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AdvRydr 03-31-2007 10:31 AM

AdvRydr's 2007 Canadian excursion
 
We're about to leave (imminently, in fact, as soon as I hit 'submit new thread', and only about six or seven hours later than we originally intended :eek1) on an Eastern North American tour starting in Atlanta, looping up through Michigan and over the top of the Great Lakes, and down the other side through Toronto and other parts yet to be determined, with some time spent at Niagara Falls.

Our intention is to travel on the cheap, enjoy the local sights and color, and perhaps even meet some fellow ADV rider types along the way. If anyone would like to volunteer a night's worth of floor space, we certainly wouldn't turn it down :D

Tonight we will stop in the tiny town of Lawrenceville in southeastern Illinois, and if possible we'll post pictures then of our first day. If not, we may do it the following night, which we hope will be spent on the Canadian side in Sault Ste Marie.

ZZR_Ron 03-31-2007 11:22 AM

No offense meant, but have you checked the weather for the North side of the Great Lakes? Some places will have temperatures in the -12C area and possible heavy snow fall over the next week!

Gallant 03-31-2007 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZZR_Ron
No offense meant, but have you checked the weather for the North side of the Great Lakes? Some places will have temperatures in the -12C area and possible heavy snow fall over the next week!

Welcome to Canada:lol3 .

GB 03-31-2007 11:30 AM

If you're travelling on the cheap, avoid Toronto... be sure you've got your heated vest with you as it's still kinda cold here...

and let's have updates to this ride report :lurk

ZZR_Ron 03-31-2007 11:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gallant
Welcome to Canada:lol3 .


Yep you ride in it, I do, Paul Mondor does...

but we are used to it, and know what we are in for.

timk519 03-31-2007 12:28 PM

I'm a bit confused - starting in Atlanta, and they're talking about being in Sault Ste Marie already?

Where are they now?

Sounds like quite the ride though!

Drif10 03-31-2007 01:49 PM

Still below freezing here, east of Toronto, at night.

Dress warm. :D

mogwai 03-31-2007 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Drif10
Still below freezing here, east of Toronto, at night.

Dress warm. :D

warm as apple pie on our side of the Saulte.

AdvRydr 04-01-2007 03:01 PM

posting from cellphone from cup o joe in downtown columbus ohio,having decided not to take the northern rte around the great lakes. wx would have been doable for us probably today and tomorrow based on the forecasts weve seen, but if we were delayed a day enroute it seemed we might have a tough ride back south as colder wx moves in! so when we left lawrenceville il this am we headed east thru indianapolis and to columbus. we will stop this evening just short of buffalo, stay the night, and spend tomorrow in niagara falls. we are taking many photos, but no ability to post them yet. the ride thus far has been beautiful although we hit some storms last night coming thru ky into s illinois. will update later as we are able :)

AdvRydr 04-01-2007 03:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by geode
I just know you checked The Tent Space List while planning your trip ...


... :scratch ... you did check The List, didn't you?


Geode,

thanks, but we honestly forgot. we will check it out.

again thanks.

ZZR_Ron 04-01-2007 05:32 PM

Best O'Luck
 
The weather looks good down that way for the next week.

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AdvRydr 04-02-2007 01:49 PM

Thanks zzr_ron for the weather report!

we are now cozy and warm in Niagara. The weather is perfect! and I am with the perfect person in a most perfect location.

The drive was spectacular.

For the gear heads out thereour average speed over the last approximatly 650 miles was 71.7 mph. Our average MPG was 42.2

pictures will soon follow

ilmostro 04-02-2007 02:06 PM

One bike or two? :ear

AdvRydr 04-03-2007 05:40 PM

I'd think it's obvious given we are reporting only one mileage number :D For us it's about the trip.

AdvRydr 04-03-2007 05:51 PM

We are here in lovely Niagra Falls still tonight, doing a little laundry in preparation for an early AM departure to the south. We have decided to go for Washington DC by tomorrow night, and spend Thursday at the Air & Space Museum, as aviation is near and dear for both of us.


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