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Forum: Canada 10-12-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
Hi Rocer, thanks for your message. Of course we...

Hi Rocer, thanks for your message. Of course we remember you! You Canadians sure were a friendly bunch!
Nope, no more broken bones. They can't operate to fix Bryan's shoulder, so he is just living...
Forum: Canada 09-26-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
Cry A long way to Williams Lake

Hey there MadChap.
A year back, we Kiwis also tried looping the Chilco Lake with the same result .
The road to the right, after the bridge over the Chilco River is a real slog. Not impassable , but...
Forum: Canada 08-16-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
Hi Tim, yes the TCAT route included an optional...

Hi Tim, yes the TCAT route included an optional circumnavigation of Chilco Lake at that time ( 2013- a year ago). I understand Deadly has modified the Chilco Lake route since our feedback.
We...
Forum: Americas 03-02-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 133,876
Posted By sthamerica
Deadhorse to Ushuaia

OK, thanks, I get that.:D
To expand my question: I am hoping to hear from riders who have actually ridden between those two points, with an overview of their route, and the miles/km's they covered.
Forum: Americas 03-02-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 832
Views: 133,876
Posted By sthamerica
Deadhorse to Ushuaia - how far?

I have read many conflicting opinions /statements of fact on this matter.
Is there a definitive answer?
Forum: Canada 08-19-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
Thumb Go the Poms!

Congratulations guys - you are the champions!
Well done on being the first to finish the complete route!
Forum: Canada 08-08-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
Kiwis ride The Big Dog. The end.

Saturday August 3rd . We left Wells heading to Quesnal on a gravel forestry road through an extensive wetland. We travelled through forests that have a high % of trees dead or dying from the effects...
Forum: Canada 08-07-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
Wr250r

Cheers Phil, we have become quite partial to a drop or two of the local brew - Canadian .
I know I have not replied to your earlier question on bike choice.
Our WR250r s were perfect, did not miss...
Forum: Canada 08-06-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
We knocked the bastard off!!

Vancouver!
A huge thanks to Ted and all involved.
Ride of a lifetime .

Will post a ride report when we have sobered up!

The Kiwis.
Forum: Canada 08-04-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
Tyres

Hi Jeff, most common cause of punctures we have found on the trail is impact puncture - caused by running too low pressures. In NZ. We call them "snake bites".
We are using street legal knobblies,...
Forum: Canada 08-03-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
Kiwis ride the Big Dog at 16,000 Kms

Wednesday July 31st we left Kelowna accompanied by Ross who led us back to the trail. After farewells we were on the trail again with the 1st 30kms a winding banked sealed road before becoming...
Forum: Canada 07-31-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
Trail tales at 15,000 km

Sunday July 28th. left Radium & after only 1 km we were on a great , testy gravel road - Horsethief road. Climbing and crossing some small streams following power lines we were again on a great...
Forum: Canada 07-30-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
Tails from the trail at 14,000 km.

Thursday July 25th: back on the trail after two great days break in Banff.

We picked local rider Jonathan up at his house who helped us navigate due to the number of roads closed by the recent...
Forum: Canada 07-24-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
For sale: YAMAHA WR250R

Upon reaching Vancouver , it will be time to either ship our three WR250R 's to New Zealand , or say goodbye and hand them over to some lucky ADV rider in Canada.
2 of the bikes will have done about...
Forum: Canada 07-23-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
Kiwis ride ride the Big Dog - over 12,000

After leaving Leader we headed out of town and came upon a train derailment. At least one wagon off the tracks & down a bank. It looked like it was loaded with grain & they were endeavouring to...
Forum: Canada 07-23-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
Over 10,000 km on the TCAT

Over 10,000 Kms

Our rest day Monday July 15th we went to the Nipawin Exhibition (like an American State Fair). Really exciting - we watched chariot racing behind 2 horses, then chuck wagon racing...
Forum: Canada 07-23-2013, 03:32 PM
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Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
Kiwis ride the Big Dog. July 12th, 9,000 km and counting

9000 km and counting.
Friday July 12th we were out of Winnipeg heading north through Selkirk and onto the trail proper. Pretty soon we were riding on paper roads - really overgrown grass tracks...
Forum: Canada 07-14-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
Cry Deer 1 / Bryan 0

The bad news: Bryan has been knocked clear off his bike by a deer and has a broken and displaced collar bone.
The good news: the Swan River hospital has strapped him up, and he is continuing the...
Forum: Canada 07-14-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
Apology

I have just figured that Rocer10 is Paul not Roger!
Apologies to Paul (and Roger)
K
Forum: Canada 07-13-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
Expect the unexpected

Hey Roger! Good to know you are keeping watch on us!
The gas we were expecting at The Narrows was out, so we had to back track 20 ks to Voger. When we got back to Mike waiting at the Narrows, we...
Forum: Canada 07-11-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
Bucket Busters ride the Big Dog

We are in Winnipeg, 30 days / 9,000 km into the trail.

Saturday July 7th was a 300 km ride on the seal from Marathon Ontario to Thunder Bay, some of which was along the shores of beautiful Lake...
Forum: Canada 07-11-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
Go the Pom's!

Hey guys, all the best, you have some fantastic riding ahead!
Your photos bring back memories - I found that bridge scary!

We are currently in Winnipeg fitting new tyres ourselves .
Send me a pm...
Forum: Canada 07-01-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
Kiwis ride the Big Dog

Hey guys, we hit stop today at 370 km , and find ourselves in South River for the night.
We are a couple of hours from North Bay, but committing to being somewhere sometime further along is very...
Forum: Canada 06-18-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
Kiwis ride the Big Dog

Our last day on NFL was a 239 km road ride from Rocky Harbour to the Labrador Ferry, which started cold and got colder .- but much more chilly stuff was in store...

You will know the Titanic sunk...
Forum: Canada 06-13-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
Kiwis ride the Big Dog

3 days in!:clap
The T Rail is a fantastic ride. At this point, we are very pleased to be on 250's rather than 650's, as washouts, trail closures etc require a few steep rocky climbs, and quite a lot...
Forum: Canada 06-10-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
Laugh Kiwis on the Big Dog!

Tomorrow is the day we have been planning for 18 months!
St Johns even turned on a beautiful warm day today for our final set up. Jeez was it cold yesterday!
We reckon we and the bikes are as ready...
Forum: Canada 06-03-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
Kiwi's ride the Big Dog - and with MAPS!

Deadly99 - you are the MAN! Thank you so much for the time and trouble of preparing those maps for us. You better work up a thirst for when we get to your place..!:clap
(Pity the on-line maps...
Forum: Canada 05-23-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
Www.ridetherock.com

Anyone else having trouble logging onto this site?
My IP is "banned" and cannot link with administrator...:huh

Plan to be riding there soon - was hoping to learn a little about Newfoundland!
Forum: Canada 04-06-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
The Forest into Ontario

I note the narration on Gravel Travels stops at the point into Ontario i.e. the "continued" link does not appear to work.
Is this just a "work in progress"?
Forum: Canada 02-27-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
Kiwis ride the Big Dog

Thanks for the invite Kevy, NZ is 1600 km top to bottom, so we know we are heading into "new territory". We do hope 8 weeks will get us to Vancouver as this is our max leave pass!:rofl
:puke1 No1...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
Two Kiwis on the TCAT

We have plans to ride as much of the TCAT as we can over 8 weeks or so, commencing June 10th 2013 starting from St Johns and hopefully ending in Vancouver within that time frame.

We welcome all...
Forum: Canada 09-05-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
In a nutshell the TCAT is finished

I am sure, for riders who are a long way from Canada and hoping to ride the TCAT, with substantial planning and logistical challenges ahead, "In a nutshell the TCAT is finished" are the words we have...
Forum: Canada 07-08-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
Sorry TCAT. We rode the TAT in 2010. A great ride!

Sorry TCAT. We rode the TAT in 2010. A great ride!
Forum: Canada 07-04-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 650,661
Posted By sthamerica
Kiwis on the TAT

A small group of us from New Zealand have plans underway to ride (hopefully ) the entire TCAT in July & August 2013.
We would be interested to hear of similar plans from other riders.
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 76,597
Posted By sthamerica
Article

Hey Joe - thanks. I also organised a copy of the mag ex the States. Good job.
Drop me a note of line sometime keith@whites.co.nz

Merry Xmas!
Keith.
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 76,597
Posted By sthamerica
NZ bound!

Forget Oz Joe - NZ is where the best riding is!
Let me know if it happens - we need to hook up off line sometime.
Keith.
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 76,597
Posted By sthamerica
Magazine article

Hey Joe, Keith here in New Zealand (ex TAT buddy!). Not sure if Motorcyclist is available down here, but will try and get a copy to read of your exploits on the TAT! :clap
Forum: Americas 07-14-2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By sthamerica
Tat

A friend and I rode the TAT last year, from Jellicoe to Port Orford, 5200 miles. We left Tn August 12th and hit the Pacific coast September 9th with 5 rest / maintanence days.
Mark unless you are...
Forum: Americas 02-10-2011, 12:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,413
Posted By sthamerica
HancockPass

Was on the maps I bought and rode last September.
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 33,454
Posted By sthamerica
Dr650 tat

Hey Phil, I like your work.
I rode the TAT this year on a DR650. If you would like a heads up on any points send me a private message.

I ran an IMS 18l tank, which fitted and performed...
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