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Old 12-20-2010, 05:51 AM   #601
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Optional "technical Section" in southern Ontario......Lingham Lake Hydro Line







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Old 12-20-2010, 07:29 AM   #602
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:13 AM   #603
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Man, that's FABULOUS looking riding!! And the girls don't look bad either!

I can't wait to get out there and ride it, but it may be a few years yet. It'll be easier to get away once the kids get a little older. For now I'm lucky to have two 4 day weekend passes from my wife to explore the route through SK and AB this summer. Can't wait to start. If we're lucky here in Sask, we could start exploring on the prairie in March or early April. The snow always melts off that part before the forested areas, mostly because there's no shade on the prairie, but also partly because the prairie areas are warmer (closer to chinook country, further south too).

Let's see, if we can ride in late March that's only ... 95 days or so from now...
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:18 AM   #604
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Those from our KLR dead battery forced aborted weekend getaway??
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:27 PM   #605
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Just now finished reading the thread up to this point. What a great undertaking. This will make the TAT look like a training run.
I don't think most folks realize how BIG this country is. If one were to start at the far eastern point of the Rock and ride it to the end it would be the trip of a lifetime taking most of the summer. Most folks don't ride at 140 on gravel. It is also a trip that would be best with at least one other bike. If you are going as far as Sious Lookout you are gonna be a long way from help if you crash and are hurt. At least use a Spot if you are gonna solo. It is amazing seeing the K & P now from 25 years ago when I first used to run it with the 1000 islands motorcycle club that was in Kingston many years ago.

I have no idea if I will ever ride this monster that you are mapping out as my body is not as young as my mind but I will for sure do parts of it. So my thanks to all of you that are a part of this undertaking. What a great way to show off our country. This will be a bug driven, bear avoiding monster of an adventure ride.

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Old 12-20-2010, 01:26 PM   #606
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:02 AM   #608
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If you are going as far as Sious Lookout you are gonna be a long way from help if you crash and are hurt.
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Sioux Lookout......what if I said the route went north up and around Nippigon Lake That trip is being planned as we speak for next summer to map it out. Depending on what we find up there it may be an optional "Technical Section" or may become the "Main Route".

We may have it be the only "Technical Section" of the route where the terrain doesn't warrant the term optional but rather the navagtional aspect and logistics of it does. As mentioned it depends on what we find, but we may leave it an optional section with no gpx files provided and let people do their own research for it. If this is the case the rail trail from Thunder Bay to Sioux Lookout will be used as the "Main Route" which doesn't look too bad as a consilation prize

We are just beginning to turn our attention to northern Ontario and western Ontario (it's a freaking huge area) and planning for a couple of weeks next summer to head that way to ride our proposed route and see what kind of adventures we end up having


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Old 12-21-2010, 07:05 AM   #609
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:12 AM   #610
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Some more long lost photo's, these are from eastern Quebec. Most of these are from the main trail and a couple are from an optional "Technical Section" of the route. Good riding in this area





















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Old 12-21-2010, 09:30 AM   #611
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Sioux Lookout......what if I said the route went north up and around Nippigon Lake That trip is being planned as we speak for next summer to map it out. Depending on what we find up there it may be an optional "Technical Section" or may become the "Main Route".

We may have it be the only "Technical Section" of the route where the terrain doesn't warrant the term optional but rather the navagtional aspect and logistics of it does. As mentioned it depends on what we find, but we may leave it an optional section with no gpx files provided and let people do their own research for it. If this is the case the rail trail from Thunder Bay to Sioux Lookout will be used as the "Main Route" which doesn't look too bad as a consilation prize

We are just beginning to turn our attention to northern Ontario and western Ontario (it's a freaking huge area) and planning for a couple of weeks next summer to head that way to ride our proposed route and see what kind of adventures we end up having




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Remember bear spray as the bears enjoy some spice now and then.
I would think that Nothern ON would be the area where fuel starts to be a problem or have you already run into sections where most bikes just won't have a big enough fuel capacity?
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I would think that Nothern ON would be the area where fuel starts to be a problem or have you already run into sections where most bikes just won't have a big enough fuel capacity?
Can't say for sure yet but we are trying our best to make 400 kilometers between gas stops the maximum for the main route. On the Trans Labrador there is a stretch that requires 410 kilometers if memory serves. As for the Lake Nippigon loop...that'll be a different story I believe.

Most travel enduro bikes can get 300 km's per tank which should get them through the bulk of the route. For the parts where extra fuel is required there are several slick solutions these days. Cheap red jerry cans can be found all over Canada and make for a good budget solution. I use a Dromedary Bag with a cap from a Nalogen bottle, total cost was somewhere around 40 bucks. It holds 10 liters and rolls up to save space when you aren't using it. I find it to be a good solution, although a bit messy at times and it gets a gas smell to it requiring it to be packed away from your other gear

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Something to consider is the hours that some of these remote "gas stations" keep. In some rural area's it's not uncommon for gas to be unavailable after 6 pm or to be closed on Sundays. Sometimes outfitters will be used for gas as that's whats available, at times they may not have gas and if they do it may be low octane fuel. We will do our best to provide as much information as possible for these scenario's. For the most part of the route gas distances between gas stops should not be an issue.
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Another option for carrying extra fuel are Fuel Tank Bladders or Rotopax
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Humm considering I am one of the gifted wonders of the new world that can get lost with a GPS better carry some extra fuel. Make that quite a lot of extra fuel down low so it won't make the damn bike even more top heavy. Top heavy is great excuse to lay down and nap.
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:47 AM   #615
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Another option for carrying extra fuel are Fuel Tank Bladders or Rotopax
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