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Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 06:09 AM
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Posted By popscycle
Sunday May 24 Ride: Part 2

After resting a bit at the Inn in New Marlborough, we set off to check out more roads we hadn't been on.

http://www.affiliatehouse.com/webimages/may24_ride6.jpg

We were just enjoying the day...
Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 05:34 AM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 122,129
Posted By popscycle
This is what happens when my Sena runs out of...

This is what happens when my Sena runs out of juice, which it seems to always do before the end of the day. You're running around finding good stuff that I miss because I am futzing with the BT. I...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 03:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,493
Posted By popscycle
Great start (thanks for taking the time to post...

Great start (thanks for taking the time to post these) and congrats for getting into ADV riding!
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 03:45 PM
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Views: 122,129
Posted By popscycle
Sunday May 24 Ride: Part 1

Sunday was a riding day with no destination - only checking out roads we hadn't ridden yet. The ride started out as always by meeting up a Dinky's where there's often some interesting car parked at...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 03:06 PM
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Views: 122,129
Posted By popscycle
Thanks for the pics, Dave. Love that station and...

Thanks for the pics, Dave. Love that station and I think I remember pedestrian bridges over some of the huge RR yards in South Chicago but that was a long time ago (i.e., early 50s)
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 06:58 AM
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Posted By popscycle
Those are two outstanding pics of Redemption Rock...

Those are two outstanding pics of Redemption Rock - some of the best I've seen. Thank YOU for taking the time to post them and we're happy you're enjoying the thread.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,394
Posted By popscycle
I haven't looked at the ODO in a while but it's...

I haven't looked at the ODO in a while but it's somewhere between 18K and 20K miles on the 2014 GSW. No problems or issues thus far.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-25-2015, 11:08 AM
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Views: 122,129
Posted By popscycle
Saturday Vermont Ride: Part 2

After riding up to Bellows Falls from Brattleboro, VT, I was busy checking out the train stations while R2 was checking out what appears to be an old paper company mill or plant.
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Forum: Day Trippin' 05-25-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 122,129
Posted By popscycle
I was never emotionally attached to a motorcycle...

I was never emotionally attached to a motorcycle or car enough to keep it around (i.e., attached to the past vs. living the present/future) and not trade/sell it for something better. That said, I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-25-2015, 06:31 AM
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Views: 122,129
Posted By popscycle
Great pic despite being on the bus. It has...

Great pic despite being on the bus. It has enough detail that we might be able to find out what it is. Thanks for stopping by the thread and posting this. I spent a little time in East Germany in...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-25-2015, 06:29 AM
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Views: 122,129
Posted By popscycle
As always, thanks for the pics, especially the...

As always, thanks for the pics, especially the steamers. We do appreciate RR stuff.
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,666
Posted By popscycle
As concepts go, it would seem to be doing what...

As concepts go, it would seem to be doing what concepts are supposed to do - generate some attention and buzz. As baggers go, it looks like it's in a state of confusion as to whether is is...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-24-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 122,129
Posted By popscycle
Saturday Vermont Ride

Saturday was Vermont adventure day, with only two planned waypoints, one being Bellows Falls and the Chester so R2 could see the stations. As is custom, we started the day by meeting at Dinky's Blue...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-23-2015, 05:08 PM
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Views: 122,129
Posted By popscycle
More P&W

After looking at all the P&W engines in Kevin's Stash (i.e. the Worcester MA yard) we were surprised to see these two idling on a siding up in Brattleboro VT this morning.
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Forum: Day Trippin' 05-23-2015, 03:38 PM
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Posted By popscycle
Greatly appreciate the pictures and information,...

Greatly appreciate the pictures and information, Dave. More fun stuff as I will now look them up for all the details. Thanks!
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-22-2015, 04:52 PM
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Views: 122,129
Posted By popscycle
Kevin's Locomotive Stash

I had been asking Kevin where he thought the best place in Worcester might be to see some trains and get pics and he knew just where to go. I call it Kevin's locomotive stash but it's really part of...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-22-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 69,093
Posted By popscycle
http://www.affiliatehouse.com/webimages/may_p&w_gs...

http://www.affiliatehouse.com/webimages/may_p&w_gs.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-22-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 122,129
Posted By popscycle
Well, just darn. That last one could have been a...

Well, just darn. That last one could have been a twofer - fishing and train pics. :dunno Thanks for the trolley info, though. :clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-22-2015, 06:31 AM
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Views: 122,129
Posted By popscycle
Some great pics there, especially of the train on...

Some great pics there, especially of the train on the trestle. Pushing or pulling, it matters not to train buffs. We greatly appreciate the pics. Can't have too many steam engine pics. Later...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-21-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 122,129
Posted By popscycle
A Rare Event

Well, the Harley runs. Not only does it run but it pulled up in front of my house running very well. R2 got it out to get inspected and dropped by for a cup of coffee (the coffee is always on for...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2015, 03:48 PM
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Views: 122,129
Posted By popscycle
Well, LOL, now you've done it - associate every...

Well, LOL, now you've done it - associate every Air Hawk user as someone with a bony ass, making sure R2 never gets the butt relief he needs. :rofl He's sensitive about those things, ya know. :rofl...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2015, 01:49 PM
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Views: 122,129
Posted By popscycle
A Tale Of The Butt Pads or My Tail In the Butt Pads

This old butt still has some padding but each year it seems to have a little less so we thought we'd give two butt pads a try. One is the quintessential Air Hawk (on the seat) and the other the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2015, 01:36 PM
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Views: 122,129
Posted By popscycle
We love it also and, once again, thank YOU for...

We love it also and, once again, thank YOU for stopping by the thread!
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2015, 05:23 AM
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Views: 122,129
Posted By popscycle
An Aqueduct

Some days ago, I finally made time to stop and photograph the old Assabet Bridge Aqueduct in Northboro, MA.

http://www.affiliatehouse.com/webimages/may_aquaduct1.jpg

The structure was built in...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-19-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 122,129
Posted By popscycle
Hah, it will be a cold day in hell when I am...

Hah, it will be a cold day in hell when I am dubious of riding anywhere on a 70 degree sunny day. The exception would be the deep mud puddles you've been known to play submarine in but otherwise I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-18-2015, 04:21 PM
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Views: 122,129
Posted By popscycle
Saint_Gaudens: Part 2 - The Place

As previously stated, on Sunday we rode up to Cornish, NH, to visit the home and studio of Augustus Saint Gaudens, who was arguably America's finest sculptors and perhaps one of the best in the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-18-2015, 06:37 AM
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Views: 122,129
Posted By popscycle
Saint_Gaudens: Part 1 - The Ride

R2 had been wanting to scope out the home of sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens for some time and Sunday last was the time. With his time off, my availability and near-perfect weather, we set off...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-18-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 122,129
Posted By popscycle
Well, you certainly raised the pic content stakes...

Well, you certainly raised the pic content stakes with that one. LOL, much more and the pic would explode from good stuff overload. Thanks! :D
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-16-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 122,129
Posted By popscycle
More great stations. You, sir, are on a RR roll...

More great stations. You, sir, are on a RR roll with some outstanding (IMHO) pics. I would have a big problem around that tunnel near Welch, VA, in that I'd be torn between wanting to wait around...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-16-2015, 11:07 AM
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Views: 122,129
Posted By popscycle
Another Mystery Solved, Many To Go

Sunday last (May 10), we were happily meandering down Rattlesnake Gutter Road when we came upon another mystery - a kiln out in the middle of nowhere. Shown below, this kiln begat yet another set...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-16-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 122,129
Posted By popscycle
Wow, that station is an absolute gem! Nice...

Wow, that station is an absolute gem! Nice little speeder, too. Great subject, great pics, just great. Am thinking you just made train lovers a little happier this morning. Thanks!:clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-15-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 122,129
Posted By popscycle
Now that is a fascinating piece of engineering...

Now that is a fascinating piece of engineering history. Kudos to the folks who preserved it.



Am very happy to see they're preserving it. Thanks!! Will love to see pics of the station when...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-15-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 122,129
Posted By popscycle
Addenda & Errata: Dealer Out Of Scouts

I made a quick trip to the (BMW, KTM, Indian, Ducati, Husqvarna) dealer this afternoon for the 18,000 fluids change and the place was awash in a sea of motorcycles, both inside and out.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 56,450
Posted By popscycle
I am thinking that Honda, like other companies...

I am thinking that Honda, like other companies that got to be quite large (e.g., GM), had its bean counters intervene before the CTX was quite finished. One might also quip that they may also have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,461
Posted By popscycle
David, my own experience in going from a GL1800...

David, my own experience in going from a GL1800 to a GS was a big reminder that lighter bikes are not only easier to push around the garage or anywhere else but offer significant handling and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-15-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 122,129
Posted By popscycle
We are pleased to hear you are enjoying the RR...

We are pleased to hear you are enjoying the RR and appreciate the kind words. Not being a great photographer, these pictures are the result of having a decent camera and being able to use Photoshop...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-14-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 122,129
Posted By popscycle
Addenda & Errata: Some Post Hosing Pics

The bike was so dirty (eating R2's dirt road dust all day) from last weekend that I had to hose it off. After the hosing, you must ride it to make sure everything drys out and works OK, or at least...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-14-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 122,129
Posted By popscycle
Sunday May 10 Ride: Part 2 (Playing In The Dirt)

After seeing Mt. Tom, we headed toward areas bordering the CT River valley that have more dirt and gravel roads to explore. Getting there on paved roads isn't so bad either.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-13-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 122,129
Posted By popscycle
Sunday May 10 Ride: Part 1

Due to current job demands, weekends are just about the only time R2 can get time to ride any distance (he does commute into Boston on the GS) so weekends are generally reserved to go and see things...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,462
Posted By popscycle
Life is dangerous and you will not get out of it...

Life is dangerous and you will not get out of it alive. That said, you can mitigate dangerous situations through knowledge, training, experience and awareness. On the average, 5,000 or more...
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