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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-16-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 31,322
Views: 2,938,029
Posted By qwiksilver
The usual suspects I see. I'm still alive. ...

The usual suspects I see.

I'm still alive. (plus two screws in one foot)

Bike is healthy.

Plans are to start riding on dirt later this summer after a few things clear the calendar.
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 341,943
Posted By qwiksilver
There's a nice rear rack for that bike on ebay...

There's a nice rear rack for that bike on ebay for about $70. I have one.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,628
Posted By qwiksilver
I didn't start until after 40. :D

I didn't start until after 40. :D
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-02-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31,322
Views: 2,938,029
Posted By qwiksilver
My foot is finally healed enough to get it back...

My foot is finally healed enough to get it back in the boots, you've got a noob friendly ride and now the bike is toast. :baldy

2010 can't end soon enough.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-30-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 31,322
Views: 2,938,029
Posted By qwiksilver
Been hiding and healing. If 2009 was harsh; 2010...

Been hiding and healing. If 2009 was harsh; 2010 was hell. I nearly ended it with a bang this morning. Luckily just a puff of smoke from the bike. Or unluckily. Don't know how much damage moving...
Forum: The Garage 11-30-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,336
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 289,783
Posted By qwiksilver
For godsakes check your oil occasionally. Don't...

For godsakes check your oil occasionally. Don't get in a fog over the rest of life. (Moving through my life like a zombie right now. Surgery, mine. Funeral, not mine)

Caught it before the...
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,840
Posted By qwiksilver
I've had my Youpal since 2003. I got it off eBay...

I've had my Youpal since 2003. I got it off eBay brand new from the manufacturer when he was selling them for $150. It's a tough bike. It's survived my sloppy riding, folds up tight and fits in a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-12-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,821
Posted By qwiksilver
It will spoil you up to the point where you have...

It will spoil you up to the point where you have to fill it up and the bill is somewhere near the national deficit. When you count your fuel bills in the hundreds of dollars per trip and a weekend...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-02-2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,821
Posted By qwiksilver
Glad to hear NR made it. And it's even better to...

Glad to hear NR made it. And it's even better to hear its serving those who are giving 120% to protect the area. Win/Win :wings
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-02-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 31,322
Views: 2,938,029
Posted By qwiksilver
Ok, not riding this weekend....again. Going to...

Ok, not riding this weekend....again. Going to Reno to escape the smo...wait...can't mention that....be back Monday.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-02-2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,821
Posted By qwiksilver
Hidden Springs is gone. Confirmed in an LA Times...

Hidden Springs is gone. Confirmed in an LA Times story.

Newcomb's is the big "Where's Waldo" of the day.

Half the google searches come up with bogus websites that want to eat your hard...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-01-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,821
Posted By qwiksilver
My first ride kicked my butt. ...

My first ride kicked my butt.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/qwiksilver/Yamaha%202008/FirstRide11.jpg

Stopping for a rest at Newcomb's was very very welcome.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-01-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,821
Posted By qwiksilver
Life got turned upsidedown this summer....so...

Life got turned upsidedown this summer....so yeah...I had to TCB for a while.

Got armor now. So I can fall down all I want to.

Know the bike more because I commute on it 4 days a week. Wasn't...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-01-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 31,322
Views: 2,938,029
Posted By qwiksilver
Waystation has the trucks they need. Now it's...

Waystation has the trucks they need. Now it's cages that can hold a lion or tiger and money.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/unleashed/2009/09/animals-waystation-fires.html

There are numbers...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-01-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,821
Posted By qwiksilver
Here is something I found: quoted from the...

Here is something I found:

quoted from the ducati-superbike forum...
"I got a text message from Carlos last night at 11:30 saying that Newcombs had caught fire. I called this morning and he said...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-09-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31,322
Views: 2,938,029
Posted By qwiksilver
I was cruisin' on a 50cc and laughing at the gas...

I was cruisin' on a 50cc and laughing at the gas hog Priuses.

But my Jeep?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/qwiksilver/Misc%20Jeep/coveredjeep.jpg

Didn't have the XT then.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 31,322
Views: 2,938,029
Posted By qwiksilver
Even with knobs you'll wash out. I think we need...

Even with knobs you'll wash out. I think we need to go play in the washes at Truckhaven and learn to handle that stuff.

I'm out. Again. New computer comes home tonight and the weekend will be...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-04-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 31,322
Views: 2,938,029
Posted By qwiksilver
I was there. It was a good one. Between...

I was there. It was a good one.

Between Sergio's choice of roads and Mike at North Hollywood Scooters hosting the BBQ, we had a perfect day.:jkam
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-03-2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 31,322
Views: 2,938,029
Posted By qwiksilver
Compared to the other guy, you're dressed to...

Compared to the other guy, you're dressed to bounce when you fall.

Glad your gear took care of you.

And yeah, I don't like OHV areas either. Bent front fender on the Jeep at Azusa Canyon.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-30-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,944
Posted By qwiksilver
Officer Gonzalez pulled me over the first time I...

Officer Gonzalez pulled me over the first time I rode with you guys. I was heading home by myself on a bike I was still getting used to. I was wondering just how he figured out my little bike was 5...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-30-2009, 01:58 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 16,198
Posted By qwiksilver
That may be an enticement to call in sick on...

That may be an enticement to call in sick on Friday...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-29-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 31,322
Views: 2,938,029
Posted By qwiksilver
I doubt I can be the second XT. Depends on what...

I doubt I can be the second XT. Depends on what happens Saturday night. :jose
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-29-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 31,322
Views: 2,938,029
Posted By qwiksilver
Agree with the :tb but being inseam challenged...

Agree with the :tb but being inseam challenged all I can do is watch, wag and wish.

My next one? When I grow up...the BMW G650GS. Sweet little Beemer and just short enough for a :toney
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-20-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,039
Posted By qwiksilver
Depending on the commute time and direction: ...

Depending on the commute time and direction:

Welcome to the Commute from Hell. I have never driven past Camarillo without encountering a jam up on the 101. You will learn the California art of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-17-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By qwiksilver
Pismo rules. :jkam But in the summer be...

Pismo rules. :jkam

But in the summer be prepared for wall to wall motorhomes. Apartment living doesn't get this close. Driving down the beach has to be a slow leisurely pace because of all the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-15-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 31,322
Views: 2,938,029
Posted By qwiksilver
Ok, but did you do the infamous V Notch? :lurk ...

Ok, but did you do the infamous V Notch? :lurk

And no one rode through Burro Schmidt Mine? You probably could...but maybe shouldn't.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-14-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 31,322
Views: 2,938,029
Posted By qwiksilver
Nah....I'm always behind you because I'm slower. ...

Nah....I'm always behind you because I'm slower.

I crash alot but I'm so far back that the cameras are already at Newcomb's Ranch and half way through lunch. :poser
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 54,431
Posted By qwiksilver
Many of the older Civics have the power of a lawn...

Many of the older Civics have the power of a lawn mower. (Exboyfriend had one.) I love buzzing past them on Cahuenga Pass as they struggle to keep up with loaded semis. (I shouldn't laugh - the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 54,431
Posted By qwiksilver
You boys ask the silliest questions. :toney ...

You boys ask the silliest questions. :toney

Here's my answer:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/qwiksilver/Yamaha%202008/DIRTPoster.jpg

Yes, that's me. Yes, that's my XT250. It's a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-11-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 31,322
Views: 2,938,029
Posted By qwiksilver
Next weekend is the "art" thang. :0-0 ...

Next weekend is the "art" thang.

:0-0

Painting on Saturday. Sketching at the Getty on Sunday. (Free to get in; bikes park for free)

BTW...thinking of doing that DIRT poster into an actual...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-11-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 16,198
Posted By qwiksilver
April and May are out. April - Union...

April and May are out.

April - Union Negotiations...tons of overtime and then Boss out of town; me fielding all the BS that normally comes her way. Finding and getting documents to her while she...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2009, 01:59 PM
Replies: 31,322
Views: 2,938,029
Posted By qwiksilver
Tell her she can't be anymore frightened than I...

Tell her she can't be anymore frightened than I am. I have very little confidence and the only thing that keeps me upright is a fear of falling.

As long as she can ride with a little confidence...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 31,322
Views: 2,938,029
Posted By qwiksilver
Whoo Hooo! More estrogen on the trail! :toney ...

Whoo Hooo! More estrogen on the trail! :toney Tell your wife welcome and she can ride with Cathy and I. We won't go to fast for her.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 16,198
Posted By qwiksilver
ARGH! Anything that involves a Friday or Monday...

ARGH! Anything that involves a Friday or Monday is out for me. I don't have vacation time yet. :dog
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-08-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 31,322
Views: 2,938,029
Posted By qwiksilver
I'm out this weekend. Too much to do. :jose

I'm out this weekend. Too much to do. :jose
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-08-2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 16,198
Posted By qwiksilver
I hate built up campsites anyway. I feel like...

I hate built up campsites anyway. I feel like I'm still in the city and still in my apartment - too close to others and listening to their stereos whether I want to or not.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 31,322
Views: 2,938,029
Posted By qwiksilver
I just read that post about Big Bear in July. ...

I just read that post about Big Bear in July. Sounds good to me. Too hot to ride down here. Weather is perfect up there. :wings

Noob friendly trails? Noobs go one direction and the FFs go...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 16,198
Posted By qwiksilver
How noob friendly...or can we split into "FF's on...

How noob friendly...or can we split into "FF's on John Bull" and "Noobs on 3N16"
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 31,322
Views: 2,938,029
Posted By qwiksilver
Mine too. I will pay someone's gas to haul me...

Mine too. I will pay someone's gas to haul me and my little thumper up there.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-05-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 18,063
Posted By qwiksilver
April of 05. 2004 that spot was actually...

April of 05.

2004 that spot was actually tougher. Stupid full sizes and Hummers tamed it.
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