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Old 09-17-2007, 11:02 PM   #16
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Did you get air in that tire?
Not yet... Stay tuned. (It's amazing how stiff the sidewalls are on these Michelins)
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Old 09-18-2007, 05:43 AM   #17
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Looks like a great ride...keep it coming
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:55 PM   #18
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Looks like a great ride...keep it coming
It's gonna be a couple days. I'm up to my ass in alligators at the moment. (And that's saying something since I live in Canada!)
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Old 09-19-2007, 02:19 AM   #19
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I am a sucker for these pics. Having travelled through the rockies recently (via cage), I was gobsmacked by how beautiful the entire region is.

I must admit, I went searching for moose, elk, bear - freken any wildlife, but found only a female deer with two babies. She allowed me within 3metres, which was great. But as for the rest - nothing.

I was dying to camp out alone at a lake in the middle of the rockies and be far away from the noise of cars etc, but the best way to do it is via 2 wheels, innit? I Cant wait to come back....

Great report, will bookmark it.
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Old 09-19-2007, 06:25 AM   #20
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Yup, somehow solo makes it more "real".
Solo rides are great...until you F**k up, and need a hand, but thats why they call it adventure riding I guess!
beautiful part of BC to ride in.
Great fotos.
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:13 PM   #21
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I am a sucker for these pics. Having travelled through the rockies recently (via cage), I was gobsmacked by how beautiful the entire region is.
Yes, it is. But from what I've seen of photos of South Africa, it looks pretty amazing!

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I was dying to camp out alone at a lake in the middle of the rockies and be far away from the noise of cars etc, but the best way to do it is via 2 wheels, innit? I Cant wait to come back....
Yes, or hiking.

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Great report, will bookmark it.
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:19 PM   #22
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Solo rides are great...until you F**k up, and need a hand, but thats why they call it adventure riding I guess!
beautiful part of BC to ride in.
Great fotos.
Yes, until you f**k up. But that's part of what makes it appealing. Knowing that you have nothing to rely upon but yourself. No cell phone, no sat phone and only a vague idea of where you're going. I could go on about how bubble-wrapped and risk-averse our society is becoming but there are others that are much more eloquent than I.
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:09 PM   #23
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Yes, until you f**k up. But that's part of what makes it appealing. Knowing that you have nothing to rely upon but yourself. No cell phone, no sat phone and only a vague idea of where you're going. I could go on about how bubble-wrapped and risk-averse our society is becoming but there are others that are much more eloquent than I.
Geeberz! Thats why we call it adventure. Eloquent enough.

One of my favourite things is getting into deep shit on my own in the bush and finding a way out of it. I absolutely love it. Nothing better than having your 225kg bike lying on top of you on a hill slope that you fell down on, and having to learn how to get out from underneath it, and how to ride out of it. And what to do if you cant. Or when you are forced to cross whatever it is in front of you or behind you, because you got yourself in that mess, and no excuses will get you out. You learn good stuff from that, and I find it an absolute blast.

God bless adventure.
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:21 PM   #24
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Or when you are forced to cross whatever it is in front of you or behind you, because you got yourself in that mess, and no excuses will get you out. You learn good stuff from that, and I find it an absolute blast.
Couldn't have said it better myself!!
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Old 09-20-2007, 12:16 AM   #25
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Thanks for sharing

Great report, more please!

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Old 09-20-2007, 11:08 AM   #26
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looks like fun....

Great ride, but it would be a long walk if you ran into problems. I assume there is no cell phone coverage out there?

Then again, you are riding a Honda - so, there should be no problems - right??
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Old 09-20-2007, 11:25 AM   #27
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Awesome report, I cant wait to get up there and ride next summer on my way to alaska.
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Old 09-20-2007, 12:43 PM   #28
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Great report...really enjoying it so far!!!

Beautiful countryside too.
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Old 09-20-2007, 03:29 PM   #29
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Yes, until you f**k up. But that's part of what makes it appealing. Knowing that you have nothing to rely upon but yourself. No cell phone, no sat phone and only a vague idea of where you're going. I could go on about how bubble-wrapped and risk-averse our society is becoming but there are others that are much more eloquent than I.
Agree..I went on a similar solo ride last month...over my head, on too heavy of a bike, but came out ok, with a big ass grin all over my face!!
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Old 09-21-2007, 06:51 AM   #30
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Great ride, but it would be a long walk if you ran into problems. I assume there is no cell phone coverage out there?

Then again, you are riding a Honda - so, there should be no problems - right??
Well, probably 10-20km walk before getting to a place where there are better roads and other vehicles. So not too bad. Definitely no cell coverage.

So far the honda's been good to me. I did a fair bit of reading before getting the xr250. Seems like they've been around forever and had the bugs worked out. Not the latest in performance, but seriously reliable. And plenty fast for my skill level!
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