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Old 12-16-2010, 03:10 AM   #136
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Thanks JD.

BTW, may have a solution to running the SMR on gravel.

I have a possible trade for the SMR brewing. If it comes off, I'll still be Orange but it'll run better on gravel (and hold more fuel too)!
be interesting to see what ya come up with!
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Old 12-16-2010, 03:18 AM   #137
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Thanks JD.

BTW, may have a solution to running the SMR on gravel.

I have a possible trade for the SMR brewing. If it comes off, I'll still be Orange but it'll run better on gravel (and hold more fuel too)!

The real question is can you touch the ground? Or can it be lowered?
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:54 AM   #138
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I've already lined someone up to lower it (or the SMR if I can't sell it or trade it). Apparently, lowering it two inches is easy and will not only not affect handling, he will improve the ride considerably.
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:34 PM   #139
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Sounds like you have it worked out...glad to hear it.
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Old 12-17-2010, 07:30 AM   #140
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A few updates

Updated the map using Google, I will take the other one down later after some more beta testing of the Google map. I would like to add the gas stop locations in Labrador just for general information, I assume all the major towns but are their others? Also if you find the thread useful please give it a rating, it will let me know if you appreciate all the work so far.

Also looking for hotel information for the trip, let me know where you stayed, cost, opinions, addresses, and phone numbers. All information appreciated and PM's are fine as well.

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Old 12-17-2010, 07:54 AM   #141
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WOW! you definitely have the details covered.
I'll just pack the night before, grab my wallet and hit the road. Whatever happens happens
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:09 PM   #142
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:58 PM   #143
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WOW! you definitely have the details covered.
I'll just pack the night before, grab my wallet and hit the road. Whatever happens happens
Are you still planning to leave Toronto August 20th and return Sept 10-17th ish? Hopefully we can meet up somewhere along the way.
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:10 AM   #144
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But when it's snowing outside and it's freezing.......you can't ride....so.....it's time to tinker and farkle and if all else fails.....plan the summer's adventures.....will you actually ride them as planned....probably not.....but when confronted with a ferry system that likes to screw with you...it's best to at least plan around them as not to allow them to ruin your adventure like they hope they will.....try as hard as they may.

The only real planning is for that crossing and when you will hit it IMHO...the rest is....complete enjoyment in the planning and riding ...oh and the farkling to make sure you and your bike is up to the task at hand.

It gives us something to dream for.....during the cold dark days of winter......how else are we to survive...? Snowmobiling....augh!!!!!
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:11 PM   #145
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Are you still planning to leave Toronto August 20th and return Sept 10-17th ish? Hopefully we can meet up somewhere along the way.
I'm thinking of leaving Toronto as soon as the kids are back in school. The tourist traffic should be lighter and I wont have to pre book the ferry for a specific day. It looks like you will be a week or so ahead of me.
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Old 12-19-2010, 05:35 PM   #146
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I'm following this thread for sure.
Chilango, just wondering why you are taking a ferry from Lewisport to Cartwright?
The western shore of NL is simply amazing (especially the Port au Port peninsula and Gros Morne)

I'm planning to do the TLH counter clockwise to make catching the ferry from NS to NL easier to plan. I want to to the TT as well but maybe 2 shorter trips as opposed to 1 long one.
Not sure yet.
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:32 PM   #147
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I'm following this thread for sure.
Chilango, just wondering why you are taking a ferry from Lewisport to Cartwright?
The western shore of NL is simply amazing (especially the Port au Port peninsula and Gros Morne)

I'm planning to do the TLH counter clockwise to make catching the ferry from NS to NL easier to plan. I want to to the TT as well but maybe 2 shorter trips as opposed to 1 long one.
Not sure yet.
I was playing around with google.maps. You are not the first one to chastise me on the choice of ferries. Apparently there is some viking thing I must visit as well... And the ferry is much quicker.

Last year we left NYC and arrived in Radisson in three days. I was back in the city six days after I left. Too many miles, and not enough roses...

Next year, I plan on taking it a bit easier. Some of my buddies have shown interest in the "island" portion of the loop, while others want to do the trans-taiga bit.

I want to take at the very least sixteen days (leave NYC on a Sat, arrive on a Sunday).

We saw ONE fox. That was the extent on the wildlife we encountered. I am determined to see bear this time, that's why we are camping next to trash bins, and the trash areas of villages (not true, but will visit them, as I hear the bears do hand out there). Moose. I want to see moose. And an iceberg or two. I hear scotch and iceberg, er ice, is a match made in heaven.
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Old 12-20-2010, 03:40 AM   #148
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I am determined to see bear this time
Guaranteed bear sighting....

Churchill Falls dump on Monday night... there were about 5 or 6 within 100 feet of us and they were too full to chase us, at least I hope they were; maybe we just got lucky

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Old 12-20-2010, 06:29 AM   #149
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I know it's a bit out of your way....but the best location for wildlife I have ever seen or experienced was on the Cassier Highway coming back from the Dempster this summer......I gave up counting after a while.....you know how you count the number of sightings in your head.....well after so many you just enjoy the moment......unforgetable! Except when you need to anchor up from 100kmph when a frigg'in mother moose and her calf step out in front of you! Then you think.......hmmmm....maybe I need to slow down and not enjoy the road as much as the wildlife!

But I am surprised you saw no wildlife on your Radisson trip......especially if you did the TT as well......?
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:52 AM   #150
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I know it's a bit out of your way...
that's like saying, if traveling to NYC, LA might be a little out of your way.

only 4,000 miles, so 8,000 RT to see a few bears. hmmm, maybe you better just go to the dump at CF.
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