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Forum: Americas 03-24-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By froger
The coast is beautiful alright, and everybody...

The coast is beautiful alright, and everybody loves the smell of that salt air rusting their bike. But the endless motorhomes, tourist shit, and a bunch a small towns that are three blocks wide and...
Forum: Americas 03-05-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,909
Posted By froger
You want a compression stuff sack for your...

You want a compression stuff sack for your sleeping bag.

Get the best riding and camping gear you can. Gore-Tex boots saved my ass. In fact, everything south of my helmet was Gore-Tex.

If...
Forum: Americas 03-01-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By froger
Now we're going first class. You did good. ...

Now we're going first class. You did good.

The boat trip's a lot of fun, but it'll wear you out. Don't count on busting out a big day after the boat ride. Also, town's serving the ferries will...
Forum: Americas 02-18-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By froger
If you make it to Oregon, I can show you more...

If you make it to Oregon, I can show you more dirt roads than you could ever ride on. They go everywhere the logger's went. The main national forest road's, a car could do easy. Lessor roads are...
Forum: Americas 01-31-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By froger
We like our shooting iron's in Oregon too, but...

We like our shooting iron's in Oregon too, but not up north. They emptied my friends truck out on the ground when they found a shell casing in his tackle box once.

Won't help you this trip, but...
Forum: Americas 01-30-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,723
Posted By froger
You can find free camping all over the rural...

You can find free camping all over the rural west, and you won't have to ride to the middle of nowhere. You don't need to hide either, out of the way is good enough most of the time. Unused rock...
Forum: Americas 01-30-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By froger
Hwy 97 from the border to Kamloop's, most of it's...

Hwy 97 from the border to Kamloop's, most of it's going to have a lot of local traffic. You could stay on 20, and do Washington's north cascade's. Then turn North on Hwy 9, a quiet two lane. Lots of...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,821
Posted By froger
The Alaska sub forum's got some advice that would...

The Alaska sub forum's got some advice that would spill over to the Yukon as well. Worth a read.
Forum: Trip Planning 01-25-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,909
Posted By froger
If you want to visit some place bad enough, the...

If you want to visit some place bad enough, the lousy part's don't matter. You'll put up with it. Being young and tough helps, but desire is more important than anything else.

Take care of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-18-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,893
Posted By froger
Shows what I know..

Shows what I know..
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,546
Posted By froger
Its country fair weekend in Oregon, where you can...

Its country fair weekend in Oregon, where you can bet every extra policeman in the state is sure to be.

I'm at the other end of the county, and some slug's getting in the way. We hit a passing...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-15-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,893
Posted By froger
La Pine, or L. A. Pine as it is sometimes known,...

La Pine, or L. A. Pine as it is sometimes known, is thirty miles south. It's more of a whole bunch of houses in the woods than a town, though there are plenty of goods and services available.

...
Forum: Americas 01-11-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,821
Posted By froger
Stick with June. I went in August, not knowing...

Stick with June. I went in August, not knowing that's the rainy season. Got blasted good coming home. Everything south of my helmet was gor-tex, and it saved the trip. Wasn't always warm, but I...
Forum: Americas 01-11-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,821
Posted By froger
21 day's is enough, but you won't be laying...

21 day's is enough, but you won't be laying around the hotel pool much. Took me nine days to reach Dawson, another nine to return. Rode every day but one, and that was on the Port Hardy-Prince Rupert...
Forum: Americas 01-06-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,200
Posted By froger
I think the low humidity, high elevation, and...

I think the low humidity, high elevation, and lack of clouds makes the temperature swings a normal thing up there.[/QUOTE]

Camping can be cold. Even in August, let alone May.

The worst...
Forum: Americas 12-28-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By froger
Thanks redge, I stand corrected. Haven't been...

Thanks redge, I stand corrected. Haven't been north since this started. Still a big hit though. Besides the fine's, you'd have to live for a week before getting your bike back, and that wouldn't be...
Forum: Americas 12-28-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By froger
Vancouver to Cache creek has plenty or turn's,...

Vancouver to Cache creek has plenty or turn's, but is the best way out of Vancouver. Well worth it, and not much slower than Hwy 1. From Kamloops to Jasper the roads are pretty open. So are the...
Forum: Americas 12-28-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By froger
The south end of Vancouver island's pretty...

The south end of Vancouver island's pretty crowded for a street bike, and it can be hot and sticky with your gear on. But the ferry boats are a lot of fun. BC ferries load bikes first, so you are...
Forum: Americas 12-06-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,127
Posted By froger
Am no hand at CA, but OR, and WA, I know pretty...

Am no hand at CA, but OR, and WA, I know pretty good. Unless you have a red cape and a big S on your chest, your route from the OR border to Port Angeles WA is going to take three days without much...
Forum: Americas 12-01-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,097
Posted By froger
I wouldn't want to ride out of the state on a...

I wouldn't want to ride out of the state on a stock KLR seat, let alone all the way to SA. Your either tough, or don't know any better. Mines rebuilt, and is now as wide as a big touring bike's. Not...
Forum: Americas 12-01-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,127
Posted By froger
Think you have a good plan, except you are still...

Think you have a good plan, except you are still underestimating the Oregon coast. It's easy enough to do. Adding it up, I get 340 miles, with 50 dots on the map. That's a town for every seven miles....
Forum: Americas 11-28-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,127
Posted By froger
From the main road there's not much to see in the...

From the main road there's not much to see in the Olympics. It's a rain forest. For what your doing it don't look worth the effort. The north cascades are epic, but the road from Crater lake to the...
Forum: Americas 11-26-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,127
Posted By froger
Crater lake is at least a half day's ride from...

Crater lake is at least a half day's ride from the Oregon coast. I don't see how you could do both without wasting a lot of time.

Lot's of people love riding the coast, but I'm not one of them....
Forum: Americas 10-23-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,394
Posted By froger
Big trip, short on time, the trailer sounds like...

Big trip, short on time, the trailer sounds like a great idea to me. Especially coming home when your burnt out. If it make's the trip better, let her buck.
Forum: Trip Planning 10-22-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,584
Posted By froger
I've heard that many places now day's don't want...

I've heard that many places now day's don't want to hire someone with more than a few months blank spot in their employment record. Their afraid you might be covering up some sort of work related...
Forum: Americas 10-16-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,394
Posted By froger
I've rode past many a nice place to get somewhere...

I've rode past many a nice place to get somewhere else. If your short of time or energy, something has to be done. I got friend's who always take back roads no matter how far their destination. No...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,062
Posted By froger
In "67" most bikes still ran drum brakes, and you...

In "67" most bikes still ran drum brakes, and you were better off looking for a hole than trying to stop. Sure, some stopped good, most didn't. Bad brake's is where the phrase "had to lay her down"...
Forum: Americas 10-14-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,039
Posted By froger
KLR's come with awful seat's. I wouldn't want to...

KLR's come with awful seat's. I wouldn't want to do over half a day on one a them. Got my stock pan rebuilt, the seat's a foot wide now. Get that sorted early, whatever bike you chose. It's too big a...
Forum: Americas 10-14-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,039
Posted By froger
All my KLR has ever ran is 50/50 dual sport tires...

All my KLR has ever ran is 50/50 dual sport tires (Billed as 50% street, 50% dirt.) They are good on pavement or dry dirt.
The steering on a dual sport is friskier than a street bike's. They do...
Forum: Americas 10-14-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,578
Posted By froger
Woo Hoo! Good for you, and welcome to the club..

Woo Hoo! Good for you, and welcome to the club..
Forum: Americas 10-09-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By froger
Big windows are not fun when its hot.

Big windows are not fun when its hot.
Forum: Americas 10-01-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,578
Posted By froger
Five inches off that windshield ain't much....

Five inches off that windshield ain't much. Remeber, air cant change dirrection that fast. At highway speed the real windblast is six inches above the top of the windshield.
On your bike, too small...
Forum: Americas 10-01-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,180
Posted By froger
Being an old ff, I didn't like the 599 as it came...

Being an old ff, I didn't like the 599 as it came from the factory. The "upright riding position" wasent very upright. Had to go 75 before the weight came off my wrist's, but by 80 the wind was...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-29-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,158
Posted By froger
Trees grow faster on the coast. Twenty years...

Trees grow faster on the coast. Twenty years might be a little early to consider thinning, but not by much. They are probably a hundred feet tall by now.
Forum: Americas 09-29-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,180
Posted By froger
I like your idea. It would I think, work well...

I like your idea. It would I think, work well most of the time.

I have a similar bike, an "06" 599. Now it can go down a dirt road now and then, but it's not really happy. Even with grippier...
Forum: Americas 09-29-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By froger
Multnomah falls is more or less the crown jewel...

Multnomah falls is more or less the crown jewel of the Columbia gorge, but it's all good. Going through in the morning would be nice, the gorge is a windy place.
Hell's canyon is not far from your...
Forum: Americas 09-25-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,578
Posted By froger
Cut a big chunk off that window. Besides slowing...

Cut a big chunk off that window. Besides slowing you down, it'll blow the bike all over the road. You want to look over the shield, not through it.
Thanks for filling us in on your situation, for...
Forum: Americas 09-23-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,578
Posted By froger
On a big hill you wont be doing 55. Or be in high...

On a big hill you wont be doing 55. Or be in high gear either, like as not. Even so you are probably ok on rural two lanes. The locals will be faster, but being in the middle of nowhere they are more...
Forum: Americas 09-22-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,578
Posted By froger
I think now, that you are too late for this trip....

I think now, that you are too late for this trip. If half the trip was over and you were heading east, or it was the middle of summer I'd probably think different. A rookie without warm gear in late...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-18-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,210
Posted By froger
The Boise freeway's full of left lane cruiser's,...

The Boise freeway's full of left lane cruiser's, but out in the sticks I dont think Idaho traffic is any worse than the rest of the northwest. Better than a lot of places actually. Going from...
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