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Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 498
Posted By Sirby
Eek Northwest Passage Ride II

A group of ten riders, mostly on GS's with a KLR along also, took to the back roads of Washington for some adventure. We camped five nights and covered over 1000 miles. Half on gravel, and the rest...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-25-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,953
Posted By Sirby
BMW MOA Rally pics from Sirby

Yeah, I was the "old guy" who entered the arena and took the "easy route" to avoid getting a mud bath.
Here are my photos (http://sirby.smugmug.com)
:1drink

I did it on my 650 Dakar though.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-25-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,403
Posted By Sirby
New photos up from GS Giants at the MOA

Check my photo page (http://sirby.smugmug.com) for the MOA rally pics.:1drink
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-15-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,403
Posted By Sirby
Touratech Rally

Thanks! I planned it that way. :thumb

-Steve
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-14-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3,245
Views: 237,020
Posted By Sirby
Thanks for this. I'l have it along for...

Thanks for this. I'l have it along for reference.
-Sirby
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-14-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3,245
Views: 237,020
Posted By Sirby
Lolo Pass road camping?

I'll be riding with a group of dual sport riders from WA heading for the Salem BMW rally. We'd be looking for an awesome backcountry campsite somewhere along Lolo Pass road. Does anyone know of a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-10-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,403
Posted By Sirby
Wink Hey Jeff! I hope you saw the video I posted,...

Hey Jeff! I hope you saw the video I posted, with you getting some air climbing up to Maverick Saddle. Search youtube for Sirby1300 and Touratech 2013
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-10-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,403
Posted By Sirby
Touratech Rally

Thanks for all the comments, and for the over 14,000 individual picture views on my photo page the first day it was posted. Much of the traffic from ADVrider!! I enjoyed it. :D
-Sirby
2005...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-02-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,403
Posted By Sirby
Touratech 2013 Rally in Plain- Photos from Sirby

:DHere is a link to my photos. (http://sirby.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/TouratechRally2013/30308939_mBcrKV#!i=2609762313&k=zqVWXck) If you were on the "Led rides" of Track 6 on Friday or Track 7 on...
Forum: Alaska 10-20-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 54,368
Posted By Sirby
Cool2 Congrats Chad!

Congratulations Chad, you deserved it for sure!! We'll be looking forward to reports from Chile, right here on ADV and FB too.

vewy cool...

Sirby
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-15-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,456
Posted By Sirby
Hackymoto to the World GS Challenge!!!

Woo Hoo!! Great news man. You will do well.:clap:lol3
Forum: Alaska 09-24-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 54,368
Posted By Sirby
Cool2 Good Job Hacky!! We'll get out the vote for you...

Good Job Hacky!! We'll get out the vote for you here...
-Steve:clap:clap:clap:clap:freaky
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-17-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,456
Posted By Sirby
Cool2 Nice sendoff party

I just returned from a week trip on the GS so I decided to drive down to meet up with The Hacky man and Motomomma and family/friends. Nice gathering to congratulate Motomom on completing the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-16-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,456
Posted By Sirby
I'll Be There!

I just rolled in last night from helping to pioneer the Northwest Passage dual sport route across Washington from Priest River Idaho to Blaine WA. I will be down to the Golden Gardens to see you off...
Forum: Alaska 07-06-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,645
Posted By Sirby
Hacky Down Hacky Up!

Wowser Hackyman!! Reely glad to see you are the survivor. Sorry the bike is a loss. If there is anything I can do for you in your search for a replacement bike, let me know. I can do an onsite...
Forum: Vendors 03-28-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,297
Posted By Sirby
Wicked Free off road book- link

It is an awesome book. Easy pdf download here (http://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-341-how-to-ride-off-road.aspx):clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,344
Posted By Sirby
Republic Club Rally

Great writing Chris! Your story was very enjoyable to read and has me jones'n to go back. I sure hope you can make it over to Republic for the WSBMWR rally. We would love to see your pictures and...
Forum: Vendors 11-19-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,551
Posted By Sirby
Laugh Excellent Bags for the trail.

I took these bags on the CDR and they are the bomb-proof answer to rugged water and dust tight gear bags. Get some Rok Straps for them too.
-Sirby:clap
Forum: Vendors 11-19-2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 858
Posted By Sirby
Laugh Ralle-Moto Rocks

Best add-on yet to my GS. I should have installed this damper FIRST as it has made the bigggest improvement to handling the big GS off road. Second only maybe to the Ohlin boingers.
GET one! You...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 44,568
Posted By Sirby
Puke ..pfffft.......

..pfffft.... (http://www.bestrestproducts.com/t-testimonials.aspx)
:huh
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 44,568
Posted By Sirby
Sirby Likes the CyclePump

Indeed there is a quality issue here. It is the quality of the above posting by soundcc who did not want to be "waisting" any time getting all of the input from the variety of contributors to the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-04-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 3,338,357
Posted By Sirby
Sirby from Alaska Trip

http://sirby.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/North-To-Alaska-Solo-tour/P6130382/26045538_NKuYh-L.jpg
ADV salute to Alaska. Finger Rock, Dalton Hwy. Arctic Circle , AK
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-04-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 3,338,357
Posted By Sirby
Sirby from the CDR trip

http://sirby.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Steve-and-Davids-Continental/CDR02-024/337066391_wMVyd-L.jpg
Alamosa Canyon, Colorado along the Continental Divide Route
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-04-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 3,338,357
Posted By Sirby
Sirby from the CDR trip

http://sirby.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Steve-and-Davids-Continental/IMG1520/343888522_6Ct2Q-L.jpg

Between Del Norte and La Garita Colorado, on the Continental Divide Route
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 857
Posted By Sirby
SouEast WA ride

Awesome ride! I wish I didn't have to work today. I'd a been there, or somewhere like it in WA. Does that gravel road connect to the Klickitat road?:clap
Forum: Alaska 04-28-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 54,368
Posted By Sirby
Cool2 Good Luck Hacky! If you ride home, be sure to...

Good Luck Hacky! If you ride home, be sure to stop by my place for some R&R.
-Sirby
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,555
Posted By Sirby
I have the same Garmin 276c. I think the...

I have the same Garmin 276c.
I think the problem is caused by losing signal for a bit then re-aquiring signal down the road a ways. The gps forgets the gap in time and thinks you covered the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,555
Posted By Sirby
Cool2 Gas in Quemado

Enjoying your report. I found plenty of gas 15 miles west of Pietown in Quemado last July '08. Decent cafe there also. You can make Silver City from there which is 179 miles south of Pietown. If...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-16-2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 3,338,357
Posted By Sirby
Southwest Ride 2004

Monument Valley
17 miles of sandy road
http://sirby.smugmug.com/photos/9158919_FuTLM-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-16-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 3,338,357
Posted By Sirby
Cool2 On The Continental Divide 2008

North From Del Norte, Colorado
http://sirby.smugmug.com/photos/343888522_6Ct2Q-XL.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-16-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 3,338,357
Posted By Sirby
North To Alaska Ride 2005

Heading down into Skagway
http://sirby.smugmug.com/photos/26123640_SMysd-XL.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,852
Posted By Sirby
Percent of Dirt

I think you could conceivably do about 80% dirt routes if conditions allow it. It was only the rain in New Mexico that kicked us to the pavement. The route offers SO much dirt riding you won't lack...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,852
Posted By Sirby
New Mexico

We missed the Grants to Cuba section, as it was being HOSED the whole day. I think for planning , people should just go for it and be ready to divert to pavement when the rain catches you. There...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,852
Posted By Sirby
Cdr

Ha! Same waterfall. Looks like the grass grew a bit in a couple of weeks.

Yes, it is an awesome ride.
I want to do it again.

How much dirt did you ride in New Mexico? We hit the monsoons...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,852
Posted By Sirby
More on the CDR ride

Here is the Story I sent to "THE SHAFT" , our local Washington State BMW Riders Club.


The Short Way Up
David and Steve's Continental Divide Adventure


SqawwwwkSteve#####BEAR!Static-noise...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2008, 09:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,852
Posted By Sirby
Slide show

These have been just a sampling of the pictures we took. I have put together a two hour presentation on "How To Ride the CDR- You Can Do it" which will be presented at South Sound BMW Motorcycles in...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2008, 08:35 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,852
Posted By Sirby
Day 15 of 15- The ride home and a wrap up.

Day 15 of 15 8/1/2008

We rode home to Edmonds along Highway 20. The only way to go. I was amazed at how well my big ol' GS was able to handle the curves of Hwy.20 over Washington Pass and all the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,852
Posted By Sirby
Day 14 of 15- The final leg to the border

Day 14 of 15 7/31/2008

The official route from Ferndale to Whitefish is 40 some miles of mostly paved roads, so we just slabbed up to Whitefish on hwy. 93 to get to the gravelroute to our day's...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2008, 09:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,852
Posted By Sirby
Day 13 of 15

After the routine of oatmeal and coffee we were out of Moose creek and across highway 12 headed for Priest Pass on the divide. This morning we would cover 130 miles of gravel fun before lunch in...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,852
Posted By Sirby
Day 12 of 15-

I left my brother's home in Emigrant MT after a wonderful home cooked breaKfast and rode back over to Bozeman to meet up with David and his buddy Mark who was to join us for the day on his R1150GS....
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