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Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,853
Posted By Marc LaDue
Check your email...

..I might have a solution for you...with pix no less!

LaDue
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 124,519
Posted By Marc LaDue
Some day..

...I hope to manage posting pix as capably as you.

I've been enjoying your thread for the past few months now; it popped in and out of this thread over the course of last year's second half,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 16,610
Posted By Marc LaDue
Remind me..

..never to take a ferry ride with you; I get sea-sick on Lake Michigan.

LaDue
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 16,610
Posted By Marc LaDue
Yearus Interuptis

I'm enjoying the "profound thoughts" once again; keep up the good work!

Biking Bard trainee

LaDue
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,853
Posted By Marc LaDue
Let me know...

I attempted to send you an attachment regarding Black Bear; let me know if it makes it. As to the mirrors; it looks like you've got yourself either an EMGO product, or one of Bikemaster. In either...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,853
Posted By Marc LaDue
Danger?

Oh yes; I almost forgot your obsessive need for danger! This is actually one trek component I can guarantee. Go ahead and Youtube Pearl Pass and Devil's Punchbowl and tell me they don't suffice to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,853
Posted By Marc LaDue
Iowegans

As to your fears regarding human sacrifice and the like; quit watching so much TV. It was Iowa voters after all who are responsible for getting Obama's political boat to float back in '08, declaring...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,853
Posted By Marc LaDue
Chiming in Part Two

My new little Asus $99 laptop is taking some getting used to, and as a result it somehow entered my last segment before I was done. So much for me and technology, but you already knew that.
Anyway,...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,853
Posted By Marc LaDue
Chiming in as ordered, Sir!

Great to read something from Dave Barry's biking cousin again!

I finally found your thread here Ross, but don't know how to do so without going through my PM's. Oh well, I'll figure it out some...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,528
Posted By Marc LaDue
Thanx for sharing....

Enjoyed reading your thread as much as any other. Thinking only exotic locations can be interesting is a fallacy; I've ridden a number of sections you and junior visited and enjoyed reading about...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,596
Posted By Marc LaDue
Excellent Narrative!

I wish I knew how to post pix on this site; then I too could share our adventures with the rest of the community. Ironic, isn't it? I've been over most of Colorado and then some in my 40 years of...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 76,651
Posted By Marc LaDue
Excellent Adventure!

Keep up the great job; you guys are truly one more inspiration, along the likes of Colebatch, Ewan & Charlie, the Mondo Enduro boys, Lord Malchiek, and others who generously share their progress with...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 790
Posted By Marc LaDue
My 2 cents worth...

Maybe I missed it, but a DR350, especially one with electric-start, strikes me as a great and reliable machine. The Mondo Enduro Crew took seven of them around the world not once but twice; that...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,465
Posted By Marc LaDue
You can have your cake and eat it too!

I guess I don't understand why your moving back to Spain and hooking up with a significant other has to exclude riding a bike. So you're not going to get stuck in the Gobi anymore, or lost in the...
Forum: Americas 05-26-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,294
Posted By Marc LaDue
Nada

Use the NADA.com website to get yourself a rough approximation of what the bike's value should be. As to choices, you can google craigslist for a national search, but basically, the east coast...
Forum: Americas 05-26-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,757
Posted By Marc LaDue
Scouts

I'd make sure you get a hold of some Alpinestars Scouts, but more importantly, order yourself some bamboo or coconut fiber socks from either Aerostich or Whitehorse Press. They'll keep your dogs...
Forum: Americas 05-26-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By Marc LaDue
Liberal, Kansas

I don't recall the name of the dealer, but within 200 miles of this outpost the terrain and type of trails changes and a decent knobby would be helpful. It shouldn't be that difficult to google bike...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,594
Posted By Marc LaDue
Bonjour Monsieur

Comment sa va?
I wish you a great trip through the southern stretches of this vast country we call home. If you should ever happen to repeat this adventure along a more northerly route feel free to...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,272
Posted By Marc LaDue
Highway 20

If you should happen to choose to take hwy 20 out of Yellowstone on your way east, feel free to give us a call at 712)255-4461 when you get close to Sioux City, Iowa. We'll be happy to put you up...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,846
Posted By Marc LaDue
Gruezi Mitenand!

Excellent Reading; thanx for taking us along! I grew up in Zuerich (Glattbrugg to be exact) and visited Basel every now and then. I wish you two all the best, and if wind & weather should ever cast...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,592
Posted By Marc LaDue
Low Tech

I used to do the same thing back in the day, but with a bicycle, and I kept it in my sleeper, not the trailer. Our loads were usually sealed. If you're ever in or around Sioux City, Iowa let me...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-05-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,014
Posted By Marc LaDue
Second That!

Thanx for some excellent communication skills! You brought back a lot of memories from the late 70's when I was attending (skipping) classes at USIU out in San Diego, California. My roommate's name...
Forum: Ride reports 04-02-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,755
Posted By Marc LaDue
M & M from Sioux City say hi!

Is this the same Fred that didn't have enough bad luck with one low-side, and apparently just had to add a deer-hit somewhere out Oregon-way? Hope you're still trying to keep the shiny side up,
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,952
Posted By Marc LaDue
High Hopes!

I know you won't let us down, which is more than I can say for what appears to be your chosen mode of transportation. I wish you all the best; your success/failure will certainly help me decide...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 18,214
Posted By Marc LaDue
Metamorphose

Thanks again Vermin for taking us along on one of your escapades. I too failed to find much that interested me in the wide world of sports during my formative years. Except for bicycling that was,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 18,214
Posted By Marc LaDue
Life Saver!

I'm currently going through some rather tough times with ailments requiring surgery and time off, neither of which I like too much. Consequently, I'm a bit depressed. Or should I say was, until I...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By Marc LaDue
Good Experience

I had a little BMW shipped from Boston to Sioux City, Iowa for $524 with Uship. Back in '09 it cost me $650 to have my KTM shipped from Virginia via DAS. Considering inflation over five year's...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 143,931
Posted By Marc LaDue
Epic!

Gives trailblazing a whole new look. Thanx a million
for taking us along and good luck!

LaDue
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 16,610
Posted By Marc LaDue
Welcome Back!

Don't be so hard on yourself Ross!

Your plots have always sucked; it's your twisted, deprived, and morbid way of relating them that makes your stories such great moments of male meanderings we so...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 75,105
Posted By Marc LaDue
Excellent Ending!

If you made it home safe and sound, are looking forward to even more two-wheeled exploits, and are still friends with Mike to boot, I'd deem this pilgrimage a resounding success! I too would love to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 143,931
Posted By Marc LaDue
Nuts!

Why don't you Nuts start your own way-off-road tour company? I suspect there are enough like-minded individuals out here that would sign up and make it worth your while.

LaDoit
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-02-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By Marc LaDue
Learning the hard way

I'm glad to hear you made it back home safe and sound. Your little narrative reminded me of a ride I took some friends on this past summer out to Taylor Lake Park in the American State of Colorado. ...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 23,769
Posted By Marc LaDue
Way to Jump in with both Feet!

Great Stories, great pix, great adventure!
All the best and Good Luck to you,

LaDue
Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,977
Posted By Marc LaDue
Good Luck!

I'm not sure an XR650R is really the best entry-level vehicle for a novice female off-road rider, but what the heck do I know? I wish you two all the luck in the New Year; I suspect you're likely...
Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,923
Posted By Marc LaDue
Excellent Reading!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dear Santa,

I thoroughly enjoyed your thread; not since the crazy Poles Lord Maciek & Company on 3 X KTM GO EAST (the "other" Carrot Race Team) headed for Magadan and points beyond have I so...
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 81,760
Posted By Marc LaDue
Glarus Guy!

Welcome to the America's!

If you should ever find yourself in the middle of the U.S. (as in Iowa) give me a call. I too grew up in Switzerland as a transplant, although my home became Glattbrugg...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 42,929
Posted By Marc LaDue
Uf Widerseh, bis bald!

I couldn't help but smile thinking about two squeaky-clean Swiss wrestling with Oklahoma mud for a couple of hours - priceless!
I wish you two all the best upon your return; the TAT changes...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,912
Posted By Marc LaDue
Way to Go Orangecicle!

I too reached the edge of my comfort zone on Cinnamon back in 2011. My friend Ron (TooTall) from the Iowa Lakes and I were doing the mid-section of the TAT, and the switchbacks on Cinnamon's...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 75,105
Posted By Marc LaDue
You are something!

Truly,

You're a piece of work!

LaDue
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 42,929
Posted By Marc LaDue
Grueezi Mitenand!

If anything goes wrong and you find yourself within 200 miles of Sioux City, Iowa call, I'll be happy to do what I can to help. My phone # is 712)251-5421 and I grew up in Glattbrugg, just north of...
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