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    yeah but you guys got WET I was on my way from...

    yeah but you guys got WET

    I was on my way from ME back to VA that weekend, saw several MOV'ers. Rode from N Troy VT to Richmond VA sunday, never been so soaked

    I bet it was a real hoot, though
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    Don't feel bad, it's always something. I left...

    Don't feel bad, it's always something.

    I left the old filter gasket on my wife's Grand Cherokee last fall and didn't realize it (okay, I thought something felt funny). For those of you who've...
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    I miss Evel Knievel more every day.

    That's cheating- it's only fair if you start the bike, put it in gear, and give it a head start on you. Otherwise you're a poser.

    And don't forget to say "ta-daaa".
  4. In that part of the country you can't swing a...

    In that part of the country you can't swing a dead cat on a string without hitting a good BBQ place.





    Hint: the really good ones will be in a building made of either bricks or cinder...
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    The best thing that ever happened to me was when...

    The best thing that ever happened to me was when the gas gauge on my first car stopped working- I got in the habit of keeping track of mileage.

    Since I moved up to luxury vehicles (ie, anything...
  6. Thread: Can't stop

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    Frankly, I don't think so.

    Frankly, I don't think so.
  7. Thread: Can't stop

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    Can't stop

    There's nothing wrong with the bike, but DEFINITELY something wrong with the rider.

    :banghead

    MCD or something..."momentum compulsive disorder."

    I LOVE reading ride reports and seeing the...
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    Never be first. Never be last. NEVER volunteer.

    Never be first. Never be last. NEVER volunteer.
  9. Thread: Tonic & Lyme!

    by lancew
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    Tonic & Lyme!

    Just found out I have Lyme disease, most likely from a bite I got last fall! :uhoh

    I tested negative then, must have been too soon for the antibodies to show up. Didn't really feel it coming...
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    Works: Another vote for the iPod (never...

    Works:

    Another vote for the iPod (never suspected how much I'd love it)

    Turkey Fryer - it's so fast and easy I feel like I'm cheating
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    Sammy!:drink (that's Samuel Adams, for those...

    Sammy!:drink

    (that's Samuel Adams, for those of you not on a first name basis.)
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    I grew up in Northern Vermont. I never even SAW...

    I grew up in Northern Vermont. I never even SAW dry pavement until I was about 20 years old. I had rwd cars, fwd cars, and 4wd pickups to learn with. I got a lot of practice in terrible...
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    Hey, OldNuke, did you take that at noon? ...

    Hey, OldNuke, did you take that at noon? :stick

    Growing up in Vermont, it wasn't the cold or the snow... it was the darkness that got to me. (Although I'd had about enough cold and snow by...
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    I grew up in Northern Vermont. In the last...

    I grew up in Northern Vermont. In the last fifteen years I've lived in Charlotte NC, Atlanta GA, Richmond VA, and am currently working in St. Louis MO (though I haven't done much living here yet). ...
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    Because I once heard someone call the Oilhead a...

    Because I once heard someone call the Oilhead a "Barney Rubble solution to a George Jetson problem."

    I had a K1200RS at the time, and shamelessly stole the quote, calling myself a "Barney Rubble...
  16. Posted this somewhere before - apparently I've...

    Posted this somewhere before - apparently I've NEVER had much common sense where temps were concerned

    http://lancew.smugmug.com/photos/206984479_AnAmr-M.jpg

    70's ish, with the Moto-ski brand. ...
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    I'm a small-town guy and hated Atlanta, mostly...

    I'm a small-town guy and hated Atlanta, mostly because of the traffic. Just too big-city for me - I read in Smithsonian a few years ago that the Atlanta metro area is now larger than the state of...
  18. Thread: Rear-ended !!

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    Aw, man, sorry to hear they totalled it. FWIW,...

    Aw, man, sorry to hear they totalled it.

    FWIW, take a few minutes to look for a "silver lining."

    When my K got totalled about a year ago, I was pretty much in the same boat. All I could think...
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    non-riding buddy of mine, in a bar full of "loud...

    non-riding buddy of mine, in a bar full of "loud pipes save lives" t-shirts:

    "you know, I think bikes are like people - some just go along quietly and are good at pretty much anything, and some...
  20. Thread: Spent

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    you may need to refer to your missouri atlas...

    great question, JK

    My home is in Virginia, but I work in St. Louis. The down side is that I can't get home EVERY weekend, but the upside is that my bike is in Missouri with me.

    So I'm going to...
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    In Virginia the Richmond-area tolls are lower...

    In Virginia the Richmond-area tolls are lower when you use an ez-pass.

    BUT - for some reason mine doesn't always work on the bike. I leave it in the top of the tank bag, unobstructed and at the...
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    When I was in Atlanta, it was the Vortex's Blue...

    When I was in Atlanta, it was the Vortex's Blue Shroom Bacon Burger...

    http://www.thevortexbarandgrill.com/

    The mid-town was my hangout.

    Might be up for a trip to Huey's this weekend - no...
  23. Thread: Funny Tales

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    "Do you ride a motorcycle?" Uh... sometimes.

    "Do you ride a motorcycle?"

    Uh... sometimes.
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    Try a set of Grip Puppies on the bars- I put some...

    Try a set of Grip Puppies on the bars- I put some on my GS to cover a small split that was starting. They are much more comfortable- your hands are a little more "open", too, which took a lot of...
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    I think the thre coolest things about this are ...

    I think the thre coolest things about this are

    1) It can be done
    2) This guy is doing it and openly challenging GM, etc, to go along.
    3( The flexibility makes it a reasonable bridge forward....
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