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Re: One Picture, One Story
Reply #140 on: November 16, 2020, 12:32:13 AM
Great riding stamina!

Also, I might have to get me one of those sergeant seats :) I like the BMW comfort seat but no way could I put that many hours in on it and not suffer.

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Re: One Picture, One Story
Reply #141 on: November 16, 2020, 01:03:06 AM
Honestly the Sargent is a mixed bag in a way.  Yes, it's more comfy, but it makes moving around the bike a bit more difficult.  It isn't as easy to slide from one side to the other since the Sargent is a bit cup-like.

That said, I do prefer it over the Comfort seat.  I've done a fair number os SaddleSore rides with the comfort seat, though, so I can't say that I found it too bad.
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Re: One Picture, One Story
Reply #142 on: November 16, 2020, 01:11:03 AM
Appreciate your thoughts on the sergeant.

Might get one anyway since I am planning on doing some touring (someday) on my s1000r and seems like many owners recommend it for longer rides.

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Re: One Picture, One Story
Reply #143 on: November 28, 2020, 04:35:44 AM
Another beautiful day, another ride.

The pic is properly hi-res- click to open to see it full-sized.

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Re: One Picture, One Story
Reply #144 on: November 28, 2020, 03:31:16 PM
*Originally Posted by miles [+]
Another beautiful day, another ride.


That photo makes me long for the Spanish tour that I had to postpone from this year to next due to Covid...

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Reply #145 on: November 28, 2020, 03:37:30 PM
*Originally Posted by SimonS1KR [+]
That photo makes me long for the Spanish tour that I had to postpone from this year to next due to Covid...


Heh. A lot of the place names in that phot are certainly Spanish. Escondido, Pala, San Diego, the Coronado Islands, so on...

As far as actual Spain goes, I've driven a whole lot of it but never had the pleasure of bringing (or renting) a bike there. Some day...
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Reply #146 on: November 28, 2020, 03:42:27 PM
I should point out an interesting detail in that photo. If you zoom way in you can see two islands of the coast on the far left. Just below the right hand island you can see a bunch of bumps- a bit hard to identify.

That's downtown San Diego, which has a building height limit of 499 feet above sea level, so those tiny little bumps are our high rises.

The reason for the height limit is that our airport is right next to downtown. Although the flight path doesn't pass over downtown itself, it passes near enough that the limit is seen a wise idea.


Here is a uTube video of the approach to the airport:   
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