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Forum: Americas 12-20-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By canadian chris
We did, yes although south of Monterrey it's...

We did, yes although south of Monterrey it's mostly a free Highway 57 to SLP. I believe that the "D" suffix on their highway numbering indicates a toll road.

In SLP, we stayed here:...
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 53,838
Posted By canadian chris
thank you for this outstanding Ride Report. ...

thank you for this outstanding Ride Report.

I'm sitting here with my wife, sharing it with her and and I'm saying "see?? this is why I have to go before I'm much older!"
Forum: Americas 12-20-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By canadian chris
Coming from south to north, we did Oaxaca-San...

Coming from south to north, we did Oaxaca-San Luis Potosi in a day and then followed up with SLP to Laredo in the following day. We were on a very comfortable Honda ST1300 at the time (RR in my sig)....
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 86,581
Posted By canadian chris
Happy Birthday! :lol3 was reminded...

Happy Birthday!




:lol3 was reminded of this scene (http://youtu.be/gX-Uy6G4X7o?t=1m) (starts at 1:00)
Forum: Canada 12-17-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By canadian chris
I'm planning on being there on the Saturday,...

I'm planning on being there on the Saturday, hopefully on two wheels if the roads aren't icy
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,462
Posted By canadian chris
:clap thank you for this report and all the...

:clap

thank you for this report and all the beautiful photos!!
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 86,581
Posted By canadian chris
Chacala looks like paradise - thanks David! :D I...

Chacala looks like paradise - thanks David! :D I owe you one


I've read in a number of places that eating one of those tiny limes every day will help stave off cold bugs and the trots. I think it...
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 86,581
Posted By canadian chris
sounds like a perfect day, to me! I love...

sounds like a perfect day, to me!


I love that lush, coastal jungle
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 86,581
Posted By canadian chris
Glad you got your laptop sorted :thumb ...

Glad you got your laptop sorted :thumb



<iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/YCh0XJNomLo" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-08-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10,496
Views: 3,447,744
Posted By canadian chris
very nice! thank you for sharing these. ...

very nice! thank you for sharing these.

Those rallys look like fun!
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 86,581
Posted By canadian chris
Having had to wrestle an ~490 pound dual sport...

Having had to wrestle an ~490 pound dual sport around, I have to concur with you. I can lift the rear end of the WR up with one hand, compared to the powerlifting stance needed to heft the DR Big.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 86,581
Posted By canadian chris
outstanding travel and a most excellent...

outstanding travel and a most excellent recounting of the experience! You're definitely putting the ADV into this Ride Report.

Now that you're on the semi-tropical coast, I can say "Welcome to the...
Forum: Canada 12-03-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,639
Posted By canadian chris
+1 I've been using Megson Fitzpatrick for...

+1

I've been using Megson Fitzpatrick for private since 2008 and haven't had any bad experiences.
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 86,581
Posted By canadian chris
sweet photos - I really like your eye for details...

sweet photos - I really like your eye for details


if you mosey over to Mazatlan, I recommend the Hotel Belmar on the Malecon. Everyone from John Wayne to Kerouac hung out there in its glory days
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,100
Posted By canadian chris
1. shitballs who drive under any impairment...

1. shitballs who drive under any impairment (booze, drugs, texting, roadhead)

2. shitballs who roll to an incline stop 3-4 car lengths behind the car in front of them, and then spend the traffic...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 46,349
Views: 9,294,638
Posted By canadian chris
how I ended up with a wr250r

Earlier in the Spring I began reading Ride Reports from folks doing great trips on smaller bikes: Crooked Creek (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=713114&highlight=stikine), JDowns...
Forum: Americas 12-01-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By canadian chris
It's not ideal for you, but Wallenius ships...

It's not ideal for you, but Wallenius ships southbound out of Lazaro Cardenas:

http://sagaweb.2wglobal.com/AppSchedules/tradeRouteSearch.do?routeId=NASAO&actionType=generatePDF

Hope it all...
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 86,581
Posted By canadian chris
I lol'd. Mexico is awesome :D

I lol'd. Mexico is awesome :D
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,388
Posted By canadian chris
great write-up & photos. I spent 4 years in Bella...

great write-up & photos. I spent 4 years in Bella Coola but never drove the Gang Ranch area...I'm thinking of making that a trip next summer and your photos are a good motivator.
Forum: Americas 11-28-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26,177
Views: 2,164,402
Posted By canadian chris
can't speak for others, but I always appreciate...

can't speak for others, but I always appreciate your insight, Mike.

I know you were one of the biggest boosters for Mexico tourism when this thread first started and, while you're only one...
Forum: Canada 11-28-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 874
Views: 75,462
Posted By canadian chris
I'd like to ride in the Azores, if you're...

I'd like to ride in the Azores, if you're offerin' :y0!

whenever the Van Isle rain starts to get me down, i think about all those spandex-clad, self-righteous bicyclists drinking road spray on...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,198
Posted By canadian chris
very inspiring and original!

very inspiring and original!
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-25-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,548
Posted By canadian chris
front page worthy, imo: ...

front page worthy, imo:

http://www.dualsportbc.com/photogallery/data/500/IMG_2815.JPG

http://www.dualsportbc.com/photogallery/data/500/IMG_2823.JPG
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,230
Posted By canadian chris
subbed! :lurk

subbed! :lurk
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 86,581
Posted By canadian chris
the wife & I did it on the ST last December and I...

the wife & I did it on the ST last December and I guesstimate that we were close to 1100 Lbs fully loaded. I worked up a sweat on some of those hairpin roads

dekeing in between exhaust-belching...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 86,581
Posted By canadian chris
this ride report is crossing the Epic threshold ...

this ride report is crossing the Epic threshold



Good on you for owning your choices & the consequences, far too many people today wouldn't have.

As with any journey, setbacks happen...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 86,581
Posted By canadian chris
That's a brilliant set-up :thumb Despite...

That's a brilliant set-up :thumb

Despite their reputation, I've always found fanny packs to be just the ticket when walking around in Mexico - especially in marketplaces. It keeps cameras and...
Forum: Canada 11-03-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By canadian chris
how did it go? :ear

how did it go? :ear
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 86,581
Posted By canadian chris
I see from your Spot that you've angled westerly....

I see from your Spot that you've angled westerly. Where are you figuring on making your crossing into Mexico?

I keep looking at that fanny pack you have over your headlight and wondering how...
Forum: Americas 10-25-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,870
Posted By canadian chris
the wife & I drove up the coast last week (AZ to...

the wife & I drove up the coast last week (AZ to BC). I'd driven Big Sur in a sports car before, but that still doesn't compare to riding it on two wheels.
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,995
Posted By canadian chris
excellent photos!

excellent photos!
Forum: Face plant 10-20-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,295
Posted By canadian chris
finally an appropriate use for this image: ...

finally an appropriate use for this image:

http://jacobfoxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Ancient-Aliens.jpg
Forum: Face plant 10-20-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,295
Posted By canadian chris
The road gravel in the photos looks rounded &...

The road gravel in the photos looks rounded & uncompacted. If it was, that stuff is like riding on ball bearings.

You & the bike suffered a heck of a lot of damage for a slow(ish) high-side,...
Forum: Face plant 10-20-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,295
Posted By canadian chris
I appreciate your dedication to the analysis. A...

I appreciate your dedication to the analysis. A lot of folks would shrug with a "whatev" and not work to learn from it.

quick question: when you walked back along the road to the start of the...
Forum: Face plant 10-20-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,295
Posted By canadian chris
10/10 for your write-up! hope you recover...

10/10 for your write-up!

hope you recover quickly and without complication

~ Chris
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 86,581
Posted By canadian chris
</lurk> I subbed your RR when you began,...

</lurk>

I subbed your RR when you began, because I'm shopping for a WR250 to do long-distance rides, but I'm really enjoying your written perspective and your photographic eye!

Hope the weather...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,504
Posted By canadian chris
just found this RR. +1 on the Playa Ventura...

just found this RR. +1 on the Playa Ventura recommendation. The missus & I stayed there last December, on our honeymoon. That segment of our Ride Report is here:
...
Forum: Americas 09-22-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,747
Posted By canadian chris
thanks for those links! <IFRAME...

thanks for those links!


<IFRAME height=315 src="//www.youtube.com/embed/QqMe-LNgwgU" frameBorder=0 width=560 allowfullscreen></IFRAME>
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,874
Posted By canadian chris
in 1986 I bought an '82 Katana from a legit...

in 1986 I bought an '82 Katana from a legit dealer in Montreal, Quebec.

About a year and a half later, as I was washing the bike one morning, a bunch of Montreal cops swooped in and arrested me,...
Forum: Canada 09-09-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 874
Views: 75,462
Posted By canadian chris
only thing I've done all summer is wait on bike...

only thing I've done all summer is wait on bike parts :ddog

frustrating enough to have me looking at getting a third bike
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