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Old 08-28-2014, 09:41 AM   #44446
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Ahem...

Some people will tell you that slow is good but Im here to tell you that fast is better. Ive always believed this, in spite of the trouble its caused me. Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba

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Believe me, I do subscribe to that old adage, "when in doubt, wind it out", and it has saved me more often than not. Tooling along at 50 in the deep stones on that rail bed, on a 500+ lb bike, alone, would not have been a good idea... A mans got to know his limitations, and all that... The 990ADV has been my first knobby worthy bike, and the first couple seasons were a steep learning curve. I'm starting to get it though, 35,000 miles on it now. Hard to explain the warm and fuzzy one gets when approaching the "Pavement Ends" sign! Ah, that cool aid goes down so good.....
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:43 AM   #44447
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I was only joking with Kaw when I posted that quote from HST.

A man has to ride his own ride.

More pictures of your trip please.
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:52 AM   #44448
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No doubt that momentum is your friend. That said there are a lot of variables.
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:57 AM   #44449
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No doubt that momentum is your friend. That said there are a lot of variables.
I'd argue that one had damn well better make momentum his or her friend, particularly when choosing to ride a big bike off-road, because there's a lot of momentum to be had, and if it's not your friend, it's very quickly going to become your enemy...
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:59 AM   #44450
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i'd argue that one had damn well better make momentum his or her friend, particularly when choosing to ride a big bike off-road, because there's a lot of momentum to be had, and if it's not your friend, it's very quickly going to become your enemy...
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Old 08-28-2014, 10:06 AM   #44451
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No doubt that momentum is your friend. That said there are a lot of variables.
All of which I fully understand and have full control over... until I don't.



I'm not sure who it was that originally coined the term, "pear shaped" but they got it right. That moment right before you hit something hard and all of your usual perceptions get tossed right out with you.
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Old 08-28-2014, 05:26 PM   #44452
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Slow or fast ....I have tried it both ways...hurts about the same the next day....have a good trip jlambo. ..you too T and Heatmaker
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Old 08-28-2014, 05:51 PM   #44453
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Slow or fast ....I have tried it both ways...hurts about the same the next day....have a good trip jlambo. ..you too T and Heatmaker
Thanks!

Bike is gonna drop off the center stand awful hard in the morning.
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Old 08-28-2014, 06:06 PM   #44454
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A few more from 8/12


The train display in PAB was full of spider webs


Bitter end, Port au Port peninsula


Moose hair in a hood crack of a wrecked truck, Woody Point

The last thing I expected to see in such an out of the way town....
And thanks PC, will do
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Old 08-28-2014, 06:29 PM   #44455
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I like the way you look at things with your camera.

Excellent photos man!
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Old 08-28-2014, 06:57 PM   #44456
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Thanks!

Bike is gonna drop off the center stand awful hard in the morning.


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I like the way you look at things with your camera.

Excellent photos man!
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:35 PM   #44457
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Thanks guys, I been hanging on to these for a while


Grates Cove

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"The Man", at Cape Pine Light
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:50 PM   #44458
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Caribou Barrens, Avalon Peninsula

Cape Pine Rd, SKIBUM at the bottom

Argentia ferry terminal. Man that place cleared out fast!
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:33 PM   #44459
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I've got to get back up there...


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Old 08-28-2014, 08:39 PM   #44460
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Picture this but with wheels.




This is friggin' funny. It IS the rolling Tupperware bike. If my count is accurate, it has THIRTY body panels. Yes, thirty. It was an evil-handling beast with the ancient, flat-spotted tires. With a fresh set of Meztelers, it's actually pretty nice. The self-canceling turn signals really work but my left thumb keeps forgetting it doesn't need to cancel. Found out you don't have to remove a pile of parts to change the rear wheel. You just need to roll it up onto the deck.





The mighty DR650 on the rockpile.


You know I've always wanted a Pacific Coast but I could not tell you why. I'd pretty much given up on ever having one and then a few weeks ago this one fell into my lap for... one dollar. Every wise guy in town keeps telling me, "Hey, want to double your money?" The bike had been sitting idle on flat tires for about five years with a great many mice living inside. I've found mouse condos in motorcycles, snowblowers, you name it. But I've never seen one this big. It stunk to high heaven and had about 50 acorns in side. Yecch. I could not save the airbox. Had to buy another one on eBay.
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