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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,404
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Man, that spot looks familiar! ...

Man, that spot looks familiar!

http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wannabe/Meet%20In%20The%20Middle%202/IMG_2626_zpscc55523d.jpg

Awesome ride, well worth doing. Exposed, but not too...
Forum: Hacks 07-28-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6,362
Views: 2,309,236
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Took a trip down to the Ridge Motorsports Park...

Took a trip down to the Ridge Motorsports Park yesterday to take a look at what may be my next money loosing scheme. Good people, friendly and keen to get other rigs out there.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,645
Posted By whitham_wannabe
I got my first race bike back ... ...

I got my first race bike back ...

http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wannabe/No37_zps4c6133de.jpg

I raced it for a year, then had it as a back up for the second. At the end of the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-19-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,191
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Can't really blame the GPS, but ... ...

Can't really blame the GPS, but ...

http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wannabe/IMG_2667_zpsc67e0790.jpg

This one, however ......
Forum: Hacks 07-09-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6,362
Views: 2,309,236
Posted By whitham_wannabe
One of our M10 camera stabilization gimbals in...

One of our M10 camera stabilization gimbals in use in a sidecar ... :clap

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BnDmITgCIAAE1OA.jpg:large
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,444
Posted By whitham_wannabe
^ This. Avoidance is the only guarantee. ...

^ This. Avoidance is the only guarantee.

After nearly a decade of road racing, I had racked up 26 crashes, and the only pain was from burns after sliding from 125mph, generally being beat up from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,177
Posted By whitham_wannabe
There's some interesting replies in here ... I...

There's some interesting replies in here ... I have the same problem. My girlfriend (live together) rides a DRZ, about the most reliable bike know to man. Last summer, things conspired that I hadn't...
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6,362
Views: 2,309,236
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Had the 800 all loaded up ready to roll for a...

Had the 800 all loaded up ready to roll for a trip out to meet the family at the coast this weekend, and then decided that it had been way too long since I'd taken the sidecar on a decent trip. Threw...
Forum: Hacks 06-11-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Is that all he carried in there ...?! Jeez, he...

Is that all he carried in there ...?! Jeez, he should come to an ADV rally and see all the crap that gets crammed in for a an average weekend ride.

And the British versions ...
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-06-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By whitham_wannabe
This is a canoe deck bag, 100% waterproof, six...

This is a canoe deck bag, 100% waterproof, six cinch tie downs, nice little bungee net on top, that I used until I learned how to pack right. I think it cost me $20 on closeout.
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,645
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Chris heads off in one direction at 70mph, and I...

Chris heads off in one direction at 70mph, and I in the other at the same. Very soon, we are hundreds of miles apart, having been mostly inseperable for the last 7 days.

North from Mono Lake, I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-03-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 45,144
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Borrowed my friend Chris' DRZ for a quick trip to...

Borrowed my friend Chris' DRZ for a quick trip to the motocross track when I was visiting a few months ago.

http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wannabe/IMG_2440_zps1a076513.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 06-02-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6,362
Views: 2,309,236
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Cool story of the first woman to race in...

Cool story of the first woman to race in Motorcycle Grand Prix.

http://cdn05.motorsportretro.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/continental-circus.jpg

<iframe width="560" height="315"...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,645
Posted By whitham_wannabe
In Moab, I got stung by something unseen in the...

In Moab, I got stung by something unseen in the night. Though Chris suggested it was a wasp, I think it was probably a scorpion, or rattlesnake or something deadly, I am just too tough to notice...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,645
Posted By whitham_wannabe
After a glorious night under a full moon, that...

After a glorious night under a full moon, that lit up the canyon walls with ghostly clarity, we made our exit from Moab. Our stay here was far too short, but I think if I stayed here a lifetime, the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-29-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3,997
Views: 946,699
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Old cabin where we spent the night in the middle...

Old cabin where we spent the night in the middle of Nevada.

http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wannabe/Meet%20In%20The%20Middle%202/DSC_0246_zpsd37d9f47.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-27-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 289,433
Posted By whitham_wannabe
In 1993, after finishing college, my friend Chris...

In 1993, after finishing college, my friend Chris and I rode across the US by bicycle. Just south of Hite, Utah he took this picture of me. The picture has been in my Dad's attic for about 15 years,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,645
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Ah, a full day in Moab's red rock canyons. But...

Ah, a full day in Moab's red rock canyons. But with only one day in town, which of the many options to choose?

We plumped for the magnificent White Rim Trail, a 100 mile off road loop around the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,645
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Running into Eric from Drone Dudes while we were...

Running into Eric from Drone Dudes while we were at Bonneville was a trip - this was his first paid gig with his M5 gimbal, which I designed. Small world, huh ...?!

Bonneville is a very cool place...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,645
Posted By whitham_wannabe
http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wa...

http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wannabe/Meet%20In%20The%20Middle%202/DSC_0063_zps22d4b9bf.jpg

Feeling suitably refreshed from our trials and tribulations in just getting here, we...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-22-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2,601
Views: 341,202
Posted By whitham_wannabe
http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wa...

http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wannabe/Meet%20In%20The%20Middle%202/DSC_0246_zpsd37d9f47.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,645
Posted By whitham_wannabe
The Prequel - Ropey's story.

Officially I had allocated Saturday to the ride from Seattle to Alturas, but very soon decided to leave straight from work on Friday, put a few miles in and be first at one of our rendevous for once....
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,645
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Meet in the Middle II : Nevada and Utah

It's time for Twisted Melon to go riding again.

Following on from our most successful format, Chris (Bondy) and I decided to meet in the middle, between our homes in Seattle and San Diego. The...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 52,230
Posted By whitham_wannabe
http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wa...

http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wannabe/Meet%20In%20The%20Middle%202/IMG_2626_zpscc55523d.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-02-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8,527
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,140,038
Posted By whitham_wannabe
FS TE310R and TE449, Woodinville, WA

Posted over in the regular Flea Market here (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=974851), but thought there may be some interest in the local market.

Two virtually unused Huskys (less than...
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,747
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Fantastic that you met up with them :clap ...

Fantastic that you met up with them :clap

This is Bruce ...

<iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/90069395" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen...
Forum: Racing 03-27-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4,542
Views: 527,511
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Yeah, yeah, my bad .... looked at thread titles,...

Yeah, yeah, my bad .... looked at thread titles, saw nothing, didn't think to check the bivouac.

That's what you get for being over excited about the reemergence of the rampant lion.
Forum: Racing 03-27-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4,542
Views: 527,511
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Peugeot is back in the Dakar

Awesome, for anyone that remembers the 4 wins in 4 starts that they managed a quarter of a century ago.

Sainz and Depres in the hot seat.

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Forum: Racing 03-13-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 106,130
Posted By whitham_wannabe
I am completely the opposite ... haven't watched...

I am completely the opposite ... haven't watched much for several years, after hardly missing a race for the previous 25.

With one team dominating like RB, it just lost the spark for me, the sport...
Forum: Hacks 03-08-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6,362
Views: 2,309,236
Posted By whitham_wannabe
http://cdn.sobadsogood.net/wp-content/uploads/Weir...

http://cdn.sobadsogood.net/wp-content/uploads/Weird-Wonderful-Historical-Photographs-8.jpg
Forum: Hacks 03-06-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,747
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Thanks, though credit where it's due, the green...

Thanks, though credit where it's due, the green machine was built by Chris (BMWEURO) at Boxer Metal (http://boxermetal.com/). I'm sure he'd put another one together for you, if you ask him nicely...
Forum: Hacks 02-25-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6,362
Views: 2,309,236
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Now it does ... :D ...

Now it does ... :D

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj166/brit711/007_zpsdda34099.jpg

You need tags ...
Forum: Hacks 02-12-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6,362
Views: 2,309,236
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Stolen from the WTF thread ... ...

Stolen from the WTF thread ...

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...
Forum: Hacks 02-05-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6,362
Views: 2,309,236
Posted By whitham_wannabe
If there any CAD jockeys out there, there is a...

If there any CAD jockeys out there, there is a very nice M-72 sidecar model available for free download over at GrabCAD.

Here...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-04-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,595
Posted By whitham_wannabe
I had the pleasure of teaming up with Shaun...

I had the pleasure of teaming up with Shaun Harris for Daytona a few years back, and he told some fantastic stories about his rides on the Britten at the TT ... Funnily enough, another friend was at...
Forum: Racing 01-21-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 894
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Everything - we had hit the dirt track the day...

Everything - we had hit the dirt track the day before on a full fat DRZ (lights, mirrors and all), after hitting the Captain Morgan way too hard the night before that, so all around I was suffering. ...
Forum: Racing 01-21-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 894
Posted By whitham_wannabe
This is funny, because I flew down and did the...

This is funny, because I flew down and did the same class on Sunday!

I agree totally with what you say - tonne of fun, laid back, doesn't care too much if you crash and all the track time you can...
Forum: Racing 01-20-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 616
Views: 65,866
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Excellent post, Troy. Furthermore, be...

Excellent post, Troy.

Furthermore, be grateful that the teams have the approach that there is no number one driver from the start (unlike F1). They let the race run its course, and then tell...
Forum: Hacks 01-17-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6,362
Views: 2,309,236
Posted By whitham_wannabe
http://cdn05.motorsportretro.com/wp-content/upload...

http://cdn05.motorsportretro.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/MV-750-side-car-7.jpg

http://cdn05.motorsportretro.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/MV-750-side-car-1.jpg

If you have some money...
Forum: Racing 01-02-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 616
Views: 65,866
Posted By whitham_wannabe
2 engines 6 turbos 8,5 seconds 0/60 12...

2 engines
6 turbos
8,5 seconds 0/60
12 cylinders
23,2 l capacity
1220 bhp
4700 Nm
10500 Kg

Good little summary here ...
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