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Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 07-08-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,702
Posted By BrianF
Dang. Not what I wanted to hear, but at least I...

Dang. Not what I wanted to hear, but at least I know it's accurate. Thanks.

Phantom is open now according to Inciweb. Been following that pretty closely too.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 07-08-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,702
Posted By BrianF
Wicked Thanks for posting that map link. I'm a...

Thanks for posting that map link.

I'm a flatlander who will be riding around Colorado during August -- and Gold Camp/Old Stage was on my route. Would I be correct in saying there is no direct...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7,599
Views: 1,122,717
Posted By BrianF
1290 Super Duke R > all other bikes ...

1290 Super Duke R > all other bikes

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/brian_fairleigh/KTM1290SuperDuke_zpsf4ca105e.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 44,229
Posted By BrianF
Surprised there's been no mention of a current...

Surprised there's been no mention of a current model that's near impossible for dealers to move.

In all honestly, I don't like mine much at all -- heavy and lacking soul. But seemingly every other...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 43,723
Views: 8,327,126
Posted By BrianF
Dang, I wish I'd known these were in development....

Dang, I wish I'd known these were in development. They look much nicer than Happy Trail SL. Do you know if the WR version will have 3 mounting points? Two doesn't seem like much to hold a rotopax and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 43,723
Views: 8,327,126
Posted By BrianF
To be fair, mine NEVER looks as clean as it does...

To be fair, mine NEVER looks as clean as it does in the pics. When we finally got rain (about 7" in a couple days) I rode around my vineyard and crashed in puddles, jumped over berms, and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,587
Posted By BrianF
crazybrother I didn't know you were on ADV. I bet...

crazybrother I didn't know you were on ADV. I bet you didn't know I was either haha. I'm sneaky like that.
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 43,723
Views: 8,327,126
Posted By BrianF
Hey look, I actually remembered to do something I...

Hey look, I actually remembered to do something I said I would! Keep in mind I didn't install fully as I don't need them until summer. Gives you a pretty good idea of how they fit. Really wish I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 43,723
Views: 8,327,126
Posted By BrianF
I've been traveling for work for the last 2...

I've been traveling for work for the last 2 weeks, but yeah, when I get home (Sunday...finally) I'll throw 'em on and take some pics. Harass/PM me if I forget.
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 43,723
Views: 8,327,126
Posted By BrianF
Was in the same "no-more-Wolfman-racks" boat...

Was in the same "no-more-Wolfman-racks" boat about a month ago, I bought the Happy Trails SL. Supposedly they require these...
Forum: Vendors 01-28-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 724
Views: 146,224
Posted By BrianF
Hard to imagine why it took me so long to buy one...

Hard to imagine why it took me so long to buy one of these. Used one that my buddy had to change a flat on the trail and couldn't believe how easy it was. Great product.
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 17,469
Posted By BrianF
I've read hundreds (maybe thousands) of ride...

I've read hundreds (maybe thousands) of ride reports on ADV and never commented once. This is the best thing I've seen on this website. Brilliantly written, researched and photographed.

I swear,...
Forum: Americas 12-18-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By BrianF
Two spots to watch closely if you take I-5: the...

Two spots to watch closely if you take I-5: the Siskiyou Mountains on the Oregon/California border (been stuck there many times in the winter), and the "Grapevine" which goes over Tejon Pass north of...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-14-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3,694
Views: 813,364
Posted By BrianF
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/brian_fairl...

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/brian_fairleigh/30Finallyfoundaplacetopark_zpscae0a82b.jpg...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-28-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 250,625
Posted By BrianF
GPS City has the 78s for $239.95, and 20% off RAM...

GPS City has the 78s for $239.95, and 20% off RAM mounts. Just bought one of each. http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-gpsmap-78s.html

http://www.gpscity.com/bf2013/adventure
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-09-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 324,698
Posted By BrianF
A couple more...

Live and direct from my driveway.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/brian_fairleigh/IMG_25242_zps0b547d2d.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-07-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 324,698
Posted By BrianF
Spring Mountain, Napa Valley

This time of year, Napa = paradise.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/brian_fairleigh/IMG_2310_zpsb78d5e11.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-28-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 981
Views: 186,913
Posted By BrianF
Baja. ...

Baja.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/brian_fairleigh/IMG_9480.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/user/brian_fairleigh/media/IMG_9480.jpg.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-06-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9,849
Views: 3,104,654
Posted By BrianF
At the moment we have... ...

At the moment we have...

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/brian_fairleigh/IMG_0018_zps9f33444f.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/brian_fairleigh/IMG_7812_zpsd90057c9.jpg
...
Forum: Americas 02-23-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,367
Posted By BrianF
Making me wish I never woulda sold my...

Making me wish I never woulda sold my Strom....variety is the spice of life? I've already reworked the route pretty heavily so Alaska will be in the early Summer, and I've removed one of the...
Forum: Americas 02-21-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,367
Posted By BrianF
Thanks for all the advice and wisdom TWT, I think...

Thanks for all the advice and wisdom TWT, I think you "get" this whole journey. Canol looks interesting for sure...though carrying a fuel drum doesn't sound great.

You've given me a ton to think...
Forum: Americas 02-19-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,367
Posted By BrianF
Lots to cover from your post, but that's the most...

Lots to cover from your post, but that's the most important thing you wrote, I think. I'm using the mapped route as a suggestion only...a skeleton if you will. Not set in stone, and not necessarily...
Forum: Americas 02-19-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,367
Posted By BrianF
That's quite a ride as well, looks fun. Jealous...

That's quite a ride as well, looks fun. Jealous that you get to go this year. I put 30,000 miles on a 650 Strom, so I know what you mean...it's a great bike, but on that same 80/20 that most of the...
Forum: Americas 02-18-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,367
Posted By BrianF
I literally just found out about the TLH last...

I literally just found out about the TLH last night. Looks gnarly, but probably a good warmup for the Dalton. I'm leaning toward a Multistrada for this trip, which could be interesting, though they...
Forum: Americas 02-15-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,367
Posted By BrianF
Don't worry, that's not the route! I'm going into...

Don't worry, that's not the route! I'm going into Hot Springs N.P., then up 7 through the Ozarks. Did that a few years ago in an MR2 Spyder I bought in Florida...will never forget it. EPIC roads.
...
Forum: Americas 02-15-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,367
Posted By BrianF
49/10: 180 days. 50,000 miles. 'Murica.

Hola los inmate-os,

Posted this trip on a few local/smaller forums, but didn't get the response I was looking for (i.e. any).

Bascially, I'm going to buy a new bike, leave on the Vernal...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,627
Posted By BrianF
No idea how I didn't run into you guys. Riding...

No idea how I didn't run into you guys. Riding the same places at the same time. Love to see other people's perspective on places I've been. Nice work.
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,813
Posted By BrianF
Bruce, glad you enjoyed my "RR." I've thought the...

Bruce, glad you enjoyed my "RR." I've thought the whole incident over in my head many times and I'd like to think you're right. I just can't figure out why they'd pull across the road like that. The...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,813
Posted By BrianF
Day 9 & 10: Bahia de Los Angeles to Oakville, CA...

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Homing instinct burning in my...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,813
Posted By BrianF
Day 8: Bahia de Los Angeles, Mision San Francisco...

Day 8: Bahia de Los Angeles, Mision San Francisco de Borja
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I couldn’t believe how hot I was when I woke up....
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,813
Posted By BrianF
Day 6: Playa Conejo to Bahia de Los...

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Knowing how daunting a task lay ahead, I decided to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,813
Posted By BrianF
Poorly, to put it lightly. I never actually ran...

Poorly, to put it lightly. I never actually ran out of gas, but there were a half-dozen times I was pretty sure I would. Without a gas can, the WR is absolutely worthless. I had it go on reserve...
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,813
Posted By BrianF
Day 4: Playa Conejo to Cabo San Lucas. ...

Day 4: Playa Conejo to Cabo San Lucas.
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When I woke up at 5am on Christmas morning, I realized I’d made three...
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,813
Posted By BrianF
Wicked Baja Humbug - Christmas in "California"

Disclaimer - I don't know if this qualifies as an "epic ride," a ride report, or even a ride for that matter. Please have patience…the first 3 days don’t include almost any riding. Skip to the second...
Forum: Americas 01-03-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,773
Posted By BrianF
My biggest piece of advice: DO IT. Don't let...

My biggest piece of advice: DO IT. Don't let anyone tell you not to. Don't let family or a girl get in the way. It'll be one of the greatest experiences of your life. I know...I did the exact...
Forum: Americas 01-02-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,453
Posted By BrianF
Thanks to some good advice on this thread, I took...

Thanks to some good advice on this thread, I took the plunge and I survived. Spent 10 days in Baja, all the way to Cabo...what a beautiful (and warm!) place. Hopefully I'll have time to put together...
Forum: Americas 12-21-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,453
Posted By BrianF
Tallpaul you're the man, you've pretty much...

Tallpaul you're the man, you've pretty much singlehandedly convinced me that this trip is good to go. I'm leaving at 4am tomorrow, going to try to get into Baja by early afternoon, crossing in...
Forum: Americas 12-20-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,453
Posted By BrianF
That's great advice tallpaul, thanks a bunch. I...

That's great advice tallpaul, thanks a bunch. I didn't actually know there were "developed" campgrounds there. I've never actually been to Baja, other than TJ. My guidebook is arriving today, but I'm...
Forum: Americas 12-18-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,453
Posted By BrianF
Well, helluva time to make a first post on ADV...

Well, helluva time to make a first post on ADV but here goes. I wish I had the time read all the ride reports and Baja advice, but I sprung my "Christmas in Baja" idea less than 12 hours ago and...
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