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Forum: Americas 03-20-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 38,041
Posted By sstracke
Shakedown

Just completed a 2,600 mile shakedown ride, to see how prepared I am for the trip.

Although I had decided to not get a heated jacket, I may re-think it.

The XL Ortlieb bag may need to be...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-20-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 77,465
Posted By sstracke
Nice "6-pack" abs.

Nice "6-pack" abs.
Forum: Americas 03-11-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 38,041
Posted By sstracke
I'm taking layers to wear under my Badlands...

I'm taking layers to wear under my Badlands jacket & pants - if I need warmth.

+1 on the heated grips.
Forum: Americas 03-09-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 38,041
Posted By sstracke
In. June 12 will be here soon.

In. June 12 will be here soon.
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 18,078
Posted By sstracke
+1 Those of us in the US can sometimes find...

+1

Those of us in the US can sometimes find slight discounts at... http://us.hilleberg.com/products/specialOffers.php .
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 18,078
Posted By sstracke
I'm certain there are videos of other tents being...

I'm certain there are videos of other tents being set up in the wind, but this one caught my eye - after I had already bought a Hilleberg Kaitum 3. Having had to scramble down a fairly steep drop at...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 44,013
Posted By sstracke
The Keron is going to take less time to set up,...

The Keron is going to take less time to set up, and (IMO) looks to be more stable in the wind. The Keron is a serious tent.

Looks like the Altai would be a good base camp tent, but not a tent I'd...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 16,385
Posted By sstracke
Dang! You sure know how to set a hook. I'm in.

Dang! You sure know how to set a hook. I'm in.
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,673
Posted By sstracke
A nice teaser. Looking forward to the report.

A nice teaser. Looking forward to the report.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,300
Posted By sstracke
The only installation I've seen of the BD skid...

The only installation I've seen of the BD skid plate (on a brand new GSAW), required the trimming of the front fender, approximately 1 inch.

That said, I have yet to hear a single complaint or...
Forum: Americas 02-24-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 38,041
Posted By sstracke
What is it with fudge? Was I supposed to have...

What is it with fudge? Was I supposed to have gotten a killer recipe book when I bought my GSA? Maybe the baking recipes were in the back of the Starbucks Directory.

As it gets a bit warm during...
Forum: Americas 02-23-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 38,041
Posted By sstracke
How are handling the shipment of your bikes?

How are handling the shipment of your bikes?
Forum: Americas 02-23-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 38,041
Posted By sstracke
Tell me where to meet you, and I'll bring a bag...

Tell me where to meet you, and I'll bring a bag of fudge/kolache/schnitzel, just for you. Of course, after eight days of riding from central Texas to Alaska, it may be one big piece!

I wonder...
Forum: Americas 02-22-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 38,041
Posted By sstracke
While we're on the subject of riding partners for...

While we're on the subject of riding partners for the Dalton and/or Dempster...

Since there will a number of us (and others) up north, this summer, would it be best to check for riding partners...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By sstracke
I am impressed. Did it gave you a chance to...

I am impressed. Did it gave you a chance to enhance the water-proofness of the boxes?
Forum: Americas 02-15-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,810
Posted By sstracke
When backpacking, it is a good idea to keep your...

When backpacking, it is a good idea to keep your backpack open, if critters can get to it. If they smell something in it, they WILL get to it, even if they have to chew through it. I suspect than...
Forum: Americas 02-10-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 38,041
Posted By sstracke
I like a positive attitude!

I like a positive attitude!
Forum: Americas 02-10-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 38,041
Posted By sstracke
Which Thermacell product did you order?

Which Thermacell product did you order?
Forum: Americas 02-10-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 38,041
Posted By sstracke
Looking at the photo on Post #344 made me...

Looking at the photo on Post #344 made me think...do I need to take my bike cover to AK? I hadn't planned on it, due to space, and the fact that I will be sleeping within 10 feet of the bike...
Forum: Americas 02-09-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 38,041
Posted By sstracke
Don't know about the critters in Alaska, but...

Don't know about the critters in Alaska, but where I backpack porcupines and other animals are attracted to the salt that remains after sweat evaporates. They have been known to destroy boots,...
Forum: Americas 02-09-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 38,041
Posted By sstracke
No problem, here. I confess to being a Hilleberg...

No problem, here. I confess to being a Hilleberg fan-boy. I'm counting on it to last a long, long time. So far, so good.

Don't forget to look at Tarptents ( http://www.tarptent.com/index.html )...
Forum: Americas 02-09-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 38,041
Posted By sstracke
My Hilleberg Kaitum 3 has the pole sleeves, and...

My Hilleberg Kaitum 3 has the pole sleeves, and goes up in a hurry - less than four (4) minutes from the stuff sack to having the tent, fly and footprint pitched, with four (4) stakes in the ground....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,736
Posted By sstracke
I hadn't thought of it, before. I'll send it to...

I hadn't thought of it, before. I'll send it to them.
Forum: Americas 02-09-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 38,041
Posted By sstracke
There are a number of tent threads going on in...

There are a number of tent threads going on in "Equipment".

I don't know anything about Cabela's tents, so I won't comment on them.

At 6'6", you should be looking for something that you can...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,736
Posted By sstracke
I can't imagine why the good folks at AltRider...

I can't imagine why the good folks at AltRider would advise installing the plate in the manner shown in the instructions. It was sooooo easy to do it, starting at the pivots. Getting all the bolts...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,552
Views: 265,471
Posted By sstracke
Wash it once with mild detergent (I use "Seventh...

Wash it once with mild detergent (I use "Seventh Generation" laundry detergent). When that load finishes, run it through the wash cycle a second time, without soap. Tumble dry on low heat. Couldn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,736
Posted By sstracke
I got the skid plate installed, this morning,...

I got the skid plate installed, this morning, thanks to a late-night epiphany. I do everything else in life "ass-backwards", so why not the skid plate installation?

I took the four bolts off the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,736
Posted By sstracke
Installation on GSAW

Has anyone installed the AltRider skidplate on a GSAW? I'm having some "issues" getting the bolts on at the Center-Stand pivot.

As easy as it sounds in this thread, I haven't seen a comment from...
Forum: Americas 02-06-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 38,041
Posted By sstracke
It's a good idea to keep your task-specific gear...

It's a good idea to keep your task-specific gear together. Nothing worse than tearing through every bag looking for your headlamp...in the dark.

I got an Ortlieb Dry Bag, from the Touratech, last...
Forum: Americas 02-03-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,159
Posted By sstracke
I understand that riding the TOW will take extra...

I understand that riding the TOW will take extra time on the trip from Valdez to Dawson, but how is Dawson to Whitehorse a "really long day"? Am I missing something?
Forum: Americas 01-29-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 38,041
Posted By sstracke
I've also got that planned, in reverse, on the...

I've also got that planned, in reverse, on the way to Fairbanks.

The website says to get there 2 hours prior - how accurate is that?
Forum: Americas 01-23-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 38,041
Posted By sstracke
Good question - my plans call for doing it in the...

Good question - my plans call for doing it in the opposite direction. I was looking at Valdez-Paxson-W on Denali Hwy to Parks Hwy-Fairbanks. I want to roll the dice on Denali being visible (and get...
Forum: Americas 01-21-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 38,041
Posted By sstracke
Skagway or Hyder?

Narrowing down my itinerary, a bit, I have a question for the locals - on my way back to Texas, I'm thinking of camping at Dyea Campground (Skagway), which could possibly remove Hyder from my plans. ...
Forum: Americas 01-16-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,159
Posted By sstracke
Lots of Miles

Just a thought...

If you're running out of time, what about riding the TOW and back? You'd save 500 (+/-) miles, see Alaska, and get off the pavement. No Anchorage, but it looks just like...
Forum: Americas 01-11-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 38,041
Posted By sstracke
Thank you for the local knowledge, regarding...

Thank you for the local knowledge, regarding getting to Galbraith Lake. I don't have a burning desire to ride to Deadhorse, but getting over Atigun Pass really appeals to me.



From the photos,...
Forum: Americas 01-11-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,810
Posted By sstracke
Should be a great trip. I'm looking forward to...

Should be a great trip. I'm looking forward to the ride report.
Forum: Americas 01-10-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 38,041
Posted By sstracke
I have come to this conclusion, as well. Atigun...

I have come to this conclusion, as well. Atigun looks to be something that shouldn't be missed.

Can someone who has camped at Galbraith Lake Campground comment on it?
Forum: Americas 01-10-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 38,041
Posted By sstracke
I think it was well worth it. Considering you...

I think it was well worth it. Considering you get a digital version, as well, I consider it a good value.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,608
Posted By sstracke
How much weight did the bed liner add to your...

How much weight did the bed liner add to your cases?
Forum: Americas 01-06-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 38,041
Posted By sstracke
Just looked at the Brite Strike CAPSS3...this...

Just looked at the Brite Strike CAPSS3...this could work as a bike alarm, as well - at least until someone disables it (if they hung around).

For camping, I would probably soil myself if this...
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