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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 08-27-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,970
Views: 117,803
Posted By Goatrider_
Well, I won't be around for this trip you guys...

Well, I won't be around for this trip you guys are cooking up but I did find the above elements today...

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag8/Joe_Wester/20130827_160641_zpsaede80e3.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-26-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,088
Posted By Goatrider_
That takes me back.

Thanks man! Reminds me of my day tripping in Baghdad. My ride was pretty farkled out. I ran a PT belt along the frame (ATGATT counts for bikes too!), and duct taped a pair of battery operated...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 08-26-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,172
Posted By Goatrider_
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: Americas 07-25-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,492
Posted By Goatrider_
Stand fast, Trekkie! Han's Millennium Falcon was...

Stand fast, Trekkie! Han's Millennium Falcon was caught in the Death Star's tractor beam when they came out of hyper drive.

That's no moon!

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Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,763
Posted By Goatrider_
Dragons tail, breath, and tears?

Thanks for the comments!

It is funny how, when you take a trip you run into parallels to your home life. Our origin and destination for example. St John's River to Rio San Juan. Or when you...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,763
Posted By Goatrider_
We took our time getting moving today after the...

We took our time getting moving today after the late cold finish to yesterday's ride. Adam took advantage of the pool while I drank coffee and turned in some college writing.

Around lunch...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,763
Posted By Goatrider_
Monumental journey goes West.

North for a while longer then west through Farmington we drive on towards the border and into Navajo lands. Shiprock passes to our left but we press on. The trip out to Kayenta was scorching hot...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,763
Posted By Goatrider_
A couple "Get-offs", high desert monuments, and more rain.

Waking up at Chaco was surreal.

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag8/Joe_Wester/20130712_081048_zps0f911e3c.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,763
Posted By Goatrider_
Caves, Aliens, and Ancients

Grabbed breakfast at Lenny's in Carlsbad then rode down to the park about mid morning.

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag8/Joe_Wester/IMG_0967_zps569b3426.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,763
Posted By Goatrider_
Tired kid, tired tire.

Ok, looooong over due... We got up early the next morning to head north from Rocksprings to pick up the Interstate in Sonora. The plan was to take a pretty easy pace north into Carlsbad, NM and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,763
Posted By Goatrider_
Day Three or Onward and Wetward!

Woke up and started a load of laundry to recover some of the clothes saturated over the first couple of days. Adam decided to take advantage of the indoor pool while I packed everything up.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,763
Posted By Goatrider_
Thanks!

Yep, I'm truly lucky to live where I do. Not bad for a high school drop out! (STAY IN SCHOOL! Real life is hard.)
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,763
Posted By Goatrider_
Florida to Monument Valley cruiser camping-ish

Decided to take a road trip with my son, Adam before an upcoming deployment to Bahrain for a year. Preparations such as they were are captured in this thread...
Forum: Europe 07-05-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 91,349
Posted By Goatrider_
Thanks!

I'll look into the ex-pat forums. I would be transferring the bikes over from USA.

I would hate to have to sell my Tiger before moving there! And to be without a bike for that long... no way...
Forum: Americas 07-05-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By Goatrider_
Gave it some real thought to be sure! On...

Gave it some real thought to be sure!

On an unrelated note, the USPS in all its efficient splendor has managed to deliver my luggage rack to someone's house that isn't me. This presents the a...
Forum: Americas 07-03-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By Goatrider_
Going to use Farmington as a base to explore...

Going to use Farmington as a base to explore Shiprock and Monument Valley. Depending on how willing he is to endure more miles, we may sneak over to the Grand Canyon before heading home rather than...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,841
Posted By Goatrider_
My son and I will be heading along some of the...

My son and I will be heading along some of the same roads the same weekend you are leaving. Maybe our paths will cross! If not, have a great trip!:D
Forum: Europe 07-03-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 91,349
Posted By Goatrider_
I am heading to Cadiz in the future and I would...

I am heading to Cadiz in the future and I would like to bring my son's TT125 as well as my tiger800. From what I've heard, it can get expensive though! Is there s good resource for this? Google...
Forum: Americas 07-03-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By Goatrider_
LOL yer in it. It's the nickname we came up with...

LOL yer in it. It's the nickname we came up with over years of change and the wonderful way in which our little gem of a city has grown. It's a term of endearment though. Kinda like when...
Forum: Americas 07-01-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By Goatrider_
Getting it all ready.

Changed the oil and cleaned the air filter on the Victory (wife thinks my son will be more "comfortable" on it instead of the Tiger800, whatever that means).
...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-01-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 1,970
Views: 117,803
Posted By Goatrider_
Thanks again!

Great pics and thanks again for not making me feel like a total goober. Great group, fun roads, and I now have a good seafood joint in GCS in my book.

I appreciate you coming out to collect me...
Forum: Europe 06-30-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By Goatrider_
visit the local phone shops and get a sim plan from them

A buddy of mine and I would make our first stop of any liberty port over a few days the local mobile vendors. You can get pay as you go plans for pretty reasonable rates and they usually come with a...
Forum: Americas 06-30-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By Goatrider_
That fun eh? We were really just looking for a...

That fun eh? We were really just looking for a change in scenery and maybe grab a couple more states coming across the top of Texas. I'll have a look at diving down HWY6.

Is there anything...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-29-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 1,970
Views: 117,803
Posted By Goatrider_
Leaving out of the NS Mayport area here in about...

Leaving out of the NS Mayport area here in about ten minutes. See ya soon!
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-29-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 5,480
Views: 336,260
Posted By Goatrider_
Wink [/URL][URL="http://gifsoup.com/view/2776228/well-w...

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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-28-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1,970
Views: 117,803
Posted By Goatrider_
I'd like to tag along if'n it's ok.

I'd like to tag along if'n it's ok.
Forum: Americas 06-28-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By Goatrider_
Gonna try to add a map...

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Forum: Americas 06-28-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By Goatrider_
St. Johns River to San Juan Co. NM

Planning a trip with my son(13) on pillion from Jacksonville, FL to Farmington, NM. I am undecided on either my Victory Crossroads or my Tiger 800 Roadie. Our route plan goes something like

Jax...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,998
Posted By Goatrider_
It's a great way to generate interest in a book. ...

It's a great way to generate interest in a book. Pretty simple to convey on a dust jacket and will get people talking about it for sure.

Along the lines of risk aversion though I read this a...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-27-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1,970
Views: 117,803
Posted By Goatrider_
Didja...

..have a good ride tonight? How are the roads in there? I will be leaving out of NAS around lunch tomorrow and was thinking of checking it out. Will my Tiger be ok in there?
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By Goatrider_
I tried the uclear 100...

Not in your helmet but I was pretty dissatisfied with the sound quality. The directional mics seemed to have trouble picking up my voice and I spent a long time calling people I didnt want to talk...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-18-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6,122
Views: 490,206
Posted By Goatrider_
In the tools section...

http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/tls/3877462018.html
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-09-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,922
Views: 98,137
Posted By Goatrider_
You ain't lyin'!

Went out to Jennings to cut my teeth on some dirt roads and just about sweat my titties off.

Oh and for my own gripe:

I hate that awkward moment when you ride past a bunch of fit female...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-31-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5,480
Views: 336,260
Posted By Goatrider_
New Chance

Ok, I had to grab this one on the way out of town to N.C. (unexpected family issue) but I weren't no ferry! I rode the whole way...
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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-29-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5,480
Views: 336,260
Posted By Goatrider_
Tagged!

Hey I'm new here and figured this was as good a way to introduce myself as any. New to that Tiger and dirt roads too so looking forward to a whole new way to keep my knees in the breeze.


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