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Forum: Trip Planning 03-20-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,548
Posted By ALinUTAH
Security... The kind of camping you are talking...

Security... The kind of camping you are talking about, in parks and campgrounds, most definitely there are people who will steal your shit. I'm a boonies camper generally, but I ride with people...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-27-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,832
Posted By ALinUTAH
It sounds like you are looking for the absolute...

It sounds like you are looking for the absolute minimum. If you only plan on camping a night here and there when you have no other choice, just plan on eating things you don't have to cook. All you...
Forum: Americas 02-24-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,348
Posted By ALinUTAH
This trip is very doable. I've ridden 600 miles...

This trip is very doable. I've ridden 600 miles in a day without even getting up that early, and not on interstates. Hit the road at sunup and ride the interstates and you'll have plenty of time. ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-24-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7,519
Views: 2,580,328
Posted By ALinUTAH
I think it's the best way to Grand Junction. The...

I think it's the best way to Grand Junction. The sign cracked me up tho.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-24-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7,519
Views: 2,580,328
Posted By ALinUTAH
Somewhere in the book cliffs south of Vernal... ...

Somewhere in the book cliffs south of Vernal...


http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk143/ALinUTAH_album/image.jpg1_zpsqa0rmpvn.jpg[/URL]
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,181
Posted By ALinUTAH
We can't find the good sense to do something...

We can't find the good sense to do something about texting while driving, so please pardon me if I don't assume that stuff is disabled. But even so, speaking as a luddite, who needs facebook in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,181
Posted By ALinUTAH
I miss the days when people actually TALKED on...

I miss the days when people actually TALKED on their phones. They were distracted, but at least they were looking forward. I've noticed TV commercials for cars lately all show a TV in the dash with...
Forum: Americas 02-04-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By ALinUTAH
Yeah Skyline is officially between I-70 and US-6...

Yeah Skyline is officially between I-70 and US-6 but it's easy to extend. Might be kind of a disappointment after riding the San Juans, tho.
Forum: Americas 01-29-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By ALinUTAH
I see you have something planned in the San...

I see you have something planned in the San Juan's. So you must be planning this for summer. There is an awesome ride along the top of the wasatch mtns that you could do called the skyline drive. ...
Forum: Americas 01-29-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By ALinUTAH
Here's a way you could go ride the maze from...

Here's a way you could go ride the maze from Moab. It might be a little long. And it would have to be after the snow melts out of the Abajo mtns, so maybe Memorial day or later depending on our...
Forum: Americas 01-29-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By ALinUTAH
Okay so you're looking for overnighters. And you...

Okay so you're looking for overnighters. And you said you were looking for easy routes.

The white rim trail is good if you've never done it. It's not really 2 days riding though. It's an easy...
Forum: Americas 01-28-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,277
Posted By ALinUTAH
The way I figure it, with 11 days total minus a...

The way I figure it, with 11 days total minus a day in each park for 9 travel days, you have plenty of time to take the backroads up to Glacier, thru Enterprise, OR and Yaak, MT, even Polebridge,...
Forum: Americas 01-28-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,277
Posted By ALinUTAH
I agree it can be hard to pass on 12. Sometimes...

I agree it can be hard to pass on 12. Sometimes you just have to back off and slow down and poke along.

Also wanted to mention that between Glacier and YNP, 89 between Great Falls and White...
Forum: Americas 01-27-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,277
Posted By ALinUTAH
I just realized you are going to Jellystone on...

I just realized you are going to Jellystone on the way back. So never mind about taking 12 on the return. If you haven't done it you want to ride hwy 12. The curves go on forever.

On your way...
Forum: Americas 01-27-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,277
Posted By ALinUTAH
I wasn't really thinking dirt. When you said you...

I wasn't really thinking dirt. When you said you would haul ass there I figured you meant busy major highways. The routes in eastern OR that I suggested are paved. But there is nothing wrong with...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-26-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,026
Posted By ALinUTAH
It's happening in Utah too. The road up into the...

It's happening in Utah too. The road up into the USFS from my place used to be a rocky rutted jeep trail. Then they graded it. Then they paved it. Now it's bumper to bumper minivans on weekends.
Forum: Americas 01-26-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By ALinUTAH
Are you wanting to park and day-ride or carry...

Are you wanting to park and day-ride or carry camp and move around every day?
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 37,795
Posted By ALinUTAH
The EK chain/sprocket set at SVRacing seems...

The EK chain/sprocket set at SVRacing seems popular with the strom crowd. I just got one for my 2012 wee2. $180.
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By ALinUTAH
If you do the 550 to 139 to 191 route, take the...

If you do the 550 to 139 to 191 route, take the mesa falls scenic byway between ashton and island park idaho and be sure to stop at the upper falls.
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By ALinUTAH
In MT, 89 between Great Falls and White Sulphur...

In MT, 89 between Great Falls and White Sulphur Springs goes thru some nice country.
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By ALinUTAH
That's not too bad. If you take a day off in...

That's not too bad. If you take a day off in each park, that's 4000 in 12 days or about 350 per day. Definitely ride the beartooth hwy. Work in 550 in SW Colorado somehow. Then continue north on...
Forum: Americas 01-21-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,277
Posted By ALinUTAH
There is too much awesome country between SF and...

There is too much awesome country between SF and Glacier to just haul ass there. I would spend 3 or 4 days and take it in. Spend some time off the beaten path in eastern Oregon. 395 north of John...
Forum: Americas 01-17-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 918
Posted By ALinUTAH
My wife and I rode up to Glacier last summer 2-up...

My wife and I rode up to Glacier last summer 2-up on my wee. We rode a lot of dirt roads, and paved backroads. Check these out, the dirt is all easy. Lots of camping options on all these routes.
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Forum: Americas 01-15-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,109
Posted By ALinUTAH
If you have 11 days, just go. Ride as much as...

If you have 11 days, just go. Ride as much as you feel like each day, get as far as you get, then turn around. It's not like riding thru Canada sucks. You don't really need a destination, and if...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,321
Posted By ALinUTAH
I got a pair for my wife. Nice boots. -al

I got a pair for my wife. Nice boots. -al
Forum: Americas 01-14-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,109
Posted By ALinUTAH
12 hours of drive time is more than that of...

12 hours of drive time is more than that of actual travel time. I've done plenty of 12-14 hour days, but it was too much, even though I went out and did it again. And again. I never learn. I rode...
Forum: Americas 01-14-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,635
Posted By ALinUTAH
No way there were dirt bikes on trails in Bryce. ...

No way there were dirt bikes on trails in Bryce. At least not legally. There's a system of moto trails just outside the park, especially to the west.

I did a hike in bryce one time. IIRC, we...
Forum: Americas 01-10-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By ALinUTAH
I hadn't necessarily planned on a particular...

I hadn't necessarily planned on a particular date, but if I knock off a thousand miles the first couple days, leaving only 2000 more to Dawson, I'll probably be looking at the Dempster before D2D as...
Forum: Americas 01-10-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,635
Posted By ALinUTAH
I second the suggestion to go in September. My...

I second the suggestion to go in September. My wife and I do most of our big trips in early September because the kids are back in school and most of the tourists are done for the year. Especially...
Forum: Americas 01-09-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By ALinUTAH
So let's see, june 22 is after D2D so I'll either...

So let's see, june 22 is after D2D so I'll either be on the dempster somewhere or headed to the dalton. I'm booked on the ferry at haines june 29. So maybe we'll pass each other around haines jct?
Forum: Americas 01-09-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,124
Posted By ALinUTAH
The ride i did a couple years ago was all big...

The ride i did a couple years ago was all big bike friendly.
Forum: Americas 01-09-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By ALinUTAH
My plan is to leave on or about June 6, poke...

My plan is to leave on or about June 6, poke around a bunch of backroads in BC (Kettle River, Dog Creek, Blackwater road, Ootsa Lk, Kispiox River) then up the Cassiar and the Campbell hwy to D2D. ...
Forum: Americas 01-09-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,721
Posted By ALinUTAH
This is my high precision scientific method... ...

This is my high precision scientific method...

Let's say I'm riding 7000 miles. At 55mpg (wee2) I'll burn 127 gallons of fuel. At $4/gal that's $500. Over 30 days that's about 17/day. Call it...
Forum: Americas 01-09-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,124
Posted By ALinUTAH
I did something similar a couple years ago. ...

I did something similar a couple years ago. Covered a lot of the same stuff. RR here...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=814887&highlight=idaho+mosey
Forum: Americas 01-09-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,635
Posted By ALinUTAH
The thing about that route is that you come close...

The thing about that route is that you come close to seeing just about everything while still heading in a more or less westerly direction. At least everything you can see from pavement. Out on the...
Forum: Americas 01-08-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,635
Posted By ALinUTAH
What is it you want to do at these parks? Go for...

What is it you want to do at these parks? Go for a hike? Photograph the scenery from the road? If you don't like crowds you're in for a surprise at most of them. It's important to get up early if...
Forum: Americas 01-07-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,156
Posted By ALinUTAH
I don't gain weight and even lose weight on a...

I don't gain weight and even lose weight on a solo ride. I think it's mainly because I'm not sitting around in front of the tube looking for something to stuff in my face. I over-eat just for lack...
Forum: Americas 01-07-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 747
Posted By ALinUTAH
Here are a few ideas I've come up with. I'm...

Here are a few ideas I've come up with. I'm crossing near Creston and heading to Dawson.

Kettle river
Big bar/dog creek south of williams lake
Cut the corner between quesnel and vanderhoof on...
Forum: Americas 01-07-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 801
Posted By ALinUTAH
191 is maintained all winter. 35 is usually...

191 is maintained all winter. 35 is usually opened early to mid May. And they try to get 150 open by Memorial Day. All good rides anyway.
Forum: Americas 01-06-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 801
Posted By ALinUTAH
You may not be able to get thru the north end...

You may not be able to get thru the north end that early. Some years you can but not usually. I'm talking about Strawberry Ridge, Currant Creek and Mirror Lake Hwy areas.
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