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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 08:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,207
Posted By w9fcc
Awww...

That's too bad. I hear they did decide to make a decent tourist site out of the Corner Gas filming site too. Hopefully it's worth seeing. Trying to get my son to head up there next year on our way to...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 08:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,207
Posted By w9fcc
Gettin' that urge again

Time to start planning....

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i390/w9fcc/V-Strom%20650/DSCN2003.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/w9fcc/media/V-Strom%20650/DSCN2003.jpg.html)
Forum: Beasts 10-22-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9,190
Views: 3,584,523
Posted By w9fcc
Givi Trekker hard bags. Trk33n on top and...

Givi Trekker hard bags.
Trk33n on top and right, trk46n on left.
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9,190
Views: 3,584,523
Posted By w9fcc
Beautiful!

Nice looking machine. I have a 2012 model, same color.


<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/w9fcc/8902252847/" title="Morning meditation by W9FCC, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Beasts 05-08-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 451,385
Posted By w9fcc
It comes out to be about 112 liters of storage!...

It comes out to be about 112 liters of storage! That ought to be enough!
The Suzuki Adventure luggage makes it about 45 inches wide. No lane
splitting with that! I like the Givi cases better. The...
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 451,385
Posted By w9fcc
43 1/2 inches width, 22 on the left side, 21 1/2...

43 1/2 inches width, 22 on the left side, 21 1/2 on the right,
almost symmetrical. I used the Givi SRA3101 top case mount
(aluminum) and PL3101 side case mounts. Also have the
Givi Skid plate...
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 451,385
Posted By w9fcc
Givi Trekkers on 2012 V-Strom

TRK46N on left side, TRK33Ns on top and right side.

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i390/w9fcc/V-Strom%20650/DSCN2010.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9,190
Views: 3,584,523
Posted By w9fcc
My new 2012 V-Strom 650

Well, here's my new beast, 2012 V-Strom 650 ABS Adventure.
Actually I made one out of a standard V-Strom. Added my own
hand picked accessories:

Givi skid plate
Givi Engine guards
Givi Trekker...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 47,207
Posted By w9fcc
Thumb Eh, probably rides a "lounger"... Been...

Eh, probably rides a "lounger"...

Been following this, just hiding in the background. Great report. Excellent photography!!!
Inspires me to do better with pictures on my next trip. Also helped me...
Forum: Americas 01-11-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By w9fcc
Canada / Alaska

I'd recommend B.C. (IceFields Parkway - Hwy 93 etc...) and go ahead at least to Hyder , Alaska. The roads are perfect. I went there last summer and it was wonderful! I want to go back and head north...
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,608
Posted By w9fcc
Gotta go back!!

I rode to Hyder this summer. Been thinking I want to go back. After reading your report
I KNOW I do!!! Safe trip home...
:D
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-26-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,614,609
Posted By w9fcc
Morning fog...Minnesota

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i390/w9fcc/Morning%208-26-2011/DSCN1029.jpg

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i390/w9fcc/Morning%208-26-2011/DSCN1033.jpg
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-26-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 1,669,494
Posted By w9fcc
Morning fog...Minnesota

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i390/w9fcc/Morning%208-26-2011/DSCN1033.jpg

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i390/w9fcc/Morning%208-26-2011/DSCN1029.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,207
Posted By w9fcc
Something SERIOUSLY wrong with me...

I'm regretting not going up the Cassiar....I may have to go back next year....

Maybe turn left at the Alcan and head for Fairbanks...

Reading back through this blog, the place seems like home...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-28-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,614,609
Posted By w9fcc
Aftermath...

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i390/w9fcc/Alaska%20Bike%20trip%202011%20-%20all%20photos/DSCN0912.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-28-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,614,609
Posted By w9fcc
Hyder, Alaska

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i390/w9fcc/Alaska%20Bike%20trip%202011%20-%20all%20photos/DSCN0815.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-28-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,614,609
Posted By w9fcc
Ice Fields Parkway, Canada

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i390/w9fcc/Alaska%20Bike%20trip%202011%20-%20all%20photos/DSCN0723.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,207
Posted By w9fcc
Now what?

So what's next?

Well, maybe the Northeast, Vermont and maybe north into Canada. I've never
been to that part of the country.

Or maybe visit the Southwest, ride Highway 1 up the West coast....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-24-2011, 10:30 AM
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Views: 3,614,609
Posted By w9fcc
Just north of the Canadian border from Whitefish, MT

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i390/w9fcc/Alaska%20Bike%20trip%202011%20-%20all%20photos/DSCN0711.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,207
Posted By w9fcc
All the pictures

If you're really really bored, here's my Photobucket album with all
the pictures from the trip. If you click on individual pictures, you can
enlarge them or even download the full sized version (12...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,207
Posted By w9fcc
Aberdeen....

Ya, fully conscious!! I was feeling pretty good the night I got home.
Can't figure that out, after over 32 hours in the saddle. Got about
10 hours of sleep and was up and rarin' to go. Maybe I'm...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,207
Posted By w9fcc
Fixed that last post...actual route

I fixed that last post with my actual route. Somehow I screwed up
the picture reference.

:D
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,207
Posted By w9fcc
Dog River !!

The wife and I used to watch a Canadian comedy "Corner Gas" It's hilarious!!
We liked it so much that we bought the whole thing on DVD.

http://www.cornergas.com/

I made it a point to ride...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,207
Posted By w9fcc
Actual route

Here's the actual route I ended up taking, including the wild ride
and backtracking of the last 32 hours;
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,207
Posted By w9fcc
Plug for our local bike shop

Bike performed flawlessly, due I'd say to the excellent service from Rod's Ride-On PowerSports in LaCrosse! I had them do a thorough "pre-flight" on it. Matt was the mechanic. He has BMW experience...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,207
Posted By w9fcc
Mileage

Just a summary:

Total miles on the trip: 5038

Iron butt part:

Mileage: 1648 (plus a few more for riding around in circles in Minot)

Time: 32.5 hours.
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,207
Posted By w9fcc
White knuckled fog riding!!

It was a wild crazy couple of days. I tried to cross the border
just south of "Dog River" (Rouleau, SK) but it was closed. So ran
a hundred miles west to the Regway crossing, then down into...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,207
Posted By w9fcc
Been there...done that...

I've made it home, even alive! What a wild couple of days though! I rode from
Edmonton, AB to Hokah, MN in 32 hours without stopping. Well, I did take
a couple of 15 minute naps on a bench in front...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,207
Posted By w9fcc
W9FCC survives Saskatchewan!!!

W9FCC has survived the Saskatchewan desert!

Last seen blasting through the border station at Regway Montana/Canada
singing loudly (and off key) "...coming to America...". (Neil Diamond)

Film...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,207
Posted By w9fcc
Back in Prince George

Made it back to Prince George. Last night I removed my liners from my jacket and
riding pants. It was supposed to be warm. NOT!!! At the gas station at the junction
of Hwy 37 and 16 I put them back...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,207
Posted By w9fcc
Spectacular scene!!!! ...

Spectacular scene!!!!

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i390/w9fcc/Alaska%20Bike%20trip%202011%20-%20all%20photos/5588ca9b.jpg

The road up there was a holy terror. Trucks would come by and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,207
Posted By w9fcc
Slight change in plans

I've decided that I'll be headed towards Edmonton tomorrow. The big reason is that
I couldn't find a Catholic Mass here. There is one at 11am in New Hazelton. So
I'll start the journey back home...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,207
Posted By w9fcc
Hyder

A few more from around Hyder. I rode around the town a bit, finally coming
back across the border. You wonder why there is even a border crossing
station here. The town of Hyder is basically dead,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2011, 06:17 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,207
Posted By w9fcc
Early morning blogging

I got up early this morning, before all the drunks got up to use the Internet.
Got quite a few pictures uploaded to Photobucket.

Here's the worlds largest fly reel:
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,207
Posted By w9fcc
Arrived!!!

Well, I made it to Hyder!!

I hVe a boatload of pictures but can't seem to get any of them uploaded
to Photobucket. The hotel Internet is crappy!!!

I did mange to get my other blog updated for...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,207
Posted By w9fcc
Touristy thingy...

Got the royal tour of Prince George from my host Peter. This fella, "PG",
is very famous.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,207
Posted By w9fcc
Prince George

Arrived safely at my friends place in Prince George. Nice day, again, partly cloudy and cool.

Saw a bear! He was running across the road a few hundred feet ahead. He was off in the
weeds before I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,207
Posted By w9fcc
Gas mileage

I noticed that I seem to be getting better gas mileage than usual. Could be because most of the
premium gas up here is not gasohol. Good thing too. I didn't see any signs for gas as I entered
the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,207
Posted By w9fcc
Beautiful day! (mostly)

Their weather forecasters are apparently about as useless as ours. I hit a bit of
moderate rain early in the morning just north of Whitefish, MT, but the rest of
the day was mostly partly cloudy...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,207
Posted By w9fcc
Into the boonies!

Well, headed into B.C. this morning. I see a big old thunderstorm just north of here
(Whitefish, MT), but it may have moved off by the time I hit the road.

Not sure I'll have much for internet...
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