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Forum: New Zealand 01-29-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,489
Posted By fierstf
great boot that comes in smaller sizes

I am a woman who also struggled to find quality boots in my size. Kids boots are usually cheap, uncomfortable crap that do not hold up. I lucked out and found these boots. ...
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-30-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,548
Posted By fierstf
I will be spending 3 weeks in Laos as well. I...

I will be spending 3 weeks in Laos as well. I will be there Dec 20th - Jan 10th. I have friends living in Vientiane so I will probably spend a week with them and about 2 weeks touring. I would...
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-21-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By fierstf
If I can get 3 more people to join me, then we...

If I can get 3 more people to join me, then we can get a backup vehicle that can carry extra stuff like dive gear. I do have my own dive gear and I would prefer to dive with it since I know my...
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-20-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By fierstf
Any moto riders/scuba divers want to do a trip in the Philippines?

Hi everyone,

Like most of us working folks, my time and money are limited, and I have any hobbies. I love taking motorcycle vacations, but it often comes at the expense of my other hobbies such...
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-20-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,984
Posted By fierstf
Don't bother trying to buy an off road bike in...

Don't bother trying to buy an off road bike in Nepal. I lived there for a about 1 1/2 years and speaking from experience, it is not worth the effort. Follow mikenepal's advice and buy a bike in...
Forum: Vendors 09-16-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 52,758
Posted By fierstf
Smaller sizes for women as well

As a woman who wears a size 6 in men's boots, I have very few options. Women's boots are often geared for Harley riders. I can buy boy's boots but they are often cheap and uncomfortable. When I...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 25,323
Posted By fierstf
LD Comfort underwear

I have to disagree with this. I live in the Philippines and I find the LD Comfort to be amazing in hot weather. I sweat regardless when I'm on my bike. These do a good job of wicking. When I wear...
Forum: Australia 08-03-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,154
Posted By fierstf
Well I probably can't get to Australia any...

Well I probably can't get to Australia any earlier than November. I still have 3 months on my lease here and I have a lot of other personal and professional business to take care of before I can...
Forum: Australia 08-01-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,154
Posted By fierstf
Well hopefully I won't have as many spills as...

Well hopefully I won't have as many spills as your friends on my 800!

If you don't mind, i will send you a PM and get your contact info. I would be happy to meet another inmate on my journey.
...
Forum: Australia 07-28-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,154
Posted By fierstf
My ride for Oz

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/gkD3NgT5eCVu_qCYX617-t8-RFhXYgL_bVEulNlW55E=w288-h197-p-no

I am excited about riding this without the Manila traffic.
Forum: Australia 07-28-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,154
Posted By fierstf
Tradey, Thanks for the advice. I contacted...

Tradey,

Thanks for the advice. I contacted Toll marine. My only concern about shipping to Darwin is that I will probably need to spend a week or two there getting my paperwork sorted and the...
Forum: Australia 07-26-2013, 03:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,154
Posted By fierstf
Thanks! That thread is a great inspiration. I...

Thanks! That thread is a great inspiration. I hope to be able to take up up on your offer in just a few months!
Forum: Australia 07-25-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,154
Posted By fierstf
Do you have the contact info for someone I can...

Do you have the contact info for someone I can email for a quote? I tried calling a local office in the Manila area but they were useless.
Forum: Australia 07-24-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,154
Posted By fierstf
Actually Manila is a city of 16+ million. Most...

Actually Manila is a city of 16+ million. Most people think the real number is closer to 20 million. I made the horrible mistake of trying to take a moto trip over Easter break when every single...
Forum: Australia 07-23-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,154
Posted By fierstf
Thanks everyone. The idea of a big open country...

Thanks everyone. The idea of a big open country is so appealing to me after living in Manila for the last year!! I am from Colorado in the US so I really miss mountains, deserts, and nature in...
Forum: Australia 07-23-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,154
Posted By fierstf
Well like I said, I just started thinking about...

Well like I said, I just started thinking about this so I have not made any specific plans. I can check and see if any particular destination is cheaper for shipping. However, as long as the bike...
Forum: Australia 07-23-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,154
Posted By fierstf
Question Should I quit my job and run away to Oz?

Well I have been living and working in the Philippines for nearly a year now. Since I moved here I bought my dream bike and I have been getting it set up just right. I now have a 2010 BMW F800 GS...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 26,063
Posted By fierstf
I just found this thread! Wow, what an...

I just found this thread! Wow, what an adventure. The world has been changing so much in just the last few decades. It was great to step back in time with you.
Forum: Asia 02-15-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 200,213
Posted By fierstf
Finally got a big bike

Well, after nearly 6 months in Manila, I finally found my bike. I just bought a used 2010 BMW F800 GS. Let me know if anyone is up for a weekend ride to explore the area.

Thanks,
Frances
Forum: Beasts 02-11-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,254
Posted By fierstf
Laugh Just be happy that you are not a whopping 5'4"...

Just be happy that you are not a whopping 5'4" tall like me. Options are even more limited when you are vertically challenged.
Forum: Asia 08-10-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 200,213
Posted By fierstf
Just moved to Manila

Hello everyone. My move has finally happened and I just landed in Manila in time for the horrible weather. It is hard to think about riding when most of the streets are submerged.

I was lucky...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-26-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,142
Posted By fierstf
Butler Motorcycle Maps!

Buy a CO map from Butler Maps: http://www.butlermaps.com/Motorcycle-Road-Maps/

If you really want to explore CO, this map will help you pick the best and most scenic rides. I used it just a few...
Forum: Asia 05-17-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 200,213
Posted By fierstf
Awesome. I look forward to meeting everyone and...

Awesome. I look forward to meeting everyone and going out for my first ride in the Philippines!
Forum: Asia 05-15-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 200,213
Posted By fierstf
in Manila right now

I am an American woman who is currently visiting Manila. Is anyone planning to attend the Ducati Philippines event this weekend? I would like to go up there on Saturday if possible. Unfortunately...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-27-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,230
Posted By fierstf
I will be leaving the Denver/Boulder area on...

I will be leaving the Denver/Boulder area on Monday the 30th for a 2 week trip around CO, UT, and AZ. My first destination will be Moab. I am a woman traveling solo on my 2002 GS 650. I might also...
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,239
Posted By fierstf
I took a similar tour in Bhutan in Oct 2011...

I took a similar tour in Bhutan in Oct 2011 (reverse direction through the country) and yes, we did drive over a suspension bridge, although there was a perfectly good vehicular bridge right next to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-18-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,586,777
Posted By fierstf
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-EDVmmJaUqEM/Tk0...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-EDVmmJaUqEM/Tk07URfF5VI/AAAAAAAAALo/8OpTYRaOdIw/s720/Fran_Sahara.JPG

Moroccan desert near Ouarzazate, November...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,201
Posted By fierstf
Who did you end up renting from? I often have...

Who did you end up renting from? I often have friends who want to rent bikes and it would be nice to have someone to refer them to.
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2011, 02:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,079
Posted By fierstf
permits

Did you need permits to enter some areas in Sikkim? If not, will I (being an American) need to get some? If so, what is involved in getting a permit? My time is short so I don't want to spend...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2011, 03:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,150
Posted By fierstf
Thanks for the great ride report. I am getting...

Thanks for the great ride report. I am getting very excited! I am heading to Bhutan, Assam, and the West Bengal in October 2011. This is going to be absolutely amazing! :D
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,079
Posted By fierstf
I am doing a similar trip, although I am starting...

I am doing a similar trip, although I am starting in Bhutan. Here is my itinerary. I have to be guided while in Bhutan but at the end of my "official" tour I am using the same bike and riding...
Forum: Australia 08-09-2011, 02:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 997
Posted By fierstf
Yep, hdog you raise many valid points. Of course...

Yep, hdog you raise many valid points. Of course bad things like that can always happen. However, I just had an AMAZING experience when I was traveling in Spain in June. I sent an email out...
Forum: Vendors 08-08-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,364
Posted By fierstf
It appears that New Enough changed their name to...

It appears that New Enough changed their name to MotorcycleGear.com in 2011. From the threads I have read, these guys seem to be great, especially for a person like me who does not have an option to...
Forum: Australia 08-07-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 997
Posted By fierstf
BIKE SWAP: My bike in Colorado, USA for your bike in Australia/New Zealand

Hi, I own a BMW GS650 that is kept in Denver Colorado, USA. Most of the time my work keeps me traveling and away from home. My friend watches my bike while I am away but she barely rides it. It...
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-04-2011, 02:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By fierstf
I agree that from a scenery point of view, Ladakh...

I agree that from a scenery point of view, Ladakh and Bhutan maybe very similar. Likewise I live in Nepal and we have Himalayan mountains here. I have also traveled overland through Tibet to Lhasa....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-02-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,806
Posted By fierstf
I lived in the Denver/Boulder area for about 8...

I lived in the Denver/Boulder area for about 8 years (and I still have a house there). I am also a CU Boulder graduate. My preference given your situation would be Golden. You get the feel of a...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 08-02-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 935
Posted By fierstf
I spent a year as a civilian in Khost province...

I spent a year as a civilian in Khost province living on a forward operating base less than 10 miles from the border with Pakistan. Getting shot (by small arms fire) was not so much of a problem,...
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-02-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By fierstf
My trip is confirmed for the first 2 weeks in...

My trip is confirmed for the first 2 weeks in October. I changed the itinerary to go west to east, nearly the entire length of Bhutan, then south into India (Assam and West Bengal). The trip is a...
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-02-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,198
Posted By fierstf
Do you want to ride from Kathmandu to Everest...

Do you want to ride from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp? If so, it is not the least bit possible. You can only reach EBC by trekking for probably 2 to 3 weeks. It is quicker to reach EBC by flying...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 07-17-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,866
Posted By fierstf
I work for USAID, currently on a TDY in Nepal. I...

I work for USAID, currently on a TDY in Nepal. I am a civil servant (not FSO) who moves around to different posts. If you can find me a rental bike, I'd definitely meet you for riding in your...
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