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Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,486
Posted By Britsical
Ready and prepped to read on....

Cant wait for the story to unfold....
:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2008, 03:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,924
Posted By Britsical
Spray that sand!!!

Great ride report!. The vast expanses of nothingness in the land of blokes and ocher’s (is that how it's spelt?) are mind-boggling!

Love the signature by the way, Life should NOT be a journey to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 37,557
Posted By Britsical
Emotive statues!

Fantastic report:clap

Those statues in Mamayev Kurgan are amazing....a mix of greek / italian flair but with guns and grenades

Those paintings in the Stalingrad Museum of battle through snow...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
New sprockets

Thanks for the tip Bones. I have just priced up replacement sprockets and they are not expensive, so I will replace them anyway. As you say, its cheap insurance!
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2008, 08:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
Thanks!

Thanks for the comments guys. Im glad you enjoyed it:clap
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
Spic and Span

Here is my Suzuki, proudly wearing her new ADV "stripes"having proved herself worthy. Now all I have to do is replace the chain and the back tire, which has no tread left in the middle, before I can...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2008, 12:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
Friday Morning, Day seven, final day

I awoke in the Fernie Hotel to another rainy day. The rain hung like mist in the air. The bike was soaked, but I had removed my sleeping bag, air mattress and tent the night before and stored them in...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2008, 12:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
Thursday, Day 6

Boy, that sleep was heavy, as the pool of drool on my pillar and my wranglers (used as a pillar booster) will testify.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
Once I was back on the bike with the wheels...

Once I was back on the bike with the wheels rolling underneath me I soon forgot about the coffee. The rest in the closed café had gone some way to calming the frayed nerves. <?xml:namespace prefix =...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2008, 09:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
Wednesday, Day 5

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I was up with the birds this morning after setting the hotel alarm clock for 600am. Once I packed the camping gear back on the bike I planned to eat as much of the continental breakfast...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2008, 10:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
Hi Brian! Clayton, the white water rafting...

Hi Brian!

Clayton, the white water rafting instructor I met, was wearing a heated vest. When we arrived at the bar in McCall where we ate, and dismounted the bikes, he was composed and warm. I...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
Tuesday, Day 4

The clothes were not dry this morning. Only slightly less damp, so I have had to pack them away, hoping they don’t get too moldy before I have a chance to dry them again. I could attach them to the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2008, 08:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
Monday, Day 3

I slept well last night, but awoke around <st1:time minute="0" hour="3">three am</st1:time> when it started raining. It felt like <st1:time minute="0" hour="3">three am</st1:time>, but to be truthful...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2008, 06:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
I slipped into...

I slipped into <st1:state><st1:place>Montana</st1:place></st1:state> without even noticing the border sign, in fact the first sign I noticed was a Park and Sell sign. I have not seen these before....
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2008, 04:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
Thanks for the feedback and interest Livefast,...

Thanks for the feedback and interest Livefast, Defleshed,thetourist, longrider999 and Donny662!:clap

thetourist - using those soft sided bags is a good tip:deal. I wonder if you can get...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
Lowering my social behavour standards

I soon got over my "embarrashment"wearing soggy socks in the cafe when I put my feet back into my boots. They were still soaked and damn cold. I took a quick visit to the toilet to liberate half a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2008, 08:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
Sunday Morning, Day 2

Once I had cleaned the MSR pan I started to read my book before the last light of the day dwindled, when one member of a group of people camping in the next site to mine started playing a guitar and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2008, 07:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
Arrive in Radium

The entrance to Radium is something else...you ride through a stone arch before you enter the town.
The town itself is really pretty, and has a laid back feel about it. I could have chilled here...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2008, 12:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
Now I am starting to choke.:cry There is a...

Now I am starting to choke.:cry

There is a red helicopter flying over the fire, somewhere slightly left of the middle of the photo. It's only just visible on the full size photo, so I am ghoping...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2008, 12:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
Starting to see the extent of the fire.. ...

Starting to see the extent of the fire..

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Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
Ahhh...smoke!

Check out these gorgeous roads...

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Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2008, 12:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
Controlled burn, uncontrolled tourists watching it...

There was evidence of previous burns all along the highway, but the real action didn't start for another 80 Kilometers or so. I have never been so pumped to ride through smoke before, but I couldn't...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2008, 07:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
170943 I have never seen a controlled burn...

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I have never seen a controlled burn in action before…should be interesting. I always imagined the term controlled burn as an oxymoron, a little like sanitary landfill, which obviously...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2008, 07:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
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Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2008, 07:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
I turned off the Icefields parkway onto highway...

I turned off the Icefields parkway onto highway 93 towards Radium in British Columbia, but a warning sign stating that the next gas stop is 104 Kilometers away and a suspected close to empty tank...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
With roads like this though the chills were easy...

With roads like this though the chills were easy to ignore..

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Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2008, 07:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
Although the temperature was pleasant when off...

Although the temperature was pleasant when off the bike it dropped rapidly when I was travelling at 80K an hour (50MPH) . I have only packed one long sleeved tee shirt; the other two are short...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
That's a real grin.... 170933

That's a real grin....

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Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
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Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
and then... 170931

and then...

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Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2008, 06:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
The Icefields Parkway at last....

Riding the Ice fields parkway is an amazing experience. Its so good someone should make a computer game out of it. The scenery is breathtaking and varied, and the roads good to perfect. The RV’s add...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
I had a major rethink about the packing...

I had a major rethink about the packing arrangements on the bike. I needed to take all the un canned foodstuffs out of the back box where I placed then originally,and into one of the pelicans to seal...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
Day 1, Saturday morning..

I didn’t sleep at all last night. The sleeping bag restricts my star like normal sleeping position which made it difficult to get comfortable. Still, I was bright and sparkly first thing in the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
I had my expensive electronic items (GPS, Camera...

I had my expensive electronic items (GPS, Camera etc) and all my documents in my tank bag, so I could take it with me when I leave the bike. I filled the bike with gas, prepaid by Visa at the pump,...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2008, 03:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
Getting to the starting point...Jasper

I left home after picking up the camp book and making a second farewell, which was no easier than the first farewell. It breaks my heart to leave my 6 year old in a sad mood because he won’t see me...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
Dark911, you know me a little too well....

""I told him Colin can do ANYTHING. So now you have to show him.""

That's getting dangerously close to exposing me as the undercover superhero I really am. :evil

Please don't mention the tall...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2008, 10:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
Its time to leave for the trip already!

My trip departure time has stalked me for ages, but it’s just pounced on me and left me rushing the last minute packing and preparation. I packed the bike last night, rode to work this morning and I...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2008, 04:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
Loading up the bike...

Just tried loading up the bike with all the gear. It feels a lot heavier than normal....I will take it out for a spin to see how she handles. Not sure if its my imagination, but the kickstand seems...
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,291
Posted By Britsical
Earning my right to be a lunatic

…and join the Asylum
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I plan on riding from my home base in <st1:place><st1:city>Edmonton</st1:city> <st1:state>Alberta</st1:state></st1:place> through the...
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