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Forum: Canada Today, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By hwunger
Road Safety

this is about Canadian (BC) road stupidity ....

twice this weekend, I almost got hit by a car .... in both cases I anticipated what the distracted female car driver would do - they either did not...
Forum: Canada Today, 09:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,358
Posted By hwunger
... this is what I don't understand .... in the...

... this is what I don't understand .... in the 80's I worked up north and driving through AB was a lesson in courtesy .... AB drivers would pull over and leave enough room pass, wave, and on we went...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 833,951
Posted By hwunger
this is fantastic .... we're getting two shows,...

this is fantastic .... we're getting two shows, the 'Ed & Tams' for couples and the 'Ed Solo' for the guys only .... that pic of The Man and his GS is right up there with the sand shots .... epic !
Forum: Canada 04-30-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,358
Posted By hwunger
oh boy .... do I have to lay it out for you ? ...

oh boy .... do I have to lay it out for you ?

nobody in BC gets a DL ok .... the graduated process includes "L" (Learners) then "N" (Novice) and then finally the full DL ... this gets a Class 5...
Forum: Canada 04-30-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 16,905
Posted By hwunger
no doubt .... love the OK and Similkameen too...

no doubt .... love the OK and Similkameen too ..... may end up there one fine day :evil
Forum: Canada 04-30-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,358
Posted By hwunger
for the record, I haven't got a speeding ticket...

for the record, I haven't got a speeding ticket in a long time either, but was nabbed by the seat belt police once because on my bike there are no seat belts .... and no I never ever text'n'drive,...
Forum: Canada 04-29-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 16,905
Posted By hwunger
no .... lots of well paying construction jobs,...

no .... lots of well paying construction jobs, condos going up left and right, and don't forget the mining and forestry jobs still here .... many professionals, good mix actually.
Forum: Canada 04-29-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 16,905
Posted By hwunger
NewBusa - yes, but do your parents ride...

NewBusa - yes, but do your parents ride motorcycles ? .... :evil

about Victoria and the south Island in general - after riding, you will need to stop somewhere for a brew maybe ? ... the...
Forum: Canada 04-29-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,358
Posted By hwunger
good, glad someone answered this already .......

good, glad someone answered this already .... juvenile ? ... dont think so pal :deal

but maybe Boundary Country is free of this type of harrassment ? ....
Forum: Canada 04-28-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 16,905
Posted By hwunger
people say this, but the Big Island, and the...

people say this, but the Big Island, and the little ones around it which are easy to reach, really have a charm all their own ... originally from the Vancouver area, maybe I've been here too long...
Forum: Canada 04-28-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,358
Posted By hwunger
... this really, really sux ..... :huh It's...

... this really, really sux ..... :huh

It's bad enuff our insurance company is the also the Motor Vehicle Branch and now we have even less rights .... and BC Hydro, ICBC, BC Ferries, and MSP all...
Forum: Canada 04-27-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 16,905
Posted By hwunger
thats what I said .... DR650 does not spell...

thats what I said .... DR650 does not spell comfort .... :huh

I would recommend a used ST11/13 or if thats too much bike sure the Bandit is great as is the R1200R .... spiffy bags on the Beemer -...
Forum: Canada 04-22-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 16,905
Posted By hwunger
... yes that's Ink'Mip country or however they...

... yes that's Ink'Mip country or however they spell it :D .... there are lots for sale though

but feeling old at 42 man you better do something about that .... I turn 55 this year and have lots...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 833,951
Posted By hwunger
oh man thats funny .... even on tough days you...

oh man thats funny .... even on tough days you manage to entertain and find humor .... thanks again for an amazing trip around the world :1drink
Forum: Canada 04-20-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 16,905
Posted By hwunger
still going eh ? ..... yeah BC stands for Bring...

still going eh ? ..... yeah BC stands for Bring Cash no doubt :cry

but I still could not live anywhere else in Canada cause they get snow :rofl ..... and so what if Kelowna has VanCity...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-16-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,031
Posted By hwunger
about gas .... so Fields has a gas station right...

about gas .... so Fields has a gas station right ? ..... any other places like Frenchglen, Denio ? ..... would like to visit Steens Mtn area this summer but a bit concerned about gas.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,238
Posted By hwunger
no, none .... this bike was flawless ! :evil ...

no, none .... this bike was flawless ! :evil

and of course, it looked like an Arnold Schwarzenegger :D compared to all the other little Girlie Men bikes out there ja :1drink .... and it vibrates...
Forum: Ride reports 04-02-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 30,956
Posted By hwunger
..... not this shit again ..... good grief !...

..... not this shit again ..... good grief ! ..... :doh
Forum: Face plant 04-02-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,865
Posted By hwunger
thank you very much for posting this in such an...

thank you very much for posting this in such an honest and matter of fact mannner :clap .... hope you heal well !

some riders would have heeded the warning signs (ie closed gas stations, angry...
Forum: Canada 04-02-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,080
Posted By hwunger
Cascade Loop .... one of the all time greats,...

Cascade Loop .... one of the all time greats, agreed .... have done it on a Gold Wing :huh, a BMW R1150R, and my old ST1100 .... now it's time for the ST1300 to do it justice ... my great big VFR :D
Forum: Canada 04-01-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,030
Posted By hwunger
Steve, you must not be married ..... :evil ...

Steve, you must not be married ..... :evil

I love the Inland Empire :D ..... but wifey loves the Coast :huh ..... so we split the bill so to speak.

Oregon coast is spectacular for scenery...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-01-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 71,275
Posted By hwunger
nice pics . . . always loved the look of the...

nice pics . . . always loved the look of the Norge ! .... niiice Italian lines :evil

and yes our ST's are real porkers but when you twist that throttle man they go like stink eh ? ... and handle...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 833,951
Posted By hwunger
you can tell she's a real English gal ... smiles...

you can tell she's a real English gal ... smiles as she hoists a glass of Guinness ! .... :evil
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,140
Posted By hwunger
"I really like the Vstrom. It's just a mule. " ...

"I really like the Vstrom. It's just a mule. "

yes it is and one heckuva comfy mule, compared to those 650 thumpers :rofl

"The thing is also pretty versatile."

that's what I'm finding...
Forum: Canada 04-01-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,030
Posted By hwunger
Calistoga is expensive :huh .... and the rest of...

Calistoga is expensive :huh .... and the rest of Napa forget it .... Oregon coast motels $100 USD and more even .... compared to Super8 in Yreka, CA only $56 USD or so for a very nice room.
...
Forum: Canada 03-31-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,030
Posted By hwunger
yes, we are feeling like the poor cousins again...

yes, we are feeling like the poor cousins again ... :cry

gas and booze, and some motels are defenitely cheaper down south .... but restaurants not really, unless you are very careful ... and some...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-30-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 71,275
Posted By hwunger
people say this but I have simply not found this...

people say this but I have simply not found this .... the 'tank' is only 2" deep as it wraps around the air filter, and fully 1/3 of the tank is below the seat just as it was with the ST11, so it's a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 833,951
Posted By hwunger
that is amazing, congrats on keeping this going...

that is amazing, congrats on keeping this going and providing relief for thousands of Cubicle Blues sufferers around the world :D

do you remember your early days .... the romp up to Alaska and...
Forum: Canada 03-25-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 16,905
Posted By hwunger
there is always Florida for you, and Arizona and...

there is always Florida for you, and Arizona and Baja for us in the west :clap
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,578
Posted By hwunger
maybe on your next trip you can visit Quebec :D...

maybe on your next trip you can visit Quebec :D .... nice bike though :clap
Forum: Americas 03-25-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28,512
Views: 2,484,165
Posted By hwunger
Mexicans really are Los Maestros del Turismo,...

Mexicans really are Los Maestros del Turismo, aren't they ?

2 million Canadians go down there every single year and 5 or 6 get into trouble, often trouble that could easily be avoided ... EH :evil
Forum: Canada 03-25-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 16,905
Posted By hwunger
well that complicates things a bit eh ... wonder...

well that complicates things a bit eh ... wonder if my AZ buddies are aware of it ?

the Spanish idea is very interesting .... we were kinda planning a 2 week vacation there next year but that...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-25-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,851
Posted By hwunger
that's nice ..... :D in the book, the...

that's nice ..... :D

in the book, the BMW/KTM decision covers a few pages and gives quite a bit of detail .... KTM really blew that one ! :huh .... but BMW said yes this is exactly what our bikes...
Forum: Canada 03-24-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 16,905
Posted By hwunger
this is the key phrase .... the BC coast and...

this is the key phrase .... the BC coast and interior are awesome all summer long - the problem is the winter, cold, wet, and long dark hours.

will be exploring the 'southern solution' very soon...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,032
Posted By hwunger
this was my thought .... you don't ride up the...

this was my thought .... you don't ride up the west coast this time of year :huh
Forum: Trip Planning 03-23-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,851
Posted By hwunger
to me they are posers, thats all .... and they...

to me they are posers, thats all .... and they get way too much credit from some quarters, they should get none ... theirs was a reality TV show, nothing more :D

but when anyone voices this...
Forum: Canada 03-19-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,580
Posted By hwunger
not the case .... met hundreds of them in BC, AB,...

not the case .... met hundreds of them in BC, AB, NWT over the years .... you don't mind coming here to 'make the big bucks' but you leave as soon as you have enough and then badmouth BC as he has...
Forum: Canada 03-19-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,580
Posted By hwunger
Steve, he can't help himself .... he's a Newfie !...

Steve, he can't help himself .... he's a Newfie ! :rofl

as for poor mis-guided Stephanie .... she will have a lifetime of higher taxes to pay if she's lucky .... if not then total economic...
Forum: EMEA 03-19-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By hwunger
three votes for Scotland already .... sure, easy...

three votes for Scotland already .... sure, easy to reach and you will get excellent practice touring, nevermind elbow bending and nosing too :1drink

but with St Patty's day just done ..... oh...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-19-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,851
Posted By hwunger
ok so to few they are heroes, to a few more they...

ok so to few they are heroes, to a few more they provided some inspiration, some never heard of them and a few more think they are posers :D

what got me is in the book, they write 'he saw that it...
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