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Forum: Americas 01-13-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 24,745
Views: 1,953,529
Posted By jaratr
I would have to toss my hat in the ring with,...

I would have to toss my hat in the ring with, "Don't change the title."

Noobs to ADV and international travel might only have the media perspective. Therefore they might search for "Is Mexico...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,173
Posted By jaratr
The border guard at Juarez was very friendly: ...

The border guard at Juarez was very friendly:
http://imageshack.us/a/img853/1126/56yl.jpg

So awesome seeing "vintage" reports. Film still has a magic that digital can't capture.
I love the...
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By jaratr
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/batma...

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/batman60s.jpg
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4,455
Views: 778,226
Posted By jaratr
Um. 'Sport' is from the French or Spanish word...

Um. 'Sport' is from the French or Spanish word 'desport', "to seek diversion". Seems quite apropos here.
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,816
Posted By jaratr
Another thing you have to understand is the LIPO...

Another thing you have to understand is the LIPO batteries in RC equipment are usually foil or thin plastic cases, (as are some phone batteries) and more prone to this damage. The motorcycle, car and...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-04-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,503
Posted By jaratr
Wow. Seems a lot of people don't like larger...

Wow. Seems a lot of people don't like larger groups.
:becca
Damn. Guess I have to cancel my plans for the group of 40-riders-wearing-clown-makeup-and-assless-chaps-through-Alabama. (All...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,447
Posted By jaratr
Chaps are bad.

Don't know if this one is posted yet. Didn't see it in the search.

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Forum: Equipment 01-22-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,657
Posted By jaratr
A lot of good advice here. Regarding the Ken...

A lot of good advice here.

Regarding the Ken Rockwell comment. I suspect he isn't terribly even-handed on his reviews and is a bit odd. But he is good at putting things bluntly when it comes to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 41,367
Posted By jaratr
Hmm. After reading this thread over the past...

Hmm. After reading this thread over the past days, I have changed my mind. It has to be a rat bike made up of as many makes as possible. Only way to reach perfection.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2010, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,264
Posted By jaratr
I would Africa-Twin-up ASAP if that were the case.

I would Africa-Twin-up ASAP if that were the case.
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,264
Posted By jaratr
I feel the pain here in the US. I'm assuming by...

I feel the pain here in the US. I'm assuming by the way you write you were born in the U.S. or spent significant time here.

I can give you a small amount of insight into the Japanese business...
Forum: Face plant 01-16-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,009
Posted By jaratr
ATGATT is awesome. I used to wear this gigantic...

ATGATT is awesome. I used to wear this gigantic chest protector from Acerbis, can't recall the model. But I looked like a reject from Kiss. Didn't mind my friends prodding jokes when I took a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1,596
Views: 209,471
Posted By jaratr
This and the other post about lightning balls is...

This and the other post about lightning balls is the Paul-Bunyanest thing I've ever heard! Seriously, I am not calling anyone out.

You can listen to someone talking about FMX backflips and jumping...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 31,165
Posted By jaratr
Is the shortened version, "Oh shit!" considered a...

Is the shortened version, "Oh shit!" considered a maxim?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1,596
Views: 209,471
Posted By jaratr
Circa 1990, on that year's XR250, I was riding in...

Circa 1990, on that year's XR250, I was riding in a local field where me and other cohorts had made a small jump along our trails there. The dirt for the 3ft tall monster was from a pit dug out on...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 94,234
Posted By jaratr
Wow. This is my seething envy face. I've...

Wow. This is my seething envy face.

I've seen a lot of these photos on the Smugmug links. Nice to see their relevance. Awesome stuff.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-13-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By jaratr
My friend used Bates Cycle...

My friend used Bates Cycle (http://www.bates2.net) exclusively when buying and mounting tires on his bikes. Ray would drive from east Plano to get parts and tires. So it must mean something.

I've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,560
Posted By jaratr
Don't know. Sounded good when I wrote it! When I...

Don't know. Sounded good when I wrote it! When I rode a lot more luck followed me kindly, considering the DA stuff that was done. Mayhaps I ever learned what too far was. After that I just got too...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 41,367
Posted By jaratr
I bet Burl outweighs the DR by 220. I hear he...

I bet Burl outweighs the DR by 220. I hear he really rips...uncorked.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 41,367
Posted By jaratr
Am I missing a key difference between Adventure...

Am I missing a key difference between Adventure bike and Dual Sport in ADV terminology?

I actually think there IS an answer, (Notice the following IF's). IF by best you mean what does it all with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,560
Posted By jaratr
I'm going to throw my 2 cents in. I'm more of a...

I'm going to throw my 2 cents in. I'm more of a lurker than anything right now as I am bikeless and haven't done much riding on true street bikes.

To me, riding on dirt is a bit like stunt riding....
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-01-2008, 05:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,538
Posted By jaratr
I'm not to picky about the title myself. I like...

I'm not to picky about the title myself. I like where they've "lumped" my home state. Besides, you really can't lump Arkansas by terrain so easily.

The state has, plains, valleys, mountains,...
Forum: Vendors 09-06-2007, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By jaratr
Had trouble with the link it's actually...

Had trouble with the link it's actually www.arkansasrider.com (not plural). Still a very cool find.

I've been lurking here for a few weeks and scouring for lots of good info on ADV riding in the...
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