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Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,490
Posted By vtwinwilly
Day 4 – Grand Junction to Rock Springs

This day was mostly about recovery.

The night before we had re-grouped at a hotel in Grand Junction to work on our recovery plan. We decided first things first. We had to determine if Rex was...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,490
Posted By vtwinwilly
Front tire Blowout The Video

I added this link above but just in case some of you don't go back and read the previous post, I've included it here for convenience.
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Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,490
Posted By vtwinwilly
This is a light hearted tale. Do not worry...

This is a light hearted tale. Do not worry yourself over such matters. Before we left the area it was removed.
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,490
Posted By vtwinwilly
Day 3 – Durango to Grand Junction

This day started early. All four of us are still trying to conquer getting all our junk loaded up on the bikes every morning. There just seem to be a lot that has to be done to get on the road. We’ll...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,490
Posted By vtwinwilly
Day 2 – Tucumcari, NM to Durango, CO

OK, OK… I know I’m, several days behind, but the days slip away faster than I anticipate. The end of each day is met with fulfillment and exhaustion… and there always seems to be something that needs...
Forum: Americas 07-16-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,243
Posted By vtwinwilly
Ride Report

The trip started before the planning was completed, but we are now on the road. I have started a Ride Report at: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21884644#post21884644

I'm already...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-16-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 75,065
Posted By vtwinwilly
Barely Alaska Ride - Ride Report

I have started a Ride Report at: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21884644#post21884644

I'm already behind and there will be updates as internet connectivity allows.
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,490
Posted By vtwinwilly
Day 1 - McKinney, TX to Tucumcari, NM

Day 1 – McKinney, TX to Tucumcari, NM

As the Ride Planning thread indicates, this is just a day of getting out of Texas. There isn’t a lot fun about it other than the excitement and buzz in the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,490
Posted By vtwinwilly
Barely Alaska Ride 2013 - the KLRsys Shakedown Cruise

Pre-Trip:

First and Foremost:
Before I start this tale I have to extend a very special “Thank You” to all the spouses that issued a kitchen pass to our merry foursome. It’s takes some special...
Forum: Americas 07-10-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,243
Posted By vtwinwilly
Barely Alaska Ride - Day10

The choices for today make a huge difference how much ground we can cover. The dirt/gravel road route (Opt1) Will have us stopping at Smithers, BC for the night. If we stay on the pavement we’ll go...
Forum: Americas 07-09-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,243
Posted By vtwinwilly
Barely Alaska Ride - Day9

The goal today is to end up in Prince George, BC. Of course each option chosen is based on the option the day before, but in either event, we end up in Prince George.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns...
Forum: Americas 07-09-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,243
Posted By vtwinwilly
Barely Alaska Ride - Day8

Todays route has 2 different options. Both take us through Banff and Jasper NPs, but one stops a little short and has us camping near the boundary of Banff and Jasper. Either way, we'll be riding...
Forum: Americas 07-09-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,243
Posted By vtwinwilly
Barely Alaska Ride - Day7

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Forum: Americas 07-08-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,243
Posted By vtwinwilly
Barely Alaska Ride - Day6

Travelling in the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark.
Today we will again get some dirt on the tires. We plan to follow at least a small portion of the Lewis and Clark expedition. At least the part where...
Forum: Americas 07-08-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,243
Posted By vtwinwilly
Barely Alaska Ride - Day5

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<o:p>This is a free day to see the sites in and around Grand Teton's N.P. At this point we'll of had our...
Forum: Americas 07-08-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,243
Posted By vtwinwilly
Mark, Thanks... this is exactly what I'm...

Mark,

Thanks... this is exactly what I'm looking for. Me and the rest of the group (4 of us) are just a bunch of "Flat Landers" from Texas. We don't don't know a lot about the places we're...
Forum: Americas 07-08-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,243
Posted By vtwinwilly
Barely Alaska Ride - Day4

Up until this point we've been pretty much on roads that at least one or two of the guys in our group has ridden before. At least the second half of this day represents new terrain for the entire...
Forum: Americas 07-08-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,243
Posted By vtwinwilly
Barely Alaska Ride - Day3

This day will start with a spectacular ride up Colorado’s famous Million Dollar Highway. Something I think we’ll all enjoy. We'll go through Silverton, Quray, and Grand Junction. The day finishes...
Forum: Americas 07-08-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,243
Posted By vtwinwilly
Barely Alaska Ride - Day2

The Day2 ride is to get us into the higher elevations and this is where the good riding starts. So here’s what we’ve got. We'll be cutting across Northern New Mexico going through Las Vegas and...
Forum: Americas 07-08-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,243
Posted By vtwinwilly
Barely Alaska Ride - Day1

Now that the latest KLR conversion is complete (it's sitting in my garage), It's time to get back to trip planning.

I thought I'd start posting the Day-by-Day plan. If anyone sees any "must...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-08-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 75,065
Posted By vtwinwilly
Report from the KLRsys Garage

Well the latest masterpiece out of the KRLsys garage has made it back to my place in North Texas. I thought I'd post an update for those that have been following this build.

First off, I can...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-01-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 75,065
Posted By vtwinwilly
I think the shake down might be the 350 mile ride...

I think the shake down might be the 350 mile ride from McKinney to Amarillo. If it makes it that far, it should be good for the whole trip! (Knocking on wood):thumb
Forum: Americas 06-18-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,243
Posted By vtwinwilly
Grand Teton - Dirt & Gravel Roads???

Thought I'd narrow the scope of my earlier request.

At the end of Day 4 we'll be at Grand Tetons N.P. I found the attached map that shows the 10 best Scenic Routes in the Northern Rockies. We...
Forum: Americas 06-17-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,243
Posted By vtwinwilly
Bump. We have received some input and have...

Bump.

We have received some input and have added Crater Lake NP and Banff NP to the itinerary.

Also, we are looking for places/roads along our basic route where we can do some off-pavement...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-16-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 75,065
Posted By vtwinwilly
Man!... that is really looking nice! Powder...

Man!... that is really looking nice!

Powder coating the frame black was a great idea. Really gives it an aggressive assault vehicle look.

Can't wait to do some assaulting with it! :clap
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-09-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 75,065
Posted By vtwinwilly
Barely Alaska Ride 2013 - New Thread

Here's a link to the Barely Alaska Shakedown Cruise I started over in the Trip Planning > Americas forum.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21608193#post21608193

BTW... I tried...
Forum: Americas 06-09-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,243
Posted By vtwinwilly
Hah! That has more to do with the builder than...

Hah! That has more to do with the builder than the bike!:rofl
Forum: Americas 06-09-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,243
Posted By vtwinwilly
GISdood, we might just have to take you up on...

GISdood, we might just have to take you up on that offer but right now it's a bit early to say. There are 4 of us... and I snore!:snore You've been warned!

As KLRsys said, the dirt and gravel...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-08-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 75,065
Posted By vtwinwilly
Barely Alaska Ride 2013 - New Thread

I just started a separate thread over in the Ride Planning > Americas forum.

This will help to keep the bike build discussion and the shake down cruise discussion a little better delineated......
Forum: Americas 06-08-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,243
Posted By vtwinwilly
Barely Alaska Ride - the KLRsys Shakedown Cruise

Greetings,

I've been lurking here on ADVrider since 2006, but just recently started posting.

Some of you may have read about my old riding buddy (KLRsys) and his "Frankenstein" conversion of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-05-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 75,065
Posted By vtwinwilly
FOCUS, FOCUS, FOCUS! That much estrogen...

FOCUS, FOCUS, FOCUS!

That much estrogen floating around the KLRsys household might set off Mrs. KLRsys, who would then be on the phone with Mrs. Willy, who then revokes my kitchen pass. The...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-08-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 75,065
Posted By vtwinwilly
KLRsys, Just finished reading through the...

KLRsys,

Just finished reading through the entire thread, and as others have said... WOW!<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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