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Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 41,110
Posted By MadChap
Still following along. Your pictures are awesome....

Still following along. Your pictures are awesome. Glad you have slowed down and are finding your rhythm. No need to hurry, you're on the adventure of a lifetime so take each day for what it has to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 47,504
Posted By MadChap
Yeah we're following along.....and enjoying your...

Yeah we're following along.....and enjoying your writing and pics very much!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-17-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3,304
Views: 263,302
Posted By MadChap
Mt. Hood Circumnavigation

I'm staying for a couple days at a cabin in Zig Zag for a retreat. Today I had a couple of un-scheduled hours so thought I'd check out Low Low pass which I've never gone over. It was such a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-12-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8,628
Views: 529,924
Posted By MadChap
Looks like the Payette to me, but I can't find...

Looks like the Payette to me, but I can't find that bridge in Google Earth. I thought it was by Letha, but pretty sure I'm wrong.

Too much water for Boise, Weiser and Malheur. I'd say Owyhee but...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 41,110
Posted By MadChap
I just checked your Spotwalla page. Good for you...

I just checked your Spotwalla page. Good for you to not give up the trip when difficulties set in and you get discouraged. Looks like you're taking your own sweet time and have learned to relax...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-12-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8,628
Views: 529,924
Posted By MadChap
Tule lake on FS 1162 SE of Detroit Lake. If I'm...

Tule lake on FS 1162 SE of Detroit Lake. If I'm right, the funny thing is I was also on a TW200 when I rode by.

44.561070, -122.045870
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 22,971
Posted By MadChap
Subscribed: I put 10,000 miles on my Tdub in just...

Subscribed: I put 10,000 miles on my Tdub in just 4 years before I decided I wanted a DR350. Man I wish I still had the TW. It was just such a fun little bike.

Enjoying your RR!
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,423
Posted By MadChap
Subscribed

I'm in for this one. Used to live right by the prison and have ridden all over that area. I've done tons of riding a lot of the roads it looks like you took between Ontario and Madras. Looking...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-02-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 32,856
Posted By MadChap
The road you absolutely don't want to ride if...

The road you absolutely don't want to ride if it's been raining is the road north from hay creek ranch headquarters. It turns to horrid Gumbo. I once spent an hour to go two miles.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-02-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 32,856
Posted By MadChap
Depending on which direction you were going, the...

Depending on which direction you were going, the road is worth riding even though it ends.
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 94,416
Posted By MadChap
Like so many other RR's this one started out good...

Like so many other RR's this one started out good but the challenges of keeping one up to date while on the road proved too much. Makes Radioman's report just that much more awesome.
...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By MadChap
Some pictures

Finally have some time to get some pictures posted up:

Here's the final look, I think it's great:
...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By MadChap
This was on a 2007 Vstrom 650

Sorry, when I try to edit the above post it deletes everything. So:

This was on my 2007 DL650.
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By MadChap
Outback Motortek Crash Bars & Skid plate review

This will be a review of the Outback Motortek’s stainless steel crash bars and Langar Skid Plate. OM is a new entry into motorcycle farkles market, but from the looks of what they are coming up...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-29-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 32,856
Posted By MadChap
THIS. It's what I would have suggested.

THIS. It's what I would have suggested.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-23-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 32,856
Posted By MadChap
Madras......we'll have to connect. Lots of great...

Madras......we'll have to connect. Lots of great riding in this area. SlowJoe and I are the only two I've found on ADV here in Madras.

Tim
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-22-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8,628
Views: 529,924
Posted By MadChap
WAG Jensen Lake, just a couple miles west of...

WAG Jensen Lake, just a couple miles west of Halverson.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-13-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2,683
Views: 326,811
Posted By MadChap
Thursday my cousin on an F800Gs and I on my...

Thursday my cousin on an F800Gs and I on my Vstrom 650 rode from Princeton BC to Chelan south on the WABDR. It was a long tough day but we had been riding for the previous two weeks on portions on...
Forum: Canada 09-09-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3,334
Views: 689,286
Posted By MadChap
Just got back from a 335 mile ride from Williams...

Just got back from a 335 mile ride from Williams Lake to Chilko lake and back. Tried to do the loop but it is a no go. First, finding the loop in the first place was tough. We rode all around trying...
Forum: Canada 09-08-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3,334
Views: 689,286
Posted By MadChap
Yes that road. You were probably only 8klms from...

Yes that road. You were probably only 8klms from the end. It is an awesome road, one of my favorites on this BC portion.

Today was very cold, windy and rainy so we skipped from Wells to Williams...
Forum: Canada 09-07-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3,334
Views: 689,286
Posted By MadChap
In likely with very poor connection. So just a...

In likely with very poor connection. So just a quick note Anstey FSR is open the trees have been pushed off the road. Beautiful route!
Forum: Canada 09-05-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3,334
Views: 689,286
Posted By MadChap
Were made it to Kelowna! From Fernie we slabbed...

Were made it to Kelowna! From Fernie we slabbed it to kootrnay bay mostly in the rain. From there we were back on track.

There is a section out of Westbridge that is NOT big bike friendly. Very...
Forum: Canada 09-03-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3,334
Views: 689,286
Posted By MadChap
Sitting at the Traveloge in Fernie waiting for...

Sitting at the Traveloge in Fernie waiting for the pouring rain to quit. Supposed to get nice tomorrow. Were going to slab it it Wasa lake and maybe camp near Lassiter Hot Springs for the night.
Forum: Canada 08-27-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3,334
Views: 689,286
Posted By MadChap
I'm on a silver Vstrom and my cousin is on a...

I'm on a silver Vstrom and my cousin is on a silver F800GS. Here's from last year's ride in Moab:
...
Forum: Canada 08-26-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3,334
Views: 689,286
Posted By MadChap
If interested here's my Spotwalla page for my...

If interested here's my Spotwalla page for my ride. I won't be actually on the TCAT until Tuesday Sept. 2nd. But I'm doing some great routes on my way to the BC/Alberta border:

HWY 218 Antelope...
Forum: Canada 08-26-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3,334
Views: 689,286
Posted By MadChap
Queen Creek Rd

Can anyone confirm that the Queen Creek road is still washed out? I'd really like to take it and avoid the pavement, but I don't want to backtrack a bunch of miles if it's still washed out.

...
Forum: Canada 08-25-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3,334
Views: 689,286
Posted By MadChap
Hey Winch: if you want to join my cousin and I so...

Hey Winch: if you want to join my cousin and I so that you're not solo, you're welcome to join us. We will be at Crowsnest Pass sometime on Tuesday, Sept. 2nd. Our plan is to ride the entire BC...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 85,801
Posted By MadChap
Just found this thread yesterday. SUBSCRIBED!! ...

Just found this thread yesterday. SUBSCRIBED!!

Way to continue with the original dream and not let the mechanicals shut you down.

Just wondering if possibly the battery wasn't dis-connected...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-14-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 32,856
Posted By MadChap
Well.....where's the pics of your ride today?

Well.....where's the pics of your ride today?
Forum: Canada 08-07-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 3,334
Views: 689,286
Posted By MadChap
Question about Chilko lake loop

Does anyone know if the "loop" along Chilko lake is open? The "Kiwi's" posted this:

At Lake Chilco we lost the continuation of the trail and required directions from a local, to what was...
Forum: Canada 08-05-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3,334
Views: 689,286
Posted By MadChap
If I'm understanding correctly from the Canadian...

If I'm understanding correctly from the Canadian Wildfire Management website, the Kootenay River FSR is also closed due to wildfire? Can someone confirm this:
...
Forum: Canada 07-29-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3,334
Views: 689,286
Posted By MadChap
Thanks for the intel. Hopefully someone will post...

Thanks for the intel. Hopefully someone will post up here or give a ride report and confirm when the trees are gone.
Forum: Canada 07-27-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3,334
Views: 689,286
Posted By MadChap
Can anyone confirm that a good alternate route to...

Can anyone confirm that a good alternate route to avoid the downed trees would be a couple kilometers east on the Perry River road?

Thanks
Forum: Canada 07-27-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3,334
Views: 689,286
Posted By MadChap
Hopefully some of the jeep guys will get there...

Hopefully some of the jeep guys will get there and make a way through before I get there in September!!

I keep watching this thread to stay apprised of the changing conditions. I'll be starting...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-24-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8,628
Views: 529,924
Posted By MadChap
Chevron station south east of Govt. Camp.

Chevron station south east of Govt. Camp.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-10-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3,304
Views: 263,302
Posted By MadChap
Just at FYI Breitenbush lake is on Warm Springs...

Just at FYI Breitenbush lake is on Warm Springs Indian Reservation land. I wouldn't recommend trying to camp there and they frown on it.

I thought Horseshoe lake was beautiful.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-01-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8,628
Views: 529,924
Posted By MadChap
'bout time, your up

'bout time, your up
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-01-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8,628
Views: 529,924
Posted By MadChap
There are "targets" over against the hillside,...

There are "targets" over against the hillside, and the last time I rode by there there was a sign about some "shoot" was cancelled.

It must be a new cannon since no one seems to know where it is. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-01-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8,628
Views: 529,924
Posted By MadChap
Wow not even one WAG? Time for a hint: On a...

Wow not even one WAG? Time for a hint:

On a Grey day you may want to avoid being a Lone on this road as it's quite scary what with the skulls and monkeys faces about.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-29-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8,628
Views: 529,924
Posted By MadChap
What road can this really cool bowling ball...

What road can this really cool bowling ball cannon be found on?

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/jclovesu247/20140428_174610_zpsd4fhgoly.jpg...
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