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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-28-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By 568V8
WYA campground

Best campground ever. WYA Point Resort, Vancouver Island, along the Pacific Rim. My wife and I spend 2 nights there last September; Midway between Tofino and Ucluelet ... I took about a thousand...
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,564
Posted By 568V8
1992 bike

Don't leave your neighbourhood adventure riding with your old bike. Away from home repairs will bankrupt you. Get a newer bike, they are superior and generally tougher.
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,044
Posted By 568V8
Goretex works

I wear an old well used pair of Sidi On Roads, they don't leak. By the time you get enough goop on the leather to protect it then the leather doesn't breath so the Goretex membrane can't breathe...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,053
Posted By 568V8
Vibram soles

I had Vibram soles put on my old Sidi OnRoads boots locally done in Kingston Ontario for about $75. I had a wedgie put in to fill the space between heel and sole and now have a flat sole. More...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,546
Posted By 568V8
clean & treat

I have a well used Sidi OnRoads.
First use some leather cleaner like saddle soap to clean them thoroughly. Then when they are bone dry use SnoSeal applied with a hairdryer to soften the wax to...
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 853
Posted By 568V8
2 bags can work together

I carry two small easy to pack sleeping bags made by Chinook. One for warm weather or couch surfing and the other for cooler nights. By putting the small mummy bag inside the rectangular one I'm...
Forum: Americas 02-02-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 771
Posted By 568V8
expensive rental

Driving a crappy truck and buying the fuel for a U Haul truck sucks and is expensive.

Why not get your own trailer and use you own vehicle; design a route that makes a loops back to you vehicle. ...
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,635
Posted By 568V8
inside

Normally my summer riding pants are tucked inside my tall Sidi boots to keep them cleaner, Roadcrafter suit worn over top.
Forum: Canada 02-02-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,993
Posted By 568V8
only 4 days on The Rock

That's like watching 10 minutes of the God Father movie.
This is an real adventure, so beg or steal or do whatever you need to do. But take more time for your trip and make it worthwhile.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-31-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,352
Posted By 568V8
thanks for posting

Great ride, report, lots of pictures. That's a seriously long remote solo ride; good on ya.
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,491
Posted By 568V8
Good pictures

That's a nice write-up of an adventure worth riding. Thanks for all you effort to post it. Nice to hear that you had no problems at the border getting into my country; I often cross into the US and...
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,742
Posted By 568V8
Mag

Get a MAG - Lite 3 xD cell for about $35. Mine is the best most intense light that I've ever had.
Forum: Americas 01-25-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,972
Posted By 568V8
Nova Scotia

PEI is flat and INMHO boring.
Highway #103 follow tight along the south coast of Nova Scotia ( easy to get thru or around Halifax ) hwy # 7 most of the way to Canso. Bumpy poor pavement as you get...
Forum: Hacks 01-13-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,173
Posted By 568V8
BMW, yellow sidecar with Barley the dog

search up travelswithbarley.com
It's a great well written blog
Forum: Americas 01-09-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,526
Posted By 568V8
geezer pass

I believe that geezer passes can only be purchased by US citizens. I'd suggest not getting a pass. There are lots of places to stay so why pay ahead and restrict yourself to state parks.
Forum: Canada 01-08-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,993
Posted By 568V8
enjoy the ride

How much time do you have?
In Ontario just avoid hwy 401, otherwise southern Ontario does have lots to see.
Plan at least 3 weeks on the Rock, just to get a good taste of Newfoundland.

I'd...
Forum: Americas 01-08-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,768
Posted By 568V8
along your route on #50

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-23-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,175
Posted By 568V8
Lower North Shore of Quebec

Google up Relis Nordic supply ship and book passage from Natashquan to Blanc Sablon. It will be the most enjoyable part of the trip. Do some research and get to Red Bay NL.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-22-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,386
Posted By 568V8
8 gb

8 GB cards work fine, lots of space for music. Never had any troubles when using good quality cards.
Forum: Canada 12-22-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,053
Posted By 568V8
follow the coast

Don't stop at Tadoussac, just stay on hwy # 138 and follow the coast line the end of the road at Natashquan.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,004
Posted By 568V8
overloaded !

Full marks for figuring out how to load that much shit onto a bike, full makes for being able to ride it, but a big zero for planning.
OMG I've never owned that much gear in total throughout my...
Forum: Americas 12-22-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By 568V8
Meat Cove, cape Breton

It's a very small private campground and does have a couple of shelters so you could stay without hauling a tent along; as long as you call ahead and reserve. There are plenty of places to stay all...
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,269
Posted By 568V8
Totally Dorkular

I just totally love that expression. Next time someone ask if my RC suit is hot I can tell them:
no it's totally dorkular and is air cooled.
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,269
Posted By 568V8
2 pc RoadCrafter

I wear a 2pc and really love it.
It's grossly hot in summer, but it offers great protection, so I wear bicycle shorts or just sweatwicking underwear underneath if it's too hot for lightweight...
Forum: Americas 12-06-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By 568V8
GEOS insurance

I have the insurance, not sure what it will cover; bought it because it was cheap and might be worthwhile.
I understand that GEOS won't pay if there is publicly paid for service to do the job or...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,875
Posted By 568V8
cheap pants

Reminds me of a sign I saw years ago in a bike shop when I was looking for my first helmet.
"If you have a $10 head, we have a $10 helmet that fits."

I wear an Aerostich RoadCrafter to protect...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 10-19-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By 568V8
Red Lodge

The Alpine Lodge in Red Lodge at the north end of town, the owner Larry is an x biker and was super friendly to my wife in August. It;s off season, maybe you can make a get a deal.
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,171
Posted By 568V8
good on ya - I wish you well

For reasons other than medical I too ride&write a bit. For what is worth try experimenting using wordpress, I've found it reasonably simple to use and it can be an elaborate publishing tool if you...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-10-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By 568V8
Zumo 550

Mine will only work with a max of 1000 mp3 files; no sense having a card so big it won't get read. My 8Gb card is more than big enough for anything I want stored.
This forum has answers to most any...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,762
Posted By 568V8
your problem ....

I'm surprised that knowing the latch was defective that you continued to use it. Why didn't you contact TT ?
From all that I've heard they would have done something to help you. I've met them...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,892
Posted By 568V8
Chinook - two bags

I have two Chinook bags that I can use separately or put one inside the other for maximum warmth and minimum packing space. I highly recommend the Thermopalm Rectangle rated at 50°F or 10°C and the...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-10-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,814
Posted By 568V8
planning trips

Google Earth is a great tool; you can zoom right in a get a good sense about the road. It also shows pictures posted by others and all sorts of facilities along a proposed route. Lots of pictures...
Forum: Americas 04-10-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,011
Posted By 568V8
Needles Highway

When close to Mt Rushmore find your way to the Needles Highway and the Iron Mountain Road.
Forum: Americas 03-30-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,328
Posted By 568V8
Spot

The SPOT with watchers who you can rely on, is a great idea. Through SPOT you can also get some cheap accident insurance.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By 568V8
regular Tourance

I found that the regular Tourance tires lasted more miles than the EXP; on my Vstropm DL1000.
Forum: Canada 03-30-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,742
Posted By 568V8
Thumb Newfoundland !!

As much as practical, and some of my routes weren't, I've been around the whole island.
Right, not every remote outport of course; but I attempted to ride around the coastline and do believe that...
Forum: Airheads 03-06-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,361
Posted By 568V8
Luv em

PivotPegz on my Vstrom are great. Aggressive so my boots can't slip off. Larger surface area than conventional pegs, spreads the weight over more boot surface so better for standing up.
Forum: Face plant 02-11-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,479
Posted By 568V8
a good drop

All things considered I'd say that you had a very good drop. You learned more than most of us do when we fall over for the first time. You're well on your way to becoming a capable and safe rider.
...
Forum: Americas 02-06-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By 568V8
don't go cheap

Planning such a great trip is worth doing it right. For all of us money is always part of the equation, but don't go cheap so cheap that you will have regrets later.
Eating cheap food and trying to...
Forum: Americas 02-06-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,389
Posted By 568V8
tick removal

Read up on a good way to remove ticks and make your own decision. I suffered from Lyme so I know that it's worth removing a tick properly.
Something like a loop is necessary. DO NOT ticks using...
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