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Forum: Canada Yesterday, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8,789
Views: 528,317
Posted By eldog
Kingston to Ottawa gravel road suggestions?

I've done the run from Kingston to Ottawa a few times now and have found some gravel and double track but I am trying to piece together more if it can be done.

If I break it down into three...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 426
Posted By eldog
Sometimes you have to ask yourself...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5540/14650632464_b3ec98d0d7_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ojCjBs)

A little motivator to paste inside the windscreen.

May have come up in a discussion between two well...
Forum: Canada 06-13-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8,789
Views: 528,317
Posted By eldog
Thanks folks. Looking forward to it, maybe Sunday...

Thanks folks. Looking forward to it, maybe Sunday on way down to Kingston.

Just spent day at Goodtime getting new shoes and an oil change for the Dakar so it should be good for it. And my pillion...
Forum: Canada 06-08-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 8,789
Views: 528,317
Posted By eldog
Where is the Limerick Forest area from Ottawa?...

Where is the Limerick Forest area from Ottawa? I'm spending a fair bit of time up in Ottawa this summer and am trying to find offroad areas or gravel roads to try out nearby.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-05-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,522
Posted By eldog
I signed up and will be working my way down on...

I signed up and will be working my way down on the back roads from Toronto, Canada on the Thursday for the class Friday and riding Saturday.

It's the weekend after the BMW Horseshoe GS...
Forum: Canada 05-06-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By eldog
I'm not from Ottawa, but my wife is and I have...

I'm not from Ottawa, but my wife is and I have been spending quite a bit of time here this spring as a tourist.

If you are just going to be able to wander downtown see the Byward Market area....
Forum: Canada 04-19-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8,789
Views: 528,317
Posted By eldog
Thanks for the insight. I'd rather dress as a...

Thanks for the insight. I'd rather dress as a voyageur anyway.

That said, what would you suggest are the good toy stores to see in the area?
Forum: Canada 04-19-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8,789
Views: 528,317
Posted By eldog
Travelodge bike gear sale?

Visiting inlaws in outlawawa this weekend and heard an ad on the radio for a gear sale at the Travelodge. Do any local riders have any info or been to this?

Thanks!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-03-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 157,874
Posted By eldog
Mirror, mirror on the trail, whose the one about...

Mirror, mirror on the trail, whose the one about to bail?


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7443/13612493375_ced6e020be_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mJTA2D)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-03-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,159
Posted By eldog
On my way home after a hose blew on the way to...

On my way home after a hose blew on the way to the Ontario GS Challenge last year. Haven't written it up as a ride report yet but it had a happy ending aside from the Dakar getting to ride home...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-03-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,159
Posted By eldog
Back at school leaning how it's done right. Mine...

Back at school leaning how it's done right. Mine was the blue one.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7451/13612104825_4381a14910_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mJRAwv)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-03-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,159
Posted By eldog
Teaching an old Dakar new tricks. Mine...

Teaching an old Dakar new tricks.

Mine parked next to the new demo Sertao for the press at an offroad day.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7421/13612105295_533e5b0b02_c.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By eldog
My wife has about the same size and had the same...

My wife has about the same size and had the same problem until she tried the women's specific Savanna pants from Klim. The size 2 or 4 that she got was short enough for her. Did you get a chance to...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,498
Posted By eldog
I've heard that EMS and firefighting units can...

I've heard that EMS and firefighting units can take your old helmets as they can use them in extraction and accident training.

Worth looking into in your area as they may learn more cutting the...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,683
Posted By eldog
I am currently using a Shoei Hornet. It is my...

I am currently using a Shoei Hornet. It is my second helmet and Shoei since I started riding. My first was an X-SP.

Back when I started I tried all the Arai helmets for the various shapes they...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,910
Posted By eldog
My wife and I started camping and riding 2 up...

My wife and I started camping and riding 2 up last year.

Our current set up is two sleeping bags and two mats. We squish into a Eureka 2 person tent and put out gear in the vestibule or...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,703
Posted By eldog
Oh and just read the other part about putting...

Oh and just read the other part about putting your gear together piece by piece. It's not cheap, it's just smart. And if you are size challenged that is just the way it is going to be.

When we...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,703
Posted By eldog
Hi, My wife who rides with me and is tiny had the...

Hi, My wife who rides with me and is tiny had the same problem for about a year. She tried on everything and anything. She is about 5"0 and I'll just say slightly north of 100 lbs to prevent any...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,349
Posted By eldog
I went with the Happy Trails SL racks for a diy...

I went with the Happy Trails SL racks for a diy BMW 650 GS application.

Even though they are meant for soft luggage I have been using the SL racks with a pair of Nanuk (similar to Pelican) cases...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,297
Posted By eldog
Thanks for the report so far, including the...

Thanks for the report so far, including the latest updates on the conditions in the area.

It's neat to see your riding partner, Chris, is using the same rain gear as I do (same bike too) - the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-16-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By eldog
Resuming broadcasting of the CBC - Canadian Bacon Camping

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2810/9294871195_98108e9716.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/exp_resso/9294871195/)
Sunny Canada Day morning (http://www.flickr.com/photos/exp_resso/9294871195/) by...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-16-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By eldog
Arrgh...

Learning the hard way that advrider with timeout if you spend too long writing your post. Just lost all that bacon.

Regular bacon broadcasting will resume shortly.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-16-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By eldog
Posting from Flickr Help

I use flickr to post from as well. To get a picture to post here I find this works:

1. Go to the picture on flickr
2. On the bottom right of the flickr page there is a icon of a box with an...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-15-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By eldog
Canadian Bacon Camping

For the Canada Day long weekend a couple of weeks ago, my wife and I decided to try full camping, tents, bags, and cooking, two up on our bike for the first time. We had done weekend trips before but...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 367
Posted By eldog
Canadian Bacon Camping - mod please delete

moved to day trippin'. Working on deleting thread.

Mods please delete these dregs on sight. Thanks.
Forum: Canada 07-12-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By eldog
Heading out from downtown TO in a couple of...

Heading out from downtown TO in a couple of hours.

Remember that the Lakeshore is closed completely for Indy around the Ex until Sunday night if you are going that way.

Even if you are not...
Forum: Canada 07-11-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,463
Posted By eldog
My backyard is more of the Toronto to Cornwall...

My backyard is more of the Toronto to Cornwall area and I have travelled the Montreal / Quebec city area on both sides of the rivers and there are some neat things there that may be within reach...
Forum: Canada 07-10-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,463
Posted By eldog
Unless there is something special about Niagara...

Unless there is something special about Niagara (the wine?) or wanting to see a big city like Toronto (nightlife?) I'd suggest hopping back into the States at Watertown and heading home from there. ...
Forum: Canada 07-10-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,463
Posted By eldog
Ok, so you'll come into Canada around Fredericton...

Ok, so you'll come into Canada around Fredericton and as the slab flies it is about 900 miles straight to Niagara. But you're planning on legging further east into Nova Scotia first, before heading...
Forum: Canada 07-10-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,463
Posted By eldog
Are you starting your trip on the bikes from NC...

Are you starting your trip on the bikes from NC or trailering them up part way? If you are riding from NC it looks like most of your mileage will still be in the States as it is 900 miles each way to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,601
Posted By eldog
Thanks for all the craft beer tips for up in that...

Thanks for all the craft beer tips for up in that neck of the woods if I ever make it.

Would Fraulein Dietrich be right as it sounds like she's does dee trick for you...
Forum: Canada 06-27-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By eldog
Is anyone headed to Lawrence Hacking's Overland Rally?

My wife and I have registered for the July 12-14th weekend and are looking forward to it. :freaky

There is more info for the event provided by the organizers in the Vendor section or at the event...
Forum: Vendors 06-26-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,579
Posted By eldog
Waterlilly, would it be helpful to start...

Waterlilly, would it be helpful to start crossthreads in riding/Upcoming before the event and regional/Canada for folks to catch up about their experiences after the event?

I just noticed that...
Forum: Canada 06-26-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By eldog
Here is a gallery of some more pictures from last...

Here is a gallery of some more pictures from last weekend courtesy of Viktor, one of the sales consultants down at BMW Toronto Motorrad who helped host the event:
...
Forum: Canada 06-24-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By eldog
May want to ask this guy: ...

May want to ask this guy:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21716886&postcount=9

I think he may know :wink:
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-24-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,184
Posted By eldog
Thread for the Ontario GS Challenge

I just started a thread over in Regional forums > Canada to gather people's experiences from the weekend. I have a fair bit of video and some photos to get up.
...
Forum: Canada 06-24-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By eldog
2013 Ontario BMW GS Challenge

I didn't see another thread already for this event held over the weekend up at Horseshoe Valley so I thought I'd start one here for anyone who made it up to watch or participate or just wanted to...
Forum: Canada 05-23-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,260
Posted By eldog
My information may be dated as I learned to ride...

My information may be dated as I learned to ride in BC before moving back to Ontario about 10 years ago.

I agree with the 400 cc class. Because of this I spent an extensive amount of time...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 23,381
Posted By eldog
I'm extremely new around here but I'd suggest...

I'm extremely new around here but I'd suggest matching things by going with the architecture you already use for two or more cylinders:

Bikes - Gspot
Bikes - Orange Crush
Bikes - Beasts
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-10-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4,283
Views: 1,603,591
Posted By eldog
Dog as my copilot through the Dragon's Tail

I was white knuckle cage dancing (aka driving a car) south through the Dragon's Tail for the first time a couple of weeks ago during the big storm. It was snowing pretty good but not sticking to the...
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