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Old 05-17-2013, 02:03 AM   #35446
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Hey Guys, heading your way in a week. Looking for a old RR bed that runs North to South that is probably a snow mobile trail. Saw a ride report on it a couple years ago but can't find it. Looked like the bridges had been redone and trail taken care of. I'll be on a loaded 990 but was wanting to get off the beaten path " somewhat " Nothing to severe. Can someone point me in the right Direction


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Sounds like Dockingpilot's ride report. Find his profile and check out his ride reports.



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Old 05-17-2013, 04:27 AM   #35447
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Hey Guys, heading your way in a week. Looking for a old RR bed that runs North to South that is probably a snow mobile trail. Saw a ride report on it a couple years ago but can't find it. Looked like the bridges had been redone and trail taken care of. I'll be on a loaded 990 but was wanting to get off the beaten path " somewhat " Nothing to severe. Can someone point me in the right Direction


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http://www.maine.gov/doc/parks/progr...le/trails.html

http://www.maine.gov/ifw/atv_snowmob...gistration.htm
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Old 05-17-2013, 04:37 AM   #35448
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It can and does happen.....

came across a young fella last night who had just been knocked off his Katana by a deer which had jumped out of the right side ditch and hit him directly on the side of the bike, knocking him off and of course the bike going down.
a skinned knee was the damage to the rider, though I'm sure there will be some aches and pains this morning.

bike had a small hole rubbed into the case which dumped the oil and a broken mirror and scraped plastic.
deer was still in the middle of the lane not doing so well.

SP showed up and thanked us for parking with flashers, getting the deer out of the road then gave the deer its rest. Stayed till his dad showed up and we loaded the bike and deer on the truck....

As we pulled away Mrs BK said "hits close to home doesn't it...." not much said for the rest of the ride home...yes it does...
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:28 AM   #35449
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It can and does happen.....

came across a young fella last night who had just been knocked off his Katana by a deer which had jumped out of the right side ditch and hit him directly on the side of the bike, knocking him off and of course the bike going down.
a skinned knee was the damage to the rider, though I'm sure there will be some aches and pains this morning.

bike had a small hole rubbed into the case which dumped the oil and a broken mirror and scraped plastic.
deer was still in the middle of the lane not doing so well.

SP showed up and thanked us for parking with flashers, getting the deer out of the road then gave the deer its rest. Stayed till his dad showed up and we loaded the bike and deer on the truck....

As we pulled away Mrs BK said "hits close to home doesn't it...." not much said for the rest of the ride home...yes it does...
Continual reminders posted sure don't hurt.

Glad it wasn't worse for the kid.
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:33 AM   #35450
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Continual reminders posted sure don't hurt.

Glad it wasn't worse for the kid.
+1

Had a deer cross in front of me on the way to work this morning. I saw it with plenty of time to slow down and look to see if there were any more. And think about the times when you don't get any warning
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:36 AM   #35451
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Continual reminders posted sure don't hurt.

Glad it wasn't worse for the kid.
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:38 AM   #35452
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+1

Had a deer cross in front of me on the way to work this morning. I saw it with plenty of time to slow down and look to see if there were any more. And think about the times when you don't get any warning
yes, kid said by the time he hit the brakes the deer hit him....
saw 7-8 deer on Wed nite coming home in the same area. I think they were moving around due to the rain coming in Wed. nite.
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:46 AM   #35453
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:51 AM   #35454
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If this sounds like I am criticizing, it s not my intent. Its just a couple of examples of what has worked in their culture for many MANY years that people in our culture could not imagine. WE think electricity and indoor plumbing are requirements for normal life. THEY prove that it is not. I respect that.
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My sentiments exactly.

I'm always amazed and impressed to see what people do with so little. Ingenuity at it's best.



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Old 05-18-2013, 10:49 AM   #35455
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:26 PM   #35456
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Hello Mikewillsmith

mikewillsmith...howdy, i'm in Rkd as well...where's your shop? I make alloy tanks for bikes and work at home...like to meet you when convenient.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:41 PM   #35457
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I make alloy tanks for bikes and work at home...like to meet you when convenient.
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Mike,
You make alloy motorcycle tanks...? I would like to meet you as well...

Shoot me a PM with your edress or phone digits please.

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Old 05-18-2013, 10:19 PM   #35458
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Chiming in here on the tablet/netbook/navigation discussion. When we did our big 10 day Canada trip last summer, my computer savvy friend got a couple of us set up on Samsung Tab2 tablets that were loaded with Orux mapping software, and we used Bing satellite images (I agree with whomever said these are way better than Google).
I'm looking to do the same thing and have orux maps installed on my tablet. But I'm curious why bing sat images are better? As far as the eye can tell google has a bit more detail.
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:05 AM   #35459
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I'm looking to do the same thing and have orux maps installed on my tablet. But I'm curious why bing sat images are better? As far as the eye can tell google has a bit more detail.
it is best to check both GE and Bing in the area you want to ride. The date of the maps vary and the time of year the sat images were made can affect the quality of the image.
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:07 PM   #35460
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I'm looking to do the same thing and have orux maps installed on my tablet. But I'm curious why bing sat images are better? As far as the eye can tell google has a bit more detail.
Bk is right. It seems that the image quality can very quite a lot from area to area. Bing has much higher resolution here in my neck of the woods, but poorer in other spots around the state. Orux maps on an Android tablet is an amazing way to navigate in my opinion. I had my Samsung in a waterproof bag (that still allowed me to view and manipulate it) that is velcro'd to my tank bag.
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