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Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By TonyBKK
Riding to Crater Lake in November was perhaps not such a great idea ;)

Jumping ahead a wee bit, will fill in the missing bits if/when time permits!

I really should have known better, but I'm stubborn sometimes ;) Wet and cool leaving Medford, Oregon.

Had the roads...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By TonyBKK
As you ride west and leave the Ozarks behind, the...

As you ride west and leave the Ozarks behind, the Great Plains stretch before you all the way to the Rocky Mountains. No twisties but have to say the 412 turnpike to Tulsa really isn't terrible. :D...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By TonyBKK
I grew up in Minnesota and still have family and...

I grew up in Minnesota and still have family and friends there, but the winters are just too sucky so I'm headed west for the winter! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By TonyBKK
Laugh Kansas City, KS to Springfield, Missouri to Oklahoma City via Arkansas!

Kansas City, KS to Springfield, Missouri to Oklahoma City via Arkansas! Fall 2014 motorcycle tour!

They take their BBQ pretty seriously in Kansas City!...
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By TonyBKK
Minnesota to Washington via Arizona! Fall tour 2015!

Gorgeous fall weather and colors in the Twin Cities!

Riding to Bellingham, WA via Phoenix, Arizona, a journey that should cover some ~5 thousand miles. ...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-19-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 19,372
Views: 774,844
Posted By TonyBKK
A few pics from my last day in the Twin Cities-...

A few pics from my last day in the Twin Cities- gorgeous fall weather and amazing colors!

I leave today for Bellingham, WA via Phoenix, Arizona, a journey that should cover some ~5 thousand miles....
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-19-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19,372
Views: 774,844
Posted By TonyBKK
Brian got me sorted- thanks very much for the...

Brian got me sorted- thanks very much for the referral! :D
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-13-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19,372
Views: 774,844
Posted By TonyBKK
Just ordered these Tourmaster " COLD-TEX 2.0...

Just ordered these Tourmaster " COLD-TEX 2.0 GLOVES" from MotorcycleSuperstore and they cost just $42.88 and have had good reviews.
Here's a link:...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-13-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19,372
Views: 774,844
Posted By TonyBKK
Sounds like a great deal! Thanks a bunch!!! :clap

Sounds like a great deal! Thanks a bunch!!! :clap
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-12-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19,372
Views: 774,844
Posted By TonyBKK
I've changed plenty of dirt bike tires myself but...

I've changed plenty of dirt bike tires myself but never tried changing a road tire by hand. I imagine the stiffness of a road tire would make it a lot more difficult? Plus I'd no doubt ding the hell...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-12-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19,372
Views: 774,844
Posted By TonyBKK
Thanks! And yeah, I'm aware it probably won't get...

Thanks! And yeah, I'm aware it probably won't get done on a Sunday. I'm here thru the 19th when I will head south to Santa Fe, NM. I wouldn't trust the current tire to get me much past Kansas City! I...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-12-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 19,372
Views: 774,844
Posted By TonyBKK
Thumb Inexpensive tire mounting in the Twin Cities?

Hi all!

Quick question, I'm back in the Twin Cities for about a week and the Land Yacht (K1200LT) needs a new front tire badly.

Anyone in the local Twin Cities Advrider community have a tire...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,420
Posted By TonyBKK
Taking a dip in the Saco River, Crawford Notch State Park, White Mountains, NH

Riding down from the summit of Mount Washington-
http://livetorideblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/image134.jpg?w=930 (http://livetorideblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/image134.jpg)

Really...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,420
Posted By TonyBKK
Cool2 Father and Son ride to the top of Mount Washington, White Mountains, New Hampshire!

It's a short ride from the Attitash Resort to the Mount Washington Auto Road; upon arrival there was a queue of vehicles waiting to drive up, but it moved along fairly quickly.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,420
Posted By TonyBKK
Father and Son ride Alpine Slide at Attitash Ski Resort in the White Mountains of NH!

The pancakes we had made the previous morning were such a hit that Kristhawee wanted more! Who am I to argue with such an excellent plan? ;)
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,420
Posted By TonyBKK
Laugh Father and Son Explore the White Mountains of New Hampshire!

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Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,420
Posted By TonyBKK
Talking We went the long way around via the challenging...

We went the long way around via the challenging Frankenstein Cliff trail, but arriving at Arethusa Falls made it all worthwhile! No wonder Crawford Notch State Park is famed for its hiking...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,420
Posted By TonyBKK
Laugh Hiking to Arethusa Falls via the Frankenstein Cliff Trail, Crawford Notch, NH

Good morning from the Dry River Campground in Crawford Notch State Park, White Mountains, NH!
http://livetorideblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/image29.jpg?w=768...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,420
Posted By TonyBKK
Father and Son explore Crawford Notch State Park, White Mountains, New Hampshire!

Our home base for exploring the White Mountains was the Dry River Campground in Crawford Notch State Park. 44.1575, -71.36389, 44°9'27"N, 71°21'50"W...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,420
Posted By TonyBKK
Father and Son explore Crawford Notch State Park, White Mountains, New Hampshire!

Our home base for exploring the White Mountains was the Dry River Campground in Crawford Notch State Park. 44.1575, -71.36389, 44°9'27"N, 71°21'50"W...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,420
Posted By TonyBKK
Wicked Father and Son ride from Umbagog Lake State Park to the White Mountains of NH!

After our relaxing time at Umbagog Lake it felt great to get back on the Land Yacht and hit the open road! We're not going far today; only about 90 miles, starting off with beautiful Highway 16,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-01-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 980
Views: 218,688
Posted By TonyBKK
^ Tourmaster Jett! Great choice for kids and...

^ Tourmaster Jett! Great choice for kids and pretty damn good value for adults too! :evil
http://www.asianconnection71.com/MNIMG_7276
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,420
Posted By TonyBKK
Time flies when you're having fun! I wish we...

Time flies when you're having fun! I wish we could spend more time exploring the natural beauty of Umbagog Lake but it was time for us to continue west. Today's destination are the White Mountains...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,420
Posted By TonyBKK
Kristhawee was keen to get out for another paddle...

Kristhawee was keen to get out for another paddle before dark; who am I to argue with such a great plan http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,420
Posted By TonyBKK
Father and Son Fish and Paddle Lake Umbagog State Park, NH, USA!

Good morning from Umbagog Lake State Park, NH!
http://livetorideblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/image30.jpg?w=930 (http://livetorideblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/image30.jpg)

Kristhawee...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,420
Posted By TonyBKK
Thumb Trading in the Land Yacht for a canoe! Father and Son paddle Lake Umbagog, NH!

We were riding west to New Hampshire with no particular destination in mind; I thought we’d end up in the White Mountains but for some reason that I don’t recall we headed a bit north until we...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,420
Posted By TonyBKK
Paul Bunyon and Babe the Blue Ox in Rumford, Maine!

Paul Bunyon and Babe the Blue Ox in Rumford, Maine

We left Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park and road west passing through Bangor, Maine and eventually stopping for a rest in the ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,420
Posted By TonyBKK
Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park Visitor Center and the most expensive campsite ever!

We followed the Acadia National Park Loop Road to Bar Harbor where we stopped for a well earned ice cream and to figure out where we'd sleep for the night. A beautiful tall ship in the harbor-...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,690
Posted By TonyBKK
Bravo!

Kudos and respect! :clap

Just watched your video with my 7 year old and he wants IN!! :evil

Thanks for the inspiration!
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,420
Posted By TonyBKK
Riding the Historic Carriage Roads of Acadia National Park, Maine

Acadia's Park Loop Road offers some amazing coastal views in the park and is a sweet ride!
https://livetorideblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/img_3925.jpg

Much of the one-way 27 mile Park Loop...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,420
Posted By TonyBKK
Talking Father and son visit Sandy Beach, Acadia National Park, Maine, USA!

Sandy Beach in Acadia National Park is one of the only sand beaches on Mount Desert Island and is certainly worth a visit! First I have to wake up the little guy! ;)...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,420
Posted By TonyBKK
Laugh Seawall Campground, Acadia National Park, Maine

On the way back to camp we picked up some dinner supplies-
https://livetorideblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/img_3900.jpg

Kristhawee really hit it off with the boys camping next to us and was...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,420
Posted By TonyBKK
Father and son explore the Seawall in Acadia National Park

Seawall in Acadia National Park is a naturally occurring granite and loose boulder and rock seawall located on the southwestern side of Mount Desert Island, a few miles south of Southwest Harbor....
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,420
Posted By TonyBKK
Father and son at Echo Lake, Acadia National Park, Maine, USA!

Father and son at Echo Lake, Acadia National Park, Maine, USA!

After a nice hike there's no better way to cool down than jumping in a beautiful lake!...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,420
Posted By TonyBKK
Thumb Hiking the Beech Cliffs Trail, Acadia National Park

Good morning from Seawall Campground in Acadia National Park!
http://livetorideblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/img_4016.jpg

Kristhawee is a great helper at breakfast time :) The cheesy eggs...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,420
Posted By TonyBKK
Taking shelter from Hurricane Arthur in Bar Harbor, Maine

Kristhawee and I bundled up in our warmest clothes and rain gear and walked to the Seawall Campground shuttle bus stop. There were some big trees down in the campground, including a giant old birch...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,420
Posted By TonyBKK
Laugh Weathering Hurricane Arthur in Acadia National Park!

Weathering Hurricane Arthur in Acadia National Park!

The timing of Hurricane Arthur's arrival was, all things considered, rather agreeable. Kristhawee and I had time to get dinner and get ready...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,420
Posted By TonyBKK
Wicked Welcome to Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park!

Crossing the Trenton Bridge to Mount Desert Island, the 3rd largest island in New England (behind Martha's Vinyard and Long Island)-...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,420
Posted By TonyBKK
Thumb The kindness of strangers

Touring across the US the last few years has restored my faith in the basic goodness of my fellow countrymen; this summer was no exception!

I've been a member of AdvRider, aka Adventure Rider for...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,420
Posted By TonyBKK
Wicked Riding to Acadia National Park, Maine, with a hurricane on our tail!

Riding to Acadia National Park, Maine, with a hurricane on our tail!

On July 3rd Hurricane Arthur was heading up the east coast but no one was sure which way it would go. Turns out it was headed...
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