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Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,109
Posted By Marc LaDue
Excellent Narrative!

I wish I knew how to post pix on this site; then I too could share our adventures with the rest of the community. Ironic, isn't it? I've been over most of Colorado and then some in my 40 years of...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 37,950
Posted By Marc LaDue
Excellent Adventure!

Keep up the great job; you guys are truly one more inspiration, along the likes of Colebatch, Ewan & Charlie, the Mondo Enduro boys, Lord Malchiek, and others who generously share their progress with...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By Marc LaDue
My 2 cents worth...

Maybe I missed it, but a DR350, especially one with electric-start, strikes me as a great and reliable machine. The Mondo Enduro Crew took seven of them around the world not once but twice; that...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,131
Posted By Marc LaDue
You can have your cake and eat it too!

I guess I don't understand why your moving back to Spain and hooking up with a significant other has to exclude riding a bike. So you're not going to get stuck in the Gobi anymore, or lost in the...
Forum: Americas 05-26-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,199
Posted By Marc LaDue
Nada

Use the NADA.com website to get yourself a rough approximation of what the bike's value should be. As to choices, you can google craigslist for a national search, but basically, the east coast...
Forum: Americas 05-26-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,633
Posted By Marc LaDue
Scouts

I'd make sure you get a hold of some Alpinestars Scouts, but more importantly, order yourself some bamboo or coconut fiber socks from either Aerostich or Whitehorse Press. They'll keep your dogs...
Forum: Americas 05-26-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By Marc LaDue
Liberal, Kansas

I don't recall the name of the dealer, but within 200 miles of this outpost the terrain and type of trails changes and a decent knobby would be helpful. It shouldn't be that difficult to google bike...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,150
Posted By Marc LaDue
Bonjour Monsieur

Comment sa va?
I wish you a great trip through the southern stretches of this vast country we call home. If you should ever happen to repeat this adventure along a more northerly route feel free to...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,212
Posted By Marc LaDue
Highway 20

If you should happen to choose to take hwy 20 out of Yellowstone on your way east, feel free to give us a call at 712)255-4461 when you get close to Sioux City, Iowa. We'll be happy to put you up...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,328
Posted By Marc LaDue
Gruezi Mitenand!

Excellent Reading; thanx for taking us along! I grew up in Zuerich (Glattbrugg to be exact) and visited Basel every now and then. I wish you two all the best, and if wind & weather should ever cast...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,494
Posted By Marc LaDue
Low Tech

I used to do the same thing back in the day, but with a bicycle, and I kept it in my sleeper, not the trailer. Our loads were usually sealed. If you're ever in or around Sioux City, Iowa let me...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-05-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,903
Posted By Marc LaDue
Second That!

Thanx for some excellent communication skills! You brought back a lot of memories from the late 70's when I was attending (skipping) classes at USIU out in San Diego, California. My roommate's name...
Forum: Ride reports 04-02-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,959
Posted By Marc LaDue
M & M from Sioux City say hi!

Is this the same Fred that didn't have enough bad luck with one low-side, and apparently just had to add a deer-hit somewhere out Oregon-way? Hope you're still trying to keep the shiny side up,
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,865
Posted By Marc LaDue
High Hopes!

I know you won't let us down, which is more than I can say for what appears to be your chosen mode of transportation. I wish you all the best; your success/failure will certainly help me decide...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,326
Posted By Marc LaDue
Metamorphose

Thanks again Vermin for taking us along on one of your escapades. I too failed to find much that interested me in the wide world of sports during my formative years. Except for bicycling that was,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,326
Posted By Marc LaDue
Life Saver!

I'm currently going through some rather tough times with ailments requiring surgery and time off, neither of which I like too much. Consequently, I'm a bit depressed. Or should I say was, until I...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By Marc LaDue
Good Experience

I had a little BMW shipped from Boston to Sioux City, Iowa for $524 with Uship. Back in '09 it cost me $650 to have my KTM shipped from Virginia via DAS. Considering inflation over five year's...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 136,000
Posted By Marc LaDue
Epic!

Gives trailblazing a whole new look. Thanx a million
for taking us along and good luck!

LaDue
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,679
Posted By Marc LaDue
Welcome Back!

Don't be so hard on yourself Ross!

Your plots have always sucked; it's your twisted, deprived, and morbid way of relating them that makes your stories such great moments of male meanderings we so...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 70,484
Posted By Marc LaDue
Excellent Ending!

If you made it home safe and sound, are looking forward to even more two-wheeled exploits, and are still friends with Mike to boot, I'd deem this pilgrimage a resounding success! I too would love to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 136,000
Posted By Marc LaDue
Nuts!

Why don't you Nuts start your own way-off-road tour company? I suspect there are enough like-minded individuals out here that would sign up and make it worth your while.

LaDoit
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-02-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By Marc LaDue
Learning the hard way

I'm glad to hear you made it back home safe and sound. Your little narrative reminded me of a ride I took some friends on this past summer out to Taylor Lake Park in the American State of Colorado. ...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 23,139
Posted By Marc LaDue
Way to Jump in with both Feet!

Great Stories, great pix, great adventure!
All the best and Good Luck to you,

LaDue
Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,615
Posted By Marc LaDue
Good Luck!

I'm not sure an XR650R is really the best entry-level vehicle for a novice female off-road rider, but what the heck do I know? I wish you two all the luck in the New Year; I suspect you're likely...
Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,203
Posted By Marc LaDue
Excellent Reading!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dear Santa,

I thoroughly enjoyed your thread; not since the crazy Poles Lord Maciek & Company on 3 X KTM GO EAST (the "other" Carrot Race Team) headed for Magadan and points beyond have I so...
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 80,164
Posted By Marc LaDue
Glarus Guy!

Welcome to the America's!

If you should ever find yourself in the middle of the U.S. (as in Iowa) give me a call. I too grew up in Switzerland as a transplant, although my home became Glattbrugg...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 40,155
Posted By Marc LaDue
Uf Widerseh, bis bald!

I couldn't help but smile thinking about two squeaky-clean Swiss wrestling with Oklahoma mud for a couple of hours - priceless!
I wish you two all the best upon your return; the TAT changes...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,416
Posted By Marc LaDue
Way to Go Orangecicle!

I too reached the edge of my comfort zone on Cinnamon back in 2011. My friend Ron (TooTall) from the Iowa Lakes and I were doing the mid-section of the TAT, and the switchbacks on Cinnamon's...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 70,484
Posted By Marc LaDue
You are something!

Truly,

You're a piece of work!

LaDue
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 40,155
Posted By Marc LaDue
Grueezi Mitenand!

If anything goes wrong and you find yourself within 200 miles of Sioux City, Iowa call, I'll be happy to do what I can to help. My phone # is 712)251-5421 and I grew up in Glattbrugg, just north of...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 70,484
Posted By Marc LaDue
Still Enjoying!

Your's is still the thread I'm looking for every time I make it to this site, what talent! Why are you wasting your time engineering? Have Dave Barry sponsor you, Vermin, and Joe Gresch and start a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 70,484
Posted By Marc LaDue
Keep hit up!

Doing a great job Ross!

It couldn't be improved upon. We were up on Evans a few years back with friends and their mountain-climbing son, who proceeded to run up the remaining 300 foot elevation...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 70,484
Posted By Marc LaDue
Windmills in Iowa

I think a good number of these behemoths are part of Midwest Energy's numerous wind farms, one of Warren Buffett's utilities. You'd run into a good deal more if you stayed on I-80 rather than...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,357
Posted By Marc LaDue
You're two lucky folks

I grew up in Switzerland back in the 60's and 70's and envy you both. I rode a number of passes via bicycle (Furka, Simplon, Col de Pillon), but I'd really like to make it back and do so on a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 70,484
Posted By Marc LaDue
Let's broaden your horizons!

You're just the kind of fellow that could benefit from a trip with my group friends, the NUTS! It stands for "Not Usually This Stupid", but we're actually a nice group of mild-mannered misfits, from...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 70,484
Posted By Marc LaDue
Jeff Spicoli

I must have missed something; who's Jeff Spicoli?

LaDue
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 970
Posted By Marc LaDue
Neat Travelogue

I grew up in Glattbrugg just outside of Zurich and rode many of the roads you mentioned on my bicycle many moons ago. Switzerland is a beautiful little country seemingly made for travelling around...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 70,484
Posted By Marc LaDue
Is Improvement actually possible?

I think you're getting better Jeff!

I'm sitting here on the computer in our local cancer center's lobby waiting for my wife to get off of work laughing my you-know-what off. You rank right up...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 70,484
Posted By Marc LaDue
The two-wheeled odd couple

Well Felix,

I'm enjoying your little thread immensely, and I'm not even an engineer! Keep up the good word; I have something to look forward to now every day,

LaDue
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By Marc LaDue
XR650L USD Forks?

Does anyone here know if the frontend off of a '96 CR250 would fit my XR650L? Thanx in advance,

LaDue
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