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Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 146
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Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Don't worry too much about the bike, if you're...

Don't worry too much about the bike, if you're anything like me you'll run out of riding ability before the bike runs out of capability :rofl:rofl

In all seriousness, they do all right. The bike...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,614
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
November, 2014 Mazatlan to La Paz, Baja ...

November, 2014
Mazatlan to La Paz, Baja

Mazatlan was a nice place to end up after some cold days out in the highlands of Portrero Chico. It was sunny and warm every day, and ocean was the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,614
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
November, 2014 Real de Catorce to Durango...

November, 2014

Real de Catorce to Durango and Mazatlan, MX
(Unfortunately, I lost most of my cell phone shots from this section :cry)

Once we packed up at Real de Catorce we were due to head...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,614
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Thanks! If you're looking at Mexico, don't let...

Thanks! If you're looking at Mexico, don't let anyone talk you out of it. :evil
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,614
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Thanks guy. I'll try my best. I've...

Thanks guy. I'll try my best.



I've tried to explain the mobil to folks who have never been there. They see the Nalgene and say "Wait isn't that just a gas station?"

But it's so much more......
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,975
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Been loving the photos and reports, following...

Been loving the photos and reports, following from facebook and it's awesome!!! Keep up the amazing-ness.

Btw, did the look on that guys face unpacking your bike in Buenos Aires say... "What the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,614
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
So you're in a country that's presumably unsafe,...

So you're in a country that's presumably unsafe, on a mode of transportation the general public considers unsafe and your friends suggest a last minute route change. The obvious response should be,...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,614
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Mexico

This is what everything had been leading up to for me.
Mexico.

To be honest, after returning back from the ride North my foreign countries visited tallied a grand total of 2. They were Canada...
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,614
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Hey Mark, there's gotta be a positive in every...

Hey Mark, there's gotta be a positive in every negative! Sure seems like the Tahoe riding season was about 11/12 months this past year :evil
Thanks for following.
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,614
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
September, 2014- Alaska to Seattle After...

September, 2014- Alaska to Seattle

After crossing the border into Yukon Territory, I was ready to gun it south as the cold weather was closing in. It rained a bunch the first day from the border...
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,614
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Getting my mexico photos toegther, but in the...

Getting my mexico photos toegther, but in the meantime, this is something I wrote before I left for Mexico after some friends at a wedding asked me about the highs and lows of traveling on the moto....
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,614
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Hey guys, thanks to all who followed along on...

Hey guys, thanks to all who followed along on this trip. Sorry for not having any updates thrown in here recently. Plan changes and general life diversions have all seemed to run their course...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8,923
Views: 1,264,468
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
The Black Sheep lives... :evil Vamos. ...

The Black Sheep lives... :evil
Vamos.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3944/15699319642_6fbe2bd0cb_c.jpg

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Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8,923
Views: 1,264,468
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Wayne there's tons of old dakar swingarms on...

Wayne there's tons of old dakar swingarms on eBay, are we looking at the same part you think? That would reduce $$ a bunch if I can't get it straightened.
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8,923
Views: 1,264,468
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Ha. You know it was. You live in a great area...

Ha. You know it was. You live in a great area (Quesnel at least, not PG)... but damn people sure didn't take kindly to picking up a 6'5 dirty hitchhiker in moto gear :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8,923
Views: 1,264,468
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Me too! Pics or didn't happen right? ...

Me too! Pics or didn't happen right?

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5598/15242277847_76fbe98001_b.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3936/15425652091_4ee9e25dde_b.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8,923
Views: 1,264,468
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
I absolutely consider myself lucky. No doubt....

I absolutely consider myself lucky. No doubt. I've heard horror stories and things could have gotten way, way worse than they did. The dealer said something about only using endless chains... Seems...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8,923
Views: 1,264,468
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Alright here goes, did something dumb and not...

Alright here goes, did something dumb and not ideal and looking for some thoughts...

Coming down from Prince George last week I managed to snap my chain doing 75+. Luckily it didn't wrap around...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5,357
Views: 806,817
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Doing my swap next month with an 04 ys250f front...

Doing my swap next month with an 04 ys250f front end. Can't say I'm looking forward to it, but looking forward to the results. Sadly though, I'm beginning to wonder if the tao's suspension short...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8,923
Views: 1,264,468
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Real world, loaded with boxes, 1.5 duffels,...

Real world, loaded with boxes, 1.5 duffels, cruising down the alcan at about 85+ to get south ASAP, I've been averaging mid 40s and the fuel light about 110 miles. High speeds, boxes and extra weight...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,614
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
On the road again... for a bit at least....

On the road again... for a bit at least. Currently in Whitehorse getting rained a nice little bit, looking at another 3-4 days to get down to Seattle. Not really taking the scenic route or my time as...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,614
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
One of my favorite reads too... probably because...

One of my favorite reads too... probably because the theme of wandering around not sure where you're getting to in life seems relatable?

I also spent a lot of time in Utah and the southwest and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,614
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
It's getting cold, the rivers are dropping and...

It's getting cold, the rivers are dropping and the lights are starting to come out. Last week we ran our first scout trip of the Tana River. Video at the bottom...
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,614
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Never a dull moment in the town I'm working in......

Never a dull moment in the town I'm working in...
http://www.adn.com/article/20140824/troopers-mccarthy-locals-disarm-man-who-showed-lodge-gun
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,614
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Source to Sea

So one morning about a month ago I got woken up and told to pack for a four day raft trip. The guy who was going to run it was an older guide taking some time off from his job at Alaskan Airlines,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,614
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Thanks! I'll be trusting my instincts like none...

Thanks! I'll be trusting my instincts like none other, but I'll also be remembering how many people have had a great time and been shown great hospitality. I'll also be hitting rosetta stone hard...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,614
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Figured I would throw up a few photos from where...

Figured I would throw up a few photos from where I've been the last few weeks. 16 days from Nizina lake to the Chitina river, then the Copper river to Cordova. The Chugach mountains of Alaska are...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 3,382
Views: 940,472
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
brap

brap
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,614
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Mark, Jeff, Thanks for the offers and...

Mark, Jeff,
Thanks for the offers and reminding me of my favorite place in Truckee. I'll definitely stop in for a few days to catch up with folks and share some stories.

I never really did...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,614
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Found a quick bit of service here in chitina, AK....

Found a quick bit of service here in chitina, AK. One of our long term guides got sick and had to pull out of a raft trip, so I got woken up early one morning and told to pack my bags for a 200 mile,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,614
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Things are happening fast out here. I'm two...

Things are happening fast out here. I'm two months into the season and feels like the September finish is coming up real quick. We don't really get a lot of days off, which is fine by me as long as I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,614
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Thanks! And thanks for following along.

Thanks! And thanks for following along.
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,614
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
The Fool's Progress: Onwards-Upwards-Global on a 650gs

A few more photos from a local climb here yesterday. Too much to do here to sit around on your days off, so I went and climbed fireweed mountain. It's the closest peak to my tarp and it's been...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,614
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
I shot this video on a raft trip the other day....

I shot this video on a raft trip the other day. Icebergs be moving around up here.

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Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,614
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
I sure hope so! If nothing else it should fund...

I sure hope so! If nothing else it should fund six months of riding every year in the off season. I'd love to hit the road for a few years straight, but I'm definitely not in a financial place to do...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,614
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
I keep meeting fellow travelers on bikes here in...

I keep meeting fellow travelers on bikes here in McCarthy. Even saw a 650gs parked along the trail out to the glacier I walk for work. It's pretty rad being a small town where 4th of July just means...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,532
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
It's not a bad place to be! When you riding...

It's not a bad place to be! When you riding through SA? I'm leaving for a here to there end of September. Cheers.
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,614
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
So part of my job up here involves guiding some...

So part of my job up here involves guiding some whitewater. I don't mind getting paid a bit to fly out on bush planes and row through spots like the Nizina river:
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,614
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Thanks guys! I'll keep them coming along.

Thanks guys! I'll keep them coming along.
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,614
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
So my riding is over-ish for the next few months...

So my riding is over-ish for the next few months while I'm holed up in McCarthy in the Kennicott valley.
I climbed a local peak the other day and took a panorama of the glacial valleys that I've...
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