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Old 08-25-2010, 10:29 AM   #16
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Old 08-25-2010, 04:56 PM   #17
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:01 AM   #18
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:36 AM   #19
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one more post for the 4th day and we'll have this done...been trying not to run off to the computer in the evenings and leave the wife alone
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:17 PM   #20
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Day 4

Thurs. Uncle Brad, Youngbuck and myself headed for St Martins at the south side of Fundy Nat. Park. Just got a couple pics at rest stops, keepen up with those little bikes on home turf keeps the over 55 rider on a loaded KLR on his toes....came to a washed out snowmobile trail, the kind with clay banks and a wiggley line of rocks running up the middle of the V shaped trail. Well I was doing ok till I tried to ride the high side of the bank and found the kenda 270 on the rear was out of grip. I stopped as I headed towards the trees but there was no place to put feet down.... So I wound up down on the right on a slightly downward slope with as mentioned a loaded KLR...I flipped off the high side saddlebag and gave it a try...no go. The gas was not running out very fast so I waited....I must commend the riding of NBDSC, they both (UB and YB) frequently gave a glance back to make sure I was still in the picture. and so I knew help would be on the way soon and here comes UB for the extra lift. And with UB's assurances that continuing up was better than heading back to the other road showing on my gps. I continued up and over the hill... my only question is ...is the trail into Martin's Head any more rough than what I was doing Uncle Brad?....










finally we get to the town of St. Martins



though I usually try to eat healthy, I went for the poutine...no better than Governors in Bangor.....but eating out on the deck on a great day in a beautiful place, with 2 riding friends made the day....



more of the beach..high tide, UB says when the tide is out there are arches you can paddle thru just like the ads we see in Maine from the NB tourism bureau...





here you can see 1 of 2 covered bridges which can both be in the picture if in the right place...






getting late in the afternoon so we must part Ub and YB head back to Elgin and I head for St John and the kind wife at home...

beginning of the famous "airline"



sunset in Aurora, Me on Rt9




after sunset with a sliver of the moon showing on Rt 2 in Herman, home is just a couple more miles....



gps says I'm home....



stats for the trip...




Just want to end with a thanks to the NBDSC riders for all the help and hospitality...give a shout when approaching Bangor for a visit when possible.
Thanks to the wife of my youth who stands with me thru thick and thin and understands when I need to go ride...
and Thanks to the riders of ADV Maine Riders thread for being friends when friends are needed..in good times and bad...I've scouted the territory and it is good, lets go!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:26 PM   #21
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Good stuff Dave!!

Earlier in your RR you mentionned that you turned around after you seen a sign saying "Bridge Closed 5 Km". Well I had a good roraing laugh that made the wife and kids come and see what the heck I was doing. A couple of years ago, a friend and I happened to be going down that road and actually rode the 5 Km, and got to this: no bypasses, no way through at the time, but I hear that ATVers have cut a trail and actually cross the river.

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Old 08-26-2010, 06:28 PM   #22
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Good stuff Dave!!

Earlier in your RR you mentionned that you turned around after you seen a sign saying "Bridge Closed 5 Km". Well I had a good roraing laugh that made the wife and kids come and see what the heck I was doing. A couple of years ago, a friend and I happened to be going down that road and actually rode the 5 Km, and got to this: no bypasses, no way through at the time, but I hear that ATVers have cut a trail and actually cross the river.
do they open the bridge in winter as it is on a snowmobile trail?
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:03 PM   #23
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I know what you mean, the signs for the snowmobile trail point you to go towards the bridge. The evening after we hit that dead end, we rode to Island Lake lodge to spend the night. An ATV'er said that all we had to do was take our second left after turning around at the dead end, and it would have taken us up the Big South road right to Governor's Lodge. I haven't tried it, but it makes sense by looking at the Topo maps in mapsource. I imagine the route he described would be the actual snowmobile route but I can't say for sure.
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:07 PM   #24
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:14 PM   #25
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Great RR

Nicely done Sir. Sorry we didn't have a chance to meet. I can't keep up with Uncle Brad either. Thanks for sharing your story with us.
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Old 08-27-2010, 03:13 AM   #26
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awesome report Dave-glad you had such a great trip. Jerry and I stayed in St. Martins for one night on our honeymoon, so it brought back great memories to see the pics
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Old 08-27-2010, 04:43 AM   #27
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Old 08-27-2010, 04:45 AM   #28
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Nice pictures, it looks like you guys had a great trip.
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Old 08-27-2010, 05:21 AM   #29
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Nicely done Sir. Sorry we didn't have a chance to meet. I can't keep up with Uncle Brad either. Thanks for sharing your story with us.
been enjoying your RRs too on ADV and NBDSC sites, thank your for sharing and putting some new ideas out there for little sidetracks.
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Old 08-27-2010, 07:01 PM   #30
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Great report! Definitely an area I would like to explore someday...
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