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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-13-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By AK Smitty
Wild Fires and coolant leaks...

have caused some delays and changes in plans.

Sitting in Winthrop WA right now and looking for a good mostly off road route to Sand Point.

Any suggestions?

Hitting there road tomorrow...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-08-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By AK Smitty
Good info

Please let me know what you find out on the 12th.

Being solo I will have to pick my battles. If its sketchy and remote I may just have to turn around. I will see how it all plays out. Fighting...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-06-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By AK Smitty
Meet the new girl on July 9 in Mill Creek. ...

Meet the new girl on July 9 in Mill Creek. Thinking the 9th and 10th to get sorted.

Getting valves checked and tires changed before I hit the road.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-06-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By AK Smitty
Thx Guys

1911 Road 2 last August and it was great and had planned to ride 20 but it was closed due to mud slides.

My two ideas for this ride are as follows:

1. Head North put of Seattle (have friends...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-04-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 247,188
Posted By AK Smitty
Are hitting section 1 on the 13th of July? I...

Are hitting section 1 on the 13th of July?

I land in SEA on the 9th. Two days to sort bike then thinking of slabbing it south to ride all of the WABR.

Are you guys riding more than section 1?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-02-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By AK Smitty
Riding PWN starting July 11-12 690 ADV

Hey locals

I am picking up a new to me 690 very well set up for off road in Seattle. Looking at riding the WABDR and maybe parts of the OBDR.

Plan is one day ride on pavement to get some...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-14-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 309,032
Posted By AK Smitty
Colombian Military C-130 Flight

I was trapped in Popayan for over a week due to some tense coffee protests blocking the roads in March 2013. C-130s were coming in with food and supplies and leaving empty. After my friend talked...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3,548
Views: 1,600,874
Posted By AK Smitty
Ccm

Somebody out there know more about these bikes?

Anybody ridden one?

http://www.ccm-motorcycles.com/index.asp
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,378
Posted By AK Smitty
Gobi Side Cases

How do you like those cases? Are they wider than your handlebars?

What is the system like for removing the case? Quick and easy?

I have the BMW Adv Aluminum cases and dont like the width and...
Forum: Americas 01-08-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 23,812
Views: 1,824,597
Posted By AK Smitty
Thanks again for the info. It is said that he...

Thanks again for the info. It is said that he left family behind and will be a tough road ahead for them.

The gf wasn't really worried but I will pass this along to her.
Forum: Americas 01-07-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 23,812
Views: 1,824,597
Posted By AK Smitty
I did the same and found nothing as well. I...

I did the same and found nothing as well. I agree with you on Sayulita. I only discovered it 2 years ago and I have been there 3 times.



Wasn't try to inflate it or fuel a Mexico isn't safe...
Forum: Americas 01-07-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23,812
Views: 1,824,597
Posted By AK Smitty
Sayulita shooting

So my girlfriend is in Sayulita and there was a shooting 2 nights ago. She heard the gunshots so it did happen. This not speculation. There was a shooting I am just reaching out to try and get more...
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 46,654
Posted By AK Smitty
New Video - Guatemala

Video one repost:


<iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/73339462" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6,679
Views: 2,021,017
Posted By AK Smitty
Thanks Mark

Another resounding thank you and truly inspiring ride. Not just the ground covered but the attitude and style that you did it all with. A true ambassador for the USA as we do not always have the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-10-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 535
Views: 223,257
Posted By AK Smitty
PM sent. Just email me when you are ready to...

PM sent. Just email me when you are ready to sell. Dont trust these other sketchy ADV guys I am a good home for your cases haha.

Thanks for the input.
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 176,384
Posted By AK Smitty
Backpack Cover?

Several different options out there and could probably walk into REI or somewhere similar and get the right fit. Here is just one link:
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-03-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 535
Views: 223,257
Posted By AK Smitty
Thx man thats the first testimonial from someone...

Thx man thats the first testimonial from someone with them on an 800 GS that I have heard first hand. I didn't realize that they were in the PHX area. Sounds like a great excuse for me to ride from...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 142,205
Posted By AK Smitty
Thanks for the tips. Slow and steady, step by...

Thanks for the tips. Slow and steady, step by step, and I'll make it through.
Where are you going?[/QUOTE]

Plan is to finish what I started. Last winter was Mex for about 10 weeks then did all...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 142,205
Posted By AK Smitty
CR Border

Be ready for CR, you will need a lot of patience.

There should be no hidden fees and you dont need a helper but they have 2 aduanas that you will have to run back and forth between for copies and...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 176,384
Posted By AK Smitty
Still struggling after my 4 month ride that ended in March

An inmate sent me a message just a couple days ago asking me about what Id sacrificed to be on the road for so long. His inquiry came at the same time I was trying to figure out the answer to that...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 46,654
Posted By AK Smitty
Thx man. Did I miss someting? What do you mean...

Thx man. Did I miss someting? What do you mean when you say "The sex / quiting the job / leaving comment AK mentioned was bang on." When did we talk about sex?:huh

I agree with living "simple"...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 46,654
Posted By AK Smitty
Eakins reposting that Montanita post just had a...

Eakins reposting that Montanita post just had a big effct on me! Thx I had forgotten my own words.
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 46,654
Posted By AK Smitty
Thanks dutch always encouraging to hear. My...

Thanks dutch always encouraging to hear. My dream is unfinished. It is a fluid dream and can change but I know that I need to at least chase it some more...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 46,654
Posted By AK Smitty
Toby People say I am living the dream...

Toby

People say I am living the dream sometimes. It sounds like you sir have the dream truly figured out.

My Mom is a die hard Saab owner. Not Rally just grocery getter, although in high...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 46,654
Posted By AK Smitty
Hey guys glad to hear you scheming a plan on...

Hey guys glad to hear you scheming a plan on catching up. My Mom has a place on Pemaquid Lake. Been a bit since Ive back but my bike is on the east coast (TN) these so you never know.

Charpa...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2,783
Views: 518,146
Posted By AK Smitty
Today we are stuck in Guatape due to truckers...

Today we are stuck in Guatape due to truckers strikes and road blockades, trying to get to Medellin to get Maya valves checked and it aint a happening thing.[/QUOTE]


Guatape is a damn fine...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 46,654
Posted By AK Smitty
Thanks man. Takes some time but nice to have it...

Thanks man. Takes some time but nice to have it once its done.
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 46,654
Posted By AK Smitty
First Video Attempt

Here is a short vid. I have some improving to do on my clip transitions and holding that go pro a little more steady when filming from my hand. But hey, it is my first attempt and I have some great...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 46,654
Posted By AK Smitty
Billy are you on the road yet? What's your time...

Billy are you on the road yet? What's your time frame? Thanks taking a look.
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2,783
Views: 518,146
Posted By AK Smitty
Tell Michael Josh from AK says Hi We met in...

Tell Michael Josh from AK says Hi

We met in AK and spent some time together in Guatemala. Lots of laughs and stories. He is a good dude with tons of miles under his belt!

My friend Carey,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 535
Views: 223,257
Posted By AK Smitty
Changing side set up on F800GS

I know about ever question here has been asked on side cases but I like answers specifically for me! :evil

I have the BMW aluminum pannier set up. I crasehed in Guatemala and they have never...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,161
Posted By AK Smitty
Deals Gap today?

Saw you guys today around where 129 meets 19. I was headed to the Dragon.

Hope you had a good ride on the Dragon and got it between the rain showers. When I saw you you were looking dry and...
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 46,654
Posted By AK Smitty
So close to wrapping up this RR

Sorry for the delays, life has been moving fast and already my ride seems partly like a dream.

It was a long and boring day of mostly I-95 from San Augustine to Chesapeake. I made it to my...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 46,654
Posted By AK Smitty
I agree that Veronica is amazing. Without her I...

I agree that Veronica is amazing. Without her I can't imagine what would have happen. They still have a lot of details to work out and most of them are in their US office. I could ONLY pay in the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 46,654
Posted By AK Smitty
Miami to S Augustine

After getting all the shipping handled I decide its time to head north in the morning. I actually am not sure where I am going. I have a flight out of ATL in less than a week and need to decide where...
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4,487
Views: 1,067,858
Posted By AK Smitty
Great RR and way to keep up to date. I am...

Great RR and way to keep up to date.

I am back at work now struggling to shake off the adventure of the road and get back into the grind. It was a good run for me and cool to meet you in Nica....
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 46,654
Posted By AK Smitty
Shipping Wrap Up

I am actually now back in AK. I need to finish up this RR and start looking at my next adventure. Here are my final thoughts on the shipping from Bogota to Miami.


After my day of seeing the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,154
Posted By AK Smitty
I am sitting at work. It is my first full day...

I am sitting at work. It is my first full day back. It it a struggle. Missing those days on the road! Lots of laughs and great memories!

Keep the vbideos coming it is taking me back and...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 46,654
Posted By AK Smitty
Guess I should have given you the credit for the...

Guess I should have given you the credit for the good eye.

Just an average day at Miami beach... a crazy guy in a full suit and great scenery!
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 46,654
Posted By AK Smitty
Good eye my friend! That pic has endless...

Good eye my friend! That pic has endless entertainment value!!
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