back from vacay - Honda RC51 Forum : RC51 Motorcycle Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-14-2014, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
kwtoxman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,137
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Quoted: 108 Post(s)
Thumbs up back from vacay

Been away the last week. No cell coverage or walls. Had a great time in the mountains Mbiking and hiking. Over 120 KM of distance in six days without any consideration of the thousands of feet of vertical climbed. Awesome trip, whipping me into some shape. Great weather too.

Now to read up on the forum. Cheers all.
kwtoxman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-14-2014, 03:48 PM
Senior Member
 
jondog9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 8,649
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Quoted: 314 Post(s)
Vertical accents are the real measure of how far you went when it comes to mountain biking, imo. 20 kms per day for 6 days straight is pretty respectable!!! Now you need a staycay after your vacay.

John, 2000 RC51 #000100

jondog9 is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-14-2014, 04:48 PM
Senior Member
 
Muhammad Atif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Posts: 527
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Mountain Makeover.

Quote:
Originally Posted by kwtoxman View Post
Been away the last week. No cell coverage or walls. Had a great time in the mountains Mbiking and hiking. Over 120 KM of distance in six days without any consideration of the thousands of feet of vertical climbed. Awesome trip, whipping me into some shape. Great weather too.

Now to read up on the forum. Cheers all.


And there's a thread for what you did on vacation ... .. .. .
Pictures, or it didn't happen.
Or else I'll say I vacationed on Mars.




P.S. Picture from a happier time (!).
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Samsung Nov.30th. 2013 072.jpg
Views:	55
Size:	93.7 KB
ID:	64721  

Ride Safe & Friendly.
Regards,
Dr. Rahi.
Muhammad Atif is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-31-2014, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
kwtoxman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,137
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Quoted: 108 Post(s)
Sorry about the delay. Busy busy. But I managed to post some more here.

I agree JD about vertical. Here are a few examples of vertical from the trip.

I'm not used to the elevation. I camp and start out at a mile high on these trips in the Rocky Mountains and the go higher. It really takes a lot out of me.

First is a dedicated hike. Got above 8250 feet. Over a mile and a half above sea level. This was 3000 vertical feet of climb. Hardest trail I've ever done. It was a ridge hike and a crazy steep ascent. But what a view when up there.

Second is a dedicated bike ride. This is about 1500 feet of vertical climb.

Been riding the mountain bike a lot since I got back. More than the RC51. I am much more fit now than I was earlier this year. I needed this.








This picture shows the flood damage still from 2013. What used to be a 20 ton capacity bridge in the backcountry.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	opal climb chart.jpg
Views:	169
Size:	76.5 KB
ID:	65786   Click image for larger version

Name:	PL Fire lookout loop.jpg
Views:	172
Size:	71.4 KB
ID:	65794   Click image for larger version

Name:	P1100381s.jpg
Views:	172
Size:	98.2 KB
ID:	65802  

Last edited by kwtoxman; 07-31-2014 at 10:06 PM.
kwtoxman is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-31-2014, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
kwtoxman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,137
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Quoted: 108 Post(s)
Here are a few more pics.

This is on a bike and hike.



From that monster vertical climb hike (two shots).

Those dots on the right snow pack are mountain goats.




This shows the ridge I was hiking.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1100719s.jpg
Views:	175
Size:	98.3 KB
ID:	65818   Click image for larger version

Name:	P1110217s.jpg
Views:	173
Size:	97.0 KB
ID:	65826   Click image for larger version

Name:	P1110235s.jpg
Views:	170
Size:	97.9 KB
ID:	65834  

Last edited by kwtoxman; 08-01-2014 at 01:38 PM.
kwtoxman is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-01-2014, 09:13 AM
Senior Member
 
jondog9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 8,649
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Quoted: 314 Post(s)
WoW, that's impressively beautiful!

John, 2000 RC51 #000100

jondog9 is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-01-2014, 06:33 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
MakisRC51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Korinthos, Greece
Posts: 3,239
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Quoted: 77 Post(s)
Amazing places man......nice to have you back


My ÷hlins Project: https://www.rc51forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6033
Quote:
Originally Posted by SubSailor View Post
Congratulation to MakisRC51 for winning the 2014 Bike Of The Year Contest!
MakisRC51 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda RC51 Forum : RC51 Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome