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Old 10-09-2012, 07:12 AM   #5866
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Great shots, the fall riding has been good(not enough though)

some shots from the last couple weeks

running the uno Grande into a secret fishing hole......

installing a fresh "engine maintenance,oil control napkin" for the ride back

nice fall colours on 622

a friend takes his '36 to the height of land.....


pretty cool old bike, starts first kick, runs great.

Monday mine tour.......


the old open pit is getting pretty full of water now,......


sent via clackety-clak off my clapped-out old laptop......
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:46 AM   #5867
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From last weeks ride in nice balmy conditions it was a bit of a shock to get up to Lappemans report of -7c at his place. Delayed things a bit to let it warm up. I think it was around +4c when we headed out. All the small ponds had a good skim of ice on them.

Things got off to an interesting start with the " Killer Hill ". I've been up and down it on a snowmobile but not on the bike. The first descent wasn't bad but then you drop over a ridge to a sight of very sharp ugly looking loose rock. I think there will be lots of shredded sled tracks from climbing this this winter.



Lappeman heading up from the creek. After Rob dumped his bike and got wet I thought the ride was over as wet and +4 is not so good. He said he'd air dry and off we went. He's a tough bugger and at 65 is not slowing down.



Rob and I had on orange vests to convince hunters that we weren't moose riding motorcycles



Took a wrong turn trying to join 2 roads.



Lappeman on his KTM didn't need a vest for visibility



We rode into the Grenwich wind farm. The wind turbines are huge.





Lappeman asked if we'd ever been to the Ogema mine. Neither Rob or I had so it was time to do a little exploring. Turns out it was just down the road. We've driven by it many times not knowing it's there.

Looking down the tailings pile towards where the mill was.




This would have been the view in 1927


Old ore bucket.



The old mine shaft.






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From the old mine we headed to Dorion and up to a lookout near a communication tower. You can see Black Bay in the distance.



From there Lappeman led us to Cavern Lake for more history. There was another old mine here as well as the Bat Caves.

Old mine shaft



From the old mine it was a good hike to the Bat Caves. It helped to warm us up walking in all our gear. This is cavern lake.




You hike down a cliff and follow it down to the cave. This is the cave entrance.







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What goes down must come up.



It was getting late in the day by now so it was a good high speed cruise up the Dorion cut off and across Monday lake road and back into town. It rained a bit so by the time I got home it was getting pretty cool.

Great ride an history lesson to boot. Thanks Lappeman and Rob. Doing a bit of research on the Ogema Mine I discovered that some of my wifes relatives had worked at the mine in 1927.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:54 AM   #5868
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Good stuff guys!


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Old 10-09-2012, 11:36 AM   #5869
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Super shots from both canuckAME and Hekto. Fall riding is very spectacular...just wish it was warmer

Sicker than hell yesterday and today...good old fall cold going around I guess
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:37 AM   #5870
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:24 PM   #5871
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From last weeks ride in nice balmy conditions ,,,.
Awesome pictures, thanks for sharing.

And the commentary was appreciated too!
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:48 PM   #5872
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Heading to Thunder Bay tomorrow to visit Dad.... going to stay at the KOA.... no rooms in town, apparently there is a convention on....

Got the camping gear packed, looking forward to one more night out, under the stars.....+=
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:50 PM   #5873
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You always seem to come in when I'm not there! I flew out to the mine today...
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:57 PM   #5874
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You always seem to come in when I'm not there! I flew out to the mine today...
Retire, then our schedules will work out nicely.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:17 PM   #5875
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Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends!

Greg and Ron - congrats on the new grandkids. My granddaughter is nearly 2 and my grandson is due any day - grandkids are truly a blast!

The house in Knife River is complete (phase I anyhow) and is ready for visitors. We had some minor damage from the flooding last summer, but nothing to get worked up about. Sharon and I are up there nearly every weekend. I'm normally hauling crap in the pickup, so I don't have a bike up there, but I would love to see you guys.

Drop me a line if you are going to be in the area - there's always beers in the fridge and Jameson in the cupboard.

Cheers! eh.

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You hve no idea about how much we've been thinlking of you!!!
Anyway, tickled you're back up and running, see you soon!
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Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends!

Drop me a line if you are going to be in the area - there's always beers in the fridge and Jameson in the cupboard.

Cheers! eh.

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So... You are alive, lost track of you for done time.

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Old 10-10-2012, 12:28 PM   #5878
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Drop me a line if you are going to be in the area - there's always beers in the fridge and Jameson in the cupboard.

Cheers! eh.

Scott
It'd be 'merican beer, of course....but as long as it's COLD!
Nice to hear from you, Scott
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:32 PM   #5879
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Actually, I almost always have some Mooshead available - in case that changes anybody's minds
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:49 AM   #5880
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A sure sign of winter today. The first sighting of the salt trucks spreading their wonderful vehicle destroying cargo on the highways here this morning

Reminds you why you don't want new vehicles again. At least not ones that get used for the next 6 months.
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