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Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,159
Posted By oomis
Lyle and I shoot the breeze, and it's great to...

Lyle and I shoot the breeze, and it's great to hear his story. He's riding from Mountain View CA to Boston, and planning a sojourn through my neck of the woods in Ontario. I tell him not to get too...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,159
Posted By oomis
Badlands NP

I've been through Badlands NP a couple of times before, and there are two main ways through it - the paved road (240) and Sage Creek Road, which is dirt. I had never done Sage Creek because my...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,159
Posted By oomis
Day 3. Or something.

I had intended on doing real-time posts, but screw that noise. It's too much work.

I'm currently writing this from my second stint in Dawson City. :freaky

I've been keeping a journal - old...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,159
Posted By oomis
Sounds good - hope your ride is going as well as...

Sounds good - hope your ride is going as well as mine is!
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,159
Posted By oomis
Hey boss, too bad I missed you on the way out. ...

Hey boss, too bad I missed you on the way out. If I end up coming home through the US, I'll give you a shout and maybe we can have a drink.
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,159
Posted By oomis
Puke Pro Tip

Pro Tip - Things I would not do without on this trip (so far)

Zip Lock bags - little zip loc bags with zippers hold ice in my soft cooler, which keeps food and drink cool.

A soft cooler, filled...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,159
Posted By oomis
Lemonade Tour Day 2

Nothing really to write about on Day 2. I80, all day long.

Self-portrait

http://opetralis.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Trips/2014-Lemonade-Tour/i-QttgPJC/0/M/IMG_1446-M.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,159
Posted By oomis
Day 1

My plan on Day 1 was simple - get from Toronto past Chicago before Chi-town rush hour traffic in the early evening.

The plan was to be up by 4:30 am and on the road by 5 am. I woke up to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,159
Posted By oomis
Tomorrow...

Tomorrow we leave. As close to 5 am as I can get, crossing the border at Detroit and aiming to get as far past Chicago as I can.

Hopefully I'll be able to get around Chicago before evening rush...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,159
Posted By oomis
Introducing my travel companion...

Here's the mount, a 2013 BMW R1200GSW, whatever. Just like all the other Beemers with adventure pretentions...
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,159
Posted By oomis
Lemonade Tour 2014

In January, I took a new job. I left a company I was with for 12 years for something new - a chance to be a part of something really interesting. It was a high risk, high reward sort of gig.

Long...
Forum: Alaska 07-01-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By oomis
Thanks for the help - some solid advice...

Thanks for the help - some solid advice...
Forum: Alaska 06-30-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By oomis
Alaskan Ferry advice

Some fantastic RR have convinced me that the Alaskan Ferry needs to be a part of my upcoming trip, however I'm having a hard time deciphering their website, so I thought I'd turn to the folks who...
Forum: Alaska 06-25-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By oomis
Yup - Colin at Yukon Honda was very helpful. ...

Yup - Colin at Yukon Honda was very helpful. I've ordered in a set of TKC80's to swap on my way up, and a set of touring tires to swap on my way back down to get me home. Super nice - I'm looking...
Forum: Alaska 06-25-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,008
Posted By oomis
I'm taking about a month. My thread is here: ...

I'm taking about a month. My thread is here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24461359#post24461359

I don't have a hard, fixed return date, so I'm super flexible. Happy to keep in...
Forum: Alaska 06-24-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,008
Posted By oomis
Subscribed - I'm leaving from Toronto on July...

Subscribed - I'm leaving from Toronto on July 7th, and taking a similar route, crossing into the US at Detroit and hooking around Chicago.

I had also heard that the oil & gas industry is driving...
Forum: Americas 06-24-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By oomis
I've ordered new tires in Whitehorse - Yukon...

I've ordered new tires in Whitehorse - Yukon Honda has been very helpful, with a set of TKC80's waiting for me when I get there, and some sort of touring rubber waiting for me when I'm done with the...
Forum: Americas 06-23-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By oomis
Don't regret, don't feel guilty - I have to keep...

Don't regret, don't feel guilty - I have to keep reminding myself of this. I have amazing family support that I'm grateful for - most guys I know have a hard time getting out for a Sunday spin to...
Forum: Americas 06-23-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By oomis
As I'm staring at google maps, dragging routes...

As I'm staring at google maps, dragging routes around, I'm realizing that it doesn't matter. Planning this trip doesn't matter. I don't need to plan a day to day itinerary. I don't need to figure...
Forum: Alaska 06-23-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By oomis
I think my plan right now will be to put new...

I think my plan right now will be to put new shoes on before I leave, hit up Yukon Honda in Whitehorse for TKC 80's. I'll visit them again on my way back and have another set of PR4's (or whatever)...
Forum: Alaska 06-23-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By oomis
Thanks for the responses -I was planning on...

Thanks for the responses -I was planning on tackling the Dempster, if the weather was with me. At least to the Arctic Circle for the obligatory photo op...
Forum: Americas 06-21-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By oomis
Looks like it's TKC80's. Now to figure out where...

Looks like it's TKC80's. Now to figure out where to get them mounted...
Forum: Alaska 06-21-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By oomis
Hmm, Anchorage is a bit out of my way, I think...

Hmm, Anchorage is a bit out of my way, I think I'm planning on riding up the BC interior...but hadn't given thought to taking the ferry...
Forum: Alaska 06-21-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By oomis
Advice for the North

Trip planning thread here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=988022

Looking for some specific advice from folks up north. I am headed from Toronto to Dawson, and looking to understand...
Forum: Americas 06-21-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By oomis
The Lemonade Tour

In January, I took a new job. I left a company I was with for 12 years for something new - a chance to be a part of something really interesting. It was a high risk, high reward sort of gig.

Long...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,414
Posted By oomis
I have a set of OEM panniers from a 2013 GSW with...

I have a set of OEM panniers from a 2013 GSW with ~200 kms on them for sale.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2,725
Views: 366,813
Posted By oomis
If he's a fellow Canuck, it's probably not a...

If he's a fellow Canuck, it's probably not a misprint. That's what I'm paying.

Try being an 18 year old trying to insure a sportbike. The *&^% off price is often over $5K/year, which is...
Forum: Beasts 03-15-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,301
Posted By oomis
You couldn't have a more wrong tool for the job. ...

You couldn't have a more wrong tool for the job. Your 97 TLS is destined to be a collectible bike. Do yourself a favour and keep it out of the dirt.

In your first post you asked if it was a good...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-20-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 311
Posted By oomis
Bike Shops

It seemed cleaner to start another thread, in case others were looking for this specific information....

Can locals recommend good moto shops to pop into in the Yellowstone / Black Hills area? I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-20-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,778
Posted By oomis
On the one hand, the road is not a track -...

On the one hand, the road is not a track - totally with you. On the other hand, however, those of us who aren't blessed with roads such as are in this area have to travel long, far and hard to find...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-17-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,778
Posted By oomis
That's kinda what I'm expecting as well. ...

That's kinda what I'm expecting as well.

I booked a place in Dubois - far enough away from Yellowstone madness but close enough that we can spend a day in traffic there if we feel like it, some...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-17-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,778
Posted By oomis
Taking a long look at the Dubois, WY area now...

Taking a long look at the Dubois, WY area now...
Forum: Americas 07-09-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By oomis
Subscribed. I'm looking at being in the...

Subscribed.

I'm looking at being in the area in a couple of weeks. It should take us ~4 days to get there from Toronto, Canada. I'm unsure whether or not we'll be camping or motelling it, I'm...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-09-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,778
Posted By oomis
That's not uncommon in my neck of the woods - not...

That's not uncommon in my neck of the woods - not fun at all, especially if the crew laid most of them out parallel to the road. Nothing sucks more than getting caught in one of those leaned over at...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-05-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,778
Posted By oomis
any suggestions on a good small town to use as...

any suggestions on a good small town to use as base camp? Since we're coming in from the east, a more easterly base is more convenient. I'm guessing it'll be 5 days of riding to get to the area.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-05-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,778
Posted By oomis
Awesome - thanks for that!

Awesome - thanks for that!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-04-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,778
Posted By oomis
Yellowstone area

LadyOomis and I are planning on heading out west from Toronto on our 2 week bike trip. It'll be an all asphalt trip, but we haven't done any ACTUAL planning yet. Normally the way these things work...
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,182
Posted By oomis
I bought my bike for $200, and figured that if I...

I bought my bike for $200, and figured that if I screwed it up, the $200 would be worth what I learned in the process.

At the start, I knew nothing about wrenching. I could do oil changes, but...
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,182
Posted By oomis
1982 Yamaha Seca

Then: a $200 wreck that I bought so I could learn how to wrench.

http://opetralis.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/SFH/yammy1/737660129_CWWqb-M.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 05-31-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,410
Posted By oomis
Fair enough. I was in a cranky mood, had just...

Fair enough. I was in a cranky mood, had just spent too much time in Jo Momma, and was probably out of line. My apologies.

The DL1000 is an old-tech bike, even when it was brand new it wasn't...
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