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Forum: Americas 06-10-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 993
Views: 70,370
Posted By 2mstone
My insurance agent told me I didn't need extra...

My insurance agent told me I didn't need extra insurance papers for Canada, but he sent me a "packet" anyway just to east my mind.

I've not needed to use it at the border on either of my two trips...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-05-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By 2mstone
Update... Have about 10 riders signed up.

Update...
Have about 10 riders signed up.
Forum: Americas 05-29-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 70,370
Posted By 2mstone
I also put this in the Vendors section, but...

I also put this in the Vendors section, but thought some of you here might be interested;

I have to give a shout out to Jason Smith at ADV Motorrad in New York. 585.310.ADVM,...
Forum: Vendors 05-29-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 230
Posted By 2mstone
BUMOT luggage.

I have to give a shout out to Jason Smith at ADV Motorrad in New York. 585.310.ADVM, http://www.advmotorrad.com.
I was on a trip to Alaska when I had a get-off and totaled the bike I was on a DL650....
Forum: Americas 05-22-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 70,370
Posted By 2mstone
Thanks! I can't tell you how happy I am to be on...

Thanks! I can't tell you how happy I am to be on the move.... :clap
Forum: Americas 05-22-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 70,370
Posted By 2mstone
Wicked New. :) I got a dl1000 beak-strom. I'm in...

New. :) I got a dl1000 beak-strom. I'm in Stewart, BC. Tonight. Seeing LOTS of bikes the last two days.
Forum: Americas 05-22-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 993
Views: 70,370
Posted By 2mstone
If you are going near the Watson Lake, Yukon area...

If you are going near the Watson Lake, Yukon area (sign post forest) and want inexpensive lodging check out the Historic Air Force Lodge. $80 - night. Barracks style (private room, shared bathroom)...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-15-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By 2mstone
June 26 - 28, 2015 Strom rally (all bikes welcome)

Jun 26 - 27 Victor, Idaho.
V-Strom Cache Rally

All bikes welcome.

This is a 'no frills' rally...no T-shirts, group dinners, or strippers... just riding in the day, campfire BS sessions at...
Forum: Americas 05-13-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 70,370
Posted By 2mstone
Thanks for checking out my blog. Yes, it...

Thanks for checking out my blog.
Yes, it doesn't look bad, but I just got the call a few minutes ago, and she's totaled. Bent subframe, and deep scratch on the frame are the serious issues.

I'm...
Forum: Americas 05-13-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 993
Views: 70,370
Posted By 2mstone
But hopefully not for long. The temps here in...

But hopefully not for long. The temps here in Fairbanks are excellent, sun is shining, children laughing....
My update; I'm working on getting another bike and finishing the trip. I look at the get...
Forum: Americas 05-12-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 70,370
Posted By 2mstone
Yep. Cowering at home in front of the tv or puter...

Yep. Cowering at home in front of the tv or puter screen isn't living.

Train, plan, prepare, then do it. Don't listen to the Debbie-Downers who preach doom and gloom. Someone is going to die...
Forum: Americas 05-12-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 70,370
Posted By 2mstone
That stinks!! I hope things work out for you..

That stinks!! I hope things work out for you..
Forum: Americas 05-12-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 993
Views: 70,370
Posted By 2mstone
Thanks everyone! The get off; Snot slick...

Thanks everyone!

The get off; Snot slick mud, I was going mmmaybe 35, driver error, what can I say... I'll find out in a couple hours the condition of the bike. I'm stiff and sore, but that's...
Forum: Americas 05-12-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 993
Views: 70,370
Posted By 2mstone
"You're the first bike this year"... I was told...

"You're the first bike this year"... I was told that numerous times on my way north. The farther north I got the more I heard it, so according to the locals I guess I was. I didn't plan it that way...
Forum: Americas 05-11-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 70,370
Posted By 2mstone
Made it to Deadhorse on Saturday...wet icy road....

Made it to Deadhorse on Saturday...wet icy road. Had a get off on Sunday on the way out (sloppy slick mud). Will repair the broken stuff and finish the ride. Having an awesome time! ...
Forum: Americas 05-07-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 70,370
Posted By 2mstone
Be liberal when treating your gear with...

Be liberal when treating your gear with Permithrin (sp?). I thought I did it according to the directions, but I wish I would have doubled it. The skeeters are coming out!
Forum: Americas 05-06-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 70,370
Posted By 2mstone
No way I'm leaving them for you hosers....I take...

No way I'm leaving them for you hosers....I take em with me! (I wish anyway..) :rofl
Forum: Americas 05-06-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 70,370
Posted By 2mstone
A quick shout-out about these guys in Fairbanks....

A quick shout-out about these guys in Fairbanks. I called them before I left home to order tires..I offered to buy them via cc, but they just said, not necessary, see you when you get here.
Then...
Forum: Americas 05-06-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 993
Views: 70,370
Posted By 2mstone
Much more fun to have a pic taken when a cutie is...

Much more fun to have a pic taken when a cutie is standing next to you... :D



Very little. Hit a 20 mile stretch after Destruction Bay, and several shorter ones. The worst thing about them is...
Forum: Americas 05-05-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 70,370
Posted By 2mstone
Made it here today. The Cutie standing by me was...

Made it here today. The Cutie standing by me was there with her family taking their pics at the same time. She joined me while her Mom took the pic.

I saw my first mosquitoes of the trip while at...
Forum: Americas 05-04-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 70,370
Posted By 2mstone
:D Very calm; you might have read a different...

:D Very calm; you might have read a different inflection into my reply for some reason..
I've just had a super day of Yukon riding, had a pretty good dinner at the cafe, and I'm snug in a room...
Forum: Americas 05-04-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 70,370
Posted By 2mstone
"Truck mirror" LOL - Such a jaded outlook! But...

"Truck mirror" LOL - Such a jaded outlook! But then if I was still sitting at home I might think that way too..... well, no I wouldn't. I'd take someone at their word. Probably a reflection of my...
Forum: Americas 05-03-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 70,370
Posted By 2mstone
Made it here today. It's a bit chilly, but very...

Made it here today. It's a bit chilly, but very enjoyable! I have the roads to myself, motels are half empty, temps are doable. Life is good.
...
Forum: Americas 04-24-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 70,370
Posted By 2mstone
Leaving Monday...I'll be riding south as most of...

Leaving Monday...I'll be riding south as most of you are going north...wave as you go by. :wave
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m85/Tombstone-z1/002_zpsofvnlau0.jpg...
Forum: Americas 04-04-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,315
Posted By 2mstone
Riding north from Vegas you can go through the...

Riding north from Vegas you can go through the Valley of Fire State Park, then continue north to Zion National Park (apprx 365 miles). Motoring through Zion is some pretty amazing riding. Take your...
Forum: Americas 03-26-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 923
Posted By 2mstone
Dry?? Don't think so. Utah beers (available in...

Dry?? Don't think so. Utah beers (available in any grocery store) is watered down to 3.5%.
If you go to an actual liquor store, then you get the real deal just like you are used to anywhere else. ...
Forum: Americas 03-24-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 993
Views: 70,370
Posted By 2mstone
Good to hear! I'm hoping to head north on April...

Good to hear! I'm hoping to head north on April 20.
Forum: Americas 03-23-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,058
Posted By 2mstone
I had a herd pass by me one of the last times I...

I had a herd pass by me one of the last times I was in Yellowstone, I was able to get some video going as they sauntered up, it's at the bottom of this blog post.....
Forum: Americas 03-21-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,540
Posted By 2mstone
If you haven't ridden over the Bear Tooth Hwy you...

If you haven't ridden over the Bear Tooth Hwy you are close enough to do that instead of Mammoth. I would ride over Bear Tooth, turn around a few miles before Red Lodge, Montana and go back over Bear...
Forum: Americas 03-21-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 923
Posted By 2mstone
Given a choice I would do the bike. Plenty of...

Given a choice I would do the bike. Plenty of towns between Portland and SLC for you to hydrate.
As for a route - you are so close to the coast you might want to go west first and ride the coast for...
Forum: Americas 03-15-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By 2mstone
Yes, the ferry crosses the Lake, the Burr trail...

Yes, the ferry crosses the Lake, the Burr trail crosses the river.
Forum: Americas 03-13-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By 2mstone
Take the 191 from Alpine to Clifton (120 miles of...

Take the 191 from Alpine to Clifton (120 miles of never ending curves) then over into NM and take the 180 back north. Clifton is intersting. Of course Tombstone (....2mstone... get it?) is a cool...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-12-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 86,837
Posted By 2mstone
My Neo-Strom... Farkle details here; ...

My Neo-Strom...
Farkle details here;
http://2mbstonestravels.blogspot.com/2015/02/sparkly-farkle-y-ginger-gets-dressed.html
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m85/Tombstone-z1/030b_zpsowev2ovj.jpg...
Forum: Americas 03-10-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By 2mstone
What scarysharkface said. The 70 from Denver...

What scarysharkface said.
The 70 from Denver to Grand Junction is nice. How much time will you have?
50 miles west of Denver is Idaho Springs...take SR 103 from Idaho Springs to SR 5 which will...
Forum: Americas 03-08-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 993
Views: 70,370
Posted By 2mstone
About 40 days out. In.

About 40 days out. In.
Forum: Americas 03-06-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By 2mstone
For the dirt routes, the best advice I can give...

For the dirt routes, the best advice I can give you is to contact Iggster on this forum...from what I've seen he is pretty knowledgeable about the back roads.

For some pavement routing..
The...
Forum: Americas 03-06-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By 2mstone
Little more info on what you want to do... ...

Little more info on what you want to do...
Pavement or dirt?
Camping or hotel?
How many miles per day?
Are you riding or driving to SD?

From your destinations I'm guessing mostly dirt....there...
Forum: Americas 03-05-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 70,370
Posted By 2mstone
Alllllllllllllright.... I wasn't nervous until I...

Alllllllllllllright.... I wasn't nervous until I read these two posts!! :lol3
Thanks for the good info! :thumbup
Forum: Americas 03-05-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,017
Posted By 2mstone
I really enjoy the camp cooking over a fire gig,...

I really enjoy the camp cooking over a fire gig, but for my trip to Alaska I'm going the simplicity route. I'll have oatmeal for breakfast, buy a salad or such for lunch, then heat up a can of soup,...
Forum: Americas 03-05-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 70,370
Posted By 2mstone
Hoping to reach Deadhorse.... if the snow will...

Hoping to reach Deadhorse.... if the snow will let me.
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