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Forum: Ride reports Today, 12:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,642
Posted By jkdwings
Hola mis amigos! When I get some decent Internet...

Hola mis amigos! When I get some decent Internet iI'll post more of an update, but here's a quick one. I left Mazatlan after staying for 5 weeks and my mural painting friend Courtney and I took off...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,642
Posted By jkdwings
Hey guys, here's another video that I threw...

Hey guys, here's another video that I threw together of a spontaneous road trip that happened from the Funky Monkey in Mazatlan. We drove 3 or so hours out towards Durango to check out a waterfall...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,642
Posted By jkdwings
Good to hear from you Evan! It's hard to leave...

Good to hear from you Evan! It's hard to leave somewhere when you meet so many great people and life is so simple.
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,642
Posted By jkdwings
Hey folks, I'm still sucking at the whole...

Hey folks, I'm still sucking at the whole motorbike travel thing and am still loving life in Mazatlan, MX. My original travel partner, Colin, left here 3 weeks ago and continued south while I have...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,642
Posted By jkdwings
Here's another video I put together of my stay in...

Here's another video I put together of my stay in Mazatlan at the Funky Monkey Hostel. It's an amazing place that has kept its grips on me, which is why I've been in Mazatlan for damn near a month...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,642
Posted By jkdwings
Thanks! Courtney is from Alaska/California,...

Thanks! Courtney is from Alaska/California, depending on the year. I'll be posting another video shortly of some of my stay in Mazatlan, too! I'm really digging video now that I've done a couple of...
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,642
Posted By jkdwings
Hey folks, sorry for being off for so long...

Hey folks, sorry for being off for so long without an update. After arriving in Mazatlan with the plan of staying for one night I fell in love with the place and planned to stay for a week. I then...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 139,851
Posted By jkdwings
I'm loving everything about this report ladies! I...

I'm loving everything about this report ladies! I just got a message from my folks saying I got a post card from you back home, which is super cool. I won't see it till June or so when Colin and I...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,642
Posted By jkdwings
Good to see you made it over here! Pissed and...

Good to see you made it over here! Pissed and Broke tour indeed.
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,642
Posted By jkdwings
Thanks to all who have chimed in and to all the...

Thanks to all who have chimed in and to all the amazing people I've met so far. Evan with Racetecch Electric so kindly stole from his own KLR a CDI to help me get back on the road. He also invited me...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,642
Posted By jkdwings
And back to the report now! After the great...

And back to the report now!

After the great time we had in the Vancouver area, Colin and I began our journey south, making our first border crossing! It wasn't a huge deal obviously as we have...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,642
Posted By jkdwings
OK, so here's the scoop on what happened and how...

OK, so here's the scoop on what happened and how I messed up. After ripping apart the broken kill switch and jumping the orange and brown wires, the bike fired up. Rather than shutting it off with...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,642
Posted By jkdwings
Hey guys I just had a good crash going 50mph on...

Hey guys I just had a good crash going 50mph on a sand road today and after I picked the bike up and put my shoulder back in, it won't start, won't even crank. First think I notice it is as that the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,642
Posted By jkdwings
Hey folks, I just put this video together of a...

Hey folks, I just put this video together of a flat repair in California. Check it out in HD! Also, this was the first video I've made with any kind of editing software, so let me know what you...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,642
Posted By jkdwings
Yeah, we certainly remember you! What a fun ride...

Yeah, we certainly remember you! What a fun ride that was up to the ferry. Was that highway 3A? If so, I'd recommend it to everyone!
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,642
Posted By jkdwings
We left Saskatoon on September 9th. Believe me, I...

We left Saskatoon on September 9th. Believe me, I would have loved to come to Colorado for many reasons besides great beer :evil, but we wanted to hit the Rockies and the coast in Canada before...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,642
Posted By jkdwings
Important to note that they weren't actual...

Important to note that they weren't actual Pelicans, but Acklands Granger instrument cases or something like that. They are much, much thinner than pelicans and feel like a cheap toy in comparison....
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,642
Posted By jkdwings
We said our goodbyes to Alissa and Whistler and...

We said our goodbyes to Alissa and Whistler and began our ride to White Rock to visit Colin’s cousins for dinner and a few days. A few things should be noted at this point: both of our rear tires...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,642
Posted By jkdwings
Thanks, Johnny! I really enjoy putting this...

Thanks, Johnny! I really enjoy putting this report together, although I am a bit behind as can be seen from the up-to-date location in my first post. I'm trying to catch up a bit in the next couple...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,642
Posted By jkdwings
I woke this morning feeling rather content with...

I woke this morning feeling rather content with the sleep I had, even with the pitter-patter of rain hitting my tent fly all night. My little campsite was under some good tree cover and Colin...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,642
Posted By jkdwings
The day started at a slow, relaxed pace, as I...

The day started at a slow, relaxed pace, as I like. It was Monday morning and we had decided to leave my paradise named Fernie with our eyes set for the coast. Colin was his normal morning self,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,642
Posted By jkdwings
We awoke on what was now day 3 in our cozy little...

We awoke on what was now day 3 in our cozy little apartment and began the slow gathering of our belongings. It still wasn’t hot out, but it also hadn’t snowed another 10 cm overnight. Our lovely...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,642
Posted By jkdwings
The day was a brisk one, with a high of only 9°...

The day was a brisk one, with a high of only 9° Celsius and thick, overcast skies. The wind was light, but out of the northeast which was to our advantage as we opened the throttle towards Calgary,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,642
Posted By jkdwings
The Somewhere Between: Part 2 - Two KLRs to Patagonia

Up-to-date location: December 12 - Still in Mazatlan...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-08-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,250
Posted By jkdwings
Hey, I figure I should chime in as I've got a...

Hey, I figure I should chime in as I've got a fair amount of experience in this area. I've been riding year-round for the last 3 years in Saskatoon, SK. If you aren't aware, we have proper winter...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,908
Posted By jkdwings
Thanks! It's been good to have you along; perhaps...

Thanks! It's been good to have you along; perhaps we'll meet down the road somewhere!

Regards,

Jason
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,908
Posted By jkdwings
Thanks! Of all the ride reports I've read (and...

Thanks! Of all the ride reports I've read (and any writing, for that matter), honesty is what really draws me in. Sharing the proud moments, and the not so proud; as a reader, I find it creates much...
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,908
Posted By jkdwings
Thanks for reading, and the compliment!

Thanks for reading, and the compliment!
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 34,377
Posted By jkdwings
Just want to jump in and say that I'm really...

Just want to jump in and say that I'm really digging your writing and story-telling; it's got me hooked. Your photos tell an amazing story on their own, as well. I hope everyone appreciates that just...
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 107,622
Posted By jkdwings
Hey just wanted to chime in and say this report...

Hey just wanted to chime in and say this report has been phenomenal to follow along with. You've shown us some amazing places through your beautiful photos, and appealed to all the emotions with your...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 139,851
Posted By jkdwings
Just wanted to pipe in with my praise of your...

Just wanted to pipe in with my praise of your trip and vlog - I'm loving the style! Also, your last video reminded me of this XKCD comic (http://xkcd.com/37/). Keep up the amazing adventure!
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 598
Posted By jkdwings
Hey man, this sounds like it'll be a great build!...

Hey man, this sounds like it'll be a great build! Looking forward to seeing it progress.
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,675
Posted By jkdwings
I carry my 7D, 15-85, and 11-16 in a camera bag...

I carry my 7D, 15-85, and 11-16 in a camera bag that happens to fit perfectly inside my Wolfman Rainier tank bag. It doesn't see much for vibrations or get kicked around in that position much at all....
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-25-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 20,110
Posted By jkdwings
Thanks for sharing this wicked journey with us,...

Thanks for sharing this wicked journey with us, friend! I'm hoping to be in Baja just shy of a year from now, and this is getting me more and more stoked. Curious how you're carrying your 7D on the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,908
Posted By jkdwings
Thanks guys! I'm looking forward to my future...

Thanks guys! I'm looking forward to my future adventures. September seems so far away right now, but I know it will probably come quicker than I think.

Also, as this was my first attempt at a ride...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,908
Posted By jkdwings
Well folks, here’s the last day of my fly and...

Well folks, here’s the last day of my fly and ride journey from Buffalo, NY to Saskatoon, SK.

I awoke around 0800 this morning, and I wasn’t in too much of a rush to get on the road. I had around...
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,908
Posted By jkdwings
Only a couple more days left of this journey, so...

Only a couple more days left of this journey, so I’d better finish it soon!

I woke at 0440 hours this morning to get off whoever’s land I was sleeping on. I packed quickly and took back roads into...
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,216,806
Posted By jkdwings
Fantastic stuff, Juan! Thanks for keeping us so...

Fantastic stuff, Juan! Thanks for keeping us so up to date!
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,641
Posted By jkdwings
Cool stuff, Chris. Keep the studs down!

Cool stuff, Chris. Keep the studs down!
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,641
Posted By jkdwings
Chris, I'm wondering how your heater solution has...

Chris, I'm wondering how your heater solution has been working for you? Can you post any details of how you set it up/what parts you used? I let the insurance on my KLR lapse at the end of December,...
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