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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-05-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,702
Posted By GSL
:clap:clap Great pics of the C loop from...

:clap:clap Great pics of the C loop from DragonDancer!!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-02-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 14,332
Posted By GSL
Still following your progress Alan! Heal proper...

Still following your progress Alan! Heal proper and we'll get back out there in 2014! :evil
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-08-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 14,332
Posted By GSL
Glad to hear you are home and posting messages...

Glad to hear you are home and posting messages that include :lol3 and :clap and :evil

We'll be thinking of you guys! :thumb

Feel bad about the way things turned out for Ecuador. But you are...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-04-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 14,332
Posted By GSL
Take care you two! So sorry to hear about this....

Take care you two! So sorry to hear about this. :cry
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By GSL
So, we jumped it, got it running, rolled the dice...

So, we jumped it, got it running, rolled the dice and took off for a day-long ride. Once the battery was charged back up, all was well.

To stop the bike, just put in gear and stall it.

Bike...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By GSL
Bike will jump start, but whatever short is...

Bike will jump start, but whatever short is allowing the engine to run with the key turned off is also allowing the battery to drain overnight.
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By GSL
BMW 650 X-Challenge - Stranded in Terlingua, TX

Weird symptoms - yesterday, bike was running fine. With engine running, could turn off the key and remove it from ignition and bike would not stop running. Those BMWs just want to go! :rofl

This...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-02-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,780
Posted By GSL
:clap:clap:clap As always, great report Alan! ...

:clap:clap:clap As always, great report Alan! Talk to you soon... :wink:
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-15-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 17,180
Posted By GSL
Hi Paul, I'll be up there with Hellsickle,...

Hi Paul,

I'll be up there with Hellsickle, staying Thanksgiving morning thru Saturday afternoon. We'll be staying at the Country Lodge, next to City Market. Riding 717 area on Friday and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-12-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,472
Posted By GSL
As always, great photo essay Alan!...

As always, great photo essay Alan! :clap:clap:clap

Hi Katy! :wave

Hope the move dust is finally settling. Would love to get together again for some rides!
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,761
Posted By GSL
Overall impressions :clap Ecuador is a great...

Overall impressions :clap

Ecuador is a great place to fly and ride. Motorcycles are everywhere in Ecuador, although I did not recognize many of the brands. Lot's of 125cc Chinese imports and...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,761
Posted By GSL
Parting shots of our awesome hosts Court...

Parting shots of our awesome hosts

Court Rand
http://eurobikedenver.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2012-Ecuador/i-s8g2pJN/0/XL/D3446_Day3CortWithCamera-XL.jpg

The sometimes-vertically-challenged,...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,761
Posted By GSL
On the final day of riding, we needed to climb...

On the final day of riding, we needed to climb from 243 feet above sea level, up to near 12,000 feet, before dropping back down into Quito, at around 9,000 feet. It would take most of the day to do...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,761
Posted By GSL
The day was Saturday, October 27, and Jen and I...

The day was Saturday, October 27, and Jen and I were celebrating our 23rd wedding anniversary! :raabia

The guys from Freedom treated us to the Honeymoon Suite! Thanks again guys!

Looking out...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,761
Posted By GSL
The route on Day 5 would take us down into the...

The route on Day 5 would take us down into the cloudforest where the temps and humidity got downright steamy.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,761
Posted By GSL
Once again, we rolled into town after dark. This...

Once again, we rolled into town after dark. This time was on purpose, as Court and Sylvain had timed the ride for sunset on the top of the pass.

Salinas is named after its original industry, salt...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,761
Posted By GSL
Day 4 was just outstanding riding! Lots of...

Day 4 was just outstanding riding! Lots of smiles and miles.
http://eurobikedenver.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2012-Ecuador/i-NHBVCM6/0/L/D3562_Day4ValleyViewWithGroup-L.jpg

No matter how much I...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,761
Posted By GSL
http://eurobikedenver.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2012...

http://eurobikedenver.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2012-Ecuador/i-T7tV6M4/0/L/P226_Day4HighPlainsJen-L.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,761
Posted By GSL
Day 4 from Sigchos to Salinas was, without a...

Day 4 from Sigchos to Salinas was, without a doubt, the most scenic!

First stop was at a school for making fine wood furniture. They would not allow us to take pictures inside, but outside was...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,761
Posted By GSL
You gotta love a hot tub big enough for 20-some...

You gotta love a hot tub big enough for 20-some people, and a table in the center to hold your drink
http://eurobikedenver.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2012-Ecuador/i-b9WGh7B/0/M/sigchos3-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,761
Posted By GSL
Spent the night of Day 3 at a beautiful private...

Spent the night of Day 3 at a beautiful private resort on the outskirts of Sigchos

This is just one of the many buildings on the grounds. The entire upstairs is the honeymoon suite. Lower level...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,761
Posted By GSL
After lunch, just lots of great scenery and...

After lunch, just lots of great scenery and riding, mostly above 12,000 feet.

Jazz hands!
http://eurobikedenver.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2012-Ecuador/i-XCHkxFH/0/L/D3424_Day3WillMarkMarkJen-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,761
Posted By GSL
Some of the kids even ran to get their bikes and...

Some of the kids even ran to get their bikes and cruise by a few times
http://eurobikedenver.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2012-Ecuador/i-MWX53vb/0/L/P198_Day3LocalMotorbikeKids-L.jpg

Ladies ride...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,761
Posted By GSL
Court said they are the only tour that goes...

Court said they are the only tour that goes through these little villages, so far off the beaten path. As a result, we attracted quite the crowd of kids while we stopped.

It always starts with...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,761
Posted By GSL
Day 1 and 2 were pretty spectacular, but the...

Day 1 and 2 were pretty spectacular, but the weather was overcast. On Day 3, the sun joined us
http://eurobikedenver.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2012-Ecuador/i-52Mddhr/0/L/sigchos2-L.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,761
Posted By GSL
Lots of vertical landscape again on day 2 ...

Lots of vertical landscape again on day 2
http://eurobikedenver.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2012-Ecuador/i-KjLJ2wT/0/L/D3309_Day2WaterfallInDistance-L.jpg

And great mountain roads...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,761
Posted By GSL
We saw our fair share of flats on tour day 2 ...

We saw our fair share of flats on tour day 2

The KLR
http://eurobikedenver.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2012-Ecuador/i-Z7hTFkL/0/L/D3319_Day2WillAndSylvainWorkingOnTire2-L.jpg

The GS800 (behind...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,761
Posted By GSL
One of the rules for the ride was that, if you...

One of the rules for the ride was that, if you dropped your bike or crashed, you had to carry the baby, prominently displayed for all the villagers to see. Someone (from Texas :wink: ) put his...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,761
Posted By GSL
Tour Day 2 First stop, the street market in...

Tour Day 2
First stop, the street market in Otavala. The Marks need some additional clothes, as they will not see there luggage from Miami until about 12 hours before they head home to Texas....
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,761
Posted By GSL
So, all smiles, and Mark and Mark are still...

So, all smiles, and Mark and Mark are still awake!
http://eurobikedenver.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2012-Ecuador/i-BFvtSQK/0/L/P140_Day1OnTheRoadMarkAndMark-L.jpg

We start making our way down the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,761
Posted By GSL
Kelly - to answer your question, yes. This can...

Kelly - to answer your question, yes. This can be a shortypants :lol3 ride. In fact, the main reason we chose Freedom was because they had a bike that fit Jen.

She named it "Pepper". :D...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,761
Posted By GSL
Staying entirely on back roads ...

Staying entirely on back roads
http://eurobikedenver.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2012-Ecuador/i-zL4Mh9h/0/L/P132_Day1DownSwitchbacks-L.jpg

and some Incan cobblestone roads...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,761
Posted By GSL
After leaving the museum, we turn away from...

After leaving the museum, we turn away from asphalt and won't see it again until almost dark that night. Most of the day is spent descending and ascending dirt/gravel roads that drop deep into river...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,761
Posted By GSL
Day 3 (aka Day 1 of the Tour) So, we show up at...

Day 3 (aka Day 1 of the Tour)
So, we show up at the shop the next morning, ready to ride and find out that Mark and Mark actually did catch a redeye flight from Miami and will be arriving any...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,761
Posted By GSL
Ok, back to the write-up! :mully I know...

Ok, back to the write-up! :mully I know someone's been like :ddog but I had a busy 1st week back...

Anyway, turns out Adam Cooper is quite the rock-star videographer. Here's the first cut:
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,761
Posted By GSL
So, we had an excellent first day on the bike,...

So, we had an excellent first day on the bike, sans a guide and/or leash. Actually managed to get into a bit of a pickle when both our GPS's went dead, and then Adam's DR650 ran out of gas, miles...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,761
Posted By GSL
Looking down through the clouds onto Quito, from...

Looking down through the clouds onto Quito, from the pre-summit house
http://eurobikedenver.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2012-Ecuador/i-Nj8mhK4/0/L/D3104_GuaguaPichinchaRdLookDown-L.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,761
Posted By GSL
And of course, there was the obligatory photo ops...

And of course, there was the obligatory photo ops at the summit
http://eurobikedenver.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2012-Ecuador/i-3tHFNNF/0/L/D3093_GuaguaPichinchaWillOnKLR3-L.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,761
Posted By GSL
That was Day 1. Pretty upbeat, not at work, and...

That was Day 1. Pretty upbeat, not at work, and ready to get riding... :evil

Day 2 - Enter, the Tasmanian - Adam Cooper...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,761
Posted By GSL
On the way back to the hotel, we ran into...

On the way back to the hotel, we ran into Schwarzenegger's foe, the Predator
http://eurobikedenver.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2012-Ecuador/i-WZqCSds/0/L/P127_Oct21QuitoPreditor-L.jpg

Yep, there's a...
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