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Title: What Are You Riding?
Post by: djwaudio on October 11, 2010, 02:38:21 pm
 Happy Columbus Day to all here in the US.  Even though I'm working today, it's a holiday for the banks and schools.

I'm seeing a lot of motorcycles on the road today.  Envious, since I'm waiting for my client to arrive, I got to wondering what all the MEs out there ride.

I know John Scrip cruises a sweet Harley, Trevor Sadler is a hard-core track rider, Chuck Ainlay rides a BMW GS, Goe Gastwirt rides a BMW RT, and I ride a BMW K bike. I know there are some Ducati fans out there too.  Tell us about your ride!

Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: TotalSonic on October 11, 2010, 02:57:56 pm
I usually ride this between my apartment and the studio -
http://www.ohgizmo.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/nyc_bus.jpg

...but MTA budget cuts eliminated B24 service on the weekends - so I take this then ....

http://fortgreenebk.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/g-train.jpg

Somehow I think that wasn't the answer you were looking for though  Razz

Guess if I was going to get something simply for the style of it I'd go with a Studebaker Avanti (shot taken by myself at the Laughlin Casino's vintage car museum when I was there this past August):
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs698.snc4/63875_1496965995761_1582454067_31227166_5255391_n.jpg

... but have a feeling I'd much more likely end up on something like a Puch so I could join the "Moped Army"  Very Happy

http://www.jwoodandcompany.com/2008/2008_pics/1978_puch_moped.jpg

Best regards,
Steve Berson
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: Viitalahde on October 11, 2010, 03:30:30 pm
A bicycle.
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: Tim Boyce on October 11, 2010, 04:29:09 pm
Q train ...

http://subwayblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/08/qtrain.jpg


then from Time Square to Hells kitchen :: trying to avoid all the ...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_MMYG2F1RJiw/SzBmDn3DOTI/AAAAAAAAA24/R9BF8FGjAlY/s400/NYC+Taxi+at+Night.jpg

I ride my deck:

http://4-skateboards.com/blind_cross_bar_h.jpg

With Earthwing wheels, Bones Swiss bearings, Destructo risers, and Venture trucks.  

http://www.a1skateboards.com/skateboard.gif


   Just put in new Bushings over the weekend .... mmmhmmm   fresh bushings. Smile
http://www.surfdevils.com/2/imatges/Bones_Bones_Hardcore_Bushings_-_1_Truck_Blue_Soft_1.jpg


I'm noticing a trend among NYC area folks .. Wink


when I counted myself as California this was my ride: Saab 900 SE V6 Convertible
http://www.auto123.com/97photo/saab/900conv2dr-s.jpg


   *sigh* I still sometimes think selling that car was a mistake ... if nothing else changing from leather seats, walnut dash, and a V6 took a bit of adjustment when I came to NY with it's plastic subway, and sneaker power. But all that looked great when I left for tour right after, I mean NY is better than a bus after all ..

http://michaelmanning.tv/blog/uploaded_images/ext03_m-750135.jpg




Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: domc on October 11, 2010, 04:46:12 pm
Honda CBR 600 Very Happy love my ride
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: jdg on October 11, 2010, 04:51:34 pm
road bike if its dry
http://www.panicstudios.com/clients/road.png


hipster bike if rain
http://www.panicstudios.com/clients/hipstr.png


today was the single speed hipster bike
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: aleatoric on October 11, 2010, 04:53:18 pm
I honestly did not even remember today was Columbus Day until I read this thread!  I did just get back from riding 20 miles on my bicycle though.  Beautiful day here in Philadelphia!  
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: Thomas W. Bethel on October 11, 2010, 05:39:35 pm
When I use to commute to the college it was on a Schwinn 15 Speed Sierra bicycle or a Honda Trail 90 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_CT90 or with my feet. Now my commute is done in socks and amounts to walking from my living space to my mastering room.
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: Waltz Mastering on October 11, 2010, 06:00:26 pm
Gary Fisher mountain bike and a Fat Chance road bike...sometimes along the Charles bike path..block and a half from the house.
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: dietrich on October 11, 2010, 06:04:18 pm
5.3 liter v12 to go the 1.8 miles to the studio.

I was banned from motorcycles at an early age after crashing badly into a tree in the woods and also taking out a relatives pool on a tractor. To add insult-my dad restores for fun and has a number of BSA's.
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: no1uno on October 11, 2010, 06:33:34 pm
ah yes, bikes....

first one is  my 1972 R75/5 Toaster, picture was taken in the Kit Carson Nat'l Forest in New Mexico.  Award winning bike in shows, it's not for sale and rides like new.

index.php/fa/15592/0/

for whatever reason, it's only allowing me one picture upload so I'm going to spam the list with two more  posts.

Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: no1uno on October 11, 2010, 06:36:01 pm
ah yes, bikes....

second on is my 2000 HD Road King, picture taken upon delivery in Wichita Falls, TX. Sold the bike in 2005 for more than I paid for it, the true meaning of "Ride Free".  Not bad as farm equipment goes but HD are pretty, not particularly sophisticated riding machines.

index.php/fa/15593/0/
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: no1uno on October 11, 2010, 06:39:28 pm
ah yes, bikes....

third one is my 1999 R1100RT, picture taken here at the house. This is my competition bike; Iron Butt Association #11403, Waltz Across Texas Rallies 2001, 2002, 2004, 2004 and a number of other competitive LD events; helping run the Wild Goose Chase Rally this coming weekend with the BMW Club of Houston annual gathering.  

http://www.bmwclub.org/resources/rally.html

If you are in the area, you should come

index.php/fa/15594/0/
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: MASSIVE Mastering on October 11, 2010, 09:10:16 pm
djwaudio wrote on Mon, 11 October 2010 13:38

I know John Scrip cruises a sweet Harley (snip)

Just upgraded to an even sweeter Harley a couple weeks ago --

Upgraded to the new frame / fat rear rubber, pizza box and ABS.  

That new frame is ridiculous...  I was expecting to like it, but I wasn't expecting to be smitten with it.  Never imagined a heavy cruiser that handled like a Porsche...  

index.php/fa/15595/0/

It's an Electra Glide Classic, but I started tweaking right off the bat so now it resembles the new Ultra Limited (except for the 103 and the considerable $5-6k savings, of course).  

And yes, I pulled the fairing and installed my J&M 7.25 3-ways the day after I rode it home.  I didn't buy the thing for the stereo, but I suppose having it actually sounding decent is a plus...
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: cass anawaty on October 11, 2010, 09:45:20 pm
If traffic is bad I take one of these.........index.php/fa/15596/0/
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: twelfthandvine on October 11, 2010, 10:36:56 pm
Motorcycles!

I love them.  I only have bikes, no cars.

At the moment, I only have three:  two custom Harleys (a softail and a 1200 sportster) and my 'daily commuter':  a Suzuki GSX-R 1000 which is in true superbike trim: head done, Yoshi valve kit, cams, electrics and other goodies.

But, my true love is the Sportster which is now in full cafe racer trim:  clip-ons, rear-sets etc.

See ya on the road!

Paul
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: lowland on October 12, 2010, 03:24:01 am
jdg wrote on Mon, 11 October 2010 21:51

road bike if its dry
http://www.panicstudios.com/clients/road.png


hipster bike if rain
http://www.panicstudios.com/clients/hipstr.png


today was the single speed hipster bike

I see the dry bike has mudguards, but the wet bike doesn't Smile

Raleigh touring bicycle for me on the regular 4pm trip to the postbox.
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: AndreasN on October 12, 2010, 07:44:18 am
Although I started out on this one:
http://www.bergenteknomafia.com/pics/mc/sogn2.JPG
.. and it was a great bike;

the BMW F650GS was my big motorcycle love:
http://bergenteknomafia.com/pics/mc/stolsheim1small.jpg
Cross continent riding, gravel fun, passenger rides, track days, couriering.. There didn't seem to be anything it didn't do well.
Except going fast straight ahead. I'm a cornering sort of person, so it turned out to be less of an issue than I suspected.


Alas, as this was my day job:
index.php/fa/15597/0/
motorcycling grew less and less interesting over the years. Couriering on a motorcycle was a bore compared to the liberty one can take on a pedal bike.. So I kept on pedalling and got enough two wheel action as it was while working. The lack of a local race track was also a heavy influence. Silly lean angles doesn't work well in the long run if staying on public roads.


The current avatar pic was the retirement gift to myself after 8 years of street riding:
http://bergenteknomafia.com/pics/mc/bike2C.JPG

Have spent half the riding time off the beaten path since then. Slowly getting better at handling silly steep angles and strange obstacles. It's light enough to be fun while riding up the ~1500 feet local mountains and heavy duty enough to take the beating while slipsliding down again on the near downhill style tracks. Off roading gives much the same extactic joy as track riding used to do on the motorbike!


Lastly, as this is a thread for riders:
http://www.alpineroads.com/images/photos/engadin/stilfser/stelvio.jpg

Stelvio pass in the Alps. 48 hairpins on one climb! Smile
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: Peter Beckmann on October 12, 2010, 08:42:16 am
To [mis]quote George Orwell, 'Two wheels good, four wheels bad'

My commute to the studio is a round trip of about 15 or so miles. I really like to cycle as often as I can, it means I arrive alert and oxygenated. The ride home after a long session is a great mind cleanser and refresher too.

Of course, I ride motorcycles too, so if it's my turn to pick up groceries and cook dinner for the family I travel on this:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4044/5074187849_f1e1fff9ee_z.jpg

I do love Ducatis, and this one is the best bike for two up travel I've ever had [and I've had plenty] Ridiculous acceleration braking and all round handling. Plus room for a change of clothes and shoes!

My road bike is Italian too...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4060/5074792294_4fa2bc263c_z.jpg


@ John: panniers on the trek? What would Lance say!

@ Andreas I have a 650 GS as my winter motorbike.  I've ridden the Stelvio pass and quite a few other alpine passes. Always awesome.

Peter


Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: resolectric on October 12, 2010, 09:57:29 am
Dirt roads for me!

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n315/ampstudio/Photo%20and%20Drawing/Pic-0111.jpg

Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: jdg on October 12, 2010, 11:22:20 am
lowland wrote on Tue, 12 October 2010 00:24


I see the dry bike has mudguards, but the wet bike doesn't Smile


swapped em!  pic is pre-swap

tried riding my the trek in the rain, but it got really gunked fast, plus those damned skinny tires dont help much for the potholes
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: jdg on October 12, 2010, 11:25:13 am
Peter Beckmann wrote on Tue, 12 October 2010 05:42



@ John: panniers on the trek? What would Lance say!




after leaving sheryl crow, i dont trust his judgement anymore
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: Peter Beckmann on October 12, 2010, 01:25:34 pm
jdg wrote on Tue, 12 October 2010 16:25

Peter Beckmann wrote on Tue, 12 October 2010 05:42



@ John: panniers on the trek? What would Lance say!




after leaving sheryl crow, i dont trust his judgement anymore


True!

Peter
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: Andrew Hamilton on October 12, 2010, 02:10:15 pm
If I were a biker, it would look like one of these...

http://www.suckerpunchsallys.com/09_66bobber.html

But it would not be as nice looking. (;

Old school.


Cool

Andrew
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: Greg Youngman on October 12, 2010, 02:49:41 pm
http://www.gymusic.com/pix/vw_1.jpg
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: Macc on October 12, 2010, 07:01:06 pm
Lupo's post!
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: mastermind on October 13, 2010, 01:31:43 am
This was a few years ago... Ducati 749 (street), ST4s (tour), and 748r (track):

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v965/73/36/509058179/n509058179_1100927_8105.jpg

One Milwaukee winter, this was on display in the Mastermind studio lounge:

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v558/73/36/509058179/n509058179_1058170_9615.jpg

Current track weapon: 2006 Suzuki GSXR 1000. This was taken while I was instructing at Carolina Motorsports Park, Kershaw, SC:

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs514.snc3/27015_384296993179_509058179_3746281_942454_n.jpg

Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, 2008 - instructing. This was the older paint job on the bike, which showcased the studio logo a bit better....

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v364/73/36/509058179/n509058179_873520_5492.jpg

t
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: Peter Beckmann on October 13, 2010, 02:32:35 am
Trevor, nice set of Ducatis.


We do all wear earplugs when riding our bikes I hope!!



Peter

Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: no1uno on October 13, 2010, 09:25:57 am
Peter Beckmann wrote on Wed, 13 October 2010 01:32

Trevor, nice set of Ducatis.


We do all wear earplugs when riding our bikes I hope!!



Peter





Huh, Whaaat ?  

man, whose phone is ringing nonstop, somebody answer it.....

very good to see all the appreciation of nice machinery around here. I know Eveanna Manley is a rider, I wonder if DC rides.

jm
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: mastermind on October 13, 2010, 10:46:33 am
Peter Beckmann wrote on Wed, 13 October 2010 01:32

Trevor, nice set of Ducatis.


We do all wear earplugs when riding our bikes I hope!!





Thanks!  Very Happy

I was thinking exactly the same thing as I was reading this thread. I always wear plugs on distance rides and at the track... for short scoots around town sometimes I don't.

Wisconsin is a helmet optional state, North Carolina requires one... I always wear one no matter what.

Yea, EveAnna is a rider... interestingly enough she owns (or used to own) a Honda Hawk 650... a darn cool motorcycle (the start of the "naked" sport bike)... and has had service done by a friend of mine, JD Hord... who specializes in Hawks and Ducatis....  anyway, a colliding of words for me.

Always fun to see what hobbies people on here have... after all, we have to have something to do when we're not in the studio!

best,
t
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: dcollins on October 13, 2010, 02:37:38 pm
no1uno wrote on Wed, 13 October 2010 06:25


very good to see all the appreciation of nice machinery around here. I know Eveanna Manley is a rider, I wonder if DC rides.



No way, motorcycles are too dangerous.index.php/fa/15606/0/
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: Viitalahde on October 13, 2010, 04:04:28 pm
dcollins wrote on Wed, 13 October 2010 21:37

No way, motorcycles are too dangerous.index.php/fa/15606/0/


My younger cousin had one of those in the late 80's, CCCP made. When the speed went over a specific limit, the thing flipped to either side and the driver usually got hurt.
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: no1uno on October 13, 2010, 04:17:11 pm
dcollins wrote on Wed, 13 October 2010 13:37



No way, motorcycles are too dangerous.index.php/fa/15606/0/



love the ape hangers on your ride, totally exudes attitude...
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: Tubefreak on October 13, 2010, 05:16:13 pm
Electra Straight 8
customized with oa 8 speed Shimano and street sweepers
http://saab.tubefreak.com/users/7813/19922/o/820200895615.jpg

Saab 900S
modified a.o. to Full Pressure Turbo with Red Box and primary drive set 8.
http://saab.tubefreak.com/users/7813/19919/o/7112009124609.jpg
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: djwaudio on October 13, 2010, 08:37:58 pm
Wow! I've got to get out there on Stelvio Pass.

Some great stuff on this thread, and I thought we were all going home at night to do some knitting.

AndreasN wrote on Tue, 12 October 2010 04:44



Lastly, as this is a thread for riders:
http://www.alpineroads.com/images/photos/engadin/stilfser/stelvio.jpg

Stelvio pass in the Alps. 48 hairpins on one climb! Smile

Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: TotalSonic on October 13, 2010, 08:46:16 pm
mastermind wrote on Wed, 13 October 2010 01:31



http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v364/73/36/509058179/n509058179_873520_5492.jpg

t



OK - it's official.  I never ever will be as cool as Trevor.  It's Sadler's world and we just live in it.  Very Happy

Best regards,
Steve Berson
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: dave-G on October 14, 2010, 05:58:46 pm
Viitalahde wrote on Wed, 13 October 2010 16:04

dcollins wrote on Wed, 13 October 2010 21:37

No way, motorcycles are too dangerous.index.php/fa/15606/0/


My younger cousin had one of those in the late 80's, CCCP made. When the speed went over a specific limit, the thing flipped to either side and the driver usually got hurt.


Jaakko, that caused me to aspirate my iced tea.

This thread gives me deja-vu somehow.  But ...  Well, prior to coming to DC's conclusion about motorcycles, this was my reverse-commuter from San Francisco to Sausalito, and I friggin' loved it:

index.php/fa/15619/0/
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: mastermind on October 14, 2010, 08:26:20 pm
TotalSonic wrote on Wed, 13 October 2010 19:46

OK - it's official.  I never ever will be as cool as Trevor.  It's Sadler's world and we just live in it.  Very Happy

Best regards,
Steve Berson


Ha! Whatever Steve! I am totally not cool (my 15 yr old daughter can attest to that)!  Thank you for the kind words.

t
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: djwaudio on October 14, 2010, 09:00:15 pm
dave-G wrote on Thu, 14 October 2010 14:58


this was my reverse-commuter from San Francisco to Sausalito, and I friggin' loved it:

index.php/fa/15619/0/



One year I rode down to San Fran for the AES convention, camped on Mt Tam, and commuted in to the Moscone.  Ate breakfast a few times in Sausalito too on my way. Maybe I'll do it again this year if the weather hasn't turned.
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: SafeandSound on October 15, 2010, 08:16:30 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-tNdx0ho8s
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: JSam on October 15, 2010, 02:37:41 pm
http://shop.devercycles.co.uk/images/prod_2820.jpg

Although, I don't really ride it.  I refuse to call something so active "riding."  It does get me to the commuter train three days a week much more reliably that this used to:

http://www.sevenwide.com/wp-content/uploads/sunnjudah.jpg

The other days I drive.
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: crna59 on November 14, 2010, 01:56:09 am
another crotch rocket CBR1000rr

index.php/fa/15844/0/
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: jfrigo on November 15, 2010, 12:15:45 am
dave-G wrote on Thu, 14 October 2010 17:58

This thread gives me deja-vu somehow.  But ...  Well, prior to coming to DC's conclusion about motorcycles, this was my reverse-commuter from San Francisco to Sausalito, and I friggin' loved it:

index.php/fa/15619/0/


Nice ride. As one may have guessed due to my avatar, I'm a Brit bike fan. I'm riding a newer Triumph at the moment (well, not right at the moment), a Speed Triple.
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: djwaudio on November 15, 2010, 03:50:01 pm
Jay, we just rode through San Fran and to Fiarfax before going back to the coast.
Must have been sweet living there!

Here's the K1200S I ride.


index.php/fa/15848/0/
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: David Glasser on November 15, 2010, 06:10:46 pm
index.php/fa/15849/0/
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: jdg on November 15, 2010, 09:41:30 pm
^^^
win
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: Jerry Tubb on November 16, 2010, 11:04:34 am
I'd think this guy has the bragging rights:

http://www.jetman.com/?page_id=24

Cheers, JT
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: no1uno on November 17, 2010, 10:58:07 am
djwaudio wrote on Mon, 15 November 2010 14:50

Jay, we just rode through San Fran and to Fiarfax before going back to the coast.
Must have been sweet living there!

Here's the K1200S I ride.


index.php/fa/15848/0/


nice.

with all the bmw riders around here with appreciation of nice machinery and fine audio gear, who is going to be the first with a K1300GT/GTL ?
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: djwaudio on November 17, 2010, 06:44:32 pm
 [/quote]

nice.

with all the bmw riders around here with appreciation of nice machinery and fine audio gear, who is going to be the first with a K1300GT/GTL ?[/quote]



The K1600s?  I'll demo one...

Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: Jerry Tubb on January 18, 2011, 10:51:15 pm
This might be nice:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1339119/The-r eal-Tron-Lightcycle-hit-120mph-costs-55-000.html

JT
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: twelfthandvine on January 19, 2011, 01:09:19 am
Earlier in the thread I confessed to having three bikes.

Here's the love of my life.

index.php/fa/16181/0/
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: Bubba#$%Kron on January 19, 2011, 03:09:10 pm
Mo-ped army Rocks!!  I'm too scared to ride a real bike, I'd rather ride this to the beach at 40mph and know for sure I will be able to make music for the rest of my life!!  You know what they say about fat chicks and mo-peds, they are both fun to ride until your friends see you on them!! Wink


index.php/fa/16183/0/
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: Bubba#$%Kron on January 19, 2011, 03:10:21 pm
I dont know why my pic is so huge, sorry for that!!
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: turtletone on January 19, 2011, 06:33:03 pm
Is that a LV helmet? looks kind of nice actually.
Title: Re: What Are You Riding?
Post by: Bubba#$%Kron on January 19, 2011, 07:17:37 pm
Thanks!! No , its a LV knock off I bought off ebay from some dude in thailand, took 5 weeks to arrive but was only like $50.   The aviator goggles I got off ebay for cheap also!!

Cheers

TurtleTone wrote on Wed, 19 January 2011 15:33

Is that a LV helmet? looks kind of nice actually.