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Old 12-24-2012, 08:13 PM   #1
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How'd you find this joint, anyway?

Don't know why it popped into my head. I just got to wondering how so many people (well, mostly people) all over the planet stumbled across this site. Not like there's a Superbowl ad for it or anything?

My story: In the summer of 2007 I was riding only a Harley Heritage and a buddy on a GS in Utah convinced me that I needed to get something I could follow him on off road. I looked at the Triumph Tiger (955 back then) and the GS and then decided I better get educated on the whole adventure bike scene and a google turned this place up, and here I am 1300+ posts later. The rest of you folks just stumble on to it as well?
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:14 PM   #2
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A friend told me about it.
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:21 PM   #3
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I read Flug's epic cross country trip report and was hooked!
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:23 PM   #4
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I used the hall of wisdom to bleed my wizzy brakes.

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Old 12-24-2012, 08:23 PM   #5
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Bumped into this guy at an Artic Circle one day

http://www.advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=4263

It took us a couple of years to figure out that we had already met years earlier. I worked with his Sister back in 1979.
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:41 PM   #6
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Im a noob of course, but I found a link to a RideReport on another site that lead me here.
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:48 PM   #7
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When I bought the KLR, a friend said I could probably find good suggestions for milk crates on this site
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:49 PM   #8
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I had my first beemer...a 99 RT and was on the RT forum that was owned by some total dick named David...kinda like BSC, everything was about him and his site.....so I did a totally unacceptable post/take off on James Brown....I'd hung a Two Brothers pipe on my bike and it no longer sounded like a sewing machine.....hence the post....I'm loud and I'm proud...

So unacceptable that someone said I really belonged with the inmates here...so much better, thank you....I PM'd fish and got a nice personalized acceptance....thanks to fish, baldy and all the old inmates who seem to lurk these days.....




and the emoticons fit me much better too..........


BTW.....when's the last time you got a chance to ski fast as badly as we know you can.......
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:34 PM   #9
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I think I got linked here from the largest 4 wheeled off road site. Probably a crazier asylum than this place, and lots of crossover membership. All hail PBB.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:11 PM   #10
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Google.

I was looking for information on my old '82 XL250R, found this gold mine and discovered adventure riding
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:26 PM   #11
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I think I got linked here from the largest 4 wheeled off road site. Probably a crazier asylum than this place, and lots of crossover membership. All hail PBB.
Same here. I worked at an off-road shop for a number of years that was/is pretty prevalent on pirate. Spent entirely too much time on there. Somehow it brought me here.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:30 PM   #12
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Google kept pointing me here when I asked it a question. Finally decided to cut the middle man.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:52 PM   #13
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Waaaaay back when I was just thinkin' about buying a bike, I wanted info about motorcycles in general. Proper gear, good first bikes, that kinda thing. Which led me here, and to the 250 Ninja. Turns out, this place had quite a bit of info about them. Not as much as Ninjette.org, granted, but plenty for a l337 n00b like me to soak up. Then I read Doug's little epistle about riding around the world on a choppah. Free time? Frak that, I found me some good stories about crazy guys on bikes!



Oh, the Ninjette? Turns out I don't fit on 'em so well.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:17 PM   #14
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As morbid as it may sound, "Face Plant" is what lead me to discover this site. It wasn't a face plant of my own however. As a safety minded individual (ingrained in me by military and LEO experience) I've always been on the look out for accident related stories to study -- what caused them, what can I learn from them, how can I avoid them. The quest for stories people shared about their own mishaps and those of others, led me to "Face Plant" and Adventure Rider.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:55 PM   #15
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A friend told me about it. He knew I was interested in adventure riding, so told me about it. We both lurked for a long time, eventually, I joined up, once I bought my F800GS.
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