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Old 02-21-2007, 08:23 AM   #1591
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:25 AM   #1592
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Ouimet Canyon...ok, I'm done post whoring for now, I have several hundred more pictures here....
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:32 AM   #1593
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You're right about the knobbies Lornce, I used to ride dirt on my FJ1100
with street tires, no problem there...I only have knobbies on the KLR because
I ride in the winter.
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:34 AM   #1594
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Great Pics Ron. I like the canyon! I'll likely be riding up that way in the summer so I'll have to check it out.
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:49 AM   #1595
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Great Pics Ron. I like the canyon! I'll likely be riding up that way in the summer so I'll have to check it out.
Most of those were taken not far from Highway 17.

There's a really cool ride up to Moseau mountain near Nipigon as well,
a road up on the edge of it, no guardrails, and an 1100 foot drop off
the side. You can see Thunder Bay lights from there at night 70 miles away!
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:12 AM   #1596
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Also, if any of you come up here for a ride, and don't let me know,
I'm gonna be severely pissed.

That is all.
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:33 AM   #1597
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Twas a glorious day down here today, perfect for a lil ride. I felt like a kid skipping school. I think that sun is getting rid of the hibernation factor. So here's the Katoom...






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Old 02-21-2007, 11:40 AM   #1598
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Sure Rumrunner...hurt my feelings.

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Old 02-21-2007, 12:55 PM   #1599
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Twas a glorious day down here today, perfect for a lil ride. I felt like a kid skipping school. I think that sun is getting rid of the hibernation factor. So here's the Katoom...


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Old 02-21-2007, 01:08 PM   #1600
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She's a sweet lookin ride Rumrunner. Can't wait to see her in person
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Old 02-21-2007, 01:10 PM   #1601
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Oh, I see. I assumed from your comment re. knobbies that you'd actually ridden it and knew they were necessary.

So far from everything I've read, it would appear it's just another gravel road. ie: Before it's graded there's pot holds but lots of traction. After it's graded you're riding on marbles.

http://tad.gralewski.com/atlantic2006/trip report.html

This is a pretty interesting (though verbose) account from a guy from Chicago on a KLR. He mentions meeting a couple of seniors on the ferry in Goose Bay who were riding Buell Blasts on the same trip. Didn't mention if they had knobbies on their Blasts....
I have done snowmobile trails in Ont. (yes ZZR, in the summer) with and without the knobbies and find that on rough road I prefer the knobbies over my Tourances. Goose Bay road is not any worse than that but my preference would be a set of TKCs or similar. Someone might want to go to Alaska on an R1, but my preference would be my Adv.
I remember reading about the guy going off the road with his GS because of the marbles that you were describing. I think its a bit of a hit or miss with the road conditions up there.

Whatever we ride or what kind tires we we use, I am sure we will enjoy the trip. I still havent been on a ride that wasn't enjoyable.
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Old 02-21-2007, 01:16 PM   #1602
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Sure Rumrunner...hurt my feelings.

My back yard, five minutes ago.
You're bored aren't you...

I'll be sure and pick your brain for some nice roads / trails for a visit up there. I've got to pick up the Topo Canada software for my GPS this spring.

Yes, of course I'll be sure & drop by if you're around (You have beer right?)
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:37 PM   #1604
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Got out on the GS/PD fopr a little while thais afternoon. Glorious sunshine and temps hovering near 50F in the sun! Even took a little spin on the frozen Hamilton Harbour. Was hoping to find a hard crusty surface that'd provide decent traction, but instead found ice and water and slush which forced a precarious feet down loop back to shore.

Viking,
Oh, now I get it. If you're running on Tourances I totally understand your comment re. knobbies on gravel. Tourances are just plain scary even on flat, straight gravel roads. Throw in a few turns and they're damn dangerous. I'm sure TKC's are the cat's meow on gravel and trails, but I'm waaay too cheap to go replacing rubber that often and it'd gall me to watch them evaporate on the pavement.

Too bad Michelin stopped making T66X's. They really were a good, long lasting road tire with aggressive enough tread for fun on gravel. Call me the marketing synic, but I think someone at Michelin realised they lasted too long. Michelin had them replaced with Annakees which last about half the distance (and don't work as well on gravel). mutter mutter mutter.

It's tough to find a decent 150-17" rear 19" front combination that'll work well all around. Has anyone tried Avon Distanzias on thier big dual sport? They've gotta work better than Tourances.

Lots of good choices in 130-17" rear 21" front sizes that do it all, last/stick/gravel/trail quite well. Blah blah blah. The 1150's getting rebuilt with a 21" front wheel - Just like the big Katooms.
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I I still havent been on a ride that wasn't enjoyable.
True Dat

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