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Forum: Canada 06-05-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,443
Posted By Destructo the Mad
Interested in bikes without motors? ...

Interested in bikes without motors?

http://bike.whistlerblackcomb.com/
Forum: Canada 06-05-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By Destructo the Mad
In Smithers, the biggest beer selection is...

In Smithers, the biggest beer selection is probably at the Alpenhorn, but if you're drinking in the evening, the lounge at the Aspen is a good bet for the frontier-chic decor if nothing else. Also,...
Forum: Americas 07-08-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By Destructo the Mad
There are gazillions of Forest Service Campsites...

There are gazillions of Forest Service Campsites on the Sunshine Coast. The campsites tend to be basic, are often scenic, are often empty, and are usually free. Here's a list:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,980
Posted By Destructo the Mad
I've had both Tourances and Anakees on my bike,...

I've had both Tourances and Anakees on my bike, and ride a lot of gravel roads, and have to say that for dirt/gravel, they are both about equal. I'd run whichever tire you like better on pavement,...
Forum: Canada 05-03-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,880
Posted By Destructo the Mad
That road has become part of my default route...

That road has become part of my default route when riding to/from the Okanagan or Kootenays. It is paved from Hwy 5 to Agate bay, and quite fun & scenic, then gravel for 2/3 of the road from Agate...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 794
Views: 187,611
Posted By Destructo the Mad
My favorite compliment is one that is implied,...

My favorite compliment is one that is implied, rather than stated explicitly: I've pulled up on the GS, dusty, loaded with camping gear, and some guy walks over from his SUV/Minivan with his family,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,290
Posted By Destructo the Mad
I've tried Tourances. TKC's and Anakees. For...

I've tried Tourances. TKC's and Anakees. For mostly pavement use, I'd go with Anakees. The bike feels much more sure-footed with the Anakees than it did with the Tourances, and I am comfortable...
Forum: Americas 03-30-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,033
Posted By Destructo the Mad
There are tons of logging roads, many of them...

There are tons of logging roads, many of them with basic campsites on them, all over British Columbia, however, there aren't too many of them in the Rockies, because most of that area is made up of...
Forum: Canada 03-30-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 866
Posted By Destructo the Mad
If you are doing the ride from west to east, go...

If you are doing the ride from west to east, go up the Nisga'a highway to the Lava Bed Provincial Park, then take the gravel road that goes from New Aiyanch to Hwy 37. The road is a lot more fun...
Forum: Americas 07-13-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By Destructo the Mad
I can't comment about Alaska, but I've ridden the...

I can't comment about Alaska, but I've ridden the Cassiar and the Alaska Hwy as far as Watson Lake, and aside from road construction, it is all paved. While I see a lot of ADV tourers come through...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2009, 10:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,027
Posted By Destructo the Mad
We're less delusional than the cage drivers who...

We're less delusional than the cage drivers who have 'sport' badges on their minivans, pickups, Corrolas, etc.
Forum: Americas 07-08-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,752
Posted By Destructo the Mad
Vancouver Island is a fantastic place to ride. ...

Vancouver Island is a fantastic place to ride. Also has the greatest density of good pubs per capita in the province. The island is covered in logging roads, which are great to explore, as well as...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By Destructo the Mad
I put an Akrapovic slip on on my '07 GS when I...

I put an Akrapovic slip on on my '07 GS when I bought it, because I didn't want to sound like I was riding a sewing machine. I also pulled the db killer out of it shortly afterwards, because it was...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,596
Posted By Destructo the Mad
If your GS has a trip computer, you get the...

If your GS has a trip computer, you get the temperature gauge. It also works as a water temperature gauge if the creek is deep enough.
Forum: Canada 07-03-2009, 10:00 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 27,169
Posted By Destructo the Mad
Shortcut to Hwy 37 (Northern BC)

My first ride report ever!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=481561
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 975
Posted By Destructo the Mad
Cutting the Corner - Shortcut (?) to Hwy 37

Cutting the corner exploring a shortcut (sort of) to Hwy 37.

Normally, Hwy 37, (the best way to ride to Alaska, via Dease Lake and the Yukon) starts at the junction with Hwy 16 at Kitwanga,...
Forum: Americas 06-25-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By Destructo the Mad
I have heard that various annoying hippie groups...

I have heard that various annoying hippie groups have taken to putting signs up saying that motorized vehicles are prohibited on stretches on the KVR, when that is not the case.
Forum: Americas 06-23-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,779
Posted By Destructo the Mad
First thing, where did you get a set of Anakees...

First thing, where did you get a set of Anakees for $330?

Second, it looks to me like you're taking too much stuff. The one thing I've learned from my bike trips is to take only the absolute...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2009, 09:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,227
Posted By Destructo the Mad
My suggestion: Wait until your son and...

My suggestion: Wait until your son and daughter-in-law pass their MSF course and actually do some riding to see if they enjoy it. Your daughter-in-law may find being a passenger terrifying (some...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,563
Posted By Destructo the Mad
My low beam just went at 20,400 km, and I...

My low beam just went at 20,400 km, and I wondered, will CANBUS have a stroke if you put in a higher-wattage replacement bulb, like you could in the good old days?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,310
Posted By Destructo the Mad
Um, aren't the levers already adjustable? Mine...

Um, aren't the levers already adjustable? Mine are (2007 GS).
Forum: Americas 06-11-2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,933
Posted By Destructo the Mad
Travel espresso machine - get the larger one (4...

Travel espresso machine - get the larger one (4 demi-tasse capacity). Link:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,283
Posted By Destructo the Mad
Smarter, better looking, more charming.

Smarter, better looking, more charming.
Forum: Americas 05-23-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By Destructo the Mad
Where to go in the Kootenays

Me and a friend are planning a ride down to the Kootenays at the end of July. The map, and other posts seem to show that we're spoiled for choice for good roads and good scenery. Neither of us have...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2009, 09:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,796
Posted By Destructo the Mad
100 lb. lighter.

100 lb. lighter.
Forum: Canada 05-22-2009, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By Destructo the Mad
It's a great ride with amazing views. +1 on it...

It's a great ride with amazing views. +1 on it being slippery if it rains. Enjoy.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,537
Posted By Destructo the Mad
I had a similar problem with my '07 GS (also with...

I had a similar problem with my '07 GS (also with wire wheels). I took it to the dealer, suspecting a warped disc. They checked it with a dial gauge, and it was within spec, so I rode with it for a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,868
Posted By Destructo the Mad
I have some friends with Jeeps. They will get...

I have some friends with Jeeps. They will get through terrain far more severe than the GS, or any adventure bike, can handle. However, they will get through this terrain at a walking pace, or less...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2009, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1,749
Views: 630,019
Posted By Destructo the Mad
http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/vv234/Destructo...

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/vv234/Destructo_the_Mad/PICT5054.jpg
Just rode through that creek

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/vv234/Destructo_the_Mad/PICT5055.jpg
About to ride through...
Forum: Americas 04-24-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,943
Posted By Destructo the Mad
For free camping in BC, there are forestry...

For free camping in BC, there are forestry service campsites scattered all over the province, most of which are pretty rudimentary (bring your own toilet paper). Personally I'd take that over...
Forum: Americas 03-04-2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,117
Posted By Destructo the Mad
You can travel by logging roads from Pemberton...

You can travel by logging roads from Pemberton all the way to Williams Lake. I did it last summer. It was beautiful, and the roads were mostly in excellent shape. There are also a lot of very nice...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,679
Posted By Destructo the Mad
Why big adventure bikes? Because I was only...

Why big adventure bikes?

Because I was only going to buy one motorcycle, and I needed it to:


Tour long distances (2000+ km), often two up, in sufficient comfort to make my sig. oth. willing...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2008, 08:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,910
Posted By Destructo the Mad
Strangely enough, I had an off-road situation...

Strangely enough, I had an off-road situation where the ASC was a help, rather than a hindrance. I was riding a logging road, and came to a patch where the road was still covered in snow. I rode...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2008, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,696
Posted By Destructo the Mad
I've got the Vario bags, and I've been impressed...

I've got the Vario bags, and I've been impressed by how much they hold, how easy it is to put them on/off the bike, and how nice it is to expand or compress them depending on how much crap you are...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2008, 07:51 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,762
Posted By Destructo the Mad
Riding my GS is more fun than washing it, so I...

Riding my GS is more fun than washing it, so I tend to be riding it.
Forum: Canada 05-07-2008, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By Destructo the Mad
Unless they're doing road construction, only...

Unless they're doing road construction, only about 10 km of the Cassiar is gravel.

The two big concerns are wildlife and fuel range. Oh, and it was snowing there this morning.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2008, 08:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,153
Posted By Destructo the Mad
On pavement, I lean/hang off the inside...

On pavement, I lean/hang off the inside (depending on how aggressively I'm riding). On dirt, I do the opposite, letting the bike lean, and keeping my torso fairly vertical. I find that doing this...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,050
Posted By Destructo the Mad
Er.. then why did you buy a bike with ASC? ...

Er.. then why did you buy a bike with ASC?

It takes 3 seconds to switch ASC modes - I usually do it before I reach the end of my driveway. While it's a pain when I forget to change modes and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2008, 10:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,717
Posted By Destructo the Mad
To really make some noise, buy a Ducati and put a...

To really make some noise, buy a Ducati and put a race pipe on it. Rode a S4 Monster with a Zard race exhaust. It was like riding the apocalypse. It sounded like it was possessed by Satan and ate...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2008, 09:49 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,167
Posted By Destructo the Mad
'Cause I live in Northern British Columbia, and...

'Cause I live in Northern British Columbia, and most of the interesting roads aren't paved (or aren't roads).
'Cause if I want to ride anywhere other than Northern BC, I have to ride ~1000km to get...
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