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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-12-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3,977
Views: 781,510
Posted By Chuckanut
Sweet! Love riding in the deep woods.

Sweet! Love riding in the deep woods.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-10-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3,977
Views: 781,510
Posted By Chuckanut
Oly Pen

The weather was looking nice last Friday and Saturday, so I took a day off work and headed to the Olympic Peninsula.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8097/8546648479_757c7ca134_b.jpg
The fog was...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-15-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3,977
Views: 781,510
Posted By Chuckanut
Headed up Hwy 20 to Newhalem, great scenery,...

Headed up Hwy 20 to Newhalem, great scenery, weather, and roads. And only a few months until the pass is open! :clap

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8247/8452811496_5415332f5e_b.jpg
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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-02-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,825
Posted By Chuckanut
I agree totally, the Vancouver show is about...

I agree totally, the Vancouver show is about twice the size of Seattle, way more bikes and events, and really easy to get to.

Tom
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-18-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,962
Posted By Chuckanut
And get off my lawn! :lol3

And get off my lawn! :lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-17-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,962
Posted By Chuckanut
Ok, children, you've hijacked the f**k out of...

Ok, children, you've hijacked the f**k out of this thread, if you want to continue your rants and sniping, please start a new thread (may I suggest calling it 'Things I Hate About New Mexico') and go...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-17-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,962
Posted By Chuckanut
Thanks for the pics, I rode through some pretty...

Thanks for the pics, I rode through some pretty lush areas, it's true, they just tend to be far from gainful employment. OK, OK, NM is far from gainful employment, but that's another story. :lol3
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-15-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,962
Posted By Chuckanut
Yikes, this thread has gone in some odd...

Yikes, this thread has gone in some odd directions. I think I'll post this one last reply then sign off, it's getting weird in here.

Once I got to Montana and headed west to home, I realized how...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-13-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,962
Posted By Chuckanut
Wow, I take a trip to NM and the thread goes all...

Wow, I take a trip to NM and the thread goes all crazy!!

Honestly, I appreciate everyone's opinion and realize they are just that, opinions. There's fact in each one (somewhere) and they say a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-01-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,962
Posted By Chuckanut
I was mostly looking for when, been to Sipapu...

I was mostly looking for when, been to Sipapu before (love the hummingbirds!) Tomorrow is Taos to Santa Fe and I have some time but also want to get some riding in. Those are some great roads in...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-01-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,962
Posted By Chuckanut
Looks like I'll be able to make this on my way...

Looks like I'll be able to make this on my way out of town, any more info? Where when who how why? My bike will be fully loaded with all my gear so I'm hoping it's not up some gnarly roads!

Tom
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-31-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,962
Posted By Chuckanut
I pulled into Taos last night and am ready to do...

I pulled into Taos last night and am ready to do some serious 'checking things out'. All those offers of help, I'm gonna PM you and see if we can get together sometime, somewhere. In the meantime...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-24-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,747
Posted By Chuckanut
When will you be in WA? June is usually cool and...

When will you be in WA? June is usually cool and wet, but July - Sept is great!

No, I won't ignore the mud, that's what makes the picture so good! :knary
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-23-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,747
Posted By Chuckanut
I always pronounced it two-ella - you mean I've...

I always pronounced it two-ella - you mean I've been saying it wrong all these years? :D

I left home this morning, rode through bright sunshine, rain, sleet, hail, and snow. God but I love...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-22-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,747
Posted By Chuckanut
Leaving tomorrow morning, forecast is cold rain. ...

Leaving tomorrow morning, forecast is cold rain. Please let it be dryer east of the mountains...

Tom
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-16-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chuckanut
Damn, just saw this thread now, if I'd known I'd...

Damn, just saw this thread now, if I'd known I'd have made it too. Used to have lunch there in the 80's when I worked up the road at the Tech Center. Sure hope they've changed the oil in the fryer...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-15-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,747
Posted By Chuckanut
I'll be there from WA, it's the first stop on my...

I'll be there from WA, it's the first stop on my 4 week SW/Rockie Mountain Tour! Can't wait.

Tom
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-14-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,962
Posted By Chuckanut
So we've now had a full week of blue skies, warm...

So we've now had a full week of blue skies, warm temps, and clear roads. Plus the local fruit is just starting to come in - strawberries, then blueberries, cherries, apricots, peaches, and apples. ...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-11-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,962
Posted By Chuckanut
I had to check out Red River in 2010 because it...

I had to check out Red River in 2010 because it beat Bellingham in Outside magazine's best place to live! Nice, but best? Hmmmm.... :D

I live a pretty simple life and have almost no debt so I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-10-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,962
Posted By Chuckanut
I spent the 90's kayaking all over WA and BC and...

I spent the 90's kayaking all over WA and BC and it simply can't be beat. I've paddled with otters (river and sea), seals, sea lions, porpoises, orcas, gray and humpback whales, and even a bear one...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-10-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,962
Posted By Chuckanut
I got to experience that in 2010 when I rode...

I got to experience that in 2010 when I rode through. Not fun! Of course we get hurricane force winds here in the NW Interior during the winter, so I might be able to trade.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-10-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,962
Posted By Chuckanut
Mostly I'm a computer jockey, I've been working...

Mostly I'm a computer jockey, I've been working the past 7 years for a large food co-op doing pricing and database work. I'm very rusty on bleeding edge tech, and I'm 56, so I don't know how...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-10-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,962
Posted By Chuckanut
Will do, thanks!

Will do, thanks!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-10-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,962
Posted By Chuckanut
Be careful what you wish for... If you haven't...

Be careful what you wish for... If you haven't spent winter time here you may not like it. Sunrise to sunset is about 8 hours and the sun is so low in the sky you don't get much light. Combine...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-09-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,962
Posted By Chuckanut
Work most definitely is an issue, so I'll have to...

Work most definitely is an issue, so I'll have to be somewhere near a town. I really don't want to do ABQ although I have some contacts there. I like the north for the mountains, trees and weather....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-09-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,962
Posted By Chuckanut
The tourism is a problem, although it seems if...

The tourism is a problem, although it seems if you get out of town you can avoid the worst of it. Of course, they do seem to be about the only jobs around... :cry

I went through Jemez last time,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-09-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,962
Posted By Chuckanut
Thanks, I'll try to make it.

Thanks, I'll try to make it.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-09-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,962
Posted By Chuckanut
Hello, New Mexico

Hey y'all,
I'm going to be in New Mexico in a few weeks to try and decide if I want to move there. I visited 2 years ago (check the link in my sig) and loved the area but want to make sure. After...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-18-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 26,110
Posted By Chuckanut
Put me down as a definite maybe/question...

Put me down as a definite maybe/question mark/possibility/chance. :huh

I missed it when I was there 2 years ago but since I'm riding to SLC for the superbike races the following weekend maybe I'll...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-14-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 12,495
Posted By Chuckanut
Count me in, please send the address. BTW,...

Count me in, please send the address.

BTW, I'm still trying to figure out to strap my chair to my bike - any suggestions? :lol3

Tom
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-27-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,872
Posted By Chuckanut
I agree completely. It's a heavy bike and...

I agree completely. It's a heavy bike and doesn't wear its weight well so it can be tough in the dirt. Mine's set up for dirt but I really won't ride on anything worse than forest service roads...
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,480
Posted By Chuckanut
Hmm, I may give this a try. I'd wait for the wet...

Hmm, I may give this a try. I'd wait for the wet season but it never left this year. :cry

Tom
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,480
Posted By Chuckanut
I've tried that with my dry bags and found it's...

I've tried that with my dry bags and found it's not always reliable, some leaks work just one way. I'll try my way first.

Tom
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,480
Posted By Chuckanut
Thanks for all the suggestions. I've taken good...

Thanks for all the suggestions. I've taken good care of the boots over the ~8k miles so I was quite surprised when they both leaked at the same time. We've been having a very wet summer out here so...
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,480
Posted By Chuckanut
My waterproof A* boots aren't anymore - what to do?

I bought a pair of A* Alpha Touring boots 1.5 years ago and they've been waterproof since. Until this weekend, when I road for several hours through heavy rains. My rain pants kept the boots dry...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-09-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8,146
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,025,505
Posted By Chuckanut
dB Dawg exhaust silencer and leash

Brand new in box, never opened dB Dawg exhaust silencer for 4 strokes, 1.75" to 2" pipes, and new leash that attaches it to your exhaust in case it pops out.

Info here...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-05-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8,146
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,025,505
Posted By Chuckanut
***sold***

***sold***
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-04-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8,146
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,025,505
Posted By Chuckanut
***SOLD*** For Sale: Caravan Classic white...

***SOLD***

For Sale: Caravan Classic white 10x10 pop up canopy. Great shape, used a few dozen times for displays over the past several years, otherwise stored away. Has back and two sides (like...
Forum: The Garage 05-07-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,032
Posted By Chuckanut
Somehow I figured one of the exhaust...

Somehow I figured one of the exhaust manufacturers would make these for bikes but I guess not.

Tom
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,032
Posted By Chuckanut
How do I reconnect a stock exhaust?

OK, inmates, time for something that duct tape won't fix:

I installed a slip on muffler on one of my bikes, and I just sold it to someone who doesn't like the sound (a loud high-revving twin,...
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