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Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 855
Views: 209,258
Posted By BenZvan
I actually don't mind seeing interactions from...

I actually don't mind seeing interactions from others around the world provided they're well informed and don't sound desperate.
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 855
Views: 209,258
Posted By BenZvan
This could easily be Wisconsin or Ontario.

This could easily be Wisconsin or Ontario.
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 855
Views: 209,258
Posted By BenZvan
I recommend you read the original Coast to Coast...

I recommend you read the original Coast to Coast ride report (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=808437) for the answers to your eloquently-phrased queries.
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 855
Views: 209,258
Posted By BenZvan
Actually...a proper martini is A) never shaken,...

Actually...a proper martini is A) never shaken, and B) never made with vodka.
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 855
Views: 209,258
Posted By BenZvan
Yea. That. (removed the embedded image...

Yea. That.

(removed the embedded image because flickr made it into a giant-assed slideshow and I felt like it was a bad derail.)
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 855
Views: 209,258
Posted By BenZvan
I strapped one to my right pannier on my last...

I strapped one to my right pannier on my last trip.

If only I could afford a trip to Spain for a cooking lesson. Maybe I'll ride out to LA when you get back...if you ever decide to return.
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 855
Views: 209,258
Posted By BenZvan
Mine came in the backwoods of northern Minnesota,...

Mine came in the backwoods of northern Minnesota, right after I'd finished packing up my campsite. I was so glad to find I'd packed a repair kit under the seat.

Nice drybag by the way. That EVent...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 855
Views: 209,258
Posted By BenZvan
I'm sure I'm not the only one who would love to...

I'm sure I'm not the only one who would love to get your recipe. :nod
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 855
Views: 209,258
Posted By BenZvan
Actually...my Ducati top-case has a foam insert....

Actually...my Ducati top-case has a foam insert. I just bought a slightly oversized insert from Pelican and cut it to fit. Keeps my drone nice and padded even when I'm going down on the soft sand....
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 855
Views: 209,258
Posted By BenZvan
It might be time for an upgrade, but those Ducati...

It might be time for an upgrade, but those Ducati cases are so danged expensive I feel like I shouldn't just swap them out.
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 855
Views: 209,258
Posted By BenZvan
I just got back from a trip around Lake Superior....

I just got back from a trip around Lake Superior. Here's my Multistrada sporting an AH sticker somewhere in Ontario.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5555/14958572526_a24ee7a4b5_c.jpg...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-11-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 38,948
Posted By BenZvan
Thumb Thanks for those direct links to information....

Thanks for those direct links to information. It's tough to sift through all the hay on this forum to find the needles.
Forum: Trip Planning 08-08-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 68,461
Posted By BenZvan
Instagram (http://instagram.com/p/rZlvY8obCb/)

Instagram (http://instagram.com/p/rZlvY8obCb/)
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-07-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 38,948
Posted By BenZvan
I know Pictured Rocks has a ton of old logging...

I know Pictured Rocks has a ton of old logging roads if that's the kind of back road you're looking for. Munising is a nice little town that has places to stay. I've always camped in that area...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-06-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 38,948
Posted By BenZvan
Awesome! Consider it done. Last time I was in the...

Awesome! Consider it done. Last time I was in the Houghton area (many years) we had lunch at The Library. As I recall, they were a rare confluence of excellent beer and excellent food.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-06-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 38,948
Posted By BenZvan
What should I not miss?

Hey everybody,

I'm planing a trip around Lake Superior and obviously will be crossing the UP. My current plan is to spend the night in Copper Harbor and somewhere in Pictured Rocks (hoping to find...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-06-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 68,461
Posted By BenZvan
What a relief to finally get started, eh? I've...

What a relief to finally get started, eh? I've got my first long weekend truly free this year coming up next week and I'm finally taking a ride around Lake Superior. Your initial reports will have me...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-31-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 68,461
Posted By BenZvan
... Yet. It still has to be...

...

Yet.



It still has to be prepped at the dealer, right? I'd say you've probably got a week to go since they haven't even seen it yet. And at €20/day difference, even if you leave in 5...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-30-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 68,461
Posted By BenZvan
Did you lowjack the crate or is the shippers...

Did you lowjack the crate or is the shippers tracking data just that good?

ETA: Street view of that spot is gorgeous, by the way.
http://goo.gl/nyNo6o
Forum: Trip Planning 07-16-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 68,461
Posted By BenZvan
Here's to hoping you get your teeth and your bike...

Here's to hoping you get your teeth and your bike sorted before WDW2014 is over.
Forum: Trip Planning 07-15-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 68,461
Posted By BenZvan
Absolutely true, especially where the TSA is...

Absolutely true, especially where the TSA is concerned. Though, in Minnesota, our titles are microprinted and not simple to duplicate.

What bothers me is that I would think they would have told...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-15-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 68,461
Posted By BenZvan
To be fair, they want to make sure someone else...

To be fair, they want to make sure someone else isn't doing what they want to with your shit and your money.
Forum: Trip Planning 07-03-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 68,461
Posted By BenZvan
Yea. Verizon is a PITA with their not-a-SIM SIM...

Yea. Verizon is a PITA with their not-a-SIM SIM cards. You might want to just trade your iPhone in for one that's actually GSM from T-Moblie or Orange or even direct from Apple or *gasp* buy an...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-24-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 68,461
Posted By BenZvan
tl;dr: "eek...brown people." edited to add:...

tl;dr: "eek...brown people."

edited to add: no offense.
Forum: Trip Planning 06-09-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 68,461
Posted By BenZvan
Do you have a problem with scientists? :2cry

Do you have a problem with scientists? :2cry
Forum: Trip Planning 06-04-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 68,461
Posted By BenZvan
I'm liking the harlequin nose-job.

I'm liking the harlequin nose-job.
Forum: Trip Planning 05-13-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 68,461
Posted By BenZvan
I looked into shipping a bike to Europe a few...

I looked into shipping a bike to Europe a few years ago and $3k was what I got then too. You need someone who will ship it in exchange for putting a sticker on your swingarm.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-17-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,849
Posted By BenZvan
Thanks for giving me a couple extra destinations...

Thanks for giving me a couple extra destinations on my next trip. I agree that Grand Portage is unimpressive; I didn't even stop at the monument and chose to zip by and almost end up in Canada...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-01-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 68,461
Posted By BenZvan
Good to know!

Good to know!
Forum: Trip Planning 04-01-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 68,461
Posted By BenZvan
I've wanted to ride The Atlantic Road for a...

I've wanted to ride The Atlantic Road for a while. As long as you're going north, you might as well go all the way north.
https://goo.gl/maps/Psy6E
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 587
Views: 191,741
Posted By BenZvan
That's the truth. I might suggest the Evergreen...

That's the truth. I might suggest the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum though. I've never been there, but it sounds cool.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-17-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,394
Posted By BenZvan
As long as I'm filming a silent movie...

As long as I'm filming a silent movie...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-15-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,394
Posted By BenZvan
Lake Superior North Shore, Oct 2013 Outtakes

I did a lot of editing on these videos. There was road noise, I was talking off-the cuff, and I had the occasional technical issue. As I was editing out all the cars, it occurred to me that it might...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-12-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,394
Posted By BenZvan
I've got one more video to post this weekend. I...

I've got one more video to post this weekend. I had a lot of outtakes, so I put those together. Remember "that guy's got a loud truck" from the first video? Yea, there's a lot more where that came...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-11-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,394
Posted By BenZvan
It's supposed to be above freezing every day this...

It's supposed to be above freezing every day this week. Got my appointment at Ducati Minneapolis to get my tires replaced Friday!
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-10-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,394
Posted By BenZvan
I'd love to be able to ride year-round, but I...

I'd love to be able to ride year-round, but I wouldn't love Texas summers so much, I think.

Speaking of listening to all the motorcycle go by. There I was, filling my tire at the gas station in...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-08-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,394
Posted By BenZvan
Seemed like the ending of the previous video...

Seemed like the ending of the previous video needed an epilogue.

<iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/qHfJKU2cz3I" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-08-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,394
Posted By BenZvan
Hah! That'll be me next time. I tried to do...

Hah! That'll be me next time.

I tried to do an overlay correction on the video, but I should have done a VH1-style pop-up bubble instead. The grouse was the closest sound I managed to find online.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-07-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10,385
Views: 3,387,559
Posted By BenZvan
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3691/12164903083_043...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3691/12164903083_043791f0da_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ben-zvan-photography/12164903083/)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8046/8129543945_6f946d402b_z.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-07-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,394
Posted By BenZvan
Not bad. Maybe I'll get back into it now that I...

Not bad. Maybe I'll get back into it now that I have a waterproof camera. And I've had an underwater photoshoot I've wanted to do for years but I just haven't gotten off my butt to do it.
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