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Old 06-11-2009, 03:45 AM   #61
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Wow, sorry to hear about the icebergs messin' with your ferry ride! Really looking forward to following in your footsteps as I will be going solo mid july. Hoping there will be some straggling 'bergs to see but not to block. Great pics!!! thanks for brining us along!!!

What bike will you be riding? Trip is working out great, I'll see them icebergs someday. Long way up from ATL, sounds epic!
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:14 AM   #62
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Me too.
Hey, at least you've got a TAT trip to do in the meantime!

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Old 06-11-2009, 07:26 AM   #63
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What bike are planning on taking Mark? XRL or Wee?
XRL. I thought about riding the Wee (outfitted with TKC80s), but my friend James is coming along in his Jeep and carrying all our gear for us, so I don't need the Wee's crap-hauling ability. I figure a lightweight DS will be a lot more fun on the Trans-Lab.

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Old 06-11-2009, 12:17 PM   #64
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XRL. I figure a lightweight DS will be a lot more fun on the Trans-Lab.
You bet. I would say that TKC's (rear anyways) won't last the whole loop.

I've got a TKC on the front, and a Metzeler Sahara 3 on the back, had no troubles. The road is good enough, the TKC on the rear just isn't necessary. My tires will be spent when I get back home. ~3000 miles I estimate, as I'm at 2300+ right now.
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:17 PM   #65
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What bike will you be riding? Trip is working out great, I'll see them icebergs someday. Long way up from ATL, sounds epic!
Why I'll be riding my trusty BMW R80ST!!! Its has the heart of a G/S!! Yeah, wish I was closer, have to pound the slab up to Quebec just so I can do the route and make it home in time for work. Keep up on the RR, I can taste it everytime I read a post!!!
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:27 PM   #66
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Cap Chat on the north shore of the Gaspesie -



Largest of its' type in the world -



This one looks like it's missing a couple of wing tips..... ???



Later in the day, I pass where I think the blades for these are made - you can see the one in the back on the hoist w/slings, I watched it come out of the building.




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Old 06-11-2009, 12:40 PM   #67
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You folks better like this pic, I worked really hard picking my bike up again after getting the shot. (jump off a moving bike to get wildlife photos - that's dedication!)

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Old 06-11-2009, 12:43 PM   #68
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One of my favorite movies, but I have no idea what the story is here....



Note the ultra-bling new sticker........
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:59 PM   #69
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The north shore of the Gaspesie is just farking beautiful, even with clouds.









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Old 06-11-2009, 01:06 PM   #70
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I would say that TKC's (rear anyways) won't last the whole loop.
Really? Is it that hard on tires? Because I think I've got about 4000 miles on my current set of TKCs; front is still in very good shape, rear is well-worn in the middle but probably good for another 1k or so. And these have seen probably 90% pavement (where I tend to be hard on tires).

I'll be starting my trip with a fresh set of tires. Would definitely like to avoid having to change mid-trip. But I'm not too happy with the tire choices available aside from TKCs -- everything else is either wicked expensive (Mefo Explorer) or handles poorly on paved twisties (Kenda 270).

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Old 06-11-2009, 04:00 PM   #71
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Really? Is it that hard on tires? Because I think I've got about 4000 miles on my current set of TKCs; front is still in very good shape, rear is well-worn in the middle but probably good for another 1k or so. And these have seen probably 90% pavement (where I tend to be hard on tires).
You get better tire life than me, then..... I spooned off a 2200 mile TKC off the back the night before I left, no way it would have lasted for the trip. It maybe had a 1000 miles left in it. The bike lays down the power, and I like to twist it!


If you can get 5k, you'll be set. I agree, nothing like the TKC's for confidence in the dirt + hook-up in the paved twisties.

This metzler has worn much better than the TKC on the back for me. The sahara on the front is downright scary in the loose stuff.
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:47 PM   #72
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The numbers, so far courtesy the venerable Garmin V.

Total miles 2295
Max speed 80.3 mph
Overall Average speed 47.1 mph
Moving time 45hr43min

Seat: 1 - my ass: 0

Even with the AMBP, the stock seat only has a 3 or 4 day range, this afternoon, I was having a hard time staying pain-free in the bum.

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Old 06-11-2009, 04:47 PM   #73
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Now if you would have gotten your fallen bike in the picture also we'd be talking front page and all that but I thank you for the nice bear picture.
Ride On Thanks for stopping at the same spots Penny and I did last summer. Great to re-live our vacation ride.
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:54 PM   #74
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:58 PM   #75
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Now if you would have gotten your fallen bike in the picture also we'd be talking front page and all that but I thank you for the nice bear picture.
Ride On Thanks for stopping at the same spots Penny and I did last summer. Great to re-live our vacation ride.
Happy Thursday
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If you think I'm going to take a pic of my own bike on the ground, you got another thing coming, lifeguard man.......
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