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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 06:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,073
Posted By Mastery
I've bought from them through Amazon. Very slow...

I've bought from them through Amazon. Very slow to ship, expect it to take 7-10 days. I think they drop order everything and don't have much in stock.

I will say in one order, I got a defective...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Mastery
On my Outback 37L bags, I had a problem with one...

On my Outback 37L bags, I had a problem with one of mine the first time I tried to take it off. Ended up having my wife pull the release lever and keep it pulled while I used both my hands to try...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 07:55 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 46,331
Posted By Mastery
My plan is to come back down I-39 on the way...

My plan is to come back down I-39 on the way home. If you want to meet on that path back somewhere for meal, I'd be willing to chat. :thumb



More like 7000 if you plan to make it to the...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 02:32 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 121,298
Posted By Mastery
Alright then, I'll call ya out on the above. ...

Alright then, I'll call ya out on the above. Where's your write-up of all these reviews for the rest of us "instant food connoisseurs"? :deal :D
Forum: Americas 04-23-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 46,331
Posted By Mastery
The question was brought up before how some of us...

The question was brought up before how some of us can find each other up in Alaska. Well, if you see somebody at the gas station with some reflective decals on the back of the panniers, it may just...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By Mastery
Klim does make a good riding jacket and pants...

Klim does make a good riding jacket and pants set. However, they make shitty gloves. Haven't found any of them to be comfortable at all.
Forum: Americas 04-22-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By Mastery
Another vote for a Vstrom DL650.

Another vote for a Vstrom DL650.
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,250
Posted By Mastery
At least it's not a tire or oil thread. :D

At least it's not a tire or oil thread. :D
Forum: Americas 04-22-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Mastery
+8 million on the Milepost. No other book comes...

+8 million on the Milepost. No other book comes close to the amount of information in this guide.
Forum: Americas 04-21-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By Mastery
Thanks Wreckchecker.

Thanks Wreckchecker.
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Mastery
I may have one that will work, not sure. I'll...

I may have one that will work, not sure. I'll send you a PM.
Forum: Trip Planning 04-20-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Mastery
I have a web blog at...

I have a web blog at http://www,asphaltjourney.com that I use while traveling. Last year, I used the iPad frequently to write on and to post from. The hardest part of the entire process was trying...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,294
Posted By Mastery
solution found

I appreciate everybody's feedback. After checking around, I found somebody on that great find a cheap designer website, FIVERR (http://www.fiverr.com), that was willing to create the decals for me...
Forum: Americas 04-20-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 46,331
Posted By Mastery
Good for you! The hard stuff's done now...now's...

Good for you! The hard stuff's done now...now's the fun part of getting the gear and getting on the bike and going!
Forum: Americas 04-20-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 46,331
Posted By Mastery
Small world. The evening of June 12th, my first...

Small world. The evening of June 12th, my first stop on my trip north is at a AirBNB location...in Vermillion. Want me to water your plants when I ride by your place? :lol3
Forum: Americas 04-19-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 480
Posted By Mastery
If somebody wants something bad enough, they are...

If somebody wants something bad enough, they are going to get it. A crowbar will take anything apart eventually. Heck, if they can't get it with a crowbar, they'll take the bike. Lock what you...
Forum: Americas 04-18-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By Mastery
http://www.couchsurfing.org? Or are you thinking...

http://www.couchsurfing.org? Or are you thinking of the TENT SPACE THREAD (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=149585)?
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By Mastery
Not sure what you are asking above. When the...

Not sure what you are asking above. When the weather is good, I swap out the waterproof door with the pass-through door, which allows me to run the camera straight from my bike's battery (I have a...
Forum: Americas 04-18-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 9,699
Posted By Mastery
Going to be a mighty fine day for a ride today. ...

Going to be a mighty fine day for a ride today. :thumb
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,973
Posted By Mastery
You guys should be treating your outerwear with...

You guys should be treating your outerwear with Sawyer Permethrin. HERE (http://sectionhiker.com/treating-your-clothes-with-permethrin/) is a good writeup about it. Last thing I want when going in...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By Mastery
I know it doesn't help much, but I've got the...

I know it doesn't help much, but I've got the Ghost-S and have been pretty impressed with it. Haven't tried the Sony but it was on my initial list as well of final choices. I think ever camera has...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-17-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By Mastery
I run an SAE cord from my battery to the front of...

I run an SAE cord from my battery to the front of my tank, where it connects to THIS (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00206ENZ0/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1) which I have affixed into...
Forum: Americas 04-17-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 46,331
Posted By Mastery
Then Came Bronson. Nope, that show came out at...

Then Came Bronson. Nope, that show came out at about the time I came into the world. Did Wiki it, looked like a good TV show for the year it was running. '69 HD Sportster would be a blast to go...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By Mastery
Relax. :huh Actually, four corners...

Relax. :huh

Actually, four corners represents the four farthest areas in the US. Lots of people have done that ride. Here's just ONE BLOG...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 46,331
Posted By Mastery
Sure. I like tips that have Ben Franklin on...

Sure. I like tips that have Ben Franklin on them. :D



Planning on it!
Forum: Americas 04-16-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 46,331
Posted By Mastery
Oh, I'm going. I was supposed to go last year...

Oh, I'm going. I was supposed to go last year and had to cancel a couple weeks out. I know it's just a trip...but I've got my own reasons to need to do it this year. Thanks for the support...much...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 46,331
Posted By Mastery
50 some days away before I leave for the Last...

50 some days away before I leave for the Last Frontier. Became unemployed this week. If it were another month later, I'd just chance it and leave early for Alaska.

Already talked to a...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By Mastery
Mountainous, very curvy ones. ...

Mountainous, very curvy ones.



Interstates. Straight roads. Roads with tons of construction going on. Any roads in the cornbelt. Anything north of I-70 in Indiana.

You now have the...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,617
Posted By Mastery
I have a 4L Dromedary that rode under a cargo net...

I have a 4L Dromedary that rode under a cargo net that helped hold down my Torrent bag. Extra security with a carabiner as well. Great bags, very rugged.
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By Mastery
My Rotopax travels underneath my 70L bag on the...

My Rotopax travels underneath my 70L bag on the rear seat for long trips. It's held down by a Rok strap on each end going to the passenger grab bars. No leaks yet even though it's flat on the seat...
Forum: Americas 04-14-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,708
Posted By Mastery
Is she gorgeous, a great listener, buys you...

Is she gorgeous, a great listener, buys you presents all the time, and doesn't complain about your friends/hobbies/whatever? If yes to all of that...then purposefully take her into all that bad...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,422
Posted By Mastery
Back of my hands get cold so heated gloves for me.

Back of my hands get cold so heated gloves for me.
Forum: Trip Planning 04-13-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,086
Posted By Mastery
For #1, empty Gatorade bottle. For #2, throw the...

For #1, empty Gatorade bottle. For #2, throw the shoes on.
Forum: Americas 04-11-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By Mastery
The west is wide and open. You may get the urge...

The west is wide and open. You may get the urge to "go check down that road" and it takes you really remote someplace where traffic isn't going to see you. Have an accident, and nobody may come...
Forum: Alaska 04-10-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,645
Posted By Mastery
Believe them all. Tire wear is subject to a lot...

Believe them all. Tire wear is subject to a lot of factors. Type of road/trail, speed ridden on them, how much weight is on the bike, tire pressure, weather conditions, heat, cold, if you are...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,330
Posted By Mastery
On a non-deadly note, I liked the one about...

On a non-deadly note, I liked the one about footprints being a waste of money and that your tent floor will not wear out. :rofl
Forum: Americas 04-10-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 46,331
Posted By Mastery
They are having the bad problems now...so it'll...

They are having the bad problems now...so it'll be all rainbows and unicorns for all us pansies that ask about Alaska while prepping for our trip. :D

I read the article, appears to be a expected...
Forum: Americas 04-10-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 9,699
Posted By Mastery
Nice pickup on the 660. I've got a Ramen...

Nice pickup on the 660. I've got a Ramen cookbook with over 100 recipes in it...you might need that.

Since I'll be there two weeks before you, I'll tell them to hurry up and finish up at the...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,538
Posted By Mastery
+17. After wasting so much money trying to find...

+17. After wasting so much money trying to find a pair of summer gloves, I landed with these last year. Very comfortable with all day wear, even in temps over 95 degrees.
Forum: Americas 04-08-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By Mastery
Just outside of Indianapolis. By that...

Just outside of Indianapolis.


By that reasoning, we don't need a Trip Planning forum...everybody could post in regionals :D

Thanks for the coordinates.
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