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Forum: Canada 11-15-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,888
Posted By Norml
I'm not actually whining but...come on! We...

I'm not actually whining but...come on! We haven't even left Nfld, yet. I'm waiting to post some pics. And it looks like I'll eventually gt to post something around June of 2013 by the time it...
Forum: Canada 11-15-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,402
Posted By Norml
If you get to Dawson City in the Yukon, they used...

If you get to Dawson City in the Yukon, they used to have the Klondike Motorcycle Run where locals and visitors from as far away as Australia, and the neighbours from Alaska flocked to the Land of...
Forum: Canada 01-31-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 54,275
Posted By Norml
My uncle, may he Rest in Peace, was one of the...

My uncle, may he Rest in Peace, was one of the workers to install and work on the Canol pipeline. He went on to do the same with the 4" line from Alaska to Whitehorse, Yukon, then worked on the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 180,336
Posted By Norml
Wow!!!

Thank you so much for the RR, Rob. I ride an '05 Road King classic but have been dreaming of taking the CaSa trip since I got my first Harley. I still hope to do the trip one of these years soon...
Forum: Canada 10-25-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,712
Posted By Norml
I gather by everyone who posted about their...

I gather by everyone who posted about their country, they are all working for the weather stations. NOT ONE PERSON mentioned anywhere North of the 49th Parallel. Oh yah, now they will say that we...
Forum: Canada 10-25-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,749
Posted By Norml
keep tabs on www.511yukon.ca That's the...

keep tabs on
www.511yukon.ca
That's the Yukon Road Report from the Yukon Dept. of Highways.
I used to work for that dept. and am fairly sure that the road would be OK in mid-June, but to be sure,...
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 171,409
Posted By Norml
Rob. First off, I send you my deepest sympathy...

Rob. First off, I send you my deepest sympathy for the loss of your buddy, John. I would haveliked to have met him at some point. He seems to have been someone i would have liked to know. Thank...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-02-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 226,707
Posted By Norml
In the Beginning.... It was great to read about...

In the Beginning....
It was great to read about ex-pat living in other countries, which is why I strted reading this thread. Now it appears to have been taken over by the discussion of living in...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-31-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By Norml
7-11 Road South Dakota from US385 to Buffalo Gap

Has anyone taken this route? It's hard to tell from Google Earth if it is gravel or hard-topped.
Forum: Trip Planning 03-26-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,411
Posted By Norml
I don't know about the plastic bear-proof...

I don't know about the plastic bear-proof containers. I have not seenthem, but i do know that a grizz can chew through a 45 gallon metal drum to get what it wants. One did that to our camp...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-26-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,411
Posted By Norml
http://www.arcticwebsite.com/BearSurvival.html ...

http://www.arcticwebsite.com/BearSurvival.html

Check this out for good advice.
Forum: Canada 03-23-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,819
Posted By Norml
Ifyou had a kid in or after 2003, you can get a...

Ifyou had a kid in or after 2003, you can get a $500 Grant from the feds for a RESP(Registered Education Savings Plan). There are conditions though. Not sure what they are. Just heard it on the...
Forum: Canada 03-22-2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,729
Posted By Norml
I fully agree with Dean. Good post. As for the...

I fully agree with Dean. Good post. As for the Harley Bashing comment, I really don't GAF. And I knew it wasn't really Harley Bashing, but a comment about the Sacs. I've seen them too so I knew...
Forum: Canada 03-22-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,729
Posted By Norml
BTW, What's with the Harley-Bashing? I ride...

BTW, What's with the Harley-Bashing? I ride one, have for years.....and still don't have any ballz. Well....at least not hanging off the back of the bike...maybe off the side about midway between...
Forum: Canada 03-22-2010, 08:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,729
Posted By Norml
I would say you would be the one with ballz if...

I would say you would be the one with ballz if you do that. And you better watch out for who approaches from the rear.:D
Forum: Americas 03-21-2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,174
Posted By Norml
I've only been onteh N. Canol a few times. It...

I've only been onteh N. Canol a few times. It was in not too bad shape. There is a ferry crossing at Ross River. The road was passable by vehicles as far as the NWT/Yukon border and I think the...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-20-2010, 12:20 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,411
Posted By Norml
I don't know if you are serious or not. I hope...

I don't know if you are serious or not. I hope you aren't because the info you have provided is absolutely false. Black bears are utterly unpredictable whereas the grizzly is predictable. I would...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-19-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,997
Posted By Norml
Whoa! Easy there big fella... Not all truck...

Whoa! Easy there big fella... Not all truck drivers are men.
Forum: Americas 03-19-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,174
Posted By Norml
Wink I had my thinking cap on today and here's what I...

I had my thinking cap on today and here's what I came up with.
If you want to take your time and fish, camp, take photos, hike, etc. you want to make the trip up (or back) last at least 3 days. To...
Forum: Americas 03-19-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,174
Posted By Norml
I'm off to work shortly so I'll answer your...

I'm off to work shortly so I'll answer your questions as quickly as I can.

Fishing....any river and most creeks have grayling. Now, I'm talking Yukon area. Don't know much about the NWT rivers...
Forum: Americas 03-18-2010, 11:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,174
Posted By Norml
I was road maintenance foreman at Eagle Plains...

I was road maintenance foreman at Eagle Plains about 10 years ago. I remember that road well and bladed many miles and removed snow many times. Most of the advice you find here is very good. South...
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 435,188
Posted By Norml
I have to admit I never read the whole RR but...

I have to admit I never read the whole RR but skimmed through, and it has taken me about 6 hours to do that. Anton, your photos are X-L-ENT! I've been into Photography as a hobby for years and am...
Forum: Americas 02-11-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,873
Posted By Norml
I've been from Yukon to Milwaukee and return. My...

I've been from Yukon to Milwaukee and return. My advice would be, if your main reason for the trip is to see Alaska, then fly to Anchorage, hook up with some locals and tour with them through...
Forum: Americas 02-11-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,463
Posted By Norml
I just checked out MedJet. Their plans only...

I just checked out MedJet. Their plans only cover you for 90 days per trip. What happens to those who travel for months on end? Anyone know who has medical insurance for that type of travel?
Forum: Trip Planning 02-11-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 21,800
Posted By Norml
I believe we should pay for our stay. It...

I believe we should pay for our stay. It includes safe drinking water and usually fairly decent toilets and a safe place to make a campfire. And meeting cool fellow travellers.
Forum: Trip Planning 02-11-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,805
Posted By Norml
+1 hughtwg on the 2 pairs of u/wear, sox, pants,...

+1 hughtwg on the 2 pairs of u/wear, sox, pants, t's and what I was wearing for travel. I travelled across North America and back with that. All I had were my saddlebags and strapped on was my...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-11-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,098
Posted By Norml
Link not working. takes me to HOVER. More...

Link not working. takes me to HOVER. More details please. $450 from where to London, and by what...air or sea?
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,995
Posted By Norml
I think I just found a thread of interest. I do...

I think I just found a thread of interest. I do quite a bit of photography and am intrigued with yoru style. You know how to use the medium well.
Ahh... to be young again and on a trip like yours,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 99,710
Posted By Norml
The examiner asked if I had ever ridden a...

The examiner asked if I had ever ridden a motorcycle. I said, "Yah. And raced too."
He filled out the paperwork and gave me my licence.:deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,567
Posted By Norml
Wut Stu said. I started at 12 years old on dirt...

Wut Stu said.
I started at 12 years old on dirt and raced for 6 years. Last race was riding a 650 Norton, dirt-trak. In those days, we made sure we wore our helmets at least.:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,162
Posted By Norml
Wow! Talk about missing the 60`s, I think I...

Wow! Talk about missing the 60`s, I think I missed the 90`s too.:1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,027
Posted By Norml
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in my bloodline, my...

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in my bloodline, my ancestors were Courrier-des Bois, or `Runners of the Woods`. Only they travelled in canoes, which they built and travelled all over North America. A number...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,162
Posted By Norml
No front forks needed

Check out the new RADD front end system in this video. Will it fly or will it die?

http://sync.sympatico.discoverychannel.ca/video/dailyplanet/?bclid=34593264001&bctid=49473934001
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 650,680
Posted By Norml
Erica Came across your RR this morning after...

Erica

Came across your RR this morning after driving the school bus load of kids to school (only a part-time driver). I ride an '05 Road King Classic and my better half rides an '02 Shadow ACE. ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-28-2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4,473
Views: 1,657,802
Posted By Norml
No! Really??:D

No! Really??:D
Forum: Alaska 10-26-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,847
Posted By Norml
I can't remember the year, but the ONLY way thru...

I can't remember the year, but the ONLY way thru the tummel was by train. My bro-in-law & I arrived in Tok....and it STARTED to rain. Now you have to read to the end of the story to find out when it...
Forum: Canada 10-23-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,642
Posted By Norml
Well, we got to -10C here back a couple of weeks...

Well, we got to -10C here back a couple of weeks ago so i put both the Wife's and my bikes up for the winter. Then it turns around and WARMS up to +7C yesterday and +6today. What a bummer, and we...
Forum: Canada 10-23-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,000
Posted By Norml
Pissed Watch out ATV riders!

CBC News says ATVs are unregulated. Some "experienced" rider was killed when he was thrown from his ATV and now his parents want ATV's banned, whatever that means. Then the newscast cuts to various...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 49,997
Posted By Norml
Wow! Great trip you're having. I want my wife...

Wow! Great trip you're having. I want my wife to read this as every time I suggest doing the SAmerica trip, she freaks out about bandits and murderers. I would like to her to hear about your trip...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2009, 09:03 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 1,071,481
Posted By Norml
Time to bump this puppy. & PLEASE, PLEASE,...

Time to bump this puppy. & PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE make this a STICKY!!! It is an AWESOME thread.
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