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Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,391
Posted By Ryder Patrol
Subscribed. Looking forward to seeing where you...

Subscribed. Looking forward to seeing where you went Lee. I have a trip to Idaho planned for mid August. It has become my favourite place to ride.
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,197
Posted By Ryder Patrol
Subscribed. :clap

Subscribed. :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-19-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,338
Posted By Ryder Patrol
I have read about a similar problem in a...

I have read about a similar problem in a different thread. It turned out to be the fuel pump overheating. When the bike runs low on fuel, the fuel pump is no longer fully submerged and in very hot...
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 63,568
Posted By Ryder Patrol
I am looking forward to this. Subscribed.

I am looking forward to this. Subscribed.
Forum: Canada 02-02-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5,059
Views: 419,938
Posted By Ryder Patrol
Wr250r

Hey Shibby.

I have a WR250R. It is actually a WR250X. I have changed out the super-moto wheels for dirt wheels. From the factory the bike feels under powered. It is a lot better now that it...
Forum: Racing 01-05-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 37,468
Posted By Ryder Patrol
In

In please. :clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 22,864
Posted By Ryder Patrol
Subscribed. I am sure you will have an amazing...

Subscribed. I am sure you will have an amazing ride. I did a similar trip last year and can't wait to go back.
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,151
Posted By Ryder Patrol
Day 9 Manuel Antonio to San Jose - The Final Edition

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Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,151
Posted By Ryder Patrol
Day 9 Manuel Antonio to San Jose

Day nine would be our final day of riding in Costa Rica. We had planned to go south on route 34 to Dominical and then head west on route 243 to San Isidro then North on route 2 to San Jose. We once...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,151
Posted By Ryder Patrol
I don't think we will run into each other as I am...

I don't think we will run into each other as I am a little late on getting this posted. Our trip was in March. You are going to have a great time. Enjoy the roads, weather and scenery and ride...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,151
Posted By Ryder Patrol
Day 8 Video

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Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,151
Posted By Ryder Patrol
Thanks for your comments. I am glad that you are...

Thanks for your comments. I am glad that you are enjoying the report and videos. You are right, it does take a lot of time to put this stuff together but reliving it and sharing it makes it...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,151
Posted By Ryder Patrol
Day 8 Santa Teresa to Manuel Antonio

For day eight we would leave the laid back beach town of Santa Teresa and make our way to the popular and touristy Manuel Antonio.
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Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,151
Posted By Ryder Patrol
Thanks for the feedback GallopinTICO. By the end...

Thanks for the feedback GallopinTICO. By the end of the trip, Clive, the beer junkie, was nicknamed the Pilsenator as he took a real liking to Pilsen beer. The rest of us just drank whatever was...
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,151
Posted By Ryder Patrol
I would highly recommend doing it if you get a...

I would highly recommend doing it if you get a chance. It was a highlight of our trip. We had no idea what it would be like and Samara Beach was like an amazing oasis on the Pacific. Things got...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,151
Posted By Ryder Patrol
Day 7 Video

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Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,151
Posted By Ryder Patrol
Day 7 Tamarindo to Santa Teresa

Day seven would see us travel from Tamarindo to Santa Teresa via Nicoya. Here is our route.

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Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,151
Posted By Ryder Patrol
Day 6 Video

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Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,151
Posted By Ryder Patrol
Day 6 Tamarindo

Day six was considered a rest day and would be the only time on the trip where we would stay at the same hotel for two nights in a row. Dirk and myself decided to go for a short ride and the rest of...
Forum: Canada 05-14-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5,059
Views: 419,938
Posted By Ryder Patrol
Hi Calgary06, you are right that was me on...

Hi Calgary06, you are right that was me on Saturday but it was with a different group of riders. We turned around when we ran into you and made our way back to Calgary. I was back on Sunday with...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,151
Posted By Ryder Patrol
Day 5 Video

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Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,151
Posted By Ryder Patrol
Thanks for showing me the way. It was a great...

Thanks for showing me the way. It was a great day.:clap
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,151
Posted By Ryder Patrol
Day 5, Arenal to Tamarindo

Our plan for day 5 was to sway from our original plan and take the secondary gravel road on the south side of Lake Arenal to Tilaran and then continue on to Tamarindo via Canas, Nicoya and Santa...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,151
Posted By Ryder Patrol
We took great care of the bikes so I am sure...

We took great care of the bikes so I am sure yours will be ready to roll when you get there :D.

I hope you make it to the end of the year. It sounds like you are ready to go right now. You...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,151
Posted By Ryder Patrol
Day 4 Video

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Forum: Canada 05-09-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5,059
Views: 419,938
Posted By Ryder Patrol
At the beginning, just after the bridge over the...

At the beginning, just after the bridge over the creek, the road was a little wet but it was not slick and posed no problem. I continued on past the cabins/lodge and up the hill then turned around. ...
Forum: Canada 05-08-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5,059
Views: 419,938
Posted By Ryder Patrol
Nice night for a ride

Took the small bike out for a ride tonight. Rode about half way down the Trans Alta road. it was a beautiful night and there wasn't a soul around.

Here are a few pics from my iPhone.
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Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,151
Posted By Ryder Patrol
Day 4 - Puerto Viejo to La Fortuna

Got up on Day 4 and had breakfast at the Cariblue Bungalows. The first half of our ride today will be spent returning on the track we rode yesterday. When we reach Siquirres we will go northwest on...
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,151
Posted By Ryder Patrol
Thanks for the feedback High Side. I know how...

Thanks for the feedback High Side. I know how you feel. It's been just over month since we got back and I already want to go back.

By the way, I read your Costa Rica ride report and and others...
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,151
Posted By Ryder Patrol
Day Three Video

For full screen playback turn HD on.

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Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,151
Posted By Ryder Patrol
Day 3 - Guayabo Lodge to Puerto Viejo

Day three started with breakfast at the lodge.

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Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,151
Posted By Ryder Patrol
Day 1 & 2 Video

For full screen video turn HD on.

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Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,151
Posted By Ryder Patrol
Day 2

We woke up early on Day 2 had breakfast and loaded ourselves and our gear onto the Van that would take us to the BMW dealership. We arrived at the dealership and the bikes were lined up and ready to...
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,151
Posted By Ryder Patrol
Day 1

The first day of the trip was all about getting to Costa Rica. We flew out of Calgary at around 11:00 AM and after four hours of flying time we landed in Houston and ran from gate to gate to catch...
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,151
Posted By Ryder Patrol
The Crew

So I found myself committed to a trip to Costa Rica with five guys that I didn't really know. We had one thing in common, adventure riding, and that was enough. Here are the guys;

Dirk....
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,151
Posted By Ryder Patrol
The Trip

Last year I was working on my bike in my garage and a guy came up to me and introduced himself. He said that there were number of guys in the niegbourhood that owned adventure bikes and that often...
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,151
Posted By Ryder Patrol
Costa Rica - No Compromise

I have been lurking here for years now and after returning from a great riding vacation in Costa Rica with five buddies I thought I had better step up and post a ride report. Here is a trailer to...
Forum: Canada 04-21-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5,059
Views: 419,938
Posted By Ryder Patrol
Laugh Roads are good

Went out for a ride today and the roads were in great shape. Headed north on 40 past Waiparous and then east on 579 to Water Valley then south on Range Road 52 to Cochrane. Gravel roads were fast...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 66,599
Posted By Ryder Patrol
I am in. :clap

I am in. :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-18-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,149
Posted By Ryder Patrol
Talking one year old, 10,500 miles.

one year old, 10,500 miles.
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