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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,503
Posted By c5babe
Cuz I'm skeered of them.

Cuz I'm skeered of them.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,371
Posted By c5babe
ROAD HAZARDS: What have you run over lately?

The other day, my husband was riding his F800GS home from the airport, when he heard a loud POP. The bike didn't ride any different, so he continued on towards home, about 15 miles away. He made it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,834
Posted By c5babe
NO! I will NOT work on a bike. Or a car. ...

NO! I will NOT work on a bike. Or a car. Grease and oil damage my fingernails, and makes them peel and break. I can build a bookcase or a bed or a stained glass window. I cook delicious meals...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 298,562
Posted By c5babe
So where are you guys? Did you ever start a RTW?...

So where are you guys? Did you ever start a RTW? I went up to Alaska and back with my husband, and we're thinking maybe Europe in 2016. After that, maybe Panama and beyond.
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 18,664
Posted By c5babe
Awesome report and beautiful photos. I really...

Awesome report and beautiful photos. I really enjoyed it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-06-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9,499
Views: 1,913,844
Posted By c5babe
I walked into a Perkins in Tomah, WS in July and...

I walked into a Perkins in Tomah, WS in July and when the waitress came to seat me, she looked at my 2-piece Aerostitch and with an incredulous look on her face said "Are you cold?", to which I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-09-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,079
Posted By c5babe
http://c5babe.smugmug.com/History/Panama-Canal-Zon...

http://c5babe.smugmug.com/History/Panama-Canal-Zone/i-ZF3D7PR/0/XL/panama-history-05-XL.jpg

See those stairs behind the fountain? I used to ride them on my bicycle when I was in 4th grade. It...
Forum: Face plant 10-11-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,464
Posted By c5babe
Jon Geibe, the dead motorcyclist. And...

Jon Geibe, the dead motorcyclist.

And Precis, you are no more full of shit than any one of us, sickened by the incompetence and carelessness of some journalists. Thank you.
Forum: Face plant 10-05-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,464
Posted By c5babe
I sent an e-mail to Mr. Engstrom, but haven't had...

I sent an e-mail to Mr. Engstrom, but haven't had a reply yet. I just get angry at the seeming indifference that society, as a whole, has when any person, not just a motorcyclist, is mowed down by a...
Forum: Face plant 10-04-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,464
Posted By c5babe
Does No One Care?

I have a hard time understanding this one. I just got home yesterday after being on a 4 month motorcycle trip from Minnesota, up to the Yukon and Alaska, then back down to the western states. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,074
Posted By c5babe
Hmmm......seems to me you need to learn how to...

Hmmm......seems to me you need to learn how to safely load and tie down your bike no matter what kind of carrier you use. :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,917
Posted By c5babe
1. Music or radio 2. Fatigue 3. Hunger ...

1. Music or radio
2. Fatigue
3. Hunger

I cannot listen to the radio or to music when I ride, because I tend to start concentrating on what I'm listening to.

When my butt hurts, that's all...
Forum: Face plant 07-20-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,946
Posted By c5babe
I got the word on repairs to my moto yesterday. ...

I got the word on repairs to my moto yesterday. Total damage amounts to $2,335.62, and supposedly it will be done on the 3d of August. HA! Like I believe that. I'll get the money to replace my...
Forum: Face plant 07-10-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,946
Posted By c5babe
I will use the ratchet strap trick the next time...

I will use the ratchet strap trick the next time the tire is changed. And I have banned silicone from my garage. :deal Thanks to everyone for the tips.
Forum: Face plant 07-09-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,946
Posted By c5babe
How do you do that? Info, please! :ear

How do you do that? Info, please! :ear
Forum: Face plant 07-07-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,946
Posted By c5babe
I honestly don't know. I remember realizing that...

I honestly don't know. I remember realizing that I had a flat tire and I couldn't steer the moto. I could see that I was heading toward the rail, and I remember saying to myself "Hands on the bars,...
Forum: Face plant 07-07-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,946
Posted By c5babe
Yes, I was very lucky. Other than a bruise on my...

Yes, I was very lucky. Other than a bruise on my left shoulder, the only injury was to the helmet. And it's probably good that the railing was there, because if not, I would have gone down a 4 or 5...
Forum: Face plant 07-06-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,946
Posted By c5babe
OK. I'll spill. Just no pointing fingers. ...

OK. I'll spill. Just no pointing fingers. We've had problems mounting tires on the 650 before. For some reason, the tires just don't want to cooperate. It's extremely difficult to break the...
Forum: Face plant 07-06-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,946
Posted By c5babe
We shall not discuss why the tire came off the...

We shall not discuss why the tire came off the wheel. But we had just changed them the day before.

:baldy
Forum: Face plant 07-06-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,946
Posted By c5babe
my turn....

I crashed. Seems a little weird to say it. But I did. I crashed. It was pretty unspectacular. My husband and I are on a vacation ride, and on day 27, my tire came off the rear wheel, and I...
Forum: Face plant 07-06-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,946
Posted By c5babe
my turn....

See post #2
Forum: Alaska 06-30-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,217
Posted By c5babe
[QUOTE=CappyRidesAgain;19025248]never would've...

[QUOTE=CappyRidesAgain;19025248]never would've happened if she was a c130babe!


You slay me.
:twitch
:evil
Forum: Alaska 06-29-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,217
Posted By c5babe
All is well. The bike is at Land's End for...

All is well. The bike is at Land's End for repairs: left side faux tank, handlebars, maybe front wheel. We have put Gary's F800 in a storage locker and are on our way home until repairs are...
Forum: Alaska 06-29-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,288
Posted By c5babe
AWESOME photo, we will be ordering a couple after...

AWESOME photo, we will be ordering a couple after we return to the lower 48.

TheCowboy & C5Babe
(crash test dummies) :D
Forum: Alaska 06-29-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By c5babe
Question for Alaska Riders

Since my motorcycle will not be repaired for who knows how long (at the BMW dealer in Fairbanks) I am flying home to MinnySota to wait. What I need to know is at what point in the season does the...
Forum: Alaska 06-28-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,217
Posted By c5babe
http://c5babe.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Faceplants/i...

http://c5babe.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Faceplants/i-SqpXXhJ/0/L/DSC00723-L.jpg
Left side tank fairing.....

http://c5babe.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Faceplants/i-xqthnQB/0/L/DSC00717-L.jpg
New shape...
Forum: Alaska 06-28-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,217
Posted By c5babe
http://c5babe.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Faceplants/i...

http://c5babe.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Faceplants/i-T9Lvx4c/0/L/DSC00718-L.jpg
Here's the chin of my Shoei helmet.
Forum: Alaska 06-28-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,217
Posted By c5babe
http://c5babe.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Faceplants/i...

http://c5babe.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Faceplants/i-sTjMftH/0/L/DSC00719-L.jpg

See that red smudge on the rail? It's BMW red.
This picture is after 3 guys picked the bike up off of me.
Forum: Alaska 06-26-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,081
Posted By c5babe
could not get my tires changed in time to head up...

could not get my tires changed in time to head up the Dalton today. I used to race motocross so I can go pretty fast in the dirt/gravel/mud but I don't want too.. I want to ride slow and enjoy the...
Forum: Face plant 06-22-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 27,228
Posted By c5babe
Hey Terry----I'm so sorry about your crash, and...

Hey Terry----I'm so sorry about your crash, and I'm sending good thoughts your way, and hoping that your new normal will be satisfying in it's own way. Keep your chin up, and know we are pulling for...
Forum: Face plant 05-21-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,661
Posted By c5babe
Prayers and good thoughts heading his way.

Prayers and good thoughts heading his way.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,673
Posted By c5babe
A couple of years ago, The One I Love :crash and...

A couple of years ago, The One I Love :crash and I were heading across South Dakota. He was ahead of me and kept kicking up gravel at me (I thought). Suddenly, I got a big juicy grasshopper on my...
Forum: Face plant 02-24-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,830
Posted By c5babe
Hopefully, but unlikely. Some of these drunks...

Hopefully, but unlikely. Some of these drunks have 10, 15, arrests and more.
Forum: Face plant 02-24-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 213,081
Posted By c5babe
I've been reading on this thread since the very...

I've been reading on this thread since the very beginning, and it's time to tell you that I admire your fortitude and patience. I'm really pulling for you, and I'll be ecstatic when you win. You...
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,093
Posted By c5babe
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Alaska 01-29-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 34,704
Posted By c5babe
1. Copy these instructions along with the most...

1. Copy these instructions along with the most current list of names.
2. Hit "New Reply" button (no, not the "quote" button).
3. Paste your copy.
4. Add the next number and your name; each member...
Forum: Face plant 01-24-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,537
Posted By c5babe
So sad.

So sad.
Forum: Racing 12-13-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,580
Posted By c5babe
I can't believe I never knew this stuff was going...

I can't believe I never knew this stuff was going on. My dad hated motorcycles, so when I was little, I didn't know about racing. When I was in high school, if my dad took my car keys away for...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 36,188
Posted By c5babe
Subscribed. :lurk

Subscribed.

:lurk
Forum: Face plant 09-13-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,180
Posted By c5babe
I am so very sorry for what happened. My heart...

I am so very sorry for what happened. My heart goes out to you and your family.
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