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Forum: Americas 04-17-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,487
Posted By rick3foxes
Welcome to the Colonies, Liam! :rofl ...

Welcome to the Colonies, Liam!
:rofl

Maybe this will be of some help...

http://freecampsites.net/usa/
Forum: Americas 04-17-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,204
Posted By rick3foxes
Interesting parallels... My 4-week solo Alaska...

Interesting parallels...
My 4-week solo Alaska Trip almost was postponed due to my first grandchild in 2012.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T578lzlENSY


And I'm leaving next Friday for...
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,519
Posted By rick3foxes
Hi, TinDog. I ride a 2003 Connie, and commute...

Hi, TinDog.
I ride a 2003 Connie, and commute to work 12 months/year in temps as low as 12F.
I've been wearing the FirstGear HT (had to put the liners back in last night) for several years.
They...
Forum: Vendors 09-12-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 30,593
Posted By rick3foxes
I bought my RDL in a group buy on this forum 2...

I bought my RDL in a group buy on this forum 2 years ago.
One of the smartest days of my life. :D

Note: If you find yourself ouside of the maximum number of customers, hang in there.
There's...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,696
Posted By rick3foxes
"REAL" Dad's jeans must have a hammer loop. :lol3...

"REAL" Dad's jeans must have a hammer loop. :lol3

I tried a pair of Cortech jeans, and they had "stovepipe" legs!

I could walk halfway across the room before they started moving.

Sold 'em...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,884
Posted By rick3foxes
Here you go... http://www.ldcomfort.com/

Here you go...

http://www.ldcomfort.com/
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,729
Posted By rick3foxes
Chest Waders! :rofl

Chest Waders!
:rofl
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,145
Posted By rick3foxes
My Admore LED addition to the Givi E52 is one of...

My Admore LED addition to the Givi E52 is one of the farkles that have worked without fail since day 1.
I started to buy the Tail/Brake only version and avoid drilling a hole in the box, but decided...
Forum: Americas 06-20-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By rick3foxes
I endured incredible amounts of discomfort just...

I endured incredible amounts of discomfort just so I could offer assistance for your trip.......:lol3


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T578lzlENSY
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By rick3foxes
Spotwalla offers a feature to keep track of...

Spotwalla offers a feature to keep track of several devices, as in "Where are all the members of my club?".

www.spotwalla.com (http://www.spotwalla.com)
Forum: Trip Planning 06-10-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,066
Posted By rick3foxes
If you have access to NetFlix, you need to see...

If you have access to NetFlix, you need to see all the fun these guys had crossing icefields....
...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,095
Posted By rick3foxes
I have the Scorpion EXO-900 with the internal...

I have the Scorpion EXO-900 with the internal flip-down, and it has spoiled me.
It's not quite dark enough, so if I'm going to be in the bright sun for a couple hours, I'll wear sunglasses as well....
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,027
Posted By rick3foxes
Here are the details from last year's buy: ...

Here are the details from last year's buy:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=723676
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,298
Posted By rick3foxes
:clap Packs very small.<?xml:namespace prefix =...

:clap
Packs very small.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
You can put it on without getting off the bike.<o:p></o:p>
No zippers/Velcro to mess...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,027
Posted By rick3foxes
I bought a RDL before my Alaska trip, and only...

I bought a RDL before my Alaska trip, and only had some 2-hour rides or shorter on it before leaving home.
The trip started with a BBG (1500 miles/24 hr), and finished the month with 13,000 miles.
...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,594
Posted By rick3foxes
I was looking for a mild-weather bag that packs...

I was looking for a mild-weather bag that packs small, and was considering the Mountain Hardwear Lamina 35 at REI.
http://www.rei.com/product/846675/mountain-hardwear-lamina-35-sleeping-bag...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By rick3foxes
I found this one that packs into a stuff sack...

I found this one that packs into a stuff sack that's 6" X 12":
http://www.rei.com/product/846675/mountain-hardwear-lamina-35-sleeping-bag

I love the pack size, but some of the reviewers complain...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,802
Posted By rick3foxes
You can get the track and knobs at woodworking...

You can get the track and knobs at woodworking stores. I use them quite a bit for shop jigs.


http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=25167&site=ROCKLER
...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,674
Posted By rick3foxes
The Roadcrafter Light video makes it look...

The Roadcrafter Light video makes it look appealing for commuting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nknhqMLXgc
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,296
Posted By rick3foxes
I've had my Seal-Line strapped to the pillion to...

I've had my Seal-Line strapped to the pillion to Nova Scotia and to Prudhoe Bay, and it's still as waterproof as when it was new.
Super-strong zipper. You have to unzip it a bit to squeeze the air...
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 25,900
Posted By rick3foxes
Thanks, Scrooge! Wow - we have a lot in common!...

Thanks, Scrooge!
Wow - we have a lot in common! :D
So at last I know that there is an ST1300 in my future.
Now I just have to print this and show my wife.... "It's my DESTINY, honey!"

After...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 25,900
Posted By rick3foxes
Hi, Jeff. I happened to go through Newark on...

Hi, Jeff.
I happened to go through Newark on the way home because I spent my last night on the road with my brother-in-law in Howard, OH. (Near Danville).

I'd seen photos of the Longaberger...
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 25,900
Posted By rick3foxes
Thanks, John! :rofl Somebody said once, "Great...

Thanks, John! :rofl
Somebody said once, "Great adventures aren't all that much fun when you're in the middle of them."
And I assure you, when I was sloshing through that muddy section, having a...
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 25,900
Posted By rick3foxes
Both. My riding friends like shorter trips,...

Both.

My riding friends like shorter trips, and for me a long "endurance" ride is more feasible alone.

I had no precise schedule to follow, and started looking for a place to camp just an...
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 25,900
Posted By rick3foxes
When I left home, I had no idea how long it would...

When I left home, I had no idea how long it would take to complete the ride I had planned, so I started out riding long days with few stops. My main concern was that I would have to cut the trip...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By rick3foxes
I can't avoid thinking how cool that would have...

I can't avoid thinking how cool that would have been on the Dalton Highway.
It would be perfect for those long expanses of wilderness, with nobody else in sight.

But looking at the comments...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4,878
Views: 3,311,788
Posted By rick3foxes
Walter, my curoisity is killing me... When...

Walter, my curoisity is killing me...

When you come up on these "rustic" bridges, do you stop and cross by foot to plan a route between the cracks/joints/gaps, or do you just tell one of your...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 25,900
Posted By rick3foxes
That's interesting. I was thinking that if...

That's interesting.

I was thinking that if I had gone later in the year, I may have been able to see more grizzlies during the salmon run... :rofl

Oh well - I sure wasn't disappointed!
One...
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 25,900
Posted By rick3foxes
I tried to have the camera on while in most of...

I tried to have the camera on while in most of the remote locations, just in case something happened. But in a lot of cases I had to reach up and turn on the (helmet-mounted) camera when I saw...
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 25,900
Posted By rick3foxes
I'm sure it will. :D A LOT of Gold Wings and...

I'm sure it will. :D
A LOT of Gold Wings and Electra-Glides have been photographed at the Deadhorse sign!

The best bike for this trip may be a borrowed one. :rofl

One of the reasons I bought...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 25,900
Posted By rick3foxes
Sorry - no. Hay Lake is just a small campground...

Sorry - no.
Hay Lake is just a small campground & lake in Ft. Liard, NWT, only 25 miles north of the BC border on 77.
It's about 130 miles north of Fort Nelson, BC.
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 25,900
Posted By rick3foxes
Some people I met

I just found out that I have deleted the notes I took with the names of the people I met along the way, but maybe someone here will see a familiar face.

This is the Canadian woman who was...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 25,900
Posted By rick3foxes
Yes, I managed to drop it twice, but never while...

Yes, I managed to drop it twice, but never while I was moving.

Once in the parking lot just as I was leaving town, and once in Washington............

I pulled over to shoot some video, and...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 25,900
Posted By rick3foxes
Hay Lake in the NWT? That was one of the...

Hay Lake in the NWT?

That was one of the surprise jewels of the trip. I'm glad I didn't decide to skip it just to save time.
I left Whitehorse early in the morning and went to Fort Nelson, BC. ...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 25,900
Posted By rick3foxes
:1drinkAfter all the orders I've placed from...

:1drinkAfter all the orders I've placed from Aerostich, it didn't occur to me that they were based in Duluth until I returned home.
If I had known at the time, I would have stopped in just to get...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 25,900
Posted By rick3foxes
Thanks! Glad you liked it. I have two trips on...

Thanks! Glad you liked it.
I have two trips on my list - the southwestern states/Pacific Coast, and Newfoundland/Labrador.
Hope to do one of them in 2014.
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 25,900
Posted By rick3foxes
Thanks, Nick! I see that you've done the...

Thanks, Nick!
I see that you've done the Trans-Labrador Highway. That's on my short list - I've gone as far as the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton, but didn't have time to do Newfoundland and Labrador....
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 25,900
Posted By rick3foxes
Yes, I used a GoPro HD Hero2 for all the riding...

Yes, I used a GoPro HD Hero2 for all the riding video, and an iPhone for some of the stationary bits.
I just got a Wi-Fi BacPac for Christmas, which is awesome: with a free app, I can see the video...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 25,900
Posted By rick3foxes
No, not really... I never experienced any...

No, not really... I never experienced any "wandering"on the steel grate bridges, especially compared to the slick mud. Somebody pointed out that I didn't do the "look-down" thing with the camera on...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 25,900
Posted By rick3foxes
Yes - there is a stretch of highway starting at...

Yes - there is a stretch of highway starting at Coldfoot heading north that was freshly paved for 20 miles.

Nearly Zero traffic, pristine new pavement with bright white lines, no highway patrol,...
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