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Old 01-31-2013, 12:06 PM   #6661
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Bingo.


I'll be updating on facebook while on the road but promise to do a rr on ADV as soon as I get back. Probably a SPOT link as well.
One little thing you might want to mod on your bike...drill a 1/8' hole in your airbox, and carry a can of starter fluid. (with the tube) Old Fart at Play came up with the idea, it's saved our asses a few times.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:23 PM   #6662
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Bingo.


I'll be updating on facebook while on the road but promise to do a rr on ADV as soon as I get back. Probably a SPOT link as well.
Does a klr start in the cold or are you going to have a way of sheltering it and warming it up

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Old 01-31-2013, 02:13 PM   #6663
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The airbox hole is genius. I was planning on putting in a primer bulb but drilling the airbox/starter fluid idea would be a great double backup. I took the YTX5L battery off my 530 and set it out in the open (wired parallel) with heavy gauge alligator clips for boosting if necessary.

Paul is my hero. Been following his exploits since day one. That being said, I've spent a bit of time north of 60 on a bike and have a pretty good handle on what my body can take outdoors at -35.

As far as starting good old Agatha at those temps....well....when I can't boost her I'll light up the sternos/Coleman and cook up some oatmeal under her skirt


Ya, a GS would be sano but I'm just a poor country mouse doing this solo on a shoestring. Wishful thinking.....

Finnidian - she's the same bike you saw me trash at Dacre and yes, she burns almost enough oil to call her a diesel.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:42 PM   #6664
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There is no worse feeling than having the cold take your options away, one by one...

-35 was considered a warm day up there, when I was up that way. I have enough of a hard time dealing with the temperatures at the mining camp where i work, now.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:28 PM   #6665
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Ron here's a photo to warm up by

We are close to Oaxaca now.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:09 PM   #6666
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The airbox hole is genius. I was planning on putting in a primer bulb but drilling the airbox/starter fluid idea would be a great double backup. I took the YTX5L battery off my 530 and set it out in the open (wired parallel) with heavy gauge alligator clips for boosting if necessary.

Paul is my hero. Been following his exploits since day one. That being said, I've spent a bit of time north of 60 on a bike and have a pretty good handle on what my body can take outdoors at -35.

As far as starting good old Agatha at those temps....well....when I can't boost her I'll light up the sternos/Coleman and cook up some oatmeal under her skirt


Ya, a GS would be sano but I'm just a poor country mouse doing this solo on a shoestring. Wishful thinking.....

Finnidian - she's the same bike you saw me trash at Dacre and yes, she burns almost enough oil to call her a diesel.
bwokentoof, those 530 batteries suck, probably be dead when you need it and not a lot of cranking power. The EVO battery has tons of staying power and cranking amps, although quite a bit more expensive, might be a better backup...or even a primary.

Sounds like a crazy trip I wish you luck!
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:11 PM   #6667
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Ron here's a photo to warm up by

We are close to Oaxaca now.
Hekto, was a high of minus 17c plus windchill out here in Lappe today. Went for a ride on the sled...at least I was out

You waiting til spring to come back
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:29 PM   #6668
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The hardest part was leaving. Hacking away all the tentacles of modern day living until the last one is severed and you are free. Being On the road day to day is easy and seems to come natural. We were riding for 2 months during the summer, so when this current journey finally began, we just fell right into much accustomed patterns of ride, eat, sleep, repeat. We only had to add the foreign country/ language element to our solid foundation of riding history. Not being rushed is the key. Somedays are barely 200km.
Like I say, leaving is the hard part. Or is it coming back home? Heh ... Really enjoying this run.......
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:36 PM   #6669
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Really enjoying this run.......
Looks like you are...thanks for the photos, looks like nice country side
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:01 PM   #6670
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Short little sled ride today...

Not too bad of a day to get out and ride, -17c plus windchill...any colder and I probably would've gone out. Wanted to run the sled as it's for sale. Seems to be enough snow out there, could use another dump since the trails are getting packed now. Anyway, let me bore you with a video of the ride. BackRoader...you don't have to watch it, since it will give you chills

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Old 02-01-2013, 10:02 AM   #6671
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Great photos Hecto. We came within 30 miles of the Mexican border yesterday.
We were on I 10 yesterday and all the traffic was detoured through a large truck weigh scale facility, which also acts as a kind of customs facility. The US border services apparently do road side checks... Not used that !!!!
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:13 PM   #6672
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Hekto...

Stay safe down there Hekto, lots of crap going on, explosions, bombings, killings...stick to the riding

BackRoader, stay clear of the fence...they might mistake you as a fence hopper and put you back over...guess you could always hook up with Hekto and ride Hope your enjoying the warmer weather....back to minus 35c here tonight!
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:14 AM   #6673
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Won an all expenses paid trip this week

You get to go to



And you get to drive there



Lot's of snow up here.



And you get to keep this going in the -35C



Had one bad morning. At -35 with a breeze blowing the A Star wasn't really happy about being woken from her frigid sleep in the morning. Some TLC was in order before flying.





With luck it will warm up a bit and there'll be no more problems
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:35 AM   #6674
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Won an all expenses paid trip this week
And you get to keep this going in the -35C
Don't miss it at all.
Some flowers are out here in Vancouver...
Leaving for Victoria tomorrow, then southbound to the Mexican border next Friday.
Looking forward to Jack and Greg's +25C temps in Phoenix.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:07 AM   #6675
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I was in Pickle Lake YESTERDAY!! Bloody fucking cold! Spent the day at the Bed and Breakfast. Nicest accommodations in the north.

Ron, how goes the recovery? Taking a whack of time off from the mine? Spring's just around the corner. Look out the window.....isn't it obvious?
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