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Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 04:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By manfromthestix
YUMMY! I mean, GORGEOUS! I moved to Virginia...

YUMMY! I mean, GORGEOUS! I moved to Virginia seven years ago from Wyoming and have wanted to get up and see Acadia ever since, but life has just been too busy to pull it off. It's looking like next...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,019
Posted By manfromthestix
Hey Frank! I see you've been proselytizing about...

Hey Frank! I see you've been proselytizing about the quality riding around the Lander/South Pass area. Bring it on - motorcyclists are the best kind of tourists there are!



Oh man, if you're...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,019
Posted By manfromthestix
You guys are killing me with envy! I lived in...

You guys are killing me with envy! I lived in Lander, Wyoming for many years before moving to Virginia seven years ago. I would LOVE to get back there and ride some of my favorites again, but alas, I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-22-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By manfromthestix
You got a keeper there, Buddy! ...

You got a keeper there, Buddy!

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu312/LittleBuddy73/Kendall%20Mtn%20Run%20Silvertion%20CO/IMG_3808_zps7d818301.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,840
Posted By manfromthestix
Yellowstone

There's some beautiful scenery in Yellowstone, but too many cages to look out for


You guys hit it during peak tourist traffic time. If you get a chance you should go back in mid-September to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,840
Posted By manfromthestix
More gorgeous photos! Man, sometimes I really...

More gorgeous photos! Man, sometimes I really miss the Rocky Mountain west for the wide open vistas. This photo in particular brings back memories of 1000's of hours spent exploring out there...
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,136
Posted By manfromthestix
Jealousy...

At almost 57 years of age with a demanding job, a wife who owns a demanding private business, and all those other pressures of daily life I am sincerely jealous of your freedom. Life is very good...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,840
Posted By manfromthestix
Great ride report! I lived in Wyoming for many...

Great ride report! I lived in Wyoming for many years before moving to Virginia and rode everything out there many times, so your report was a nice trip down memory lane. I don't doubt you fought the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 58,544
Posted By manfromthestix
The Real Deal

I am pleased to see Indian making a come-back but I still prefer the "real deal". My neighbor restores old motorcycles and this was a recent project, I think late 1940's model Scout (650cc?):
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-05-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,885
Posted By manfromthestix
I'm not sure exactly what will be going on at...

I'm not sure exactly what will be going on at that time but I should be around. As the time gets closer give a shout and I'll see what I can do to hook up with you guys.

Every year the VDOT...
Forum: Trials 07-30-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,144
Posted By manfromthestix
MAV-TV is channel 248 on my Dish Network line-up...

MAV-TV is channel 248 on my Dish Network line-up but I do not currently get that one, of course. I can add it to my current package for only $4 per month, though. I already pay $107 per month for...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-29-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,885
Posted By manfromthestix
We found a route that took us through a mountain...

We found a route that took us through a mountain pass with roads that were barely 1 car wide. YES!!!! Nasty, slow and technical are all terms that describe the riding...It was perfect! Off camber...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-29-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,885
Posted By manfromthestix
I live about 150 miles due west of you and it's a...

I live about 150 miles due west of you and it's a completely different world out here. We're more like the throwback 1950's towns in Georgia than the big city. I feel for you guys that have to travel...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-27-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,372
Posted By manfromthestix
That's one of my dreams, to ride the Alps and...

That's one of my dreams, to ride the Alps and experience stuff like that. I watched parts of the "Tour de Suisse" bicycle race a few weeks ago drooling over the roads those guys were riding. And the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5,094
Views: 283,271
Posted By manfromthestix
I guess I'm extremely lucky to live in an area...

I guess I'm extremely lucky to live in an area with fabulous cycling roads and very little traffic. I work from home most days and try to take a nice ride over my lunch break when time and weather...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-22-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,372
Posted By manfromthestix
They must have put some new signs up recently. ...

They must have put some new signs up recently. We were up there a few weeks ago and someone had stolen the two signs near Irish Gap. I smile every time I see them...

Doug
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-18-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,372
Posted By manfromthestix
I'm glad you've had such a nice time touring my...

I'm glad you've had such a nice time touring my back yard! It's a beautiful place. Now that you know your way around you'll have to come back in Spring when literally everything is blooming, and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-17-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,372
Posted By manfromthestix
My wife and I rode the BRP from Lexington (well,...

My wife and I rode the BRP from Lexington (well, actually Buena Vista, VA at MM45) to Boone, NC in mid-August a couple years ago, toured around that area, then rode the BRP back. The trip down was...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-17-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,372
Posted By manfromthestix
I live just a few miles west of the BRP (nearest...

I live just a few miles west of the BRP (nearest access is Hwy 60 at MM45) and ride it a LOT, and almost never at the posted speeds. My office is in Roanoke and I'll sometimes get on the BRP there...
Forum: Face plant 07-17-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,979
Posted By manfromthestix
:lol3 It was kind of hard to read, maybe...

:lol3

It was kind of hard to read, maybe he was still adrenaline-addled when he typed it.

Glad you're OK after such a close call. Surviving a crash is one thing, but I worry about other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,475
Posted By manfromthestix
This is great advice! I've bought five bikes...

This is great advice! I've bought five bikes like this and had mostly good experiences. I bought my 1150GS from a guy in Arizona who had listed it on Cycle Trader, a service I've found to be less...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,161
Posted By manfromthestix
I think it's quite a good question, actually. My...

I think it's quite a good question, actually. My wife is a very small lady and the only bikes we could find to fit her are small-displacement bikes. Not only can't she reach the ground on bigger...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,161
Posted By manfromthestix
A new law came into effect July 1 in Virginia...

A new law came into effect July 1 in Virginia establishing the speed limit on ALL dirt roads at 35 MPH and the LEO's say they will be enforcing the new limit. Even on my little WR250R I can bust...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-08-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
Posted By manfromthestix
I wouldn't recommend it if you're running...

I wouldn't recommend it if you're running knobbies... :lol3
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-08-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
Posted By manfromthestix
My home range!

Excellent report! Way to make it fun even if the weather didn't cooperate. Like they say, if you don't like the weather just wait five minutes. My wife gives me crap for taking so much gear on a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,457
Posted By manfromthestix
Hillbilly wisdom/gospel! :lol3 I've ridden...

Hillbilly wisdom/gospel! :lol3

I've ridden since I was about 5 years old and am now 56. I can't begin to count the number of times I've biffed on dirt bikes (motocross, flat track, trials,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-03-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By manfromthestix
I envy your freedom! I live in the middle of the...

I envy your freedom! I live in the middle of the gorgeous country you're riding through and can't find the time between work and other responsibilities to get out and ride it very often so I have to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-27-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7,774
Views: 7,081,268
Posted By manfromthestix
My wife still wears bell bottoms and looks very...

My wife still wears bell bottoms and looks very fetching in them :evil. We might be getting older, but we ain't dead yet by Gawd.

Doug
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-27-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7,774
Views: 7,081,268
Posted By manfromthestix
That's a sad story, sad ending for a fantastic...

That's a sad story, sad ending for a fantastic bike. When I was much younger I had completely restored a 1966 Chevelle Super Sport with 396 V8, four speed, two door, etc. with all new interior and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-27-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 7,774
Views: 7,081,268
Posted By manfromthestix
You get an A+ for trying!! I have done the same...

You get an A+ for trying!! I have done the same thing... My wife wanted to learn to ride so we got her a beautiful little Suzuki TU250X (she's a small lady) and it got ridden 360 miles in 3 years,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By manfromthestix
This is what my 1997 R1100RT pivot bearings...

This is what my 1997 R1100RT pivot bearings looked like when I decided I couldn't adjust the slack out of them any longer:
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-26-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 7,774
Views: 7,081,268
Posted By manfromthestix
:lol3 Truth! I saw a comedienne on TV...

:lol3 Truth!

I saw a comedienne on TV once that said she guessed she was getting a little desperate trying to find Mr. Right. She would meet a guy and think, "Let's see - two arms, two legs,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-24-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,199
Posted By manfromthestix
I rode over the Beartooths on my way to Red Lodge...

I rode over the Beartooths on my way to Red Lodge one fine July 4th day and enjoyed waving at the skiers as they rode the Poma Lift up the big snowfield on the north side of the mountain. I suspect...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-24-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 37,140
Posted By manfromthestix
We live on the western side of the Blue Ridge and...

We live on the western side of the Blue Ridge and upper Shenandoah Valley, right below North Mountain which is part of the Alleghany Mountains. Some of those old barns and houses seem familiar since...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,539
Posted By manfromthestix
I've got the same bike with 55,000 miles on it...

I've got the same bike with 55,000 miles on it and it has been flawless, never once let me down. I'd have more miles on it except that I've had lots of other bikes in the garage to ride as well. I am...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-20-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By manfromthestix
USGS Map Store

Free USGS topo maps? I found this site but haven't had time to fool with it yet.
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 20,899
Posted By manfromthestix
Awesome idea for a Senior trip! How wonderful...

Awesome idea for a Senior trip! How wonderful that you two will be doing this together. I think you get it - your kids grow up so fast and then they are gone on their own lives, so live it while...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-19-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,199
Posted By manfromthestix
No shite! Tracked vehicles can slide sideways...

No shite! Tracked vehicles can slide sideways like they're sitting on a bunch of ice skate blades. They look like they're being careful to keep the track hoe tilted in toward the mountain rather than...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-17-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,199
Posted By manfromthestix
A friend of mine is visiting Glacier right now...

A friend of mine is visiting Glacier right now and they just opened the road. All the traffic reminded me of riding through Rocky Mountain National Park(ing Lot) one day in the early season a few...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,320
Posted By manfromthestix
:super Gospel. Words to live by.

:super Gospel. Words to live by.
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