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09-14-2009, 09:49 AM
Fast and Far
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Merrickville, Canada
The plan is to meet at Chris’s place downtown
at 4pm. A bit of a late start but a few of the guys had to work that day. The thing that best describes the mood of everyone is excitement. Getting to leave work and family behind for a week isn’t always easy for us working stiffs. With all the planning, packing and anticipation I think everyone was raring to go.
A few introductions for those that hadn’t met each other, a last minute pack and away we go. Our destination was somewhere in the Verendrye Park approximately 300-600 km from Ottawa.
The bikes loaded up and ready to go.
1 Ktm 950 adv
2 Bmw gs 1150
1 Bmw dakar650
1 Bmw Funduro 650
1 Kawasaki KLR 650
Happy campers ready to go. Big smiles and clean bikes.
And off we go, a bit of rush hour downtown traffic to deal with prior to hitting the open road.
Heading up highway 105
A quick stop for some gas, beers and chips before heading out into dusk to find a campground. I think it was around this point that I realized I didnt have any head or tail lights. A quick pull over revealed a melted fuse. Electrical gremlin or something I shorted while prepping the bike? Time will tell.
We checked in at the Lac Rapide campground and setup camp. A few brown bottles and small talk before hitting the hay. A great campsite on a lake, it cost 30 bucks per site but they let us put 6 tents on a site! Oh ya Chris I think I still owe ya 5 bucks from this night
Dan not used to me being in his face with a camera yet
All in all a great first day, I think we only made about three or four hundred clicks.
You might notice we are all carrying gas canisters, a few of our days will have 600 + km days between gas stations. My KTM only gets about 300 km per tank on a good day (read easy throttle day which tend not to happen
) so I carried and extra 25 litres on my bike.
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