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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By docjsh
While the article was extremely interesting, and...

While the article was extremely interesting, and the philosophy of Erik Buell is one that should be a model for American industry, what I found most interesting was some of the comments on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,128
Posted By docjsh
http://www.ted.com/talks/gever_tulley_on_5_dangero...

http://www.ted.com/talks/gever_tulley_on_5_dangerous_things_for_kids.html

Could add trail riding to the list.
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,350
Posted By docjsh
Nice photos that remind me of home (originally...

Nice photos that remind me of home (originally from Denver) and I'm enjoying your ride report. Hope to do some of those trails and passes in the near future.

Keep it up and I'd enjoy seeing more....
Forum: Asia 08-24-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 21,673
Posted By docjsh
Ride Reports

If you have written up any of your rides here on the forum, please put a link in this thread. I'd like to see where you've been. I've written up a few in Day Trippin' of easy one day rides from Seoul...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-23-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,071
Posted By docjsh
A little more exploring

I still had time in the day for a bit more exploring, so I double checked my atlas and went south on the 56 highway about 10 kilometers to another road that showed that it might be unimproved. I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-23-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,071
Posted By docjsh
Continuing the ride

After passing the road crew, there were a few more kilometers of the same type of graded road and then I was back on pavement.

http://imageshack.us/a/img209/7862/4qad.jpg

This corner had a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-23-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,071
Posted By docjsh
Hey RD, I'm glad you liked my report. ...

Hey RD,

I'm glad you liked my report.

I have thought about a riding partner, but my opportunities to get out of the city are rare and tend to be last minute, so that causes a problem. I also...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-22-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,071
Posted By docjsh
Little obstacles

It became difficult to get by the dog truck and even though we passed three or four little pull offs, he didn't bother, so I eventually snuck by when the road got a bit wider for a short stretch....
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-22-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,071
Posted By docjsh
Continuing down the road

http://imageshack.us/a/img23/6275/kk7u.jpg
Heading around the lake.

This sign was encouraging. Hinted that there might be a way through to the other side of the forest....
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-22-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,071
Posted By docjsh
Finding another route

As you can see from the sign, there appears to be a ferry that comes to the dead end, but from the looks of the area, I don't think the ferry has stopped there in quite a while. So, instead of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-22-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,071
Posted By docjsh
Another day trip

So, I was able to get out of the city on another Thursday (still a week and a half away from the fall semester starting), with my wife not having any jobs today and me really needing a day away from...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-21-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,389
Posted By docjsh
Beautiful Pics

Thanks for a great RR and the wonderful pics. The only time I was in Scotland, I was on public transportation, but your photos, and those of Kamchat, remind me that I had a dream to ride around your...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-18-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,071
Posted By docjsh
Thanks Gaston Gagne, GP MX Fan, and Blixa, I'm...

Thanks Gaston Gagne, GP MX Fan, and Blixa, I'm glad you liked the report and photos. It's interesting to see how many inmates have served here or have other connections to Korea.

And Blixa, don't...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-12-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,071
Posted By docjsh
Like I said before, the roads are motorcycle...

Like I said before, the roads are motorcycle heaven once outside the cities. There is still a lawlessness for motorcycles; lots of lane splitting and riding on shoulders. Neither is technically...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-12-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,071
Posted By docjsh
South Korea is a nice place once you're outside...

South Korea is a nice place once you're outside Seoul, but it can be a difficult place to travel. The infrastructure is just not set up for travel by people who don't speak at least some basic...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-08-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,071
Posted By docjsh
Hey Gas Guy and Kojak, If neither of you...

Hey Gas Guy and Kojak,

If neither of you have been back since the 80's or early 90's you would probably not recognize the country. So much has changed in the decade or so that I've been here.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-08-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,071
Posted By docjsh
Joel in Seoul: Day trips out of the city

So, I've been living the expat lifestyle in Seoul, South Korea for the past 11 years working at a few different universities in the city over that period. About 6 years ago, I became tired of dealing...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4,262
Views: 958,311
Posted By docjsh
Two weeks of reading to catch up

Hey John,

I just wanted to write to express how much I enjoyed your ride report, and to say how much I am looking forward to your continued adventures in the fall. While I came late to the party...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,448
Posted By docjsh
Where I live, the true super-highways are limited...

Where I live, the true super-highways are limited to cars and trucks...no motorcycles allowed. That really sucks for getting out of a city of 20 million people and just as many cars, especially if...
Forum: Asia 07-05-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,573
Posted By docjsh
I've lived in Korea for 9 years and have been...

I've lived in Korea for 9 years and have been riding here for more than 5 of those years. I currently ride a V-Strom in Seoul and I enjoy it and it's ability to navigate traffic and go for long runs...
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 90,828
Posted By docjsh
I currently have a '02 V-strom and I'm giving...

I currently have a '02 V-strom and I'm giving some thought to switching to a newer bike and the FZ1-S (the designation in Korea) is on my list. However, reading through the forum, I get the...
Forum: Asia 04-11-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,099
Posted By docjsh
I just remembered that at one time there was a...

I just remembered that at one time there was a place in Gangnam, Seoul that rented bigger bikes. I don't know if it is still around, but you could try a google search or better yet, since you speak...
Forum: Asia 04-09-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,099
Posted By docjsh
Big bikes are pretty scarce here in Korea...

Big bikes are pretty scarce here in Korea considering most Koreans think a 400 cc is a pretty big bike. I don't know of any bike shops that would do a sell and rebuy deal. Most shops don't have...
Forum: Asia 04-07-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,099
Posted By docjsh
Tips for buying a bike in S. Korea

The first thing to do when buying a bike in Korea is to check out the websites selling bikes (bikemart and passo) to get a clear idea of price for the various styles of bikes in which your...
Forum: Asia 04-06-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,099
Posted By docjsh
Korean Sites

Hey NPLR,

If you want a "big" bike (anything larger than a Honda CB400), you'll find it easiest on a Korean site. There are two main selling sites, bikemart.co.kr and passo.co.kr. You will...
Forum: Asia 04-06-2011, 03:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,099
Posted By docjsh
Hey, welcome to Korea. I ride a DL1000 in...

Hey, welcome to Korea.

I ride a DL1000 in Seoul and the surrounding areas when I get the opportunity. I have seen only two other V-Stroms on the road

For service, if you're in Seoul, there is...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-06-2011, 02:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,582
Posted By docjsh
Nice Ride

Nice to see others posting here riding in Korea. I'm in Seoul and haven't ridden much in your area, but I'm looking forward to getting down to that area a bit this spring and summer.

If you're...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-13-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 219,351
Posted By docjsh
Ex-pat living

I turned 40 last week and have been living the ex-pat life for nearly a decade now. I teach English at a university in Asia, make about $35,000 a year and have 5 months a year of vacation. My...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2010, 05:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,098
Posted By docjsh
The test in Korea

I started riding in South Korea only a few years ago, which if you are riding a bike or scooter less than 125 cc you only need a auto license. Well, I really started to enjoy riding and wanted to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 22,058
Posted By docjsh
Check out Supermoto

While I am sure that the accident in the OP was not a cruiser rider trying to hang it all out like a supermoto racer, you should see what these guys are doing on a variety of surfaces. They will put...
Forum: Racing 04-13-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 221,647
Posted By docjsh
Downloading the races

Living in Asia, many of the races are run during the middle of the night my time, so watching live is a rarity for me. I've thought about getting the motogp package, but have decided to wait.

I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2010, 04:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,309
Posted By docjsh
Saw it on an AirCanada flight over the Pacific....

Saw it on an AirCanada flight over the Pacific. It was pretty good and kept me interested for a couple of hours. The motorcycle is an important piece of the story but it looked more like a travel...
Forum: Beasts 01-31-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 59,944
Posted By docjsh
6'4" 34-inch inseam. I ride a 02 V-Strom....

6'4" 34-inch inseam.

I ride a 02 V-Strom. Can flat foot with bent knees, but it seems huge compared to my first bike, a 94 CB400. That was cramped but I could throw it arould which was loads of...
Forum: Asia 01-05-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 921
Posted By docjsh
There are/were a few of us on this forum residing...

There are/were a few of us on this forum residing around Korea. I ride a Suzuki DL1000 VStrom, which is good for cruising the backroads of Korea and the occasional gravel road I find. I've done a few...
Forum: Racing 08-05-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 996
Posted By docjsh
I was looking around some of the Korean sites and...

I was looking around some of the Korean sites and there appears to be "Korean Superbike Championship" at the Taebaek Racing Park in Gyeonggi Province. The dates show races for the 2009 series on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2009, 06:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,510
Posted By docjsh
IPod usage

I won't usually listen to music when I ride, but I will listen to podcasts or talk radio style. However, on a trail, I don't think I would use it at all...needs too much concentration.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,032
Posted By docjsh
Look at it this way...by buying a bike he puts...

Look at it this way...by buying a bike he puts money into the pockets of the manufacturer so that they can develop and build new bikes. In addition, once he realizes that the bike will never stay...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,915
Posted By docjsh
Seoul Traffic

My SO rides pillion on my bike on some short-range jaunts on the weekends, but often complains within the first few hours about her rear.

She has her own scooter, a Daelim Forte 125, and averages...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,712
Posted By docjsh
Like others, I only have room for one, a 02...

Like others, I only have room for one, a 02 DL1000. But if we're playing the "win the powerball" fantasy game:

Yamaha F1-for track and mountain twisty fun.
Mid-'70's CB750-for a drivable...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 1,583,900
Posted By docjsh
A snap reply for the "Get a real bike"

Reading through this thread, I started to think up ways to answer the whole "get a real bike" quip.

My best would be to look over at their harley, look it up and down, then shake my head and...
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