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Old 01-14-2013, 05:55 AM   #6481
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Nice ride report!! Wish I could get out but the ole driveway is water on ice (now snow on ice I guess). In reading of this thread I saw that some riders don't have a heated garage or shop, say it's not so! I have a 960 sq ft heated shop with a bike lift and a pretty good supply of tools. If an inmate in the area wants to work on a bike I can make room for that.I am in North Bay. Just pm me and we can work it out. I remember days of working outside at 25 below and it was not fun.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:54 AM   #6482
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Great January ride report Mike!
Wish we had the weather to get the bikes out here.
We do! Slushless cold is good for traction , snow isn't too deep at this point.. just need studded tires and heated gear.
Pity, I have all that, but my KLR is parked 20 Km away and I don't have a car.

What the hell, I'm flying to la la land on the 21st, be on the RT in Vancouver by the 26th.
Southbound towards palm trees by Feb 1.
Some say Feb is the coldest month around these parts... I'll be thinkin' 'bout ya'all.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:04 AM   #6483
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I am thinking our ADV brethren in southern Ontario are getting a head start on the riding season this year.
Oh yeah, baby. 3 days of lovely warm weather, hit 15C on Saturday! Back to normal today, but the snow is completely gone, except for some remnants beside the driveway. Makes one wonder when the hammer's gonna fall.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:30 AM   #6484
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Oh yeah, baby. 3 days of lovely warm weather, hit 15C on Saturday! Back to normal today, but the snow is completely gone, except for some remnants beside the driveway. Makes one wonder when the hammer's gonna fall.
15C! That's awesome!
But you're right, the hammer's going to fall one of these days.
Hopefully it'll be an early spring, in keeping with the past few years.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:13 AM   #6485
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I am thinking our ADV brethren in southern Ontario are getting a head start on the riding season this year.
Ya, down here in the banana belt you never know whats going to happen. This was what I was doing a week before the warm up.



Fast forward just over a week and on saturday I was putting 200 klicks on the bike in 15 deg. weather, crazy. Unfortunatly I didnt have the camera and even forgot my phone, so no evidence

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Old 01-14-2013, 10:18 AM   #6486
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Ya, down here in the banana belt you never know whats going to happen. This was what I was doing a week before the warm up.
Fast forward just over a week and on saturday I was putting 200 klicks on the bike in 15 deg. weather, crazy. Unfortunatly I didnt have the camera and even forgot my phone, so no evidence

Cheers, Todd

Nice, you got the best of both worlds...we seem to get the worst of both

This is where my sled is ending up, although with no snow in the City and none in the short forcast, doesn't look like I could give it away! http://thunderbay.kijiji.ca/c-cars-v...AdIdZ447432514
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:43 PM   #6487
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I got out on the weekend too and made a run up to Algonquin. The roads were a little dirty up there but certainly passable. I even took the big bike.

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Old 01-14-2013, 03:44 PM   #6488
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I got out on the weekend too and made a run up to Algonquin. The roads were a little dirty up there but certainly passable. I even took the big bike.


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Old 01-15-2013, 06:50 AM   #6489
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Okay, for those of you that haven't seen me fall down or would like to see me fall down more often, I put together this video of my mishaps that I've caught on my Go Pro cam. Don't turn it up too loud if the kids are around...there's a few F-bombs in it! Hope you like my misery! Seems I loose the front end quite a bit


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Old 01-15-2013, 05:08 PM   #6490
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Okay, for those of you that haven't seen me fall down or would like to see me fall down more often, I put together this video of my mishaps that I've caught on my Go Pro cam. Don't turn it up too loud if the kids are around...there's a few F-bombs in it! Hope you like my misery! Seems I loose the front end quite a bit
Nice video Rob.
Makes me tired just watching how many times you had to pick that bike up.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:18 PM   #6491
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Might be heading to Thunder Bay on Sat. 26, enroute go Pheonix. Going to visit family and maybe even do an evening at the Madhouse.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:15 PM   #6492
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Might be heading to Thunder Bay on Sat. 26, enroute go Pheonix. Going to visit family and maybe even do an evening at the Madhouse.

Sounds good BackRoader...if I haven't died from boredom, I'll be there
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:17 PM   #6493
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Nice video Rob.
Makes me tired just watching how many times you had to pick that bike up.
Thanks 2whlrider! It's especially tough when your old and fat

I'll be uploading some more Moab riding to youtube...no more crashes though.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:13 AM   #6494
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Sounds good BackRoader...if I haven't died from boredom, I'll be there
I'm unsure what my status will be, but I'll let you know when it gets closer.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:27 AM   #6495
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I'm unsure what my status will be, but I'll let you know when it gets closer.
Good to see you're still with us.
Here's to a speedy recovery Ron.
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