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Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 26,866
Posted By Snowshovel
Mr. Cob, Thank you for your service and...

Mr. Cob,


Thank you for your service and thanks for sharing. I enjoyed every post. Australia is one place I would love to travel some day! :clap
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By Snowshovel
I know it's not kind of grip you are asking...

I know it's not kind of grip you are asking about, but thick winter gloves seem to have a big impact on ability to manipulate the controls. I am planning to look into something like hippo hands this...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4,968
Views: 948,920
Posted By Snowshovel
Well this thread has taken an interesting turn...

Well this thread has taken an interesting turn towards the JM. :rofl Still super happy with my purchase!

http://i566.photobucket.com/albums/ss106/lanceletkronc/sportsterfield.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,708
Posted By Snowshovel
Sachs MadAss 125 and a backpack? You could take...

Sachs MadAss 125 and a backpack? You could take it right inside with you.
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4,968
Views: 948,920
Posted By Snowshovel
Thank you for the advice. I will make a point to...

Thank you for the advice. I will make a point to do exactly that. When I'm old and broken, he can tell his kids this is how Grandpa used to be. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4,968
Views: 948,920
Posted By Snowshovel
Just picked up my first Sporty (and Harley for...

Just picked up my first Sporty (and Harley for that matter) this afternoon. Man, I get it now...this thing is a blast! At the risk of being premature, this is my 7th bike, and I've never felt quite...
Forum: Face plant 02-23-2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,798
Posted By Snowshovel
Glad to hear you are ok. Nice job having the...

Glad to hear you are ok. Nice job having the crash bars on before testing them. :clap
Forum: Face plant 02-19-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,086
Posted By Snowshovel
Nothing to add on the cause, but I'm glad you are...

Nothing to add on the cause, but I'm glad you are ok!
Forum: Face plant 02-18-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,670
Posted By Snowshovel
Glad you are ok also!

Glad you are ok also!
Forum: Face plant 02-18-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,670
Posted By Snowshovel
If you are going to do something, better do it...

If you are going to do something, better do it right. :deal


Thanks for all the love. Didn't stop me from getting a couple hundred miles in today. :D
Forum: Face plant 02-17-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,670
Posted By Snowshovel
That's not a half bad idea!

That's not a half bad idea!
Forum: Face plant 02-17-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,670
Posted By Snowshovel
Because all threads are useless without pics.... ...

Because all threads are useless without pics....

http://i566.photobucket.com/albums/ss106/lanceletkronc/DSC00919.jpg

http://i566.photobucket.com/albums/ss106/lanceletkronc/DSC00920.jpg
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Forum: Face plant 02-17-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,670
Posted By Snowshovel
That's what I figured too. :lol3 I've...

That's what I figured too. :lol3



I've done the new tires thing before, and should've known better. Most likely either dry roads or more well worn tires would've resulted in a different...
Forum: Face plant 02-17-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,670
Posted By Snowshovel
I am just fine besides a bruised ego. I was...

I am just fine besides a bruised ego. I was wearing gear, and going probably 10 miles an hour.


Strangely enough, the turn signals did survive. A little bit of the plastic was rubbed off on the...
Forum: Face plant 02-17-2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,670
Posted By Snowshovel
Earned my membership

Well, I finally did it. I started riding back in 2008 and have owned several bikes, but did not have any get offs until this morning. It was a classic case of new tires (and bike) and wet road that...
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,979
Posted By Snowshovel
You do buy at the dealer. The price is pre...

You do buy at the dealer. The price is pre negotiated by Costco.
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,979
Posted By Snowshovel
I looked into this back in September. You...

I looked into this back in September. You basically request a bike and they have a dealer contact you. I was quoted $6299 for a 2011 Versys, plus tax and title. The salesman said that you do not pay...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-23-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,102
Posted By Snowshovel
I'll just leave this here...scammers getting...

I'll just leave this here...scammers getting scammed. enjoy! :D

www.419baiter.com
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,602
Posted By Snowshovel
Awesome!

Awesome!
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-20-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,229
Posted By Snowshovel
I have to agree with not buying new. I personally...

I have to agree with not buying new. I personally bought a new bike the first time out (was concerned about previous owners possibly not completing required maintenance) and ended up getting rid of...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2010, 06:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,453
Posted By Snowshovel
I have to vote for the xt225 as well. I picked...

I have to vote for the xt225 as well. I picked one up recently and am super happy with it. It would be perfect for the riding you describe.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,960
Posted By Snowshovel
Thumb Life is short...enjoy it.

Life is short...enjoy it.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-15-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13,198
Views: 651,510
Posted By Snowshovel
Cool tag spot. I've only been there once and the...

Cool tag spot. I've only been there once and the signs were taunting me. I couldn't resist and got a bit wet. :evil
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-17-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By Snowshovel
Okay, I'll say it...just buy the life insurance...

Okay, I'll say it...just buy the life insurance and stop wearing a helmet. :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,377
Posted By Snowshovel
I own a Blast, and I can say that from what you...

I own a Blast, and I can say that from what you posted it will do the job quite nicely. As for vibration, it vibrates more than my KLR at low RPM but considerably less than my KLR at high RPM...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-13-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 137,180
Posted By Snowshovel
I was camping down near Skyline this weekend in...

I was camping down near Skyline this weekend in Luray. No bike though as I had the family and luggage.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-08-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13,198
Views: 651,510
Posted By Snowshovel
As someone fairly new to VA, some of these places...

As someone fairly new to VA, some of these places are becoming a cool history lesson to locate.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-07-2009, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13,198
Views: 651,510
Posted By Snowshovel
Talking I did that on purpose to make the clue...

I did that on purpose to make the clue harder....honest! :topes


Oh well, didn't seem to stop anybody from finding the thing.:D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-06-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13,198
Views: 651,510
Posted By Snowshovel
15 feet or so. It is easy to spot from the...

15 feet or so. It is easy to spot from the location in the picture. Clyde is part of the hint...there is another word also and I didn't misspell any words in my original post by accident.

Oh...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-06-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13,198
Views: 651,510
Posted By Snowshovel
Thanks for all the welcomes! DNA, we will...

Thanks for all the welcomes! DNA, we will definitely have to coordinate a ride one of these days! You are practically next door from me. :ricky
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-06-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13,198
Views: 651,510
Posted By Snowshovel
How many Moore places can we find to hide the...

How many Moore places can we find to hide the gator? I don't know, ask Clyde. Ali is hanging out at the Fire Hydrant nearby...must be thirsty. Should be a quick weekday pickup for a commuter.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-06-2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13,198
Views: 651,510
Posted By Snowshovel
Grab! Naked Mountain Winery was about 50 miles of...

Grab! Naked Mountain Winery was about 50 miles of beautiful ride from me. Stay tuned for the next drop site!

http://i566.photobucket.com/albums/ss106/lanceletkronc/Ali.jpg
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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-05-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13,198
Views: 651,510
Posted By Snowshovel
Hey, I'm in that crowd somewhere!

Hey, I'm in that crowd somewhere!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-05-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 137,180
Posted By Snowshovel
Looks like DNA is right up the street from me at...

Looks like DNA is right up the street from me at least. I have done pretty well getting lost and found again on some of Loudoun County's back roads. I've only lived in the area for a couple of years...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-05-2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 137,180
Posted By Snowshovel
Wow, sorry I missed the fun. I'm new to the forum...

Wow, sorry I missed the fun. I'm new to the forum and didn't know this thread was here. I'm in South Riding, and I'll have to keep an eye out here so I can meet up with you guys sometime. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 965
Posted By Snowshovel
The Blast was my first bike (on a KLR now), and...

The Blast was my first bike (on a KLR now), and the main complaint I have with it are the ergonomics. This bike is SMALL. I am 5'9" and no available seat is going to change the fact that my knees are...
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