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Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2014, 09:02 AM
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Posted By Pray4Snow
***Post-trip*** • Lessons learned o The...

***Post-trip***

• Lessons learned

o The ‘scotch and stogies’ is getting a bit tired … especially when I don’t bother to restock the scotch-stash or record what I’m partaking in on any given...
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,036
Posted By Pray4Snow
Day 19, Aug 15 Estevan, SK to Edmonton, AB ...

Day 19, Aug 15
Estevan, SK to Edmonton, AB
996 km

• On the road by 8:30. Brekky at Weyburn, SK.

• Turned into a nice morning. Listened to The Sheepdogs all the way across SK again. A nice...
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Pray4Snow
Day 18, Aug 14 Deer River, MN to Estevan, SK ...

Day 18, Aug 14
Deer River, MN to Estevan, SK
816 km

• Nice morning … sun is up, but still a bit chilly

• Met the guy from BC coming back from the shitter. I was close … they were from Vernon...
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,036
Posted By Pray4Snow
*** Editor's Note*** OK ... the ride home from...

*** Editor's Note***
OK ... the ride home from here is pretty bland, and almost the same as the ride eastward. I'm going to try an push the rest of the updates quickly, and do a bit of post-ride...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,036
Posted By Pray4Snow
Day 17, Aug 13 Sault Ste. Marie, MI to (almost)...

Day 17, Aug 13
Sault Ste. Marie, MI to (almost) Deer River, MN
786 km

• Up a 7 … on the road by 8.

• Colder than shit … 11C on the bike. Normally 11C would be chilly, but not cold … this...
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,036
Posted By Pray4Snow
Day 16, Aug 12 Dickie Lake, ON to Sault Ste....

Day 16, Aug 12
Dickie Lake, ON to Sault Ste. Marie, MI
589 km

• Didn’t get on the road until around 10am

• Lots of tears from the girls....
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,036
Posted By Pray4Snow
Day 15 – Aug 5 Dickie Lake to Newmarket...

Day 15 – Aug 5
Dickie Lake to Newmarket (return)
353 km

• I had sent an oil filter out with my wife, and had sourced oil and a new front tire in the area. However, I’d spent the last few days...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,036
Posted By Pray4Snow
Day 14 – July 26 McLaren Island (Long Sault),...

Day 14 – July 26
McLaren Island (Long Sault), ON to Dickie Lake, ON
488 km

• Pretty good day. Weather was warm without being hot.

• Took the 401 to Belleville. Stopped to take some pictures...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,036
Posted By Pray4Snow
Day 13 – July 25 Woodstock, NB to McLaren...

Day 13 – July 25
Woodstock, NB to McLaren Island (Long Sault), ON
851 km

• Sunny this morning, but chilly for July (11C)

• Just trying to make miles today. Will push for Lancaster, ON, but...
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Pray4Snow
Day 12 – July 24 Seal Cove, PEI to Woodstock,...

Day 12 – July 24
Seal Cove, PEI to Woodstock, NB
514 km

• Holly and I picked up Frank at the ferry terminal around 9:30. Lots of cool (as determined by the prairie kid) photo ops at the dock,...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,036
Posted By Pray4Snow
Day 11 – July 23 Dunvegan, NS to Seal Cove, PEI...

Day 11 – July 23
Dunvegan, NS to Seal Cove, PEI
260 km

• Early departure from McLeods.
• Stopped at the Glenora Distillery (only about 20 minutes from McLeods), home of Glen Bretton Single Malt...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,036
Posted By Pray4Snow
Big Sur sounds great! Any ideas on route yet? ...

Big Sur sounds great! Any ideas on route yet? I've done the coastal highway before from WA to CA ... but in a cage. Riding would be fantastic!
P4S
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,036
Posted By Pray4Snow
Day 10 – July 22 Salem, NS to Dunvegan, NS ...

Day 10 – July 22
Salem, NS to Dunvegan, NS
529 km

• Great visit with Gary and Marianna last night … but feeling a bit rough this morning. Felt good to get on the road this morning and get some...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,036
Posted By Pray4Snow
Day 9 – July 21 Woodstock, NB to Salem, NS ...

Day 9 – July 21
Woodstock, NB to Salem, NS
524 km

• Up early-ish

• Brekky at Fredricton

• Hauled ass to make it to Salem in good time. When I texted my aunt Marianne yesterday, she...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,036
Posted By Pray4Snow
Day 8 – July 20 Newport, VT to Woodstock, NB ...

Day 8 – July 20
Newport, VT to Woodstock, NB
644 km

• Roads were wet, and there were signs of a storm in Newport when I woke up, but nothing serious.

• As I rode east (maybe north-east?),...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,036
Posted By Pray4Snow
Day 7 – July 19 Stonecliff PP, ON to Granby, QC...

Day 7 – July 19
Stonecliff PP, ON to Granby, QC (or thereabouts)
632 km

• Rained all night last night … thunder and lightning and the whole bit. So much for the swim trunks I had hung out over...
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,036
Posted By Pray4Snow
Day 6 – July 18 Pancake Bay PP, ON to...

Day 6 – July 18
Pancake Bay PP, ON to Stonecliffe PP, ON
584 km

• Absolutely PISSED rain 10-minutes after pulling out of the campground. Had tried to dry my swim trunks by tucking them under...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,036
Posted By Pray4Snow
I guess it's all about the novelty. I grew up...

I guess it's all about the novelty. I grew up out here (Alberta), and have an overpowering compulsion to stop and take pictures of any large body of water!
How are things in Bridgetown? I haven't...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,036
Posted By Pray4Snow
Day 5 – July 17 Sleeping Giant Provincial Park,...

Day 5 – July 17
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, ON to Pancake Bay, ON
652 kms

• Heard rain around 5am … pretty hard, but didn’t last long.

• Bugs were a bit thick this morning … worse than...
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,036
Posted By Pray4Snow
Day 4 – July 16 Kenora, ON to Sleeping Giant...

Day 4 – July 16
Kenora, ON to Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.
626 kms

• Beautiful morning leaving Kenora … so of course this prairie kid had to stop for some the requisite pics along the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,036
Posted By Pray4Snow
Day 3 – July 15 Portage la Prairie, MB to...

Day 3 – July 15
Portage la Prairie, MB to Kenora, ON
324 kms

• Up around 7:30 local time (5:30 AB time … I think)

• Daryl and Diamond had been fairly insistent the night before that they...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,036
Posted By Pray4Snow
Day 2 – July 14 Colonsay, SK to Portage la...

Day 2 – July 14
Colonsay, SK to Portage la Prairie, MB
635 kms

• Up at 7am (thank-you wee birdies) … on the road around 8am.

• Everything was soaking wet due to heavy dew … tent was packed up...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,036
Posted By Pray4Snow
Good catch ... first day on the road was July...

Good catch ... first day on the road was July 2013 ... fixed!
I had a good introduction to the prairies and central Canada a couple of years ago ... see 2011...
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,036
Posted By Pray4Snow
Day 1 – July 13, 2013 Edmonton, AB to Colonsay,...

Day 1 – July 13, 2013
Edmonton, AB to Colonsay, SK
638 kms

• Got on the road around 10am, and decided to scrap the planned route down Hwy 16 (did it last time) and try Hwy 14. How’s that for...
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,036
Posted By Pray4Snow
The Alberta-to-Cape Breton Express!

Big Trip 2013
Edmonton to the East Coast

Pre-trip
January, 2013

Apparently, we’re getting better at this ‘separate-but-together’ holiday plan thing (as previously chronicled in...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,311
Posted By Pray4Snow
I LOVE this photo ... the only thing that could...

I LOVE this photo ... the only thing that could have made it better would be to have the bike in the foreground. Nicely done! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,635
Posted By Pray4Snow
<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> ...

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:RelyOnVML/> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> December 4, 2013
Post-trip Analysis …. waaaaaaay post-trip.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,635
Posted By Pray4Snow
Thanks Abarhan! Actually, I was just down in...

Thanks Abarhan!
Actually, I was just down in Seattle a couple of weeks ago ... had tickets to the Seahawks/Vikings game.
P4S
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,635
Posted By Pray4Snow
<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> ...

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:RelyOnVML/> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> Day 24
August 6, 2012
Odometer (end of trip): 23,755
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,635
Posted By Pray4Snow
Day 21 Aug 3, 2012 Odometer: 23,027 ...

Day 21
Aug 3, 2012
Odometer: 23,027

• Up with the birds. Broke camp, and got the girls on their way. Was on the road a bit later than usual … around 9:45. This was a mistake, given that it...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,635
Posted By Pray4Snow
Editors Note: Ok, Ok ... I know I didn't finish...

Editors Note:
Ok, Ok ... I know I didn't finish this. Sort of ran out of steam, and to be honest, there was really only one good day of riding left after this point in the story ... and then slab...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,635
Posted By Pray4Snow
Day 19 Aug 1, 2012 Odometer: 22,557 ...

Day 19
Aug 1, 2012
Odometer: 22,557

· Pulled out of Spokane before the girls, and headed east. Nice morning, little traffic.

· Headed north around Couer d’Alene. ...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,635
Posted By Pray4Snow
Day 18 July 31 Odometer: 21,904km ...

Day 18
July 31
Odometer: 21,904km

· Pretty casual departure from Seattle. Waited for the commuters to get on their way, and then hit the road. Had to meet up with Kenny at...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,635
Posted By Pray4Snow
More tourist crap

Days 15-17
July 28-30th, 2013


· Rainier to Seattle
· Split from the girls right away on the morning of the 28th.

· Pretty interesting road leaving the park. ...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,635
Posted By Pray4Snow
Day 14 July 27, 2013 · Spent the ...

Day 14
July 27, 2013
· Spent the 27<sup>th</sup> doing touristy-stuff in the Park … a couple of short, flat hikes with the kids (got some good pics at the ‘Grove of the Patriarchs’),...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,635
Posted By Pray4Snow
Day 13 July 26, 2013 Ododmeter: 21,537...

Day 13
July 26, 2013
Ododmeter: 21,537 km
· Left Kalaloch just before 10am. Enjoyed a little too much of TBC’s finest last night … feeling a bit groggy. Can’t wait for a coffee
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,635
Posted By Pray4Snow
Day 8 - 12 July 21 – July 25. Odometer: ...

Day 8 - 12
July 21 – July 25.
Odometer: 20863

· Journaling went all to hell, but not much to report since riding was at a minimum.
· Left Tofino on July 21 and made...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,635
Posted By Pray4Snow
Day 7 July 20<sup>th</sup>, 2012 ...

Day 7
July 20<sup>th</sup>, 2012
Odometer: 20,821

· The weather had turned overnight, so we woke up to typical west-coast weather. Intermittent rain showers, separated by...
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,635
Posted By Pray4Snow
Thanks Lee. It wasn't the only water-related...

Thanks Lee. It wasn't the only water-related stop. Stay tuned!
P4S
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,635
Posted By Pray4Snow
***EDITORS NOTE: From this point on, the trip...

***EDITORS NOTE: From this point on, the trip became a very different beast. Instead of riding solo and answering to no one’s timetable but that of my bladder and my fuel tank, it became a bit more...
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