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Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6,741
Views: 2,115,014
Posted By 14Traits
math geek came out in me, looks to be about...

math geek came out in me, looks to be about $3,470.29 give or take in US dollars.

I have been lurking :hide since mexico, awe inspiring trip from the most genuine person I have ever seen online....
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 08-05-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,161
Posted By 14Traits
Considering inviting the current GF's dad on a...

Considering inviting the current GF's dad on a trip with his goldwing. I am up for gravel but him not so much, so wanted to confirm this is an all street route?

Never can tell what terrain your...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1,763
Views: 642,808
Posted By 14Traits
Me riding my GSA on a vintage MX track at the BMW...

Me riding my GSA on a vintage MX track at the BMW of Countryside's Day in the DIrt. Video taken by a friend and fellow rider!!:clap

<iframe width="560" height="315"...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 109,259
Posted By 14Traits
Can you selectively turn your ABS on and off on...

Can you selectively turn your ABS on and off on the Tenere?
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,260
Posted By 14Traits
I did, here is a link to the photos. I am not...

I did, here is a link to the photos. I am not much of a writer, so I don't yet feel I am worthy to try to write a trip report... so I let photos talk for me.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 109,259
Posted By 14Traits
Well that is just great, another Cannonshot ride...

Well that is just great, another Cannonshot ride report which means my work productivity drops by about 35% or more ...

Oh well, IN :deal
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,260
Posted By 14Traits
Thank you very much for posting this route. I...

Thank you very much for posting this route. I rode 4 of your 5 parts then headed over to the Iron Co route and did 2 of the 3 tracks there before my tire was so worn I had to limp the bike home on...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 07-03-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,618
Posted By 14Traits
There is a part of the IronCo2 track that is...

There is a part of the IronCo2 track that is underwater that I had to reroute around two days ago. I have a feeling it is crossable, however several risk factors and the fact I was alone kept me from...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-27-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 15,686
Views: 771,305
Posted By 14Traits
Looks to be the same place but I am not as...

Looks to be the same place but I am not as familiar with Crystal Lake, they are up 176 northeast (more east than north) of where 31 and 176 meet.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-27-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15,686
Views: 771,305
Posted By 14Traits
Just wanted to throw this out there for others...

Just wanted to throw this out there for others riding the larger DS bikes looking for a local source for the Heidenau K60 Scouts.

Pure Powersports in Crystal Lake is now a Heidenau dealer and can...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 968
Views: 262,884
Posted By 14Traits
You might try this, not sure if this is overly...

You might try this, not sure if this is overly engineered for your taste or not.

http://www.advdesigns.com/lidstorforr1.html
Forum: Racing 01-16-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18,421
Views: 1,180,829
Posted By 14Traits
I thought the point of the dakar is to prepare...

I thought the point of the dakar is to prepare for the worst, and adapt as needed. Someone with actually experience can debunk this, but I have a feeling this is like combat. When you think you know...
Forum: Racing 01-10-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 18,421
Views: 1,180,829
Posted By 14Traits
Prayers out to those in the wreck. Thanks...

Prayers out to those in the wreck.

Thanks to those for the back history of the F5 team, I have been a lurker for the last two years and learning a ton from you guys so cheers and really thanks a...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18,421
Views: 1,180,829
Posted By 14Traits
Kurt Caselli seems to be running pretty steady...

Kurt Caselli seems to be running pretty steady for a guy who has never done a Dakar (from my limited knowledge anyway).

Wondering if he is pushing hard or just keeping it steady to learn the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-23-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 71,886
Posted By 14Traits
I will have to wait and see if I can work this...

I will have to wait and see if I can work this trip around the two training calendars I have either create or sign up for in January. But man would I love some rocky mountain time!!!

As long as I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-23-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2,548
Views: 137,123
Posted By 14Traits
Talking No worries just give the bike some love. HAHA, I...

No worries just give the bike some love. HAHA, I get the cop thing a lot. But it was given by a friend and has gotten me out of a few opportunity's to support the local bureaucrats as well as keeping...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-16-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2,548
Views: 137,123
Posted By 14Traits
Just had to cancel my plans to attend the a Rally...

Just had to cancel my plans to attend the a Rally in MO due to work so I will be there for breakfast, ride, and lunch etc...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-15-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3,695
Views: 208,169
Posted By 14Traits
I am considering a trip up to the Gunflint trail...

I am considering a trip up to the Gunflint trail later this week. I would be camping and was wondering about Bugs and other wildlife issues (bear's and camp food, etc...).

Any advice or local...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-29-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 32,716
Posted By 14Traits
anyone know how well it handles or does not...

anyone know how well it handles or does not handle tracks instead of routes?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-28-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 19,867
Posted By 14Traits
How do you know this? I also was turned off...

How do you know this?

I also was turned off by the lack of XM weather/radio but the more I think about it, the more I think I would be ok with it.

I don't really want them to make me a better...
Forum: Racing 06-03-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,704
Views: 255,538
Posted By 14Traits
Ted, got my book on Thursday. I haven't made it...

Ted, got my book on Thursday. I haven't made it halfway through yet. But damn fine job!!!!!!! I knew it would be good, but I am still blown away.

If your ever in the Chicago area or I make it to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-09-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 31,392
Posted By 14Traits
Thumb Just stumbled upon this ride report. All I...

Just stumbled upon this ride report.

All I can say is Bravo Zulu!

And that you have the respect of this Marine. :devildog
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-03-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15,686
Views: 771,305
Posted By 14Traits
Well that figures, teaching a BRC one weekend and...

Well that figures, teaching a BRC one weekend and already have plans to ride the TWAT the other.
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 185,816
Posted By 14Traits
Looking forward to meeting you tonight and...

Looking forward to meeting you tonight and hearing some tales from your travels.

Also there is an REI store very close, tell Mike or Carey to give you a loner bike or a ride there!

Link to Map...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 131,834
Posted By 14Traits
A set of these came with my 1200 GS Adv when I...

A set of these came with my 1200 GS Adv when I bought her last may. I got 12k out of the rear tire and still running the front tire.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-06-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3,546
Views: 595,887
Posted By 14Traits
Emmbeedee and HardWorkingDog, thanks for the...

Emmbeedee and HardWorkingDog, thanks for the answers.

I remembered reading something about them being the same in the thread eariler, however it seems crazy to me they would sell the same thing...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-06-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3,546
Views: 595,887
Posted By 14Traits
Question Ok so best buy as reported has one for 59.99...

Ok so best buy as reported has one for 59.99 which is the silver model.

So my questions is there a difference between the silver and the orange?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-05-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2,548
Views: 137,123
Posted By 14Traits
So annoyed that I missed this, oh well live and...

So annoyed that I missed this, oh well live and learn as the thread is now saved in the favorites....

See you all next time!:freaky
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-03-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15,686
Views: 771,305
Posted By 14Traits
:D heh talk about stirring the pot... I only...

:D heh talk about stirring the pot...

I only asked in the case I was missing something, as I am not originally from here and still don't totally feel like a local (moved here in 2006 after 8 years...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-03-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15,686
Views: 771,305
Posted By 14Traits
Question Hey all, I try to lurk instead of post but I am...

Hey all, I try to lurk instead of post but I am looking for advice/recommendations. I own a GS Adventure and looking for more places to ride off-road to continue to work on skills from my RawHyde...
Forum: Racing 03-07-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,704
Views: 255,538
Posted By 14Traits
Your Order ID is: #1026 Damn had to wait...

Your Order ID is: #1026

Damn had to wait till got paid, looking forward to this.

Thanks for putting in the hard work into this :freaky
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6,638
Views: 2,638,570
Posted By 14Traits
http://www.packitgourmet.com/ Something...

http://www.packitgourmet.com/

Something similar to the AU site. They cater to backpackers but since both sports tend to like to shed weight were possible.
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 120,114
Posted By 14Traits
Bluhduh Nope and about 2012, the magic 8 ball said "Reply...

Nope and about 2012, the magic 8 ball said "Reply hazy, try again..." :rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Racing 02-01-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 717,642
Posted By 14Traits
I am in for this as long as it's not on a weekend...

I am in for this as long as it's not on a weekend I am teaching motorcycle classes. :freaky

oh and +1 on info on those work shirts. :deal
Forum: Racing 01-15-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 717,642
Posted By 14Traits
:clap:clap:clap WAY TO GO NED!!!:clap:clap:clap

:clap:clap:clap WAY TO GO NED!!!:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Racing 01-06-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 717,642
Posted By 14Traits
Thanks Nate, and Thanks Ned!!!!! GO NED...

Thanks Nate, and Thanks Ned!!!!!

GO NED GO!!!!
Forum: Racing 01-06-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,265,876
Posted By 14Traits
Top Things I have learned this Dakar

1. Proper nomenclature for a Quad or ATV is "Retard Chariot" per F5 Dakar Rule Book :deal
2. In Canada, it's pronounced "pend-'eh-hoe" :lol3
3. Deadly seems to have bad karma vibes for rims on...
Forum: Racing 01-06-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 717,642
Posted By 14Traits
LOL :lol3 I suddenly had a mental picture...

LOL :lol3

I suddenly had a mental picture of Capt Jack Sparrow "Why are all the comma's there...." :lol3
Forum: Racing 01-06-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 717,642
Posted By 14Traits
Fixed per official F5 Dakar nomenclature per...

Fixed per official F5 Dakar nomenclature per "mountainman's wife" :D
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-06-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15,686
Views: 771,305
Posted By 14Traits
Wink Sunday Brunch @ Starved Rock

I am organizing a group of riders who are going to meet for Sunday brunch at the Starved Rock Lodge while the weather is warmer than normal for Jan in Chi-town area. Thought it would be cool to meet...
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