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Forum: Americas Today, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By ThirdUncle
Almost Road Report

To all who love me, I have finally posted the pics and videos from this trip here: http://champers.smugmug.com/Invasion-of-America-14/

Stay tuned for the RR... to come some time this year or...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-01-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 50,647
Posted By ThirdUncle
Sorry I missed the post-clay clusterfug portion

Loved partying with you and digging all those bikes out of that insane sticky mess, folks. That has to qualify as the weirdest thing I've ever done on a motorcycle (with my clothes on, anyway)....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-29-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 50,647
Posted By ThirdUncle
ThirdUncle present

It's Thursday at 3pm, and I'm in Craig. Where do I find ya'll? Aint nothing but a few barkin hogs on the streets here.
Forum: Americas 05-14-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By ThirdUncle
And now the advenchah finally begins

Almost seems like I need a new page, complete with lots of teasing shots and build-up, like the other kids do. For now I must go to Albuquerque. I have an urgent appointment with a gentleman named...
Forum: Americas 05-12-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By ThirdUncle
Looks like it's a rain check -- thanks for the...

Looks like it's a rain check -- thanks for the invite though, Sonny. I passed through Kentucky yesterday mid-aft and because I was far behind and on the highway I just kept going through to...
Forum: Americas 05-10-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By ThirdUncle
Running a bit late. Was supposed to leave at dawn...

Running a bit late. Was supposed to leave at dawn this morning but that doesn't look like it's gonna happen. I'll probably cross the US border around 3pm today, Sat May 10. So Looks look Kentuck will...
Forum: Americas 05-08-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By ThirdUncle
Two days and I pull it

Two days to go and I can't believe how much I've spent in the last few weeks on this bike and the trip goodies... new tires and tubes, Rotopax, Spot, new wheel bearings all around, Doubletake...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-29-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 50,647
Posted By ThirdUncle
I am new to all this. I thought I'd registered,...

I am new to all this. I thought I'd registered, but no name there. So am I now? Do I need to send money now or pay COD? Thanks.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-27-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 50,647
Posted By ThirdUncle
Looks like just my idea of fun.

Looks like just my idea of fun.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-23-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 50,647
Posted By ThirdUncle
I thought I'd added a few weeks ago, please add me in

I have been working so hard I forgot all about this. But I did post my hell ya some weeks back and believe I wrote "I Am In." Is it too late to add ThirdUncle? Do I need to join or create a team? If...
Forum: Americas 04-23-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By ThirdUncle
The countdown begins at 18 days to go. Looking...

The countdown begins at 18 days to go. Looking like straight to Phoenix for a week of DS, climbing and mtn biking. I can barely sleep.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-07-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By ThirdUncle
Ontario Slush Fun

http://champers.smugmug.com/Spring-2014/i-CqbrZ5W/0/X2/IMG_1876-X2.jpghttp://champers.smugmug.com/Spring-2014/i-CqbrZ5W/A (http://champers.smugmug.com/Spring-2014/i-CqbrZ5W/A)

It started as a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-13-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,967
Posted By ThirdUncle
Brilliant and useful post. Thank you. Now all we...

Brilliant and useful post. Thank you. Now all we need is an overlay on that map showing which ones are competent, trustworthy, helpful and non-larcenists.:rofl
Forum: Americas 03-12-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By ThirdUncle
I have never stuck to a plan -- even when I spend...

I have never stuck to a plan -- even when I spend hours losing my mind concocting the perfect one. I just stick to general way-points, areas, and places / people I want to visit. The people part I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-12-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 50,647
Posted By ThirdUncle
I can bring that. And real beer and bacon too....

I can bring that. And real beer and bacon too. Just gotta find my USB-powered fridge.
Forum: Americas 03-12-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By ThirdUncle
Very kind of you. That would be amazing. A proper...

Very kind of you. That would be amazing. A proper cave d'homme. Hard to say no.
Forum: Americas 03-12-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By ThirdUncle
Herb, I love me a good swimming hole --...

Herb, I love me a good swimming hole -- especially after a long day on a stock F800GS seat. Bring it.
Forum: Americas 03-12-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By ThirdUncle
Thanks, Sonnystile. Never been to Louisville, but...

Thanks, Sonnystile. Never been to Louisville, but used to climb every spring and fall at Red River Gorge/Daniel Boone Forest. Kentuck is flippin gorgeous and full of welcoming and very funny people....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-10-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 50,647
Posted By ThirdUncle
In, In and In

This is the best stroke of luck piece of timing I've had in years. Count me in. I will be finishing up a Toronto-San Fran-Toronto run right then and this fits my itnerary perfectly, as I need to be...
Forum: Americas 03-07-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By ThirdUncle
Toronto-San Fran-Toronto, leave May 10

Taking me and my Mitas EO7/E10-shod 800GS out for some much needed spring inhalations on a solo RT from Toronto through NY, Penn, Kentucky, Missouri, OK, Colo, Utah, Nevada to Calif and then back...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-28-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7,575
Views: 2,458,254
Posted By ThirdUncle
Just found this page, so here's sweet Naomi... ...

Just found this page, so here's sweet Naomi...


...resting
http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w581/tikusbesar/LeBike_zps0380d6af.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-15-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,137
Posted By ThirdUncle
More video

Top work, Chris.

I have one last video -- the final escape:

http://bit.ly/1857wN2
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-13-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,137
Posted By ThirdUncle
Bethany Mudbath For Two

Then through all that, we suited up and I thought, "Okay, easy-peesy now."

I will never dare think that thought again. The ruts that came almost immediately were the deepest I've yet ridden --...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-13-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,137
Posted By ThirdUncle
Bethany Mudbath For Two

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Forum: Day Trippin' 05-13-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,137
Posted By ThirdUncle
Bethany Mudbath For Two

That puddle took us an hour to cross. An operation it was, but fun... exhausting fun. We basically pulled the bikes up the other side an inch at a time with some fabric slings for rock climbing that...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-13-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,137
Posted By ThirdUncle
Bethany Mudbath For Two

After the last two of our original six bowed out mid-Saturday afternoon, following an energizing blast through the Ganny, it was down to Chris and I (he on KLR650, me on F800GS). Here's a sample of...
Forum: Canada 01-17-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22,183
Views: 2,283,698
Posted By ThirdUncle
I'm out there most weekends, once the salt and...

I'm out there most weekends, once the salt and de-icer are washed off the 401. I always seem to end up going alone, 'cause all my rider friends are whipped...:lol3 I love north of Whitby and the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-16-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 120,137
Posted By ThirdUncle
My three cents. In Hyner and Coudersport area in...

My three cents. In Hyner and Coudersport area in super-stunning Pennsylvania, Ontario's best kept dualsport secret. Comes with paved twisties too. Forgive my crap editing and riding skills. And the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-15-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1,310
Views: 526,469
Posted By ThirdUncle
I just cancelled my Vario order, I'm hoping not...

I just cancelled my Vario order, I'm hoping not too late - 24 hrs. I have decided to stop fucking around also, and just get the damn Brit Mirage 2. It is only $200 more. Hell, I spend that much on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-15-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1,310
Views: 526,469
Posted By ThirdUncle
Downright immoral that the two solutions that...

Downright immoral that the two solutions that would actually fix it properly cost $500 and $800.

Hope the new piece isn't wobblier than my current TT tall screen with clip-on spoiler. Hmmm,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-14-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1,310
Views: 526,469
Posted By ThirdUncle
I just ordered this thing and plan on lowering it...

I just ordered this thing and plan on lowering it when offroading. Are you saying it still bounces around offroad, even when it's lowered?

This whole windscreen business is way harder than...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-08-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,545
Posted By ThirdUncle
Lads, I'll run the earthing idea past the...

Lads,

I'll run the earthing idea past the Budds' techs, since I wouldn't know bad earthing from poor topsoil. I switched from a K60 front tire to a TKC80 last summer and got the new SHB in early...
Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 18,428
Posted By ThirdUncle
Top RR, sir. Hope you'll permit a reminiscence......

Top RR, sir. Hope you'll permit a reminiscence...

Exactly 22 years ago today, I was in Lao, for the second time in a year. The first was a week after the Berlin Wall had come down in '89, when...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-10-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,545
Posted By ThirdUncle
Forgot I'd posted this... thanks for the input. I...

Forgot I'd posted this... thanks for the input. I got my fourth set put in no charge a few weeks ago and am waiting for the new set to wear out. That's about it. As for earthing, how the hell would I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-20-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,545
Posted By ThirdUncle
Notched: On 4th steering head bearing set in 52,000km

Anyone else living this annoying and boring little repeating nightmare on their '09 F800GS? This set lasted 7,000 km. They've all been replaced by John Parker's crew at Budds BMW, Oakville on...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 40,640
Posted By ThirdUncle
Been 22 years since I did Lao

Nothing can ever come close to that feeling you get when in Laos.

That combo of its Cold War/secret war history, the material legacies of bombings, bombees, that mad karst soaring thousands of...
Forum: Ride reports 03-22-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 169,228
Posted By ThirdUncle
Nah, wrong. He's home in Bali at the moment. But...

Nah, wrong. He's home in Bali at the moment. But for ref's sake it's http://resortlatitudezero.com/. Spent a week with Toddy on his perahu Nomad and a boatload of extremely unhinged W. Australians....
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 169,228
Posted By ThirdUncle
Hey, I have an Aussie mate who runs a fine surf...

Hey, I have an Aussie mate who runs a fine surf charter op off Padang out in the Telo Is. Well worth the side trip. Checking to see if he's around.
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 169,228
Posted By ThirdUncle
Convert, and you could marry all three of my...

Convert, and you could marry all three of my wife's sisters. They're in Bandung though, a city of exceedingly few charms, other than the three I allude to.
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 169,228
Posted By ThirdUncle
Indo dreams

Big Fella,

Just blew the last four hours on this, four hours that I'd promised someone -- well me -- that I'd work during, and pleased to report it was a good deal better spent than working. So,...
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