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Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 41,984
Posted By selkins
Route thoughts

Not sure if you're going East to West or vice versa between New Orleans and New Mexico, but I highly recommend a more southerly route through Texas. Austin, San Antonio and the small west Texas town...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,669
Posted By selkins
Really enjoying the report! Kudos on taking the...

Really enjoying the report! Kudos on taking the dive for a year of travel.
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,454
Posted By selkins
Thanks! I feel like I'm getting a real flavor of...

Thanks! I feel like I'm getting a real flavor of Australia. :clap
Forum: Canada 05-29-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,281
Posted By selkins
I've got many that I treasure from my trip in...

I've got many that I treasure from my trip in 2012, but here are some of my favs from in and around Tombstone Territorial Park.

I'm looking forward to returning once the Inuvik to Tuk extension is...
Forum: Americas 05-29-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 15,105
Posted By selkins
Sounds like Red Bay to Goose Bay won't be a dirt...

Sounds like Red Bay to Goose Bay won't be a dirt trip for much longer (http://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2013/tw/0128n01.htm). Sad to think it was all unpaved outside of the towns and Gagnon...
Forum: Americas 05-17-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 15,105
Posted By selkins
:cry

:cry
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 30,197
Posted By selkins
Glad you enjoyed it, Al, and thanks for the bump...

Glad you enjoyed it, Al, and thanks for the bump :D. I was using a Nikon D5000 with the kit lenses. The color is as close as I could get to what I experienced - that early fall timeframe is really...
Forum: Americas 03-10-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,611
Posted By selkins
I used the Heidenaus on a 1200GS on the Dempster,...

I used the Heidenaus on a 1200GS on the Dempster, including a day and a half of constant rain. They were more than adequate, and will last 2x the distance of a TKC. Personally I think TKCs are...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 22,823
Posted By selkins
Nice report, thanks. Nordkapp is on my to-do...

Nice report, thanks. Nordkapp is on my to-do list in the next few years, and you gave a good flavor of the scenery and roads there and back. Nice also to see the info about the Iceland ferry costs.
Forum: Americas 02-11-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By selkins
Early May is a bit risky, but if you keep options...

Early May is a bit risky, but if you keep options available for low elevation passes, I think you'll be fine in the south. ABQ to Denver will I think certainly be clear, but I suggest routing...
Forum: Americas 02-11-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By selkins
I've only done the Dempster, but from that...

I've only done the Dempster, but from that experience and from the range of reports I've read, I would give it the thumbs up over the Dalton. For one, the Dempster remains 99.5% gravel (just a few...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 17,168
Posted By selkins
What a gift to share with us! Great fun to hear...

What a gift to share with us! Great fun to hear your recollections and see your great photography.

One thing I'm intrigued by: I see a similarity between the young woman in your photo from...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 65,924
Posted By selkins
OMG. You finally finished this report! ...

OMG. You finally finished this report!

Don't know whether I'm happy you finally got off your butt to get it done, or sad to see it over!

In any event, well done! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 21,976
Posted By selkins
Hrm. Where is our brave adventuress? I get...

Hrm. Where is our brave adventuress? I get worried with no posts over a long period of time.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-03-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,264
Posted By selkins
Nice! Looking forward to this one. FYI, a...

Nice! Looking forward to this one. FYI, a friend of mine in a position to know has told me that Seminole Canyon is the least visited state park in the Texas system.

Fun coincidence: Here's a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 14,818
Posted By selkins
Very glad you overcame your reluctance to do this...

Very glad you overcame your reluctance to do this ride report. AdvRider is a community, and the benefits we gain from others' reports are best returned by sharing our own experiences, IMHO.

It is...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 14,818
Posted By selkins
FWIW, I believe Tombstone Mountain is a single...

FWIW, I believe Tombstone Mountain is a single peak within the namesake park. It's all within the Ogilvie Mountain range.

Nice report! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 30,197
Posted By selkins
Thanks for the generous comments, folks. FYI,...

Thanks for the generous comments, folks. FYI, anyone planning a trip up to the Dempster/Dawson, I highly recommend Barry Lopez's Arctic Dreams for a bring-along book. Great, great travelogue with a...
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By selkins
This is just the sort of info I've been hoping...

This is just the sort of info I've been hoping for. Thanks, folks! :clap
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By selkins
Very nice. The custom CR-1s are vinyl and these...

Very nice. The custom CR-1s are vinyl and these are silicone, and near as I can tell the silicone variety has significantly better passive noise-cancelling qualities. Pricey, but my hearing and...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 30,197
Posted By selkins
Thanks for the resurrect, Hanzo. :evil ...

Thanks for the resurrect, Hanzo. :evil

FWIW, I just saw on Grinnin's Dempster RR that they've started work on the year-round extension up to Tuk on the Arctic coast. Did a little digging...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 14,818
Posted By selkins
Oh, wow, is it actually under construction now? ...

Oh, wow, is it actually under construction now? That extension has been promised ever since the road reached Inuvik, if they're actually building it now that would be big news (plus just the...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By selkins
Plus Westone AC1s

Looks like the Westone AC1s are the same price, but broader frequency response and an estimated 25db of ambient noise reduction. Nice.

Here's the linky...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By selkins
Anyone use Westone CR1 earphones?

After years of faithful service, my Etymotic 6is finally succumbed to catastrophic failure. So, the hunt is underway for a set of passive noise-cancelling earbuds with decent sound. There are a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-02-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,548
Posted By selkins
I would never have guessed about the beautiful...

I would never have guessed about the beautiful fall colors around Tehran, and how similar (and different, as well) they are to the fall colors I get to experience in Minnesota. Thank you for...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 115,521
Posted By selkins
The adventure you had was a remarkable one, but...

The adventure you had was a remarkable one, but it's your skill at capturing the experience with your writing and photos that makes it so memorable.

Wherever your next adventure takes you - across...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 115,521
Posted By selkins
The ride report speaks for itself, exceptionally...

The ride report speaks for itself, exceptionally well. Let's please not litter it with other folks' political commentary.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-25-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3,670
Views: 806,706
Posted By selkins
A few North America locations

Dempster Hwy - Yukon

http://selkins.smugmug.com/Travel/Motorcycles/Inuvik-Ride-2012/i-5pH3ZLg/0/XL/8-26-12%20Dempster%201-XL.jpg

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Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 115,521
Posted By selkins
Pin this RR!

Consider this an official launch of a "Pin This Report" campaign!

If this one doesn't deserve a place at the top of the thread list, then I don't know what does.
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 30,197
Posted By selkins
Thanks for the resurrect and the kind words. ...

Thanks for the resurrect and the kind words.

No big ride this year. If I can save my pennies I'm hoping to do a hiking/riding trip to the Scottish Highlands in late spring, then maybe another...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 115,521
Posted By selkins
This photo speaks volumes. Definitely front page...

This photo speaks volumes. Definitely front page material.

I'm more agog at each post. I may have missed you mentioning this, but your 10-day excursion into the Pamirs: Did you somehow arrange...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,363
Views: 535,552
Posted By selkins
Nice one, and a great place to greet a new day! ...

Nice one, and a great place to greet a new day! Always love your attitude, thanks for the update. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 115,521
Posted By selkins
You're setting a high mark for adventure, sir,...

You're setting a high mark for adventure, sir, and we're fortunate to be able to tag along. I love that you're as attracted to the people as to the riding.

Thank you.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-10-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,126
Posted By selkins
Thanks!

I appreciate all the kind comments. It can be too easy to take for granted the qualities of home, and nice to be reminded of them by others.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-10-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,126
Posted By selkins
As a sixth-generation Texan, I can understand the...

As a sixth-generation Texan, I can understand the trepidation about MN winters. That said, sort of like riding it's a lot about the gear, and the rest is a mix of skills & attitude. When I first...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,185
Posted By selkins
Looking good. I look forward to reading more, as...

Looking good. I look forward to reading more, as I'm on a similar wavelength.

One quick hijack, and then I'll be good for the duration: While I personally like your more (shall we say)...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-09-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,126
Posted By selkins
Fall Colors - Minnesota

Yesterday was beautiful and warm and the colors were peaking in Minnesota. No better time to ride up here. Just a few quick shots for those of you who don't get to enjoy autumn in the same way.
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Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 115,521
Posted By selkins
Excellent. Keep it coming, please! :clap

Excellent. Keep it coming, please! :clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-03-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,411
Posted By selkins
Funny thing about this dog. We met it at Long...

Funny thing about this dog. We met it at Long Holiday Motel. Hardly recognizable as a canine, all scraggly hair, six inches tall, and heroin-addict-twitchy. Best part was its visceral hatred of...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 81,361
Posted By selkins
Ha! Y'all are hilarious together. Looking...

Ha! Y'all are hilarious together. Looking forward to your upcoming adventures. Keep smiling!
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