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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 04:39 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 28,565
Posted By Merlin III
The high quality of the posts makes them worth...

The high quality of the posts makes them worth waiting for. What do you guys have in the green bottles depicted above? :ear Or put another way, how do you guys relax after a difficult leg of the...
Forum: Face plant 04-08-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,190
Posted By Merlin III
IMO, it works just the opposite. Liability is...

IMO, it works just the opposite. Liability is predicated expectation of performance and failure to perform as advertised. That was why it took so long for auto manufacturers to make airbags...
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 28,565
Posted By Merlin III
+1

+1
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 119,051
Posted By Merlin III
Guys! I guess you never viewed the movie City...

Guys! I guess you never viewed the movie City Slickers II. The girl on the horse is only a fantasy. She may exist in a moment of time, but once you talk to her, well.......you know. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 04-02-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 28,565
Posted By Merlin III
For some reason I can't view the Vimeo video on...

For some reason I can't view the Vimeo video on either on of my computers. I was able to view the prior ones.

Once again, great pictures. Could you sum up exactly what the differences in...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By Merlin III
IMO, it depends on the rider and bike, but also...

IMO, it depends on the rider and bike, but also the environment you ride in. I use my rear brakes all the time for slow speed stopping during my city riding which accounts for most of my riding.
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 28,565
Posted By Merlin III
Another excellent segment of the trip. :clap

Another excellent segment of the trip. :clap
Forum: Americas 03-27-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,043
Posted By Merlin III
I just read this on Borderland Beat. Apparently...

I just read this on Borderland Beat. Apparently the Autodefenses have taken over the town where Harry most likely went missing. Maybe there is an opportunity here for finding Harry.

"Huetamo has...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 119,051
Posted By Merlin III
Westley, I enjoyed viewing the "Kist" video. So...

Westley, I enjoyed viewing the "Kist" video. So I summarize they practice a very liberal (mild) form of Islam or at least the video seemed to imply so. "5000 Gel fine for Kidnapping a woman" ? ...
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 119,051
Posted By Merlin III
Enjoying your story of an area of the globe I am...

Enjoying your story of an area of the globe I am not familiar with, namely Eastern Europe and Central Asia. This report led me to spend most of this past Sunday studying those countries. :ear
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Forum: Equipment 03-23-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,105
Posted By Merlin III
I prefer BMW high quality Summer Khaki pants. ...

I prefer BMW high quality Summer Khaki pants. They look really good, separate at the at the knees to serve as shorts if needed, and can be worn like casual street pants if you wish. The price is...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 28,565
Posted By Merlin III
Your description of West Africa is pretty much...

Your description of West Africa is pretty much what I would have expected. The good thing is that future places can only get better, right? :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,905
Posted By Merlin III
I have an 1150GS and I am over 60. My long rides...

I have an 1150GS and I am over 60. My long rides (tours) aren't about riding, but about touring. I like to see things and meet people. I will take a 10-15 minute break every two hours and refill...
Forum: Americas 03-12-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 22,498
Views: 1,664,602
Posted By Merlin III
Very nice Pics!

Very nice Pics!
Forum: Americas 03-12-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 22,498
Views: 1,664,602
Posted By Merlin III
I just read this current CNN story of an American...

I just read this current CNN story of an American kidnapped in Mexico, I beleive it was around Monterrey. He got out of it okay after paying a ransom. I found the story interesting and maybe others...
Forum: Americas 03-10-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,771
Posted By Merlin III
I read the other day that Nova Scotia agreed to...

I read the other day that Nova Scotia agreed to lend the ferry company 2 million more dollars for permits for Portland approval. This scares me and seems to indicate that this whole deal is weak,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-06-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 340,116
Posted By Merlin III
+1 I would just add that if everyone took the...

+1
I would just add that if everyone took the easy fun route, none of us would have the world we now enjoy. Narcissism in moderation is fine, but in this world and society it is our OBLIGATION to...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 28,565
Posted By Merlin III
Some people choose to set their tent up ( without...

Some people choose to set their tent up ( without the fly) in their motel room and sleep in it because of the insects and mice running around in the room at night. :eek1

Looking forward to your...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-01-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,692
Posted By Merlin III
I agree with every positive thing that has been...

I agree with every positive thing that has been said. Kindness is a great thing to give and it should be given liberally.

On the other hand, people who complain or are rude are usually upset at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,978
Posted By Merlin III
At 80KM/H, I don't think it is possible to get...

At 80KM/H, I don't think it is possible to get your foot down to the surface and effectively do anything in that situation to save your butt. Most likely, IMO, it was the change in your body...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By Merlin III
People overfill the engine oil mostly because...

People overfill the engine oil mostly because they misread the sight glass and add oil between oil changes when it is not needed. The sight glass on the 1150 has to be read only using the method...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 02-26-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,135
Posted By Merlin III
I will be there again assuming my foot is all...

I will be there again assuming my foot is all healed up by then-damn Achilles tendon. I think this will be my third or fourth year-always a lot of fun.
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,222
Posted By Merlin III
Nice ride and report. I always enjoy reports...

Nice ride and report. I always enjoy reports done after the fact. They are so much more reader friendly. Thanks for posting!
Forum: Americas 02-23-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By Merlin III
This is what I would do. I would head up "The Old...

This is what I would do. I would head up "The Old Wagon Road", which is ostensibly, US Rte 11. "The Old Wagon Road" was the road that the Scot-Irish used to migrate from Philadelphia to the...
Forum: Latin America 02-22-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 58,397
Posted By Merlin III
They did mention on FB that they were in personal...

They did mention on FB that they were in personal contact with people in the area. It only seems reasonable to me that they have a professional on site working for them. I would hardly expect them...
Forum: Latin America 02-22-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 58,397
Posted By Merlin III
I didn't see #303. In any event, Harry's mother...

I didn't see #303. In any event, Harry's mother responded to it which she and his friends at mission control don't do very often. That leads me to believe her collaborative information lends...
Forum: Latin America 02-22-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 58,397
Posted By Merlin III
Latest from "Find Harry" on FACEBOOK

"I ask you all to keep Harry in your thoughts and prayers and to picture a positive outcome as the resolution of what appears to have been an opportunistic kidnapping gets closer and closer. The...
Forum: Americas 02-22-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 22,498
Views: 1,664,602
Posted By Merlin III
Great, now the Sinaloa Cartel can break into more...

Great, now the Sinaloa Cartel can break into more waring factions.
Forum: Latin America 02-22-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 58,397
Posted By Merlin III
The original poster spoke of his intentions for...

The original poster spoke of his intentions for this thread numerous times. However, this site is an Adventure Rider forum and in my opinion it only makes sense that the discussion morphs into a...
Forum: Latin America 02-21-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 58,397
Posted By Merlin III
I believe the FB site nukes all posts they...

I believe the FB site nukes all posts they consider off target. In the beginning, I saw quite a few very inappropriate negative posts from people who claimed to be from MX. Said posts made anything...
Forum: Americas 02-21-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 22,498
Views: 1,664,602
Posted By Merlin III
I agree that Mexico has a wonderful tourist...

I agree that Mexico has a wonderful tourist environment and is a major destination, especially for North Americans. I didn't mean to diminish that contribution to the economy at all.

There is...
Forum: Americas 02-21-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22,498
Views: 1,664,602
Posted By Merlin III
Re: Tourism. Tourism may be a major component...

Re: Tourism. Tourism may be a major component of Mexico's economy, just like just about every other country, but the benefits of the tourist dollar, just about everywhere, go to very few.
Forum: Americas 02-21-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 22,498
Views: 1,664,602
Posted By Merlin III
The the operative thing to remember, IMO, is you...

The the operative thing to remember, IMO, is you are not dealing, for the most part, with somewhat rational businessmen thugs. You are dealing with employees who are drug addicts, sociopaths, and...
Forum: Americas 02-20-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 22,498
Views: 1,664,602
Posted By Merlin III
IMO, it was definitely artistic. They call it...

IMO, it was definitely artistic. They call it street theater, you know, like what Pussy Riot does in Russia?
Forum: Latin America 02-20-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 58,397
Posted By Merlin III
Of course it should be a calculated risk, right? ...

Of course it should be a calculated risk, right? Also, telling your family not to worry and not to look for you would only cause additional pain to them IMO.
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,222
Posted By Merlin III
Sign me up. I love RRs by vegetarians. Looking...

Sign me up. I love RRs by vegetarians. Looking forward to this one.
Forum: Latin America 02-20-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 58,397
Posted By Merlin III
+1 For me, and for you I am sure, this is not...

+1 For me, and for you I am sure, this is not really about Harry per se. It is about his mother and family who are in real pain right now. Finding Harry, one way or another, would help mitigate...
Forum: Americas 02-19-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22,498
Views: 1,664,602
Posted By Merlin III
Her father is a Knights Templar (Caballeros...

Her father is a Knights Templar (Caballeros Templarios). I see the red crosses as her allegiance to her father and the Knights Templars. I find it strange that Lady Gaga would have her as a warm...
Forum: Americas 02-19-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22,498
Views: 1,664,602
Posted By Merlin III
They need to seize her assets! :evil

They need to seize her assets! :evil
Forum: Latin America 02-18-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 58,397
Posted By Merlin III
I don't agree with the morality of the concept,...

I don't agree with the morality of the concept, but it exists everywhere. Mexico has a sizable number of citizens who have been kidnapped and the government does almost nothing to find them with a...
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