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Forum: Equipment 10-21-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 43,881
Posted By Mtl_Biker
After much back and forth with the techs at Sena,...

After much back and forth with the techs at Sena, they finally decided that my new 20S was defective (the audio quality for the phone connection was so bad that calls couldn't be made) and they...
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 82,356
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Hardwaregrrl... I'm LATE to the party and...

Hardwaregrrl...

I'm LATE to the party and just found your thread because someone must have posted something to move it back to the top. I've only read the first bit of text in your first message...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,219
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I talk about that in my Trans-Lab trip report (in...

I talk about that in my Trans-Lab trip report (in my signature) but the bottom line is that even though I was WAY out of warranty on the unit, they said it shouldn't have leaked and they were going...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 224,106
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Our Fearless BikerAl

... who's enriched a great many of us with her wit, charm, compassion and heart.


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Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 17,842
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Wow!!!! Terrific report so far, and I'm sure...

Wow!!!! Terrific report so far, and I'm sure it'll only get better!

Congratulations to you both for taking the opportunity to do something so spectacular.

Ride safe!!
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,076
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Like you, I've been a Canon fan for years and...

Like you, I've been a Canon fan for years and years. I still own (and use regularly) TWO 5DMII's and TWO 5DMIII's and a ton of "L" glass.

I too have and like the Sony RX100M3, but there are a few...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,076
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I generally use more serious equipment for...

I generally use more serious equipment for photography, particularly cameras that shoot in RAW instead of JPG, but for taking photos WHILE RIDING, I'm really happy with my Olympus Tough TG-2. The...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-18-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Hey JF!!! Thanks for the compliment! ...

Hey JF!!!

Thanks for the compliment!

Those night shots are 5 image HDR exposures, blended together. Camera on tripod (of course). And they were taken with a pocket camera!

Be glad to get...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-18-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Hi Hickery, I'm a member of Horizons...

Hi Hickery,

I'm a member of Horizons Unlimited, but must admit that after joining I've never even visited their web site. I really should, as I've heard only good things about the organization.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-18-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Both spring and fall should be good. Mid-summer...

Both spring and fall should be good. Mid-summer it gets VERY full in both Quebec City and the Gaspé. But of course in spring and summer you have more chances of encountering wet and/or cold...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,219
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Hi Lori, I haven't found anything that...

Hi Lori,

I haven't found anything that survives torrential downpour rain for hour after hour. Unfortunately. But my BMW rain gear (think it was called RainLock) is quite good. I also use...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-18-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mtl_Biker
"Malbaei"??? Oh, duh, I guess you mean "La...

"Malbaei"??? Oh, duh, I guess you mean "La Malbaie".

But the ferry to Rivière-du-Loup (which I guess you mean by RDL) goes from Saint-Siméon. I would suggest that instead of that, you continue...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-17-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Let me know when you plan to go and the route. We...

Let me know when you plan to go and the route. We might meet up somewhere as I'm always up for a ride, especially to Gaspé.

When you say north shore, you do mean the north shore of the St...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 224,106
Posted By Mtl_Biker
She bought that BEFORE replacing the stator...

She bought that BEFORE replacing the stator because the (lousy) dealer in Moncton said that both her battery and charging system were just fine. So she bought that just in case. I think she said...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 36,111
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Terrific report!!!

Terrific report, JF!!!! I just found it and have only read up to the end of page one so far, but I'm hooked! I'm not going to get any work done until I read more.

Your photos are great and so is...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By Mtl_Biker
This sounds like a real adventure! Thanks for...

This sounds like a real adventure! Thanks for sharing it with us.

I'll be following along.

You're a brave man!
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-15-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Thanks for checking on me. Just posted the last...

Thanks for checking on me. Just posted the last update to the trip report. Yes, I got back to my office Tuesday afternoon and promptly had a bunch of fires to put out and didn't end up getting home...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-15-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mtl_Biker
LONG Day 4!

After a truly wonderful sleep, I woke up to the gentle sound of ocean waves lapping along the shore. Very peaceful, and oh so soothing. The beds in the Riotel Bonaventure...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,484
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Merci beaucoup, Sergio!

Merci beaucoup, Sergio!
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,484
Posted By Mtl_Biker
It certainly was an adventure, Ken. Made more so...

It certainly was an adventure, Ken. Made more so because of the heavy rain I experienced for 7 of the 13 days I was away. I'm just lucky that the rain didn't start for me until I had already...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,484
Posted By Mtl_Biker
You're most welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

You're most welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,484
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Thanks! Did you write a report of your trip?

Thanks!

Did you write a report of your trip?
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,484
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Unfortunately, I can't take credit for that...

Unfortunately, I can't take credit for that quote. I heard it somewhere, maybe in another report here and wish I could give credit to whoever first coined the phrase. But I really didn't understand...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,484
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,484
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Hey Ovidu! Great to see you! Have you ever...

Hey Ovidu! Great to see you!

Have you ever changed wheel bearings yourself? Or would you plan to have a dealer do it for you with you just carrying the spares?

I really wouldn't want to try...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-15-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,466
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Didn't see your reply until just now... Let...

Didn't see your reply until just now...

Let me know if you ride around this area again and maybe we can meet up somewhere. How did you like the Smuggler's Notch road? I'd love to do it when...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-12-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Day 3: To Bonaventure QC

I was again lazy this morning and didn’t wake up until about 8am. And since I’m on a mini-holiday, I didn’t feel guilty either.

Since there wasn’t any breakfast to be had at the motel, I decided...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-12-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Thanks. Today was quite a bit warmer and while I...

Thanks. Today was quite a bit warmer and while I was wearing my heated gear, it was turned off for most of the day or at least on the lowest setting.

It's really nice not to have to fight...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-12-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Great! Welcome!

Great! Welcome!
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-12-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Salut Jean-Francois! Yeah, I wish you were...

Salut Jean-Francois!

Yeah, I wish you were along too! It would be fun to do this ride with someone else.

I stopped this morning at the lighthouse at Cap-des-Rosières to take a few photos and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-12-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mtl_Biker
It looks wonderful! Fall colors out in full,...

It looks wonderful! Fall colors out in full, great twisty roads, almost no tourist traffic. The Gaspé Peninsula really rivals the Cabot Trail, other than for the language difference. All that's...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-11-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Day Two

It was quite cold when I left the campsite this morning and I got back onto the bigger highway 20 for a faster run to Mont-Joli. The more scenic route along 132 from Rimouski to Mont-Joli is a bit...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-11-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Day One - Near Rimouski

Yesterday was a long (and COLD) day. For some reason I'd been reluctant to put on my heated gear, until I finally couldn't take it any more and had to stop to do so.

Went through some rain near...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-11-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Late September must have been warmer than now. ...

Late September must have been warmer than now. I've got all my Merino wool long underwear on, heated jacket, gloves and grips, wind shell under jacket, etc. And I'm just comfortable. As long as...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 224,106
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Aerostitch is great!

Great that you stopped there! Did you have any problem finding it? When I was there last year I went by it twice even though my gps was telling me it was there. A very nondescript building with a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-10-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mtl_Biker
5 Days in Gaspé

Hi Folks,

I'm leaving Montreal about 9:30 this morning, heading to Gaspé for what might be the last multi-day bike trip of the year. Woke up to 5C temperatures, and it's supposed to be down just...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 224,106
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Where's all your luggage?

Where's all your luggage?
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-04-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,482
Posted By Mtl_Biker
JRwooden, you beat me to it! I was just about to...

JRwooden, you beat me to it! I was just about to most heartily recommend the MOD (Moto Overland) luggage rack. I've had mine for almost two complete seasons and it's absolutely perfect in every...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Welcome to the board, and congratulations on the...

Welcome to the board, and congratulations on the new bike!

I too am in Montreal and also have an F800GS. My office is at Paré and Decarie, so if you're ever in the area you're welcome to come by...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 224,106
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Congrats!

Congratulations on reaching your goal! What an adventure!

Just be careful on the way back home, and try not to let the desire to get back home affect your riding. Usually, for many of us, once...
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