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CDCSlim 08-12-2011 05:22 PM

2 V's and 2C's to James Bay
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Follow along if you like. I hope to add pictures and info along the way as we ride from York, Pa to Radisson, Quebec and back. Availability of WI-Fi will be the key. We are camping most nights other than our stay in Radisson.

There will be four riders meeting in the York area on Sat. Aug.13. Two on V-Stroms and two on Concourse's.

My trusty ride is ready and waiting.

CDCSlim 08-12-2011 05:28 PM

Bike additiions for the trip
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I added a fly rod tube just in case I have a chance to fish.

I added the gas can mount to carry gas for whoever needs it. Just trying to be a team player.:D

Litespeed602 08-12-2011 06:23 PM

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And this is the other V

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Ready to roll

CDCSlim 08-16-2011 04:38 PM

Day 1
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I finally have wifi in Radisson! So here goes.

Four riders started Aug 13 in York, PA. The destination Radisson. QC Canada.
CDCSlim (Jim) 650 VStrom
Litespeed602 (Dave) 1000 VStrom
C14XTom (Tom) 1400 Concours
MaxBet (Karl) 1000 Concours

It was a rolling meet up so the first pic is of the first gas stop near Binghamton, NY.
Today is 500 miles of Interstate to Ottawa, ON. ,
Not very exciting. Just what we needed to do to get out of the US as fast as we could.

CDCSlim 08-16-2011 05:44 PM

Bridge to Canada North of Ogdensburg
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Sometimes a red light in the middle of a bridge is not so bad. Especially on an open grate one. It gave us a little time to look around.

CDCSlim 08-16-2011 05:52 PM

View from the bridge
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We decided on crossing here to avoid the large checkpoint at the Thousand Islands.

CDCSlim 08-16-2011 06:10 PM

Camping at Ottawa Munipal Campgrond
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Campground was convenient to Rte 417. The campground is nice with a tent only area. Being close to the highway it is a little noisy all night long.

CDCSlim 08-16-2011 06:18 PM

I should have included this earlier. All photos are from my Blackberry phone and
unedited. Verbal entries are also being made on same. This is a slow painstaking process.

CDCSlim 08-16-2011 07:01 PM

Food Porn
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Montana Cookhouse in Katani.

Penne Pasta Dish - Excellent

I prefer non chain restaurants when I can find them. This was a very nice clean place. Friendly staff and quick service.

CDCSlim 08-16-2011 07:20 PM

Day 2
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After packing up camp in Ottawa we drove through part of downtown to cross the river to Quebec. Beautiful city on an early Sunday morning. No traffic. We rode to Maniki?
for breakfast. About 100 miles. More food porn, so you can see where my priorities are.

CDCSlim 08-16-2011 07:31 PM

Breakfast Stop
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Nice riding on two lane to here. After leaving Rt 5 and it's four lanes it was up 105.

Excellent food and service


mrbreeze 08-16-2011 07:59 PM

what kind of soft bags are you guys using on the V-Stroms?

and good luck with your trip

CDCSlim 08-17-2011 03:04 AM

Soft Bags

Originally Posted by mrbreeze (Post 16645760)
what kind of soft bags are you guys using on the V-Stroms?

and good luck with your trip

The bags on both are Nelson Rigg. Functionally great. They do color fade. We both have them on the bike nearly full time. My bags on the 650 have not faded as much. Not sure if it is newer material. They do claim to now be made with fade resistant material.

CDCSlim 08-18-2011 05:45 PM

On we go
We continued up rte. 117, then 111, and eventually to rte. 109. We would be on 109 for a long time. Going through towns like Val Door and Amos broke up the day with gas stops and snacks. Our goal for the night was Matagami where we fueled up and started up the James Bay Road. Fueling in Matagami is a must. The next fuel is 381 km.

CDCSlim 08-18-2011 05:50 PM

One of a million
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These lakes for photo ops are everywhere!

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