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Old 07-15-2012, 02:48 PM   #16
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Nice pics...glad you made it through safe.

I was at the same car show in Miramichi on Saturday/Sunday....
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:20 PM   #17
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Day 7 at PEI in the little cabin in last posting.
PAcked up gear and headed to Charlettown PEI, then to ferry crossing to Nova Scotia to Sydney for my midnight crossing.
Cabin...


Heading out of park


Rows of potatoes...




Lighthouse before ferry crossing

Fellow rider...silly!


Strapped in

Ride the World!

Collection so far
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Last ferry for home! What an adventure.

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Old 07-30-2012, 05:29 PM   #18
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These are random photos 'da boys took from the trip...















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Old 07-30-2012, 05:53 PM   #19
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:21 PM   #20
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Here is a ride report from Wayne on Ridetherock.com
http://www.ridetherock.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9352
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:09 AM   #21
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That video is AWESOME!

Love it...

Question for you: do you remember how long it took to ride from Blanc Sablon to Port Hope Simpson?

We're heading CW and have to leave PHS and catch the 1 PM ferry...
I love Google but it's claiming 220 km at 5 hrs.

Thanks...Matt
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:43 AM   #22
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That video is AWESOME!

Love it...

Question for you: do you remember how long it took to ride from Blanc Sablon to Port Hope Simpson?

We're heading CW and have to leave PHS and catch the 1 PM ferry...
I love Google but it's claiming 220 km at 5 hrs.

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220kms sounds correct, average speed at 80-90kms, so you should safely do it around 3 hours. I was less than an hour from the Ferry to red bay, then 2 to PHS.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:43 PM   #23
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Perfect! That's what I was hoping to hear...

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Old 08-07-2012, 03:13 PM   #24
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Eek

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That gorgeous Gen 1 with the low fender is my bike. Thought we'd see you guys further down the road but it didn't happen. Isn't Lab City to Manic 5 a treat? Learned real quick to pull over when you see a pilot car coming.
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:00 PM   #25
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Yeah, pilot truck means pull over and wait. Damn big trucks.

Manic 5 to Baie Comeau is awesome. Highly recommended!

I remember you, you were gearing up to go back towards Baie Comeau. You were strapping on a spare tire

How many miles are on the bike?
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:47 PM   #26
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Yeah, pilot truck means pull over and wait. Damn big trucks.

Manic 5 to Baie Comeau is awesome. Highly recommended!

I remember you, you were gearing up to go back towards Baie Comeau. You were strapping on a spare tire

How many miles are on the bike?
We came over on the ferry from St. Barbe, too. I was running Avon Gripsters and after talking to a few guys in Newfoundland, I worried myself into buying some 50/50 tires in case the TLH got muddy 'cause Gripsters don't do mud - at all. Didn't need them but it made me sleep a bit easier. I finally spooned them on in Ohio to make the run back to BC. I really hate carrying tires but I sure seem to do it a lot.

My bike has 75,000+ kliks and still does all that I ask. This last trip was 19,000+ k's. The bike's an '05. Maybe get a big bore kit in a few years

Nice ride report. Thanks for taking the time to write it up.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:18 PM   #27
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How are the KLR riders carrying the fuel tanks? Heading up there soon and I'd like to have something similar!
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:45 AM   #28
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fabricated them up outta angle iron and mounted where passenger pegs went.

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Old 08-11-2012, 05:22 AM   #29
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NR,
Those gas carriers are a nice setup. Well done.
Did you need to use it on the PHS to HVGB section?

Paul,
We're leaving next Friday on two KLR's....at this point we're not exactly sure how we're going to carry the extra gas. Thinking of either buying a gas can in Lab City and then leaving it at Port Hope Simpson or just using a non DOT sanctioned container (windshield washer jug )

I did a 300 km loop to break in the new Kenda's and I hit 413 km's on my tank before fill up....19.95 L.
This was at decent highway speeds....110 km/hour.

The Happy Valley Goosebay to Port Hope Simpson section is 409 kms....so it will be close.
The only mods I have are a UNI filter and no snorkel.
(BTW, my gas mileage seems to have improved with the UNI??)

When are you leaving?

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Old 08-11-2012, 05:37 AM   #30
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Hi Matt. I think I've read that some other people are heading up there, going CW on the same weekend as you. I'll be doing 8/25 to about 9/11 if everything works out. I decided to go CCW to make the ferry timing easier...
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