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Forum: Americas 11-20-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 754
Posted By drmacaulay
Why do you want a handgun with you on the...

Why do you want a handgun with you on the trip(s)?

Competition Shooting? Protection? Going to sell it? Just because?

Have a safe trip.
Forum: Americas 10-16-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 998
Posted By drmacaulay
You will need more time or ride more kilometres. ...

You will need more time or ride more kilometres. Too many unknowns and potential for not hitting a desired daily digit. Been there, done that; both literally as in a trans Labrador trip, and...
Forum: Canada 09-10-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By drmacaulay
Nicely edited, and put together - great memories,...

Nicely edited, and put together - great memories, even the rain.

I can't help but mention, however, the danger and perhaps recklessness of some of the shots. Particularly those with one-hand on...
Forum: Canada 06-17-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,054
Posted By drmacaulay
I will have to join up with a (sub) group because...

I will have to join up with a (sub) group because I don't have a GPS. I can leave pretty much anytime early on Saturday morning to get to Durham and will ride as long as possible. I will be cutting...
Forum: Canada 05-25-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,054
Posted By drmacaulay
Count me in... Coming from Goderich. ...

Count me in... Coming from Goderich.

Looking forward to hearing more info about this as the date draws nearer.

Drew
Forum: Canada 04-28-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,091
Posted By drmacaulay
I rode the Trans-Lab Highway a few years ago -...

I rode the Trans-Lab Highway a few years ago - Brought an extra 5L of gas for the HVGB to Port Simpson? (wrong place..) stretch and obviously needed it. So yes, thanks for the warning.
Hopefully...
Forum: Canada 04-25-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,091
Posted By drmacaulay
Last year my buddy and I got turned back because...

Last year my buddy and I got turned back because of fires...


So we are trying again during the first of July. Feel free to message me for more information.
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,091
Posted By drmacaulay
Looking forward to your report... Eager to read...

Looking forward to your report... Eager to read about your impressions of mid-western, the plains, central Canada, vs. eastern Canada.

Especially looking forward to your notes on future events,...
Forum: Canada 01-24-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,176
Posted By drmacaulay
No. No. I do not have the skills/ability for one....

No. No. I do not have the skills/ability for one. I do not have the warm clothing required.... I am sure one could ride in such conditions, but I don't have the experience. Basically, I am standing...
Forum: Americas 01-24-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,318
Posted By drmacaulay
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_qJsd2HTR89I/TI6Yz0v95EI/...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_qJsd2HTR89I/TI6Yz0v95EI/AAAAAAAAAGQ/ZFPvl2bZLnQ/s1600/DSCN0650_640x480.jpg

Here is the picture that has been posted a number of times on this website. It has been a few...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-06-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7,959
Views: 7,456,358
Posted By drmacaulay
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-l7WdGB0T4Gg/UssBLrgEVmI/...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-l7WdGB0T4Gg/UssBLrgEVmI/AAAAAAAABxg/G3D54M5JAWc/s1600/DSCN3920.JPG

Sorry that it is so big... Too much snow to have the bike out.
Forum: Canada 07-08-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,316
Posted By drmacaulay
Cancelled.... I am in the tourist info...

Cancelled....

I am in the tourist info building in Rouyan-Nouranda.

Had a beautiful ride from North Bay, up 63, then 101, then 391..... Fantastic.... However.....

Road seems closed at...
Forum: Canada 07-06-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,316
Posted By drmacaulay
Thanks Cardam.... That is unfortunate news. ...

Thanks Cardam.... That is unfortunate news.

I am still going to get up to Kirkland Lake and into Quebec.... From then, maybe things will clear-up? Maybe I'll report from another loop of some...
Forum: Canada 07-03-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,316
Posted By drmacaulay
I am leaving on Monday for the James Bay Road. I...

I am leaving on Monday for the James Bay Road. I will report based on wi-fi and Internet availability on route. Since I have never been, I don't quite know what that will be like... But I will...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-24-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 563,728
Posted By drmacaulay
Goderich, Ontario Canada "Prettiest Town In...

Goderich, Ontario Canada
"Prettiest Town In Canada"

Room for tents in the backyard.
Laundry.
BBQ.
Cold beers.
Shower.
Lots of guitars, ukulele, mandolin... No tools.
Forum: Canada 06-12-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By drmacaulay
I just posted on this topic in the "Americas"...

I just posted on this topic in the "Americas" Trip Planning forum.

Pretty sure a few of us are leaving North Bay, ON on Monday July 15th and going to Radisson, PQ (James Bay Road). We are...
Forum: Americas 06-10-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 15,440
Posted By drmacaulay
My buddy and I, perhaps his son too, are leaving...

My buddy and I, perhaps his son too, are leaving North Bay on Monday July 15th to head up to Radisson. We are taking it fairly leisurely. Some camping, some hotels. Really looking forward to it. ...
Forum: Canada 04-11-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,387
Posted By drmacaulay
The single most important issue about this topic,...

The single most important issue about this topic, as I see it, is law enforcement using a weapon on a person as a show of force, and to comply with an order, rather than for self defense. (Yes the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,283
Posted By drmacaulay
I find this website interesting for a number of...

I find this website interesting for a number of reasons.... Really enjoying reading about your ride report......

I just commented on a ride report written by an American, and I felt he fostered...
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 56,138
Posted By drmacaulay
Thank you for posting your ride report. I truly...

Thank you for posting your ride report. I truly do find it to be an interesting and enjoyable read. My observations, with respect:

1. I found it totally ironic, almost humourous that you...
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,283
Posted By drmacaulay
As for cutting down poplars.... They aren't too...

As for cutting down poplars.... They aren't too healthy to have in a forest. They are prone to disease, will just fall, and make a mess out of things.... Best to get rid of them. They are used to...
Forum: Canada 12-29-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By drmacaulay
You can camp in Lab. City at the water tower... ...

You can camp in Lab. City at the water tower... No showers though.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_qJsd2HTR89I/TIv5uqmB_WI/AAAAAAAAAEI/ZMNzll4KK2U/s1600/DSCN0622_640x480.jpg

There is also a...
Forum: Americas 08-27-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 18,637
Posted By drmacaulay
If you get in a pinch like I did - you can camp...

If you get in a pinch like I did - you can camp at the water tower in Lab. City. I had no problems being there overnight. Several folks routinely passed by - walking dogs and such, and nobody...
Forum: Americas 08-17-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,969
Posted By drmacaulay
How appropriate, I am leaving on Monday for...

How appropriate,

I am leaving on Monday for the Lake Huron side loop and up to the Soo - then back into Ontario most likely.

I'll be on 25 from Port Huron, through Lexington and Harbour...
Forum: Canada 08-14-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 16,190
Posted By drmacaulay
Anyone want to take off for a 3 or 4 days...

Anyone want to take off for a 3 or 4 days starting Monday August 20th?

Tail of the Dragon - As one option....
Loop of one of the Great Lakes?
Algonquin/Ottawa region?

I am going somewhere -...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-26-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 49,945
Posted By drmacaulay
Outside of Newport, ME = Not exactly a waterfall...

Outside of Newport, ME = Not exactly a waterfall from/by nature, it is man-made...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_qJsd2HTR89I/TJf_kYq8rbI/AAAAAAAAALA/D0XvwqcSkrQ/s1600/DSCN0743_640x480.jpg

And this...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-10-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,627
Posted By drmacaulay
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_qJsd2HTR89I/TI6ZOLHX8lI/...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_qJsd2HTR89I/TI6ZOLHX8lI/AAAAAAAAAGo/nVaErE0ZdjM/s1600/DSCN0656_640x480.jpg

Zip-Tie on my frame...

The bolt fell out on the Trans Labrador Highway somewhere after...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-10-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 867
Posted By drmacaulay
Brothers From The Same Mothers

Out with my younger brother today rip'n around on a few dirt bikes. We don't see each other too often as we live about 5,000 kilometres apart. In the summer we bike together and in the winter we ski....
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,101
Posted By drmacaulay
Take your time around the Cabot Trail - Take a...

Take your time around the Cabot Trail - Take a few days so you can get up to Meat Cove, or hike the Skyline Trail outside of Cheticamp - It is a beautiful, lovely place. (Although it doesn't look...
Forum: Canada 05-16-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By drmacaulay
I have always stayed at Giselle's = But warning -...

I have always stayed at Giselle's = But warning - If you are planning to be in Baddeck or around the Cabot Trail on the weekend of the 28th - It'll be very busy - There is a big running race...
Forum: Americas 05-13-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 929
Posted By drmacaulay
My advice is have lots of $ = Flights are...

My advice is have lots of $ = Flights are expensive in Canada - gas is expensive too, taxes on this & that - Have travel medical insurance for a mishap. I don't mean to be a downer - I love it here...
Forum: Canada 04-06-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,828
Posted By drmacaulay
The trans-lab isn't that tough. I did it solo in...

The trans-lab isn't that tough. I did it solo in September of 2010.

You really have to concentrate and be way more focused though. Significantly more. What do you have to be mindful of?


...
Forum: Canada 03-20-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 110,247
Posted By drmacaulay
Service - KTM 990

What shop in the KW area would you fine folks recommend that someone, such as myself, take in a 2007, 990 for a thorough 40,000km service - I have been going to Parker Bros in Toronto, but I live...
Forum: Canada 12-12-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,729
Posted By drmacaulay
It is a great trip = If you have the time...

It is a great trip = If you have the time continue on and ride as much of the area as you can.... It is a fantastic territory. I'll be back again for sure.

From September 2010:
...
Forum: Canada 11-28-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,775
Posted By drmacaulay
I got stunked the first week of November up in...

I got stunked the first week of November up in Lucknow, ON with my rifle - I saw a bunch come out, but it was getting to, & past legal time - and I don't poach or take such risks. Perhaps I'll have...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-18-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 26,355
Posted By drmacaulay
Labrador City, NL

I think I put this picture in the "Show us your best camping pic" thread too.... But this place is great. I parked my bike, set up camp, and changed clothes. I went for a walk over to the mall for...
Forum: Americas 10-17-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,983
Posted By drmacaulay
I have been on US 2 a twice on that stretch. ...

I have been on US 2 a twice on that stretch. Once on the motorbike in August (2008 I think) and once in my truck in November (2010 for sure). Drove through Glacier park both times...

It is a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-17-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 30,682
Posted By drmacaulay
Motel rooms are for those times on the road to...

Motel rooms are for those times on the road to dry out your camping gear...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_qJsd2HTR89I/TIg10d56M4I/AAAAAAAAACA/92BjffR_bo0/s1600/DSCN0561_640x480.jpg

And your...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-10-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7,959
Views: 7,456,358
Posted By drmacaulay
I posted about a year ago a picture my wife and...

I posted about a year ago a picture my wife and I. I wrote she went off to work, and I went off to Labrador/NFLD. We got out today, it was beautiful, and she is 6 months pregnant. She has her own...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,256
Posted By drmacaulay
Good luck fellers, The same bit of bad luck...

Good luck fellers,

The same bit of bad luck hit me last September on my Trans Lab trip. It was Hurricane Ivan or Earl - I can't remember. I had some very poor weather driving up through Quebec...
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