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xx 16 day ride to the USA four corners | 27 Jun 11
11:37:01 by blackbuell | Views: 8143 | Comments: 14

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The original plan for this trip was for Sandy (my wife), my brother Pete, and I to take 8-9 days to go to the STN national meet in Custer. However, Sandy and I were inattentive, and she took her vacation from work with the assumption that the national would be during the 3rd vs. the 2nd week of June. When we realized our mistake, and that Sandy could not make it to the national, Pete and I decided to skip the national, and head out west with no particular plan in mind. Sandy would then fly to Albuquerque when her vacation started, we would pick her up at the airport, and then the three of us would ride for another 8-9 days.

We only had two specific goals...

xx Four days on the Guzzi NW USA and BC | 24 Jun 11
01:12:15 by alphabet man | Views: 9431 | Comments: 25

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I thought I would share the ride I took the last 4 days, now donít expect far away exotic places, unless you are not from North America,  donít expect the literary skills of Orson or DD but I hope you enjoy it any way. I am often surprised  that a lot of people easily forget how great we have it when it comes to motorcycle roads in the  NW USA and BC. I canít remember the last time I was so tired from turning, not tired of, but tired from.

It was time to take the LeMans out for a spin, for those that donít know I recently purchased a 2003 Moto Guzzi Lemans Rosso Corsa. The Guzziís previous owner or owners had only run up a total of 2400 kilometres, not e...

xx New DR650 shakedown ride report | 17 Jun 11
03:20:52 by GRN | Views: 24920 | Comments: 29

For those who don't want the nitty gritty, a link to the pix is at the bottom...

After 30 years of riding, the last 20 or so primarily on liter+ ST bikes (ST1100, ST1300, Sprint 1050), a move to the PNW threw gas on the long smoldering ADV/Enduro fire for me. After about a year of researching different options (and waiting to see what Triumph brought to market), and their subsequent depth of accompanying third party options, the DR650 platform survived the attrition of an ever shrinking list. The idea I had in mind was to start with a platform that I could modify to do just about everything from some moderate trail time with...

xx Five Guys Go Riding in Oregon; One License is Lost | 16 Jun 11
15:45:39 by MisterSmooth | Views: 16382 | Comments: 56

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Rural Oregon.  Open, Empty, Littered with Snowcapped Mountains

It all started with the MotoGP.  Last year, XLR8 (Ron), Major 662 (Ken), Flips21 (Flip) and I decided to make the pilgrimage to Monterey for the races in July.

However, we needed a warmup trip.  Just to make sure that the bikes were OK, check out our gear.  As I explained to my wife, it was a safety thing.  Donít want to take off on a long trip wondering if that new pair of gloves might chafe.  You wouldnít run a marathon without walking around the block first, right?

As Ron and Ken live in Boise, Idaho, I live in Seattle, and Flip lives in Santa Rosa, Cali...

xx Tom's European Vacation, Take 2011 | 09 Jun 11
17:16:01 by sleazy rider | Views: 15138 | Comments: 52

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smiley Aye Laddie; Western Scotland & Northern Ireland | 29 May 11
15:10:30 by Orson | Views: 14435 | Comments: 41

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A plan was hatched to do Scotland properly. I had been once before in 2003 when the Guzzi was in a friend's barn in Shropshire. At that time, I only had a week and had only made it as far as the Isle of Skye before time ran out and I had to turn around and head south. Still, what I had seen was enough to whet my appetite for more.

A P.M. was fired off to notarian, our ST.N Ambassador in Scotland, asking for a few route tips. Instead, he went far above the call of duty and provided Google maps and plenty of suggestions on where to stay. He even went as far as to arrange an oil change in Aberdeen for my Thruxton. I hafta doff my chapeau to him. I owe him t...

xx Rode the new BMW K1600 GTL today. My thoughts follow... | 26 May 11
21:02:39 by tjhess74 | Views: 17675 | Comments: 23

Our local BMW dealer just got in a K1600 GTL demo bike.  Apparently BMW is sending demo bikes before the ones that customers have ordered.  I was able to spend good time in the saddle and as a result I was able to form some immediate opinions and was able to sit and think about others.  This machine holds true to the German methodology of engineering...'If you don't need a gadget, we will design one for you anyway!'

Upon the initial viewing, it has a very 'K1200LT' look to it.  I like BMW styling, so I found it to my liking.  Color scheme and overall design is unmistakable in that aspect.  Upon sitting o...

xx Man in truck attempts to run motorcyclist off the road, on video | 26 May 11
04:48:30 by SVTNate | Views: 33407 | Comments: 215

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Pass this video on to fellow riders/forums.  Assholes like this shouldn't share the roads.

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