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blaster11 08-12-2011 02:08 PM

SMIB Trans Lab 2011 (Execution phase)
Well the planning phase is over and the time for execution is near, so this is the beginning of the SMIB's do the TLH 2011 ride report. For those of you who don't know what SMIB stands for it's Southern Maryland In Breed. More to follow this evening...

I am stealing the first couple posts for the important stuff like maps and stuff which I will add later or after I return.

SPOT link:
SMIB Trans Lab 2011 planning thread:

blaster11 08-12-2011 02:09 PM

GPX File and Overall Map
The most important link-->POI file for Tim Hortons

GPX Files have been uploaded on page 14 of this RR.

blaster11 08-12-2011 02:09 PM

Side Journeys Which need More Detail
This post will be used to post our trip blunders, mostly a few side excursions that might be a great adventure to the some of the locals. These were not finished (aborted) by us, and so not recommended for the masses. Don't blame us when your bike gets marooned!

See post 207 of this RR to see the 3 aborted routes. The first two routes were north entrance to a sink hole. The third aborted route was in Gros Morne Back country.

blaster11 08-12-2011 02:10 PM

Trip Highlights
The following are my thoughts/highlights:

1) What: Day Trip to Esker
Where: Stage from Churchill Fall, Labrador
Why: The trail is very fast hard pack with fantastic scenery, turns, two water hazards, one ravine/gulley wash.
Here's the quick link for more info and photos in this RR (Day 4, post 54)

2) What: Back roads through Gros Morne
Where: Gros Morne to Marble Mountain/Deer Lake, Newfoundland
Why: Although these are fire roads, the area probably also contains trails. The scenery is very idelylic, turns and hills, and the fire roads more exciting than the alternative tarmac route.
Here's the quick link for more info and photos in this RR Day 12, post 122

3) What: Zipline Tour at Marble Mountain
Where: Marble Mountain, Newfoundland
Why: This is the largest (second largest?) zipline in Canada. It contains 9 zips, and you can reach 80KPH on the last zip.
Here's the quick link for more info and photos in this RR Day 12, post 122

4) What: East-side of Red Indian Lake
Where: Near Buchans, Newfoundland
Why: Fast dirt hardpack, some turns
Here's the quick link for more info and photos in this RR Day 14, post 145

Lonestar2112 08-12-2011 02:47 PM


lakota 08-12-2011 04:35 PM

I'm in:lurk

Ride safe

EOD3MC 08-12-2011 04:52 PM

TTRU hoping to stay "un-employed"

Subscribed :thumb

DCrider 08-12-2011 05:03 PM

IN like Flynn :evil

DiscoDino 08-12-2011 05:28 PM

Ride safe!

sailer 08-12-2011 05:36 PM

required reading

I am leave in 28 days.

any thing you need when traveling threw New England, let me know

Litespeed602 08-12-2011 06:20 PM

I have been waiting for this to start, looking forward to your adventure. Safe riding

6USMC6 08-12-2011 07:00 PM

IN! Really wish I was going with you..........:cry

4badboyz 08-12-2011 07:42 PM

:lurkI'm in. Leaving in 16 days:clap

blaster11 08-13-2011 02:18 AM

Gotta roll..see ya! :evil

lakota 08-13-2011 05:05 AM

Rode out to see the SMIB rendezvous with OMG_WTF at 0630 and wish them a safe trip
OMG_WTF waiting for the SMIBs

Blaster11 leading the SMIBs into theI-95 rest stop

the crew - OMG_WTF (Anoop) F800GS, Blaster11 (Bruce) R1200GS, Dorito (Dana) F798GSA:D, GSA_Pilot (Lance) R1200GSA

they were on their way about 0655

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