentional ass*^&% that...

Sorry, I was the unintentional ass*^&% that requested a new thread, but I did have a :D face in my post, and I'm sorry you took my comment as a criticism. I was enjoying your posts.

I am glad...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 1,109,707
Posted By shadman
As much as I like the idea of Sherpa 250's in SA,...

As much as I like the idea of Sherpa 250's in SA, I prefer to hear mainly about John's adventures in John's thread. Other adventures deserve their own thread and maybe could be linked into this...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 1,109,707
Posted By shadman
Thanks for taking me along for the ride. I've...

Thanks for taking me along for the ride. I've been fascinated since day 1. When you disclosed your total budget I was in awe that anyone could do this on such a shoestring. Your Sherpa 250 is a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 17,850
Posted By shadman
Excellent adventure! My cousin just bought 52...

Excellent adventure! My cousin just bought 52 acres in CR with a house and pool and waterfall. So now my wife is even more interested in visiting and riding around 2 up to see what CR is all about....
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,494
Posted By shadman
I've been trying to do something like this with...

I've been trying to do something like this with Tricepilot who goes to Mexico more often than Walmart. He keeps not inviting me....
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 1,109,707
Posted By shadman
http://johndowns.smugmug.com/Other/Coloombia/i-kkT...

http://johndowns.smugmug.com/Other/Coloombia/i-kkTJ59Q/0/L/DSCN2961-L.jpg

I used the same technique on my old Nissan Titan, but used stainless steel safety wire. I pieced back together after a...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 1,109,707
Posted By shadman
I'll have to relay that to my wife. She could...

I'll have to relay that to my wife. She could have waited for the perfect husband, but she snatched me up at age 15, so all I can try to do is not wobble too much...and make sure we take the roads...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 1,109,707
Posted By shadman
I have done a few fork swaps over the years. I...

I have done a few fork swaps over the years. I have a XR600 with CR250 forks, and an XR80 with RM80 long travel forks. My cost, in both cases, was around $150 in USD. In Medellin, I'd place fair...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 1,109,707
Posted By shadman
I have an embroidered General's shirt from our...

I have an embroidered General's shirt from our waiter in my closet. He has my only "Affliction" shirt in his. Fair trade for some great memories in Galeana.

Heading south from Galeana the...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-18-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,418
Posted By shadman
R S F R is a cool idea. I have long...

R S F R is a cool idea.

I have long considered a variant of this idea. Mine is more fly, buy, ride, store, fly. All from a home base in Mexico is the plan. The home base could change every...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-18-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,437
Posted By shadman
There are a couple of good Houston to Austin...

There are a couple of good Houston to Austin routes if you have an extra hour to spend on the road. Not to mention some really good dining spots along the way (Bistro 108...www.bistro108.com/ in La...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-17-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,437
Posted By shadman
I think your next trip should be to head north to...

I think your next trip should be to head north to Hot Springs, Arkansas. It's more like a 7 hour drive, thru some nice twisty east Texas backwoods. If you have not already, look up twtex.com for...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-17-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,437
Posted By shadman
Funny turning on ADV and seeing that familiar...

Funny turning on ADV and seeing that familiar brownish red brick building from career past. Cross shape, left side....ExxonMobil Production Research. Just above that, an earlier incarceration of 4...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,880
Posted By shadman
I have a lowly 150f, 2003, that I carried as a...

I have a lowly 150f, 2003, that I carried as a back up bike for a 5 day Big Bend, TX adventure riding trip. Big bike broke, so I rode the 150f for the next 4 days. My upgrades were:

CRF150F 2003...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 33,399
Posted By shadman
Take time to smell the roses. Best of luck on...

Take time to smell the roses. Best of luck on your journey. I'm subscribed.
Forum: Americas 05-24-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 24,448
Views: 1,912,259
Posted By shadman
Sitting at my keyboard. Knowing my days are...

Sitting at my keyboard. Knowing my days are numbered, and my days of being able to ride even less in number, and the days of riding where I want to experience this world on 2 wheels how I want to...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-24-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2,073
Views: 179,915
Posted By shadman
I have never seen a less informative website,...

I have never seen a less informative website, LOL. Where is this rally? Meet at the Alamo, eat in Granbury? I'm confused.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-17-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,006
Posted By shadman
I bought a DRZ400SM for $1300, spent $800 on a...

I bought a DRZ400SM for $1300, spent $800 on a full (preventative) engine refresh including rings, clutch, clutch basket, seals, all new bearings. Titled it for $250. Gun box for $10. Dirt tires...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 135,408
Posted By shadman
I'm just a little jealous of your underground...

I'm just a little jealous of your underground meal. Awesome adventure!
Forum: Americas 02-21-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,861
Posted By shadman
My brother has a nice old house on Craig / San...

My brother has a nice old house on Craig / San Pedro in San Antonio that could overflow 4-5 guests if needed the night of the BBQ. About a mile from the downtown area, just down the street from the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 63,603
Posted By shadman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUeCRooeuH4 :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUeCRooeuH4 :D
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 63,603
Posted By shadman
You're making me hungry. Nice find on the...

You're making me hungry. Nice find on the Susanna video, grasshopper.
Forum: Americas 01-12-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24,448
Views: 1,912,259
Posted By shadman
We'll definitely have to talk about this on the...

We'll definitely have to talk about this on the front porch. :thumb It's not the time off that's the sticky point. 9 days (one full school week) I can swing solo. 15 days is probably more than I...
Forum: Americas 01-11-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 24,448
Views: 1,912,259
Posted By shadman
Thanks for all the input on Mexico. I am...

Thanks for all the input on Mexico. I am saddened by all the violence, and selfishly sad that my travels are impacted since our annual group leader decided to pull the plug on 2011 and forward rides...
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 63,603
Posted By shadman
It was nice to Mitla! Punny stuff, twice...

It was nice to Mitla! Punny stuff, twice pirouette! I have to put Oaxaca on my dart board now.

(twice pirouette = 2 times, whirling around = moto)
Forum: Americas 12-13-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,173
Posted By shadman
If you consider that the most common bikes in...

If you consider that the most common bikes in Mexico are the CG125 "Cargo" and the CB125, you will quickly realize just about any bike will do in Mexico. Old bias ply ribbed tires, 3 inches of...
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 227,161
Posted By shadman
"ADVreader" ? LOL. I guess I am wondering what...

"ADVreader" ? LOL. I guess I am wondering what is going on as well.
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 63,603
Posted By shadman
Travelling with Trice it's remarkable how he...

Travelling with Trice it's remarkable how he always gives more to a trip than he takes away from it. His good humor and endless wondering about the world captivates just about everyone riding with...
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 352,198
Posted By shadman
I'm subscribed! I've been to Galeana (see my...

I'm subscribed! I've been to Galeana (see my link in my sig), but no further south on a bike.
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 394,214
Posted By shadman
Welcome to the world of "Grampa" fingers. I have...

Welcome to the world of "Grampa" fingers. I have only one to date. Named because in 30 years when your grandkids ask why you have one large fat finger, you get to set them on your knee and tell...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 31,556
Posted By shadman
I'm so jealous! Two other things I've done...

I'm so jealous!

Two other things I've done there: The hot springs on the road to S. Miguel. If you miss green grass, go spend an afternoon there. And the road is fun, maybe a 4-5 hour trip in...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 31,556
Posted By shadman
I love Guanajuato. My brother lived there for a...

I love Guanajuato. My brother lived there for a couple of years studying spanish at Falcon School, which maybe has now shut down. He lived 5 houses up from the famous bridge the revolutionaries...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 31,556
Posted By shadman
Zacatecas!!!! Yes. I have decided my next trip...

Zacatecas!!!! Yes. I have decided my next trip south from Texas will be to check out this town. I keep reading good stuff. The more details, the better. Do you know when festivals make rooms...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 31,556
Posted By shadman
Nice story so far. Riding with a buddy always...

Nice story so far. Riding with a buddy always adds to the excitement.
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