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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Today, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,156
Posted By alba
Also subscribing to this thread as I'm in the...

Also subscribing to this thread as I'm in the beginning stages of planning a ride out there next year. Looking for easy two track sort of stuff, not too rocky as I'll be on a Versys. Would greatly...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-22-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,198
Posted By alba
You can find all the online maps here ...

You can find all the online maps here
http://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/programs/ohv/ohv_maps.shtml

And note that under 36 CFR 212.56....
Motor vehicle use maps shall be made available to the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-20-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,198
Posted By alba
You can also find the vehicle maps online (though...

You can also find the vehicle maps online (though navigating the website to find it can be more challenging than navigating the forests!). Once I have that I compare it to the myriad "roads" my City...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-25-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,079
Posted By alba
NWR, what's your gas range on the XT? I'll be...

NWR, what's your gas range on the XT? I'll be with a friend on a 30 year old XT350 and I'm told it only gets 66 miles to a tank? That doesn't sound right with a 2.5 gallon tank. Just curious.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-17-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,001
Posted By alba
Anyone know if NF-6700 / Rainy Creek Rd is open?...

Anyone know if NF-6700 / Rainy Creek Rd is open? NF website lists it as "Condition Unknown". I've never been down this road so would like to give it a try but prefer not to do a u-turn as I will be...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-08-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By alba
Great pics! Will have to get up there this...

Great pics! Will have to get up there this summer....

Quick thread hijack. Did you use a shop to install your 351 kit? If so, would you recommend them and can you give me a ballpark cost figure?...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-05-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,060
Posted By alba
So how do you know what is legal and what is not?...

So how do you know what is legal and what is not? I missed the secret at the start of this thread but I have a suspicion I've been riding in the very same place. Like the OP I've not ridden past any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,977
Posted By alba
*off

*off
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-12-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,382
Posted By alba
Fantastic pics. I would love to join you guys at...

Fantastic pics. I would love to join you guys at some point if
a) You ever ride on a weekend!
b) It's noob friendly

Meanwhile I will just admire the pics from my cubicle at work
:cry
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 964
Views: 160,795
Posted By alba
That was one aspect of the show I did not like....

That was one aspect of the show I did not like. Too many people following their trip online and 'helping' out along the way. The show worked when it was just two guys on bikes being helped by locals...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-02-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,399
Posted By alba
I've had my MP3 500 for just over two years now...

I've had my MP3 500 for just over two years now and approaching 25k miles. Many of those miles were on gravel roads. I find it rock solid on gravel and don't hesitate to go exploring roads I probably...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-30-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,278
Posted By alba
U-Haul (and equivalent) trucks. Someone not used...

U-Haul (and equivalent) trucks. Someone not used to driving a large truck and probably in an unfamiliar area and not sure where they are going.
Forum: Trip Planning 11-25-2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,098
Posted By alba
I'd be interested to hear the thoughts of the OP...

I'd be interested to hear the thoughts of the OP on how it went. What mileage did he maintain, was it too much etc.

I'm currently trying to plan a cross country trip for next summer and have no...
Forum: Americas 11-17-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By alba
Thanks for all the information guys. Seems like...

Thanks for all the information guys. Seems like the middle bit won't be as bad as I feared but the CO to WA section looks like it will be incredible (maybe I could talk them into just doing that as a...
Forum: Americas 11-15-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By alba
Getting there (Seattle to Asheville) the plan is...

Getting there (Seattle to Asheville) the plan is to trailer and take shifts to get it over with. Coming back the plan is to hit as many interesting roads and sights as we can.

Actually it is...
Forum: Americas 11-15-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By alba
Asheville NC to Seattle WA

A few friends are talking about hauling our bikes to NC to ride the dragon etc, and then riding back to Seattle and I've been nominated to come up with a route. One guy wants to go to Pikes Peak and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,436
Posted By alba
Sorry RottVet, but every person who dies is from...

Sorry RottVet, but every person who dies is from somewhere and has people who knew and loved them. If it was people you knew personally then I'm sure folks here would refrain from criticism, but the...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-25-2010, 04:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,341
Posted By alba
I have great fun making videos and love watching...

I have great fun making videos and love watching others for ideas on how to improve.
Here is one of my personal favorites.
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-06-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,307
Posted By alba
What's the difference between pulling in the...

What's the difference between pulling in the clutch and chopping the throttle?
I thought you were supposed to keep a constant throttle? Very much a noob myself but that's what I remember Brett Tkacs...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,586
Posted By alba
I gotta disagree with the whole shake of the head...

I gotta disagree with the whole shake of the head thing. Basically you have passed judgment on the guy, found him wanting and let him and the world know about it. Sitting in his 4000lb cage, feeling...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,854
Posted By alba
It's okay if you live in WA

Every blasted road in WA has double yellows. It's most unusual to find a road that does not. So yes, I pass on double yellow, and no, I'm not being a dick. But I do worry about the time when the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2,789
Views: 762,711
Posted By alba
Sad to say it is entirely serious. I actually...

Sad to say it is entirely serious. I actually felt bad about posting it as I came across it through a Facebook friend. This guy rides a chopper and is all of the pirate sterotypes rolled into one. He...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-29-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3,503
Views: 658,674
Posted By alba
Loved this movie.

Loved this movie.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-28-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3,503
Views: 658,674
Posted By alba
Am I allowed to post videos from a ContourHD...

Am I allowed to post videos from a ContourHD here?

<object width="640" height="360"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-16-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,973
Posted By alba
Go MP3, it can go where the pseudo dual sports...

Go MP3, it can go where the pseudo dual sports can go

http://s195776813.onlinehome.us/Olympics/smP1010919.JPG
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-16-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,276
Posted By alba
Excellent! Enjoyed reading of your little trip. ...

Excellent! Enjoyed reading of your little trip.

Oh, and if the weebeastie was concerned about going up that hill, does that make it a timorous weebeastie?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2,789
Views: 762,711
Posted By alba
This one cracks me up. <object width="640"...

This one cracks me up.

<object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/x4mU8ZqMZPU&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1?rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,742
Posted By alba
You might want to read some of this guys...

You might want to read some of this guys articles. Makes you consider the need for a bigger bike if exploring is what you want to do....
Forum: Americas 06-16-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,481
Posted By alba
Go in to Settings > General > Network and turn...

Go in to Settings > General > Network and turn off Data Roaming. That's the bit that racks up bills in the thousands of dollars. You can still use wifi where available and the phone part still works....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,213
Posted By alba
One of the loud pipes brigade was outside my...

One of the loud pipes brigade was outside my apartment last night. I look outside to see what the hell the noise is and there is a dude in a t-shirt, sneakers, skid lid on a tricked out chopper...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,475
Posted By alba
History's not my strong point but wasn't slavery...

History's not my strong point but wasn't slavery abolished sometime around 1863?:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,655
Posted By alba
Wow. I take my hat off to you. My sister has had...

Wow. I take my hat off to you. My sister has had RA since she was 14 (is now 45) so I have some appreciation of what you have gone through. That looks like an amazing last ride but I am glad you can...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-19-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 1,312,207
Posted By alba
http://s195776813.onlinehome.us/SpadaLake/Spada%20...

http://s195776813.onlinehome.us/SpadaLake/Spada%20Lake%206.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,123
Posted By alba
In a car I've always been a "driving miss daisy"...

In a car I've always been a "driving miss daisy" type. On the bike I can shrug off peoples mistakes and put it down to experience but I have a really hard time calmly ignoring those who deliberately...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,519
Posted By alba
The UK's "Police Rider's Handbook to Better...

The UK's "Police Rider's Handbook to Better Motorcycling" has this to say:

Time pressure and the purpose of your journey
Police riders are trained to respond to urgent calls without taking undue...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,001
Posted By alba
WTF?? That's our summer you are talking about....

WTF?? That's our summer you are talking about. Why do you think I moved to somewhere with a dry climate!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,398
Posted By alba
I thought LWR was great television, LWD not so...

I thought LWR was great television, LWD not so much. But the reason I think it gets a bad wrap on here is that it popularizes the adventure bikes. How are people supposed to know you are a gnarly...
Forum: EMEA 01-26-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By alba
Ah, that explains it. I'm sure I only bookmarked...

Ah, that explains it. I'm sure I only bookmarked the site (offering Guzzi's) a few weeks ago. At that time it was based in the south of Glasgow. Obviously he has just taken over the BMW franchise so...
Forum: EMEA 01-25-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By alba
That was the site I emailed. I was going to give...

That was the site I emailed. I was going to give them a few more days before calling, my trips not till September so I've not in any hurry.

What kind of bike did you get from them? I could swear...
Forum: EMEA 01-25-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By alba
There would be something ironic about my first...

There would be something ironic about my first time ever riding a Harley being in Glasgow, given I moved from there to the States. Surrounded by them out here but it's not really my thing. Would...
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