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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-03-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,140
Posted By bwphoto
Thanks guys. I managed to go for about a decade...

Thanks guys. I managed to go for about a decade without any violations and got in a minor scuff up in some rough weather w/ my Jeep about 18 months ago. Burned up traffic school on that, so I'm...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-30-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,140
Posted By bwphoto
Geico + Speeding + Arizona = ??

Not even sure where to post this. I was nabbed by the friendly highway patrol for speeding. I can honestly say he had the wrong guy because I was going faster than his gun said. I figure he got...
Forum: Vendors 05-28-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1,588
Views: 204,123
Posted By bwphoto
Just wanted to mention my experience with Kriega....

Just wanted to mention my experience with Kriega. I decided to go on a last-minute trip for the Memorial Day weekend. I had been using an old duffel bag with bungees for weekenders, but this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 16,417
Posted By bwphoto
I moved to Arizona about 6 years ago and got that...

I moved to Arizona about 6 years ago and got that ticket 10 years ago. Aside from the occasional photo radar, when compared to MI and Ohio, Johnny Law in AZ doesn't seem too concerned about revenue...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 16,417
Posted By bwphoto
Eastbound on Van Born-- you curve up and over the...

Eastbound on Van Born-- you curve up and over the Southfield freeway and the cop is sitting at that church just past Anne Rd. writing 20mph over tickets all day long.

Allen Park, Michigan Speed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 16,417
Posted By bwphoto
Yep--this the spot where it drops from highway...

Yep--this the spot where it drops from highway speed to town speed in a relatively short distance? Nailed my dad there as he was slowing down and called it reckless driving. If I hadn't spent 16...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 30,690
Posted By bwphoto
Picked up the Sena, with the jogwheel, on Amazon...

Picked up the Sena, with the jogwheel, on Amazon (would've gone w/ Rocketmoto but had a bunch of store credit at Amazon to burn up). Had it installed in about 20 minutes, and on the ride home the...
Forum: Vendors 05-07-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2,308
Views: 773,273
Posted By bwphoto
Thinking about getting a set of 35L Pelicans for...

Thinking about getting a set of 35L Pelicans for my '12 R1200GS. Anyone know if they are equal or less than the width of the handlebars when mounted w/ the Caribou Cases rack? Tried searching but...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 30,690
Posted By bwphoto
Good point re: the jog dial, although the buttons...

Good point re: the jog dial, although the buttons on the 10R don't look that slight in photos (haven't seen in person). I like the thinner profile both for aerodynamic reasons and also I feel like...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 30,690
Posted By bwphoto
Here's what they said about the 3.5mm jack, in...

Here's what they said about the 3.5mm jack, in response to people asking if it be released in time for a trip:
...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 30,690
Posted By bwphoto
Exactly what I needed. Thanks BlueLghtning and...

Exactly what I needed. Thanks BlueLghtning and John Smallberries. May go with the SMH10R - the FAQ on their site says they have an adaptor coming out in August that will allow us to replace helmet...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 30,690
Posted By bwphoto
So what's the verdict on these things? I've been...

So what's the verdict on these things? I've been reading reviews for a few days and it seems like everyone either loves/hates what they have.

How I plan to use it: handlebar mounted iPhone for...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-16-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 20,835
Posted By bwphoto
Ok -- just snapped this one today and came home...

Ok -- just snapped this one today and came home to discover this thread. Fate! http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/17/8u3arure.jpg
Forum: Americas 04-11-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 26,254
Views: 2,174,235
Posted By bwphoto
Was there a few years ago and the scuba diving...

Was there a few years ago and the scuba diving was pretty good too. Better than what we have in Arizona anyway. This was the crew we used: http://www.garysdivemexico.com
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,027
Posted By bwphoto
Indosole - sandals from motocycle/scooter tires

http://www.indosole.com/

No relation to the company, just thought it was a cool idea that some ppl on here would dig.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,725
Posted By bwphoto
Fairly new to riding and still have my first (and...

Fairly new to riding and still have my first (and only). I'd have a hard time selling her even though we haven't crossed any continents yet... If I wised up and got a motorcycle while I was in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,345
Posted By bwphoto
Just got back from there and felt the same way. ...

Just got back from there and felt the same way. It was great seeing so many bikes and scooters. I probably paid more attention to them than I did the city.

FotoTex, you should be fine by the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,948
Posted By bwphoto
http://www.outriderjournal.com/ This gets my...

http://www.outriderjournal.com/ This gets my vote. Fantastic publication. It's only quarterly, but it looks so good you'll won't get tired of looking at it during those three months.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,043,694
Posted By bwphoto
True, I didn't say it to them but I thought it to...

True, I didn't say it to them but I thought it to myself another couple miles down the road! :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,091
Posted By bwphoto
They might not let him. Sounds like your...

They might not let him.

Sounds like your technique is right - remember all you need to do is not stall, so I'd barely let out the clutch. Might not even need to give it throttle - just idle + a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,043,694
Posted By bwphoto
I just bought a toy sword for a race I was...

I just bought a toy sword for a race I was running and it was too long to fit into my panniers. So I slid it down the back of my jacket. The handle and maybe some of the blade was sticking out the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,089
Posted By bwphoto
Does your bike randomly run better on some days than others?

I can't figure this out. The only variable is weather, but I can't imagine it having this much effect day to day. This morning she fired right up, shifts were smooth and the engine just felt...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 28,609
Posted By bwphoto
Ah crap I missed it. Must've been laughing at...

Ah crap I missed it. Must've been laughing at all the ridiculousness in this thread.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 28,609
Posted By bwphoto
Ask and ye shall receive: 57 second mark ...

Ask and ye shall receive: 57 second mark

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWQHlNaBVRM
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-25-2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,579
Posted By bwphoto
Moved here from Michigan and haven't looked back....

Moved here from Michigan and haven't looked back. Motorcycles, guns... we've got 'em. It gets a little warm in the summer but I kinda dig it. Plus, it evaps the sweat right off of you so you stay...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2011, 12:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,189
Posted By bwphoto
Great video! I saw that plant in the mud coming...

Great video! I saw that plant in the mud coming when you dipped into the water. "So that's why these dirt bikes don't have the gas tank in front of your balls..."
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,671
Posted By bwphoto
They sold me a keychain sized garage door opener...

They sold me a keychain sized garage door opener for $25. Sucks, but on the other hand when there's a queue of cars waiting to enter I can just skip past them and pop right in. Otherwise you have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,643
Posted By bwphoto
Anyone know if a FF helmet will keep you...

Anyone know if a FF helmet will keep you ticket-free in AZ? It sounds like it depends on the state.

Just last night, a cage and I started merging into the middle lane (he from the left, me from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,427
Posted By bwphoto
Eek You know, I didn't know what this was from when I...

You know, I didn't know what this was from when I clicked on it. Watched the scene and thought "man, on what low grade European TV show did he find this?" Then, 2 minutes later, the EXACT scene was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,836
Posted By bwphoto
It looks like those ninja skills paid off.

It looks like those ninja skills paid off.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,545
Posted By bwphoto
It happens in Arizona - usually it'll be 2 lanes...

It happens in Arizona - usually it'll be 2 lanes in both directions but these bozos match speeds in both lanes. So if they're staggered just enough I can squeeze up next to one and I'll keep looking...
Forum: Americas 10-16-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 26,254
Views: 2,174,235
Posted By bwphoto
As I understood it, if you weren't somehow...

As I understood it, if you weren't somehow related to the trade, they left you alone. Was that the gist of your conversation?

I've been planning a trip to TDF and it seems like things just get...
Forum: Americas 08-22-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By bwphoto
AZ to Panama - December

How realistic is this? Leave AZ/Vegas area Nov. 26th and Costa Rica by Xmas. Only thing planned is a week at a homestay / Spanish school in Antigua, Guatemala.

Presuming no disastrous...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,271
Posted By bwphoto
You're using more muscles. Kinda like how you...

You're using more muscles. Kinda like how you have to go soon after shooting something else outta there :huh

Or you do stupid things and scare yourself too much on your bike. But then maybe...
Forum: Americas 06-16-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,067
Posted By bwphoto
Panama or Costa Rica for Gringo non-travelers at Christmas?

Hi-

Which place would be better for people who think drug dealers kill you the minute you cross the southern U.S. border - Panama or Costa Rica? Trying to get my parents down to meet me for Xmas...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,538
Posted By bwphoto
Thanks Jmanz6. Good thinking Odin, I'm with...

Thanks Jmanz6.

Good thinking Odin, I'm with you. No sense skimping a few hundred on something so potentially vital. Also having the same issue w/ the search feature. Maybe something is...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,538
Posted By bwphoto
ACR plb vs. SPOT GPS ??

Seems like the Spot gets no love on Amazon and other online review sites. I've seen 1-2 people use them successfully here.

On the other hand, a company called ACR is making what appear to be top...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-16-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 3,044
Views: 779,287
Posted By bwphoto
I think this is one of my favorite pix on the...

I think this is one of my favorite pix on the site! Nice work-
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 16,678
Posted By bwphoto
Like everyone has mentioned, you do what you need...

Like everyone has mentioned, you do what you need to do. Hopefully each mile will bring you closer to the peace you are seeking.

A few weeks ago, I spent several days at a funeral for someone...
Forum: Vendors 05-14-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 105,201
Posted By bwphoto
FYI if you're considering the hf2. From...

FYI if you're considering the hf2. From Etymotic:

"Unfortunately, the volume issues you are having are common among motorcyclists. I've had a few say they 'tape' the microphone while riding, a...
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