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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-26-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,081
Posted By tomasv
Map may work if you know where you are - creek...

Map may work if you know where you are - creek and river names help but not every place has signs. I am really good with maps as well as GPS and I still get lost because the logging roads are not on...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-26-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2,820
Views: 350,187
Posted By tomasv
WABDR Trip report

I spent the weekend scouting roads in BC and decided to go back via WABDR. At 9AM sharp yesterday I was in the Nighthawk border crossing and left at 9:08 AM. In the single day I rode the 3 section...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-19-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,507
Posted By tomasv
Thanks chief! I made it down to 410 via the...

Thanks chief! I made it down to 410 via the Summit Trail.

I got my eyes set on few other options from the Quartz MT but it was getting kinda late. Here is the full loop, includes some gnarly 4x4...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-15-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2,820
Views: 350,187
Posted By tomasv
Not passable - got stuck at this section: ...

Not passable - got stuck at this section:

https://goo.gl/maps/71P2s
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-09-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,507
Posted By tomasv
Absolutely!

The packing is the same no matter what trip you do, unless you spend 6+ months on the road.

As mentioned above - just fuck it, I don't need this and go:

1st hour, hmm I need to go somewhere...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-06-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 2,820
Views: 350,187
Posted By tomasv
Baldy: ...

Baldy:

http://s26.postimg.org/4pvqqcbp4/2015_05_03_15_01_13.jpg

Beehive - Liberty Rd

http://s26.postimg.org/6vq1kuf5j/Screenshot_2015_05_06_00_44_27.png
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-04-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2,820
Views: 350,187
Posted By tomasv
Bluhduh Snow update

On Sunday we went with Eric and rode Cashmere to Chelan section - IMPASSABLE due to snow around Baldy MT, just before starting to drop down. I walked to the saddle and it continued about 1.5 - 2 feet...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-09-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 2,820
Views: 350,187
Posted By tomasv
You can do away with 40L for your stuff if you...

You can do away with 40L for your stuff if you would use a bivac sack or single person tent but that will leave minimum space for wood, water and tools. Since I ride solo and did happen to be stuck...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-09-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2,820
Views: 350,187
Posted By tomasv
Less is more. I have 2 pelican sidecases, 35 L...

Less is more. I have 2 pelican sidecases, 35 L each and 40L waterproof bag for $35 behind me - Amazon Link...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-08-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By tomasv
Got some accessories there - prices are fair but...

Got some accessories there - prices are fair but the customer service is HORRIBLE. Like others said, they don't value your time.

I wish sales people would cease existing - it's hit and miss...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-04-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,711
Posted By tomasv
You will NOT suffer on the VStrom. We did it as...

You will NOT suffer on the VStrom. We did it as one of the first offroad multiday rides few years ago (2Vstroms, I was on R1200 GS) and we did all of the sections, including the hard once withotu any...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-01-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2,820
Views: 350,187
Posted By tomasv
If you can make a copy and send it to me, I will...

If you can make a copy and send it to me, I will scan it and make it available for others here as a download...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-25-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By tomasv
Definitely recommend it. I did it with BMW R1200...

Definitely recommend it. I did it with BMW R1200 GS as a prep for Alaska and WABDR and loved how much I have improved my riding by the ned of the day - see picture below:
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-22-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 34,544
Posted By tomasv
Well, I was hoping to do a decent time so I can...

Well, I was hoping to do a decent time so I can do both laps - the full 100 miles and not have to spend few hundred or thousand $ worth of parts....

Second question - is there enough time to do...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-22-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 34,544
Posted By tomasv
Hi guys, I am thinking about going for the ADV...

Hi guys, I am thinking about going for the ADV class, my only worry is that I have G650 Xcountry with stock forks and rear suspension that is known for being soft.

Are custom forks and suspensions...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-08-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By tomasv
I worked there for 5 years, left for a startup...

I worked there for 5 years, left for a startup that MS funded so was still kind of employed by them and now I work with them. Since you are not a Dev I would be VERY careful and do your due diligence...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-04-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By tomasv
I have done this in 4 days, going the opposite...

I have done this in 4 days, going the opposite direction. I would skip the WA section due to snow and if the Orygonies are saying it's snow free start around Mt. Hood

Day 1:...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-02-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 825
Posted By tomasv
WA Cascades Snow update

As I was going to Winthrop / Mazama past weekend I did some scouting in terms of what could be rideable due to the shitty ski/snow season we had.

The bad news - while there is very little snow for...
Forum: Canada 01-17-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,091
Posted By tomasv
Thanks guys! On the railway - I am afraid it...

Thanks guys!

On the railway - I am afraid it would be a bit "boring" :D

Ideally it would be a rougher road, with stream crossings, different terrain and views. I am looking at TCAT, which is...
Forum: Canada 01-16-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,091
Posted By tomasv
Looking for dirt roads in BC from Osoyoos to Vanderhoof

Ideally I would like to go through Entiako (I was in that lake area on my way to Alaska in 2012 but didn't have much time to explore).

But I am worried about gas - I only got 200 mile range and...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By tomasv
So this will only fit the water cooled models -...

So this will only fit the water cooled models - good to know, thank you!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By tomasv
BMW Vario Luggage - when did they change the setup?

Hi guys, would anyone be able to share when BMW changed the setup (what production years) for the Vario luggage?

I am talking about this "new" mounts that have the red release at the end instead...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-12-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,997
Posted By tomasv
And the Google maps when you get a chance please...

And the Google maps when you get a chance please :evil
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-19-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,997
Posted By tomasv
That would be great - call me over cautious but...

That would be great - call me over cautious but since I only travel solo, I like to have a plan. I don't always stick to it and if I see a road that looks good, I take it but I want to make sure I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-19-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,997
Posted By tomasv
How about a map or even better GPX tracks so we,...

How about a map or even better GPX tracks so we, visitors to BC can plan ahead?

Thank you!

Tomas
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-15-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By tomasv
Anyone please? Or at least please tell me how you...

Anyone please? Or at least please tell me how you create your own tracks for offroad riding? Do you use basecamp or something else? THX!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-13-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By tomasv
Yeah, I usually try but given how warm it was Sat...

Yeah, I usually try but given how warm it was Sat and even Sun in Seattle, snow was never on my mind. I could have turned back at the first sighting but I think I refused to believe it;s going to get...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-12-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By tomasv
Joining tracks (ride prep)

Hi guys, I am using BaseCamp on Mac - something that I can't figure out:

When I come back from a ride and the GPS created multiple tracks I simply select one or more, right click and select "join...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-12-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 996
Posted By tomasv
WABDR in 2 days?

Anyone done it? Do you think it's possible?

I have ridden all of the section of WABDR except Conconully to Canadian border. Some of them many times and basically a ride where I setup on Friday...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-12-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2,820
Views: 350,187
Posted By tomasv
Bluhduh Snow level warning

Very close to WABDR and in lower elevation than WABDR!

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25272292#post25272292
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-12-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By tomasv
Bluhduh Weather and condition warning!

Hi guys, please make sure to check weather and snow level before heading out! Today I went from Ellensburg on WABDR to Weenas where it was 60 degrees+

http://s26.postimg.org/m13x7fqd5/IMG_0813.jpg...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-30-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,220
Posted By tomasv
Got it - thanks for the heads up!

Got it - thanks for the heads up!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-30-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 894
Posted By tomasv
Live near Bellevue,WA too far for me :-(

Live near Bellevue,WA too far for me :-(
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-29-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,195
Posted By tomasv
Hi Tony, happy to test the GPX - even...

Hi Tony,

happy to test the GPX - even without Tshirt :evil

Wife is out next weekend so I can ride...

Sunday ride http://connect.garmin.com/activity/601459452
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-29-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,220
Posted By tomasv
Good map - thanks! Given I was able to...

Good map - thanks!

Given I was able to finish Quartz mt solo on xcountry I think I am going to give it a shot next weekend and if things get hairy turn back.

From that map it looks like ideal...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-29-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,220
Posted By tomasv
Singletrack - hmm if it's doable on BMW G650...

Singletrack - hmm if it's doable on BMW G650 Xcountry I am all ears!

Perhaps GPS track from one of your rides :wink:
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-29-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,220
Posted By tomasv
"Had to turn around and go up the road to your...

"Had to turn around and go up the road to your right just before the construction spot. It goes up hill to Moe Ridge, which will drop back down to Ardenvoir if you turn the right way (left)."

This...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-29-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 894
Posted By tomasv
Thanks for the summary - I LOVE rugged so the...

Thanks for the summary - I LOVE rugged so the comments should be - keep open, no new roads, no new campsites, no development and no quads on roads. OK time to get typing
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-28-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 894
Posted By tomasv
Any significant road closers for motorcycles?

Any significant road closers for motorcycles?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-28-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,220
Posted By tomasv
Sugarloaf Outlook to Chelan?

Hi guys, (especially Mr1911 fan). I was today at Sugarloaf outlook tower and was trying to get to lake Chelan. Is there any connecting road (ideally over Tyee ridge and to 25 mile Creek).

I could...
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