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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 03:27 PM
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Posted By atomicalex
They would otherwise dissolve in your weather.

They would otherwise dissolve in your weather.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 06:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 824
Posted By atomicalex
Read the Finding GS Land link in my sig.

Read the Finding GS Land link in my sig.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 34,333
Views: 8,432,894
Posted By atomicalex
Brake lights are illegal!!! Yippee!!!!

Brake lights are illegal!!! Yippee!!!!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,535
Posted By atomicalex
Yup, we shorties face limitations when it comes...

Yup, we shorties face limitations when it comes to bike choices. I'm not even that short, and I know that I'm not going to be up in KTM land any time soon. At least, not off pavement where I can't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3,098
Views: 422,988
Posted By atomicalex
^^ this is quite true. How the hell people living...

^^ this is quite true. How the hell people living in MI don't know basics of snow driving after a year is beyond me. Plus, donuts are fun. People should be doing them for practice.
Forum: Face plant 10-22-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,813
Posted By atomicalex
The ridge idea is a good one. I notice that a bit...

The ridge idea is a good one. I notice that a bit on the roads in MI - someone in MiDOT decided that every freaking road we have needs to be crowed up a foot and you get peaks in the middle. Crossing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9,507
Views: 1,917,652
Posted By atomicalex
So really, nothing has changed. My time is...

So really, nothing has changed.

My time is often more valuable than the checker's time, so I prefer to minimize the waste on my end.
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,084
Posted By atomicalex
Write in the present tense and in first person.

Write in the present tense and in first person.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,535
Posted By atomicalex
I rode the F700Gs this fall for a tour in the...

I rode the F700Gs this fall for a tour in the Alps. I have a thumper at home.

My take was that the F700GS is a fine motorcycle, but my thumper is a better GS.

If anything, I totally agree. The...
Forum: Face plant 10-21-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 101,437
Posted By atomicalex
Wow!! I just saw this bumped up! That is great...

Wow!! I just saw this bumped up! That is great news and that contraption on your leg is nuts.
Forum: Face plant 10-21-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,813
Posted By atomicalex
Whoa, dude. And then you put you on it. Yikes. ...

Whoa, dude. And then you put you on it. Yikes.

This might be one of those things we want to put in the tips for n00bs thread. Real visuals.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-20-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 910
Views: 45,399
Posted By atomicalex
Yo Smurf!! I'll take a day and follow you...

Yo Smurf!!

I'll take a day and follow you around on the Sherpa if you want. If I don't trailer, I'll be on the GS and will want a road day anyway.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-20-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4,433
Views: 681,596
Posted By atomicalex
One 4.50x18 IRC TR-8. Mounted once, doesn't fit...

One 4.50x18 IRC TR-8. Mounted once, doesn't fit on the bike. Never ridden on, just rolled around the garage a bunch. You can have the tube, too.

$50, pickup in Troy, or I can bring it to you if...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-20-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 30,318
Posted By atomicalex
Yeah, really! :lol3 Oh, and it was really...

Yeah, really! :lol3

Oh, and it was really cool to find out that sleazy rider and I used to work in the same biz. It is a small, small industry, and we probably have met before because of it. There...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-20-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 30,318
Posted By atomicalex
The Rotella award winner would like another one...

The Rotella award winner would like another one of those industrial Motrins that Dyno was handing out on saturday evening.....

This seat is going to kill me. Unless I kill it first.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,399
Posted By atomicalex
Please take an all-day trip with a fully loaded...

Please take an all-day trip with a fully loaded bike first. Your body will thank you later. You need to condition yourself a bit to long days in the saddle.

Prior to my big trips, I usually...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-19-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 910
Views: 45,399
Posted By atomicalex
I'm tentative. Can I trailer in? My 14YO is...

I'm tentative. Can I trailer in? My 14YO is interested, but no plates on his XR.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-19-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 30,318
Posted By atomicalex
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/19/0964fc7...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/19/0964fc77bc7b3d5f251ef089c5e68959.jpg

Nothing says Michigan like an autographed jug of motor oil in a 13YO Trailwing.... :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,004
Posted By atomicalex
I got to think about this this weekend on a dirt...

I got to think about this this weekend on a dirt 'road' that was covered with leaves. ie - I had no idea what was under them. It was my first foray onto a trail, too.

I pointed at an opening and...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-18-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11,149
Views: 879,609
Posted By atomicalex
Woohoo!!! I'm still alive! It was probably...

Woohoo!!!

I'm still alive! It was probably good that there were so many leaves and I couldn't see shit. Can't be scared of what you can't see.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-18-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 30,318
Posted By atomicalex
thumb of michigan meat and greet

OMGOMGOMG!!!!

What a blast. I really appreciate all the waiting up for me. The "road" part was awesome, let's see if I am ever that lucky again. You guys are stupid fast.

Thanks extra to Matt...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-17-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 910
Views: 45,399
Posted By atomicalex
South side checking in here. I freely admit that...

South side checking in here. I freely admit that I think closer to my house is better. :norton
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-17-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 30,318
Posted By atomicalex
I've had it for almost two weeks now. I tried to...

I've had it for almost two weeks now. I tried to drink it into submission last night, but not sure that that actually worked.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-17-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11,149
Views: 879,609
Posted By atomicalex
:snicker:

:snicker:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,444
Posted By atomicalex
Mine usually gets wet. I hear that some of them...

Mine usually gets wet. I hear that some of them melt when they get wet.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-17-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 30,318
Posted By atomicalex
I have the gpx file and the address of the bar....

I have the gpx file and the address of the bar. I'm prepared.



to be totally lost
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-17-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 30,318
Posted By atomicalex
Looks like myself, Simple, and a few other...

Looks like myself, Simple, and a few other western-eastsiders are riding up in one pod, and you eastern shore peeps are riding in another pod. We'll miss the coffee, but pick up Bruno somewhere,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,739
Posted By atomicalex
I just got a Dakar seat. Holy moly is this thing...

I just got a Dakar seat. Holy moly is this thing plush. I thought my old seat was pretty comfy, but this is a whole new world of cushy.

I feel like I want to try for an IB now.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 9,507
Views: 1,917,652
Posted By atomicalex
Not stupid, but funny.. coworker: Oh, you...

Not stupid, but funny..

coworker: Oh, you have a motorcycle?
me: yes
cw: What kind?
me: a little BMW.
cw: Oh, I loooooove BMWs!
me: do you ride?
cw: no, but everyone I see on a BMW is happy....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,004
Posted By atomicalex
Thank you for the dissertation. I am very much in...

Thank you for the dissertation. I am very much in agreement about the edge concept. Now to put it to work on sand. I am new to sand, only a few times, and mostly was fine except for a few dumps. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,179
Posted By atomicalex
Gelände/Straße. Offroad/onroad.

Gelände/Straße.

Offroad/onroad.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-16-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11,149
Views: 879,609
Posted By atomicalex
I just got a Dak seat. My ass has no idea that...

I just got a Dak seat. My ass has no idea that there is a motorcycle under it now.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-16-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 910
Views: 45,399
Posted By atomicalex
You better show up. We can try to get sTim to...

You better show up. We can try to get sTim to come, too. On his fancy-pants bike. :freaky
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-16-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 30,318
Posted By atomicalex
So are we on some sort of treasure hunt here...

So are we on some sort of treasure hunt here where we all show up at one place and find out that the tag was moved while we were riding? :ear
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-15-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 30,318
Posted By atomicalex
Simple, can you link me to a map of the route?...

Simple, can you link me to a map of the route? Maybe we could head up together?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 34,333
Views: 8,432,894
Posted By atomicalex
Yeah, really. Running Aprilia = serious win!

Yeah, really. Running Aprilia = serious win!
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-15-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 30,318
Posted By atomicalex
I wear clothes!! most of the time... For...

I wear clothes!! most of the time...

For serious, no rain. Please. No rain.

I just got my new Dak seat today. Looking forward to trying it out. It's a freaking puffy chair.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9,507
Views: 1,917,652
Posted By atomicalex
Well, if your tank bag wasn't trying to be the...

Well, if your tank bag wasn't trying to be the Sears Tower...... :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9,507
Views: 1,917,652
Posted By atomicalex
This was just funny, not really stupid... At...

This was just funny, not really stupid...

At the Dr's office, taking off my gear to be weighed. I was unhappy with the number and mentioned that to the PA. The PA looked at me and said "you're...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 4,540
Views: 771,781
Posted By atomicalex
FYI, the IRC TR-8 in 4.50x18 does not fit. At...

FYI, the IRC TR-8 in 4.50x18 does not fit. At least not without significant chain and sprocket mods.

Now trying the 4.00x18.
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