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DirtyRyda

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About DirtyRyda

  • Rank
    Club Racer
  • Birthday 09/29/1978

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  • Location
    central Indiana
  • In My Garage:
    '99 VFR800, '94 Mitsubishi 3000GT base, '92 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4
  1. Spent the day riding yesterday. I did a little over 160 miles. Some freeway, but mostly twisties, with a little partial gravel/pavement road. It was a pretty good ride with a few guys on various bikes. me on the 99 VFR, a Yamaha Super Tenere, an 883 Sportster, and a newish CB1100. We rode West on 44 to Martinsville then south from there toward Bloominton through the Morgan-Monroe state forest, then east on 45 to Beanblossom, south to Nashville via 135 then to Story. We stopped a few times to look at the map, stretch our legs, and get something to drink. Headed north form Story to and around Sweetwater and Cordry lakes, then the rest was highway home. The roads were mostly smooth aside from the occasional pothole which were naturally always on the worst places, and the stretch that was half gravel/half paved and littered with holes. Mostly hiccup free aside from tar strips getting the best of the guy on the CB1100 causing him to run wide off the edge of the road and I had a couple squirrely moments with the tar strips and a patch of gravel in the middle of a turn. Most dangerous snake in Indiana? The black-tar road snake. Everyone enjoyed the ride and no one went down so it was a good day.
  2. https://www.msf-usa.org/downloads/msf100_2016/Risk_Factors_From_MSF_100_Study_Paper.pdf?dom=microsoft&src=syn
  3. Affordable all season pants?

    I tried on a large short in the Venture Air 2.0 at my local gear shop but it was too snug around the waist. I'm assuming that the Flex would fit similarly to the Venture.
  4. I am looking for some affordable (around $200) all season pants. I have relatively short legs and might need something that is available in short lengths. doing some research lead me to the Tourmaster Flex pants , but they are discontinued and I cant find them in XL short which is the size I need. I am considering the Tourmaster Venture Air 2.0 but I liked the removable textile outer shell of the Flex. Anyone know of anything similar to the Flex that has a textile shell or removable panels? Thanks.
  5. Ducati Supersport

    Oh I don't see me getting rid of the VFR any time soon. As of right now mine is stock aside from an exhaust, but the SS might make a fun second bike with the VFR set up with a bias toward touring.
  6. My Photos

    Various pictures of my motorcycles and others I come across.
  7. Ducati Supersport

    I like the headlight from any angle except straight on. It looks like is has some kind of weird unibrow.
  8. I'm really liking this aside form that ugly rear wheel. If I end up in the market for another bike, I might be inclined to go check it out. Opinions? http://www.cycleworld.com/2017-ducati-supersport-is-sportbike-for-you-everyday-riders
  9. Harry the Hoosier

    Welcome to the forum and that's quite the collection! I'm not far from you in Shelbyville.
  10. Well, I'm planning on going to Road America again this year if anyone is going or wants to go. Going to try to ride this time. The few local guys I ride with all declined the invitation to go along. Planning on heading up on Thursday and settling in at the campground. I'm thinking about riding up into Michigan and taking a ferry across the lake.
  11. I did a few searches and didn't come up with anything. Google wasn't much help either. I found a leather jacket I'm interested in, but it doesn't have any ventilation. Does anyone have any experience adding zipped vents to a leather jacket? I figured I would ask here and also see if I can get ahold of any local leather shops to see if they could help me out. Thanks.
  12. Should I have put this in the ride planning section under central or north maybe?
  13. I am planning on going to the MotoAmerica round at Road America this year. No one I know locally is going and I was wondering if anyone is going and would like to share a cabin at Plymouth Rock campground. I haven't decided for sure if I'm going to camp at the track or stay there. That mostly depends on if I can get someone to share a cabin. If not, it would at least be nice to have someone to take in the weekend with while I'm there. I'll be riding from Shelbyville, IN. I may be making a stop in Janesville, WI on Thursday June 2 then heading from there to the track Friday morning.
  14. Anyone Going To Indy For Motogp?

    It turned out to be great weekend despite the forecast for rain all three days! It held out and the weather was beautiful. I did the track lap on Friday and ran out of gas while on track. I was able to limp it out of the track before it went completely empty fortunately, so I saved myself some embarrassment there. It was a fairly spirited ride too. There were several riders who were passing on the inside of corners like they thought they were Rossi after being told single file and no passing. Disappointing as well was that one was on a 4th gen VFR. I didn't make it downtown for Motorcycles on Meridian this year. This was also the first time I have gotten to see the 8th gen, and boy do I want one. Ran into wera803 but didn't get to meet any other members. All in all, it was a great weekend as usual.
  15. Anyone Going To Indy For Motogp?

    I'll be there. I would like to meet some of my fellow VFRD'ers. I've been every year and always intend to meet up with some of you guys but it just hasn't worked out yet. I would really like to make it happen this year.
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