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Old 05-11-2013, 03:46 AM   #91
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Max--Really sorry to hear the news. Having been with Blaster through REV1 of the Face Plant: Foot dislocation (Lisfranc Displacement) , I know the disappointment when your riding plans are unexpectedly shelved.

No worries, bones heal as good as new. It might seem like eternality, you are off the pegs--but remember it's only a wrinkle in time.

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Old 05-12-2013, 08:17 AM   #92
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Max--Really sorry to hear the news. Having been with Blaster through REV1 of the Face Plant: Foot dislocation (Lisfranc Displacement) , I know the disappointment when your riding plans are unexpectedly shelved.

No worries, bones heal as good as new. It might seem like eternality, you are off the pegs--but remember it's only a wrinkle in time.

Good Luck!
Ouch! That looks worse than mine. Mine was a clean break of the fibula. I go to ortho tomorrow, but most likely I won't need surgery, at least that's what the orthopoedic surgeon at the ER told me.



There's a very small chance that I'll be able to reschedule the trip this August... But most likely it'll have to wait til next year. Anyhow, I don't want to get your guys' thread too far off topic.

Are you guys going to be writing a ride report? If so, make sure to post the link in this thread so that I don't miss it!
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:19 AM   #93
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There's a very small chance that I'll be able to reschedule the trip this August... But most likely it'll have to wait til next year. Anyhow, I don't want to get your guys' thread too far off topic.

Are you guys going to be writing a ride report? If so, make sure to post the link in this thread so that I don't miss it!
Heal fast!

We will definitely be doing a ride report...stay tuned.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:38 PM   #94
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Parlez vous Americaine?

Dunno if someone may have mentioned this before, but do brush up on your French because the Quebecois will resolutely refuse to speak or reply to your English.

On the other hand the indigenous Cree folks up that way speak the Queen's English quite perfectly.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:35 AM   #95
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Nein, but our charade skills are second to none. When we went through Quebec two summers ago to Translab, the folks were surpringly helpful. We managed to find food, shelter and petrol. Life was good.

Funny story. I was paying for gas and a lady approached me. She began a conversation in French, which I couldn't respond to her. Her english was actaully quite good, and her hand gestures even better.

Basically, by way of extending her arms out to full extension, she had taken note of how wide-as*ed Blaster's BMW was.

Priceless!
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:25 PM   #96
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:47 AM   #97
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When in doubt speak loudly and wave money
I live in Quebec and although you might fall upon some PITA rednecks, I don't think the majority of people will give you any trouble. It' s the same everywhere ... it just takes a few A-holes to leave a bad impression on someone.

Keep an open mind and try to use the basics: ''Bonjour''(hello), ''Merci''(thank-you) and ''À bien tôt''(see you soon).
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:20 AM   #98
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been 6 weeks since we posted anything here so I'll add some drivel.
Farkles to be added this week - Wunderlich adjustable shift lever and Hyperpro progressive front fork springs.
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:19 PM   #99
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My buddy and I, perhaps his son too, are leaving North Bay on Monday July 15th to head up to Radisson. We are taking it fairly leisurely. Some camping, some hotels. Really looking forward to it. No real plan/budget or anything - except to have a safe trip...

Can anyone speak/write about the mosquitoes? Are they going to be absolutely horrendous?

My other question for those who have done it = Is it worthwhile to bring a fishing rod and some lures/spinners?

That website resource www.jamesbayroad.com has been incredibly helpful.

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Old 06-11-2013, 03:04 AM   #100
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I did that trip end of July 2008. Once we got north of Radisson, the skeeters were bad. Until then, we didn't notice them.
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:21 PM   #101
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You have three to five minutes before they find you. Be prepared - take a bug net and if you take off your helmet, put it on.

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Old 06-12-2013, 07:30 AM   #102
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Can anyone speak/write about the mosquitoes? Are they going to be absolutely horrendous?

My other question for those who have done it = Is it worthwhile to bring a fishing rod and some lures/spinners?

That website resource www.jamesbayroad.com has been incredibly helpful.

Thanks,
We've been having a REALLY wet spring so far, so you can bet that you'll probably receive a free blood transfusion.
You'd better bring a whole lot of Muskol!!
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:13 AM   #103
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Puppy dog trail

there is a mostly dirt ride across Vermont from the Mass border to Canada. we may want to do a portion of it on day 2. it was laid out to accommodate big bikes.
http://vtbmwmov.org/rides/ and go to puppy dog trail to get to the .gpx file
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:15 AM   #104
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food for thought

we might want to think about doing the ride clockwise vice ccw so that we get the main point of the ride - James Bay/Trans Taiga - done on the front end and then play around as we amble south.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:26 AM   #105
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interesting spot in Maine
and all the places listed are in Maine
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