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Forum: Racing 01-07-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 26,308
Posted By coaxial
Bad news

Damn, looks like bad news from Don's team:



Let's keep our fingers crossed he is okay.

Live updates on http://rallyraidcanada.com
Forum: Racing 01-07-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 26,308
Posted By coaxial
Have spoke with Don a few times and rode with him...

Have spoke with Don a few times and rode with him a bit (great pilot!)

Cheering him on that he rides safely across the finish line for a well earned Dakar finish :evil
Forum: Canada 02-13-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 36,207
Posted By coaxial
Great show overall, and I ended up in a few of...

Great show overall, and I ended up in a few of the crowd shots at the end. Waiting for my royalty cheque :D

Thought it was strange how they didn't even introduce Don Hatton, fellow Dakar racer and...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-17-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,379
Posted By coaxial
There is a reason the 'weird throat things' are...

There is a reason the 'weird throat things' are popular - Mines kept me warm and comfortable riding/climbing/hiking in snow/hail/rain, cool riding in the tropics (soak in cold water), and kept me...
Forum: Racing 08-17-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,954
Posted By coaxial
Very cool! If I had that sort of money lying...

Very cool! If I had that sort of money lying around this would be a dream come true - definitely will be the experience of a lifetime for whoever goes. I just hope whoever signs up feeds a healthy...
Forum: Canada 07-26-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,233
Posted By coaxial
Huge thanks to Don & company for putting up with...

Huge thanks to Don & company for putting up with us! It was a great event and ride. Ended up riding back from Tofino yesterday, so my arse is a bit sore after 12 hours on a DR350 :lol3

Great...
Forum: Canada 07-24-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,233
Posted By coaxial
Thanks for the tip! I'm camped there currently;...

Thanks for the tip! I'm camped there currently; it's nice. I saw you ride in but couldn't find your site to say hi. I found a spot way out by the highway.


See you in the morning!


Josh
Forum: Canada 07-08-2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,233
Posted By coaxial
Thumb I'm signed up, see you guys there!

I'm signed up, see you guys there!
Forum: Canada 06-10-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 36,207
Posted By coaxial
I agree the first "Long Way" shows were...

I agree the first "Long Way" shows were excellent, but would have been a bit better with a bit less support crew. I prefer Charlie's shows - the inside look at your average dude attempting Dakar was...
Forum: Canada 06-09-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,042
Posted By coaxial
I've "rough camped" in the Tofino area a few...

I've "rough camped" in the Tofino area a few times with no issues. Follow any dirt logging road until you are in an isolated area to pull off. Usually this will be cutblock, but is sometimes a lake,...
Forum: Canada 06-07-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,332
Posted By coaxial
I've tried many liquid spray-on anti-fog products...

I've tried many liquid spray-on anti-fog products and have found that most of them don't work at all. At least not on the humid rainy coast when riding in winter!

The one product I've tried that...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2011, 02:05 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 79,505
Posted By coaxial
good job getting back to Vancouver in one piece,...

good job getting back to Vancouver in one piece, and waiting until the weather warmed up here before returning!



Photos look good on my calibrated iMac screen - the highlights are a bit bright...
Forum: Canada 03-30-2011, 01:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,871
Posted By coaxial
I concur ...

I concur

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3521/3785045253_a239887820_z.jpg?zz=1

Long lonely isolated road, perfect for biking.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2472/3784062824_c364dae98e_z.jpg
...
Forum: Canada 03-30-2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,947
Posted By coaxial
I was waiting for the point in this thread where...

I was waiting for the point in this thread where you would find out what our ridiculous prices are like here for everything.

Everything in Canada tends to be a bit expensive even compared to the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 25,241
Views: 3,004,445
Posted By coaxial
How is the MT21 front on pavement though? My DR...

How is the MT21 front on pavement though? My DR is my city commuter too, and I often need to do a stretch of highway to get to good trails. Looking for a good balance for 50/50 I guess, maybe T63 or...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 25,241
Views: 3,004,445
Posted By coaxial
Just a couple weeks ago, silly thing, no harm to...

Just a couple weeks ago, silly thing, no harm to me or the bike other than the collarbone - they break really easily. I got a titanium plate on it last week and it's pretty much good as new now :evil...
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 79,505
Posted By coaxial
Just want to chip in that of all the threads I'm...

Just want to chip in that of all the threads I'm following at the moment I'm enjoying yours the most. Great bike, great writing style, and fantastic photos.

I know how hard it is to write from...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 25,241
Views: 3,004,445
Posted By coaxial
I think I have to agree with you about the T63...

I think I have to agree with you about the T63 front diving in corners! Also maybe washing out entirely & suddenly, plopping me on my face/arm and breaking my precious bones :huh

Riding skills...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1,112
Views: 183,658
Posted By coaxial
Just found your blog and now found your ADV...

Just found your blog and now found your ADV thread, excellent report so far, subscribed!

Ride safe!
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,017
Posted By coaxial
Day 13: Santa Ines to Bahia Concepcion. 525km/330mi

One of my favorite things in life is waking up in my tent in awesome places.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5214/5386034032_97dd9eb188_z.jpg
I wake up to find the sun rising through the cacti...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,017
Posted By coaxial
Day 12 - Ensenada - Desert near Santa Ines - 380km/240mi

Early morning found us packing up and heading out of our Auto Hotel in foggy Ensenada. It seems the cold pacific fog comes in a couple times a day here. Our first Auto Hotel experience had been...
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,017
Posted By coaxial
Day 11 - San Felipe to Ensenada 250km/160mi

Woke again just before sunrise.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4003/5081070637_bd4dc599e6_z.jpg

I opened the door of my tent to watch the very colorful sunrise over the Sea of Cortez. As soon...
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,017
Posted By coaxial
Day 10 - Corona CA to San Filipe Baja. 500km/300mi

Hubbe turned around towards the end of the Palm desert and we carried on towards Mexicali. This is quite a long and boring stretch but we eventually found Calexico, the town on the California side....
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,017
Posted By coaxial
Day 8 & 9 - escape from LA

We haven't got far to go today so we get some extra sleep and enjoy the hotel's breakfast bar. I advise against filling up on tons of waffles before a day in hot LA traffic, but my advice is ignored....
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,017
Posted By coaxial
Day 8 - Butano to Buellton CA. 250 mi

We awoke to find our bikes still intact. All brake lines were inspected for raccoon tampering.

Today would be a very scenic day. We rode through Big Sur, a place I've been wanting to see for many...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,017
Posted By coaxial
Fortuna CA - Butano State Park CA. 310mi

Another uneventful morning, we hit the road early as there are no tents to pack up.

We cruise over a few foggy and chilly mountain passes and make good time down the 101 highway until we near...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,017
Posted By coaxial
Day 7 - Lakeside OR - Fortuna CA 250mi

Another early and uneventful morning, and our packing habits were starting to improve. The only drama of the morning was Rob pulling a muscle in his back, but that seemed to pass quickly. Something...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,017
Posted By coaxial
Day 6 - Cannon Beach OR - Lakeside OR

Up with the sun again, I took advantage of our luxury campground and used the hot shower.

As the number of hungry bunnies in our campsite increased, we packed up quickly barely escaping with our...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,017
Posted By coaxial
Day 5 - Boradman OR - Cannon Beach OR. 243 miles

As I do on bike trips and camping, I woke up just before sunrise. At home, when I'm going work, loud alarm clocks can go off for an hour and I don't stir, eventually waking up exhausted. When I sleep...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,017
Posted By coaxial
Day 4 - Creston BC to Boardman OR 535km/ 332mi

We got up early the next day, eager to start the first day of riding together. Now begins the daily routines. Re-pack the bags, load up, find fuel and coffee, and hit the road.

Destination #1 was...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,017
Posted By coaxial
Day 3 - Princeton BC to Creston BC 454km/282mi

Alright. It's been months and months since I've updated here, but I want to complete the report so I'll just continue after my last proper post, day 2.

Day 3 I woke up at our riverside camp site,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 988
Views: 384,634
Posted By coaxial
Not sure how I missed this thread up until now -...

Not sure how I missed this thread up until now - subscribed!

I'm a big fan of Salt Spring Island, have gone riding there a few times. Just did a trip to mexico and back as well. I'm planning to...
Forum: Canada 01-19-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By coaxial
got a Black Jack vest from Shail's on powell (the...

got a Black Jack vest from Shail's on powell (the URAL dealer) for a good price. Can't remember if it was $60 or $90.

Is very basic, but works good.
Forum: Canada 01-19-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 98,969
Posted By coaxial
I'm going to try to make it this year! are the...

I'm going to try to make it this year! are the hotels filling up?
Forum: Canada 01-18-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,375
Posted By coaxial
Will be riding out saturday or sunday from north...

Will be riding out saturday or sunday from north van. If you see a DR350 on the highway1 in the rain ... try to keep up! :1drink
Forum: Racing 01-18-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,277
Posted By coaxial
do podium episodes exist? don't see them on any...

do podium episodes exist? don't see them on any torrent sites, although SBS has recaps with podium footage..
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 25,241
Views: 3,004,445
Posted By coaxial
My opinion isn't worth much as I've only run T63...

My opinion isn't worth much as I've only run T63 front/rear on this bike, but I am happy with them. I've experimented with different dual sport touring tires on my heavier bikes and one thing I pay...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-18-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,591,340
Posted By coaxial
Great shot! although I admit it is kind of like...

Great shot! although I admit it is kind of like watching an Airbus A380 Takeoff :lol3
Forum: Racing 01-17-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,277
Posted By coaxial
I left my 100mbit server seeding most everything...

I left my 100mbit server seeding most everything for the duration.. looks like it uploaded over 2,000 gigs :evil
Forum: Racing 01-16-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 986,206
Posted By coaxial
Thanks for the heads up, I just wrote them a long...

Thanks for the heads up, I just wrote them a long letter of praise. I copied OLN on the e-mail, the only network in canada to ever give the Dakar TV air time- something they stopped doing recently....
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