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Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,198
Posted By Hominid
Thumb Day 9 - The Dalles to Home Via Mt. St. Helens - With Some Eye Candy

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This Pretty Much Explains Everything

I didn't really know it when I went to sleep last night, but...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,198
Posted By Hominid
Day 8 - Riverford Campground to The Dalles, OR

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Sunny Morning at Riverford Campground

According to the signs, the ranger is supposed to come and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,198
Posted By Hominid
Thumb Day 7 - Creswell to Riverford Campground

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Good Morning Mister UPS Man

The sound of a futile, cranking starter motor drags me out of a sound...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,198
Posted By Hominid
Pain

The older I get, the more pain I feel :gerg

I'm all about the comfort now :jkam
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,198
Posted By Hominid
Cool2 Investing in the Vstrom

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New Seat From Rich's in Kingston WA

I spent about 6 months toying with the idea of replacing my '08 Strom with a BMW F700GS. In...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,198
Posted By Hominid
It was great fun :nod I'm writing this report...

It was great fun :nod
I'm writing this report after the fact from the comfort of my living room recliner :jkam

I'm already looking forward to my next trip to Oregon. There are plenty more roads...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,198
Posted By Hominid
Day 6 - Covered Bridges and a Cool Shortcut

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Steamboat Creek Shortcut to Cottage Grove

Woke up to a layer of ice on the top of the trunk and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,933
Posted By Hominid
Thumb Thermarest Cot

[QUOTE=ComfortablyNumb;25096879]

One of the items I had sourced out during the winter was a Themarest Luxury Lite Cot. It packs up about the same size as my self inflating mattress and weighs...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 73,858
Posted By Hominid
Vstroms Rule

Gotta love the Vstrom. I have a DL650 and am perfectly comfortable taking it on long distance road trips - incredibly reliable - makes for a great camping bike. I have a ridiculous amount of storage...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,198
Posted By Hominid
Laugh Day 5 - Taking it Easy

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Hanging at Mazama Campground

I wake up this morning to the sound of my neighbor's generator :dood...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,198
Posted By Hominid
Shameless REI Plug

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New Camp Chair - Sweetness

I added this camp chair to my kit for this trip. It fits nicely in the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,198
Posted By Hominid
Day 4 - Prineville to Crater Lake

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Wizard Island - Crater Lake OR

Wizard Island is actually a cinder cone from way back when......
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,198
Posted By Hominid
I'm writing this report form the comfort of my...

I'm writing this report form the comfort of my living room recliner :jkam
Started the ride on August 29th and finished it Sept 6th.

I've never figured out how guys have the time to write a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,198
Posted By Hominid
I like central Oregon. Many more roads to...

I like central Oregon. Many more roads to explore...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,198
Posted By Hominid
Thumb Day 3

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John Day Fossil Beds Paleontology Center

A big goal of this trip was to ride on scenic roads I'd...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,198
Posted By Hominid
Day 2

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The weather man decided I'm going to spend the night in Pendleton, OR
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,198
Posted By Hominid
Day 1

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The Gorge Campground - George, WA

The goal for day 1 is the Gorge Amphitheater near George WA to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,198
Posted By Hominid
9 Days in the PNW - One Day at a Time

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Crater Lake National Park

Been a while since I posted here - and exactly 2 years since I last went...
Forum: Face plant 10-28-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,888
Posted By Hominid
A heartfelt handshake is always welcome. As...

A heartfelt handshake is always welcome.
As long as it's not too firm - arthritis is a bitch :shog
Forum: Face plant 10-18-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,888
Posted By Hominid
My apologies. I did actually find the whole...

My apologies. I did actually find the whole exchange humorous. Perhaps I crossed the line. I suffer from arthritis, as well. Sometimes it's all I can do to climb onto the bike or off of it. I've come...
Forum: Face plant 10-18-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,888
Posted By Hominid
G&T's

The name of this thread should be changed to "Damn G&T's!" :freaky
The cell phone was not the culprit.
This tale just serves as further illustration as to why I do not mix motorcycles and alcohol....
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-07-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,687
Posted By Hominid
Thumb Great Feedback

Thanks for the excellent feedback.

Yup, GPS mandatory based on everything I've read.

Also sounds like whatever I rent it's basically a crapshoot and I should budget time and money for...
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-06-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,687
Posted By Hominid
Honda WH 125 ?

Has anyone rented one of these contraptions?

Cuong has quoted me $18/day for one.
He also has a Honda FTR 223 for $25/day.

Been trying to research the WH 125, but not a lot of info found so...
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-06-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,687
Posted By Hominid
Thanks For The Input - Xmas Traffic?

Thanks for the input guys - very helpful.

I'm planning for 20-25 days starting December 22nd 2013.

I've heard about drastically increased traffic during Tet holiday, but wondering is it...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,507
Posted By Hominid
Thumb Love the ride report :clap I'm in...

Love the ride report :clap



I'm in the early stages of planning a similar trip and just posted a thread in the Trip planning forum...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=831773
...
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-05-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,687
Posted By Hominid
Road Conditions Along the Coastal Route

Here are some questions I just asked another rider who recently road from Hanoi to Saigon...


"I'm in the early stages of planning a similar trip and just posted a thread in the Trip planning...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 926
Posted By Hominid
Road Conditions?

Hey Geoff,

thanks for the post. Looks like you got some great pictures. Wish I could see them full size?

I'm in the early stages of planning a similar trip and just posted a thread in the...
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-04-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,687
Posted By Hominid
Hanoi to Saigon - Riding Vietnam Solo?

I've wanted to see Vietnam for as long as I can remember.
What better way than by motorcycle?

I have the bike rental thing figured out.
Rent bike in Hanoi and drop it off in Saigon (HCMC) for...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-03-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 35,988
Posted By Hominid
Agree with everything here except maybe the...

Agree with everything here except maybe the philosophy on two legged scum :lol3

What works on a black bear might feel like a bee sting to a griz or brownie.
Good to know the population you're...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-03-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 35,988
Posted By Hominid
How to Sleep?

I've spent more than a few sleepless nights fixating on every little noise when I may as well have been unconscious.

Short of resorting to a hotel room while in bear country, following the advice...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,719
Posted By Hominid
Laugh Wilting Flower

St Helens sounds good. I missed that one and Shasta on my volcano tour.
So little time; so many volcanos :wink:

Wilting Flower - now that's funny :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 116,803
Posted By Hominid
Thumb Awesome Adventure

Thanks for sharing - reminds me of my trip to Siem Reap last Feb.

I'm not physically able to roll like you fellas, but I sure have enjoyed reading this report and seeing the pix and vids.
The ...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,719
Posted By Hominid
Talking You Never Know...

We never know how much time we have left to do the things we love.

As I mentioned at some point, there's no guarantee I'll be in better condition next year :gerg

Gotta go while I can.
All...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,719
Posted By Hominid
Trip Summary

There were moments during this trip when I asked myself - wtf am I doing out here?
Moments when the ache in my knee and shoulder were my entire existence.

In the end, the good moments were worth...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,719
Posted By Hominid
97

As bad as 97 was, if I had not taken it I would not have met Rod in Shaniko.
He was a highlight - a 70 year old cowboy and hard as nails.

He and I were discussing the merits of cruisers vs. the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,719
Posted By Hominid
Deal :deal I knew 97 would be brutal, but...

Deal :deal

I knew 97 would be brutal, but on that day I wanted the most direct route to the bend area.
Wanted to get close to Crater Lake - just logging miles.
395 is much more interesting -...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,719
Posted By Hominid
Day 9 - Headed Home

Time to start thinking about being at home.
I've been told the route north from Joseph to Clarkston WA is a great ride so I'm gonna start there.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,719
Posted By Hominid
:lol3 I was dead for about a week, but I...

:lol3

I was dead for about a week, but I finally got over it :pynd
More on the way.

Cool on the tire machine - perhaps I can improve on my average time of 4 hours per tire :shog
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,719
Posted By Hominid
Day 8 - Joseph OR

It's not easy to get to, but Joseph is a nice little western style town.
It was named after Chief Joseph of the Nec Perce in 1880.
I didn't get enough time here and would like to come back.

The...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,719
Posted By Hominid
No, I have the passive aggressive thing down...

No, I have the passive aggressive thing down pretty good! :lol3
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