ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > Canada
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-14-2012, 10:14 AM   #7066
PiffleMaster
Beastly Adventurer
 
PiffleMaster's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Winnipeg
Oddometer: 1,795
Quote:
Originally Posted by KamikazeKLR View Post
It's going we'll so far. I have a feeling we'll be done by noon so keep your eyes peeled for when I post again saying I'm done! I'd like to swing by the shop in St. Andrews to visit Brian if I can but I really hope I get to join in on the ride at Tim's
Change of plan... I won't be at St. Andrews today as I'm working on Backroaders son's laptop at home.
Turns out it was a bigger job than I envisioned.
Cheers, Brian
__________________
"He never met a stranger." Drif10 re DRCool
Have Sporadic Spot, will travel sporadically...
And a picture outside my window... Sometimes...
PiffleMaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 10:26 AM   #7067
KamikazeKLR
Shorty on the 650
 
KamikazeKLR's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2012
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Oddometer: 580
Anybody going on the ride today have a cell phone? I really want to go on this ride but ill probably be a bit late
__________________
- Mel
Long Way Back

Not all those who wander are lost
2002 Kawasaki KLR650 - Big Red
KamikazeKLR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 02:03 PM   #7068
rugbyrtcwka
railroader
 
rugbyrtcwka's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Oddometer: 512
Thought about coming on one of the rides

But everyone wanted to start too late. Having to work at 1600 every day kinda puts a damper on that often. Still riding bike to work on daily basis. Sure like that heated vest investment.
__________________
Old enough to know better but probably do it again.
rugbyrtcwka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 02:45 PM   #7069
MacNoob
Beastly Adventurer
 
MacNoob's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: The mosquito-y Center of Canada
Oddometer: 1,512
No way for me to hook up for a ride today. But I did go tour the local farm roads for an hour or so. Met a friendly mini horse and toured a tiny old country church.
__________________
Quote:
"Ignorance, you see, can be out thought. Arrogance can be outmaneuvered. But ignorance and arrogance combined are unassailable."
82 Honda C70, 71 Honda CL175, 08 Kawasaki KLR650, 85 Honda GL1200 Goldwing
MacNoob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 03:02 PM   #7070
theshaneler
Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Oddometer: 87
I knew I wouldn't last 6 weeks, I went for a ride, cast and all :p
theshaneler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 03:42 PM   #7071
Whyswoman
The Gal's Gotta 'Yak
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: WhinyNippy
Oddometer: 590
Here's hoping...

That everyone who wanted to ride today got out and did just that...Mel, I am sorry we missed you - I think we hung around til about 2-ish, and then Mr and Mrs Backroader, Great White North and I went on a lovely tour north to Breezy Point, amongst other places...lovely little curvy roads, some gravel and a beautifiul day.

Kelly, I would have been willing to start out waaaaaaaaaaaaaay earlier today if you had chimed in about wanting to start early...I am just that kinda gal - so if next weekend comes and it looks like a good day for a ride, let me know...I don't have heated gear, but I do have plenty of insulation, and can layer like crazy under my jacket (now 3 sizes too big)...

I do have a semi confirmed outing planned on Sunday, so Saturday would be my day for riding - if weather permits...At this point, I don't think I would want to ride in the rain, but if the temps are low and the sun is still shining, I would be open...

Greg, thanks for a lovely tour today...I have really enjoyed my rides this weekend, and it is because I have had excellent tour guides...
__________________
“The pursuit of normality is the ultimate sacrifice of potential.” - Faith Jegede


http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...B7MsmZi3RGt4c2
Whyswoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 03:59 PM   #7072
GreatWhiteNorth
Beastly Adventurer
 
GreatWhiteNorth's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Winterpeg - site of flatness beyond belief
Oddometer: 1,540
Nice ride!

Big Thnx to Backroader and Janice for guiding the ride today (and to Lee for the company too). Was nice to tour along the Red on some river roads I'd not seen before. Sure lots of nice, nice homes along the river! It was such a great sunny afternoon for a ride, as I was making my way home, I was surprised to see dark (wintery!) clouds on the horizon moving in quickly. Home just in time - another great adv-venture with great people. Cheers
__________________
Spending my daughter's inheritance one motorcycle at a time.
Bikes currently owned: '91 Honda Gold Wing with sidecar, '92 Kawi KLR650 with Enduro sidecar, and '94 KLR650.
GreatWhiteNorth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 05:51 PM   #7073
GreatWhiteNorth
Beastly Adventurer
 
GreatWhiteNorth's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Winterpeg - site of flatness beyond belief
Oddometer: 1,540
[QUOTE=We let Chris lead us around town and then stopped for coffee/hot chocolate on Corydon around 5. Saw GreatWhiteNorth ride by as we were people watching but, he didn't wave back.


Sorry, sorry, so very, very sorry! Didn't see you guys. I could smell supper from there and had cruise control on autopilot mode making a beeline for the feed trough. What you guys doing snorkeling back java at such a fancy Corydon establishment anyway (whatsamatter with Timmies!?) - I didn't think ADVers hung there - that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it
__________________
Spending my daughter's inheritance one motorcycle at a time.
Bikes currently owned: '91 Honda Gold Wing with sidecar, '92 Kawi KLR650 with Enduro sidecar, and '94 KLR650.
GreatWhiteNorth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 06:04 PM   #7074
PiffleMaster
Beastly Adventurer
 
PiffleMaster's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Winnipeg
Oddometer: 1,795
Quote:
Originally Posted by John Fry View Post
Darn kitchen is being very irksome.


Love this picture guys! Thanks for posting!
__________________
"He never met a stranger." Drif10 re DRCool
Have Sporadic Spot, will travel sporadically...
And a picture outside my window... Sometimes...
PiffleMaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 06:14 PM   #7075
Whyswoman
The Gal's Gotta 'Yak
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: WhinyNippy
Oddometer: 590
Quote:
Originally Posted by John Fry View Post
Darn kitchen is being very irksome. Still not done but, downed tools when tempers got hot so, was able to meet Mel and Chris for a ride when their course was over.
We let Chris lead us around town and then stopped for coffee/hot chocolate on Corydon around 5. Saw GreatWhiteNorth ride by as we were people watching but, he didn't wave back.
After that, they had something to do and I went for dinner.




Some photo of Mels post-crash/repair bike.

Love the proud poses in this picture...Mel, your bike is looking VERY spiffy, and John - I love your colorful gloves...

Glad you all got out for a ride...
__________________
“The pursuit of normality is the ultimate sacrifice of potential.” - Faith Jegede


http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...B7MsmZi3RGt4c2
Whyswoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 07:00 PM   #7076
BackRoader
Heading There Next
 
BackRoader's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: The Center of Canada, Home of the Arctic Vortex
Oddometer: 4,519
Some shots from our ride today:

Near Sugar Island on the Red River...just north of the old Yacht Club.


Near the Breezy Point Boat Launch, once a thriving cottage community, leveled by the last Red River Flood. Now it's a boat launch.



Lock Port, a fresh new paint job on the locks.



It was a great day to be riding.....
__________________
2011 BMW R1200GS Triple Black, 1983 Yamaha RZ350, 1978 Yamaha XS650 SE,1967 Honda CD125, 2007 Kawasaki Super Sherpa, 2004 Yamaha BWS, 1980 Honda C70 Cub.
BackRoader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 07:30 PM   #7077
Mark-II
Turn The Gas On
 
Mark-II's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Winnipeg
Oddometer: 328
Great pics, guys.

I didn't go very far today, but man were there a lot of bikes out!

Just watch out for the sand in those construction zones (I'm still reading the pavement. Ever notice how even in a cage you sit perfectly in a tyre track? Even drove with the windows down... This is going to be a long 5.5 months... ).
Mark-II is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 07:59 PM   #7078
PiffleMaster
Beastly Adventurer
 
PiffleMaster's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Winnipeg
Oddometer: 1,795
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark-II View Post
Great pics, guys.

I didn't go very far today, but man were there a lot of bikes out!

Just watch out for the sand in those construction zones (I'm still reading the pavement. Ever notice how even in a cage you sit perfectly in a tyre track? Even drove with the windows down... This is going to be a long 5.5 months... ).
Love the sentiment about driving with the windows down.
.. but 5.5 months between rides?!

I was thinking MAYBE 2.5 months...,

Anyway kids, it's crazy out there, don't do anything you'll regret.
Never mind thinking about riding outside the normal Hardly season...

If you've never ridden on ice, keep it that way.
Just saying; ...

I'm a trained professional on a closed course.

Cheers, Brian
__________________
"He never met a stranger." Drif10 re DRCool
Have Sporadic Spot, will travel sporadically...
And a picture outside my window... Sometimes...

PiffleMaster screwed with this post 10-14-2012 at 08:05 PM
PiffleMaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 08:07 PM   #7079
BackRoader
Heading There Next
 
BackRoader's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: The Center of Canada, Home of the Arctic Vortex
Oddometer: 4,519
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark-II View Post
Great pics, guys.

I didn't go very far today, but man were there a lot of bikes out!

Just watch out for the sand in those construction zones (I'm still reading the pavement. Ever notice how even in a cage you sit perfectly in a tyre track? Even drove with the windows down... This is going to be a long 5.5 months... ).
Watching for sand is one thing, watching out for cage drivers is another thing... Got cut off 4 times today from downtown to St Vital. The right signal on first, then the lane change starts, followed by the shoulder check ....
__________________
2011 BMW R1200GS Triple Black, 1983 Yamaha RZ350, 1978 Yamaha XS650 SE,1967 Honda CD125, 2007 Kawasaki Super Sherpa, 2004 Yamaha BWS, 1980 Honda C70 Cub.
BackRoader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 08:15 PM   #7080
Mark-II
Turn The Gas On
 
Mark-II's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Winnipeg
Oddometer: 328
Quote:
Originally Posted by PiffleMaster View Post
If you've never ridden on ice, keep it that way.
Just saying; ...

I'm a trained professional on a closed course.

Cheers, Brian
Or just plain nutz

Black ice gives me a bad case of clench on 4-wheels. I've no desire to see it on 2..

5.5 is the maximum time. I need to pick up the GS by March 31. If the roads are dry in Feb, who knows!

I'm going to research a set of crash bars, for piece of mind, probably a guard for that electronic doo-dad on the left intake duct, since my pants seem to run foul of it, and I figure I'll be golden.... for the first month or so before farkle wave #2 breaks ashore.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BackRoader View Post
Watching for sand is one thing, watching out for cage drivers is another thing... Got cut off 4 times today from downtown to St Vital. The right signal on first, then the lane change starts, followed by the shoulder check ....
I get cut off all the time and I drive a Big Blue half-tonne. I regularly hit brakes when I end up with a car half a second in front of me (thus creating space for the next Jimmy Two-hat to occupy that half-second window)

Mark-II screwed with this post 10-14-2012 at 08:26 PM
Mark-II is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 09:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014