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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 10,935
Posted By Prettyboy
This.

This.
Forum: Trip Planning 05-01-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 565
Posted By Prettyboy
Normally I just sit and listen to my tinnitus.

Normally I just sit and listen to my tinnitus.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-30-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 86,512
Posted By Prettyboy
That is fantastic.

That is fantastic.
Forum: Americas 04-30-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By Prettyboy
I have a 3.2 Gal tank, and generally get between...

I have a 3.2 Gal tank, and generally get between 60 and 85mpg (at the higher end when I'm touring), so I should always have around 200 miles in it. I normally try to fill up between 120 and 150. If I...
Forum: Americas 04-30-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By Prettyboy
Have you checked out the Tentspace Map?...

Have you checked out the Tentspace Map? (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=776925) Lots of good people willing to let you put up a tent in their yards. A lot of them will take you out...
Forum: Americas 04-30-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By Prettyboy
I was kind of hoping that it would line up that I...

I was kind of hoping that it would line up that I could go and see what the fuss was about, but I'll still be singing in Philly at that point. The idea is that I'll be heading out around the 15th of...
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1,455
Views: 458,467
Posted By Prettyboy
I liked you before, but I like you more after...

I liked you before, but I like you more after this post. You and I have a lot in common.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,523
Posted By Prettyboy
I've had minimal experience on dirt (some fun...

I've had minimal experience on dirt (some fun test rides at my first rally last year). All the grinning.

That said, there's lots of grinning when I get to WV on my way anywhere on my TUx. It's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 10,935
Posted By Prettyboy
As the resident (young, skinny, in-shape)...

As the resident (young, skinny, in-shape) hipster... yeah. I could probably go cross country on an old CB. If I do it on my tux though, I can pick the damn thing up. I squat more than that thing...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 04-28-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 78,417
Posted By Prettyboy
Well, got my schedule back, and I got the days...

Well, got my schedule back, and I got the days off I requested. So, I'll be leaving Philly Wednesday and arriving Thursday. This will be fun.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,859
Posted By Prettyboy
That little cough it does when he shifts......

That little cough it does when he shifts... *drool*
Forum: Americas 04-28-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By Prettyboy
Alright, so this is (fingers crossed) going to be...

Alright, so this is (fingers crossed) going to be a two part trip. First will be a shakedown of my gear and equipment (always modifying my setup) when I ride down to TN for RDV...
Forum: Americas 04-28-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By Prettyboy
US50 is a great road in WV, I've ridden it a...

US50 is a great road in WV, I've ridden it a couple times, and it's always fun.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,909
Posted By Prettyboy
This is why I travel. Most of the stress in my...

This is why I travel. Most of the stress in my life comes from the fact that I am profoundly bad at human interaction. The more solo I am, the better things go.

When I travel by myself, I get to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,909
Posted By Prettyboy
Money, and to a lesser extent, time. I'm not...

Money, and to a lesser extent, time.

I'm not quite paycheck to paycheck, but I'm close. I simply can't afford to take off a couple months.

Also, I'm in the very beginning stages of my career as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 10,935
Posted By Prettyboy
Every time I see that Ducati my jaw drops. I want...

Every time I see that Ducati my jaw drops. I want that bike so bad.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 10,935
Posted By Prettyboy
I picked my bike largely on looks when I started...

I picked my bike largely on looks when I started riding, though I also really wanted a standard, and there weren't many around. I then promptly rode it 3k mile to NOLA and back that summer. Now, a...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 04-27-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 78,417
Posted By Prettyboy
Of course you are. Also, great new name.

Of course you are. Also, great new name.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 10,935
Posted By Prettyboy
The TUx is better two up, but the SR is better at...

The TUx is better two up, but the SR is better at higher speed, though less comfortable for two, at least from NJ-Brett's comparison.
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 35,104
Posted By Prettyboy
Great read so far. I look forward to following...

Great read so far. I look forward to following along with your travels. It's always fun reading a RR from someone who makes my TUx touring look luxury.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 6,941
Posted By Prettyboy
That's me. That said, I like my 17hp bike. It...

That's me. That said, I like my 17hp bike. It gets me where I want to go, an is a lot of fun to throw around corners.


Also, I simply don't have the self control not to pin it. So, with a goofy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 10,935
Posted By Prettyboy
I don't have a lot of experience 2up (just around...

I don't have a lot of experience 2up (just around the city), but I've done a couple of long trips with luggage on my TUx and it does really well. You'd have to ask NJ-Brett about his experience two...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 10,935
Posted By Prettyboy
TU250x (Bonus if it's the fast red 2009). Looks...

TU250x (Bonus if it's the fast red 2009). Looks beautiful, dead reliable, lots of character, surprisingly good two up, and it's really cheap.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 04-25-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 78,417
Posted By Prettyboy
Thanks for the offer, but I think I should be...

Thanks for the offer, but I think I should be able to ride down. Now I just need to figure out where I'm staying for a night in between Philly and Hampton. It's a bit of a long day on a TUx.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 04-24-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 78,417
Posted By Prettyboy
As one of the strictly street-bike riders... of...

As one of the strictly street-bike riders... of course the challenge should have gravel and there shouldn't be an alternate route. That would be boring.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 04-23-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 78,417
Posted By Prettyboy
I'm not worried. I am coaching the role today,...

I'm not worried. I am coaching the role today, and ought to have it learned this week and close to memorized by the first rehearsal on May 1st.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 04-23-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 78,417
Posted By Prettyboy
I got the rehearsal time off, as long as I have...

I got the rehearsal time off, as long as I have my part memorized. Now I just need to wait for the final go ahead from my day job. Looks like I'll be able to see you clowns after all.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 04-21-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 78,417
Posted By Prettyboy
Ha.

Ha.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 04-21-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 78,417
Posted By Prettyboy
Eh, a working knowledge of Italian, French and/or...

Eh, a working knowledge of Italian, French and/or Latin should get you through the Rumantsch, and Castellano is just Spanish like you study in high school, but with a lisp and some over formality....
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 04-21-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 78,417
Posted By Prettyboy
Aber dass ist zu leicht. Deutsch ist nur Englisch...

Aber dass ist zu leicht. Deutsch ist nur Englisch mit deutschem Akzent.
Forum: Americas 04-21-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By Prettyboy
Going west to Yellowstone is definitely a...

Going west to Yellowstone is definitely a possibility, if I end up with enough time and money.


Thanks for the warning about crosswinds. I get tossed around like a sparrow at the beach on my...
Forum: Americas 04-21-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By Prettyboy
Philadelphia to the Badlands on a 250

So, my plans to do a cross country trip have fallen through yet again, because I managed to get a significant amount of work in my field this summer (good thing, I guess, bad for epic road trips),...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 04-20-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 78,417
Posted By Prettyboy
Just got an email saying the rehearsal schedule,...

Just got an email saying the rehearsal schedule, which I still don't have, will be very flexible. Cautiously optimistic at this point.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 04-20-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 78,417
Posted By Prettyboy
UPDATE: So I booked the Zauberflöte gig, but I...

UPDATE: So I booked the Zauberflöte gig, but I also requested off the days from my day job to come down and ride* with y'all, so it all depends on what my rehearsal schedule will be. There's a chance...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,088
Posted By Prettyboy
I definitely would have gone around him if I...

I definitely would have gone around him if I could. However, if I was in a situation where it got to that point and some little punk hit me, I don't think it would have ended that well. I am a very...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-17-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 78,417
Posted By Prettyboy
If someone paypals me a few thousand dollars I...

If someone paypals me a few thousand dollars I can bring one down.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-13-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 78,417
Posted By Prettyboy
There's a slight chance I might end up having to...

There's a slight chance I might end up having to back out, or at least not get there until Friday. I'm waiting to hear back from the director for a concert production of Die Zauberflöte, in which I'd...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,355
Posted By Prettyboy
Technically my TU250 isn't my only means of...

Technically my TU250 isn't my only means of transportation. It's just the largest and fastest. Without the TUx I have my push bike, and other than that it's just walking or the bus.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 02-27-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 78,417
Posted By Prettyboy
Yup. I'm up 20lbs, almost all of it lean. By the...

Yup. I'm up 20lbs, almost all of it lean. By the time I'm done I will look silly on my little TUx.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 02-27-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 78,417
Posted By Prettyboy
Can I change my shirt size? I've been in the gym...

Can I change my shirt size? I've been in the gym quite a bit recently, and I've managed to go up a size and need a L now.
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