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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-01-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1,874
Views: 471,166
Posted By outpostbabu
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<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/fortunemegastore/14001668509" title="Wyoming Trip May 2014 by outpostbabu, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-14-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 410,718
Posted By outpostbabu
Camping out in Shoshone NF in Wyoming last week. ...

Camping out in Shoshone NF in Wyoming last week.

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/fortunemegastore/14208479713" title="Wyoming May 2014 by outpostbabu, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-09-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By outpostbabu
Error, I just found your other thread on the BRT...

Error, I just found your other thread on the BRT you've put together. Based on the pics and description some of those roads would be perfect. I'd like to take a look at the GPX. Shooting you a PM....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-09-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By outpostbabu
I guess I should have mentioned that. It could be...

I guess I should have mentioned that. It could be a mix of forest service dirt and two lane blacktop. I'll be riding a 2013 R1200GS with no farkles (yet) so I don't need any offroad that's too...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-08-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By outpostbabu
Atlanta to DC backroads route?

Does anyone have recommendations on scenic backroads routes from Atlanta to DC. I plan to ride portions of the Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounding area though I've heard part of the parkway may be...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-04-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,383
Posted By outpostbabu
I'd thought the same thing fullmonte. I'm sure it...

I'd thought the same thing fullmonte. I'm sure it won't be the last time a stolen ride finds its way to that place. I got some murky info on the tow. Apparently the Atlanta police were on the scene...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-02-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By outpostbabu
FYI You may have seen my other thread about my...

FYI You may have seen my other thread about my stolen F800GS. Just to let you know, it was recovered at Forest Cove Apartments which is Section 8 housing south of Grant Park. It might be worth...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-02-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,383
Posted By outpostbabu
Happy to report my bike was recovered. :clap...

Happy to report my bike was recovered. :clap Granted, it still might be totalled given the amount of damage done. But for the Atlanta audience, the bike was reported by the apartment staff at Forest...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-28-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,383
Posted By outpostbabu
I'd like to get in touch with that guy if you...

I'd like to get in touch with that guy if you know who it is. Glanced over the regional forums but didn't see it.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-26-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,383
Posted By outpostbabu
It was taken from Rosedale Ave which is a block...

It was taken from Rosedale Ave which is a block off Boulevard, perpendicular to Ormewood.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-26-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,383
Posted By outpostbabu
STOLEN 2009 BMW F800GS (Black and Yellow)

I'm sad to report that my 2009 F800GS was stolen from my home in east Atlanta (Grant Park) yesterday. I'm hoping ADVers in the southeast can help keep an eye out for it. I don't have any info on the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-04-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,175
Posted By outpostbabu
Don't suppose you have a GPS track of the route?...

Don't suppose you have a GPS track of the route? Great video. Looks like a lot of fun!
Forum: Americas 10-18-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 883
Posted By outpostbabu
It sounds like a great time to be out there....

It sounds like a great time to be out there. Thanks for the info guys!
Forum: Americas 10-17-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 883
Posted By outpostbabu
Southwest New Mexico in November?

Anyone know what conditions are like in southwestern New Mexico in early November? I was thinking about riding the area near Gila and the CDT a little south of there with stops in Roswell,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-16-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,583
Posted By outpostbabu
I was sitting at a light today and when I looked...

I was sitting at a light today and when I looked down at the gauges the engine light was on and the oil light was flashing. Searched around here to find out what might wrong and sure enough the fan...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-16-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,308
Posted By outpostbabu
A different sort of long-term ride report. :clap...

A different sort of long-term ride report. :clap Thanks for pointing this out!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,604
Posted By outpostbabu
When I fall into a ditch and can't get out, I...

When I fall into a ditch and can't get out, I just use the tools on hand to dismantle the bike into several hundred pieces, carry each up the embankment, and reverse the procedure to put it all back...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 166,464
Posted By outpostbabu
Johnny Dakar has won the thread. :rofl

Johnny Dakar has won the thread. :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,956
Posted By outpostbabu
I've only been riding for a few years but don't...

I've only been riding for a few years but don't see how anybody could forget their first bike or that sense of adventure you feel when you get it.

<a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-22-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,956
Posted By outpostbabu
Hadn't seen any of these videos before. Totally...

Hadn't seen any of these videos before. Totally awesome! :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 5,450
Posted By outpostbabu
These threads are hardly even worth debating...

These threads are hardly even worth debating because nobody's opinion changes after reading it and it simply turns into a useless bitchfest. Everybody's an expert. Maybe if we qualified conjectures...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-16-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1,138
Views: 406,061
Posted By outpostbabu
Some impressive downs here. This is all I have to...

Some impressive downs here. This is all I have to offer:

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/fortunemegastore/3669608658/" title="F800GS at Houston Valley near Dalton, GA by outpostbabu, on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-07-2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,234
Posted By outpostbabu
Be aware that despite being a BMW, being ugly (to...

Be aware that despite being a BMW, being ugly (to some), having a unique key/transmitter, and being parked at home... some people will still TRY to steal it.

<a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,315
Posted By outpostbabu
Sounds like you need a Triumph America. Case...

Sounds like you need a Triumph America. Case closed. :D Welcome to ADV!
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,461
Posted By outpostbabu
This is the true spirit of ADV! :clap

This is the true spirit of ADV! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,763
Posted By outpostbabu
I've read several motorcycling books that had...

I've read several motorcycling books that had very few or no pictures and enjoyed them all. The difference is, in general, these books are about more than the ride. There's usually some internal...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 22,389
Posted By outpostbabu
Great ride report! I love to see big trips taken...

Great ride report! I love to see big trips taken on "little" bikes like the KLX. That's where the great adventures are. :clap Will have to get me one of those one day!
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,185
Posted By outpostbabu
Welcome back! Nice photos. :D If you're...

Welcome back! Nice photos. :D

If you're around on Thursday:

http://www.speedfreaks.info/europeanbikenight.htm

They won't care that's not European. Or try the slightly crazier bike night at...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-18-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,890
Posted By outpostbabu
<a...

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/fortunemegastore/4974218070/" title="IMG_2093 by outpostbabu, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4145/4974218070_562a7a7e7c.jpg" width="375"...
Forum: Americas 09-02-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,743
Posted By outpostbabu
Thanks Rider_WV for all the great info. These...

Thanks Rider_WV for all the great info. These routes look useful for my own trip up north in October. :clap Appreciate the effort you put into sharing this info with other riders. :D
Forum: Americas 09-02-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 641
Posted By outpostbabu
I'm hoping you get some responses because I'm...

I'm hoping you get some responses because I'm looking at heading that way in October and would like to know the best routes to ride for sightseeing. I have an F800GS so I wouldn't mind hearing about...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,003
Posted By outpostbabu
Looking forward to the CDR portion, I was out in...

Looking forward to the CDR portion, I was out in Wyoming last year. Had a blast (... of wind that about blew me off the road :rofl). Have fun!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-17-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,532
Posted By outpostbabu
Just a little update. Since I got the bike back...

Just a little update. Since I got the bike back she's been running like brand new. I'm taking it easy during engine break-in, going in for the 600 mile service early next week. Still thinking about...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-04-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,532
Posted By outpostbabu
Joel's right. A failure like mine is probably a...

Joel's right. A failure like mine is probably a fluke. Nobody I've spoken too had seen such a thing happen to the parallel twin before. So I wouldn't say the bike is of poor quality or that the brand...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-03-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,683
Posted By outpostbabu
+1 on BMW of Denver. I stopped by on a...

+1 on BMW of Denver. I stopped by on a cross-country trip for some fresh tires and an oil change. They were extremely friendly and got all the work done in a very timely manner. They have a great...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-03-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,532
Posted By outpostbabu
Look who's back: <a...

Look who's back:

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/fortunemegastore/4858055501/" title="IMG_2034 by outpostbabu, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-03-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,532
Posted By outpostbabu
Well things would have been different if a couple...

Well things would have been different if a couple days after the bike went in they decided to change the engine, then I waited two weeks for it to arrive, and they took the day or so to install it....
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-01-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,532
Posted By outpostbabu
The only restrictions on the loaner were that I...

The only restrictions on the loaner were that I not take it on any dirt or gravel roads. It's a demo bike and they said the bike has to have 2000 miles on it before it can be sold. Only had about...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-30-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,532
Posted By outpostbabu
Just an update... or no update really. I guess...

Just an update... or no update really. I guess the motor hasn't arrived yet... and thus concludes week 6... But I'm temporarily placated with the 30th Anniv Edition.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-27-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,743
Posted By outpostbabu
+1. Not only is the yellow one much faster than...

+1. Not only is the yellow one much faster than the other colors its also the best looking of all the available colors to date. I feel sorry for the 2010 buyers who no longer have this color option....
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