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Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,631
Posted By Nanabijou
Alex - I'm jealous of the riding photos. I need...

Alex - I'm jealous of the riding photos. I need to learn how to do that. It really captures the feeling of being out on the open road - riding together - in amongst all the amazing scenery.
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,631
Posted By Nanabijou
Alex - did you snap the photo of our little site...

Alex - did you snap the photo of our little site visitor when he crawled onto my head? Diane and I both had a fun time hanging out with you that night. Keep the story and photos coming! I want to see...
Forum: Canada 01-21-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 718,774
Posted By Nanabijou
Greg - do you know if they'll have the new Yamaha...

Greg - do you know if they'll have the new Yamaha YZF-R3 (321 cc twin) there? I'd like to attend.

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,093
Posted By Nanabijou
Ha..ha... LBS! I think the difference here when I...

Ha..ha... LBS! I think the difference here when I say movies - is that we weren't sitting down to a showing of "All The President's Men" or anything like that. The experience was much like how...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,093
Posted By Nanabijou
Thanks Rob. As you know - it's a lot of work. ...

Thanks Rob. As you know - it's a lot of work. But it's starting to take shape. It's amazing how green everything looks in the photos. Quite a contrast from what things look like outside right...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,354
Posted By Nanabijou
I've discovered the easiest decision if you want...

I've discovered the easiest decision if you want to go 125cc.

http://i60.tinypic.com/140c879.jpg

Here's your adventure bike! Not many touring on Groms.

Otherwise - just pick up a used 250cc...
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,093
Posted By Nanabijou
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It was great to wake up to another bright, sunny day. I'd been...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,093
Posted By Nanabijou
Hey Jim! Good to hear from ya. Yes - that's the...

Hey Jim! Good to hear from ya. Yes - that's the same bike. It has new suspension now, radial tires, and taller gearing. Currently looking for forged-aluminum wheels. It's quickly turning into a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,093
Posted By Nanabijou
Glad you're enjoying it John! Hope you don't mind...

Glad you're enjoying it John! Hope you don't mind your mug ending up front and center in Part III. :D To be honest - I know during the trip that I will eventually be writing it up - so I really play...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,093
Posted By Nanabijou
Ha...ha... We used to go to the dump to watch the...

Ha...ha... We used to go to the dump to watch the bears feed. They would be almost shoulder to shoulder with skunks and - if you can believe it - cats. Just a few feet away from each other. All in...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,354
Posted By Nanabijou
It can be pretty addicting camping and touring on...

It can be pretty addicting camping and touring on small-displacement bikes. Here is my 2011 CBR125R (with CBR150R engine).

Mike

http://i58.tinypic.com/2jdff61.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,093
Posted By Nanabijou
Part III - The Gathering Begins One notable...

Part III - The Gathering Begins

One notable consistency I've observed from all of my small-displacement adventures is that I typically find myself beat, enervated, and lifeless by the end of the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,354
Posted By Nanabijou
Ron - I think the CBR125R forum has been off-line...

Ron - I think the CBR125R forum has been off-line for about 6 months now. There doesn't appear to be any hope of getting it back.

Andreverts - there are some Americans who own CBR125Rs in the U.S....
Forum: Canada 01-11-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 718,774
Posted By Nanabijou
Came back from Cayo Santa Maria (Cuba) on the 2nd...

Came back from Cayo Santa Maria (Cuba) on the 2nd of January. Our resort was beautiful, but they ran out of French Fries on the first day. And pizza too. And a number of other items. Both Diane and I...
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,093
Posted By Nanabijou
Part II - Lookout! The road leading down...

Part II - Lookout!

The road leading down from the Trans-Canada to Neys provides the first sense that something special this way comes. As I write this, I'm left struggling to find words to capture...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,631
Posted By Nanabijou
Alex - I wanted to give you a warm welcome to the...

Alex - I wanted to give you a warm welcome to the Great White North. And of course - it was essential that you try out my regular touring accommodations of tent, cot and airbed - so you could perhaps...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,968
Posted By Nanabijou
Fantastic report. I just can't believe the...

Fantastic report. I just can't believe the colours. Some of the nicest Fall scenery I've encountered on this forum. Thanks!

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,631
Posted By Nanabijou
Really enjoying reading about your trip Alex. ...

Really enjoying reading about your trip Alex. Great story! And I have to say - that was a really classy thing you did for that GS rider (Bill). Who would ride back 25 miles to do that (even after...
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,968
Posted By Nanabijou
Wow amazing photos guys - spectacular colours. ...

Wow amazing photos guys - spectacular colours. You picked a great time to do the circle route. Too bad there was so much rain. The only thing clear was the fact that you made the best of it. :D
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,093
Posted By Nanabijou
Klay - you've actually ridden my CBR150R. So I'm...

Klay - you've actually ridden my CBR150R. So I'm sure you can truly imagine what touring and camping would feel like on it. I remember after you rode it you said "Hey - I could tour on this!" And...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,093
Posted By Nanabijou
Bears, Lairs, Snares, and Other Scares. The 2014 CBR125R Gathering

Part I - I Can't Believe I'm Doing This Again

It was hard to fathom that this would be my sixth trip and ride report from around the spectacular north shore of Lake Superior, and my third meet-up...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-29-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,292
Posted By Nanabijou
Amazing scenery in a spectacular part of the U.S....

Amazing scenery in a spectacular part of the U.S. west coast. Too bad the camera switched resolutions on you - the scenery looks breathtaking. I need to ride there at some point. Which cot were you...
Forum: Canada 11-24-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 718,774
Posted By Nanabijou
Klay - we should set something up. You can drive...

Klay - we should set something up. You can drive up and stay at my place. We'll invite all the local inmates to the Madhouse. Commandeer the couches. Start at around 3PM. And see if we can...
Forum: Canada 11-05-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 718,774
Posted By Nanabijou
Great video Rob. Really did sound pretty windy...

Great video Rob. Really did sound pretty windy up on the tower. Amazing views!

Mike
Forum: Canada 11-04-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 718,774
Posted By Nanabijou
Hey Ron - I guess we have another place to...

Hey Ron - I guess we have another place to explore for the spring. :D Let's look for that road!

Mike
Forum: Canada 11-04-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 718,774
Posted By Nanabijou
That could be what ultimately happened. I don't...

That could be what ultimately happened. I don't know. But if that was the case - I think we'd find some evidence of a road at the top. However, a road (based on everything I've seen) doesn't appear...
Forum: Canada 11-04-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 718,774
Posted By Nanabijou
Hey John - good to hear from ya!! :D How are...

Hey John - good to hear from ya!! :D How are things - have you been able to get out over the past couple of weeks? I'm still trying to get another CBR125R site up and running. No luck so far I'm...
Forum: Canada 11-04-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 718,774
Posted By Nanabijou
Yes - that's right. I was at Debbie's place on...

Yes - that's right. I was at Debbie's place on Wabigoon Lake last year (during my small displacement ride with Ron) and we discussed some of that stuff. I was in contact with Robert Eno when he was...
Forum: Canada 11-04-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 718,774
Posted By Nanabijou
If it wasn't for that damned dam - the old route...

If it wasn't for that damned dam - the old route is definitely the most direct and easiest route. I'm sure we could build a better bridge than the one that was there. With a little work - we could...
Forum: Canada 11-04-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 718,774
Posted By Nanabijou
You know - we could make a yearly thing with...

You know - we could make a yearly thing with this. Anyone else with some small play bikes lying around?

Mike
Forum: Canada 11-04-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 718,774
Posted By Nanabijou
The road up to the tower gets pretty steep in...

The road up to the tower gets pretty steep in sections - it felt like we were doing a hill-climb competition at times. But the bikes dug in and got us up there. A few years ago I was in contact with...
Forum: Canada 11-03-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 718,774
Posted By Nanabijou
It was a lot of fun. I've been wanting to do a...

It was a lot of fun. I've been wanting to do a play-bike ride out to the Aldina Fire Tower for years. A number of years ago I followed a dirt road off of Hwy 588 and then eventually a skidder trail...
Forum: Canada 11-03-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 718,774
Posted By Nanabijou
We will have special equipment this time around. ...

We will have special equipment this time around. It'll allow us to do things and go places that most mere mortals wouldn't dare consider...... :D

Mike
Forum: Canada 10-28-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 718,774
Posted By Nanabijou
Garth - yes that's correct. All I wanted to...

Garth - yes that's correct. All I wanted to convey to Dave is that the cost of insuring my two bikes is a little over $400 for the year with TD Meloche Monnex - and that premium includes fire and...
Forum: Canada 10-28-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 718,774
Posted By Nanabijou
Fire and theft. According TD when I last spoke...

Fire and theft. According TD when I last spoke with them.

*Update* - I just called TD Meloche Monnex to make sure I wasn't mistaken that I am insured for fire and theft - and indeed I am -...
Forum: Canada 10-27-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 718,774
Posted By Nanabijou
I've been with TD Meloche Monnex (Primum) from...

I've been with TD Meloche Monnex (Primum) from the start. For my WR250R and CBR150R I pay a little over $200 each for the year. No comprehensive. When I compare it with other similar displacement...
Forum: Canada 10-23-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 718,774
Posted By Nanabijou
Dave - when I was out with Greg today it was...

Dave - when I was out with Greg today it was pretty nasty. Still lots of stalls in response to abrupt throttle increases. Over the last half-hour of our ride though - things seemed to be better -...
Forum: Canada 10-18-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 718,774
Posted By Nanabijou
I should be available this upcoming Thursday. ...

I should be available this upcoming Thursday.

Mike
Forum: Canada 09-30-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 27,154
Posted By Nanabijou
Bancroft, Ontario. 2013 CBR125R Annual Meet-up. ...

Bancroft, Ontario. 2013 CBR125R Annual Meet-up.

http://i60.tinypic.com/1qlhc2.jpg

Mike
Forum: Canada 09-15-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 718,774
Posted By Nanabijou
I'd be happy to recommend some of the better...

I'd be happy to recommend some of the better sites to stay at.

Mike
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