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Everything posted by B-Mac

  1. Yes, It's a "must have" for the wife. You can buy one and install it on other brands.
  2. I had a Givi V46 with pad on my 04 and it was great. The E55 is a huge "Dead Hooker Box" and it may have a crosswind component on the open road.
  3. Close call with Hunter in truck around a blind corner on a Forest Service road. He and the Dog look at me like I should NOT be on the road. https://youtu.be/jJiQ2NJKQeU
  4. B-Mac

    New to me bike

    Well done. Very nice. Congrats. Trade in your tail pack for a duffel bag now so I will recognize you.
  5. Headed out today with the Spyder Wife NE out of Logan on back roads to New Concord for coffee then slightly NE to Cambridge that had the town main street aligned with 1800era Manikins? some type of festival going on. Headed SW to Cumberland and McConnelsville for lunch at Boondocks BBQ Grill. North on river to 669 and back to Hocking Hills. 202 Miles with move time at 5 Hrs with a total of 6 Hrs. of great weather and roads.
  6. Had a lunch ride to Marietta (Boat House) and returned on Veto Road. Nice day for riding.
  7. I passed Jacob Hawk today on 78 near Bucket. yellow helmet / Red Duck
  8. I replaced the rear tire I installed to use up during my latest trip to the smokey Mtn. Check out the nail I picked up during my trip and I did not loose any air. Hat's off to Mitas tire company for the E-07 tires I have been using for going on 6 years now.
  9. Cold and wet Sunday morning in Franklin, NC. so I got a 9am start and routed a fast way east away from the weather. Arrived at the BR Prky. near Little Switz. around 11:30. Sun was shinning and I had a coffee/snack and jumped on the route off the side of the top of the parkway. East side had sun shinning and 57deg. made for great conditions. Ended up at Erwin at 5:30 and decided to load up and drive home. Arrived home at 10 pm. Had a great ride and am now working on a trip video. Stats: 237miles Move avg: 42.7 TS:96 Move time 5:30 Total time: 6:26
  10. Great Ride yesterday. Made it to Franklin, NC on 80% forest Svc. roads and 20% curvy asphalt. left/right/up/down.. I have never turned so much. 253.4 mi. 7.5hrs move time. avg. speed 33.4 TS94.7 Total time 9:40 All roads had a lot of fall debris and the forest service road blind turns had P/U trucks and drop offs. Mentality tired at the end. Great Day. Looks like a little rain today.
  11. Heading down to ride the NE half of the Smokey Mountain 1000. I have done the original SM500 twice but need to do the NE 500 mile addition. Starting in Erwin, TN. just south of Johnson City making my way SW to Franklin, TN. then heading back NE thru Asheville, NC. to the Forrest just east of Little Switzerland and Spruce Pine, NC. Then I will finish off back over to Hampton, TN and Erwin. I will report back later.
  12. I mounted my Snow Tire this AM. Heading down the Smokey Mountain 1000 track to do three days of riding in dem-dar-hills.
  13. Great plan Pauly. You NEO's have all the fun. It's been a great riding season for me. Just over 11K on the V-Strom and 5k on the Z1K and the best winter Adventure riding is just starting, No Bugs, Cool temps, Leaves and Brush cleared. Will trailer down or back of truck with all the gear. Going to try and do another Smokey Mountain 500 down in TN.NC.GA. this winter and the Talladega National Forrest in AL. Hope to see you gents on one of you SE Ohio rides. Stay Safe.
  14. Happy Birthday. A. When are you planning on returning? B. Are you looking for a wing-man by chance.🤠 C. Looks like rain moving in the area down south on Early Sat. AM. D. No long interstate rides , Right🥱 E. Are you riding solo
  15. Brisk in the AM. Sunny 65-70degs day time. I got dumped on last night 6pm coming home around Jackson, OH. on SR93N
  16. Video clips of above trip
  17. Day one road to Slade, KY. with friends on back roads. Great Ride. Day2 Adventure: I split from BRM and the Scooter Trash Twins this AM from Slade and headed south in the Daniel Boon NF thru Irvine, McKee, Livingston. Then SE Thru London, Harlan, Little Shepherd Trial, Cumberland, Black Mountain and ended the day at 16:30 in Big Stone Gap, VA. 245 Miles. Day 3, Road out of Big Stone Gap, VA. and Climbed up to High Knob Lookout via Big Cherry Reservoir. Road the Mountine tops and the curvy connector roads. dropped over to Dungannon and headed back NW to Haysi, Matewan and Home for a 359 mile day of some great riding. Moto-Mac https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsBAaDfZkbxULiV3c5MohnA/videos?view=0&sort=da&flow=grid
  18. Fresh rear skin was dropped off by brown today to be installed today.😁
  19. Day3 Made it home 707miles of back road scratching thru WV. land. 15.30 hrs of riding time. Day2. Made it across the Monongahela 4000ft fog on route39 to a old favorite R219N. To 33/to32N overnight Davis,WV. Much has changed over the years. Also the colors are looking good. Two days at 460 miles. 10.23 hrs. Road time. Day1. Just pulled in to Hawks Nest Lodge down in Ansted, WV. Route 16 did not disappoint. 212 miles at 5hr.
  20. Maybe.........District of Columbia V. Heller?? Just "spit balling" here.😯
  21. Not following any route. Just using my compass for direction and going left or right at each opportunity to make my way to a predetermined location. If the road looks good for my current bike set up, I take it, If not I go to the next turn in the direction I am heading to the next point with a final overnight spot with hotel,food,shower,drink's and a pool.
  22. Cleaning Bike from trip. 918 miles. 17hrs. of riding time in three days.
  23. Prepping Bike, Gear for 5 day's of riding the Monongahela National Forest and foothills of the Blue Ridge area.
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