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Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 294,853
Posted By SteveTheLocal
It may have been solo, but you certainly were never alone!

Thanks for the ride along. I may have to reconsider doing RR's in the future just to meet the characters, real and virtual, along the way. (I think I'd need a Reaver Filter or a JJ Avoidance...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 294,853
Posted By SteveTheLocal
The rains are coming...the rains are coming!

You may want to really stack on the miles in the next few days 'cause the Wet Coast is going to live up to its name in a couple of days. Rains forecast for the next ten days. That might give you...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 294,853
Posted By SteveTheLocal
Just lurking along...

...and have to give you two thumbs up for being a Gamer! You go girl! When you get home and want to ride west instead of east there's always some hospitality for you here on Salt Spring.
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 526,626
Posted By SteveTheLocal
Russian incursion?

Paul: The western press reported an incursion into Estonia by Russian troops in the past week. The report stated that Estonian military radio frequencies were jammed, smoke was used to obscure a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,298
Posted By SteveTheLocal
What you need to show this woman is commitment!

Give that bike away! Yes that's right...prove your love and make the break!
(PM me. I can help!). :deal

"If you love it, let it go..."

Enjoy the heck out of your new life. It too has many...
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 27,295
Posted By SteveTheLocal
Thanks for taking the time to write it up. Great read.

I felt the same way about Prudhoe. The foreplay to orgasm ratio was WAY too high to make sense to me.
I loved the ride from Tok and the Top of the World hwy to Dawson City and the road to...
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,951
Posted By SteveTheLocal
Well done.

I enjoyed your honest style. Everyone goes to McD's for the free Internet way more than they admit! :rofl
If you make it out to the wet coast before you head south, shoot me a pm. Been to Ca and...
Forum: New Zealand 05-02-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By SteveTheLocal
From Victoria, on Vancouver Island...

I'm interested in Namibia too! Let me know if you find two? :clap
Forum: New Zealand 05-02-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By SteveTheLocal
Oh yeah...

You are welcome to the bike in our spring, summer,more fall. Doesn't have to be the same time.
S.
Forum: New Zealand 05-02-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By SteveTheLocal
Question Swap my 1200GS in British Columbia...

For a few weeks, in return for a loan of your bike in NZ for a few weeks at the end of November this year?

Can throw in a bed, a few meals, several beer, camping gear, etc. You'll just need your...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 34,576
Posted By SteveTheLocal
Bravo!

Cathartic.

What do you answer when people ask why? I could never answer in less than a thousand words, and by then they were gone, either physically or mentally.

I like your minimalism...in...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 60,550
Posted By SteveTheLocal
Reintegration...

Rene, it's so true. I'll be back on my island tomorrow after my sojourns and although people ask, they really don't want anything more than a six word answer. However, in their defence, I couldn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,334
Posted By SteveTheLocal
That makes sense...

I don't know if your solution is practical but it makes sense and fits all the symptoms and outcomes. I have the battery tender and it works fine at home but when on the road and leaving the bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,245
Posted By SteveTheLocal
Reversing fan

CanAm Spyder has installed a fan which reverses the airflow when stopped to keep the heat away from rider. Maybe take a look and see if it is adaptable?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,334
Posted By SteveTheLocal
Why can't I push/jump start my GS when the battery is low?

I have a very slow drain on the battery somewhere. I know this and live with it because it is so minor when the battery is fresh. If I run the bike regularly it is not an issue. If I leave it sit...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,602
Posted By SteveTheLocal
How do get this map with your track on it?

[QUOTE=SFMCjohn;23888092]:clap:clap:clap[/QUOTE
Is it from google maps or off your GPS?
Thx.
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 60,550
Posted By SteveTheLocal
Excellent and insightful...

It was like taking a college course and seeing a new perspective. Dinner is on me when we next meet.
Cheers,
S.
:clap
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 25,185
Posted By SteveTheLocal
The video set up?

What cam? The audio from the helmet without the seemingly obligatory wind noise is a nice change. The remote too looks handy. ...and I like the side mount instead of the clown top mount. What is...
Forum: EMEA 03-26-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,471
Posted By SteveTheLocal
Coming through Palm Springs?

PM me for a bed and a breakfast. Wifey and I have room and kids that ride. Need the karma :rofl
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-26-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2,833
Views: 208,151
Posted By SteveTheLocal
Is it too late to join the fun?

One tent, two bikes, two for dinners Friday and Sat, if possible please?

If I don't hear back, we're coming anyway. Move over! :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 182,156
Posted By SteveTheLocal
James Hetzel from Louisiana...

Just gave me $20 for a used moto part I had no use for anymore...and I passed it on to you...to pass it on to The kids. Nice how the love goes around.
Cheers,
S. :clap
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-15-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 474
Posted By SteveTheLocal
It's gone to a good home...

Sorry to all that were also prepared to adopt it and show it a little love.

S.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-15-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 474
Posted By SteveTheLocal
Cradle for Garmin Zumo 550 free to good home.

The unit itself unfortunately went walkabout but still have handlebar mount, cradle and wiring in case someone has the opposite problem? PM me if interested.
S.:norton
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 60,550
Posted By SteveTheLocal
Moving to "The Continent"

...is like going over to the Dark Side! I hope you're leaving Jacquie on The Island? :wink:
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-04-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By SteveTheLocal
Thanks all...

I see it isn't looking like it's going to warm up any time soon. May have to linger in The Keys for a while. Wifey will understand, right?:huh
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-25-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By SteveTheLocal
Riding across gulf states end of March?

Hi...returning from a South America ride and considering airfreight from Bogata to Miami mid March. A visit ti the Keys would then put me into the gulf states at the end of March as I return to...
Forum: Latin America 02-22-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By SteveTheLocal
That's exactly what I'm looking for

Thanks. I'll lift one to you.:freaky
Forum: Latin America 02-21-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By SteveTheLocal
Looking for recommendations for Ecuador?

Currently in Cajamarca, Peru, and heading north. Would like a nice beach town, a hammock, a couple of frosties? Getting tired of the rain in the interior but???
Not keen on the big cities and...
Forum: Latin America 02-21-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,298
Posted By SteveTheLocal
A shoutout to Touratech Peru, in Lima.

Anyone looking for the love in Lima should check out Touratech Peru.
Ivan and his wife, Ines are working hard to build up a full service service and supply centre for moto tourers in SA.
New...
Forum: Latin America 02-21-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,474
Posted By SteveTheLocal
Three thumbs up for Motoport.

Pricey, but it's likely the last suit you'll ever buy. Custom fitted too.
Not as flash as Klim, but I'll take the safety over the flash. And nice and cool in hot weather. Bone dry in the...
Forum: Latin America 02-18-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By SteveTheLocal
See Carlos at motouring Chile

Carlos Ramerez at Motouring Chile is a great guy and very professional. All the local ADV'ers will know him.
Email him first at carlos@motouring.cl.
Two thumbs up from me.
Forum: Latin America 02-07-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By SteveTheLocal
Need help with electrical issues in Potosi?

I've got a short I can't trace and I need an experienced electrical guy. Anyone with any suggestions?
GS. Will check that thread too.
Thx.
Forum: Latin America 02-06-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By SteveTheLocal
No reciprocity fee for Canadians entering Bolivia

Just FYI. Just crossed today. Pretty painless. They did check the plate and the vin.
Steve.
Forum: Latin America 02-06-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By SteveTheLocal
I'm south of you but heading your way...

Just crossed into Bolivia from Argentina and will be Potosie tomorrow. Going to poke around there and Salar for a couple of days and then head up your way. Perhaps a beer and a BS when our paths...
Forum: Latin America 02-05-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 242
Posted By SteveTheLocal
Currently in Cafayete and heading north...

Anyone else heading that way? Want to link up for a while? I hate leaving the bike unattended when doing border crossings etc.
PM me?
Steve
Forum: Latin America 02-05-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By SteveTheLocal
Can you pay the reciprocity fee at the Bolivian border...?

Or do you have to pay online before arriving as you do for Aegentina?
What other countries currently charge reciprocity fees for Canadians?
Thx,
Steve
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3,219
Views: 647,994
Posted By SteveTheLocal
Shipping home to NZ

Check out shipping from Buenos Aires and paying in US$. Could save you a lot. Might cost 20% more but you are paying with 50 cent $. :huh
S.
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 76,409
Posted By SteveTheLocal
Ha ha

Don't you just love auto fill? :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 76,409
Posted By SteveTheLocal
Currently in Cafayete

Don't miss this town about a day south of you. A great wine vibe, great food, packed plaza. Boreal Love you nice. I'm going to stay another day. PM me for a great meal tip.
S.
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 60,550
Posted By SteveTheLocal
Watching daily and taking notes!

Hope to cross paths later this week. Ride carefully.
Estoban Cabellero :rofl
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