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Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
Hello Everyone. Sorry for the lapse in posting. ...

Hello Everyone. Sorry for the lapse in posting. The last days of my ride were such that I didn't update, but I am fine. Thanks for the concern. I will round out the story of my travels as soon as...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
Hi Brian. Thanks for following along. It's crazy...

Hi Brian. Thanks for following along. It's crazy how much motivation comes from reading these stories, isn't it? I was in the same boat. Bought a bike without really thinking about what...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
GO for it, Old One! I'm thrilled to hear that...

GO for it, Old One! I'm thrilled to hear that you're planning on hitting the open road...and with a tent? Awesome! I think REI is the US equivalent of our MEC in Canada. The choices for tents are...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2012, 04:14 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
Sept 1: Newcastle, Maine to Conway, Vermont. ...

Sept 1: Newcastle, Maine to Conway, Vermont. Easy day.

Today was a day to find some nice roads and just ride. Therefore, I stopped early and found a room in Conway, NH,( the campgrounds were...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
:clapSeptember 1st. Happy long weekend...

:clapSeptember 1st.
Happy long weekend everyone. Hope your summer has been a good one! I'm off to New Hampshire, on the lookout for highway 302.
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
August 31 Me and the guys met for breakfast...

August 31

Me and the guys met for breakfast and they were both reflective - glad that their goal had been achieved, glad that they would soon see their wives and sad that their goal had been...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
I pulled into Calais, Maine and got a room at the...

I pulled into Calais, Maine and got a room at the International Motel. Nice place with really friendly staff. As I put my tank bag in my room, I left the door open, and heard someone saying..."oh,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
August 30th Campbelton to Calais, Maine For...

August 30th Campbelton to Calais, Maine

For the first time in a number of days I took a main highway. Highway 2 was a wonderful ride, great roads, good signage and superb views.

Caption this...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
This bike was in the lobby of the Super 8. ...

This bike was in the lobby of the Super 8.

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-f8H4gnV/2/L/i-f8H4gnV-L.jpg (http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/24425772_8fHH7v#!i=2056533498&k=f8H4gnV&lb=1&s=A)

It's...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
Although the Perce Rock had been the reason for...

Although the Perce Rock had been the reason for the trip, I felt no inclination to stay in Perce once I had gotten my picture. I decided to just ride and see where I ended up. The roads were so...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
By the time I left Cap Bon Ami, the weather had...

By the time I left Cap Bon Ami, the weather had broken (for the most part) and I was excited to take off and see Perce, which had originally been the reason for trip.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
SHHHHH...don't tell anybody, because I have a...

SHHHHH...don't tell anybody, because I have a reputation to protect, but yes, I have camped a number of times on the trip. :lol3 It's actually been a lot of fun. Thanks for the compliment and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
Oh my goodness, reed523. As I passed those...

Oh my goodness, reed523. As I passed those cyclist, I was mentally applauding their journeys. There I was whinging about the curves and the rain and the wind and there are all these people, carrying...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
Thanks for reading, Achesley. I definitely prefer...

Thanks for reading, Achesley. I definitely prefer the lighter version of myself. There's still some trimming I can do for next time. I've even got my complicated strap system down to a 20 minute...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
My camp site: ...

My camp site:

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-gTWhgcr/2/M/i-gTWhgcr-M.jpg (http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/24425772_8fHH7v#%21i=2055786028&k=gTWhgcr&lb=1&s=A)
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
Although I was skeptical, after speaking with...

Although I was skeptical, after speaking with Anthony, I decided to stay and camp for the evening. And man, was I glad I did. It turned out to be a beautiful area, and the campground, while not...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
August 28th - approximately 40 km. I woke up...

August 28th - approximately 40 km.
I woke up to rain once again and the forecast was for it to continue for the bulk of the day and end in the evening. I was really close to Cap Bon Ami and waited...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
There were a few pictures like this except with a...

There were a few pictures like this except with a motorcycle and without the waves. I think they were warnings to riders to be aware of wind gusts. It turned out that weren't too bad:
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
I crossed over to the north shore of the St....

I crossed over to the north shore of the St. Lawrence at Quebec City. I had thought that I would explore that area for a while, but having been to old Quebec City a number of times already, I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
Leaving Montreal I headed for highway 132 on the...

Leaving Montreal I headed for highway 132 on the south side of the St. Lawrence. It was a beautiful day and what a drive. I had to stop myself from pulling over every 10 minutes or so. There were...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2012, 03:49 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
Hello Neighbor John. Thanks so much for your...

Hello Neighbor John. Thanks so much for your offer! If I head back home through the States, I'll definitely be in touch.
Much appreciated!
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2012, 03:19 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
Thanks you two, for hanging in there. Every rider...

Thanks you two, for hanging in there. Every rider I've spoken to on this trip - yup, every rider, has said I've got to find a way to come out west. So, I guess I gotta find a way to get over myself...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2012, 03:16 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
Hi Paddy. This trip has spoiled me for any other...

Hi Paddy. This trip has spoiled me for any other life. It's going to be hard to spend my holidays doing anything other riding...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2012, 03:15 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
Hi VT: I tried this once, a few years ago - it...

Hi VT: I tried this once, a few years ago - it didn't go well. If I forget an opener on any future trips, I'll take it as a sign that I should give up drinking beer....



Thanks everyone for...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2012, 03:09 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
I know, I know...it was a tough decision, and I'm...

I know, I know...it was a tough decision, and I'm still trying to leave it down:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
I'm in New Brunswick about to head out to the...

I'm in New Brunswick about to head out to the south of Maine. It's been difficult getting good internet while camping and travelling and I thought I'd have this caught up by now - no such luck. But...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
After dropping off my packages at UPS and getting...

After dropping off my packages at UPS and getting lost a number of times, I got a very late start out of Montreal. As wonderful as it was visiting friends, I was equally excited about entering the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
One of the things I find interesting about...

One of the things I find interesting about traveling is that no matter where you are, if you hit a McDonald's early in the morning, there are groups of retired gentlemen, sometimes as large as 10,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
Before I left the city, I dropped off a few...

Before I left the city, I dropped off a few pounds of extra gear. Since I would no longer need any of the clothes that didn't make me look like anything other than what I was - a dusty motorbike...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
Mark lives on Nun's Island which is like a small...

Mark lives on Nun's Island which is like a small town. A biking and walking path circles the whole island, and while we were feeling the effects of our night out, we got up early to enjoy another...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
Old Montreal: ...

Old Montreal:

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-5k7mg98/1/L/i-5k7mg98-L.jpg (http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/24425772_8fHH7v#%21i=2047158886&k=5k7mg98&lb=1&s=A)
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
I arrived in Montreal on Friday the 24th. ...

I arrived in Montreal on Friday the 24th. Besides the two days of rain in the UP, the weather has been hot, dry and perfect for riding. I had been fearful of Toronto drivers, but the attention and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
I left Toronto late because it was really...

I left Toronto late because it was really difficult to leave my friends."They" say the friends you make when you're a kid are the strongest bonds you can forge. For me, it's been the opposite. I met...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
Some shots along the way: ...

Some shots along the way:

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-Xc9vZb8/2/M/i-Xc9vZb8-M.jpg (http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/24425772_8fHH7v#%21i=2040706122&k=Xc9vZb8&lb=1&s=A)
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
I had forgotten what it was like to drive on any...

I had forgotten what it was like to drive on any of the highways and biways that lead you into Toronto. I had left Sudbury early, in hopes of missing the gridlock that was cottagers, who were already...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
Thanks for checking in RD. I've been visiting old...

Thanks for checking in RD. I've been visiting old friends in the big cities, so my time has been spent eating, partying and recovering. I should be back on the road soon and therefore, able to bring...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
Sunday August 19th Sudbury to Toronto The...

Sunday August 19th Sudbury to Toronto

The Sunday morning sunlight was glorious to behold and I set off with a belly rounded by numerous helpings of the free breakfast offered by the hotel. I had...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2012, 12:41 AM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 1,067,885
Posted By Sojourner2005
[QUOTE=lightcycle;19407698]Update from...

[QUOTE=lightcycle;19407698]Update from http://www.RideDOT.com/rtw/12.html:

Crossing over from Ontario into Manitoba on the TransCanada Highway we experienced a drastic change in geography. Gone...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
Through the wonders of friendship, these were my...

Through the wonders of friendship, these were my digs in Sudbury.

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-2bgnvpX/1/M/i-2bgnvpX-M.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,847
Posted By Sojourner2005
It was time to hit the road and the rest of the...

It was time to hit the road and the rest of the run in to Sudbury was a breeze. I was waiting for my friend to return from a business trip, so I hit up the 'Big Nickel' that greeted you as you...
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