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Forum: Racing 06-24-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,389
Posted By xrjohnny
Mike rocks!

Thank you Mike for putting this together!! I finally got a brief taste of a 'real' rally - including fixing flats, getting lost, blowing through turns, missing waypoints, getting stuck in sand, and...
Forum: Racing 06-04-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,389
Posted By xrjohnny
Talking IN, if room

Just emailed you Mike. I am in if there's room. Looking forward to learning.

xrjohnny
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,779
Posted By xrjohnny
that is art. nice to see the attention to detail....

that is art. nice to see the attention to detail. please do not let me near it or my xr...I fear we both will taint it. But if you are offroad with it, please feel free to use me or my bike for...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-13-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3,197
Views: 188,742
Posted By xrjohnny
gas confessions and insights

so i did take gas from a support truck on day 2 - actually it was from the rotocan thing on the back the FS800 with the 'custom' radiator. i didn't need it as I learned in enterprise. FWIW i was in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-12-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3,197
Views: 188,742
Posted By xrjohnny
pole road for me too

i hit that vicious thing with those 3 ft cut outs...almost ate my handlebars a few times. I also remember some weird ass factory/facility/prison/thing north of vegas. I hit that after the train...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 27,529
Posted By xrjohnny
still dreaming of 2 track

This was seriously fun! Great terrain, people, tracks, weather, food, accommodations (Javi's and Brian Head) and experiences! I learned so many things about me, my bike, GPS nav, etc. It was so rough...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-08-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3,197
Views: 188,742
Posted By xrjohnny
epic event

This 'event' (was not a race....) was fantastic. It is the closest I may ever get to a 'real' rally. I learned a ton of things over the 5 days: street luggage is a joke, going fast without using your...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 12,651
Posted By xrjohnny
Wicked Popey in the dirt

Um, point of clarification: Popey is quick in the dirt and handled that GS like it was a much smaller bike. He handled that 600 lbs with aplomb. Only the truly ugly stuff slowed him. I took a gun...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 12,651
Posted By xrjohnny
follow up notes: moto pustule

as I remembered various things to follow up on, I wanted to make sure JL saw this:
http://jean-luc.smugmug.com/photos/468215175_FZstg-L.jpg
He kept going on and on about how much he loved sidecars...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 12,651
Posted By xrjohnny
xrjohnny learned how to post pix today...mongo...

xrjohnny learned how to post pix today...mongo like....
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 12,651
Posted By xrjohnny
running like a scolded sled dog

First - what a ride! killer roads, weather, riding companions, camping locale!

Second - if I ran fast it was only so I could take a BREAK! JL does not permit such silliness as food, pee stops,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-24-2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,414
Posted By xrjohnny
and finally, y'all seemed fascinated by the...

and finally, y'all seemed fascinated by the hair...:hair ..so I got a contextual pic for you.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-24-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,414
Posted By xrjohnny
at least the muffler made it back to SF. RDubb- I...

at least the muffler made it back to SF. RDubb- I will be calling to get this back in place...:evil
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-24-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,414
Posted By xrjohnny
and when it also comes from your clutch arm ?

and when it also comes from your clutch arm ?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-24-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,414
Posted By xrjohnny
motor developed some more leaks (is it bad when...

motor developed some more leaks (is it bad when oil comes out of your base gasket?)
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-24-2008, 12:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,414
Posted By xrjohnny
great riding and killer food makes my hair stand on end

thanks for having me along. what a great time! Sunday sunrise...
Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2006, 03:25 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 53,677
Posted By xrjohnny
the subframe cracker

my overpacking delights....and yes I used it all:
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2003, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By xrjohnny
R-dubb--My buddy kinda forces me to stop. He has...

R-dubb--My buddy kinda forces me to stop. He has the brains and I have the bug-toothed, iron ass, no brain mentality that says "keep going, faster, faster, faster". I have an addictative...
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2003, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By xrjohnny
nuddr pic

top of the world...sorta
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2003, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By xrjohnny
Central Coast Trip

hey there,

buddy and I took a small trip this weekend:
Day 1-101 to Gloria Road to 25 to Old Hernandez Hiway to 25 to 198 to Parkfield/Coalinga Rd to McMillian Cyn Rd to Paso Robles. Day 2-101 to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2002, 01:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,943
Posted By xrjohnny
great slide pic! I will showing my fiance...

great slide pic! I will showing my fiance this...try and get her hooked. How did you shoot that on the road shot? I am too scared of drooping the camera. Did you mount it?

xrjohnny
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2002, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By xrjohnny
re: xr--my $.02 worth

I had a DR650 and blew it up in 19K miles. My 2000 XR is still taking a beating at 15K. I may sing a new tune if it dies in the next 20K miles. It does lack a top end punch and freeway riding is...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2002, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,805
Posted By xrjohnny
so I wasn't the only person riding on x-mas

I, too, opted for adventuring over indoor excess.

Went up to Lake Berressa(sp?) near Fairfield and Vacaville. Very cold for me...little temp thing said 40, but I dunno... Found a *few* roads that...
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2002, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,636
Posted By xrjohnny
fish, things are a bit slow at work today so...

fish,

things are a bit slow at work today so I "goggled" this fort. some excerpts:

" I had attended a six day course at the Anti-Aircraft Training Center, Point Montara, California,"

"NX...
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2002, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,636
Posted By xrjohnny
re: battery.....just north of montara, about 2...

re: battery.....just north of montara, about 2 miles (or 4 ish miles south of devils slide-- norcal landmark)

re: sunshine.....it all evens out....I get sun and work, you get time and rain...its...
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2002, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,636
Posted By xrjohnny
re: battery.....just north of montara, about 2...

re: battery.....just north of montara, about 2 miles (or 4 ish miles south of devils slide-- norcal landmark)

re: sunshine.....it all evens out....I get sun and work, you get time and rain...its...
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2002, 11:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,947
Posted By xrjohnny
am I the only dork wondering what the sheep cost?...

am I the only dork wondering what the sheep cost? great tale!
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2002, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,636
Posted By xrjohnny
In my "backyard"

hello,

I found some roads in Montara, just south of SF on rt 1 here in norcal. some pix:
www.velcamp.net/pix/daytrip3

cheers,

xrjohnny

ps. these roads have signs saying they were the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2002, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,344
Posted By xrjohnny
same here....any of you are in Nor Cal, you have...

same here....any of you are in Nor Cal, you have a place to stay, some grub to eat and a riding buddy....and a sidecar ride if you are nice...

xrjohnny
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2002, 10:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,683
Posted By xrjohnny
I am too lazy/busy right now to optimize a photo...

I am too lazy/busy right now to optimize a photo for ADV...

so links is what y'all get:
oldest rig....no pix online

kawa/sputnik rig:
http://www.velcamp.net/sidecarpix/pages/oldsput2..htm
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2002, 02:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,683
Posted By xrjohnny
on 3rd sidecar, my thoughts: -red menace is...

on 3rd sidecar, my thoughts:
-red menace is spot on: once its a hack, leave it as a hack. the things that make a sidecar better, ruin it for a solo bike (leadinglink front end, square tires,...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2002, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,344
Posted By xrjohnny
since I hail from SF, Kal-if-hornia as well,...

since I hail from SF, Kal-if-hornia as well, thanks for showing our folks a good ride.....but, does this mean if I make it down there that will have to shave extra close and wear a skirt to ride with...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2002, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 847
Posted By xrjohnny
WHY WHY WHY would anyone do THAT to a GS? maybe...

WHY WHY WHY would anyone do THAT to a GS? maybe an RT....
and this coming from a side-car dork, too!

nauseous,
xrjohnny
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2002, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By xrjohnny
glad y'all like the photos....obscene sized ones...

glad y'all like the photos....obscene sized ones area at:
http://www.velcamp.net/daytrip2/big/

I do have the space, but I keep getting yelled at by my buddies on modems....


xr johnny
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2002, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By xrjohnny
Easy as snot to find. I was coming in from I5...

Easy as snot to find. I was coming in from I5 (came out the night thru Del Puerto Cyn rd--the one that goes from Mt Hamilton out to I5). Anyway, Jackass grade is about 30 miles from the 152/I5...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2002, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By xrjohnny
Talking Mini Bay Area, CA trip

Hello Kids,

Snuck away this weekend. Managed to get lost for a few hours too! For those in NorCal area: this the Jackass grade that goes from I5 and meets up with J1, southeast of Hollister.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2002, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,118
Posted By xrjohnny
Nice shot. Not that I wish bad things for ya, but...

Nice shot. Not that I wish bad things for ya, but tell me you stacked in that muddy water...it would make me feel better about my crossing experiences....

if ya didn't , you're the man :lift
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2002, 01:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,305
Posted By xrjohnny
excellent!

thanks for the quote:
**Interesting can turn to stupid pretty quickly.**

that is a classic! Describes most of the hairball shit I get into....

xr johnny:huh
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2002, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,638
Posted By xrjohnny
thanks for the inspiration. glad it was only...

thanks for the inspiration. glad it was only clothes and tools and not lives that were lost.

ride hard and safe and send pix. (ps I have an xr with a big tank with relatives in mexico....next year...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2002, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 995
Posted By xrjohnny
ADVRider Sidecar Salute

hey kids,

went to International MC Show Saturday..ZZZZzzzzz

took coast home to SF, and managed a salute for y'all.

more pix: www.velcamp.net/mcshow. not as adverturous as most stuff....
...
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