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Old 03-04-2013, 06:31 AM   #1336
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WTF is wrong with you quoting all those images?!
I kinda enjoyed reliving Noahs days in Prague
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:28 AM   #1337
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That is so awesome! I can't tell you how many times I have wanted to say that.
Yeah, well, sorry for the language but I've been on the web since 1990s,
used the usenet/newsgroups etc, and every BYTE wasted was grounds for
ass-whoopin!



Even today when I get a HTML formatted e-mail, or a reply ABOVE quoted
text I go..

I'm a mushroom-cloud-layin' motherf%$&"#, motherf%$&"#!

Or at least Paul T. SR aggravated category.



THOU SHALT NOT QUOTE YAY <---------------------> MUCH FREAKIN PICTURES!

Ok, I'm done.
Sorry Noah.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:28 AM   #1338
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No worries! It was fun to relive CZ for a few minutes today. To answer the question.. no Greatful Dead.

To everyone else.. thanks for caring.

On a side note, its been dumping snow for the last 36 hours and looks like it will continue tonight. Tomorrow and for the next 5 days will be sunny. It will be about 3 to 4 feet of fresh tomorrow.. but really.. who's counting
May I suggest a weekend ride to Croatia?
Weather finally getting better.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:58 AM   #1339
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WTF is wrong with you quoting all those images?!
Man I couldn't have said it better. Why do people insist on doing that. Makes a 5 or six page RR into about 20.

Well thanks for killing a day Noah a little cold here in Canada for riding so livin vicariously through this.
Cheers
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:42 PM   #1340
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Excellent Pics and RR!
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:31 PM   #1341
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Today started amazing.. and turned out to be the best day of the season so far. 48 hours of snowfall ended around midnight last night. woke up this morning to sun and about 3 to 4 feet of fresh pow.




(this was a Nissan truck)

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sweet vid, where was the backflip
In order to keep the ADV crowd happy, here was a backflip attempt.



I was about 50 degrees short on rotation... but with all the new snow.. it doesn't matter



Tomorrow they will open the upper lift which is always great. Tomorrow evening I will pile into a Mitsubishi Delica with 6 other people and drive 7 hours to Svaneti. It is a newer resort with only 1 chair lift (2km long), trees, and many pillow lines. We will be there for 4 days and we plan on filming a lot. Next update should be epic.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:37 PM   #1342
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I think a and another are appropriate. We got something like 6" of fresh powder back home on the southern/western end of the north shore today...but nada at Lutsen...it looks like your snow conditions are a fair bit better.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:36 PM   #1343
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Awesome, I miss powder like that..
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:26 AM   #1344
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We ain't got sh*t here for new snow...

Oh wait... hang on...

Keep fingers crossed...

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Old 03-06-2013, 12:35 AM   #1345
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We ain't got sh*t here for new snow...

Oh wait... hang on...

Keep fingers crossed...

JG
I heard Tahoe was great over the weekend, that they got 6".
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:11 AM   #1346
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:41 PM   #1347
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Im just glad you even tried to show us your skills.. Wtg
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:33 AM   #1348
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Noah, i've been a longtime lurker and have followed you from the start. Thanks for the great story and photos. I can't wait for you to end your skibum phase and get riding again

Now i'm not sure if i've missed it, but can you give us and update on the bike? Has it performed well and if you were to do the trip again, would you still pick the 690? Just curious as to why you picked a 690 over the proven choices like a DRZ, DR and XR 650's. I'm not against the 690 at all, in fact I'm planning for a RTW in 2017 on one but I just have this heart vs brain debate going on; heart wants a KTM, but brain tells me to take other alternatives for their proven reliability and their cheaper cost.
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:56 AM   #1349
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heart wants a KTM, but brain tells me to take other alternatives for their proven reliability and their cheaper cost.
Ride a KTM 690. Then go ride anything else. You will make up your mind. I have not had problems with reliability.

There are basically 2 ways to ride RTW... Learn how to fix your bike.. or be a millionaire and trust EVERY single mechanic around the world. I feel like I can fix... or at least troubleshoot any problem on the 690 now.

As far as a bike that is "proven reliable"...
My 690 has outlasted many friends XR 650Rs and I don't need to change the oil every 1000 miles.
Look at the MotoKiwi's thread about the reliability of a DR. (they are both on a 950 ktm now.) Of course Jammin has been rocking a DR with minimal problems.
Look at Fletch's thread about the reliability of the KLR 650. (and you get a heavy bike with no power and shit suspension! Yay!)

The 690 is reliable. It has great mileage. It has power. It can cruise at highway speeds. It can do offroad very well. It comes factory with OK suspension (even though the 690 has the bottom of the line WP suspension, it is still way better then most other bikes.) Unless you plan on making a thumper like the Walter and the boys, than the 690 is a great bike.

Since motorcycle manufacturer don't listen to people like us and build a small displacement ADV bike with a large oil reservoir and long maintenance interval, we have limited choice as to which bike can get the job done. (See bmw 1200, KTM 1190 adv, Yamaha super tenere, bla bla bla) Where is the 450 adv?

My next ADV bike will be another 690 or a custom thumper. Think KTM exe frame with rally fairing and a duke 390 motor. 42 hp is enough for me.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:27 AM   #1350
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Ride a KTM 690. Then go ride anything else. You will make up your mind. I have not had problems with reliability.

There are basically 2 ways to ride RTW... Learn how to fix your bike.. or be a millionaire and trust EVERY single mechanic around the world. I feel like I can fix... or at least troubleshoot any problem on the 690 now.

As far as a bike that is "proven reliable"...
My 690 has outlasted many friends XR 650Rs and I don't need to change the oil every 1000 miles.
Look at the MotoKiwi's thread about the reliability of a DR. (they are both on a 950 ktm now.) Of course Jammin has been rocking a DR with minimal problems.
Look at Fletch's thread about the reliability of the KLR 650. (and you get a heavy bike with no power and shit suspension! Yay!)

The 690 is reliable. It has great mileage. It has power. It can cruise at highway speeds. It can do offroad very well. It comes factory with OK suspension (even though the 690 has the bottom of the line WP suspension, it is still way better then most other bikes.) Unless you plan on making a thumper like the Walter and the boys, than the 690 is a great bike.

Since motorcycle manufacturer don't listen to people like us and build a small displacement ADV bike with a large oil reservoir and long maintenance interval, we have limited choice as to which bike can get the job done. (See bmw 1200, KTM 1190 adv, Yamaha super tenere, bla bla bla) Where is the 450 adv?

My next ADV bike will be another 690 or a custom thumper. Think KTM exe frame with rally fairing and a duke 390 motor. 42 hp is enough for me.
Sounds like someone needs to get into the custom ADV bike market when he gets home...

Give me a call...

Jeff G.
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