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Forum: Americas Today, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 89
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
Kinda big

More like an atlas, but absolutely the best map books out there; this (http://shop.delorme.com/OA_HTML/DELibeCCtpSctDspRte.jsp?section=10096) and this (http://www.benchmarkmaps.com/). Especially if...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-28-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,220
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
And give the powers that be a chance to REALLY...

And give the powers that be a chance to REALLY screw it up?

In that scenario, we'll all be long dead before road 1 gets built due to all the studies, EIR's, funding pissing matches, etc....
...
Forum: Americas 02-27-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
"101 south to 580 East to 5 South"?

Not the route I'd take. I'd head out of Arcata on 299 towards Weaverville, take the 3 to connect with 36 and take 36 back to 101; Nice big loop with some fantastic riding. Just for the fun of it....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-25-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,220
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
Awesome. Charlie

Awesome.




Charlie
Forum: Americas 02-11-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
Nothing personal...

... but, I'd think of starting in Portland. Unless you have reason to start in Seattle? Oregon's coast is better than Washington's. And the best part of the PCH is in California.

Don't get me...
Forum: Americas 02-04-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
Aaack!

Loro17 has a great idea in riding 20 across Washington, it really is a fantastic road. However that little bit of interstate from Mt. Vernon to Portland is absolute crap. 4 hours of overcrowded...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-30-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10,833
Views: 2,230,922
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
This is the direct result of sniffing too much...

This is the direct result of sniffing too much glue.




Charlie
Forum: Canada 01-23-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,216
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
What's in a name?

Apparently enough to catch the interest of some of the world's press -

http://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-news/321088/villeneuve-designed-circuit-gets-approval/






Charlie
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-22-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,247
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
AWESOME. A big thanks. Charlie

AWESOME. A big thanks.




Charlie
Forum: Americas 01-21-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
Meatwitheyes has a good loop

I would do a couple things different. Something like this...
Forum: Canada 12-31-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
Thanks

That Mapart book looks like the ticket, I'll pick one up.

I appreciate your input, thanks.




Charlie
Forum: Canada 12-30-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
Maps?

I like keeping one of these with me when on the road/trails -

THIS (http://www.benchmarkmaps.com/products-page/atlases/washingtonroad-recreation-atlas) or THIS...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-27-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,954
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
Umm, really?

CSM?

Seriously, there's a place for this chatter.

Please, go there.

If not, I hope that everyone pays a shit-ton of new internet forum taxes to pay for the public libraries and what not.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-27-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,954
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
Thoughts? How about a merge?

I think we should merge this thread with the 'Pay per mile tax? (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1029825)' thread, move it all to CSM and keep the complaining centralized.

And don't...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-18-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
I5?

Unless you really need to make time, I'd avoid that stretch of I5 from San Francisco to LA. It's the most boring bit of road I've ever traveled.

Hit the coast. Take your time. Enjoy the view.

...
Forum: Americas 12-13-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,247
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
Thoughts

Dunno what your looking for as far as scenery?

On the leg to SF, there are so many options - If you need to see the ocean, you can run the 1 all the way into The City. If you're looking for good...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-06-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
Interesting

I wonder if the increased success of competent independents has pushed BMW to move toward greater market coverage?

Whatever the motive, good for BMW owners, I suspect.




Charlie
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-20-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,833
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
Trust me

Whatever you order, make certain to try the truffle fries. Best damn french fries I've ever had.

I've had a forty year long crusade to find the best french fry, and Canlis makes it.



...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-12-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
You can store in my garage if you need. But I...

You can store in my garage if you need. But I ain't interested in working on it.




Charlie
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2,481
Views: 390,832
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
Got it. I90 in Issaquah has the machine...

Got it.

I90 in Issaquah has the machine from the shows. They bought all of the Show KTMs. I went down and had a look today.




Charlie
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2,481
Views: 390,832
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
What dealer? Charlie

What dealer?




Charlie
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-15-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,424
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
I think you've missed Vancouver...

I think you've missed Vancouver (http://www.vancouvermotorcycleshow.ca/), it was last month.




Charlie
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-08-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10,833
Views: 2,230,922
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
The ad was likely written by the same person that...

The ad was likely written by the same person that answers the phone at the dealership. This person probably doesn't like motorcycles, has no idea what DAKAR could possibly be, and doesn't really care...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2,481
Views: 390,832
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
And that date is? Charlie

And that date is?




Charlie
Forum: Americas 02-02-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,592
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
I'd second that. Head East on 80 to Truckee...

I'd second that. Head East on 80 to Truckee (3hours), go see Lake Tahoe, head South towards Yosemite from there. Good roads, good scenery, good times.




Charlie
Forum: Americas 01-26-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
Pretty boringly bad. But you can make time....

Pretty boringly bad. But you can make time. Nothing to do but go fast.




Charlie
Forum: Americas 01-26-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
Instead of getting off 89 at Quincy, I'd continue...

Instead of getting off 89 at Quincy, I'd continue up to the 36 at Lake Almanore. Then I'd run that 36 across Lassen and all the way across the state. 36 West of Red Bluff to Fortuna gives you this...
Forum: Americas 01-23-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,979
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
Definitely worth it

Icefields Parkway, Lake Louise, Athabasca Falls - All well worth the effort.

If you've got the inclination, slip out the top of the park and use the 5 and the 1 to get to Hope BC. Something like...
Forum: Americas 01-22-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
Couple of thoughts

The Columbia River is cool, and tons of great bridges (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_crossings_of_the_Columbia_River) to cross it on. Portland is a fun place, but the I5 between Portland and...
Forum: Americas 01-21-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,215
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
Keep flexible if you can, the drought is gonna...

Keep flexible if you can, the drought is gonna feed some fires this year.

They can make some of the scenery not so scenic.

http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_current
...
Forum: Americas 01-17-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,215
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
From Fortuna you could go East on 36 to Red...

From Fortuna you could go East on 36 to Red Bluff, which is a very popular motorcyclist road: http://hotchillicoldbeer.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/twisties.jpg
Mind you that I took that photo in...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6,020
Views: 771,179
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
It's my understanding that when BMW sold Husky,...

It's my understanding that when BMW sold Husky, the dealers were forced to return the Husky diagnostic tools?




Charlie
Forum: Americas 01-15-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,215
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
I'd think about narrowing your scope, or adding...

I'd think about narrowing your scope, or adding more time to your trip.

August is the best time of the year in the Pacific Northwest. Here's...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6,020
Views: 771,179
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
I'm sorry, my mistake. I'm not looking for the...

I'm sorry, my mistake. I'm not looking for the nearest Terra, I'm looking for the nearest dealer with the MOSS tool.





Charlie
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6,020
Views: 771,179
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
MOSS question

I'm thinking of a Terra, but my local dealer doesn't have the MOSS tool. Anyone know where the closest one to Seattle is?


Thanks,




Charlie
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,828
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
There's a couple in SoCal available for $6500. I...

There's a couple in SoCal available for $6500. I sat on one today and immediately ruled out the BMW Sertao. I know a Dakar is not a Sertao, but for comparison's sake I thought I'd throw that out...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-11-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,197
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
+1 Thanks for the heads-up. ...

+1

Thanks for the heads-up.




Charlie
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8,345
Views: 1,142,279
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
Thanks

Thanks for your input. I'm off to the BMW dealer today for a spin on a Sertao.

When I sold the RT, I thought I had sworn off/at BMW for the last time. We'll see I guess....




Charlie
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,854
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
V-Strom. 650 or 1000. Easy to configure it...

V-Strom. 650 or 1000.

Easy to configure it any way you like. Dead reliable. Competent on the highway, or the forest service road. Capable of everything you're after. Good aftermarket for it.
...
Forum: Americas 01-02-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By HotChilliColdBeer
Not that I'm advocating it

You could insure the hell out of them and then maybe they catch fire upon your arrival in Seattle.......

I hate insurance companies, sorry.




Charlie
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