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Old 04-22-2013, 01:09 PM   #7516
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Hey, I am from Manitoulin. I have a beat up 08 GS that has seen its share of dirt.

Anyways getting a bit fed up with just farting around on these day rides and commuting and want to get some good gravel in, feed the beast so to say.

The ghist of the ride would be to head north from Massey to Ritchie Falls across to Searchmont, up to the Sultan Road and back down through Webwood. Something like that. I thought if there were riders from SSM area or therabouts we can hook up around Searchmont, get a chalet, drop weight and recce the area for a day..then continue on the next day through the Sultan Rd and loop around.

Anybody know the conditions of the roads? Thinking those pesky patches of ice disguised as wet road. Tenatively thinking the weekend of the 4th. Posting more info on thread, Near North Loop.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:31 PM   #7517
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I also posted this on the WPG thread, but my other half is finally back in town. I want to set up a bbq/mini tech day for before we leave on the 3rd.

If I were to make it for this Friday, would anybody be available to join?

Love to show up Mel, but it's a long drive...have to think about it! Thanks for the invite!
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:32 PM   #7518
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Spring?

Here's a short stat for ya! On April 6th we still had 24" of snow on the ground out here in Lappeland! Since April 6th we have had 38" (that's inches!) of snow fall including this morning...more forcasted for tonight! Temps are around 4c during the day and mostly cloudy...barely any melting happening!

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Old 04-22-2013, 03:38 PM   #7519
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Here's a short stat for ya! On April 6th we still had 24" of snow on the ground out here in Lappeland! Since April 6th we have had 38" (that's inches!) of snow fall including this morning...more forcasted for tonight! Temps are around 4c during the day and mostly cloudy...barely any melting happening!

Rob, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.. The weather "Fornicators" are suggesting temps in the double digits for this coming weekend here on Prairies. Can't wait for the next round of complaints... It's too hot, we are going have flooding...!!
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:14 PM   #7520
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Rob, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.. The weather "Fornicators" are suggesting temps in the double digits for this coming weekend here on Prairies. Can't wait for the next round of complaints... It's too hot, we are going have flooding...!!
I've been watching those double digit days...for a month now! It's always, "next week"

I don't think we'll get hot this summer. That was last summer, so we're due for cool temps and more rain than you can handle until the second week in August, with a nice September and winter starting in late October this year
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:36 PM   #7521
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Yahoo spring is coming.



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Old 04-23-2013, 11:51 AM   #7522
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Get well soon Ron. Hope things are going better. We are still thinking about you as we go about our day to day activities.

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Old 04-23-2013, 12:19 PM   #7523
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Hekto......you realize of course, that nobody likes you any more!
Ride safe....and keep the horrendous pics coming!
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:20 PM   #7524
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HAHAHAHA

I was only thinking it, SkySailor actually said it.
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:48 PM   #7525
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I am getting that feeling, so I backed off of posting.

Hope Ron's doing ok. Haven't heard any behind the scenes updates lately
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:22 PM   #7526
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I am getting that feeling, so I backed off of posting.

Hope Ron's doing ok. Haven't heard any behind the scenes updates lately
Don't worry Hekto, I still appreciate the photos...at least until the snow melts here sometime in June

Haven't heard a word from Ron since he posted about a power failure 4 days ago. Hope things are okay with him!
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:38 PM   #7527
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I am getting that feeling, so I backed off of posting.

Hope Ron's doing ok. Haven't heard any behind the scenes updates lately
We're all jealous Kari. But we all make our own choices and were not there. Pictures will have to do for now.

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Old 04-23-2013, 03:41 PM   #7528
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I am getting that feeling, so I backed off of posting.

Hope Ron's doing ok. Haven't heard any behind the scenes updates lately
Keep the pics coming. WE forget what green grass and leaves look like. PM'd you
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:04 PM   #7529
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I'm doing ok. This a copy and paste from an email I sent one of my friends earlier...tells the story more or less. Many thanks for all the support, and 'specially to Old Fart at Play, and some other close friends, who drove all the way down here to visit!!

There was an odd sequence of events. I felt awful during my last run at work. Got off the plane Christmas Day, wife picked me up, and I collapsed.
She took me to emergency where they found out I had Sepsis (bacteria in my blood) Spent the next few weeks in the hospital and the next 6-7 weeks on antibiotics. They found out the bacteria had attached itself to the heart valve, and I was flown to Hamilton for open heart surgery to repair the valve.
The operation was successful, and I was sent home with a strong heart, to recuperate.
About two weeks later, I noticed I was getting weaker again. I went back to emergency, and found out that I had significant water gain and was in heart failure. At that time my cardiologist put me on water pills as a treatment and was told that my heart function was down to 23%.
This is where it all goes to hell...I had been given no direction after the operation, nobody had reduced the amount of diuretic pills I was getting, and I was suffering from extreme dehydration, back to emergency. They pumped me back up with intravenous saline, and sent me home. At least I was feeling better.
A few days later, I couldn't breathe. Back to emergency again.
They found out a virus had attacked my heart, but was gone, and couldn't be identified. My heart was down to 5% efficiency, and they put me on an air ambulance to Ottawa with a very low chance of survival. (Didn't think I would live through the trip).
I woke up here five days later, didn't know where I was, what day it was...but at least my brain and memories were not affected.
Currently, I'm continuing to shock them with my level of recovery. They were fully prepared to do a heart transplant when I woke up...some 70's song was on the radio, and they said I awoke and started playing air guitar.
I expect to be here another week, followed by either a recovery over time (best case) or a heart transplant. (if best case doesn't work)
Anyway, that's the story so far.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:08 PM   #7530
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I am getting that feeling, so I backed off of posting.

DUDE! totally kidding. Live the dream Kari and keep the pics coming! We get worried when you don't show up for a few days.



you might even get back into the really good books with another pool shot



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