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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:38 PM
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Posted By NonstopBanana
While we're on the subject of getting stuck, here...

While we're on the subject of getting stuck, here is another glamorous shot of my XT, and its solidly stuck friend, WR250R.

For the record, while it may look like the travel path was towards the...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By NonstopBanana
Go ahead and PM! In general, in Perce I...

Go ahead and PM!

In general, in Perce I really like hotel Au Pic de l'Aurore. Stayed there both times we visited.

In Kamouraska, the first time we stayed in a B&B (Auberge Foin de Mer) and it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10,883
Views: 1,572,888
Posted By NonstopBanana
I was gonna make a kitchen sink joke, but instead...

I was gonna make a kitchen sink joke, but instead will point out that whatever weight is in those side bags, it will feel heavier than it really is because it's sitting far out from the center. It...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10,883
Views: 1,572,888
Posted By NonstopBanana
Ha! Would never have thought that central TX is...

Ha! Would never have thought that central TX is so much like central Ontario!
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10,883
Views: 1,572,888
Posted By NonstopBanana
Who here asked for more photos? I think that was...

Who here asked for more photos? I think that was me :norton

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5587/14555479009_111b9462e8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/obdCND)

Installed the white Clarke tank (you can...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-24-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 421,869
Posted By NonstopBanana
It started like this: ...

It started like this:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3844/14543560438_c1ef81946d_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/friskyfreeze/14543560438/)

And soon lead to this:...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-24-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 541,775
Posted By NonstopBanana
Somewhere in Ontario. ...

Somewhere in Ontario.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5556/14543755377_d12b75bca1_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/friskyfreeze/14543755377/)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-24-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1,600
Views: 369,175
Posted By NonstopBanana
Torrence Barrens, Ontario. ...

Torrence Barrens, Ontario.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5577/14543750067_f866fdfac6_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/friskyfreeze/14543750067/)
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10,883
Views: 1,572,888
Posted By NonstopBanana
This thread needs more eye candy. :evil In...

This thread needs more eye candy. :evil

In Ganaraska forest in Ontario.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2916/14490246970_394abb752e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/o5siAj)


That's a 3.00-21 tire on...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-08-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By NonstopBanana
Part 4, the last one.

From here on we were on the road the entire time, and thankfully, it was a great road. Route 132 stretches along the entire length of the St. Lawrence river and gulf in Québec: from its border with...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-08-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By NonstopBanana
Part 3 - into Quebec

The final leg of our trip was through Québec and around the Gaspésie peninsula. This province rarely disappoints me.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3853/14222780850_a2c0b3fafc_b.jpg

Day 6...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-08-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By NonstopBanana
Thanks! these are all from a Nikon DSLR (the...

Thanks! these are all from a Nikon DSLR (the ultra wide is the fisheye lens ;))



Thank you! It's a not a bad part of the world at all :D
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By NonstopBanana
Part 3 - Cape Breton

Cabot Trail was meant to be the highlight of our trip: it's one of those beautiful twisty coastal roads that are a pleasure to travel by when you just want to enjoy the ride and not get from point A...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By NonstopBanana
Part 2

The town of Alma on the bay of Fundy is known for several things: proximity to the beautiful Fundy National Park, abundance of lobster shops, dramatic tides in its harbour. But what we were about to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By NonstopBanana
The maiden voyage - a tasting of Canadian Maritimes

This trip actually took place two years ago, but I finally got around to reviewing all the photos taken and finishing up the written report. It was the first overnight trip we ever took on a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8,616
Views: 1,374,373
Posted By NonstopBanana
That's Givi A210. I like that it mounts to...

That's Givi A210. I like that it mounts to headlight bolts and not the handlebars, keeps them free for other accessories. ;)
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8,616
Views: 1,374,373
Posted By NonstopBanana
That's the carrier in the pic:...

That's the carrier in the pic: http://japan.webike.net/products/9720846.html

It's very thin as you can see from the detailed pic, and it actually did not survive my Newfoundland trip, because I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8,616
Views: 1,374,373
Posted By NonstopBanana
Suzuki TU250 - anyone seen/ride one?

The thing that pissed me off going up Mt. Washington were the slow drivers going really really slowly up the few steep hairpins. While I understand that it's not a road to take at a fast speed, but...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10,883
Views: 1,572,888
Posted By NonstopBanana
I have a noobie tire question. Looking for...

I have a noobie tire question. Looking for something 50/50 and can get either the Bridgestone TW301/TW302 or Kenda K270. Bridgestone is twice the price of Kenda ($200 for the set vs. $100), but Kenda...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8,616
Views: 1,374,373
Posted By NonstopBanana
Suzuki TU250 - anyone seen/ride one?

I did a 3 week "credit card" trip on my TU, and currently planning something a little longer and with camping. I am new to camping so a few things will need to be worked out, but I don't think the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-09-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 65,493
Posted By NonstopBanana
About to get off Newfoundland ferry. ...

About to get off Newfoundland ferry.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3684/11590682753_c216e91e75.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/iEehaP)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-09-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2,066
Views: 553,643
Posted By NonstopBanana
I am not sunburned, I am under a red umbrella ;) ...

I am not sunburned, I am under a red umbrella ;)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7309/9492416884_8b5055313a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/fsP7Q5)
Breakfast in Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-09-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 43,090
Posted By NonstopBanana
That's New Brunswick. ...

That's New Brunswick.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2826/10345721103_196fa073c0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/gLdwrM)
Fundy National Park (https://flic.kr/p/gLdwrM) by FriskyFreeze...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-09-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,604
Posted By NonstopBanana
Was cloudy at the summit when I got there... ...

Was cloudy at the summit when I got there...
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7440/11607923046_940934f14f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/iFKD7f)

But much better half way down:
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-09-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 541,775
Posted By NonstopBanana
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7359/10371660685_c7...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7359/10371660685_c7f007987b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/gNvtnX)
Somewhere along route 430 in Newfoundland (aka The Viking Trail) (https://flic.kr/p/gNvtnX) by...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-09-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 898
Views: 153,443
Posted By NonstopBanana
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7302/11165301395_48...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7302/11165301395_480d38a08b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/i1D67t)
St. John's, Newfoundland (https://flic.kr/p/i1D67t) by FriskyFreeze (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-09-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 98,332
Posted By NonstopBanana
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5538/11165316866_94...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5538/11165316866_94b7c47dca_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/i1DaHd)
Bonavista, Newfoundland (https://flic.kr/p/i1DaHd) by FriskyFreeze (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on...
Forum: Americas 06-09-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By NonstopBanana
For bringing alcohol across see this:...

For bringing alcohol across see this: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/atl-lat-eng.html

Basically, if it's more than 2 bottles of wine or 24 cans of beer, you'll need to pay duties and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10,883
Views: 1,572,888
Posted By NonstopBanana
Hi everyone! I am hoping to become an owner of an...

Hi everyone! I am hoping to become an owner of an XT225!

I see them offered in my vicinity from anything like 2007 (the last year they were available) to as far back as 1998. Aside from condition...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-26-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By NonstopBanana
Thanks! The SV650 is pretty much the...

Thanks!

The SV650 is pretty much the definition of a do-it-all bike :)
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-24-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By NonstopBanana
Monday — La Mauricie National Park It was...

Monday — La Mauricie National Park
It was raining all night, and any dust accumulated on the bike during the previous day's off road venture was washed right off. It was overcast outside, with just...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-24-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By NonstopBanana
Sunday — Réserve faunique des Laurentides With...

Sunday — Réserve faunique des Laurentides
With the trip at its halfway point, it was time to turn back. My trusty sidekick, Sunbandit, was quite disappointed that we did not have enough time to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-24-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By NonstopBanana
Saturday — Saguenay River Our hopes for seeing...

Saturday — Saguenay River
Our hopes for seeing whales that day were realized: the tour was rescheduled for noon, with plenty of time to indulge in a tasty breakfast, served with loads of fine maple...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-24-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By NonstopBanana
To Quebec to see the whales... among other things

This trip is actually from last year, but as I was in the middle of some spring cleaning on my laptop, I stumbled onto some of the photos from the trip and realized they should finally see the light...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-25-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 80,182
Posted By NonstopBanana
A couple from Newfoundland. Surrounded my sea! ...

A couple from Newfoundland. Surrounded my sea!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8559/10181443363_328ddc0fbd_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/friskyfreeze/10181443363/)
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-25-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3,696
Views: 813,950
Posted By NonstopBanana
Viking Trail, Newfoundland. ...

Viking Trail, Newfoundland.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3769/10371656595_7b5f563d57_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/friskyfreeze/10371656595/)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-25-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 47,077
Posted By NonstopBanana
My best rainy days were in Newfoundland. ...

My best rainy days were in Newfoundland.

The place is known for unstable weather, and when we arrived it was raining on and off. But the ride was still stunning:
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-25-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,460
Posted By NonstopBanana
Great stuff, thanks so much for sharing!

Great stuff, thanks so much for sharing!
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-19-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,316
Posted By NonstopBanana
Yes, I was surprised that there is so little here...

Yes, I was surprised that there is so little here about these smaller islands, they are tons of fun. We didn't ride as much as we thought we would though. Time sort of slows down and you end up just...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-19-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2,056
Views: 544,391
Posted By NonstopBanana
Not my bike, but my shot of a buddy (I was riding...

Not my bike, but my shot of a buddy (I was riding pillion on another bike).

https://ycpi-farm6.staticflickr.com/5476/12239413025_d344b6b5d7_c.jpg

It was a frosty morning, but nothing got frozen...
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