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Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,901
Posted By thmpa
Sweet!

Sweet!
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 16,624
Posted By thmpa
Wink Ultralight hammock....

Ultralight hammock. (http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___40675)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 73,131
Posted By thmpa
Laugh I'd think it'd be possible to hang a hammock off...

I'd think it'd be possible to hang a hammock off the back left of the bike, where the weight of the front end and the kickstand pushing down can keep everything on the ground. Then hook the other end...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 73,131
Posted By thmpa
Yeah... read a book once about a group of people...

Yeah... read a book once about a group of people who climbed the giant redwoods in Northern California to study the canopy. Since getting up and down the 300 foot trees was a pain, they developed a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2009, 05:44 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 73,131
Posted By thmpa
Here...

Here (http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___40705)'s the one I got... I'm gonna add a Kelty Noah's tarp from Backcountry for the rain.

Yeah, if a bear wants to eat you, he's gonna be hard...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 73,131
Posted By thmpa
Have you tried a hammock? I'd call it a...

Have you tried a hammock? I'd call it a lightweight nicety.

Also, it's easier to secure your gear for a flip if there's less of it.
:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 56,605
Posted By thmpa
As is war. Doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but...

As is war. Doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but whatcha gonna do?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 56,605
Posted By thmpa
Here at the Air Force Academy, cadets aren't...

Here at the Air Force Academy, cadets aren't allowed to 'own or maintain' a motorcycle, on or off base. It's probably a good idea: cadets want to get out and blow off steam, and blowing off steam on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 73,131
Posted By thmpa
Sleep in a hammock... you can get an ultralight...

Sleep in a hammock... you can get an ultralight one for $20, grab a small UL tarp for $40, and you'll be good to go.

My hammock is the size of a softball, and weighs like a pound. Sets up in two...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2008, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 783
Posted By thmpa
How I shoulda started... Have fun!

How I shoulda started...

Have fun!
Forum: Face plant 04-25-2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,747
Posted By thmpa
Noob. :D Gotta break her in somehow... and...

Noob. :D

Gotta break her in somehow... and since when were you getting a new bike?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2008, 06:50 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 56,605
Posted By thmpa
I think requiring ATGATT - on and off base -...

I think requiring ATGATT - on and off base - would help. Some people wouldn't ride just because they wouldn't wanna suit up. Of course, there'd have to be stiff consequences for not wearing ATGATT.
...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-17-2008, 03:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 888
Posted By thmpa
Mine too! It is nice to have a simple...

Mine too!

It is nice to have a simple bike... but then, what do I know, I've never had anything else.

My dad just helped me bleed the brakes; they were getting a little squishy. Feels better...
Forum: Beasts 03-14-2008, 08:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,436
Posted By thmpa
dern paparazzi

dern paparazzi
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2008, 08:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,061
Posted By thmpa
I've heard that Americans' obesity is...

I've heard that Americans' obesity is contributing to our gas consumption - it takes more gas to move a fat person than a skinny one. A lot of fat people, and that can add up.
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2008, 07:41 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 134,976
Posted By thmpa
Wicked Just rode one today - and an R1200S. Check out a...

Just rode one today - and an R1200S. Check out a (short) review here (http://teamboxer.com/index.php).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2008, 09:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,654
Posted By thmpa
Doesn't it depend on the type of radiation? ...

Doesn't it depend on the type of radiation?

Alpha particles don't even penetrate the skin.

Lead does stop radiation. So does concrete.

"Highly processed material" is highly dubious.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2007, 08:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,266
Posted By thmpa
Hit a deer on the way home from swim practice the...

Hit a deer on the way home from swim practice the other day... big six or eight point. Hit my right front, rolled five or six times, jumped up, and ran into the woods. I had no time to react; he was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-09-2007, 03:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,141
Posted By thmpa
Yes and no. My dad DEMANDS ATGATT. I've been down...

Yes and no. My dad DEMANDS ATGATT. I've been down twice, both times wearing boots, jeans, armored jacket, armored gloves, full-faced helmet.

Now I wear a one-piece 'Stich or jacket and 'Stich AD1...
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2007, 06:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,662
Posted By thmpa
Saw this in Popular Science. Smart guy.

Saw this in Popular Science. Smart guy.
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2007, 06:27 PM
Replies: 98,746
Views: 18,838,645
Posted By thmpa
Hey guys- got a question for ya: I've got a...

Hey guys- got a question for ya:

I've got a '99 and i'm gettind a disconcerting flapping noise from somewhere behind me, especially when I go over bumps or put a lot of torque to the rear.

Is...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,084
Posted By thmpa
I put some Michelin Anakees on my '99, and I"m...

I put some Michelin Anakees on my '99, and I"m very impressed. I get a lot less buzz, and can still take it up and down the ditch and around the yard. Dirt roads are always a blast... only way I can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2007, 06:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,040
Posted By thmpa
First 300 mile day (to the dealrership with my...

First 300 mile day (to the dealrership with my dad to pick up his RT): I like my 'stich pants, but I need a Corbin on my DR.

And: I should do this more often.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2007, 04:54 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,085
Posted By thmpa
I always wear a full-face helmet, armored jacket,...

I always wear a full-face helmet, armored jacket, gloves, jeans, and steel toe Red Wings. Most of the time I wear Stich AD1 pants. I can lock the helmet on the bike and carry the jacket with me. The...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2007, 08:46 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,717
Posted By thmpa
Wow. I thought those kind of shots only existed...

Wow. I thought those kind of shots only existed on postcards.

:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2007, 02:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,033
Posted By thmpa
Do it in the rain. Do it in the cold. ...

Do it in the rain.

Do it in the cold.

Do it in the sun.

Ride to school. To the store. To work. Ride on dirt roads. Look for twisties and ride them twice.

I just like seeing people's faces...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-06-2007, 01:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,200
Posted By thmpa
Acabo de regresar de Guatemala. Full report...

Acabo de regresar de Guatemala.

Full report to follow (prolly in english)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2007, 03:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,749
Posted By thmpa
I like to follow behind, where my lowbeam just...

I like to follow behind, where my lowbeam just meets the rear bumper.

Use their high beams; they're better than mine.

Remember, where there's one deer, there's more. I think I've seen a deer...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2007, 02:00 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 14,737
Posted By thmpa
Psst- he was heading east. It's still a nice...

Psst- he was heading east.

It's still a nice idea, though.

:D
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-22-2007, 01:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,200
Posted By thmpa
Sí, post it in English, in the Rockies forum.

Sí, post it in English, in the Rockies forum.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-21-2007, 05:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,200
Posted By thmpa
¡Saldré en dos días para San Pedro,...

¡Saldré en dos días para San Pedro, Guatemala!:clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2007, 05:02 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 14,737
Posted By thmpa
Who needs pictures?

The pics aren't loaded yet, but that grout is pullin' on my heartstrings.
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2007, 01:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,365
Posted By thmpa
Carry it in a Thermos in a saddle/tankbag?

Carry it in a Thermos in a saddle/tankbag?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2007, 01:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,239
Posted By thmpa
Ride in the rain. Or at least when it's not...

Ride in the rain. Or at least when it's not sunny. Then most of the bar-hopping cruisers are gone and any bikes are ADV-types.

My dad told me a story about a couple of his Harley-wrenching...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2007, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 973
Posted By thmpa
Haven't seen 'em but that sounds cool.:thumb

Haven't seen 'em but that sounds cool.:thumb
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2007, 11:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,694
Posted By thmpa
If you do it from the start, it's easier. No...

If you do it from the start, it's easier. No habit to break. It becomes a good habit.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 842
Posted By thmpa
They say there are motorcyclists that have...

They say there are motorcyclists that have crashed and those that will crash.

It happens. Mistakes lead to experience. You really can't have one without the other.

I've crashed both motorcycles...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2007, 05:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,694
Posted By thmpa
I've heard another advantage to using the balls...

I've heard another advantage to using the balls of your feet:

You have to move your foot to use the rear brake, so you're less likely to use it when you don't actually need it.

This apllies to...
Forum: Vendors 07-17-2007, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,837
Posted By thmpa
Waiting...

Waiting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2007, 02:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,053
Posted By thmpa
Let's make this clear: the bike's CG NEVER...

Let's make this clear: the bike's CG NEVER CHANGES.

However, by decoupling rider mass from bike mass, the CGs are separated, and the bike's CG is, obviuosly, below the no-longer-existing combined...
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