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Forum: Australia 07-07-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 17,585
Views: 2,120,529
Posted By dogtiredRAT
No lasting damage, a lot of bruising, a workmate...

No lasting damage, a lot of bruising, a workmate was a metre away and shut it down before it got real serious.
Learnt one thing, you would pass out before the serious stuff started happening if that...
Forum: Australia 07-07-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 17,585
Views: 2,120,529
Posted By dogtiredRAT
The office...

My trusty steed parked at the office.
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh114/dogtired_photo/2013%20November/2013-11-14093303.jpg
Forum: Australia 07-07-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 17,585
Views: 2,120,529
Posted By dogtiredRAT
Nothing like a near death experience to focus the...

Nothing like a near death experience to focus the mind.
Had one recently where I got caught in a PTO shaft on a harvester, very interesting experience...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,690
Posted By dogtiredRAT
Today was all about making miles, 611 of them in...

Today was all about making miles, 611 of them in fact, 983 kilometers, my biggest day so far.

I spent most of the day at between 70 and 80 mp/h on excellent roads with few vehicles, was good!

A...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,690
Posted By dogtiredRAT
Back to Houston to meet jonkster.

I called into another t-rat members house for another supposed "rest" which involved much merriment, aged single malt, fine food and insane scenery...
It was welcome to Mr Mellow's house of...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 410
Views: 72,700
Posted By dogtiredRAT
Heartbreak Hotel is appropriate if they are...

Heartbreak Hotel is appropriate if they are charging 70 bucks for a slab of XXXX Gold! :eek1
aaah, good old XXXX, greatest laxative known to man.

Keep up the good work fella.


dog.
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,690
Posted By dogtiredRAT
And so begins another chapter.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh114/dogtired_photo/USA%20July/Heading%20back%20to%20the%20lower%2048/2012-07-22154804.jpg
Note the duct tape on the left hand box...
I was chasing a Harley...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,690
Posted By dogtiredRAT
25,720 miles.

So far...
It is a bit daunting when you realize the Earths circumference is 24,901 miles.
Here are some random pics I have taken...

Moose takes a mark in front of goal and plays on!...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,690
Posted By dogtiredRAT
The Cassiar Highway.

Stunningly beautiful and remote Highway, chip sealed for most of it, the top half can be a tad up and down due to frost heaves, but still a good road.

Scenery overload... very few pictures, see...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,690
Posted By dogtiredRAT
The run down from Alaska through BC to the lower 48.

Is there such a thing as "scenery overload"?

I have seen some of the most amazing country during the last few weeks, awe inspiring views, stunning, breath taking stonkingly beautiful country, so...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,690
Posted By dogtiredRAT
Lack of pictures, sorry...

I spent three days bumming around Anchorage and surrounds in weather that could only be described as "rather shitty".
Did all the touristy things, Seward yadda yadda, very pretty country, met up...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,690
Posted By dogtiredRAT
Heh, nice rack!

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh114/dogtired_photo/USA%20July/Alaska%20Zoo/2012-07-11135653.jpg

oops! wrong photo, :huh let's try that again.
Nice rack!...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,690
Posted By dogtiredRAT
Off to Anchorage.

A couple of random pics from the ride down to Anchorage from Fairbanks.
Last nights digs. A hostel at a quite surprisingly reasonable price....
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,690
Posted By dogtiredRAT
Thoughts from a twisted mind...

I have a lot of time to think while riding... a lot.

I was throwing the relative merits of Alaska Vs B.C. round in my head, and for some reason this analogy came up.

If you compared the two...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,690
Posted By dogtiredRAT
a fellow inmate, ride4321 asked me this question:...

a fellow inmate, ride4321 asked me this question: -



Not so much homesick, but I would be a fool to not admit I miss people I am close to. I have good contact with everyone back home thanks to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,690
Posted By dogtiredRAT
The Howling Dog Saloon.

At a place 10 miles north of Fairbanks is a little slice of heaven I found, a place called the Howling Dog Saloon.
Seriously, I had more fun there than you could poke a stick at.

I originally was...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,690
Posted By dogtiredRAT
I have to tell the squirrel story... While...

I have to tell the squirrel story...

While coming back on the Dalton, I saw what looked like a rock on the road about 150 yards in front of me, as I was getting closer, out from the side of the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,690
Posted By dogtiredRAT
Welcome Ralphy. :thumb I just have big stomach...

Welcome Ralphy. :thumb
I just have big stomach bones...
:huh
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,690
Posted By dogtiredRAT
Small hijack...

As I entered Alaska, probably a hundred miles in, there was a truck weighing station, and no trucks in there, so I rode in and popped my head in the door and said "G'day" to the bloke running the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,690
Posted By dogtiredRAT
Pics pics pics!

I took three photos on the way up, most of the time the weather was just too shitty.


End of the tarmac, start of the rough bit... ...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,690
Posted By dogtiredRAT
It is only after a few days reflection on what I...

It is only after a few days reflection on what I have actually done, that the enormity of it has sunk in... and the muscles have recovered. The Dalton will punish you, punish you for a thousand...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,690
Posted By dogtiredRAT
Funny things you do...

The insects up there are homicidal, and given a chance would devour you without batting an eyelid. (if they had them) It would of looked quite bizarre to see two random riders pull up when...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,690
Posted By dogtiredRAT
Some random thoughts I posted after riding the Dalton Hwy.

This was posted the day after I got back: -
I am leaching some net just now, wont have much time to post pics etc.

Tough ride, I am shagged just now, it is the roadworks that do you in,...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,690
Posted By dogtiredRAT
Sorry for the delay on the reports, life got...

Sorry for the delay on the reports, life got busy, I got slack, and photobucket got all "bandwidth" on me for a while.

Doc nailed it, if this keeps up i might have to shell out a few schillings to...
Forum: Australia 06-25-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,023
Posted By dogtiredRAT
@ Doonie. While I was talking to you Saturday...

@ Doonie.
While I was talking to you Saturday night, there was a voice nagging in the back of my head that I had met you before somewhere, and it took me a while to remember where!
January last...
Forum: Australia 06-03-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,194
Posted By dogtiredRAT
A quick heads up for banana benders...

I just checked, and this number plate is available...
http://www.ppq.com.au/ppq.ws/image.ashx?combination=FYYFF&backgroundid=1&foregroundid=3&categoryid=29&platesizeid=19&isSmallThumbnail=false
Forum: Australia 05-28-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,023
Posted By dogtiredRAT
An offer...

I live 6 klicks down the road from the pub, and am offering the use of my swag for anyone who may be travelling light, it is just a run of the mill swag with a 3 inch high density foam mattress,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 19,006
Posted By dogtiredRAT
Two things... Rank has it's privileges. :evil ...

Two things...
Rank has it's privileges. :evil
And it's the little things that count. :clap

Enjoying your narrative and the stunning pics. :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,690
Posted By dogtiredRAT
Nice punning there Nomad. :lol3 :thumb

Nice punning there Nomad. :lol3
:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,690
Posted By dogtiredRAT
I fell off the radar again.

I went missing in action for some 6 days or so, until I finally got some net and posted this short message.

Lack of access...
In Deadhorse Alaska just now.
Very tired. It is a tough ride.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,690
Posted By dogtiredRAT
The Icefields Parkway.

If you have ever thought about travelling this road, do it, just do it, as good as anything I have seen. For a bloke who comes from basically a very flat land this was a real eye opener.

The day...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,690
Posted By dogtiredRAT
Funny stuff you see...

A bloke accidentally let off his bear spray tonight, he was in the back of his camper van in an underground carpark, that stuff is bad...
He copped it big time apparently, smoked the back of his van...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,690
Posted By dogtiredRAT
Woot! New record miss today.

Yes folks I am in a bar, leaching net, drinking beer and celebrating my greatest miss of the entire trip so far.
Jasper to Banff, a princely 177 mile, eclipsing my previous best of Natchez when...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,690
Posted By dogtiredRAT
HAP offered me some advice...

From HAP: -


HAP, you been out in the sun too long lad.
You're rambling incoherently!

As for the chain, it is a very short life for a chain and sprockets. But... I do drive it hard in all...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,690
Posted By dogtiredRAT
A quick video.

For anyone with two and a half minutes to spare, and likes Woody Guthrie, here is a small part of Highwood Pass.

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Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,690
Posted By dogtiredRAT
Zen...

I got seriously distracted, pulled up to fuel the bike and a couple of local lads on gixxers and I got talking, 40 minutes later and some scribbling on a map and I was headed in exactly the opposite...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,690
Posted By dogtiredRAT
Ok, Rockys take 2.

Back to Bamff.
Some pics of the town of Bamff, real tourist orientated place, a very pretty town, and very clean....
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,690
Posted By dogtiredRAT
Chris, (Tripps from Buffalo) posted this...

Now c'mon, I was in some first class company... I was only following your lead!
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,690
Posted By dogtiredRAT
Rosie...

Rosie is the name of my bike, and she was ill.
Limped it back to Calgary, listening and experimenting with acceleration, braking etc, on the way back to try and get more of a handle on what was...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 19,006
Posted By dogtiredRAT
Respect!

Respect!
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