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Forum: Canada 10-29-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8,977
Views: 557,894
Posted By frazman
Yes. I've rented from EagleRider in LA, San...

Yes.

I've rented from EagleRider in LA, San Diego, DC and Nashville. Mostly HDs, but I had one Honda (ST1300) and two Beemers (K13, R12GS). Not cheap, but worth every penny. All good quality...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,620
Posted By frazman
Did a few heavy wet and cold days in James Bay...

Did a few heavy wet and cold days in James Bay this past August wearing an Olympia AST 2 jacket and Klim Overland goretex pants.

My lower body was warm and dry at all times with zero leakage....
Forum: Canada 09-02-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,813
Posted By frazman
Too easy - if you haven't left yet - from Ottawa,...

Too easy - if you haven't left yet - from Ottawa, go through Smith's Falls and take Hwy 15 SW to Kingston. Do the Kingston thing. They jump back up to Hwy 7 at Napanee or Belleville from the 401 - or...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,019
Posted By frazman
Excellent RR! Loving the pictures - I ended up...

Excellent RR! Loving the pictures - I ended up taking about three decent pics while I was up there. So much truth to the you either ride the TT OR look at the sights....not both...;-)

I think rain...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-29-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,905
Posted By frazman
Keep in mind, an Afghanistan "10" is about a 2.5...

Keep in mind, an Afghanistan "10" is about a 2.5 back home. The margin gets bigger the longer you are there.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-26-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,905
Posted By frazman
Right on!

Right on!
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-26-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,905
Posted By frazman
Nice! I often thought about nabbing this...

Nice!

I often thought about nabbing this moto for a little spin around base when I was there in '11.

Be safe!
...
Forum: Canada 08-24-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,813
Posted By frazman
Nice! That's the old family homestead....Rice...

Nice! That's the old family homestead....Rice Lake, Keene, Lang Village... our 40 was on the SE corner of Hope Mill Rd and David Fife Line.

Are you staying at the cottages near Hiawatha or at...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-23-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,309
Posted By frazman
Y'know, I kind of agree and disagree with...

Y'know, I kind of agree and disagree with this....

A huge part of my mileage so far on my K60s was in the wet (about 1000+ km worth on the James Bay Road and the Trans Taiga). I had zero issues...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,161
Posted By frazman
Ride safe! Weather looks favorable for the...

Ride safe!

Weather looks favorable for the next few day...enjoy!

Cheers,

frazman
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,475
Posted By frazman
Damn! The day the OP posted this, I had...

Damn!

The day the OP posted this, I had lost my RoamHD off of my helmet on the Trans-Taiga. Eventually found it but it was pretty beat up and missing the back cover.

The week before that I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,309
Posted By frazman
I put on K60s front and rear on my F8GS about six...

I put on K60s front and rear on my F8GS about six weeks ago. I have about 4000km on them right now (about 1300km of those on nasty gravel - the Trans Taiga Road). They're just starting to get broken...
Forum: Americas 08-14-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 14,577
Posted By frazman
No probs! I'll throw some pics up for ya'll, but...

No probs! I'll throw some pics up for ya'll, but I get the feeling that you may have seen the exact same landscapes in others' ride reports!

Have a great ride!
Forum: Americas 08-13-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 14,577
Posted By frazman
Thanks! Glad to add in a bit of context for...

Thanks! Glad to add in a bit of context for you...hopefully without spoiling the anticipation for ya'll! I won't do a ride report - nothing much new to say, I'll just add on to whatever else is out...
Forum: Americas 08-13-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 14,577
Posted By frazman
you'll be on the F700? You'll be fine with two 1...

you'll be on the F700? You'll be fine with two 1 gal rotopax + tank for the longest stretch (Relais 381 on JBR to KM 286 on TT). I did the same thing and had fuel to spare.

If you're lucky, you...
Forum: Americas 08-13-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 14,577
Posted By frazman
Hey guys - sorry for butting into your convo here...

Hey guys - sorry for butting into your convo here but I've been going through your thread here a bit.

A week ago today, I was camped out at KM 203 along the Trans Taiga with some buddies and we...
Forum: Americas 08-10-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,378
Posted By frazman
Just got back from doing this route....although I...

Just got back from doing this route....although I stopped at Mirage Outfitters at KM 358 on Trans Taiga Road - the fresh deep gravel just started to psych me out at 100km/h. My buddies continued to...
Forum: Canada 07-18-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,813
Posted By frazman
True for the Hwy 400/Hwy 11 and 401 corridors,...

True for the Hwy 400/Hwy 11 and 401 corridors, not so much between Huntsville and Renfrew....
Forum: Canada 07-18-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,813
Posted By frazman
Total? Or for the week? A cabin or cottage rental...

Total? Or for the week? A cabin or cottage rental will run anywhere from $800-1000/wk for a decent place at this time of year, depending on location and amenities. Figure hotel is minimum $100/night...
Forum: Canada 07-18-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,813
Posted By frazman
Here's a couple of pointers: ...

Here's a couple of pointers:

http://www.mycampsitereview.com/Map.aspx - user reviews, etc. of campsites across Ontario and beyond. You can map Canadian Tire stores because, and I don't know how...
Forum: Canada 07-17-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,813
Posted By frazman
Ah well, it's all good then! I forgot...

Ah well, it's all good then!

I forgot another must-see in Algonquin Park - Barron Canyon. Google that...

Yeah, I think weekend or 3-7 day rates tend be more reasonable and one day rates. Any...
Forum: Canada 07-16-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,813
Posted By frazman
Cut and paste, my friend. Sorry, just...

Cut and paste, my friend.

Sorry, just noticed you're in Wales. I apologize for calling you English..:D

Algonquin Park you can camp at a roadside campsite (car camping we call it as opposed to...
Forum: Canada 07-15-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,813
Posted By frazman
If you're not married to the idea of going...

If you're not married to the idea of going straight up Hwy 11 to North Bay, I'd consider the longer way around (Hwy 69 through Parry Sound, with a side trip to Killarney Provincial Park) or even...
Forum: Canada 06-27-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8,977
Views: 557,894
Posted By frazman
Very interesting. Is the wood floor rated for a...

Very interesting. Is the wood floor rated for a full-size vehicle? Looks like from some of the pics they're using the wood floor and some have installed the garage on footings/slab?
Forum: Face plant 06-17-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,613
Posted By frazman
Fuck, cracked ribs? A couple of shots of JD and...

Fuck, cracked ribs? A couple of shots of JD and slam the fingers in the car door and no more rib pain!!!! Fuck, Rambo-up man!

Seriously, I did a Vet Expert mountain bike race 12 weeks after...
Forum: Face plant 06-10-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,613
Posted By frazman
Ouch! I did 5 of mine in one shot back in 2007. ...

Ouch! I did 5 of mine in one shot back in 2007.

Yup, 2-3 weeks of real agony. Another 5-6 weeks of discomfort and then you'll be back to normal. Only lasting thing I have is from a T-something...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-05-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By frazman
4. not possible to my knowledge and would be...

4. not possible to my knowledge and would be wildly inaccurate would be my guess depending on so many different factors that the computer could not take into account.

What I have done is found my...
Forum: Canada 05-07-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8,977
Views: 557,894
Posted By frazman
Anyone have leads on Ottawa dealers that...

Anyone have leads on Ottawa dealers that stock/source Heidenau tires?

Yes, I know I can get them at DSP but don't have the time to futz around doing install and balancing.

TIA,

frazman
Forum: Canada 04-15-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8,977
Views: 557,894
Posted By frazman
Ottawa - on the Screamsway at about 09:00. Little...

Ottawa - on the Screamsway at about 09:00. Little white pellets of the stuff. Must've been a local squall.

Looks nice out now, though!
Forum: Canada 04-15-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8,977
Views: 557,894
Posted By frazman
I rode in this am in sleet. Not fun. May have to...

I rode in this am in sleet. Not fun. May have to bail early and enjoy the sun and warm temps this afternoon.
Forum: Canada 04-14-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8,977
Views: 557,894
Posted By frazman
Sweet lookin' ride there, Ted! Me likey! I...

Sweet lookin' ride there, Ted! Me likey!

I did the Tour de West Carleton today. Found a nice abandoned pit near Galetta that was fun to run around on!
Forum: Canada 04-02-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8,977
Views: 557,894
Posted By frazman
My experience was that the municipality suddenly...

My experience was that the municipality suddenly declares our system to be in violation of code, fines of $1000/day possible. So I panic. Municipality recommends a specific engineering firm to do the...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 728
Posted By frazman
Wore them daily in Afghanistan for six months....

Wore them daily in Afghanistan for six months. Comfortable as shit and pretty resistant to wear.
Forum: Canada 03-31-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8,977
Views: 557,894
Posted By frazman
Not to stir up more shit, but don't even get me...

Not to stir up more shit, but don't even get me started on laws governing septic systems and the Quebec "septic system mafia".

OK, I stirred up some shit :evil
Forum: Canada 03-28-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8,977
Views: 557,894
Posted By frazman
heh, that's what I kept telling myself....:D

heh, that's what I kept telling myself....:D
Forum: Canada 03-28-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8,977
Views: 557,894
Posted By frazman
Got the F8 out for a short jaunt today....

Got the F8 out for a short jaunt today. Brilliant! Ended up on the Quebec side and the entire time I was worried about being stopped since I didn't know whether the winter riding restrictions were on...
Forum: Canada 12-07-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,477
Posted By frazman
fun interpretation of this article happening now...

fun interpretation of this article happening now in the Basement.
Forum: Canada 12-06-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,741
Posted By frazman
If you obey the signage warning you to stay away...

If you obey the signage warning you to stay away from the radar facilities, you're OK. you're there no more or no less "illegally" than the dogwalkers and birdwatchers. The Ottawa Police occasionally...
Forum: Canada 12-03-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,741
Posted By frazman
There's a couple of ways in...over the dirt berm...

There's a couple of ways in...over the dirt berm on Bowesville Rd just south of Leitrim Rd; in via the old rail bed from Earl Armstrong Rd (although last time I was there it was marked as a multi-use...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-24-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,239
Posted By frazman
Yeps....

Yeps....
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