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    Most of my time was in Cartagena and Santa Marta...

    Most of my time was in Cartagena and Santa Marta areas. Easy places to get stuck. All the backpackers (seemed these were the only international tourists) were either doing a clockwise circuit or...
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    I stopped in at Joe Hauler last week and ordered...

    I stopped in at Joe Hauler last week and ordered a custom carrier. Hopefully pick it up soon
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    The guy's youtube channel showed up in my feed a...

    The guy's youtube channel showed up in my feed a while back. He said he paid $3k for it as-is. Plus a bunch of cash I'm sure to make it usable. ...
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    I'm really interested to see how California will...

    I'm really interested to see how California will deal with licensing electric dirt bikes. Restrictions on motos/OHVs on public land have been based on meeting or not meeting emissions. Electric...
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    I drank the coolaid and "upgraded" to clipless...

    I drank the coolaid and "upgraded" to clipless soon after I started riding mid 90s since it seemed that's what you had to use to be a serious rider. Clipless was awesome in places that had steep...
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    We are just starting prime riding season in the...

    We are just starting prime riding season in the Southwest, you should come down and visit!
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    If the Xterra is still good for local stuff,...

    If the Xterra is still good for local stuff, keeping it is free aside from any repairs that come up. Hard to beat that - any repairs will still be cheaper than a monthly payment on something new. ...
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    I spent a month there in 2005. Everyone who had...

    I spent a month there in 2005. Everyone who had never been said it was too dangerous to visit. Everyone who had spent time in Colombia said it was awesome and their favorite country in S America. ...
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    Hmm... Costco has had 2 packs of bear spray...

    Hmm... Costco has had 2 packs of bear spray lately. That's a risky move being underneath trying to spray up though given the problem I'm trying to solve.

    Looks like our county has an ordnance...
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    haha, when I read this reply earlier on my phone...

    haha, when I read this reply earlier on my phone I thought you were referring to building a new MTB carrier and reinforcing the moto subframe for some reason. I actually paid a visit to Joe Hauler a...
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    Sorry, I either wasn't very clear earlier, or...

    Sorry, I either wasn't very clear earlier, or misspoke. I had a CRF230L. But it was stolen a few weeks ago during my PNW trip. So I need to either replace it with something that will work for...
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    Unless she has no sense of smell there's no way...

    Unless she has no sense of smell there's no way she can't be aware it's a problem. I can smell the stench inside if I have any windows open on that side of the building. Outside in the lane, it's...
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    Came back to mention Balboa Park and its many...

    Came back to mention Balboa Park and its many museums if you or kiddo are into that sort of thing. Lots of options and easy to get to. If I recall there is a pass you can get for entry into all of...
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    I spent a lot of time looking at builds in forums...

    I spent a lot of time looking at builds in forums while waiting for my camper to be built. So many cool builds out there and some that are way over the top. Ultimately you have to stop looking at...
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    After the Midway the Maritime Museum is just a...

    After the Midway the Maritime Museum is just a couple blocks north and is kinda cool. Though maybe less so after being on the Midway. They had a Russian submarine but I think it is gone now. There...
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    You absolutely can stealth camp in a wedge camper...

    You absolutely can stealth camp in a wedge camper if you want to.

    I specifically built the storage cabinet in my Superpacific to double as a stealth sleeping platform for times I can't pop up...
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    Haven't done a home brew batch in years but I...

    Haven't done a home brew batch in years but I actually stopped by Ballast Pt Home Brew Mart the other day to check what's available or not. Need to get organized then hopefully do a batch or two...
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    No worries, I didn't take it that way and have...

    No worries, I didn't take it that way and have often wondered what the point of RTT's is myself.

    The scenario you mention is a huge drawback of RTTs that a lot of people don't consider. It's...
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    Rather than take her dog outside on walks so it...

    Rather than take her dog outside on walks so it can pee, neighbor on one side lets it out on her deck. Beneath that deck is the driveway that everyone in our townhome block and the adjacent building...
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    Very cool, thanks for sharing!

    Very cool, thanks for sharing!
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    Thanks, yeah my camper has been a game changer...

    Thanks, yeah my camper has been a game changer for me. I typically move places every day or two and often show up to the next spot late at night, so quick setup and tear down is important. With the...
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    Its camping for people who weren't really into...

    Its camping for people who weren't really into camping, but saw something that looked really cool, and everyone else was getting one - so they had to as well. Now they're driving around with a big...
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    Haha, true, sure. But like I said the RTT...

    Haha, true, sure.

    But like I said the RTT people usually go home at the end of their long weekend while the vans still seem to be...everywhere. Can be hard to judge, sure, but the most...
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    Flames kicked ass in that deal IMO and will have...

    Flames kicked ass in that deal IMO and will have a better team this year with Huberdeau/Weegar/Kadri over Johnny/Tkachuck. Similar skill and production but better size, better drive and more proven...
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    Hang on a minute, weren't 27.5 bikes the best of...

    Hang on a minute, weren't 27.5 bikes the best of both worlds 26 and 29? The nimble handling of a 26er with the rollover capability of a 29er. And wait, make that a plus size tire and the grip will...
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    Think that was Rontele. He's not on here that...

    Think that was Rontele. He's not on here that much, maybe send him a PM
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    People in trucks with a RTT don't tend to live...

    People in trucks with a RTT don't tend to live out of them full time.

    #vanlifers on the other hand seem to perpetually occupy an outsize proportion of campsites on public land in their never...
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    ^^^ This exactly. I test rode a bunch of...

    ^^^ This exactly.



    I test rode a bunch of Yetis around the model year of OP's bike. All of them felt muted and dead to me, some of the most "meh" bikes I've ever ridden. Have never been...
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    Didn't mean or need to turn this into a what bike...

    Didn't mean or need to turn this into a what bike to buy thread. I'm aware of what's out there and know which models I'm interested in.

    Original question was simply whether I should be...
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    I'm also shopping for a new hitch carrier as I've...

    I'm also shopping for a new hitch carrier as I've now killed carrier #2.

    Lots have good reputations but whether they actually hold up beyond pavement use is another question. Need to consider...
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    That is an option. But not really a better one...

    That is an option. But not really a better one than what I already had (230L) aside from the fact Yamaha is still making them so I could get a newer one.
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    Should have known I'd get mansplained on how I...

    Should have known I'd get mansplained on how I can get by with taller seat height lol.

    The main reason I need it lower is I use the moto for MTB self shuttles with a 2x2 bike carrier. That's a...
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    Who are they an alliance of? HOHA's and...

    Who are they an alliance of? HOHA's and equestrians?
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    Cool, thanks. I had written most Yamaha's off as...

    Cool, thanks. I had written most Yamaha's off as seat heights seemed to be universally be close to 38" except for their small dual sports. But the 2020 and older are 36.6 which is the same stock...
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    I'd consider one to replace a dual sport moto if...

    I'd consider one to replace a dual sport moto if the range were better. So hopefully better range and cheaper batteries will happen. I'm too chicken to take the moto on singletrack trails but a...
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    Thanks, that's pretty much what I thought. These...

    Thanks, that's pretty much what I thought. These models don't change much year on year so not much difference there. Best value will be to look at what mods they have that I'd do myself anyways...
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    Looking at new-to-me dual sports...something...

    Looking at new-to-me dual sports...something along the line of CRF250L, CRF300L, XT250, KLX. Most of these dual sports are bulletproof and I've had minimal issue buying used in the past as long as...
  38. Thread: NHL 2022 Season

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    You just jinxed it for them 👍

    You just jinxed it for them 👍
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    They have overrun much of the west. #vanlifers...

    They have overrun much of the west. #vanlifers ruin everything

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    Pretty wide spread sale...20% off all full priced...

    Pretty wide spread sale...20% off all full priced items. Gotta be some exclusions, but this isn't Jenson.
  41. Awesome TR, thanks for posting! I'd like to do...

    Awesome TR, thanks for posting! I'd like to do this sometime with hockey rinks. Might be a bit chilly on a moto though : )
  42. You sure the sidewalls aren't just weeping? I've...

    You sure the sidewalls aren't just weeping? I've had that happen often with Maxxis tires. If there was no loss of air pressure I'd wipe the leakage off and keep riding.
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    Gonna agree with this. Insert name of the other...

    Gonna agree with this. Insert name of the other place mentioned if you need to, but not everyone has the time, ambition or connections to go somewhere that remote. Even if it's busy MP is still an...
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    I thru hiked the circuit as a loooooong day hike....

    I thru hiked the circuit as a loooooong day hike.

    I'd heard of the Enchantments before but this wasn't on my radar until I got to Leavenworth and tried to find a camping spot up Icicle Road. ...
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    Yup, it was toasty towards the bottom of the...

    Yup, it was toasty towards the bottom of the descent. No wind that I recall, so it wasn't a blast furnace until the moto ride back to my truck. Oof...

    If I'd been more on the ball I might have...
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    Yup. And I seem to recall at one point the only...

    Yup. And I seem to recall at one point the only T25 I could find at the time was on a multi-tool that wouldn't reach deep enough to access the bolt.
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    I don't mind torx but its a PITA when there are...

    I don't mind torx but its a PITA when there are just a few components that use Torx and the rest are hex. Now I have to dig out a Torx wrench from my tool kit and hope its the right size.
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    Made the most of summer with MTB trips to Sierras...

    Made the most of summer with MTB trips to Sierras in June and then BC/WA/OR. Not much actual camping stoke since I usually arrive late after dark so spots I find can be hit or miss. But I did get a...
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    My favorite local mexican is a drive thru place. ...

    My favorite local mexican is a drive thru place. Used to be able to give them a $10 and the price of a burrito returned just the right amount for a tip. Now it comes out to .30-.50 depending on...
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    They seem to last me about 3x a long though. I...

    They seem to last me about 3x a long though. I use them in my Garmin on bikepacking trips. Normal alkalines only last a few hours, each pair of lithiums last all day.

    For day rides I use I use...
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