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Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11,118
Views: 1,660,855
Posted By NonstopBanana
I'm 5'4" and I think the bike is quite low as it...

I'm 5'4" and I think the bike is quite low as it is. Maybe adjust the rear shock to match her weight and it should be fine.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-11-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 22,280
Posted By NonstopBanana
The stock tank was silver, but the larger...

The stock tank was silver, but the larger replacement is white!

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3867/14886680805_ac85ae0a81_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oFu8yr)
XT225 (https://flic.kr/p/oFu8yr) by...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-11-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 203,527
Posted By NonstopBanana
An almost overgrown trail in a local forest. ...

An almost overgrown trail in a local forest.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5587/14555479009_111b9462e8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/obdCND)
XT225 in Ganaraska (https://flic.kr/p/obdCND) by...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-11-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4,135
Views: 577,337
Posted By NonstopBanana
After the rain. ...

After the rain.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3867/14886680805_ac85ae0a81_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oFu8yr)
Forum: Trip Planning 08-11-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 146,455
Posted By NonstopBanana
I've been using this product http://raci-babi.com...

I've been using this product http://raci-babi.com for the last couple of years with my long hair, and I love it. They seem to have some website issues, but I hope they fix it. The Facebook page is...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-11-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,293
Posted By NonstopBanana
There is an expression where I'm from (not where...

There is an expression where I'm from (not where I am), that you get hit in the face, not in your passport. Aside from border control agents, you hardly ever go around flaunting your passport.

You...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11,118
Views: 1,660,855
Posted By NonstopBanana
More pics? Right after the rain, an unusual...

More pics? Right after the rain, an unusual moment of my XT being all clean.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3867/14886680805_ac85ae0a81_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oFu8yr)
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11,118
Views: 1,660,855
Posted By NonstopBanana
While we're on the subject of getting stuck, here...

While we're on the subject of getting stuck, here is another glamorous shot of my XT, and its solidly stuck friend, WR250R.

For the record, while it may look like the travel path was towards the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-29-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By NonstopBanana
Go ahead and PM! In general, in Perce I...

Go ahead and PM!

In general, in Perce I really like hotel Au Pic de l'Aurore. Stayed there both times we visited.

In Kamouraska, the first time we stayed in a B&B (Auberge Foin de Mer) and it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11,118
Views: 1,660,855
Posted By NonstopBanana
I was gonna make a kitchen sink joke, but instead...

I was gonna make a kitchen sink joke, but instead will point out that whatever weight is in those side bags, it will feel heavier than it really is because it's sitting far out from the center. It...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11,118
Views: 1,660,855
Posted By NonstopBanana
Ha! Would never have thought that central TX is...

Ha! Would never have thought that central TX is so much like central Ontario!
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11,118
Views: 1,660,855
Posted By NonstopBanana
Who here asked for more photos? I think that was...

Who here asked for more photos? I think that was me :norton

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5587/14555479009_111b9462e8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/obdCND)

Installed the white Clarke tank (you can...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-24-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 438,308
Posted By NonstopBanana
It started like this: ...

It started like this:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3844/14543560438_c1ef81946d_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/friskyfreeze/14543560438/)

And soon lead to this:...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-24-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 556,515
Posted By NonstopBanana
Somewhere in Ontario. ...

Somewhere in Ontario.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5556/14543755377_d12b75bca1_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/friskyfreeze/14543755377/)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-24-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1,778
Views: 432,690
Posted By NonstopBanana
Torrence Barrens, Ontario. ...

Torrence Barrens, Ontario.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5577/14543750067_f866fdfac6_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/friskyfreeze/14543750067/)
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11,118
Views: 1,660,855
Posted By NonstopBanana
This thread needs more eye candy. :evil In...

This thread needs more eye candy. :evil

In Ganaraska forest in Ontario.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2916/14490246970_394abb752e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/o5siAj)


That's a 3.00-21 tire on...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-08-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By NonstopBanana
Part 4, the last one.

From here on we were on the road the entire time, and thankfully, it was a great road. Route 132 stretches along the entire length of the St. Lawrence river and gulf in Québec: from its border with...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-08-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By NonstopBanana
Part 3 - into Quebec

The final leg of our trip was through Québec and around the Gaspésie peninsula. This province rarely disappoints me.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3853/14222780850_a2c0b3fafc_b.jpg

Day 6...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-08-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By NonstopBanana
Thanks! these are all from a Nikon DSLR (the...

Thanks! these are all from a Nikon DSLR (the ultra wide is the fisheye lens ;))



Thank you! It's a not a bad part of the world at all :D
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By NonstopBanana
Part 3 - Cape Breton

Cabot Trail was meant to be the highlight of our trip: it's one of those beautiful twisty coastal roads that are a pleasure to travel by when you just want to enjoy the ride and not get from point A...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By NonstopBanana
Part 2

The town of Alma on the bay of Fundy is known for several things: proximity to the beautiful Fundy National Park, abundance of lobster shops, dramatic tides in its harbour. But what we were about to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By NonstopBanana
The maiden voyage - a tasting of Canadian Maritimes

This trip actually took place two years ago, but I finally got around to reviewing all the photos taken and finishing up the written report. It was the first overnight trip we ever took on a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,444,928
Posted By NonstopBanana
That's Givi A210. I like that it mounts to...

That's Givi A210. I like that it mounts to headlight bolts and not the handlebars, keeps them free for other accessories. ;)
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,444,928
Posted By NonstopBanana
That's the carrier in the pic:...

That's the carrier in the pic: http://japan.webike.net/products/9720846.html

It's very thin as you can see from the detailed pic, and it actually did not survive my Newfoundland trip, because I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,444,928
Posted By NonstopBanana
Suzuki TU250 - anyone seen/ride one?

The thing that pissed me off going up Mt. Washington were the slow drivers going really really slowly up the few steep hairpins. While I understand that it's not a road to take at a fast speed, but...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11,118
Views: 1,660,855
Posted By NonstopBanana
I have a noobie tire question. Looking for...

I have a noobie tire question. Looking for something 50/50 and can get either the Bridgestone TW301/TW302 or Kenda K270. Bridgestone is twice the price of Kenda ($200 for the set vs. $100), but Kenda...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,444,928
Posted By NonstopBanana
Suzuki TU250 - anyone seen/ride one?

I did a 3 week "credit card" trip on my TU, and currently planning something a little longer and with camping. I am new to camping so a few things will need to be worked out, but I don't think the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-09-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 70,693
Posted By NonstopBanana
About to get off Newfoundland ferry. ...

About to get off Newfoundland ferry.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3684/11590682753_c216e91e75.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/iEehaP)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-09-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2,113
Views: 577,558
Posted By NonstopBanana
I am not sunburned, I am under a red umbrella ;) ...

I am not sunburned, I am under a red umbrella ;)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7309/9492416884_8b5055313a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/fsP7Q5)
Breakfast in Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-09-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 47,983
Posted By NonstopBanana
That's New Brunswick. ...

That's New Brunswick.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2826/10345721103_196fa073c0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/gLdwrM)
Fundy National Park (https://flic.kr/p/gLdwrM) by FriskyFreeze...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-09-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,845
Posted By NonstopBanana
Was cloudy at the summit when I got there... ...

Was cloudy at the summit when I got there...
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7440/11607923046_940934f14f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/iFKD7f)

But much better half way down:
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-09-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 556,515
Posted By NonstopBanana
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7359/10371660685_c7...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7359/10371660685_c7f007987b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/gNvtnX)
Somewhere along route 430 in Newfoundland (aka The Viking Trail) (https://flic.kr/p/gNvtnX) by...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-09-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 944
Views: 164,432
Posted By NonstopBanana
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7302/11165301395_48...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7302/11165301395_480d38a08b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/i1D67t)
St. John's, Newfoundland (https://flic.kr/p/i1D67t) by FriskyFreeze (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-09-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 99,884
Posted By NonstopBanana
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5538/11165316866_94...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5538/11165316866_94b7c47dca_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/i1DaHd)
Bonavista, Newfoundland (https://flic.kr/p/i1DaHd) by FriskyFreeze (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on...
Forum: Americas 06-09-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By NonstopBanana
For bringing alcohol across see this:...

For bringing alcohol across see this: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/atl-lat-eng.html

Basically, if it's more than 2 bottles of wine or 24 cans of beer, you'll need to pay duties and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11,118
Views: 1,660,855
Posted By NonstopBanana
Hi everyone! I am hoping to become an owner of an...

Hi everyone! I am hoping to become an owner of an XT225!

I see them offered in my vicinity from anything like 2007 (the last year they were available) to as far back as 1998. Aside from condition...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-26-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By NonstopBanana
Thanks! The SV650 is pretty much the...

Thanks!

The SV650 is pretty much the definition of a do-it-all bike :)
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-24-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By NonstopBanana
Monday — La Mauricie National Park It was...

Monday — La Mauricie National Park
It was raining all night, and any dust accumulated on the bike during the previous day's off road venture was washed right off. It was overcast outside, with just...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-24-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By NonstopBanana
Sunday — Réserve faunique des Laurentides With...

Sunday — Réserve faunique des Laurentides
With the trip at its halfway point, it was time to turn back. My trusty sidekick, Sunbandit, was quite disappointed that we did not have enough time to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-24-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By NonstopBanana
Saturday — Saguenay River Our hopes for seeing...

Saturday — Saguenay River
Our hopes for seeing whales that day were realized: the tour was rescheduled for noon, with plenty of time to indulge in a tasty breakfast, served with loads of fine maple...
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