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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 15,834
Posted By Macadam Drifter
A sad set of circumstances. No winners...

A sad set of circumstances.

No winners here just losers.

Group riding has it's own unique challenges and risks associated with it and definitely contributed to the cause of this accident.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-19-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 436,981
Posted By Macadam Drifter
In the Dog House

http://backroadadventurer.smugmug.com/Other/Odds-and-Ends/i-TskB2Fq/0/L/DSC1181-L.jpg
Forum: Americas 12-15-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By Macadam Drifter
So where are you starting out from? Since...

So where are you starting out from?

Since you got about 21 days and want to do some geocaching I think you might want to start on the Geocache website and figure out a route and see how your...
Forum: Americas 12-15-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,417
Posted By Macadam Drifter
I hear you there it's always better to get...

I hear you there it's always better to get closure on things that's for sure. Best of luck with that. There is a website you can find it on google by searching "visiting canada canada with a...
Forum: Americas 12-14-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,417
Posted By Macadam Drifter
Considering the cost, risk, and potential...

Considering the cost, risk, and potential hassles. I'm making the same recommendation that a previous inmate suggested.

Ride up to Bellingham, WA and take the ferry up to to Alaska----Here is the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 86,085
Posted By Macadam Drifter
http://backroadadventurer.smugmug.com/Travel/Utah-...

http://backroadadventurer.smugmug.com/Travel/Utah-Pony-Express-Run-Spring/DSC1960/747913050_Y9Ptc-XL.jpg

1. Seat Height-bike fits me well
2. Easy to work on and field repairs are straight forward...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 86,085
Posted By Macadam Drifter
June 2008 rumors of the TWs demise were floating....

June 2008 rumors of the TWs demise were floating. Now it's almost 2012 and the TW200 is still live and well. Though there is talk about an XTW250 but so far only a concept vehicle.

The TW200...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-10-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7,185
Views: 2,403,979
Posted By Macadam Drifter
http://backroadadventurer.smugmug.com/Other/Odds-a...

http://backroadadventurer.smugmug.com/Other/Odds-and-Ends/i-4tH6Nj5/0/L/DSC2087-L.jpg

Somewhere near Dodge City
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-09-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 436,981
Posted By Macadam Drifter
Hierarchy ...

Hierarchy

http://backroadadventurer.smugmug.com/Other/Odds-and-Ends/i-fhTQQ2M/0/L/DSC2962-L.jpg

And other delights……. err the horse's ass!
...
Forum: Americas 12-07-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,089
Posted By Macadam Drifter
What he says! Is right on. Spring thunderstorms...

What he says! Is right on. Spring thunderstorms cause lots of flooding and tornadoes during that time of year. Just monitor the weather and look for alternate routes should flooding become an...
Forum: Americas 12-07-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,103
Posted By Macadam Drifter
You have 15 spots you wish to see and 2 days in...

You have 15 spots you wish to see and 2 days in SF and probably one day back in SF before you fly out so you have 18 days and the approximate mileage I estimate to be about 3200 miles. So assuming...
Forum: Americas 12-07-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By Macadam Drifter
The Siskiyou Mountains can be as nasty as any...

The Siskiyou Mountains can be as nasty as any mountain pass in the winter. The Siskiyou's tend to get a very heavy wet snow and bad icing conditions when it turns bad. But many times will be...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2011, 12:10 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 238,951
Posted By Macadam Drifter
Both the front and rear racks were originally...

Both the front and rear racks were originally purchased from CycleRacks and then modified.

I initially modified the rear rack by adding a D Ring kit from Happy Trails and welded them on.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 238,951
Posted By Macadam Drifter
wiildlandbill. PM me! To All: ...

wiildlandbill. PM me!


To All:

Thanks for waking me up and bringing this old post forward.

By now I had hoped to have been on more trips.

I still have plans for trips to Nova Scotia,...
Forum: Americas 11-22-2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,139
Posted By Macadam Drifter
Here is an interesting website on chains,...

Here is an interesting website on chains, sprockets, and 'the care and feeding thereof'…….LINK (http://sidewindersprockets.com/)

I'm not affiliated with them but have used several of their...
Forum: Canada 11-21-2011, 11:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,044
Posted By Macadam Drifter
I want to thank everyone for the help and advice...

I want to thank everyone for the help and advice you have provided.

I ordered some more maps from Backroad and updated my Garmin software. So now its time to day dream and look at various routes....
Forum: Canada 11-18-2011, 12:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,044
Posted By Macadam Drifter
BChunter. I did notice some roads between...

BChunter.

I did notice some roads between Houston and Terrace south of 16, as you mentioned, and I find that most intriguing.

There are also some interesting routes in the Burns Lake area but...
Forum: Canada 11-17-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,044
Posted By Macadam Drifter
They are good maps. Thanks for the recommend. ...

They are good maps. Thanks for the recommend.

Mkd
Forum: Canada 11-15-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,044
Posted By Macadam Drifter
Outbacktaz, Thanks for the link and...

Outbacktaz,

Thanks for the link and information.

I also looked at a 2009 Milepost just to see if they had anything on Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlottes)-- nope they don't.
There is some...
Forum: Canada 11-13-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,044
Posted By Macadam Drifter
Hektoglider once again, Thanks for the...

Hektoglider once again, Thanks for the information.

One place I'm interested in is Mosquito Lake on Moresby Island. There is a campground there and its rumored the trout fishing is good. I also...
Forum: Canada 11-12-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,044
Posted By Macadam Drifter
Thank you for your responses. I have been...

Thank you for your responses.

I have been looking at the various BC websites.

Right now I'm wrestling with some issues as to which route and vehicle to take.

But those things will sort...
Forum: Canada 11-11-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,044
Posted By Macadam Drifter
Haida Gwaii Summer 2012

I posted this in trip planning and got no responses. I'm hoping maybe that someone might be able to help out here.

Thanks.

Late June or July 2012 I hope to be on the road from Birch Bay to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,151
Posted By Macadam Drifter
Thanks for the translation link. Though some of...

Thanks for the translation link. Though some of these translations are quite humorous………:freaky

STINI YAMAS!
Forum: Americas 11-05-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 514
Posted By Macadam Drifter
Haida Gwaii Summer 2012

Late June or July 2012 I hope to be on the road from Birch Bay to Haida Gwaii. Many of you will know this place as the Queen Charlotte Islands.

Some side trips I hope to fold into this trip...
Forum: Americas 11-01-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 997
Posted By Macadam Drifter
First and foremost order a Milepost if you plan...

First and foremost order a Milepost if you plan on going to Alaska. They are updated annually and has been around since 1949. (milepost.com)

An excellent resource for the north country. Good...
Forum: Americas 10-22-2011, 01:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,565
Posted By Macadam Drifter
Sine you don't have bikes yet ..Why not look for...

Sine you don't have bikes yet ..Why not look for some nice used 250-350cc singles. Small, light, and enough power to complete such a trip. Now is a good time to be looking at used bikes as the...
Forum: Americas 10-16-2011, 12:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By Macadam Drifter
I have lived in Utah for over 12 years, (just...

I have lived in Utah for over 12 years, (just recently moved to Washington State) and the conditions are highly variable during the dates you are planning to be there.

Sometimes the ground could...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-15-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 833
Posted By Macadam Drifter
Nice area, great views of Baker, The Sound, San...

Nice area, great views of Baker, The Sound, San Juan's, etc.

Do they have all the flood damage repaired from this spring's runoff?

Mkd
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,400
Posted By Macadam Drifter
Sorry to hear about your 'Tatus Interuptus':rofl ...

Sorry to hear about your 'Tatus Interuptus':rofl

Nice RR.

Nice job on Hancock Pass.


You might want to check out Mark's website. He is very knowledgeable on the WRs ...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,724
Posted By Macadam Drifter
Very nice:clap I like your videos. That...

Very nice:clap

I like your videos.

That Bear Glacier sure is getting small. Pic below shows it's size in 2004.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-30-2011, 04:01 AM
Replies: 814
Views: 215,497
Posted By Macadam Drifter
Hanna, Utah ...

Hanna, Utah

http://backroadadventurer.smugmug.com/Travel/Uintah-Mountains-Utah/i-qB8NBQd/0/L/IMG0512-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-30-2011, 03:55 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 33,339
Posted By Macadam Drifter
Utah

South of Dugway, north of Delta. Junction below goes to Little Sahara.

http://backroadadventurer.smugmug.com/Travel/Utah-Pony-Express-Run-Spring/DSC1923/747903355_CR3NH-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-30-2011, 03:50 AM
Replies: 10,130
Views: 3,225,432
Posted By Macadam Drifter
F650gs

http://backroadadventurer.smugmug.com/Other/Odds-and-Ends/i-rvKQdKM/0/L/DSC54182-L.jpg
Forum: Americas 09-30-2011, 01:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,122
Posted By Macadam Drifter
Great place to start…Excellent resource:clap……

Great place to start…Excellent resource:clap……
Forum: Americas 09-30-2011, 01:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,089
Posted By Macadam Drifter
Yup!:freaky West to East ------ Might want...

Yup!:freaky

West to East ------ Might want to wait until late June/July to start.

Depending on the amount of winter snow pack.:wink:
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-27-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 824
Posted By Macadam Drifter
Yup! The GS. I have a group of cameras. ...

Yup! The GS.

I have a group of cameras. The camera on this trip was an Oregon Scientific ATC9K mounted on the left handlebar using a RAM mount.

I get some significant rolling shutter issues...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-25-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 824
Posted By Macadam Drifter
Ride to Chinook Pass-Video

From a day trip to Mt Rainier National Park.

Route: SR 821-Yakima Canyon Road, US12, and SR410 to Chinook Pass.

Video is about 3.5 minutes long.

Here is the LINK...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-21-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,572
Posted By Macadam Drifter
Sorry that it has taken me so long to finish up...

Sorry that it has taken me so long to finish up this ride.

The last video had me wandering aimlessly east of Marysville.

And since finishing that video, I have been wandering aimlessly in a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-17-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,572
Posted By Macadam Drifter
Well finally here is…. Part 2 Route: After...

Well finally here is…. Part 2

Route: After Fueling up in Leavenworth to avoid US 2 for a little longer I chose the Chumstick Highway to the town of Plain and then from there back to US2. I would...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-15-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,572
Posted By Macadam Drifter
PNW-Backroad Ride on TW200

I haven't been able to do much riding this year, so I was real happy to get out on a short trip from central Washington up to Birch Bay.

Though not a difficult ride, it's hard to find any...
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