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Old 08-25-2014, 05:21 PM   #1
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Blastoff Adventures: Inaugural Fundy Rally

Every year it seems that Blaster finds himself atleast one Canadian Adventure. This year is no exception; without a doubt these trips always deliver miles of smiles per mile. So, when we found a tiny reference to the Inaugural Fundy Rally we were hooked within hours.

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The Bay of Fundy is known for having the highest tidal range in the world. Some sources believe the name "Fundy" is a corruption of the French word "Fendu", meaning "split", while others believe it comes from the Portuguese funda, meaning "deep".


Normally, we pack camping kit just to haul it around to the outfitters--check!


The concept is simple: 300 miles in 12 hours with a couple of alternate routes.


Onwards as the next adventure finds us...
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Old 08-25-2014, 05:28 PM   #2
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Here is a link to the main site and one for the Fundy Adventure Rally.
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Old 08-26-2014, 03:22 AM   #3
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Shortly after we registered, the scout team started posting some pics. All were exciting for different reasons!

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another surprise turn of events, it looks like we’re going to be able to include the Fundy Trailway into the route. This section of very twisty and stunning Fundy shoreline pavement is usually cut off from the trail system and so we hadn’t been able to include it. However, we have an inside man who can open up the gate to the trails, allowing us to ride the road and exit through some great trails. Bonus.


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took the BMW out on what was supposed to be the easier northern section of the planned base loop as I wanted to see how that section coped after some heavy rainfall. Not well!
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:26 AM   #4
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Meet the team

It seems we are going to get the band together. Our cast of characters will be much like the last few trips

Blaster


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As the registration closed out, Keith still had not chimed in. Blaster and I were still full steam ahead. Imagine my surprise when we get a notification from Keith on an idle summer afternoon that he's a late entry

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Old 08-27-2014, 04:38 PM   #5
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I don't know how it always happens. We have a calendar months in advance, and we always seem to scramble to finish line. This trip however was off to a fantastic start. So good in fact, Blaster had finished up the 12K maintenance 2 weekends in advance. Sounds good right?

When he goes to start up the bike, it is puking liquid down both sides. A bit more investigation, and the liquid is identified as fuel. Fuel from a location that he didn't do any work in that area.

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So a while back BMW came out with a recall on a bunch of bikes for the fuel locking ring, well this effected both the Adventure and HP2. I wasn't really in a hurry as it sounded like the locking ring for the entire pump in the tank. Well it really isn't the locking ring as I found out last night, it's a main fitting in the pump housing which ends up cracking and puking gas all over the bike in some real volume....not good! I guess I am glad it happened at the house in the garage and not on the road somewhere as it could have ended quite differently.
This is not mine but it looks just like this.


I am hoping to do a fix like this to get me by for the trip.......oh next week!!!!!
A bit of good fortune, the local BMW dealer thinks they can have it fixed by this weekend. We shall see.
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So, I failed to get a picture of the HP2 both on a trailer and also with the sporting new fuel pump. Literally, we dropped the bike off on Wed PM, and it was ready mid-day Thurs. I am always amazed at how accommodating the dealerships are to upcoming/enroute travelers.

Meanwhile, this was one of the Fundy cables that was released a few weeks back:
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For our inaugural year we were aiming for at least 25 but thought maybe we’d be lucky and get 35, but never did we think that we’d get 52 – and from such varied geographical locations too. As expected, the majority are from New Brunswick (31) and another eight from Nova Scotia, but then we have seven coming from Ontario, three from Quebec and even two brave souls coming all the way from Maryland in the US.
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