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Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,063
Posted By darrahc
+1 I had an 800 but traded up for the...

+1

I had an 800 but traded up for the 1200GSA mainly because my girlfriend wanted to go on more touring rides with me. I would say that based on what you're looking for, the 800 is the way to go....
Forum: EMEA 03-03-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,671
Posted By darrahc
Greetings all! I relocated to Stockholm in...

Greetings all!

I relocated to Stockholm in January from the states and am currently trying to get my r1200GS ADV released from customs...

My girlfriend has joined me in Stockholm and we are...
Forum: Europe 02-19-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 22,155
Posted By darrahc
Hej! Hej!

New American expat spending the next 3 - 6 years in Stockholm!
Forum: EMEA 12-29-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,381
Posted By darrahc
That sucks! One of the great things about...

That sucks!

One of the great things about heading over to Stockholm for work is that I'm now on the Swedish vacation plan which means taking 4 weeks off in the summer! :clap Unlike in the US...
Forum: EMEA 12-28-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,381
Posted By darrahc
TWO - I can't help out with any insight but this...

TWO - I can't help out with any insight but this thread is very interesting to me since I will be moving to Stockholm in 2-weeks. My girlfriend and I are talking about taking the trip up to Nordcapp...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,087
Posted By darrahc
I went from an 800 to the 1200 and posted my...

I went from an 800 to the 1200 and posted my thoughts on a different thread either yesterday or 2 days ago.
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,330
Posted By darrahc
Riding a 1200GSA and if I'm only going a few...

Riding a 1200GSA and if I'm only going a few miles in town or work (8 miles on back roads) the minimum I'll wear:
Full face helmet
Rev'it Armored jacket
Summer gloves with knuckle protection
Some...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,435
Posted By darrahc
I can't comment on whether or not you're getting...

I can't comment on whether or not you're getting a good deal but I just posted a thread on going from an 800GS to the 1200GSA.

I can tell you in the 2 days that I've had the bike, I absolutely...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By darrahc
800GS Totaled Now Traded Up to 1200GSA

A couple of weeks back my relatively new (6 months old) 800GS was stolen from right in front of my place one night. The cops recovered it and it only had some minor cosmetic damage but was...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 41,080
Posted By darrahc
That looks great! I've been wanting to sign up...

That looks great! I've been wanting to sign up and make a trip down to SC for the course. Definitely sounds worth it!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,115
Posted By darrahc
BTW, before someone suggests that the search...

BTW, before someone suggests that the search button is my friend, I've read all of the "What should I get?" threads...

Although the I love the thought of doing more off road stuff with the bike,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,115
Posted By darrahc
Trade in F800GS for 1200?

Here's my deal - I bought an F800GS back in November and have had a great time on it but 2 weeks ago some dick head decided to steal it and the cops found it dumped the next day. I've never ridden...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-04-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,584
Posted By darrahc
Probably about 25 miles from my place. I drove...

Probably about 25 miles from my place. I drove through that area today just to check it out because it was kind of on the way to the impound. No way I'd be going down there at night looking for the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-04-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 31,640
Views: 1,838,886
Posted By darrahc
Just wanted to say thanks to you guys for...

Just wanted to say thanks to you guys for offering to help out to pick up my bike. I went down to the impound this afternoon at lunch to take a look at it and posted some pics under my other thread....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-04-2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,076
Posted By darrahc
That sucks and I know exactly how you feel. My...

That sucks and I know exactly how you feel. My bike was taken Friday night not 10 feet from my front door. I guess the good news is the cops called yesterday and said they recovered it so I went...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-03-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,584
Posted By darrahc
Cops Called - They Found My Bike - now with pics.

and almost wish they hadn't. For those of you around Richmond, they found it on E. 35th and Logandale Ave near a shed. They said there's some cosmetic damage, the ignition was damaged from the f'ers...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-03-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,232
Posted By darrahc
Here's a pic of the bike from a tag... ...

Here's a pic of the bike from a tag...

http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj337/darrahc_2009/021copy.jpg

I'm not holding out hope of getting it back. They'll never be able to start it...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-02-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,232
Posted By darrahc
Nope - not me.

Nope - not me.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-02-2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,232
Posted By darrahc
Pissed So this sucks - MY BIKE WAS STOLEN!

I get home this morning after taking the kids to their soccer games and noticed my f'n bike was gone! I've reported it to the cops and insurance company but am not holding out any hope it'll be...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-07-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8,260
Views: 255,753
Posted By darrahc
New Tag

Pretty self explanatory!

http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj337/darrahc_2009/024.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-07-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8,260
Views: 255,753
Posted By darrahc
Grab...

Too close to home not to get it!

Robious Landing Park behind James River High

http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj337/darrahc_2009/006.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-19-2009, 07:25 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,330
Posted By darrahc
Those are some great pictures! It was good...

Those are some great pictures! It was good finally being able to put some faces to names and meeting everyone out on Ben's farm.

Ben - thanks for the hospitality. You have a beautiful place and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-15-2009, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8,260
Views: 255,753
Posted By darrahc
Nice - now that was a chilly, early morning grab!...

Nice - now that was a chilly, early morning grab! :clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-14-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 31,640
Views: 1,838,886
Posted By darrahc
This weekend is kind of a tough weekend but I...

This weekend is kind of a tough weekend but I would like to get out to meet some of the guys on the forum. I've got my kids this weekend but am planning to sneak out for a little to drop off some...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-14-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8,260
Views: 255,753
Posted By darrahc
New Tag!

Here's the new one. Since I like easy clues (like addresses in the picture), this place is a 'high end' steak chain...

http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj337/darrahc_2009/IMG_3329.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-14-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8,260
Views: 255,753
Posted By darrahc
It's not THAT cold!

At least that's what I told myself before I left. I couldn't let this one get away!

Baptist theological seminary on... well, it said it on the sign.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 103,750
Posted By darrahc
First bike at 41 for me as well. I rode a...

First bike at 41 for me as well.

I rode a little in college but last time I had been on a bike, I crashed. Got married 6 years after that, had kids and then got divorced after 12 years of...
Forum: Face plant 01-10-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,549
Posted By darrahc
So sad to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are...

So sad to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you, his family and friends.

RIP Jono...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-08-2009, 11:28 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,330
Posted By darrahc
No - I work for the company that owns General...

No - I work for the company that owns General Cigar and that's the humidor in the office. I run the chew and dip business and the cigar guys have that room pretty well locked up but I know where...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-08-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,330
Posted By darrahc
Cigars? I can cover those. Let me know what you...

Cigars? I can cover those. Let me know what you want and I can take a peak in the humidor at work here and see what we have...

http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj337/darrahc_2009/img142.jpg
Forum: Face plant 01-07-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,873
Posted By darrahc
Damn! Every time I read a story like this it...

Damn! Every time I read a story like this it makes me think twice when I just want to hop on the bike with barely no gear to run an errand.

Thanks for sharing and good luck with the recovery.
Forum: Face plant 01-07-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,834
Posted By darrahc
What's most amazing is it looks like you popped...

What's most amazing is it looks like you popped up and whipped out the camera to take pics right after it happened - nice! Good luck healing and congrats on being in one piece!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-03-2009, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8,260
Views: 255,753
Posted By darrahc
Guess I need to hone the google skills a little...

Guess I need to hone the google skills a little more. I came down here from Jersey so a lot of the southern allusions are over my head. I was thinking 'South' :rofl I was actually one of the ones who...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-03-2009, 02:31 AM
Replies: 8,260
Views: 255,753
Posted By darrahc
Yeah, but I need it to be 'googleable'! :lol3...

Yeah, but I need it to be 'googleable'! :lol3 Okay, not to get flamed for an ambiguous first tag, try this clue - translated as the 'good air hotel' the only non-french word on the sign is at the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-02-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8,260
Views: 255,753
Posted By darrahc
New Tag

The original place that was here used to be a resort hotel for Richmonders in the late 1800s. Now it's just 'Old' apartments...

http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj337/darrahc_2009/021copy.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-02-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8,260
Views: 255,753
Posted By darrahc
Grab...by the noob

Finally something I can identify that's not an anonymous mound of dirt! :rofl

http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj337/darrahc_2009/026.jpg

Right off the 288 South exit going west on...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2009, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,996
Posted By darrahc
I do a lot of work on my car and have a craftsman...

I do a lot of work on my car and have a craftsman cordless impact which is okay but if you don't need the portability and have an electrical socket, Milwaukee has an excellent impact wrench for $161...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2008, 05:25 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,699
Posted By darrahc
:clap And all along I thought it was just me and...

:clap And all along I thought it was just me and my poor skillz! I'm 6'4 and can't do stand comfortably for any period of time without jerking the throttle. But then again, a lot of it probably...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-21-2008, 06:21 PM
Replies: 31,640
Views: 1,838,886
Posted By darrahc
:wink: That's alright - I've been called worse! ...

:wink: That's alright - I've been called worse! I'll have to double check the profile deal now...

No knobbies - only the stock OEM Blackwings. Once I get out of this damn apartment & get a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-21-2008, 05:46 PM
Replies: 31,640
Views: 1,838,886
Posted By darrahc
Just ran across this thread...

Just ran across this thread and thought I'd chime in...

I picked up an F800GS last month after almost 20 years of not riding and 2 years of going through a divorce. Last time I was on a bike, I...
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