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Old 02-28-2013, 10:53 AM   #526
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How do you tell the difference between an ADV rider and a cod?.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:55 AM   #527
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You can eat a cod if you're hungry.

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Old 02-28-2013, 10:57 AM   #528
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That's true. There are no cannibals left. We ate the last one this morning.


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Old 02-28-2013, 11:01 AM   #529
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My friend disagreed with me. I really shouldn't have used so much hot pepper when I roasted him.

No, really, cannibalism has been all but eliminated in Canada, and they're making inroads to the problem in the US.

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Old 02-28-2013, 12:47 PM   #530
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If you are looking for novels with more of a Northern peninsula local flair you may wish to look up Earl B Pilgrim. He was a local wildlife officer that took up writing after retirement.
Cassie Brown wrote Death On the Ice regarding the great sealing disaster and Standing into Danger about two US navy ships that went aground on the Burin Peninsula during WW2. They are done as more factual/historical but fascinating all the same.
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:19 PM   #531
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I read Standing into Danger about 20 years ago. Fantastic book. Re-read it a couple of years ago. I'll have to seek out that book about the sealing expedition.

A highly humourous read is The Boat the Wouldn't Float by Farley Mowat (or Varley Monfat as he's known in our house (see Never Cry Wolf)).

Other ripping good yarns are Mowat's Grey Seas Under and The Serpent's Coil, books about the Franklin company's deep-sea tugboats.
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A highly humourous read is The Boat the Wouldn't Float by Farley Mowat (or Varley Monfat as he's known in our house (see Never Cry Wolf)).
TBWWF contains one of the finest lines in all literature (in paraphrase here): "The Packard lurched down the hill like a hippopotamus run amok on hashish."
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:16 PM   #533
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It's one of my favourite books. I've probably read it 20 times and I split my sides laughing every time!
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If you haven't read No Birds Sang yet, you ought to, Steph. It's not Newfoundland related, but it explains some very interesting points about why the modern Canadian psyche is what it is. As usual for Mowat, it is both incredibly funny and starkly sad.

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Old 02-28-2013, 07:26 PM   #535
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Read it a few months ago. I've read a lot of war memoirs (Spike Milligan is fabulous) and Mowat's is terrific.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:31 PM   #536
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Big, albeit non literary, news!

I rode today for 30 minutes!

It was like taking away a week of winter for me!



The bike ran great but the front brakes were weak. My fork seals started leaking last fall and polluted the pads. A new rotor and pads from flea bay are coming.








Oh and one question:
Do you folks have any experience with your riding jacket shrinking during the off season? Wifey swears she didn't wash it and I have no other logical explaination for its different fit today.
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You foul, jammy bastard. It's been spitting snow off and on here, although it was relatively warm today. The gravel roads are a quagmire.

My jacket has shrunk alarmingly over the winter, as have my pants. I think the fibers contract while not in use. That's my explanation, and I'm sticking to it.

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It was like taking away a week of winter for me!



The bike ran great but the front brakes were weak. My fork seals started leaking last fall and polluted the pads. A new rotor and pads from flea bay are coming.








Oh and one question:
Do you folks have any experience with your riding jacket shrinking during the off season? Wifey swears she didn't wash it and I have no other logical explaination for its different fit today.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:38 PM   #538
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Oh and one question:
Do you folks have any experience with your riding jacket shrinking during the off season? Wifey swears she didn't wash it and I have no other logical explaination for its different fit today.
That's inflation for you. I think it's around 5% these days so your jacket will feel tight for sure.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:46 PM   #539
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You foul, jammy bastard. It's been spitting snow off and on here, although it was relatively warm today. The gravel roads are a quagmire..
Got your cable yet?
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I haven't been to the PO in a few days, Mike. I had to order a magnificently expensive fill of propane so I can eat hot food, and I'm grimly trying to avoid the bill. I spent quite a lot more on dental work than I wanted to this week.

I did get the RAM mount for the Garmin 78 via UPS today. There have been some negative reviews of the mount, but I think it will do. I need to pad the contact area in the back out slightly, but I think it's 80% as good as the Touratech mount at 1/10th the price. As old and feeble as I am, I don't anticipate doing too many maneuvers that would dislodge it. Touch wood.

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