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Old 12-17-2007, 09:17 AM   #31
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Maybe next you'll HAVE to get a special sticker from some self-appointed website to prove you are a REAL sport tourer. Just like they have now for "adventure tourers". Can you believe it? LOL!


Given my unwillingness to buy a GPS, the fact that my maps are 10 years out of date and my horrendous capacity for substance abuse every tour is a gad-dam adventure......
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:19 AM   #32
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:25 AM   #33
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Given my unwillingness to buy a GPS, the fact that my maps are 10 years out of date and my horrendous capacity for substance abuse every tour is a gad-dam adventure......
Now that's real adventure touring. That GPS stuff is for pansies! Where's the adventure when you ride in luxury from hotel to hotel?
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:31 AM   #34
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Now that's real adventure touring. That GPS stuff is for pansies! Where's the adventure when you ride in luxury from hotel to hotel?
The "adventure" for me used to be riding a bike that had a 50/50 chance of making it at all. And then trying to figure out how to get the f'ing thing back home when it didn't.

Reliability = Boring. But, I can get used to boring.
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:36 AM   #35
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Now that's real adventure touring. That GPS stuff is for pansies! Where's the adventure when you ride in luxury from hotel to hotel?
Gee, I have two GPSs on my 599 . . .
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:53 AM   #36
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Gee, I have two GPSs on my 599 . . .
Well, get rid of 'em. Burn your maps. Ride on bald tires. Head down the nearest dirt road on half a tank of gas and no idea where the heck you are going. Sarnali and I can show anyone how to have a really great "adventure".

You got health insurance, right?
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:05 AM   #37
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It's like when the old geezer gives you a gallon of gas out of a rusty old can he's been saving and you're trying to remember when was the last time you changed your fuel filter, then he spends an hour telling you about his older brother with the Indian who didn't come back from the Pacific... those are the times you're just happy to be a human being
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:15 AM   #38
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Well, get rid of 'em. Burn your maps. Ride on bald tires. Head down the nearest dirt road on half a tank of gas and no idea where the heck you are going. Sarnali and I can show anyone how to have a really great "adventure".

You got health insurance, right?


I do love riding down dirt roads! And down here there's no danger in riding on bald tires - who needs tread when it never rains?

As for those GPSs, I really only use 'em when I'm trying to stay on track during an Iron Butt ride and can't spend the time to look at maps. It's a lot safer to have your map up right where you can glance at it yet still keep your eyes on the road too.
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Old 12-17-2007, 12:31 PM   #39
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Gee, I have two GPSs on my 599 . . .
Personally, I use a Sextant mounted to the bars, with star charts to plot my position; then a cord with a board tied to the end and knots every 20' that I toss off the bike to calculate my speed............

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For the third time, she's a SAXON. A sextant is a device, not a person!
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