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Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,352
Posted By Daz-o-matic
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=67...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=675841

Here's a good thread; couple folks riding 2-up on a Ninjette in places that many will never take their dual sport. Pretty cool!

My first...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-05-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 98,445
Posted By Daz-o-matic
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-NQPtqNCPR5U/UE6...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-NQPtqNCPR5U/UE6QM2W6H-I/AAAAAAAAAqk/sILTgS9jRFA/s723/DSC_1155+%281%29.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-12-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 96,021
Posted By Daz-o-matic
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-7Zvff-p5u2U/UFF...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-7Zvff-p5u2U/UFF4ZYKpYaI/AAAAAAAAArM/VoR97r0ehVc/s482/297048_10151095363973427_1802465288_n.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-10-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 260,607
Posted By Daz-o-matic
Continental Divide - Kootenay and Banff Nat'l...

Continental Divide - Kootenay and Banff Nat'l parks, BC/AB border.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-NOD0lLuegEY/UE6QLJ82qiI/AAAAAAAAAqU/dKMwO8Slkws/s723/DSC_1144.jpg




Icefields Parkway
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-12-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,654
Posted By Daz-o-matic
Amazing images - both of you. Cheers! ...

Amazing images - both of you. Cheers!

Isotope - I grew up in SK (Coleville; just north of Kindersley). Where ya from?

- Darren
Forum: Canada 07-17-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By Daz-o-matic
I've not been to Writing On Stone, but there's...

I've not been to Writing On Stone, but there's some cool stuff around the Drumheller badlands. If you're coming from the southeast, head up Highway 570/Highway 10. Take a detour up to Wayne (11...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 14,493
Posted By Daz-o-matic
Here's an interesting tidbit I just pulled out of...

Here's an interesting tidbit I just pulled out of my ICBC* Learn To Ride Smart motorcycle book:

Quoted directly...



Interestingly, their source is the Institute For highway Safety,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 14,493
Posted By Daz-o-matic
Commercial passenger services do exist....

Commercial passenger services do exist. (http://www.helijet.com/Default.aspx) However, Helijet has found a unique market niche in that BC's financial centre is on the mainland, but its capital (and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 14,493
Posted By Daz-o-matic
+1. I'm pretty new to riding, but I'm...

+1.

I'm pretty new to riding, but I'm transitioning between two careers (old ski patrol avalanche technician, new helicopter pilot) that carry with them certain risks - both have taught me a lot...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 22,678
Posted By Daz-o-matic
:nod:thumb

:nod:thumb
Forum: Canada 06-25-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,430
Posted By Daz-o-matic
I spent around 20 years living in Invermere -...

I spent around 20 years living in Invermere - just north of Cranbrook. I always thought of it as a "service" town, and in many ways it is; car dealers, big box stores, somewhat well-equipped...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-16-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,254
Posted By Daz-o-matic
I'm full-time patrol up there. As of this...

I'm full-time patrol up there. As of this afternoon there was 466cm in the Peak weather plot. So, yep.:D
Forum: Americas 08-15-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,747
Posted By Daz-o-matic
I was through both places about mid-September...

I was through both places about mid-September last year. The weather was phenomenal - warm (downright hot at times!), clear, light winds, pleasant evenings, comfortably cool nights. Like the others...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By Daz-o-matic
Cool - you're right in my backyard!:D I...

Cool - you're right in my backyard!:D

I live in Invermere, I've worked up at Panorama for years, and me and the missus hiked the Bugs on Sunday (I'm sure we drove past that same whitetail).
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,547
Posted By Daz-o-matic
I'm a professional avalanche technician; been...

I'm a professional avalanche technician; been working in the ski industry for over 18 years.

Bought my first motorcycle last summer; used it to commute to my job as a downhill mountain bike...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2008, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,334
Posted By Daz-o-matic
I don't even notice the Givi. Then again, it's...

I don't even notice the Givi. Then again, it's *always* on the bike, so perhaps I've grown accustomed to it. My commute is back and forth between Panorama ski resort and Invermere, which isn't really...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,334
Posted By Daz-o-matic
I see you're a fellow Canuckistanian... I...

I see you're a fellow Canuckistanian...

I have an EX500 (jut got it in May - my first bike!).

I have 60L soft saddle bags that I bought from Motopak. They're just outside Kelowna BC, so there'd...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2008, 07:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,043
Posted By Daz-o-matic
Perhaps he was teaching you about moving with the...

Perhaps he was teaching you about moving with the flow and not obstructing traffic?
:fishie
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 9,894
Posted By Daz-o-matic
What has been seen cannot be unseen...:becca ...

What has been seen cannot be unseen...:becca

Nice ride report - hope you get good news about your Triumph!

See ya back at the salt mines...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2008, 07:46 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 9,894
Posted By Daz-o-matic
Y not? :rofl

Y not? :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 9,894
Posted By Daz-o-matic
Howie, you bitch... allow me to interrupt yer...

Howie, you bitch... allow me to interrupt yer ride report:

Bad enough I have to hear about these wicked-ass trips at work, but now you're invading my internetz too! So if y'all want a tag-along...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,383
Posted By Daz-o-matic
A motarded R1200R is my dream bike. It can stay...

A motarded R1200R is my dream bike. It can stay stripped down for commuting, or get all tarted up with engine guards and whatnot, and one can even load it up with baggage, windshield and a bunch of...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2008, 10:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,271
Posted By Daz-o-matic
For light, warm and compressible, nothing beats...

For light, warm and compressible, nothing beats good goose down. I have a down barrel bag that I bought from MEC (Canada's REI) that is rated to -5C (23F). It cost around a hundred Canuck-bucks ten...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2008, 09:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,121
Posted By Daz-o-matic
I'm *this* close to pulling the trigger on a pair...

I'm *this* close to pulling the trigger on a pair of Avon Distanzas for my Ninja EX500. All I need to do is decide whether I want to have them shipped to Canada ($$$), or have them shipped to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2008, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By Daz-o-matic
Very cool :thumb I worked at Thredbo as a...

Very cool :thumb

I worked at Thredbo as a snowcat operator back in '97 (got there right after that horrendous landslide) and '98. Lots of those photos brought back memories.

Can't wait to go...
Forum: Canada 07-08-2008, 10:12 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 30,605
Posted By Daz-o-matic
How rough is a "bit rough"? Passable with a...

How rough is a "bit rough"? Passable with a carefully (slowly!) ridden 500 Ninja?

I live just north of the east end of the pass, and I've always had a hankerin' to ride it.
Forum: Canada 06-26-2008, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,620
Posted By Daz-o-matic
I was there last week. The Crawford Bay-Balfour...

I was there last week. The Crawford Bay-Balfour ferry does indeed have a "MOTORCYCLES - NO PRIORITY BOARDING" sign, but ironically enough one darn near needs to ride to the front of the line to read...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,158
Posted By Daz-o-matic
I just bought an '02 with about 17,000km on it....

I just bought an '02 with about 17,000km on it. It's my first bike, so my frame of refrence is essentially zero. However, I have a close friend who owns a KLR (he's also had a few other street-ier...
Forum: Canada 06-21-2008, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,358
Posted By Daz-o-matic
I just got back from a four-day West Kootenay...

I just got back from a four-day West Kootenay tour - my first-ever motorcycle tour!

The east side of Kootenay Lake between Creston and Kootenay Bay is fun. Once you take the (free) ferry across...
Forum: Canada 06-21-2008, 12:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,457
Posted By Daz-o-matic
IME, not at all. I spent a couple winters in New...

IME, not at all. I spent a couple winters in New Zealand back in the late 90's, and I had my own car. Drove the company vehicles regularly, too. After a week or two of whacking my right elbow on the...
Forum: Canada 06-13-2008, 09:50 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,103
Posted By Daz-o-matic
Up to 140.9 in Invermere; 139.9 in nearby Radium,...

Up to 140.9 in Invermere; 139.9 in nearby Radium, BC.
Forum: Canada 06-09-2008, 11:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,103
Posted By Daz-o-matic
June 09/2008 sees it at 135.9 in Invermere, BC....

June 09/2008 sees it at 135.9 in Invermere, BC. Surprising, as we're usually about 10/L <i>above</i> the national norm, what with being a holiday town and all.
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