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Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 103
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Posted By Lifes2short
Banff & Jasper

In the morning we awoke to water dripping into our tent. Rain? That's strange, the forecast didn't mention rain! We looked outside to find a sprinkler strategically placed on our campsite, so that it...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
Glacier National Park

Only Glacier National Park stood between us and getting back into Canada. Another stunning ride today up Going-to-the-Sun Road. Saw a mountain goat casually strolling next to the road near the top.
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Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
Thanks. :)

Thanks. :)
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
Thanks guys, there was actually a rather large...

Thanks guys, there was actually a rather large rock in the middle of one of the (more gradual) turns, so it was easy enough to avoid. I looked through some of your photos Bob, I can see how easily...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
Hey David, it was great to meet you as well....

Hey David, it was great to meet you as well. That's a lot of miles in a short time, glad you had a safe ride back home.

Mark
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
Lifes2short....Ride the World

We tried to come up with a plan for the day over breakfast at Cafe Regis in Red Lodge, just a few minutes from the campground. We looked north on the map and saw an ugly I-90 looking back at us, so...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
It was nice to stop for a few days and relax, for...

It was nice to stop for a few days and relax, for sure. Not to mention make some decent food for a change.

You keep the positive comments coming and I may even be ok with you calling me Max.

...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
Teton's, Yellowstone & Beartooth Pass

Wow, what a spectacular day! We rode through the Teton's, Yellowstone and finally up to almost 11,000 feet over Beartooth Pass into Montana. That's a lot to take in in one day I have to say. I have...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, Into Idaho we go

We made our way towards Jackson WY where Fernando and Almu said they found a great campground. Lori's aversion to bear encounters and the desire for more serviced campgrounds (read bathrooms and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
Wow, 42K is fantastic. Although we swapped...

Wow, 42K is fantastic.

Although we swapped a few things when we stopped at home, we haven't sent anything back yet. We're planning on a stop back in Ontario in October and I think we'll be...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
Butch Cassidy & The Spanish Kids?

Our day started out pretty average as we decided on Rock Springs WY for our*destination. Lori was starting to feel under the weather and wanted to stay indoors. We headed west along Hwy40 before...
Forum: Vendors 07-26-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1,452
Views: 239,618
Posted By Lifes2short
New Firmware SMH10

Hey any feedback on the new firmware (5.1) for the SMH10?
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
Colorado - Rocky Mountain National Park

You went to Colorado for tires? Well it seems no one else has any Heidenau K60's in stock and this was the closest place I could find. Of course, I've always wanted to see Colorado, so it wasn't a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
Thanks. We were thinking about doing something...

Thanks. We were thinking about doing something like that, Lori was actually thinking of the air mattresses (they pack very small - much smaller than the sleeping bags). Did you ever use your sleeping...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-25-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2,636
Views: 346,762
Posted By Lifes2short
We found ourselves at the Teton Valley campground...

We found ourselves at the Teton Valley campground in Idaho earlier this week. The day we arrived we saw some fantastic cloud formations and storms happening all around us while riding towards...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
Thanks, while I agree that it seems pretty loaded...

Thanks, while I agree that it seems pretty loaded (and I know some here would suggest an RV if you're going to carry that much gear), I've seen other's that were 1up with as much or more gear on...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
Black Hills II

We took another scenic route leaving Rapid City through Custer State Park, then looped north via Needles Highway before making our way south into Wyoming and Guernsey State Park for the night.
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Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
Wow, thanks Bob. I've been looking all of those...

Wow, thanks Bob. I've been looking all of those up and we'll definitely hit some either heading north or when we come back south along the west coast.

Thank you very much.



Awesome, thanks...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
The Black Hills

We decided to stay at the Tee Pee campground for a second night and do a bit of riding around the area. On the menu for the day: Spearfish canyon & Mt Rushmore.
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Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
Don't do that. It really is pretty spectacular...

Don't do that. It really is pretty spectacular but I may have done the same if I lived on the west coast. The east coast is totally worth missing something closer to home. Ya can't see everything, at...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
Wow, you did the Corn Palace and Wall Drug but...

Wow, you did the Corn Palace and Wall Drug but missed the Badlands:eek1? I'm not sure what to say about that. I think I'd ask for my money back though. Glad you're enjoying our pics...

Not that I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
Thanks guys.

Thanks guys.
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 08:43 AM
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Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
Lifes2short....Ride the World

From Ottawa IL, we zig zagged our way north west sticking to back roads mostly, stopping in Nashua and Sioux Falls to camp each night. We had an interesting delay riding through downtown Sioux Falls...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
Post NFLD Gear Update

A few people have asked us about our gear and what has worked, what hasn't so far, and what changes or improvements we would like to make. After 10,500km over 5 weeks, I thought I would do a quick...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
We did actually hotel it that night. We've found...

We did actually hotel it that night. We've found it pretty interesting seeing city/town names that are the same as back home all over the US. I've lost track of how many we've passed through.
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
Back on the Road

View from the back of the bike continues....

Two weeks were not nearly enough time to see everyone and do everything we wanted to while at home. We have been thoroughly spoiled by our amazing...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-17-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,976
Posted By Lifes2short
Done and done. Thanks for setting this up. ...

Done and done. Thanks for setting this up.

L2S
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
Thanks. We're using a Nikon D5100 with a Nikkor...

Thanks. We're using a Nikon D5100 with a Nikkor 18-200. There are much better cameras out there and definitely much smaller ones, this seems to be a good balance of the two. Aperture for editing,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
Cheers guys :freaky Sorry no woods here,...

Cheers guys :freaky

Sorry no woods here, unless I can write about my past adventures on my mountain bike...:evil.

It's definitely been interesting stepping away, that's for sure. I think you...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
Mount Washington

The following morning was like Christmas for me. No I don't mean it was snowing, although it wouldn't have surprised us at all. I had been looking forward to getting to the top of Mount Washington...
Forum: Vendors 07-03-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1,452
Views: 239,618
Posted By Lifes2short
Battery life - our units are now just over 2...

Battery life - our units are now just over 2 years old. We typically get 2 days out of a charge. That's using them for about 8 hrs each day and turning them off when we stop and get off the bike.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
After four wonderful days in St John's, it was...

After four wonderful days in St John's, it was time to get going again. The vote was in, we would take the same ferry that brought us here at Port Aux Basques. We declined the much closer ferry out...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
Hey brother from another mother...kudos for doing...

Hey brother from another mother...kudos for doing both gigs, most can do one but not the other, they're very different at least here in Ontario.

I hope the weather gets better for the HUBB...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
St John's

The following morning we awoke to dozens of the little biting flies hanging around under the fly of the tent. We did our usual divide and conquer routine where Lori packs up the inside of the tent...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
Bonavista

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Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
Thanks John, not to many back seat reports out...

Thanks John, not to many back seat reports out there. I really liked it and have told to write more stuff like that. Maybe your comment will motivate her :D


Thanks:freaky


Ahh yes, the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
That's ok, reading your RR I thought it wasn't...

That's ok, reading your RR I thought it wasn't the same Bob.

Have to agree with you on the ferry cost, besides the west side (Gros Morne) is spectacular and definitely a must see if you go to NFLD.
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
It's amazing that that this is our 4th trip out...

It's amazing that that this is our 4th trip out east (1st to the Rock) and we still haven't seen it all. There's just so much to see.
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
Iceberg Alley

http://lifes2short.smugmug.com/RTW/RTW-Newfoundland/i-nBMWRQg/0/L/June%2013%20Night%20at%20Sheldon%27s-L.png (http://lifes2short.smugmug.com/RTW/RTW-Newfoundland/i-nBMWRQg/A)
In the morning we...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,534
Posted By Lifes2short
Thank you. I'm looking forward to getting a...

Thank you. I'm looking forward to getting a preview of Alaska on your blog. Of course we won't even be close to the daily mileage you guys will be riding. Ride safe & have fun.
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