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Forum: Americas 06-07-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By TVic
Thanks for the offer. :D I actually called Yukon...

Thanks for the offer. :D I actually called Yukon Honda in Whitehorse and had them order me a set. They didn't have Mefos, and apparently can no longer get TKCs, so I ended up ordering a set of...
Forum: Americas 06-06-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By TVic
I really would rather avoid carrying a spare, but...

I really would rather avoid carrying a spare, but I guess if I have to I have to. Are prices really that bad up north? What sort of price difference did you experience if you don't mind me asking?
Forum: Americas 06-05-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By TVic
Tire Issues For Dempster

So I have an 03 KLR with Mefos with about 1000 miles on them and they look great. I'm about to ride from SD to the Dempster (6000 round trip) and contemplating the tire situation. I'm a big guy...
Forum: Canada 05-28-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,109
Posted By TVic
Thanks for all the suggestions guys, and sorry...

Thanks for all the suggestions guys, and sorry for dropping out without a response. I had a move come up and just forgot about this thread and, well you know how things go. :huh

Anyways, to answer...
Forum: Americas 05-28-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By TVic
Ride Monument Valley. Not just to Monument...

Ride Monument Valley. Not just to Monument Valley, ride down into it. I could have spend all day exploring around down there. It's an amazing place.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 18,225
Posted By TVic
I saw a fair price on a used KLR at a dealer in...

I saw a fair price on a used KLR at a dealer in Ocala, Florida. It was about a 45 minute drive for me, so I called and spoke to the sales guy. I told him I wanted to know the bottom line out the door...
Forum: Canada 02-22-2011, 02:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,109
Posted By TVic
Route Suggestions For Alberta to Inuvik

Hi all. I'm planning a ride up the Dempster from the US for late June and was hoping for some insight into my very vague and tentative route plans. I plan on crossing over into Canada in Montana and...
Forum: Americas 02-22-2011, 01:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,015
Posted By TVic
I may run into you guys on the way back, sounds...

I may run into you guys on the way back, sounds like
Forum: Americas 02-19-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,070
Posted By TVic
I'm not sure there's a good route to western...

I'm not sure there's a good route to western South Dakota, but it's definitely worth heading out to the Black Hills. I've been in Rapid City since September and there's lots of great riding in the...
Forum: Americas 02-18-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,015
Posted By TVic
Dempster 2011 Roll Call

I apologize if there is an existing thread...I searched and didn't see one, but my web-fu is weak, and ADV is vast...

But anyone else doing the Dempster in 2011? I'm leaving from South Dakota late...
Forum: Americas 11-05-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By TVic
Thanks everyone again. We're planning on 9-12...

Thanks everyone again. We're planning on 9-12 months for the ride/stops. We're still trying to nail down which organizations and countries we end up spending time at, as we've learned that many of...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,164
Posted By TVic
I use a Mutha Hubba when I'm with my wife--great...

I use a Mutha Hubba when I'm with my wife--great tent for two people. I'm not a fan of the bulk when solo though. It is definitely an excellent tent otherwise.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,479
Posted By TVic
KLR. There. I said it. :evil

KLR.

There. I said it. :evil
Forum: Americas 11-02-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By TVic
Thanks, I knew someone here would have the info....

Thanks, I knew someone here would have the info. She definitely doesn't plan on any roadside surgeries--I think she mainly wants them for her clinic work. That said, some heavy duty painkillers would...
Forum: Americas 11-02-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By TVic
Carrying Narcotics

No, not those kind. :D

My wife and I are planning a trip through South America and incorporating some medical volunteering in some remote regions (she is a Critical Care Nurse Practitioner). We're...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,953
Posted By TVic
Into The Wild.

Into The Wild.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,200
Posted By TVic
I ride a KLR. Need I say more? :rofl

I ride a KLR.

Need I say more? :rofl
Forum: Trip Planning 10-29-2010, 12:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,590
Posted By TVic
I have some of those fancy Columbia convertible...

I have some of those fancy Columbia convertible pants. They're ok, but I really prefer something a little more durable. I've been using some 5.11 Taclite TDUs. Basically their version of military BDU...
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By TVic
Some say motorcycling specific boots are always...

Some say motorcycling specific boots are always better than non-motorcycling boots. I'm not convinced. A lot of the cheaper bike boots seem pretty clearly inferior to quality general purpose boots.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,162
Posted By TVic
We got some 50-60mph gusts last night and I never...

We got some 50-60mph gusts last night and I never thought about my bike with the cover on it going down...had to run outside and check when I read this thread. :lol3
Forum: Americas 10-26-2010, 01:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 636
Posted By TVic
If you let me ride it up there I might be on...

If you let me ride it up there I might be on board. :evil
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,132
Posted By TVic
Awesome, I just got those same gloves and was a...

Awesome, I just got those same gloves and was a little worried that the rain cover's cutout for the squeegee would leak. Glad to hear they work, thanks.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,360
Posted By TVic
Last week when my bike died at the Colorado/Utah...

Last week when my bike died at the Colorado/Utah border, sitting there with my bike half disassembled trying to fix it, I watched a Harley, a V-Strom, and a GS ride by without slowing. It's not their...
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By TVic
Thanks guys, this is my first ride report, so...

Thanks guys, this is my first ride report, so have patience with me...I'm still learning. :D

Chapter Five:

Having spent the night perusing the internet, I set my sights on Chaco Culture...
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By TVic
Chapter Four: My stomach finally settled, I...

Chapter Four:

My stomach finally settled, I rode into the ever warming day towards Colorado Springs, happy with the weather. I wasn't especially pleased with the ride, though, as a KLR is never at...
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By TVic
Chapter Three: As I had left late in the...

Chapter Three:

As I had left late in the afternoon, the temperature started dropping a bit the deeper into Nebraska I got. It was, I'm guessing, probably in the high 40s, low 50s by late in the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By TVic
Chapter Two: Where was I? Oh, yes, heading...

Chapter Two:

Where was I? Oh, yes, heading south. Well sort of. It turns out that Garmin takes the whole "avoid highways" thing pretty seriously, and rather than heading south towards Colorado...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By TVic
The 'Better Than A Fork In The Eye' Tour, October 2010

Prologue:

Every now and then a married man senses that a woman needs her space. A wise married man gives it to her. An unwise one doesn't, and wakes up one morning with a fork in the eye. This...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,201
Posted By TVic
No offense to you, because you just did what the...

No offense to you, because you just did what the cop told you. But that most certainly isn't the law in Florida. And my experience is that cops are the last people on earth to take what they say...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,201
Posted By TVic
I try to remember when riding that, in a way, we...

I try to remember when riding that, in a way, we are ambassadors for motorcycling. If we have the nonmotorcycling public viewing us as obnoxious assholes, we really can't expect much support the next...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,311
Posted By TVic
I just got a set of Neese Industries High Vis...

I just got a set of Neese Industries High Vis raingear like road workers etc use. It doesn't pack down very small, but in a compression sack I manage to get the jacket and bibs down to a large...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-20-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 106,840
Posted By TVic
I made it home today after 9 days on the road...

I made it home today after 9 days on the road with constant use of the 62st. Apart from the lockup I mentioned, after reading your responses I remembered it froze up on me on day two while in City...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-20-2010, 07:30 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 106,840
Posted By TVic
I just wanted to throw in my ongoing experience...

I just wanted to throw in my ongoing experience with my two week old 62st. I started a trip last Tuesday with it mounted on my handlebars (using a lowrance mount and zip ties). Went through one...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,199
Posted By TVic
As of last week REI had the Exped Synmat Deluxe 9...

As of last week REI had the Exped Synmat Deluxe 9 on sale for $89. I love mine so much I went ahead and ordered my wife one.
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,164
Posted By TVic
I'm a big fan of the MSR tents and my wife and I...

I'm a big fan of the MSR tents and my wife and I have used a Mutha Hubba for backpacking for a year or two. And I know a lot of people like the Hubba Hubba for bike camping, but if small and light is...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-17-2010, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2,210
Views: 514,218
Posted By TVic
I took this one yesterday: ...

I took this one yesterday:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4149/5092147616_3c4f85b207.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45549489@N02/5092147616/)
DSC02652...
Forum: Americas 10-07-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By TVic
Of course I do, but I'm not so arrogant to think...

Of course I do, but I'm not so arrogant to think I know all the good places to ride. I don't see anything wrong with seeking input. Do you?
Forum: Americas 10-07-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By TVic
Plan My Trip

So I'm in Rapid City, SD and I find myself with my KLR, time, and an encouraging and understanding wife who seems ready to send me away for 12 days beginning October 12. Any suggestions on a good...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,194
Posted By TVic
I imagine that parking etiquette varies from...

I imagine that parking etiquette varies from place to place. Manhattan is probably a little different than Fargo, North Dakota.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 15,384
Posted By TVic
Oh come now. Lawyers are experts in lawyer jokes....

Oh come now. Lawyers are experts in lawyer jokes. You need to step up your game with something better than that. :D
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