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Forum: Canada 06-03-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By skrider
Hey there! Just came through Glacier, Lolo and...

Hey there! Just came through Glacier, Lolo and Crowsnest passes in the past 72 hours. All open and no snow, but Going To The Sun is closed for construction. Got hailed on in Lolo...that's even less...
Forum: Canada 04-07-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,412
Posted By skrider
Woke up to more snow in Regina this morning....

Woke up to more snow in Regina this morning. There's no way a bike is making it safely off a residential street for at LEAST a week. Probably more. On the plus side...I've saved 6 weeks of insurance...
Forum: Canada 03-01-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,638
Posted By skrider
Premier of Sask weighs in... seems like the...

Premier of Sask weighs in... seems like the pressure here has turned political.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2013/03/01/sk-motorcycle-rates-1302.html
Forum: Canada 02-18-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,638
Posted By skrider
Looking at the rate sheet now... what you don't...

Looking at the rate sheet now... what you don't want to own is a newer CBR 250 type bike. Those rates are going up about 300%. Zing.
Forum: Canada 02-18-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,638
Posted By skrider
SGI says riders in Sask have been subsidized by...

SGI says riders in Sask have been subsidized by other drivers for years. I think I'll call around to other provinces and price shop my Vstrom tomorrow, just to see.
...
Forum: Canada 02-17-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,638
Posted By skrider
About to do some comparative math on that. Either...

About to do some comparative math on that. Either we have been getting a deep discount, or we're about to overpay....
I'd like to know if SGI has been losing money on bikes. I can't see any...
Forum: Canada 02-17-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,638
Posted By skrider
Insurance spike in Saskatchewan

On Friday, the government insurance agency announced it will bump motorcycle insurance rates an average of 73%. Some will even be more. His anyone else heard of such a dramatic jump? Since SGI thinks...
Forum: Canada 01-11-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By skrider
Wow that looks like a great highway. You can take...

Wow that looks like a great highway. You can take that all the way to Aberdeen?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-10-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By skrider
I'm pretty flexible on dates, and it sounds like...

I'm pretty flexible on dates, and it sounds like earlier might be better than later. I'm interested in the more easterly route headed north from St. Louis too, although it may add more time than I...
Forum: Canada 01-10-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By skrider
Great pics, and fair points. I like to ride from...

Great pics, and fair points. I like to ride from about 6am until 3pm on my big days and spend the afternoon/evening exploring wherever I stop. I went down to Willliston and Dickson for a weekend last...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-09-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By skrider
Heartland Tour - from Canada

Hello everyone!

I'm planning my summer bike trip this year, and instead of another year in the Montana mountains, I want to see the Missouri and Mississippi country. Does anyone have thoughts on...
Forum: Canada 01-09-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By skrider
Heartland Tour

Hey everyone,

I'm planning my main bike trip this summer and looking for any advice on this tentative plan:

Day 1 - Regina - Deadwood, SD
Day 2 - Deadwood - Omaha, NB
Day 3 - Omaha - St....
Forum: Canada 01-09-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,326
Posted By skrider
What a great idea! Think she'll let you keep up?...

What a great idea! Think she'll let you keep up? ;)

I also live in Regina now, but moved here from PEI and I think you'll have way more to see than you'll have time. I agree with the previous...
Forum: Canada 09-01-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By skrider
Regina --> Phoenix

In exactly one week, I'll leave Regina for Arizona. While the bike is ready, the GPS is not. Has anyone done a similar ride and have route suggestions? Must-stops? Having never done it, I'm waffling...
Forum: Canada 09-01-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,249
Posted By skrider
Obviously I don't really know if the repair was...

Obviously I don't really know if the repair was done right or not, but I do know that if you're running a successful business you're probably doing a lot of it via email and internet. Pretty sure...
Forum: Canada 07-25-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By skrider
Wow, thanks! That's exactly the kind of intel I...

Wow, thanks! That's exactly the kind of intel I was looking for. 100 clicks of deep gravel doesn't sound like a great time on a mostly stock Wee Strom.
Forum: Canada 07-24-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By skrider
Thanks! Good trick by the way. I'll have to...

Thanks! Good trick by the way. I'll have to remember that.
Forum: Canada 07-23-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By skrider
Alberta HWY 501

Can anyone tell me if its paved or gravel? I have two maps telling me two different things. It's the highway that turns into Sask Hwy 13 south of the Cypress Hills. I'd like to go from Regina to...
Forum: Canada 06-13-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,872
Posted By skrider
I think it's because loud pipes don't actually...

I think it's because loud pipes don't actually save lives. Not riding like a tool and cracking the throttle in the middle of traffic saves lives. But I guess that doesn't fit on a bumper sticker or...
Forum: Canada 05-12-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,292
Posted By skrider
Hwy 18 just shot to the top of my must-do this...

Hwy 18 just shot to the top of my must-do this year. Thanks for that! Also...saw a white 2012 wee today in Regina. Belong to any of you? Nice wheels.
Forum: Canada 05-12-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By skrider
Welllll....I always liked these bikes because...

Welllll....I always liked these bikes because they're relatively cheap NEW. For 3k more you can ride one off the floor, especially if you can find a non-current. But if that's not possible, this...
Forum: Canada 04-28-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,292
Posted By skrider
Hey there, Just getting the spring service...

Hey there,

Just getting the spring service of my dl650 this week. Always looking for a ride, although the strom is pretty stock and isnt exactly a dirt machine. In south Regina, so I'm close. PM...
Forum: Canada 03-18-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,476
Posted By skrider
Yes, all! It could have been much worse -...

Yes, all! It could have been much worse - thankfully cosmetic damage only to the bike, and ego damage to the rider. Less than a week later, and there are a LOT of Harleys on the road now. Still...
Forum: Canada 03-13-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,476
Posted By skrider
Ego Damage: a Timeline

8:00am: Check weather. (High of +8 in Regina)
8:01am: "hmm. I wonder..."
8:30am: Driving to work. Streets are mostly bare.
12 noon: Stop by registry office and re-insure DL650
12:30pm: Ride bike...
Forum: Canada 02-26-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,432
Posted By skrider
Thanks! You wouldn't believe how hard it is to...

Thanks! You wouldn't believe how hard it is to get two maps to tell me the same thing about that road.

Also, I noticed you have (had) an 83 CBX?? So did I! I think you're the only other person I...
Forum: Canada 02-26-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,432
Posted By skrider
I've done both camping and hoteling too, so I'm...

I've done both camping and hoteling too, so I'm easy.

Hey, does anyone know if Alberta Hwy 501 is gravel all the way from Saskatchewan border (Highway 13) to Milk River? What kind of shape is it...
Forum: Canada 02-24-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,432
Posted By skrider
NOW we're talking. I have lots of space for...

NOW we're talking. I have lots of space for er...supplies...in my Givis. Where do you think we can get some prairie riders together? Meadow Lake? Badlands?
Forum: Canada 02-23-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By skrider
Highway, thanks for the suggestion! I missed...

Highway, thanks for the suggestion! I missed Lewiston last year, instead going Missoula-Great Falls-Havre. Sounds like I missed the best part!

I'm now rethinking the plan and wondering if it's...
Forum: Canada 02-23-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,432
Posted By skrider
Outback, sure thing! Sounds like fun. I'll plug...

Outback, sure thing! Sounds like fun. I'll plug in a route to Cold Lake when the weather cooperates. I cut my biking teeth in Grande Prairie, so I'll take parkland scenery any day. (Or even a TREE...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-22-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 621
Posted By skrider
Trippin' Blog

Hey there!

In case anyone is interested, I started a blog with some pics about my day trips and other motorcycle thoughts. It's in its infancy, so be patient! But if you want to read about a guy...
Forum: Canada 02-22-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By skrider
Western Canada Tips?

Hi all,

I'm planning a few trips for the season and was wondering if anyone had camping/sightseeing suggestions in Man/Sk/Ab? I'm thinking of plotting some routes that take me through a few...
Forum: Canada 02-21-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,432
Posted By skrider
Wow, that's great info, thanks! I think my GPS is...

Wow, that's great info, thanks! I think my GPS is trying to kill me. Sounds like a lot of fun on a GS, but maybe a bit too much for a mostly-stock Strom.

Are you northern or southern Sask? Always...
Forum: Canada 02-20-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,432
Posted By skrider
Prairie Rides (and beyond)

First time poster, long time lurker.

Very much lookig forward to the first day of riding this year and excited to get my DL650 out for its sophomore season. Anyone else in striking distance of...
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