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Old 08-18-2014, 04:46 AM   #1
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Go West young man, Go West!

Hopefully the third time IS a charm. After three attempts to plan this trip it looks like its gonna happen this time!
The count down is less than four days now. Thursday is "D" day.

What is the trip you ask? Well, my cousin, OFFROADMIKE, and I are riding from Seeley's Bay Ontario to Vancouver BC and back. A little over 10,000km. Unfortunately, since we both work, we only have two weeks to do it.
Did I mention I just had a heart attack June 30th...?
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Old 08-18-2014, 05:26 AM   #2
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Old 08-18-2014, 05:34 AM   #3
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Time for a little maintenance...

My 01 Connie, Big Red, needed a little attention.
New fork, crank and drive oil. New brakes , tires and heated grips ( It gets cold in the mountains this time of year :).
Valves checked, carbs sync'd and new fairing bolts from Murphs Kits.

New coolant (It gets hot on the prairies this time of year;))

A new windshield system from Rifle and she's done!



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Old 08-18-2014, 05:36 AM   #4
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Here is a rough outline of the trip


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Old 08-18-2014, 06:02 AM   #5
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Lucky dog! Have a great trip Bob.
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Old 08-18-2014, 06:16 AM   #6
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Wow That's awesome Bob!! I wish you and Mike a great trip and an excellent adventure. Can't wait to hear all the details when you get back.

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Old 08-18-2014, 07:31 AM   #7
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Old 08-18-2014, 06:00 PM   #8
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Awesome Bob! Looking forward to reading your report.


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Old 08-18-2014, 07:55 PM   #9
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Bob,
I salute you for your courage! Now get out there and live and be sure to keep us posted.

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Thanks for the well wishes everyone!
Definitely will take Juames advice ;)

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Old Yesterday, 08:42 AM   #11
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Anyone know a good service provider, for my unlocked Rogers cell, in the states? Cheep;)

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Have a good time. It looks like you're spending too much time in the prairies and not enough in BC. It looks like you're taking the reverse route thru BC that I did when I rode my Stelvio back from Seattle in 2010. Enjoy.

Sorry to hear about your ticker. At least you got to ride the RR!

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Have a good time. It looks like you're spending too much time in the prairies and not enough in BC. It looks like you're taking the reverse route thru BC that I did when I rode my Stelvio back from Seattle in 2010. Enjoy.

Sorry to hear about your ticker. At least you got to ride the RR!

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Hard to spend any less time in the prairies. If we do an iron butt it will be one day..see how we feel.

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Took Big Red out for a quick shake down ride last night. All seems good:

only 34 hours till departure...:

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Now we're truly ready to go.



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