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Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,873
Posted By porkandcorn
tiger leaking coolant

hey gregdee - my bike has been burning coolant since day one, but i'm a moto-tard and i just assumed it was normal. i just took it in before this trip and they triumph tech noticed it was low. he...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,873
Posted By porkandcorn
Man Down on the AZBDR...

well, that wasn't what i was expecting for the day...

we rode hwy 89 out of flagstaff and then east on NF-417 to continue on the route in section 5, area 10. we were happy to see that there was...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,873
Posted By porkandcorn
Arizona Back Country Discovery Route - DAY 3

Arizona Back Country Discovery Route - DAY 3

Section 4, Mogollin Rim to Flagstaff
Monday, June 2, 2014

After 2 nights of camping in a row, sleep was moderate and body pain is starting to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,873
Posted By porkandcorn
Arizona Back Country Discovery Route - DAY 2

Arizona Back Country Discovery Route - DAY 2

Section 3, Globe to Mogollin Rim
Sunday, June 1, 2014

The ride down from the Campsite at Pioneer Pass was easy on the maintained forest road. We...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,873
Posted By porkandcorn
AZBDR+... Tiger 800xc & Super Teneré

Arizona Back Country Discovery Route - DAY 1

Sections 1-2, Coronado National Monument to Benson
Saturday, May 31, 2014 (Morning)
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,825
Posted By porkandcorn
here's the lately pics off PDX Alamo's camera. ...

here's the lately pics off PDX Alamo's camera. these are from utah stage 4 (with the tiger) and stage 3 (with the w250r) after the region got hammered by rain. now i remember why i got scared off...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,825
Posted By porkandcorn
just got off the horn with PDX Alamo. sounds...

just got off the horn with PDX Alamo. sounds like i made the wrong call. no mud and no issues with rain in colorado, in fact, he said it's dry and rocky and that i could have made it through...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,825
Posted By porkandcorn
tuesday, august 27, 2013 - utah bdr abort

i had to make a very difficult decision this morning, and i'm not sure if i made the right call...

stages 6 & 5 were fun. the tiger and i almost got stuck in the wilderness during the stage 4 mud...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,825
Posted By porkandcorn
monday, august 26, 2013 - utah bdr repair day

for me, today involved plowing 2 hours through driving rain from price, utah to moab, utah. i wound up at moab powersports center south of town. before i can get back on the backcountry routes i...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,825
Posted By porkandcorn
when you have 2+" of clay mud building up on your...

when you have 2+" of clay mud building up on your tire, and a brake line looping 2" above you tire, you don't have a choice. the mud would have torn the line up, and then i'd be permanently without...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,825
Posted By porkandcorn
monday, august 26, 2013 - utah bdr section 4

monday, august 26, 2013 - utah bdr section 4, "the road to playdoh mountain"

yesterday was the most challenging off-road riding i've done in my life. for full disclosure, i'm not an experienced...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 58,915
Posted By porkandcorn
Back on the road... in the USA.

back in action on the tiger if any of you out there give a damn...come on over and say hi!

Utah/Colorado BDR - Tiger 800xc vs. WR250R (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=914708)
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,825
Posted By porkandcorn
Utah/Colorado BDR - Tiger 800xc vs. WR250R

sunday, august 25, 2013 - utah bdr sections 6 & 5

good to be typing in another adv motorcycling report! i've been back from my 4-month/8-country south american trip...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 58,915
Posted By porkandcorn
Sign the Petition - Do Not Develope Punta del Diablo into another "McBeach"!

Sign the petition to save Punta del Diablo from senseless McDevelopment (https://www.change.org/petitions/punta-del-diablo-para-detener-la-destrucción-del-pueblo)

To:
Artigas Barrios, Intendente...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 58,915
Posted By porkandcorn
Thanks Everyone!

glad so many people enjoyed the report. i'll be continuing the blogging in future travels, but they may not always be entirely motorcycle related or posted on ADVrider. if you want to get in on...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,365
Posted By porkandcorn
no, i haven't. what is that intended to...

no, i haven't. what is that intended to accomplish. i wanted to get a service first to insure the throttle bodies are still in sync. lot's of bad gas in SA.
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,365
Posted By porkandcorn
i just completed 20,000 KM in south america, and...

i just completed 20,000 KM in south america, and i am still having issues with the idle. i likely need to get a decent tank of fuel, and have the throttle bodies adjusted. then we'll see where we...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 58,915
Posted By porkandcorn
home

home

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7288/8737695262_22f06d2843_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/85961782@N02/8737695262/)
home (http://www.flickr.com/photos/85961782@N02/8737695262/) by...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 58,915
Posted By porkandcorn
the night before the return home

saturday, may 11, 2013 - final night in south america

the triumph and my rubber duck are now alone, both deep inside an enormous cargo ship docked in cartagena's port. they are destined for...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 58,915
Posted By porkandcorn
"*" in RED. an amazing product... that i didn't...

"*" in RED. an amazing product... that i didn't use.
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 58,915
Posted By porkandcorn
yes, just the iphone 5. most modern smartphones...

yes, just the iphone 5. most modern smartphones have excellent light chips in them. but they often don't calibrate that information in the original image. the contrast and color have to be...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 58,915
Posted By porkandcorn
that would be a tire shop.

that would be a tire shop.
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 58,915
Posted By porkandcorn
PORKANDCORN: gear review / packing review

for those of you list geeks out there, here's my official post-adventure review of the gear that i used (and in some cases, never used.) would be happy to answer any gear-specific questions...

1....
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 58,915
Posted By porkandcorn
playa blanca, colombia

monday, may 6, 2013

there were no motorcycle-shipment related tasks today, so i met up with hong & suzanne, and hong's sister and her boyfriend, and the five of us adventured down south of...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 58,915
Posted By porkandcorn
gear list review

jack, it's on my to do list to review my gear list on this thread. sit tight, it's coming.

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Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 58,915
Posted By porkandcorn
the end of the road - cartagena, colombia

saturday, may 4, 2013

monday, i left medellín for cartegena, colombia on the caribbean coast. the 11-hour marathon ride left me at the finish line, where i now sit in a nice little hotel writing...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 58,915
Posted By porkandcorn
go blazers!

go blazers!
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2013, 10:22 PM
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Views: 58,915
Posted By porkandcorn
medellín vs. atletico nacional

sunday, april 28, 2013

one of my main goals on this trip was to experience a football match (it's not soccer here) in a major south american city. because the season was not yet started when i...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 58,915
Posted By porkandcorn
the GPS source maps worked out great. absolutely...

the GPS source maps worked out great. absolutely invaluable and 95% reliable for navigating in and out of the big and medium sized cities. worth their weight in gold, but then again, they are...
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 58,915
Posted By porkandcorn
i just use apple's native iphoto edit tools.

i just use apple's native iphoto edit tools.
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 58,915
Posted By porkandcorn
pablo escobar tour, medellín, colombia

friday, april 26, 2013

this morning, i took the "paisa road" pablo escobar tour (http://paisaroad.com). i was excited, having just finished the audiobook about medellín's most infamous son. we...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 58,915
Posted By porkandcorn
medellín, colombia

wednesday, april 24, 2013

i've fallen in love with medellín. the mystery remains, but the fear is diminished. in the early 90's, when i was only in high school, this was the most dangerous...
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 58,915
Posted By porkandcorn
cali to salento to medellín, colombia

tuesday, april 23, 2013

sorry for the radio silence. a combination of bad wifi, no time, and generalized blogging laziness have conspired to create this lull in my reporting.

cali, colombia
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 144,036
Posted By porkandcorn
glad you guys could catch some of the corderilla...

glad you guys could catch some of the corderilla blanca... it was totally clouded over and raining cat and dogs 3 weeks ago when i was there. you win some, you lose some...

fritz
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 830
Views: 144,036
Posted By porkandcorn
yeah man. if the rainy season lifts, the...

yeah man. if the rainy season lifts, the corderilla blanca will be epic... tallest concentration of peaks over 18,000 ft (33 of them) after the hymalayas. the city of hauraz, peru is the HQ to...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 58,915
Posted By porkandcorn
yeah man. if the rainy season lifts, the...

yeah man. if the rainy season lifts, the corderilla blanca will be epic... tallest concentration of peaks over 18,000 ft (33 of them) after the hymalayas. the city of hauraz, peru is the HQ to...
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 58,915
Posted By porkandcorn
pasto, colombia to cali, colombia

thursday, april 18, 2013

day two in colombia. i rode the panamerican highway (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan-American_Highway) from pasto to cali, colombia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cali)...
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 58,915
Posted By porkandcorn
well, i knew i'd be in medellín for several days...

well, i knew i'd be in medellín for several days in a week or so, so i just didn't see the point in fighting through all the traffic and hassle to just sleep for a night and move on. i've definitely...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 144,036
Posted By porkandcorn
oregonians are taking over the world...

nice to run into you fellows in baños! i hope you had a chance to burn your skin in the thermal baths like i did. happy trails and let me know if you need any input for your ride south of baños.
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 58,915
Posted By porkandcorn
baños, ecuador to otavalo, ecuador to pasto, colombia

wednesday, april 17, 2013

baños to quito, ecuador was a 3-hour ride through twisting back roads and twisting 6-lane modern freeways. i arrived in quito, completely prepared to spend a night...
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