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Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,260
Posted By deersSlayer
A very nice week of riding, with great pics!...

A very nice week of riding, with great pics! :thumb

Please post the map-routes of the rest of your trip.
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,404
Posted By deersSlayer
Vertical wall e-track

Reviving an old thread: I saw this asked above, but no replies.

Is 3/8" plywood sufficiently thick to use wood screws to mount vertical E-track? I plan to use 6 strips, 4' tall. Each of the 6...
Forum: Americas 05-27-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By deersSlayer
Depends on how much time you have. I really...

Depends on how much time you have.
I really like paved back roads, and avoid interstates like the plague.

Here's my suggestion through NY state:
http://tinyurl.com/npzrja6

Lots of good...
Forum: Americas 05-27-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By deersSlayer
I shipped a bike 5 years ago from Chilliwack, BC...

I shipped a bike 5 years ago from Chilliwack, BC to Ottawa.
It took about 10 days door to door, cost about $800.

Can't remember the shipper, had no issues at all.
Forum: Americas 01-30-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,778
Posted By deersSlayer
A few questions: - What type of bike are...

A few questions:

- What type of bike are you renting?
- Riding 2-up, or will you each be on a bike?
- Which do you prefer: very twisty roads, or scenic, or a combination?

I live in Ottawa,...
Forum: Americas 01-30-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By deersSlayer
One way trip? BC, Westmost AB and ON can be quite...

One way trip? BC, Westmost AB and ON can be quite good, but the 1,600 in between is a snooze.
I did Victoria -> Ottawa -> Victoria 32 years ago. Thanks to the 1,600 km in the middle, I've never been...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2,219
Views: 1,135,921
Posted By deersSlayer
:clap I love this RR! :clap

:clap I love this RR! :clap
Forum: Canada 01-17-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,719
Posted By deersSlayer
Thanks for all the encouragement, suggestions and...

Thanks for all the encouragement, suggestions and invites!

I know my limits too, and quickly realized on last year's ride that standing up in the rough sections raised those limits! :evil

But...
Forum: Canada 01-16-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,719
Posted By deersSlayer
That is exactly what I did on the 2012 Roaming...

That is exactly what I did on the 2012 Roaming Rally on the Sunday!
Although I made it up the hill climb on Sunday morning first try, it was without confidence. My bike setup was perfect for it...
Forum: Canada 01-14-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,719
Posted By deersSlayer
Thanks, but I'm out. I don't have the required...

Thanks, but I'm out. I don't have the required skills/experience now that the tec sections are non-optional.
Maybe by 2015....
Forum: Canada 01-14-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,719
Posted By deersSlayer
Will there be a 2013 Ontario Roaming Rally? ...

Will there be a 2013 Ontario Roaming Rally?

Ride & vacation planning early this year....
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 47,215
Posted By deersSlayer
Just ignore the the wanking posts and read the...

Just ignore the the wanking posts and read the good stuff.

For the new WR250 owners: check out the wr250R forum, lots of great info there.

To sum up popular mods:
- get a fuel programmer...
Forum: Americas 12-28-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,684
Posted By deersSlayer
Agreed too! I have far too many near deer...

Agreed too! I have far too many near deer experiences every year (I like tight twisty back roads!)
I've hit deer twice while riding, both resulted in crashes. I've hit another in a car. All in...
Forum: Americas 11-21-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,350
Posted By deersSlayer
Here is the one twisty road that I know of in...

Here is the one twisty road that I know of in Florida (who knows, there be be 2 twisty roads in FL!)

http://tinyurl.com/9wkblck

Not long, and it's a dead end. But it has many tight curves, and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,311
Posted By deersSlayer
Did you have any problems fitting the 640 18L...

Did you have any problems fitting the 640 18L tank and seat on your 624 SMC?

I'm looking at buying a 2004 625 SMC and would definitely want a big gas tank.
I don't care if the big tank looks bad,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,168
Posted By deersSlayer
Thanks for reviving it, else I would never have...

Thanks for reviving it, else I would never have found it! Superb report! :clap

I've ridden in France a couple of times, would love to do so again and explore more of the mountains!
Forum: Canada 06-28-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8,939
Views: 548,660
Posted By deersSlayer
Any WR250R riders here?

I've got an extra skidplate (B&B) available for short cash.

What I don't like about it it how it attaches at back: hooks onto longer (need to buy/install) engine bolts.
Although that does make it...
Forum: Canada 06-11-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,719
Posted By deersSlayer
That was an awesome ride/weekend! :clap ...

That was an awesome ride/weekend! :clap

Thanks Ted and all for organizing this great ride. And the Thursday night Dakar presentation was cool!
Lots of really interesting people on the ride, nice...
Forum: Canada 06-06-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,719
Posted By deersSlayer
Probably. I've only done it once. 2 days ago. And...

Probably. I've only done it once. 2 days ago. And I'm a GPS newbie. And I'm an old pharte so my memory is not what it used to be that coffee was two bits and bites are my favorite! :1drink
Forum: Canada 06-06-2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,719
Posted By deersSlayer
I'm a new GPS user, just bought a Montana too....

I'm a new GPS user, just bought a Montana too. Agree with the above, except I first copied the gpx file into Garmin BaseCamp to have a look at the routes on the computer first.

With the Montana...
Forum: Canada 06-04-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,719
Posted By deersSlayer
Answering my own question: No, it is NOT...

Answering my own question: No, it is NOT passable. :cry
I looked using the ArcGIS Explorer Online link of the Roaming Rally (MAPS link emailed to us Wednesday May 30)

Instead I'll use the paved...
Forum: Canada 06-04-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,719
Posted By deersSlayer
This mod? ...

This mod?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Arp7NjAJ3U
Forum: Canada 06-04-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,719
Posted By deersSlayer
Sat: shortening the end with alternative dirt?

Any of you (organizers/hosts or QC riders) know if the section from point B to point C on this route is passable:

http://tinyurl.com/7frpr72

That's Chemin Lacasse, some no-name roads, then...
Forum: Canada 06-04-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,719
Posted By deersSlayer
Ottawa -> Desert Lake

For the route (with plenty of dirt) I posted yesterday, I'm leaving Richmond at 10:30 AM. That leaves plenty of time for possible re-routing and a couple of supplies stops in Westport, and arriving...
Forum: Canada 06-03-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,719
Posted By deersSlayer
Yes, I've ridden that great twisty road many...

Yes, I've ridden that great twisty road many times! :thumb
But I'd want to have the supermoto wheels on the bike (17" with street tires.) :evil
Forum: Canada 06-03-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,719
Posted By deersSlayer
Route Ottawa to Desert Lake, and closest gas?

My Thursday route from 'Ottawa' (Richmond Bakery) to Dessert Lake.

http://tinyurl.com/89jc8ou

Not sure if the point B to point C leg goes through...

Point D is the grocery store in Westport....
Forum: Canada 05-25-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,719
Posted By deersSlayer
I'm planning to take that dam bridge! Mostly...

I'm planning to take that dam bridge!
Mostly to avoid a line of 110 bikes at the small ferry... :D

Looks like the ferry route would be more (dirt) fun, but takes more time.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-01-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 139,469
Posted By deersSlayer
Is there an explicit link to that thread? I'm...

Is there an explicit link to that thread? I'm fairly new to AVD, have no idea where to find that link.

Will that dick be on this ride? That would be interesting...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-12-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 139,469
Posted By deersSlayer
And the beer sucks! (see John Candy line at a...

And the beer sucks! (see John Candy line at a hockey game in the Canadian Bacon movie.)

Any of you American riders coming up to Canada for the first time should first watch Canadian Bacon. :nod...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-11-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 139,469
Posted By deersSlayer
FWIW, I've never had any problems crossing at...

FWIW, I've never had any problems crossing at Ogdensburg, in either direction. I cross there 3 - 10 times per year, for the last 16 years. I also have bike stuff shipped to the Ogdensburg UPS store...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-11-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 139,469
Posted By deersSlayer
The riders who come up yearly for the Canadian...

The riders who come up yearly for the Canadian Assault say:

- bring your passport
- bring bike's registration and proof of insurance.
- know where you are going (keep it simple) and how long...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-07-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 139,469
Posted By deersSlayer
Shaken, not stirred? Hopefully my 26 km on...

Shaken, not stirred?

Hopefully my 26 km on dirt/gravel from the Beer Store (or LCBO) to the Thursday campground isn't too jarring:
http://tinyurl.com/77ok4hb (http://tinyurl.com/7npxd7f)

I'll...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-20-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 139,469
Posted By deersSlayer
That's the one I'm thinking of getting. ...

That's the one I'm thinking of getting.

"just give it a week": Do they usually have deals in the Spring?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-15-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 139,469
Posted By deersSlayer
My last 'talk' with the Sûreté du Québec was in...

My last 'talk' with the Sûreté du Québec was in September when I was caught speeding while passing a truck over a solid yellow line (passing over a solid yellow in QC is illegal, period.) My bike has...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-09-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 139,469
Posted By deersSlayer
Get registered!

I noted these 2 bits of info in the registration package about only the Friday: :deal

1- ''We are guessing that faster folks will take 8 hours to complete the day, maybe add some time for stopping...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-03-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 139,469
Posted By deersSlayer
:thumb Meanwhile, can you post the location...

:thumb

Meanwhile, can you post the location of the Thursday night campground?
Working on my Thursday route....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-17-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 139,469
Posted By deersSlayer
I can get a bit over 300 kms, so I wonder if I...

I can get a bit over 300 kms, so I wonder if I can get more than 100 km lost?
Probably - this will be my first ride using a GPS. :shog

I've done OK using my built-in GPS, the Greg Positioning...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-15-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 139,469
Posted By deersSlayer
Cool, sounds great! Thanks...

Cool, sounds great! Thanks...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-14-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 139,469
Posted By deersSlayer
Beer support.

93! We're going to need a bigger beer truck...

And if the very nice person piloting that truck wants coolers for the ride, I have a big cooler (about 3' long.)
I live in Ottawa, and could deliver...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-09-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 139,469
Posted By deersSlayer
Perfect! My WR250 should be just right. It's...

Perfect! My WR250 should be just right.
It's got a Sargent seat, IMS 11.7 ltr gas tank, and reworked Go Race suspension.
Adding on the Gaint Loop U-bag, a small tent dry bag, and my new RKA dual...
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