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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-06-2011, 12:04 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 20,647
Posted By BigRig
Just moved to Mercer Island, WA from CT. I saw...

Just moved to Mercer Island, WA from CT. I saw some BMW bikes on the road today and figured I should pop in and see what the ADV forums out here are like. This trip sounds like it would be pretty...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,998
Posted By BigRig
No license (or revoked) = 2.4 x more likely to...

No license (or revoked) = 2.4 x more likely to have a crash (not accident)

0-6 month riding (in traffic) = 1.4 times the risk
7-12 months = .96x the risk
Ironically (at first glance) the most...
Forum: Face plant 09-08-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,723
Posted By BigRig
Ha, my friend that hit the deer and I went on a...

Ha, my friend that hit the deer and I went on a hunting trip last year and didn't see a single legal-for-the-killing deer. We go out to PA on the bikes and he racks up his first kill with a friggin...
Forum: Face plant 09-07-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,723
Posted By BigRig
Any recommendations on improving lighting on the...

Any recommendations on improving lighting on the little GS? Stock headlights are alright, but definitely leave something to be desired. I've seen the ludicrous set ups that look like a sun lighting...
Forum: Face plant 09-06-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,723
Posted By BigRig
Cause & Effect

On Thursday my friend and I decided to embark on a little motorcycle adventure this past labor day weekend. Since the only real question we considered prior to leaving was "which direction?" we...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,740
Posted By BigRig
So true. So true. The KLR is the only bike...

So true. So true.

The KLR is the only bike ugly enough to not get stolen in the hood.
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,615
Posted By BigRig
Vietnam has been my number one overseas adventure...

Vietnam has been my number one overseas adventure ride destination since seeing the Top Gear Vietnam special and doing a fair amount of follow up research. Your report is only reinforcing that, keep...
Forum: Face plant 06-06-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,941
Posted By BigRig
I thought I was hot sh!t doing some tight figure...

I thought I was hot sh!t doing some tight figure 8s in an empty lot not too long after getting my g650gs (somewhat of a mission for me after the only points I got dinged on the MSF test for was on...
Forum: Face plant 04-10-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,415
Posted By BigRig
Massive observation fail. I do better on the...

Massive observation fail. I do better on the road, I swear :deal
Forum: Face plant 04-09-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,415
Posted By BigRig
Congrats on a successful recovery, that is a...

Congrats on a successful recovery, that is a ludicrous amount of displacement, what the hell did it do to your ligaments?

What sort of footwear were you wearing? I'm curious because I'm currently...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-08-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,619
Posted By BigRig
My first real riding experience was pretty much...

My first real riding experience was pretty much identical to yours, and this is the moment I knew I was hooked. It happened while on some backroad twisties when I was aimlessly cruising around and...
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