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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-19-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,722
Posted By Nickywind
LOVE the service!

I had my bike serviced by SSBMW for several years and always went through Alex for the work - I trusted him completely, and he never let me down. It's nice to work with someone who truly cares, and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-28-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By Nickywind
Thanks!

Thanks for the info! We've looked into a lot of the stuff on the peninsula, but were wondering about some of the out-the-backdoor roads. I've seen a LOT of people cruising around on dirtbikes around...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-28-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By Nickywind
Transplanted ADVer seeks knowledge about local 'roads' near Olalla, WA

My husband and I just moved from Bellingham to Olalla (right between Gig Harbor and Port Orchard). Can anyone give us the scoop on forest service roads / gravel roads in the area? We're getting quite...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7,049
Views: 921,887
Posted By Nickywind
After months of deliberating.....

I feel semi ass-hatish jumping into the middle of a conversation about batteries and fork springs just to say 'hey, I have a new bike...' but
Hey! I got a 'new' bike!...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-28-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 671
Posted By Nickywind
Nice ride

We were up there in August too - nice to see what it looks like now that the snow is gone!

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h224/nickywind/DSCN2546.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,431
Posted By Nickywind
Cheers from a fellow noob!

Glad to hear your trip was a success! Although I've been riding for a few years now, I still consider myself a noob and find myself fighting a sore throttle hand sporadically also. Two things helped...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-04-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By Nickywind
Thanks for schooling me on my surroundings. I...

Thanks for schooling me on my surroundings. I would have just said 'Alger Mountain' because that's all I know. :lol3
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-02-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By Nickywind
When you're on a single 650 chasing an HP2, it's...

When you're on a single 650 chasing an HP2, it's sort of hard to know where you are :wink:

PM sent
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-02-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By Nickywind
I've been riding on a higher seat for a couple...

I've been riding on a higher seat for a couple years already - yours is a spare for when I decide to get a new seat built :D. The higher seat did make a huge difference for me though.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-01-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By Nickywind
She takes good care of me. The HP2 is her partner...

She takes good care of me. The HP2 is her partner in crime.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-01-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By Nickywind
Starting the new year the RIGHT way...

A non rainy day in Bellingham? What else would you do?!
Looked at some sky and water...
http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i449/nickywind1/DSCN3717.jpg

Then went looking for vampires in the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,428
Posted By Nickywind
Day 13: Laird Hot Springs to Fort Nelson

Day 13: 195 miles; Laird Hot Springs to Fort Nelson<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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First thought - 200 miles? What an easy day -...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,776
Posted By Nickywind
Great report

Great ride report - makes me want to go camping about 5 minutes ago!
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,428
Posted By Nickywind
Day 12

Day 12: 412 miles; Whitehorse, Yukon Territory to Laird Hot Springs, British Columbia<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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This was yet...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,428
Posted By Nickywind
Days 10 - 11

Day 10: 342 miles; Dawson City to Whitehorse<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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We rode under the most gorgeous sky today over Fox...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 920
Posted By Nickywind
Don't worry, it's being taken care of...

As the wife of the new owner, I'd just like you to know that it's still being drooled over. I see many adventures in our future.... :D
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,844
Posted By Nickywind
Glad you're home!

Glad to see you're home recuperating! Add all you want to this - you know we all love extra information and side stories!
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,428
Posted By Nickywind
Day 9: Eagle Plains to Dawson City

Day 9: 259 miles; Eagle Plains to Dawson City

As a veteran sailor, the skies tend to be quite powerful for me. That morning.....<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,596
Posted By Nickywind
I'm in!

We just ran the Dempster, but missed most of the pretty stuff along the Cassiar due to insane rain and fog - thanks for showing me what it looks like!
Hope you and your dad have a blast - looks like...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 144,867
Posted By Nickywind
In!

I'm hooked! We just got done with our own 'trip of a lifetime,' but you have me rethinking that....:wink:
Can't wait to see the whole story!
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,428
Posted By Nickywind
More of Day 8: The Arctic Circle

Arctic Circle<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
We made it (me on fumes) to Eagle Plains, paid for a room, and then headed up to the Arctic...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,428
Posted By Nickywind
The Dempster Continued....

The Dempster continued.....<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
Lucky for us, our best weather of the trip was on the Dempster. Because of my...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,428
Posted By Nickywind
Day 8: D-Day

Day 8: 301 miles; Dawson City to Eagle Plains via The Dempster Highway<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
Wow. This was the day that I was...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-14-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2,210
Views: 507,369
Posted By Nickywind
Dos

First is the beginning of the Dempster Highway, Yukon Territory

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h224/nickywind/Arctic%20Ride%20Report/DSCN2048.jpg

And my CurbJumper at the Arctic Circle
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Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,428
Posted By Nickywind
Day 7

Day 7: 0 miles; resting in Dawson City<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
Today we wandered around town, taking pictures, buying stickers, etc....
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2011, 06:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,428
Posted By Nickywind
Yes the area is quite rampant with retired, high...

Yes the area is quite rampant with retired, high maintenance, demanding Americans. While at the downtown pub talking to Cindy, we got the joy of witnessing tourist after tourist come in and ask about...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,428
Posted By Nickywind
Day 6

Day 6: 336 miles; Whitehorse to Dawson City, Yukon<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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Today was an adventure. This is the day that my...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,428
Posted By Nickywind
I do take notes - I have a riding journal that I...

I do take notes - I have a riding journal that I bring with me anytime we're on the bikes overnight. I've always been a bit of a journal nerd - 6 years in the Navy with endless months out at sea will...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,428
Posted By Nickywind
My husband is all about the stouts, but I like to...

My husband is all about the stouts, but I like to drink my beer, not chew it :1drink. Their red is fantastic - reminds me of Stone Brewing's Arrogant Bastard Ale, which has near holy-status in our...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,844
Posted By Nickywind
Glad to see you guys are still rocking. Sorry...

Glad to see you guys are still rocking. Sorry your plans changed - they always have to be fluid on bikes, especially that far north. It's not called 'adventure riding' for nothing, and you guys...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,428
Posted By Nickywind
Day 5

Day 5: 415 miles; Dease Lake to Whitehorse<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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The day started off great - spots of rain, but equal...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,428
Posted By Nickywind
Thanks

Thanks for the comments. I wonder sometimes if I sound like I complain too much, but that's just how the beginning of the trip was - it gets better as it goes along, I promise :D....

Phoenix -...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,428
Posted By Nickywind
Jackets

I was wearing the BMW Rallye 2 Pro jacket with Gore Tex liner, and Ryan wore the Klim Traverse jacket. We both stayed dry through everything. I had a minor stupid moment and forgot to tuck my glove...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,428
Posted By Nickywind
Day 4

Day 4: 246 miles; Stewart to Dease Lake<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
After talking to some locals about typical Stewart rain, we decided...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,428
Posted By Nickywind
And more...

Day 3: 381 miles; Vanderhoof, BC to Stewart, BC<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
Morning was uneventful - cliff bars and via and we were...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,428
Posted By Nickywind
CurbJumper and BigGirl sog up to the Arctic Circle

We just got home a few days ago, so now it's time to relive everything by writing the report. We don't travel with computers or anything, so it all has to wait until we get home. No problem - nothing...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,844
Posted By Nickywind
Cooper sounds great!

Really enjoying your rr. Nice to see the pics of glaciers since they were totally fogged in when we passed. Hope the rest of your trip is as epic as it has been. My first recommendation for...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,219
Posted By Nickywind
Glad to see you made it home safe - great report!...

Glad to see you made it home safe - great report! My husband (he already posted once) and I are heading to Inuvik in about a month, so it's been awesome to read your report. Good luck keeping...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-02-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,623
Posted By Nickywind
How did I miss this?!

Damnit - I live here and missed out?! Hopefully this IS an annual thing!
AWESOME video - I especially liked the slow motion water rooster tail at the end - best part was the smile and shrug - looks...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-01-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,069
Posted By Nickywind
stupid snow

Ahh the joys of forest service roads in the PNW - we tried 17 - 18 (my husband's favorite mini route) for my second gravel ride only to be stopped by snow. This just won't be a great year for some of...
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