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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-16-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5,549
Views: 219,571
Posted By RevChris
Just a little reminder about the movie tonight--...

Just a little reminder about the movie tonight-- I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle, Rocket to Venus, 9pm.
They stop serving foods at 9, according to their web page (they keep changing that on me) so go...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-08-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5,549
Views: 219,571
Posted By RevChris
Just to let y'all know, this is a thing that is...

Just to let y'all know, this is a thing that is happening tonight and next Saturday-- Timonium indoor flat track races.

http://www.bctra.com/timonium.htm
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-07-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5,549
Views: 219,571
Posted By RevChris
Hey Jax! Yeah, I saw Noah last weekend. He...

Hey Jax!
Yeah, I saw Noah last weekend. He seems to be doing well. I think something was wrong with his vstrom, not sure if that's still the case.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-07-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5,549
Views: 219,571
Posted By RevChris
I am indeed, Thanks, Dynamick. Hopefully this...

I am indeed, Thanks, Dynamick.
Hopefully this will be the first of many, as I've got a bunch of things I'd like to show, from bike-sploitation movies to moto travel documentaries. I'm aiming for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 105,990
Posted By RevChris
Motorcycling and sex are really the only pastimes...

Motorcycling and sex are really the only pastimes where total strangers will try to convince you that protective gear is overrated.
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8,533
Views: 2,091,662
Posted By RevChris
60 second exposure, 12 seconds of flashlight,...

60 second exposure, 12 seconds of flashlight, several hours of nothing to do. And that's a saddlebag bracket thing to keep the bag off the muffler. I got the idea from motojournalism.com. Mine is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8,533
Views: 2,091,662
Posted By RevChris
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u312/revcbl/bik...

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u312/revcbl/bikewstars.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 1,314,644
Posted By RevChris
I had to drill out both of them yesterday. With a...

I had to drill out both of them yesterday. With a borrowed drill. In a Home Depot parking lot in New Hampshire after they let go on the superslab (which is an interesting feeling, but not quite as...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 06-11-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,243
Sticky: TetS
Views: 113,317
Posted By RevChris
I got the files. Thanks to everybody who worked...

I got the files. Thanks to everybody who worked on this.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-04-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 30,767
Views: 1,484,077
Posted By RevChris
Thanks! Yeah, Wreckchecker is correct. I have a...

Thanks!
Yeah, Wreckchecker is correct. I have a little battery pack that hooks to it, and I can then use that to charge my phone or camera or whatever. I still have to plug things in whenever...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-04-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 30,767
Views: 1,484,077
Posted By RevChris
Hi SMIBs, It's Chris, your friend from...

Hi SMIBs,

It's Chris, your friend from Baltimore, here. Please excuse the blatant self-promotion, but I met some of you guys at the Rawhyde thing last year, and did the Labrador trip at roughly...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 23,007
Posted By RevChris
The REI attic/garage sales are a great place for...

The REI attic/garage sales are a great place for tents, just check them out thoroughly-- I've seen some shredded returned tents. Also, you'll end up with a bunch of crap you don't need because it was...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-29-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2,169
Views: 1,087,979
Posted By RevChris
Sorry about the small sizes, I should really...

Sorry about the small sizes, I should really upload bigger ones.

Cartwright, NL

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u312/revcbl/Baltimore%20to%20Newfoundland/CartwrightCampSite-1.jpg

Las...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-29-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4,116
Views: 1,003,551
Posted By RevChris
Abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike

This is an abandoned stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u312/revcbl/IMG_0411.jpg

As seen in "The Road."
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,072
Posted By RevChris
Sorry, that's too subtle for me. Can you please...

Sorry, that's too subtle for me. Can you please use a racial epithet?
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,081
Posted By RevChris
I have that set for car camping, but I find it a...

I have that set for car camping, but I find it a bit bulky to carry on the bike. I've had good luck with the Jetboil and a pot stand for an extra small pot/pan combo. That works for my limited camp...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,010
Posted By RevChris
We don't have standards for them in this country,...

We don't have standards for them in this country, but they go by the European system like CE armor. Back protectors go by EN 1621-2:2003, and there are a few levels of rating. They drop some kind of...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,010
Posted By RevChris
Heh. "Bohn strap on." Anyways... I have a...

Heh. "Bohn strap on."

Anyways... I have a Knox Ricochet that's a couple of years old and should probably be upgraded to the more comfortable/protective Forcefield model. Webbike has a good review...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,194
Posted By RevChris
Well, you'll notice there's nothing in those...

Well, you'll notice there's nothing in those pictures that wouldn't stand still while I took several hundred shots.

One other thing about the LX5-- it's got a Leica lens. They even have a...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,194
Posted By RevChris
I'll put in a plug for the Panasonic Lumix...

I'll put in a plug for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 mentioned above. I got a refurbished one last year, and it's been fantastic, more like the non-digital cameras I trained on way back when, with all...
Forum: Americas 01-06-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 123,228
Posted By RevChris
Greetings, SMIBs! Just wanted to say hello...

Greetings, SMIBs!

Just wanted to say hello and that I'm also thinking about doing the continental divide this summer, so for the second year in a row, I'll be following your planning thread with...
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2011, 05:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,136
Posted By RevChris
Well, it only happens when you go fast.:evil ...

Well, it only happens when you go fast.:evil

I've had the low fender on mine for a few years, without the fork brace. It may do a little bit for windage, but I don't know that it has that much...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 8,533
Views: 2,091,662
Posted By RevChris
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u312/revcbl/Bal...

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u312/revcbl/Baltimore%20to%20Newfoundland/DriverAlert500N.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,693
Posted By RevChris
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u312/revcbl/Bik...

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u312/revcbl/BikeHeadlight.jpg

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u312/revcbl/KLR1.jpg

Truth be told, those headlights both suck, and the small lights are...
Forum: Vendors 09-22-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,737
Posted By RevChris
I like the idea. I registered, and I'll set it up...

I like the idea. I registered, and I'll set it up when I find my spot url.
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,363
Posted By RevChris
Ah, thanks all. I'll have to take another...

Ah, thanks all.

I'll have to take another look for that mystery hose, it's dark out now. The coolant probably did route out the back, but I was stopped, so it just dripped down. It's a 2007,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,363
Posted By RevChris
KLR 650 Coolant 'splosion

Greetings citizens,

Okay, so a funny thing happened to me on the way home today. I was stuck in stop and go traffic, when all the coolant jumped out of my overflow bottle and onto the back tire. I...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-27-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,876
Posted By RevChris
I'm with LR on the GPS, actually. I don't even...

I'm with LR on the GPS, actually. I don't even like printed Google Maps. I like having an regular map, even a digital map, rather than directions. Makes me pay more attention to where I am. I've...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-26-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,876
Posted By RevChris
Pffft. Modern "adventurers" and their candy-ass...

Pffft. Modern "adventurers" and their candy-ass mechanical compasses. Dead reckoning's the only way to navigate a motorbike.

Seriously, though. You could throw a dart at a timeline of all human...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 08-26-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1,243
Sticky: TetS
Views: 113,317
Posted By RevChris
Got the Doc, thank you.

Got the Doc, thank you.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 08-26-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,455
Sticky: Tet
Views: 142,557
Posted By RevChris
PDF received, thanks for all the work on this.

PDF received, thanks for all the work on this.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-26-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 32,058
Posted By RevChris
You may get a shot at Mods vs. Rockers. They...

You may get a shot at Mods vs. Rockers. They rescheduled to Sept. 10 due to impending hurricane.
http://www.charmcitymodsvsrockers.com/
Forum: Trip Planning 08-26-2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,876
Posted By RevChris
Fair enough, but Spot seems an arbitrary place to...

Fair enough, but Spot seems an arbitrary place to draw the line.

It's just riding a motorcycle, not dog-sledding to the moon. No need to get all Survivorman on the OP.
Forum: Trip Planning 08-25-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,876
Posted By RevChris
No difference at all. You're in a remote place,...

No difference at all. You're in a remote place, you're out of options, do you call for help or not?
You've made your choice, and that's fine. Ride your own ride. Doesn't make somebody else a pussy...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-25-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 32,058
Posted By RevChris
MotoJ, Just saw your bike over at Tom's place,...

MotoJ,
Just saw your bike over at Tom's place, and he told me about this thread. It looks awesome, you guys have done some great work. Bringing it to Peter's for first Thursday?
Cheers,
Chris
Forum: Americas 08-25-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,749
Posted By RevChris
I was there a couple of weeks ago. Once you get...

I was there a couple of weeks ago. Once you get up there, just ask around in the towns. Everybody's incredibly friendly and will point you toward a good spot to camp.

A couple of standouts for me...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2011, 06:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,712
Posted By RevChris
That's one of the spacers I recently replaced...

That's one of the spacers I recently replaced after the shop suggested one of them was allowing the sprocket to move. It was still there (and still is) and no swingarm issues.

Your way of checking...
Forum: Americas 08-25-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,299
Posted By RevChris
I went from Baltimore to California and back on...

I went from Baltimore to California and back on my KLR last year. It was a great trip. Definitely take a full day to see the Grand Canyon, even if you have to skip something else.

You may find the...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-24-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,876
Posted By RevChris
I disagree, but I've got a wife and parents, so...

I disagree, but I've got a wife and parents, so Spot makes going away for a month by myself a much easier sell. Then again, I also took an EPIRB when I sailed across the Atlantic, so I'm kind of a...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-24-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,388
Posted By RevChris
I have the Amago rod from Tenkara USA. I like it,...

I have the Amago rod from Tenkara USA. I like it, although I've only used it a handful of times. I'm new to fly fishing, but wanted something I could carry on the bike while camping without much...
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