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Forum: Alaska 05-28-2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 890
Posted By adriftAK
Thanks everyone for all the interesting routes in...

Thanks everyone for all the interesting routes in here, some good ideas for my ANC to PHX ride that is hopefully going down later this summer :D
Forum: Americas 11-22-2008, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 495
Posted By adriftAK
AK to ARG 2010-2011: Bare Necessities?

I'll be riding my DR650 from AK to Argentina/Brazil leaving in fall of 2010. I'll be quitting my job, selling almost everything and hitting the road for up to a year or more, basically until my $...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2008, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 832,141
Posted By adriftAK
Puttin the pig to work

Hatcher's Pass north of Anchorage, from a recent 1,500mi odyssey :norton
mine is on the left. photo was taken with my phone so it's not the greatest. Waiting for my buddy to get the better photos...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 52,473
Posted By adriftAK
Best wishes and safe travels! I hope to be...

Best wishes and safe travels!
I hope to be doing this trip from AK starting summer of 2010.
I will be following the report closely :ear
Have a great ride.
Forum: Alaska 07-07-2008, 06:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,487
Posted By adriftAK
Arrg, looks great! I really need to make one of...

Arrg, looks great! I really need to make one of these rides soon.
Too much wrenching, not enough riding lately.
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2008, 05:53 PM
Replies: 96,103
Views: 18,115,284
Posted By adriftAK
Can the inlet be safely rotated with some force...

Can the inlet be safely rotated with some force or do you mean actually bending it? Don't want to break it :cry
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2008, 05:44 PM
Replies: 96,103
Views: 18,115,284
Posted By adriftAK
Installed my safari this weekend and had a...

Installed my safari this weekend and had a similar experiance. Those 2 bolts gave me some fits initially but very easy install otherwise.
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2008, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 485,167
Posted By adriftAK
You are living my dream!!! Best wishes :clap

You are living my dream!!! Best wishes :clap
Forum: Alaska 06-03-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,618
Posted By adriftAK
I happen to be heading down to Homer on Sunday, I...

I happen to be heading down to Homer on Sunday, I think a little diversion is in order :wink:
Forum: Alaska 06-02-2008, 02:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,618
Posted By adriftAK
Welcome fellow noobs...I've seen one of those...

Welcome fellow noobs...I've seen one of those 650's on the road.

And where is deep creek? Me and my DR want a piece of that action!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2008, 03:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,796
Posted By adriftAK
Wolf's first post reminds me of how I learned to...

Wolf's first post reminds me of how I learned to ride a bicycle. I was about 6, my dad throws me on a medium sized huffy with no training wheels. My feet could barely touch the ground as he gave me a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2008, 01:21 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 13,412
Posted By adriftAK
My buddy just went with the WR over the DRZ. I...

My buddy just went with the WR over the DRZ. I took it for a test ride yesterday and it felt great, very responsive. He's been riding the hell out of it on dirt roads and commuting and loves it....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,106
Posted By adriftAK
+1 I also come from a mtn biking background. This...

+1 I also come from a mtn biking background. This is a good rule for rut riding IMO. Unless you absolutely have to get out or maybe you see a small break in the rut you think you can get over there's...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2008, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By adriftAK
Gloves are one area that I feel one should not...

Gloves are one area that I feel one should not spare any expense with regards to protection properties. Like he says in the review of the Phantoms "fingers are delicate instruments" :clap

Thanks...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 150,180
Posted By adriftAK
I'm about to order the safety pants lvl 2 and...

I'm about to order the safety pants lvl 2 and plexi overpants. Anyone know if it's ideal to get larger overpant size in order to fit over the armor? I'm still a bit unsure about the what size to get....
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2008, 12:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,765
Posted By adriftAK
:lurk hackers are cool :D

:lurk
hackers are cool :D
Forum: Alaska 04-14-2008, 11:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,375
Posted By adriftAK
Alaska is a great place. Just looking out over...

Alaska is a great place. Just looking out over Cook Inlet or the myriad beautiful mountain ranges makes my cares melt away.

While Anchorage is surrounded by the real Alaska, living right in...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 101,932
Posted By adriftAK
Iceland just went on the moto touring shortlist! ...

Iceland just went on the moto touring shortlist!

Dario! Absolutely loved the report. Spectacular photos... you really have an eye for it I think.
Take care :norton
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2008, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 832,141
Posted By adriftAK
lovely ride thejosh, I would do naughty...

lovely ride thejosh,

I would do naughty things to that DR :evil
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2008, 11:39 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,476
Posted By adriftAK
+1 :clap

+1
:clap
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,557
Posted By adriftAK
My cat's meow has both a draft tube and a cinch...

My cat's meow has both a draft tube and a cinch but that didn't stop me from being a sickle-biscuit all night long in temps around 20'-25'. I also had a heavy blanket. I think the moisture and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2008, 11:08 PM
Replies: 96,103
Views: 18,115,284
Posted By adriftAK
Thanks Krusty. I know what farkles will be next...

Thanks Krusty. I know what farkles will be next :evil
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2008, 10:35 PM
Replies: 96,103
Views: 18,115,284
Posted By adriftAK
Is it safe to think that stock tank Renazco seats...

Is it safe to think that stock tank Renazco seats fit the Aqualine tank?
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 29,166
Posted By adriftAK
Great ride and pleasurable read donniej. :clap ...

Great ride and pleasurable read donniej. :clap

Hoping to do a solo TAT run in 09'. Thanks for the added inspiration! (it's my plan B if South America doesn't work out!)
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,194
Views: 409,162
Posted By adriftAK
I'm most likely going to order some Vedramini...

I'm most likely going to order some Vedramini Desert Alps (non-elephant version) soon,
feedback to follow...
except I don't see them on the bikerworldUSA site anymore....what's up??
Forum: Racing 04-06-2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,838
Posted By adriftAK
Very inspirational race report nobrakes! ...

Very inspirational race report nobrakes!

I've raced mountain bikes but motos are a whole new world. Can't wait to do it someday. If I come out of it as well as you I will be well pleased :clap
...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2008, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,931
Posted By adriftAK
Don't get the armor janet jackson has, shoddy...

Don't get the armor janet jackson has, shoddy build quality, prone to malfunction :eek1
Forum: Alaska 04-05-2008, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By adriftAK
The moose is dead! Long-live the moose! There is...

The moose is dead! Long-live the moose! There is one that haunts my backyard all the time here. Hopefully he never gets between my bike and wherever it's pointed.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-04-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 971,729
Posted By adriftAK
Just went through the entire thread...

Just went through the entire thread start-to-finish and what a ride!!!!!!

Thanks everyone:D
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,609
Posted By adriftAK
Steves look great but being in AK I have to ask...

How do the Steves hold up in the cold and wet?
Forum: Alaska 04-04-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,266
Posted By adriftAK
Alex, You picked some of the best places to see...

Alex,
You picked some of the best places to see but you will need a lot of time! Alaska, Canada, Rockies, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley all amazing places and worth as much time as you can give.
My...
Forum: Vendors 04-02-2008, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2,436
Views: 761,326
Posted By adriftAK
Submitted my order for 1 large ADV decal and 2...

Submitted my order for 1 large ADV decal and 2 small white ADV decals and a blue/white patch. Going to look great on the bike and jacket!
I think I calculated it all right but if I didn't send...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,810
Posted By adriftAK
meeting your specific needs, functionality,...

meeting your specific needs, functionality, potential, price, looks/cool factor in that order.

that plus a ton of reading up on the details of each bike is how I ended up with a showroom condition...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2008, 07:40 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 56,144
Posted By adriftAK
+1 There are so many factors it doesn't...

+1

There are so many factors it doesn't even take into account. It's doesn't even provide a good baseline from which to expand on. :cromag
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-28-2008, 10:53 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 231,725
Posted By adriftAK
Stelvio...stelvio...stelvio..........:bow :tb...

Stelvio...stelvio...stelvio..........:bow :tb :bmwrider
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,429
Posted By adriftAK
The sea ice has melted A LOT since I was last...

The sea ice has melted A LOT since I was last down there about 2 weeks ago. :eek1

I want to get out on my bike so bad after seeing your pics!
Waiting for some much needed gear to show up on my...
Forum: Alaska 03-25-2008, 11:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,635
Posted By adriftAK
Thankfully only the bike was hurt! Relieved...

Thankfully only the bike was hurt!

Relieved you are still with us after something so crazy. :eek1

That's what I call situational awareness in action. :norton
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2008, 12:05 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,674
Posted By adriftAK
:mully Enjoying the report!

:mully Enjoying the report!
Forum: Alaska 03-22-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,536
Posted By adriftAK
A friend told me you can take single-shot/single...

A friend told me you can take single-shot/single barrel long guns into Canada while transiting through. Is it true?
Forum: Alaska 03-22-2008, 05:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,547
Posted By adriftAK
You mean they named this road for a mine?! :huh...

You mean they named this road for a mine?! :huh What about the buffalo?

... looks like just the kind of place my buddy and I are looking for. A twisty road with a bit of everything and some...
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