For the past few months I’ve been investigating solar and lithium batteries for my Fleetwood Excursion. After reading about different systems and visiting websites of other folks that have does similar installs I decided to go with Victron equipment for both the batteries and the control/monitoring components. Today everything arrived Continue reading Solar and Lithium Batteries for a Motorhome
The CPR Rottweiler air filter had been sitting around on my workbench for too long and it seemed like I would never have time to install it. Then, my wife announced she was going to visit her mom over the 4th and that means I had free time. A quick call to 2 Wheel DynoWorks insured they could get me in for a visit so I started installing
I arrived in Baie-Comeau, Quebec, after four days of riding across the US and a stop in Saint Catharines, Ontario to visit Kevin, my riding buddy in Central America. Baie-Comeau is where my journey to ride the Trans Labrador Highway (TLH) starts. Another day and 580 km, and I would reach the province of Labrador and the start of the TLH.
In 1999, the first phase of the TLH was completed. 549 km of gravel road between Labrador City and Goose Bay. In early 2010, phase three of the project was completed between Goose Bay and Cartwright. This phase is 250 km of gravel road, and for the first time, enables you to travel form Labrador City to Read Bay – a total of 1200 km through the remote province of Labrador.
There is only one, maybe two, places for food and gas before reacting Labrador City, so I filled my 41 liter gas tank and grabbed a bite to eat before taking off on Hwy 389. The first 211 km is paved, and by the looks of this sign, was going to be fun.
As I get the free time, I continue to review the video footage I took during my trip to South America. Remember Paso Cristo Redentor in Chile? Here’s the video http://www.moto-treks.com/PhotoGallery/albums/SouthAmericanTrip/Videos/PasoCristoRedentor.mov Continue reading Paso Cristo Redentor
My route to and from South America: To Tierra del Fuego from Spokane Washington 19,251 miles (30,974 km) 177 days 5 mph average To Spokane from Atlanta 4049 Miles14 days12 mph average Total Miles Ridden: 23,300Daily expense: $65Cost to ship bike from Panama to Colombia: $900Cost to ship bike from Argentina to the US: $1200 Flight … Continue reading South American Trip Stats
Made it home yesterday with the escort of fellow ADVRider “Coots”
Continue reading “I’m back”
For the last week and a half, I’ve been readjusting to life in the USA. For example, when I was waiting for my bike to be released from customs, some guy walked by and said “Hi,” I instantly responded with “Hola.” When finishing up in the bathroom, I start to deposit the used toilet paper … Continue reading First Weeks in the USA