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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 07:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,358
Posted By patmo
I believe it was Mark Twain that said...."there...

I believe it was Mark Twain that said...."there are lies, there are damn lies, and then there are statistics".

So 16% of motorcycle deaths are in the age group of 55-64.

But what is the % of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-22-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By patmo
Questions.... What date(s) are you looking...

Questions....

What date(s) are you looking at?

How many people?

How much space are you in need of?

Any other information you care to share?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-21-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 1,574
Views: 77,637
Posted By patmo
If weather cooperates I will be there.

If weather cooperates I will be there.
Forum: Americas 12-20-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,281
Posted By patmo
Don't discount your FZ6 before checking mine out....

Don't discount your FZ6 before checking mine out. Mine has all the things you might want....hard luggage, 12v outlet, upgraded seat, heated grips, etc.....I wouldn't hesitate to take it on a trip...
Forum: Americas 12-10-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By patmo
Eagle Rider will rent large touring...

Eagle Rider will rent large touring bikes....Goldwing, BMW 1600LT, HD.....in Phoenix. I have used ER a couple of times in other cities and they have always been easy to deal with.

AZride.com has a...
Forum: Americas 12-08-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By patmo
Where in the west? Eagle Rider does rent some...

Where in the west? Eagle Rider does rent some Honda models in certain areas and many BMW dealers also rent bikes, but not everywhere.
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,162
Posted By patmo
I have used my 2004 Honda CRV, with a 2.4...

I have used my 2004 Honda CRV, with a 2.4 non-turbo engine, to tow a similar sized trailer and many different bikes (including 2 FZ1's at the same time), many times. I can't imagine why the Outback...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-02-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 21,570
Posted By patmo
Cool Video! "When you get to a fork in the...

Cool Video!

"When you get to a fork in the road, take it"....Yogi Berra

:deal
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-02-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 21,570
Posted By patmo
I know that road very well...nice. Yes, you do...

I know that road very well...nice. Yes, you do have plenty of good roads just outside your door. I'm over on the other side of downtown, between Mack Hatcher and I-65, but spend most of my riding...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-01-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 21,570
Posted By patmo
I was on a red FZ6, my friend in an old FZR1000. ...

I was on a red FZ6, my friend in an old FZR1000.

Y'all live in the Fork? Lucky you!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-01-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 21,570
Posted By patmo
Here you headed south on the trace between 96 and...

Here you headed south on the trace between 96 and 46, around 2:30? And didn't get off at46, but kept heading south? I followed a 2-up Strom in that stretch at that time, but my friend and I got off...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-29-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 21,570
Posted By patmo
Just make sure you at least enjoy the...

Just make sure you at least enjoy the tailgating.........:freaky
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-26-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 21,570
Posted By patmo
Got out for a couple of hours this afternoon...

Got out for a couple of hours this afternoon before the rain came in. Saw three other riders getting some riding in also.

A good pair of Aerostitch winter gloves and some bark buster hand...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-24-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,552
Posted By patmo
Spent a few days out there 2 years ago and got...

Spent a few days out there 2 years ago and got some exploring in, via rental car. Drove out to R-Lake via 188amd thought about doing the Apache Trail back, but didn't think taking a rental Nissan...
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,176
Posted By patmo
Don't buy rebuilt......buy remanufactured or new ...

Don't buy rebuilt......buy remanufactured or new

Rebuilt typically....fix what is wrong, clean it up, 90 day-1 yr warrenty

Reman....gutted and all new parts inside the casing, lifetime warrenty...
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,631
Posted By patmo
Try Fuller Ford in Cincinnati. As far as I know...

Try Fuller Ford in Cincinnati. As far as I know they are the highest volume Ford TRUCK retailer and business wholesaler in the country. Just to the west of downtown Cincinnati.
Forum: Americas 11-18-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,281
Posted By patmo
If you forget to take the form, you can have the...

If you forget to take the form, you can have the sellers signature on the title notorized and that will work also.
Forum: Americas 11-18-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By patmo
If you like baseball....Baseball Hall of Fame in...

If you like baseball....Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY would be on the way there or back. Even if you don't, it's a really beautiful area to ride in. The College Soccer Hall of Fame is also...
Forum: Americas 11-18-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,281
Posted By patmo
Project I actually live outside of Butler,...

Project

I actually live outside of Butler, where rts 10 and 159 come together if you are familiar with it. But I used to live in Burlington and Hebron before moving out here 6 years ago, so I'm...
Forum: Americas 11-17-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,281
Posted By patmo
Project... If you decide you want to head to...

Project...

If you decide you want to head to Nashville for some Q, I'd be more than happy to join you. But I ain't doing no BBQutie. Ain't doing no chain. I can name at least 4 places down...
Forum: Americas 11-15-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,281
Posted By patmo
Unless you really have a desire to ride in LA or...

Unless you really have a desire to ride in LA or the desert, I think I'd skip the trip south and then east. Consider heading east from SF and taking in Yosemite and Mammoth Lakes areas, Salt Lake...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,148
Posted By patmo
Can't comment on European riders, but will agree...

Can't comment on European riders, but will agree with much of your observation about riders here in the states.

It IS much more a hobby here. From all accounts, US drivers are much less aware of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 15,469
Posted By patmo
Re: your buddies You can't fix stupid

Re: your buddies

You can't fix stupid
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,971
Posted By patmo
Just finished it. Very interesting observations,...

Just finished it. Very interesting observations, and especially if one is familiar with any part of his route. Not the greatest writing, but still worth reading.

If you enjoyed this, I would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 32,505
Posted By patmo
Yep.....works pretty well, and leaves a good...

Yep.....works pretty well, and leaves a good impression.

Heck, I've even seen CARS pass other cars over the double yellow a few times around here.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-11-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 47,336
Posted By patmo
Don't think I ever put myself on this list ...

Don't think I ever put myself on this list

If you see a red FZ6 with black hard bags and a Ky plate....that's me.

Patrick
Franklin, Tn. (some of the time)
or
Butler, Ky. (some of the time)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 15,469
Posted By patmo
Yep "just when you think you know all the...

Yep


"just when you think you know all the answers, I change all the questions"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 32,505
Posted By patmo
In different areas of the country, it is very...

In different areas of the country, it is very common for drivers to pull over and/or wave faster traffic around, even if they might be doing the speed limit or even a little above. Around here, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 32,505
Posted By patmo
What are you upset about? Why not slow down to...

What are you upset about? Why not slow down to 40 and let them by? Would have cost you what....a few seconds of time? And you would have been a lot less upset.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,219
Posted By patmo
Going tomorrow night to see it. 1st one was...

Going tomorrow night to see it. 1st one was epic, hope this one compares well.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-04-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,169
Posted By patmo
Parkersburg is not a bad location for access to...

Parkersburg is not a bad location for access to SE Ohio and WV, but it's not the nicest town either, from what I've seen. Hotels are cheap in price, but none of them look very appealing. They do...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 15,469
Posted By patmo
the BRC....BASIC RIDING course is just...

the BRC....BASIC RIDING course is just that...BASIC. It teaches the BASICS. that's all it's designed to do, and all it claims to do. Thinking that it will do more, or is designed to do more, is like...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-31-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By patmo
Excellent report! Been over many of the...

Excellent report!

Been over many of the roads you were on, although it's been awhile. I think I'll correct that sometime next summer. :D

My mom grew up in Kingwood, and my grandparents and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,965
Posted By patmo
I have felt the need to "test" myself, or the...

I have felt the need to "test" myself, or the need to confront death, in order to feel alive. So, yes, I would continue to ride, and the thought of being injured or killed, along with the need to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 15,469
Posted By patmo
I hate to say I told you so......buuuuuuut ...

I hate to say I told you so......buuuuuuut



:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 15,469
Posted By patmo
Here we go again.......:eek1

Here we go again.......:eek1
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-28-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 1,574
Views: 77,637
Posted By patmo
Saturday's have always been a problem for some,...

Saturday's have always been a problem for some, as they use it as "date night"....

Now why someone wouldn't want to bring their date to a dinner with a bunch of great looking, highly intelligent,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,019
Posted By patmo
Reading the stories in this thread just makes me...

Reading the stories in this thread just makes me appreciate being retired and living in an area with little or no traffic, so much more.....:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,019
Posted By patmo
Well, motorcycle riding itself IS dangerous, so...

Well, motorcycle riding itself IS dangerous, so is just about anything you can do in some way, but I think the real danger is when people don't see you. When you increase the speed so much more than...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,019
Posted By patmo
Next time you get pissed off about bikes going to...

Next time you get pissed off about bikes going to the front of the line.....just think of those places where bikes aren't even allowed....like some apartment complexes, or private subdivisions, or...
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