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Old 05-31-2011, 10:26 AM   #1366
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Once again Tarzan, Mike and I thank you for your incredible hospitality. The hot meals and a warm bed were an abolute bonus on a cold wet night As I've said time and time again, you meet the best damn people in the world through this sport!!! They just dont get any better than Corey, Sean and Ted you guys are the best
I can't wait for next year (this time on a smaller bike)

RodetoNowhere... I'm so happy "we" found the problem and got your bike up and running againit would have been a long tow home
see you next year
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:45 AM   #1367
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lingham lakes technical was doable with a little blood, sweat, tears, and lots of teamwork. thanks out to nolan, rich, and louie. i'm glad i decided at the last minute to "giv'r!".

by no means did we do this fast. or pretty. a loaded f800 is just too much to handle at speed (for me anyway). there was lots of paddling and i believe one minor getoff. since i was leading most of the time i didn't see if any of the other guys had one.
Oh, I didn't realize anybody successfully did Lingham Lake!

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there was lots of this:


I believe that section is the same as this one, but I'm going the opposite way, and this was April, the water was a lot deeper:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdRuYkM3zyI

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i was ready for it to end. it was fun at first but after about 10-12 serious water crossings plus the broken bike, it was time to be done and head for the camp. it wasn't long after this that it opened up and flattened out. we could see clear evidence of atv traffic recently (but no roost marks from any other rider). i was having a hard time believing we were the old brave souls (fools?) that did this.

finally it went flat and muddy where it looks like the big trucks come to play and then turned into a nice 5-8km or so twisty dirt road before it rejoined the main route.
Yep, the trucks have really torn it up, it's like a strip-mine. That's local boys in 8" lifted, big tired, open-headered full size American pickups that made that mess. Not the Jeeps. I've got some entertaining video of those guys. We rolled up on them once, one guys staggers up to my truck "Hey man, you guys got any beer?" No. We watch as he almost launches his mud truck into the back of his tow vehicle while trying to drive up onto the trailer.

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We find it. We are going fast, a few water crossings walks, no issues at all. Stop for a 5 minute break and due to the pigeon size mosquitoes we cut it to 30 second stop. We make it past one shack, two shacks, three shacks, four, look at each other and go “really?” Now we find the real deal we don’t go down the hill as directed and start looking for a trail. Boatman comes back from behind the shack and says the only trail is this little 4 wheeler trail behind the shack, “it must be it, it even has tape markings!”. Ok now at this point we are still able to attempt any obstacles and have lots of water energy and having a blast, which will change over the next 4 hours!
I'm not sure where you guys went, but the bypass is here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/attac...1&d=1306863881
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:30 AM   #1368
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Oh, I didn't realize anybody successfully did Lingham Lake!




I'm not sure where you guys went, but the bypass is here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/attac...1&d=1306863881


Don't go down the hill they "yell" at me..... "you won't get back", its behind the camp they say..... So just like the other two lemmings.... lets go around back and see!!!? 2k later and 5lbs of sweat....

Boatman..... you are an awesome rider on that 950se loaded!!!


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Old 05-31-2011, 11:32 AM   #1369
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Those arrows will now be forever burned into my memory!! i will never go the wrong way again.
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:51 AM   #1370
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Those arrows will now be forever burned into my memory!! i will never go the wrong way again.

Admit it,,, I was right you were wrong and I followed you like a lemming.....
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:53 AM   #1371
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Don't go down the hill they "yell" at me..... "you won't get back", its behind the camp they say..... So just like the other two lemmings.... lets go around back and see!!!? 2k later and 5lbs of sweat....

Boatman..... you are an awesome rider on that 950se loaded!!!
Yeah, I don't have the guts to attempt that rock hill in my truck. I bush-whacked and made a new route that goes... around the base of that tower, just on *this* side of it (from where the photographer is standing). It would be super easy on a bike, I had to run down a few small trees.

And if anybody thinks Ted chose a route that was too hard... could have been worse. Could have been a LOT worse.




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Old 05-31-2011, 11:54 AM   #1372
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Admit it,,, I was right you were wrong and I followed you like a lemming.....
Next time grow some kahoonas and just go and prove it! It would have saved us 4 hours if you just got mad and went against the general flow... and proved us wrong there... not now.. LOL
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:59 AM   #1373
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Next time grow some kahoonas and just go and prove it! It would have saved us 4 hours if you just got mad and went against the general flow... and proved us wrong there... not now.. LOL

But I'm Canadian, going along with the "whatever approach" Next time I'll lead you like your Daddy did....
Regardless... that sort of things makes the best of friends............ glad we made it home safe and sound!!
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:06 PM   #1374
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Having fun with a "suggested route"

Glad you lads made it out safe and sound, glad everyone made it back safe and sound. Two bikes with blown engines, a couple of sore knee's, a sore and swollen hand, some bruised ego's, a lot of stiff muscles, dirty stinking gear and a crap load of smiles

Oh and as promised there was none of that evil dust to contend with
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:16 PM   #1375
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Oh and as promised there was none of that evil dust to contend with
Not true!

The last section of the Hastings Heritage Trail was both muddy AND dusty at the same time! I have NO idea how the hell that happened...
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:17 PM   #1376
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Having fun with a "suggested route"

Two bikes with blown engines, a couple of sore knee's, a sore and swollen hand, some bruised ego's, a lot of stiff muscles, dirty stinking gear and a crap load of smiles

Oh and as promised there was none of that evil dust to contend with
for the amount of broken parts, twisted levers and shifters, bruised egos etc... tell me why dealers don't support this kind of carnege more!?
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:20 PM   #1377
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for the amount of broken parts, twisted levers and shifters, bruised egos etc... tell me why dealers don't support this kind of carnege more!?
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Old 05-31-2011, 02:25 PM   #1378
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The best part of it is that we get to do it all over again this weekend
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Old 05-31-2011, 03:48 PM   #1379
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The best part of it is that we get to do it all over again this weekend
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Old 05-31-2011, 03:51 PM   #1380
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What a great video! Made me feel like I was right there with you. (He types, as he's sitting conformably, warm and dry in his Lazy Boy...)

Side note to Ottawa-area FF: OK, guys, we're going to need a night in a pub so I can pick your collective brain... (See my sig line...)
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