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Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,760
Views: 424,207
Posted By Uncle Mike
Awesome report. Thanks for including map tracks...

Awesome report. Thanks for including map tracks of the route! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 445,958
Posted By Uncle Mike
That bike looks great! :deal

That bike looks great! :deal
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 18,659
Posted By Uncle Mike
Always good to see a Swede representing More!...

Always good to see a Swede representing
More! :lurk
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2010, 03:57 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 236,411
Posted By Uncle Mike
Apart from the fantastic hardcore ride, this is...

Apart from the fantastic hardcore ride, this is the best ride report I have read to date. Right amount of pics and excellent writing!

The whole tale reminds me of The Lord of The Rings when Frodo...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,608
Posted By Uncle Mike
Wow! Looks like you got singed after all while...

Wow! Looks like you got singed after all while passing the Hells Angels group. :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2010, 03:45 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,239
Posted By Uncle Mike
Always open xept when going at highway speeds. I...

Always open xept when going at highway speeds. I have a normal integral helmet. Use it with normal sunglasses to protect the eyes (a bug at 50mph right in your eye might well blind you for life.)
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-12-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 582,853
Posted By Uncle Mike
Wonderful stuff, as always. More! ...

Wonderful stuff, as always.

More!

:lurk

ps, those boots look like they done their part, but what make are they?
...
Forum: Face plant 06-12-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,741
Posted By Uncle Mike
This has happened to me once and keeps spooking...

This has happened to me once and keeps spooking me. 1975 on a borrowed 250 dirtbike. We had been fooling around all day and had been popping the wheel a lot. When it was my turn everything was fine....
Forum: Europe 06-11-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 22,521
Posted By Uncle Mike
You have some nice gravel roads around Borlänge!

You have some nice gravel roads around Borlänge!
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 124,208
Posted By Uncle Mike
What you said originally about living off the...

What you said originally about living off the bike and how it alleviates you from concerns makes me think this will be a great thread.

Big horizons. Just the essential stuff. I like. Subscribed. ...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2010, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,111
Posted By Uncle Mike
Norway is always nice! The pics seem to be...

Norway is always nice!

The pics seem to be taken with Sony dslr? How did you mount the camera for the pics taken while riding like this one?
http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/6283/dsc04993c.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2010, 02:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,127
Posted By Uncle Mike
I agree. We will have to wait for the OP to...

I agree. We will have to wait for the OP to explain. I keep thinking the others were sneaking out during the nights for some secret Viking midsummer blood fests or something. They sure seemed really...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,591
Posted By Uncle Mike
2010. Another season is under way. We have been...

2010. Another season is under way. We have been on a couple of rides and continue to have fun, test each other, and sometimes find it impossible to agree even on simple matters. At the end of the day...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,008
Posted By Uncle Mike
Good start. Letīs see some more!

Good start. Letīs see some more!
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2010, 03:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,127
Posted By Uncle Mike
I donīt have much on day 3 since the camera got...

I donīt have much on day 3 since the camera got wasted at the same time my brake lever broke. What I do remember is it was a great day with some glorious riding. Iīm sure the others have some pics to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,127
Posted By Uncle Mike
I had the misfortune of wrecking the borrowed...

I had the misfortune of wrecking the borrowed camera when I nose dived in the ruts so the number of pics and movies became less than expected. I think it was day 3 that got lost.

Anyway, here is a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 415,516
Posted By Uncle Mike
subscribed interesting to read the other...

subscribed

interesting to read the other posts on lidless manholes, I thought that was a Ecuadorian thing - we hit more than one with cars at night and it breaks things bigtime, I wonīt even...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,127
Posted By Uncle Mike
@noyah I didnīt know you took this one....

@noyah

I didnīt know you took this one. Sums it up pretty good... I almost :splat heheh

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_VwY4Z8wB90s/S_uj0887TAI/AAAAAAAABVI/7imAmEmUl64/s720/Gravel%20Tour%20078.JPG
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,127
Posted By Uncle Mike
Having done the tarmac part of the trip during...

Having done the tarmac part of the trip during the night with heavy rain we were a bit worried the rain would continue but lo and behold, when we woke up it was to a sunny morning with clear skies.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,127
Posted By Uncle Mike
Thanks to David (ecce) for taking initiative,...

Thanks to David (ecce) for taking initiative, plotting the course, etc.

Yep, me and the Rat...

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_8GNJgO35c_8/S_vt9WXnRDI/AAAAAAAAAlA/yQyStkkZV_I/old_rat.jpg

we were...
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 87,333
Posted By Uncle Mike
Thanks John for the great RR. I like the...

Thanks John for the great RR. I like the minimalist approach and the Sherpa certainly prooves that you donīt have to have a big rig to do big trips.

Nice toolkit! Looks like something I need to...
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,653
Posted By Uncle Mike
Good to see the Nordic blood representing. As a...

Good to see the Nordic blood representing. As a fellow Viking I hope we will get to see more action pics than strange beds and dinner tables :1drink

Show us some real dirt! :lurk
Forum: EMEA 04-27-2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,637
Posted By Uncle Mike
Site in Swedish but try translate.google.com...

Site in Swedish but try translate.google.com...
Forum: Americas 04-26-2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,593
Posted By Uncle Mike
Thanks all for the replies, have been...

Thanks all for the replies, have been out-of-touch for a while hybernating the nordic winter.

Looks like 2010 is set out to be a financially "difficult" year for me so my plans are currently on...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 457,891
Posted By Uncle Mike
Thanks for the great RR and pics! About the...

Thanks for the great RR and pics!

About the stockphoto end, I agree it is not like it used to be. On the other hand... now that you have the pics, why not upload them? Takes just a little time,...
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2010, 03:14 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 141,702
Posted By Uncle Mike
Thank you for all the pics. I used to live...

Thank you for all the pics.

I used to live in Quito some 35 years ago and you have captured it perfectly. City and rural areas around it on your pics looks the same now as then. Itīs a great...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2010, 03:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,430
Posted By Uncle Mike
If you already have the cottage go for it! The...

If you already have the cottage go for it! The pace in Gotland is much more easy-going than on the mainland.
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 306,465
Posted By Uncle Mike
This is the sh*t :clap Great RR guys!

This is the sh*t :clap


Great RR guys!
Forum: Americas 12-19-2009, 12:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,593
Posted By Uncle Mike
Thanks to all

Hi everyone, been out of touch for a while. Thank's so much for all the replies - lots of good points!

In response to a few:
I'll be looking for a dual purpose, from klr and down. I'm not too...
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 901
Views: 216,086
Posted By Uncle Mike
Hi M&M. Superb ride and superb thread with all...

Hi M&M. Superb ride and superb thread with all the updates & pics!
You are good ambassadors for Scandinavia :clap
Forum: Americas 11-07-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,593
Posted By Uncle Mike
Thanks MTKNZ. Did the bike stay registered on...

Thanks MTKNZ. Did the bike stay registered on your friend during your ride?

Thanks Gustavo. Here in Sweden it is impossible to insure someone elseīs vehicle. If doable in US this certainly makes...
Forum: EMEA 11-07-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,630
Posted By Uncle Mike
I would pick the 1200GS or the Strom - but the...

I would pick the 1200GS or the Strom - but the 650. It has all the power you need, takes a load and issimpler handling. Still, the 1200GS must be favorite - very comfy riding.

Not sure what kind...
Forum: Americas 11-06-2009, 08:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,593
Posted By Uncle Mike
Thanks for the info all. The act seems doable....

Thanks for the info all. The act seems doable. Looking forward to spring.
Forum: Americas 11-06-2009, 04:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,593
Posted By Uncle Mike
Thanks, sounds like I can pick and choose then...

Thanks, sounds like I can pick and choose then where to start depending upon season when I get there.

By licensing do you mean getting plates? If I buy secondhand, from dealer or private, plates...
Forum: Americas 11-06-2009, 12:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,593
Posted By Uncle Mike
Question Extended US Visit: in what states can I buy a bike?

Hi everyone
I am considering an extended visit to USA 2010. I would be wanting to buy a bike rather than renting.

Looking for info:

in which states can I, as a non-resident foreigner, buy a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,725
Posted By Uncle Mike
Thanks for the RR and pics :clap If I...

Thanks for the RR and pics :clap

If I donīt go to US next year these areas are very tempting!
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2009, 04:37 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 15,887
Posted By Uncle Mike
Just did lunch at work with your RR. Riding in...

Just did lunch at work with your RR. Riding in snow slush like that was pretty impressive - with or without heated liners :thumb

Nice bike for its age. I think those panniers are among the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2009, 12:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,430
Posted By Uncle Mike
Wow, thatīs freaky since I am considering going...

Wow, thatīs freaky since I am considering going to USA for an extended period from Sweden. Donīt tell me heīs 49 too... that would require a quantum Mike theory.. Hmm, we could switch memories and...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2009, 12:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,430
Posted By Uncle Mike
Thanks, must be someone else though. But I have...

Thanks, must be someone else though. But I have been very close to getting a GS850G wth the shaft drive that seem to be bulletproof tourers. :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2009, 09:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,910
Posted By Uncle Mike
Looking forward to this too! :lurk

Looking forward to this too!

:lurk
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