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Forum: Americas 06-19-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,019
Posted By Fat Bear
If you have to make a choice, then I would choose...

If you have to make a choice, then I would choose the entire west coast. That said, I would also consider the option of sacrificing time in NS (also a beautiful province) in favour of more time in...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 20,964
Posted By Fat Bear
Klim Badlands Pro, Hi-Viz for me. Best...

Klim Badlands Pro, Hi-Viz for me. Best all-weather combination that I've found yet. Safety features give me peace of mind all year. For me, its workable in NC humidity in summer and comfortable in...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,794
Posted By Fat Bear
I just bought a pair of Klim Element gloves. Very...

I just bought a pair of Klim Element gloves. Very happy with them so far.
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2,360
Views: 1,219,658
Posted By Fat Bear
This is one of the very best ride reports that...

This is one of the very best ride reports that I've ever read! You are a wonderful story teller and educator! Although I will never be in a position to do what you're doing, I sure love reading about...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,121
Posted By Fat Bear
I'm leaning toward the Element short glove. I'm...

I'm leaning toward the Element short glove. I'm curious about your thoughts on sizing as there seems to be quite a variety of opinions out there. No dealer stocks these gloves where I am living so it...
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 72,779
Posted By Fat Bear
Well said! Steve

Well said!

Steve
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 104,701
Posted By Fat Bear
Jeff, I started following your thread (from...

Jeff,

I started following your thread (from the beginning) when you were well into your trip and thoroughly enjoyed your stories and photos!

You were really able to "put a face on" your...
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 72,779
Posted By Fat Bear
Glad to see that you're back on the road again...

Glad to see that you're back on the road again Kedgi - I'm looking forward to reading about your latest adventures.

I honestly don't know how you're maintaining your sense of humour with the fuel...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 72,779
Posted By Fat Bear
Good Morning Kedgi, Just dialed in to your...

Good Morning Kedgi,

Just dialed in to your post. It's a balmy -24C in Ottawa this morning with snow on the way later today.

I'm looking forward to reading about you "sinking your teeth" into...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-21-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,319
Posted By Fat Bear
I just bought the Gen 2 a month ago. The Gen 3...

I just bought the Gen 2 a month ago. The Gen 3 was not available in Canada at that time. The annual subscription was not included in the purchase price. The device worked as advertised and is a...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,121
Posted By Fat Bear
I have the Badlands Pro hi-viz jacket and am...

I have the Badlands Pro hi-viz jacket and am considering investing in the Klim Element gloves. I have heated grips and I have tried several variations of gloves in the past (BMW, Revit and others),...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,881
Posted By Fat Bear
I agree - that is a potential solution. I...

I agree - that is a potential solution.

I have tried the lighter socket with my low-end GPS (I'm a maps guy at heart) but the combination of the lighter socket and adapter would not remain...
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,881
Posted By Fat Bear
I took the iPad mini with me on two tenting trips...

I took the iPad mini with me on two tenting trips this summer. The mini only has Wi-Fi - no 3G. One trip was two-up, the other was solo. In addition to the mini, I had an SLR, a GoPro and a P&S with...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 224,855
Posted By Fat Bear
I had commented earlier in the summer in this...

I had commented earlier in the summer in this thread about how much I was enjoying the Badlands Pro in temps up to 109F. I recently returned from the Trans-Labrador Highway, just missing the snowfall...
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,035
Posted By Fat Bear
I want to thank everyone for your helpful...

I want to thank everyone for your helpful suggestions. Having read a variety of posts about the TLH during the last while, I was looking for how to best set the trip up for success concerning my...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,035
Posted By Fat Bear
Tires - Trans Labrador Highway (TLH)

I'm considering doing the TLH on a BMW GSA 1200 in September 2013. I have at least 1200 kms of pavement between me and the start of the TLH and more on the rebound. I currently have a brand new set...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,554
Posted By Fat Bear
I agree with all of the comments about the...

I agree with all of the comments about the Luxurylite - it's an incredible piece of kit!


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Forum: Equipment 08-08-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,870
Posted By Fat Bear
I have the 3p and am very happy with it. I'm a...

I have the 3p and am very happy with it. I'm a tall guy and the tent comfortably holds my gear + one other person. Easy to set up and packs light. Picked mine up on sale - great value for money!

...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 224,855
Posted By Fat Bear
I agree with the comments of several others....

I agree with the comments of several others. After wearing the Badlands Pro on a number of hot / humid days (109 degrees) I opted to revert to my Trailguard (it has more venting) to see if I would...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,622
Posted By Fat Bear
Very nicely done Hank. Wherever you decide to go,...

Very nicely done Hank. Wherever you decide to go, the magic will be the smile on your face as the kms tick over. If you want company, then let us know where you'll be - if I'm anywhere in the...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,761
Posted By Fat Bear
+1 on the Luxury Lite cot Sent from my...

+1 on the Luxury Lite cot


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Forum: Equipment 06-11-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,426
Posted By Fat Bear
+1 on the Badlands. I've worn mesh and leather...

+1 on the Badlands. I've worn mesh and leather products in the past. The most comfortable for me in a wide range of temps so far is the Klim.


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Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5,086
Views: 816,470
Posted By Fat Bear
Installed my 3rd low beam headlight on 2011 GSA...

Installed my 3rd low beam headlight on 2011 GSA with 33K kms on it. Seem to be replacing these bulbs more frequently than I have on other bikes. No big deal.


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Forum: Equipment 06-06-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,145
Posted By Fat Bear
Sorry to hear about your warranty experience. ...

Sorry to hear about your warranty experience.

I purchased Klim gear this year and I'm very happy with the product. With our weather so far this spring, I've worn it between +2C and mid 30sC and...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 18,765
Posted By Fat Bear
I have the Trailguard and I just bought the Klim...

I have the Trailguard and I just bought the Klim Badlands Pro. Frankly, I was tired of "liner in / liner out" with the Trailguard and I didn't like the added weight of a soaking wet outer jacket...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,942
Posted By Fat Bear
I got tired of putting Frog Toggs over a BMW...

I got tired of putting Frog Toggs over a BMW suit. Just bought a Klim. Now planning to use my storage space for something else.


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Forum: Equipment 05-12-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 224,855
Posted By Fat Bear
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this...

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this thread. I weighed all of your comments as well as many others from elsewhere very carefully before making a selection. I've used a variety of gear in...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,743
Posted By Fat Bear
+ another for Frogg Toggs. Inexpensive and in my...

+ another for Frogg Toggs. Inexpensive and in my third riding season with them. Have never leaked!
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 225,210
Posted By Fat Bear
Hi Kedgi, As a fellow 55 year old, and a guy...

Hi Kedgi,

As a fellow 55 year old, and a guy who likes to go it solo, I'd love to share a pint or two with you. At this point, I'm planning to be in the Maritimes this summer and if you're about...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 225,210
Posted By Fat Bear
Hi Kedgi

Greetings from Ottawa. After a long cold winter of hibernating from my bike and all motorcycle websites, I opened my favourite motorcycle bookmarks about a week ago. The temp here at that time was a...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,087
Posted By Fat Bear
+1 Michelen Anakee2s

+1 Michelen Anakee2s
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,968
Posted By Fat Bear
Great to hear all of the reviews on the...

Great to hear all of the reviews on the advdesigns toolkit. I've been debating whether to order one or not for weeks (because of the price) and just ordered one two days ago - sounds like it'll be...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,096
Posted By Fat Bear
Judging by the photo taken at Indian Head, and...

Judging by the photo taken at Indian Head, and your experience with the Trooper in Lincoln, it seems to me that you're ready to take the witness stand at any time. Your posts are always a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,096
Posted By Fat Bear
The odyssey continues in great style! I love...

The odyssey continues in great style! I love your stories, pics & vids. I rode up Mt Washington two years ago on a weather day that was very similar to your experience. The summit cleared while I...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,598
Posted By Fat Bear
She looks like she just came off the showroom...

She looks like she just came off the showroom floor! Very nice!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,880
Posted By Fat Bear
Agree. I suffered a total dislocation of my left...

Agree. I suffered a total dislocation of my left knee and considerable nerve damage to lower left leg / foot in August, 1980 while mountain climbing. As a result, I've had restricted mobility,...
Forum: Canada 05-10-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,011
Posted By Fat Bear
I've used the Rev'it Dragon in the past and now...

I've used the Rev'it Dragon in the past and now use the BMW All-Round jacket and pants. I prefer the BMW jacket because it has more pockets (some waterproof, some not). Keeps me reasonably dry and...
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,223
Posted By Fat Bear
I've come full circle. I used to ride with the...

I've come full circle. I used to ride with the panniers on the bike all the time - primarily so that I could lock up helmet(s) and other things for short stops. Now, I only use the panniers on...
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,096
Posted By Fat Bear
It's fascinating to experience life through your...

It's fascinating to experience life through your eyes!!!
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 31,668
Posted By Fat Bear
Amazing trip - what an amazing experience!!!! ...

Amazing trip - what an amazing experience!!!!

Well done you guys!!!!!!

My family lives in the Annapolis Valley - maybe I'll see you on the roads on one of my trips home sometime.
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