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    I spend way too much time reading trip reports on ADVRider, have for years. I like reading about riding in places I will not likely ever get to visit on a bike, some of the ones I am currently following:
    - WorldRider, the cream of the trip report crop.
    - Over the Great Wall, under the Iron Curtain
    - South America: Until our Luck or Money Runs Out
    - In at the deep end (From the UK to Aus)
    - CaveBiker -No Return Ticket ÔÇô Just a Ride Report /w Pics
    - Solo TAT on F650
    - Roamin' The Rockies: a woman's solo adventure

    There are more, but these are the ones that are regularly updated. Some that aren't really updated anymore but great reads nonetheless...

    - Took a little ride...
    - 13 days of Romania
    - Morocco the real report
    - The Lure of Zanzibar
    - Two up - Going down +1: South America Bound

    There are literally tons more, and it is easy to search them.

    I have been in JM once or twice, never really had the interest to linger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knary View Post
    LOTS of good happens there. Hell, most of the GREAT happens there. If someone needs help, that's where it takes place. When folks are zipping across the country for some meat space time together, by and large, they're folks that have spent time in Jo Momma. It's where the inmates are people and don't spend their days talking incessantly about -yawn- motorcycles. You just have to deal with a lot of tedious crap to get there. Hell, our club's president is a former mod in Jo Momma.

    But it has gotten a bit much since about a million n00bs have invaded and decided that the hug is the greatest human achievement.
    IMO, it's not worth posting in JM. Everyone there wants to be a wise-ass or an e-thug, and frankly my time is better spent elsewhere. Sure I'll take a peek from time-to-time, but the truely good stuff happens elsewhere on the site, with an occasional link into JM for the help requests and such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BONEY View Post
    IMO, it's not worth posting in JM. Everyone there wants to be a wise-ass or an e-thug, and frankly my time is better spent elsewhere. Sure I'll take a peek from time-to-time, but the truely good stuff happens elsewhere on the site, with an occasional link into JM for the help requests and such.

    I've been known to thwack someone that's being silly or stupid, but I'll take Kbasa's cleaning out the fridge thread over all but the rarest and most extraordinary ride report ANY day.

    Translation: "Yay! You ride a motorcycle! Now tell me something that actually matters."

    And yet I'm here and there and other motorcycle sites and places. It's all very confusing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteinborn View Post
    Change happens - get used to it.

    So, your definition of an Adventure ride is a big enduro bike and camping out?
    Not necessarily. The bike doesn't matter. It doesn't even have to be an enduro. The location doesn't matter as there is plenty of "adventure" to be found here in the US (though I'll admit I find rides through other countries more interesting - still nothing wrong with a "local" ride). The attitude does. If all a "ride report" consists of is drinking, taking photos of women at a bar, making lecherous comments, and generally sponging off of everyone else, that's not an adventure. I've seen a number of reports that stress the middle two. It gets old.

    As I said, there are good reports on there - some where people don't even go very far from home. I enjoy them, but I see too many of the "other ones".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Statdawg View Post
    And what about the girl in Radisson and no pictures ?
    See? No pictures = classy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knary View Post
    p.s. Mike, as far as the banning goes, nips get you banned. Period. Those are the rules, however arbitrary they might seem.

    On the flipside, we had people here offended by the photo of a woman's back.

    We should start our own forum and call it -a name I can't repeat here-.

    I proof viewed the video and i thought it the nips were covered by the power pasties.. there is soo much more exposed sexualy graphically in other threads (even hot links that are to very sexually explicit content)... ie the Ukranian chick with nothing on top with only the extremely min coverage of the nip on the back of a bike was no problem since it is grouped with a crap load of images of implied nude images that realy have only a finger tip of coverage and/or see-through "clothing".....there was not even... okay there looks like coverage but there was not we (mods) edited the thread... i even put warnings in the thread and there was no auto load of the music video.


    as for finding the good ride reports... i dont have the time even before the baby to find the good ride reports that are the good stuff (worth the time to see the photos and read the reports) after wading through chest deep reports dealing more to do with being overly drunk, and skirt chacing...

    Threads like TB and any of the toxic threads as well as most of the deluting of JM area have drug the site down from a place where free-speech was respected and championed to the point where it is "porned" out as well as drug the rest of the site down into the gutter from the tech to ride reports.. ie S V... for all the wonderful photos and travel reports he did... he got more people i feel from the posting of who knows how young dairy-airs of girls/women around the world... i guess sex sells books not the interesting and amazing adventure he took.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted View Post
    I spend way too much time reading trip reports on ADVRider, have for years. I like reading about riding in places I will not likely ever get to visit on a bike, some of the ones I am currently following:
    - WorldRider, the cream of the trip report crop.
    - Over the Great Wall, under the Iron Curtain
    - South America: Until our Luck or Money Runs Out
    - In at the deep end (From the UK to Aus)
    - CaveBiker -No Return Ticket ÔÇô Just a Ride Report /w Pics
    - Solo TAT on F650
    - Roamin' The Rockies: a woman's solo adventure

    There are more, but these are the ones that are regularly updated. Some that aren't really updated anymore but great reads nonetheless...

    - Took a little ride...
    - 13 days of Romania
    - Morocco the real report
    - The Lure of Zanzibar
    - Two up - Going down +1: South America Bound

    There are literally tons more, and it is easy to search them.

    I have been in JM once or twice, never really had the interest to linger.
    Ted, now that I know you're a connoisseur of ride reports makes me appreciate the kind words you've thrown my way. Maybe I will post another report on the MOA, just for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knary View Post
    LOTS of good happens there. Hell, most of the GREAT happens there. If someone needs help, that's where it takes place. When folks are zipping across the country for some meat space time together, by and large, they're folks that have spent time in Jo Momma. It's where the inmates are people and don't spend their days talking incessantly about -yawn- motorcycles.
    Oh boo hoo.

    Quote Originally Posted by knary View Post
    You just have to deal with a lot of tedious crap to get there. Hell, our club's president is a former mod in Jo Momma.
    That's something to brag about?

    Quote Originally Posted by knary View Post
    But it has gotten a bit much since about a million n00bs have invaded and decided that the hug is the greatest human achievement.
    That's when you know that commencement from Middle School is just around the corner and you'll soon all be Freshmen in High School!

    Just think, you can drive dad's car now! Golly Jeepers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by knary View Post
    LOTS of good happens there. Hell, most of the GREAT happens there. If someone needs help, that's where it takes place. When folks are zipping across the country for some meat space time together, by and large, they're folks that have spent time in Jo Momma. It's where the inmates are people and don't spend their days talking incessantly about -yawn- motorcycles. You just have to deal with a lot of tedious crap to get there. Hell, our club's president is a former mod in Jo Momma.

    But it has gotten a bit much since about a million n00bs have invaded and decided that the hug is the greatest human achievement.
    Ah Ha! Knary reveals his hot button...

    here ya go.... just for you......



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    Quote Originally Posted by knary View Post

    I've been known to thwack someone that's being silly or stupid, but I'll take Kbasa's cleaning out the fridge thread over all but the rarest and most extraordinary ride report ANY day.
    That Crocs thread is still alive, almost a year later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OUTBACKUFO View Post


    Threads like TB and any of the toxic threads as well as most of the deluting of JM area have drug the site down from a place where free-speech was respected and championed to the point where it is "porned" out as well as drug the rest of the site down into the gutter from the tech to ride reports.. ie S V... for all the wonderful photos and travel reports he did... he got more people i feel from the posting of who knows how young dairy-airs of girls/women around the world... i guess sex sells books not the interesting and amazing adventure he took.
    Trust me. The mods aren't too thrilled, either. We finally nuked and paved the Toxic Gothic thread after YB couldn't stop spamming it with her Suicide Girls stuff. I was happy to see it to, to say the least.

    But we don't set the rules, Baldy does.

    And he believes in having the barest minimum of rules. For what it's worth, he's a devout church goer, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knary View Post
    LOTS of good happens there. Hell, most of the GREAT happens there. If someone needs help, that's where it takes place. When folks are zipping across the country for some meat space time together, by and large, they're folks that have spent time in Jo Momma. It's where the inmates are people and don't spend their days talking incessantly about -yawn- motorcycles. You just have to deal with a lot of tedious crap to get there. Hell, our club's president is a former mod in Jo Momma.

    But it has gotten a bit much since about a million n00bs have invaded and decided that the hug is the greatest human achievement.
    well now I know what to do with this finally lol..

    The real pic was remove by some one
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    Quote Originally Posted by franze View Post
    Ted, now that I know you're a connoisseur of ride reports makes me appreciate the kind words you've thrown my way. Maybe I will post another report on the MOA, just for you.
    That would indeed be most welcomed, this one you did on riding eastern Europe was awesome - fantastic locations I would kill to ride some day, great narrative, and lots of excellent photographs. A little teaser...


    One can effortlessly find countless websites choc-full of ill-informed ninnies regurgitating talking head talking points on how bad things are and what political party is to blame, sites crawling with self-anointed gatekeepers of brilliance endlessly stroking each other's rapier wit, etc. - there are however very few places with the kind of user-supplied unique content that draws people back again and again (and again!)
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    But it has gotten a bit much since about a million n00bs have invaded and decided that the hug is the greatest human achievement.
    LOL - I heard this same thing the last time I spent any time in Rec.Moto, oh back in my early twenties about a million Internet years ago

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