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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 07:12 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 40,315
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Terrific Ride

I had the great pleasure (?) of meeting BikerAl on Saturday afternoon when she stopped by for a coffee on her way through Montreal. Because immediately after she arrived it started flood-condition...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 07:07 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 40,315
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Hey, BikerAl, how come your photos are rotated...

Hey, BikerAl, how come your photos are rotated correctly now? I'm glad I can turn my monitor back right-side up again. :)
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 02:03 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,595
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Better to do it sooner rather than later, because...

Better to do it sooner rather than later, because as everyone keeps pointing out, more and more of the Trans Lab Highway gets paved every year.

And with your riding experience it should be a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,595
Posted By Mtl_Biker
That's kind of you, Bob. Thanks! I'm glad you...

That's kind of you, Bob. Thanks! I'm glad you liked it.

I do have a trip planned, and hope to do it sometime in the first 10 days of October... I'll tell you about it in a second.

But tonight...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,227
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Just in case, the OP as a non-native English...

Just in case, the OP as a non-native English speaker, doesn't understand what KISS means...

K)eep I)t S)imple S)tupid

And Slane, just go ahead and start writing and posting!
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,595
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Good for you, Chris! (Not that you don't have a...

Good for you, Chris! (Not that you don't have a job at the moment... that you're free to explore and spend whatever time you want!)

Can't remember if we talked about it or not, but do try to camp...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,595
Posted By Mtl_Biker
You're welcome. Glad you enjoyed it. My...

You're welcome. Glad you enjoyed it.

My business is an art gallery and picture framing company. I'm at Paré and Decarie, close to St. Laurent.
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,595
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Thanks very much. Glad you enjoyed it.

Thanks very much. Glad you enjoyed it.
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,595
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Check out post #148 in this thread... I've got a...

Check out post #148 in this thread... I've got a gear review post and I mention my camera stuff at the end of that post.
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,595
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Gear Reviews

I've been asked a couple of times to talk about some of the gear I carried with me and what worked and what didn't. And what I might do different next time. So here goes...

TENT:
I've had a lot...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 40,315
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I haven't had to do that yet. But I do keep a...

I haven't had to do that yet. But I do keep a pee bottle in my tent at night, just in case. :lol3:lol3:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,595
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Looks like a great trip! I wouldn't worry too...

Looks like a great trip! I wouldn't worry too much about making reservations anywhere, as now it's already considered off-season and especially if you're camping, it should be easy to find a place. ...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,595
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Good stuff, Bob! What a great break-in trip you...

Good stuff, Bob! What a great break-in trip you had with that beautiful GSA! Did you wear flat spots on your tires with all the highway riding you must have done?

Work is Hawaii? For a long...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,595
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Hi Chris, I *think* all the Zumo models are...

Hi Chris,

I *think* all the Zumo models are waterproof, at least weatherproof for riding in the rain. I never had any trouble with the Zumo (mine is a 660) at all. It was the DeLorme inReach SE...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,595
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Thanks Darren! I too very much enjoyed meeting...

Thanks Darren! I too very much enjoyed meeting you and Jett. Too bad you didn't actually camp in Meat Cove that night.

Yes, the rain (and probably the dust too) affected my starter switch. The...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,595
Posted By Mtl_Biker
What do you call a "good weather day"? True, it...

What do you call a "good weather day"? True, it didn't rain overnight while I was camped at Twillingate, but it POURED the whole day as I was riding towards it, and then most of the day after as I...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,595
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Day 13: Skowhegan ME to Montreal

When I woke up, the sky was grey and it smelled like rain. So after three shots of espresso (that Handpresso is wonderful!) and putting away my gear, I suited up with rain gear just in case. I left...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 40,315
Posted By Mtl_Biker
There are a lot worse addictions than coffee, and...

There are a lot worse addictions than coffee, and I really do love my 1-3 shots of espresso every day.
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,595
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying the report. ...

Thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying the report.

About taking photos while riding... it's simple! I have a split personality and one of me gets off and takes photos while the other keeps riding....
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,135
Posted By Mtl_Biker
And that Welcome to Labrador sign... I'd really...

And that Welcome to Labrador sign... I'd really wanted a photo of that, but I was trying to do it while riding, one-handedly. And what happened was that as I approached the sign and picked up the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,135
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Great report, and great photos! I wish I'd...

Great report, and great photos!

I wish I'd have known about the possibility of camping around Manic 5 when I went through a month ago. I camped my first night at Manic 2 and then made it to Lab...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,595
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Day 12: Tuesday - PEI to Skowhegan Maine

The campground at 7:30 am was totally silent. I couldn't believe that in a full to capacity campground no one was awake yet. I had the showers (there were 3 of them) all to myself. It was only a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,595
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Thanks! Glad you're enjoying the report. It's...

Thanks! Glad you're enjoying the report. It's almost all finished now.

All those bikes make good candidates for such a trip, I think. In my case, it boils down to the fact that I really like...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,595
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Hmm... that might be so. They sure did make a...

Hmm... that might be so. They sure did make a big deal out of those announcements though. Maybe they still do tolerate it, but at least inside in the area where I was, I didn't see anyone on the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,595
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Oh, I used to post larger images and without...

Oh, I used to post larger images and without copyright notices, but got burned badly when my images were downloaded, re-edited, and re-posted by others without having asked permission or giving me...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 40,315
Posted By Mtl_Biker
You asked about the frequency of lubing the...

You asked about the frequency of lubing the chain. The real answer is whenever it's needed, but as a guide, I try to lube my chain every 500 km, and more often if I've been riding in heavy rain...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 40,315
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I know those clamps and we actually have a whole...

I know those clamps and we actually have a whole bunch of them we use in our workshop, but even the biggest ones I wouldn't feel comfortable having support the bike. And are you saying you do this...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 40,315
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I'd love to see a photo of that. And when...

I'd love to see a photo of that.

And when you say the wheel is off the ground, I guess you mean the rear wheel? How do you get the front wheel off the ground?
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 40,315
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Oh, I sure hope you're wrong about her not having...

Oh, I sure hope you're wrong about her not having a center stand!

As you know, I do have a factory-lowered F800GS, but my dealer was able to cut down, weld, and repaint a center stand for me and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 40,315
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Oh, for the road I really like my Anakee 3's. ...

Oh, for the road I really like my Anakee 3's. They're remarkably good in the wet and I get 14,000-15,000 out of a rear tire. For more rugged use (I'm lucky, in that I have two sets of wheels) I...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 40,315
Posted By Mtl_Biker
If you think your tire will make it to Montreal,...

If you think your tire will make it to Montreal, let me know what tire(s) you're looking for and I'll get you a price. The local Honda dealer (Excel Honda) just one block from my office has been...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,595
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Thank you Trane. I don't know what it is with me...

Thank you Trane. I don't know what it is with me this year and rain, but I sure seem to attract the stuff. So I'm getting better at weather-proofing and riding in the rain. When people ask me how...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,595
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying the report. ...

Thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying the report.

I did give a link to my tent in an early post, and when I'm finished with the daily reports (just one or two to go) I plan to finish up with a post...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,595
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Day 11: Monday - Meat Cove to PEI

The morning was reasonably clear and packed my stuff away, taking care that I didn't let go of anything that could blow away. The wind on top of those cliffs at Meat Cove are pretty strong and every...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 40,315
Posted By Mtl_Biker
You can't stand on your head like the rest of us?...

You can't stand on your head like the rest of us? :)
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,595
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Colors Fixed!

Just to let you know, all my posts have now been fixed to remove any reference to font or color. So those of you using a non-default skin here should now find this thread easier to read.

Thank...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 40,315
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Beer is spelled "biere" here, but if you say beer...

Beer is spelled "biere" here, but if you say beer like you usually do, you won't have any trouble.

I don't think I saw an answer to my question of whether or not you'll be camping. And about how...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,595
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Can't sleep on the floor!

I don't know when you did this, but they do NOT allow sleeping on the floor anymore. I know they used to, but now they make a real big deal about it (and several announcements too) that they don't...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,595
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Day 10: Sunday - North Sydney to Meat Cove

After a poor night's sleep we landed at North Sydney about 7:30 am. I was cranky and had a stiff neck and couldn't turn my head to the left. Note to self: If there's a next time on that ferry bring...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,595
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Day 9: Saturday - Corner Brook to Port aux Basques

Saturday morning was cloudy with light rain but it was supposed to clear up by mid morning. So I had a leisurely breakfast and relaxed while waiting out the weather. It cleared up and was looking...
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