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Old 08-27-2013, 07:21 PM   #14
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Day 3 August 26 Sudbury ON to Matagami QC

We are up and ready to go before 8. But before we can get started we start sharing ride stories with some Harley riders who are staying at our motel. They are also distance riders who have given up shining chrome because it takes time away from riding. Good guys and kindred spirits. We shared some bad Harley and BMW insults.

When we were planing this ride I went looking for possible things to see along the way. From Lightcycles RR
( http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=813572 ) (a good read by the way)
I found the big nickle - a nine-metre (30 ft) replica of a 1951 Canadian Nickle. The twelve-sided nickel is located on a small hill in Sudbury.
( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Nickel )



So I wanted to see it. It was overcast, foggy, and threatening rain as we left the parking lot and rode out to find the nickle.



it so happens that while we were there a film crew was working on a public service announcement for nickle (the mineral)





who's that in the background?
It after 9 when we finally get out of Sudbury because of the Harley guys, the nickle, an ATM and gas. We head East following a route from an acquaintance in Sudbury. The fog turns into a miserable downpour which eventually turns to fog again. We stop at a lake for a rest stop.





the roads we were on looked like this





The sun is trying to come out as we stop at the Montreal RIver Bridge because ti looked interesting



Keith insisted I be in a picture



We decide to stop for lunch
Gilli's truck stop



Interesting names for the breakfast items



Food porn Carrot soup



Club sandwich, grilled ham and cheese, and poutine for my colleague Jordan



Great roads from here - well maintained with fun long sweeping curves.










Did I mention the construction delays?



It started to rain again and while we were arranging rain gear these guys stopped to see if we needed help - real adventure riders



Forest fire remains



More construction



After 10 hours and 405 miles we arrive in Matagami and the hotel



Dana and Bruce are about 30 minutes behind us
We go for food









Tomorrow its off to Radisson and the end of Phase One of our trip.
Today was 415 miles
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