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Old 05-25-2007, 05:39 AM   #1
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Cape Shore Group Ride (May 24/07)

That was a Thursday afternoon which could not have gone closer to plan. Beautiful blue skies, temperatures in the low teens (Celsius), light winds, and everyone showed up fully fueled, on time, and ready to roll.

Quinton, Jamie, Mike and I made it four bikes, and off we rolled for a run down along the Cape Shore. Two KLRs, a DL650, and a 640 ADV were the chosen steeds.

It was a 400 km afternoon ride, by the time I checked my door to door return distance on the bike. We made it an express run, stopping only twice. Once at the Cape St. Mary's lighthouse, and once for fuel and coffee at Whitbourne on the Trans Canada Highway.

Unfortunately I don't have any photos of the amazing coastline between St. Bride's and Placentia, because we ended up with tickets to 'Mikey's Magical 120 km/hr Roller-Coaster Ride', along that ultra-twisty stretch of coastal road. As Quinton said to me..."Might be nice to go back there on the weekend and see what that beautiful coastline actually looks like."

All in all a truly great ride with friends, along one of the best motorcycling coastal routes in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador.

Thanks to the guys for takin' off on a Thursday afternoon on such short notice.

Here's a few shots from the Cape St. Mary's lighthouse area...
















Our route on the map...

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Old 05-25-2007, 05:45 AM   #2
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Nice coastline pics!! I love lighthouses....
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Old 05-25-2007, 05:45 AM   #3
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Lookin' good! We're counting on you to do a tour of all the lighthouses on Newfoundland and show them in a clockwise orientation!!
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Old 05-25-2007, 06:07 AM   #4
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Lookin' good! We're counting on you to do a tour of all the lighthouses on Newfoundland and show them in a clockwise orientation!!
Mike and I are both workin' on it.

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Old 05-25-2007, 06:17 PM   #5
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Jeesh. How much vacation time do you get?

Great pix as always.
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Old 05-26-2007, 06:57 AM   #6
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Jeesh. How much vacation time do you get?
Rob...

With nearly 30 years of service, I get five weeks of vacation per year. I never take more than three weeks in a block, so I can use the other two weeks in small hourly amounts, when the weather's good to ride. That run to the Cape on Thursday only cost me three hours of vacation time.




If this damn fog would lift here today, myself and I guy with a new KLR are supposed to be heading to Bonavista. That'll be a around 700 kms return, door to door.

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