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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-30-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 248,006
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
But.... Wait... I can see the fence in the...

But.... Wait... I can see the fence in the foreground is the same... I can see the Fir tree in the background is the same... But the house in the background is different. What's up with that?
Forum: Face plant 08-22-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,794
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
Perhaps you're correct - those that cannot or...

Perhaps you're correct - those that cannot or will not see what's in front of their faces just won't - and there's little hope to 'make' them see.

That said, I'll make the choice to buy the gear...
Forum: Face plant 08-12-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,794
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
Update

Thanks for the good wishes from all! :clap :clap :clap

Was at doctors 10 days ago and all the pelvis is 'healing normally'.

It's just 10 days and a wake-up until the open wounds in my abdomen...
Forum: Face plant 07-24-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,794
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
My attorney has some ducks to herd into a row...

My attorney has some ducks to herd into a row yet, but it appears the illegal u-turn perpetrator is going to get off (nearly) scot-free.

They were cited but (appear) to be poor enough to not have...
Forum: Face plant 07-23-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,794
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
I could not agree more Bill. I'm sure that...

I could not agree more Bill.

I'm sure that from time to time many of us get a sardonic chuckle from hearing about the Darwin Awards (http://www.darwinawards.com/) - you know about the hapless...
Forum: Face plant 07-23-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,794
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
We do only what we can do. We riders cannot...

We do only what we can do.

We riders cannot force anyone to actually 'see' and react correctly.

But by doing all that we can we do improve the odds that someone else will 'see' us before they...
Forum: Face plant 07-17-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,794
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
I had bought the bike in early December. After...

I had bought the bike in early December. After getting it 'customized' for ergonomic comfort, I put about 3000 miles on it in January and February. Being Retired-N-Roamin I left for an extended...
Forum: Face plant 07-14-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,794
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
Thanks all for your well-wishes. Yes, poop...

Thanks all for your well-wishes.

Yes, poop is a BIG deal! Prune juice, stool softeners and laxatives are the routine.

Over the next weeks I'll try to find alternatives to the pain meds that...
Forum: Face plant 07-13-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,794
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
"I did Not See Him"

Retired-N-Roaming is my moniker and I was living the life… Until about 8:45am on June 26th when a cager turned left in front of me and I spent the next 15 days in the Mercy San Juan Medical Center...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 33,155
Views: 8,087,938
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
Could Not Help It!

http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb440/SAQuestor/Scooter_zps35e1ec6b.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,192
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
As usual, I'm coming into a thread a month late! ...

As usual, I'm coming into a thread a month late! :huh

There are lots of great suggestions, some iffy and a few that IMO and IME are downright silly if not dangerous. But as we all know, YMMV and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 33,155
Views: 8,087,938
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
My mother - literally - learned to drive in a...

My mother - literally - learned to drive in a model T back in the 1920's. As a child (before I was old enough for my drivers license) I often asked her why she was driving in the middle of the road?...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 963,465
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
How many (SWAG=99.8%) would ride up - "Oh noes -...

How many (SWAG=99.8%) would ride up - "Oh noes - the trail is blocked and we have to turn around" - instead of clearing it for not just themselves but others that follow on?

Excellent! That's a 5...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,542
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
Did you know that after the cardboard box...

Did you know that after the cardboard box explodes, that the doors will come off the top freezer and bottom refer sections when a brand new refrigerator exits a pickup @ 65mph? Impressive scattering...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,240
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
I bought my GS from a local dealer. The PO...

I bought my GS from a local dealer. The PO traded it in for a newer GS. I was amazed at the condition. Nary a scratch. No dirt, no dust - even under the seat. Pristine as one can get for a 2001...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,240
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
A friend and I drove his VW Golf diesel from San...

A friend and I drove his VW Golf diesel from San Antonio to the gulf coast (Port Aransas) and back on less than a 1/2 tank of fuel. At the time I was driving a worn out Honda Accord. A couple...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 181,577
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
Why not try a sissy bar (nicely padded) with an...

Why not try a sissy bar (nicely padded) with an attached luggage rack? Best of both worlds - no huge top box and your SO will ride with you.

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Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,858
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
My experience is not with this year GS...

My experience is not with this year GS specifically - although I have a 2001 that I think is the perfect bike for me - but rather my experience is with machinery that have sat unused for some years...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-10-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7,832
Views: 7,187,269
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
"This"? WTF is "this"? Links help if it's...

"This"? WTF is "this"?

Links help if it's an app.

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Forum: Equipment 04-10-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,387
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
Damned if you do - Damned if you don't

Seems that there are pluses and minuses here. Maybe I could get a little advice from both sides.

I'm in the planning stages of a long late summer/early fall great western loop. Essentially up...
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 61,749
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
Northwest Weather

Several times DP asked where the rains and clouds were?

Well, when I grew up on the wet side of the Cascades in the 50's and 60's, the summer started in late June or early July.

Grandpa was a...
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 61,749
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
Over here DockingPilot's RR detailed the crew's...

Over here DockingPilot's RR detailed the crew's ride through the 'Forever West (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=647968)' in 2010.

This RR documented another section of the west...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4,875
Views: 767,048
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
How many Q-Tips (cotton swabs) did y'all go...

How many Q-Tips (cotton swabs) did y'all go through to get into all the nooks and crannies? :deal

Seriously; what method did you use to get is so shiny-clean? :clap:clap


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Forum: Equipment 03-31-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,262
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
+10,000!!! I cannot imagine having crappy...

+10,000!!!

I cannot imagine having crappy meals when away from a 'proper' kitchen - and I don't mean spending money in a restaurant either.

As I've aged I've come to appreciate a good meal and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
Pics!!! Or it never happened~! ...

Pics!!!

Or it never happened~!





Congrats! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 252,533
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
From personal experience - DO NOT! Bones...

From personal experience - DO NOT!

Bones healed, broken parts replaced but the memory lingers years later - and the damned bike was just a 250cc dirt bike. But laying on top of me it was still...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,065,646
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
I've not perused all 472 pages of this thread -...

I've not perused all 472 pages of this thread - but I have not seen this before. Too cool methinks!

http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb440/SAQuestor/WoodenModel1200GS_zps476fa63e.jpg

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Forum: Face plant 02-15-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,688
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
Front Visibility

My moniker - Retired-N-Roamin - is what I did last summer with my pickup (bike loaded in the bed) and RV trailer. I was in position to be heading east on I90 in central Montana just as the gathering...
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 364,117
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
Wookie? HA! Not Likely!

Kirk,

Found this thread from Jim's cheap farkels thread.

Being recently retired and roamin' - I have no fixed abode to have all these wonderful tools that you have.

But... I spent 4/5ths of...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-10-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7,832
Views: 7,187,269
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
Depends on how much the maintenance costs. Ya...

Depends on how much the maintenance costs. Ya gotta remember that it's often cheaper to keep 'em than to trade 'em in. :eek1:eek1:eek1

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-07-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7,832
Views: 7,187,269
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
All of us are LUCKY!

All taken out in the Texas Hill Country west of San Antonio. Bridget absolutely loved the riding!

Last summer we rode for 4 days in Yellowstone NP, 1 day in Arches NP and later to the top of Mt...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6,734
Views: 2,069,629
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
Thanks one and all. My wife is from Germany...

Thanks one and all.

My wife is from Germany - though she hasn't lived there in 30 years - and we're thinking two or three summers 2-up through Europe's small roads and tall mountains, with some...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6,734
Views: 2,069,629
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
Thanks

A few tears in my eyes doesn't compare to the torrents I suspect that came from yours as you wrote about your lovely wife.



In a way I'm on the opposite side. I have a debilitating kidney...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,133
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
#1 Theme! Bestest! :clap:clap:clap

#1 Theme! Bestest! :clap:clap:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,640
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
Probably a 502 - or is that a 205?

I know search is my friend, but I can't figure out how to input a search term that doesn't return just shy of a zillion posts. So, having no time to read for 78 hours straight, I'll just ask the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-02-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,132
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
On my previous bike I hardwired the GPS power. ...

On my previous bike I hardwired the GPS power. Inside the "black box" were the components to change 12VDC to USB voltage - 5.5VDC IIRC. The power unit - surprisingly - was not built for vibration. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,639
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
Yep. Lowes @ 2.5 miles. Ace Hardware @ 9+ miles....

Yep. Lowes @ 2.5 miles. Ace Hardware @ 9+ miles. It's cold outside, You want to get done. Which would you choose?

Seriously - I went into a hardware store in small touristy town (minor battle...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,639
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
Nope, not me. A previous owner did that. I've...

Nope, not me. A previous owner did that. I've added 3 bits of farkle - backrest, riser/backs and Aeroflow.

I do want to add extensions to brake and shift levers - seems my feet are not finding...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,639
Posted By Retired-N-Roamin
OK - Pics from the ride today - 1/1/13 ...

OK - Pics from the ride today - 1/1/13

http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb440/SAQuestor/1150-4small_zps7090eb52.jpg
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Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,639
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