Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Day Trippin'
User Name
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-11-2010, 03:23 PM   #1
davevinc1080 OP
davevinc1080's Avatar
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Ontario
Oddometer: 11
Ride through Quebec/First Minor Road Fall

Today was one of the few nicer days we have seen in Ottawa Ontario, so i decided to hop on the DRZ and go for a little ride.

Today was Remembrance Day in Canada, and it was interesting to ride by the Parlement Buildings and the War Memorial where all the event coverage took place this morning.

My ride started at about 1:30pm and it was about 8 degrees celsius at this point. Finally some sun!

I took a few pictures of the riding conditions in Quebec. Its fun to ride around in this province because of the elevation changes.

Here I am saying hello to the camera.

Today I went 125 kms on highways, expressways, dirt roads, trails, and small hilly communities. My kenda K270 is pretty much dead, but it got me through the Day!

Almost Dead K270. It has about 4000 HARD kms on it. I have been very satisfied with this tire.

Unfortunately today I took my first spill on the pavement, and let me say that it is much less forgiving than dirt. I was going from a dirt road to a crappy paved road and it was full of sand. I was going a little to fast i guess and the bike just slid out from under me and i watched it slide away. Fortunately I was only going about 25kms per hour. Cut my knee the slighest, and put a few scratches in the plastics. The brake lever and right mirror bent a little, and the peg scraped a little. I picked the bike up, checked it over, fixed the mirrors, and it was good to go.

Heres the Damage. Pretty minimal.

The day turned out to be fun, and it was nice to put some kms on the Z so late in the season.
davevinc1080 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2010, 04:36 AM   #2
Gnarly Adventurer
cleanair's Avatar
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: just past resume speed
Oddometer: 199
love to see canadian pic's.
cleanair is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2010, 05:26 AM   #3
Wondering around...
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: North Carmel
Oddometer: 4,713
nice report, thanks for sharing
Sometimes I get off the bike before it has come to a complete stop....
Another Proud Small Scale Faker......
Praise You In This Storm
BKMLWR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2010, 04:24 PM   #4
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Oddometer: 326
Thanks for the report. Where is that dirt road located that you're parked beside? It looks familiar.

R12Battletub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2010, 05:45 PM   #5
Mod Squad
GB's Avatar
Joined: Aug 2002
Location: Toronto, ON
Oddometer: 57,128
Your DRZ earned some character marks! Good to see you were wearing the right gear
ADV decals, patches & flag? Here
GB is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:43 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015