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Forum: Orange Crush 07-24-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,754
Posted By Dan Diego
Question: Am in a MC shop in Salem to replace...

Question: Am in a MC shop in Salem to replace chain. OEM chain is stretched past adjustable.

Owner here swears the 530/120 chain fits my bike. I am certain it's the 525/118. He doesn't google or...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
Don't hate me, Jon...My employer has that...

Don't hate me, Jon...My employer has that covered!

I'm not saying our August Baja ride willl be "epic" but it will be something to tell the grandkids about.

Grandkids LOVE stories about loose...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
We did miss it! I sure appreciate your input,...

We did miss it! I sure appreciate your input, though. I can't believe how nice the Fraser River gorge/Hells Gate area is. It never came up on my research but a local rider told us not to miss it....
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
Easy ride today; 240 miles from Smithers to...

Easy ride today; 240 miles from Smithers to Prince George via Highway 16. Not a remarkable ride--no exciting scenery or wildlife--just a plain old road taking us from there to here.

Found a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
This is what we were just told (not verified):...

This is what we were just told (not verified): The beaver dam above Fish Creek was removed and now the glacial runoff pushes the salmon away. No salmon, no bears. And the seafood restaurant was...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
As many of you know, there is no cell/net service...

As many of you know, there is no cell/net service along the northern Cassiar. We spoke to other riders along the way who said the same thing. We decided to toss a coin when we arrived at the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
Sorry for your loss. My uncle died and I am...

Sorry for your loss. My uncle died and I am enjoying life like he would've wanted to.
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
We made it to Smithers, BC. A 500+ mile ride from...

We made it to Smithers, BC. A 500+ mile ride from the Watson Lake area.

The Cassiar Highway is an interesting road. It appears someone put down a really, really good stretch of asphalt years...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
So yesterday when we checked in, thre was a small...

So yesterday when we checked in, thre was a small grizzly bear outside my tent. A fellow camper yelled to scare it away. Prolly my funky riding attire he smelled; *Kinda like old beef jerky...
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
So lyesterday when webchecked in, thre was a...

So lyesterday when webchecked in, thre was a small grizzlybear outside my tent. A fellow camper yelled to scare it away. Now the RV site manager is out chasing him away.

Prolly my funky riding...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
I know. Humour....

I know. Humour....
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
I am, admittedly, a total pooter loser. Am...

I am, admittedly, a total pooter loser. Am working on the photos now....

Nice, easy ride from Whitehorse to a roadside RV park (Nugget City Junction?) Right at the Highway 1/37 cutoff, 10 minutes...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
Note: This is gonna be a bad ass RR when I get...

Note: This is gonna be a bad ass RR when I get back and edit it for grammar and add photos.

It was 80 miles to the Canadian border from Tok.

Once we crossed (Canadian customs is 20 miles in),...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
Rode from Homer to Tok yesterday. The traffic up...

Rode from Homer to Tok yesterday. The traffic up the Kenai was a bit tough--lots of passing RVs--but thinned out after Anchorage.

Was pleasantly surprised at the Palmer Highway, a route I hadn't...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
John Muir said that Alaska was a "gentle...

John Muir said that Alaska was a "gentle wilderness." But I've seen it harden people; locals and transplants alike. Must be the 8 months of winter?

We rode down the Kenai Peninsula to Seward,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
Now THAT sounds like a good breakfast plan! ...

Now THAT sounds like a good breakfast plan!

(As I was typing this, the parking Po Po approached us to remind us that although Alaska was still somewhat of a Wild West state, Anchorage prefers that...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
+1 Nice photo of your bikes on the McKenzie.

+1

Nice photo of your bikes on the McKenzie.
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
We'll be in Anchorage tomorrow, taking the Parks...

We'll be in Anchorage tomorrow, taking the Parks Highway down, if you want to share a beer.
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
We are staying in the UA Fairbanks dorms just...

We are staying in the UA Fairbanks dorms just like millions of ADVers before us.

We left Dawson City yesterday and rode the Top of the World/Taylor Highway over to Tok. It was raining in Dawson...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
That means either: I never made it across the...

That means either: I never made it across the border and am scribbling down my imaginary adventures OR I ain't smart enough to post the 263 photos I've taken because I didn't set up a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
Heidenau K60 Scout tires

On a side note, we are past the 4,500-mile mark on the Alaska/Canada ride thus far. The Heidenau K60 Scout tires I installed in San Diego now have over 5,000 miles on them and are looking fairly new....
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
Wink I am especially watchful in construction zones...

I am especially watchful in construction zones now!
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
Looks like another "down day" in Dawson City. We...

Looks like another "down day" in Dawson City. We can't seem to escape this place, for one reason or another. Worse places to be, I suppose.

We washed our bikes, laundry and ourselves. In that...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
Ha! You are right. But you know how I'm prone to...

Ha! You are right. But you know how I'm prone to leave gear alongside the road. (Center stands, headlight guards, etc.).

I recovered the camera but that Contour helmet camera is long gone.

I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
Returned to Dawson City from Inuvik yesterday....

Returned to Dawson City from Inuvik yesterday. Nice ride. Did the entire 467 miles (4 million kill o meters?) To beat the rain. And we did.

Saw some Stone Sheep and a moose up close.

Update:...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
We arrived. Snapped a photo at the mandatory,...

We arrived. Snapped a photo at the mandatory, "End of the Dempster" sign.

Then we had no less than 7 Molson Canadians with the locals.

Ate at the Roost Restaurant, snapped a photo of the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
Wink Dempster chronicles.

Holy cow, what a ride! We made Eagle Plains, midway between Dawson City and Inuvik after some hard traveling.

We departed at 10am under drizzly skies. The Dempster Highway was fine for the first...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
There are 2 kinds of adventure, Danny boy; maybe...

There are 2 kinds of adventure, Danny boy; maybe 3. There's the routine, overused, "I got lost on the way to the supermarket" variety. Then there's high adventure, where you find yourself in...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
Short ride today through some stunning scenery. ...

Short ride today through some stunning scenery.

Only made it to Liard River Provincial Park, where we will camp net the hot springs. Only $24 for the both of us and that includes the campsite,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
Enjoying interacting with locals and fellow...

Enjoying interacting with locals and fellow riders/travelers. Had a fascinating conversation with a Tlingit gal.

We're all going to the same places. Liard Hot Springs today. 300-mile rides. Just...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
We did about a 300-mile ride today. Met some fine...

We did about a 300-mile ride today. Met some fine folks along the way--several of them motorcyclists--and saw a black bear up close.

We ended up stopping at a campground in Fort Nelson. Just...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
We did about 300 miles yesterday, from Jasper to...

We did about 300 miles yesterday, from Jasper to Dawson Creek via highway 40 and Grande Cache, a cool little route through mountainous mining country. The sign stated, "See the scenic route to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
What's the value of friendship? If you do that, I...

What's the value of friendship? If you do that, I will have Dan mow your lawn for a year.

BTW: A recent Pew survey found that friendship was actually valued at about a hundred bucks (Canadian).
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,404
Posted By Dan Diego
You said: Today was definitely the highlight of...

You said: Today was definitely the highlight of the trip so far. The riding between Fort Nelson and Liard River was so far beyond any expectations I had. It was the most fun riding I’ve ever had,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
So it's aboot friggin' time. I was starting to...

So it's aboot friggin' time. I was starting to think all those "bear" stories were nothing but Canadian hookey.

So we come tearing through Jasper Nat'l Park and right by the sign that says, "NO...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
O, Canada, you're just too beautiful. I am...

O, Canada, you're just too beautiful. I am figuratively puking your beauty all over my bug-spattered boots. You make me want to relinquish my citizenship and adopt the metric system. And that's not...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
No photos yet as it's a bear to load them on ADV....

No photos yet as it's a bear to load them on ADV. Take a look at SDAR and cross load them, if you will.

Camped outside of Nanton, Alberta last night. Heading to Jasper via Calgary now. Found an...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
We did 550 miles today, ending at a nice campsite...

We did 550 miles today, ending at a nice campsite in Butte, Montana.

Good news is I'm traveling lighter; bad news is I left my Contour helmet camera and one deer whistle somewhere along I-15. Dan...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,365
Posted By Dan Diego
Camped outside of Fillmore-Beaver (no kidding) in...

Camped outside of Fillmore-Beaver (no kidding) in the Fish Creek Nat'l Park. A sweet little campground called Maple Hollow.

Hot day of riding. High of 110, ride for 1.5 hours in 105+ heat.
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,709
Posted By Dan Diego
Well, dang, you have the best ride title and,...

Well, dang, you have the best ride title and, arguably, the best nicknames. I'm envious.

Will be watching your progress.
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