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Old 10-29-2013, 06:17 AM   #121
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Finland is a small country. Canada's huge by comparison. You get by up there because you don't speak a language, by and large, that no one else on the planet can understand, although you guys spell funny.
And getting smaller; half of Finland lives in N.Ont.

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Old 10-29-2013, 09:15 AM   #122
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Never listened to ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ?
Strangely enough, I have. I had a gal in a class I was teaching that was Inuit. I was trying to figure out WHAT her ethnicity was, because she kind of looked Spanish and oriental. Slightly heavy-set, but very pretty. Turned out she was Scots - Inuit. I got invited over her family's place for dinner a couple of times.

I was suffering insomnia the last couple of days. Last night I curled up with The Penguin History of Canada and knocked off about 100 pages covering the 20th century. I slept like a baby. If you have insomnia, I recommend it. Curl up with the Penguin History for an hour or two -- then try to uncurl.

I did gain some valuable insight into Pierre Trudeau's fashion sense.

This should not be interpreted as a condemnation of Canadian history, by the way. It's funny what the author concentrates on and doesn't. He disposed of all of the second world war in about a dozen pages.
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:53 PM   #123
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OK, I was just on Random House Canada's web site searching for information on one of Pierre Berton's works. The page had been taken down. Rather than a simple "page not found" statement, here's what comes up:

Oh god, we are so humiliated.

We can't find the link you're looking for, so maybe try searching for it?

This is just embarrassing.


That's going a bit far, Eh?
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:46 AM   #124
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Just checking in, will keep a watch on the tread.

When you get to the far east, drop your gear off and we will see where those big 650's can go.

The Burin Pen Run's are great, as Murph mentioned, Gee on RTR has alot of knowledge and info on the runs there. I am not sure I would run the KLR 650's on the PowerHorn Run, some nasty ground there, even for Eastern Newfoundland, my WR likes to fall asleep there. It is Beautiful up there however. But given where some RTR members have put KLR's, I am sure there are those that have done it.

The Point Rosie Run would be an excellent choice.
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:58 AM   #125
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Glad you made it here, Joe.

I was looking at the Garnish to Rosie run. It looks like something best done without too much gear. I'd really like to bring my KDX 200 up, but it has neither the legs nor the luggage capacity for a serious trip. I've gotta find a groupie with one of those plush motor homes to follow us around and have hors d' oeuvres and beverages prepared in the evening.

We ran into a group that was doing just that this summer. They were on cruisers, naturally. When we asked the ladies why they weren't riding, they said that bikes didn't have enough room for all their shoes!

I've got four or five days of the proposed route pretty much finalized. I'll post it this weekend and see what suggestions pop up.
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:38 AM   #126
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Not enough room for their shoes.... ROTFL!


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Yeah, Steph, the ladies were pleasant enough and had obviously done their hair and makeup recently, but I couldn't see you having a heart-to-heart with them. Totally different league.

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Just want to alert you to this thread:

Skibum-Soiree-2014,-all-the-way-east-rally-is-anyone-interested?
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:14 PM   #130
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The Route -- Day 1

Well, it's time to start getting serious once again. For the 2014 trip, I thought it would be appropriate to come onto Port Aux Basques and head generally eastward, and return via the Argentia ferry. I'll start a thread in the "Laying Down Tracks" forum soon.

I'd like to schedule things so we can attend the Skibum Soiree, so things are pointing up that way.



Since there are only a few ways to go before heading eastward, some of this will replicate the route we did in 2013. I eliminated a good portion of what we did on the Trailway between PAB and Stephenville Crossing. I just don't think it's worth the biscuit. If people want to follow the Trailway, I have the tracks from last year. Basically, the first 2-3 hours of the 2014 are dedicated to slabbing it up to Stephenville Crossing.

From there, we pick up a section of the Trailway that was notable for not having too much gravel and alders, and cut westward across the hill country northwest of Gallants on resource roads. We did not do this section in 2013, but BMWKLR reported it was good.

From there, we'll descend into Corner Brook, and catch Hughes Brook Road to the north of town. We'll plan to camp at a site that we located, took pictures of, and peed on in 2013.

The first day should be about 195 miles, excluding any side trips.
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Day 2

Note that any and all of this is flexible, and I'm hoping for comments as we go along.



The second day would start out up from the campsite, and progress eastward toward Deer Lake on resource roads. There's a potential side-trip to the Lomond Sinkhole in the morning, depending on weather, rider interest, and time. There are several streams that disappear underground in this area, and they are reported to be spectacular.

Between the camp and Deer Lake, there are about 5-6 miles of slab, but the route stays mostly on gravel and secondary roads. From there, the plan is to proceed to the crossing below the dam on Junction Brook. As good gravel roads parallel the Trailway up to this point, I didn't feel that it was necessary to stick to the railbed. This is one section where we faced very deep gravel in 2013. There's still a section of fairly deep gravel and sand to contend with, but the section between the dam and Howley is slightly more than 7.5 miles, and cuts off a fairly long section on pavement. It's worth doing.

From Howley, we'd be on the Gaff Topsails portion of the Trialway. I simply can't imagine coming this way and not doing "the Gaff." It's a spectacular landscape.

We'd plan to camp somewhere between Badger and Bishop's Falls. This day has been planned for around 150 miles to give plenty of time to take in the scenery.
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:31 PM   #132
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OK, I was just on Random House Canada's web site searching for information on one of Pierre Berton's works.
I just found a copy of his book called "The Last Spike". Always meant to read it.


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I just finished "The Invasion of Canada" and am on to "Flames Across the Border." I've been enjoying Berton's style. Not only has a it been revealing as to why many of the differences between Canada and the US exist, it's very well written.

Berton will take a place on my bookshelf next to my other favorite historians, Barbara Tuchman and William Manchester.

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Day 3 -- Or "Find the Bridge."

I know there's a bridge across the Southwest Gander River. There are some pictures of it here:

http://www.ganderourtown.ca/Gallery/...730/index.html

Unfortunately, it doesn't show up on either the map or Google Earth. Through a bunch of research, I'm guessing it's here:



In perspective of the whole third day:



It would be really handy to have an exact location! The third day takes in some of the Trailway, which is purely optional, the Sabena Airlines crash site at St. Martin's In the Woods, and hopefully some fine and interesting scenery. At the end of it, we're poised to point up the Bonavista and head toward Chez Skibum.

About 160 miles all up.
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Bridges?

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