Much appreciated. I know that if we do slab, I'd like it to be 480. Not much lies off of it, but it seems well worth riding, anyway. Gros Morne is in, as is Anse Aux Meadows. I think I MAY have found some good gravel routes on logging/resource roads that cut out some of the pavement. St. Johns is out. I'm not going this far to ride through cities, no matter how good the beer and the bands may be.
I'm a little divided. Usually, on a trip like this, I'd take the KLR. I can get 330 miles out of a tank, and carry all I need about anywhere. I'm concerned with the fuel capacity on the DRZ. It's 130 miles to reserve. If my rich uncle that I don't have leaves me a pile, I might switch to one of the Safari tanks. The DRZ is more fun to ride, but it's also hopped up a tad, so it doesn't get the mileage that the KLR does.
Originally Posted by damurph
Coastal routes get you the best scenery but your equipment seems more geared (pun intended) for trails and logging roads where scenery is scarcer.
Off the ferry is the trailway with exceptional coastal views to Stephenville. A side order of Port aux Port gives you coastal vistas and a Lloyds River/Red Indian Lake run puts you into the center of the island but avoids the slab. Backtrack to Howley on the Trailway across the Gaff Topsails and up the Northern Peninsulsa via Richard Squires Park to Cormack. Gros Morne awaits you there.
All good dirt for your pleasure.
Just offerings mind you.