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Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By MapMaster
Fantastic! :clap:clap:clap

Fantastic! :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
Posted By MapMaster
Day 27 - Magic Carpet Ride (Steppenwolf)

8/28/14 Hawke's Bay - Englee - Cape Onion - Green Island Cove - 287 miles

This would be my last full day on the island and time was running out on my quest. I had not seen a Newfoundland in the...
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2014, 08:35 PM
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Posted By MapMaster
:rofl:rofl:rofl

:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,237
Posted By MapMaster
Rather than a gherkin, I think Canuman has more...

Rather than a gherkin, I think Canuman has more of an aversion to a 10 foot ticket at this point. :evil

(Though on this forum, the Motorsickle Song isn't exactly a deep cut of Arlo's - just sayin')
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
Posted By MapMaster
Day 26 - Ride Like The Wind (Christopher Cross)

8/27/14 - Cambells Creek - Gros Morne - Hawke's Bay - 300 miles.

Dust in the Wind by Kansas was the other prominent tune for the day, but while there was wind a plenty, rain eliminated any need...
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
Posted By MapMaster
Day 25 - Cheeseburger in Paradise (Jimmy Buffett)

8/26/14 - Campbells Creek - Burgeo - Corner Brook and back - 343 miles
An early start today, Len and I started out together, but he was going south on TCH 1 to meet his wife Maria who had been on a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
Posted By MapMaster
The stepper-motor issue is not as well known as...

The stepper-motor issue is not as well known as it should be. Len actually found some info about it being the likely source of my problem while I was visiting him, but I didn't have time to find...
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
Posted By MapMaster
Glad you appreciate it. Tire choice is such...

Glad you appreciate it.

Tire choice is such a highly personal subject. :shog
It's been done on street rubber and full on knobbies, so there is no absolute "best" choice. Your desired type of...
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
Posted By MapMaster
Not at all, but you left out the best one. ...

Not at all, but you left out the best one.
Yeah, that one of me getting my ass kicked. :lol3
Go ahead and post it
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
Posted By MapMaster
Day 24 - Seal Driver (Jethro Tull)

8/25/14 - Looped the Port au Port peninsula - 138 miles
 
I slept in until about 9 and was most appreciative of the guilty pleasure.
Nice to do that in the abode of a guy who's chosen an...
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
Posted By MapMaster
Thanks, I would have helped Canuman out...

Thanks, I would have helped Canuman out regardless, but after all the assistance I got when I had the tire trouble, paying forward was definitely on my mind.

However, karmic balance is a tricky...
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
Posted By MapMaster
The Northwest B&B in Trepassey had bakeapple...

The Northwest B&B in Trepassey had bakeapple jam/preserves out for breakfast and I sampled it on a piece of toast. Very nice, but I was not enraptured by the discovery of a new ambrosia.

I had...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
Posted By MapMaster
Day 23 - Too short for a song today

8/24/14 - Deer Lake to Campbell's Creek - 102 miles
 
A relaxed pace for the day and not enough saddle time for a musical muse to speak to me.

I startled one of the other guests at the B&B in...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
Posted By MapMaster
Thank you. The abundantly beautiful countryside...

Thank you. The abundantly beautiful countryside is certainly doing a great job offsetting my meager camera skills. :D
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
Posted By MapMaster
I Shih Tzu not! :rofl

I Shih Tzu not! :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
Posted By MapMaster
Day 22 - I Get Around (Beach Boys)

8/23/14 - Grand Falls - Buchans - Deer Lake - Buchans - Deer Lake. 231 miles + 320+ in a cage.

Up at 6

Couldn't connect with Tim this morning, just got a voice mail prompt for the hotel. No...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
Posted By MapMaster
Day 21 - Changes (David Bowie)

8/22/14 - Collins Cove to Grand Falls - 295 miles

"Changes" cause that's what kept happening to my plans for the day.
 
The remains of a whole wheat baguette and some excellent cheddar made for...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
Posted By MapMaster
I would make that same observation in the coming...

I would make that same observation in the coming week. :lol3

Great pictures Mike, mine don't do it nearly the justice it deserves.
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
Posted By MapMaster
Day 20 - One Brown Mouse (Jethro Tull)

8/21/14 - Burin to Collins Cove - 252 miles ridden, 6 miles from last night's stopping point.
 
Per the weather prognosticators, the north was still going to be quite wet. My initial plan was a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
Posted By MapMaster
Day 19 - Dreams I'll Never See (Molly Hatchet's version)

8/20/14 - Whitburne to Burin - 295 miles

Late start - no hurry for a rainy day, rolled out at 10.
Weather cooperated for a side excursion to Long Cove and Bellevue (pretty location for a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
Posted By MapMaster
Day 18 - Here Comes the Sun (The Beatles)

8/19/14 - Trepassey to Whiteburne, via Grates Cove - 254 miles
 
Breakfast wasn't being served until 8, so set the alarm for 7.
A roll of thunder that sounded like a train derailment woke me up in...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
Posted By MapMaster
Day 17 - Tea for the Tillerman (Cat Stevens)

8/18/14 - St. John's to Trepassey, via Cape St. Francis and Cape Race - 181 miles

The doggie alarm this morning not as clamoring and more quickly muted. Another week and they might remember who I...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
Posted By MapMaster
On the face of it, "It will drive you to drink"...

On the face of it, "It will drive you to drink" doesn't seem a likely book review blurb, but I'll accept it as high praise. :lol3
Glad you're enjoying it. After a busy work week, it's time to resume...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
Posted By MapMaster
Thank you. Work demands will put a halt to...

Thank you.

Work demands will put a halt to updates for the week.
To be continued...
Forum: Beasts 10-26-2014, 08:18 PM
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Posted By MapMaster
Cam Cover Seal?

I've done yearly valve adjustments on my 96 VFR since new, and I've never replaced the cam cover gasket/seal, or the cam bolt (or as Triumph would call it, "fixing" :evil) sealing washers.

Anyone...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
Posted By MapMaster
Day 16 - No earworms today

8/17/14 - St. John's to St. John's - 186 miles
 
Another morning canine conniption fit greeted me when I went down for coffee.
Tony and I headed out for one of his favorite spots, Brigus, the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,891
Posted By MapMaster
You guys may not have had as much time for the...

You guys may not have had as much time for the trip as I did, but you still had just as good of an adventure!
No way to see it all unless you spend a summer there. I know I'll go back there...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
Posted By MapMaster
Thanks, just took a quick glance at your report....

Thanks, just took a quick glance at your report. Will read fully later. It will be interesting to compare the same and different places we covered.
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
Posted By MapMaster
Screeched!

First off, for anyone expecting a tale of drunken debauchery, you can move along now, there's nothing to see here.

Screech is a brand of rum and here's how it got its name:...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
Posted By MapMaster
Day 15 - Lordship of the Isles (Steve McDonald)*

8/16/14 - St. John's to St. John's - 287 miles

* The Song of the Day reference is from a 1996 Celtic album "Sons of Somerled" that I picked up on a trip to Scotland years ago. Several of the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
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 10-24-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 53,757
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 10-24-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
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 10-24-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
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, 04:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
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, 10:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
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, 09:22 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
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, 09:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
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, 02:56 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
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, 10:52 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,263
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.
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