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Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,373
Posted By TonyBKK
Did Motorcycle Superstore deliver? No! How would you rate this transaction?

So, I received an email from ResellerRatings.com asking me to rate my recent experience with MotorcycleSuperstore.com.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,373
Posted By TonyBKK
Eh? Stuck for want of a tire, MotorcycleSuperstore...

Stuck for want of a tire, MotorcycleSuperstore and UPS messed up... :cry

I've used MotorcycleSuperstore.com to save big money on tires during our previous cross country tours and ordered new tires...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,373
Posted By TonyBKK
New London, Connecticut to Boston, Massachusetts...

New London, Connecticut to Boston, Massachusetts via the scenic route

It's only about 130 miles from New London, Connecticut to Boston, Massachusetts via the interstate highway but I prefer...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,373
Posted By TonyBKK
Cool2 Frozen Yogurt, Fire Trucks and Water Balloons-...

Frozen Yogurt, Fire Trucks and Water Balloons- Life's a Beach on the Massachusetts Coast!

Another perfect hot sunny day! We started out hitting Philips Beach in Swampscott, then drove over to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,373
Posted By TonyBKK
Father and son sail Marblehead, Massachusetts!

http://livetorideblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/image58.jpg

Kristhawee is sailing! ;)
http://livetorideblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/image57.jpg

Good job son! The kids had a blast, so did...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,373
Posted By TonyBKK
Regret I just can't find an efficient way to...

Regret I just can't find an efficient way to resize and host pictures while on the road, so guess I'll continue this RR once back home in front of a proper computer.

When I have a FAST WiFi...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,373
Posted By TonyBKK
Cheers Matey, yeah, it seems they really want you...

Cheers Matey, yeah, it seems they really want you to pay, yet I find even the paid Photobucket far from ideal. When I'm home I edit and resize my pics on PC, then upload to my own server via FTP...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,373
Posted By TonyBKK
Doh! Flippin Photobucket.. :puke1 I wonder...

Doh! Flippin Photobucket.. :puke1

I wonder if there's a thread on ADV about best ways to host pics and post while on the road.

I carry only an iPad which, it turns out, is fairly limiting......
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,373
Posted By TonyBKK
Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario is Canada's oldest provincial park, and a real gem! I imagine it must get quite busy over the summer holidays, but I have the good fortune of passing through...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,373
Posted By TonyBKK
Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

The Tim Horton's in Burk's Falls was pleasant enough- clean, friendly staff, free WiFi, and around 4am they started baking new pastries and I got to enjoy a warm apple fritter right out of the vat!...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,373
Posted By TonyBKK
Riding east on Trans-Canada 17 along the north...

Riding east on Trans-Canada 17 along the north shore of Lake Huron-
http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b560/CanadaJune2014/203972d0a26aa2345d0d8685ecfc5738_zps38f07f25.jpg

I had kind of hoped to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,373
Posted By TonyBKK
Laugh Pukaskwa National Park to Sault Sainte Marie!

From Pukaskwa National Park it was a pleasant ride SE towards Sault Saite Marie on the Trans-Canada 17, aka the Voyageur Route-...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,373
Posted By TonyBKK
The mosquitos were fierce and as soon as the sun...

The mosquitos were fierce and as soon as the sun set the temperature dropped quickly, so I called it an early night and retreated to my cozy new tent. It rained overnight and the Marmot Limelight...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,373
Posted By TonyBKK
Hiking the Southern Headland Trail, Pukaskwa National Park, Ontario ,Canada

The Manitou Miikaba trail was short but sweet so i decided to hike another called the Southern Headlands Trail-...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,373
Posted By TonyBKK
To the north the Pic river drains into Lake...

To the north the Pic river drains into Lake Superior- hard to see perhaps how muddy the river is from all the recent rain-...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,373
Posted By TonyBKK
Exploring Pukaskwa National Park, Lake Superior,...

Exploring Pukaskwa National Park, Lake Superior, Ontario Canada!

So happy to see the sun after two days of miserable wet windy and cold weather. I wanted to stretch my legs and there are a number...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,373
Posted By TonyBKK
It has certainly been a lot cooler up here in...

It has certainly been a lot cooler up here in "Canuckistan" than I expected! :wink:
And to think that I almost didn't bring the liner for my riding jacket! I probably would have had to go shopping...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,373
Posted By TonyBKK
Cool2 Here comes the sun! Pukaskwa National Park, Ontario, Canada

Next morning was cool and foggy-
http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b560/CanadaJune2014/51599ff8963d3abbed2e896d24695eb6_zpsf6841cd6.jpg

In some areas the fog was so thick i had to slow way...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,373
Posted By TonyBKK
Laugh The Circle Route Motel in Schreiber, Ontario

A quick look at the weather forecast tells me I should stay put, so I get a room at the "Circle Route Motel" behind the gas station and order another round!...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,373
Posted By TonyBKK
Wicked Labatt's, Canadian for Beer!

It's a bit after 3am and I'm sitting in a uniquely Canadian 24hr coffee joint called "Tim Horton's" in the hamlet of Burk Falls, Ontario because the OPP pulled me over a couple hours ago, not because...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,373
Posted By TonyBKK
Kakabeka Falls to Sleeping Giant.

From Kakabeka I rode east back towards Thunder Bay and then Northeast along the coast of Lake Superior towards Sleeping Giant Provincial Park which is on a peninsula that juts into the lake. Some...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,373
Posted By TonyBKK
Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada!

http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b560/CanadaJune2014/ae9cd4d6889a6f4c39441cee6aa0ee68_zps81aca541.jpg
Kakabeka Falls is a waterfall on the Kaministiquia River, located beside the village of...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,373
Posted By TonyBKK
Father and Son Great Lakes and New England Summer Tour 2014

Bike serviced, bags packed, time to hit the road to New York where I will pick up my son and co-pilot :)
http://livetorideblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/20140614-235221-85941514.jpg

Weather...
Forum: Americas 06-08-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By TonyBKK
Thanks BB&U! :D I've never ridden in Canada...

Thanks BB&U! :D

I've never ridden in Canada and certainly I prefer secondary roads to interstate wherever possible! The routes I posted are what came up in Google maps, which of course generally...
Forum: Americas 06-08-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By TonyBKK
Thank you! Exactly the kind of advice I'm looking...

Thank you! Exactly the kind of advice I'm looking for! Highway 17 it is with a French Fry stop in Alfred!

The cruise control on the Land Yacht has been of tremendous use in helping me to avoid the...
Forum: Americas 06-08-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By TonyBKK
Chapter 3, actually :deal Our previous US...

Chapter 3, actually :deal

Our previous US adventures include-

Father and Son US Road Trip 2013 WA-MN on a Bavarian Land Yacht
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=938095

&

Father...
Forum: Americas 06-08-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By TonyBKK
Cheers Dude! I've taken him to the Duluth...

Cheers Dude!

I've taken him to the Duluth Train Museum and the Duluth Aquarium both of which we greatly enjoyed, but wasn't aware of the boat tour. We'll have to check it out!!! Thanks for the...
Forum: Americas 06-07-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By TonyBKK
Minnesota to Montreal route advice wanted :)

Greetings one and all!

I'll be hitting the road soon and will ride to New York via Canada to pick up my son in Long Island when he finishes school, then we will explore New England before riding...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-07-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,703
Posted By TonyBKK
Wishing you a fantastic ride and looking forward...

Wishing you a fantastic ride and looking forward to your ride report!!:clap
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-07-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By TonyBKK
Huge thanks to Boardrider!

Can't thank you enough mate for giving me a spot to wrench on the old LT! :clap

Valves checked, new plugs, air, fuel and oil filters, bled the brakes and clutch and installed a new battery and GPS...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 14,198
Posted By TonyBKK
My oh my how the time FLIES!!! My bags are packed...

My oh my how the time FLIES!!! My bags are packed and I'm headed to the airport in a couple hours for the long journey to New York to see my beloved Kristhawee!

Banging out these trip reports sure...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 14,198
Posted By TonyBKK
Back at the Pebble Creek Campground Kristhawee...

Back at the Pebble Creek Campground Kristhawee was keen to have another go at the elusive trout-
http://www.asianconnection71.com/YellowstoneJuly28th_051

He was happy to see his friend Luca again...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-26-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By TonyBKK
^ Oh man, that Hiawatha Rally looks like fun!...

^ Oh man, that Hiawatha Rally looks like fun! http://www.bmwmocm.com/Rally.htm

But I really need to service the bike before I take off on any rides and I arrive in the Twin Cities on Friday...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-23-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 894
Views: 193,199
Posted By TonyBKK
Thanks a bunch for the reply! Sounds like this...

Thanks a bunch for the reply! Sounds like this will be a good helmet for my little guy! :D
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-23-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 894
Views: 193,199
Posted By TonyBKK
Nice one! Say, is that the HJC "Catzilla"? How...

Nice one! Say, is that the HJC "Catzilla"? How does your son like it? My boy needs a new helmet and this one is at the top of the list.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-23-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By TonyBKK
Many thanks for the replies! :D Looks like I...

Many thanks for the replies! :D

Looks like I can get the LT sorted at Boardrider's place- can't thank you enough mate!!! :clap

Another coup in Thailand just kicked off! Peaceful so far, fingers...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 14,198
Posted By TonyBKK
A brief pause and a plea for help...

Good lord the time FLIES!

Here we are only to Wyoming yet in 7 days I fly to New York to see my son and meet his teachers, then fly to Minnesota to collect the Land Yacht where it's spent the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 14,198
Posted By TonyBKK
Father and son visit Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park!

After lunch and a fun time romping around playing tag with a really nice family with a gaggle of kids Kristhawee was keen to go fishing, and the Ranger at the Visitor Center recommended a nearby...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-20-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 32,108
Posted By TonyBKK
Never get tired of listening to my son sing this...

Never get tired of listening to my son sing this one as we roll down the road together-
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/n6j4TGqVl5g" frameborder="0"...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-20-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,720
Posted By TonyBKK
That's $5250... At that price would it not make...

That's $5250... At that price would it not make more sense to simply buy a solid second hand bike?
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