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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,423
Posted By mammal
I've done three fly n rides, two with bikes...

I've done three fly n rides, two with bikes bought from a dealer in Portland, OR, one from a private sale in Denver. I was happy with all three experiences, but I also had alternatives in mind if I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,205
Posted By mammal
Ducati scrambler? 2015?.

(Just to be clears, not directed to BP's comments just above, just grumbling.)...Eh, what makes it a hipster bike, anyway? That it's aimed towards people with no grey in their beards (asked by a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-31-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By mammal
Did the 63/209 route to Hot springs, then 25 to...

Did the 63/209 route to Hot springs, then 25 to 251 back to the BRP, and wandered north for a while. Now, beer time! Thanks for all the suggestions. Will have to check out 421 next time.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-30-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By mammal
In LAB right now, testing the local wares. Will...

In LAB right now, testing the local wares. Will check out that route tomorrow. As far as the suggested game...sheesh, that could take the rest of the weekend!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-30-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By mammal
Nice, thanks for the tip!

Nice, thanks for the tip!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-30-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By mammal
In Asheville, now. What next?

In keeping with my practice of hurling myself in a general direction and then asking "What should I do while here?" I've landed in Asheville for the weekend. I've managed to drag a poor unsuspecting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,911
Posted By mammal
I remember reading a James Bond short story "From...

I remember reading a James Bond short story "From a View to a Kill" that described many of the sensations of riding fairly well. Bond investigates the murder of a spy working as a motorcycle...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-27-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,487
Posted By mammal
Funny, I just talked to my wife's friend who was...

Funny, I just talked to my wife's friend who was in Santa Fe earlier this year, and she suggested 10,000 Waves. Sounds spendy, but a good way to make sure Mrs. Mammal has good memories of the trip....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-26-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,487
Posted By mammal
Great stuff! Much appreciation for the food and...

Great stuff! Much appreciation for the food and site tips, and for the altitude reminder. I've been to through the Rockies before, but always good to keep the effects of the altitude change in mind.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-25-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,487
Posted By mammal
Thanks, these are all great suggestions. Never...

Thanks, these are all great suggestions. Never heard of the Earthship before, looks pretty cool. The spa sounds like a great idea. One half of the couple that may come along is an esthetician and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-24-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,487
Posted By mammal
Meeting up with the wife in New Mexico...where to go?

I'm starting to plan my annual two week "big ride" (thinking August/Sept) and I'm adding a twist this year; I want to meet up with my wife (she will fly out) and spend the weekend with her, and...
Forum: Americas 02-12-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,338
Posted By mammal
What about selling your current ride and doing a...

What about selling your current ride and doing a fly 'n ride from somewhere much closer to your starting point? I've done this the last couple of years, picking up a bike in Portland, OR and riding...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-30-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By mammal
Thanks for the link. I actually found your site...

Thanks for the link. I actually found your site through another post and have checked it out a few times. Looks nice!
I'm switching it up a little and staying in Lewisburg the weekend of the 11th....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-19-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By mammal
Thanks, I'll check it out, sounds like a chance...

Thanks, I'll check it out, sounds like a chance for the type of odd road trip photos I like to take.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-19-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By mammal
Riding around Snowshoe, WV - recommendations?

So I've picked Snowshoe as an arbitrary place to ride to in a couple of weeks for a weekend jaunt. Figure I'll leave Friday noon at the latest, camp or stay in a cheap place in the Snowshoe area,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,430
Posted By mammal
Have you tried a full laminar screen on the MTS? ...

Have you tried a full laminar screen on the MTS? It made a big difference in wind protection on my '04.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-23-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By mammal
Got it sorted thanks to Tim @ Wright's. Great...

Got it sorted thanks to Tim @ Wright's. Great service on a day they normally don't even to tire services! Awesome guys.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-23-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By mammal
Thanks for the links! I may split it into two...

Thanks for the links! I may split it into two days, since I'm burning daylight trying to get a new tire.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-23-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By mammal
Don't have a route planned yet, I'm trying to get...

Don't have a route planned yet, I'm trying to get my rear tire changed in SLC and am one 55 mm socket away from success. Haven't had time yet to nail down a route.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-23-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By mammal
Turns out the Duc needs a 55 mm 12-sides socket...

Turns out the Duc needs a 55 mm 12-sides socket head, which of course no one has. Tim at Wright's has put a call out for one, and another guy is calling his Duc-riding brother to see if he's got...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-23-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By mammal
SLC to Denver-any routes to avoid due to fires?

Haven't kept track of where, exactly, is affected, but heading out today. Any areas to avoid?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-22-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By mammal
Hmm...I think I saw somewhere a special tool is...

Hmm...I think I saw somewhere a special tool is needed to remove the wheel, but I 'll have to check it out. Just had the bike a week, so still not up on some parts of it.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-22-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By mammal
Great! I looked up SLC dealers earlier and they...

Great! I looked up SLC dealers earlier and they all were closed on Sunday. Does CycleGear install tires, too, or just sell them?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-22-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By mammal
Anywhere to get a new tire in Salt Lake on a Sunday?

Passing through town on my death-defying (so far) Portland to Ohio tour, and the rear tire on my 2010 multistrada is looking sketchy. Everything's closed now, but I'd like to get some new rubber on...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-19-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,191
Posted By mammal
The offer of a room is much appreciated, but the...

The offer of a room is much appreciated, but the bike and I are both road-worthy (if a little gimpy still), so I'm going to head out of town this afternoon, after I get some work done. Looks like it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-18-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,191
Posted By mammal
She ain't a Duck, she's a Phoenix! ...

She ain't a Duck, she's a Phoenix!
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/19/ahume7a8.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-18-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,191
Posted By mammal
Thanks for the testimonial Al. Stupid is...

Thanks for the testimonial Al. Stupid is terminal, but ignorance can be fixed, so there may be hope for me at some point!
Also, thanks for putting the pieces together. Even if I was in no...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-17-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,191
Posted By mammal
Title is wrong, should have said the Ridge in...

Title is wrong, should have said the Ridge in Shelton. Adrenaline addled brain couldn't recall the right name of the track at the time I posted this.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-16-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,527
Posted By mammal
Planning on it, we'll just to have see what the...

Planning on it, we'll just to have see what the mechanic says. :deal
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-16-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,191
Posted By mammal
The Ridge. Embarrassed to admit it was on the...

The Ridge. Embarrassed to admit it was on the front straight. I underestimated the braking of the guy ahead of me, and of my bike. Not a panic brake (at least as I remember), just not a smooth...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-16-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,191
Posted By mammal
Mostly fine now. Bike and I have done remarkably...

Mostly fine now. Bike and I have done remarkably well at first assessment, considering. Really hoping some time to heal and some (probably very expensive) replacement parts will get me back on the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-16-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,191
Posted By mammal
You, sir, must be psychic. Yep, a little too...

You, sir, must be psychic. Yep, a little too hot...chirp chirp chirp splat!
Generally ok, knee's banged up but I walked away.
Looks like the bike's headed to MotoCorsa and I'm hotelling it. To...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-16-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,527
Posted By mammal
Damn...

Damn it...http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=896237
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-16-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,191
Posted By mammal
@$%# it! Crashed at Pine Ridge, no transportation, no place to stay. Help!

Title says it all. Planned on riding home to Ohio. Anyone got any suggestions?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-15-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,527
Posted By mammal
I think I may have to check out that...

I think I may have to check out that rally...after my track day tomorrow (which will be easy to find, since I'm camped there now!).
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-14-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,527
Posted By mammal
Sure thing, if nothing else to give a reference...

Sure thing, if nothing else to give a reference point when I look back and think "And that's when things got weird."
Hopefully.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-14-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,527
Posted By mammal
Oh Jesus. When do you leave?

Oh Jesus. When do you leave?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-14-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,527
Posted By mammal
Doing my best to drown the misery of being in...

Doing my best to drown the misery of being in Oregon right now with an IPA surrounded by women too young to notice me. Got to make sure I'm in top shape to start the ride tomorrow, after all. Still...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-14-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,527
Posted By mammal
Damn, I just got here and already you guys are...

Damn, I just got here and already you guys are making it hard to think about heading back!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-14-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,527
Posted By mammal
Thans for the suggestion, I'll check it out. And...

Thans for the suggestion, I'll check it out. And yeah, I like it already :thumb
My wife and I did a train/car tour of the coast last November, from Seattle to San Diego, and it was awesome. I rode...
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