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Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 54,351
Posted By Thom_worldwide
ADV in Tana

Hi Tiffany,

I'll be around this weekend. I sent you a PM with contact details.

Safe Travels,

Thom
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 54,351
Posted By Thom_worldwide
ADV contact in Antananarivo

Hi Tiffany,

I am not sure where you are on your trip posting as you go or posting after the fact but my family and I live in Antananarivo and I have ridden the whole west coast from Mahajanga...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 705,086
Posted By Thom_worldwide
Great Job Ned!

Congratulations! You have achieved the remarkable and done it in style. We are lucky to have been able to tag along. You have no-doubt inspired some to undertake monumental adventures in their own...
Forum: Racing 01-02-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 705,086
Posted By Thom_worldwide
Go Ned!

Hope you get time to read this. Keep it up - we are all cheering for you! :clap
Forum: Africa & Mid East 04-27-2008, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,094
Posted By Thom_worldwide
Have a good trip!

Matt,

Good luck on your trip. The CSX60 is a good model. Drop me a line when you are in the region. I may be back in Ghana by the fall.

Cheers,

Thom
Forum: Africa & Mid East 04-24-2008, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,094
Posted By Thom_worldwide
Worldmap is okay for West Africa

When I was in Ghana, I used Worldmap with a Garmin 276C. The basemap is useless, but the Worldmap is okay. The only downside is that since the data is non-complex, there is no route planning...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 04-23-2008, 11:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,526
Posted By Thom_worldwide
What to see in Ghana

Harold,

The must see things in Ghana depend on how much of Africa you have already visited. Mole park in the north of the country is a nice place to see elephants and December is well enough into...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 03-13-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,526
Posted By Thom_worldwide
Ghana - been ther rode that!

V35b,

I lived in Ghana 2004-2007 and did a lot of riding. There are some great riding to be done there. I rode all around the country on a F650 then sold that and bought a couple of KTMs 450 EXC...
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2006, 06:57 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 14,630
Posted By Thom_worldwide
640 Adv for me for now

I live and ride in Africa. I rode an F650 for a while and had a riding buddy with a KLR. The KLR is quicker steering in the tight stuff but the F650 was a better ride in the rough and had more power...
Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2006, 05:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,891
Posted By Thom_worldwide
Great ride report!

Reading the report makes me think that global warming never looked so good!

The wife was even looking over my shoulder saying, yeah, maybe it is not to cold to ride. - I am (quite selfishly)...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-04-2006, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 970
Posted By Thom_worldwide
Joe - I haven't been down to Angola yet. I have...

Joe - I haven't been down to Angola yet. I have a buddy down there who says the mines are still a little bit of an issue! How often do you get to Cabinda?

Lacey - Thanks for the lift! My wife...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-04-2006, 05:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 970
Posted By Thom_worldwide
Just doing my part!

Yeah - I didn't think you guys got that kind of snow up there, so I thought I would help out! :D

It looks like things are getting back to normal up there. Still Africa hot here!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-02-2006, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 970
Posted By Thom_worldwide
A little sun for my freinds in the cold northwest!

The family and I are planning a trip to Seattle next month and I have gotten some really good info from some of the folks here on advrider, so I was concerned last week with the unreasonable and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-24-2006, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,384
Posted By Thom_worldwide
Sounds easy enough - doesn't it always...

I didn't realize that the hydraulic clutch would prevent you from over-riding the rekluse. Hadn't really given it much thought. Kerry doesn't have any experience with clutches on bikes. She rode...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-24-2006, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,384
Posted By Thom_worldwide
Great looking new bike!

Looks like he is really getting the hang of that new bike! Great pictures. Nice weather for a test ride.

I have been thinking about one of those auto clutches for my 450 - so that my wife would...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-12-2006, 02:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,706
Posted By Thom_worldwide
GShighlander Thanks - I was wondering about the...

GShighlander Thanks - I was wondering about the ferry commute option. That might be a good way to go. And the "build it yourself" plan offers flexibility and you know what you've...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-10-2006, 12:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,706
Posted By Thom_worldwide
Hey Guys - thanks for all the great info! I have...

Hey Guys - thanks for all the great info! I have a lot to chew on and some map study to do!

I may have to adjust my pain threshold for either house payment or commute - heck maybe both! I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-09-2006, 03:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,706
Posted By Thom_worldwide
Javarilla, Good question! What is best? ...

Javarilla,

Good question! What is best? Going beyond the philosophical, I guess I am looking for the kind of advice that only locals can give, climbers would call it beta, Navy guys would say...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-09-2006, 02:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,706
Posted By Thom_worldwide
Lacey and DantesDame, dasRider - your photos...

Lacey and DantesDame,

dasRider - your photos are great! Yours too Datesdame! Either you are both expert photogs or the PNW is an inspiration! Maybe both!

Thanks for the warm welcome! I have...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-08-2006, 12:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,706
Posted By Thom_worldwide
Relocating to Seattle - Looking for Adventurer advice

Fellow Adventure Riders and future neighbors!

The family and I are 90% sure that we are re-locating to the Seattle area by the end of next summer. I can use advice on pretty much everything -...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2006, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By Thom_worldwide
In order to keep the livestock from stampeeding,...

In order to keep the livestock from stampeeding, I think i'll go with the quiet core! First though I'll probably try Creepers DIY modification. It sounded pretty simple :huh
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2006, 05:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By Thom_worldwide
Thanks Creep! That ought to keep me busy for a...

Thanks Creep! That ought to keep me busy for a while! :thumbup

I think I'll go with the quiet core. The locals are already alarmed enough to see me come through. I don't need to announce my...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2006, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By Thom_worldwide
Thanks Chris. How do you like the...

Thanks Chris.

How do you like the Supertrapps? From what I read here, a slip-on and mods tothe airbox cover are about all ya need to really wake up the LC4.

I still have a lot of break-in...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2006, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By Thom_worldwide
Laugh New LC4 Avdenture! Which Supertrapp to use?

I just picked up an 06 LC4 Adventure!!!! Still basking.....:clap

Now I am looking to open it up a little bit. I have read the index! Or most of it :eek1

It looks like Supertrapp IDS2 is...
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