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Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,727
Posted By Wes Mantooth
Come on, California! All these photos and stories...

Come on, California! All these photos and stories are causing premature, um, er...pleasure. Where oh where is my 690?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-24-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 32,392
Views: 3,146,181
Posted By Wes Mantooth
I'm game for next time. Been on the site forever,...

I'm game for next time. Been on the site forever, but just coming up for air out here in LA. To channel my inner-Prince Akeem, "I'm very happy to be here!"

https://youtu.be/Pl75dg5niYI
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 57,489
Posted By Wes Mantooth
Congratulations! You're going to make me ring my...

Congratulations! You're going to make me ring my dealer's phone off the hook tomorrow.
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 57,489
Posted By Wes Mantooth
At this point there's little to do but try and...

At this point there's little to do but try and wait patiently. A few dealers have said one thing, now yours has said another. When they come, they come :dunno.
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 57,489
Posted By Wes Mantooth
Ditto. Just got the call today. So close...

Ditto. Just got the call today. So close...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 57,489
Posted By Wes Mantooth
FWIW, I placed a deposit on a '15 here in Los...

FWIW, I placed a deposit on a '15 here in Los Angeles. My guy said they'd arrive in one or two weeks. Who knows really, but as long as my name is first on the list! Crazy Cali carb laws...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-04-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4,329
Views: 244,099
Posted By Wes Mantooth
DC to ATL and Back

Rode to Atlanta for my cousin's high school graduation a few weeks back. Stopped off at Deal's Gap on the way down and had some fun there. Nice people working at the Motorcycle Resort.

Ride...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-02-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,561
Posted By Wes Mantooth
Regarding the F 800 GS, I came from a few bikes...

Regarding the F 800 GS, I came from a few bikes including an '06 1200 GS, so I understand where you're coming from regarding the Tiger. I couldn't be happier with the bike. I've managed 55 to 60...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-01-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4,329
Views: 244,099
Posted By Wes Mantooth
Howdy, Greg! I had an '06 12GS myself. I still...

Howdy, Greg! I had an '06 12GS myself. I still miss that pig.

Tips? Hmm. I'm anything but an expert, but keeping your momentum up is pretty important. Get bogged down and getting started again is...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-01-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4,329
Views: 244,099
Posted By Wes Mantooth
Blooch definitely cut it on before we all passed...

Blooch definitely cut it on before we all passed out. Love that ish! I had a Clif bar and a banana at the gas station before we started the day. May have held up the group for a bit :lol3.

(And...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-01-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4,329
Views: 244,099
Posted By Wes Mantooth
Hey!

Hey!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-01-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12,391
Views: 498,778
Posted By Wes Mantooth
Awesome time. My wrist is still yelling at me but...

Awesome time. My wrist is still yelling at me but I haven't had that much fun in ages :clap.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-25-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12,391
Views: 498,778
Posted By Wes Mantooth
How's the route you and gastone are taking? I...

How's the route you and gastone are taking? I broke my wrist some time back (not riding!) but I'm back in the saddle. Any possibility of a third wheel?
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-15-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 109,712
Posted By Wes Mantooth
Let me jump in and say that I completely agree!...

Let me jump in and say that I completely agree! I'm really happy with the bike so far. The ESA is more than just window dressing, which was a pleasant surprise.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-15-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,172
Posted By Wes Mantooth
Haven't noticed anything on my '13 yet. Ill keep...

Haven't noticed anything on my '13 yet. Ill keep an eye out.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-15-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,410
Posted By Wes Mantooth
I have a 2013 - I've ridden lost of bikes and for...

I have a 2013 - I've ridden lost of bikes and for me, the 800 hits my sweet spot. Enough power to have fun on the backroads and dodge cars on the highway. Light(ish) so off-roading can be fun. Great...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-15-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7,110
Views: 364,264
Posted By Wes Mantooth
I think we have a winner! Google Street View is...

I think we have a winner! Google Street View is pretty remarkable. Did some recon, roads all look fantastic.

Thanks for everyone's suggestions :beer.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-15-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7,110
Views: 364,264
Posted By Wes Mantooth
Wonderful suggestions. Whatever we do, I'll take...

Wonderful suggestions. Whatever we do, I'll take some photos and post a mini-ride report for sure.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-15-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7,110
Views: 364,264
Posted By Wes Mantooth
Just Googled Haymarket - this looks like a great...

Just Googled Haymarket - this looks like a great place to start. Definitely on the list.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-15-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7,110
Views: 364,264
Posted By Wes Mantooth
Ha! I figured I'd give it a go. Nothing like a...

Ha! I figured I'd give it a go. Nothing like a rowdy bunch with good hearts :clap. I moved recently from Southern California so everything is a bit foreign to me. I took the car to Roanoke via...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-15-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7,110
Views: 364,264
Posted By Wes Mantooth
Question NOVA friends, your expertise is needed! A very...

NOVA friends, your expertise is needed! A very special lady is coming to visit this weekend from the PNW and I'd like to take her on a nice, scenic ride through Virginia. Besides the usual suspects...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-08-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8,019
Views: 2,758,120
Posted By Wes Mantooth
Thanks. Trying to enjoy the benefits of being...

Thanks. Trying to enjoy the benefits of being unattached without children from as long as I can :wink:.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-06-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8,019
Views: 2,758,120
Posted By Wes Mantooth
My 2013 BWW F800GS

Fresh from the oven.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-I2og3N4mncQ/UHDRcta1VrI/AAAAAAAAAro/R6-REmhjyno/s640/2012-10-06_12-05-53_373.jpg

Let's hope they get along.
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 25,705
Posted By Wes Mantooth
Looking good, Patrick! - From a UPenn Quaker

Looking good, Patrick!

- From a UPenn Quaker
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,184
Posted By Wes Mantooth
Thanks for the well wishes, everyone. Definitely...

Thanks for the well wishes, everyone. Definitely gives me a boost to hear such kind words. Really happy my cathartic musings meant a little bit to you guys. Also a really good example why the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,184
Posted By Wes Mantooth
Whatever Blows Your Hair Back...

That line, taken from the excellent film "Good Will Hunting," has taken on new meaning for me of late. I started riding motorcycles at age 20. Since then, riding has played a rather large role in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-03-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12,391
Views: 498,778
Posted By Wes Mantooth
Back in the saddle...

Hello, DMV ADVers! I'll be picking up my '13 F 800 GS in Cordoba Blue this Saturday morning at Bob's BMW :deal. Can't wait to spend the three day weekend breaking the bike in - hopefully knocking out...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-26-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,984
Posted By Wes Mantooth
Looks like a lot of fun (drop notwithstanding!)....

Looks like a lot of fun (drop notwithstanding!). I'd be happy to join you some time soon.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,678
Views: 395,534
Posted By Wes Mantooth
I'd ridden Mulholland countless times and have...

I'd ridden Mulholland countless times and have seen plenty of mishaps. That last curve is tough to negotiate if you lack basic riding skills or get distracted. That being said, it's not hard - break...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-24-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12,391
Views: 498,778
Posted By Wes Mantooth
Once more unto the breach, dear friends...

What's going on, everyone (and good healing, Blaster!)? Wes Mantooth here - I've been a longtime member of ADVRider but have been MIA since I replaced my '06 12GS with an '08 Ducati 848 (great bike,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2009, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 904
Posted By Wes Mantooth
Nice! Sounds fantastic. Good luck and I look...

Nice! Sounds fantastic. Good luck and I look forward to hearing more about your adventures in the dirt :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 904
Posted By Wes Mantooth
I'd love to hear your initial impressions of the...

I'd love to hear your initial impressions of the Adventure. How does the bike carry its weight? For some background, I had a 1200 GS and I'm considering upgrading to the Adventure next time around....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-17-2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,200
Posted By Wes Mantooth
Wow. Thanks for all the great info fellas. I...

Wow. Thanks for all the great info fellas. I think I need to start buying up winter gear now while I have the capital. I'm about 6'6, does Gerbing make their stuff in larger sizes?

Thanks also...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-17-2009, 07:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,200
Posted By Wes Mantooth
Haha, love it. Yeah I'm trying to saddle up...

Haha, love it. Yeah I'm trying to saddle up before the weather takes a turn for the worse later this year. I work in DC so thankfully I have the METRO for commuting...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-17-2009, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,200
Posted By Wes Mantooth
New MD Arrival from the West with a few q's...

Hey there...just moved to Silver Spring, MD from Los Angeles not too ago. Obviously, it's going to be a big change riding wise and I was hoping to get the low down from the resident experts here. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2009, 07:15 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 174,891
Posted By Wes Mantooth
So, has anything been confirmed as of yet? Or is...

So, has anything been confirmed as of yet? Or is everything still speculation at this point?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2007, 01:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,968
Posted By Wes Mantooth
I've had great experiences with BMW of Long...

I've had great experiences with BMW of Long Beach...service is top notch...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2007, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,416
Posted By Wes Mantooth
Ankle = sore; Bike = beaten; Lance = happy!!! ...

Ankle = sore; Bike = beaten; Lance = happy!!! Amazing time ya'll! Thanks again for being patient and giving me all those pointers.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-01-2007, 01:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,552
Posted By Wes Mantooth
Thanks everyone for a fantastic ride! Pacifico...

Thanks everyone for a fantastic ride! Pacifico an TV the rest of the weekend for me!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-29-2007, 06:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,552
Posted By Wes Mantooth
Is there anyone coming from the LA area, btw? ...

Is there anyone coming from the LA area, btw? Anybody care to caravan?
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