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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-04-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 114,297
Posted By Atavist
Golden Eagle somewhere in Oregon. ...

Golden Eagle somewhere in Oregon.

http://djr.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Chief-Joseph-Rally-2005/i-gdGFQ5T/0/XL/100_0004-XL.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 19,184
Posted By Atavist
Falang, This is sort of fun trying to run...

Falang,

This is sort of fun trying to run this rabbit in the hole. I can't see anything that looks like that in Beaver Creek on Google earth either but...

The time stamp on that picture shows:...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 19,184
Posted By Atavist
Really enjoyed this step back in time. Thank you...

Really enjoyed this step back in time. Thank you for the considerable amount of work that you put into it.

If my notes are correct one of the mystery locations is Beaver Creek in the Yukon. Might...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-05-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 304,435
Posted By Atavist
Did the first section on the 22nd of last month....

Did the first section on the 22nd of last month. A little too warm for us and we headed for the west side to ride in cooler conditions. We'll go back when it cools down. Conditions were generally...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2,026
Views: 273,695
Posted By Atavist
Clif, I'm really enjoying your ride and...

Clif,

I'm really enjoying your ride and reading about your take on things. Thanks for taking the time to post but two things please:

1. Leave the critters alone.
and
2. Slow that sucker...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 518,747
Posted By Atavist
My wife and I were stuck there for three days a...

My wife and I were stuck there for three days a few years ago waiting for the fires to subside so we could continue on over to Chicken. They never did so we ended up coming all the way back down and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 518,747
Posted By Atavist
Dang I'm envious. Bon Voyage!

Dang I'm envious. Bon Voyage!
Forum: Ride reports 12-25-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,824
Posted By Atavist
Okay, I know it's like Christmas day and...

Okay, I know it's like Christmas day and everything but I'm needing another installment! :evil Cool report.

DJR
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-22-2009, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By Atavist
My wife and I are riding up from Pasco. Red...

My wife and I are riding up from Pasco. Red R100GS and a Blue F650GS. See you there.

DJR

[Republic 2003]
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Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2007, 06:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,657
Posted By Atavist
Please don't take this the wrong way, I'm not...

Please don't take this the wrong way, I'm not being hyper critical just trying to reason this thing out.

My first impression from your report (much enjoyed by the way) was "Cripes, that's getting...
Forum: Ride reports 12-25-2007, 02:42 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 25,952
Posted By Atavist
Just finished a siege reading of your report,...

Just finished a siege reading of your report, couldn't stop. Thanks for the time and effort it took to write it up.

My wife and I rode to Alaska in '04 and our weather couldn't have been...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-24-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By Atavist
We did leave early. I had it in my mind to get...

We did leave early. I had it in my mind to get some fishing in on the Lochsa but it wasn't to be. Ran into a thunderstorm around Livingston that was like riding into a fire hose. The picture under...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-23-2007, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By Atavist
The wife and I were there. Lots of tire kickin'...

The wife and I were there. Lots of tire kickin' and story tellin'. We were at the tail end of an eleven day trip. Looked for you, Chip Seal, but I wasn't sure which bike was yours. Probably talked to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2007, 06:59 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 13,276
Posted By Atavist
Excellent!!!!!!!!!! Your photography is top notch.

Excellent!!!!!!!!!! Your photography is top notch.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-30-2007, 07:40 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,685
Posted By Atavist
Yeah, that's the one. Good people. DJR

Yeah, that's the one. Good people.

DJR
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-28-2007, 11:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,685
Posted By Atavist
Scott, I see there will be a tire vendor there...

Scott, I see there will be a tire vendor there again this year but I really don't know if there is any savings involved. They seem pretty busy so somebody must think it's a good deal. I do my own so...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-28-2007, 10:38 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,685
Posted By Atavist
Scott, Due to a work conflict I'm not able to...

Scott, Due to a work conflict I'm not able to make it this year (doing the Beartooth instead) but you'll have a great time. The big building in the second photo is the dining/community hall. Neat...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-27-2007, 09:18 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,685
Posted By Atavist
Just took a look at the other 24 posts by...

Just took a look at the other 24 posts by Backout. Recommend you do the same before you take him too seriously.

DJR
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-27-2007, 09:01 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,685
Posted By Atavist
Great folks, tons of riding (all you'll want),...

Great folks, tons of riding (all you'll want), and lots to do. Highly recommend it. Won't address the "snub" thing as it's an outright troll other than to say they don't allow day passes which...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2007, 08:30 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 54,441
Posted By Atavist
Would be wrong of me to take so much pleasure...

Would be wrong of me to take so much pleasure from this and not say thanks. My wife and I did an AK trip in '04 and the fever was building to do it again this summer. 2004 was the year it was all on...
Forum: Face plant 08-03-2006, 07:15 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,639
Posted By Atavist
When the WSP got the new chief the first thing he...

When the WSP got the new chief the first thing he looked at was the accident/ticket ratio. The story circulated that he wanted to know why every single accident didn't result in a ticket. I heard...
Forum: Face plant 08-03-2006, 06:49 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,639
Posted By Atavist
Pissed Wouldn't think of second guessing you....

Wouldn't think of second guessing you. Particularly from this nice comfortable computer chair with plenty of time to think it over. However....

Last Sunday, riding back from Menlo via White Pass,...
Forum: Face plant 07-31-2006, 08:15 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,639
Posted By Atavist
Well, that just sucks!!! That leg wasn't very...

Well, that just sucks!!! That leg wasn't very good looking even without the divot and as for the face... well, everybody needs one good sabre slash story to tell the grandkids. Glad you're okay.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-31-2006, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By Atavist
By coincidence I passed through Vader on Saturday...

By coincidence I passed through Vader on Saturday riding a loop out of Menlo where the Cascade Country Rendezvous (hosted by the Washington State BMW Riders) was located.

There was a closed sign...
Forum: Face plant 07-16-2006, 10:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,235
Posted By Atavist
I'm not trying to defend the county road guys but...

I'm not trying to defend the county road guys but I doubt that litigation would yield much. If I remember correctly (and there is a real good chance that I don't) there is a sign near Ferndale to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2006, 09:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,906
Posted By Atavist
I'm not a rally rat but I've been to half a dozen...

I'm not a rally rat but I've been to half a dozen or so. Always camp. There is a huge security issue that is partially solved by the entrance fee policy. It is possible to leave your camera, gps,...
Forum: Face plant 07-08-2006, 07:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,235
Posted By Atavist
After reading Steve's account it sounds like the...

After reading Steve's account it sounds like the site is beyond the tight stuff coming down to the beach and somewhere past the ranch where the road is straight. I'll post another picture to correct...
Forum: Face plant 06-29-2006, 07:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,235
Posted By Atavist
Passed through the area earlier this year and the...

Passed through the area earlier this year and the road was pretty choppy. Close proximity and speed would be a bad combination. For those of you that haven't had a chance to ride it I'll post a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2006, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3,026
Views: 849,488
Posted By Atavist
They are standard BMW cases. The side cases are...

They are standard BMW cases. The side cases are expanded in that picture so they look a little funny. Here they are from the back:

http://DJR.smugmug.com/photos/6018666-M.jpg

DJR
Forum: Alaska 06-14-2006, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By Atavist
Okay, here's something. I would not hand write a...

Okay, here's something. I would not hand write a trip log again. If you have a mini voice recorder it will be much easier to log the things that need remembering (names/places/people/etc.) and...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2006, 07:19 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 50,108
Posted By Atavist
Top notch report. You guys are the real "one...

Top notch report. You guys are the real "one percenters!"

Just curious but it seems odd that in a place where there just isn't much to nail together you would pick up a nail like that. I guess...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-20-2006, 04:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 929
Posted By Atavist
Great advice and I thank you all. Depending on...

Great advice and I thank you all. Depending on the recent weather in the area we will definetly give it a look see. Did the recommended searches and looked at the links. Google Earth helped...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2006, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 929
Posted By Atavist
Mattole Rd. and Highway 1 ?

My wife and I are planning a ride in early May with Highway 1 as the primary focus. Camping for the most part and riding an R100GS and an F650GS down from Washington and going only as far South as...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2005, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,343
Posted By Atavist
MotoPlaner That same microburst rain/wind...

MotoPlaner

That same microburst rain/wind storm went through the rally site also. This picture was taken at 14:09. There had been a tent that would have been about the center of the frame but it...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2005, 07:11 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 28,632
Posted By Atavist
Golden eagle cornering technique. Snapped on the...

Golden eagle cornering technique. Snapped on the way down to the Chief Joseph rally last weekend.

http://DJR.smugmug.com/photos/25482692-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2004, 10:12 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 44,100
Posted By Atavist
Arghhh! You guys are killin' me. What a super...

Arghhh! You guys are killin' me. What a super ride. :thumb

Thanks for the tech info too, I like to stay ahead of Murphy if I can. DJR
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2004, 07:31 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 44,100
Posted By Atavist
Great photos and terrific report! Two...

Great photos and terrific report!

Two questions:

1. What was the cause of the pulled headbolt on Duane's R80? Curious if it was during maintenance (my guess) or it failed during operation?
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2004, 02:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,206
Posted By Atavist
Over the next four days we traveled down the...

Over the next four days we traveled down the inside passage. This is the true inside, not the cruise ship "inside," they are too large to navigate through the narrow parts.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2004, 08:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,206
Posted By Atavist
Blackpaw, You and I are very...

Blackpaw,
You and I are very similar in our pursuits. For those readers who aren't in the loop he means Peter Hathaway Capstick or less formally "Chapstick" to his fans.

Meant to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2004, 08:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,206
Posted By Atavist
Skagway was interesting. ...

Skagway was interesting.

http://DJR.smugmug.com/photos/6065618-M.jpg

http://DJR.smugmug.com/photos/6065616-M.jpg

http://DJR.smugmug.com/photos/6065630-M.jpg

Skagway celebrates the 4th...
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