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Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 27,826
Posted By bESS
Mark & Lori: you were lucky to be there on a...

Mark & Lori:

you were lucky to be there on a nice sunny day. We had a nice day too when we were there but the whole road was chewed up with gravel and lots of single lane alternating traffic, so...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,374
Posted By bESS
so nice to be home, esp after being a prisoner...

so nice to be home, esp after being a prisoner for so many months

Can't belive the COP for not letting you clean your visor/helmet so you could actually see whilst riding. He could have...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 27,826
Posted By bESS
Max: (finally, the real Max, I hope I have it...

Max: (finally, the real Max, I hope I have it right)

It's amazing how when you see photos from others, you sometimes recognize the road. I remembered the switchback to the right and saw the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 27,826
Posted By bESS
Mark (IE NOT MAX) and Lori: Sorry, I try to...

Mark (IE NOT MAX) and Lori:

Sorry, I try to be respectful but I must have gotten Max on my mind.

Your first photo leaning into that corner on Beartooth Pass. I remember that corner like it...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 27,826
Posted By bESS
Max & Lori: Firstly, glad to see Lori is...

Max & Lori:

Firstly, glad to see Lori is feeling better but this gave you a chance to relax and just enjoy . . .

I love those last few food photos. Makes me want to tour and camp again. Your...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 27,826
Posted By bESS
Max & Lori: still here, enjoying your photos...

Max & Lori:

still here, enjoying your photos and wishing I were there

bob

PS Just noticed that you already rode the Highway to the Sun. We were there a couple of years ago. You missed the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 27,826
Posted By bESS
Mark: Now you are on my side of the Country....

Mark:

Now you are on my side of the Country. If I can guide you, let me know. I notice you are south of Bozeman. You are now traveling on roads which I may be familiar

How about, Highway to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 27,826
Posted By bESS
Max & Lori: I was on my way to meet my...

Max & Lori:

I was on my way to meet my riding buddies in PA and I was a day behind because I was dawdling. I rode Beartooth Pass, Chief George scenic byway, Crazy Horse, Devil's tower, went to...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-21-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 889
Views: 70,768
Posted By bESS
I have CoPilot North America If you enter a...

I have CoPilot North America

If you enter a destination and click "GO", turn by turn directions will include a voice prompt which comes out of the speaker of my iPhone. I have not tried to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 27,826
Posted By bESS
Lori & Max: I know what you mean about the...

Lori & Max:

I know what you mean about the Wall Drugs signs, about 100 miles in each direction. I was intrigued so I had to ride into town to see it. Nothing there but tourist stuff and crowds...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 27,826
Posted By bESS
Lori: I was so tired on my cross country...

Lori:

I was so tired on my cross country tour last year and I also stopped in Ottawa, IL what a co-incidence. You probably saw the same signs with all the hotels and took the exit like I did
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 27,826
Posted By bESS
Mark & Lori: love your photos of Signal...

Mark & Lori:

love your photos of Signal Hill. It's been nearly 10 years since we were there. Hope to ride there next summer.

Keep the photos and memories coming. really liked the city...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 27,826
Posted By bESS
Max & Lori: sorry it wasn't me. Last...

Max & Lori:

sorry it wasn't me. Last summer I rode from Vancouver BC to PEI (and back). I was to NL a few years ago but went to Fogo Island, just north of where you saw the icebergs. We also...
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 27,826
Posted By bESS
Mark: PS: almost forgot. How much are the...

Mark:

PS: almost forgot. How much are the ferry fares to NL, and do you need to bring your own straps ?

bob
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 27,826
Posted By bESS
Mark & Lori: You photos are stunning. You...

Mark & Lori:

You photos are stunning. You must have good equipment, and also a good eye. I am hoping to follow your wheel tracks soon.

It's nice to be able to take your time without a defined...
Forum: Americas 01-23-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,802
Posted By bESS
Northlander: The Icefields Parkway is a...

Northlander:


The Icefields Parkway is a scenic road on top of the mountains. Just north of Jasper is Mt Robson, the highest mountain in the Rockies

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Robson...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 74,890
Posted By bESS
Kedgi: I've been awol for the past few...

Kedgi:


I've been awol for the past few days. Glad to see you back on the road.

always follow your "gut feel" and don't take chances. You are not on a schedule

seems cold down there. We...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 74,890
Posted By bESS
Kedgi: So sorry for your troubles. Can't...

Kedgi:

So sorry for your troubles. Can't believe that those in OC can't see that your bike is still under warranty and that when you bought your KTM it was with the belief that parts could be...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 74,890
Posted By bESS
Kedgi: this sounds soooo disappointing. All...

Kedgi:

this sounds soooo disappointing. All these months of anticipation and planning to go to Mexico to see the dentist and now this, through no fault of your own may be sidetracked into...
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 74,890
Posted By bESS
Kedgi: I traveled all across the USA last...

Kedgi:

I traveled all across the USA last summer and I have been using this trick for a few years now. Only one time it didn't work, but it usually does

I sure hope your fuel issued is solved,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 74,890
Posted By bESS
Kedgi: glad to see you back on the road in...

Kedgi:

glad to see you back on the road in warmer weather, than at home. Just wished it weren't so wet for you

Must have been hard to leave Angele at the Portland Jetport, plus she also had to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 74,890
Posted By bESS
Kedgi: Wow, so much snow and so cold. At...

Kedgi:

Wow, so much snow and so cold. At least we now get to see what the Wharf looks like but next time, without snow

I hope someone can drive your Kubota while you are away


bob
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 74,890
Posted By bESS
Kedgi: I love cookies. I don't mind baking...

Kedgi:

I love cookies. I don't mind baking either.

I hoping to see your street again one day, but not with that white stuff covering it

I went past MCL last Monday after my dentist appoint....
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2,971
Views: 296,305
Posted By bESS
James & Colleen: really loving your writing...

James & Colleen:

really loving your writing style and photos.

I'm finally caught up again. I only turned by back for a few days and I was so far behind.

keep it up, love reading about...
Forum: Vendors 12-16-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 58,184
Posted By bESS
Rob: Just sent you funds for 2 units via...

Rob:

Just sent you funds for 2 units via Paypal to be sent to Corvallis Oregon

thanks again

bob
Forum: Vendors 12-16-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 58,184
Posted By bESS
Motopumps: I also want to buy 2 units. I...

Motopumps:

I also want to buy 2 units. I am in Canada but I want to ship them to my friend in Oregon and I can get it later, so billing address will not match shipping address. Can I still...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 74,890
Posted By bESS
Angele: Have a very Happy Birthday ...

Angele:

Have a very Happy Birthday

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-WcUglEDvTfw/UfJlrngQ4hI/AAAAAAAAF0s/ElSfazCqhBc/s512/P1050028.JPG

too bad you didn't have your birthday party down on...
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 74,890
Posted By bESS
Kedgi: It's not as bad you you make it out...

Kedgi:

It's not as bad you you make it out to be

A couple of hours on the Kubota, OR all day with a shovel, sweating and cursing.

I remember that photo of you on top of the snow bank

bob
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2,971
Views: 296,305
Posted By bESS
James & Colleen: I've just caught up. ...

James & Colleen:

I've just caught up.

Outstanding RR. You have such a gentle way of writing, almost like I was there with you

Glad to see you back in the saddle after your Cow mishap

...
Forum: Americas 11-25-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,208
Posted By bESS
Academy: I am very excited too. Too bad it...

Academy:

I am very excited too. Too bad it wasn't in operation this year when I rode to Portland ME this summer.

I expect to take it during 2015

thanks for posting. It is good news

bob
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 74,890
Posted By bESS
Kedgi: I remember meeting a great adventurer...

Kedgi:

I remember meeting a great adventurer in the parking lot down by the Giant Lobster. (I think this is where the pier was). And if the pier wasn't there, then my host didn't take us there...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 74,890
Posted By bESS
Kedgi: Nice to be away, and nice to be home...

Kedgi:

Nice to be away, and nice to be home again

Time to check the dent on your van

bob
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 74,890
Posted By bESS
Kedgi: as usual, I feel like I am perched...

Kedgi:


as usual, I feel like I am perched on your handlebars

I wished I was riding "below the snow line" too

hope they sort out your "fuel" issue

bob
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 89,130
Posted By bESS
Hewby: I lurk more than I comment I am...

Hewby:

I lurk more than I comment

I am so sad that your ride is over. I'm also sad that you aren't heading back to Seattle. I'm going to miss your smiling face

I sort of feel a bit bonded...
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 74,890
Posted By bESS
Kedgi: If yokesman is right then perhaps...

Kedgi:

If yokesman is right then perhaps more methyl alcohol to absorb all the water in the tank. Perhaps you didn't use enough.

but, you are probably right about going to a dealer to sort it...
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 74,890
Posted By bESS
Kedgi: I've never had a Chicken Steak Chop...

Kedgi:

I've never had a Chicken Steak Chop but it looks delicious

I rode to CO on my way home last year and I should be there again next September 2014. Lots of mountains, not flat like...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 74,890
Posted By bESS
Kedgi: I see you are having a good time and...

Kedgi:

I see you are having a good time and meeting other people along the way. Keep the photos coming, I love to look at photos. Makes me think I was there. Also no hiccups with your bike
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 74,890
Posted By bESS
Kedgi: I hoping you are right and that it is...

Kedgi:

I hoping you are right and that it is something that simple. At least you are only next door. I could never send emails via the WiFi it always gave errors. I had to use the 3G

good...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 74,890
Posted By bESS
Kedgi: I am loving those photos of VB. I've...

Kedgi:

I am loving those photos of VB. I've never been there but what a score to find a $35. motel on the beach. Part of my last trip was sort of flexible, until my time ran out and I was...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 74,890
Posted By bESS
Dwight: I just looked at my map. It is a...

Dwight:

I just looked at my map. It is a bit out of the way but looks like it may be a great place to visit. Right on the water

if you are on a timetable then it's hard to see everything but...
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