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Forum: Canada 11-11-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,446
Posted By donbcivil
GREAT info, thanks!

GREAT info, thanks!
Forum: Canada 11-09-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,446
Posted By donbcivil
Thanks! Yeah, I'm well aware of how welcome...

Thanks! Yeah, I'm well aware of how welcome Merkins are up there. I've made a few trips up there, to the Cariboo, to Nelson and to the Rockies twice. If I had the $$ and the weather was warmer, I'd...
Forum: Canada 11-08-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,446
Posted By donbcivil
Canadian motorcycling history

A question for friends up North. What are the cool motorcycling places and events up there?

I know about the stuff down here (USGP, Bonneville) but since my favorite thing is to ride up
North...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,808
Posted By donbcivil
I honestly feel that for my purposes, Triumph...

I honestly feel that for my purposes, Triumph makes the best bikes in the world. I love my 800XC; I love my Speed Triple.

Recently completed this 1584 mile ride...
Forum: Beasts 03-17-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,587
Posted By donbcivil
What he said. This ...

What he said. This (http://recycledmotorcycling.blogspot.com/2011/09/hold-that-tiger.html)is a review Iwrote after a test ride on an 800 last year. Presently getting ready to step up and buy one.
...
Forum: Canada 08-18-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By donbcivil
Yeah, I think their next issue article list...

Yeah, I think their next issue article list included a trip up there.

Great suggestion, actually planning to submit there, have a question in about submission lengths.
Forum: Canada 08-18-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By donbcivil
I'll be submitting to both, e.g., the AMA...

I'll be submitting to both, e.g., the AMA magazine. Just trying to get my arms around all the possible venues.

Thanks!
Forum: Canada 08-18-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By donbcivil
Canadian travel magazines?

I'm writing to ask whether folks know of Canadian travel magazines, as I'm thinking of writing up a longish (1500 words or more) trip report that I'd like to try and publish regarding a trip I just...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2,024
Views: 591,929
Posted By donbcivil
My Speed Triple is probably toast

Last week, I attended a speaking engagement with Austin Vince and Lois Pryce, which was damned inspiring.

The following day, I left on a 5 day trip up through I'd been planning for some time. The...
Forum: Canada 08-03-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By donbcivil
I intend to...

Time and $$ are gating factors but I intend to visit the Yukon and see more of BC ASAP...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-03-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,526
Posted By donbcivil
Lois Pryce, Austin Vince speaking in Monroe, WA Sept. 1

Lois (http://www.loisontheloose.com/ (http://www.loisontheloose.com/)) rode from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego and down the continent of Africa; Austin Vince rode around the world with Mondo Enduro and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-30-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By donbcivil
FYI, had a good turnout for a rainy day, last...

FYI, had a good turnout for a rainy day, last Saturday...about 12 people. Mostly sport bikes but I ride either the Speed3 or my DRZ and there are 3 other dual-sports.

We've set up a Yahoogroup:...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-15-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By donbcivil
Scott actually suggested the time/date with the...

Scott actually suggested the time/date with the idea of having some overlap between the 2 clubs. And the new one is meant to be a "whatever bike" club so if they end up doing common rides or...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-15-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By donbcivil
Starting riders club at Adventure Motorsports in Monroe, WA

FYI, I bought my DRZ at Adventure Motorsports in Monroe, WA and found them to be an exemplary dealership. I've been discussing starting a riders club at their facility and we worked up the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-03-2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,443
Posted By donbcivil
I've lived in NY, NorCal, Iowa and the Seattle...

I've lived in NY, NorCal, Iowa and the Seattle area. Seattle area is still my favorite and we plan to stay here.

The weather is way moderate here, to the point that I can ride almost all of the...
Forum: Canada 03-03-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By donbcivil
A couple suggestions (I grew up in Niagara Falls,...

A couple suggestions (I grew up in Niagara Falls, NY):

- Niagara-on-the-lake is kind of cool, you might look it up and see if it's your cup of tea (pun intended)

- Niagara Falls itself is...
Forum: Canada 02-04-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,135
Posted By donbcivil
A big +1 on this, it's a seriously cool group. ...

A big +1 on this, it's a seriously cool group.

Don B, of their Southern Contingent
Forum: Canada 02-03-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,222
Posted By donbcivil
That was a great show! I was by the Brit bike...

That was a great show! I was by the Brit bike display and talking to the RAT fellas Saturday morning, helping out at the DSBC boot in the afternoon.

Some pics:...
Forum: Canada 12-24-2008, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By donbcivil
I'm looking forward to checking out the Brit bike...

I'm looking forward to checking out the Brit bike display. Planning to attend and help out the dual sport BC crew.
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2008, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By donbcivil
Did two two 300+ mile days on it in June and my...

Did two two 300+ mile days on it in June and my knees were killing me by the end of each day.

I was thinking I could maybe compensate for being close to 50 by taking more walking breaks, next time.
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2008, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By donbcivil
1 or 2 short trips.

1 or 2 short trips.
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2008, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By donbcivil
What about the lame beginner roads going into...

What about the lame beginner roads going into Whitehorse?
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2008, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By donbcivil
My deal is that I got the Speed Triple last year...

My deal is that I got the Speed Triple last year and am contemplating adding a dual-sport...but wondered whether to go for something with distance legs or else get a DRZ and use the S3 for (on road)...
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By donbcivil
Speed Triple vs. Tiger in the Yukon, Alaska?

Hello all,

I was rolling things around and wondering whether a current Speed Triple would be useable in the level of gravel found on major roads through the Yukon Territory, Alaska? Possibly a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 953
Posted By donbcivil
I can't speak to the price but I will say that if...

I can't speak to the price but I will say that if you have that bike, you will enjoy it MASSIVELY.

Got nearly 15,000 on my 2007 now and it's more fun all the time.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-10-2008, 08:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,565
Posted By donbcivil
Thanks for the intelligent response...others...

Thanks for the intelligent response...others could learn from you.

Yeah I get that all bikes have problems, what I've been trying to gauge (which is hard without some kind of Consumer Reports type...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-08-2008, 10:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,565
Posted By donbcivil
Aside from the first model year thing, they...

Aside from the first model year thing, they brought the same problems over that the earlier F800s had.

It's why I'll probably hold back from the F800 GS and go for a less sexy but more reliable...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-08-2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,565
Posted By donbcivil
Before you buy a BMW

Read all the problems people are encountering on http://f800riders.org

And how badly the company is addressing their issues.

I want the 800 GS but DAMN!
Forum: Vendors 09-13-2008, 10:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 21,145
Posted By donbcivil
Yeah, the opposite ends of the spectrum comment...

Yeah, the opposite ends of the spectrum comment illustrates what I've been wrestling with: deciding what I want my focus to be, how much offroad. I know I want to do long road trips, some to Alaska...
Forum: Vendors 09-13-2008, 07:59 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 21,145
Posted By donbcivil
Glad to have found this thread

I'm VERY interested in hearing opinions from people who've ridden the 800 GS offroad, as that's the one reason I'd pick it over the other bikes I'm considering (the wee-strom and the DRZ400). My...
Forum: Canada 07-19-2008, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By donbcivil
Yeah, I'm on dualsportbc.com too. If only I...

Yeah, I'm on dualsportbc.com too.

If only I actually had a dual-sport bike (which I hope to, by Spring).
Forum: Canada 07-16-2008, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By donbcivil
New BC forum in PNWRiders

FYI, the PNWRiders site, which has served various states in the US, has just added a BC forum:
http://www.pnwriders.com/british-columbia-riders/

I'm very jazzed about this because I loved BC...
Forum: Canada 06-12-2008, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By donbcivil
Yeah I have WA and BC. They're kind of...

Yeah I have WA and BC.

They're kind of sport bike oriented, I ride a standard and am saving for a dual-sport for mixed riding. Also kind of interested in finding cool historical sites and not...
Forum: Canada 06-12-2008, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By donbcivil
Nice! Thanks.

Nice! Thanks.
Forum: Canada 06-12-2008, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By donbcivil
Dawson Creek?

I was wondering about Dawson Creek and how it'd be as a destination. Thinking that at a bit under 900 miles, it could be a good destination heading up from the Seattle area on a week's...
Forum: Canada 06-12-2008, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By donbcivil
Books, magazines about riding in Canada

I was wondering whether anyone could recommend books and magazines about riding in Canada.

Especially ones that carry cool routes in Western Canada.

We get the British Bike, Rider and Two...
Forum: Canada 06-09-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,082
Posted By donbcivil
I look forward to meeting up with people from...

I look forward to meeting up with people from this site: awesome folks!
Forum: Canada 06-09-2008, 07:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,066
Posted By donbcivil
Ride West BMW in Seattle expects some this Fall...

Ride West BMW in Seattle expects some this Fall but a lot of people already have deposits down on them. They don't expect them to be available without a current deposit down until Spring 09.

But...
Forum: Canada 06-09-2008, 12:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,082
Posted By donbcivil
My narrative and a shload of pictures are posted...

My narrative and a shload of pictures are posted on this page:
http://donbcivil.net/lillooet6June2008.html
Probably revise the wording later, I kind of pounded it out today.
Forum: Canada 06-08-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,082
Posted By donbcivil
Unfortunately, I didn't see this before I left...

Unfortunately, I didn't see this before I left but the 4 Pines was a decent motel.

Funny thing, I changed and wandered downtown and ran across 3 dual-sport riders who'd just pulled in. Turned...
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