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Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,721
Posted By Madmardigan
South bound...

Greetings inmates, I'm back for the latest installment. Sadly, things have gotten busy around home. The fire season is upon us and I suspect I won't be here long. So, I'm going to try to expedite a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 24,995
Posted By Madmardigan
Nice work on the RR. I damn near ran down the...

Nice work on the RR. I damn near ran down the Cassiar (I do love that road) and would have been on the road the same time as you, probably... As for the group thing - hope it all works out. That...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,721
Posted By Madmardigan
Dempster, part deux...

http://corvus.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Accidental-Alaska/i-hmhCwrN/1/X2/20130624_185306-X2.jpg




So, after rolling in to the Engineer Creek Campground, cooking up a nice freeze-dried dinner,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,721
Posted By Madmardigan
Thanks Clif - glad you like 'em...

Thanks Clif - glad you like 'em...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,721
Posted By Madmardigan
Camping was great through the whole trip. Free...

Camping was great through the whole trip. Free fire wood in Yukon sites (some BC sites too). Though I never had a fire - always pretty light out. Always stayed in established campgrounds. Some that...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,721
Posted By Madmardigan
Awesome, hope you had a good trip... You know, I...

Awesome, hope you had a good trip... You know, I only had time to do one all the way or both part of the way. I chose to do both, part way. The Dalton was great and I loved getting into the Brooks...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,721
Posted By Madmardigan
Valhalla, of sorts?

http://corvus.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Accidental-Alaska/i-GHpT57X/0/L/DSC00460-L.jpg

To the Dempster!

As I left Dawson, I was high from the TOTW highway. The long run, soft rubber on hard...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,721
Posted By Madmardigan
TOTW, cont...

Why the TOTW Highway is worth the visit:

http://corvus.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Accidental-Alaska/i-9fT9n3P/1/X2/20130624_103547-X2.jpg




GoPro Moto-ferry adventure ride/boat-ing thing....
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,721
Posted By Madmardigan
Top o' the World Highway...

At this point, I realize I need to do better at finishing this ride report. Thanks to those hanging with me here. Fire season is beginning to get busy and it's hard to keep going on this - though...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,721
Posted By Madmardigan
Indeed she does..... :evil

Indeed she does..... :evil
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,721
Posted By Madmardigan
That's exactly what I was afraid of on my trip. I...

That's exactly what I was afraid of on my trip. I had a bit of the snotty slick road near Atigan, but what you're talking about sounds horrific. Glad you made it!
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,721
Posted By Madmardigan
http://corvus.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Accidental-A...

http://corvus.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Accidental-Alaska/i-kcWJp5w/0/L/20130621_203546-L.jpg


Greetings again!

OK, OK, so I realize I've totally failed on this report. A combination of not...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,721
Posted By Madmardigan
More Dalton

North of Coldfoot:

http://corvus.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Accidental-Alaska/i-KmvHnJD/0/L/20130625_213004-L.jpg


Panorama, Dalton Highway.
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,721
Posted By Madmardigan
Food report...

The internet tubes must be clogged at this motel... In the meantime, someone mentioned food/drink. So, here's a couple things I can throw out - keep in mind, it's my opinion, based on my taste and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,721
Posted By Madmardigan
Greetings all! Apologies for the interruption of...

Greetings all! Apologies for the interruption of this RR. It's because I've been on the road and not around wifi... I'll try to get something up later tonight. The teaser: top of the world, Dempster,...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,721
Posted By Madmardigan
Larger version here:...

Larger version here: http://corvus.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Accidental-Alaska/29946775_qzRR3x#!i=2591903392&k=xXgwjPG&lb=1&s=X3
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,721
Posted By Madmardigan
The road goes on forever.... ...

The road goes on forever....
http://corvus.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Accidental-Alaska/i-zVdfwQw/0/L/DSC00352-L.jpg

The bugs are bad this year. Even my tires are accumulating bodies...
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,721
Posted By Madmardigan
continued...

Success!

http://corvus.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Accidental-Alaska/i-VHkrVNR/0/L/DSC00270-L.jpg

The goal achieved, I proceeded to figure what's next... Well, you can't just run to the circle and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,721
Posted By Madmardigan
The Mighty Dalton...

Greetings, I'm going to go with the number of reads rather than comments as an indication this is of interest to one or two you out there and keep going on this RR... :D

So, when I left, I was in...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,721
Posted By Madmardigan
I've never flown a Beaver on floats, but I have...

I've never flown a Beaver on floats, but I have ridden in one. Any chance I can get some right seat time in your 757??? :lol3

One of the more interesting rides I got some trigger time in was a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,721
Posted By Madmardigan
Day 3/4?

When I last wrote I'd run from Talkeetna to Los Anchorage (as a local friend calls it - hate on her, not me! :) ) Well, I'm now sitting in Fairbanks. Of course, there's a little story behind it and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,721
Posted By Madmardigan
New shoes for the run North.... ...

New shoes for the run North....

http://corvus.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Accidental-Alaska/i-DhWpRzL/0/L/bike_new_tires-L.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,721
Posted By Madmardigan
Metal lives! ...

Metal lives!

http://corvus.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Accidental-Alaska/i-jjH6KGm/0/L/20130617_165752-L.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,721
Posted By Madmardigan
Ha, yeah, Eastern MT would not be that...

Ha, yeah, Eastern MT would not be that exciting... Where you headed? Hit me up - pints are always enjoyed and enjoyable with fellow riders!
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,721
Posted By Madmardigan
...and we're off....

Salutations, readers.

Today marks the official beginning of the trip. As I type, the bike is in the shop getting its 12000 mile peek-under-the-hood and I'm running around getting some last minute...
Forum: Alaska 06-16-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By Madmardigan
That's a nice setup, AKMud... I may look into...

That's a nice setup, AKMud... I may look into something like that in the future. I do have the OEM plug, but I also have the "Ultimate Addons" iPhone system wired directly to the battery (I just...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,721
Posted By Madmardigan
Day 2

Not a whole lot to report today. Sorting gear and getting ready.... One thing is getting the RAM mounts set up for GoPro cams:
...
Forum: Alaska 06-15-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By Madmardigan
Thanks! I was planning on popping in AK Leather -...

Thanks! I was planning on popping in AK Leather - always try when I'm in the state. Will try Frigid North too. Appreciate the help!
Forum: Alaska 06-15-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By Madmardigan
Not quite...

I wish that would work... The connecter is the Hella super seal, not the SAE...

If I could find some of these, I might be willing to wire it up myself. Just chop a USB cable, terminate with these:...
Forum: Alaska 06-15-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By Madmardigan
Help finding cables....

Greetings Northern Inmates:

I recently purchased a 1200 GS Adventure and will begin the (circuitous) trip home on Wednesday (currently holed up in Talkeetna). This bike came with the Ultimate...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,721
Posted By Madmardigan
So it begins....

Greetings inmates... Today the trip began. I won't bore you with the trials and tribulations of generic air travel, tight seats, over-priced food, and general ill-behavior people exhibit in airports....
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,721
Posted By Madmardigan
With trepidation, indeed....

With trepidation, indeed....
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,721
Posted By Madmardigan
The accidental AK trip begins, in earnest, on...

The accidental AK trip begins, in earnest, on Friday when I catch a flight north. Some small familiarization rides on the new bike (current moniker: Fräulein, but searching for something better and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,721
Posted By Madmardigan
Accidental Alaska...

I accidentally bought a 1200 GS Adventure... The words sort of hung in the air as the mechanics all laughed. How does one “accidentally” buy that? We laughed, but it was true. And, it was in Alaska...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-02-2007, 09:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,290
Posted By Madmardigan
I'm coming a little late to this thread, but...

I'm coming a little late to this thread, but thought I'd add a little.

If your wife is looking for projects to work on, well, almost anyting is fair game now. Consider anything that is...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2007, 11:14 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 60,841
Posted By Madmardigan
CJ and the Northern Rockies...

Evenin' CJ, everyone,

I haven't seen any of the Montana folks post so I thought I'd write a little something the see if I could help.

Regarding the route across the N. Rockies in October, it's...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-25-2007, 09:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,660
Posted By Madmardigan
and one more piece of info.... Google Earth...

and one more piece of info....

Google Earth uses WGS 84.

http://www.keyhole.com/GoogleEarthHelp/Importing/Datums.htm
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-25-2007, 09:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,660
Posted By Madmardigan
Greetings, the datum shift is an interesting...

Greetings,

the datum shift is an interesting question. The most commonly used datums in North America seem to be WGS 84, NAD 83, and NAD 27. For all intents and purposes NAD 83 and WGS 84 are...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-06-2007, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By Madmardigan
national report

Forgot the big overview link. The National Situation Report:

http://www.nifc.gov/nicc/sitreprt.pdf

Updated daily and gives a good overview. You know it's a busy season when the sit. report...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-05-2007, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By Madmardigan
Montana (and some Idaho) 2007 Fire Information

I've been perusing the posts around the site and there seem to be a number of trips that might be in jeopardy due to our fire season in Western Montana. Don't know if anyone is interested but I...
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