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Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,882
Posted By tgill
Where You Wanna Be...

I'm going to refer to a quote from the movie "Repo Man" as to where you should be at 500K:
"Rolling down the road at a hundred per..."
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,017
Posted By tgill
still in biz...

Hi Herm--this is almost decadent (because I live two blocks away!) but I've heard Competition Cycle is still around...I learned from Ted about 20+ years ago, that it's OK to charge a lot for a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,222
Posted By tgill
Oh! Hi-O

Hey tmills, Thanks for sharing about your KLRX2 outings. We recently got back from our annual ride, again with T.H.E. Herm (and Dave, another long time riding friend), following the Ohio River valley...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,269
Posted By tgill
Foghorn (Leghorn)

Ah, memories. And moments. This picture, although MOST important because it's my wedding day and I'm with my lovely wife Sue and surrounded by loved ones AND motorcycles, also captures when I was...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2010, 07:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,269
Posted By tgill
Bring It On Home

Its been 4 months since we did the CO 2010 Redux. Frost was on the pumpkin and now said pumpkins are either squashed in the street or ready to made into pie. Drawing out the report on this trip was...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,269
Posted By tgill
Roots

Entering Iowa, Herm enters a nostalgic realm of his family's history. The family farm, thoughts of aunts, uncles and cousins, the accumulated memories of a lifetime of visits give special meaning to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,269
Posted By tgill
Respite Stops

At least once or twice a day on such trips, we try to find a place away from whatever elements are in abundance, be it wind or sun or rain. It's usually an enticing park sign in a small town that...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,269
Posted By tgill
The Great Plains (not so plain)

We start out on I-80 to make a beeline to breakfast....but that darn wind is waiting for us for with an early morning workout! Until you ride for hundreds (and hundreds) of miles in a steady and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-04-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 91,920
Posted By tgill
Ray's MC Garden

Here is an entry and some pics from a Ride Report made last year on a mechanically (and emotionally) challenging trip to Colorado. We came upon this place in Ft. Collins because we sought wisdom from...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,269
Posted By tgill
Cat Got Your Tail?

The young girl said her cat/rabbit/cabbit (which may be genetically a no-go, even though rabbits do it, well, like rabbits) hopped around a lot. From the internet (always true): "The Manx is a ...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,269
Posted By tgill
Eastward Ho

Making time and miles to go before we sleep. Basically once we leave the last mountain pass or valley, we've shifted our mode to bring it on in. Tried to include as much 2-lane action on the route...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,269
Posted By tgill
GPS vs M.A.P.

http://i561.photobucket.com/albums/ss60/tgill/CO%202010%20Pictures/IMG_0080.jpg
Pic from a trip a few years back...every mile and moment helps weave the fabric of friendship and connection with...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,269
Posted By tgill
Rocky Mountain High

Starting to think of putting the setting sun at our backs and making motions for the Midwest again. But doing so from a different perspective. After a few days, an extended trip becomes less of a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,269
Posted By tgill
Ya, Good Eatin'

Of the many iconic travel moments, "Breakfast On the Road" is right up there. Especially after logging some miles and made oh-so-more special when its really good food fare. With a name like "The...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,269
Posted By tgill
Frosted Now, Almost "Dusted" Then

Real Time Thought: It's November 3 as I write this entry. Frost "on the pumpkins" and elsewhere is the norm. Whacked out procrastinating geese chattering overhead remembering, "oh yeah" time to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,269
Posted By tgill
Visceral Responses

The visceral response to the stimuli around us--visual, auditory, smells, etc., is collected and stored somewhere in our beings, our souls, and we have access to this goodness at later times in our...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,269
Posted By tgill
Open Road Thoughts

Continuing on, a few thoughts about the Open Road and it's effect on our psyche. Out of familiar comfortable or even challenging situations back home, our realities have melded with this new...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,269
Posted By tgill
Telluride

"ToHellYouRide" we've read, but the edge to that statement fades a bit when strolling manicured streets past upscale shops. Arrived in Telluride, not by riding tall in the saddle down main street,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,269
Posted By tgill
100 per and Gentleman's Adventures

90+mph kinda happens sometimes. It's like a coupla horses galloping fast and faster, just because they can. Playing. Only a twist of a wrist for us of course, but MC'ing has always had a cowboyish...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,269
Posted By tgill
Lame Camping but a Great Mt. Pass

Finally got to camp, though threatening weather kept us from "heading into the hills." Found this rather lame campground just outside of a small town, but it had a crick (if not a full creek) for...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,269
Posted By tgill
Altitudinal Adjustments

Found a river to follow, always a good idea. Cooler temps, knowing the rest of the week was for playing around, no pre-planned stops or agenda. On the '05 GS, note the $20 toolbox I use as a trunk...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,269
Posted By tgill
Connecting with the Vastness

Riding along with the Plains behind and starting to enjoy a few hills when suddenly cresting one more hill changes everything. We've crossed into The Vastness. Something inside me seems to rush...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,269
Posted By tgill
Drips of 2009

After last year's mechanical challenges, we kept a close eye on the bikes...Dan's oil cap had a bit of seepage which was easy to keep on top of, but you hate to every look down and see anything that...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-05-2010, 07:06 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 71,370
Posted By tgill
That Kind of Bear

In White River, Ontario Canada, they lay claim to the beginning of the legendary Winnie-the-pooh. Parents, if you haven't cuddled up with your kids yet and read the masterful wisdom of WTP, get to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,269
Posted By tgill
Getting there...

First new day on the road has us in Nebraska--nuff said! F----n hot! Mid nineties all day, then caught some 100+ digits posted on bank signs, topped at 104. Draining, with the wind added in. Bikes...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2010, 06:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,269
Posted By tgill
Making our Way West

Once in Iowa, played some on & off with I-80 to make time but try and keep things a bit interesting. Normally, on our trips we try to 2-lane it all the way, but the "carrot" was Colorado and we both...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,269
Posted By tgill
Yup

And nice synopsis Herm. To see last year's ride and perturbations all condensed into a few sentences is strange...I think that last trip worked on us for the whole year, through all 4 Wisconsin...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,269
Posted By tgill
"I owe a" visit to the new museum

'Bout 240 miles in, our "traditional" first stop in Anamosa, IA, home to the really cool National Motorcycle Museum, recently moved to a new place and somewhere we've got to return to sooner rather...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,269
Posted By tgill
Mile: 0, Friendship Years: 37

Met Dan (aka Herm) 37 years ago and knew from the get-go that we'd share life adventures from then 'til the end. From the early days of putting bicycle hi-rise handlebars on a '67 305 Honda just...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,269
Posted By tgill
CO 2010 Redux

Feeling like it's time for some armchair MC'n. Back now 2 months from our trip Out West, and missing the daily dose of road rewards, thought it time to 'get it down and out there'. To share some...
Forum: The Garage 04-19-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By tgill
Pictures really help!

Great thread for us "do-it-ourselvers"...I'm a friend of Herm and we did a lot of head scratching looking at the monstrosity of the full-bedded lift he first considered....Now seeing the ideas shared...
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,264
Posted By tgill
Uping the Ante

To the last poster....how about a liquid-cooled Yamaha XT 660 motor?

I came across their site and gasped (then felt for my wallet, which was a bit thin....). Then a few weeks later, Buell-B-Gone,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By tgill
Check Out MCN current issue

Hi,
I just subscribed to and received first issue of Motorcycle Consumer News which has an article on rebuilding seats along with some info on where to get foam. I can't seem to find my copy right...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,170
Posted By tgill
And for the Red Riders...

One more thing...Sears has some nice tool boxes which all include the "craftsman red" so GS'ers with red paint may find something to work with there.

My friend Herm also has a missing left...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,170
Posted By tgill
Gold GS Owners Rejoice!

If you have a gold GS (mine's an '05), read on: A friend showed me this thread and I got excited, but then realized it was an old thread and Target, nor Home Depot had the boxes listed...I kept...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2009, 06:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,222
Posted By tgill
Addendum and Afterthoughts

Not to linger on things morose, but I found another, better picture I had of the Colorado blight. These trees are basically done living. The whole hill which is probably also the entire forest or...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,305
Posted By tgill
Digging the Dirt

Wow, and aahhhhh. Liked seeing your pics for how well they captured the allure of what is just beckoning us at all times on a motorcycle: the roads, the choices (left, right? leave the road?), the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,222
Posted By tgill
Agree about the Agreements

FZ! Matt--I'd say ALWAYS hard to put into practice! The occasional times where it all really flows, we get to experience how it affects everything: relationships, self awareness, the feeling of...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,222
Posted By tgill
Last Stretch

Last leg of trip. Sunday morning. 2-lanes and loving it. Opted for breakfast roadside with my PB&C (Peanut Butter and Coffee). Note the bread that was with me all week and got reshaped....
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,222
Posted By tgill
Independance Day

http://i561.photobucket.com/albums/ss60/tgill/IMG_1336.jpg

Riding along on Hwy 30 in Nebraska looking for a non-chain mom-n-pop diner. Everything was closed as it was July 4th. Then I passed...
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