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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-11-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3,122
Views: 168,826
Posted By R_Lefebvre
Time for my yearly reminder... Just...

Time for my yearly reminder...



Just remember, that hill is tricky, but it's not as tricky as what it's bypassing! :eek1

http://youtu.be/4d7wTgtz2p0

He didn't even make it to the deep...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 35,596
Posted By R_Lefebvre
I don't even know what you're talking about. I...

I don't even know what you're talking about. I don't care to devote that much of my life figuring it out. I just want to watch some Dakar when I can squeeze in some time between work, and...
Forum: Racing 01-07-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 35,596
Posted By R_Lefebvre
A) I'm willing to pay good money to NOT have to...

A) I'm willing to pay good money to NOT have to spend my precious time searching for tors, running VPNs, or finding proxies. Been there, done that, it sucks.

B) I'm also willing to pay good money...
Forum: Racing 01-07-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 35,596
Posted By R_Lefebvre
In! Thanks everybody! Oh really, is...

In! Thanks everybody!



Oh really, is that why last year I started out watching via public links and torrents, but eventually they all got take-down notices? It basically came down to people...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-02-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 136,812
Posted By R_Lefebvre
Yeah... things were looking for for low water...

Yeah... things were looking for for low water levels up until now, it's been such a dry year so far. But now we're getting pounded with rain. Union Station in Toronto is flooded! :eek1
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-01-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 136,812
Posted By R_Lefebvre
I agree, we have to put up with the same shit up...

I agree, we have to put up with the same shit up here, even locally. There are a few areas where the Ash Borer is a problem, and you shouldn't remove wood from that area. Fine. But they have...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-30-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 136,812
Posted By R_Lefebvre
Hey guys, finally downloaded the pics I took on...

Hey guys, finally downloaded the pics I took on the preride. These are from Day 2. Unfortunately the video came out crap because I didn't notice that somehow my Dad set the video to +2.0eV for some...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-25-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 136,812
Posted By R_Lefebvre
Yeah, I've got a 2 man tent, which is really like...

Yeah, I've got a 2 man tent, which is really like 1.5 man. It's just big enough for 1 person with a little extra room to move. 1-man tents are crazy small.
Forum: Canada 05-25-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,035
Posted By R_Lefebvre
Yeah, but the 60 can only take track files with a...

Yeah, but the 60 can only take track files with a maximum of 500 points. I learned that the hard way. That why I had to turn around and go back to base on the pre-ride! :huh
Forum: Canada 05-24-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,035
Posted By R_Lefebvre
Yes, that's totally reasonable if you can...

Yes, that's totally reasonable if you can navigate your way back to the other side. Slightly less fun, but probably a lot faster. I cross there all the time. The only thing to know is it's a dam,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-24-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 136,812
Posted By R_Lefebvre
Hey guys, just a quick note, I pre-rode most of...

Hey guys, just a quick note, I pre-rode most of Saturday's ride.... last Saturday. Let me tell you, you're in for some fun!

Whoever it was that built Chemin du Rapide Faucher 200 years ago,...
Forum: Canada 05-03-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,035
Posted By R_Lefebvre
What kind of bike is it? I think when Ted...

What kind of bike is it?

I think when Ted pre-rides it, he'll find that 10-13 hours is a bit much. I know the section from Danford Lake to Gracefield very well. Danford Lake to Laureat is on the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-19-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 136,812
Posted By R_Lefebvre
Ok. ...

Ok.

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp267/R_Lefebvre/KevinCockayne1.jpg

Hopefully this isn't on the route:

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp267/R_Lefebvre/IMG_3856.jpg

Or this:
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-17-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 136,812
Posted By R_Lefebvre
Was just up at Cayamant on the weekend. I...

Was just up at Cayamant on the weekend. I stopped at the General Store, and they now carry the good Unibroue beers in the big 750ml bottles! :clap

Just as a note, there are two general stores in...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-28-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 136,812
Posted By R_Lefebvre
I also tried this one they had called Ephemere,...

I also tried this one they had called Ephemere, which is a granny smith apple flavoured beer.

Dislike.

Unibroue also has the best budget beer going. U Blonde and/or U Rousse. Pretty decent...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-26-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 136,812
Posted By R_Lefebvre
Oh yes! Now we're talking! Uniboue makes my two...

Oh yes! Now we're talking! Uniboue makes my two favorite beers, Trois Pistoles, and Fin du Monde. Both are available in the big 750ml bottle with a cork at the Metro in Gracefield which is along...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-12-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 136,812
Posted By R_Lefebvre
Ha! I just got my package and looked at the...

Ha! I just got my package and looked at the maps. The route passes right by my parent's cottage on Lac Cayamant! I know the area well!

I haven't looked at the GPS tracks yet, just the map. Is...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-12-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 136,812
Posted By R_Lefebvre
Oh great, now I HAVE to bring my truck so I can...

Oh great, now I HAVE to bring my truck so I can get you unstuck. :lol3



Yeah, then I can't take my bike unless I spend $500 on a new tank. I only get about 160km MAX.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-14-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 136,812
Posted By R_Lefebvre
I don't know why anybody would want to use paper...

I don't know why anybody would want to use paper maps, but if you're really so inclined, you should look at the Backroads Mapbooks series.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-09-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 136,812
Posted By R_Lefebvre
Dust? ...

Dust?

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp267/R_Lefebvre/Trip%20Reports/Ouje-Bougoumou/3047322_l.jpg

:lol3

Yeah, up in Quebec is WAY worse than Ontario. The geography results in a lot more...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-08-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 136,812
Posted By R_Lefebvre
Hey guys, I've been out of the loop for a while,...

Hey guys, I've been out of the loop for a while, spending the winter hiding out in my basement working on some top secret projects. :huh

Decided I better check in on this thread and I just got...
Forum: Racing 01-23-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 157,667
Posted By R_Lefebvre
I'm a little behind on watching, just finished...

I'm a little behind on watching, just finished stage 10. I've got them all downloaded except for 13. Went to JMLatavala's filesonic site, and it now says all sharing is blocked.

Anybody know if...
Forum: Racing 01-09-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 157,667
Posted By R_Lefebvre
Has it even occurred to you guys that it's NBC...

Has it even occurred to you guys that it's NBC that is issuing the takedown orders to Youtube et.al. because they bought the rights to cover the event in the US? If the ASO is doing it, it's...
Forum: Canada 10-15-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,148
Posted By R_Lefebvre
That all sounds scary until you put it in...

That all sounds scary until you put it in context.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polychlorinated_dibenzodioxins

"Dioxins occur as by-products in the manufacture of organochlorides...
Forum: Canada 10-15-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,148
Posted By R_Lefebvre
Huh?! :huh Market rebounds?! Rebounds from...

Huh?! :huh

Market rebounds?! Rebounds from what? It's a bubble right now, it's got nowhere to go but down!

The only "depressed" market is in the Windsor area, but there's good reason for...
Forum: Canada 10-14-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,148
Posted By R_Lefebvre
I agree. This is why I've been voting Green. Not...

I agree. This is why I've been voting Green. Not because I agree with all of their policies, but at least their policy decisions are well-considered. They seem to respect the intelligence of the...
Forum: Canada 10-12-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,148
Posted By R_Lefebvre
Wow, this turned ugly. I'm not a...

Wow, this turned ugly.

I'm not a conservative voter by any stretch of the imagination. I'm a centrist. But not a centrist who would jump on any popular idea just to gain votes. I want a...
Forum: Canada 10-06-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3,151
Views: 617,352
Posted By R_Lefebvre
Nice trip report. :clap But I have to say,...

Nice trip report. :clap

But I have to say, that pole-winch idea... brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. I've seen a lot of recovery operations and tricks, important with a truck because pushing never...
Forum: Canada 10-05-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,293
Posted By R_Lefebvre
I think that's a bit high. I'm paying about...

I think that's a bit high. I'm paying about $1000/year for a Land Rover, IIRC. 35 with an unclean record. Try another broker.

The rate is not necessarily based on engine size, but more on claims...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-05-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 136,812
Posted By R_Lefebvre
Oops, this post belonged in the TCAT thread....

Oops, this post belonged in the TCAT thread. How'd that happen?!

:freaky
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-05-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 136,812
Posted By R_Lefebvre
I'd be up for it. I'm looking for something to do...

I'd be up for it. I'm looking for something to do next weekend (October 15-16) and I have 2 vacation days to use up as well. I have a route that I REALLY want to do, which might be suitable for next...
Forum: Canada 10-05-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,148
Posted By R_Lefebvre
Yes, it is tragically ironic isn't it? The truth...

Yes, it is tragically ironic isn't it? The truth is somewhere between sarcasm, and apathy. I do care, but there's nothing *I* can do about it. I don't trust either party that are likely to win to...
Forum: Canada 10-05-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 22,130
Posted By R_Lefebvre
Hey guys, I had to miss the ride. But by the...

Hey guys, I had to miss the ride. But by the looks of the photos, it's not yet peak leaf season. When do you think it will be? This weekend? Or the one after? I've got 2 vacation days left to...
Forum: Canada 10-05-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,148
Posted By R_Lefebvre
Damn, seriously? Why does it take a guy from...

Damn, seriously? Why does it take a guy from from out west to inform me of this?

I'm planning on voting Green. I don't 100% support their platform, but it's somewhat of a protest vote. They...
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 23,912
Views: 4,322,554
Posted By R_Lefebvre
So, how are sales of these things actually going?...

So, how are sales of these things actually going? I had heard they weren't selling well. But last week I asked at my local dealer, as I had seen one with a plate on out front of their shop the day...
Forum: Canada 09-19-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3,151
Views: 617,352
Posted By R_Lefebvre
Good stuff. :clap Love the new decals on...

Good stuff. :clap

Love the new decals on the bike? Where'd you get that done?
Forum: Canada 09-09-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,403
Posted By R_Lefebvre
So, last call, anybody else going? I'm...

So, last call, anybody else going?

I'm loaded up, will be leaving right after work. I'll be in the big green Land Rover with the big green trailer. You'll know the rig when you see it. Riding a...
Forum: Canada 09-08-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3,151
Views: 617,352
Posted By R_Lefebvre
I crossed the border daily from 2000 to 2005 (so...

I crossed the border daily from 2000 to 2005 (so yes, also during the 9/11 crisis, took me 4 hours to get to work for about 2 months).

I've seen everything.

Typically, the Canadian guards...
Forum: Canada 09-07-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3,151
Views: 617,352
Posted By R_Lefebvre
I agree. If you have it, you won't need it....

I agree.

If you have it, you won't need it. If you don't have it, you will need it. You know how it goes.
Forum: Canada 09-02-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3,151
Views: 617,352
Posted By R_Lefebvre
Hey Ted, what's your route/itinerary next week? ...

Hey Ted, what's your route/itinerary next week? Maybe I could chase you in the truck for a few days. I've got 2 1/2 vacation days I'm looking to do something with.

I'd love to do it on the...
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