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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-13-2013, 06:55 PM
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Posted By keithmckenney
signed up just now

Just sent paypal in.

Southern Maryland Adventure Riders is my team.

Do they let foreigners into Canada? Like from Maryland?

Just curious...
Forum: Face plant 10-12-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 38,533
Posted By keithmckenney
Love to see professional publications

I appreciated the list of publications and the technical complexity of some of the papers.

For example, it was not clear that this paper (titled below) applied to our dear friend Bruce but you...
Forum: Face plant 10-10-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 38,533
Posted By keithmckenney
good luck with the recovery

Glad to hear it went OK.

Let's hope the pain subsides soon.

Does this mean he can't come out and play tomorrow?
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,121
Posted By keithmckenney
MedJet at work

I just filled out the customs forms for import of my GS 'back' into the States from Canada and returned them to MedJet assist. They have been wonderfully helpful and responsive in getting my GS...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,121
Posted By keithmckenney
kind of felt that way

Thank you for your kind thoughts.....

I feel that way a bit after a very technically challenging day on last Tuesday and then a simple mistake of taking my left hand off the bar to wave to the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,121
Posted By keithmckenney
just had to chip in for our German readers....

Die Vereinigten Staaten (englisch United States, kurz U.S.), in amtlicher Langform Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika (United States of America; abgekürzt USA), nichtamtlich auch Amerika (engl. America),...
Forum: Americas 08-22-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
made a reservation for Sunday in Sudbury

If anyone has a better suggestion or objects let me know but I went ahead and made a reservation for two rooms for us in Sudbury for Sunday 8.25.13 at

Comfort Inn(CN305)
2171 Regent St. S.,...
Forum: Americas 08-20-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
good judgement comes from experience

which comes from bad judgement......or something like that I learned awhile ago.
Forum: Americas 08-20-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
that helps a great deal

I must admit I was confused. I thought you were referring to five fingers and was more than concerned that you grew up counting with a slide rule and then my fear took over and I realized...
Forum: Americas 08-20-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
not five....you need an even number of gloves

five gloves is ok but six would be better.......remember you have two hands....
Forum: Americas 08-20-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
way to go....

Your bike looks ready and pointed the right direction.

I've packed and filtered and packed again. Now to see if I really need all this stuff.....

three sets of gloves? check.
spare keys? ...
Forum: Americas 08-20-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
i'm holding up the Aussie fireman to my right

Half the folks on this adventure were Australian and several were retired firemen with outstanding humor and good nature as well as an affinity for mischief. We bought dynamite in Bolivia at a...
Forum: Americas 08-20-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
here is a link to the Compass tour we did...

http://www.compassexpeditions.com/tour/short-adventures/andean-discovery/

and a pic from their website with yours truly showing I was really there....
...
Forum: Americas 08-20-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
I'll see if I can find my maps

Motoadventura in Osorno are the folks we rented 650 singles from for the second half of our trip in SA. The first half of my adventure in SA was a three week shakedown trip with Compass Expeditions...
Forum: Americas 08-20-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
imagine you 'parked' one of the two out west for a year or two

I was thinking if I parked my R1200GS out west for a year or two (e.g. near Salt Lake City) to take advantage of all that riding out west has to offer without the 'drive out' then I would 'need'...
Forum: Americas 08-19-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
packing solution implies it all fits

If you have all the gear 'on' the GS then you are ready to go.

You can reshuffle it as you go along and even lose things along the way. That is the way I lighten my load. There was a time when a...
Forum: Americas 08-19-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
like this idea

I like the idea of someone riding ahead to set up a photo op.

I'm planning to bring my digital camera.

Is anyone photogenic on this trip?
Forum: Americas 08-18-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
rotopax 1 gallon with mount

It occurs to me that I've got a one gallon rotopax and mount on the G650GS racks thats not going to be used......

if you found a place to mount it on the HP2......
Forum: Americas 08-18-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
let the adventure continue

The HP2 is destined for this trip.

A fine steed indeed.

Fuel should not be a problem with your 'tanker' friends riding along.

And your GS friends and their twin two gallon PpegPackers'.
...
Forum: Americas 08-17-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
snacks packed?

Any good salty snacks packed?
Forum: Americas 08-16-2013, 08:27 AM
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Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
It still amazes me that we have ready access to so much information....

For example weather for the next ten days in Radisson Quebec:

Today
Aug 16
62°F
47°F
Partly Cloudy
CHANCE OF RAIN:
10%
WIND:
Forum: Americas 08-14-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
lodging booked for Sept 1

We have two rooms for Sunday night Sept 1 in Chibougamau at:
http://www.motelnordic.com
Forum: Americas 08-14-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
FWIW I happen to have a spare set of Rox risers sitting on the shelf

I have a 'spare' set of Rox risers on the shelf is someone on this adventure would like to try them out.

Also have spares of a Gerbing jacket (L size/old style) and a pair of pants (L size) and a...
Forum: Americas 08-14-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
ditto Dorito's thanks

Ditto Dorito's and Blaster11's thanks.

Thanks Frazman for your very helpful suggestions.

Nothing is more helpful than a fellow traveler's most recent experience!

Danke mucho....
Forum: Americas 08-13-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
cabin booked before us.....hotel nord or hotel chibougamau?

I got a response from the cabin folks (Chibougamau) and they said the cabins are all booked. Sorry.

Our choice now is Hotel Nord or Hotel Chibougamau.

Any preferences?
Forum: Americas 08-13-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
Revzilla has them in stock and will be here tomorrow

I ordered a pair of TKC80's from Revzilla and they arrived the next day.

This was my order for my R1200GS

Item# 157702
Continental Twinduro TKC80 Dual Sport Tires
Wheel Location: Front / Tire...
Forum: Americas 08-13-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
You could do it if you choose

This 'new' link/ride from Houlton ME south could be substituted in whole or part for the current return ride from Forestville QC depending on the schedule/weather etc.

My estimate is 260 miles...
Forum: Americas 08-10-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
Good idea

Party of six at six
Forum: Americas 08-09-2013, 05:36 PM
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Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
sounds like a great idea

This is a great idea.....We are in.
Forum: Americas 08-08-2013, 08:54 AM
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Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
Dorito's cabin is available with a twist

We can stay at Dorito's first choice cabin in Chibougamau if we are comfortable paying a bit higher rate (essentially pay for two nights and only use one).

"For two nights, 4 people the cost is...
Forum: Americas 08-08-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
I'm likely around this weekend and next

I'm likely in SoMD this weekend or next.

If it is easier I can meet Marty somewhere during the week to ease his concerns about traveling with an old guy.

:rofl
Forum: Americas 08-07-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
emergency food in Quebec should be wine, bread and cheese

MRE?
No cookies?
Espresso?
Motor roasted chicken?
Forum: Americas 08-07-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
camping gear?

Is anyone taking any camping gear just in case?

I was thinking a jetboil for coffee on the road but does anyone plan to carry other camp stuff, e.g. down bag?
Forum: Americas 08-07-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
cabin rental information

Some information from the Réserves fauniques Assinica et des Lacs-Albanel-Mistassini-et-Waconichi1584, route 167 Nord, C.P.38Chibougamau, QcG8P 2K5

Hello sir,
I have 3 cabins left for rent that...
Forum: Americas 08-05-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
Dorito's cabin in Chibougamau has a two night minimum

Dorito's cabin request in Chibougamau has a two night min bc of some holiday around this period.
http://tourismebaiejames.com/images/stories/flexicontent/s_sepaq.jpg
I'll explore a few other cabins...
Forum: Americas 08-05-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
and the weather gets better and better

meals booked at Mirage Aventure! see email note below.......

Dear Keith, I added the meals for 4 person, so you are set for 2 nights (Wed 8.28 and Thurs 8.29) and meals (2 dinner + 2 breakfast...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,114
Posted By keithmckenney
I used this on my GS

This AP2 bolt on kit works great on my R1200GS. Well located, easy install and one relay.

http://www.excelcyclewerkes.com/index_files/Page672.htm
...
Forum: Americas 08-03-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
great visit with motomandan

Thanks for the recommendation to contact Motomandan in Mechanicsville MD.
I had a great visit to his shop on Rt 235 and learned a good deal. His R1200GS set up is a gem. He just returned from a 31...
Forum: Americas 08-03-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
ipad apps

The ipad has no gps built in unless you get the G3 model. The bad elf provides lat/long coordinates to an ipad or an ipad mini opening an interesting option for mapping routes and trips.
Forum: Americas 08-03-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 12,886
Posted By keithmckenney
memory map specs

The memory map app reads gpx files. The benefit for iphone users is they can use the iphone as a gps device outside cell tower range as the iphone has a gps chip that provides gps data to the memory...
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