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Forum: Equipment 12-15-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,748
Posted By 568V8
Totally Dorkular

I just totally love that expression. Next time someone ask if my RC suit is hot I can tell them:
no it's totally dorkular and is air cooled.
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,748
Posted By 568V8
2 pc RoadCrafter

I wear a 2pc and really love it.
It's grossly hot in summer, but it offers great protection, so I wear bicycle shorts or just sweatwicking underwear underneath if it's too hot for lightweight...
Forum: Americas 12-06-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By 568V8
GEOS insurance

I have the insurance, not sure what it will cover; bought it because it was cheap and might be worthwhile.
I understand that GEOS won't pay if there is publicly paid for service to do the job or...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,327
Posted By 568V8
cheap pants

Reminds me of a sign I saw years ago in a bike shop when I was looking for my first helmet.
"If you have a $10 head, we have a $10 helmet that fits."

I wear an Aerostich RoadCrafter to protect...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-19-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By 568V8
Red Lodge

The Alpine Lodge in Red Lodge at the north end of town, the owner Larry is an x biker and was super friendly to my wife in August. It;s off season, maybe you can make a get a deal.
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,751
Posted By 568V8
good on ya - I wish you well

For reasons other than medical I too ride&write a bit. For what is worth try experimenting using wordpress, I've found it reasonably simple to use and it can be an elaborate publishing tool if you...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-10-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By 568V8
Zumo 550

Mine will only work with a max of 1000 mp3 files; no sense having a card so big it won't get read. My 8Gb card is more than big enough for anything I want stored.
This forum has answers to most any...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,163
Posted By 568V8
your problem ....

I'm surprised that knowing the latch was defective that you continued to use it. Why didn't you contact TT ?
From all that I've heard they would have done something to help you. I've met them...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,699
Posted By 568V8
Chinook - two bags

I have two Chinook bags that I can use separately or put one inside the other for maximum warmth and minimum packing space. I highly recommend the Thermopalm Rectangle rated at 50F or 10C and the...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-10-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,499
Posted By 568V8
planning trips

Google Earth is a great tool; you can zoom right in a get a good sense about the road. It also shows pictures posted by others and all sorts of facilities along a proposed route. Lots of pictures...
Forum: Americas 04-10-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 925
Posted By 568V8
Needles Highway

When close to Mt Rushmore find your way to the Needles Highway and the Iron Mountain Road.
Forum: Americas 03-30-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,174
Posted By 568V8
Spot

The SPOT with watchers who you can rely on, is a great idea. Through SPOT you can also get some cheap accident insurance.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By 568V8
regular Tourance

I found that the regular Tourance tires lasted more miles than the EXP; on my Vstropm DL1000.
Forum: Canada 03-30-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,565
Posted By 568V8
Thumb Newfoundland !!

As much as practical, and some of my routes weren't, I've been around the whole island.
Right, not every remote outport of course; but I attempted to ride around the coastline and do believe that...
Forum: Airheads 03-06-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By 568V8
Luv em

PivotPegz on my Vstrom are great. Aggressive so my boots can't slip off. Larger surface area than conventional pegs, spreads the weight over more boot surface so better for standing up.
Forum: Face plant 02-11-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,117
Posted By 568V8
a good drop

All things considered I'd say that you had a very good drop. You learned more than most of us do when we fall over for the first time. You're well on your way to becoming a capable and safe rider.
...
Forum: Americas 02-06-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By 568V8
don't go cheap

Planning such a great trip is worth doing it right. For all of us money is always part of the equation, but don't go cheap so cheap that you will have regrets later.
Eating cheap food and trying to...
Forum: Americas 02-06-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,210
Posted By 568V8
tick removal

Read up on a good way to remove ticks and make your own decision. I suffered from Lyme so I know that it's worth removing a tick properly.
Something like a loop is necessary. DO NOT ticks using...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-06-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,458
Posted By 568V8
so many places

There are so many places that you should or must go. By the time you leave home, this post will have so many pics that you won't even need to take your camera on your trip.

Only these simple...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-21-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,088
Posted By 568V8
large screen option

I have some problems with seeing close but not a serious as you. I do find that my Zumo 550 works best for me when I use it through a Booster-Roo splitter amplifier and into speakers in my helmet. So...
Forum: Americas 12-14-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,012
Posted By 568V8
Relais Nordik

Consider riding all along the Lower North Shore of the St Lawrence to Natashquan and then the boat to Blanc Sablon. Skip the Trans Lab and enjoy a boat ride; with great food.
Don't miss the World...
Forum: Canada 12-07-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3,030
Views: 182,638
Posted By 568V8
Narrows Locks Road

Thanks for posting such a good video. My Vstrom in the garage for the winter so I had to make do with your ride.
Forum: The Garage 11-11-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,340
Posted By 568V8
great instructional video

Thanks for making and posting this. Proper use of hand tools is what separates most of us from the professionals.
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,211
Posted By 568V8
Red Bay

Save some time for a long stop in Red Bay at the museum, UNESCO site.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,028
Posted By 568V8
confusion ?

Many drivers don't even know some of the basic rules of the road; like who should have the right-of-way. I ride in Canada, where I'm sorry to say, but from my experience, we have more bad car drivers...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-21-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By 568V8
music

I use and need a Booster-Roo to amplify the sound in my Zumo 550. It's also a splitter so you can plug music and directions into you passenger.
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,037
Posted By 568V8
ya stinky ?

Bacteria causes stink. I know because I probably hold some records for stinky feet, smelly socks, gloves and boots ... etc.
Go to a pet store and get some odour outer spray or soap, or some "Nok...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-21-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,310
Posted By 568V8
2-up

When riding 2-up, my wife and I enjoy a nice comfortable B&B. It's a different experience than camping, we don't ride as far, but it sure is nice to get spoiled sometimes. It also ensures that she...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,582
Posted By 568V8
like your pics

Your picture of the pebbles and rocks on the beach at The Arches has amazing colour. Nicely done.
It all looks so familiar? Hmmmm ... Was I with you?

windtogo.wordpress.com
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,163
Posted By 568V8
certainly, I agree

If there were no helmet laws then there would be less helmets So yes the laws increase the theft. This reply is also pointless.
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,279
Posted By 568V8
#27 colourful house

Been there, taken the same picture just a couple of weeks ago. I had an amazing trip and wrote a bit of a journal ...

windtogo.wordpress.com
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By 568V8
6 things to consider

5 things to consider: fit, fit, fit, fit, and fit.

the 6th and maybe most important if you want to do lots of riding with her .... Does she like it ?
Forum: Canada 04-20-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,596
Posted By 568V8
border crossing either direction

I often cross the border and always keep in my mind that the border/customs officer has the last say as to if I will be allowed to cross or not ( in nearly all situations). Regardless of how much...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,726
Posted By 568V8
minimal pocket sruff

2armor has a good point about having some important stuff in your pocket in case you're separated from your bike due to a crash.
I wear and ID name tag and whistle around my neck.
In the...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,417
Posted By 568V8
Aerostich Road Crafter 2 pc

Last summer I had first had experience with the US heatwave in July while I was in the Bad Lands National Park area in South Dakota. Temperatures at 50C or over 125F are grossly f...ing hot even...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 884
Posted By 568V8
FroggToggs

For the price, breathability and lightweight packing FroggToggs can't be beat. I'm on my second pair. They also double as going out for dinner jacket with my dirty RoadCrafter left in the motel.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-16-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By 568V8
Montana

I'm not sure but I know who knows
gpscentral.ca is my supplier for all my gps toys.
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 118,347
Posted By 568V8
they get tiered and lay down

Well that explains why my Vee has gone down. It's apparently just tired and wanted to lay down. And I thought it had something to do with the poor roads and my skills.
Forum: Canada 04-09-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,026
Posted By 568V8
new Vibram soles

Got my Sidi boots done in Kingston

http://windtogo.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/sidi-riding-boots-now-better-than-new/
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By 568V8
Plexus

Plexus or a similar Ipone product. Great for anything plastic.
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