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Old 10-12-2008, 10:04 PM   #46
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Here you go...

Abandoned town 10-OCT-08 2:31:02PM N52 20.807 W91 01.544 1249 ft

funny thing is that this ride isn't that far north compared to other places I've lived...but it feels equally far north!
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:17 PM   #47
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After a bit of confusion, we got rolling again.

About half an hour later I saw the DR's headlight getting smaller in my rearviews...WTF?

Even with the IMS tank, the DR was acting like it was out of fuel.

Reserve didn't help.


We added 7 litres from our reserves to the tank. Nope. Bike kept dying.

SHIT! Now what?
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:33 PM   #48
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We had to make a decison...save the gas for the KLR, in case we had to run in two up on one bike?

Try filling up the rest of the tank on the DR, and see what happens?
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:16 AM   #49
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Using a line like that is chumming the hole, if you have to be PC, give us something..............

Religious freedom at its finest. Still a few leftovers hanging around Savant Lake, which is not too far south of Pickle Lake.
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:21 AM   #50
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Ron, I am glad you took some photos to share with us. I really wanted to ride up there with you's........I like exploring abandonded places like that. Maybe search "Stirland Lake" and see what it brings up.
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:25 AM   #51
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I need to visit N. ON.
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:38 AM   #52
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I'll get back on this report later today...
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:44 AM   #53
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Ron, I am glad you took some photos to share with us. I really wanted to ride up there with you's........I like exploring abandonded places like that. Maybe search "Stirland Lake" and see what it brings up.
Tried that, but the responses don't really make any sense.

The timeline is all wrong.
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:47 AM   #54
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Religious freedom at its finest. Still a few leftovers hanging around Savant Lake, which is not too far south of Pickle Lake.
Interesting observation. I noticed a few "unusual" people
when we stopped in Savant Lake to warm up.
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:00 AM   #55
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Wow Ron...That is fascinating...Keep it going. I love exploring ghosttowns and whatnot.
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:07 AM   #56
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Great write-up Ron. Post more pics of the ghost town if you have them.
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:30 AM   #57
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Ron......

Looks like the fun came in small "cold" concentrated bursts.

Lucky for you, there was frozen butter tarts.

Know you need to get a camera that works while in the hands of a shakey operator. (However it does give a nice effect)

Great report, as usuall.
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:59 PM   #58
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I'll post up a collage of pictures from the the abandonded town for now.

More ride report later.

Hope there's no repeats.
















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Old 10-13-2008, 01:02 PM   #59
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Bet you haven't seen one of these in a while...
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