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Old 11-30-2006, 01:09 PM   #61
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....even easier, download the XP image resizer, right from microsoft.

Just download the file, install it, and right click on any picture, and
it will ask you whay size you want to resize to.

I jusr resized this one with it, caught this guy right in my back yard.
That is a great picture. Little gory but still great.

One more Bragging pic.This is from when I picked up my bike in March. Sign of things to come?
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Old 11-30-2006, 02:12 PM   #62
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Cute pic! (I have grandsons about that age)

Gregs is where I bought my scooter from a few months ago.

They did a fine job, other than being a bit confused about interprovincial tax/safety check laws.

(Ontario safeties are good in Manitoba, but MB ones aren't here)

Oh, damn! Forgot the link to the pic resizer in my last post Duh!


http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/d...powertoys.mspx
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Old 12-01-2006, 06:12 PM   #63
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Welcome to the thread everyone,Walub ... or anyone, have you gone up to Whiteshell and up that 304?I look at that area on the map and it seems like a good weekend ride area,any good dirt routes? When I finally if and when go to Yukon,I am also looking at the roads along the top of the Provinces as a way to travel west.Flin Flon,Lac La Ronge,Cold Lake Slave Lake etc...Might be more interesting than going across on the Trans -Can.Heres the link to road conditions around Thunder Bay. http://www.thunderbay.ca/roadworkahead
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Old 12-01-2006, 07:08 PM   #64
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I've taken some of the 304 during a degree confuence project attempt.:

http://www.confluence.org/confluence.php?lat=51&lon=-96

For the most part it's paved divided highway, except the northern horizontal part is hardpack gravel, with some hunting trail/4x4 offshoots. It was winter when I went, but I imagine they were gravel or dirt as well. Let me know when you plan on going and I'll join ya if you want company. I have some other trails in mind to explore next year..Belair forest around Grand Beach, and some more adventuring around the Sandilands.
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Old 12-02-2006, 04:30 AM   #65
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Welcome to the thread everyone,Walub ... or anyone, have you gone up to Whiteshell and up that 304?I look at that area on the map and it seems like a good weekend ride area,any good dirt routes? When I finally if and when go to Yukon,I am also looking at the roads along the top of the Provinces as a way to travel west.Flin Flon,Lac La Ronge,Cold Lake Slave Lake etc...Might be more interesting than going across on the Trans -Can.Heres the link to road conditions around Thunder Bay. http://www.thunderbay.ca/roadworkahead
I lived in the Whiteshell for 3 years, but don't remember taking the 304.

Highway 44 has some nice twisty sections,up through Rennie, etc.

Highway 307 has some twists as well. Stop at the Tourist Hotel in 7 Sisters,
they make a mean burger!
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Old 12-07-2006, 07:04 PM   #66
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I am in!

Thanks to humvee, who made realize that there are more sections in here than just the fleamarket, I read through this thread.
I have more time to waste than money to spend, after having accumulated over 170 hrs of OT as of today, and all of them have to be taken off in time, no payout.
So yes, I gladly come for some days of riding....maybe I even have a decent bike by then again....
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Old 12-07-2006, 09:25 PM   #67
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Old 12-14-2006, 09:47 AM   #68
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Old 12-14-2006, 11:02 AM   #69
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It's true...we need to start a discussion...

menu suggestions? Do we want to camp 1 night, or stay at Chez-ZZR or hotels? Long weekend or regular? Anyone got a mean campfire recipe?

Icebreaker rally...are we thinking April or May, or strictly a summer thing so we aren't freezing at night...or 2 rallies? 1 summer, 1 spring?

May long weekend? weather can be crappy...but we're not on fairweatherrider.com, so maybe?
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Old 12-14-2006, 11:34 AM   #70
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Chez ZZR is a small two bedroom house, but it has a huge yard, with a fire pit

We could all meet here for the first night, pitch tents out back, have a fire, some beer, and barbecue stuff. Then, the locals, RedRyder, HektoGlider, and myself, could decide whiuch would be the best routes for the next day.

Let's not make it too early in the year, I made that mistake last time,
and we spent too much time riding in snow! (and that was May!!!!)

EDIT: Where is Hekto? This was his idea!!!!
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Old 12-14-2006, 11:46 AM   #71
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I vote for camping. You ontario people have to know some out of the way place. Would be great to be away from big towns and citys. As far as time goes May is really no good for me. I am going on a week and a half trip on the Bike to Vegas. Some how I don't think my wife would be very happy if I said that I was leaving again right after I got home from that
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Old 12-14-2006, 11:49 AM   #72
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Staying away from towns and cities is pretty easy around here...


Mid June??
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:06 PM   #73
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I vote for camping. You ontario people have to know some out of the way place. Would be great to be away from big towns and citys. As far as time goes May is really no good for me. I am going on a week and a half trip on the Bike to Vegas. Some how I don't think my wife would be very happy if I said that I was leaving again right after I got home from that

Hmmmm Centrefire lake comes to mind, or Goody lake. Both slightly remote and you won't be bothered by the "neighbours". Both take about 30 km of rough gravel roads to get to.
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Old 12-14-2006, 04:04 PM   #74
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Just came across this thread, I would be in for sure - Northern Manitoba has some great spots but I'm not sure I wanna do the Winnipeg - Thompson run again for a while. Ontario or Northern Minnesota sound great



How 'bout this spot I found outside of Dauphin... some interestin' camping around here I can imagine. Not the real thing, but sure made me do a double take riding down the highway!
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Old 12-14-2006, 07:16 PM   #75
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Spring Ice Breaker/Summer Tour

Camping out,:finding good places is no problem,and as far as riding...one get-together run will not be enough to see the area.I'm for a big ride.The Spring Ice Breaker will have shorter days,so distances will be less.I would suggest camping out,and riding to some of the regions best places,trying to stay on dirt routes most of the way.The Abandonded rail line,Goodie Lake,the massive pines at Greenwood Lake Consv Reserve,Steep Rock Mines,Clearwater Beach,The Old Gold mine,High Vistas of Superior,Pigeon River/Kakabekka twisty paved roads........In the summer,its light out past 9 in the evening,maybe better for a bigger loop,and Superior is not so cold for swimming.Got all winter to think about it.If you can get a hold of the Backroad Mapbook, it has most trails and bush roads in it.
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