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Forum: Equipment 04-07-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6,334
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Posted By AspentureRider
This is so much about personal preference, and...

This is so much about personal preference, and convenience. Since I don't do much but heat water to a boil anymore (coffee and oatmeal in the morning, freeze-dried backpacking food or instant noodles...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6,334
Views: 2,497,360
Posted By AspentureRider
I know what you mean about the knees. The...

I know what you mean about the knees. The simplest way I know to deflate your pad is to open the valve before you get up. Lie there until your body weight has squeezed the air out. If it's self...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 38,806
Posted By AspentureRider
The Dempster got even later...

The Dempster got even later...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By AspentureRider
Once I had determined to do the one-way fly and...

Once I had determined to do the one-way fly and drive, finding a rider to transport the Versys to AK was a little harder than I expected. I had many friends and acquaintances that thought it sounded...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-29-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2,210
Views: 507,056
Posted By AspentureRider
Hmmm... Landscape thread, or camping thread?...

Hmmm... Landscape thread, or camping thread? Maybe both, but here for now. Near Pinedale, WY- Morning mist in the Half Moon Wildlife Habitat:
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By AspentureRider
ANC to ASE- a one-way ride from the Land of the Midnight Sun

Those of you who've been following JDROCKS thread here:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=893106
have an idea how this trip came about. Let me summarize-

Two years ago, a friend on the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 38,806
Posted By AspentureRider
I've certainly been called "Puddin-head" more...

I've certainly been called "Puddin-head" more than once in my life, but I'm guessing there are more Mensa types from my REAL alma mater, Occidental College, than from the mythical, just-for-grins...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 38,806
Posted By AspentureRider
Not sure this was what I needed to see on the day...

Not sure this was what I needed to see on the day that I fly to ANC!
:eek1

oh, well- :1drink
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 38,806
Posted By AspentureRider
Whew! (I was never worried...)(maybe I should've...

Whew! (I was never worried...)(maybe I should've been!)
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 38,806
Posted By AspentureRider
Thanks for the tips! I know the Kalispel area-...

Thanks for the tips!
I know the Kalispel area- spent a summer in Bigfork back in 1987. It will be interesting to see how it changed- probably come down 35, although it can be pretty slow, too!
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,990
Posted By AspentureRider
Great... now we have an extra ampersand.... ...

Great... now we have an extra ampersand....

:evil
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 38,806
Posted By AspentureRider
Ooooh, border crossing: "May I see your papers,...

Ooooh, border crossing: "May I see your papers, please?" (assuming they said please?)
Can't wait...

Here's a little more about why *I* couldn't ride the Versys to AK:
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 38,806
Posted By AspentureRider
What's the best route from Missoula to Red Lodge?...

What's the best route from Missoula to Red Lodge? Without adding too many miles? Looking at going through Helena/Bozeman at this point- We're doing Going to the Sun, Lolo Pass (just to the ID border)...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 38,806
Posted By AspentureRider
I think it's GORGEOUS! (and a particularly nice...

I think it's GORGEOUS! (and a particularly nice photo, DP) Didn't mean to seem like I was knocking the view or the experience. Lots of places in CO look very similar.... long straight stretches of...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 38,806
Posted By AspentureRider
How 'bout a photo from the newspaper? ...

How 'bout a photo from the newspaper?

http://www.aspendailynews.com/files/imagecache/section_image/files/images/130708_Chautauqua_274_cj.jpg

This link will only be pertinent today:...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 38,806
Posted By AspentureRider
This pretty much sums up those MT roads, doesn't...

This pretty much sums up those MT roads, doesn't it?
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,990
Posted By AspentureRider
:rofl :eek1 :rofl

:rofl
:eek1
:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 38,806
Posted By AspentureRider
I've got two- an inexpensive waterproof...

I've got two- an inexpensive waterproof video/still cam for the handlebar, and a nice Lumix micro 4/3, two lenses covering 28-400 equivalent, for the tankbag.

countdown engaged, big week at work...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 38,806
Posted By AspentureRider
Great Pics! Can't wait to see it in person- ...

Great Pics! Can't wait to see it in person-
just noticed that was basically a 600 mile day!
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,990
Posted By AspentureRider
Nope. We now have three tents, including a...

Nope. We now have three tents, including a Teepee, on the museum grounds for this week.
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,990
Posted By AspentureRider
Woooooot! See you in two weeks. We have...

Woooooot!
See you in two weeks. We have multiple ways to keep in touch now-
I just helped set up a teepee. Life is strange.
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 38,806
Posted By AspentureRider
This put a big smile on my face. The bike will be...

This put a big smile on my face. The bike will be back there on July 25th-

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-8BxgW8m/0/M/175-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 38,806
Posted By AspentureRider
I never worried for a second about my bike while...

I never worried for a second about my bike while it was in your care, DP!
(well, okay, maybe a moment of "Huh"? when, knowing the advanced condition of the Bridgestones, I saw you head north on the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 38,806
Posted By AspentureRider
All you can do is aim for where they are, and...

All you can do is aim for where they are, and hope when you get there they aren't-
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 38,806
Posted By AspentureRider
NOW we're talkin'. GO JDROCKS! The bike was...

NOW we're talkin'. GO JDROCKS!

The bike was there on Trailridge just eight months earlier- Estes at 6am.
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/252495_4154611154876_1534445070_n.jpg

Only,...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 38,806
Posted By AspentureRider
Sidenote- Brian (b dash rian-owner of the garage...

Sidenote- Brian (b dash rian-owner of the garage where the Versys currently resides in ANC) lost the driveshaft on the BMW outside of Whitehorse (en route from Seattle)... bummer. He's got it...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 38,806
Posted By AspentureRider
Brian (ZGFiredude) and I met almost...

Brian (ZGFiredude) and I met almost simultaneously on two different forums- Kawasakiversys and Saab92x, with ownership of both vehicles. I still have 'em, he doesn't, but I used to see his bike...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 38,806
Posted By AspentureRider
The suspense is killin' me- I'm bound to show up...

The suspense is killin' me- I'm bound to show up in here sooner or later- :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 38,806
Posted By AspentureRider
What a guy! Can't wait to see the pics/read the...

What a guy! Can't wait to see the pics/read the story, and to be re-united with the bike three weeks from tonight! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 38,806
Posted By AspentureRider
What's Dave doing up on the Dempster with those...

What's Dave doing up on the Dempster with those road tires? :huh
Although, he's probably better at gravel on those Bridgestones than I am on the TKCs-
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,082
Posted By AspentureRider
Well, so much for value. I got maybe 5k out of...

Well, so much for value. I got maybe 5k out of this chain, and it was noisy for the last 1K. Disappointed. Going to stick with the EK xring from now on.
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 38,806
Posted By AspentureRider
Yikes! Everything okay?

Yikes! Everything okay?
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 38,806
Posted By AspentureRider
yes... well, will be, probably with some sealant-...

yes... well, will be, probably with some sealant- I'm taking them with me to install in ANC.
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 38,806
Posted By AspentureRider
I'm actually using a TKC in the stock size......

I'm actually using a TKC in the stock size... 120/70/17, and the Full Bore in a 150/70/17. The Full Bore is almost identical with the Shinko 705, but with a higher speed rating.
When I get home, I'm...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 38,806
Posted By AspentureRider
Ah. For some reason, I can't get google to route...

Ah. For some reason, I can't get google to route via 40. Plan on coming back that way, though-

He got a nice early start... the sun must come up pretty early this time of year, that far north. He...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 38,806
Posted By AspentureRider
Yup, he's hardcore. Looks like he settled in at...

Yup, he's hardcore.
Looks like he settled in at Mt. Robson- He might actually be camping?
600+ miles today?:clap
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 38,806
Posted By AspentureRider
Thanks, Wade! How many Vs have been to both...

Thanks, Wade!
How many Vs have been to both Baja and the Arctic Circle? Not many, is my guess...

I'm putting a TKC80 on the front, and a Full Bore M40 on the back in Anchorage. Should handle the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 38,806
Posted By AspentureRider
How do you manage that (all the pics)? That's...

How do you manage that (all the pics)? That's very productive... and you did all your riding in under 8 hours today!

Looks like you're camping where we're planning to- how is it?
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 38,806
Posted By AspentureRider
Beartooth today, eh? We'll be doing it from the...

Beartooth today, eh? We'll be doing it from the opposite direction in about six weeks- can't wait to hear what you think-
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6,334
Views: 2,497,360
Posted By AspentureRider
The Versys, as it's packed for Alaska. Jdrocks is...

The Versys, as it's packed for Alaska. Jdrocks is riding it there, I'm riding it back- Dropped it off with him at DIA yesterday
...
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