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Forum: Americas 03-27-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 436
Posted By thetourist
I forgot you are from UK. It will be hot, and...

I forgot you are from UK. It will be hot, and dry. Temps of 90*f are normal, more in the hot spots. East of the Cascades the inner northwest is dry, sometimes as low as 15% humidity. But, it cools...
Forum: Americas 03-26-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 436
Posted By thetourist
Plenty of routes east. How much time you got? ...

Plenty of routes east. How much time you got?

To leave Portland I usually take the Gorge then cross the river at Bridge of the Gods to hwy 14. Back to the southside at Umatilla. Follow the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-26-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,420
Posted By thetourist
[QUOTE interact in a socially inconvenient...

[QUOTE interact in a socially inconvenient fashion? :1drink[/QUOTE]


I resemble that remark. :lol3
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-26-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11,032
Views: 2,261,664
Posted By thetourist
As a 350 owner, I would say ,"Not a bargain, but...

As a 350 owner, I would say ,"Not a bargain, but fair value".
ES model
The price holds better in the NW. Especially ES models.
Low miles.
Unmolested (stock)
Fresh tires, chain, etc.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-24-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 21,069
Posted By thetourist
Google Paintless Dent Removal. I watched a guy...

Google Paintless Dent Removal.
I watched a guy remove a dent once. He used a suction cup on the outside and a bar with a roller wheel on the inside. He worked from the outside to the center of the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-24-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 744
Posted By thetourist
What Zubb said. I liked your original...

What Zubb said.

I liked your original route, but If you are going to bypass Glacier and Banff's glory don't even go there. Use your time to find better roads further south. Idaho, Yellowstone,...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-04-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,639
Posted By thetourist
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W29qdTCmghM ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W29qdTCmghM



Start with something cheap and disposable. And, Watch Out For That Tree.

At the least, wear a helmet and gloves. Add some knee and elbow pads....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-03-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8,606
Views: 527,913
Posted By thetourist
Troy Idaho is correct. Right in the middle of...

Troy Idaho is correct. Right in the middle of town.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-03-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8,606
Views: 527,913
Posted By thetourist
I recognized the FS sign. :lol3 ...

I recognized the FS sign. :lol3


Name the town.

http://latourista.smugmug.com/Other/Spring-Rides-2010/i-L4CtHcM/0/L/IMG_0034-L.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-03-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8,606
Views: 527,913
Posted By thetourist
Austin OR

Austin OR
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 04:36 PM
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Views: 874,726
Posted By thetourist
I've enjoyed the Races to Places. Here is a vid...

I've enjoyed the Races to Places. Here is a vid of him on a Rally Mongolia stage. He explains rally nav techniques.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQiqxbKxCR4


Ach, my puter...
Forum: Americas 02-17-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,661
Posted By thetourist
Google Tour of Idaho ... lots of rugged single...

Google Tour of Idaho ... lots of rugged single track.
T1 north south
T2 east west across the deserts of south Idaho.

It would probably take near two weeks to run the dual sport route...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-07-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 21,069
Posted By thetourist
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McR6rJ371xM ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McR6rJ371xM


http://www.enduro360.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Ignacio-Chivite-800x782.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-05-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8,606
Views: 527,913
Posted By thetourist
warm springs reservoir road?

warm springs reservoir road?
Forum: Americas 02-02-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By thetourist
http://www.drivepetty.com/ You can...

http://www.drivepetty.com/


You can get large plastic totes at Wall Mart for as little as $10 They don't last a long time, but will last a summer. Or garbage cans.
Forum: Americas 01-28-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,286
Posted By thetourist
Oregon 20 is called, by some, the most boring...

Oregon 20 is called, by some, the most boring road in OR.

95 and 12 are probably the most heavily patrolled roads in Idaho.

OP is still taking a very long time to get to Glacier. How many miles...
Forum: Americas 01-28-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,286
Posted By thetourist
Got ya. He bypassed a lot, but people have to...

Got ya. He bypassed a lot, but people have to run their own route.
Forum: Americas 01-28-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,286
Posted By thetourist
129 - Clarkston WA to Enterprise OR Hells...

129 - Clarkston WA to Enterprise OR

Hells Canyon - Idaho Oregon border. The Snake River

Beartooth - Red Lodge MT into Yellowstone
Forum: Americas 01-23-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By thetourist
You are not going to make your average thru the...

You are not going to make your average thru the parks, so deduct those days. ie Glacier will take a day to do 50-100 mi. Same with Yellowstone and maybe Beartooth.
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,286
Posted By thetourist
I agree with the above. Get out of CA as fast a...

I agree with the above. Get out of CA as fast a possible. It's a long way to Glacier. I've made this trip a couple of times. From north ID to San Fran took me 3 days each time and Glacier is...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-22-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2,020
Views: 105,674
Posted By thetourist
Idaho education sucks. 3-Rs are mediocre. No...

Idaho education sucks. 3-Rs are mediocre. No arts. Lots of sports.
Newest school bldg. in Moscow was built in the 50's. So nothing is up to snuff with the electronic age.
At about 6th grade my...
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 942
Posted By thetourist
This was iffy. Temp right at freezing. Snowing...

This was iffy. Temp right at freezing. Snowing and a little icy.
It had been very light slush but was starting to freeze. Really really slow coming off this pass.
...
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 942
Posted By thetourist
This is the tough one. Ice or not? In a car you...

This is the tough one. Ice or not? In a car you can touch the brakes and test for traction, before a corner. On a bike, touch the brake, and if it is icy, down you go. This was icy. I was...
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 942
Posted By thetourist
See the glare. That is the grim reaper with you...

See the glare. That is the grim reaper with you in his sights. Slow way down, below 20. Those little ridges can put you down.

We were still running 60mph except a few corners. In a car.

...
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 942
Posted By thetourist
You could ride a bike on this. Snow on...

You could ride a bike on this. Snow on snow...predictable traction. We were averaging above 60 thru here, in a car, could probably do 40+ on a bike.

...
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 942
Posted By thetourist
A Texan...Oh my. That makes it all OK. Please...

A Texan...Oh my. That makes it all OK. Please help me...


OK, I got my breath back. Something constructive.

A bike tire will cut thru slushy light snow, and have some traction, as long...
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 942
Posted By thetourist
A Californian, with limited experience on a bike,...

A Californian, with limited experience on a bike, going on a trip in the snow. :clap:clap:clap On tourances..

What could go wrong? :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl


Hold my beer...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-19-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2,020
Views: 105,674
Posted By thetourist
Hey Roy, there are track set ups for ATV's

Hey Roy, there are track set ups for ATV's
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-19-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,940
Posted By thetourist
I had a 2-stroke Saab scare the wee out of me,...

I had a 2-stroke Saab scare the wee out of me, when I was a kid. That freewheeling clutch was just too weird.

Later I was a navvie in a V-4 car and it was a good car, if a little slow.

I have...
Forum: Americas 01-19-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By thetourist
I also have done quite a bit of research on the...

I also have done quite a bit of research on the Nez Perce War and their flight.

Have you been thru this area? It is very rugged. This area has the deepest canyons in the USA. Note the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-19-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2,020
Views: 105,674
Posted By thetourist
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/pC8bAh0JspA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>




As near as I can tell.
This is a short track and a long track....
Forum: Americas 01-17-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 922
Posted By thetourist
I've done the north south thing a number of...

I've done the north south thing a number of times. A plethora of routes. hwy 89 and 191 are generally nice roads, both go thru Yellowstone.
You could head north by freeway to Pueblo or Denver then...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3,075
Views: 874,726
Posted By thetourist
What is a "Bronco"? It's all Vandals...

What is a "Bronco"?

It's all Vandals where I live.

Actually, I couldn't care less. Not into stick and ball games.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-13-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By thetourist
What El Brad said. North Idaho... ...

What El Brad said.

North Idaho...
Kooskia to Dixie Idaho...Plummer ID to St Maries to St Regis MT...each is 100 mi of narrow two lane mountain twistys.
Visit Wallace and Murray ID.
Google...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3,075
Views: 874,726
Posted By thetourist
Well as the old saying goes "There are horses for...

Well as the old saying goes "There are horses for courses"

Timbersled recommends 450 and bigger machines for maximum affect. Snowmobiles can have very high horsepower so I'm sure they are...
Forum: Americas 01-10-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,132
Posted By thetourist
Good route. . My computer won't let me...

Good route. .

My computer won't let me open your attachment, but from what I can glean A few days may be long

Here are a few possible tweaks.

There should be gas as Yellowpine and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3,075
Views: 874,726
Posted By thetourist
If I were younger I would definitly have one of...

If I were younger I would definitly have one of these. I used to tune snowmobiles and always hated the sound.


<IFRAME height=315 src="//www.youtube.com/embed/pC8bAh0JspA" frameBorder=0...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3,075
Views: 874,726
Posted By thetourist
When young I did a lot of snow riding. Not near...

When young I did a lot of snow riding. Not near this deep of snow.

This bike has killer studs. 300+ 7mm per tire.

<IFRAME height=315 src="//www.youtube.com/embed/NP2cP5k5ohw" frameBorder=0...
Forum: Americas 01-08-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,647
Posted By thetourist
There you go. I was just about to point out that...

There you go. I was just about to point out that the parks hit people in different ways.
I've been to Craters three times and plan to be there again this year. Someone posted Petrified Forest...
Forum: Americas 01-07-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,172
Posted By thetourist
I'm with Bikerfish. I never pass a "home made...

I'm with Bikerfish. I never pass a "home made pie" sign. or a small rural bakery. m-m-m-m

I lose weight. Average 1/2 lb of weightloss per day.

Just ride more. I wind up in...
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