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Forum: Parallel Universe 07-19-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By IslandSpark
My topcase is a pelican 1520 with the...

My topcase is a pelican 1520 with the pick-n-pluck foam insert... I carry my Nikon D800, a 24-70, 70-200 filters, batteries, remote release/intervalometer etc and a gopro setup in it. everything has...
Forum: Canada 07-18-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By IslandSpark
I'll see if i can talk the ol' lady into letting...

I'll see if i can talk the ol' lady into letting me come play at lease for a couple days...
Forum: Canada 07-01-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By IslandSpark
things are changing, I might hit blowdown pass...

things are changing, I might hit blowdown pass near Duffy lake first night vs the run up Harrison, let's me leave the island a little later in the day and skip out on a lot of flat wide boring gravel...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 07-01-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By IslandSpark
I will certainly do that, sounds from the land...

I will certainly do that, sounds from the land cruiser forum I found that you can actually get all the way over the pass but the road was reported to be "difficult" and the posting was from 4 years...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 06-30-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By IslandSpark
Have you ridden mcgulivrry pass (grey track @...

Have you ridden mcgulivrry pass (grey track @ centre) previously? What kind of. Difficulty are we looking at?
Forum: Canada 06-30-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By IslandSpark
That looks like quite the route, might be worth...

That looks like quite the route, might be worth exploring! The only info I can find on itm is hats land rover group tried itin 2008 and got turned around ata huge washout... But that's why I leave my...
Forum: Vendors 06-30-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,748
Posted By IslandSpark
Hrrmmm, Can the Canadian come play in Cali? ...

Hrrmmm, Can the Canadian come play in Cali?

You just have to show me how to get here:
http://neduro.smugmug.com/photos/i-4pPgFJq/0/XL/i-4pPgFJq-XL.jpg
Forum: Canada 06-29-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By IslandSpark
i just used the get directions feature in google...

i just used the get directions feature in google maps and then took screenshots, im sure there is a more user friendly way
Forum: Canada 06-29-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By IslandSpark
SW British Columbia Ride - Harrison, Highline Rd, Hurley - July 11-12-13

Anyone interested in a weekend ride around Harison lake, up to Seton Portage/Gordbridge area via the highline road and then back down to pemberton via the hurley?

I'm coming over from the Island...
Forum: Canada 06-27-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,913
Posted By IslandSpark
I could be talked into a goldbridge trip if...

I could be talked into a goldbridge trip if you're looking for players...
Forum: Americas 06-15-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,056
Posted By IslandSpark
I may be in for all or part...

I may be in for all or part...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-14-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 76,147
Posted By IslandSpark
I'm in! Hoping to meet some new faces... If...

I'm in! Hoping to meet some new faces... If you'll let a Canadian come play that is ;)

Edit: Sorry to hear about Russ, a damn shame... RIP, Curvey roads and good company.
Forum: Trip Planning 06-12-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 532,842
Posted By IslandSpark
Patrick Nanaimo, BC Canada V9R6R9 On...

Patrick
Nanaimo, BC Canada V9R6R9

On Offer:
-Tent Space
-Spare room
-Hot Shower
-Decent Internet
-Garage
-Tools
Forum: Canada 06-07-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 68,783
Posted By IslandSpark
I'm back in the game here... I know a few of you...

I'm back in the game here... I know a few of you (though not well) hope to meet the rest!

Just picked up an F800GS and in the process of getting her all set up, where will my next big ride take...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,144
Posted By IslandSpark
Awesome, Quite the story!~ I'll be following...

Awesome, Quite the story!~ I'll be following along!

If you make it to Vancouver Island, BC (which i highly suggest) look me up, I've got warm dry accommodations, garage full of tools and cold beer...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-03-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,214
Posted By IslandSpark
Here's me... 2014 Dodge Ram Laramie EcoDiesel......

Here's me... 2014 Dodge Ram Laramie EcoDiesel... Loving it!!

http://i62.tinypic.com/16ant74.jpg
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-03-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 108,492
Posted By IslandSpark
Scotty! Glad to see she is all finished up...

Scotty!

Glad to see she is all finished up bud, looks great! when are we doing Africa or Eastern Europe :patch Hope to see you at the Official life unveiling tomorrow night!!

Pat
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 988
Views: 384,560
Posted By IslandSpark
Salt Spring eh? Glad to see some more locals...

Salt Spring eh? Glad to see some more locals taking the plunge! I'll be following along, if you need any info or something done on this end let me know! Take care.

Pat
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 77,355
Posted By IslandSpark
Day 60 – Welcome to Copper Canyon! ...

Day 60 – Welcome to Copper Canyon!

Morning comes much too early, I could have stayed in this amazing bed for days. With the usual morning routine well underway, I take care of the basic...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 77,355
Posted By IslandSpark
Slave driver! Hahah, I'm back up @ work now...

Slave driver!

Hahah, I'm back up @ work now so i have nothing but time!! Here we go...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 77,355
Posted By IslandSpark
Day 59 I'm up early this morning...

Day 59

I'm up early this morning forgetting that I had crossed into another time zone. I use the extra hour to look up a motorcycle shop in Mazatlan as I need some more chain lube and a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 77,355
Posted By IslandSpark
Day 58 - Sunday June 20<sup>th</sup> ...

Day 58 - Sunday June 20<sup>th</sup>

The hostel rustles to life early here in Zacatecas. With people running out for morning Spanish lessons or to the bakery for some fresh bread with...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 77,355
Posted By IslandSpark
Day 57 The overnight rain has cleared...

Day 57

The overnight rain has cleared and sunlight floods into the courtyard and through the windows of the room waking we. I contemplate spending another day here, there is so much to see and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 77,355
Posted By IslandSpark
Dave with the KLR 650 made it back to San Diego...

Dave with the KLR 650 made it back to San Diego but decided the cost and timeline of the repairs was too much for him and opted to sell the bike ($1000 I think) and then continued his trip as a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 77,355
Posted By IslandSpark
Hahah sorry guys! I got home and got caught up...

Hahah sorry guys! I got home and got caught up enjoying summer with friends and family! Will get writing more reports in the next few days, sorry to leave y'all hanging!

Pat
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 77,355
Posted By IslandSpark
There are another 4 or 5 days of Mex to report on...

There are another 4 or 5 days of Mex to report on before I crossed into the states and headed for home, will be posting again starting tomorow!
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 77,355
Posted By IslandSpark
Its nice being able to converse with people so...

Its nice being able to converse with people so easilly again but Mexico has so much more magic to it, and cheaper to boot!

Hanging out in Lone Pine tonight, Yosemite is in the plans for tomorow...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 77,355
Posted By IslandSpark
Met up with Clark (PerroGordo) for coffee and...

Met up with Clark (PerroGordo) for coffee and breakfast this moring in Vegas, nice to chat with you and thanks for all the great info on things to see on my way north!

Headed through Death Valley...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 77,355
Posted By IslandSpark
Day 56 The veil of tequila induced...

Day 56

The veil of tequila induced darkness wears off quickly as the hostel comes alive early with the sunrise. A cold shower and the walk upstairs to the rooftop for the included breakfast...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 77,355
Posted By IslandSpark
Glad everyone is enjoying the reports! More...

Glad everyone is enjoying the reports! More updates coming including Guanajuto, Zacatecas, Devils spine road, El Fuerte, Offroading in Copper canyon etc... just have to get motivated to write them!
...
Forum: Americas 06-27-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By IslandSpark
Just came through copper canyon last week... The...

Just came through copper canyon last week... The ride from Creel to Battopillas (bottom of the canyon) is amazing but budget at least 8 hours for the round trip. Creel is a good place to base out of...
Forum: Americas 06-27-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By IslandSpark
Got a place for you to camp/crash/shower/drink in...

Got a place for you to camp/crash/shower/drink in Qualicum Beach if you want... hit me up with a PM and we'll see if we can make it work!

Patrick
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 77,355
Posted By IslandSpark
Day 55 A crappy sleep in the crapper,...

Day 55

A crappy sleep in the crapper, how fitting... Moving inside last night turned out to be a good call. The thunderstorms lasted all night and well into the morning, I would have been...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2010, 06:51 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 77,355
Posted By IslandSpark
You'll see, it was great! Rolled in right as the...

You'll see, it was great! Rolled in right as the football game was starting, the city was electric! :D
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 77,355
Posted By IslandSpark
Day 54 I leave Coatzacoalcos late this...

Day 54

I leave Coatzacoalcos late this morning after sleeping in and taking advantage of the complimentary breakfast from the hotel. I'm headed towards Veracruz today and while the map may...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 77,355
Posted By IslandSpark
Day 53 I wake up this morning with it set...

Day 53

I wake up this morning with it set in my head that I don't want to continue this trip without the ability to take pictures so after loading the bike I ask directions to the Walmart and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 77,355
Posted By IslandSpark
Day 52 A bowl of fruit from the hotel...

Day 52

A bowl of fruit from the hotel restaurant starts my day off right, its amazing how much better the fruit here tastes than at home. I guess all the extra time to ripen on the trees...
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2010, 06:35 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 77,355
Posted By IslandSpark
Day 51 This morning is an early one,...

Day 51

This morning is an early one, I'm up getting some caffeine in me before anyone else in the hostal is stirring. A quick internet session gets an update posted and a little banking done...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 77,355
Posted By IslandSpark
Day 50 The package containing brake...

Day 50

The package containing brake parts for the KLR had arrived and despite my best efforts to have it held at the local DHL facility for me to pickup had been delivered to an unaware hotel...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2010, 06:56 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 77,355
Posted By IslandSpark
Day 49 The young Mexican couple is up...

Day 49

The young Mexican couple is up and out early, off to catch a bus home. I toss and turn not wanting to be the guy that gets up before everyone else and wakes them up. After an hour the...
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