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Old 04-04-2012, 11:51 AM   #2236
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That might take awhile
Good news is you could start your ride today (being from Newfoundland) and still be sure to not reach the Western part before it is part of the route LOL
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:10 PM   #2237
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Bacon, the Around the world ADVrider mascot looks like it is finally leaving Europe and heading to Canada
He will be heading to the west side of Canada in about 1 month I think.
check out this thread, (its real long, jump to the end if you want to see when he's coming)

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=287919

I am just a follower, but it would be great if we could give him a ride across Canada on the TCAT (west to east), then maybe around some stuff on the East maritime of Canada, then down the Trans Eastern Trail in USA.
I want to give him a ride if he makes it to PA.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:40 PM   #2238
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A black 950... we need some pics!









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Bacon, the Around the world ADVrider mascot looks like it is finally leaving Europe and heading to Canada
He will be heading to the west side of Canada in about 1 month I think.
check out this thread, (its real long, jump to the end if you want to see when he's coming)

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=287919

I am just a follower, but it would be great if we could give him a ride across Canada on the TCAT (west to east), then maybe around some stuff on the East maritime of Canada, then down the Trans Eastern Trail in USA.
I want to give him a ride if he makes it to PA.

I'll the carry mascot across the country and delivery him to Quebec
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:45 PM   #2239
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Too pretty - you're not going to ride that and get it all muddy, are you?

Hey, you should have got Ted to put water mark graduations on the side as he was painting it.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:57 PM   #2240
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Too pretty - you're not going to ride that and get it all muddy, are you?

Hey, you should have got Ted to put water mark graduations on the side as he was painting it.

Those water marks would be up on the windshield

Oh ya she'll be getting a beating this year. Canadian winters are a good time for a bike makeover
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:20 PM   #2241
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Prettiest 950 I've ever seen.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:21 PM   #2242
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The gold rims look cool...


Looks good, kinda reminds me of my project bike, the gold rims really add to the bling factor...


Tomorrow she goes for her first extended ride... We're headed across to the Island to see what level winter is at... Some of the routes now have 5-6 Meters of snow, should of converted the bike to a ski/track config... I'll post up tomorrow if we find anything interesting....
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:51 PM   #2243
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well done eh!!
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:48 AM   #2244
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Dates sorted, part of Sask then Alberta and BC. 19 days and many thousands of kilometers. August can't come soon enough. Ottawa to the Pacific and back. Going through a set of tires every week. Prairies, badlands, mountains and rain forests.

TCAT season is almost here and I'm stoked. If you see a black 950 roaring by and it doesn't stop to say hi, it's because its on a mission
Bike looks awesome Ted. Cant wait till I grow up and get one too! 1- Fix your front brake yet? 2- When ya gonna be flying past Saskatoon? Id like to try and keep up for a day!
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:07 AM   #2245
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Bike looks awesome Ted. Cant wait till I grow up and get one too! 1- Fix your front brake yet? 2- When ya gonna be flying past Saskatoon? Id like to try and keep up for a day!

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Old 04-08-2012, 12:29 AM   #2246
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Snow


This road is about 20 KM south of Woss

The elevation is about 650' and the snow depth is a show stopper

A tough time to get the machines turned around...

Paul giving it...

Today was a day of retreats, after 3 different routes were snowed in.. We eventually found a snow free option that lead to this, not cool, they are supposed to leave the road passable before they quit for the weekend... The Island sections will likely not be passable for another couple of months, 3-6 meters of snow in the higher sections still...

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Old 04-08-2012, 07:52 AM   #2247
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Sorry your day was a bust....cool pictures for us.!!!!
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:39 PM   #2248
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Sorry your day was a bust....cool pictures for us.!!!!
I wouldn't call it a bust, actually it was a most enjoyable ride for our first one of the year, and we even manged to log 300KM... The snow and the unknown track conditions added more to the sense of Adventure... It was nice to get out and see the sun for a change, kinda like a bear out of hibernation...

I've been experimenting with a couple of helmet cams so I'll see if I can throw a bit of entertaining {hopefully} video together...
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:58 PM   #2249
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Some Video

Here's a bit of Video I made up, the lowest that we were stopped by snow was 650' Elevation and the highest we made it on a sun exposed track was about 1400'....

Edit: Kinda a bummer as the low speed spill at around the 5 minute mark in the video resulted in a broken foot and some spoiled ride plans...


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Old 04-09-2012, 07:03 PM   #2250
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Bike looks awesome Ted. Cant wait till I grow up and get one too! 1- Fix your front brake yet? 2- When ya gonna be flying past Saskatoon? Id like to try and keep up for a day!
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Just finishing a different project this week then I'll firm up some dates. Time off work for a trip out west has been approved. Dates set with Ross for the BC mainland portion are firmed up, just a few small details to sort out for Sask, AB....I'll shoot ya both a pm in a couple of weeks



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