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Old 08-27-2011, 12:59 PM   #151
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This is the second set of Heidi's on the F650. I would consider it true 50/50 tire.The first set was 90% pavement and has about 6500 miles on it and about 40% tread left. This set was fresh when we left, and should easily make it home another 1500 miles or so.

The only gripe I have is (and it not a really fair one for a 50/50 tire), is do N.O.T get that tire into mud.
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Old 08-27-2011, 01:07 PM   #152
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is that the GPS on your 1200? I like the fuel odo
The GPS is the ZUMO 550. Both the 450 and 550s have that display. It's been a very capable GPS with tracking and mapping. It is also glove friendly and waterproof. I also believe that BMW and Harley Davidson have branded ZUMOs which should be the same models.
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Old 08-27-2011, 03:00 PM   #153
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Well we put about 300 miles in today and we are heading to the B-36 crash site tomorrow morning. Hopefully Eric won't hold it against me for being a hiker and not an ADV'r for a morning.
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Old 08-27-2011, 04:05 PM   #154
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Day 15: Twillingate to Clarenville (via Shores Route)

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Had a nice ride along the coast today.












This was a rather unique name for a park...especially a state-sanctioned one: Dildo Run


The closest we are going to get to seeing a whale...


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Old 08-27-2011, 04:16 PM   #155
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I think Dana has used all of the travel on the stock suspension....what do you think? We will have to work on an upgrade when we get back.

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Old 08-27-2011, 04:23 PM   #156
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I think Dana has used all of the travel on the stock suspension....what do you think? We will have to work on an upgrade when we get back.
Just have to learn to float the front end more
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:07 PM   #157
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thanks for that and we camped at Dildo Run for a few nights at the end of June, quite a nice spot. Windmill Bight is a nice one too
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:58 PM   #158
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Blaster and Dorito,
You had better hope those BMRs float. It looks like yo are going to need a boat to get into SMIBville next week.



Great RR. Didn't I say )(&(*^^%&^$^$^&%**^( why didn't I do this ride. I looks sweet!
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Old 08-28-2011, 03:03 AM   #159
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You had better hope those BMRs float. It looks like yo are going to need a boat to get into SMIBville next week.



Great RR. Didn't I say )(&(*^^%&^$^$^&%**^( why didn't I do this ride. I looks sweet!
We won't be back for another week so all should be well...hopefully the Horse and dog are fine!
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:15 PM   #160
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Went over to the B-36 crash site...pretty interesting! Made it to St. Johns for the evening and then off to Argentia tomorrow.
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Day 16: B36 Plane Crash from 1953 part #1

We overnighted in Clarenville at St. Jude's Hotel. The hotel itself doesn't look like much from the exterior, but the rooms are quite nice and the restaurant is very good. They even cater to Motorcycles/ATVs being so close to the Trailway with a special rate which includes a voucher for free hot breakfast.

It was only a 30 min ride over to the B-36 crash site. And saw this yard kitsch on the way out (it's a 55 gallon drum)


B-36 "The Peacemaker"
Tail # 51-15371

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In October 1953 the bomber (one of the largest military aircraft ever) was on its way to the US from the Azores. It was navigating by sight, and flying low to avoid radar detection. It was supposed to come in over the coast of Maine as a test of the US air defence network.
http://deadmansbay.blogspot.com/2010...rash-site.html

http://www.thetelegram.com/Motoring/...into-History/1

http://www.air-and-space.com/b-36%20wrecks.htm#51-13721

The walking trail begins here:


This may be obvious to some, but planes that crash into a mountain top will probably involve a long, steep hike up a hill to see the crash site. We didn't set any land speed records, and it took us about 30 mins.


Although we were the only souls out there on this day, clearly the moose make good use of this trail:


The trail is a bit moist, but is improved:




There were 6 prop engines, we only found 4. I would say approx 25% of the plane remains. We were a bit concerned that the plane might be overgrown nearly 57 years after the crash. However, NFLD only gets 35 cm of new topsoil every 1000 years. By comparison, northeast US would get 5 feet over 1000 years.

Anyhow, what wreckage remains sits quite plainly in the open:


Wing:


Inside Wing:


Stuff that looks important:








Engine #1




Engine #2




Engine #3


Rivets, Rivets everywhere, Rivets


I am cutting this post into three pieces due to size...
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Old 08-28-2011, 02:14 PM   #162
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Day 16: B36 Plane Crash from 1953 part #2

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Old 08-28-2011, 03:41 PM   #163
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Day 16: B36 Plane Crash from 1953 part #3

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Memorial:










Remainder of 130 photos here: http://blaster11.smugmug.com/Other/S...ummer-2011-D16
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:18 PM   #164
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That's a hell of a panorama! Glad you guys are still having a good trip
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:47 AM   #165
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For those that might be interested in doing this in the future, here is the coordinates for the trail start:
Latitude : 48.17764 Longitude : -53.66559

The memorial is located at:
Latitude : 48.18461 Longitude : -53.66318

Also, I forgot to add these yesterday:






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