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Forum: Racing Today, 03:55 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,205
Posted By Pantah
JPM could have had a decent Cup career if he was...

JPM could have had a decent Cup career if he was with a decent team. Chip always fielded junk for Cup cars, much like Penske had until Keselowski showed up. I thought the 500 was a great race and JPM...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-22-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,660
Posted By Pantah
A close friend had a Thruxton for a couple weeks....

A close friend had a Thruxton for a couple weeks. He said it was the PT Cruiser of motorcycles. :lol3 I sort of like the new Ducati Scrambler, but actually the Paul Smart was probably a much better...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-21-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By Pantah
You must have the GPS plugged into your computer

I have the same problem and I called and asked Garmin if I was missing something. They said that the maps are on my GPS memory card and the device has to be plugged into my Mac for Basecamp to read...
Forum: Racing 05-21-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 963
Posted By Pantah
Yeah, me too. I don't see how he can. :eek1

Yeah, me too. I don't see how he can. :eek1
Forum: Racing 05-21-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 159,811
Posted By Pantah
I wonder if the bike is as 'off' as everybody is...

I wonder if the bike is as 'off' as everybody is saying. I think the track is fairly unusual and small compared to most of them.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-20-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,479
Posted By Pantah
http://pantah.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Montezuma-To...

http://pantah.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Montezuma-Tour/i-2cm5ZrT/0/M/IMG_2170-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,336
Posted By Pantah
Thanks for the report so far! I am in. I have...

Thanks for the report so far! I am in. I have ridden coast/coast many times and always faced incredible wind and weather during parts of it. But NEVER a blown over semi!

In 2010 I was riding west...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-19-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By Pantah
I can't speak to Indian 15, but it looks on the...

I can't speak to Indian 15, but it looks on the map that it is a paved road. You might consider taking 89 to Tuba City and 160 to Kayenta. It is all good highway. Just east of Kayanta on 160 you can...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-19-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By Pantah
I think it helps a lot if you have dirt riding...

I think it helps a lot if you have dirt riding experience, but it isn't necessary. A DOT front knobby tire is helpful in the soft areas you'll encounter. I bought a KTM 950 back in 2004 and rode it...
Forum: Racing 05-18-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,780
Posted By Pantah
Yes, the old Pro Thunder class was a very fun...

Yes, the old Pro Thunder class was a very fun take. I'd like to see that as well. But before that they need to get the vendor display shows going and other attractions to get casual fans to come. I...
Forum: Racing 05-18-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,780
Posted By Pantah
Great to see JD where he should be. I like...

Great to see JD where he should be. I like listing to him on the podium. Seems like Gerloff is steadily gaining on it. Maybe the promise he showed back in 2011 will finally pay off. Not sure what to...
Forum: Racing 05-17-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,816
Posted By Pantah
Pretty good call!!! :D

Pretty good call!!! :D
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-16-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 74,185
Posted By Pantah
Circa 1970: ...

Circa 1970:
http://pantah.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Old-Gear/i-SrvMgsj/0/M/IMG_1492-M.jpg

Circa 1979:
http://pantah.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Old-Gear/i-DDDWnsF/0/M/IMG_1493-M.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,207
Posted By Pantah
http://www.motogp.com/en/video_update/2015/05/16/e...

http://www.motogp.com/en/video_update/2015/05/16/espargaro-s-spectacular-fp3-crash/175796
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,761
Posted By Pantah
Probably the term 'hipster' is too mainstream...

Probably the term 'hipster' is too mainstream these days to have any cool factor left. But in any event, the former hipsters I know would never ride a Triumph retro bike. I knew one who bought a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-15-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 833
Posted By Pantah
I have settled on a Michelin T63 on the front of...

I have settled on a Michelin T63 on the front of my Yamaha wr250R and my KTM690R. The tire performs reasonably well in both sand and mud, but it is also fairly quiet. They are also very cheap at...
Forum: Racing 05-15-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,816
Posted By Pantah
There may be some surprises on Sunday. Tight...

There may be some surprises on Sunday. Tight group!
Forum: Racing 05-15-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,816
Posted By Pantah
FP1: Eleven inside 1 second! Yes, it is a small...

FP1: Eleven inside 1 second! Yes, it is a small track but still... Dovi and Jorge rode the most fast laps. Dani is nowhere yet. MM's finger seems to be almost better. Vale is where he usually is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,207
Posted By Pantah
Pardon me, but I wasn't referring to simply road...

Pardon me, but I wasn't referring to simply road racing. About the time SM made that Elsinore clip, most dirt racers started wearing a face brace bolted to their 3/4 helmet. It replaced the Jofa rock...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,207
Posted By Pantah
Motorcycle racers crash a lot. Sometimes several...

Motorcycle racers crash a lot. Sometimes several times a race meet. There is a reason their helmets are full face, and they have all learned it first hand. True, the OP doesn't expect to crash so he...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,282
Posted By Pantah
www.motorcycle-superstore.com. Once you know what...

www.motorcycle-superstore.com. Once you know what you want, you shop price and installation. The website above seems to have the best tire prices for most of us. I install my own, but I use dual...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 17,281
Posted By Pantah
There are not many people who can ride any...

There are not many people who can ride any motorcycle fast... And those few that can have had lots of training and seat time trying to go fast. But even most of those are slow by most of their...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-14-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 962
Posted By Pantah
I vote 120 through Yosemite and down the Priest...

I vote 120 through Yosemite and down the Priest Grade to hwy 49 North. Take 49 through Jamestown and Columbia State Park and stop for a sense of the gold rush. It is a well preserved Forty-niner...
Forum: Racing 05-14-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 159,811
Posted By Pantah
Bravo!!! Indy often gets panned here, but I like...

Bravo!!! Indy often gets panned here, but I like it as much as Laguna. The track isn't as interesting at first glance, but you get to easily move from corner to corner to get close-up and personal....
Forum: Racing 05-12-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,400
Posted By Pantah
Hero seems to have money and EB wanted some of...

Hero seems to have money and EB wanted some of it. After paying a few bills, Hero changed their mind. Quite common in the motorcycle racing business. Most of the time motorcycle people seem to have...
Forum: Racing 05-12-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,788
Posted By Pantah
Well, I am from Boston and I love Utah!...

Well, I am from Boston and I love Utah! Particularly southern Utah. They have some of the best motorcycling roads there is: Hwy 12, House Rock Rd, Cottonwood Canyon, Smokey Mountain Rd, The Burr...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-12-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,123
Posted By Pantah
I'd like to try the new date. Will monitor this...

I'd like to try the new date. Will monitor this thread for it. Thanks
Forum: Racing 05-12-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,780
Posted By Pantah
Good article... The grieving is so palpable. I...

Good article... The grieving is so palpable. I hope Josh Day can make something of this. I think he will.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,027
Posted By Pantah
Nike compression shorts and baby powder... :D

Nike compression shorts and baby powder... :D
Forum: Racing 05-11-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,788
Posted By Pantah
SCRAMP has operated Laguna Seca since 1957....

SCRAMP has operated Laguna Seca since 1957. SCRAMP stands for Sports Car Racing Association of the Moneterey Peninsula. The track is a county park, so maybe the people that own Miller can learn...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-10-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,263
Posted By Pantah
I went out and bought a 2004 KTM950 new off the...

I went out and bought a 2004 KTM950 new off the floor. It was a pretty crude motorcycle in my view. The motor was rough and cruise RPM wondered. Basically that early 950 was an unfinished motor with...
Forum: Racing 05-10-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,400
Posted By Pantah
:rofl:rofl

:rofl:rofl
Forum: Racing 05-09-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,788
Posted By Pantah
Probably the next guy can make a go of it. It is...

Probably the next guy can make a go of it. It is already built and grossing some $7 million. There are a few track owners out there that could turn that into more than $20 million/year by shifting a...
Forum: Racing 05-09-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 159,811
Posted By Pantah
I think Casey Stoner misses being the fastest...

I think Casey Stoner misses being the fastest motorcycle racer on the planet. All the stuff he hated about being 'that guy' probably doesn't seem so terrible now. Staying home 24/7 with his family...
Forum: Racing 05-05-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 12,953
Posted By Pantah
I don't think American riders are that far behind...

I don't think American riders are that far behind the riders in WSK/WSS. PJ is doing great and he's going to get a win or two, plus a few more podiums. Cameron has shown he can beat Josh Hayes, and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-04-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By Pantah
I sent my registration today. I've run it a...

I sent my registration today. I've run it a couple times before on different bikes. I always had fun. This winter I've been riding a WR250R in AZ. I entered one AMA charity ride near Tucson. I...
Forum: Racing 04-30-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,400
Posted By Pantah
The ONLY Buell I liked was the old tube framed...

The ONLY Buell I liked was the old tube framed Lightning. That was a cool motorcycle and I really enjoyed watching Barney race it. I think it was Rich Conrath who built Mike's Buells. They were such...
Forum: Racing 04-28-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 12,953
Posted By Pantah
Regardless of 'those people' you refer to at HRC,...

Regardless of 'those people' you refer to at HRC, Nicky won his share of the sport, and served HRC well while winning it. Amazingly, he still does...
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 83,856
Posted By Pantah
My Mother was 42 when I was born. My Dad was 46....

My Mother was 42 when I was born. My Dad was 46. My youngest sister was 10. I must say, I had the greatest childhood a boy could want (yes I was spoiled rotten) :D. Among the many things they...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 83,856
Posted By Pantah
I'm in too. I have ridden most of your route and...

I'm in too. I have ridden most of your route and I think it is excellent. My favorite is Taos to St George, UT. The little loop in MV is a little sandy, but doesn't require much more than a little...
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