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Forum: Americas Yesterday, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By sstracke
For a route that will see fewer tourists, ride up...

For a route that will see fewer tourists, ride up to Chinle on the 191, east on IR (Indian Route/Road) 64 to Tsaile (past Canyon de Chelly), north on IR 12 to Lukachukai, east on IR 13 to the 491. ...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,715
Posted By sstracke
Personally, I like "overkill", when it comes to...

Personally, I like "overkill", when it comes to boots. I wear my Sidi Crossfire 2's on every ride - regardless of whether I'm on the road or not. I bought them for protection while I'm riding. If I'm...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 762
Posted By sstracke
FC-Moto

I ordered my Sidi Crossfire 2's from FC-Moto - saved a lot of money, and they arrived within ten days.
Forum: Americas 04-16-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 48,515
Posted By sstracke
That stinks. I get it, but it stinks. With...

That stinks. I get it, but it stinks.

With the time you've invested (planning, researching, day-dreaming), it would be a shame not to go. If not this year, I hope you can put it on your calendar...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2,200
Views: 648,354
Posted By sstracke
Nice-looking bike! Time to get it dirty!

Nice-looking bike! Time to get it dirty!
Forum: Americas 04-07-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 48,515
Posted By sstracke
I looked at the REI website for this...are you...

I looked at the REI website for this...are you sure you spell it "c-h-a-r-m"?

Anybody know where I can buy some?
Forum: Americas 04-06-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 48,515
Posted By sstracke
That sounds like a great trip! Best of luck -...

That sounds like a great trip! Best of luck - hope to cross paths with you, somewhere.
Forum: Americas 04-06-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 48,515
Posted By sstracke
Sweet! I'd like to see your notes on Yellowknife,...

Sweet! I'd like to see your notes on Yellowknife, when you get back.

Can't help but ask...are you starting in Michigan and going to Annapolis, first?
Forum: Americas 04-02-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 48,515
Posted By sstracke
I saw a comment about getting this on an AdvRider...

I saw a comment about getting this on an AdvRider thread. When I called my State Farm agent, she said I needed a card for Canada. No extra charge, but the card is definitely for Canada.
Forum: Americas 04-02-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 48,515
Posted By sstracke
Phones, Insurance Cards, Passports, Cash, etc...

Crossing off the details for the trip:

- Activate Cell Phone for international (Canadian) use
- Satellite Phone
- National Park Pass - US (got it); Canada (?)
- Obtain Canadian Insurance Card...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,422
Posted By sstracke
Take one of the zooms (will you use wide more...

Take one of the zooms (will you use wide more than tele?) and the 50 - if you need a fast lens.

If you're just taking snaps, don't mess with the 50 - just set your ISO higher, if needed. No...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3,354
Views: 1,130,413
Posted By sstracke
Location, please!

Location, please!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,789
Posted By sstracke
AltRider Skid Plate Installation

Start the installation of the AltRider plate at the center-stand pivots FIRST. With the plate angled down at the front, you have easy access to the bolts. I got the bolts started within 10 seconds...
Forum: Americas 03-20-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 48,515
Posted By sstracke
Shakedown

Just completed a 2,600 mile shakedown ride, to see how prepared I am for the trip.

Although I had decided to not get a heated jacket, I may re-think it.

The XL Ortlieb bag may need to be...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-20-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 90,337
Posted By sstracke
Nice "6-pack" abs.

Nice "6-pack" abs.
Forum: Americas 03-11-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 48,515
Posted By sstracke
I'm taking layers to wear under my Badlands...

I'm taking layers to wear under my Badlands jacket & pants - if I need warmth.

+1 on the heated grips.
Forum: Americas 03-09-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 48,515
Posted By sstracke
In. June 12 will be here soon.

In. June 12 will be here soon.
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,552
Posted By sstracke
+1 Those of us in the US can sometimes find...

+1

Those of us in the US can sometimes find slight discounts at... http://us.hilleberg.com/products/specialOffers.php .
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,552
Posted By sstracke
I'm certain there are videos of other tents being...

I'm certain there are videos of other tents being set up in the wind, but this one caught my eye - after I had already bought a Hilleberg Kaitum 3. Having had to scramble down a fairly steep drop at...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 49,489
Posted By sstracke
The Keron is going to take less time to set up,...

The Keron is going to take less time to set up, and (IMO) looks to be more stable in the wind. The Keron is a serious tent.

Looks like the Altai would be a good base camp tent, but not a tent I'd...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 20,757
Posted By sstracke
Dang! You sure know how to set a hook. I'm in.

Dang! You sure know how to set a hook. I'm in.
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 17,311
Posted By sstracke
A nice teaser. Looking forward to the report.

A nice teaser. Looking forward to the report.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,789
Posted By sstracke
The only installation I've seen of the BD skid...

The only installation I've seen of the BD skid plate (on a brand new GSAW), required the trimming of the front fender, approximately 1 inch.

That said, I have yet to hear a single complaint or...
Forum: Americas 02-24-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 48,515
Posted By sstracke
What is it with fudge? Was I supposed to have...

What is it with fudge? Was I supposed to have gotten a killer recipe book when I bought my GSA? Maybe the baking recipes were in the back of the Starbucks Directory.

As it gets a bit warm during...
Forum: Americas 02-23-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 48,515
Posted By sstracke
How are handling the shipment of your bikes?

How are handling the shipment of your bikes?
Forum: Americas 02-23-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 48,515
Posted By sstracke
Tell me where to meet you, and I'll bring a bag...

Tell me where to meet you, and I'll bring a bag of fudge/kolache/schnitzel, just for you. Of course, after eight days of riding from central Texas to Alaska, it may be one big piece!

I wonder...
Forum: Americas 02-22-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 48,515
Posted By sstracke
While we're on the subject of riding partners for...

While we're on the subject of riding partners for the Dalton and/or Dempster...

Since there will a number of us (and others) up north, this summer, would it be best to check for riding partners...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,076
Posted By sstracke
I am impressed. Did it gave you a chance to...

I am impressed. Did it gave you a chance to enhance the water-proofness of the boxes?
Forum: Americas 02-15-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,910
Posted By sstracke
When backpacking, it is a good idea to keep your...

When backpacking, it is a good idea to keep your backpack open, if critters can get to it. If they smell something in it, they WILL get to it, even if they have to chew through it. I suspect than...
Forum: Americas 02-10-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 48,515
Posted By sstracke
I like a positive attitude!

I like a positive attitude!
Forum: Americas 02-10-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 48,515
Posted By sstracke
Which Thermacell product did you order?

Which Thermacell product did you order?
Forum: Americas 02-10-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 48,515
Posted By sstracke
Looking at the photo on Post #344 made me...

Looking at the photo on Post #344 made me think...do I need to take my bike cover to AK? I hadn't planned on it, due to space, and the fact that I will be sleeping within 10 feet of the bike...
Forum: Americas 02-09-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 48,515
Posted By sstracke
Don't know about the critters in Alaska, but...

Don't know about the critters in Alaska, but where I backpack porcupines and other animals are attracted to the salt that remains after sweat evaporates. They have been known to destroy boots,...
Forum: Americas 02-09-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 48,515
Posted By sstracke
No problem, here. I confess to being a Hilleberg...

No problem, here. I confess to being a Hilleberg fan-boy. I'm counting on it to last a long, long time. So far, so good.

Don't forget to look at Tarptents ( http://www.tarptent.com/index.html )...
Forum: Americas 02-09-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 48,515
Posted By sstracke
My Hilleberg Kaitum 3 has the pole sleeves, and...

My Hilleberg Kaitum 3 has the pole sleeves, and goes up in a hurry - less than four (4) minutes from the stuff sack to having the tent, fly and footprint pitched, with four (4) stakes in the ground....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,301
Posted By sstracke
I hadn't thought of it, before. I'll send it to...

I hadn't thought of it, before. I'll send it to them.
Forum: Americas 02-09-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 48,515
Posted By sstracke
There are a number of tent threads going on in...

There are a number of tent threads going on in "Equipment".

I don't know anything about Cabela's tents, so I won't comment on them.

At 6'6", you should be looking for something that you can...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,301
Posted By sstracke
I can't imagine why the good folks at AltRider...

I can't imagine why the good folks at AltRider would advise installing the plate in the manner shown in the instructions. It was sooooo easy to do it, starting at the pivots. Getting all the bolts...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 275,675
Posted By sstracke
Wash it once with mild detergent (I use "Seventh...

Wash it once with mild detergent (I use "Seventh Generation" laundry detergent). When that load finishes, run it through the wash cycle a second time, without soap. Tumble dry on low heat. Couldn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,301
Posted By sstracke
I got the skid plate installed, this morning,...

I got the skid plate installed, this morning, thanks to a late-night epiphany. I do everything else in life "ass-backwards", so why not the skid plate installation?

I took the four bolts off the...
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