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Forum: Canada 04-16-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,179
Posted By nvdlboy
Didn't break down, but got stranded in...

Didn't break down, but got stranded in Whitehorse, YT in June 2012 when the roads washed out on the day we were to head home. We paid a dealer to set our bikes up for shipping and then arranged to...
Forum: Canada 03-08-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By nvdlboy
Another alternative is to use a shipper/receiver...

Another alternative is to use a shipper/receiver in Blaine or Point Roberts to reduce your shipping costs and they're less than an hour away. I have done this with a number of motorcycle and...
Forum: Canada 02-23-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,894
Posted By nvdlboy
Back in June 2012, just a few days before all the...

Back in June 2012, just a few days before all the roads out of the Yukon flooded/washed out and we had to fly home from Whitehorse...
http://nvdlboy.smugmug.com/photos/i-SB6Xs88/0/M/i-SB6Xs88-M.jpg...
Forum: Canada 08-29-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,932
Posted By nvdlboy
I have a number of paid subscriptions to other...

I have a number of paid subscriptions to other newspapers and magazines - electronic and physical formats; I used to subscribe to the G&M, however, I have found that the quality of much of their...
Forum: Canada 08-27-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,932
Posted By nvdlboy
clear your cache and use private browsing, you...

clear your cache and use private browsing, you can bypass the 10 article limit for free articles (you miss out on the subscriber only content though).
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9,190
Views: 3,585,595
Posted By nvdlboy
Heading North 2012: ...

Heading North 2012:
http://nvdlboy.smugmug.com/photos/i-D7Fjk3f/0/M/IMG_6606-M.jpg

Chicken AK - 9:45 PM June 2012:
http://nvdlboy.smugmug.com/photos/i-LrT8DVn/0/M/IMG_6617-M.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,991
Posted By nvdlboy
June 2012, I had used both of my 1-gallon gas...

June 2012, I had used both of my 1-gallon gas cans to top up my tank somewhere before reaching Fort Nelson BC. Stopped for gas at Ft Nelson, refilled the gas cans as well before heading off to camp...
Forum: Canada 06-29-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By nvdlboy
If you stay right by Whitehorse, Takhini Hot...

If you stay right by Whitehorse, Takhini Hot Springs has decent "cabins" that sleep 2 and there are washrooms/showers in the main lodge.
Forum: Canada 06-29-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By nvdlboy
You can cancel at any time, but there will be...

You can cancel at any time, but there will be charges to offset the subsidy for the free or low cost phone that most people get when they sign up for a contract - that part won't go away, it's not a...
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9,190
Views: 3,585,595
Posted By nvdlboy
Crossing the AK border - 7:45 PM Jun 6, 2012 ...

Crossing the AK border - 7:45 PM Jun 6, 2012
http://nvdlboy.smugmug.com/photos/i-D7Fjk3f/0/M/i-D7Fjk3f-M.jpg

Chicken AK - 9:45 PM Jun 6 2012...
Forum: Canada 05-09-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,227
Posted By nvdlboy
It was a very long day from PG to Liard River...

It was a very long day from PG to Liard River Hotsprings (~ 1200 kms?) we left PG before 8 am and got to LRH around 10 pm. The next day to Whitehorse was only tough in that it was a torrential...
Forum: Canada 05-08-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,227
Posted By nvdlboy
Left North Vancouver June 3, 2012 - Day 1 PG (via...

Left North Vancouver June 3, 2012 - Day 1 PG (via Duffy Lake), Day 2 Liard River Hotsprings (lunch in FSJ), Day 3 Whitehorse, Day 4 Chicken AK (via Dawson City) - had lunch at the beginning of the...
Forum: Canada 01-15-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,401
Posted By nvdlboy
In 1990/1991, I had a classmate in university who...

In 1990/1991, I had a classmate in university who was a well-educated and smart native fellow. He was a mature student studying economics while holding down a job as an assistant manager in a bank...
Forum: Canada 11-16-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,138
Posted By nvdlboy
LTE is the fancy acronym that the industry is...

LTE is the fancy acronym that the industry is using for Long Term Evolution... the next technology after HSPA/HSPA+ which was evolved from GSM (Global Standard for Mobiles).
WRT to iPhones, the...
Forum: Canada 11-06-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,138
Posted By nvdlboy
Wouldn't the TELUS lock on the Samsung go away if...

Wouldn't the TELUS lock on the Samsung go away if you put in a new SIM card? Or is it a frequency type setting on the phone that locks it on to the appropriate radio frequency range for the carrier...
Forum: Canada 09-07-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By nvdlboy
details? I go through there twice a day, but I...

details? I go through there twice a day, but I haven't seen anyone flip me off recently... :D
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-06-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,761,546
Posted By nvdlboy
It turns out that the Wee's best friend is a...

It turns out that the Wee's best friend is a 955i, they travel to some awesome places:
June 2012
http://nvdlboy.smugmug.com/photos/i-ztwhRHH/0/M/i-ztwhRHH-M.jpg
Moonlight Basin MT (returning home...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By nvdlboy
Although my Wee is a K7, I have 2 Powerlet...

Although my Wee is a K7, I have 2 Powerlet sockets up front and have now added the USB socket below wired to my accessory fuse panel under the seat. I like the USB socket for charging my iPhone and...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,052
Posted By nvdlboy
I hooked one of these USB chargers directly to my...

I hooked one of these USB chargers directly to my secondary fuse panel - worked even better than the Powerlet cable I have for charging my iPod. I went with this set up because I bought the Powerlet...
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9,190
Views: 3,585,595
Posted By nvdlboy
It's been a while since I posted here, like...

It's been a while since I posted here, like others, I went north in June only to have my bike stranded in Whitehorse on the 8th when the roads heading south and home closed... flew home and shipped...
Forum: Alaska 06-10-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,485
Posted By nvdlboy
It'll be interesting an interesting few days for...

It'll be interesting an interesting few days for sure, 4 of us had to ship out bikes home from Whitehorse to Vancouver and fly home on Saturday for various commitments - couldn't stick around for the...
Forum: Canada 05-08-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By nvdlboy
ID has some pretty nice riding too if you're...

ID has some pretty nice riding too if you're throwing out MT... Galena Pass, Salmon River, Stanley... but then I find most areas way more fun on a bike than in a car... I do agree that there are some...
Forum: Canada 04-02-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,113
Posted By nvdlboy
I'm partial to Vernon; spent much of my teen...

I'm partial to Vernon; spent much of my teen summers in McKinley Landing on the water near Kelowna area back in the early/mid 80s (OK Lake between Kelowna and Winfield or "Lake Country" as they call...
Forum: Canada 11-08-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,973
Posted By nvdlboy
Thanks for the info; I'd use another spot,...

Thanks for the info; I'd use another spot, however, my family has owned property in Pt Bob's since the mid 50s, so it's a matter of (in)convenience. I do agree about the random inspections, however,...
Forum: Canada 11-07-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,973
Posted By nvdlboy
If you use Nexus at Point Roberts just remember...

If you use Nexus at Point Roberts just remember that the guards in that lane have the same attitude as those in the regular lanes... It's a crap shoot whether they'll do all the secondary questioning...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-03-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,761,546
Posted By nvdlboy
I'd take the tour buses over the oncoming cement...

I'd take the tour buses over the oncoming cement truck that was using my lane on a blind corner when I was there in 2008. Clipped my left pannier, no injuries other than us each losing a year or two...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 188,041
Posted By nvdlboy
I've been trying to avoid cluttering up your...

I've been trying to avoid cluttering up your report, but as I read through the last several pages, I realized I could no longer contain myself. I'm blown away at many of your photos; the ones from...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-24-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,761,546
Posted By nvdlboy
I'd have to go a long way south to get weather...

I'd have to go a long way south to get weather like this on my birthday... I usually go downhill skiing. Between these shots and the other one on that awesome hill a few pages back, I really need to...
Forum: Canada 10-19-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,569
Posted By nvdlboy
well, I live in North Van, I ride a DL and I'm a...

well, I live in North Van, I ride a DL and I'm a guy... apparently I also lack imagination... though lots of people in the U.S. ask me where in Nevada I'm from...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-17-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,761,546
Posted By nvdlboy
Happy belated birthday - Sonora Pass is a...

Happy belated birthday - Sonora Pass is a fabulous place to ride on your birthday :clap
I have a shot very similar to this one from a trip in 2008! It was very interesting to see some guy on a...
Forum: Canada 10-01-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 47,164
Posted By nvdlboy
If you like BBQ, you like street food vendors and...

If you like BBQ, you like street food vendors and you're around Vancouver - try the food cart / trailer - Blue Smoke BBQ... just tried some at the Kerrisdale Farmers' Market - amazing....
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-16-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,761,546
Posted By nvdlboy
Sorry about your loss. Too bad we won't see you...

Sorry about your loss. Too bad we won't see you up this way soon.
We try to pick new directions each year, living on the left coast makes it tough to go west though.
Forum: Canada 07-06-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,325
Posted By nvdlboy
Dinner with Charley and a bunch of ADVers sounds...

Dinner with Charley and a bunch of ADVers sounds like a blast and it falls on the one weekend that I'm booked out of town this summer - I'm coaching a soccer team in Lake Oswego, OR... Have a great...
Forum: Canada 07-01-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 769
Posted By nvdlboy
Happy Birthday Canada!! Just got back from the...

Happy Birthday Canada!! Just got back from the parade in North Van; my favorite part is still the VPD Motorcycle Drill team that runs ahead of the parade - the Shriners on their Honda Mini-Trails...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 507,381
Posted By nvdlboy
I have a hard enough time sleeping the night...

I have a hard enough time sleeping the night before I leave on a trip, I don't think I could stand waiting til the last minute for the bikes! All the best for a safe and wonderful trip; I wish you...
Forum: Canada 06-23-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,353
Posted By nvdlboy
I agree that you're probably best to head to...

I agree that you're probably best to head to Blaine or Point Roberts if you're in Vancouver - go to the US Post Office. When you need to put a return address, you can always use a business like Ship...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 507,381
Posted By nvdlboy
Cheryl & Leslie - all the best wishes for a...

Cheryl & Leslie - all the best wishes for a fabulous ride!! I loved your report from last year, looking forward to this one!! Take care!
Forum: Canada 06-15-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,500
Posted By nvdlboy
Thanks, I won't be too far from the ferry since...

Thanks, I won't be too far from the ferry since I'll be in Point Roberts WA, but looks like there are lots of projects to do... maybe they won't notice if I just slip away for a few hours...
:evil
Forum: Canada 06-08-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,500
Posted By nvdlboy
Not sure if they still offer it, but BC Ferries...

Not sure if they still offer it, but BC Ferries used to give a discount to groups of 6 or more motorcycles (at least they did the last time I rode one in 2006 or 2007). Our group of 4 had another...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,157
Posted By nvdlboy
In 2009, we were riding into Cortez CO - there...

In 2009, we were riding into Cortez CO - there was a long line of traffic moving at about 30 to 40 mph and 4 guys on sport bikes came speeding up - 2 in the opposing lane and 2 along the shoulder....
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