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Old 09-15-2007, 06:44 PM   #1
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I took a little solo ride today that ended up being 600 kms long from my front door in St. John's and back. Man oh man I sure do like riding in Fall weather. Low humidity, and temperatures in the teens Celsius suits me just fine. And it was sunny and clear the whole day long. A great day to spend on the bike.

I followed Route 1 to Clarenville, Route 230 to Lockston, and then Route 239 all the way down to it's end on the shore of Trinity Bay. The road actually terminates near Random Head, where they filmed the TV mini series 'Random Passage'. The historically accurate buildings are kept up by the local community of New Bonaventure, as a tourist attraction.

I took a detour along the way, out the rugged dirt road to the Admiral's Point Lighthouse.

I saw a blue V-Strom and a big KTM adventure bike together, on Route 230, headed in the opposite direction. That's only the second V-Strom I have seen in Newfoundland, in nearly 11,000 kms of riding mine this summer.

On my return leg of the trip, I spotted a pair of moose next to the highway, and jumped off the bike to grab a photo of them. A young female, and a young buck, as you can see in the shot below.

Map of Route 239 Area

Here's a handful of photos from my day-trip...















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Old 09-15-2007, 07:09 PM   #2
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Looks like a really fun run. You have a great combo of bikes & enjoy reading your adventures, Keep up the good work!
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Old 09-15-2007, 07:10 PM   #3
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Looks like it's still summer on the Rock!! Great pics, thanks for posting
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Old 09-16-2007, 08:16 AM   #4
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Thanks, guys...

I just added a couple more shots. I was too tired, after the ride, to go through all my photos.


Guess I'm gettin' old.

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Old 09-16-2007, 08:30 AM   #5
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really nice...
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Old 09-17-2007, 06:07 PM   #6
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Great stuff as always Geoff.
If you ever decide to do the book thing, my neighbour is a publisher.
http://www.formac.ca/
Never know, it might help.
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Old 09-17-2007, 07:06 PM   #7
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Thanks, guys...

I just added a couple more shots. I was too tired, after the ride, to go through all my photos.


Guess I'm gettin' old.

They're beautiful.
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Old 09-17-2007, 08:06 PM   #8
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Rob...

Feel free to run the idea by your neighbor, of a 'Newfoundland by Motorcycle' book, with photos and detailed route descriptions.

I've done some research here, and I'm told that large photo books are a tough sell, because they are so expensive to produce. So now I'm thinking more along the lines of a smaller guide book, with some photos, that would be tank-bag size.

I have explored thousands of miles of coastal trails, aswell as coastal roads, so I'm thinkin' that maybe there should be a separate section for bikers interested in the off road routes, in the same book.

Anyhow...

Thanks for the tip about your neighbor being a publisher.
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