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Old 04-03-2011, 07:58 AM   #61
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The last time I was in Nanaimo was in 1988. We stumbled on a bridge where they had a permanent bungee jump business set up . On this particular day they were offering free bungee jumps for anyone willing to do it NAKED, yep in your birthday suit. Neither of us did it as they were already sold out of naked jumps for the day. The people watching was interesting to say the least. On that day we had the fortune...or misfortune as it was, to witness the largest man ever to bungee jump naked (375 lbs, or 170 kilos for you Canuk ADVr's). Gotta love Canada, and by the way, Vancouver and Victoria are two of the most beautiful cities I have ever visited.

To this day, I'm not sure if that record has since been broken!
I'm not sure about the record but the business and Naked Day still exist
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:11 AM   #62
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Nice RR. Who knew that you could get a tank bag in that colour??
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:12 AM   #63
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Good RR n a great jacket.
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:12 AM   #64
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Nice RR. Who knew that you could get a tank bag in that colour??
Thank you. Actually you can't - the tank bag is red. I just keep telling myself it matches the red stripe in the decal on the tank

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Old 04-10-2011, 09:43 AM   #65
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Cindy, I also ride a V-Strom, and like to camp. I'm in Quesnel, B.C. and if you're ever up this way, PM me and we can meet up. Regarding camping in the cold, I bought a fleece sleeping bag liner, from Canadian Tire, which works really well, adding much warmth to my regular bag, and on hot nights it is perfect to sleep in by itself. The ratings on sleeping bags of 0C to 3C means you won't die at those temperatures; not that you will be comfortable, but just still alive! I always pack my camping gear in the side bags, to keep the weight down low and close to the bike, rather than in the top box where weight up high can make the bike unstable. The top box of mine usually has rain gear, gloves, first aid, and food when I camp and cook. In a 3 week trip I usually camp at least 3 or 4 times, but it is nice to get to a motel and have a good hot shower and a bed. Last summer I did a trip down the west coast, to northern California, and then across to Yellowstone. Great journey, lots of fun. I hope you enjoy your next trip.
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:42 AM   #66
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Cindy, I also ride a V-Strom, and like to camp. I'm in Quesnel, B.C. and if you're ever up this way, PM me and we can meet up. Regarding camping in the cold, I bought a fleece sleeping bag liner, from Canadian Tire, which works really well, adding much warmth to my regular bag, and on hot nights it is perfect to sleep in by itself. The ratings on sleeping bags of 0C to 3C means you won't die at those temperatures; not that you will be comfortable, but just still alive! I always pack my camping gear in the side bags, to keep the weight down low and close to the bike, rather than in the top box where weight up high can make the bike unstable. The top box of mine usually has rain gear, gloves, first aid, and food when I camp and cook. In a 3 week trip I usually camp at least 3 or 4 times, but it is nice to get to a motel and have a good hot shower and a bed. Last summer I did a trip down the west coast, to northern California, and then across to Yellowstone. Great journey, lots of fun. I hope you enjoy your next trip.
Thanks for all the great advice. I'm currently on a trip through the Southwestern states - tonight I'm in Las Vegas I haven't camped yet but I did re-arrange my gear as you suggested. I still haven't found the perfect configuration. Tomorrow night I will be camping - either in Death Valley or the Grand Canyon - I haven't made up my mind which way to go
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:39 AM   #67
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Hey Cindy, I see your still going strong. Great RR, keep it up and ride safe.





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Old 04-19-2011, 07:42 PM   #68
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Hey Cindy, I see your still going strong. Great RR, keep it up and ride safe.





Thanks Ogri
Here's the start of the next adventure
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=679388
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:42 PM   #69
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Thanks for the great RR! I loved how you conquered your fear of camping and water filled potholes!

I also liked the above pic... I did a loop from vancouver around the south island last weekend hitting as many side roads as I could, including this little gem... I laughed out loud when it turned from nice two lane to twisty, blind, paved goat trail! too fun!

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Old 04-21-2011, 02:50 PM   #70
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Cindy, I also ride a V-Strom, and like to camp. I'm in Quesnel, B.C. and if you're ever up this way, PM me and we can meet up. Regarding camping in the cold, I bought a fleece sleeping bag liner, from Canadian Tire, which works really well, adding much warmth to my regular bag, and on hot nights it is perfect to sleep in by itself. The ratings on sleeping bags of 0C to 3C means you won't die at those temperatures; not that you will be comfortable, but just still alive! I always pack my camping gear in the side bags, to keep the weight down low and close to the bike, rather than in the top box where weight up high can make the bike unstable. The top box of mine usually has rain gear, gloves, first aid, and food when I camp and cook. In a 3 week trip I usually camp at least 3 or 4 times, but it is nice to get to a motel and have a good hot shower and a bed. Last summer I did a trip down the west coast, to northern California, and then across to Yellowstone. Great journey, lots of fun. I hope you enjoy your next trip.
Are you going on the BCBTR?
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:30 PM   #71
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Great report, thanks for posting it. Appreciate the info on the Seymour Narrows, took the ferry through there last year and watched the movie about ripple rock, there's a lot of things they don't teach in history class. I was in Death Valley last Thursday, what an awesome place and the weather was magnificent. By the way, dig your sense of humor Keep posting looking forward to hearing more.
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:59 PM   #72
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I was in Death Valley last Thursday,
So was I!!!
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:09 PM   #73
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So was I!!!
Sorry I missed ya, must have been your desert-tone gear I was riding this overloaded Gray Strom.


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Old 04-22-2011, 02:51 PM   #74
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Another wonderful RR from a female in beautiful BC! Thanks. I'll be riding on the island in mid to late june.
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:06 PM   #75
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Another wonderful RR from a female in beautiful BC! Thanks. I'll be riding on the island in mid to late june.
I'm leaving June 12 on my next adventure - maybe we can meet some where
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