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Forum: Ride reports Today, 06:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,666
Posted By squonker
Fantastic! McLuvin' the RR, looking forward to...

Fantastic! McLuvin' the RR, looking forward to moar :ear
Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 06:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,640
Posted By squonker
Me, leave you hanging? It's a first generation...

Me, leave you hanging? It's a first generation KLR, of course it was going to start! Please, a little more respect for my bike :D

Here I am parked at the hotel just before that little hiccup. Look...
Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 05:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,640
Posted By squonker
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Ride reports Today, 04:57 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 19,300
Posted By squonker
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By squonker
There are something like 30,000 km of logging...

There are something like 30,000 km of logging roads here on Vancouver Island. I'm pretty sure you'll find a trail somewhere.

Get the BC Backroads Mapbook
Forum: Canada 07-22-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 812
Posted By squonker
And don't forget bear spray. But don't bring that...

And don't forget bear spray. But don't bring that shit in from the U.S. 'cos that isn't rated for polar bears, which are freakin' everywhere in Canada. Your first stop once you're across the border...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,647
Posted By squonker
Great shot!

Great shot!
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-21-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,640
Posted By squonker
Thursday June 12th 2014 I was feeling pretty...

Thursday June 12th 2014

I was feeling pretty good about life in general the next morning. Breakfast came with the hotel room, after which I went back upstairs and was texting inmates Cowgirl and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-21-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By squonker
Believe me your job is far tougher than mine,...

Believe me your job is far tougher than mine, which is why I leave it to people like you - the professionals! Other than trying to tie loads down with frozen fingers my job is pretty darn easy. :D
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-20-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,640
Posted By squonker
Sure did! :D

Sure did! :D
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-20-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By squonker
Good thing I took photos of the washouts,...

Good thing I took photos of the washouts, otherwise no one would believe me that they were ever there!

Glad you're enjoying the other thread :thumb
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,374
Posted By squonker
I am coming to realize that true adventure riding...

I am coming to realize that true adventure riding requires a smaller bike, not a bigger one. I ride a 650, my next dual sport will not be bigger than 450.

Just because a bike has the BMW roundel...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-20-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By squonker
Bugger! I tried to get through (going the other...

Bugger! I tried to get through (going the other way) last month, but the third washout I came to was too big for me to safely cross on my own. Now there aren't any, you say! I guess I'll have to try...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,245
Posted By squonker
Fantastic! I was lucky enough to go to Romania in...

Fantastic! I was lucky enough to go to Romania in 1990, but sadly on 4 wheels rather than 2.
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,403
Posted By squonker
Excellent adventure! :clap

Excellent adventure! :clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-18-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,640
Posted By squonker
http://squonker.smugmug.com/Other/Williams-Lake-tr...

http://squonker.smugmug.com/Other/Williams-Lake-trip-June-2014/i-Lzdp9rn/0/XL/IMG_0182-XL.jpg

It wasn't the end of the world that the ferry was out. As I mentioned before, I hadn't really even...
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2,693
Views: 438,587
Posted By squonker
Does the V2 take regular or premium gas?

Does the V2 take regular or premium gas?
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-17-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,640
Posted By squonker
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-17-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,640
Posted By squonker
So long as it's orange, right?

So long as it's orange, right?
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-16-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,640
Posted By squonker
:rofl Very good! P.S. You'll never get your...

:rofl Very good!

P.S. You'll never get your hands on my KLR. Never, you hear me!!
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-15-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,640
Posted By squonker
So off I went on the adventure I had been hoping...

So off I went on the adventure I had been hoping to have, dirt to Williams Lake. There were several junctions along the road and all of them were well signed, but the one destination that no sign...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-15-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By squonker
Thanks, I only ever drove a few KM up the road to...

Thanks, I only ever drove a few KM up the road to the dam, I always wondered what was there!
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-14-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By squonker
:clap

:clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-14-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,640
Posted By squonker
I just started to today, they're in my ice road...

I just started to today, they're in my ice road trucking thread in Shiny Things.




:thumb
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2,693
Views: 438,587
Posted By squonker
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2,693
Views: 438,587
Posted By squonker
Desert Dave, can you still carry a passenger with...

Desert Dave, can you still carry a passenger with those Jesses mounted? Thanks.
Forum: Canada 07-13-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By squonker
Adrenalin Motorsports in Victoria, B.C. They are...

Adrenalin Motorsports in Victoria, B.C. They are a co-op, I'm not even a member and yet they repeatedly look after me, as well as doing good work at a rate that should make some of the dealers in...
Forum: Canada 07-13-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,041
Posted By squonker
Re: gates. It is my understanding that in the...

Re: gates. It is my understanding that in the vast majority of cases (on the island, at least) the timber companies have access to the timber rights only. The land is crown land, and as such is open...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-13-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,640
Posted By squonker
Thanks jackd, did you get to take in any of the...

Thanks jackd, did you get to take in any of the motor shows in your neck of the woods this weekend? I didn't have time to get as far as Brits on the Beach in Ladysmith, but took in the vintage truck...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 19,300
Posted By squonker
Thanks for the informative response :thumb ...

Thanks for the informative response :thumb

You're traveling faster than I'm reading (!), but if you're coming back to B.C. I'm on Vancouver Island. Look me up if you need a place to crash or a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 19,300
Posted By squonker
Loving finding out about the bike, keep it coming...

Loving finding out about the bike, keep it coming please! I have the same tent as you, btw, and another major advantage is that it only weighs 2.5lbs making it ideal for solo m/c travel.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-12-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,578
Posted By squonker
Great views! I'm on Vancouver Island, two blocks...

Great views! I'm on Vancouver Island, two blocks from where I can look out over the water to the Olympic Mountains. While you were taking the pics with Vancouver Island in the background I was waving...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-11-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,640
Posted By squonker
http://squonker.smugmug.com/Other/Williams-Lake-tr...

http://squonker.smugmug.com/Other/Williams-Lake-trip-June-2014/i-9rDrssb/0/XL/IMG_0127-XL.jpg


http://squonker.smugmug.com/Other/Williams-Lake-trip-June-2014/i-zMmQjZB/0/XL/IMG_0140-XL.jpg


I...
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2,693
Views: 438,587
Posted By squonker
I took a V2 for an hour long test ride today and...

I took a V2 for an hour long test ride today and was really impressed. It's not perfect, but it ain't far off. Pretty sure that I'll be getting one next spring.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-09-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,640
Posted By squonker
Keep reading...! Thanks for posting.

Keep reading...! Thanks for posting.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-06-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,965
Posted By squonker
Nice RR! I love Oregon...thanks for sharing :thumb

Nice RR! I love Oregon...thanks for sharing :thumb
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-06-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,640
Posted By squonker
http://squonker.smugmug.com/Other/Williams-Lake-tr...

http://squonker.smugmug.com/Other/Williams-Lake-trip-June-2014/i-CVTxSRx/0/XL/IMG_0114-XL.jpg

http://squonker.smugmug.com/Other/Williams-Lake-trip-June-2014/i-NDrmfct/0/XL/IMG_0120-XL.jpg

A...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-03-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,640
Posted By squonker
Day 3: Wed June 11th 2014 It didn't rain...

Day 3: Wed June 11th 2014

It didn't rain overnight but there was a lot of dew on my tent. I was up pretty early so I moved it out from under cover of the trees to dry in the sun, and while it did...
Forum: Canada 06-30-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By squonker
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-29-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,640
Posted By squonker
The Fountain Valley Road is very fine (and very...

The Fountain Valley Road is very fine (and very smooth) gravel to begin with, and at first I'd assumed it was a logging road but when I started to see obvious signs of ranching I knew I'd got that...
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