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Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,050
Posted By Nick_A
I like that color. Good choice! Nice FNH...

I like that color. Good choice!

Nice FNH SCAR t-shirt too.
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,312
Posted By Nick_A
I've got the same bag for the same purpose. I...

I've got the same bag for the same purpose. I use it when I'm on the bike due to the fact that I don't want a piece of steel attached to my pelvis in the event of a crash. I've only had one,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,612
Posted By Nick_A
Shovelstrokeed is right. I'm leaving...

Shovelstrokeed is right.

I'm leaving tomorrow to ride my naked SV650 with clip-ons from here (IN) to Seattle and back.

I can ride all day in comfort using the technique he describes.
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2008, 05:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,569
Posted By Nick_A
I had a face plant in a pair of issued combat...

I had a face plant in a pair of issued combat boots. It was a low speed crash on my SV650s. The front wheel washed out on me and I went up and over the gas tank. My shin, which is protected in my MC...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By Nick_A
I miss those roads (and drivers). Three of the...

I miss those roads (and drivers). Three of the best years of my life were spent in R-P.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By Nick_A
I liked it. Finally an article that discusses...

I liked it. Finally an article that discusses something other than the "outlaw" image of motorcycling.
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2008, 09:24 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 125,435
Posted By Nick_A
I love those Ducatis.

I love those Ducatis.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2008, 04:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,219
Posted By Nick_A
I'll vouch for that. My ticket for 109 in an 80...

I'll vouch for that. My ticket for 109 in an 80 was near 500CHF.
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2008, 09:45 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 125,435
Posted By Nick_A
Yeah, it's not likely to get stolen, is it? It's...

Yeah, it's not likely to get stolen, is it? It's even uglier in commuter mode :puke1 :

http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/761/3110/184480.jpg

What it used to look like:
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2008, 05:20 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 125,435
Posted By Nick_A
My SV: ...

My SV:

http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/761/3110/184478.jpg

http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/761/3110/184479.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-05-2008, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By Nick_A
WTF would you steal a KLR? :huh :puke1

WTF would you steal a KLR? :huh :puke1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2008, 09:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,393
Posted By Nick_A
Tiger ears for my helmet. I used to have a tail,...

Tiger ears for my helmet. I used to have a tail, but it came off somewhere between here and Kentucky.



That's a user name I recognize...

BTW, make sure you take the MSF course. :rofl
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 48,185
Posted By Nick_A
I'm with this guy. What adventure rider would...

I'm with this guy. What adventure rider would need to protect himself? I mean, the places we go to are usually only minutes from the nearest police response. I also never venture out of range of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2007, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By Nick_A
I'd like to go further than that and simply...

I'd like to go further than that and simply eliminate privately owned vehicles. Once everyone either must ride public trans or ride bicycles, our country can become energy independent, significantly...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2007, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,186
Posted By Nick_A
I have A*, Tourmaster (Cortech), JR, FirstGear,...

I have A*, Tourmaster (Cortech), JR, FirstGear, and the reflective stuff on my Fieldsheer gear is by far the best.
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2007, 11:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,434
Posted By Nick_A
I bought a set of Held Kryptons last year when...

I bought a set of Held Kryptons last year when they were changing US distributors and got them on sale. They were still expensive. However, I can get them in half sizes which is something most...
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2007, 09:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,084
Posted By Nick_A
Capetown has a couple different places near the...

Capetown has a couple different places near the Waterkant that rent bikes. I'm not sure about Joburg.
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2007, 05:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,652
Posted By Nick_A
Cool! I'll be in Poland in about two weeks. ...

Cool! I'll be in Poland in about two weeks. Mind if I PM you for some decent routes/roads to ride?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2007, 12:06 PM
Replies: 22
Poll: Bike swap
Views: 1,727
Posted By Nick_A
Done! :1drink

Done! :1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2007, 02:28 AM
Replies: 22
Poll: Bike swap
Views: 1,727
Posted By Nick_A
You'll get a PM shortly.

You'll get a PM shortly.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2007, 06:25 PM
Replies: 22
Poll: Bike swap
Views: 1,727
Posted By Nick_A
I'd consider it, but I don't know why anyone...

I'd consider it, but I don't know why anyone would want to come here unless they were to use it as a launching off point. Chicago O'hare Intl. is easily accessible from here by airport shuttle.
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2007, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,881
Posted By Nick_A
Me too. Thanks for the memories!

Me too. Thanks for the memories!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-09-2007, 04:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By Nick_A
link...

link (http://www.msf-usa.org/downloads/Equipment_Chart_2005-MSFlogo.pdf)

Hope that helps.

It says you'll only need a passenger seat and pegs if you're carrying a passenger. Basically, the only...
Forum: Face plant 04-08-2007, 07:04 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 21,432
Posted By Nick_A
Yes. Around here it is a rare thing to see...

Yes. Around here it is a rare thing to see someone with any gear at all. Most people don't even wear a helmet when riding with their permit (which is required). I have yet to see a moto shop...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2007, 06:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,035
Posted By Nick_A
Here's my plan for later this month, take from it...

Here's my plan for later this month, take from it what you need:

Fly to Europe for a 5 week trip on a rented bike.

Riding Gear-Bringing it with. In fact, I'll probably have to wear some of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2007, 03:02 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,186
Posted By Nick_A
Thor, please allow me to apoligize for tone and...

Thor, please allow me to apoligize for tone and attitude contained within my last post.

I will not claim to be as gifted as your former colleage. It seems that he is a truly amazing individual.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2007, 07:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,186
Posted By Nick_A
Thanks for the backhanded compliment. Your...

Thanks for the backhanded compliment. Your arguement is a strawman if I've ever seen one. The ERC doesn't teach you to ride at a professional level. They teach you how to ride at a minimum level of...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2007, 02:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,317
Posted By Nick_A
Question Easy access to competent medical care is...

Easy access to competent medical care is something we take for granted in the West. Imagine being not hours away from appropriate medical care, but days. I would take the appropriate precautions.
...
Forum: Face plant 04-05-2007, 01:37 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 21,432
Posted By Nick_A
:zilla You dodged that bullet. Thanks for...

:zilla You dodged that bullet.

Thanks for posting this. I'm taking a 5-week trip to Europe in less than a month and contemplated not bringing the back protecter because I have armor in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2007, 01:29 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,186
Posted By Nick_A
Cool2 I learned how to ride slowly in a parking lot. ...

I learned how to ride slowly in a parking lot.

I've been riding for two years now, took the BRC two years ago and the ERC after putting close to 15k miles on my bike in the first year of riding. ...
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2007, 11:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,785
Posted By Nick_A
Awesome!!! :clap

Awesome!!! :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2007, 09:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,117
Posted By Nick_A
Make it look like a hobo camp. Everything I own...

Make it look like a hobo camp. Everything I own is pretty cheap because I'm still a college student without a real job, so my camp site usually looks like result of threesome between a Goodwill, a...
Forum: Face plant 03-30-2007, 04:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,085
Posted By Nick_A
I can't even begin to imagine what it must feel...

I can't even begin to imagine what it must feel like to lose a child. My condolences.
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2007, 11:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,944
Posted By Nick_A
I love Craftsman's free replacement policy. ...

I love Craftsman's free replacement policy.



MOS? Don't you mean Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC)? :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2007, 06:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,512
Posted By Nick_A
Thumb Six Months in Europe on a Duc

...sounds like heaven.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2007, 10:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,918
Posted By Nick_A
That's what I want to know. One more year and...

That's what I want to know. One more year and I'll be finished with school and out of here. :D
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2007, 10:28 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 107,291
Posted By Nick_A
What a great experience. Thank you for sharing. ...

What a great experience. Thank you for sharing. :D
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2007, 03:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,989
Posted By Nick_A
I've seen a bunch of new people from svrider over...

I've seen a bunch of new people from svrider over here. Myself included.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2007, 10:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,498
Posted By Nick_A
That's pure, unadulterated BS. I'll echo...

That's pure, unadulterated BS.

I'll echo Long Gone's statements, particularly the one pertaining to the utilitarian arguement for the arming of the populace.
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2007, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By Nick_A
I thought I was going to see a big red gas can...

I thought I was going to see a big red gas can bungeed to the bike where the tank should be.
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