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Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,082
Posted By Steven
Dre used the hammock about half the time. ...

Dre used the hammock about half the time. Anywhere he could find two trees close enough together, he set it up. The rest of the time, he used a small tent.
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,082
Posted By Steven
No, we didn't have any issues with jetting. I...

No, we didn't have any issues with jetting. I think all of our bikes have stock jetting and they ran fine. The only thing I noticed was that I had to open the throttle a bit when I started my bike...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,082
Posted By Steven
There were a few spots with deep sand, but mostly...

There were a few spots with deep sand, but mostly it was just rocky.
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,082
Posted By Steven
No, we didn't run into any mud on the White Rim...

No, we didn't run into any mud on the White Rim Trail. It was sandy and dusty!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-07-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,271
Posted By Steven
Great ride report, thanks for sharing!

Great ride report, thanks for sharing!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-05-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By Steven
These are the tracks from a ride we did last...

These are the tracks from a ride we did last fall.

<h2><a href="http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=2252280">North Bend to Greenwater, WA</a></h2> <object width="400" height="300"...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,082
Posted By Steven
I'm definitely up for a UTAH BDR ride. Maybe we...

I'm definitely up for a UTAH BDR ride. Maybe we can combine it with the new Arizona BDR.
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,082
Posted By Steven
More Canyonlands Video

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Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,082
Posted By Steven
While having the bike take a nap or two or three...

While having the bike take a nap or two or three may not have helped the battery, I think the desert heat killed it! I still had the original factory battery in the bike. I topped all of the cells...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,082
Posted By Steven
Utah to Seattle

On July 5, 2013 we rode from Price, UT to Idaho Falls, ID. We spent most of the day riding and I didn't take many pictures. We managed to avoid the major highways and ride the secondary roads...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,082
Posted By Steven
White Rim Road, Canyonlands National Park

We spent most of July 4, 2013 riding the 100 mile long White Rim Road around Canyonlands National Park. It was a spectator ride. It should be on every dual sport riders 'to do' list. I would...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,082
Posted By Steven
Valley of the Gods and Section 1 of the UTBDR

Our plan for July 3, 2013 was to ride section 1 of the UTBDR. We started the day with a side trip to the Goosenecks State Park, a series of amazing canyons carved by the San Juan river.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,082
Posted By Steven
Our minor technicalities, just added to the...

Our minor technicalities, just added to the adventure! We had a great time.

I enjoyed the Gifford Pinchot trail ride too! Mexico sounds like fun, I wish I had more vacation time!
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,082
Posted By Steven
Lake City to the Four Corners Monument

On July 2, 2013, we rode the last 2 sections of the COBDR. Section 2 from Lake City to Telluride and Section 1 from Telluride to the Four Corners Monument.

The route from Lake City to Telluride...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,082
Posted By Steven
Buena Vista to Lake City

On July 1, 2013 we rode section 3 of the COBDR. This section of the COBDR has mostly well maintained mellow forest roads with more great scenery and high passes.

Alex decided to head home...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-28-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1,032
Views: 366,027
Posted By Steven
http://stevenrouton.smugmug.com/MotorcycleDayTrips...

http://stevenrouton.smugmug.com/MotorcycleDayTrips/2013-Day-Trips/Quilcene-Area-Jan-19-2013/i-xwZGkkf/0/XL/P1060273-XL.jpg
It looks like snow, but is actually solid ice. It was very difficult to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-28-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,271
Posted By Steven
It was nice running into you guys! I sounds like...

It was nice running into you guys! I sounds like you had a great ride.
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,082
Posted By Steven
No, it was in 2013. It June 30 not July 30.

No, it was in 2013. It June 30 not July 30.
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,082
Posted By Steven
Gypsum to Buena Vista

On June 30, 2013, we rode section 4 from Gypsum to Buena Vista. The scenery and roads on this section were great. Hagerman and Weston passes were both beautiful and challenging. The roads varied...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,082
Posted By Steven
WY Border to Gypum, CO

On Saturday June 29, we started riding the COBDR route. We spent an enjoyable day riding from Baggs, WY to Gypsum, CO completing sections 5 and 6 of the route.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,082
Posted By Steven
Days 2 and 3 Clarkston, WA to Baggs, WY

After a restful night, Dre headed to Boise to take the freeway out to Baggs, WY. Alex and I took back roads across Idaho.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,082
Posted By Steven
5 WA Riders Ride the COBDR

After attending the premier of the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route movie at the Crest Cinema Center in Seattle, I made plans to head to Colorado and ride the route the first week of July.

My...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-15-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,715
Posted By Steven
I'm up for a Thursday night ride.

I'm up for a Thursday night ride.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-22-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 293,270
Posted By Steven
Sounds like fun! I wish I could go, but I'm on...

Sounds like fun! I wish I could go, but I'm on my way to Texas to visit my family for a week.

I can't wait to see the skating rink part 2 pictures! Have fun.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-19-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 293,270
Posted By Steven
Dammitdave led a great ride today!

Dammidave led us on a great ride today. It wasn't very cold, but we did encounter a bit of ice and snow.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-29-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,026
Posted By Steven
Unfortunately, lockers were removed from airports...

Unfortunately, lockers were removed from airports after Sept 11 for security reasons. :cry
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,929
Posted By Steven
I was told by one of the locals that 30 years ago...

I was told by one of the locals that 30 years ago the glacier came all the way out past where the highway is now.
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,929
Posted By Steven
Home

http://stevenrouton.smugmug.com/BritishColumbiaMotorcycleTripA/Home/i-kSG79tM/0/XL/P1050717-XL.jpg
We had 8 great days and 3,484 miles of riding fun.
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Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,929
Posted By Steven
Days 8 and 9 Heading Home

We rode from Hudon's Hope back to Hwy 97 then continued south to 100 Mile House where we headed east over the mountains and camped for the night at a campground about 20 miles north of Kamloops. ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,929
Posted By Steven
Day 7, Heading South on the Alaska Highway

When I woke on on Wednesday morning, I could see hundreds of mosquitoes clinging the the vents on my tent. I laid there for a while wishfully hoping that they would fly away before I had to get up. ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,929
Posted By Steven
Day 6, We continue to Watson Lake and Liard Hot Springs

On Wednesday morning, we rode back to Dease Lake and headed north to Watson Lake.

http://stevenrouton.smugmug.com/BritishColumbiaMotorcycleTripA/Cassiar-Highway/i-WJqdQNZ/0/L/P1050660-L.jpg
We...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,929
Posted By Steven
Day 5, Hyder, AK to Telegraph Creek, BC

On Tuesday, we had a nice breakfast with our new friend Mark from Victoria in at a nice little bakery in Stewart. Then the 3 of us headed north to Telegraph Creek.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-14-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 293,270
Posted By Steven
We actually say many bears along the sides of the...

We actually say many bears along the sides of the roads, but I wasn't brave enough to stop and take a pictures on them on my motorcycle. The Fish Creek viewing area is great because it provides a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-13-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 293,270
Posted By Steven
I've started a ride report of the recent trip...

I've started a ride report of the recent trip Danodemotoman and I made to British Columbia.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=816974

I've put my pictures on my SmugMug page....
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,929
Posted By Steven
Day 4, Salmon Glacier

While in Hyder we met Mark, a V-Strom rider from Victoria. The 3 of decided to ride up to the Salmon Glacier north of Hyder.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,929
Posted By Steven
Day 4, Fish Creek Wildlife Viewing Area

We rode to the Fish Creek Wildlife Viewing area north of Hyder where we see several bears.

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Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,929
Posted By Steven
Day 4, Thyee Lake to Hyder, Alaska

Day 4, we ride from Thyee Lake Provincial Park to Hyder, Alaska. The scenery was spectacular, lots of bears and glaciers!
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,929
Posted By Steven
Day 3, Lac La Hache to Tyhee Lake Provincial park

On day 3, we rode Hwy 97 and Hwy 16 from Lac La Hache to Tyhee Lake Provincial Park near Smithers, BC. It was all highway, but the scenery was nice.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,929
Posted By Steven
Day 2, We ride up the West Side of Harrison Lake.

Since there were 2 of us, we decided to ride jeep trails and forest roads up the west side of Harrison Lake. The roads along Harrison Lake were great fun. About 10 miles of them were a bit of a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,929
Posted By Steven
2 KLRs Explore British Columbia

I've had vacation time scheduled for the first week of August for several months. I had a rough plan of riding up to Hyder, AK and them maybe up the Cassiar Highway to Telegraph Creek.

I...
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