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Forum: Trip Planning Yesterday, 03:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,411
Posted By Mastery
Just a reminder to make sure to test whatever...

Just a reminder to make sure to test whatever gear you get with a overnight somewhere (even the backyard), hopefully when it's pouring down rain. I learned this lesson after buying shit gear in the...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 03:38 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,023
Posted By Mastery
I'll have a constantly updated satellite map...

I'll have a constantly updated satellite map running on my blog HERE (http://www.asphaltjourney.com) when I do my trip, but not sure how to do other overlays on it (or put mine on a group map...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 03:34 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,023
Posted By Mastery
Replied. Wife wanted me to take her to Dominican...

Replied. Wife wanted me to take her to Dominican Republic so I was isolated from Internet out on a remote beach for a week. In order to get the "pass" to do Alaska in June for over three weeks, she...
Forum: Americas 12-13-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,629
Posted By Mastery
Roscoe P. Coltrane will be looking for you. :D

Roscoe P. Coltrane will be looking for you. :D
Forum: Americas 12-10-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,023
Posted By Mastery
I'm right down the road from you, literally. ...

I'm right down the road from you, literally. Bring your girl along to AK. Or tell her..."sorry, forgot all about this trip I was going to do" and leave her behind to do the trip of a lifetime :D ...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-09-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By Mastery
Wow. You already have 8 responses in your thread...

Wow. You already have 8 responses in your thread that you linked above. Looks like you are getting help.
Forum: Trip Planning 12-09-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,648
Posted By Mastery
I think you might be on the wrong forum. Here...

I think you might be on the wrong forum. Here you go. (https://littlemonsters.com/) :D
Forum: Americas 12-07-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,023
Posted By Mastery
Reminds me of something I read a while back. ...

Reminds me of something I read a while back. Three things are required for a trip like this: Time, money, and health.

When we are young, we have health and time but no money.

Then we have...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-04-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,648
Posted By Mastery
1. Read existing ride reports here. 2. Use...

1. Read existing ride reports here.

2. Use Google Maps and look at regular and satellite maps.

3. Ask clarifying questions here after doing the above research.

4. Go out and ride, and...
Forum: Americas 12-03-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,023
Posted By Mastery
It was easy for me. Walked around house, took...

It was easy for me. Walked around house, took stuff I haven't used in two years and made piles. Sold here, on other forums, eBay, etc. Easily made the cash. The Alaska trip was more important...
Forum: Americas 12-03-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,023
Posted By Mastery
Well, I'm not self employed. What I am is...

Well, I'm not self employed. What I am is cross-trained to do other's jobs. For the past five years, I've hounded my bosses for the time off to ride to Alaska. Of course he said no, due to the...
Forum: Americas 12-03-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,023
Posted By Mastery
I'm sure everybody has a different number, but...

I'm sure everybody has a different number, but I've already thrown in a savings account $6K. I figure it's going to run around $4K in expenses give or take how many motels I stay at and how many...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 22,499
Posted By Mastery
It's evacuating more water between the tire and...

It's evacuating more water between the tire and the road, giving you a better contact patch. That's a good thing. :D
Forum: Vendors 11-30-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By Mastery
Thanks for the deal, Mark. Just put in an order.

Thanks for the deal, Mark. Just put in an order.
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,050
Posted By Mastery
Like Seacoast-Rob mentioned, I don't have the...

Like Seacoast-Rob mentioned, I don't have the Outback Trekker top case. Sorry that I cannot help you on this question.
Forum: Vendors 11-27-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,891
Posted By Mastery
A lot of us contributed to your Kickstarter...

A lot of us contributed to your Kickstarter campaign and are looking forward to receiving the Atlas. Perhaps the feedback you get from all of us may help guide you towards the right markets to...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,926
Posted By Mastery
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Americas 11-26-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,023
Posted By Mastery
I'm still tweaking mine, but here it is...

I'm still tweaking mine, but here it is currently:

June 12, 2015 Home (Indianapolis) - Sioux City, IA
June 13, 2015 Sioux City, IA - Billings, MT
June 14, 2015 Billings, MT - Cranbrook, BC
June...
Forum: Vendors 11-26-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,841
Posted By Mastery
Twisted Throttle has 20% off a lot of their stuff...

Twisted Throttle has 20% off a lot of their stuff with code BlackNYella14 (some brands are Barkbusters and SW-Motech and more). Sidi stuff is 10% off with code bootsnhats14. Arai helmets are...
Forum: Americas 11-26-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By Mastery
One or two? I find that about 50% of respondents...

One or two? I find that about 50% of respondents in most threads fit one of those areas :D

Vic, appreciated the write-up. A ride down south is on my bucket list to do in the next 2-3 years if...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,926
Posted By Mastery
Not only that, but how many have practiced...

Not only that, but how many have practiced drawing under stress? Easy to draw while standing in your living room and quick drawing to "shoot" some idiot on TV while impressing your six cats...not so...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,890
Posted By Mastery
And over the next hill, that person gets hurt or...

And over the next hill, that person gets hurt or their bike dies. Then what?

I much prefer a Inreach SE over the SPOT (had both, the SPOT sucks). But either is recommended over neither. But...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-25-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 44,439
Posted By Mastery
The list according to whom? Since everybody's...

The list according to whom? Since everybody's tastes are different, I'd love to see "the list" that consists of the best ride songs. Some of the stuff that has been suggested on here sounds either...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-24-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,411
Posted By Mastery
It's people like this that make me appreciate so...

It's people like this that make me appreciate so many others that I have met in my life.
Forum: Trip Planning 11-21-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,027
Posted By Mastery
Nice read. Here's the list I did a year ago that...

Nice read. Here's the list I did a year ago that can tie in as well: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=934860
Forum: Vendors 11-21-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,841
Posted By Mastery
Keep on eye on the regular sites...Revzilla,...

Keep on eye on the regular sites...Revzilla, Motorcycle Superstore, etc.
Forum: Vendors 11-20-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,622
Posted By Mastery
Like the contest idea! Don't have a pic with me...

Like the contest idea! Don't have a pic with me and the strom...so just used one with the Ultra and I...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By Mastery
I've had both Gerbings and WnS. Much prefer the...

I've had both Gerbings and WnS. Much prefer the WnS; they seem warmer to me and more comfortable. I just rode yesterday in them. High was 19. I think it was about 14 when I rode for a half hour. ...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,603
Posted By Mastery
Have it. Warn-N-Safe. Like it. If you use the...

Have it. Warn-N-Safe. Like it. If you use the search tool you'll find many, many subjects on this recently to read to your heart's content.
Forum: Trip Planning 11-14-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,641
Posted By Mastery
Great write-up!

Great write-up!
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,368
Posted By Mastery
Their animated banner says "FALL FRENZY SALE ENDS...

Their animated banner says "FALL FRENZY SALE ENDS 11/30/2014". If in doubt, give them a call.
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By Mastery
Love my $17.50 gloves. If they decided to ever...

Love my $17.50 gloves. If they decided to ever make them again, I'd buy a few more pairs for spares.
Forum: Americas 11-13-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 26,258
Views: 2,174,989
Posted By Mastery
Don't come to Indiana then. More than a few of...

Don't come to Indiana then. More than a few of us open carry here too. :rolleyes Why, just not too long ago, hundreds of people gathered around Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis with their...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 2,687,693
Posted By Mastery
He's talking about those little miniature tennis...

He's talking about those little miniature tennis balls you find in the dollar store or pet supply shop; they fit just fine on the ends of the legs of the chair and into the chair's bag. Use a drill...
Forum: Americas 11-12-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,075
Posted By Mastery
Ride down to Canyonlands. Go see Newspaper Rock,...

Ride down to Canyonlands. Go see Newspaper Rock, then stop in Needles Outpost and get a home grilled burger served by a woman who has been there for decades, is very rough around the edges and...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-12-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,306
Posted By Mastery
True. Many employers are only looking for that...

True. Many employers are only looking for that short-term contract employee now, which fits better in the mold you are trying to fill. Going freelance is also a great way to make an income yet...
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By Mastery
Garage queen to mud slut to repair queen. 2014...

Garage queen to mud slut to repair queen. 2014 bike? Might want to get a shaman to give your bike a quick once over... :eek1
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 861
Views: 186,451
Posted By Mastery
Just found the thread. Awesome read!

Just found the thread. Awesome read!
Forum: Trip Planning 11-12-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 38,525
Posted By Mastery
Google, and other site's estimates, are just...

Google, and other site's estimates, are just that...estimates. Too many subjective things to consider. Riding style, speed, times stopped for water/photos/whatever, repairs, chats with others that...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-12-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,306
Posted By Mastery
In my experience as a manager, this type of...

In my experience as a manager, this type of person is generally the first person on a team that quits when things get tough or don't go their way.

When I'm hiring, I am looking for stability. ...
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