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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,394
Posted By manfromthestix
Ha, I'm in! You'll love the Durango - Silverton...

Ha, I'm in! You'll love the Durango - Silverton train, but the riding through those mountains is even more fun! Just a tip - the further back from the engine you are the less coal smoke you get to...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 02:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,544
Posted By manfromthestix
Hey, my old home territory! Here's another photo...

Hey, my old home territory! Here's another photo of Togwotee Pass - I can't tell you how many times I've ridden or driven over that pass when it looked like a toboggan run!

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 01:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,328
Posted By manfromthestix
I guess we'll never do business then, and no loss...

I guess we'll never do business then, and no loss to either of us, sounds like. I guess my time isn't as valuable as yours and you must have people standing in line ten-deep to buy your superior...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 04:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,420
Posted By manfromthestix
Yeah, starting and running your own business is...

Yeah, starting and running your own business is the ultimate mixed blessing, especially if it's successful! My wife started a business three years ago, it has been wildly successful, and it sucks up...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 93,605
Posted By manfromthestix
I was only an 8-hour drive or ride from Moab when...

I was only an 8-hour drive or ride from Moab when I lived in Wyoming so I got down there frequently. Some friends and I did a ride in early November one year and celebrated almost-Thanksgiving by...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By manfromthestix
I'm subscribed! Beautiful... I dream of touring...

I'm subscribed! Beautiful... I dream of touring Europe some day.

:lurk
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,328
Posted By manfromthestix
I've ridden one of my motorcycles to look at...

I've ridden one of my motorcycles to look at potential new bikes many times. If I like it and want to buy it, I'll put the cash down and come pick it up in my truck. I don't see this as a problem and...
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 93,605
Posted By manfromthestix
He's saying, "This is NOT the bike to be on in...

He's saying, "This is NOT the bike to be on in these conditions!" :lol3 It was only snowing on top of the pass (Togwotee Pass between Dubois and Jackson) but it was still cold and crappy down...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-23-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 27,079
Posted By manfromthestix
Then you know what this is, eh? ...

Then you know what this is, eh?

http://manfromthestix.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZpL23PV/0/L/i-ZpL23PV-L.jpg

On that day the snow was VERY hard so even the patrollers didn't jump in.... From below:
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 93,605
Posted By manfromthestix
I grew up in New Mexico and LOVED it there! My...

I grew up in New Mexico and LOVED it there! My Dad was in the Bureau of Indian Affairs and we lived in some out-of-the-way places (Ruidoso, Mescalero, Zuni) and then lived in Santa Fe for 5 years...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 43,640
Posted By manfromthestix
I've felt the same thing with the Shinkos on...

I've felt the same thing with the Shinkos on asphalt - just not as confidence-inspiring as a real highway tire. But where I live we have mile after mile of ratty asphalt that turns to gravel, back to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 43,640
Posted By manfromthestix
My boss is Iranian and reminds me of our "First...

My boss is Iranian and reminds me of our "First World Problems" all the time. Yes, we are spoiled; what tire should I put on my expensive toy so I can go gratuitously burn hydrocarbons while...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 43,640
Posted By manfromthestix
I'm researching new tires for my GS and have read...

I'm researching new tires for my GS and have read this whole thread to find about what I expected - opinions/experiences ranging from "these things are SHITE and I'll never run another pair" to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-21-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 27,079
Posted By manfromthestix
That's Fremont Lake just outside of Pinedale,...

That's Fremont Lake just outside of Pinedale, right? It's good to see there's still snow on the ground, beats the forests burning up. Did White Pine have a good ski year? I used to ski mostly at...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 920
Views: 506,131
Posted By manfromthestix
:lol3 Howdy neighbor! My daughter is an...

:lol3

Howdy neighbor! My daughter is an aspiring author too. From the time she first started writing to landing an agent to help sell her book to publishers has taken almost 10 years, but she's...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 93,605
Posted By manfromthestix
I had to laugh as I read this: We left...

I had to laugh as I read this:

We left Robbie at a Starbucks in Hot Springs to take an online college placement test, while Riley and I searched for a repair shop.


What a great lesson he's...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-16-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 27,079
Posted By manfromthestix
OK, some shots with motorcycles in them: ...

OK, some shots with motorcycles in them:

Highway 16 above Ten Sleep; if you like high speed sweepers, this is the road, all the way to Buffalo and back is just ferking awesome:
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-16-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 27,079
Posted By manfromthestix
Oh for crying out loud, talk about stupid...

Oh for crying out loud, talk about stupid unintended consequences! I worked for many years doing environmental cleanups of soil and groundwater in Wyoming and took LOTS of pictures and even videos of...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-15-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 27,079
Posted By manfromthestix
My former home...

I lived in Wyoming for 34 years before moving to Virginia so I guess I can find a few photos to post and keep this thread going :D. Gawd, where to start??? How about some general scenery shots:
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 93,605
Posted By manfromthestix
I lived in Wyoming for 34 years before moving to...

I lived in Wyoming for 34 years before moving to Virginia and spent a lot of time in the woods with the bears. We had blacks and grizzlies out there, so you had to be careful.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 93,605
Posted By manfromthestix
:lol3 Same with my brother and I growing up - Dad...

:lol3 Same with my brother and I growing up - Dad opened the garage door one day and exclaimed "What the hell does anyone need with seven motorcycles?!? You can only ride one at a time!" We attempted...
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,420
Posted By manfromthestix
In! This is a trip I want to take myself someday...

In! This is a trip I want to take myself someday soon. Where are you starting from? I'm not that far away in Virginia, it's just been a matter of time and resources going other places than long...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 93,605
Posted By manfromthestix
:lol3 Yes, you'll hear about that one. ...

:lol3

Yes, you'll hear about that one.

Doug
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 93,605
Posted By manfromthestix
I think your number is a little low... Officials...

I think your number is a little low... Officials estimate 466,000 people attended in 2014 and next year (2015) will be the 75th anniversary so they anticipate record crowds. All attending a rally in...
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 93,605
Posted By manfromthestix
And 14 miles of glorious twisty roads from the...

And 14 miles of glorious twisty roads from the entrance to the visitor's center at the top, WOOT!!! :D

Black Hills :thumb. I lived in Wyoming for many decades before moving to Virginia and spent a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 93,605
Posted By manfromthestix
What a great trip! I have done long rides with my...

What a great trip! I have done long rides with my son and they are memories for a lifetime for both of us. Best one so far was a three week tour of the Canadian Rockies, dubbed "The Hot Springs Tour"...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-01-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,908
Posted By manfromthestix
Great ride reports! I'm a little late, but...

Great ride reports! I'm a little late, but welcome back to the sport! I lived in Wyoming for many years so I understand the need to head south and get some riding in over a long winter.

I had...
Forum: Racing 04-28-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,896
Posted By manfromthestix
Now that I've had the chance to watch two...

Now that I've had the chance to watch two weekends of racing coverage for this series, I have a couple of comments and a few questions for all y'all. BTW, the TV listings on my service also listed it...
Forum: Racing 04-26-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 165,184
Posted By manfromthestix
Yeah, it sucks that anyone can get a leg up or...

Yeah, it sucks that anyone can get a leg up or down on the championship as the result of an injury, but that's racing and it happens every year.
Forum: Racing 04-24-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 165,184
Posted By manfromthestix
What an awesome bit of history! Thanks for...

What an awesome bit of history! Thanks for sharing that. Oh man, yes, the tracks were killers back then, and the gear was so basic... There's a scene in the video of a racer ALMOST clipping a rock...
Forum: Racing 04-24-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 165,184
Posted By manfromthestix
:lol3 I'm reading between the lines here... ...

:lol3 I'm reading between the lines here...

Yeah, I'm old enough to remember when all dirt bikes had seats like the one on the Yammie above. I also remember that all my bikes' gas tanks had...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,808
Posted By manfromthestix
You are one major step closer to being a safer...

You are one major step closer to being a safer rider now that you've gotten that out of the way! As has been said before, welcome to the club. Learn from it, turn your situational radar up another...
Forum: Racing 04-23-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 165,184
Posted By manfromthestix
Gawd that is some awesome footage! And Kenny did...

Gawd that is some awesome footage! And Kenny did it on machinery that was absolutely Stone Age crap compared to what the average person can buy now for $10K in the local bike shop, not to mention the...
Forum: Racing 04-23-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 165,184
Posted By manfromthestix
That is just an awesome photo. Throttle...

That is just an awesome photo. Throttle absolutely pegged and wanting MORE MORE MORE!!!!! Yahhhhhhhhhooooooo!!!!!!!

I've been riding for over 50 years and I still just love motorcycles. I get a...
Forum: Racing 04-20-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,517
Posted By manfromthestix
Oh man, I totally agree I jumped up out of my...

Oh man, I totally agree I jumped up out of my chair laughing and clapping when MM made his patented aggressive move and it backfired! Go Valentino! He was so concerned after the race, I hope he's...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-18-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 8,468
Views: 8,309,422
Posted By manfromthestix
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BYKMz7d0jYw/VSi...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BYKMz7d0jYw/VSiIVPv2AqI/AAAAAAAAF84/IxnZ5cmHgf8/s800/DSCN0575.JPG

Any type of protection is much better than none. My buddy crashed wearing a helmet like that...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-18-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 8,468
Views: 8,309,422
Posted By manfromthestix
You are a very wise man. I hope it works out for...

You are a very wise man. I hope it works out for you and for her - patience!
Forum: Americas 04-18-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,855
Posted By manfromthestix
It's like a space ship! Supposed to be 75...

It's like a space ship!

Supposed to be 75 and blue sky here today, I'm thinking the WR is going to go looking for some mud!

Hang in there, all you snowed-in folks.

Doug
Forum: Americas 04-17-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,855
Posted By manfromthestix
Spoke too soon...

Maybe I spoke too soon about my old stomping grounds having a mild Winter this year. This is a screen shot from a WyDOT web camera located about a mile from where my daughter lives in SE Wyoming....
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 49,328
Views: 10,357,167
Posted By manfromthestix
I've tried my IMS 3.1 without the longer tube,...

I've tried my IMS 3.1 without the longer tube, just a little shorty that sticks straight up with a filter on it, and if you get the tank really full and ride on rough trails it spits gas until you...
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