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Forum: Americas 07-03-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 71,141
Posted By Mastery
Got back yesterday. Awesome trip, met more...

Got back yesterday. Awesome trip, met more ADV'ers than I figured I would. High-sided on Denali Highway at the 120 mile marker in fresh soft gravel at high speed, broke a few ribs and my bike has a...
Forum: Americas 06-11-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 71,141
Posted By Mastery
Well ladies and germs, time for me to focus on...

Well ladies and germs, time for me to focus on leaving really early tomorrow morning; lots to do and way behind schedule since wife now wants grass cut once more...and..."oh, and how about cooking up...
Forum: Americas 06-10-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 71,141
Posted By Mastery
So you recommend going counter-clockwise on the...

So you recommend going counter-clockwise on the front preload a turn or so on each side?
Forum: Americas 06-10-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By Mastery
Then it sounds like you answered your original...

Then it sounds like you answered your original question that you posted.
Forum: Americas 06-10-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By Mastery
This is a decision that you and only you can...

This is a decision that you and only you can make. Understand that you are opening a door to a world of possible future problems that is going to bury you in financial and legal problems if fate...
Forum: Americas 06-10-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 71,141
Posted By Mastery
I think you both are correct, just a lot of...

I think you both are correct, just a lot of weight behind me. I've already got the heaviest things in the front of each pannier, but will dump out tomorrow and start over. I've already trimmed four...
Forum: Americas 06-10-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 71,141
Posted By Mastery
Plan to leave Friday between 4AM and 5AM,...

Plan to leave Friday between 4AM and 5AM, whenever I get up and moving. I plan to get past Sioux City and meet up with another ADV'er, we both have the same plans at this point so we'll see if we...
Forum: Americas 06-10-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 71,141
Posted By Mastery
Thanks everybody. I figure no matter what I...

Thanks everybody. I figure no matter what I present, I'll get asked for something I have to climb off the bike for. You know, Murphy's Law and all. :D
Forum: Americas 06-10-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 71,141
Posted By Mastery
When crossing into Canada on the bike, do you...

When crossing into Canada on the bike, do you need to show your bike registration and Canadian bike insurance to the customs official? Just trying to figure out if I'll need to move the documents...
Forum: Americas 06-10-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 71,141
Posted By Mastery
When I get back, maybe I'll see if I can get the...

When I get back, maybe I'll see if I can get the mods to change the thread title a little. I agree that there's some great info contained in these pages if one digs through it.
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 18,095
Posted By Mastery
How about just buying a tarp and cutting it a...

How about just buying a tarp and cutting it a little smaller than the floor of the tent? It would be easy to grommet the corners and run some paracord or something to allow for tiedowns. The cost...
Forum: Americas 06-09-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 71,141
Posted By Mastery
Great news! :rayof I ride pretty...

Great news! :rayof



I ride pretty fast, at least to cover the interstate sections that need to be done. Maybe I'll catch you at a gas station next week. :D



Perfect numbers to show the...
Forum: Americas 06-08-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 71,141
Posted By Mastery
It hasn't sunk in yet that it's almost time to...

It hasn't sunk in yet that it's almost time to head north. I think crossing over into Canada will make it feel real.

Work on getting that back healed up; definitely want the stories to go both...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By Mastery
Question about using your SOS plan on your emergency device

Okay, question about using the SOS rescue feature on your inReach SE or SPOT or PLR device:

You are out riding someplace remote and you come across somebody in serious medical need (bear attack,...
Forum: Americas 06-08-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 71,141
Posted By Mastery
Sleddog...yep, I know. I just made a list of...

Sleddog...yep, I know. I just made a list of things to do off 37, didn't mean to imply it was near Dease Lake. :D Thanks for the tip on the camping.

I'm not sure how much time I'll have on...
Forum: Americas 06-08-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 71,141
Posted By Mastery
Shnizzle, I'm leaving Friday to start the journey...

Shnizzle, I'm leaving Friday to start the journey north! 3 days and some hours away!

I'm actually doing the Alaska Highway going up and 37 on the way south. I know that 37 blows away the other...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-08-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,910
Posted By Mastery
There's an emoticon for that meeting. Let's...

There's an emoticon for that meeting. Let's see...where's it at...oh, there it is (I'd be the one on the right though): :freaky

:D
Forum: Trip Planning 06-08-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,295
Posted By Mastery
It's gotta be real...it's the Internet! Nobody...

It's gotta be real...it's the Internet! Nobody lies, cheats, fools, or tries to fake anything on the Internet. Big Al would kick them off it if they did! :D
Forum: Trip Planning 06-08-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,295
Posted By Mastery
A bear with manicured nails that doesn't scratch...

A bear with manicured nails that doesn't scratch plastic or wood with its claws dragging meat away? :rofl :lol3
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Mastery
That doesn't look comfortable at all to me to...

That doesn't look comfortable at all to me to carry around on my back. And, it doesn't appear to be bear-proof or have any guarantee around not allowing foods to emit odors. Not sure of the...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 150,451
Posted By Mastery
I blame it on lack of coffee this morning. And...

I blame it on lack of coffee this morning. And waiting for wife to get back with donuts. :D

Did find six pair for about the same price: HERE...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 150,451
Posted By Mastery
Decent merino socks for a six bucks a pair? I'm...

Decent merino socks for a six bucks a pair? I'm interested. My Amazon-fu must be weak this morning. Direct link please?
Forum: Americas 06-07-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 15,299
Posted By Mastery
Good to hear! Do some PT rehab and see how...

Good to hear! Do some PT rehab and see how things feel before making any more impacting medical decisions. Like already mentioned, check into low impact swimming if possible. I've been putting off...
Forum: Americas 06-07-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By Mastery
Spray your gear/clothing with something like...

Spray your gear/clothing with something like Sawyer Permethrin. Like most people, the thought of ticks simply disgusts me. Since I started using Permethrin, absolutely no problems. Does a great...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By Mastery
Looks interesting.

Looks interesting.
Forum: Americas 06-05-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 71,141
Posted By Mastery
You just left for the trip! Man, that sucks to...

You just left for the trip! Man, that sucks to hear about that. Hope you heal up really quick!
Forum: Americas 06-05-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 71,141
Posted By Mastery
Be safe. Don't forget to :wave when you see me! ...

Be safe. Don't forget to :wave when you see me! :D
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By Mastery
I'm trying to keep the record for longest review,...

I'm trying to keep the record for longest review, you gave me a little scare. :D LINK (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=998276) Actually I always appreciate very in-depth reviews like...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 06-04-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,694
Posted By Mastery
Had a SPOT, a couple different versions. The one...

Had a SPOT, a couple different versions. The one time I called them for tech support it was a massive headache from uneducated or non-caring techs. So I left to go to Delorme as well.

I like...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By Mastery
Nice write-up, thanks for taking the time.

Nice write-up, thanks for taking the time.
Forum: Trip Planning 06-04-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,910
Posted By Mastery
Hey, you've ridden in Switzerland and tons of...

Hey, you've ridden in Switzerland and tons of other places. If you go in there and tell them you are now getting around on inline roller skates, you've already paid your dues and you'd represent...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Mastery
I'm with swingset on this. Buying the cheapest...

I'm with swingset on this. Buying the cheapest junk headsets you can find are only going to cause you all kinds of headaches and not go over at all with your riding friends.

It's something you...
Forum: Vendors 06-03-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By Mastery
Read one sentence then stopped. Don't change...

Read one sentence then stopped. Don't change your font color to black when it's a dark gray background. :huh
Forum: Americas 06-03-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Mastery
I think that you shouldn't do this trip alone. ...

I think that you shouldn't do this trip alone. I'm available for sponsorship to tag along with you :D

Sounds like a trip of a lifetime. If you use the Search tool here, you'll find literally...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7,481
Views: 3,092,083
Posted By Mastery
:lurk Shit, I ain't got anything going on...

:lurk

Shit, I ain't got anything going on today. Game on!

:D
Forum: Americas 06-03-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,099
Posted By Mastery
Ditto. You'll have some of your best camping...

Ditto. You'll have some of your best camping evenings this way. I met a guy in Canyonlands after he circled three times looking for a place to set up a tent and I invited him to share my spot. We...
Forum: Americas 06-03-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 71,141
Posted By Mastery
Doing Alaska Highway going up and 37 on way back....

Doing Alaska Highway going up and 37 on way back. I hear the Alaska Highway doesn't match up to the Cassiar in scenery but I want to experience both so that's the plan anyways. :wink:
Forum: Trip Planning 06-03-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,858
Posted By Mastery
Most "combo" locks are junk I have found. Why...

Most "combo" locks are junk I have found. Why not get a simple cable caddy and a lock, something like THIS (http://moto-kafe.smugmug.com/Jacket-Helmet-Caddys/)? I use this when away from the bike...
Forum: Americas 06-03-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 71,141
Posted By Mastery
I keep hearing all these great weather reports up...

I keep hearing all these great weather reports up there. I know a bunch of us are leaving over the next few weeks and heading that way; really hope the weather holds out for a while longer so we all...
Forum: Americas 06-02-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 71,141
Posted By Mastery
They may have been a shade tougher than the Pilot...

They may have been a shade tougher than the Pilot Road 4's, but not as bad as I thought they were going to be. I have a friend that puts my new tires on and he does a great job. I didn't notice a...
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