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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-01-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,390
Posted By oomis
I did ok.

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Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,955
Posted By oomis
I'm finding the same thing. Currently...

I'm finding the same thing. Currently researching support options....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-26-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
Day 23 - July 29

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Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,844
Posted By oomis
Just out of curiosity, as I'm in Toronto as well,...

Just out of curiosity, as I'm in Toronto as well, what dealership are you talking with?
Forum: Face Plant 04-13-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 43,901
Posted By oomis
Jee Sus.

Jee


Sus.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-04-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
Day 22 - July 28

So after getting my hung over self up, I was faced with a dilemma. What to do now? With Edmonton behind me, I'm at the point in the trip now where I'm firmly headed home...

The beginning of a...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-22-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
Day 21 - Edmonton

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-22-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
Probably day 20. I dunno anymore

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Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3,402
Views: 1,166,320
Posted By oomis
http://opetralis.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Trips/Lem...

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-21-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
Day 19. I think. Hot Springs or bust

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-18-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
Whitehorse again

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-18-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
Congratulations! If we ever end up in the same...

Congratulations! If we ever end up in the same place at the same time, the first beer's on me.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-18-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
I know, right?

Nope. I'm just good with words and stuff. That little bastard isn't much good at anything.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-18-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
It's not over 'till the fat lady rolls a Jeep.

Enjoyed? Past tense? I'm not done yet - I haven't got to the part where I almost rolled a Jeep in Moab...

Stay tuned!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-16-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
Wednesday July 23

The trip back down the Dempster was relatively uneventful. Hurricane Alley was fierce, but not nearly as bad as it was on the way up. And this time I was on the other side of the road, so I had...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-31-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
Tuesday July 22nd

The trip back down the Dempster was less eventful. Up early in the morning, I had the comfort of knowing that headed the other way, I would have more road to work with as I navigated Hurricane...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-31-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
Monday July 21st

Onwards. After catching my breath, there was nowhere to go but up. There were two river crossings to get through (the Peel River and then the Mackenzie River), and on one of them I got to talking...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-25-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
Thank you

Just a quick note to say thank you to those that have posted support for the writing. It's not easy, and it's good to hear every once in a while that it's hitting the mark with readers.

Peace and...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-24-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
The wolf huffed and he puffed...

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-24-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
Monday July 21st

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-12-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
The battery pack that I used (and I carried two...

The battery pack that I used (and I carried two of them) is a relatively generic one - it charges via a microUSB cable and has 2 USB ports for output, one at 5v 2.1 A and the other at 5v 1A. The...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-11-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
Day15 - Monday July 21st. Dempster

The Dempster (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dempster_Highway). The reason I'm here.

I was honestly intimidated. That doesn't seem like the right word, but I was about to be firmly in new...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-05-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
Dear Mrs. B.A.D. On behalf of all of us here...

Dear Mrs. B.A.D.

On behalf of all of us here at advrider.com, the basement notwithstanding, I'd like to extend my sincerest apologies at the upcoming loss of your husband.

It was not our...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-05-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
Well, if you came here looking for a reason NOT...

Well, if you came here looking for a reason NOT to buy an adventure bike, you may be in the wrong place...

But don't get caught up in the trap of thinking you need some $30K Bavarian Panzer to do...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-04-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
It's an option that's hidden deep in the menu,...

It's an option that's hidden deep in the menu, and it's not documented. Here's my hack...

1) send SMS via satellite to SWMBO and ask for weather report
2) get weather report and as a bonus, a...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-04-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
Day 14

Dawson City - Sunday July 20th

Sunday's a quiet day. I had a wristband for the festival today, but I'm a bit burnt out, so I didn't go. I suppose I could have tried to sell the wristband, but I...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-01-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
Day 13, Dawson City day 2

Sunday.

The weather was amazing yesterday. 35C so far north, and apparently they do get weather like this from time to time. The North is an amazing place.

Anyway, last night amid all the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-31-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
Day 12. Dawson City Day 1

Dawson is a great town. It makes my top 3 - in no particular order, it's Key West FL, Moab UT and now Dawson City YT.

Everything is built up on the permafrost...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-31-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
Wake up Jacob, the day's a breakin'....

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-31-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
Help is appreciated. I think the video is...

Help is appreciated. I think the video is public, pm sent.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-31-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
Hmm. Did that, got the same kind of code that...

Hmm. Did that, got the same kind of code that youtube gave me. I tried copying and pasting the code from the quote and I got the same result.

I don't have the switch editor mode icon of the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-31-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
Wake up, Jacob, the day's a'breaking...

Can anyone help? I'm having some difficulty posting video. Went to youtube where the video was uploaded: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mK45sykwL7k&feature=youtu.be and went to the share option,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-31-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
Day 10 - Watson Lake to Yellowknife

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-24-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
Thanks for the encouragement - not sure if anyone...

Thanks for the encouragement - not sure if anyone is even reading this anymore, and it's nice to hear good things! Either way, I'm doing this writeup for myself more than anything else. One more...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-24-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
You're welcome! Now get back to work... :) ...

You're welcome!

Now get back to work... :)

Merry Christmas!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-23-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
July 15th - Yukon Ho!

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-23-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
July 14 - What's hotter than balls? Also, numbered lists!

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-23-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
That little bastard is the worst travelling...

That little bastard is the worst travelling companion ever. Doesn't chip in for gas, can't help plan, has no opinions worth listening to.

AND he's *&^%ing useless with a camera.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-23-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
Thanks - as long as the winter stays with us,...

Thanks - as long as the winter stays with us, I'll keep cranking out pages...should be done by spring.




2017.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-22-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,801
Posted By oomis
No notes

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