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Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,537
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: 4,140
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: 18
Views: 2,537
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: 4,140
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: 9
Views: 1,148
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: 9
Views: 1,148
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: 1,217
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: 10,435
Views: 703,069
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: 10,435
Views: 703,069
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: 10,435
Views: 703,069
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: 10,435
Views: 703,069
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: 10,435
Views: 703,069
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: 10,435
Views: 703,069
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: 10,435
Views: 703,069
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: 10,435
Views: 703,069
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: 10,435
Views: 703,069
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: 10,435
Views: 703,069
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: 10,435
Views: 703,069
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: 10,435
Views: 703,069
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: 10,435
Views: 703,069
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: 10,435
Views: 703,069
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: 10,435
Views: 703,069
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: 10,435
Views: 703,069
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: 26,757
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: 10,435
Views: 703,069
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
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8,227
Views: 2,277,133
Posted By Nanabijou
Boy did I ever want that XL200R as a teen. Never...

Boy did I ever want that XL200R as a teen. Never happened though. My friend had an XL185. After many bikes since - he still says that that's the one he misses the most.
Forum: Canada 09-14-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10,435
Views: 703,069
Posted By Nanabijou
The Slates were great as always. We stayed on the...

The Slates were great as always. We stayed on the Come and Rest site, as virtually all of the sites we wanted in that area were occupied. Pulled a canoe around with the Hobie most of one day so the...
Forum: Canada 09-14-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10,435
Views: 703,069
Posted By Nanabijou
Really? I saw it when Ron, Steve, and I were...

Really? I saw it when Ron, Steve, and I were riding past there a little more than a week ago! I always look out for it. That was quick. Glad it was climbed and photographed before this happened. A...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8,227
Views: 2,277,133
Posted By Nanabijou
+1 on the Moto-Racks. I've just ordered one from...

+1 on the Moto-Racks. I've just ordered one from them now that the Wolfman version is no longer available. With my Givi case, Moto-Racks, and Ortlieb QRL (Quick-release) click 'n go panniers - I...
Forum: Canada 09-06-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10,435
Views: 703,069
Posted By Nanabijou
Came back last night from what was "supposed" to...

Came back last night from what was "supposed" to be a two-day small-displacement tour. ZZR_Ron brought his F650GS (Dakar) and I brought my CBR150R, and Old Fart At Play took along his CD175 twin....
Forum: Canada 09-03-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10,435
Views: 703,069
Posted By Nanabijou
Steve on his CD175 twin, Ron on his CBR125R, and...

Steve on his CD175 twin, Ron on his CBR125R, and me on my CBR150R. I could always lend you my WR250R - if you want to come along on a large displacement bike. :D

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8,227
Views: 2,277,133
Posted By Nanabijou
What's not shown in my CBR150R setup above - is...

What's not shown in my CBR150R setup above - is that I also included a Kriega US-20 waterproof pack on the pillion seat. The straps are secured under the seat and all that's required to fit it on the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8,227
Views: 2,277,133
Posted By Nanabijou
I have the Ortliebs as well. I absolutely love...

I have the Ortliebs as well. I absolutely love them. Would never go back to non-waterproof bags (and dreaded rain-covers) again. Why - when you can simply put these on and then never worry about them...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8,227
Views: 2,277,133
Posted By Nanabijou
I'm trying to get Klay to come on a short "small...

I'm trying to get Klay to come on a short "small displacement" Ontario weekend ride from Thunder Bay to Dryden (via Hwy 11 and Hwy 502), then east on Hwy 17 to Hwy 622 back down to Atikokan and back...
Forum: Canada 08-21-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10,435
Views: 703,069
Posted By Nanabijou
Had fun last year. With Steve on board the CD175,...

Had fun last year. With Steve on board the CD175, we'll be restricted to 90km/hr or less. This might be too slow for our weBRs..... :lol3


http://i44.tinypic.com/2hmfv3d.jpg

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8,227
Views: 2,277,133
Posted By Nanabijou
That there is beyond awesome!!! Nice!! :D ...

That there is beyond awesome!!! Nice!! :D

Mike
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-19-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,165
Posted By Nanabijou
And I still plan to meet you at the Ontario...

And I still plan to meet you at the Ontario tourist centre across from the Pigeon River, MN entry this upcoming Thursday on the CBR150R. I was supposed to be camping at Sleeping Giant Park this...
Forum: Canada 07-08-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10,435
Views: 703,069
Posted By Nanabijou
Hey - if he loves riding it - more power to him!...

Hey - if he loves riding it - more power to him! :D
Forum: Canada 07-08-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10,435
Views: 703,069
Posted By Nanabijou
Anyone see this at J&J Sports? $4999 seems like...

Anyone see this at J&J Sports? $4999 seems like a good price for a 2014 Honda Forza 300 scooter. MSRP is $6399.

...
Forum: Canada 07-06-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10,435
Views: 703,069
Posted By Nanabijou
I have a kayak yoke that I purchased. You are...

I have a kayak yoke that I purchased. You are welcome to use it if you think it might work better than your yoke.

Kayak Yoke by Spring Creek...
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