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Old 08-26-2011, 03:09 PM   #1846
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I usually save this for the face plant threads... but "That'll buff right out, eh?"

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Old 08-26-2011, 04:18 PM   #1847
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Did that Wednesday. I was "training" for my trip up to help with the TCAT.... That's right, I was on business when it happened....Can't wait to get the hell out of Dodge and in y'alls fine country. I'll post up a spot link, we're leaving on the 7th.
Enjoy the ride, I assume you got the gpx file to work on the Mac ?

I've heard the locals in a couple of the "towns" you'll travel through are....eccentric
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Old 08-26-2011, 04:26 PM   #1848
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The kenda 270 is my favourite front tire for dirt road traction and they last a long time and don't wear all weir like the knobbies do. The rear won't take much throttle abuse without ripping lugs though.
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Old 08-27-2011, 11:39 PM   #1849
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More from the Island

Today we spent the day on the top end of Island...My son and I hopped on the first ferry and jumped on the track about 30 KM south of Port Hardy..

View from Vancouver Island looking towards my home..

A great view from this spot looking toward Queen Charlotte Strait..



My wife gives me heck for never being in the pictures so here is a token one with flowers and all....

On the Holberg road we bumped into this ADV couple at a very smelly pullout.. They were a long way from their Colorado home and seemed to be enjoying the Island... We chatted for about a half hour...

The reason for the smell was this black bear in the roadside brush...

We were undecided on Grant Bay or Raft Cove, both are on the TCAT route in the end we chose to park and hike the trail to the latter...





The reward for the hike is most certainly worth it.

Top shelf scenery..





When we headed out we bumped into the Colorado couple at the trailhead heading in and had another chat session...They had set up there camping gear at nearby Palmerston and rode back to hike the trail...On this perfect weather day we joked about how the weather is always like this on the North Island...

After they left Clayton snapped a couple spy shots of one of their well set up KLRs.

Almost all the bells and whistles...


We logged about 250 KM for the day...

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Old 08-28-2011, 03:52 AM   #1850
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:18 AM   #1851
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Enjoy the ride, I assume you got the gpx file to work on the Mac ?

I've heard the locals in a couple of the "towns" you'll travel through are....eccentric
So, my friend Mike who's going with me ran into an old friend who had a friend from Canada staying with him. The guy was an oral surgeon and often flew to Sioux Lookout to work. He told him about a bar/club that flew a girl in from Winnipeg every Wednesday to strip at the club. I guess it was a different girl every week. So we may end up meeting some of the more eccentric locals if Mike has a say in it!

The gpx file is on the gps, but I could never get it to fully download to google earth. I filled in the blanks manually.
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:22 AM   #1852
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So, my friend Mike who's going with me ran into an old friend who had a friend from Canada staying with him. The guy was an oral surgeon and often flew to Sioux Lookout to work. He told him about a bar/club that flew a girl in from Winnipeg every Wednesday to strip at the club. I guess it was a different girl every week. So we may end up meeting some of the more eccentric locals if Mike has a say in it!

The gpx file is on the gps, but I could never get it to fully download to google earth. I filled in the blanks manually.
That sounds like my kind of bar.
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:00 PM   #1853
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Great job Kiffer! Looks awesome with all the detouring you had to do. Thanks for getting this together.
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Old 08-28-2011, 02:37 PM   #1854
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I had a Shinko that chunked off 5 center knobs and they replaced that one too-worth asking the question
I talked to the place I bought it from and he forwarded the photos onto the rep and it looks like I'll be getting a new tire without too many questions asked. It just must have been a bad batch or something as kiff's tire blew knobs as well.
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:26 PM   #1855
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Question: So far I've seen pictures of BMW GSs, KLRs, and KTM 990's on the TCAT. I've yet to see a picture of a V-Strom, Super Tenere, or similar 90/10 type of bike. Would these bikes not be suitable for the TCAT?
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:40 PM   #1856
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I'm wondering if it might be a little too late to start riding on the dirt? Going on 68 yrs. old might mean it just could be! Anyway, you've put together a great RR. Thanks for taking the time.

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Old 08-28-2011, 10:21 PM   #1857
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Question: So far I've seen pictures of BMW GSs, KLRs, and KTM 990's on the TCAT. I've yet to see a picture of a V-Strom, Super Tenere, or similar 90/10 type of bike. Would these bikes not be suitable for the TCAT?
Most of the Island sections would be suitable for the V- Strom with an experienced rider...We had a pair of Wee Stroms riding some of the VanIsle sections on the NI Ride without incident... They ran a little more conservative pace than some of the lighter, dirtier bikes and opted out of riding the gnarlier optional stuff...
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:02 AM   #1858
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This RR makes me want to move to Canada....do you guys ride on the proper side of the road though?
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:03 AM   #1859
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This RR makes me want to move to Canada....do you guys ride on the proper side of the road though?
It's gravel... so whatever side the tree branches don't stick out much or has the smaller puddles

Oh, sorry do you mean on asphalt? It depends on if your are from the Queens Country.
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:43 AM   #1860
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This RR makes me want to move to Canada....do you guys ride on the proper side of the road though?

Well of course we do, we'd get a ticket if we weren't on the correct side of the road....
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