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Old 07-04-2013, 07:01 PM   #2701
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I am so not impressed right now. while doing a DS ride here on vancouver island my trusty DR 650 threw me off on a highside. well with the riding thought ATGATT i got away with a mere chipped humerus . coulda been a lot worse i managed to ride 1/2 hr to get to town of WOSS, i overnighted there in a hotel. a good set of friends got me back to Victoria with my bike and gear. then off to the hospital. now i am out of riding for 6- 10 weeks as i am in a sling immobilized. then the physio starts. the bike faired pretty well with a pannier mount being twisted and creased from my cases that i got off a fellow ADV'er for free, my wind screen made from 1/4 lexan is scratched from the road rash but thats all. I and 3 others were gonna try for the BC portion this summer but that has ended now but hey im upright and moaning about it vs being flat on my back and moaning in pain
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:25 AM   #2702
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A few pics from todays trek from Chapleau to Wawa with the aussies.



The rest won't upload :(

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I think you mean Kiwi's. Calling us Aussies is like calling Canadians Americans.
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:25 AM   #2703
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I think you mean Kiwi's. Calling us Aussies is like calling Canadians Americans.
Them thar's fightin' words.
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:07 AM   #2704
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:57 PM   #2705
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A new culvert being installed. Lots of washed out road south of halfway haven but all easily passable.





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Old 07-06-2013, 03:12 AM   #2706
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KIWI Report

7500 km 25 days into the TCAT.
Been absolutely great riding, some quite technical , especially forest sections (again pleased to be on 250's).
Lots and lots of water crossings.
Bikes and bodies holding up well.
Lots of dust, and scary , mammoth logging trucks...

Few issues with GPS tracks which we are updating to Ted, the main tcat man.

Note to other TCAT riders - do not zoom in GPS detail - ride with wider view as the tracks often go point to point, not the turn by turn detail of the trail. A degree of interpretation of the gps / trail is required.

Thunder Bay tomorrow !









There's bear in them thar hills!
Halfway Haven bear hunting lodge .
The "hunt" consists of sitting in a tree hut waiting to blow away a bear coming back to a pre bated food supply below. Sport? You decide...








Forest fire destroyed this bridge.this is way out in the boonies. Getting the equipment in must have been a major !








We went to "nowhere" and this pic was taken in the "middle".
Seriously remote.
The sign above Bryan's head reads "next gas 162 km" - already half days trail ride to get there!








Road closed? Not to us adventures!





Kiwis to the rescue again!
This is the second TCAT officianardo that ran out of gas while leading us on the route!
Gord Jones of Wawa Ontario set the great TCAT route here, and showed us some fair dinkum hospitality to boot. Thanks Gord - top job!! (was it 50 ltrs of gas your tank holds...?!).
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:21 AM   #2707
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Half way, that is quite the ride. What a way for folks from other countries to see Canada in a way that few ever will. I wish them well on the second half, kind of cool to see this through their perspective.
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:22 PM   #2708
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Kiwi Update

Assuming the lads would missing home...I sent them a photo hoping it would bring a smile to their faces I got this response back...

Ted, thanks for the pic and kind thought to remind us of home.


Actually , this is a typical image from New Zealand's Western Island, occasionally referred to as Australia .


The giveaway are the boots, especially designed to grasp the sheep's hind legs during romantic liaisons, although this is a little frowned upon now, as many sheep were getting their necks broken by the Aussie shepherds trying to kiss them!


We are in Thunder Bay, taking a rest day. It is actually the first day on the TCAT that we have not ridden at all, and have spent most of it sleeping !


Last night we went to the Blues Fest here, which was great, despite the pouring rain. Lots of laughs with the very friendly locals, many if whom appeared to not understand just why we are doing this (the TCAT). By coincidence, Bryan and I also went to a Blues Fest in Trinidad Colorado 3 years back during a rest day on the TAT, but the air last night lacked the narcotic smell and smokey haze of that event....


Tomorrow, Monday July 8th, the plan is to reach Sioux Lookout, 400 km northward.




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Old 07-10-2013, 07:02 AM   #2709
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Chris, from BMW of Manhattan, and 10 of his customers and friends rode the Quebec portion of the TCAT 2 weeks ago. A few photos and videos they took along their travels...


























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Old 07-10-2013, 07:19 AM   #2710
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Thanks for sharing! It looks like this trail is not a ride you want to rush into finishing too soon..
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:44 AM   #2711
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We are a couple of Brits heading east to west and are currently in Ottawa waiting for tyres.





Good luck and hope to see you in Vancouver for a few beers having hopefully avoided the bears
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:53 AM   #2712
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:24 AM   #2713
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We are a couple of Brits heading east to west and are currently in Ottawa waiting for tyres.


we like to ride the bikes here...easier than pushing..;)

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Old 07-11-2013, 10:51 AM   #2714
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We are a couple of Brits heading east to west and are currently in Ottawa waiting for tyres.





Good luck and hope to see you in Vancouver for a few beers having hopefully avoided the bears
Hey guys, all the best, you have some fantastic riding ahead!
Your photos bring back memories - I found that bridge scary!

We are currently in Winnipeg fitting new tyres ourselves .
Send me a pm sometime to swap cell no's.

Good chance you young fella's will get to Vancouver ahead of us, but whoever does buys the beer!

Ride safe
Keith and Bryan
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:47 PM   #2715
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A few pics from todays trek from Chapleau to Wawa with the Kiwis.

There was actually somebody there?!!!!!!!!!



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