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Forum: Americas 01-23-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By thetourist
You are not going to make your average thru the...

You are not going to make your average thru the parks, so deduct those days. ie Glacier will take a day to do 50-100 mi. Same with Yellowstone and maybe Beartooth.
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By thetourist
I agree with the above. Get out of CA as fast a...

I agree with the above. Get out of CA as fast a possible. It's a long way to Glacier. I've made this trip a couple of times. From north ID to San Fran took me 3 days each time and Glacier is...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-22-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1,795
Views: 91,912
Posted By thetourist
Idaho education sucks. 3-Rs are mediocre. No...

Idaho education sucks. 3-Rs are mediocre. No arts. Lots of sports.
Newest school bldg. in Moscow was built in the 50's. So nothing is up to snuff with the electronic age.
At about 6th grade my...
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By thetourist
This was iffy. Temp right at freezing. Snowing...

This was iffy. Temp right at freezing. Snowing and a little icy.
It had been very light slush but was starting to freeze. Really really slow coming off this pass.
...
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By thetourist
This is the tough one. Ice or not? In a car you...

This is the tough one. Ice or not? In a car you can touch the brakes and test for traction, before a corner. On a bike, touch the brake, and if it is icy, down you go. This was icy. I was...
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By thetourist
See the glare. That is the grim reaper with you...

See the glare. That is the grim reaper with you in his sights. Slow way down, below 20. Those little ridges can put you down.

We were still running 60mph except a few corners. In a car.

...
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By thetourist
You could ride a bike on this. Snow on...

You could ride a bike on this. Snow on snow...predictable traction. We were averaging above 60 thru here, in a car, could probably do 40+ on a bike.

...
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By thetourist
A Texan...Oh my. That makes it all OK. Please...

A Texan...Oh my. That makes it all OK. Please help me...


OK, I got my breath back. Something constructive.

A bike tire will cut thru slushy light snow, and have some traction, as long...
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By thetourist
A Californian, with limited experience on a bike,...

A Californian, with limited experience on a bike, going on a trip in the snow. :clap:clap:clap On tourances..

What could go wrong? :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl


Hold my beer...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-20-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 1,795
Views: 91,912
Posted By thetourist
Hey Roy, there are track set ups for ATV's

Hey Roy, there are track set ups for ATV's
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-19-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,056
Posted By thetourist
I had a 2-stroke Saab scare the wee out of me,...

I had a 2-stroke Saab scare the wee out of me, when I was a kid. That freewheeling clutch was just too weird.

Later I was a navvie in a V-4 car and it was a good car, if a little slow.

I have...
Forum: Americas 01-19-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By thetourist
I also have done quite a bit of research on the...

I also have done quite a bit of research on the Nez Perce War and their flight.

Have you been thru this area? It is very rugged. This area has the deepest canyons in the USA. Note the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-19-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1,795
Views: 91,912
Posted By thetourist
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

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As near as I can tell.
This is a short track and a long track....
Forum: Americas 01-17-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By thetourist
I've done the north south thing a number of...

I've done the north south thing a number of times. A plethora of routes. hwy 89 and 191 are generally nice roads, both go thru Yellowstone.
You could head north by freeway to Pueblo or Denver then...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 849,139
Posted By thetourist
What is a "Bronco"? It's all Vandals...

What is a "Bronco"?

It's all Vandals where I live.

Actually, I couldn't care less. Not into stick and ball games.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-13-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By thetourist
What El Brad said. North Idaho... ...

What El Brad said.

North Idaho...
Kooskia to Dixie Idaho...Plummer ID to St Maries to St Regis MT...each is 100 mi of narrow two lane mountain twistys.
Visit Wallace and Murray ID.
Google...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 849,139
Posted By thetourist
Well as the old saying goes "There are horses for...

Well as the old saying goes "There are horses for courses"

Timbersled recommends 450 and bigger machines for maximum affect. Snowmobiles can have very high horsepower so I'm sure they are...
Forum: Americas 01-10-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By thetourist
Good route. . My computer won't let me...

Good route. .

My computer won't let me open your attachment, but from what I can glean A few days may be long

Here are a few possible tweaks.

There should be gas as Yellowpine and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 849,139
Posted By thetourist
If I were younger I would definitly have one of...

If I were younger I would definitly have one of these. I used to tune snowmobiles and always hated the sound.


<IFRAME height=315 src="//www.youtube.com/embed/pC8bAh0JspA" frameBorder=0...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 849,139
Posted By thetourist
When young I did a lot of snow riding. Not near...

When young I did a lot of snow riding. Not near this deep of snow.

This bike has killer studs. 300+ 7mm per tire.

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Forum: Americas 01-08-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,591
Posted By thetourist
There you go. I was just about to point out that...

There you go. I was just about to point out that the parks hit people in different ways.
I've been to Craters three times and plan to be there again this year. Someone posted Petrified Forest...
Forum: Americas 01-07-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,716
Posted By thetourist
I'm with Bikerfish. I never pass a "home made...

I'm with Bikerfish. I never pass a "home made pie" sign. or a small rural bakery. m-m-m-m

I lose weight. Average 1/2 lb of weightloss per day.

Just ride more. I wind up in...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-07-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
Posted By thetourist
I thought this might be appropriate. I used to...

I thought this might be appropriate. I used to use no 1 fuel oil in my space heater. And have used diesel in an oil furnace.
It appears kerosene and jet fuel have less sulfur.

Jet Fuel type A...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-05-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5,869
Views: 350,028
Posted By thetourist
good info. Thanks guys.

good info. Thanks guys.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-05-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,795
Views: 91,912
Posted By thetourist
I went out and did some scouting. I didn't have...

I went out and did some scouting. I didn't have my extraction/survival gear with me, so I didn't venture too far.

No photos, I'll wait for a sunny day.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-04-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5,869
Views: 350,028
Posted By thetourist
Good Info. Did any Grip Studs throw out? Or...

Good Info.

Did any Grip Studs throw out? Or do they just work inward as the tire wears?

At 4000 mi are they reusable? How were they on dry pavement?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-04-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,795
Views: 91,912
Posted By thetourist
I want to go into the snow. I just wondered if...

I want to go into the snow. I just wondered if I could get up high with the pick-up.

It's just a snowin' away, here in Moscow.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-04-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1,795
Views: 91,912
Posted By thetourist
How much snow up there? How far could I...

How much snow up there?

How far could I get with 4X4, and no heroics?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-04-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5,869
Views: 350,028
Posted By thetourist
<META content="KONGOS - Come With Me Now"...

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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-27-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1,795
Views: 91,912
Posted By thetourist
I like BC. Lots of fun pavement, small towns,...

I like BC. Lots of fun pavement, small towns, good food, hot springs, etc, all over south BC.

Nelson is a favorite of mine. Toad Rock cycle camp ground, just north, is good. I have found a couple...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-25-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,795
Views: 91,912
Posted By thetourist
Merry Christmas everyone. My thoughts...

Merry Christmas everyone.

My thoughts have been going to south Idaho. Owyhee and White Clouds.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-23-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 7,853
Posted By thetourist
and some of the camping gear. ...

and some of the camping gear.

http://latourista.smugmug.com/Other/Misc/20090130Image0006/465399352_hmSVU-XL.jpg (http://latourista.smugmug.com/Other/Misc/20090130Image0006/465399352_hmSVU-XL.jpg)...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-23-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 7,853
Posted By thetourist
I still have this, and the boots. ...

I still have this, and the boots.


http://latourista.smugmug.com/Other/Misc/20090130Image0007/465399358_tnv6Y-L.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-20-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8,263
Views: 492,989
Posted By thetourist
Peggy's Pond

Peggy's Pond
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-05-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 10,656
Posted By thetourist
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:AN...

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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-02-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8,263
Views: 492,989
Posted By thetourist
:wave back at ya. Lost my puter for a while. ...

:wave back at ya. Lost my puter for a while.


Maybe an alien observatory :eek1


I listened to a guy playing the digeridoo there, a couple yrs ago.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-02-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5,869
Views: 350,028
Posted By thetourist
Good Luck. Does it sound like the...

Good Luck.

Does it sound like the balance shaft is out of sync? You might be able to fix that. At least close enough.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-29-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8,263
Views: 492,989
Posted By thetourist
North Fork of the Umpqua

North Fork of the Umpqua
Forum: Americas 11-26-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,905
Posted By thetourist
Don't take 410 to Seattle. Don't go within 50...

Don't take 410 to Seattle. Don't go within 50 mi of Seattle, unless you have business there. It has been rated the 4th most congested traffic in USA.

Olympia to Everett is a quagmire of...
Forum: Americas 11-26-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,905
Posted By thetourist
If your goal is to run all of 101 around the...

If your goal is to run all of 101 around the Olympics, you could cross the Columbia at Astoria, run around the Peninsula and come out at Olympia WA. South on 5 to hwy 12 into Rainier, Come out near...
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