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Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 17,613
Posted By selzbytes
What to do with poo paper?

In China, and many parts of Asia it's soiled paper into the garbage can next to toilet. That is IF they provided paper. Lots of "bum guns" in Asia - frankly not a bad way to go once you get the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,609
Posted By selzbytes
Thumb Good to see an F650 of the Funduro variety. I've...

Good to see an F650 of the Funduro variety. I've recently purchased the same bike. What luggage set up do you have on yours?
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 793
Views: 227,556
Posted By selzbytes
Our out of comfort zone move was accepting an...

Our out of comfort zone move was accepting an assignment from work in China for 2 years - which will (fingers crossed) allow me to punch out from the corporate rat race when complete to pursue the...
Forum: Asia Pacific 02-04-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,020
Posted By selzbytes
The more I read and learn the more I think I'll...

The more I read and learn the more I think I'll pass on ownership within Shanghai. Mostly due to the liability of being guilty of being a foreigner - if anything happens I'm basically screwed. I...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,230
Posted By selzbytes
Great RR - very much enjoying it. When you're...

Great RR - very much enjoying it. When you're all done with this little adventure - set your sights on Asia. My wife and I are also from Minnesota and are on company assignment in Shanghai for 2...
Forum: Asia Pacific 01-04-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,020
Posted By selzbytes
Thanks to all for the dialog on this topic - very...

Thanks to all for the dialog on this topic - very helpful. Our move to China from the US was a bit of a surprise and we had short notice. We'd had all our trips planned for the next 2 years in...
Forum: Asia Pacific 12-28-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,020
Posted By selzbytes
Sinned, Thank you for a very thorough...

Sinned,

Thank you for a very thorough description - I'm motorcycle licensed in US, and can get international license without much effort.

I'm living outside the inner circle of Shanghai -...
Forum: Asia Pacific 12-24-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,020
Posted By selzbytes
Thanks! Any suggested places to rent / buy from,...

Thanks! Any suggested places to rent / buy from, routes, times of year to avoid, etc?

Will definately lookin into Chiang Mai.
Forum: Asia Pacific 12-23-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,020
Posted By selzbytes
Living in China - Asia Trips

For the next 2 years we are hunkered down in China - Shanghai specifically. This presents us with an opportunity to plan and do some riding in Asia.

Thus far it appears to be more effort than...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,931
Posted By selzbytes
Re entry - final stretch

It's a very nice ride back to the Twin Cities. Hiway 59 south into Detroit Lakes (aka DL) - vacationland for more than a few midwestern families. Lots of lakes and resorts - nice area. The road is in...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,931
Posted By selzbytes
Thief River Falls welcomes us with open arms, and...

Thief River Falls welcomes us with open arms, and a gas station right at the edge of town. Gassed up, we roll into town to find a motel room. A number of good choices present themselves, but how can...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,931
Posted By selzbytes
On we go - clearing Winnipeg just before rush...

On we go - clearing Winnipeg just before rush hour. For the largest city in the province,you can certainly miss what it's all about from the ring road as there are very few services. I expected to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,931
Posted By selzbytes
Well, we passed through Ashern - only got gas,...

Well, we passed through Ashern - only got gas, and lunch at the World Famous Chicken Chef. The place was packed because the rodeo was in town. Lots of Sunday go to meeting, and cowboy wear in...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,931
Posted By selzbytes
Day 5

Day 5 has us departing Swan River, and while generally decent weather it's windy. Mrs. Selzbytes yells over "Hurry up and gas that thing! It looks like rain again.............."...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,931
Posted By selzbytes
Dolores Hemp - didn't stop to take the picture,...

Dolores Hemp - didn't stop to take the picture, so this one is from the back of the bike. I guess it's used as some kind of food product - not sure - if others know please chime in. Interestingly...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,931
Posted By selzbytes
The Lake Superior Circle Tour...

The Lake Superior Circle Tour is..............well it's just Superior! Maybe we'll do it clockwise next time dunno - we really liked returning via the MN northshore.
Some trees that were lost due to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,931
Posted By selzbytes
So fill me in on how much farther it is from...

So fill me in on how much farther it is from Gillam or Leaf Rapids to Churchill? Is it possible to ride, or are you forced onto the train? Looking at maps shows nothing.
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,931
Posted By selzbytes
Swan River! Check the flags snapping in the...

Swan River!
Check the flags snapping in the wind.
We saw our first fellow riders in 3 days in Swan River as well - 2 guys on KLRs loaded up and headed west into the teeth of the wind. Fare well...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,931
Posted By selzbytes
And a nice "home" it is - but jeepers it's FLAT....

And a nice "home" it is - but jeepers it's FLAT. And WINDY.

All about to change in Day 4....

Continuing south in a post road construction kind of way we encounter the 4th of some strange...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,931
Posted By selzbytes
Day 4

A new day dawns to more leaden skys, and a forecast that includes rain in the region...........depending on how quickly we head south we've got a chance. Considering the discomfort from yesterday,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,931
Posted By selzbytes
We're headed to Ponton - then hang a big left to...

We're headed to Ponton - then hang a big left to head west. No need to show you pictures - you've seen what 90%+ of it all looks like on 6.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,931
Posted By selzbytes
Understatement of the year..................:rofl...

Understatement of the year..................:rofl

But there is a "mountain" on the western side - appropriately named Riding Mountain - south of Swan River.
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,931
Posted By selzbytes
Day 3....

Day 3 dawns bright, clear, beautiful, and chilly.....................but looks much the same as the day before. Guess what those dark marks on the pavement used to be? Yup - Garter Snakes.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,931
Posted By selzbytes
Gypsumville

Suburban Gypsumville includes St. Martin - which is the intersection of Hiway 6, and the turn into Gypsumville. Garter snakes outnumber people by approximately 1000 to 1. All the comforts of home...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,931
Posted By selzbytes
Gypsumville is home to the world's largest Garter...

Gypsumville is home to the world's largest Garter Snake population and it's easy to guess it. They are everywhere on the road like dead bugs - every dark mark on the pavement is a dried out garter...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,931
Posted By selzbytes
Welcome to Gypsumville!

We're about half way up on the northward leg of our trip in the Manitoba Interlake region. In an ideal world we'd go on to Thompson where the paved road ends, and continue. Unfortunately the F800ST...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,931
Posted By selzbytes
Don't get me wrong it's got a certain beauty all...

Don't get me wrong it's got a certain beauty all of it's own, and you are nice and remote, good / great road, and very little traffic.

What's this? A curve - everybody HANG ON!

The mighty...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,931
Posted By selzbytes
Let me tell you (no disrespect intended to all...

Let me tell you (no disrespect intended to all friendly Manitobans) - while this looks like an attractive ride on the map it's straight as a string, and flat as a pancake on 6 north of Winnipeg.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,931
Posted By selzbytes
Day 1 continued

If you ever find yourself in Pembina stop in and have a bite at The Corner - Cafe & Bar. Best place to eat in town. You can even bring your own sweet corn and they'll cook it up for you (in season...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,931
Posted By selzbytes
Struggling a bit to paste in a Google map but you...

Struggling a bit to paste in a Google map but you get the idea. Right around 400 easy, flat miles on day one. No major complaints for either one of us.:clap
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Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,931
Posted By selzbytes
Day 1

We depart the Twin Cities - hit the road around 8am to clear skys, a full tank of gas, and optimistic outlooks.

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh633/selzbytes/2d0f8556.jpg

Largely...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,931
Posted By selzbytes
the bike......

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh633/selzbytes/a974e4b8.jpg

2007 BMW F800ST. Sargent seat, Givi panniers, throttle lock - otherwise pretty much stock. I did carry a gallon+ of gas on the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,931
Posted By selzbytes
http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/nameri...

http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/province/mbznewz.gif

We slab up to Winnipeg, and then shoot between the 2 large lakes: Lake Winnipeg and Lake Manitoba. All in all it looks...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,931
Posted By selzbytes
Manitoba Interlake Route 2 Up

Having greatly enjoyed the Circle Tour around Lake Superior (particularly the Canadian side) last summer the fetching Mrs. Selzbytes and I again set sights on a week of riding in Canada this summer. ...
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