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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-11-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By MillCreek
I was in the same boat a few years back: I had...

I was in the same boat a few years back: I had let my endorsement lapse for a period of about 15 years. When I came to renew back in 2006, I decided the MSF course was the best route in that it not...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By MillCreek
I had PMR side racks, bought off eBay, for first...

I had PMR side racks, bought off eBay, for first my 2009 DRZ400 and then my 2012 DL650. Very nice pieces of equipment, rugged as heck, and installed easily. All for a very fair price. I recommend...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,358
Posted By MillCreek
Huh, so this is the beer equivalent of Coke syrup...

Huh, so this is the beer equivalent of Coke syrup and adding carbonation. Interesting.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-14-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By MillCreek
I live in Silver Firs, so I will keep an eye out...

I live in Silver Firs, so I will keep an eye out in my travels.
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 32,694
Posted By MillCreek
Just a few weeks ago, as part of the closeout at...

Just a few weeks ago, as part of the closeout at a bunch of vendors, I bought a Nolan N104 in high-viz green and 2XL for $ 300. I am very pleasantly surprised at the fit and quality.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-15-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By MillCreek
My ex was an E-7 IDC when she retired from...

My ex was an E-7 IDC when she retired from Bremerton, and I have a lot of friends who are active or ex-Navy and one of my former neighbors was the XO on the USS Momsen. Unless you are an airedale or...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,810
Posted By MillCreek
I have a number of different one-piece suits:...

I have a number of different one-piece suits: Teiz Lombard, Olympia Phantom, Olympia Stealth and Scorpion Passport. I use them as a commuter over a business suit. Up here in the Seattle area, my...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,372
Posted By MillCreek
I also bought the Passport suit on closeout from...

I also bought the Passport suit on closeout from Motorcycle Superstore for $ 219. I have been using it for about a week now and wanted to give some initial thoughts. I bought this as an...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 32,694
Posted By MillCreek
That is interesting about the Bilt. The Bilt XXL...

That is interesting about the Bilt. The Bilt XXL modular was too small for me, and that suggests that the LS2 will be as well, even though the size chart does list it at 63+ cm, and my HJC and Zeus...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By MillCreek
Olympia suits and jackets run small, and I have...

Olympia suits and jackets run small, and I have had the best luck with them by going up a size. I use the one-piece suits for my business commuting, since it is easy and quick to pull on the Olympia...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By MillCreek
Here in the wet part of the PNW, you can't really...

Here in the wet part of the PNW, you can't really rely upon solar due to the frequent cloud cover for six months out of the year. This looks interesting.
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By MillCreek
It is the Stealth. I use that in the summer and...

It is the Stealth. I use that in the summer and the Phantom in the cooler and rainy weather.
Forum: Beasts 04-03-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,384
Posted By MillCreek
I will be interested to see if the adapter makes...

I will be interested to see if the adapter makes it fit the Strom.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-02-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,073
Posted By MillCreek
I have family on Bainbridge. There is also a...

I have family on Bainbridge. There is also a considerable drug and alcohol presence amongst the island youth. A combination of disposable income, since many families who live there are well-off,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-29-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By MillCreek
+1

+1
Forum: Beasts 03-01-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 69,825
Posted By MillCreek
5'10" and 200 lbs. 30" pants inseam and 32"...

5'10" and 200 lbs.
30" pants inseam and 32" 'bicycling inseam" (actual length of legs)
33" sleeve in a dress shirt
2012 Suzuki DL650 with the stock lower seat allows me to almost flatfoot the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-09-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By MillCreek
Would it be worthwhile to contact the student...

Would it be worthwhile to contact the student housing office at Whitman to see if they have any ideas? Part of this date range will be over summer break when the dorms are closed, and I would not be...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,550
Posted By MillCreek
This is my experience as well. My problem is...

This is my experience as well. My problem is that I have a large (63 cm) head, which usually is a 2XL or 3XL size, depending on the helmet manufacturer. Almost always, the brick and mortar stores...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,514
Posted By MillCreek
If I lived in your neck of the woods, I would be...

If I lived in your neck of the woods, I would be looking at the Olympia Stealth or Avenger mesh suit. I use an Olympia Phantom and Stealth for my commuting.
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,237
Posted By MillCreek
^^^ It is one of the famous Utes of Oz/NZ.

^^^ It is one of the famous Utes of Oz/NZ.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-11-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,554
Posted By MillCreek
On my 2012 Glee, I have the Hepco Becker crash...

On my 2012 Glee, I have the Hepco Becker crash bars and the Hyde Racing thermoplastic skid plate. The skid plate mounts independent of the crash bars. Pictures of both can be readily found on the...
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3,831
Views: 711,582
Posted By MillCreek
I had the BBQ rack which was sold on eBay. It...

I had the BBQ rack which was sold on eBay. It worked really well on my DR650. The guy who made them stopped doing so. The side racks shown are soft bag supports made by Precision Motorcycle Racks...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-12-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,492
Posted By MillCreek
I have done it four times, the last time in 2004....

I have done it four times, the last time in 2004. It is great fun, once you get past the big scrum at the starting line. Gear way down for climbing the bridge at Longview!
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,383
Posted By MillCreek
Speaking as both a long-time bicyclist and...

Speaking as both a long-time bicyclist and motorcyclist, I use the frame/pack mountain bike tire pumps. These are designed for high-volume, low-pressure tires and work well on the motorcycles.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-02-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,416
Posted By MillCreek
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/science/article/Insl...

http://www.seattlepi.com/news/science/article/Inslee-approves-100-million-land-purchase-4641173.php

This article seems to indicate that the purchase money has been budgeted.
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,547
Posted By MillCreek
I swear by my fluorescent neon-green 3M Reflexite...

I swear by my fluorescent neon-green 3M Reflexite tape.
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By MillCreek
I did a bit of a search when I bought crashbars...

I did a bit of a search when I bought crashbars for my 2012 Glee. I ended up with the Hepco Beckers because I liked the coverage. It was a tough call between them and the Alt Rider bars. I use the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-22-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,462
Posted By MillCreek
^^^ DOL has reported that since the passage of...

^^^ DOL has reported that since the passage of the law permitting immediate impoundment of the bike if the rider does not have an endorsement, the number of endorsements have gone way up.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-10-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,796
Posted By MillCreek
The Experience Music Project and the Sci Fi...

The Experience Music Project and the Sci Fi Museum (in the same building at Seattle Center) is a must for any 14 year old male.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-07-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By MillCreek
I live in Mill Creek, a few miles northeast of...

I live in Mill Creek, a few miles northeast of Mountlake Terrace. There is lots of suburban housing in the surrounding area. To the extent feasible, the closer you live to work, the happier your...
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,719
Posted By MillCreek
On my new 2012 Wee Strom, I installed: Hyde...

On my new 2012 Wee Strom, I installed:

Hyde racing skid plate
Givi V46 tail case
Nelson Rigg CL850 side bags
Hepco Becker crash bars
MRA X-creen spoiler blade
PowerMadd handguards
Richland...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,115
Posted By MillCreek
^^^ I am thinking this will be an excellent use...

^^^ I am thinking this will be an excellent use for my REI dividend, once it hits the stores.
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,115
Posted By MillCreek
Geez, Louise, does that look cool.

Geez, Louise, does that look cool.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-10-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By MillCreek
Welcome aboard! Look for the guy in fluorescent...

Welcome aboard! Look for the guy in fluorescent neon green on the 2012 Wee Strom or one of six bicycles in your area.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-06-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,101
Posted By MillCreek
^^^ That brings up the important question: what...

^^^ That brings up the important question: what does your fiancee think about a prospective move, and what about her job prospects?
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,209
Posted By MillCreek
I keep my NR CL-850 bags on my 2012 WeeStrom at...

I keep my NR CL-850 bags on my 2012 WeeStrom at all times. Primarily because in the event of a tip over, it keeps the rear of the bike elevated enough to avoid most damage and keeps my leg from...
Forum: Beasts 04-23-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3,831
Views: 711,582
Posted By MillCreek
Pretty much everyone on Stromtrooper.com...

Pretty much everyone on Stromtrooper.com recommends it as the first farkle. It made a night and day difference for me in terms of riding on the freeway and in windy conditions.

At first, being...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-17-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,387
Posted By MillCreek
The morning of May 18th, 1980. I remember...

The morning of May 18th, 1980. I remember watching the ash plumes live. I was in undergrad at the UW and had just left Bagley Hall after class at about 0900. I looked to my right there at...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,621
Posted By MillCreek
Right now, for about $ 26.50, Costco is selling...

Right now, for about $ 26.50, Costco is selling their Kirkland Signature sunglasses. Two styles: one like the Ray Ban Aviator and the other like the Ray Ban Wayfarer. I looked at them in the store...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,253
Posted By MillCreek
I own an Olympia Phantom, and it is heavy and...

I own an Olympia Phantom, and it is heavy and stiff.
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