Helo's Big Adventure

Everything but not IL2 ... say here 'Hello!' ;)
Post Reply
User avatar
:FI:Heloego
Board God
Posts: 5373
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2003 9:40 pm
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (Smile when you say that!)

Helo's Big Adventure

Post by :FI:Heloego » Thu May 21, 2015 1:59 pm

Rode the bike up to Aurora to visit Tim and gave her (the bike) a good shakedown cruise of over 1200 miles round trip. Talk about!
Cool, overcast weather on the way up:
Image

Murph at play:
Image

Murph and another friend en route to Aurora:
Image

Wind, Rain, Hail, Sleet, and Snow for half the ride home.
It was great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
Maybe you missed it, but there's a whole new "Now", now. :?
User avatar
:FI:Armitage
Post Maniac 2nd Grade
Posts: 1281
Joined: Tue Oct 05, 2004 1:28 pm
Location: Athenry, Galway, Ireland

Re: Helo's Big Adventure

Post by :FI:Armitage » Thu May 28, 2015 3:56 pm

nice
User avatar
:FI:Genosse
Board God
Posts: 5937
Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2003 6:26 pm
Location: Neuss, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Contact:

Re: Helo's Big Adventure

Post by :FI:Genosse » Thu May 28, 2015 6:59 pm

Lovely pics, Dan! :)

What bikes did you ride there? :?:
Nunc est bibendum - Let's start to drink!

Image Image
User avatar
:FI:TacticalS!
Post Maniac General
Posts: 3795
Joined: Wed Dec 17, 2003 10:05 pm
Location: Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

Re: Helo's Big Adventure

Post by :FI:TacticalS! » Sun May 31, 2015 11:28 pm

Thanks so much for sharing Dan!
User avatar
:FI:Heloego
Board God
Posts: 5373
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2003 9:40 pm
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (Smile when you say that!)

Re: Helo's Big Adventure

Post by :FI:Heloego » Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:41 am

Left to Right: Craig has the Harley Heritage Soft Tail, I have the Royal Enfield C5 Classic, and Tim has the Versys 650.
Great trip all around, and the amazingly bad weather just made it more enjoyable!
My boss says if you don't have a story, it makes for a lousy ride. ;)

Lookin' forward to the next one!!!! :D

( Oughta get a side car to mount a machine gun. ;) )
Maybe you missed it, but there's a whole new "Now", now. :?
User avatar
:FI:Genosse
Board God
Posts: 5937
Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2003 6:26 pm
Location: Neuss, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Contact:

Re: Helo's Big Adventure

Post by :FI:Genosse » Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:47 am

:FI:Heloego wrote:Left to Right: Craig has the Harley Heritage Soft Tail, I have the Royal Enfield C5 Classic, and Tim has the Versys 650.
Great trip all around, and the amazingly bad weather just made it more enjoyable!
My boss says if you don't have a story, it makes for a lousy ride. ;)

Lookin' forward to the next one!!!! :D

( Oughta get a side car to mount a machine gun. ;) )
Oh, man! I wish I could have such an amazing trip. :(

Ok, back to saving some money for my machine then ... :doubt:
Nunc est bibendum - Let's start to drink!

Image Image
User avatar
:FI:Heloego
Board God
Posts: 5373
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2003 9:40 pm
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (Smile when you say that!)

Re: Helo's Big Adventure

Post by :FI:Heloego » Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:53 am

It was sort of a fast one, all considered. Had to do the 1200+miles in less than a week, but I wouldn't have traded it for anything.
Now that the bike had a "proper" shakedown cruise, I have no problem doing another. In fact my boss and a couple of co-workers from the Phoenix area are planning a trip along the route I took for later this month, and I've been invited. :D
Hey, the Enfield is giving me a true 72 mpg, even loaded down, so why not? :p
Maybe you missed it, but there's a whole new "Now", now. :?
User avatar
:FI:Sneaky_Russian
Post Maniac General
Posts: 3128
Joined: Sun Jan 08, 2006 4:02 am
Location: London SE. Untied Kingdom
Contact:

Re: Helo's Big Adventure

Post by :FI:Sneaky_Russian » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:57 am

S[eaking of Enfields, hows this for a steady hand?

Image

"The marksman hitteth the target partly by pulling, partly by letting go. The boatsman reacheth the landing partly by pulling, partly by letting go." (Egyptian proverb)
User avatar
:FI:Heloego
Board God
Posts: 5373
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2003 9:40 pm
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (Smile when you say that!)

Re: Helo's Big Adventure

Post by :FI:Heloego » Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:02 pm

McB said you included a link, but I'm not seeing anything, Sneaker. :(
My guess is it's the vid of the dude that hand paints the pin striping. Steady? Talk about! I winder how he manages with his brother talking non-stop! :shock:
Maybe you missed it, but there's a whole new "Now", now. :?
User avatar
:FI:Heloego
Board God
Posts: 5373
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2003 9:40 pm
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (Smile when you say that!)

Re: Helo's Big Adventure

Post by :FI:Heloego » Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:08 pm

In other news...

Murph came up with a suggestion to fix my '46 no-controls glitch. Maybe copying the config.ini from a clean install and replacing it will help. :? If it does I'll DL the latest patch for HSFX and give it a go! :D
Maybe you missed it, but there's a whole new "Now", now. :?
User avatar
:FI:Gurberly
The Unforseeable
Posts: 2914
Joined: Thu Mar 13, 2003 1:48 am
Location: Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Re: Helo's Big Adventure

Post by :FI:Gurberly » Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:38 pm

Oops a bit late seeing that but great stuff :)
I fear no beer

Image
User avatar
:FI:Snoop Baron
Post Maniac General
Posts: 2129
Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2003 5:21 am
Location: Austin, TX USA

Re: Helo's Big Adventure

Post by :FI:Snoop Baron » Fri Oct 02, 2015 5:03 pm

Cool trip helo thanks for sharing :D!
Post Reply