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Old 01-05-2013, 07:07 AM   #1
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TransCanada ADV trip and preparation

We are going on a trip across Canada on our adventure bikes in the summer of 2013. The trip will start in New-Brunswick, and go across to BC, then back to N.B using a different road most of the time. (The trip has not happened yet, I will keep this thread open to show the preparation before the trip)

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Old 01-05-2013, 07:16 AM   #2
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I've been preparing for my trip across Canada next summer! I added HID projectors and HID headlights, as well as a headlight gard I made myself. I also added hard cases with a home made case rack, fabricated a two gaz tank mount on the back for the long streches. Garmin NUVI200 and E-trex legend for GPSs :) ... I have a tank bag, witch is not in the pictures A new sticker job, because I like to personalise my stuff a lot... I also got rid of the too long rear fender/license plate holder on the back (Never be scared to weld and cut on the bike ).. It also had a few accessories when I bought it, like the SW Motech top plate and crash bars! That's about it for the bike Here it is




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Old 01-05-2013, 07:42 AM   #3
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extra weight

There are lots of gas stations along the way. Why not ditch some extra weight and leave the cans at home and enjoy the ride?
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:14 AM   #4
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There are lots of gas stations along the way. Why not ditch some extra weight and leave the cans at home and enjoy the ride?
Well if we go through the territories I will need them :P And there are not that many gas station in the dirt roads where we can ride for hours and parks... But I agree with you that I should leave them empty on the road!
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:27 AM   #5
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When I did my cross Canada trip, my biggest mistake was to much weight.
Too much cooking equipment,
Too much gear.
Too many clothes.
And not bringing a paper map backup.

I would love to hear your plans.


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Old 01-05-2013, 09:40 AM   #6
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Are you riding the Trans Canada Adventure Trail ?

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Old 01-05-2013, 10:30 AM   #7
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Well we do have a predertemined path, but it is subject to change! I never heard of that trail, but I started reading on it and I would like to insert some part on it in our trip for sure!! Thank you!!

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When I did my cross Canada trip, my biggest mistake was to much weight.
Too much cooking equipment,
Too much gear.
Too many clothes.
And not bringing a paper map backup.

I would love to hear your plans.


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Thank you for the info! We will be 4 or 5 bikes, so only one will carry the cooking supplys and etc!
I hear a lot of people bring to much clothes and gear! I was thinking of washing clothes every two days or so, but thanks for the heads up! And yes, one of us should have a paper map, but with a couple of GPSs and Iphones we should be fine eh ?

We started a little website as well, it incomplete, but feel free to check it out! http://transcanadaadventure.webs.com/
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:26 PM   #8
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Well we do have a predertemined path, but it is subject to change! I never heard of that trail, but I started reading on it and I would like to insert some part on it in our trip for sure!! Thank you!!



Thank you for the info! We will be 4 or 5 bikes, so only one will carry the cooking supplys and etc!
I hear a lot of people bring to much clothes and gear! I was thinking of washing clothes every two days or so, but thanks for the heads up! And yes, one of us should have a paper map, but with a couple of GPSs and Iphones we should be fine eh ?

We started a little website as well, it incomplete, but feel free to check it out! http://transcanadaadventure.webs.com/
Most of the world hasnt discovered the wonderful properties of Merino wool clothing.( Icebreaker http://blog.icebreaker.com/tag/no-stink/ ) Unlike synthetic gear it doesnt stink after a day so you can wear it for days on end. Sir Peter Blake wore it for 40 days on end sailing round the world ! http://us.icebreaker.com/on/demandwa...d=how-we-began
I have no affiliation to the product, i just use it and it means you can take less stuff and dont have to wash it as often.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:44 PM   #9
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Most of the world hasnt discovered the wonderful properties of Merino wool clothing.( Icebreaker http://blog.icebreaker.com/tag/no-stink/ ) Unlike synthetic gear it doesnt stink after a day so you can wear it for days on end. Sir Peter Blake wore it for 40 days on end sailing round the world ! http://us.icebreaker.com/on/demandwa...d=how-we-began
I have no affiliation to the product, i just use it and it means you can take less stuff and dont have to wash it as often.

I'm in-I am excited for your trip. I love Canada and I always look for an excuse to cross Canada, which happens a few times a year, coming from Alaska. I'm excited to see how your adventure unfolds.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:47 PM   #10
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Here's my bike the day I got her. She's got a great personality, I swear. I believe my bike and Guillaumes F800GS will get along just fine eh?

Any advice on some simple light luggage? I was thinking of just strapping two fairly large dry bags to the rear of the bike.



Something like this.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:01 PM   #11
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Most of the world hasnt discovered the wonderful properties of Merino wool clothing.( Icebreaker http://blog.icebreaker.com/tag/no-stink/ ) Unlike synthetic gear it doesnt stink after a day so you can wear it for days on end. Sir Peter Blake wore it for 40 days on end sailing round the world ! http://us.icebreaker.com/on/demandwa...d=how-we-began
I have no affiliation to the product, i just use it and it means you can take less stuff and dont have to wash it as often.
Well that sounds really interesting! I never tought about "self cleaning" clothes! Unfortunatly, We will still need some clothes for the nights out!
I will difinitly try to get underwears, socks and a shirt from them! Thanks again!
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:50 PM   #12
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I would suggest not using bungie chord to secure your gear. Use actual straps like Rok Straps. http://www.rokstraps.com/
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:00 PM   #13
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I would suggest not using bungie chord to secure your gear. Use actual straps like Rok Straps. http://www.rokstraps.com/
I looked into that, they look very useful! But what I am using is not bungies, it's one long shock chord with a loop and a knot for now, but we will look into them for sure!
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:45 PM   #15
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I use regular Kayak strap for my stuff. On that trip I put 2 on my tent crossing (grey dry-bag) and 2 on the duffle bag, blue.
I use the buggy net to put stuff to dry. The strap are custom made, I just cut them the good size for there job with a foot extra. I did 2 trips cross-country of 4 to 5 weeks, no problem.

I got trouble to add the picture, will figure it out!!!!!!
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