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Old 04-20-2011, 05:04 AM   #1051
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Deadly, looks like a great ride plan... will be following along. Anyone by chance carrying a SPOT tracker?

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Old 04-20-2011, 05:16 AM   #1052
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Deadly, looks like a great ride plan... will be following along. Anyone by chance carrying a SPOT tracker?

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No spot Pat, not in the budget sadly. We used one a few years back and they are very cool, family and friends sure enjoyed it and it did give a little piece of mind knowing we had it.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:45 AM   #1053
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Looking forward to it! Still lots of snow in the woods, but don't worry, slabbing it is easy too. Let me know when the dates are set!

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Planning has begun in earnest now for our May ride. Leaving in mid May for a couple of weeks, slabbing to the Main/New Brunswick border where the TNE will start. The TNE for this section was created by JP and friends and looks to be some fun gravel roads crossing the province in a northerly direction. Looking forward to meeting JP on this trip and hopefully spend some time riding together . I haven't spent much time in this province and I'm quite looking forward to checking it out. East coast hospitality is world renowned and true to form we have a backyard lined up for a nights stay near the beginning of the route, thanks R-Charger, look forward to tipping a brown bottle and weather permitting warming up by a fire
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:55 AM   #1054
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Looking forward to it! Still lots of snow in the woods, but don't worry, slabbing it is easy too. Let me know when the dates are set!

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Fab indicates they just recieved a foot of snow in his neck of the woods.....starting to sound like a good old Canadian winter camping trip, I have faith though as there are three weeks for spring to kick in and melt that ugly white stuff away
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:46 AM   #1055
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...starting to sound like a good old Canadian winter camping trip, I have faith though as there are three weeks for spring to kick in and melt that ugly white stuff away
Tell me about it... I was on my way into town for a motorcycle instructor certification course and had to get the school owner to come pick me up. This was the scene Saturday morning looking out of my driveway:


I want all this white crap GONE already!

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Old 04-20-2011, 05:43 PM   #1056
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Winter is over!!!

When we get back we're having a little soirre called the Roaming Rally. A 2 day rally to pre ride a section of the TCAT. Looks like a good crowd of about 60 showing up, should be good fun.
Never heard anything about this Roaming Rally??, its in Ont., no?, when, etc etc.

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Old 04-21-2011, 06:31 AM   #1057
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Wow this a great thread but starting to read like a book. My brain hurts from reading it all (pg 38). Great thing when you have time on your hands and there is snow on the ground. But for the love of god stop posting till i catch up lol. Another rider waiting for the snow to go away. Wish i would have found this thread sooner i live in Parry Sound and would have loved to ride with you guys last year. I am now in Huntsville and if you need a guinea pig for some trails to test here more them welcome to give it a shot, if no one else has done it yet . As for the Norther Ontario part would like to see if I could come one weekend etc..., If thats cool.
Well this is a great Canadian trail and should be considered as a historical voyager route, or at least in my mind .
Cant wait to catch up almost half way there
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:22 AM   #1060
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Never heard anything about this Roaming Rally??, its in Ont., no?, when, etc etc.

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In August I'll be heading north from North Bay for a couple of weeks to ride the proposed route to the Manitoba border......if your interested shoot me an email

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Wow this a great thread but starting to read like a book. My brain hurts from reading it all (pg 38). Great thing when you have time on your hands and there is snow on the ground. But for the love of god stop posting till i catch up lol. Another rider waiting for the snow to go away. Wish i would have found this thread sooner i live in Parry Sound and would have loved to ride with you guys last year. I am now in Huntsville and if you need a guinea pig for some trails to test here more them welcome to give it a shot, if no one else has done it yet . As for the Norther Ontario part would like to see if I could come one weekend etc..., If thats cool.
Well this is a great Canadian trail and should be considered as a historical voyager route, or at least in my mind .
Cant wait to catch up almost half way there
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:25 AM   #1061
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About to head out to meet some fellows to ride a section of the TCAT for the day, it's below freezing temps and our spring melt has made things wetter than I've seen in a long time.......this should be.......interesting

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As promised things were as wet as they come today. Spring melt is happening and we figured its a good time to go and see a section of the TCAT at its wettest, well it was freaking wet I hestitate to put these up as no one will be riding this route in these conditions (unless they are cruising Canada on a bike during what is still winter for many parts of the country. This report I suppose is just for your amusement


On the ride to meet the lads for breakfast. Just below freezing (snowed yesterday) and water everwhere you look.









Juames picking an odd parking spot






We decided part way through the day to try one of the technical sections....wet and muddy and hell of alot of fun





















I have a bunch of photos and some promising video from the day.

Water was deeper then the top of my exhaust, mud was plentiful, people got lost and muscles got worked that havent been used in while.....great first day of the TCAT for 2011
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:53 PM   #1063
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:06 AM   #1064
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As promised things were as wet as they come today. Spring melt is happening and we figured its a good time to go and see a section of the TCAT at its wettest, well it was freaking wet I hestitate to put these up as no one will be riding this route in these conditions (unless they are cruising Canada on a bike during what is still winter for many parts of the country. This report I suppose is just for your amusement
Water was deeper then the top of my exhaust, mud was plentiful, people got lost and muscles got worked that havent been used in while.....great first day of the TCAT for 2011
Is that Burnt Lands in the first post? And then taking the Hydro Line cut off California/Darling roads for the last one?

I did a quick loop to California Rd. yesterday afternoon on the GS and saw some fresh tracks.. you guys?

Can't wait to see the vids!
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:46 AM   #1065
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Gidday Chris, you'd have fun with us yesterday on your 450

Yes for some reason we decided it was worth seeing how wet Burntlands is...the answer was very.

Entering this optional tech section you travel down hill for a mile or two....an ominous sign when there is 3-5 inches of water running down the trail. In the back of your mind you keep screamin "what the feck is it goning to be like when we hit the bottom"




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