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Forum: Canada 04-20-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 15,576
Posted By yamalama
I could see wanting to leave Kelowna for a...

I could see wanting to leave Kelowna for a mid-winter break. 3-4 weeks of southern exposure would do the trick.
The motorcycle/bicycle riding around here? Sublime and endless. Paved or not
I can...
Forum: Canada 04-19-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 15,576
Posted By yamalama
I do live here. That is my impression. Why...

I do live here. That is my impression.

Why would you alter my statement, and put it in quotes?
Why are you disputing something that you readily admit you know nothing about?
Forum: Canada 04-17-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 15,576
Posted By yamalama
Approaching the two week mark now, having moved...

Approaching the two week mark now, having moved to Kelowna.

This is a great place. Zero disappointments, so far.
Do not let Hwy 97/Harvey Ave traffic chaos deter you from checking out this city. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-15-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7,754
Views: 1,269,986
Posted By yamalama
1.25 million views. still nothing. amazing. ...

1.25 million views.
still nothing.
amazing.
:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-04-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7,754
Views: 1,269,986
Posted By yamalama
bump. what's new today? any fresh...

bump.
what's new today?
any fresh rumours/conjecture?
:D
Forum: Canada 04-04-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 15,576
Posted By yamalama
you can fly from Penticton/Kelowna to Vancouver...

you can fly from Penticton/Kelowna to Vancouver in 45 minutes. very little additional cost, if it is a stop over, on the way elsewhere.
you can fly direct to Vegas, Phoenix, etc. from Kelowna.
Forum: Canada 04-03-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 15,576
Posted By yamalama
Kelowna has a nice international airport....

Kelowna has a nice international airport. Expanding.
You would have to transfer in Vanc, to get to L A.
Not cost-prohibitive. Basically almost the same price as flying out of Vanc.

ps:
...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,065
Posted By yamalama
i am surprised that the aprons are not more...

i am surprised that the aprons are not more popular in N America.
Especially with the scooter crowd.
Forum: Canada 03-27-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 15,576
Posted By yamalama
doesn't matter how cheap they can be had. the...

doesn't matter how cheap they can be had.
the Spanish gov't requires you to spend 500000 Euro, if you want to become a citizen, and receive medical, etc.
as far as vacationing? rent. always. that...
Forum: Canada 03-25-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 15,576
Posted By yamalama
One has to buy a 500000 euro home in Spain to...

One has to buy a 500000 euro home in Spain to take advantage of the relocation program. Still takes 10 years to become an E U citizen.
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 26,616
Posted By yamalama
Scary. Turns out you were well prepared, having...

Scary.
Turns out you were well prepared, having that Delorme onboard.
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,940
Posted By yamalama
Do you plan on spending time in Vancouver? The...

Do you plan on spending time in Vancouver?
The Trev Deeley motorcycle museum is worth a look. 1 minute off the freeway, Hwy 1.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7,754
Views: 1,269,986
Posted By yamalama
bump. any last minute rumours before the...

bump.
any last minute rumours before the weekend?
pics?
:rofl. :D
Forum: Canada 03-20-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,591
Posted By yamalama
Guilty of purgery. A serious offence, no? It...

Guilty of purgery. A serious offence, no?
It would be nice to see him do jail time.
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,025
Posted By yamalama
Great stuff. :clap

Great stuff.
:clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-17-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7,754
Views: 1,269,986
Posted By yamalama
440 pages of ...... nothing. :D

440 pages of ...... nothing.
:D
Forum: Canada 03-16-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,859
Posted By yamalama
better than nothing, i guess. not sure why...

better than nothing, i guess.
not sure why they would choose the left lane of the two lane hwy, for filtering. that seems like a stupid idea. no escape path.
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,916
Posted By yamalama
wow. unbelievable photos. much appreciated. ...

wow.
unbelievable photos.
much appreciated.

:clap
Forum: Canada 03-14-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,691
Posted By yamalama
some amazing footage there. nice editing by the...

some amazing footage there. nice editing by the cops.
the criminal made some great moves.
he sure shot through the sliding glass nicely.
the security guards put in a good chase as well.

riding...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 43,733
Posted By yamalama
Looking forward to seeing more of your travels.

Looking forward to seeing more of your travels.
Forum: Canada 03-12-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By yamalama
did you just say "old sausage hound"? :lol3. ...

did you just say "old sausage hound"?
:lol3. :lol3
Forum: Canada 03-11-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 15,576
Posted By yamalama
Dunno. I always liked the Albertans. They seem...

Dunno. I always liked the Albertans.
They seem decent enough to me.
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,379
Posted By yamalama
Great report. Looking forward to the next...

Great report.
Looking forward to the next installment.
:clap
Forum: Canada 03-08-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 15,576
Posted By yamalama
Heard the first hog blaring "born to run"...

Heard the first hog blaring "born to run" yesterday.
Spring has officially sprung. :D
Forum: Canada 03-07-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 15,576
Posted By yamalama
Up the hill at Apex today. Meanwhile, the hogs...

Up the hill at Apex today.
Meanwhile, the hogs were roaming Hwy 97.

<a href="http://s934.photobucket.com/user/bretthsmith/media/image.jpg1_2.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Canada 03-06-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,288
Posted By yamalama
i paid almost 2500, one way, from Germany to...

i paid almost 2500, one way, from Germany to Vancouver, last May.
A C cargo would not deal with me directly, they said i had to go through a broker type.
Approx 100 bucks extra to retrieve the bike...
Forum: Canada 03-05-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By yamalama
The FSR campsites are free. There are some...

The FSR campsites are free.
There are some awesome ones.
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,159
Posted By yamalama
Thank you. Great photos. Lots of excellent...

Thank you. Great photos. Lots of excellent information.
:clap
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,811
Posted By yamalama
That thing looks dangerous. :eek1

That thing looks dangerous.
:eek1
Forum: Canada 03-02-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,756
Posted By yamalama
What did i say that was incorrect? Please advise....

What did i say that was incorrect? Please advise.

BTW, I am from southern Manitoba, so much for your theory. :deal

I actually prefer Eastern Canada, people-wise and history-wise.
The winter...
Forum: Canada 03-01-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,756
Posted By yamalama
This should be "the best place to retire, with a...

This should be "the best place to retire, with a four month riding season" thread.
:D

B C is the ONLY province with a reasonable length motorcycle season. That makes it good enough for me.
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 105,151
Posted By yamalama
Bad luck! Best wishes on a speedy repair.

Bad luck!
Best wishes on a speedy repair.
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,706
Posted By yamalama
Using softened water for drinking purposes is not...

Using softened water for drinking purposes is not recommended, is it?
Forum: Canada 02-27-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 15,576
Posted By yamalama
Nice to see that everyone is basically where they...

Nice to see that everyone is basically where they want to be.
Defensive, in most cases. :D
30 days until we move to Kelowna.

You are far too young to retire, Gunnerbuck. :D
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 84,291
Posted By yamalama
Wow. Thanks for taking the time. :clap

Wow.
Thanks for taking the time.
:clap
Forum: Canada 02-25-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 15,576
Posted By yamalama
I do not think the latest decrease in interest...

I do not think the latest decrease in interest rates has perked the market up very much.
The demand is definitely high in Kelowna. Houses are not on the market for very long, in most cases.
The...
Forum: Canada 02-23-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 15,576
Posted By yamalama
Penticton prices are the same as Kelowna, more or...

Penticton prices are the same as Kelowna, more or less. Far better selection in the Kelowna area.
Good luck with Penticton. We tried. It does however seem like it would be a pretty decent place to...
Forum: Canada 02-23-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 15,576
Posted By yamalama
re: road bicycles in the Kelowna area. We were...

re: road bicycles in the Kelowna area.
We were in Kelowna yesterday. Talked to an avid roadie.
He said the local loops are incredible. He had just returned from a 75k ride with 20 other roadies....
Forum: Canada 02-22-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 15,576
Posted By yamalama
Couple of pics. <a...

Couple of pics.



<a href="http://s934.photobucket.com/user/bretthsmith/media/image.jpg1.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i934.photobucket.com/albums/ad185/bretthsmith/image.jpg1.jpg"...
Forum: Canada 02-22-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 15,576
Posted By yamalama
The city planner in Kelowna is a bike nut. He is...

The city planner in Kelowna is a bike nut. He is doing everything he can to increase the kilometers of trails within the city.
There are literally dozens of loops around Kelowna for road bikes. ...
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