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Old 05-27-2011, 03:49 AM   #1291
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So.........its time to get wet
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:21 PM   #1292
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Wicked Dry and warm here

Hope that the weekend is dry and warm, but not too dry and warm for you. Nice as hell here in Muskoka once discovered never forgotten land. Still need more pic's of the festivities.
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:04 PM   #1293
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Hope that the weekend is dry and warm, but not too dry and warm for you. Nice as hell here in Muskoka once discovered never forgotten land. Still need more pic's of the festivities.
This is cross posted from the Roaming Rally thread. My view of the day's events...





Well what a grueling day this has been, but not for Stephanie (Dresda) and me. :) We ended up doing more of the support on this ride than the off-road part of the ride itself. This meant escorting a guy who'd broken his F650GS Dakar front brake lever in a fall, to try to find him a replacement.

The kind people at Carson's in Perth tried very hard to help, bringing many levers out and even taking them off their used stock to see if anything would fit.



When they had nothing, they phoned Woody's KTM shop also in Perth, and he said he should be able to help so we went there.

Woody himself tried, but nothing would prove to be a match for that particular lever.



We did see a very nice bike there, which would have made a great replacement bike instead of lever...



Alas, nothing fit so we just got back on the road, and rejoined the ride.

We ended up doing some of the trails and back roads, but this was nothing compared to what Skibum and the others had to go through. All the riders started off in a heavy, prolonged downpour, then they went through water crossings as deep as their crotches I'm told, with temperatures hovering around 12C for a lot of the morning, then no more than 14C later in the day.



At one point we were passed by a guy on an R1200GS with only one saddlebag. The other was tied on the seat behind him, since the mounts were broken off in a fall. Tomorrow we're heading into the KTM dealer to get a shift lever for an LC4, another broken part in the day's tally.

When I saw Skibum just before the end of the day he greeted me with "Well I didn't drown your bike!". Argh! A new KTM 990 Adventure did get drowned, though, in the deep water. They got it back to life shortly after, and he was riding with Mike at that point.

Stephanie and I came home tonight since it's not that far, and we wanted the comfort of a warm bed. Ironically the Renfrew area was dry and relatively warm, but when we got back into Ottawa, it was like the rain had never left the area, and it was drizzling and chilly.

Ok, call us wusses, we don't care. When you think about it, we like to watch things like the Dakar Rally, but we never said we'd do it ourselves! :
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:38 PM   #1294
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Laugh thanks very much

As i sit having a cold beer loving every min of it, kinda wish i was there.
Thanks for cross posting it. Will jump over there instead. Hope tomorrow is a better day
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Old 05-28-2011, 04:30 AM   #1295
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Sorry, should have mentioned that the Dakar rider did find another lever, from one of the other Dakar riders on the same event. Thanks statpadr for the PM'd offer of a replacement.

But I'll be looking for a shift lever for an LC4/640 Adventure this morning. I hope Woody's has that, and we can swing by for it, then meet the guys in Plevna.
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:00 AM   #1296
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Day one of the rally is complete, 7 drowned bikes, many crashes, everyone is in one piece and we're off for day two

To say that things are slick and deep is an understatement

There is going to be some "entertaining" reports come out of this.
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:25 AM   #1297
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:41 PM   #1298
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Charley Boorman will be in NB next month

Check this out, you guys should see if you can hook up with Charley for a day when he gets out your way. TCAT would be a good story for them.

http://nbdsc.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5524
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Old 05-29-2011, 03:16 AM   #1299
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What a weekend, a big thanks to everyone for coming out and pre riding the section of the route. Look forward to seeing some pics and thoughts on the gps files, etc

Safe travels home
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Old 05-29-2011, 05:55 AM   #1300
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Great following the progress on Spotwalla but I notice poor ol' skibum was left by the roadside at Flinton and appears still to be there. 'splain that Lucy!
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:16 AM   #1301
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Uh oh, what's going on with Skibum? Does he need help?
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Old 05-29-2011, 01:52 PM   #1302
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This thread is about to become a media blitz of water crossing photos and videos. 60 people, 60 cameras and 48 notable water crossings.......

I know I wasn't the only person neck deep in water during the rally . Yes, neck deep

I'd like to hear about Shipewrecks, Tarzans and Bogmans (I mean boatmans) 4 hour 2 km tour of duty down the wrong trail

Heard the wee Honda blew it's engine this morning?
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Old 05-29-2011, 02:54 PM   #1303
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Old 05-29-2011, 02:56 PM   #1304
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This thread is about to become a media blitz of water crossing photos and videos. 60 people, 60 cameras and 48 notable water crossings.......

I know I wasn't the only person neck deep in water during the rally . Yes, neck deep

I'd like to hear about Shipewrecks, Tarzans and Bogmans (I mean boatmans) 4 hour 2 km tour of duty down the wrong trail

Heard the wee Honda blew it's engine this morning?
Something is wrong when I get home, have 50lbs of wet clothing, but I jump straight to the adv site....

ya 2km/1 mile r so,, 4hrs, a new respect and friend (bogman, oops Boatman) for someone that can ride a single track with a 950 super enduro... up a 45 degree wet soggy 40ft hill full of rocks

the reports is when I get it all dloaded and some wet clothes get put away..
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Old 05-29-2011, 03:08 PM   #1305
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This thread is about to become a media blitz of water crossing photos and videos. 60 people, 60 cameras and 48 notable water crossings.......

I know I wasn't the only person neck deep in water during the rally . Yes, neck deep

I'd like to hear about Shipewrecks, Tarzans and Bogmans (I mean boatmans) 4 hour 2 km tour of duty down the wrong trail

Heard the wee Honda blew it's engine this morning?
stay tuned!! just trying to nurse my knee with ice packs. The ride was EPIC!!!!

This thread it going to stay at the top at least for a month!!
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