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Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7,871
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Posted By Hunter-Douglas
The Black Sheep lives... :evil Vamos. ...

The Black Sheep lives... :evil
Vamos.

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Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7,871
Views: 1,047,760
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Wayne there's tons of old dakar swingarms on...

Wayne there's tons of old dakar swingarms on eBay, are we looking at the same part you think? That would reduce $$ a bunch if I can't get it straightened.
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7,871
Views: 1,047,760
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Ha. You know it was. You live in a great area...

Ha. You know it was. You live in a great area (Quesnel at least, not PG)... but damn people sure didn't take kindly to picking up a 6'5 dirty hitchhiker in moto gear :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7,871
Views: 1,047,760
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Me too! Pics or didn't happen right? ...

Me too! Pics or didn't happen right?

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Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7,871
Views: 1,047,760
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
I absolutely consider myself lucky. No doubt....

I absolutely consider myself lucky. No doubt. I've heard horror stories and things could have gotten way, way worse than they did. The dealer said something about only using endless chains... Seems...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7,871
Views: 1,047,760
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Alright here goes, did something dumb and not...

Alright here goes, did something dumb and not ideal and looking for some thoughts...

Coming down from Prince George last week I managed to snap my chain doing 75+. Luckily it didn't wrap around...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5,176
Views: 723,089
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Doing my swap next month with an 04 ys250f front...

Doing my swap next month with an 04 ys250f front end. Can't say I'm looking forward to it, but looking forward to the results. Sadly though, I'm beginning to wonder if the tao's suspension short...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7,871
Views: 1,047,760
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Real world, loaded with boxes, 1.5 duffels,...

Real world, loaded with boxes, 1.5 duffels, cruising down the alcan at about 85+ to get south ASAP, I've been averaging mid 40s and the fuel light about 110 miles. High speeds, boxes and extra weight...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,123
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
On the road again... for a bit at least....

On the road again... for a bit at least. Currently in Whitehorse getting rained a nice little bit, looking at another 3-4 days to get down to Seattle. Not really taking the scenic route or my time as...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,123
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
One of my favorite reads too... probably because...

One of my favorite reads too... probably because the theme of wandering around not sure where you're getting to in life seems relatable?

I also spent a lot of time in Utah and the southwest and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,123
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
It's getting cold, the rivers are dropping and...

It's getting cold, the rivers are dropping and the lights are starting to come out. Last week we ran our first scout trip of the Tana River. Video at the bottom...
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Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,123
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Never a dull moment in the town I'm working in......

Never a dull moment in the town I'm working in...
http://www.adn.com/article/20140824/troopers-mccarthy-locals-disarm-man-who-showed-lodge-gun
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,123
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Source to Sea

So one morning about a month ago I got woken up and told to pack for a four day raft trip. The guy who was going to run it was an older guide taking some time off from his job at Alaskan Airlines,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,123
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Thanks! I'll be trusting my instincts like none...

Thanks! I'll be trusting my instincts like none other, but I'll also be remembering how many people have had a great time and been shown great hospitality. I'll also be hitting rosetta stone hard...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,123
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Figured I would throw up a few photos from where...

Figured I would throw up a few photos from where I've been the last few weeks. 16 days from Nizina lake to the Chitina river, then the Copper river to Cordova. The Chugach mountains of Alaska are...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 1,611
Views: 365,409
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
brap

brap
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,123
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Mark, Jeff, Thanks for the offers and...

Mark, Jeff,
Thanks for the offers and reminding me of my favorite place in Truckee. I'll definitely stop in for a few days to catch up with folks and share some stories.

I never really did...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,123
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Found a quick bit of service here in chitina, AK....

Found a quick bit of service here in chitina, AK. One of our long term guides got sick and had to pull out of a raft trip, so I got woken up early one morning and told to pack my bags for a 200 mile,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,123
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Things are happening fast out here. I'm two...

Things are happening fast out here. I'm two months into the season and feels like the September finish is coming up real quick. We don't really get a lot of days off, which is fine by me as long as I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,123
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Thanks! And thanks for following along.

Thanks! And thanks for following along.
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,123
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
The Fool's Progress: Onwards-Upwards-Global on a 650gs

A few more photos from a local climb here yesterday. Too much to do here to sit around on your days off, so I went and climbed fireweed mountain. It's the closest peak to my tarp and it's been...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,123
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
I shot this video on a raft trip the other day....

I shot this video on a raft trip the other day. Icebergs be moving around up here.

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Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,123
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
I sure hope so! If nothing else it should fund...

I sure hope so! If nothing else it should fund six months of riding every year in the off season. I'd love to hit the road for a few years straight, but I'm definitely not in a financial place to do...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,123
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
I keep meeting fellow travelers on bikes here in...

I keep meeting fellow travelers on bikes here in McCarthy. Even saw a 650gs parked along the trail out to the glacier I walk for work. It's pretty rad being a small town where 4th of July just means...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,966
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
It's not a bad place to be! When you riding...

It's not a bad place to be! When you riding through SA? I'm leaving for a here to there end of September. Cheers.
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,123
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
So part of my job up here involves guiding some...

So part of my job up here involves guiding some whitewater. I don't mind getting paid a bit to fly out on bush planes and row through spots like the Nizina river:
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,123
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Thanks guys! I'll keep them coming along.

Thanks guys! I'll keep them coming along.
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,123
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
So my riding is over-ish for the next few months...

So my riding is over-ish for the next few months while I'm holed up in McCarthy in the Kennicott valley.
I climbed a local peak the other day and took a panorama of the glacial valleys that I've...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,123
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Scary stuff... I hope I can chalk that up to a...

Scary stuff...
I hope I can chalk that up to a 1 in a million kind of deal.

I hope.
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,123
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
My last night before having to head out to the...

My last night before having to head out to the Wrangells I decided to try out the Sewart highway through the Chugach Mountains area and the inlet. I rode into Anchorage for the first time under a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,123
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Well so far I've really had no issue with it. If...

Well so far I've really had no issue with it. If I was more worried I could always just take the one box with food off the bike and put it somewhere where there would be no collateral damage if a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,123
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
I know it might sound crazy but you really don't...

I know it might sound crazy but you really don't have to worry about the bears too much, even up here. I'll shoot out some advice from limited time chasing them around Yosemite and riding through...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,123
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Cougars, not so much. I think I've seen one once...

Cougars, not so much. I think I've seen one once in my life. I do carry my big bottle of bear mace for whatever might come rustling along but I figure people have been doing this sort of thing for a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,123
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Alright, time to catch up. Where the hell was...

Alright, time to catch up. Where the hell was I...

I peaced on out from Fairbanks not really sure what would be worth heading towards for my last few days on the road (until Fall). Anchorage...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,123
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
I almost bought some heated gear in Seattle but...

I almost bought some heated gear in Seattle but plowed on through Vancouver on a sunny day and didn't think about it until it was too late :rofl

It helped I was packed for winter climbing...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,123
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Thanks for the words. The bears aren't actually...

Thanks for the words. The bears aren't actually too bad up here, and down in the lower 48 it's definitely just annoying black bears that are usually chased off like dogs with no problem. Up here in...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,123
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
The bugs are getting to be pretty solid out here...

The bugs are getting to be pretty solid out here in McCarthy right now. The locals say it will get worse here until the 3rd week of July die off. I'm slowly learning to ignore them. At least they...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,123
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Hey all, thanks for the nice words and sorry I...

Hey all, thanks for the nice words and sorry I haven't updated this whole thing in a bit. I got to my summer job in McCarthy, AK and have been training nonstop the last few weeks as well as getting...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 46,928
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
I'll be following guy! Great to see someone...

I'll be following guy!

Great to see someone local on both spots getting out there- I grew up in East Bay down the road from you, worked in Tahoe the last few years. Like your gear setup you got....
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,123
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
I spent a few days on the Stampede Trail with...

I spent a few days on the Stampede Trail with thoughts of getting out to Bus 142.
There was a little too much water in the area to make it happen, but I got 20 miles of some entertaining ATV trails...
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