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Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2013, 03:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,123
Posted By monnomania
Awesome

Great discussion on the chain...all good info to carry around on the next adventure.

Michael, what did you decide on the luggage conundrum?

You have more upgrades (or maybe downgrades) planned...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,123
Posted By monnomania
MY learning lesson

One, probably the most important, of the After-Action Learning Lessons we must acknowledge is that the decision to go should NOT be lightly taken. None of the RRs I have read discuss this point.
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Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,123
Posted By monnomania
Nice Job Michael

Bummer about the chain....you get to chalk that up to experience and know that you will be ready for it in the next go-around.

I think you should be proud of this achievement. You did well.
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Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,123
Posted By monnomania
Mary's Harbour to Red Bay

Leaving Mary's harbour the weather was astounding. Sky super blue, warm but like Michael says the wind was astounding. We rolled along easily with very little opposing traffic, and the traffic...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,123
Posted By monnomania
Right on the Mark

Great RR Michael. You got it pegged, I have nothing to add yet. Well done.

except...it was really really cold through NB and Que up to Baie Comeau. After that, the skies cleared and then it got...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 16,639
Posted By monnomania
+ 1

Good on you. This is my next bike!

In Europe they call a variant the Varadero 125. I am a believer that this is the way to go. Cheap to buy, run and abandon when things go wrong.

People go...
Forum: Americas 05-17-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By monnomania
more or less, yes

This was what I was thinking - the Blanc Sablon ferry across to Newfoundland and a visit to Gros Morne has always been on my 'list of things to see'.

I think this is the way to go...

The Port...
Forum: Americas 05-16-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By monnomania
Cabot Trail 2

here, check out my ride video of the Cabot Trail.

http://bipbipamericas.blogspot.com.ar/2011/06/nova-scottia.html

I was reminded by the video that just after crossing the Causeway to Port...
Forum: Americas 05-16-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By monnomania
Cabot Trail

One of the best driving roads in the world is the Cabot Trail that circles through the Cape Breton Highlands National Park on Cape Breton Island.

Must do. Clockwise I think is best. Watch out...
Forum: Americas 05-16-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By monnomania
Michael, you are right. Good idea for the...

Michael, you are right. Good idea for the overnight ferry reservation.
Forum: Americas 05-16-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By monnomania
Ferry Reservation

Have you seen this one?
http://graveltravel.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=69&Itemid=65

I would not make any reservation on a ferry, as a bike you can always fit in.

Check...
Forum: Americas 05-03-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,475
Posted By monnomania
I'll sign on...

Looking to join a group to do the James Bay Highway (JBH), Trans Taiga (TT) and the Trans Labrador Highway (TLH) to Labrador City.

Hopefull around end of June 2013

If you are ready to roll on...
Forum: Americas 05-03-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 271
Posted By monnomania
CDA: North East

Looking to join a group to do the James Bay Highway (JBH), Trans Taiga (TT) and the Trans Labrador Highway (TLH) to Labrador City.

Hopefull around end of June 2013

This is too big a trip to do...
Forum: Americas 05-03-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By monnomania
Top of the World Highway

Make sure you do it. One of the best I ever traveled. It is 127-kilometre (79 mi) long highway, beginning at a junction with the Taylor Highway near Jack Wade, Alaska traveling east to its terminus...
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