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Forum: Canada 06-30-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By GISdood
Just a quickly-generated sample of some of the...

Just a quickly-generated sample of some of the route options between Houston, BC and Prince George (https://goo.gl/maps/zxNOh).

That took about 2 min to generate in Google Maps, and as it shows,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-30-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,853
Posted By GISdood
Do you know approximately when you'll be out in...

Do you know approximately when you'll be out in BC? Specifically near the Hwy 37 Junction? If you need a free place to crash for a day or two, take care of any maintenance, tire changes, etc, I'm in...
Forum: Canada 06-30-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By GISdood
This is definitely some unseasonably warm weather...

This is definitely some unseasonably warm weather we've been having, but I'll take it. The heat is drying up all the mosquito breeding areas so I can actually enjoy lounging on the deck without...
Forum: Canada 06-29-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By GISdood
Prince George resident here. I can certainly...

Prince George resident here. I can certainly offer some suggestions for gravel routes in the immediate area and heading west towards the Hwy 37 Junction, and if you need a place to store your...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-16-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 14,686
Posted By GISdood
You're welcome! And I'm glad that you seemed to...

You're welcome! And I'm glad that you seemed to have struck gold with the weather as you head south along the Icefields Parkway. Loving the photos!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-11-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,318
Posted By GISdood
Subscribed! You're really covering some serious...

Subscribed! You're really covering some serious miles! Not sure which route you're taking as you head north (or return south for that matter) but if you wind up taking hwy 37 and are using Prince...
Forum: Americas 06-10-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By GISdood
And don't forget to check out the Tent Space Map...

And don't forget to check out the Tent Space Map (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=776925) to see where there might be ADV'ers willing to host travelers on their journey.
Forum: Americas 06-10-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 15,280
Posted By GISdood
I feel your pain, dude... had a partially...

I feel your pain, dude... had a partially herniated disc from chucking firewood a couple winters ago. Not fun at all. Here's to a full and speedy recovery, as well as a successful launch of your...
Forum: Canada 06-10-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By GISdood
Doh! I'm actually going to be out of town for...

Doh! I'm actually going to be out of town for work from the 19th to the 25th, but I do know other locals that are willing to host travelers passing through... hit me up with a PM and I'll get your...
Forum: Canada 06-08-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By GISdood
Heya Merc, just haven't had time to travel much. ...

Heya Merc, just haven't had time to travel much. Between home renos, work, other hobbies and losing 145lbs of dead weight (IYKWIM! :evil) I've just been too damn busy!

Still got the DR, tho... so...
Forum: Americas 05-26-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,442
Posted By GISdood
Maybe its been a while since you were out this...

Maybe its been a while since you were out this way, zigy, but there's fuel available at Sayward Junction (60km north of Campbell River) and also in Port McNeill (195km north of Campbell River and...
Forum: Canada 05-25-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By GISdood
Anyone needing a free place to pitch a tent...

Anyone needing a free place to pitch a tent overnight in Prince George, feel free to hit me up. I'm about 15min west of downtown (convenient for those heading up the Stewart/Cassiar) and have over...
Forum: Americas 02-09-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,442
Posted By GISdood
if you're planning on staying overnight at your...

if you're planning on staying overnight at your turnaround point here in Prince George, drop me a line closer to your departure date. I live about 10 min west of downtown on acreage in a nice, quiet...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-25-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,773
Posted By GISdood
Hey Tom! Just got all caught up on the rr, looks...

Hey Tom! Just got all caught up on the rr, looks like you've had a great time, and I'm still grinning at your recounting of the "bitch tried to kill me..." email. Funny stuff!

I only took a...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-14-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By GISdood
Subscribed! Ride safe, James! Looking forward to...

Subscribed! Ride safe, James! Looking forward to seeing some pics!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-09-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,854
Posted By GISdood
If you're looking to save a few bucks on camping,...

If you're looking to save a few bucks on camping, drop me a line as you approach Prince George - in either direction! Lots of tent space in the yard here, covered parking for the bike, and a spare...
Forum: Canada 07-04-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By GISdood
You'd be pleasantly surprised at how much...

You'd be pleasantly surprised at how much gear/tackle you can pile on a bike for some moto-fishing trips! (see the link in my signature for some of my outings) As for where... you can always find...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-09-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 25,640
Posted By GISdood
Great RR and pics, guys! If you happen to be...

Great RR and pics, guys! If you happen to be stopping overnight in Prince George as you return south and are looking to save a few bucks, drop me a PM. I have plenty of tent space out in the yard,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-02-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,822
Posted By GISdood
Judging from the screenshot of your planned...

Judging from the screenshot of your planned route, it looks like you're rolling straight through Prince George, but if plans change and you find yourselves staying overnight in the area, hit me up. ...
Forum: Americas 05-29-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,753
Posted By GISdood
No holiday time left for me this year for...

No holiday time left for me this year for anything more than a few days here and there, but if any of you are stopping overnight in PG, drop me a line. Tent/couch space available if its needed.
...
Forum: Americas 04-22-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,534
Posted By GISdood
I've only just skimmed through the thread, so I...

I've only just skimmed through the thread, so I may have missed any mention of what type of accommodations you guys will be using, whether it be hotels, camping, etc... but if you feel like saving...
Forum: Americas 04-14-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,111
Posted By GISdood
Tent space available here in Prince George if...

Tent space available here in Prince George if needed, drop me a PM if you plan on overnighting here and I'll fwd you my location and contact info. Have a great trip!
Forum: Canada 08-07-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By GISdood
< - Resident. Definitely correct. No...

< - Resident.

Definitely correct. No bridge crossing at that location.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-29-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 114,477
Posted By GISdood
Glad you enjoyed the route recommendations, Jeff....

Glad you enjoyed the route recommendations, Jeff. Keep up the good work, I'll be following along as you continue south. Cheers! :beer
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-18-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 114,477
Posted By GISdood
Great to see you reach the northern goal, Jeff. ...

Great to see you reach the northern goal, Jeff. Here's hoping for better weather as you head south. For the record, it was 28 in PG today. Much nicer than the cold & rain that followed you through...
Forum: Canada 07-16-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,105
Posted By GISdood
A different view of Mt Robson, you say? Coming...

A different view of Mt Robson, you say? Coming right up!

Taken just outside Valemount while cat-skiing. Approx 80km away and it still looks massive. Even moreso when you see it from elevation...
Forum: Americas 07-12-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,013
Posted By GISdood
Ask, an ye shall RECEIVE...

Ask, an ye shall RECEIVE (http://goo.gl/maps/w1Hts)!!

This can be shortened or lengthened somewhat, depending on your range limitations... but this was just a 5min google exercise based on roads...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-06-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,599
Posted By GISdood
Damn! Sorry to hear about Owen's thumb, dude! ...

Damn! Sorry to hear about Owen's thumb, dude! The best-learned lessons are the hardest-learned ones, right?

Anyway... enjoy the trip! Even solo you should have a great time. Ride safe and we'll...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-30-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 49,334
Posted By GISdood
Great thread, doorman! No better way to head out...

Great thread, doorman! No better way to head out fishing than on two wheels! (see link in sig for my own version) Keep up the good work!
Forum: Americas 06-22-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 18,032
Posted By GISdood
Sonuva.... :eek1 My best wishes for a full...

Sonuva.... :eek1 My best wishes for a full and speedy recovery. She'll be back on the bike before you know it!
Forum: Canada 06-14-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,870
Posted By GISdood
Hard starts when it's hot sounds like a valve...

Hard starts when it's hot sounds like a valve adjustment issue to me. Hopefully someone there can help you check/adjust them.

Sent from my SGH-I747M using Tapatalk 4 Beta
Forum: Americas 06-08-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,013
Posted By GISdood
Sounds like a great trip on an interesting ride! ...

Sounds like a great trip on an interesting ride!

Drop me a line if you need a place to crash in Prince George. and I can also help with some off-highway routing from here westward if you're...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,109
Posted By GISdood
Added a brake light modulator

So, I decided to add a modulator to the wife's DR-Z (and I purchased one for the DR as well). The LED's in the Givi are awesome for daytime visibility, but the Edge LED tail/brake light mod left a...
Forum: Canada 05-30-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,950
Posted By GISdood
Keep checking on the link I posted earlier for...

Keep checking on the link I posted earlier for updates, but currently its still flooded with no estimated time of re-opening. For now, your alternative route option would be the long detour east on...
Forum: Canada 05-30-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,834
Posted By GISdood
You should have no trouble with the Clarke tank...

You should have no trouble with the Clarke tank taking away from the looks of the DRZ. You be the judge... my wife's DRZ-SM:


Initial installation of the Clarke tank:...
Forum: Canada 05-30-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,870
Posted By GISdood
With any luck, he made it through there...

With any luck, he made it through there yesterday. That washout due to flooding was just posted at 7:30 this morning. Here's hoping...
Forum: Canada 05-30-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,950
Posted By GISdood
Highway 37 Closure

For anyone heading up (or down) the Stewart-Cassiar... just heard about this on the drive in to work this morning.

From drivebc.ca (http://www.drivebc.ca/#listView&road=Highway%2037):

"The Hwy...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,560
Posted By GISdood
I prefer to use diesel or varsol instead of...

I prefer to use diesel or varsol instead of gasoline, from what I gather its not quite as harsh. A very small amount of varsol is enough to dissolve old dirty filter oil with a bit of work, follow...
Forum: Canada 05-28-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,870
Posted By GISdood
Just a quick update for all of you following...

Just a quick update for all of you following along, Hannes was on his way west from PG this morning, heading for Smithers.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/29/byda9u4u.jpg

Hope the weather...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-22-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 26,903
Posted By GISdood
That was in my carport/woodshed here in Prince...

That was in my carport/woodshed here in Prince George. Jeff arrived here Monday afternoon and stayed a couple nights as the weather Tuesday was abysmal, and he wanted take care of the maintenance he...
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