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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-25-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2,119
Views: 152,498
Posted By solohvs
Spring Is Here

Good Morning ALL.

It's 24 degrees out there this morning, but I'm hoping that will change for the better over then few weeks. The sooner the better!

I'm in Valley Forge PA if anyone is...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-20-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 2,119
Views: 152,498
Posted By solohvs
Snow

At this rate there might be a lot of snow left in Pennsylvania by the end of March.
Is it me or is this MORE snow than usual?

I have a week off between March 29 and April 5. Headed south. I'll...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-03-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2,119
Views: 152,498
Posted By solohvs
Canada

Thanks people for the comments.

I did Nova Scotia three years ago on my F800gs. Cape Breton and a lot of camping. With the ferry running out of Portland this year I can pick up a day of travel and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-03-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2,119
Views: 152,498
Posted By solohvs
West Virginia

That shot looks a lot like the Dolly Sods Wilderness....
Lots of really great forest service roads.

The Seneca Rocks area is my favorite.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-03-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 2,119
Views: 152,498
Posted By solohvs
Newfoundland trip in JUNE 2015

Hello People.

I'm working through the details and planning a trip to Canada for June.
Day one will be to drive to Portland and catch the ferry to Nova Scotia.
Day two get me to North Sydney and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-11-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2,119
Views: 152,498
Posted By solohvs
December Ride

Sunday - Valley Forge Area.

Who wants to ride Sunday, December 14?
48 degrees forecast - good enough for me.

Mac Pac Breakfast?

BT
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-05-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 2,119
Views: 152,498
Posted By solohvs
winter

The roads are not covered with snow and ice so I'll be riding this weekend.
The long term weather forecast is for some "above average" temps later in December. Maybe?

But I still connect to the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-10-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 2,119
Views: 152,498
Posted By solohvs
Winter

I'm in the Valley Forge area.
And I'll try to ride all winter so long as there is no snow and ice.

Brian
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-18-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 33,603
Posted By solohvs
back to the front page

I'm traveling to the Skyline Drive and back tomorrow.
Anyone want to get in on a nice long day of riding.

BT
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-01-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,831
Posted By solohvs
More Mont Co

Just trying to get us back on the front page.

Riding this Sunday from Mont Clare / Oaks.
We got us a new Wawa... can't stand the excitement.

BT
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-01-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 17,603
Posted By solohvs
Rain

I will definitely rain.
But it won't rain indefinitely.

Sunday ride for me.

BT
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-24-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 33,603
Posted By solohvs
Local

Spring City is so close.
I'm in Valley Forge. The cold weather will be here before we know it!

Color In The Catskills? Or closer.

BT
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-11-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 33,603
Posted By solohvs
Saturday 9/13 - Sunday 9/14

I work until noon on Saturday... but then I have the weekend off.
Anyone in for Saturday afternoon or Sunday - all day?

BT
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-06-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 33,603
Posted By solohvs
Storms All Afternoon

I seem to be stuck in the same pattern today.
I went from one thunder storm to another...

But tomorrow is supposed to be nicer!

Congratulations on the GS AllBlak.
I wonder if that means you...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-16-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2,119
Views: 152,498
Posted By solohvs
Valley Forge PA

Chester County.
Big ADV bike, so no single track for me.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-03-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,831
Posted By solohvs
Valley Forge

East Norriton is close by... we should ride some time.
I have a business near the new hospital.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-03-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 33,603
Posted By solohvs
Valley Forge

I'm looking to join up with local riders for day trips or longer.
Who wants to get out of the house?

BT
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-29-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,563
Posted By solohvs
ADK Camping

I'm a little late with this post, but I just returned from six days camping in the Lake Placid area.

Meadowbrook Campground is just outside Lake Placid in Ray Brook and a great choice for the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-29-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,831
Posted By solohvs
Valley Forge PA

Hello People,

I live and ride in Montgomery County Pennsylvania.
Anyone want to get out and ride?
Local or Long Distance - all season / all weather.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-19-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2,119
Views: 152,498
Posted By solohvs
Valley Forge

OK, I live in Mont Clare which is just a few minutes away. But no one seems to connect with the name.

Valley Forge - checking in. R1200GS and I ride year round unless there is ice or snow on the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-09-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,172
Posted By solohvs
ADK Italian

The kayak guy got it right. I've always got a good meal in Nona Fina.
The grilled chicken on my Caesar Salad was spot on - perfect.

OK, I paddled Lows Lake for 10 hours before I had that meal,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By solohvs
Zega Pro

I removed the box from the bike and put it in the bath tub.
Underwater and not a drop gets inside. As in submerged.

On the bike again... half a cup of water after a night on rain. And it matter...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,976
Posted By solohvs
R1200GS Touratech SOLO Top Case Mount

BMW R1200GS owners with a Vario Top Case have an option to the standard luggage mount. If you don’t like the top box sitting (back) above the tail light you can remove the passenger seat and move...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-27-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 2,119
Views: 152,498
Posted By solohvs
Delaware Valley

Is there a "regular" ride in the Philadelphia area for adventure specific bikes?
I have a R1200GS and would be interested in whatever choices might be out there for a big bike.

For a while there...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-04-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2,119
Views: 152,498
Posted By solohvs
zzzzzzzzzz

We all dozed off....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-30-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 2,119
Views: 152,498
Posted By solohvs
the parking lot thing

Color in The Catskills BMW Rallye had a motorcycle officer with the NY State Police who could turn his Harley on a dime and maneuver slow with never a wobble. He put us all to shame - but was...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,883
Posted By solohvs
Wear

I get the same wear. The rear tire get replaced because of wear and the front from the cupping. My F800GS had Ohlins suspension front and rear, so that didn't resolve the issue.

The R1200GS I test...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,883
Posted By solohvs
Tire Threads

It just looked like an interesting alternative to the TKC's, etc.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,883
Posted By solohvs
We have a new tire choice - Metzler Karoo 3

Has anyone purchased a Metzler Karoo 3 for their big bore motorcycle?
The local dealer said that they might be available April 15th.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-13-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 2,119
Views: 152,498
Posted By solohvs
Start

My wife sprained her ankle at work yesterday. I promised to help her get her day started before I disappeared for parts unknown. No housework and no chores - that's all done.

And the conditions do...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-13-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 2,119
Views: 152,498
Posted By solohvs
Staying Local

The spring ride thread was very enticing. I switched up to an R1200GS from an F800GS with full Ohlins suspension so my single track days are over or limited.

Dual sport ride means more DIRT?...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-20-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2,119
Views: 152,498
Posted By solohvs
Valley Forge

OK - who is riding big bikes near Valley Forge these days.
I have a BMW R1200GS and I'm looking to ride on a regular
basis - road or dirt road or mild off road.

Does anyone want to get out of...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-12-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,277
Posted By solohvs
Florida S A N D

I'll try not to bury the big BMW in the sand.

I can remember a downhill "dead end" that was gated in Maine.
It required a very tight U-turn to reverse direction. I pushed and pulled for what...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-12-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,659
Posted By solohvs
Rd 350

I rode my bike to high school every day. Graduated in 74 so the 73 date makes complete sense. In college I bought a wrecked RD and painted it with yellow and black Yamaha colors... always worried the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-11-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,659
Posted By solohvs
Rd350

1972.
First production bike to have a disc brake AND a six speed gearbox.
Cycle World Mag voted it the motorcycle "most likely to lose your license on".

Dunlop K81's, Koni Shocks and....
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-10-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,372
Posted By solohvs
Hospitality

I was curious to see what a fellow rider needed in the Philly area.
My business has a 6000 square foot building and my bike stuff ALWAYS takes up one corner - out of the way.
I'm in suburban...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-02-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,277
Posted By solohvs
Easter

I'll be down the week before EASTER.
About March 24th is I get out of town on time.

The welder still has my side stand - making the footprint bigger.
But I don't have any extensive mechanical...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-26-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,277
Posted By solohvs
Soft Tires

I will bring my air pump and let the tire squat down a little.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-25-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,277
Posted By solohvs
Florida S A N D

This sounds like the Florida guys have as many words for sand as the eskimos have words for snow.

Does the red sand pack down better than the....never mind, I'm going to find out for myself. And I...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-25-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,277
Posted By solohvs
Ocala National Forest - dirt roads

Hello People.

My next trip has me traveling from Pennsylvania to Florida to camp and ride the Ocala National Forest - March 2013.

Does anyone want to comment on what dirt roads my R1200GS can...
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