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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 10:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,364
Posted By manfromthestix
I lived in Wyoming for many years and did a lot...

I lived in Wyoming for many years and did a lot of backpacking in the Wind Rivers, Tetons, Yellowstone, etc. and currently live just a few miles from the AT where we hike routinely. I've also done a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 05:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,364
Posted By manfromthestix
OK, I'll bite on this one too! Many years ago I...

OK, I'll bite on this one too! Many years ago I had a 1966 Chevelle SuperSport with 396, four speed, etc. and had a lot of fun with it. The car was FAST, would bury the speedo at 120 mph and burn...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 05:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,364
Posted By manfromthestix
I've got an 1150GS that has been an incredible...

I've got an 1150GS that has been an incredible bike, go anywhere, plenty of power for the open road and doing battle with tractor-trailer rigs, fun fun fun in the twistys, does beautifully two-up and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,056
Posted By manfromthestix
In 50 years of riding I have never felt the urge...

In 50 years of riding I have never felt the urge or had the need to smash some idiot's car while riding my motorcycle. Regardless your weapon of choice the car is still bigger than your bike (and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 33,200
Views: 8,102,897
Posted By manfromthestix
I think you need a bigger bike. You look kinda...

I think you need a bigger bike. You look kinda cramped on that thing. I have a step-son that is (no shit) 7' 0" tall and NOTHING fits him, not even the house. We put him on a KLR650 when he was 16...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 33,200
Views: 8,102,897
Posted By manfromthestix
I'm jealous too. That's a very nice set-up he's...

I'm jealous too. That's a very nice set-up he's got AND he's out riding instead of critiquing on the interweb. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,932
Posted By manfromthestix
You have completely missed the point :fpalm so...

You have completely missed the point :fpalm so please crawl back into your cave and :stfu.

Whenever I get to thinking the world may have just progressed a tiny little bit another lesson in reality...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 33,200
Views: 8,102,897
Posted By manfromthestix
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/svmango/106...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/svmango/10636270_10152775733848140_1374698331763624702_n_zps5dfae51f.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,932
Posted By manfromthestix
Yes, they were speeding (pretty significantly,...

Yes, they were speeding (pretty significantly, most of the time :evil) but I never got the impression they were over-taxing either the bikes or their skills; I thought they were well within their...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,880
Posted By manfromthestix
:lol3 Best response! Practice for the up-coming...

:lol3 Best response! Practice for the up-coming ski season.

Doug
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-08-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,359
Posted By manfromthestix
+1 on this. You can have a lot of fun in a small...

+1 on this. You can have a lot of fun in a small space on a trials bike. Years ago when I lived in New Mexico and was into competition trials I rode in a number of New Mexico Trials Association...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-07-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,359
Posted By manfromthestix
Gorgeous! I lived in Wyoming for many years and...

Gorgeous! I lived in Wyoming for many years and enjoyed getting down to SLC to mountain bike but never took a motorcycle on any of those trails. If you've never been up there you can't fathom the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,744
Posted By manfromthestix
Excellent write-up and discussion!

Nice job on the write-up, and I've once again learned something germane to my daily life from reading an ADVrider thread. Thanks, Fast Idle and Def. I put a set of Clearwater Lights LED riding lights...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-30-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By manfromthestix
Sure you can do that but I bet the Ranger would...

Sure you can do that but I bet the Ranger would be pissed LOL.....the average speed was about 35MPH.



Yeah, the speed limit in YNP and GTNP is 45, but good luck even going that fast during...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,471
Posted By manfromthestix
I'm with the luddites on this one - I'm in the...

I'm with the luddites on this one - I'm in the "keep it simple" group. All the electronic whiz-bang stuff on motorcycles seems to me to be expensive repairs just waiting to happen since bikes are...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-29-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
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: 105
Views: 8,684
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: 105
Views: 8,684
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: 19
Views: 1,958
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: 11,609
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: 11,609
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: 168
Views: 50,233
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: 11,609
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: 604
Views: 78,952
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: 42
Views: 4,331
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: 24
Views: 2,960
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: 42
Views: 4,331
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: 42
Views: 4,331
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: 9,869
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: 5,410
Views: 303,412
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: 9,869
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: 9,869
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: 9,869
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: 9,869
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: 2,039
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: 48
Views: 3,994
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: 8,680
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: 8,680
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: 1,806
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: 1,806
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...
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