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Old 12-12-2009, 03:41 AM   #136
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Fall Colors

I just thought I've seen fall colors----nope not until this thread
I would of crashed a thousand times looking at those colors
while trying to ride.

You guys photo shopping those fall color pics ????
Come--on--------fess up ????

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Old 12-12-2009, 03:52 AM   #137
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I just thought I've seen fall colors----nope not until this thread
I would of crashed a thousand times looking at those colors
while trying to ride.

You guys photo shopping those fall color pics ????
Come--on--------fess up ????

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. No sir, we just got real lucky ! You see, now there is a reason for you to come to the northeast Mark !
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Old 12-12-2009, 04:46 AM   #138
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So the New Brunswick Dual Sport Club comes through once again for the strangers from New Jersey. It's really blowing our minds. Can people be this friendly and welcoming ? I mean they have already gone way above and beyond. But, this great dual sport club is not finished with us yet.

We reunite with Paul (Moosie). Last time we saw him was in central Maine days and many miles ago. JP has been our host for the last 2 days and now he hands the proud honor as it seems these feelas see it, to Paul.


First the camp. It was incredible. Located right on this world class fishing river.




We all get reaquinted and unwind from a full days ride from the NB interior.


This is Pauls buddie Kurk. I'm telling you guys, it has to be a Canadien thing, because, Kurk knew us from Adam, less then Paul did, and yet he opened his camp, wallet and heart to us. I don't think I have ever experienced anything quite like it. At the risk of sounding mushy here, tonight would be a heartfelt experience for us, thanks to these 2 men.


As if beer and lobster were not enough, these guys were also preparing a fine salad as well.


Oh, and the lobster ? Try 2 large cooler's filled with em !



Paul and Bruce mucking up as the many lobsters go for thier last swim


Whats with the chicken wire around that tree you city slickers from Stateside might be wondering ? Why, Beavers of course eh !


The first of many




We feast ! The trip has now officially turned from the "Turf" phase to the "Surf" phase.


These lobsters were the freakin hardest shell lobsters I have ever seen !


In fact I broke an ordinary shell cracker trying to open my second one. So Paul, knowing I'm a Touratech sucker, ah, I mean Touratech man, he says "hold on, I got something just for you"

Did I mention Canadiens also have a sense of humor...


After we were filled to the brim with the finest lobster we have eaten, we sit around the fire and relaxed.




OK, was being invited to Kurks camp for dinner enough ? no. Was having for us as many lobsters you could eat and beer you could drink enough ? no. Was sitting around the campfire with coffee and or another beer for hours into the evening enough ? Again, No.
No, these fine gentlemen, had to end the evening with a fireworks display over the river !


Well, after that it was getting late and we were bushwacked. JP would bid us all goodbye as he had to head for home in Duprie a suburb of Moncton. We would try and convey our gratitiude, which was impossible, to these guys, and we rode back to our motel.


Tomorrow, and when I come back, we finally hit the coast !

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Old 12-12-2009, 05:33 AM   #139
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The bikes performed excellent. They were built for this kinda stuff. The F650 was a bit taxed on ground clearance though.
Frank is being generous here. The F650 is a wonderful bike but riding at speed, even with increased preload and heavier oil in the forks and an Ohlins rear shock really taxed the bike. Yes I had a ton of weight but I could never relax at speed. I was afraid of bottoming out the rear and shearing the top shock mount bolt. In fact, I bottomed out riding over an asphalt rain gutter into a motel parking lot and sheared off a kickstand spring. I had to really pick my line and ride smart. The KTM's and the F800 were another class of bike. I rode DK's 950 and immediately was doing 75 MPH with impunity. Tires are another issue. A 17 rear and 19 front doesn't allow you to run true dirt tires; they are all a compromise (Mefo's). If I could run 606's or 908's it would be a different story in the grip department. With most of the dirt we rode, the Mefo's were fine but any mud, forget it! Bottom line; I wish I had my Husky the whole time.
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Old 12-12-2009, 05:43 AM   #140
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I just thought I've seen fall colors----nope not until this thread
I would of crashed a thousand times looking at those colors
while trying to ride.

You guys photo shopping those fall color pics ????
Come--on--------fess up ????


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Mark, my pics were taken with a $200 Canon Powershot 1100IS pocket camera. It was stunning, I've lived in New England my whole life and hadn't seen color like I saw in New Brunswick. I think the mix of conifers and deciduous trees makes it more dramatic, not to mention the white birch, of which we have few here in CT.
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Old 12-12-2009, 06:26 AM   #141
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On the way home after leaving the guys...

After I got to Blackville with the guys, I had to assess a situation with my F800GS.

I noticed I had loose front wheel bearings the evening before leaving (to go to Serpentine) as I was doing my pre-ride check. Kinda peeved me because I really wanted to meet these guys and ride with them. Frank and I had exchanged several emails, and his interest in riding the area was genuine.

The next morning comes, and I take the wheel off the bike and bring it to the dealer (bearings are warrantied). No bearings and BMW didn't have the parts in stock in Toronto, so at least 3 days out before bearings show up. The dealer assures tells me to put the wheel back on and go for my ride. If I run into a problem, to give them a call.

So I get home, pop the seals off, pop the bearings seals off, take the crap (mix of mud/grease/dirt) off the internals, and pack them with grease. Pop the seals back on, and re-install wheel. I go to the bearing shop to buy two emergency spares, and off I go to Serpentine. (it's a four hour ride from my place).

When I get to Sperpentine, the bearings are a bit looser, but not dangerous. When we get to Blackville, they were loose enough that I could feel the play going around corners (almost felt like loose steering head bearings). So I had to go back home and nurse the bike. I felt physically ill at the fact that I had to break from the group and go home because of bad bearings. I wanted to finish off New-Brunswick with them.

It was also very nice to meet Paul for the first time. a fellow NBDSC'er to which I only live 1.5 hours away. Hopefully I'll get to ride with him next season!

Frank, Bruce, Dennis, Duane, and Tim, are some of the most down to earth, nicest people I have ever rode with. Alyre was happy to have you all.

Here are some of the pics I took during that day:
At Serpentine Lodge:


The mmmmmmagnificent SE

Duane's 950Adv at Serpentine lake

Dennis assaulting a couple of brook crossings


Duane in action
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Old 12-12-2009, 06:31 AM   #142
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The next morning and it's a glorious day. Cool and clear blue skies. Today we make our final assault to the northern New Brunswick coast.



But wait..........my cell phone rings. It's Beer Jonny ! Beer Jonny is another NBDSC member from St. Johns down the coast. He assembling another guided escort ! He instucts me to ride the coast down to Adairs Wilderness Lodge in the Sussex Settlement to meet up wth him, Brooksy and once again, "Danbo The Atlantic Rambo" this evening !

They are going to show us the only remote coastline on the eastern side of this continent besides NewFoundland !

We leave Blackville and ride directly east to the coast of the Northlumerton Strait. After well over a 1,500 miles of interior big woods riding, we hit the "EDGE"






Bruce likes this seaside cemetary.


We stop in Shediac, lobster capital of the world for lunch.




Does it get any better fellas ? I mean we don't even have a clue as to what day of the week it is, nor do we even think about it.



After lunch, we beeline it for Sussex and Adairs Wilderness Lodge. We we pull in we imeaditly spot these 3 sorry looking characters waiting on us.


When I come back" We ride the beach.
No, I mean we really ride the beach !
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Old 12-12-2009, 07:21 AM   #143
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What do most of you guys use for tie down straps to hold the gear to racks and panniers? Rok Straps and bungie nets?
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Old 12-12-2009, 07:23 AM   #144
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Fantastic Ride report DP. I enjoy all of your ride reports but this one is a classic! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-12-2009, 08:38 AM   #145
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What do most of you guys use for tie down straps to hold the gear to racks and panniers? Rok Straps and bungie nets?
I use Rok straps. Bruce used vines from a local tree.
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Old 12-12-2009, 08:39 AM   #146
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Fantastic Ride report DP. I am enjoy all of your ride reports but this one is a classic! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Dan ! This also may give you a reason to come east one year !
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:47 AM   #147
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[quote=spanker] The F650 is a wonderful bike but riding at speed, even with increased preload and heavier oil in the forks and an Ohlins rear shock really taxed the bike. Yes I had a ton of weight but I could never relax at speedquote]

Despite Dennis' acknowledgement of his bike's limitations, that didn't stop him from hauling a bunch of "special" cargo. Those of you who read the Maine part of this ride report will recall the apparent ready availability of malt beverage in the middle of the North Maine woods. At every stop on that day between Moosehead Lake and Houlton beers kept appearing. And appearing. And COLD beers! The ultimate sacrifice! So I guess the F650 wins the prize for the best Triple Sport - On road-off road-and bar car.
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Old 12-12-2009, 10:03 AM   #148
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Hey Frankie!

Just getting caught up on the RR. Great job! Good to see all your smilin' faces again. And the pics and video of you guys on that Dungarvon River section really made me chuckle. Honestly, I didn't know that beaver impoundment had grown that large. Honest. Really. Well, maybe. Hard bottom, at least, right? Too bad it's so hard to get high explosives these days. Having some along would make rides around here a lot drier...and more fun.
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Dennis was riding the new F650 Chuck Wagon Edition.

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We we pull in we imeaditly spot these 3 sorry looking characters waiting on us.

Now THAT picture should have broken your camera .
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