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Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By abhicles
Haha, so true. The color choice is a bit odd.

Haha, so true. The color choice is a bit odd.
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By abhicles
Wow, really? How were you enabling steering of...

Wow, really? How were you enabling steering of the rear wheel? Was it a similar setup to this? Any chance you've got pictures of your progress?
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By abhicles
Eek Two Wheel Drive, Two Wheel Steer - Drysdale Dryvtech 2x2x2

I have no idea if this is the best place to share this bike, but I figured you inmates would love to see it:
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Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Nice! I loved seeing photos of your Connie on...

Nice! I loved seeing photos of your Connie on the Haul Road. It looked wonderfully out of place. Hope you had a great time!
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Day 23 (6/26) Fremont, CA to Los Angeles, CA ~410 miles

And so it ends - one last day for me to get from Bui's home to my own. But because Bui's bike was having an occasional fuel delivery issue, I left my trusty 1150GS at his place and took his bike...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Day 22 (6/25) Twin Falls, ID to Fremont, CA ~690 miles

The day before, Bui threw out an idea - we were already near the end of the trip, and we didn't have anything exciting planned for the state of Nevada. How about we just head straight back to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Day 21 (6/24) Kalispell, MT to Twin Falls, ID ~575 miles

Over the last couple of days, it was clear to me that my alternator was making that squeaking noise you get with a bad belt. I definitely did not have a spare, so Bui and I decided that we'd stop at...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Thank you, and it is indeed a shame. Trying to...

Thank you, and it is indeed a shame. Trying to figure out a way to head up there next year! Riders like you always have great things to say about it.


Appreciate the sentiments. I'll get on it...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Day 20 (6/23) Banff National Park, AB to Kalispell, MT ~375 miles

Ted,

Thanks for the kind words - I'm so glad you've enjoyed the report so far. Hope you enjoy the rest!


Like I mentioned previously, we camped at Lake Louise, which is basically inside...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Day 19 (6/22) Pouce Coupe, BC to Banff National Park, AB ~500 miles

Amen, brother - I feel the same way. There are so many things I missed that I know I'm going to have to go back up there again sometime soon.


The sun rises on our little slice of Pouce Coupe...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Day 18 (6/21) Liard Hot Springs, BC to Pouce Coupe, BC ~480 miles

Your wish is my command!

Left the lodge the next morning, and was greeted by this sign explaining how screwed you were if you needed gas or mechanical assistance. Nearest gas was 90 miles north...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Day 17 (6/20) Whitehorse, AK to Liard Hot Springs, BC ~400 miles

As you follow the 1, you end up going in between British Columbia and the Yukon Territory back and forth several times. But no matter what province we were in, we were constantly showered by rain....
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Day 16 (6/19) Tok, AK to Whitehorse, YT ~385 miles

Glad you're both enjoying! Here's the next day for you to peruse:

We left Tok, and in the process left Alaska. I was actually pretty bummed at this point, mainly because we missed out on the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Day 15 (6/18) Fairbanks, AK to Tok, AK ~200 miles

Thanks to both of you for the kind words! The report continues on...

6:30am the next morning, I get a call from the son. "I'm sorry but I didn't hear the phone ring. I'm about to head to my day...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Haha, I might have heard that from a few friends....

Haha, I might have heard that from a few friends.



Thanks for the kind words!

I was out of the country for two weeks, but now I'm back to finish this report up.
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Day 14 (Part 2) (6/17) Prudhoe Bay, AK to Fairbanks, AK ~500 miles

We had made it to the top! Now, sadly, it was time to make our way back home.<!--more-->
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/33026684@N08/14697632260" title="Bike-urious Alaska by...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Day 14 (Part 1) (6/17) Happy Valley, AK to Prudhoe Bay, AK ~90 miles

Like every movie franchise in Hollywood nowadays, I'm going to split what should be one post into two. There's just too many photos to get through in this day to cover in one sitting, so I'll split...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,788
Posted By abhicles
If it helps, turns out I saw Dan on my trip up to...

If it helps, turns out I saw Dan on my trip up to Prudhoe Bay this summer (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=991037).

His bike looked awesome:
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Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Appreciate it. It's easy for me to say that you...

Appreciate it. It's easy for me to say that you should still go for it, so I will! Hope you're able to make it happen.



Wow. Thanks so much for the kind words. Glad you're enjoying it!

...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Thank you! It was a pleasant surprise to meet...

Thank you! It was a pleasant surprise to meet the students, they had a lot of interesting things to say about the local area. Alaskans are an odd bunch. Then again, I'm sure they're saying...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Day 13 (6/16) Fairbanks, AK to Happy Valley, AK ~410 miles

Dave, great to hear from you! I've saved your ride report and look forward to enjoying it. I guess I should continue my own, so here's Day 13...

The day didn't get off to a good start. We were...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Day 12 (6/15) Anchorage, AK to Fairbanks, AK ~360 miles

Worst part of the trip - Vy has to head home. I'm always a fan of seeing helmets as carry-on luggage, though. And that giant black bag ready to be checked in? A lot of that was extra stuff we decided...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Day 11 (6/14) Tok, AK to Anchorage, AK ~320 miles

Thanks, I hope you both enjoy!

...and the story continues on the next morning. Bui met a guy from Tennessee named Mike who had previously ridden up to this area before (I think multiple times),...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Thanks! And you've made my day with the news...

Thanks! And you've made my day with the news about the beer, because I definitely drank a few bottles of it (and bought more) along the way. I still have one in my fridge that I was saving for a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Day 10 (6/13) Juneau, AK to Tok, AK ~530 miles

Finally, a day where we'd spend more than an hour on our motorcycles!

Went to return the keys to our dorm rooms, and by the time I got back, a group of women had already surrounded Bui. Can't...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Day 9 (6/12) Juneau, AK - 0 road miles

Again, I have to stress something that I didn't know until I started planning this trip: there's no road out of Juneau. It blows my mind that the capital of a state can only be accessed by sea or by...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Glad to hear it! Haha - I get this...

Glad to hear it!



Haha - I get this complaint a lot! Just wait, he'll get a LOT worse on this trip. :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Day 8 (6/11) Juneau, AK - 0 road miles

As I said before, the primary reason for our inconvenient detour through Juneau was to see Mendenhall Glacier - today was finally the day.

I'll be the first to admit that I have a bad habit of...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Day 7 (6/10) On The Ferry, 0 road miles

I realize that most people doing this trip don't take the ferry - it's expensive, it ain't quick, and...you 're not enjoying your bike when you're on the water! But one of the milestones we wanted...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
I'm not surprised! I was stunned to see the bear...

I'm not surprised! I was stunned to see the bear there, and just around the corner there were plenty of unaware pedestrians - so I'm guessing they haven't seen bears there, either!
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Haha - considering the quality of the food they...

Haha - considering the quality of the food they were serving, you might not even need to break the law to enjoy a disease!

Glad you're enjoying it - more coming soon.
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Day 6 (6/9) Vanderhoof, BC to Prince Rupert, BC ~385 miles

<strong>June 9, 2014 Vanderhoof, BC to Prince Rupert, BC ~385 miles</strong>

Got an early start the next day because we had to catch the ferry that night, and the ferry system says you should be...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Day 5 (6/8) Pemberton, BC to Vanderhoof, BC ~435 miles

Before going to bed the previous night, we noticed another couple of bikes, presumably belonging to ADVRiders, that were also parked outside the motel. There was a BMW XChallenge and a KTM that I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Day 4 (6/7) Portland, OR, to Pemberton, BC ~410 miles

The next day, our primary goal was to get to the airport in Vancouver in time to pick up Vy, who was flying in from Los Angeles. Almost immediately, we enjoyed an uneventful crossing into Washington...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Day 3 (6/6) Fort Bragg, CA to Portland, OR, ~550 miles

End of the 1.
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/33026684@N08/14545136746" title="Bike-urious Alaska by abhinayeswarappa, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Day 2 (6/5) - Fremont, CA to Fort Bragg, CA, ~215 miles

Did I say we planned on an early morning departure? Well, by the time we had finished uploading GPS tracks and taking care of some other administrative necessities, we were finally on our way at the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Day 1 (6/4) - Los Angeles to Fremont, plus a little background.

You're going to meet 3 people (and our weird mascot) on this report.

Apparently, this is the only photo of all 3 of us together on the trip - with Mendenhall Glacier in the background.
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Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,878
Posted By abhicles
Los Angeles to Prudhoe Bay

Fellow Inmates,

Hello! My name is Abhi, and while I'm no expert in long distance touring, I'm lucky enough to have had a few trips under my belt, personal favorites of which include a 2-up ride...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 06-10-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,737
Posted By abhicles
Rental Assistance

I know this thread is over 18 months old, but I'm wondering if there's anyone that could give me a hint when it comes to renting a bike for my girlfriend and I to explore Tel Aviv and Jerusalem for a...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 06-10-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,452
Posted By abhicles
Rental assistance?

Alon - I'm in a similar boat and would love to know if you hear anything. My girlfriend and I will be in Tel Aviv for the first two weeks of July, and I'm looking to rent something for a couple of...
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