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Old 10-07-2012, 08:48 AM   #1
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Lobsters to Llamas, Maritimes to Argentina

It is time to start the ride report. I'm almost ready to go. It all started last year when we were talking about "dream" rides as we crossed the Trans Labrador.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=766142

I said my dream ride was to go from my place in Shediac, NB to Argentina

I had never ridden my KLR all that far so I did a test trip, Key West to Shediac

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=780191


Then I mentioned the dream trip to my wonderful wife, Angele



And she said "Why don't you go?"

Wow! Talk about a question that shifted a dream into reality.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:00 AM   #2
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Route

Here's the route. Nothing high tech about this trip, yarn on an atlas!

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Old 10-07-2012, 09:03 AM   #3
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Shediac

So, this morning I took this picture


Shediac, NB.....The Lobster Capital of the World.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:14 AM   #4
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Going away Party

Last Night we had the going away party. Lots of good friends dropped in.







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Old 10-07-2012, 09:21 AM   #5
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Lots of Friends









Some with cool tatoos!

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Old 10-07-2012, 09:37 AM   #6
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:40 AM   #7
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:42 AM   #8
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:54 AM   #9
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And More Friends

And More Friends





Somehow we missed a picture of one or two but there were even more friends who showed! Great to have so many good friends.!!!!!
So now that we've had the going away party. I "have" to go.

I plan on departing soon. My bike's ready and I'm almost ready. So many little details to look after.

I figure I'll be on the road by OCT 15th. depending on weather. I'm hoping for a stretch of dry weather along the eastern seaboard so I can get down to warmer climes. But I've got to get out of here soon before we get this.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:21 AM   #10
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Awesome, welcome along for the ride. More to follow in a few days.
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Great! Welcome along on what should be an epic ride!
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:41 AM   #12
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II'm excited to see how that yarn planning works!
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:02 AM   #13
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I hope to have a few good yarns to tell when I'm done. hehe

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Old 10-08-2012, 05:10 AM   #14
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I'm always on the lookout for fellow travellers heading south K. I'll be watching your progress. I am sticking to the coast mostly for this part of my trip but if I see your close, we'll have coffee. Word of advice? Skip New York.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:58 AM   #15
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I'm always on the lookout for fellow travellers heading south K. I'll be watching your progress. I am sticking to the coast mostly for this part of my trip but if I see your close, we'll have coffee. Word of advice? Skip New York.
Thanks for the tip about NY. I see you're headed for the Blue Ridge Parkway. It's awesome. I rode it and the Shenadoah Skyline Drive, northbound, earlier this year and I intend to stay away from the big cities and ride the Parkway again.

We'll have to try and have that coffee. I hope to hit the road later this week.

stay tuned.......
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