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Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,462
Posted By selkins
Your wife is a rock star. She really put herself...

Your wife is a rock star. She really put herself out of her comfort zone on the Dalton and it sounds like she came through with flying colors. Great memories, hopefully, and story-telling fodder...
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7,125
Views: 3,320,104
Posted By selkins
Count me as one among what I suspect are...

Count me as one among what I suspect are thousands of people that have been inspired to action by your adventures and spirit. Yeah, riding and getting out of the comfort zone for one; but even more...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,477
Posted By selkins
'05 works for me

I bought my '05 from an inmate in early '08 with 18k miles and have since put on another 55k. It's been awesome and I've never regretted the purchase. I tend to focus on long-distance touring and...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 40,795
Posted By selkins
You wear those ultra-silly electric-boogaloo-blue...

You wear those ultra-silly electric-boogaloo-blue shoe/boot things and you're worried about panniers looking dorky? :lol3

Seriously though, congrats on the ride and enjoying the report. In the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,850
Posted By selkins
Awesome! I particularly enjoyed the photos from...

Awesome! I particularly enjoyed the photos from the Faroes. And your English is very good :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,475
Posted By selkins
Meh. Yeah, that. Sadly, my lack of mechanical...

Meh. Yeah, that. Sadly, my lack of mechanical knowledge is out for all to see. I can change the oil, air filter and brake pads, and patch a tire; but beyond that I leave it to the professionals.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,475
Posted By selkins
Argh! Final drive failure...

2005 1200GS, 71k miles

I suppose I should have seen it coming. The service tech called me after discovering it while changing final drive fluid. Not catastrophic (thank goodness), but the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,735
Posted By selkins
My best guess is that it's pretty easy to...

My best guess is that it's pretty easy to breakdown the "contentious" nature of paving:

Truckers & locals: :D

Tourists & advrider.com regulars: :cry

I feel the loss for our community, but...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,144
Posted By selkins
Great photos and an even more impressive travel...

Great photos and an even more impressive travel perspective. Bookmarking and looking forward to updates. Ride well!
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,435
Posted By selkins
Random Observation: I'm fascinated with this...

Random Observation: I'm fascinated with this minor but meaningful cultural distinction between Western European countries and North America. In the former it seems almost unheard of (particularly...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,435
Posted By selkins
Enjoying the report and your sense of humor! ...

Enjoying the report and your sense of humor! Iceland is on my short list.
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,701
Posted By selkins
Great story-telling, and that last pic with the...

Great story-telling, and that last pic with the barn is a keeper.
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,701
Posted By selkins
Nice pics and enjoying your writing. How far...

Nice pics and enjoying your writing. How far north are you planning to go?
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,915
Posted By selkins
Sadly, Frogwell hasn't posted here for some time....

Sadly, Frogwell hasn't posted here for some time. But, his(?) photo website (http://www.frogwell.com) is more up-to-date (though it's been a few months).
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-11-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4,993
Views: 1,861,252
Posted By selkins
Here are a few of my favorites: ...

Here are a few of my favorites:

http://selkins.smugmug.com/Travel/Motorcycles/Inuvik-Ride-2012/i-tW873N8/0/XL/8-25-12%20Dempster%202-XL.jpg

...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 102,998
Posted By selkins
Route thoughts

Not sure if you're going East to West or vice versa between New Orleans and New Mexico, but I highly recommend a more southerly route through Texas. Austin, San Antonio and the small west Texas town...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 56,282
Posted By selkins
Really enjoying the report! Kudos on taking the...

Really enjoying the report! Kudos on taking the dive for a year of travel.
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,031
Posted By selkins
Thanks! I feel like I'm getting a real flavor of...

Thanks! I feel like I'm getting a real flavor of Australia. :clap
Forum: Canada 05-29-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,481
Posted By selkins
I've got many that I treasure from my trip in...

I've got many that I treasure from my trip in 2012, but here are some of my favs from in and around Tombstone Territorial Park.

I'm looking forward to returning once the Inuvik to Tuk extension is...
Forum: Americas 05-29-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,723
Posted By selkins
Sounds like Red Bay to Goose Bay won't be a dirt...

Sounds like Red Bay to Goose Bay won't be a dirt trip for much longer (http://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2013/tw/0128n01.htm). Sad to think it was all unpaved outside of the towns and Gagnon...
Forum: Americas 05-17-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,723
Posted By selkins
:cry

:cry
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 34,347
Posted By selkins
Glad you enjoyed it, Al, and thanks for the bump...

Glad you enjoyed it, Al, and thanks for the bump :D. I was using a Nikon D5000 with the kit lenses. The color is as close as I could get to what I experienced - that early fall timeframe is really...
Forum: Americas 03-10-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,950
Posted By selkins
I used the Heidenaus on a 1200GS on the Dempster,...

I used the Heidenaus on a 1200GS on the Dempster, including a day and a half of constant rain. They were more than adequate, and will last 2x the distance of a TKC. Personally I think TKCs are...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 25,845
Posted By selkins
Nice report, thanks. Nordkapp is on my to-do...

Nice report, thanks. Nordkapp is on my to-do list in the next few years, and you gave a good flavor of the scenery and roads there and back. Nice also to see the info about the Iceland ferry costs.
Forum: Americas 02-11-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By selkins
Early May is a bit risky, but if you keep options...

Early May is a bit risky, but if you keep options available for low elevation passes, I think you'll be fine in the south. ABQ to Denver will I think certainly be clear, but I suggest routing...
Forum: Americas 02-11-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By selkins
I've only done the Dempster, but from that...

I've only done the Dempster, but from that experience and from the range of reports I've read, I would give it the thumbs up over the Dalton. For one, the Dempster remains 99.5% gravel (just a few...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 28,559
Posted By selkins
What a gift to share with us! Great fun to hear...

What a gift to share with us! Great fun to hear your recollections and see your great photography.

One thing I'm intrigued by: I see a similarity between the young woman in your photo from...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 85,766
Posted By selkins
OMG. You finally finished this report! ...

OMG. You finally finished this report!

Don't know whether I'm happy you finally got off your butt to get it done, or sad to see it over!

In any event, well done! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 25,597
Posted By selkins
Hrm. Where is our brave adventuress? I get...

Hrm. Where is our brave adventuress? I get worried with no posts over a long period of time.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-03-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,912
Posted By selkins
Nice! Looking forward to this one. FYI, a...

Nice! Looking forward to this one. FYI, a friend of mine in a position to know has told me that Seminole Canyon is the least visited state park in the Texas system.

Fun coincidence: Here's a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 16,877
Posted By selkins
Very glad you overcame your reluctance to do this...

Very glad you overcame your reluctance to do this ride report. AdvRider is a community, and the benefits we gain from others' reports are best returned by sharing our own experiences, IMHO.

It is...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 16,877
Posted By selkins
FWIW, I believe Tombstone Mountain is a single...

FWIW, I believe Tombstone Mountain is a single peak within the namesake park. It's all within the Ogilvie Mountain range.

Nice report! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 34,347
Posted By selkins
Thanks for the generous comments, folks. FYI,...

Thanks for the generous comments, folks. FYI, anyone planning a trip up to the Dempster/Dawson, I highly recommend Barry Lopez's Arctic Dreams for a bring-along book. Great, great travelogue with a...
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Posted By selkins
This is just the sort of info I've been hoping...

This is just the sort of info I've been hoping for. Thanks, folks! :clap
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Posted By selkins
Very nice. The custom CR-1s are vinyl and these...

Very nice. The custom CR-1s are vinyl and these are silicone, and near as I can tell the silicone variety has significantly better passive noise-cancelling qualities. Pricey, but my hearing and...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 34,347
Posted By selkins
Thanks for the resurrect, Hanzo. :evil ...

Thanks for the resurrect, Hanzo. :evil

FWIW, I just saw on Grinnin's Dempster RR that they've started work on the year-round extension up to Tuk on the Arctic coast. Did a little digging...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 16,877
Posted By selkins
Oh, wow, is it actually under construction now? ...

Oh, wow, is it actually under construction now? That extension has been promised ever since the road reached Inuvik, if they're actually building it now that would be big news (plus just the...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Posted By selkins
Plus Westone AC1s

Looks like the Westone AC1s are the same price, but broader frequency response and an estimated 25db of ambient noise reduction. Nice.

Here's the linky...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Posted By selkins
Anyone use Westone CR1 earphones?

After years of faithful service, my Etymotic 6is finally succumbed to catastrophic failure. So, the hunt is underway for a set of passive noise-cancelling earbuds with decent sound. There are a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-02-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,964
Posted By selkins
I would never have guessed about the beautiful...

I would never have guessed about the beautiful fall colors around Tehran, and how similar (and different, as well) they are to the fall colors I get to experience in Minnesota. Thank you for...
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