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Forum: Alaska 05-21-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By wdeTA
Thanks for looking/helping everyone. REI...

Thanks for looking/helping everyone. REI Fairbanks let me purchase the bear gas over the phone at the sale price and will hold them until we get there the end of June so I've got that covered.

I...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,288
Posted By wdeTA
Looks like you got to spend the night at the...

Looks like you got to spend the night at the Mayors House. Nice place. We stayed there years ago on a mountain bike trip.

I'm closely watching how the conversion package works out since I've been...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-20-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By wdeTA
Extreme longshot, but you could see if RawHyde...

Extreme longshot, but you could see if RawHyde needed to get a bike from their Colorado base back to their California one.

http://www.rawhyde-offroad.com/

No Harleys though, just BMW
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 115,922
Posted By wdeTA
Cupping

I've got 90K miles on my TA so I've been through several sets of tires and had cupping on many of them, primarily the front, despite careful attention to setting the bead, balancing, tire pressure...
Forum: Alaska 05-15-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By wdeTA
Non MC trip assist in Fairbanks

I've ridden my Transalp to Alaska twice, but this trip up will be for a river trip (Alatna River) the end of June and I'm flying up so there's some logistical differences. I've gotten some good help...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-14-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1,533
Views: 150,019
Posted By wdeTA
I do park there when I happen to ride downtown,...

I do park there when I happen to ride downtown, but I don't do that very often and haven't done so since sometime last summer, so I'm guessing it's someone else's. My Transalp is great and has taken...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-14-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,533
Views: 150,019
Posted By wdeTA
Ben at House of Motorrad is now doing service. I...

Ben at House of Motorrad is now doing service. I haven't been there for service yet, but I've been impressed with the rest of his operation.

http://houseofmotorrad.com/service/
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-17-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By wdeTA
Bet He had to buy new underwear after that :eek1

Bet He had to buy new underwear after that :eek1
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-17-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By wdeTA
You could get a bike across it when I was there,...

You could get a bike across it when I was there, but that was many years ago, without the construction currently going on.
...
Forum: Hacks 04-02-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 43,747
Posted By wdeTA
Actually, I think this is partly the work of the...

Actually, I think this is partly the work of the Elio team themselves. They have been working to get autocycle legislation passed in many states and already plan to include most, if not all of the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-26-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By wdeTA
The problem I see is you are now encouraging...

The problem I see is you are now encouraging additional stress (by attaching things to the D-ring) in an already damaged location. I'm sure there is some calculation to be made that says how much...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-26-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,454
Posted By wdeTA
The CDOT guy talked about that on the news. If...

The CDOT guy talked about that on the news. If they put in barriers, the snowplows can't get all the snow out of the way, it melts during the day, runs across the slope of the road, freezes at night,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-26-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,532
Posted By wdeTA
Great for you guys, but even farther away for...

Great for you guys, but even farther away for those of us up north :cry
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-24-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By wdeTA
First few links of a google search for "electric...

First few links of a google search for "electric atv"

http://www.huntve.com/?gclid=CNqf8fLpwcQCFQmDfgodSh4A-A

http://www.polaris.com/en-us/ranger-utv/ranger-ev-avalanche-gray
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6,825
Views: 2,238,931
Posted By wdeTA
:clap:clap:clap :clap:clap:clap Be sure to...

:clap:clap:clap :clap:clap:clap

Be sure to let all your CO fans know when & where.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-13-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,985
Posted By wdeTA
I dabble in paragliding, should have my P2 by...

I dabble in paragliding, should have my P2 by now, but got skunked by flying conditions on my last trip to Monterey. I'm in it because I have a very good friend who has paraglided for years and he...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-10-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 112,811
Posted By wdeTA
I've given this book to a few friends with kids...

I've given this book to a few friends with kids and they said they found some useful info in it.

http://www.amazon.com/Outdoor-Parents-Kids-Getting-Outdoors/dp/1896980708

The trick is to start...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-10-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 112,811
Posted By wdeTA
Lots of good footage in the Grand video. I need...

Lots of good footage in the Grand video. I need to get down there again. My trips were all spring/summer/fall. The extended trip length of a winter trip sounds nice, but the shorter days and colder...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-09-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 112,811
Posted By wdeTA
Camera mount

Glad to see the story continuing. Since I have at least one wilderness packraft trip planned this summer (Alatna in Alaska) I'm curious to see how your repair went.

Also wondering how you mounted...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-02-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,737
Posted By wdeTA
Or more importantly, whether you should drain it...

Or more importantly, whether you should drain it or not :rofl

Because everyone likes pics - Lava flip from a 2004 trip
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8,477
Views: 1,312,144
Posted By wdeTA
Short answer is yes, it is worth watching. Some...

Short answer is yes, it is worth watching. Some neat riding in locations most of us will never get to. Especially interesting, and possibly even astonishing, to the non adventure rider. If you have...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-20-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,373,794
Posted By wdeTA
That's what I'm looking for. Just a way to...

That's what I'm looking for. Just a way to replace my now 25 year old Transalp. It's great and still going strong, but it would be nice to get an updated version that fills exactly the same niche but...
Forum: Vendors 11-26-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 48,732
Posted By wdeTA
Jump Start Battery on a plane

I don't think I've seen this asked here, but may have missed it.

Does anyone know if the jump start batteries can be taken legally/safely on a plane?

Lithium batteries are explicitly called out...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-25-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17,884
Views: 5,548,702
Posted By wdeTA
Jim Rowley RIP

Jim Rowley, a contributor to this thread, manufacturer of TA parts (M.A.P. Engineering, larger rotor adapter) and previous TA owner, has apparently passed away.
...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3,141
Views: 302,659
Posted By wdeTA
$99.99 on Groupon ...

$99.99 on Groupon
http://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-garmin-virb-1080p-action-camera
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-18-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2,384
Views: 146,578
Posted By wdeTA
I've had friends do it unsupported in one day and...

I've had friends do it unsupported in one day and unsupported overnight and all said it was easier to do the one day rather than overnight since you don't have to carry as much. I've only done it...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 36,653
Posted By wdeTA
Enjoyed your report. Thanks. A...

Enjoyed your report. Thanks.



A thought. Instead of burying your spare cables at the bottom of your pannier, and then trying to get them routed properly on the side of the road when the old...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-24-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 348,176
Posted By wdeTA
PM sent to see if any of them would be right for...

PM sent to see if any of them would be right for my Transalp.
Forum: Trip Planning 10-23-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 99,192
Posted By wdeTA
Proper place might be this thread The Campsite...

Proper place might be this thread
The Campsite List ...
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=207976
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-23-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16,546
Views: 2,661,743
Posted By wdeTA
It's a very nice bike. Here it is next to a...

It's a very nice bike. Here it is next to a relatively standard Transalp

http://daleeva.smugmug.com/Motorcycle/Vintage-Motorcycle-Museum-13/i-Xn7Q6TG/0/M/VMM0213_72-M.jpg


FWIW, I've purchased...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7,296
Views: 2,985,747
Posted By wdeTA
Single pole tents are relatively light and pack...

Single pole tents are relatively light and pack smallish, but do require good stake outs and setup when windy. I've seen/used both of these on remote river trips and they did well. Couple guys used...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-09-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 172,679
Posted By wdeTA
Glad you liked it. I really enjoyed working the...

Glad you liked it. I really enjoyed working the race and hope to do some more of them in the future. I had to go back and watch all the tour tracker coverage of the race when I got home because I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-09-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,658
Posted By wdeTA
These are the two local ones I'm familiar with....

These are the two local ones I'm familiar with. I've never rented from either, but I've met and like the owners of both. Both mostly rent bigger ADV bikes with WDSMAs DR650s being the most dirt...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-09-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 172,679
Posted By wdeTA
2014 USA Pro Challenge

Not the best, but at least the most recent.

Got to work the USA Pro Challenge in Colorado as a Moto Marshal for the whole week.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-16-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 15,500
Views: 1,257,924
Posted By wdeTA
On the recommendations of a PT friend and a...

On the recommendations of a PT friend and a friend who has had knee problems for years, I went with Dr. Paul at Boulder orthopedics. So far I've only had one appointment, but he seemed very...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-14-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15,500
Views: 1,257,924
Posted By wdeTA
I broke the 5th metacarpal in my right hand last...

I broke the 5th metacarpal in my right hand last fall and had surgery to pin it back together. I think the immobilization in the cast caused more issues than the break itself. Lost lots of muscle and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-30-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1,533
Views: 150,019
Posted By wdeTA
When I've flown with bikes in the past I just go...

When I've flown with bikes in the past I just go to a local bike store and get one of the shipping boxes they get bikes shipped to them in for free. They are a little bigger than the most travel...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-29-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16,546
Views: 2,661,743
Posted By wdeTA
I am interested in the tubes - I think the KLR...

I am interested in the tubes - I think the KLR had the same size tires as my Transalp. PM on the way.
Forum: Vendors 07-25-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2,388
Views: 369,282
Posted By wdeTA
2nd paragraph in the "Vendors Rules" thread (see...

2nd paragraph in the "Vendors Rules" thread (see very top of vendors thread)
http://advrider.com/forums/announcement.php?f=18&a=89

"In the Vendors forum, vendors may bring to the attention of ...
Forum: Vendors 07-15-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,315
Posted By wdeTA
There's lots of great riders in the Denver area...

There's lots of great riders in the Denver area who can probably post up a place, but you would be better off posting in the Rockies regional forum (if you haven't already). If nothing more...
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