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Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By jkdwings
The day was a brisk one, with a high of only 9°...

The day was a brisk one, with a high of only 9° Celsius and thick, overcast skies. The wind was light, but out of the northeast which was to our advantage as we opened the throttle towards Calgary,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By jkdwings
The Somewhere Between: Part 2 - Two KLRs to Patagonia

I woke this morning with a fuzzy feeling through my head and body. I lay there for a minute trying to figure out why I felt this way; was it the late night, or something else? Wait, why did I have a...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-08-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,101
Posted By jkdwings
Hey, I figure I should chime in as I've got a...

Hey, I figure I should chime in as I've got a fair amount of experience in this area. I've been riding year-round for the last 3 years in Saskatoon, SK. If you aren't aware, we have proper winter...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,519
Posted By jkdwings
Thanks! It's been good to have you along; perhaps...

Thanks! It's been good to have you along; perhaps we'll meet down the road somewhere!

Regards,

Jason
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,519
Posted By jkdwings
Thanks! Of all the ride reports I've read (and...

Thanks! Of all the ride reports I've read (and any writing, for that matter), honesty is what really draws me in. Sharing the proud moments, and the not so proud; as a reader, I find it creates much...
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,519
Posted By jkdwings
Thanks for reading, and the compliment!

Thanks for reading, and the compliment!
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 28,500
Posted By jkdwings
Just want to jump in and say that I'm really...

Just want to jump in and say that I'm really digging your writing and story-telling; it's got me hooked. Your photos tell an amazing story on their own, as well. I hope everyone appreciates that just...
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 96,245
Posted By jkdwings
Hey just wanted to chime in and say this report...

Hey just wanted to chime in and say this report has been phenomenal to follow along with. You've shown us some amazing places through your beautiful photos, and appealed to all the emotions with your...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 110,292
Posted By jkdwings
Just wanted to pipe in with my praise of your...

Just wanted to pipe in with my praise of your trip and vlog - I'm loving the style! Also, your last video reminded me of this XKCD comic (http://xkcd.com/37/). Keep up the amazing adventure!
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 569
Posted By jkdwings
Hey man, this sounds like it'll be a great build!...

Hey man, this sounds like it'll be a great build! Looking forward to seeing it progress.
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,567
Posted By jkdwings
I carry my 7D, 15-85, and 11-16 in a camera bag...

I carry my 7D, 15-85, and 11-16 in a camera bag that happens to fit perfectly inside my Wolfman Rainier tank bag. It doesn't see much for vibrations or get kicked around in that position much at all....
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-25-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,927
Posted By jkdwings
Thanks for sharing this wicked journey with us,...

Thanks for sharing this wicked journey with us, friend! I'm hoping to be in Baja just shy of a year from now, and this is getting me more and more stoked. Curious how you're carrying your 7D on the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,519
Posted By jkdwings
Thanks guys! I'm looking forward to my future...

Thanks guys! I'm looking forward to my future adventures. September seems so far away right now, but I know it will probably come quicker than I think.

Also, as this was my first attempt at a ride...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,519
Posted By jkdwings
Well folks, here’s the last day of my fly and...

Well folks, here’s the last day of my fly and ride journey from Buffalo, NY to Saskatoon, SK.

I awoke around 0800 this morning, and I wasn’t in too much of a rush to get on the road. I had around...
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,519
Posted By jkdwings
Only a couple more days left of this journey, so...

Only a couple more days left of this journey, so I’d better finish it soon!

I woke at 0440 hours this morning to get off whoever’s land I was sleeping on. I packed quickly and took back roads into...
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4,647
Views: 1,141,980
Posted By jkdwings
Fantastic stuff, Juan! Thanks for keeping us so...

Fantastic stuff, Juan! Thanks for keeping us so up to date!
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,406
Posted By jkdwings
Cool stuff, Chris. Keep the studs down!

Cool stuff, Chris. Keep the studs down!
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,406
Posted By jkdwings
Chris, I'm wondering how your heater solution has...

Chris, I'm wondering how your heater solution has been working for you? Can you post any details of how you set it up/what parts you used? I let the insurance on my KLR lapse at the end of December,...
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,519
Posted By jkdwings
Lovely to have you along, brother. If you're ever...

Lovely to have you along, brother. If you're ever north of the border toss a message my way.
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,519
Posted By jkdwings
Hey squiffy, thanks for the link, it was great to...

Hey squiffy, thanks for the link, it was great to follow along! And yeah, toss me a message if you're up this way looking for some riding and beers!
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,519
Posted By jkdwings
Ah! That would have been great! There will be a...

Ah! That would have been great! There will be a next time, I'm sure. Like I mentioned back then, if anyone's through Saskatchewan, give me a message and we'll do beers!
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,519
Posted By jkdwings
Hey, thanks Redog. I just checked out your Lost...

Hey, thanks Redog. I just checked out your Lost Coast report. Glad to see your persistence paid off!
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-22-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,573
Posted By jkdwings
Hey, great fly and ride there, friend! There's...

Hey, great fly and ride there, friend! There's lots of wicked riding out west in this country. Heck, we've got lots of amazing riding in our province! The number 1 from Calgary to Regina is, as you...
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,519
Posted By jkdwings
Sleeping in a proper bed last night was weird....

Sleeping in a proper bed last night was weird. Amazing, but weird. It would have been nice to sleep in, have another hot shower, and mosey out of the motel around 1100, but of course, I had miles to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4,647
Views: 1,141,980
Posted By jkdwings
Never had a collar bone? You should probably get...

Never had a collar bone? You should probably get that checked out, mate :D

On a more serious note, sorry to hear of your little spill John. Unfortunately that is likely the eventual reality of...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,519
Posted By jkdwings
Sounds like you had some great times out there in...

Sounds like you had some great times out there in the early years. I always thought I should have grown up in the 60s/70s. And I don't recall a place called J Tico's, although I think I did stop in a...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,519
Posted By jkdwings
Ah, you've got that right, friend! Not for...

Ah, you've got that right, friend! Not for everybody, but I have no interest in being like everybody.
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 80,285
Posted By jkdwings
Really enjoying following along, friend. I've got...

Really enjoying following along, friend. I've got many friends in Oz and a lot of your pictures remind me of stories they've told. I'm curious what you're packing for media gear. Cameras, laptop,...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,519
Posted By jkdwings
I awoke early this morning, as I had a long day...

I awoke early this morning, as I had a long day ahead of me. I had a great sleep though, with good dreams. After nibbling on some crackers for a bit of breakfast, I packed up camp and hopped my bike...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,519
Posted By jkdwings
As I was re-reading that last post, I’m realizing...

As I was re-reading that last post, I’m realizing I haven’t mentioned my insurance woes yet. I had made some decisions to crush out extra distance because of an impending issue. I don’t recall...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,519
Posted By jkdwings
I woke at 0630 this morning, which was much later...

I woke at 0630 this morning, which was much later than the 0500 I had my alarm set for. I guess I needed the extra sleep. I tore down my tent quickly and laughed to myself as I pulled the branches...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,233
Posted By jkdwings
Thanks so much for sharing such an interesting...

Thanks so much for sharing such an interesting report! It's really cool as a young guy to see motorbike travels from when my dad was around the same age. Really enjoyed it!
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,519
Posted By jkdwings
Sandusky was a pretty chill place, I really dug...

Sandusky was a pretty chill place, I really dug it. I can see that it would be an amazing place to spend the summer. And thanks for following along! I followed your fly'n'ride from a while back and...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,519
Posted By jkdwings
I'll get to it in the next installment, but I'll...

I'll get to it in the next installment, but I'll say it was great riding and camping in the UP. Beautiful scenery and curvy roads.
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,143
Posted By jkdwings
Very cool story, friend. Thanks for the read!

Very cool story, friend. Thanks for the read!
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,406
Posted By jkdwings
Yeah, I suppose I should be looking for one in...

Yeah, I suppose I should be looking for one in the spring. I probably won't for a couple years now though, as next fall I'll be South America bound. There have only been a couple days the weather has...
Forum: Americas 12-02-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By jkdwings
If you're willing to take it slow and enjoy the...

If you're willing to take it slow and enjoy the journey (and it sounds like you are!), I think the DR-Z would be a great bike. I personally find it comfortable cruising 100 km/h, and that's with...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-01-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,419
Posted By jkdwings
Hey Oddball, I appreciate your offer a lot,...

Hey Oddball, I appreciate your offer a lot, however I'm back home now. I did this ride back in May and am just writing the ride report now. Have a read if you'd like!...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,519
Posted By jkdwings
I rode around in the park a bit and found a small...

I rode around in the park a bit and found a small trailhead lot, so I pulled in and stripped my gear. I ended up hiking the 2 mile boardwalk trail through the bog/marshland. It was a bit of a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,406
Posted By jkdwings
Thanks! That's exactly what I was planning on...

Thanks! That's exactly what I was planning on doing, just never found a stud gun when I was looking.
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