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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-18-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 793
Posted By froger
The Boise freeway's full of left lane cruiser's,...

The Boise freeway's full of left lane cruiser's, but out in the sticks I dont think Idaho traffic is any worse than the rest of the northwest. Better than a lot of places actually. Going from...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-17-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By froger
The Aerostich people sell nylon strap's called...

The Aerostich people sell nylon strap's called frame loops. They are the front bungee mounts on my rides.
With a tank mounted speedometer, you could pull the windshield, zip tie some "D" rings on...
Forum: Americas 09-17-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 860
Posted By froger
With a small bike and a big trip, I'd not only...

With a small bike and a big trip, I'd not only stick to back roads, I'd try to ride early and late when there's less traffic.
Gortex is your friend on a big trip, but it sounds like you don't have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 108,274
Posted By froger
Sure, they can kick you out. But then what?...

Sure, they can kick you out. But then what? Suppose you wreck, or worse yet, go to the cantina and step in some real shit? They dont know what your like. Sending you on your way could eaisly bring...
Forum: Americas 09-15-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By froger
In Oregon the motor vehicle people require proof...

In Oregon the motor vehicle people require proof of insurance before they'll sell you tags. Probably that way most states.
Bikes are looked on as fun, not transport for most Americians. If you dont...
Forum: Americas 09-08-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By froger
Back east they have the toll road thing. Fast...

Back east they have the toll road thing. Fast roads cost money, free roads are full of slow cheepskates. And the towns are awfull close together. Been a long time since I was there, but it probably...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,943
Posted By froger
I live out west, and the employer fly's me to New...

I live out west, and the employer fly's me to New York. I ride the shuttle to the hotel with some guys from another flight, and nobody says anything. In the lobby I see one of the kids from the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,029
Posted By froger
The clutch and netural interlocks on my airhead...

The clutch and netural interlocks on my airhead got me one morning. Was in the Yukon, about as far away from home as you could get.
Found a dirt road with a small downhill. got a running start and...
Forum: Americas 08-21-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,446
Posted By froger
You answered your own question for the most part....

You answered your own question for the most part.
I could be wrong, but a modern adventure bike in your price range is going to be a 650 single or twin. If that works for you, great. If you want a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,923
Posted By froger
One thing I'll say for getting old. Buying any...

One thing I'll say for getting old. Buying any bike you want with your late parent's money and hauling it home on a cold spring morning, that's not so bad.
My big cruiser was kicking my ass, and I...
Forum: Americas 07-30-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By froger
If they ain't feeling mean, law west of the...

If they ain't feeling mean, law west of the Cascade's will usually let you go 65, or maby 70 before you get pulled. Eastside friend's say they can run 80 before worrying much about ticket's. But...
Forum: Americas 07-26-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By froger
Golden BC is a small town in the foothill's west...

Golden BC is a small town in the foothill's west of the mountain's. But it's close enough to the parks to stage out of easily. Should be cheaper than staying nearer the parks, and Golden's a cool...
Forum: Americas 07-26-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By froger
Hwy. 395 run's north south in eastern Oregon. Not...

Hwy. 395 run's north south in eastern Oregon. Not much for traffic, with a nice mix of forest and desert. The slab wouldn't be much faster.
A lot a people love the coast, and there's nothing wrong...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,584
Posted By froger
Plexaglass polish will take smaller stuff out....

Plexaglass polish will take smaller stuff out. Number one is liquid, and number two is more of a paste. Tropical fish store's stock it, if your bike source's don't.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-22-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By froger
Hat point, on the Oregon side of Hells canyon...

Hat point, on the Oregon side of Hells canyon sounds like what your looking for. Its a rugged dirt road going to the rim of the canyon, and a forest service lookout. You go out through Joseph and...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-22-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,197
Posted By froger
I don't cook much, and never take food into the...

I don't cook much, and never take food into the tent. But there's usually snacks (unopened) in the saddlebags. Suppose I should do better, but it's worked. Blackie has always left me alone.
In griz...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-21-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,360
Posted By froger
The maps Smokey sells the public are inferior to...

The maps Smokey sells the public are inferior to one's FS employees get. You'll be lucky to find your ass with both hands using one of those things. And everytime they update it, it's usually comes...
Forum: Americas 07-21-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By froger
Crater Lake's a long way from the coast. My guess...

Crater Lake's a long way from the coast. My guess is it would eat up too much of your four day's.
Forum: Americas 07-20-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By froger
I was on 39 once. It's nice.

I was on 39 once. It's nice.
Forum: Americas 07-20-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,063
Posted By froger
Well shit, sorry to hear that. Glad your ok.

Well shit, sorry to hear that. Glad your ok.
Forum: Trip Planning 06-29-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,292
Posted By froger
In Canada or the US, a big trip take's good...

In Canada or the US, a big trip take's good stealth camping skill's. You cant afford campgrounds all the time. While stealth camping, do you like cleaning up with a quart of water, some bio soap, and...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-27-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,292
Posted By froger
First big trip, I was 24. After two years in the...

First big trip, I was 24. After two years in the Army and six months in a factory, I was ready.
Did I need it? You bet your ass. Was it mostly good? Sure. Am I glad I did it? For the most part. I...
Forum: Americas 06-26-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,063
Posted By froger
I didn't get snowed on, but had my share of rain...

I didn't get snowed on, but had my share of rain in the northland. Without gor-tex boots keeping my feet dry, I think the trip would of taken a few days longer. In fact, everything south of my helmet...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-26-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,292
Posted By froger
Tough call. Twice in the seventy's I quit, and...

Tough call. Twice in the seventy's I quit, and spent the summer on the road. But I didnt have much to begin with, and finding another job just as good when I returned was not a problem.
I own a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By froger
Sounds like a tight spot. Probably not dead, but...

Sounds like a tight spot. Probably not dead, but it's on the way out.
My experence has been that well maintained chain's go a long time without giving trouble, then go downhill fast at the end.
I...
Forum: Americas 06-20-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,217
Posted By froger
The first day you'll be pumped. So like Slo Mo...

The first day you'll be pumped. So like Slo Mo say's, get up early and hit it hard. Make the second day an easy one so you don't burn out early.
Traffic on western freeways usually get's heavier as...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-20-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,103
Posted By froger
Didn't know they made the things, but it looks...

Didn't know they made the things, but it looks like a damn good rookie bike to me. Now figgure out how to strap a weekends camping gear on it.
Don't worry about the low horsepower. It's nimble and...
Forum: Americas 06-19-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By froger
Most of what I got is stuff you don't want to...

Most of what I got is stuff you don't want to hear. Northern Washingtion, the road is mostly inland from the beach. The Oregon coast is ass deep in motorhomes and tourist shit. There's a hundred...
Forum: Americas 06-18-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By froger
The sawtooth mountians of Idaho, and Hells Canyon...

The sawtooth mountians of Idaho, and Hells Canyon (Oregon/Idaho).
Great country and riding, but not as many people as the national parks. Usually Hells Canyon is empty. There is pavement between...
Forum: Americas 06-16-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,194
Posted By froger
Probably not good enough, but they do make extra...

Probably not good enough, but they do make extra thick sleeping pad's for snow camping. Are pretty bulky too.
Forum: Americas 06-14-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By froger
There's a lot of light up there, but their ain't...

There's a lot of light up there, but their ain't much heat.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,239
Posted By froger
After decade's of cruiser's and touring bikes, I...

After decade's of cruiser's and touring bikes, I came home with a naked sport bike, a Honda 599 (hornet to the rest of the world.) It made my neck hurt, where none of my other ride's had.
Now the...
Forum: Americas 06-13-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,063
Posted By froger
I think ya got a good plan.:D

I think ya got a good plan.:D
Forum: Americas 06-13-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,063
Posted By froger
Oregon to Dawson for me was nine days up, nine...

Oregon to Dawson for me was nine days up, nine back, averaged 300 miles a day probably. One day on the Port hardy-Prince Rupert ferry, no other time off.
Bad weather and highway construction will...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-12-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,103
Posted By froger
Get a bike, learn to ride, do small trips. Worry...

Get a bike, learn to ride, do small trips. Worry about big flagship tours after you learn your trade. What you figure out now will probably change what you want to do later.
Never been to Mexico,...
Forum: Americas 06-11-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,063
Posted By froger
Sept. on Vancouver island is as good as it gets....

Sept. on Vancouver island is as good as it gets. Pretty much the same story for the rest of the northwest too.
Dumb as it sounds, August is the wet month up north. I found that out the hard way.
Forum: Americas 06-04-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By froger
Different countries got different regulations....

Different countries got different regulations. Make sure what your buying here is legal at home. Hope it works out for ya.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,089
Posted By froger
OK:clap

OK:clap
Forum: Americas 05-29-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By froger
I can do a big trip in two years if I want. At...

I can do a big trip in two years if I want. At first I was keen to go north, and looked at every ride report I could find. Have since decided I could go just about anyplace else for half the money....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,089
Posted By froger
Harley Davidson, made of tin. Ride e'm out,...

Harley Davidson, made of tin.

Ride e'm out, and push e'm in.
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