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Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 23,864
Posted By CalculatedRisk
Dude! No way would I try that on my SportCruiser....

Dude! No way would I try that on my SportCruiser.

My hat's off to you for making it.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-04-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By CalculatedRisk
DS ride Saturday July, 14th?

Anyone up for a DS ride Saturday July, 14th? Early, because I like to beat the heat. :lol3

Larry
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,649
Posted By CalculatedRisk
Sorry, you mis-read my post. I meant that...

Sorry, you mis-read my post.

I meant that that I asked my wife and had more info to add about the incident.

Sidebars don't bother me.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,649
Posted By CalculatedRisk
Yes, and I believe someone else mentioned doing...

Yes, and I believe someone else mentioned doing it early enough that the passer doesn't zig when you zag and meet you in the ditch.

Thanks for your responses.

UPDATE: I was just asking about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,649
Posted By CalculatedRisk
Question What to do with oncoming passer?

A Corvette passed my son the other day while he was driving our van. The Vette initiated the pass in the passing zone but failed to complete it prior to the curve. A jeep was coming the other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,790
Posted By CalculatedRisk
Simple, if your bike woders due to loose gravel...

Simple, if your bike woders due to loose gravel or whatever, it is much easier to respond successfully if standing.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-23-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,820
Posted By CalculatedRisk
I camped in the Black Hills last year with the...

I camped in the Black Hills last year with the family in Custer State Park on the way back from Yellowstone. They have a buffalo roundup that is real popular. ...
Forum: Face plant 08-19-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 20,717
Posted By CalculatedRisk
AMEN to that! I had a low speed get off and when...

AMEN to that! I had a low speed get off and when I healed, I went in search of the best gear I could find. My FIL still wears the "pirate" costume with the toy helmet.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-16-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By CalculatedRisk
I'm free to do some riding this saturday. ...

I'm free to do some riding this saturday.

Anyone interested?

Full disclosure: I'm not looking to win any trophies. I'm just a middle-aged geek who likes to ride motorcycles. :ricky
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-20-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By CalculatedRisk
Thanks for the input. I'll check it out. ...

Thanks for the input.

I'll check it out.

Regarding schedule: I usually ride early on Saturday mornings. I'm booked the next few weeks but I'll give a shout when it looks like I'm going to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-08-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By CalculatedRisk
New to Farmington, MO lookin' for ride recommendations

Howdy,

I'm new to the Farmington, MO area & looking for info on good DS routes.

I have a 2000 Kaw SuperSherpa & enjoy getting off of the black top.

I visited St. Joe SP this weekend...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,432
Posted By CalculatedRisk
Have you tried using the lip of the sole instead...

Have you tried using the lip of the sole instead of your toe for up-shifts?

I have the same boots & that's what I do.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2009, 11:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,614
Posted By CalculatedRisk
From the DS school I took this fall:

1. Stand up (easier to maneuver)
2. look up (far enough to pick a good line and helps with keeping vertical)
3. open up (knees - easier to maneuver & throttle - some things ARE easier with a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-11-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,525
Posted By CalculatedRisk
I went to this event in 09. It was my first...

I went to this event in 09. It was my first organized ride.

I had a blast!!:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-11-2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,464
Posted By CalculatedRisk
That's global warming for you!! :rofl

That's global warming for you!!

:rofl
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-10-2009, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By CalculatedRisk
Lawrence, Stone, Barry, Greene, Christian & Taney...

Lawrence, Stone, Barry, Greene, Christian & Taney counties are where I do most of my riding.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-07-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By CalculatedRisk
Oops double post :(

Oops double post :(
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-07-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By CalculatedRisk
NB Give me a yell. A group of us ride...

NB

Give me a yell.

A group of us ride the area frequently.

Too much winter here rite now. :(
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-07-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,615
Views: 76,658
Posted By CalculatedRisk
HBN, I just want to verify.... Does...

HBN,

I just want to verify....

Does this include state licensed DS bikes?

Thanks,
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-07-2009, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1,615
Views: 76,658
Posted By CalculatedRisk
There is a new local forum you guys might want to...

There is a new local forum you guys might want to check out:

http://www.omfastlane.freeforums.org/
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2009, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,072
Posted By CalculatedRisk
Great minds think alike. Some friends and I...

Great minds think alike.

Some friends and I went DS riding on Black Friday also except we went to the NF down by Cassville.

No good pix but it was a real good time.

I've ridden the GTT,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2009, 06:10 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,044
Posted By CalculatedRisk
Cool2 Digression

OP: I too have done things that I am not proud of in retrospect. At least you didn't do any permanent damage to the slug and didn't get to enjoy our criminal or civil law system.

Regarding the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,394
Posted By CalculatedRisk
OP: Here's my thoughts... Ride: If you...

OP:

Here's my thoughts...

Ride: If you are passionate to ride, do it right now. Do not wait. You may be struck by lightening tomorrow. Our life is but a vapor anyway. We are always one...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-01-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1,615
Views: 76,658
Posted By CalculatedRisk
Carving the Ouachitas - next weekend

Here's what I'm doing next week....

Carving the Ouachitas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDhYfW9RcOs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-StBZy5ITJk&feature=related

I've been too busy this year...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,616
Posted By CalculatedRisk
pressure is your enemy. A too-soft bicycle...

pressure is your enemy.

A too-soft bicycle seat will do this too.

I would not tolerate this condition on any of my bikes.....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-30-2009, 06:21 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 11,642
Posted By CalculatedRisk
Weez not too quick on neew stuff. That ther...

Weez not too quick on neew stuff.

That ther internet needs a 'puter & pow'r to runs....

OTOH,

From my experience, it might be that there aren't many dual-sport riders in the SW MO /...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-26-2009, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,615
Views: 76,658
Posted By CalculatedRisk
in the 'hood

Howdy NSPEED,

I'm only 30 or so miles from you.

A fellow inmate and I went to Glade Top Trail yesterday and had a blast before the rain set in and we had to head back to the homastead.:cry
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 990
Posted By CalculatedRisk
Eh? no biggie

The last conversation I had at a light with another cyclist left me shakin' my head.

He was a BIG guy on an early 80's Suzuki 450.

I was on my Victory SportCruiser

He was ahead of me at a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 696,237
Posted By CalculatedRisk
Here's a shot of my redneck wire cover. Free...

Here's a shot of my redneck wire cover.

Free farkle!!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-04-2009, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 770
Posted By CalculatedRisk
Please give me more info on the meet in Crane. ...

Please give me more info on the meet in Crane.

That's just down the road from my house. :)

Thanks,
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-18-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,615
Views: 76,658
Posted By CalculatedRisk
Weather Report for week of May 18.....

EXCELLENT!!

Get out & Ride!!

BTW, I almost T-boned a guy in a truck who pulled out in front of me Friday night.

His eyes bugged out of his head when I hit the 115Db air horn.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-04-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1,615
Views: 76,658
Posted By CalculatedRisk
Howdy!! This thread needs pix. Here's...

Howdy!!

This thread needs pix.

Here's one taken near Madry, MO.
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 929
Posted By CalculatedRisk
Good lookin' bike. I thought I was the only...

Good lookin' bike.

I thought I was the only one to run with a solo bag.
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,335
Posted By CalculatedRisk
Thumb I'm inspired!!

rotorOrange,

You've inspired me! Your combo is exactly what I have been thinking of since I first wanted to get Motoport gear last fall.:D

Now that you've spent some time with the gear, is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2009, 07:54 AM
Replies: 784
Views: 101,111
Posted By CalculatedRisk
Wicked I too baught my first bike at 30

What was your first bike? 82 Suzuki GS650L - Purchased in 98 and sold in 2000 when we moved to Phoenix

How do you feel about starting so late? It was probably for the best. I've mellowed a bit...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-22-2008, 10:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,860
Posted By CalculatedRisk
fish, I agree that you should get a smaller...

fish,

I agree that you should get a smaller bike. I have a 250cc kawa Sherpa for my off-road adventures.

Didn't stop me from going down though....:(

Good luck.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-22-2008, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4,595
Views: 425,106
Posted By CalculatedRisk
Drz400s

http://springfield.craigslist.org/mcy/850676989.html

This Bike is Blue and White. It has 2900 miles, with aftermarket skidplate,billet luggage rack, case protectors. Tires and wheels are like...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-16-2008, 11:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,737
Posted By CalculatedRisk
Perhaps the FS does not want their "closed"...

Perhaps the FS does not want their "closed" trails maped in GPS and shared on the internet.
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2008, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 426
Posted By CalculatedRisk
air horn

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Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2008, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4,292
Views: 696,237
Posted By CalculatedRisk
Sherpa riding piggyback. This is how I get...

Sherpa riding piggyback.

This is how I get to take the bike on family campouts.
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