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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,040
Posted By Trondomatic
I hate to admit it, but I blame Ewan and Charlie....

I hate to admit it, but I blame Ewan and Charlie. I was off work a couple of months with a broken arm from mountain biking and a friend lent me the Long Way Round DVD set. It didn't take me long to...
Forum: Canada 10-14-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,240
Posted By Trondomatic
I worked in building and grounds maintenance for...

I worked in building and grounds maintenance for almost a decade before my wife and I quit our jobs, sold the condo and spent two years traveling through South America by cage and motorbikes.

When...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 29,921
Posted By Trondomatic
Great ride report and sweet pics. Thanks for...

Great ride report and sweet pics. Thanks for sharing.

My wife and I also traveled through South America (in a cage) and reached the same conclusion - BC is one of the most beautiful places in the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,941
Posted By Trondomatic
NIce pics. Looks like a blast.

NIce pics. Looks like a blast.
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,090
Posted By Trondomatic
I drove through that area a couple of years ago...

I drove through that area a couple of years ago and loved it. But you're doing it the right way - on two wheels!

Have fun!
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 2,006,656
Posted By Trondomatic
Phew - what a read! I loved the dude, way...

Phew - what a read!

I loved the dude, way back where somewhere, who said this story made him want to be a better man. The kindness of the Siberians made me feel the same way. I find myself...
Forum: Vendors 05-07-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,334
Posted By Trondomatic
This is great. Good luck you nut jobs!

This is great. Good luck you nut jobs!
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 651
Views: 122,362
Posted By Trondomatic
Subscribed! I just came back from a two...

Subscribed!

I just came back from a two year journey through South America (by bike and truck) and am loving seeing it all over again in your ride report. Nicely done.

You'll be happy to...
Forum: Canada 09-04-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,611
Posted By Trondomatic
Thanx dude! Good info. (might want to edit...

Thanx dude! Good info.

(might want to edit your post and change the font colour of the ICBC section - blue's tough to read)

cheers!
Forum: Canada 08-11-2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 52,074
Posted By Trondomatic
Wish you were in B.C.!

Wish you were in B.C.!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 17,381
Posted By Trondomatic
First thing to do is offer him a sip of your...

First thing to do is offer him a sip of your beer...





I'm kidding of course.

He can get his own damn beer.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,995
Posted By Trondomatic
Gloveweiser. :D

Gloveweiser. :D
Forum: Canada 07-16-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,039
Posted By Trondomatic
Signed, sealed, delivered.

Signed, sealed, delivered.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,619
Posted By Trondomatic
The best crash avoidance technique ever: Stay in...

The best crash avoidance technique ever: Stay in bed. :rofl

But seriously, my wife took the ProRide course in Vancouver last year for about $600 (all the lower mainland schools cost about the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,649
Posted By Trondomatic
That's a great RR! Thanks for sharing. I was...

That's a great RR! Thanks for sharing. I was driving a cage to Ushuaia during the race, but every night I'd watch the videos on the Dakar website. It looked like a blast. Next time, I'd like to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2011, 04:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,422
Posted By Trondomatic
Great ride report! Nice to see my favourite...

Great ride report!

Nice to see my favourite province in pictures. Thanks. :D
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,203
Posted By Trondomatic
Great ride report. Can't wait to explore that...

Great ride report. Can't wait to explore that area my self.

Cheers,
Trond
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 44,784
Posted By Trondomatic
Great pix and story. Keep it up! It's funny...

Great pix and story. Keep it up!

It's funny to hear you talk about the lack of signage in Vancouver. My wife and I are currently caging it through Ecuador and we're always bitchin' about the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2010, 07:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,267
Posted By Trondomatic
Still on the road

Happy New Year everyone!

Roz and I are still on the road - now in our little 4x4 - and other than a bout with dengue fever in December, we're doing great. We're now in Puerto Escondido, Mexico,...
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,267
Posted By Trondomatic
Ah, thanks gronk - I was wondering what that was...

Ah, thanks gronk - I was wondering what that was - I better edit that.

Cheers,
Trond
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Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,267
Posted By Trondomatic
How NOT to travel to South America - Part 6

PART 6 - Decision Time

To begin our vehicle exploration phase, we had to find new digs. As nice as La Quinta was with a pool, jacuzzi and room service, it was way beyond our budget, so Roz...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,267
Posted By Trondomatic
How NOT to travel to South America - Part 5

PART 5

Remember when I told you about Charles Manson being a regular visitor to the Saline Valley Warm Springs in Death Valley? Well, Saw Jim sent me this picture the other day and I just had to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,267
Posted By Trondomatic
Hi Jen! Sounds like quite the ordeal to get out...

Hi Jen! Sounds like quite the ordeal to get out of there, but glad you guys finally did. Roz is happy to hear we're not the only ones struggling! :D


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Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,267
Posted By Trondomatic
Hi Park! Great to hear you're on board. I'm...

Hi Park! Great to hear you're on board. I'm glad you didn't tell us how cute your dog was or we would have come over and never left!

Trond
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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-08-2009, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By Trondomatic
Thanks PaulGin - that's a very kind offer, but...

Thanks PaulGin - that's a very kind offer, but the good folks at Chandler Harley Davidson are going to let me use their truck bay to load the bikes so it should be nice and easy.

And thanks to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-06-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By Trondomatic
You guys are so smart. Thanks for the excellent...

You guys are so smart. Thanks for the excellent ideas.

cheers,
trond
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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-06-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By Trondomatic
How to get bikes on a flatbed in Chandler AZ

Okay, here's a weird situation. I'm a Canadian sending a couple of motorcycles back to Canada on a flatbed truck. The driver wants to meet me near Chandler AZ. Somewhere around there, I need to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,267
Posted By Trondomatic
Travelling with Troz (a.k.a. Trond & Roz)

PART 4

Okay, it's time for me to 'fess up. While reviewing this blog, Roz commented that I seemed to remember all of her challenges, but somehow forgot my own. So without further ado - some of...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,267
Posted By Trondomatic
Travelling with Troz (a.k.a. Trond & Roz)

PART 3

SAN FRANCISCO TO YOSEMITE

As much as we wanted to leave S.F., Roz was terrified at the thought of taking the Bay Bridge, so I suggested that we head south instead and if she was up to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,267
Posted By Trondomatic
How NOT to travel to South America (and still...

How NOT to travel to South America (and still have fun)

PART 2

Burning Man to San Francisco

After a week of non-stop over-stimulation at Burning Man, we said a tearful good-bye to some of...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,267
Posted By Trondomatic
Travellin' Troz - How NOT to travel to South America

How NOT to travel to South America (and still have fun)

Roz and Trond are a couple of middle-aged DINKOBs (Dual Income, No Kids Or Brains). After twenty years together, they decided to quit their...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-15-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By Trondomatic
...and they're gone to a local FF - enjoy! ...

...and they're gone to a local FF - enjoy!

Trond
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-14-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By Trondomatic
Free Protaper SE handlebars in SF

Good day!

Anyone need a free set of handlebars in the SF area?

My wife and I are traveling from Vancouver BC on our way down to South America (RR coming) and are holed up for a few days in...
Forum: Canada 07-16-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 22,520
Posted By Trondomatic
Aw shucks - thanks man. :D

Aw shucks - thanks man. :D
Forum: Canada 07-15-2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 22,520
Posted By Trondomatic
Sounds like a fun tire kicking evening - I'll try...

Sounds like a fun tire kicking evening - I'll try to make it.

Cheers,
Trond
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,954
Posted By Trondomatic
+1 I had one too - nice bike! People would...

+1 I had one too - nice bike!

People would ask me how I got to work and I'd tell them I rode my ten-speed. Then we'd get outside and they'd see my CB900 parked there. They didn't get my joke,...
Forum: Face plant 06-05-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,114
Posted By Trondomatic
Holy Crap! :eek1 Welcome back to the world...

Holy Crap! :eek1

Welcome back to the world of the walking - that was a close one.

Heal up brother!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 17,073
Posted By Trondomatic
Met this dude and his dog last year at a...

Met this dude and his dog last year at a motorcycle show in February. It was damn cold, but the dog didn't seem to mind. :D
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,847
Posted By Trondomatic
Done diddily done.

Done diddily done.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,065
Posted By Trondomatic
I always wanted to take the paintball idea a step...

I always wanted to take the paintball idea a step further (and yes, I am joking in a wishful adolescent way).

If the pellets were filled with brake fluid (or similar paint-stripping liquid), the...
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