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Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,521
Posted By duhgee
Hey, it worked to boost my hope for riding again...

Hey, it worked to boost my hope for riding again soon. The longer it is, the more there is to see.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-13-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,802
Posted By duhgee
Sounds like fun, and some great weather we've had...

Sounds like fun, and some great weather we've had for fall rides. More cruisers out'n'about but it looks like you found some pretty good out of the way roads. Keep riding!:thumb
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-19-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,284
Posted By duhgee
This is the best thread ever.

This is the best thread ever.
Forum: Canada 09-16-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By duhgee
Yeah, Fort Nelson was pretty dry for good bike...

Yeah, Fort Nelson was pretty dry for good bike shops. But Fort St. John seemed to have a good one (Fast Trax) but my tires were doing well and they didn't have something they needed to balance the...
Forum: Canada 09-10-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By duhgee
My tire was doing okay and I made it up to...

My tire was doing okay and I made it up to Whitehorse and Yukon Honda was great. Thanks anyways for the offer, Rick. If possible I'll make my way to Edmonton for a tire change on Monday, otherwise...
Forum: Canada 09-10-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By duhgee
Question Fort Nelson BC Tire Change

I'm passing through Fort Nelson (staying overnight) and heading towered Edmonton tomorrow and I need to change my rear tire. I have the replacement tire but there don't seem to be any shops in town...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-25-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,530
Posted By duhgee
My wife and I did the same ride this spring, but...

My wife and I did the same ride this spring, but in a cage. Your pics are just as we remember, but luckily we had sunshine the whole way. Nonetheless, a fun simple ride, off the beaten trail. I...
Forum: Vendors 08-25-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,081
Posted By duhgee
If it's Canada for which you're looking, Kurtz...

If it's Canada for which you're looking, Kurtz Trucking in Breslau, ON has been good for me on 2 occasions. You can probably find cheaper by talking directly to a trucker on a last minute deal, but...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,992
Posted By duhgee
+1 for the Adventure Goretex. I picked mine up...

+1 for the Adventure Goretex. I picked mine up at DualSport Plus (Stoney Creek, Ontario; Les and Catherine are inmates here) for under $500 CDN. I too was looking for comfort with hiking, reality...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,072
Posted By duhgee
Same thing I was wondering. If you do end up...

Same thing I was wondering. If you do end up replacing, what'll it be? Another GS or something different? I guess it depends on where you want to go next - seems like you've been to some great...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By duhgee
Yup, if the view from the pavement is pretty...

Yup, if the view from the pavement is pretty boring, sometimes it's worth it to even pull over and rooster for a bit before jumping back on the road. Makes me giggle.:rofl
Forum: Face plant 07-12-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,395
Posted By duhgee
The man who makes a moose detector may be richer...

The man who makes a moose detector may be richer than he who came up with the radar detector. Great story -- err, storytelling, that is - bummer story.
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 17,757
Posted By duhgee
I'm curious which unique dirt roads/trails you'll...

I'm curious which unique dirt roads/trails you'll find for those great bikes.:thumb
Forum: Canada 05-30-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 427
Posted By duhgee
I got my safety done at Two Wheels in Guelph. It...

I got my safety done at Two Wheels in Guelph. It was an older bike so they likely could've found something if they wanted to, but they didn't - just safetied it and I was good to go.
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,136
Posted By duhgee
Nice food and beer photos - that's enough to make...

Nice food and beer photos - that's enough to make me want to head out. And you picked a great route - it's nice when Ontario folks experience what all is available in this fine province (and the...
Forum: Canada 05-22-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By duhgee
Ah - a detail that was likely lost in translation...

Ah - a detail that was likely lost in translation when my wife told me about it. Maybe we'll meet at the suggested farm bash.:freaky
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By duhgee
Sounds like fun. You'll be going through some...

Sounds like fun. You'll be going through some great areas, so more fun than if you were going to go due west.:nod
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,867
Posted By duhgee
It had been 5+ years since I had been on a...

It had been 5+ years since I had been on a bicycle, and 3+ years on a motorcycle, and my first ride on my bicycle I tried to pull the clutch as I was quickly accelerating at a green light and nearly...
Forum: Vendors 05-20-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 105,230
Posted By duhgee
The ER6i seem like they'll suit me well. Do you...

The ER6i seem like they'll suit me well. Do you know of any Canadian distributors? I'm not too keen on spending 40% more on top of the purchase price just to get it across the border. It's great...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,393
Posted By duhgee
+1. I'm not big, but I'm cheap and I figure...

+1. I'm not big, but I'm cheap and I figure 36/42 helps the tire last longer, with still adequate traction on all non-pavement. It's also easier to let air out, if you're so inclined and the road...
Forum: Canada 05-18-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By duhgee
That sounds about right. Thanks! She's finally...

That sounds about right. Thanks! She's finally satisfied (she's insatiable sometimes!) now she thinks she knows who it is. I told her she has permission to salute anyone with an ADV sticker, and...
Forum: Canada 05-17-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By duhgee
Who Are You, Mr.GS @ Derry and Bronte in Milton, ON?

My wife got home today all excited because she saw a bike just like mine (GSA), "and it even had an ADV sticker on the windshield!". It was in Milton, at Derry & Bronte, at ~ 12:50 a.m., with...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 22,608
Posted By duhgee
Tested a 661 pressure suit today with 2 quick-dry...

Tested a 661 pressure suit today with 2 quick-dry baselayers (2 because the white is kinda transparent and shows my belly in an ungratifying way, and a black short sleeved quick dry over top makes me...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,473
Posted By duhgee
+1. Also make for a nice backrest for a...

+1. Also make for a nice backrest for a passenger, but when I don't have a passenger or am not touring, it's off. Naked is always hotter.:evil
Forum: Canada 05-15-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,144
Posted By duhgee
I was going to suggest Shails as I know they do a...

I was going to suggest Shails as I know they do a bunch of work on older BMWs. Too bad they couldn't do it for you. I'm not from the area, but Island BMW in Victoria seemed like nice guys - no idea...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,990
Posted By duhgee
You're a bastard - so deliberately making us...

You're a bastard - so deliberately making us unbelievably jealous. I was in that area last spring but didn't find nor experience anything like what you saw. Count yourself lucky to live near such...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By duhgee
Great story and video! I like those ride reports...

Great story and video! I like those ride reports - I get the whole thing without having to expend the effort clicking or scrolling down the page.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-06-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,301
Posted By duhgee
Just to present an alternate viewpoint - my first...

Just to present an alternate viewpoint - my first bike was a Kawasaki Zephyr 550, and it was a great first bike, and I was glad I didn't get anything smaller. Maybe it's the nature of a first bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,389
Posted By duhgee
No bike hits, but in our car we hit a bird and...

No bike hits, but in our car we hit a bird and saw the body go one way and the head another. We made a face and the car coming towards us was laughing at$ our expression!
Forum: Americas 04-26-2010, 04:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By duhgee
I wouldn't call it boring if you were relaxed and...

I wouldn't call it boring if you were relaxed and just sightseeing. You won't need to worry about any gravel roads - lots of pavement. The stretch from Tobermory down 6 is pretty sleepy. There's a...
Forum: Americas 04-26-2010, 04:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By duhgee
The straightest road you can imagine. In the...

The straightest road you can imagine. In the 1800's, they created grids, dividing blocks of land into chunks of property. The redeeming feature is they're often gravel (with log bases), and take...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By duhgee
Jacket pocket (whereever it fits), or tank bag...

Jacket pocket (whereever it fits), or tank bag (wherever it falls when I'm packing). It doesn't always send a signal when it tracking mode, but it sends enough to give an idea of where I was.
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 22,608
Posted By duhgee
Reading the recommendations for the 661 pressure...

Reading the recommendations for the 661 pressure suit, and having a preconceived notion that it was a good plan, I went to pick one up at the local semi-annual tent sale. Usually Canadian prices are...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 22,608
Posted By duhgee
How does it feel riding at full speed on...

How does it feel riding at full speed on highways? I was warned of dehydration if you're not wearing a wind-proof layer (ie. a regular jacket) over top?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,186
Posted By duhgee
I think that'll work for me. I may go loosen...

I think that'll work for me. I may go loosen mine a smidge just in case. The only challenge will be whether I remove it prior to my regular service, so he thinks I'm heeding his 'advice'.
I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,186
Posted By duhgee
Eh? Potentiometer Cover *Causing* Failures?

I just had my 2008 GSA in for it's 30K km service and the BMW dealer guy saw my TPS/potentiometer cover (bought from an ADV'er), and he strongly advised that I remove it 'immediately'.:huh He said...
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,783
Posted By duhgee
To find that peace yet remember the happiness of...

To find that peace yet remember the happiness of riding for 40+ years - an admirable conclusion that represents, I imagine, what many of us desire (in contrast to the "you're going to kill yourself"...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 19,711
Posted By duhgee
This is just the sort of review I was looking...

This is just the sort of review I was looking for. Even though I too don't have much selection locally, this at least gives me good criteria for comparing the ones that I can find. If only all...
Forum: Vendors 03-25-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 14,465
Posted By duhgee
I've got friends in the area who I'm looking to...

I've got friends in the area who I'm looking to visit with some of the time. Any options for the ride only?
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,928
Posted By duhgee
I've got the feeling there are more good pictures...

I've got the feeling there are more good pictures in thar camera of yours - this isn't the end, fess up and show 'em!
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