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Old 11-24-2010, 04:56 AM   #76
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Also on the west side coast of NFLD, check out the little town of Lark Harbour, keep going to the end of the road right to the tip and there is a little cove called Bottle Bay IIRC there is a short trek or climb along the tip and up onto a bluff....it is a fantastic lookout to sit and ponder....excellent!
Also...St Anthony has it's share of little plaes to sit and see the waves crashing in if the sea is a bit uneasy.
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:26 AM   #77
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Thank you. I just added all the locations to my Garmin.
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:54 AM   #78
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Attendees list has been updated..thanks for the information!
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:46 AM   #79
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Figured out my technical issue so more updates on Fuel, Lodging, and Ferry costs.
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:43 PM   #80
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Need feedback

OK, I have added a fair amount of information to date, but what I need to know is what am I missing, besides the route map, or what questions do you have that I don't have information to answer/support? I figure if one person wants to know others probably do as well. Thanks again!
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:15 PM   #81
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Bruce,
A couple of things come to mind:
At least one individual should have a siphon. It will make transferring gas from one bike to another much easier. I know it shouldn't happen, but it will.

As we get closer to departure we should think about people pairing up to share tents and cooking gear the same way backpackers do. Spreading the weight around will make for a much more pleasant ride.

The same thing can be said for tire repair kits. One good pump among a couple of riders may well beat several cheap pumps. Same thing for big tire irons, rim protectors and a bead breakers.
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Old 11-30-2010, 07:47 AM   #82
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I have a siphon with an in-line plastic pump--light and compact

Tire repair items I carry are a reamer, insertion tool, glue, worms, small & large patches for a larger hole, 19" front-17" rear tube, spare valve & valve stems, sewing awl with kevlar thread for a bigger tire cut to keep the tube in, 0-4" C-clamp to break the bead, soap, 22mm hex axle tool and a 12V Slime pump.

For spares I carry one each of the bulbs, fuses for the Zumo, spark plugs, rear brake pads, tools not in the BMW kit (which is a lot), oil filter tool, spoke wrench, wire ties, etc.

For a tent I use a Eureka Timberline 2 man but with one person and your gear bag, jacket, pants, boots and helmet it is about right. Plastic ground sheet and down bag (because it packs better in a compression stuff sack) and closed cell foam pad.

For cooking I use an MSR stove with a couple pots and pans, utensils, and a measuring cup for measuring and drinking about anything.

I keep either a Judge 45 Colt/410 or a 44 Mag S&W 8 3/8" handy when needed south of the border or bear spray for Canada and Yukon.

Hey Willys--I thought you would be following this thread so I thought I would let you know-- rumer has it a large tour contingent of bicyclists will be on the gravel the same time frame as your trip.
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:04 AM   #83
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Damn!!!!


Trying to get me banned again...???? lol

Hmmm...????? Now I need to carry .....well....I'll keep that to myself....lol

Wonder what's on TV tonight....maybe a repeat...of....M.....lol
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:10 AM   #84
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Bruce,
A couple of things come to mind:
At least one individual should have a siphon. It will make transferring gas from one bike to another much easier. I know it shouldn't happen, but it will.

As we get closer to departure we should think about people pairing up to share tents and cooking gear the same way backpackers do. Spreading the weight around will make for a much more pleasant ride.

The same thing can be said for tire repair kits. One good pump among a couple of riders may well beat several cheap pumps. Same thing for big tire irons, rim protectors and a bead breakers.

I will definitely be carrying a siphon since I am quite sure Dorito will need it. Something about my bike being the tanker and then there's the part about it being a pack mule for carrying the tent, cook gear, tire repair, and pump. Hey...this doesn't sound like spreading the weight around at all! OK I think I have already been paired up.

Good idea about spreading the stuff around if possible!
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:02 AM   #85
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I have a system......and it probably won't go down well with some...but....I ask all I travel with when going on a trip to be self sufficient. That means everything you think you will need to get from point A to point B and home again. I say this only because if one person carries a specific item that more than himself will need lets say, and he for some unforeseen reason needs to head home early or has a reason to split from the group, he isn't disabling the rest of the group by leaving.
Yes I know it seems silly to each carry a siphon if everyone won't require it, but if you do think you will require the need for one, then take one. It isn't asking much, is it? This goes for everything needed on a trip. That way...when the unforeseen happens, it doesn't make the trip difficult or unpleasant for the rest.

I know it sounds selfish or redundant, but it has worked out well in the past and has been proven to be an issue on one of the first trips I had taken.....we shared a stove, we split and one of us needed to buy a stove.....a waste when that person had a stove already at home they could have taken to use if needed.

Sorry to go on about it.....but it is a system that works well and makes people think about everything possible that they will need to take and for what reason. It also forces you to pack efficiently.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:10 AM   #86
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You make a good point but in my case the other rider happens to be my wife so not likely to happen, notice I didn't say impossible.

Definitely food for thought though.
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Old 12-03-2010, 03:34 AM   #87
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Assuming the schedule works out, with the sidecar I plan on "luxury" camping. I'll probably be traveling heavy. Might have room for communal items if we go that route.

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Old 12-03-2010, 03:59 AM   #88
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....I ask all I travel with when going on a trip to be self sufficient...
good, all riders/bikes need to be able to move independently. it's impossible to game all the scenarios, so let's say events can and will happen. when each rider and bike is properly outfitted, this contingency planning allows you to deal efficiently with the broadest range of events.
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Old 12-04-2010, 06:31 AM   #89
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Thinking about an epic ride 2011..............
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not to scare anyone bt is of interest to everyone who does this ride - gives added truth to the need for knobbies

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