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Old 08-31-2009, 06:37 PM   #151
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Did you sleep here Do your knads glow in the dark No wonder Cindy didn't want to go with you

Wonder if she likes older men
Nope seems normal down below.

There will be others that can stay or go as they like...you'll see
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Old 08-31-2009, 06:53 PM   #152
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of course he slept there.

once the cot comes out, its final

Us older guys still want to see a salad pic

how long before you cross over to the states?
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:00 PM   #153
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once the cot comes out, its final

Us older guys still want to see a salad pic

how long before you cross over to the states?

depends thinking it will be around 1 1/2 weeks, no scheudule other than the weather now, no more boats that I now of that I need.
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:46 PM   #154
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30th Aug

Hopefully I won't get bent over b this connection, going full story again on this one for one time

I woke up somewhat fresher than before, I had a shower and put on some clean socks so I was doing good. Apparently I left the door to my cabin unlock and unlatched so drunk Dave could find his way to 221 bunk heaven and get some sleep but apprarently he missed in the info and ended up sleeping on the floor in the bar.
At some point in the night the door mentioned above opened up during rough seas and swung wide open with the lite that I mistakeningly left on for Dave's convience. It turned into a quick eye sore for a passenger who was trying to sleep just outside my cabin's door in one of the reclining passenger seats for those less fortunate than myself, I felt like a big snob, but I think I deserve it. I visited with the said women the next morning and learned more of the story from the night before. I wish she would have taken the extra bunk or even crowded in with myself, I could have managed it. The woman had been traveling to NF to take her oldest son to school and was returning home with her other two children. Her youngest who I was around the most is going to be some kind of trouble with the boys when she get older, she got the look and the genes to follow, super nice people the girl was a little high stung and happy thing. That morning when she was cold and shy, she warmed up quickly:


Its fun to get the complement of a nice accent, I will always appreaciate that, especially from a pretty girl. The picture she got of me while I was sleep walking:


I waited patiently to get off the boat because its a beautiful virture but apprarently many of the drivers are ready to get the hell off the boat and I was like a turtle on a 4 lane. I got everything tied enough to move out of the way of the unloaded and got out of the way. Just another way to improve the ferry system in Canada-let the motorcycle people down first, things would work nicer I do believe.

Mad dash to unload:


Not much out at the port:



I went into town and since my fuel pump wasn't going to be delivered until Monday at some time I decided to homested the net somewhere after I picked up a load of fuel and checked out the town.
The statistics:


At the fuel stop saw one rare bird, the big NX-minus the big tank making the rounds:


A pair of Honda loving riders making a fast loop out of Boston and a unknown Wing doubled down w trailer making the loop:


Think the NX guy in full stich was fast*st, but not for sure, his partner was unknown. The road ahead is said to be good.

After my ride through town I go to the visitors center to set up shop for a while, the place lets you use the phone for free, don't tell anyone but its a great place to stop, they even have computers for you if you don't have your own, secure wifi that opens with there phone #.

In town snow and air porn:


the other type unknown for sure but Steve and the boys back home will figure it out for sure:

Out on a limb, Sabre??

When I started to homested the visitor's center that's when you start to really met people. 1st case in point and very interesting story I might add:

Met Dean R. and one of his daughters Mia:

He and his family from New York had run up on the freight boat going up the coast for a few short hours but since a Northeastern blew in in turned into quite a bit more and the Northern Ranger took heavy seas and had to hole up in a harbour for a while to wait out the blow, big time up here. Dean was out of commission from the sea sickness but said the dishes where crashing in the galley and things got a little wild for stuff that wasn't very secure but the mighty Northern Ranger can see rougher seas that what she got. A bunch of the passengers pitched in to make things right and the catering on the ship provided for the extended voyage that the unexpecting passengers got. The Northern Ranger from starboard side while I'm on the Bond:

Sound to be quite the story and plus Dean has connections in Chile so there you have it, you learn and luck into crazy stuff. I hope I can make a surprise inspection on Dean's intrest in Chile for him.

A little while later a surpise from right near back home, within ~30 miles showed up, a retired pair from Tulsa, OK showed up who are running a loop around the TLH so it shows to be small again and again. Meet Ann and Bill who I even had a common intrest with, no other than Eldon Rix of Cycles Unlimited out of Pryor OK. Here's that pair:


And the last visitor I got to met was someone I'd met back at the Cartright port, Mark Pelly one of the badass Cains Quest boy that help me with the status of the fuel pump and he also helped me with local info that made a difference. Here's that guy:

I'm a happy little sucker aren't I.


I got some valuable information form the Chantell? (she declined her pic) the visitor's center liaison that hooked me up with a perfect free non-tent-needed place to camp down at Gosling Lake Park at the stage that worked perfect for my needs complete with self locking gate, you supply your own lock:

My near perfect spot center stage:


I slept dry and well here, somebody came by earlier on a four wheeler or two wheeler but they couldn't find sneaky John

More sometime later...

Is is wrong to drink lots of Corona's in Labrador?


I don't think so, more later... I'm just getting ready for down South, but I have yet to use the Stone

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Old 09-01-2009, 01:43 PM   #155
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Going on the Churchill underground tonight, I hoping for some very good pictures that explain how NYC lights stay on. Love the freebies

Easy ride today execpt that part of riding to Muskrat Falls and wondering around in the woods for a while. Big update in Labrador City and maybe a pit tour.
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:09 PM   #156
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Hope you made it to the falls. The footpath is a little sketch, but worth the experience if you get there IMHO.

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Going on the Churchill underground tonight, I hoping for some very good pictures that explain how NYC lights stay on. Love the freebies

Easy ride today execpt that part of riding to Muskrat Falls and wondering around in the woods for a while. Big update in Labrador City and maybe a pit tour.
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:11 PM   #157
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<< Is it wrong to drink lots if Coronas in Labrador>>


Well yes it is

Did you try some of this

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Old 09-01-2009, 05:25 PM   #158
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Really enjoyable RR,I like your Cowboy Camping style,I've slept in a few strange places myself.What make of cot is that?I need something to get me off the ground in my old age.

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Old 09-01-2009, 07:53 PM   #159
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<< Is it wrong to drink lots if Coronas in Labrador>>


Well yes it is

Did you try some of this

He drank his fair share of 1892 and QV Light at my house
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:49 PM   #160
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Hey, thanks for sharing

TM, great RR and pics. But for your generous sharing I also didn't realize NS, PEI, NF was so beautiful and rideable. GSDiablo and I will have to consider them.
Never got much chance to visit at SALAAR but it was great that you came. Wish you lots of fodder for great stories (& pics) on your ncs venture.

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If you pass through the twin cities after stopping at Aerostitch (and maybe our cabin in the woods) we’ll have to see what we can do about procuring a DW sticker for you as we have a dealer ‘bout 30 mi south of Mpls.

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...I've been looking for those moose like crazy and haven't had any luck yet...
You might be lucky many X if your route west takes you on Canada 17 over the top half of lake Superior b/t Sault Ste Marie and Nipigon (top of lake). There are Moose warning signs it seemed about every 2-4 miles especially b/t Marathon and Wawa. I saw about a dozen. Mostly OFF the road though!



Keep ride'n n write'n

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Old 09-02-2009, 07:34 AM   #161
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Hope you made it to the falls. The footpath is a little sketch, but worth the experience if you get there IMHO.
It was worth it, I also hit another nice falls/large rapids back behind Echo Lake snowmachine cabin that a local named Fred, rotorhead from GB, showed me after I met him coming off the resource road back to the TLH on the West side.

Yeah I think I rode farther than most, although I did see a set of tkc tracks that I followed, I was singletracking the big mule along the path until the bogs and logs stopped me. I got off a little on the trail walking on my way back up to the bike and tried an angle line bushwacking to get back to the main trail but didn't push high enough up the slope then headed back down to the beach to skirt the forest back to falls, ran up on an old cabin where I signed off (pics to follow) I wore myself out and soaked myself in the moisture off all the bushes and trees and then sweat from underneath-very cool when I got back to the bike. Just about ran over some the tourists walking in to the falls. Looks like this falls could be one of the next big hydro projects for Lab since they seem to keep getting bent over by Quebec

Gravytrain ride to Churchill Falls running between 70-80 and if I where not careful could run myself out of fuel pushing so hard, the ole telelever really does well in the pot holes and washboards.

Tour is cool, solo with Karen and I asked as many questions as I could think of.
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:41 AM   #162
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Really enjoyable RR,I like your Cowboy Camping style,I've slept in a few strange places myself.What make of cot is that?I need something to get me off the ground in my old age.

John
The cot is called a LuxuryLite, think Astitch sells some variant I think, not cheap but pennies compared to 360 nights of hotels/motel/loveshacks/etc.

I love it, its a challenge not to put up a tent at night and still be dry in the morning, last night I slept under a old semi box trailer behind the skating rink in Churchill going to bed under beautiful clear skys but having lots of rain early in the morning and I was high and dry and 100 bucks ahead again.

Came down to the supercenter in town snuck in a load of laudry (I was getting funk nasty), using the computer at the libary, the sanua when I'm finished computing, a dip in the pool at noon, and a nice shower to top it off to get ready for Lab city tonight and my B-day tomorrow. Can you say Partytime
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:43 AM   #163
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<< Is it wrong to drink lots if Coronas in Labrador>>


Well yes it is

Did you try some of this

Honey Brown looks like it could be my official birthday beer
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:49 AM   #164
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TM, great RR and pics. But for your generous sharing I also didn't realize NS, PEI, NF was so beautiful and rideable. GSDiablo and I will have to consider them.
Never got much chance to visit at SALAAR but it was great that you came. Wish you lots of fodder for great stories (& pics) on your ncs venture.

If you pass through the twin cities after stopping at Aerostitch (and maybe our cabin in the woods) we’ll have to see what we can do about procuring a DW sticker for you as we have a dealer ‘bout 30 mi south of Mpls.

You might be lucky many X if your route west takes you on Canada 17 over the top half of lake Superior b/t Sault Ste Marie and Nipigon (top of lake). There are Moose warning signs it seemed about every 2-4 miles especially b/t Marathon and Wawa. I saw about a dozen. Mostly OFF the road though!



Keep ride'n n write'n

Elizabeth
glad your liking, I just hate a crapping net connection.

That's the problem when rallys get to big, you'd have to clone yourself to meet up with everyone.

I'll get my moose one way or the other, just making sure it dosen't get me

DW is an Oklahoma special kind of like me
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Old 09-02-2009, 08:40 AM   #165
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Happy B-Day john, I'd sit over a few with you if I were there. Gonna try to get out and run for a few days as I couldn't make the $$$ to go to the funeral. I ran hard to Churchill myself, fun feeling like you're in your own Dakar
Ride safe buddy
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