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Forum: Canada Yesterday, 03:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By tomasv
Yup, that was the original plan but there was too...

Yup, that was the original plan but there was too much snow for me to get through. And as a single rider I didn't was to get stuck out there. You should be fine now - my attempt was in May over the...
Forum: Canada 06-29-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By tomasv
I was looking for the same but got stopped by...

I was looking for the same but got stopped by snow as you can see in the GPS tracks. But it will give you a good idea what the options are

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/818961130
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-29-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 660
Posted By tomasv
Plenty of water before, on the bike and keep the...

Plenty of water before, on the bike and keep the speed up to cool you down, unless it gives you burn blister :rofl

And of course plenty of beer after the ride:freaky
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-29-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By tomasv
Hot springs on the 4x4 road following Harrison...

Hot springs on the 4x4 road following Harrison lake - http://whistlerhiatus.com/driving/sloquet-hot-springs-126k.html

About 4 hours from Whistler on deserted roads following river - ideal for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-29-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 367,672
Posted By tomasv
No, the section is much easier compared to the...

No, the section is much easier compared to the other sections around Umtanum and Bethel ridge
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-28-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 660
Posted By tomasv
NP, keep in mind these were the "easy" once!...

NP, keep in mind these were the "easy" once! There is some nasty stuff our there, just look at the rescue thread from Mt Quartz :puke1

And yes, that is technically going from Greenwater to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-28-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 367,672
Posted By tomasv
Nothing wrong with smelling the roses, I do that...

Nothing wrong with smelling the roses, I do that as well, especially on new rides. BUT after you done different sections of the WABDR 5,6,7 times you think (at least I do) why not try something...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-26-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 660
Posted By tomasv
many options - look at these tracks, you can...

many options - look at these tracks, you can combine them to get an idea what is possible. There are at least 4 different routes from Cliffdale over the ridges to Ellensburg, each with different...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-26-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 367,672
Posted By tomasv
I am in Europe, but I do have video from my GoPro...

I am in Europe, but I do have video from my GoPro when I was returning from Cashmere to Ellensburg at night (I hit dusk just above Devil's Gulch). It's OK but I had to slow down considerably to keep...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-21-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 367,672
Posted By tomasv
I too am thinking about riding it nonstop but I...

I too am thinking about riding it nonstop but I think 24 hours will be hard to achieve:


The border crossing opens at 9AM - I could start on the US side but there would be no border crossing in...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-18-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,268
Posted By tomasv
yes that and the fact that before I found it, I...

yes that and the fact that before I found it, I tried to start the bike about 15 times, which killed the battery
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-16-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,268
Posted By tomasv
Hi guys, quick question please: I know the...

Hi guys, quick question please:

I know the SPOT offers international medivac to the US. Does Delorme or the PLB offer that as well?

That would be very handy, especially in some of the more...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-16-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By tomasv
Depending on where you want to start I highly...

Depending on where you want to start I highly recommend the 4x4 road that follows Harrison Lake. I rode it over the memorial weekend this year and it was fun. There is amazing hot spring along the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-15-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,401
Posted By tomasv
I would forget the coast and continue inland...

I would forget the coast and continue inland towards Mt Hood.

Go on 97 north, visit the lava tunnel, stay in Bend and do a couple of hikes.

Continue north, alternatively you can take the side...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-14-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,268
Posted By tomasv
Bike recovery / rescue port mortem

Hi all,

as promised here is the post mortem of the request I made last Sunday http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1071326

I was accused of not being prepared / ignoring some warnings...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-09-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,037
Posted By tomasv
Bike is at home, I am at the airport on my way. ...

Bike is at home, I am at the airport on my way.

Thank you very much to all of you who offered to help:

Joseph, Dan, Mat, Levi and Kurt.

And my biggest gratitude and thanks go to the rescue...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-08-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,037
Posted By tomasv
Thanks guys. Bike failed, I didn't fall down or...

Thanks guys. Bike failed, I didn't fall down or rode over my abilities. I rode up, not down.. First time asking for a real help. The other time I had flat an self rescued.

Thanks for the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-07-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,037
Posted By tomasv
Bike recovery / rescue need near Ellensburg REWARD REWARD!!!

The sheriff deputies just rescued me after 5 hour walk
Thank god for cell signal on one of the ridges!. Thank you!!!


Now I need to recover the non working bike. Unfortunately it is on a gnarly...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-01-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 367,672
Posted By tomasv
Yes, I ride mostly solo - it was part of 3 days...

Yes, I ride mostly solo - it was part of 3 days in BC and single day for the 3 sections of WABDR going home
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-29-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 367,672
Posted By tomasv
Given how much snow there was last week - look at...

Given how much snow there was last week - look at the previous page for pictures with the Jeeps I think it will be not till mid to late June before it's snow free and passable
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-26-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,429
Posted By tomasv
Map may work if you know where you are - creek...

Map may work if you know where you are - creek and river names help but not every place has signs. I am really good with maps as well as GPS and I still get lost because the logging roads are not on...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-26-2015, 11:23 AM
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Views: 367,672
Posted By tomasv
WABDR Trip report

I spent the weekend scouting roads in BC and decided to go back via WABDR. At 9AM sharp yesterday I was in the Nighthawk border crossing and left at 9:08 AM. In the single day I rode the 3 section...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-19-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,022
Posted By tomasv
Thanks chief! I made it down to 410 via the...

Thanks chief! I made it down to 410 via the Summit Trail.

I got my eyes set on few other options from the Quartz MT but it was getting kinda late. Here is the full loop, includes some gnarly 4x4...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-15-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 367,672
Posted By tomasv
Not passable - got stuck at this section: ...

Not passable - got stuck at this section:

https://goo.gl/maps/71P2s
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-09-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,022
Posted By tomasv
Absolutely!

The packing is the same no matter what trip you do, unless you spend 6+ months on the road.

As mentioned above - just fuck it, I don't need this and go:

1st hour, hmm I need to go somewhere...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-06-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 367,672
Posted By tomasv
Baldy: ...

Baldy:

http://s26.postimg.org/4pvqqcbp4/2015_05_03_15_01_13.jpg

Beehive - Liberty Rd

http://s26.postimg.org/6vq1kuf5j/Screenshot_2015_05_06_00_44_27.png
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-04-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 367,672
Posted By tomasv
Bluhduh Snow update

On Sunday we went with Eric and rode Cashmere to Chelan section - IMPASSABLE due to snow around Baldy MT, just before starting to drop down. I walked to the saddle and it continued about 1.5 - 2 feet...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-09-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 367,672
Posted By tomasv
You can do away with 40L for your stuff if you...

You can do away with 40L for your stuff if you would use a bivac sack or single person tent but that will leave minimum space for wood, water and tools. Since I ride solo and did happen to be stuck...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-09-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 367,672
Posted By tomasv
Less is more. I have 2 pelican sidecases, 35 L...

Less is more. I have 2 pelican sidecases, 35 L each and 40L waterproof bag for $35 behind me - Amazon Link...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-08-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By tomasv
Got some accessories there - prices are fair but...

Got some accessories there - prices are fair but the customer service is HORRIBLE. Like others said, they don't value your time.

I wish sales people would cease existing - it's hit and miss...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-04-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,814
Posted By tomasv
You will NOT suffer on the VStrom. We did it as...

You will NOT suffer on the VStrom. We did it as one of the first offroad multiday rides few years ago (2Vstroms, I was on R1200 GS) and we did all of the sections, including the hard once withotu any...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-01-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 367,672
Posted By tomasv
If you can make a copy and send it to me, I will...

If you can make a copy and send it to me, I will scan it and make it available for others here as a download...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-25-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By tomasv
Definitely recommend it. I did it with BMW R1200...

Definitely recommend it. I did it with BMW R1200 GS as a prep for Alaska and WABDR and loved how much I have improved my riding by the ned of the day - see picture below:
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-22-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 35,773
Posted By tomasv
Well, I was hoping to do a decent time so I can...

Well, I was hoping to do a decent time so I can do both laps - the full 100 miles and not have to spend few hundred or thousand $ worth of parts....

Second question - is there enough time to do...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-22-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 35,773
Posted By tomasv
Hi guys, I am thinking about going for the ADV...

Hi guys, I am thinking about going for the ADV class, my only worry is that I have G650 Xcountry with stock forks and rear suspension that is known for being soft.

Are custom forks and suspensions...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-08-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 910
Posted By tomasv
I worked there for 5 years, left for a startup...

I worked there for 5 years, left for a startup that MS funded so was still kind of employed by them and now I work with them. Since you are not a Dev I would be VERY careful and do your due diligence...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-04-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By tomasv
I have done this in 4 days, going the opposite...

I have done this in 4 days, going the opposite direction. I would skip the WA section due to snow and if the Orygonies are saying it's snow free start around Mt. Hood

Day 1:...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-02-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By tomasv
WA Cascades Snow update

As I was going to Winthrop / Mazama past weekend I did some scouting in terms of what could be rideable due to the shitty ski/snow season we had.

The bad news - while there is very little snow for...
Forum: Canada 01-17-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,159
Posted By tomasv
Thanks guys! On the railway - I am afraid it...

Thanks guys!

On the railway - I am afraid it would be a bit "boring" :D

Ideally it would be a rougher road, with stream crossings, different terrain and views. I am looking at TCAT, which is...
Forum: Canada 01-16-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,159
Posted By tomasv
Looking for dirt roads in BC from Osoyoos to Vanderhoof

Ideally I would like to go through Entiako (I was in that lake area on my way to Alaska in 2012 but didn't have much time to explore).

But I am worried about gas - I only got 200 mile range and...
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