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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 06:16 PM
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Views: 64,100
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Camp stove, ramen noodles, maybe a couple of...

Camp stove, ramen noodles, maybe a couple of those backpacker freeze-dried meals. Oh, and whatever beer can be carried after I've packed them minimal survival necessities.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 05:53 PM
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Views: 64,100
Posted By MichaelInVenice
I'll be there. Don't have much in the way of...

I'll be there. Don't have much in the way of raingear that fits me this year, but I'll be there even if it means driving up. In which case I'll bring more than the bare-bones motorcycle camp gear...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-18-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2,240
Views: 64,100
Posted By MichaelInVenice
I'd be in for that. Traveling light, so anything...

I'd be in for that. Traveling light, so anything that isn't prepared in a Jet-Boil will be welcome.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 384,450
Posted By MichaelInVenice
He says he stretched it because he's 6'5" and...

He says he stretched it because he's 6'5" and needed the space, but he only stretched the swingarm. The seat is in the same place and due to the stupid choices he made is even closer to the tank than...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-15-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 384,450
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Cut him some slack. He's a brit. Named "Loco."...

Cut him some slack. He's a brit. Named "Loco." :dunno
Forum: Old's Cool 04-15-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 384,450
Posted By MichaelInVenice
"I bought this really cool custom bike but it's...

"I bought this really cool custom bike but it's from Europe, I have no paperwork and can't figure out how to get it registered, but I'll let you have it for $11,000"
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-14-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 384,450
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Why do the words "one of a kind" always translate...

Why do the words "one of a kind" always translate to "I'm an idiot?"

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/mcy/4970790389.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00X0X_1ebpSdHCKRD_600x450.jpg

Custom...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-14-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2,240
Views: 64,100
Posted By MichaelInVenice
People only think so because they haven't met me...

People only think so because they haven't met me yet.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 384,450
Posted By MichaelInVenice
The Ruckus headlights and shop-vac hose are nice...

The Ruckus headlights and shop-vac hose are nice touches. Not sure what the latter is for.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 384,450
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Sigh. One of the sad perpetual truths of...

Sigh. One of the sad perpetual truths of motorcycling is that there is always an adequate supply of people with horrible taste who show up, wreck things, then decide it isn't really for them.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 384,450
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Next recipe: 1) Destroy a perfectly good...

Next recipe:

1) Destroy a perfectly good classic Triumph.
2) Ask $8000
3) Expect somebody to come up with that because you're taking a loss on your moronic "investment."
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 384,450
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Because it's so tough to find an old CB...

Because it's so tough to find an old CB speedometer to swap in for 2 hours... :D
Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 384,450
Posted By MichaelInVenice
So... 1) Buy brand new Harley, despite...

So...

1) Buy brand new Harley, despite having absolutely no clue what you're buying, as obvious from the next two items.
2) Replace motor before you even take delivery, perhaps not realizing that...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-11-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 384,450
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Yeah, exactly. Amazing how many guys I see with...

Yeah, exactly. Amazing how many guys I see with out of state 76+ CBs, low mileage, asking tons of money and not realizing that unless the buyer rides it home, and in some cases even if he does, he...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 384,450
Posted By MichaelInVenice
A lot of people do that. They have heard that...

A lot of people do that. They have heard that there's an active vintage bike scene here (true) and that bikes are worth more here (also true) so they'll list it here, hoping to find a sucker. What...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2,240
Views: 64,100
Posted By MichaelInVenice
The helmet looks like the offspring of Darth...

The helmet looks like the offspring of Darth Vader and Mister T.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2015, 12:04 PM
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Views: 64,100
Posted By MichaelInVenice
I'll be in the spanking new puke-green and grey...

I'll be in the spanking new puke-green and grey Big Agnes tent with a blue Tiger parked next to it and a "protected by SIG" sign out front. I might need it with this bunch. :rolleyes
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-08-2015, 09:20 PM
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Views: 64,100
Posted By MichaelInVenice
I just used my REI discount to get a new tent. ...

I just used my REI discount to get a new tent.

I fear I may be hiding in it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2,240
Views: 64,100
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Link to thread? :D

Link to thread? :D
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2,240
Views: 64,100
Posted By MichaelInVenice
I'm kind of in the same space. Love my Tiger and...

I'm kind of in the same space. Love my Tiger and will certainly do a lot of long rides and commutes on it, but it's not something that I'll likely subject to anything more than fairly firm...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-06-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 364,329
Posted By MichaelInVenice
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7621/17049766261_75...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7621/17049766261_752d79dcbe_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rYCvvg)
Tiger 800 with F4S Phantom (https://flic.kr/p/rYCvvg), on Flickr
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-05-2015, 11:07 PM
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Views: 59,607
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Magnetic tank bag ...

Magnetic tank bag

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7621/17049766261_752d79dcbe_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rYCvvg)
Tiger 800 with F4S Phantom (https://flic.kr/p/rYCvvg), on Flickr
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-04-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2,240
Views: 64,100
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Guess I'll be riding before dawn then. Or during...

Guess I'll be riding before dawn then. Or during whatever brief moments of sobriety occur.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-04-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2,240
Views: 64,100
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Oh, I'll be riding, I just might be riding on the...

Oh, I'll be riding, I just might be riding on the tarmac all alone. I don't get up that way all that often and there's plenty of riding to be done. If I'm not back for the early happy hour, send out...
Forum: Americas 04-04-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,398
Posted By MichaelInVenice
I'm less concerned about absorbing the blood flow...

I'm less concerned about absorbing the blood flow than with stopping it. And for most situations, that's going to require direct pressure and a pad of any sort will be useful. A towel or even rolled...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-04-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 2,240
Views: 64,100
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Unless I swap out tires, I'm probably just going...

Unless I swap out tires, I'm probably just going to be on pavement and possibly bits of hardpack. Kind of set up for summer touring using the stock tires. Maybe I should just buy those TKC-70s and be...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 384,450
Posted By MichaelInVenice
That's may be true but I agree with the...

That's may be true but I agree with the sentiment. If I wanted to be cruising through videos about motorcycle projects I'd be over on Youtube or BikeExif or something. I'm on Craigslist and really...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,398
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Somebody up above mentioned wilderness medical...

Somebody up above mentioned wilderness medical courses. I've been WFR certified with Wilderness Medical Associates for years. I like their approach, as it tends to focus on problem identification and...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-02-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,176
Posted By MichaelInVenice
I'm trained in wilderness medicine and have...

I'm trained in wilderness medicine and have learned over the years how much of the stuff in the standard EMT kit can be improvised or substituted. So I now have a kit that's always on the bike that...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-02-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7,563
Views: 2,601,400
Posted By MichaelInVenice
He doesn't like riding on the bike. Gets too...

He doesn't like riding on the bike. Gets too dirty...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-01-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,340
Posted By MichaelInVenice
I'll have to get a picture of him on the bike...

I'll have to get a picture of him on the bike soon, but this is Griffith the traveling mountain lion. Latest trip was skiing by car:
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-01-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7,563
Views: 2,601,400
Posted By MichaelInVenice
I'm sure this one's been posted before, but...

I'm sure this one's been posted before, but probably not with a fluffy mountain lion named Griffith in the foreground.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7592/16817176690_7698a11d31_c.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-01-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7,563
Views: 2,601,400
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Yup. aka the Moki Dugway. Fun road.

Yup. aka the Moki Dugway. Fun road.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-26-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 384,450
Posted By MichaelInVenice
I don't see the need to come down on the guy. In...

I don't see the need to come down on the guy. In a world where most people can't change a tire and few people know which end of a hammer to hold, the fact that he's willing to experiment and maybe...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-26-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 384,450
Posted By MichaelInVenice
I think it pivots on bicycle-type head tube...

I think it pivots on bicycle-type head tube bearings on the tube just below the handlebars. Basically, the whole front assembly including the two sets of forks all pivot as a unit.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 384,450
Posted By MichaelInVenice
What? Ride a Harley?

What? Ride a Harley?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-24-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2,240
Views: 64,100
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Departing Venice Beach sometime Thursday. No...

Departing Venice Beach sometime Thursday. No detailed plans but happy to meet up with a group going in the same general direction.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 384,450
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Sort of true, as there's only a single item...

Sort of true, as there's only a single item missing: a complete CT70 in reasonable condition. When you're done, you'll have a CT70 plus some spare parts.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-23-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 16,869
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Likewise.

Likewise.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-22-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2,240
Views: 64,100
Posted By MichaelInVenice
I have lots of class, most of it low. :deal

I have lots of class, most of it low.

:deal
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