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Forum: Ride reports Today, 06:16 AM
Replies: 36
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Posted By MapMaster
Thanks. I missed your RR when I was doing my...

Thanks.
I missed your RR when I was doing my on-line scouting pre-trip, I look forward to reading it.




Back at you Tony. :wave
I guess I'll have to rein in the embellishments for the...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 08:04 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,604
Posted By MapMaster
Simply Stunning! What beautiful country to go...

Simply Stunning!
What beautiful country to go riding through and excellent photos to capture it. Thank you!
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 07:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,383
Posted By MapMaster
Day 14 - Brigadoon (Lerner & Lowe)

8/15/14 - Shallow Bay to St. John's - 475 miles
Pretty much an uneventful travelling day, though the bike was stalling more often (grrr).
Campground bunchberries:...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 12:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,383
Posted By MapMaster
Day 13 - Come Sail Away (Styx)

8/14/14 L'Anse au-Clair to Cowhead/Shallow Bay - 187 miles
 
'You don't need reservations for the Blanc Sablon ferry to NF' said many of the ride reports about the TLH. Not as long as you can...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,383
Posted By MapMaster
Day 12 - On the Road Again (good ol' Willie Nelson)

8/13/14 CJHMDRS to L'Anse au-Clair, 322 hard miles.

Awoke at 530 and immediately got up to get some coffee first thing before Wallace left and locked up. As it turned out, Burt who had...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,383
Posted By MapMaster
:rofl:rofl What's really funny about this is...

:rofl:rofl
What's really funny about this is that while I cold camp (no cooking gear) I was travelling with mug, plate, utensils, and a small spice jar with my home mixed steak rub consisting of...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,383
Posted By MapMaster
Thanks, 'tune in tonight, same Bat-time, same...

Thanks, 'tune in tonight, same Bat-time, same Bat-channel' :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,383
Posted By MapMaster
Day 11 - No travelling music needed today

8/12/14 - CJHMPRS* - 0 miles

* Cartwright Junction Highway Maintenance Depot Resort & Spa for those of you who weren't paying attention. :wink:

[FONT=William Dozier voice, Batman Series...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,383
Posted By MapMaster
I've had a couple 'dull' trips, and enjoyed them...

I've had a couple 'dull' trips, and enjoyed them thoroughly, but I agree that the stories from them lack a bit of drama.

Other than some self directed mental butt-kicking (more to be detailed...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,383
Posted By MapMaster
Spice during the trip is not necessarily a good...

Spice during the trip is not necessarily a good thing, but it sure makes for better stories.

Glad you like it, thanks.
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,209
Posted By MapMaster
Congrats on a very funny read. ...

Congrats on a very funny read.




You had a better cloud backdrop than I: :wink:
http://mapmaster.smugmug.com/2014/Going-to-the-Dogs/Day-7/i-FHGvj7V/0/L/0788%20Manic%20Cinq%20dark-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,383
Posted By MapMaster
Day 10 - Sandman (America) "Ain't it Foggy Outside"

8/11/14 - Cartwright Junction Rest Area to the Cartwright Junction Highway Maintenance Depot Resort and Spa* - 125 miles, but finished only 2 miles from the starting point.
 
*Not listed in any...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,081
Posted By MapMaster
What he said. :nod:nod:nod MetalJockey has...

What he said. :nod:nod:nod

MetalJockey has written some outstanding ride reports of several trips in Africa and I think he put it best when he described his reports as deposits to a memory...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,383
Posted By MapMaster
Day 9 - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (AC/DC)

8/10/14 - Hermine CG to Paradise River Rest Area (TLH 510/516 Junction) 498 miles

A high mileage day, facilitated by the fact that I had to hit the road early and ride for about two hours just to...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 05:10 PM
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Views: 520,544
Posted By MapMaster
Friend of mine with a 5th gen mounted one of...

Friend of mine with a 5th gen mounted one of these up front, I think nestled up where the original horn was.
http://www.aerostich.com/a-to-b-utilities/for-the-bike/horns/ear-cannon-air-horn.html
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2014, 07:06 PM
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Views: 520,544
Posted By MapMaster
The E21s are very light and easy to carry. ...

The E21s are very light and easy to carry.
Here's a pic of mine in full camp-travel mode


http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt224/vfr_mapmaster/2013%20pics/Wedding%20Trip/whatIride.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 520,544
Posted By MapMaster
Different year/better design. 3rd/4th gens are...

Different year/better design.
3rd/4th gens are known for cracking at the rear.
20k with softbags on an Alaska trip did mine in.
But as always, ymmv :deal
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2014, 06:52 PM
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Views: 520,544
Posted By MapMaster
Your apprehensions are well grounded. You do not...

Your apprehensions are well grounded. You do not want to run with soft bags pressing against the rear plastics. Try to find a mounting rack for Givis, their E21s look pretty good on that bike. Load...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,383
Posted By MapMaster
Day 8 - Over the Rainbow (Wizard of Oz)

8/9/14 - Manic 5 to Hermine CG, 25 miles E of Lab City - 263 miles

The Song of the Day was prompted by the dirt road sections, 'We're not in Kansas anymore Toto'

My journal notes were pretty...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,383
Posted By MapMaster
But the Meech Lake 'conference' was later in time...

But the Meech Lake 'conference' was later in time and from other reading I've done, the Accord was scuttled anyway. A revision(amendment?) to the Canadian Constitution that the Meech Lake Accord was...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 10:22 PM
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Views: 225,856
Posted By MapMaster
The odometer on this trip report just reached 4...

The odometer on this trip report just reached 4 digits. Great ride, great ride report. Glad you got to enjoy the falls. I didn't have the same luck at finding a great parking spot.
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,383
Posted By MapMaster
Day 7 - "I Can't Drive 55" (Sammy Hagar)

8/8/14 Harve-Saint-Pierre to Manic 5 - 424 miles

Rain was in the forecast, but that's where it stayed for the most part. A short stretch of wet road approaching Baie-Comeau was the only evidence...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,383
Posted By MapMaster
Day 6 - Sweet Mademoiselle* (Styx)

*In honor of the cute girls manning the Info centers - must be a hiring requirement.

8/7/14 Sept-Iles to Kegaska and back to Harve Saint-Pierre - 394 miles

After eliminating 18 billion future...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 225,856
Posted By MapMaster
There is no good part of 20. :puke2 If your...

There is no good part of 20. :puke2

If your head isn't turned like this:


You might as well be on the slab.
:pot
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 520,544
Posted By MapMaster
Okay, this mess has gone far enough. I expect...

Okay, this mess has gone far enough. I expect better from those who've been fortunate enough to have chosen one of the finest motorcycles ever made.


Those of you who have had a 4th gen have...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 05:31 PM
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Views: 225,856
Posted By MapMaster
:rofl:rofl:rofl

:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,383
Posted By MapMaster
Dayum, I phat phingered and I can't edit a post...

Dayum, I phat phingered and I can't edit a post title. What's worse is that I did that after checking the spelling for the e-i or i-e sequences in his name. :doh
Well spotted, I'll have to fire my...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-04-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7,239
Views: 2,437,613
Posted By MapMaster
No, that's not long enough :lol3 QC 138, aka...

No, that's not long enough :lol3
QC 138, aka the Jacques Cartier Hwy, aka Route des Baleines, aka Corset Stay road (:D). Only the last stretch, from Natashquan to Kegaska (opened last year), about...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,604
Posted By MapMaster
Working on my own R/R now, it will take longer to...

Working on my own R/R now, it will take longer to finish than the trip was and I will blame you for that. :lol3
Subscribed.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-03-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7,239
Views: 2,437,613
Posted By MapMaster
One long ass road :cromag ...

One long ass road :cromag
http://mapmaster.smugmug.com/2014/Going-to-the-Dogs/Day-6/i-DPrf5Lv/0/L/0673%20Route%20138%201418km%20sign-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,383
Posted By MapMaster
Day 5 - Dolbeau-Mistassini to Sept-Iles

8/6/14 449 miles. 435 yesterday (for some reason any attempt to edit that post wipes out the content :huh)

Mist over the falls, a beautiful day, good breakfast stop in Alma; it doesn't get much...
Forum: The Garage 10-03-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 389,349
Posted By MapMaster
:rofl:rofl:rofl

:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,383
Posted By MapMaster
Day 4 - Stranger in a Strange Land (Heilein)*

*No song today, I'm sneaking a book title in on you.
 
Not counting a brief stint on the same slab I came in on last night, today was the first day of entirely new-to-me roads. I savored the...
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21,485
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Posted By MapMaster
I don't know about favorite, but I just ordered...

I don't know about favorite, but I just ordered some stuff from BikeBandit.
What I've read hear says that the shims are pretty standard with the various Japanese makes, 7.5 (7.48) mm diameter, so...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 225,856
Posted By MapMaster
:hide Having six siblings, I know that...

:hide

Having six siblings, I know that tune. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 520,544
Posted By MapMaster
Nice setting for your luggage :wink:

Nice setting for your luggage :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 10:52 AM
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Views: 225,856
Posted By MapMaster
Finally got caught up on the past history and...

Finally got caught up on the past history and have to weigh in on this.
Wind is obviously a variable. I've had similar sleepless nights a couple of times (1000 Islands region on the St Lawrence, and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 520,544
Posted By MapMaster
Looks like you had some white paint left over :D

Looks like you had some white paint left over :D
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1,379
Sticky: Note to self:
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Posted By MapMaster
The one and only time I ever wore shorts riding...

The one and only time I ever wore shorts riding was during a slow poke around a neighbor on Cape Cod, checking out houses and views. I kept burning my leg (not severely) getting on and off the bike...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 520,544
Posted By MapMaster
Send YOU the card?!! No you don't get it, you...

Send YOU the card?!! No you don't get it, you have to get us a beer. :lol3
An opportunity to do so will be the weekend after Labor Day in West Lebanon, NH. (Not far I assume).
Check it out:...
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