On Location | KLIM
Sounds too good to be true but apparently it is!
Rigby Idaho is central to some of the world’s most authentic, adventuresome and demanding riding conditions. It’s no wonder why KLIM creates the most technical riding gear available… we live where it’s most needed!
WE like it when we are LOST
To not try to find!
and not trying to find us!
KLIM Adventure part IV
July 9th – July 20th 2012
***Worthy to note: We had a discussion with Edward from KLIM about how one time he was riding his KTM in triple digits and he swears his gas began to boil and his bike would stall. On this trip when were in triple digits Leslie’s bike began to stall. We thought maybe it was the ethanol used in Idaho gas but Cheryl’s bike only stalled once. My bike seemed to have issues in the HOT heat. My theory now is the oil. When we went cross-country in 2010 we changed our oil to 20W50 because of the heat wave that the east was experiencing. I think we should have done that for this trip. WHY?
20W50 motor oil is suitable for warmer climates, where the higher temperature causes the oil to thin. It is also useful for vehicles subject to hot temperatures and for those used for high-stress activities such as hauling or pulling trailers.
KLIM Adventure part III
In between the rain Cheryl got out to take some shots of the Montana River Ranch. Kind of neat little place and the owners were very kind!
KLIM Adventure Rally (July 6th – July 20th 2012) part II
This years summer trip was way shorter than last years epic ride with Triumph Canada, 2 Triumph Tiger XC bikes to Alaska. Not 44 days long but only 11. Why? Leslie started a new job in January and was not able to get a large amount of time off this summer. As a matter of fact every day Leslie used for this break from work was banked OT not vacation time because she is not able to take “vacation” until her probation is over. BTW, should have been over July 16th.
In any case, every ride no matter how long or short can turn out to be an adventure and this was no different. This trip we contended with temperatures ranging from 12 C (53 F) to 42 C (107.6 F). The beginning of this trip we saw triple digits. Continue reading “KLIM Adventure Rally (July 6th – July 20th 2012) part II”
Summer Trip 2012 – July 9th & 10th
After waking up to an unusual thunder and lightning storm passing through I could see some light coming through the dark ominous clouds. Prediction for the weather was to be sunny and hot for Maple Ridge, as well as HOT on the road. Well, the sun came out in Maple Ridge for us to leave at 0615 and man did we get ourselves into some HEAT after crossing over the Northern Cascades. The above picture is the obligatory beginning of a trip mileage shot of my odometer. Continue reading “Summer Trip 2012 – July 9th & 10th”
Departure Day, Thunder, Lightning, and some precipitation
Re-blogging my own post to just remind everyone we are taking off today for a couple of weeks. Blog will be update when we can and if you want you can take a look at our GPS track live as we figure out where we are going on this trip other than Rigby, ID.
On our trip will be using our SPOT Connect for tracking purposes. This is so useful for our friends and family to keep an eye on us while traveling and in way easy on us so we do not have to make phone calls. So, feel free as I say follow the bouncing ball and see where we are. From July 12-16 we will be camping out while attending the KLIM Adventure rally. The SPOT will not be activated at that time but before, July 9th and after see where we go because we have no idea where we are heading after KLIM.
See our other SPOT adventures here: SPOT PAGE
SPOT KLIM ADVENTURE TRIP and then WHO KNOWS LINK!
If at anytime the SPOT is not sending out our GPS coordinates please feel free to comment here. We do not always check to see if the SPOT is working. Thanks.