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Forum: Canada Today, 06:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,448
Posted By nick949eldo
Canada is HUGE

Hi Austin and Anne,
For a sense of scale, I find this little link very useful: http://overlapmaps.com/index.php just to help get your head around it.

Just getting across Ontario takes a full 3...
Forum: Canada Today, 03:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By nick949eldo
You really won't need them - just a waste of...

You really won't need them - just a waste of space. I, and many others have camped and canoed in remote parts of Ontario without even thinking about arms. Keep a clean site, hang your food pack,...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 112,178
Posted By nick949eldo
Nuovo Falcone in RealClassic Magazine

Yes folks, my NF has been featured in two consecutive issues of RealClassic magazine. The first was an account of a mad 'shakedown' ride across an isolated part of Quebec. The second was a write up...
Forum: Canada 03-23-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3,081
Views: 193,569
Posted By nick949eldo
Thanks Dave. We'll be heading for breakfast asap...

Thanks Dave. We'll be heading for breakfast asap - although we have to scope out a new venue. Robs in Gan appears to have been sold.

Nick
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 269,277
Posted By nick949eldo
Very nice Charlie - it looks ready to ride...

Very nice Charlie - it looks ready to ride without looking 'factory new'. Perfect! :clap:clap

Nick
Forum: Canada 03-22-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,448
Posted By nick949eldo
Great offer from Jim. Other than his choice of...

Great offer from Jim. Other than his choice of bikes, he's a good guy :evil

If he's not around, I may be. I can't offer Jim's workshop but we have camping space and probably a spare room...
Forum: Canada 03-21-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3,081
Views: 193,569
Posted By nick949eldo
OK - found it

What happened to the other thread? (oops, found it. deleted the other one)

And where are you?:rofl:rofl

Nick

http://www.adamsheritage.info/images/mar19_2015_1.jpg
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Forum: Canada 03-20-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 149
Posted By nick949eldo
Anyone in Kingston?

deleted and added to "Anyone in Kingston, ON" thread
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 112,178
Posted By nick949eldo
Back in the saddle

You've got to love a bike that starts first kick after sitting in an unheated garage with temperatures below freezing for almost three months.

To celebrate, I took a little video:...
Forum: Canada 03-19-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,532
Posted By nick949eldo
If you're in the States you have to buy it...

If you're in the States you have to buy it through Amazon .com, in the UK through Amazon.co.uk etc. No idea why - it's just the way they work. Thanks for your interest and sorry for the tardy reply...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 112,178
Posted By nick949eldo
Thanks LFMN - but there's a reason for that -...

Thanks LFMN - but there's a reason for that - I've been out tormenting my body with hiking and biking in the UK. :evil

If anyone's interested, there are a few photos and a video clip over at:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 112,178
Posted By nick949eldo
My plastic zip tie fix has been good for 6 months...

My plastic zip tie fix has been good for 6 months and a few thousand miles so far. Suits me, and if it fails, replacements are cheap and readily available.

Nick
Forum: Canada 03-18-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By nick949eldo
While you poor suckers were suffering winter.....

.....I was playing about in the UK, where, I might add, it was also a bit chilly.

Here are a few photos from my cross England hiking trip, after which I rented a Royal Enfield to ride around on...
Forum: Canada 03-11-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9,593
Views: 658,905
Posted By nick949eldo
figures

I leave the country, you guys go riding.Figures.

Still, riding in the UK has its charms. Pics on my return.The Royal Enfield is the perfect steed for Pennine back roads.

Nick.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-23-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,623
Posted By nick949eldo
Just one more post then I'll stop bombarding you...

Just one more post then I'll stop bombarding you (mainly 'cos I'm off to the UK for some hiking/biking).

There is ALWAYS somewhere to hang a gas can. It may not be pretty, it may not be right...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 112,178
Posted By nick949eldo
How appropriate!:lol3

How appropriate!:lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-23-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,623
Posted By nick949eldo
Thanks - cheap, shoddy but effective. ...

Thanks - cheap, shoddy but effective.

http://www.adamsheritage.info/images/gasrack1.jpg

BTW, storing gas cans for the JBR was dead easy on 'the Colossus of Roads' (Yamaha Tour Deluxe) 10...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-22-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,623
Posted By nick949eldo
Factor in higher fuel consumption on the gravel. ...

Factor in higher fuel consumption on the gravel.

Nick
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-22-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,623
Posted By nick949eldo
May not be legal or safe. This from Mountain...

May not be legal or safe. This from Mountain Equipment Coop:

MSR DROMEDARY WATER BAG

STAFF ANSWER
A: The use of this hydration bladder as a carrying vessel for gasoline is highly...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-22-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,623
Posted By nick949eldo
It is just a gravel road. I think the Versys...

It is just a gravel road. I think the Versys would be fine. If the gravel is fresh and deep, I doubt any 'dual sport' would make it any better. Certainly Norm's KLR didn't fare any better than my...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-22-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,623
Posted By nick949eldo
No bugs at all - none. We were too early. We got...

No bugs at all - none. We were too early. We got gas at kilometre 381 north of Matagami ( food and lodging is also available if necessary). Between there and Mirage Outfitters there is NO GAS.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-22-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,623
Posted By nick949eldo
We left on May 18th 2014. Here are the facts and...

We left on May 18th 2014. Here are the facts and figures from the video.

A few facts and figures

Total days = 6
Time off at Mirage = 0.5 days
Total distance ridden = 3988 kilometres (2478...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-22-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,623
Posted By nick949eldo
Great RR klondike1! and great pictures. :clap ...

Great RR klondike1! and great pictures. :clap

Just a note: Nouchimi Outfitters is now closed and looks abandoned, so there is no gas between 381 and Mirage if you are coming from the south.

I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-22-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,623
Posted By nick949eldo
Hello Jeff - yes I see Tim and Jim from time to...

Hello Jeff - yes I see Tim and Jim from time to time - good folks!
When I was on the Trans-Taiga the first 300 kilometres was fine - just an ordinary gravel road - but the last 50 kilometres to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-21-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,623
Posted By nick949eldo
Trans Taiga

In Advrich's list, he missed my trip (last May) - see my signature. It's not for everyone - nor should it be. I'm happy to answer any questions although I'll be temporarily unreachable after Sunday....
Forum: Canada 02-19-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,488
Posted By nick949eldo
Unless he's Polar Bear shit by now (a serious...

Unless he's Polar Bear shit by now (a serious possibility). :eek1:eek1

Nick
Forum: Canada 02-17-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,532
Posted By nick949eldo
I won't share with you how many sales that...

I won't share with you how many sales that represents, or what my royalties will be, but let's put it this way, I'm not looking for a new house or a new bike, Perhaps a new pair of socks................
Forum: Canada 02-17-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,532
Posted By nick949eldo
Astonishingly, my Kindle book: "Beyond the Coffee...

Astonishingly, my Kindle book: "Beyond the Coffee Shop: Riding 1970's Moto Guzzi motorcycles in Northern Canada"
is #1 best seller in Motorcycles (amazon.com and amazon.ca) and #1 best seller in...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-10-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 425
Posted By nick949eldo
Beyond the Coffee Shop

This is a bit spammy, but I've compiled many of my various Moto Guzzi road trips into a Kindle book,
readable (with downloaded reader) on PC, Phone, iPad, Tablet etc. for about the cost of a good...
Forum: Canada 02-08-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9,593
Views: 658,905
Posted By nick949eldo
You're not alone. I just booked a flight to the...

You're not alone. I just booked a flight to the UK, where, after a couple of weeks hiking, I'll be picking up a rented Royal Enfield to ride around on for a while.

Isn't it cold in the UK at this...
Forum: Canada 02-06-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By nick949eldo
I just booked a flight and am renting a bike -...

I just booked a flight and am renting a bike - but far to the east, not the west.
After some hiking, Ill be riding a Royal Enfield in the UK.

I'll remember your suggestion for next year though...
Forum: Canada 02-06-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 896
Posted By nick949eldo
Tight fitting pant bottoms and wrists (little...

Tight fitting pant bottoms and wrists (little buggers crawl up, looking for fresh meat). Head net at a minimum - better yet, wear a full bug jacket as part of your riding gear under your riding...
Forum: Canada 02-05-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By nick949eldo
I've been using TracAxPc...

I've been using TracAxPc http://www.trakax.com/software/pc/ for a while now.

I started using it because my PC was slow and it was the only software I found that handled GoPro files speedily. I've...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 112,178
Posted By nick949eldo
There are always those who struggle to make old...

There are always those who struggle to make old technology new. It's usually an alternative to riding.

Now, should I be using dino, synthetic, semi-synthetic, straight 30 grade,...
Forum: Canada 02-04-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By nick949eldo
Mid Winter Blues

Yep, I've got them. I deal with it by looking at my own videos and dreaming of the riding season to come. How pathetic is that!

For anyone else in a similar sorry state, here's a few of my...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-03-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 112,178
Posted By nick949eldo
Hi James - yes, I like it. No rev counter, but...

Hi James - yes, I like it. No rev counter, but the engine feels nice and relaxed at 60mph - although there's not much left. I don't notice acceleration being much different to before (read - still...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-02-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8,473
Views: 3,391,412
Posted By nick949eldo
Nice safe way to make sure he never rides -...

Nice safe way to make sure he never rides - insurance costs being what they are.

Nick
Forum: Old's Cool 02-01-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16,835
Views: 10,438,633
Posted By nick949eldo
Graham - please post the lengthy story about...

Graham - please post the lengthy story about Flossie that you posted on the RealClassic forum, here. It would be the perfect place (and a good counterpoint to the normal titillation).

Nick
Forum: Canada 01-30-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,299
Posted By nick949eldo
The differences are more than superficial. No...

The differences are more than superficial. No thanks indeed!

Nick
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8,473
Views: 3,391,412
Posted By nick949eldo
Beauty - and built for the long haul. Don't be...

Beauty - and built for the long haul. Don't be shy to pile on the miles. Happy riding:clap:clap

Nick
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