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Forum: Vendors 10-03-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,691
Posted By alfabc
I need a vacation in a bad way, and this would...

I need a vacation in a bad way, and this would fit the ticket for sure!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-22-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2,656
Views: 298,915
Posted By alfabc
I know the first section is easy, I've done it...

I know the first section is easy, I've done it before. I just thought it would be nice to redo that section with folks I know.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-22-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2,656
Views: 298,915
Posted By alfabc
I guess no one paid attention to my request about...

I guess no one paid attention to my request about wanting to do the first section to Packwood with the group.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-08-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2,656
Views: 298,915
Posted By alfabc
Gas up in Packwood. If you can get 100-120 miles...

Gas up in Packwood. If you can get 100-120 miles per tank without issues, or hitting reserve, you should be good till you get to Carson or Stevenson. No issues that I've heard of lately as far as...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-16-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,158
Posted By alfabc
Planning on riding up from the Portland area with...

Planning on riding up from the Portland area with a buddy. Not sure if we should take the 5 north and then east on 2, or take the fun twisty bits of 503/90/25/12/ etc. Freeway is 4.5 hours, twisty is...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-22-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2,656
Views: 298,915
Posted By alfabc
I wonder if the higher elevations will be...

I wonder if the higher elevations will be passable. We did that section in mid August a few years ago, and had to ride through snow following some 4x4 tracks. It was only a few hundred yards, but it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-19-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2,656
Views: 298,915
Posted By alfabc
Thanks so far to everyone for chiming in. Like I...

Thanks so far to everyone for chiming in. Like I said, the only bike I have is the BMW 650GS, so it will be the one I take (used older BMW 650GS on section when I did it in 2011).

I'm thinking...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-18-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2,656
Views: 298,915
Posted By alfabc
Thanks again for all the feedback. I only have...

Thanks again for all the feedback. I only have one bike, a BMW 650GS. I know folks do it on much bigger and heavier bikes than that. Just trying to get a general feel for the sections I haven't done...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-17-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2,656
Views: 298,915
Posted By alfabc
Thanks for the videos! Very helpful. ...

Thanks for the videos! Very helpful.

Cheers,

Bill
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-17-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 2,656
Views: 298,915
Posted By alfabc
Is it the traffic on the paved part you're...

Is it the traffic on the paved part you're referring to?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-16-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2,656
Views: 298,915
Posted By alfabc
What's the most difficult section of the WABDR?...

What's the most difficult section of the WABDR? I've done the first section from the Columbia River Gorge to Packwood, no issues. I hear that the second section from Packwood to Ellensburg has all...
Forum: Vendors 03-08-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,067
Posted By alfabc
Hey folks, I ordered a Holan top box from...

Hey folks,

I ordered a Holan top box from ADV Motorrad and Jason last month. Top quality top box and even better than top quality customer service. Highly recommend both!

When it's time to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-06-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 2,656
Views: 298,915
Posted By alfabc
Heidenau's on the WABDR

I'm getting ready to put some Heidenau K60 on my bike for spring riding, and was wondering if anyone has used them on the WABDR? If so, how did they work for you?

I did the first section from the...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By alfabc
Holan Nomada Top Case - ROCKS!

Not sure how many folks know of Holan panniers and top boxes, as I had never heard of them. I ended up learning about them and ordered one from these fine folks:...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,411
Posted By alfabc
Ortlieb all the way. Many styles to choose from...

Ortlieb all the way. Many styles to choose from and bulletproof.
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,163
Posted By alfabc
I live just across the river from Portland OR in...

I live just across the river from Portland OR in Vancouver WA. I am on my second BMW 650 (new one is 2012). There's plenty of small roads where the 650 is more than adequate. I've taken it fully...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-29-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By alfabc
You're correct, sending .gpx files does work....

You're correct, sending .gpx files does work. Glad Basecamp works for either operating system.

Cheers,

Bill
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-29-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By alfabc
Emmbeedee, Thanks for the quick response. I...

Emmbeedee,

Thanks for the quick response. I must say, that totally blows on Garmins account. Hope Garmin remedies that with a software update soon for the Monterra. I know there's some other...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-29-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By alfabc
File sharing with Monterra and Oregon?

Does anyone know how to share files wirelessly between the new Monterra and an Oregon? I have an Oregon, and my buddy just got the Monterra, and we can't figure it out. The Oregon has a simple icon...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-28-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2,656
Views: 298,915
Posted By alfabc
Thanks for the info! Hoping to round up a few...

Thanks for the info! Hoping to round up a few inmates and hit that section sooner than later.

Cheers,

Bill
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-25-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 2,656
Views: 298,915
Posted By alfabc
Tire question for Stevenson to Packwood section

I was wondering if anyone has used the Shinko 705's on that section? If so, how were they? Enough grip to get by, plenty of grip, or don't do it grip? I've ridden that section a couple of years ago...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 793
Views: 226,704
Posted By alfabc
Thanks for taking us along! The photos and the...

Thanks for taking us along! The photos and the stories were excellent. Truly enjoyed the ups, downs, and arounds.

Cheers,

Bill
Forum: Vendors 07-01-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2,496
Views: 809,567
Posted By alfabc
Got mine today! Thanks for the quick turn around!...

Got mine today! Thanks for the quick turn around!

Cheers,

Bill
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By alfabc
I put a Seat Concepts kit on the original seat...

I put a Seat Concepts kit on the original seat pan. If I recall, it was about $170. VERY comfortable. Call them and talk to them about what seat option would be best. Very helpful staff.
...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,745
Posted By alfabc
Just bought a Moab and started riding it this...

Just bought a Moab and started riding it this week. It's been rainy here in the Pacific Northwest (who'd a thunk it?). I have both the waterproof and thermal insert in, and works great. No complaints...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 377,638
Posted By alfabc
Lunch with Bryce!

I had the pleasure of meeting Bryce today in Portland OR and having lunch with him. I told him via this site I'd buy him lunch and a beer. Glad I had the chance. What a genuinely great and humble...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-15-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,066
Posted By alfabc
Two thumbs up for www.gpsfiledepot.com I was...

Two thumbs up for www.gpsfiledepot.com

I was able to follow the tutorials and load maps from the site onto my Garmin 60cx with ease. I've downloaded the entire west coast topo maps on a 16G micro...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 377,638
Posted By alfabc
Just P'm you for lunch and beer in Portland on...

Just P'm you for lunch and beer in Portland on Monday the 15th.

Cheers,

Bill
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 377,638
Posted By alfabc
Post when you get back the Pacific North West. I...

Post when you get back the Pacific North West. I live in Vancouver WA and if you're in Portland any time, lunch or dinner is on me. Beer included. But, it will cost you some stories :D

Cheers,
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-17-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,427
Posted By alfabc
Have you tried http://www.gpsfiledepot.com ?? You...

Have you tried http://www.gpsfiledepot.com ?? You will find plenty of maps available and very friendly tutorials as well. Really helped me get more out of my 60 series unit. Get a large memory size...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 377,638
Posted By alfabc
"I'm seriously considering going to a Parilla...

"I'm seriously considering going to a Parilla tonight and getting some asado."

So, is that what they're calling it these days?:rofl

Happy Birthday :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 377,638
Posted By alfabc
What a long strange trip it's been... Thanks...

What a long strange trip it's been...

Thanks for taking us along for the ride! National Geographic called, they want you to be a photographer for them!

:clap:clap:rayof:rayof:slurp:slurp
Forum: Vendors 02-06-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1,142
Views: 180,909
Posted By alfabc
I have a pair of lights from MondoMotors on my...

I have a pair of lights from MondoMotors on my BMW 650 and they replaced the PIAA's. They are MUCH brighter, and draw much less current from the charging system. Just cut the wires from the old...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,348
Posted By alfabc
I've been VERY happy with the two First Gear...

I've been VERY happy with the two First Gear jackets I own. The regular length Teton TPG uses a waterproof outside fabric so that water doesn't get in - works great, and the 3/4 Kathmandu also uses...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,428
Posted By alfabc
I've had great luck with a Kelty Grand Mesa 2...

I've had great luck with a Kelty Grand Mesa 2 person tent I picked up at Next Adventure in Portland OR. They sell last years models usually, and I think mine was actually two years old, new stock...
Forum: Vendors 12-06-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,332
Posted By alfabc
I had Foremost through Farmers. I compared...

I had Foremost through Farmers. I compared policies with All State, and All State came out the clear winner, even though I was getting a "multiple vehicle discount" from Farmers (two cars and two...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 4,234
Views: 516,031
Posted By alfabc
I've started having the "hot start" issue on my...

I've started having the "hot start" issue on my new 2012 G650GS, and it's annoying at best. I do have a sealed battery, forget the brand, and it does have the required oomph to overcome the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4,234
Views: 516,031
Posted By alfabc
I'm using the Wunderlich screen adjuster. I think...

I'm using the Wunderlich screen adjuster. I think it's a little less expensive than the TT one, and I like it a lot, works great.

Cheers,

Bill
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 26,608
Posted By alfabc
Fantastic road report, and even more fantastic...

Fantastic road report, and even more fantastic photography. I'm really interested what camera you are using, as I'm in the market for a good high quality travel camera.

Ride safe, enjoy the view,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 29,410
Posted By alfabc
Can't wait to hear how it turns out! Since we're...

Can't wait to hear how it turns out! Since we're reading their ride report, we know they got out, but how??? Stay tuned, same bat time, same bat channel.
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