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Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,013
Posted By masukomi
We weren't kidding about the Ural

And no, we weren't kidding about looking for someone to buy the Ural. The ad is here. (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=922249), and of course we're willing to provide detailed pictures...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,013
Posted By masukomi
The last two adventures have been hard; each in...

The last two adventures have been hard; each in its own way. We learn. We adjust. We try again.

Going to Colorado was a brutal slog. We firmly believe that having a deadline is the worst thing...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,013
Posted By masukomi
Day 16 - Bar Harbor, ME to Cambridge, MA

Dark Skies (http://darkskyapp.com/) likes it when we’re inside the US borders, and rewarded us with a precise window, telling us when the rain would stop, and how long we had to pack everything...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,013
Posted By masukomi
We're not dead! We got home and have been...

We're not dead!

We got home and have been enjoying our comfortable chairs. Still have to pull the pictures off the cameras, which I'll do tonight. Over the course of this trip we've come to some...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,013
Posted By masukomi
Day 13 - Baddeck to Antigonish

It started with sun, actual, honest to goodness sun. Not, overcast with sun peeking out, but sun, with an occasional cloud.

If we have learned anything from our time in Nova Scotia is that their...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,013
Posted By masukomi
Day 11 - Ingonish to Baddeck

In the days to come, people will ask us “How was Nova Scotia?”, and we will respond, “Wet.” Eventually they will say something like “Was it pretty?”, and we will respond that “The portions of it that...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,013
Posted By masukomi
Finally uploaded the video

The video we attempted to upload of us setting up the tent finally got re-uploaded. We've been taking a fair amount but it's damn hard to upload anything on these hotel net connections unless it's...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,013
Posted By masukomi
Day 8 - Dartmouth to Boylston

Despite complaining about the room, we both ended up getting a pretty good night’s sleep.

Whilst packing the bikes in the morning we encountered the couple in the room next door. Turns out they’re...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,013
Posted By masukomi
Day 7 - Halifax to Dartmouth

Last night was hard.



We'd pulled in relatively early, around 5:00, and started pulling photos from cameras right away. The goal was to get everything uploaded, and the posts written then spend...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,013
Posted By masukomi
Day 4 - Amherst to Kentville

We woke bright and early... for no apparent reason, got dressed and wandered across the street to grab breakfast at Tim Hortons, which was tasty, but I scoffed mine down to get back to work on...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,013
Posted By masukomi
A quick note

Because of the process we're using to post this to our blog and to the forums the images don't have links to full sized versions. Not normally a big deal, those panoramas really are better in the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,013
Posted By masukomi
Day 3 - Saint John, New Brunswick to Amherst Nova Scotia

Guess what?

We're in a hotel.

sighs

Despite that, the day was great.

Started out in New Brunswick
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,013
Posted By masukomi
Day 2 Rockland Maine to Saint John, New Brunswick (Canada)

Day 2 Rockland Maine to Saint John, New Brunswick (Canada)

We made a conscious decision about this trip. We were going to spend time where we felt it important to do so. We weren't going to stress...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,013
Posted By masukomi
Corporate Runaways: BOS -> NS w/ 2 dogs

It's that time again. Time for a ride. We've improved the kit, been practicing our craft, and are making one (hopefully) final test trip before quitting our jobs again and setting out around the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,075
Posted By masukomi
Yup, those are on our To-Buy list. We...

Yup, those are on our To-Buy list.



We agree. We hate running it full out. We prefer the Ural's natural speed. BUT it's a good way to test how well the engine is running ("mostly open" is...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,075
Posted By masukomi
Dogs in Sidecars

Dogs in Sidecars


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7212/7341565594_3ffed6e832.jpg (http://flic.kr/p/cbKrF9)

Part of this journey was to test how they felt about spending day after day in the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,075
Posted By masukomi
Post-trip Ural Thoughts

Post-trip Ural Thoughts

We’ve finally hit 10,000 km on the Ural, and most of that was done on this trip. So, how I we feel about it after 18 straight days of riding over 5,000 miles from sea level...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,075
Posted By masukomi
I agree with Dachary's comment, but would add a...

I agree with Dachary's comment, but would add a note about the comfort. I would submit that, with the exclusion of our time spent in Kansas, riding in the sidecar may actually be *more* comfortable...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,075
Posted By masukomi
Day 18 - Poland, NY to Cambridge, MA

We’d left the tent fly partially obscuring the tent because the weather forecast had said it might rain on us, and the day started with Dachary waking me up because it was starting to rain. I jumped...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,075
Posted By masukomi
Day 17 - Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada to Poland, NY, USA

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8292/7730005628_2bbec1a66a.jpg (http://flic.kr/p/cM5in7)

During the evening a snazzy 1977 Honda… something parked beside the Ural. As we packed up the bikes in the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 1,165,552
Posted By masukomi
First off, totally envious. Can't wait until we...

First off, totally envious. Can't wait until we can quit (again) and do the same. Excellent photos, can't wait to see more.

However, I admit to being a bit concerned by this and the comment...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,075
Posted By masukomi
Day 14 - Marshall, MN to Merrill, WI

We got up at 6:00 AM. I walked the dogs in the light of a beautiful sunrise.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7267/7694307028_4d83aee7bd.jpg (http://flic.kr/p/cHVkq1)
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Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,075
Posted By masukomi
Day 13 - Mitchell, SD to Marshall, MN

We were too tired to do the service last night, and also way too far behind in the posts. We opted for the less physically taxing task of choosing and uploading images, writing the final day’s post,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,075
Posted By masukomi
Day 12 - Mt. Rushmore, SD to Mitchell, SD

The Badlands awaited us, along with the burning sun. Determined to avoid her killing rays, we got up at five… much to the annoyance of the tent dweller in the next space, I’m sure.

On the road at...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,075
Posted By masukomi
Day 10 - Lake Granby, CO to Wheatland, WY

The original plan was to leave Lake Granby, and the rest of the F650.com folks on Sunday, but then we realized that we’d set ourselves up to do 420 miles to the next campsite, just around the corner...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,075
Posted By masukomi
Just a note that we're not dead yet. We've been...

Just a note that we're not dead yet. We've been hanging withe the F650.com folks w/ essentially no net. Plenty of pics to upload when we have some. Colorado is beautiful.
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,075
Posted By masukomi
Day 7 - Colby, KS to Denver, CO

The day started with a bit of extra sleep and some decent complimentary hotel breakfast of eggs, sausage, biscuits, and gravy. When I went out to walk the dogs it was eighty-something, but there was...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,075
Posted By masukomi
We've actually owned a couple cooling vests. The...

We've actually owned a couple cooling vests. The last time we tried them they did us no good at all, but I think that's because it was so humid out that it couldn't evaporate, so it just prevented...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,075
Posted By masukomi
Day 6 - Holton, KS to Colby, KS

Yesterday involved entirely too much hair-dryer action. Today we would get up even earlier to avoid it. So, we got up at 4:45 which is actually 3:45 in our home time-zone, which we left less than a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,075
Posted By masukomi
Day 3 - Youngston, OH to Anderson, IN

With things dried we packed up and made the first decision of the day: where to have breakfast. Neither of us wanted McDonalds, and there was a Perkins just across the way. Dachary claims this is...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,075
Posted By masukomi
Day 2 - followup A few things to add 1)...

Day 2 - followup

A few things to add

1) The Pine Hill campground place had a shower system was either ingenious or sadistic. I’m not sure which. You pulled a chain which caused water to come...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,075
Posted By masukomi
Day 1 - Cambridge, Massachusetts to Endicott, New York

Dachary and I both had plenty of paying work that had to get done yesterday, and we still hadn’t packed the bikes. Fortunately, we had a checklist… a six page checklist. Unfortunately, the checklist...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,075
Posted By masukomi
We agree that it's pretty insane to have a place...

We agree that it's pretty insane to have a place that can confiscate and euthanize a someone's pet simply because of the breed. However, Ontario is what we have to go through if we're going to do any...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-21-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 54,395
Posted By masukomi
Quick question: We'll have our Ural by then...

Quick question:
We'll have our Ural by then and be needing some off-road experience with it. Am I right in thinking that the non-hero sections of this would all be wide enough to accommodate a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 297,490
Posted By masukomi
Quickie response because on phone: Knowing...

Quickie response because on phone:

Knowing then what we know now we'd do exactly the same thing. You're missing a crucial detail. You can't sell your bike in Argentina. We detailed the reasons why...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 297,490
Posted By masukomi
It should be noted that that squared off tire was...

It should be noted that that squared off tire was a Tourance EXP (http://www.us.metzelermoto.com/web/catalog/moto/moto_catalogo_schedaDescription.page) not just a Tourance... big difference. In lima...
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 297,490
Posted By masukomi
Good to know. Judging by the state of this...

Good to know. Judging by the state of this mechanic's "shop"... which is to say, a dirt yard surrounded by four cinderblock walls, a small piece of hole-filled cloth / tarp held up by sticks (i...
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 297,490
Posted By masukomi
Short story long....

So back in Nazca Peru (http://goo.gl/maps/YR1J) Dachary had her third flat. When we pulled the rear axel out to get the tire off we noticed that it was bone dry. Any grease that had previously been...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-17-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 542
Posted By masukomi
Help Make a Great Trip Planning Book!

Hard to guess what the best thread for this is, but I'm betting Trip Planning since that's what this is all about.

After getting back from our most recent adventure...
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 297,490
Posted By masukomi
Survey Time!

Ok, we didn't get a chance to mention it during the interview, but we've put together a survey, and need your input.

As you know I'm putting together a book to help people prepare for their next,...
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