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Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
Thanks much...

Thanks much...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
The Pink Boots Tour - Sin City to British Columbia

Last May I did a tour through British Columbia, touching Alaska at Hyder and Alberta at Jasper and Banff. It was 19 days of riding in country that I'd had passed through before on my GS or on some...
Forum: Canada 06-23-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,701
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
I hate surveys, but I did this one for Canada! ...

I hate surveys, but I did this one for Canada! Great Country, great people. Please do not pave the Dempster, I coming back next year.
Forum: Americas 05-13-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
Trip distance - tire life, should not be a negative number

I normally get about six thousand miles on a rear TKC. My Inuvik/Alaska/BC trip was just under ten thousand and I had 4,000 on the rear when I started North. So I hauled a set up from Las Vegas and...
Forum: Canada 04-13-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,169
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
Just did! And enjoyed it. The Cassiar rates very...

Just did! And enjoyed it. The Cassiar rates very high on my top roads list.

This is off point for this thread, but you being German-American and me being Norwegian-American with a German last...
Forum: Canada 04-12-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,169
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
Working boat....I know what you mean and I can...

Working boat....I know what you mean and I can respect that.
Forum: Canada 04-12-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,169
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
It's a Marsee. Careful, its magnetic and won't...

It's a Marsee. Careful, its magnetic and won't work on the new plastic GS's. That's why I'm still riding my 1150.

Check em out here,

http://www.marseeproducts.com/
Forum: Canada 04-12-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,169
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
U crew on the Northern Adventure?

U crew on the Northern Adventure?
Forum: Canada 04-12-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,169
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
Hi GrizzLee, Thanks for the vid, you nailed...

Hi GrizzLee,

Thanks for the vid, you nailed it for me. In fact, I was actually was able to pull my wife away from her Saturday morning viewing of Fashion Police to watch it. We will be doing that...
Forum: Canada 04-11-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,169
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
Newbusa and Fatallybitten, Nice photography...

Newbusa and Fatallybitten,

Nice photography Fatallybitten. Good call on POI's, Newbusa. It must be my norsk blood, but I love those fjords and that's really all "I" need to see and do up there....
Forum: Canada 04-11-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,169
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
Hey H96669, I looked at some pics of Gingolx...

Hey H96669,

I looked at some pics of Gingolx on the web. Is this where the Earth ends?

Just kidding, but it does look interesting. Is there any place to stay or eat in these remote villages?...
Forum: Canada 04-10-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,169
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
Thanks Fatallybitten for the pics and for the...

Thanks Fatallybitten for the pics and for the northern update and to H9669 for the same in the south. The road up north looks better than some of the dirt that I've ridden over on the Wing down in...
Forum: Canada 04-09-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,169
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
Kootenays, "eh"!! I'm passing through the...

Kootenays, "eh"!! I'm passing through the Kootenays on my way back and maybe you can help on this one. How's 31 up from Kalso and then around Trout Lake and back down through Nakusp to Hwy 6? Or,...
Forum: Canada 04-09-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,169
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
Thanks much. I'll see what the weather looks...

Thanks much. I'll see what the weather looks like when I get to Terrace and choose my route then. Rider info is scarce on this area, but it looks like it's worth trying.
Forum: Canada 04-09-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,169
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
Nisga'a Highway, fully paved?

I'm going from Prince Rupert to Hyder in June and I would like to detour from Terrace to Cranberry Junction via the Nisga'a Hwy. Is the section from New Aiyansh to 37 paved, or if not, is it doable...
Forum: Americas 04-03-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
HD has a great planning application

I'm not so sure about their bikes, but HD really nailed it on this site for quick travel planning. Looks like you can generally find micro-brews, Pizza Huts and Best Westerns as HD POI's. If you...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,361
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
Plan your trip based on your available time and...

Plan your trip based on your available time and your trip goals. Then factor in a 20% change of plans contingency for the unexpected.
Forum: Americas 04-02-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
I agree

Thanks for the info. You've confirmed what I've discovered in the past couple of days. The Bella Coola route looked like the best fit in my overall trip and it also had a road that I've never...
Forum: Americas 04-01-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
Port Hardy - Bella Coola - Williams Lake in Late May

I need some local British Columbia advice. It looks like the ship leaves from Port Hardy B.C to Bella Coola B.C (kinda) on May 24th. I'm thinking about taking it as part of this years around B.C...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-19-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4,045
Views: 964,892
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
I found this guy, just like in the image, in an...

I found this guy, just like in the image, in an old shack in the Mojave Desert. It must have been bad milk or the Hantavirus that got him. I'm not sure which, but I was more concerned about the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-19-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4,045
Views: 964,892
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
http://40miledesertrat.smugmug.com/Photography/Rel...

http://40miledesertrat.smugmug.com/Photography/Relics-From-The-Past/i-ZPX6Wqk/1/XL/Do%20not%20drink%20the%20milk-XL.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-21-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 2,665
Views: 353,092
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
Walker Lake Sunrise

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-17-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4,045
Views: 964,892
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
It's the Techatticup Mine / Ghost Town near...

It's the Techatticup Mine / Ghost Town near Boulder City, Nevada. There were at least two movies shot here, 3000 Miles to Graceland and Breakdown. Other than the mine, most of the buildings are...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-17-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4,045
Views: 964,892
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
Thanks, I'll reshoot and add my HONDA...

Thanks,

I'll reshoot and add my HONDA GOLDWING. But until then, this is the best I can do
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-16-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4,045
Views: 964,892
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
http://40miledesertrat.smugmug.com/Photography/My-...

http://40miledesertrat.smugmug.com/Photography/My-Stuff/i-s7dZsPj/0/X2/P1115959_Localtonedfxcrop-X2.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 95,325
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
Can you find what's wrong with this picture?

http://40miledesertrat.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Rides/Riding-With-Broken-Bonez/i-Xdbt8nd/0/X2/P1115973%20-1-X2.jpg

Can you guess who rides the Goldwing?
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-17-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 161,379
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
Wow, I didn't notice that. Interesting...

Wow, I didn't notice that. Interesting...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-17-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 161,379
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
Fort Bidwell, Occupied Nevada

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-17-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2,112
Views: 567,289
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
Classic Cholesterol

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-17-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 85,557
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
Depending on the era, once a lake, a river and part of a sea

http://40miledesertrat.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-Rides/2013-Sierra-Loop/i-sKsK6F8/0/XL/P1245066_PerfectlyClear-XL.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 95,325
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
East of the Warner's- South of Or-e-gone

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-17-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4,045
Views: 964,892
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
Goldfield, Nevada

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Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 95,325
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
Checking In

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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-10-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
Gas here 38.913643,-115.044347 will get you 15...

Gas here 38.913643,-115.044347 will get you 15 miles.
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 53,114
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
Talking about the GL as an adventure bike

I followed this guys swerving tire tracks for a couple hundred kilometers over some nasty wet Dempster clay. I kept expecting to see him just around the next turn, but I never did. It was only after...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-01-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3,020
Views: 759,176
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
I'll need a new sticker. ...

I'll need a new sticker.

http://40miledesertrat.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-Rides/Big-Bent-Tour/i-6rSprPR/2/L/BigBend2013_219-L.jpg

Check out the upper left edge by the Chicken Alaska sticker
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-25-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4,045
Views: 964,892
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
http://40miledesertrat.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/201...

http://40miledesertrat.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-Rides/Big-Bent-Tour/i-gwtCjVx/3/X2/BigBend_0114wm-X2.jpg
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-24-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2,112
Views: 567,289
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
Presido, Texas dinner

http://40miledesertrat.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-Rides/Big-Bent-Tour/i-5HfcNkn/2/X2/BigBend2013_080-X2.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-24-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 161,379
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
Ruidoso, Texas

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-24-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,831
Posted By 40MileDesertRat
River crossing near Tsiigehtchic

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