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Forum: Orange Crush 09-14-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,276
Posted By paturoa
17000 km on my R and a couple of thou left. Lots...

17000 km on my R and a couple of thou left. Lots of nanna riding!
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
I've been slack on the update posts and will do...

I've been slack on the update posts and will do some more in the next few days.

Back in LA now and hopefully selling the bike tomorrow. Ride finished and did just over 10,000 miles. Phew!
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Telkwa Clinton

No cigar folks at Clinton.

Anyway the riding was a chore today as I had a sleep in after not a lot of sleep overnight. The miles seemed to go too slowly and I eventually stopped at Fraser Lake for...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Iskut to Telkwa

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The overnight camp was just north of Iskut and was at a really nice camp ground called Mountain View.

Got up early enough and packed the mule. On the road about 8am and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Whitehorse to somewhere south of where I had dinner

placehoder

Not sure where this is, about an hour south of Dease Lake on route 37

Lots of bears today, and trees! Lots of trees.
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Tok to Whitehorse via top of the world highway

The camp at TOK's wifi wasn't working (not surprise there as it wasn't working on the trip north either)

When i got to Tok that night I collapsed into my sleeping bag after a very nervous ride...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Fairbanks to Tok

Up a little later and off for breakfast where I had a good chat with a local biker and he pointed me at the local coin operated car wash so I could give it a clean.

Wow was there a load of crud on...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Ride Day 13: Prudhoe Bay to Fairbanks July 27

Packed the mule after a big breakfast (remember food included) and rode around to the Prudhoe Camp which is where the bus left from.

Slow trip out to the Arctic ocean and dipped my toes in the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Ride Day 12: Prudhoe Bay to Prudhoe Bay July 26

Not much happening today. I was going to visit the Arctic ocean but the company I'd been emailing website now goes to a weird Japanese site (look like porn?). The emails have been bounced as no such...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
July 25 notes

The day started not too early, I slept in.

Anyway gas at Fairbanks and gas in the spare tank too.

It was still raining and I stopped to put my wets on when it got heavier not too far out of...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 15,081
Posted By paturoa
Are you on your way home again? I've got a...

Are you on your way home again?

I've got a lay day in Prudhoe to do the ocean tour tomorrow. I doubt if I'd get back over Atigan pass today anyway with the snow yesterday. The forecast is a bit...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Ride Day 12: Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay 25 July

Woo hoo made the major goal of the trip.

placeholder for more detail later.
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Ride Day 11: Tok to Fairbanks 24 July

Rain, lots of rain and a new rear tyre.

The day started nice enough

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Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Ride Day 10: Coal River to Tok AK July 23

Biggest ride day so far with 782 miles / 1259 km done today.

Leaving coal river early.

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Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Ride Day 9: Grand Cache to Coal River BC 22 July

I was a little behind schedule so made a decision to get a couple of days extra distance to catch up. Did 730 miles / 1175 km for the day.

Anyway I woke up late and didn't get on the road until...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Ride Day 8: Calgary to Grand Cache AB - 21 July

I got ripped for the tyre!!!! $373 Canadan for a front tyre fit. FFS included $120 labour. DO NOT GO TO UNICVERSAL MOTORCYCLEs unless you have have a portable defibrilator for your cardiac arrest...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Ride Day 7: Pincher Creek to Calgary

Short day as had a new tyre booked for Calgary the next day (monday). The front was bald, fine for dry roads but would not have been OK for wet roads.

So only 156 miles for the day and I didn't...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Ride Day 6: Livingston Mo to Pincher Creek Alberta

Up reasonably early packed the tent and an uneventful ride through to White Sulphur Springs for a breakfast at Dori's cafe. Recommend that one.
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Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Ride Day 5: Rawlins to Livingston Wyoming via Yellowstone

Some long straight stuff

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Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Big fires in Canada

Looks like the Icefields may be in jeopardy because of the fires and I was talking to a woman this afternoon who's husband is fighting the fires that other fires further west may block off all routes...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Tire (tyre) place in Calgary - recommendation

I've been watching the front tyre and it will need replacing around Calgary.

Any recommendations on a tire shop there.

110/80 19.

Google found a bunch but nothing to recommend....
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Ride Day 4: :Leadville CO to Rawlins WY

The day dawned blue, no clouds, no wind and cold. 7 degrees C. View from the hotel carpark.

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Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Ride Day 3: Cedar Crest NM to Leadville CO

Got up nice and early and hit the road thru to Santa Fe where I bought some glue and a new air mattress from Walmart and Maccas for breakfast. Nice road up through Madrid.
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Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
The Ice Fields is definitely on the route sheet! ...

The Ice Fields is definitely on the route sheet!

Didn't you tell him yourself?
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
I'm tracking the mileage and so far 1680 miles...

I'm tracking the mileage and so far 1680 miles since I left Austin and it has done about 55 mpg. With the 5.8 gallon tank that means it should do over 300 before running out.

Got the strom in Tx...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Ride Day 2: Roswell NM to Cedar Crest NM

Only 269 miles for the day but went through Ruidoso and as many back roads as I coud find. The 55 was lonely, I only saw about 5 cars in total.

Anyway I'm getting ahead of myself. I didn't get on...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
I'm avoiding all interstates where possible.

I'm avoiding all interstates where possible.
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Ride Day 1: 14 July Austin to Roswell

After a small hassle doing the title change on the bike (Texas has different minimum cover requirements to Cali) it was all done including a bunch of Tax!

Back to Skips for the final pack and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Day 12: Austin to get the Bike

Skip picked me up from the hotel!!! and we went back to his house where set eyes on the bike. Nice.

Started OK and did a 50 yard ride down the road and back, all good for the test ride!

Off to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Day 11: Shaz goes home and I go to Austin

We got up early and packed.

Drove to airport and there was a huge blanket of smog over the entire city.

We dropped off the rental car and caught the shuttle bus to the air port.

I went to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Day 9 & 10: Fresno to Arrowhead Lake

Another travel day where we cruised at 80mph for a lot of the freeway and then went to the north side of Edwards AFB. Then the 395 to Hesperia and up the hill to Arrowhead. On the trip up it is over...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Inland for the Icefield / Jasper on the way north...

Inland for the Icefield / Jasper on the way north and the western route south through Seattle on the way south. I want to go see the Boeing factory.
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Day 8: Napa to Yosemite to Fresno

Went and checked out the local Nissan, Ford and GM dealers. Wow the F250 truck is HUGE!

Back at home we have a Nissan Navara for carting around junk, towing the boat and dirt bike trailer etc. The...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Day 7: Bodega Bay to Fort Bragg to Napa

More fog!

Trip up the coast to Fort Bragg was a disappointment because there was even more fog than the trip to SF. When we got to FB we tossed up to head inland but noticed that the fog had...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Day 6: SF to Bodega Bay

A shopping day for shaz. We went to a outlet mall at Livermore which is 30 miles inland from SF. I almost bought something.

Then we looped back south west through Palo Alto and again up through SF...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Day 5: SF for blistered feet

A day looking around SF today.

After a huge breakfast we caught the 30 bus for a loop of the city and get a feel for what's around. We got off at China Town and did our best to look like a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Day 4: Atascadero to SF

Breakfast saw us on the road about 9 am. We headed out to the coast at a place called Morro Bay where the fog was quite heavy so the views were rubbish.

All the way up the coast on Route 1 to SF...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Day 3: Temecula to Atascadero

300 miles of freeway today. Nice drive mostly as the traffic was light for 4th July holiday.

Temecula was preparing for a parade so we walked the main street and it is a nice town. Lots of flags...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Day 2: San Diego with the cuzzies

Caught up with Sharon's aunt, cousins, kids and their kids. Great day catching up as we'd not seen them for 25 years.

Went and saw the USS Midway, and spent a few hours catching up.

For the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,825
Posted By paturoa
Day 1: LAX to Temecula Ca

Thanks for the info holckster.

The flight from Sydney to LA was OK, after 7 hours in the airport anything would have been OK. There was a young woman in the seat in front of me who I doubt would...
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