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Old 03-05-2011, 10:52 AM   #301
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Thanks for your ride report, simple and beautiful. I've traveled a lot of Canada and your report captures a lot of the best of it. But I'll go a bit against the grain and say my favorite part was the North Shore of Superior. I know it can't compare to the sheer overwhelming beauty of the Rockies, but there is just something about it that hits me close to home. I have to wake up one more time, freezing, in a tent on the shore. Loved the storm shots from the shore at the end.

You've put an idea in my head for when my children are a bit older.... I simply have to find the time to introduce them to their native land, in the proper way, from the road. Wish me luck in talking their mother into doing it on the back of two bikes...
Might I suggest this as a most excellent read on the subject...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=265019

He then did the next trip with his daughter
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=362853
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:31 PM   #302
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Glad this popped up on the radar

Great RR. Thanks for posting it back in 07. Good reports always rise to the top and in this case a few times over the years.
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Old 03-05-2011, 04:56 PM   #303
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Might I suggest this as a most excellent read on the subject...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=265019

He then did the next trip with his daughter
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=362853
Those are my favourite RR's in all of ADV.


Yellowknife, thanks, glad you liked it.
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:35 PM   #304
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I just read this report again. 3rd time. You're an artist with a camera, Lornce, and the /5 is the perfect bike for this kind of thing. We're getting really close to long-trip season in California (just got back from Death Valley, but that's something else entirely) and the R90 wants to do a little galloping.
Thanks for the extra inspiration.

Cheers, my friend!
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:43 AM   #305
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Hey, just re-read most of this thread and this was really an absolute gem of a trip. Perfect bike and amazing photography Lornce. Brilliant and inspiring!
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:27 AM   #306
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Bigger Al and Sleazyrider,

Glad to have provided ya'all with a bit of inspiration. Not sure when I'll get another chance for an extended road trip.

Gotta hurry up and build the sidecar rig!





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Old 03-23-2011, 03:18 PM   #307
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looks like a biking family

Congrats - now start building that side car so the family can see Canada.
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:11 PM   #308
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Congrats - now start building that side car so the family can see Canada.
You know it!

I've got a feeling this guy's gonna love flying along in a sidecar.


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Old 04-06-2011, 12:57 PM   #309
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Kudos to you. I ride a R26 and R50 myself. The drum-brakes are a bit weak, but who wants to brake all the time :p

Did you ever had problems with the ignition-"key"?
Mine has sometimes malfunctions so that the light is turned on, even if you retract the key. When you come back after a couple of hours, you find your battery empty (R26 doesn't start without battery )
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:20 AM   #310
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Kudos to you. I ride a R26 and R50 myself. The drum-brakes are a bit weak, but who wants to brake all the time :p

Did you ever had problems with the ignition-"key"?
Mine has sometimes malfunctions so that the light is turned on, even if you retract the key. When you come back after a couple of hours, you find your battery empty (R26 doesn't start without battery )
Marius, I never once took the key out of the bike.

I was careful to clean the contacts on the ignition plate and it never gave me a lick of trouble.

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Old 05-21-2012, 08:40 PM   #311
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Beautiful Trip

I can't decide which is more gorgeous, the country went through, or your /5. Touring on a vintage bike is unlike any other touring. Even if you've put the bike together well, it adds an element of adventure and daring. Keep sharing your rides!
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:37 AM   #312
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wow... nice report. sure you have to build a side car
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:34 PM   #313
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Aha!

I've just been catching up on this report, drawn in by the outstanding photography. Then I caught the reference that explained the image quality! The Yashica TL !!! Anyone who learned his trade on that old diamond in the rough has composition skills embedded is his DNA by now. That camera defined the phrase "bang for the buck" . Mine survived Woodstock, crewing a summer on a ketch in the Med., & thousands of miles on my '72 CL 350 from Alabama to Cape Breton. It was still matching needles just fine when I (foolishly) sold it 10-12 years later for a Minolta with sexier looks & inferior IQ.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:12 PM   #314
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Good to speak with someone who appreciates a good old fashioned manual fillum camera. And Kodachrome 25, that made you pay attention. Replaced the TL-Electro with a Minolta, too, which I promptly re-sold a few months later and re-replaced with a K1000 Pentax. That Pentax lasted through two decades of motorcycle, canoe, camping, back-packing and trekking trips until it's last shutter repair in Kathmandu. Left it in Nepal with a friend who lived and worked in a remote mountain hospital. A used MX Pentax kept me going until the D100 Nikon DSLR took over in '05. The rest is history. One of these days I'll digitise some of my slide collection...

Glad you enjoyed the ride!

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