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Forum: Beasts 02-25-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1,502
Views: 708,651
Posted By Vstromjim
Yukon or NWT

This is at the start of the Dempster.
Forum: Hacks 02-25-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,544
Posted By Vstromjim
20 days on a hack

This is from our 2009 vacation in MT, ID, WY,WA and OR..3000 miles in 20 days. Camp 3 days then motel for one. We used almost all light back packing gear. Two sleeping bags, two self inflating...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 64,102
Posted By Vstromjim
Vstromjim+1 Sally will be the one in the sidecar.

Vstromjim+1 Sally will be the one in the sidecar.
Forum: Hacks 02-09-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,174
Posted By Vstromjim
Thing

I have been looking all over for a photo. I know that I have one taken of us in a parade. When it warms up a little I will look out in the shop.. Might be out there..
Forum: Hacks 02-03-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3,204
Views: 541,974
Posted By Vstromjim
2009 Bonniville w/sidecar FS

I have a 2009 Triumph Bonniville with a Velorex sidecar for sale. I want $8500 for it. Everything is in great shape, a few small rock chips that can be touched up. We are in North East Oregon. The...
Forum: Hacks 02-03-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,421
Posted By Vstromjim
Tires and tugs

I ride a 2009 Triumph Bonny. year around. (not to work I retired) I put TKC 80s on it which I had studded. Just the bike, not the hack. They work very well. Warrning though. If the roads are slick...
Forum: Hacks 02-03-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,174
Posted By Vstromjim
Mg 34

A few years ago I made a copy of a MG-34 mostly out of wood.. The hardest part was the heat shield for the bbl. Had to have a local welding shop make it for me. Look at photos of one on line and you...
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,337
Posted By Vstromjim
Lots of room

If you aren't concerned about the weight, then you might think about what will make your many days in a tent more liveable. When my wife travels with me we take a 4 man tent that gives us enough room...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-31-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 63,074
Posted By Vstromjim
Its all about priorities

I am 63, almost 64, and still able to ride my bikes on Iron butt rides and travel to Inuvk and Dead Horse. So not quite a total gimp yet.
Several years ago back in 19mumble mumble my wife and I...
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,337
Posted By Vstromjim
I have looked at them, and they do look cool. I...

I have looked at them, and they do look cool. I am wondering what the advantage of having the bike "in" the tent would be thuogh..On trips north I have taken a half cover for my bike to keep the...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-31-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,342
Posted By Vstromjim
Good and Cheep

We got everything except some of the more sight specific stuff from County Health. They said they would bill us but never did. Travel Nurse/Dr tend to over sell you on what you need. Ours does...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-02-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 186,791
Posted By Vstromjim
Laugh Maps?

I kind of like the small bags, and saving money. The map thing doesn't bother me as I never look at mine while I am riding. I just stop, get out the map then put it back and go. I do the same when...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,005
Posted By Vstromjim
+1

+1
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2008, 09:08 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,794
Posted By Vstromjim
Thumb Death of a Wee

After I healed up for a few days our bikes arrived in Vancouver BC so we hooked up Tod's trailer and went up and picked them up. Again customes on the Canadian side was quick and effecient and the US...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2008, 08:50 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,794
Posted By Vstromjim
Thumb Kwel

I will have to stop in again and tell them thanks. They really went above and beyond for us.
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2008, 09:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,794
Posted By Vstromjim
Prince George

You will have a great time on your trip, no matter which bike you take. Did the Kawasaki shop get moved to the top of the hill yet. If you stop there be sure to say hi for us. They treated us very...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-01-2008, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3,694
Views: 813,347
Posted By Vstromjim
dempster

http://vstromjim.smugmug.com/photos/421987931_ZfjaR-M.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-01-2008, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3,694
Views: 813,347
Posted By Vstromjim
Dempster 2008

http://vstromjim.smugmug.com/photos/421987937_U2ieC-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,794
Posted By Vstromjim
Oh crap!!!

Sometime around 10 or 11 that night I crashed. Still daylight. It has taken me a while to remember what all happened. The road had gotten very dusty so I droped back a ways to get out of Tod's dust....
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2008, 09:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,794
Posted By Vstromjim
That was one place this is the other..

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Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,794
Posted By Vstromjim
miles and miles of more miles

Or should I say kilometers? Riding in this country affected me much more that I thought it would. I truly don't have the words to discribe the vastness, the visual beauty, or the remotness that is...
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2008, 08:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,794
Posted By Vstromjim
Trafic jam

This is as close to a trafic jam as we found on the depmster.
http://vstromjim.smugmug.com/photos/421994360_wDGPb-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,794
Posted By Vstromjim
Thanks for the photo tips

Thanks for the photo posting tips, but I am going to play the "old dog, new tricks" bit here and just keep doing it this way.. :1drink
This is a car we came across on the way to Inuvik. We have no...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,794
Posted By Vstromjim
Arctic circle

A fellow traveler that we met at the cafe was here and took this photo for us. Only 200 more miles or so to go.
http://vstromjim.smugmug.com/photos/421993134_7hKCB-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2008, 07:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,794
Posted By Vstromjim
Dempster

Tod and a rare fellow traveler. We just passed them.
http://vstromjim.smugmug.com/photos/421993148_snU5g-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2008, 07:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,794
Posted By Vstromjim
Now this is some pretty stuff

The fire weed looks like some one planted it. That little dot down there is Tod
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Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2008, 07:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,794
Posted By Vstromjim
After we ate off we went

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Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,794
Posted By Vstromjim
Eagle Plains

Some place around 240 miles you will be glad to see this. They have gas a motel and cafe. Good food and very nice people.
http://vstromjim.smugmug.com/photos/421993173_mkqK4-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2008, 07:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,794
Posted By Vstromjim
Dempster

http://vstromjim.smugmug.com/photos/421992792_f2rpa-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2008, 07:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,794
Posted By Vstromjim
Dempster

http://vstromjim.smugmug.com/photos/421992795_ZvoAV-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,794
Posted By Vstromjim
Dempster

http://vstromjim.smugmug.com/photos/421992814_D7XTZ-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,794
Posted By Vstromjim
Dempster

Lake full of Grayling
http://vstromjim.smugmug.com/photos/421987951_DUoLX-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2008, 07:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,794
Posted By Vstromjim
Dempster

The dempster was the key goal of the trip for me and I want to do it again, only both ways this time.
http://vstromjim.smugmug.com/photos/421993149_baWcE-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2008, 07:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,794
Posted By Vstromjim
Dempster

http://vstromjim.smugmug.com/photos/421987943_uPWwC-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2008, 07:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,794
Posted By Vstromjim
After a day

After a day in Dawson (and a night) We got an eight oclock start for Inuvik.
This is about twenty miles out of Dawson where we toped off our gas tanks and extra gas cans and left the pavement....
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2008, 07:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,794
Posted By Vstromjim
Okay okay back on topic

Side wheeler on the Yukon River at Dawson
http://vstromjim.smugmug.com/photos/421994395_DBKnD-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,794
Posted By Vstromjim
Hi Tedder

Life is so strange.. We didn't find the fudge lady but as a point of interest I saw you going over the pass at Meacham last summer some time.. I was in the cage when you passed us.. Next time you...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2008, 07:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,794
Posted By Vstromjim
*#+^ Bridge

That bridge SUCKS! Pulls your bike all over and slimey when wet.. We didn't tip over though..and made it to Dawson. On the way we went by lake Labarge, of Sam MaGee fame. ...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,794
Posted By Vstromjim
More pics

Next stop Dawson..
http://vstromjim.smugmug.com/photos/421994032_FMbsq-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2008, 06:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,794
Posted By Vstromjim
pics

Watson Lake sign forest. You have to go there and take a photo..
http://vstromjim.smugmug.com/photos/426438121_CJj4a-M.jpg
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