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Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By superfunkomatic
Really enjoyed reading this ride report. Very...

Really enjoyed reading this ride report. Very detailed, thorough and entertaining. Can you clarify for me - how many days to do the distance from Blanc-Sablon to Baie-Comeau?
And how much of the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 14,997
Posted By superfunkomatic
Looks like a great trip. Your weather on the...

Looks like a great trip. Your weather on the Dempster was a stroke of good luck. Really liked the pics of the moose and bison in your campground.
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,031
Posted By superfunkomatic
Thumb What an inspiring adventure. Thank you for...

What an inspiring adventure. Thank you for sharing.
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 17,812
Posted By superfunkomatic
Thanks for sharing. Great commentary and photos....

Thanks for sharing. Great commentary and photos. The eastern parts of your trip were particularly interesting. Leaves me pining for the fjords.
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 27,838
Posted By superfunkomatic
Another exciting and interesting adventure. I've...

Another exciting and interesting adventure. I've really enjoyed reading your ride reports (this one and the previous epic journey). Sorry about the bike issues. I've had a bike failure mid-trip...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,881
Posted By superfunkomatic
Great ride report and some excellent pics. Looks...

Great ride report and some excellent pics. Looks like you guys had a great time. Thanks for sharing your ride.
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,791
Posted By superfunkomatic
Thanks for your comments. It really is a great...

Thanks for your comments. It really is a great trip and in spite of a few challenges it really was a piece of cake ride - you just need the time and inclination.

Yes, I used a SPOT to send...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 261,197
Posted By superfunkomatic
Not sure what your itinerary is but I really...

Not sure what your itinerary is but I really liked Talkeetna (cool little town) and Hyder (great glaciers and might be some bears eating Salmon this time of year).

Keep on trucking'!
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 261,197
Posted By superfunkomatic
Try the Cassiar on your way back down. Much more...

Try the Cassiar on your way back down. Much more scenic and a lot more wildlife.

Great report and enjoy your ride. The "Top of the World" and "Alaska" highways might be a bit challenging for a new...
Forum: Canada 07-09-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5,041
Views: 365,592
Posted By superfunkomatic
It's highway 532 that goes from just past...

It's highway 532 that goes from just past Longview over to the junction at 740/40 and over to Coleman. I was just there yesterday. The road is in good shape and there is a good view from the side...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,502
Posted By superfunkomatic
Looks like beautiful country. Thanks for sharing...

Looks like beautiful country. Thanks for sharing your trip.
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,783
Posted By superfunkomatic
Well you've ridden two of the best roads in BC -...

Well you've ridden two of the best roads in BC - Kaslo to New Denver and Creston to the Ferry (3A).
Enjoy your trip!
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 61,310
Posted By superfunkomatic
Great report and pics. Page, AZ is a total...

Great report and pics. Page, AZ is a total tourist trap because of Lake Powell and its closeness to the Grand Canyon - got stuck there in a hotel for week (really expensive). Looking forward to...
Forum: Canada 10-28-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5,041
Views: 365,592
Posted By superfunkomatic
These guys have been around as long I can...

These guys have been around as long I can remember and specializing in VW products.

Mike's Auto Service (http://www.mikesautoservice.ca/)
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,455
Posted By superfunkomatic
Another post with a great bear story! Glad your's...

Another post with a great bear story! Glad your's also had a positive end. Great ride report! It's great to relive my trip and the scenery through another's unique viewpoint and photos.
Forum: Canada 09-29-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5,041
Views: 365,592
Posted By superfunkomatic
I'd love to try their course, except it is always...

I'd love to try their course, except it is always on weekdays (probably due to races on the weekends).
If they offered one on a weekend I'd certainly take it. Lots to learn….
Forum: Canada 09-25-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5,041
Views: 365,592
Posted By superfunkomatic
Coyote Moon right on the main drag into Turner...

Coyote Moon right on the main drag into Turner Valley is good. Cheap, delicious food and they make their own cheesecake and deserts which are yummy!

I was out on the Forestry Trunk Road towards...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 49,984
Posted By superfunkomatic
What a great way to spend my Sunday afternoon -...

What a great way to spend my Sunday afternoon - reading your ride report. Fantastic journey and great photos. Very inspiring country that you crossed. A good sense of humour goes a long way to making...
Forum: Canada 09-18-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5,041
Views: 365,592
Posted By superfunkomatic
Local dealers want an arm and a leg for them. ...

Local dealers want an arm and a leg for them.
Check out - A Vicious Cycle
TKC 80 Tires (http://www.aviciouscycle.ca/tkc80.html)
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,887
Posted By superfunkomatic
Great report and excellent pics. Stunning scenery...

Great report and excellent pics. Stunning scenery along your way. A very enjoyable read.
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,712
Posted By superfunkomatic
Looks like fun. I hadn't even considered that a...

Looks like fun. I hadn't even considered that a riding destination. Great report.
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 33,574
Posted By superfunkomatic
I'm certainly taking notes of the routes you took...

I'm certainly taking notes of the routes you took through BC off road. They look like a lot of fun. Next year….
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,791
Posted By superfunkomatic
It was one of the single coolest and downright...

It was one of the single coolest and downright scary things I've ever seen.
Going head-on against one of nature's most powerful creatures is certainly worth the trip up there.

A long lens...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,791
Posted By superfunkomatic
I agree. Unless you have a great deal of offroad...

I agree. Unless you have a great deal of offroad experience in the rain the Dempster is a force not to be trifled with. I only had a few thousand kilometres of gravel/forestry road experience and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,791
Posted By superfunkomatic
Glad you enjoyed the RR. I've been inspired by so...

Glad you enjoyed the RR. I've been inspired by so many others sharing their stories. It's truly a trip of a lifetime.

The thing is it makes you want to go back and do it all over again. The other...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,791
Posted By superfunkomatic
[/quote] Did I leave that part out? :rofl ...

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Did I leave that part out? :rofl

My buddy Tim says that it really exists and that he's 'heard it" in the Rogue River Valley in Oregon. Maybe on the next adventure….
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,791
Posted By superfunkomatic
You have some fantastic pictures in your report....

You have some fantastic pictures in your report. I'm really happy about the weather during my trip - I was very fortunate. I can always go back some time and finish the last 400 kilometres.
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 41,970
Posted By superfunkomatic
I got a set put on when I was on my trip to...

I got a set put on when I was on my trip to Alaska. These are really good tires. They feel like a sport touring tire on the road and stick really well. They have a great turn-in as well. I used them...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,968
Posted By superfunkomatic
Sounds like you're having a great journey. Read...

Sounds like you're having a great journey. Read about the accident on the other blog. Glad to hear that they got your friend to the hospital right away. Having ridden that road recently I understand...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,661
Posted By superfunkomatic
Great report. I've done road riding in that area...

Great report. I've done road riding in that area - it's very scenic. I'll keep following along to take notes on places to go on the dually. :D
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,791
Posted By superfunkomatic
It sure was. Not a lot of drama but I'm okay with...

It sure was. Not a lot of drama but I'm okay with that.
I'll have to come up with another adventure for next year. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 88,610
Posted By superfunkomatic
Great tire - decent life

Just got back from a trip to Alaska/NWT and these tires did very well. Good highway manners in dry and wet and really good off road in gravel and mud. In Deep mud they were a city sketchy but I think...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,791
Posted By superfunkomatic
Some of the pics were with Point and Shoot -...

Some of the pics were with Point and Shoot - Samsung (12MP) - in my hip pocket. The majority of the pictures were taken on my Nikon D70 with an 18-200 zoom lens. I think my D70 is just about ten...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,791
Posted By superfunkomatic
Prairies to Permafrost - Summary

Details of the trip:

Distance Traveled: 9347 Kilometres (5808 miles)
Approximate Cost of Fuel: $450-500 dollars (fuel is very expensive up North)
Lodging Costs (Camping and Hotels): approx....
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,791
Posted By superfunkomatic
Day 17 - Hinton, AB to Calgary, AB - Final Ride Day

Distance: 493 kilometers
Time on bike: 8:30-3:30 pm
Temp: High teens / Near freezing at Athabasca Glacier in Icefields Parkway

The last day is one of the best because you get to go home but it's...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,791
Posted By superfunkomatic
Eh? Day 16 - Dawson Creek, BC to Hinton, AB

Distance: 459 kilometers
Time on bike: 8:30-4:00pm
Temps: Very nice mid-20s all day (sunny)

Today has probably been the least eventful day of the trip. Which I guess is a good thing since...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,791
Posted By superfunkomatic
Thanks, Keith. It's a great trip. Your beemers...

Thanks, Keith.
It's a great trip. Your beemers would be perfect. The KLR is the white trash dual sport bike. The GS is perfectly suited for the longer days in the saddle.
Come up to Canada and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,791
Posted By superfunkomatic
Laugh Day 15 - Liard River, YT to Dawson Creek, BC

Distance: 813 kilometers
Time on bike: 7:30 - 5:30
Temp: 8 celcius to start / 24 end of day in Dawson Creek, BC

A fantastic day of riding again. I was a bit concerned this morning when I woke...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,791
Posted By superfunkomatic
Day 14 - Carmacks, YT to Liard River and Hot Springs

Distance: 827 kilometers
Riding Time: 9:30am to 7:30pm (long day)
Temps: Pretty much low 20s since I left this morning - lovely!

A long day today to make up some miles. I had a feeling this part...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,791
Posted By superfunkomatic
The ferry idea sounds great but it'll have to...

The ferry idea sounds great but it'll have to happen on another trip. I've been up the Sunshine Coast and all over the Island. I agree with your recommendations in Wa - those are fun roads, too -I've...
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