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Forum: Canada 05-24-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,099
Posted By blue01
Thanks, I checked out their coverage and it...

Thanks, I checked out their coverage and it wasn't very good for the part of the country I would be in.
It looks like Verizon offers the best coverage in the western US.
Forum: Canada 05-23-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,099
Posted By blue01
I was in a mall today and saw these guys...

I was in a mall today and saw these guys advertising. Seems the old phone that I have does not have a removable SIM card. So I'm stuck with picking up a disposable phone in the US.
BestBuy seemed...
Forum: Canada 05-22-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,099
Posted By blue01
Cell Phone use in the US

I'm going to be traveling in the western US this summer for a few weeks and am looking at getting a cheap, no contract, pay as you go cell phone for use there.
From what I've found, it appears that...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,690
Posted By blue01
Not sure if any of you have seen this site,...

Not sure if any of you have seen this site, Scotch & Iron. Custom bikes to keep you entertained for a long time. Throw in a few rods, some just because (chics), and great photography, and you've...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,949
Posted By blue01
There was no bait on the hook. Just an...

There was no bait on the hook.
Just an observation that the F6B's closest competitor had to cost $13000 more just to be competetive.
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,949
Posted By blue01
Just picked up the May issue of Cycle World which...

Just picked up the May issue of Cycle World which puts the F6B up against the HD CVO Road Glide. Has it been mentioned here yet?
If not, here's a quick observation.
Why did CW put a $21000 Honda...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,454
Posted By blue01
You're joking, right? MHaz01, I rode a...

You're joking, right?

MHaz01,
I rode a fair bit with a guy that had an LT1200, me on a GL1800. The bikes are different but still had a lot in common. The Wing would definitely be the easiest...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-18-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By blue01
Yeah, I should have clarified that. Andrade, Ca....

Yeah, I should have clarified that. Andrade, Ca. is the crossing into Los Algodones. I looked at it on Google Earth and there was a line up on the Mexican side that wound it's way through the town....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-17-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By blue01
Best border crossing

Just thinking ahead here, with snow on the ground and the road bike hibernating.
The plans this year are to do a IBA border to border ending near Yuma. Apparently there are two crossings into...
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 39,418
Posted By blue01
I'm not sure what's going on here, but the Honda...

I'm not sure what's going on here, but the Honda Canada site has ABS on the F6B, and just the one colour, Black. But American Honda doesn't indicate ABS. Strange.
Forum: Canada 11-13-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By blue01
You can apply for copies of his war records,...

You can apply for copies of his war records, things like pay stubs, etc. through Archives Canada. At least I believe that's where I got my fathers. There is a small fee, but that's really quite...
Forum: Canada 11-11-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By blue01
Great post to bump up. I started a "Vimy"...

Great post to bump up.
I started a "Vimy" account a couple of years ago with plans to attend their 100th anniversary in 2017. Will definitely take in a number of other memorials too, especially...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-11-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By blue01
heirhead, That's the route I've been...

heirhead,

That's the route I've been considering. And having a few curves would be a welcome treat.

Can anyone tell me what cell coverage is like in-between these towns?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-09-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By blue01
Checking out this highway on Google Earth...

Checking out this highway on Google Earth indicates there isn't a lot of civilization along it! What's the cell coverage like along it?
As for an overnight stop on this ride (it's a 36 hour run), I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-07-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By blue01
IBA border-to-border through eastern Nevada

I'm in the early stages of planning a Border-To-Border, Canada to Mexico next year. One of the shortest routes would take me through eastern Nevada, specifically south on #93 and #318, finally...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-11-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,596
Posted By blue01
Need a GPS, affordable and weatherproof

I just got convinced how useful a GPS is after spending a week in an unfamiliar city with streets going everywhere and many street signs lacking. It saved our bacon a few times.
I'm in the process...
Forum: Canada 09-11-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,204
Posted By blue01
It's nice to know that Dave and Anderwerks are...

It's nice to know that Dave and Anderwerks are like so many other dealers, lot's of happy customers and few not so happy. But maybe it's time to take Anderwerks down from their pedestal.
Forum: Canada 08-25-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,238
Posted By blue01
I'm travelling around New Brunswick right now and...

I'm travelling around New Brunswick right now and have a few observations in regards to BC. Although houses and property are cheaper here, nothing else is.
Lets start with important things, beer,...
Forum: Canada 08-18-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,771
Posted By blue01
And you want drivers to have the right to go even...

And you want drivers to have the right to go even faster?:puke1
Forum: Canada 08-17-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,771
Posted By blue01
Well I got to disagree with you SteveG. ...

Well I got to disagree with you SteveG.

First of all, I don't know where you get the idea that motorcyclists are avoiding BC because of the cops. I ride all over this province for at least 7...
Forum: Canada 08-11-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,815
Posted By blue01
I had a suite in my basement and one of the...

I had a suite in my basement and one of the tenants had Shaw put a new line in specifically for them. The tenants are gone and I want Shaw to convert that outlet back to my account so we can use it....
Forum: Canada 08-10-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,815
Posted By blue01
Telus Satellite vs cable

Yeah, I know, Telus is not known for their service and I left them a few years ago for Shaw. But now Shaw has bottomed out, passing Telus on the way to the bottom of the service garbage can.
So...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,959
Posted By blue01
I must have missed this thread when it first came...

I must have missed this thread when it first came out. Holy Shiiit, the venom that was spewing from some that are more than a little opposed to trailers.:eek1 Get a life.

Anyways, my first...
Forum: Canada 01-22-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 34,669
Posted By blue01
Yup, east end of Seton Lake. Lycan1 got it the...

Yup, east end of Seton Lake.
Lycan1 got it the other day.
Forum: Canada 01-20-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 34,669
Posted By blue01
Yup, McLure ferry to be exact, crossing over to...

Yup, McLure ferry to be exact, crossing over to Westsyde Rd.

It sure ain't Saint John, though I have to go there this summer so will check that one out.
Forum: Canada 01-19-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 34,669
Posted By blue01
Yup, we have a winner from Alberta:clap ...

Yup, we have a winner from Alberta:clap


And how about this one:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v217/BlueBlazer49/BlueBlazer/P1010702.jpg
Forum: Canada 01-17-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 34,669
Posted By blue01
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v217/BlueBlazer4...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v217/BlueBlazer49/BlueBlazer/P8200360.jpg?t=1272426752http://http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v217/BlueBlazer49/BlueBlazer/P8200360.jpg?t=1272426752http://[IMG]http:...
Forum: Canada 12-29-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,432
Posted By blue01
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Americas 12-24-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By blue01
If you get to Northern California and want to...

If you get to Northern California and want to head inland, then do not miss California's SA36. OMF gawd, it's motorcycle paradise. I rode down the coast from Washington to Fortuna, great trip and...
Forum: Canada 12-24-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,432
Posted By blue01
Being as this is a Canada forum, but probably...

Being as this is a Canada forum, but probably read by riders from many other countries, I would like to clarify that the above rants, from a guy who seems so full of hatred that his spewing forth...
Forum: Canada 11-06-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,848
Posted By blue01
So was I screwed? A couple of years ago I...

So was I screwed? A couple of years ago I brought a set of Bridgestone tires across at Osoyoos and was charged duty because they were made in Japan. So the next time I picked up 'Stones, I just...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,922
Posted By blue01
Hey, that doesn't look like the road to Prince...

Hey, that doesn't look like the road to Prince George! That looks like the Duffy Lake Road: Lillooet to Pemberton/Whistler. Fantastic road, we did it a couple of months ago.

Great pics, Oregon. ...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,408
Posted By blue01
I ride a 2001 1800 Wing. Had it since new and...

I ride a 2001 1800 Wing. Had it since new and have put just over 150,000 km on it. Only once did I have work other than routine maintenance done to it: blown fork seals two years ago, probably from...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 13,619
Posted By blue01
I'll second the reply on the Uni-Go trailer....

I'll second the reply on the Uni-Go trailer. They're lite-weight, only 70 pounds empty, one wheel and they lean with the bike and you can even scrape your pegs with it on the back.:eek1
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,541
Posted By blue01
1800 Gold Wing, for the past 8 years I've...

1800 Gold Wing, for the past 8 years I've averaged 42 mpg, best being about 50, with a load, the S.O. and pulling a small trailer.
Worse mileage is when I'm riding alone, rpm's are up, and then it's...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,619
Posted By blue01
Right, but does it have a reverse gear? I've...

Right, but does it have a reverse gear?
I've been trying to find this out, but no such luck. At 765 pounds, reverse would be a necessity.

Well does it?
Forum: Hacks 05-26-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,897
Posted By blue01
I was out on my 1800 Wing with a Spyder and an...

I was out on my 1800 Wing with a Spyder and an 1800 Trike. It was raining so I wasn't pushing too hard. The Spyder had no problem staying with me in the twisties, but the Trike fell way behind. Other...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 17,604
Posted By blue01
Well John, in the 8 years of riding my GL1800, I...

Well John, in the 8 years of riding my GL1800, I have yet to meet any of those doctors, dentists and lawyers. But I have met a bus driver, a computer tech, a telephone repair man, a couple of...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,606
Posted By blue01
The latest rumour: details out on Monday,...

The latest rumour: details out on Monday, February 21, 2011.

http://cmgonline.com/content/view/3288/51/

Maybe!
Forum: Canada 02-07-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,369
Posted By blue01
I was down in the Big Smoke last month, and...

I was down in the Big Smoke last month, and driving across the Burrard St. Bridge into downtown Vancouver. There was a guy and a woman standing in the median at the north end of the bridge, both...
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