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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-23-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 828
Views: 60,286
Posted By Smithee
Nf39

LB,

Apologies in advance for a quick hijack but I figure someone here would know this.

Looking for status of NF 39 from Imnaha down towards Halfway. I was on it 3 weeks ago riding north and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-24-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 60,286
Posted By Smithee
Another year, another fail.

Ladybug,

For the third year in a row I have to bag out on this weekend. I find myself committed to a ride in OR and ID with a lady friend I've been riding with lately. We will end up in Council,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-24-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 41,423
Posted By Smithee
Can't help you there. I'd expect there's still a...

Can't help you there. I'd expect there's still a lot of snow up that way.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-24-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 41,423
Posted By Smithee
Your best source for Tollgate (other than someone...

Your best source for Tollgate (other than someone who's been up there) is ODOT:

http://www.tripcheck.com/Pages/RCMap.asp?mainNav=RoadConditions&curRegion=3

There's a cam at the store at the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-24-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 41,423
Posted By Smithee
Welcome aboard. Weather is improving so hopefully...

Welcome aboard. Weather is improving so hopefully we can get some gravel/dirt time in.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-24-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 41,423
Posted By Smithee
Got that right!!! What is odd is we didn't...

Got that right!!!

What is odd is we didn't slip at all. Not once.

My riding partner, however, lost some traction on the climb out from Asotin on wet pavement.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-14-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 41,423
Posted By Smithee
No ice. Lowest temp was 33. We stayed in the...

No ice. Lowest temp was 33. We stayed in the wheel track on the right, didn't brake or countersteer and rode about 20 mph until out of the snow. Amazingly, neither of us slipped at all.

All...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-08-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 41,423
Posted By Smithee
Weekend Ride

I rode to Lewiston Saturday for a weeken of riding with friends. All but one bagged out, but the two of us put about 600 miles on the bikes in two days.

Yesterday rode Rattlesnake and Buford down...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-14-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 41,423
Posted By Smithee
Versys

Rj,

I was in Tom's yesterday to drop off the Vision for a rear tire transplant. They've got a nice looking '09 Versys in there for sale. If I wasn't overburdened with bikes already (or had a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-11-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 41,423
Posted By Smithee
Nice video. On the still shots, what interval...

Nice video. On the still shots, what interval were you shooting? Every second?

How is the camera mounted? Looks like a chest mount?
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 384,756
Posted By Smithee
Absolutely stunning photos Bryce. Your best...

Absolutely stunning photos Bryce.

Your best yet.
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 229,739
Posted By Smithee
Easy to understand. It's March, so winter in NB...

Easy to understand. It's March, so winter in NB will be over in 45 days or so.

Welcome back to Norte Amricano Dwight!!!
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 526,199
Posted By Smithee
Too bad Yamaha doesn't sell the 660 in the...

Too bad Yamaha doesn't sell the 660 in the States. Instead, we get the bloated, overweight Super Tenere. We now return you to your scheduled programming.
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 384,756
Posted By Smithee
It's the people accessing the photos. Whenever...

It's the people accessing the photos. Whenever someone views one of your posts with photos, they're downloaded to the viewer's browser from photobucket. It's made worse because sometimes people use...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 384,756
Posted By Smithee
Cheap Japanese camera!!! It at least should have...

Cheap Japanese camera!!! It at least should have given you this message on the LCD:

カメラにメモリーカードません. :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 384,756
Posted By Smithee
I use Smugmug. $38/year or thereabouts with...

I use Smugmug. $38/year or thereabouts with unlimited storage and linking.

It's been well worth it.
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 229,739
Posted By Smithee
When Radioman shipped his bike from BA to New...

When Radioman shipped his bike from BA to New Zealand recently he had the thing cleaned up like it was new. Apparently NZ Customs is a bugger about not bringing furrin dirt into the country. Would...
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 384,756
Posted By Smithee
Great idea! That never occurred to me. Do...

Great idea! That never occurred to me.

Do you also keep a photocopy of your passport handy to show when asked, rather than the real thing? That's a document I don't like to get too far away from.
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 229,739
Posted By Smithee
Aguascalientes Negras Crossing

Dwight, this couple crossed at Aguascalientes Negras. Not sure how far that is from you. This post details their crossing and has a number of photos of the road.
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Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 229,739
Posted By Smithee
Happy Birthday Dwight. Sorry about the...

Happy Birthday Dwight.

Sorry about the disappointment of your young friends bailing on you.

Their loss.
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 384,756
Posted By Smithee
Bryce, it's payday, so I shot some beer/gas money...

Bryce, it's payday, so I shot some beer/gas money your way. :freaky

Ride on and keep the photos coming!
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 229,739
Posted By Smithee
Some Pics Keep Popping Up

Great pics Dwight.

This one, I was sure I'd seen before:

http://kedgi.smugmug.com/EpicRide/South-America/i-MxDHnMn/0/L/Sacred%20Valley%20054-L.jpg

Yup. Bryce had been through there as you...
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 229,739
Posted By Smithee
Tourists Attacked in Indigenous Village in Cusco Province

Dwight,

I just stumbled across this when I went looking for posts from Bubbletron to see where she is.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=853108

Have you heard anything about...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 229,739
Posted By Smithee
I was wondering how your body was handling the...

I was wondering how your body was handling the altitude. It's something you don't see being written about in some of the other ride reports from folks riding in Peru. I had trouble with a hike last...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 229,739
Posted By Smithee
From what I've seen of Radioman's posting, it...

From what I've seen of Radioman's posting, it looks like the good beef is in Argentina. I suspect you'd find the food to be an improvement there. I post this pic Radioman posted from Bariloche to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 384,756
Posted By Smithee
Amazing photos and a great RR. The weather...

Amazing photos and a great RR.

The weather Gods were smiling on you the day you got to Macchu Picchu.
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6,781
Views: 2,141,995
Posted By Smithee
http://radioman.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Ride-the-W...

http://radioman.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Ride-the-World-3/i-3Gp2CxJ/0/M/IMG_0815-M.jpg

A "Nose Bear!" :clap
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-20-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 828
Views: 60,286
Posted By Smithee
I'm sure there will be plenty of others to make...

I'm sure there will be plenty of others to make up for that deficit. :snore
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 229,739
Posted By Smithee
That would be 11.76 mpg here in the States. About...

That would be 11.76 mpg here in the States. About what I get with my Toyota Tundra when I'm pulling my toy hauler.

Sounds like in Venezuela they almost give the gasolina away.
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 229,739
Posted By Smithee
YIKES!!! Did he happen to mention what kind of...

YIKES!!! Did he happen to mention what kind of mileage he gets with that thing?

Is it diesel or gas?
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 229,739
Posted By Smithee
I had the same experience in Costa Rica recently,...

I had the same experience in Costa Rica recently, in a car. I'd been told if you've driven in major American cities you'll be ok in Centro America. I agree. I've lived and driven in Boston, DC, San...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6,781
Views: 2,141,995
Posted By Smithee
Ollie is fortunate to have crossed paths with...

Ollie is fortunate to have crossed paths with you, Mark. He'll learn a lot from even a day or two riding with you. Got to give the kid credit for heading out on his own on an adventure like this. ...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,581
Posted By Smithee
Bad karma on that. Come back and bite you when...

Bad karma on that. Come back and bite you when you least expect it.

+1 on Eureka and Kelty tents. I second the advice to get a full fly for rain protection. Tents that attach to the poles with...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 229,739
Posted By Smithee
They sure like to use their horns, don't they?

They sure like to use their horns, don't they?
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 229,739
Posted By Smithee
Odd, that doesn't look like a Home Depot. ...

Odd, that doesn't look like a Home Depot.

FWIW, Cuenca is being touted as one of the hot spots to retire. Perpetual spring, good healthcare and low cost of living. From your photos, it looks...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-05-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 41,423
Posted By Smithee
Bob, good seeing you, RJ and Dan today. ...

Bob, good seeing you, RJ and Dan today.

This is the RR of Kedgi, aka Dwight, who is riding So America on a KLR. He left New Brunswick in October and is in Ecuador currently.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-05-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 41,423
Posted By Smithee
I rode New Years Day and don't need to freeze my...

I rode New Years Day and don't need to freeze my fingers again this month. I'll be there in my truck.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-05-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 41,423
Posted By Smithee
11:30 today at Mr. Ed's. See folks there.

11:30 today at Mr. Ed's. See folks there.
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 229,739
Posted By Smithee
Dwight, can't tell you how much I miss the Centro...

Dwight, can't tell you how much I miss the Centro American weather, and now here you are in Ecuador. I'm caught up on your RR and am reading Paul's as well (he's in Colombia at the moment). Makes...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 526,199
Posted By Smithee
Was in Costa Rica - La Fortuna and Mal Pais -...

Was in Costa Rica - La Fortuna and Mal Pais - couple weeks ago. Seemed like a lot of Ticos like to put their trees out on the porch. It's even more jarring to me to see a big Santa Claus down there.
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