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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-23-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4,872
Views: 436,424
Posted By togume
Thanks for the info! Subscribed to the thread.

Thanks for the info! Subscribed to the thread.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-22-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4,872
Views: 436,424
Posted By togume
Hello!

Hi, all!

Recent transplant to the Bay Area here, and could not be happier. Also - wow... there are a lot of adventure rigs riding around. Are they being looked after properly!?

I'm going to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,423
Posted By togume
Update: Playing Mechanic in Fairbanks

The past few days in Fairbanks have been spent waiting for parts, catching up on the digital front, and planning the next leg of the trip. Looking at the weather, my opening will be the next few...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,423
Posted By togume
Replies

Thanks, all!

@beech - It's very rewarding, and can be tough. Timing is everything up there. Hit me up with any questions, or if I can be of any help. I met a lot of interesting people and came out...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,153
Posted By togume
Thanks for the update!

Had not seen this in the past, and watched it come up. Read the first page and was hooked. Your update almost made me well up.

Congratulations to both of you, and welcome to the beautiful world of...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,423
Posted By togume
Glad I didn't get eaten, run over, and that my...

Glad I didn't get eaten, run over, and that my tent has stayed pitched! But, there's still a long road ahead.

The camera... I debated bringing a fancy camera, but my setup ended up being fairly...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,423
Posted By togume
Deadhorse, AK, and Back

Took off for Deadhorse on September 2nd, around 8:00am. The first stop was breakfast and lots of coffee at the Hilltop Cafe and gas station. The weather was opening a bit, but mainly cloudy and in...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,423
Posted By togume
Haines, AK --> Fairbanks, AK, via Canadia

Continuing on from where we left off. This time around with the 2 day drive to Fairbanks from Haines, starting on August 30th.

Slept from 3:00am until 7:00am, and was woken up by a beautiful...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,423
Posted By togume
Prince George, BC --> Prince Rupert, BC --> Haines, AK

Following up the quick post above, and continuing the report starting on August 26th...

While updating the digital life from a coffee shop, I was taking advantage of the sun for a quick dry...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-02-2012, 01:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,262
Posted By togume
Confirming

Chiming in to confirm that one must fully turn on the engine for the fault to clear, and for the system to start sending power to replaced bulbs. I put in a new H7 to replace a clearly dead one,...
Forum: Alaska 09-01-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,902
Posted By togume
Ready. Set. Go.

Thanks for the great info, guys. I've been studying the weather, landscape, and route. Feeling good about it.

I had the opportunity to meet AK Bob and his rides yesterday, as well as Steve and his...
Forum: Alaska 08-29-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,902
Posted By togume
Fairbanks by Friday, Deadhorse Next - Beers, Partners, Advice?

I'll finally be in Fairbanks by this Friday, Aug. 31st, with the goal of making it to Deadhorse as soon as possible. I'm
Quite excited.

Currently on the ferry set to arrive at Haines on tomorrow...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,423
Posted By togume
Thanks for the nice words! Quick update: I...

Thanks for the nice words!

Quick update: I made it from Prince George to Francois Lake, where I camped in bear territory. More on that later. After a night of light sleep, I made it through a day...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,423
Posted By togume
Once in a Lifetime Adventure: Minneapolis to Ushuaia via Deadhorse

I'm at the part of my adventure where I'm ready for a formal ride report. Up to now, I've been bouncing around on the motorcycle, planes, boats, and other means of transportation, while also getting...
Forum: Alaska 08-11-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By togume
Thanks for the info, AKDuc! I'm going to be...

Thanks for the info, AKDuc! I'm going to be taking it sometime next week.

Solarmose - I like that idea, however, on the way down I'll be aiming for Jasper/Banf for some hiking, so it would be a...
Forum: Alaska 08-09-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By togume
Thanks for the quick replies, guys! I...

Thanks for the quick replies, guys!

I checked on the itinerary for Haines, and it's $550. Wow. That's more than I was thinking it would be, but I'm thinking it's going to be worth the price. I'll...
Forum: Alaska 08-09-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By togume
In Victoria, BC --> Planning Prudhoe Bay

Hi all,

I'm currently in Victoria, BC, and planning on leaving here this Sunday/Monday headed to Prudhoe Bay. I'm thinking of taking the Alaskan ferry system as far north as I can, and then ride...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-23-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 66,584
Posted By togume
Stunning...

Looking forward to the RR, and to make it up there!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-20-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 66,584
Posted By togume
Alcan - That last picture... wow... Thanks for...

Alcan - That last picture... wow... Thanks for sharing!

Out of curiosity, what did you shoot these with?

I'm on track to head up there around August 5th. Anyone thinking about a similar...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-08-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11,824
Views: 623,248
Posted By togume
This. In. Looking forward to finally meeting some...

This. In. Looking forward to finally meeting some of you!

Time?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-19-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 66,584
Posted By togume
Thanks for the pics and stories, Stretch! All of...

Thanks for the pics and stories, Stretch! All of these posts are only stoking the fire. I΄m thinking it΄s going to have to happen in July... I just got off a 6 day hike in Colombia where I had the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-02-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 644
Posted By togume
Getting Ready... The Build

Hi all,

Starting to document the progress toward a big trip starting this summer. I'll also be posting some the same to the blog (http://oiala.com), intended for a broader audience.

Time to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-21-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 66,584
Posted By togume
Great information. Thanks, Goldie05 and Alcan! ...

Great information. Thanks, Goldie05 and Alcan!

The UCC/UCCC looks crazy. Have to give it to them that it would take determination to put that many miles in that short a time (if one's going for...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-20-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 66,584
Posted By togume
Amazing

I started with Google maps thinking about where I could go in Alaska, followed by searching about the most northern part that is drivable. Then I searched ADV, and found this thread. Sign me up!
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-12-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,697
Posted By togume
Progressively Harder to Start

Hate putting a "me too" type reply, but... me too!

Actually, mine issue seems to be a little different; Since about 4 weeks ago I've noticed that it's gotten progressively harder to start the...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,188
Posted By togume
Thanks for the detailed reply, Eric. Adam (from...

Thanks for the detailed reply, Eric. Adam (from TT) was the one that got me interested in the Macna at the MSP show (+ the other couple of $k I dropped on the site recently ;), dry bags arriving this...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-30-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,932
Posted By togume
Too good. I actually LOLed when I read this. I...

Too good. I actually LOLed when I read this. I had this "mod" forced onto me when some $!@# backed-and-run while parked. Now I'm thinking of just buffing the end and leaving it as is.

+ 1 for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-30-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,361
Posted By togume
Never....

seen a motorcycle unboxing before. Looks like fun. Thanks for posting.

Congrats and happy riding!
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-30-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,352
Posted By togume
5'8" With F800GS

This thought crossed my mind for a second before buying the F800GS almost two years ago. However, then I remembered when I would ride dirt-bikes when I was a kid and would tip-toe-start on the bike....
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-16-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11,824
Views: 623,248
Posted By togume
Brunch? Yes!

Subscribing for brunch & future meetup activities. Sunday will work well before I take the F800GS to the Dr. to fix what the idiot who backed up into her at FujiYa, hit-and-run style.

p.s....
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,188
Posted By togume
Did some more research and seems like the...

Did some more research and seems like the badlands is the way to go. Pulling the trigger. Now to figure out sizing.

Is the Badlands something that you would recommend for ATGATT?

Thanks for the...
Forum: Vendors 03-12-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,842
Posted By togume
Lol @ 8:20

Like others said, I'm exhausted just watching this. How much riding time was this? Looks like a long day out.

I laughed hard after the fall around 8:20sec; "Fuck this shit". Classic.

This was a...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,188
Posted By togume
Thanks for the replies and food for thought. I'll...

Thanks for the replies and food for thought. I'll have to look for the threads for/against liner/no-liner. Any good ones you recommend?

I'm planning to do at least 3-season riding. The warmth can...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,188
Posted By togume
Please Ignore...

This thread. For some reason it posted twice. I tried to delete it, but didn't see that option. Please let me know if you know how to nuke it.
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,188
Posted By togume
Trying to Decide on Jackets: Macna Geo vs. Klim Badlands

Hi all,

Trying to decide between the Klim Badlands jacket/pants (~$1550) vs. the Macna Geo set ($710). Klim has a long history of quality gear, and that's what I was aiming to get. However, doing...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,188
Posted By togume
Trying to Decide on Jackets: Macna Geo vs. Klim Badlands

Hi all,

Trying to decide between the Klim Badlands jacket/pants (~$1550) vs. the Macna Geo set ($710). Klim has a long history of quality gear, and that's what I was aiming to get. However, doing...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,479
Posted By togume
Vff

I went down this road once, and concluded that I'm not willing to compromise either. However, one thing I have changed since then is that I now hike in Vibram Five Fingers. These things take up...
Forum: Vendors 06-26-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,646
Posted By togume
Anyone have any updates on the Badlands set?

Anyone have any updates on the Badlands set?
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 54,205
Posted By togume
Thoughts

I came to this thread after doing a little research on the subject. I had narrowed it down to getting the Otterbox Defender case along with the RAM X-Grip. I saw that the Defender case allowed for...
Forum: Vendors 05-03-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,646
Posted By togume
Do you mean the Traverse gear? I'm still waiting...

Do you mean the Traverse gear? I'm still waiting for the Badlands, and would definitely like a group buy/special :)
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