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Old 08-10-2013, 12:03 PM   #886
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I read that RR and it's INSANE! At least we don't need to worry about crockagators.

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By any means necessary...

As posted by another inmate. I think the water is deeper though...
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Old 08-10-2013, 03:11 PM   #887
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I just stumbled across this, and it's pretty useful for finding what's in the little villages in the Great Northern Peninsula.

http://www.northernpeninsula.ca/home/2

For example, a list of the available ATMs can be found here:

http://www.northernpeninsula.ca/home/banking.htm


If you dig a little bit, it gives a synopsis of the history of each of the settlements, as well as current conditions and available services.
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:31 AM   #888
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Tracks are finalized, with a few additions from a recent trip by BMWKLR. New MT43 DOT trials tire mounted on back of Dizzer. Seven days and counting down.
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:49 PM   #889
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Tracks please!? Tim by now most likely you played with Android more than me. What program is good as a back up on Android?
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Old 08-11-2013, 01:24 PM   #890
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I'll post the tracks as soon as my internet is above a crawl.

As a backup, I'd like to recommend Craftycoder's Dualsportmaps app, but the learning curve is fairly steep on such short notice.

Trimble Navigator Pro is fairly easy to use, and can be had for a month with unlimited off-line maps for $2.99.

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Old 08-11-2013, 08:32 PM   #891
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By the way, the parking that Dresda mentioned sometime ago at 15-17 North Forrest in North Sydney is :

A&L Parking
902-561-0011

Reservations are not required. They are open two hours before each ferry crossing. Rates are:

Single vehicle: $10 first day, $5.00 each additional day.

Vehicle with trailer: 15.00 first day, $6.50 each additional day.
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:23 PM   #892
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Do we have to deal with this while on the rock?

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Old 08-12-2013, 03:43 AM   #893
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No rams.. lots of moose though but they're not that aggressive. Most will run away and you won't know they're around. If you see any baby moose, stay away as an angry mom will be close. There are some bears on the rock, same advice as the moose.
Bring bug spray for the mosquitos.
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:33 AM   #894
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Don't worry, Anton's just got a twisted sense of humor. He's well aware of the wildlife.

I always worry more about moose than bear. The rut's coming up. I once had a moose take a less than platonic interest in a group of us. He wasn't successful, but the memory lingers.


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No rams.. lots of moose though but they're not that aggressive. Most will run away and you won't know they're around. If you see any baby moose, stay away as an angry mom will be close. There are some bears on the rock, same advice as the moose.
Bring bug spray for the mosquitos.
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:14 AM   #895
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Ferry crossings booked for the 18th and 26th. Not going to Montreal this week, so I may even be able to slap on my new front tire before going.
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:20 AM   #896
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Speaking of wildlife...

All that howlin' and yowlin' you guys heard up north yesterday wasn't a bear fight. It was me spooning on my new tires.

The rear needed 24g of balance weights that look so stupid I'd rather use a rock. There was no heavy spot dot to be found on the tire. Maybe it go washed off with lube but I suspect I've got it perfectly lined up with the valve.

The front did have the spot and balanced with nothing other than a pre existing spoke weight.

Today I'm looking for spoke weights as 24g of rim weights with the requisite gorilla tape added for security detracts from my ghetto look.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:12 AM   #897
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after 8 days on the Rock saw 1 moose in late morning feeding in bog on our way to ferry.....
saw 1 caribou on road to Burgeo...
we rode from usually 8:30 to about 6pm. Temps were usually in mid 80s so animals were not moving too much...
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:03 PM   #898
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Heh. You're obviously not running a rim lock. The new Velcro-king super-horny DOT Trials MT43 Rock-Muncher coupled with ultra-heavy duty "Soviet 5-Year Plan Condom" inner tube took seven ounces with one rim lock. That's 198.5 grams.

About three ounces on the front with a rim lock. If we get attacked by a ram, we can pull the lead off and throw it at him.

If I have to cross deep water, the thing's gonna sink like a stone.

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Speaking of wildlife...

All that howlin' and yowlin' you guys heard up north yesterday wasn't a bear fight. It was me spooning on my new tires.

The rear needed 24g of balance weights that look so stupid I'd rather use a rock. There was no heavy spot dot to be found on the tire. Maybe it go washed off with lube but I suspect I've got it perfectly lined up with the valve.

The front did have the spot and balanced with nothing other than a pre existing spoke weight.

Today I'm looking for spoke weights as 24g of rim weights with the requisite gorilla tape added for security detracts from my ghetto look.
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:11 PM   #899
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We've got a four-berth cabin booked both ways if you can stand the stench and the snoring.

I also have a spare standard-weight 17" tube for a KLR rear, if you think you may need one. Nothing fancy, but never used. Heavy-duty tubes are way too heavy to carry as spares. I'll throw it in the van if you need one.

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Ferry crossings booked for the 18th and 26th. Not going to Montreal this week, so I may even be able to slap on my new front tire before going.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:04 PM   #900
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We've got a four-berth cabin booked both ways if you can stand the stench and the snoring.
I'm thinking you guys'll be pretty much humming on the trip back. That'll cause ANOTHER ferry shut down for sure...

I can see the headlines now:

Marine Atlantic shuts down Atlantic Vision for Haz-May scare. Officials blame US bikers for problem. ;lol3
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