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Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2013, 12:13 PM
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Posted By brunstei
where is.....

...the poutine picture? :hmmmmm

We're not letting you back into BC until you've provided one!:D
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,349
Posted By brunstei
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it.

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it.
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2013, 03:48 PM
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Posted By brunstei
Epilogue - the adventure wasn't QUITE over

Well, as you may have noticed, some of the photos are square in this report, and taken with a Rollei 6008i. This is a medium format camera that uses film. You remember film, right? That stuff you...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2013, 03:23 PM
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Posted By brunstei
Day 15 - June 29 - Return home

Day 15
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On the road 0900. Refuel in Lillooet then on towards Pemberton
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Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2013, 11:39 AM
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Posted By brunstei
Day 14 - June 28

Day 14
Slept well despite road noise and some campers running a generator past midnight. What's the point in camping like that? Loons really loud most of the night, much nicer than the mechanical...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By brunstei
Day 13 - June 27

Day 13

Rained some overnight but that's ok, gear and I stay dry and it's nice by morning. Go into Horsefly and check out the museum - I've been before but remember it was interesting. It was even...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 155
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Posted By brunstei
Lookin' good, Bob! Glad to see you made it...

Lookin' good, Bob!

Glad to see you made it to Wall Drug. I passed all those signs when I was driving to move to Huntsville, but I was pressed for time and didn't take the exit. Doesn't look like...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 29
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Posted By brunstei
Thanks! Glad you're enjoying it - I should...

Thanks!

Glad you're enjoying it - I should get the last few days up pretty soon.
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2013, 11:47 AM
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Posted By brunstei
Day 12 - June 26

Day 12

Chilly overnight but slept ok. Really glad I brought the down shirt along, it's been great both riding when needed, and sleeping - compensates for the lack of warmth in the very compact...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2013, 10:43 AM
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Posted By brunstei
Day 11 - June 25

Day 11

Woke to steady rain. As expected - why I didn't tent last night.

Gray, rainy morning in PG.
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Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2013, 03:10 PM
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Posted By brunstei
Day 10 - June 24

Day 10
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Slept well. Warm night. Up 7:30 with sun on tent. Usual breakfast oatmeal and coffee. Just a little...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2013, 02:00 PM
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Posted By brunstei
Glad you're enjoying it! I like your tag...

Glad you're enjoying it!

I like your tag line, by the way.
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 17,548
Posted By brunstei
Lookin' good

Hey Bob! Lookin' like a good trip so far. Hope you found a place to dry out the gear. Tenting is not much fun if you start off all soggy before the gear's even set up - and even less fun to squelch...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2013, 02:59 PM
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Posted By brunstei
Day 9 - June 23

Day 9
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Up and fold clothes - they dried ok, I should be good rest of trip now. Give a last thought to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2013, 10:38 AM
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Posted By brunstei
Day 8 - June 22

Day 8
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Sleep in a bit after late night. Up about 9, meet Ken and Charlotte from Victoria on a very farkled...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2013, 10:06 AM
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Posted By brunstei
Sorry to hear you got rain over Top of the World...

Sorry to hear you got rain over Top of the World - guess there's not a lot to see if you're in the clouds as you go over it. Five years ago I lucked out when I did it, had nice weather, the scenery...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2013, 01:06 PM
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Posted By brunstei
Day 7 - June 21

Day 7
Up fairly early. Honda shop is "across town" (not very far, relatively speaking) and I know there's an A&W near it. They have cheap breakfasts and wifi, so go there for breakfast while I wait...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2013, 11:03 AM
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Posted By brunstei
Day 6 - June 20

Day 6
Up at 4:30 local time with early sun.

First rays of sun through the trees hitting the VStrom at 4:30 AM as I pack up. [Canon SX130]...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2013, 09:40 AM
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Posted By brunstei
Mine's an '09 - but doubt there's many...

Mine's an '09 - but doubt there's many differences.

Still not quite as comfortable or sure-footed as my TDM was - but very capable and reliable - and the engine runs fine across a wide elevation...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2013, 04:32 PM
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Posted By brunstei
:lurk Good luck, Bob!

:lurk Good luck, Bob!
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2013, 03:15 PM
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Posted By brunstei
Day 5 - June 19

Day 5
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Slept well. Usual breakfast of oatmeal and coffee. Over to car wash, doesn't open until 9 but I go...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By brunstei
Take them for sure!

There are side roads all over the place in northern BC, Yukon, and AK. If you bring the DS you will not lack for all sorts of great places to take them on day excursions out from the RV "base camp"....
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2013, 03:02 PM
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Posted By brunstei
Day 4 - June 18

Day 4
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Slept well. As far as remote motels go, I do have to say this one is clean, comfortable, and even has...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2013, 02:00 PM
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Posted By brunstei
The bear was not too close - that is indeed just...

The bear was not too close - that is indeed just a pretty good lens. The bison - yeah, I was that close. After I got home I read up about them a bit more, statements like:

" At the time bison ran...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2013, 09:38 AM
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Posted By brunstei
Day 3 - June 17

Day 3
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Cold overnight. About 4 am got out the thermal bivy and stuffed sleeping bag inside it. Very warm!
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Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 155
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Posted By brunstei
Good luck!

Hi Bob,

Looks like you're all set - hope the trip goes well, and I'll be following along!
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,349
Posted By brunstei
Hi Bob! Good to hear you're getting out on...

Hi Bob!

Good to hear you're getting out on a ride - I'll have to follow your Spot beacon and check out your report. Wish I was going out again, to be honest!

Yeah, the bike will run on lower...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2013, 10:25 AM
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Posted By brunstei
Day 2 - June 16

Day 2
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Slept well. Wore fleece pants and down shirt inside light sleeping bag - very warm, would still be ok...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,349
Posted By brunstei
Northern Bound II: The Returnining

Well, a while back they rejigged the RR sections here, so since this trip was more than a week it's going here - however it makes no pretense of living up to the 'epic' as promised in the section...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-06-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 29,855
Posted By brunstei
Sewanee Fall Colours - the Final Ride of the Alabama Adventures

October 30, and the weather is chilly but clear. The SV hasn't sold yet, and the fall colours are really starting to come out, so time to put on the Capt. Highlighter suit, grab the camera, and head...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-02-2011, 01:37 PM
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Views: 29,855
Posted By brunstei
Barber Motorsports Museum

October 23. The bike is for sale, and I don't know how much longer I'll have it, but it's still here for the moment, and it's a nice Sunday morning. I still have one 'must see' thing on the Alabama...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-01-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 118
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Posted By brunstei
I did, rode up to Sewanee this Sunday and got...

I did, rode up to Sewanee this Sunday and got some photos - coming up after I finish posting the Barber trip.

Bike sold last night, so my Alabama riding adventures are over....just need to find a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-26-2011, 07:29 AM
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Posted By brunstei
Some nice photos in there, thanks for sharing!...

Some nice photos in there, thanks for sharing! :lurk
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-25-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 29,855
Posted By brunstei
*drum roll*

..things to come...

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Forum: Day Trippin' 10-25-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 118
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Posted By brunstei
Heh, the sticky red clay? It's all over half my...

Heh, the sticky red clay? It's all over half my clothes, I'm already taking plenty home :D

As noted above, I'll probably be back on a more or less frequent schedule come January - until the folks...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-25-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 29,855
Posted By brunstei
Thanks! A shame we never had a chance to meet up....

Thanks! A shame we never had a chance to meet up. It's possible (perhaps even likely) that from January on, I'll be down in Huntsville for one week or so of every month, but being here that...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-23-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 29,855
Posted By brunstei
Thank y'all - thank y'all very much....

In Which Capt.Highlighter dons the superhero outfit once again, and makes one of the last outings of his Alabama Transplant - a visit to Memphis, TN.

That's right, you read what it says - Capt. H....
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-25-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 29,855
Posted By brunstei
Thanks - crap, can't make it. Spending $800 to go...

Thanks - crap, can't make it. Spending $800 to go back to Vancouver Oct 1 -9 so I can look after my cats while my ex-GF goes to mexico with her new BF :dog

But, I'll check out the museum at least...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-25-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 29,855
Posted By brunstei
Ooooh, when is it? I have put Barber's on the...

Ooooh, when is it? I have put Barber's on the 'must do' list before I leave, but if there's a particularly good weekend I'm all ears! :ear
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-25-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 29,855
Posted By brunstei
Hey Bob, Good to hear from you. Looks like...

Hey Bob,

Good to hear from you. Looks like it's probably the end of the story for my 'bama transplant adventures come Jan 1, as I no longer have a GF back there to look after the house and cats....
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