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Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,842
Posted By Herbivore63
Dsharp and Hardhat...thanks for your thoughtful...

Dsharp and Hardhat...thanks for your thoughtful and well-reasoned responses. Lots of great information and that's what makes it a difficult decision to go one way or the other even though the bikes...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,842
Posted By Herbivore63
Lots of good input...from everyone. If I have a...

Lots of good input...from everyone. If I have a better power to weight ratio on a WRR than BigDog, I should be ok as he doesn't seem to have any trouble covering the miles! :rofl I think I know...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,842
Posted By Herbivore63
Would any KTM be suitable for me?

Iím looking for some advice about whether any KTMís would be suitable/ideal for the riding I do. Iíve read thread after thread and still donít understand the real suitability of the smaller KTMís to...
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,581
Posted By Herbivore63
Packing Size

I recently picked up a Tarptent Contrail. It's like a tarp with a built in groundsheet and bug net. I got it as much for its compact pack size as it's low weight (less than 2 lbs with pole). My...
Forum: Vendors 04-03-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 51,669
Posted By Herbivore63
Question Buckin' Roll Questions

I like the concept of the Buckin' Roll but it seems as though anything in the side panniers would be obliterated when I drop my bike. I'm basing this on the fact that the scratches in my side panels...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 46,385
Posted By Herbivore63
Hey ToC...nice riding and a great ride report. I...

Hey ToC...nice riding and a great ride report. I just stumbled across it this evening and have read through the whole thing. It's always more interesting to read about the adventures of local...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,399
Posted By Herbivore63
He has nothing to be embarrassed about. As...

He has nothing to be embarrassed about. As you've mentioned, he did well given his level of experience and the fact that he maybe didn't have quite the right bike for the trip. I've just been...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,399
Posted By Herbivore63
Questions

Great ride report. I was on some of the same roads this past summer on a Utah BDR trip so it's interesting to see them from another perspective.

You obviously did a lot of slab and a lot of dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,930
Posted By Herbivore63
Kriega - Check the Size

My experience is limited to ordering a Kriega US-5 and sending it back. Based on my actual measurements after receiving it, it had less than 40% of the advertised volume. In addition to the size...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 97,294
Posted By Herbivore63
Anything new and interesting that you can pass...

Anything new and interesting that you can pass along to us? :ear

Thanks for another great ride report! :clap
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 49,841
Posted By Herbivore63
Comparing Cameras

One of the tools I found very helpful when I was making a decision was this:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/1558854250/first-impressions-review-using-the-canon-powershot-g16/4

It allows you...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 49,841
Posted By Herbivore63
Closing the Loop

Since I started this thread almost six months ago and the same question is still being asked and answered, I thought I should check in with an update. It also seems like this is in danger of...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 97,294
Posted By Herbivore63
Subscribed

It's always good to have another Big Dog trip report to read. :clap This one will be particularly interesting to follow as armchrmtrcylst and I just got back from riding the UTBDR (or about 90% of...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,760
Posted By Herbivore63
Subscribed...I just finished the whole route two...

Subscribed...I just finished the whole route two days ago. What a great ride. One quick observation. We found the sections north of Chelan to be our favorites. It's all good, but the northern...
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 49,841
Posted By Herbivore63
Does it feel like a camera?

Since starting this thread, I've continued to go back and forth between different options. There's been lots of good discussion. On paper, the RX100 has everything that I want. Everything except...
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 49,841
Posted By Herbivore63
Lost Rider....Great photos! Those are front page...

Lost Rider....Great photos! Those are front page material. :clap

They certainly demonstrate that the RX-100 has the capability to take great pictures if the photographer is up to the task. I've...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 49,841
Posted By Herbivore63
Mirrorless - LCD Quality?

Thanks for the input everyone. It sounds like mirrorless is the consensus view and I was really expecting to hear the opposite!



Those are great points. Using a prime lens does make it...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 49,841
Posted By Herbivore63
ADV Photographers - Which camera type? Premium P&S or Mirrorless?

I am a reasonably experienced photographer but a relatively new rider and ADVíer. Iím getting geared up for a couple trips this year which will include portions of the Backcountry Discovery Routes...
Forum: Vendors 02-15-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 35,482
Posted By Herbivore63
Question Weight?

The bags look great. What is the approximate weight per pair? Thanks...
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 63,690
Posted By Herbivore63
Great Report!

Thanks for taking the time to share your trip with us. What camera(s) are you using? Also, could you give any more information on the mods you've made on your DR? You've mentioned the suspension...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,370
Posted By Herbivore63
BMW Enduro Helmet

I'm not exactly sure how you define an "off road" helmet, but if you're talking about a dual sport type helmet...I'm a relatively new rider and had a very, very hard time finding a helmet that fit my...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-31-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 21,767
Posted By Herbivore63
Oh yeah....ice and snow....makes perfect sense! ...

Oh yeah....ice and snow....makes perfect sense! We usually stick to rain around here this time of year...and rain...and more rain. :cry

Thanks for the insight on bike choice. Very helpful...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-31-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 21,767
Posted By Herbivore63
Why the WR250R?

Hi Mark...I've read a number of your reports (and enjoyed them!) and am curious about your bike selection and trailering for this trip. I know you have the new TR650 and have spoken highly of it. ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9,377
Views: 1,433,703
Posted By Herbivore63
As a transplanted U.S. native, I feel ill every...

As a transplanted U.S. native, I feel ill every time I look at CL in the U.S. There is no economic justification for the difference in pricing between Canada and the U.S. An identical bike with...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9,377
Views: 1,433,703
Posted By Herbivore63
Great Information!

Thanks for the great, detailed responses. That is exactly the type of feedback I was looking for and increases my comfort level with moving forward on a XCountry. I know that every bike is a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9,377
Views: 1,433,703
Posted By Herbivore63
I know I should get a DR650 and ride it. But I...

I know I should get a DR650 and ride it. But I really like the X bikes and am somewhat indifferent toward the DR. I'm planning on riding mostly pavement to Utah this fall. It's a long way from BC...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9,377
Views: 1,433,703
Posted By Herbivore63
Question XCountry Off Road Performance / Wheel Size

I have a couple questions about the X-Country and its performance off-road. I like its light weight, power and seat height. Iíve been thinking about trying to find one (Iím in Canada which makes it...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-03-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,998
Posted By Herbivore63
That sounds reasonably straight-forward--which...

That sounds reasonably straight-forward--which seems rare when dealing with GPS-related things. I'll give that a try. Thanks for the help!
Forum: Canada 12-03-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,243
Posted By Herbivore63
Riding near Victoria

I'm new to the dual sport and motorcycle world, although I have done a lot of trail riding on a mountain bike. I have an XT250 and am looking for some places to ride close to Victoria. I'd like to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-03-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,998
Posted By Herbivore63
I have just purchased a Montana but haven't even...

I have just purchased a Montana but haven't even hooked it up yet. I was just trying to get Basecamp working with a map in it before tackling getting a map on the Montana.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-03-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,998
Posted By Herbivore63
Emmbeedee...thanks for the heads up. That's much...

Emmbeedee...thanks for the heads up. That's much better. I didn't spot that icon the first time through. Now that everyone can see it, any ideas about how to get rid of them? :ear
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-30-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,998
Posted By Herbivore63
Thanks for the replies--I think you are correct. ...

Thanks for the replies--I think you are correct. The screenshot is of southern Vancouver Island. If I scroll far enough up the island, the lines go away. I also included some of Washington State...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-29-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,998
Posted By Herbivore63
Heavy Lines on OSM in Basecamp

I'm new to using Basecamp and a GPS with tracks. I've just managed to import an Open Street Map into Basecamp and it seems to be working fine except that there are heavy diagonal and vertical lines...
Forum: Vendors 11-04-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 158,997
Posted By Herbivore63
Hi Steve, Reading about these great stoves...

Hi Steve,

Reading about these great stoves has finally forced me out of lurker status! Paypal sent for three of them. Any problems with paypal or amount sent let me know. Thanks...

Evan
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