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Old 02-07-2013, 08:49 AM   #46
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:16 PM   #47
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ok, so here are some of the topics i would like to discuss on saturday...what do you guys want to discuss?
bruce's list
routes
gas and ways your plan to haul
hotel/camping....do we bring camping gear?
Sites to see
things to do
weather

dana's list
day 2 stop
first day of gravel?
Identify where reservations are needed/mandatory
be there!
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:10 AM   #48
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Out for breakfast...still wicked windy here.

Likely will be at Morton's for the chili
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:25 AM   #49
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windy here too
leaving in 30 minutes
caging it
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:00 AM   #50
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Day 1 Updates:

Had a great conversation with Lakota, J4S, Blaster this morning. Lakota, has offered to turn the first few days of leaving the US into a mini-Rally.

The first few day mileage has been dialed back to 300 miles, with two diversions:

Millersburg Ferry


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The Millersburg Ferry, also known as the Kramer-Crow Ferry, is the last operating ferry on the Susquehanna River. The ferry was established in the early 19th century.Its ferry boat is believed to be the last "wooden double stern-wheel paddle boat" to be operating in the United States
Then we'll take a victory gallop over to Centralia, Pennsylvania

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Centralia is a borough and ghost town in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States. Its population has dwindled from over 1,000 residents in 1981 to 12 in 2005, 9 in 2007, and 10 in 2010, as a result of a mine fire burning beneath the borough since 1962. Centralia is one of the least-populated municipalities in Pennsylvania.
We'll end the day where the mood strikes us, but likely between Scranton, PA and Albany, NY.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:42 AM   #51
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Day Two has started in a different point, and will still include:

Kancamagus Highway

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The Kancamagus Highway is a 26.5-mile (42.6 km)-long two-lane road that runs east and west through the White Mountains[2] and constitutes the eastern half of New Hampshire Route 112. It has been designated a National Scenic Byway by the United States Department of Transportation under the name Kancamagus Scenic Byway.
Then off to Mt Washington

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More later on this..
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:32 PM   #52
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F650--Twin Gas mileage

So plunking away a bit at the gas issue on the Trans Taiga. Mirage Lodge is at KM358 and need to make a round trip to end of the Trans Taiga (KM666). This makes for a 382 mile day.

With stock gears, I made 331 miles from Deer Lake, Newfoundland via Trailway through Red Indian Lake to Burgeo with no additional gas. This is largely due to the much lower RPMs on gravel and the mileage goes up quite significantly.

However, I have changed the front sprocket down 1 tooth since Newfoundland. However, I would imagine that 2 additional gallons would be more than ample to make the TT?

Additionally, it seems that some folks indicate they may be gas at the Trans Taiga at KM 666 seasonally?
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:49 PM   #53
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So plunking away a bit at the gas issue on the Trans Taiga. Mirage Lodge is at KM358 and need to make a round trip to end of the Trans Taiga (KM666). This makes for a 382 mile day.
i had 398 GPS miles out and back from Mirage. Air Saguenay maintains a tank farm at Caniapiscau above Brisay and has metered gas available IF OPEN, although i can't think of a reason they wouldn't be. pays to confirm.

two 12GSAs were on that road a few days earlier and i had seen them on the Baie James southbound. they had been out and back from Mirgage without fueling at Caniapiscau.

the Brisay road was not well maintained when i went through there, with two washouts, either of which would have been catastrophic to ride into if you didn't see them in time.

another big stretch without fuel (if the Cree camp is closed) is from Mirage back down to Relais 381. no one was there when i was east bound, but a guy did come out to the pumps when was west bound. there have been reports of bad fuel there, although i topped off without problem.

another problem stretch would be Radisson-James Bay-Mirage. i didn't feel like taking a chance after riding out to the Cree boat landing on James Bay and went back into Radisson to fuel.
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:25 PM   #54
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Right now our plan is to do Radisson - James Bay - Radisson as a relaxing day trip after we come back to Radisson from Mirage.
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Right now our plan is to do Radisson - James Bay - Radisson as a relaxing day trip after we come back to Radisson from Mirage.
company town, not much there, unless you take the tour.
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:38 PM   #56
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Yup, 3 nights in dear 'ol Radisson..

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Old 02-09-2013, 05:06 PM   #57
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Mirage back down to Relais 381.
Missed Relais lodging..So, here's another possible option:

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Old 02-09-2013, 05:39 PM   #58
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Relais 381 is pretty much a truckstop with a cafe, and the usual support facilities.

everyone stops there, but i don't recall any moto travelers staying there. there was some lodging there, but i remember it as being pretty much staff housing. i sure wasn't tempted to stay.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:05 PM   #59
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:51 PM   #60
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Conway, NH

Last time we were in Conway, we drove by this hotel--which looked a bit quizzical from the outside:



Now that I know they have Harley themed suite with its' own automatic garage opener garage...what is not to love?

Motorcycle Madness Suite

Now, off to find my Holiday Inn express login info..
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