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Forum: Equipment 05-19-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,227
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Update

So after 3 spills in the dirt on a route I've done before without incident on the TKC's....and yes, probably most of it is user error, I'm getting rid of these tires and getting the TKC's again....
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,227
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Update - performance on dirt

So I took him out on dirt. Fire roads to be exact.
I took the pressure down per recommendations from Heidenau which I never do with TKC's so this report is skewed.

Over all, I could not feel...
Forum: Europe 04-17-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,102
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Yes Yes I know. I tend to undervalue warning...

Yes Yes I know. I tend to undervalue warning about areas. (traveled through Turkey twice and near the Kosovo boundary during tense times etc)

However some of what is happening is work is FT till...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-01-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 19,285
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Hop-Sing.....LEGEND As usually the only...

Hop-Sing.....LEGEND

As usually the only female riding around in dirt with a bunch of boys, I've learned to enjoy the campfire banter with an eye of skepticism so when you told the story of bear...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-28-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 19,285
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Glad to see you made it Hop-Sing. Shall we burn a...

Glad to see you made it Hop-Sing. Shall we burn a whole branch again?

:rofl
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-07-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 19,285
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Welcome Paul back to adventure riding folks!!!

Welcome Paul back to adventure riding folks!!!
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,227
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Your post decided me to wait until the Mendocino...

Your post decided me to wait until the Mendocino rally this May and try the Heidenau's on dirt/gravel/water/rocks and see what I think. I rode a long loop a couple years back on the same bike with...
Forum: Europe 03-04-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,102
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Thanks for the nudge. With all of the political...

Thanks for the nudge. With all of the political unrest in 2 of the countries I'd intended to ride through, I'll skip this for another year.

The plan B ride will most likely be South America this...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-10-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 19,285
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
You'll be hard pressed to find a better group of...

You'll be hard pressed to find a better group of people and a fair amount of girls who ride show up too. It's an ego-free zone of great people and all terrain for any level of challenge you are...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-10-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 19,285
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Someone PLEASE post the photo of cap'n underpants...

Someone PLEASE post the photo of cap'n underpants at the water crossing in his briefs
:evil.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-05-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 19,285
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
You'd better make it. Would like to impress...

You'd better make it.
Would like to impress you with my french press jet boil, the "tar" I make is worthy of the epic one you made for us on the way to White Mountain!

Not to mention how much I...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,227
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
True. Rode over some more metal sections...

True. Rode over some more metal sections yesterday, same thing. The front tire just doesn't feel like it plants well. I get a slight wobble if I lane share and ride over the bumps. Leaning towards...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,227
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Good point. I've not taken them in the dirt yet...

Good point. I've not taken them in the dirt yet and will report back after I do.

There is an event beginning May that is 3 days of Mendocino National Forest. Great opportunity to try them as is...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,227
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Always thought it was bad ju-ju to put different...

Always thought it was bad ju-ju to put different tires on the front and rear but this is not the first time I've given that opinion. I dislike these tires so much that I've considered getting rid of...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,227
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Heidenau K60 Scout vs TKCs on Triumph Tiger 800 XC

I decided to post this thread because I'd wished I'd done more research myself before taking the opinion of two riders on what tires to get.

I've been riding 7+ years now. Usually multi-country...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-26-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 19,285
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
It would be great to see you H-S. Trying to rally...

It would be great to see you H-S. Trying to rally the group.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-24-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 19,285
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
In!

In!
Forum: Europe 01-20-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,102
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Alaska was epic and Dawson City a good old time! ...

Alaska was epic and Dawson City a good old time!

My RR. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=903327

Sasha reached out to me and this ride might be on for this summer after all.
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 33,628
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
I know, I was warned so many times but I had...

I know, I was warned so many times but I had spectacular dry weather almost the whole time!
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 33,628
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Hey Joel Nice to hear from you and glad you...

Hey Joel

Nice to hear from you and glad you enjoyed my adventure. A LOT of people on ADV contributed in a big way to such a fantastic time.

Might see you in March in Death Valley....
N
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 33,628
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Kul Mom was the kingpin in my decision to go it...

Kul Mom was the kingpin in my decision to go it alone....she took the time to write a really get PM that hit all the right buttons in the right way.
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 33,628
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
I have both the top and pants both long (no...

I have both the top and pants both long (no shorts or short sleeve shirts)
There is a big difference between the heat out and freeze out. Just go see for yourself.

But buy them both.

I use...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 33,628
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Not quite sure how to do this but here are the...

Not quite sure how to do this but here are the links of the built map on google maps.

SF to Wrangell AK
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=200283103119020972771.0004e78f3a6591d74f232&msa=0
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 33,628
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
I rode some of those frost heaves with you at...

I rode some of those frost heaves with you at breakneck speeds.

Remember that couple on the side of the road, enthusiastically waiving? I'd met them on the ferry to Skagway!
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 33,628
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
I was mostly a planner so that I had exit...

I was mostly a planner so that I had exit strategy figured out since I had no one to help me if anything went wrong. I don't mean that I doubted that people would help me if I got a flat, more like...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 33,628
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Lower center of gravity than the F 800 GS to me...

Lower center of gravity than the F 800 GS to me at least.

32 inseam. Flat footed in lower seat position.

Crappy street bike side stand though and the aftermarket centerstand has a weak spring...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 33,628
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Sasho! Nice to hear from you....are we gonna...

Sasho!

Nice to hear from you....are we gonna to the arctic circle in Europe next summer?
Forum: Alaska 09-23-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,300
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Charlie! What a sweet sweet man....he gave me...

Charlie! What a sweet sweet man....he gave me wonderful hospitality when I passed through Homer.

I mailed him a postcard from San Francisco to thank him for his kindness and sent it to the food...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 33,628
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
That broasted chicken was amazing....and the...

That broasted chicken was amazing....and the coleslaw was one of the best I've had.

Nice road to!
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 33,628
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Glad to hear it.

Glad to hear it.
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 33,628
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
the spirits of ADV riders everywhere sustained me...

the spirits of ADV riders everywhere sustained me through it all!

especially the big, loose gravel on the Denali. what fun!
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 33,628
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
The final days....

Today we rode over 300 miles, visited Kroschel's, an extraordinary place and it was only 2 pm! Russ and I were catching the ferry from Haines early the next morning and so we headed into town hoping...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 33,628
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Nope sorry....just trying to get time for the...

Nope sorry....just trying to get time for the last 12 days.
N
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 33,628
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
For the record, Russ is the most flexible,...

For the record, Russ is the most flexible, accommodating easy going guy I've ever had the pleasure to ride with.

Pleasant. Experienced. Considerate.
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 33,628
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Thanks for saying that....still kicking myself...

Thanks for saying that....still kicking myself for not taking these photos with the good camera but hey, at least there was some ok ones.
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 33,628
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Day 27

By this time, I had Russ equally excited about Kroschels (http://www.kroschelfilms.com/) and happy to wake up early to get on the road and get to Haines as quickly as possible.

Steve Kroschel told...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 33,628
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Day 25 & 26

NomadGal sent me a PM saying she's be darned impressed if I was able to stick to my schedule. It was a 35 day trip and so far so good.

After having done 5 multi-country/state rides over 3-6 weeks...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 33,628
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Any good ADV'er knows that a good ride always...

Any good ADV'er knows that a good ride always includes either bacon or BBQ
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 33,628
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Day 21 & 22

Meet Russ from Texas. We had breakfast together and discussed the rest of the trip together at some length. We were going to share the ride back all the way to the border of BC and WA. Russ is from...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 33,628
Posted By SpecialAgentNancy
Yes yes, about 2 more weeks of fun....just need...

Yes yes, about 2 more weeks of fun....just need to set some time aside.
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