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Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2,174
Views: 1,111,334
Posted By Scalpel 3000
It was very inspiring meeting you two at the...

It was very inspiring meeting you two at the tree, and Natalie and I talked afterward about how if you and Neda were a vision of our possible future if we kept taking lots of bike trips together,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,511,378
Posted By Scalpel 3000
Hey Nathan, just a thought: if you let us know in...

Hey Nathan, just a thought: if you let us know in advance that you're gonna be coming through some city or town, we might be able to find someone in the area who can get together some spare tubes,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,511,378
Posted By Scalpel 3000
If it comes to that, let me know. After inspiring...

If it comes to that, let me know. After inspiring Tesla (http://www.advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=137335) and I to take up riding, I don't think either of us could live with the idea of Dot ending...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,511,378
Posted By Scalpel 3000
Holy crap! Welcome to the colonies, Nate.

Holy crap! Welcome to the colonies, Nate.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 320,267
Posted By Scalpel 3000
If I see a hot girl on the side of the road, get...

If I see a hot girl on the side of the road, get distracted, and crash my bike, I don't say "It was her fault! Look at how she's dressed!" :huh

It's my job to keep my focus on the road.

I could...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-20-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,180
Posted By Scalpel 3000
Thanks Dirtbiker! The off-road riding was...

Thanks Dirtbiker! The off-road riding was certainly a workout, and I'm thankful I spent the last couple months getting in better shape and losing a little weight in anticipation of the ride. I needed...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-19-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,180
Posted By Scalpel 3000
Sounds like a real pro! :lol3 In my not so humble...

Sounds like a real pro! :lol3 In my not so humble opinion, a big culprit in most riding problems is when folks are unwilling to be honest to themselves and others about their riding skills. For...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-19-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,180
Posted By Scalpel 3000
In Jonah's defense, he made sure to ask me to...

In Jonah's defense, he made sure to ask me to tell him or the other guys right away if there was anything I didn't think I could handle. It's my own dumb fault for keeping my mouth shut and trying to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-18-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,180
Posted By Scalpel 3000
That's the bike! Other than the damn kick start...

That's the bike! Other than the damn kick start it was a phenomenal ride, had great torque, and held up to the crashes a lot better than I did. If it had an electric start, I don't think I would have...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-18-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,180
Posted By Scalpel 3000
He's insanely talented on a dirt bike, and made...

He's insanely talented on a dirt bike, and made the whole thing look easy. However what truly impressed me was the the fact that he's that skilled and is still such a nice guy.

It was definitely...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-18-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,180
Posted By Scalpel 3000
It was quite the experience, and I don't mind the...

It was quite the experience, and I don't mind the pain and suffering. Its absence would be a sure sign that I had copped out before I had really hit the wall.

Although I'm not running out to buy a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-18-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,342
Posted By Scalpel 3000
This is my last post in this thread, and it's to...

This is my last post in this thread, and it's to finally deliver the ride report on my grand adventure. It might not be what you were expecting, but I decided to give you a reasonably full summary of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-18-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,180
Posted By Scalpel 3000
The Jonah Street Riding School

Prelude:
For those who don't know, Jonah Street is an incredibly nice guy local to the Ellensburg, Washington area. He's also a former Dakar Rally competitor, which puts him in a fairly rarefied...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-17-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,342
Posted By Scalpel 3000
I lived, although things did not go exactly as...

I lived, although things did not go exactly as planned...
I'm working on a ride report for the experience, and will try to post it tonight. When I do I'll post a link here to the report.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-12-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,342
Posted By Scalpel 3000
My bag is mostly packed, my gear is mostly ready,...

My bag is mostly packed, my gear is mostly ready, and I take off this evening to ride over the mountains to the start point. I'm stressing the $#@& out! :eek1

I decided to go with the mesh jacket...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-11-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,354
Posted By Scalpel 3000
The Genuine Buddy 170i (170cc fuel injected) or...

The Genuine Buddy 170i (170cc fuel injected) or the Genuine Blur (220cc fuel injected sport scooter) would be worth checking out too.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-10-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,342
Posted By Scalpel 3000
No camping, so that simplifies things. I'm not...

No camping, so that simplifies things. I'm not sure if there will be a support vehicle, so I'm packing under the assumption that I'm carrying everything with me the whole time. If that's not the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-10-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,342
Posted By Scalpel 3000
Update: I called Pete at TourUSA, and lined up a...

Update: I called Pete at TourUSA, and lined up a KLR650. It's a bigger bike than what I wanted, but it's surprisingly hard to find a smaller road-legal dual-sport to rent. I made an attempt at...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-21-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,590
Posted By Scalpel 3000
I will echo what others have said: the 1 liter...

I will echo what others have said: the 1 liter MSR bottle is a great way to avoid getting stranded on a bike. It's also great for bailing out a fellow rider who's a little too far away from a gas...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-15-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,342
Posted By Scalpel 3000
I was too busy dropping my bike to pay much...

I was too busy dropping my bike to pay much attention! :D Seriously though, by the end of the day it looked like you were getting used to the bike a lot more and dropping it a lot less. I think...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-15-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,342
Posted By Scalpel 3000
After dropping my bike many times during the...

After dropping my bike many times during the PSSOR class, and having to pick it back up each time, I'd rather avoid making any future lifting harder. :D
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-14-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,342
Posted By Scalpel 3000
They were great. If you're a pavement rider who...

They were great. If you're a pavement rider who wants to get comfortable off-road, I cannot recommend the PSSOR Level 2 class enough. Gary and Chet were awesome. I've only ever been on scooters and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-14-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,342
Posted By Scalpel 3000
That is a great looking bike, and is probably...

That is a great looking bike, and is probably nimble as hell. After the PSSOR class I'm convinced: if I ever get a dirt or dual-sport bike, it'll be one just big enough to ride at the speed I need,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-14-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,342
Posted By Scalpel 3000
PICS! Of the bike, not you in a dress. :wink:

PICS! Of the bike, not you in a dress. :wink:
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-09-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,342
Posted By Scalpel 3000
Thanks Mike! All credit goes to Gary and Chet,...

Thanks Mike! All credit goes to Gary and Chet, the two amazing instructors who had all of us doing stuff on the bikes I was absolutely sure I was incapable of managing... before going out and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 31,569
Views: 7,709,360
Posted By Scalpel 3000
Crossed up much? :huh

Crossed up much? :huh
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 464,352
Posted By Scalpel 3000
I can answer that: there are so many 7 Elevens in...

I can answer that: there are so many 7 Elevens in Thailand you would be amazed. Seriously, they're everywhere in the cities.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-21-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,342
Posted By Scalpel 3000
I have an Ortlieb dry bag and some Rok straps, so...

I have an Ortlieb dry bag and some Rok straps, so at least that part is covered.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-20-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,342
Posted By Scalpel 3000
It's seriously unlikely that I'll be able to...

It's seriously unlikely that I'll be able to scrounge up $1000 to do that. I can maybe afford to rent a bike, but buying is unfortunately not an option.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-20-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,342
Posted By Scalpel 3000
Street rider + Jonah Street = HELP!

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7/18 UPDATE: Last update in this thread, I promise! Ride report is here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=809636).
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7/12 UPDATE: Final update...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 31,569
Views: 7,709,360
Posted By Scalpel 3000
...Or do what a lot of groups do, and have an...

...Or do what a lot of groups do, and have an official or unofficial "fast" group and "slow" group. The group I ride with lets everyone ride at their own pace, and pulls over at any major route...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By Scalpel 3000
I just noticed the year on my original post......

I just noticed the year on my original post... :huh
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By Scalpel 3000
Replacement brake lines question

I'm thinking about getting Galfer lines for the front brakes on my 2044 Suzuki SV650, but I'm also going to be installing one of the 1" up, 1" back bar risers from Twsited Throttle. How much longer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 31,569
Views: 7,709,360
Posted By Scalpel 3000
I've seen it at a scooter rally or two. Some of...

I've seen it at a scooter rally or two. Some of the old Vespas are... temperamental, and some riders don't know how to work on their own scooters. I've generally taken to only hanging out with the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 99,322
Posted By Scalpel 3000
Took mine on my scooter a few years ago, since it...

Took mine on my scooter a few years ago, since it was the only thing I was riding at the time.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2665/3872959211_99819cbc98_m.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 31,569
Views: 7,709,360
Posted By Scalpel 3000
:huh Umm, what? None of that made any goddamn...

:huh Umm, what? None of that made any goddamn sense.

Anyway, enough of political frippery. Back to the pictures!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 31,569
Views: 7,709,360
Posted By Scalpel 3000
By this logic, I'm assuming you'd be in favor of...

By this logic, I'm assuming you'd be in favor of raising the road taxes to the amount needed to actually pay for the roads? Currently roads in the U.S. are heavily subsidized, and gas taxes and...
Forum: Racing 12-31-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 140,252
Posted By Scalpel 3000
I like Jonah's new bike for two main reasons: ...

I like Jonah's new bike for two main reasons:


It's the first bike that looks like it's designed around the fact that the engines are smaller now. It looks like it's carrying less weight, which...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,511,378
Posted By Scalpel 3000
My wife and I have all three versions (Going...

My wife and I have all three versions (Going Postal, the Kindle version of Postal, and The Long Way Home), and we're really impressed with The Long Way Home. The black and white photos scattered...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2,655
Views: 358,804
Posted By Scalpel 3000
That's how it works in Taiwan, and it seems to...

That's how it works in Taiwan, and it seems to work really well. All the bicycles, scooters and motorcycles filter to the front of the cars via the bicycle/scooter lane, and then all take off first...
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