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Forum: Canada 04-17-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 372,765
Posted By calrider
Thanks Shibby! This was Agua... Inactive. ...

Thanks Shibby!

This was Agua... Inactive. However, Fuego and Pacaya are nearby and are active.

I know how it feels to contract a local bug. Luckily it's never lasted more than a day or so...
Forum: Canada 04-15-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 372,765
Posted By calrider
Dirt Biking in Guatemala on Friday

Just got back from 10 days in Guatemala. Did a dirt ride up a volcano. Great fun!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/58791_10152736886060455_1514773273_n.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 23,133
Posted By calrider
Glad you enjoyed. Yes, lots of outdoors...

Glad you enjoyed.


Yes, lots of outdoors in Canada! Glad you enjoyed the read.
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 23,133
Posted By calrider
Pics are back again... There were hosted on my...

Pics are back again... There were hosted on my own website and I had transferred them to another server that cared whether the URLs were upper or lower case.

Enjoy!
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7,874
Views: 2,111,006
Posted By calrider
I'd love to ride Ecuador. Maybe next time. ...

I'd love to ride Ecuador. Maybe next time.



I really need to get out again and do something worth a write-up.

Last time I rode in Colombia I was on the 1st day of a 1-week ride and wiped out...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7,874
Views: 2,111,006
Posted By calrider
Had to put in another plug for the Chinese bikes....

Had to put in another plug for the Chinese bikes. I rode one 2-up around Colombia a few years ago and it worked fine. It's still going strong and I ride it whenever I get back there.
Here's the Ride...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-10-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,599,524
Posted By calrider
here's a recent one of mine. Ice riding on Ghost...

here's a recent one of mine. Ice riding on Ghost Lake west of Calgary, AB, Canada.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/526650_10152488469760455_2025983419_n.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4,549
Views: 1,101,367
Posted By calrider
When you spoke about people saying the next town...

When you spoke about people saying the next town is dangerous, it reminded me of when I rode around Colombia (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=301156) a few years back. When we got to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 36,710
Posted By calrider
Here are a couple shots of my XR250 outfitted...

Here are a couple shots of my XR250 outfitted with ice racing tires on Ghost Lake, just west of Calgary, Alberta. Canadian Rockies in the background.

...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-04-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2,213
Views: 503,648
Posted By calrider
Here are a couple shots of my XR250 outfitted...

Here are a couple shots of my XR250 outfitted with ice racing tires on Ghost Lake, just west of Calgary, Alberta. Canadian Rockies in the background.

...
Forum: Canada 02-04-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 372,765
Posted By calrider
Out Ice Riding with the guys at Ghost Lake.

A couple more shots of my little XR on the ice:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/526650_10152488469760455_2025983419_n.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2,191
Views: 339,972
Posted By calrider
Icy XR250

A couple more shots of my little XR on the ice:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/526650_10152488469760455_2025983419_n.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2,191
Views: 339,972
Posted By calrider
Another way to have fun with your XR250

It took a bit of work to get the ice tires fitted so they wouldn't destroy the swingarm and muffler, but is it ever worth it!

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Forum: Canada 01-26-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 372,765
Posted By calrider
They're made by Fournier out of Quebec. Have an...

They're made by Fournier out of Quebec. Have an extra road tire carcass inside the knobby tire.
Forum: Canada 01-25-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 372,765
Posted By calrider
Ice tires mounted. Check. Heated grips installed....

Ice tires mounted. Check. Heated grips installed. Check. Tear up and down the frozen alley behind my house a few times. Check. Ready to hit the lake!!...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2,191
Views: 339,972
Posted By calrider
Ice tires mounted. Check. Heated grips installed....

Ice tires mounted. Check. Heated grips installed. Check. Tear up and down the frozen alley behind my house a few times. Check. Ready to hit the lake!!...
Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4,549
Views: 1,101,367
Posted By calrider
Thanks for the report John... Here's a report of...

Thanks for the report John... Here's a report of my trip in Colombia a few years ago. 2-up on a 200cc China bike. It may provide a few ideas for you. Enjoy!...
Forum: Canada 12-10-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 372,765
Posted By calrider
Winter riding is on my list this year too. I got...

Winter riding is on my list this year too. I got a pair of ice racing tires but I also want to ride the trails. So I'll need another set of studded ones for the trails because the ice racing studs...
Forum: Canada 09-04-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 372,765
Posted By calrider
Hey Wes, That's shitty. How was it secured?...

Hey Wes,

That's shitty. How was it secured? I've got a couple bikes in my back yard that I've always been a bit concerned about. Locked with cable locks and padlocks around the rear disk....
Forum: Canada 08-20-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 372,765
Posted By calrider
I'll be hauling my bike to my parent's place in...

I'll be hauling my bike to my parent's place in Cranbrook and then heading over to Nakusp on Thursday. We could meet up near Cranbrook and ride together. Gray Creek pass is closed for the season, but...
Forum: Canada 06-27-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 372,765
Posted By calrider
I has to do with letting ice climbers get...

I has to do with letting ice climbers get grandfathered winter access to world-class ice climbing areas in the ghost valley as they had done for decades before the new management plan was negotiated.
Forum: Canada 06-27-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 372,765
Posted By calrider
Yeah and Rellik rode Slick Rock and worse in...

Yeah and Rellik rode Slick Rock and worse in Moab. Depends on the rider indeed. :;-) Although... I don't remember the plane crash site being all that bad.
Forum: Canada 06-22-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 372,765
Posted By calrider
Amen! My non-motorcycling friends ask me if I'm...

Amen! My non-motorcycling friends ask me if I'm not afraid to crash. I tell them I'm usually off the bike at least once on every ride! If you're not crashing, you're not getting any better. :D
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 2,191
Views: 339,972
Posted By calrider
I got one as part of my Baja Designs conversion...

I got one as part of my Baja Designs conversion kit. It's OK, but not great. I had to replace the tail light socket because the one it came with is a piece of junk not made for the vibrations it is...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-09-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2,213
Views: 503,648
Posted By calrider
Rest break on a side trail off the Slickrock...

Rest break on a side trail off the Slickrock Trail, Moab, Utah
http://endlesshorizons.smugmug.com/photos/i-mW28Grg/0/L/i-mW28Grg-L.jpg

Above the Colorado River on the Potash Road, Moab, Utah....
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2,191
Views: 339,972
Posted By calrider
Love the tank. My buddies call the bike the...

Love the tank. My buddies call the bike the supertanker. More than once I've given them a transfusion on a long ride. I fabbed some brackets for the front and it works perfectly. Now I can go for 2-3...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2,191
Views: 339,972
Posted By calrider
A day on the White Rim Trail, Canyonlands NP,...

A day on the White Rim Trail, Canyonlands NP, Moab, Utah
http://endlesshorizons.smugmug.com/photos/i-pdJC4w8/0/XL/i-pdJC4w8-XL.jpg

Another one above the Colorado River on the Potash Road, Moab,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-21-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,592
Views: 262,753
Posted By calrider
A bit of fun in Moab

The end of a little side trail off the Slickrock Trail, Moab.
http://endlesshorizons.smugmug.com/photos/i-mW28Grg/0/L/i-mW28Grg-L.jpg

Mineral Bottom Road on the White Rim Trail, Canyonlands NP....
Forum: Canada 05-03-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 372,765
Posted By calrider
Looks like we've got a lot of riding still ahead...

Looks like we've got a lot of riding still ahead of us!
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Forum: Canada 03-25-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 372,765
Posted By calrider
Hope you find what you need...

Hope you find what you need...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2,191
Views: 339,972
Posted By calrider
Here's another for turning up the idle. :-) ...

Here's another for turning up the idle. :-)
Valve adjustment also helps.
But sometimes I just need to roll it down a hill.
Forum: Canada 03-24-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 372,765
Posted By calrider
I usually go to Transmission Supply. They've...

I usually go to Transmission Supply. They've always been good to me.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-20-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2,608
Views: 3,321,369
Posted By calrider
A couple shots from our 2-month 2-up ride through...

A couple shots from our 2-month 2-up ride through Colombia on a 200cc China bike (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=301156).

Caribbean coastline of Colombia near Barranquilla....
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2,191
Views: 339,972
Posted By calrider
I've got that tank on my 250. It was on a 650L...

I've got that tank on my 250. It was on a 650L before I bought it. The brackets that came with it could be repositioned to fit both 650L and (I believe) 650R. I had to build tabs to bridge the gap...
Forum: Canada 02-21-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 372,765
Posted By calrider
FYI: Princess Auto Motorcycle Hitch Carrier on Sale

Hi All,

Just thought I'd give you all a little FYI that Princess Auto's motorcycle hitch carrier is on sale right now for $89.99. I bought one last year and it works fine. Probably can't even buy...
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 122,427
Posted By calrider
Glad you enjoyed it. I too have been inspired to...

Glad you enjoyed it. I too have been inspired to get on the saddle and ride after reading of others' adventures.
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7,874
Views: 2,111,006
Posted By calrider
Wow, I'm glad it helped you prepare for Colombia....

Wow, I'm glad it helped you prepare for Colombia. Now where's your ride report?:deal Did you fall in love with the country as well?
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7,874
Views: 2,111,006
Posted By calrider
It is a UM (United Motors). And yes, crazy...

It is a UM (United Motors). And yes, crazy girlfriends are cool.
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7,874
Views: 2,111,006
Posted By calrider
Love it. Little bikes rock. My girlfriend and I...

Love it. Little bikes rock. My girlfriend and I did a 2-up trip (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=301156) on a little Chinese bike through Colombia a few years back. It was...
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 265,944
Posted By calrider
Packed for a 6-week 2-up ride through the...

Packed for a 6-week 2-up ride through the backroads of Colombia on a 200cc China bike.

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd145/tamlog/20080219Columbia/P1138288.jpg

Ready to head out!...
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