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Old 10-14-2008, 11:38 AM   #2
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Forks of the Credit Ride - Aug'08

Thumpers on the move - Mini Ontario Adventure

Hey gang as I said in one of my previous posts my most recent ride took
place in a beautiful area not too far from my home. One NX250 and one
CBR125R. This was a 7hr riding day of pure fun. For the purpose of a photo-
show here is a little RR.

To say a little about the place: The Trans Canada Trail
goes through this area for a reason. The Niagara escarpment
(a geographical feature responsible for Niagara falls) makes
for some really interesting roads.

There is everything from smooth pavement to really rough and rugged
pavement to long stretches of smooth and rough gravel to some tight trail
type two tracks, that wind up and down the escarpment and through the
countryside, along creeks, farms, quarries and other lovely things and places.

The properties in this area a stunning and folks living here are definitely
lucky people in my mind. Easily said, this was one of the most amazing days I had
riding all year. Because of the close proximity and quality of riding I plan to
be back here often to hone my riding skills and just enjoy the experience.

Here are a few pics from the ride:

After about and hour of riding on 80-100km/hr roads (I must say,
this does tend to get a little tasking on our bikes in high head winds)
we have arrived to the general area know as Caledon but
more precisely we are not far from the Forks of the Credit Road the Jewel of this ride.

The day was pretty chill because the sun kept being covered by little clouds
so the rest of the day was warm/cold, on and off, pretty randomly, however that didn't
affect the pleasure of the ride much.

I think even the horses were happy to see us, we certainly were happy to
see them. I love horses... And the area is simply stunning. It is hard to stop
for photos though, because the riding is simply soo much fun.

After riding for a little while we have arrived to the Forks of the Credit Provincial Park.
Which is pretty much a tiny park by Canadian standards with hiking trails
centered around a central pond. Not too much to see if you are not ready to get off the bike,
and hike around a little bit, but it is a nice destination for us to reach and take some pics of the bikes,
have our pre-packed lunch and talk about where to ride next.

The gravel roads were a blast for me, but my buddy on his CBR found them
quite hairy and I am not surprised. Kudos to his spirit though he was ready
to take to the challenge on his bicycle tires.

Damn my bike is starting to look nice, I love my bike

It really is nice here.

The next leg of the ride we wanted to head to a little farmhouse ruin we
saw the last time we were up here. On the way there some more lovely
roads, few hairy hairpins and cute, quiet towns with nice people.

Turning of the main road on to the dual track CBR undeterred

Well ok we didn't go far but still "way to go CBR!"

I kept looking further ahead on the road and decided that I will go a little
further and do my first mudhole and have some "off-road" fun

Love this photo, my NX and I getting dirty

Soon after this it was time to head back to the highway and the almost
boring ride home in comparison to the last 5 hrs.
Here are some candid shots to encapsulate the spirit of the ride.

Godly CBR shot

You can see in the reflection on the visor, I am flying at 0 km/hr

My bike looks so good now, even the paparazzi can't resist but show up

The paparazzi photo

No trip would be complete with out the little lady getting some attention

If this face doesn't sum up my feelings of that day, nothing will
The very very happy face of yours truly

Hope you enjoy it and get out there some more, summer is winding down.
my mini ride reports
"parts made of unobtanium"
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