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Old 03-30-2007, 08:40 AM   #136
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Kari, call me when you get back...I just want a tentative route plan.

Just want to see if we have to carry tents or not.

Steve is in Murillo, we might be able to crash there one night,
I could ask Bill about leaving his camper up north around
Silver Dollar, and another friend has a camp at Stewart Lake, not far from Nipigon...

Oh, and Humvee, don't forget your camera!!!!
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Old 03-30-2007, 08:57 AM   #137
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List making is one of my favorite activities. My buds make fun of me for having pre-packing, packing, and post-packing lists.

No worries - camera and extra memory cards will be packed.
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Old 03-30-2007, 09:07 AM   #138
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My wife was laughing at me one time..we had to make a fast emergency trip to Winnipeg...so I just grabbed the Givi off my bike, didn't even look in it, I know everything I need is in there!!
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Old 03-30-2007, 09:41 PM   #139
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northern rider pui? so....what's your guy's drink of choice? ron....don't call too early tromorroew..
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Old 03-31-2007, 02:35 AM   #140
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Call early? Are you kidding? Im just getting off work right now!!!
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Old 03-31-2007, 05:55 PM   #141
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I am still planning to bring the tenting gear.It is good to have alternate plan in case of foul weather, but the tent allows a lot more flexible route choices. I have a fairly good checklist, I will type it out from handwritten form and send it to you(s).I have a really good route figured out for day one,it covers most of the good stuff and is not too gnarly for loaded up bikes.I will work on some mapping in the next while.....Hektoglider
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Old 03-31-2007, 08:58 PM   #142
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4 bikes going so far. Humvee is waiting for his hall pass, then he'll be #5.

Steve dr650

Bill KLX250, carrying extra gas!!

Me on the KLR

You, on whatever your riding.

HumVee (maybe) on a KLR.
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:41 AM   #143
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Just met up with Bill in Canadian Tire. We were both there to have a look at tents. I bought some kind of Silicone spray waterproofing too, guess I'll
see if it's any good.

I'm off to the garage, dropping back to a 15 tooth front sprocket for now...

Things that we shouldn't need to carry two of:

air compressor
hatchet
buck saw
tire irons
???

Kari, I think the idea of coffee and instant oatmeal in the morning works just great! Quick and easy, almost no cleanup... of course it does break the
ADVrider rule about always having BACON, but that's ok.

Hmmm...maybe we can make oatmeal with BACON.....
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:50 AM   #144
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I've got a small compressor, 2 small hatchets, and a collapsible saw. (lots of small compact stuff from my backpacking days) let me know if I should bring any of it.

this is my saw:, looks wimpy, but it's pretty stout as long as the tree isn't too thick.


My small hatchet, I've never had the chance to use it...
http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_d...=1175536015524

and my larger one is sorta like this but with a wood handle:
http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_d...=1175536015524

Oatmeal is my usual breakfast - so that's no problem.
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:14 AM   #145
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We'll arrange through this thread about who brings what, that way we can distribute the weight amongst us. I also can bring a spare 21" tube. We can still use it in the back tire as well in an emergency.
Seeing how you're travelling the furthest, you should'nt have to carry all that stuff, we have it all here.

I'll also bring my portable radio, for weather reports. (It's a Grundig, thing'll
pick up anything)

I've got a bunch of GMRS radios which I'll distribute among everyone as well...
(unless you have your own)they came in handy during our 9 day ride in May last year.

Bill and I are going to carry collapsable fishing rods as well, so we may be in for a feast of Walleye or Bass on one of the nights.

The fishing everywhere on our route is exceptional...
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:32 PM   #146
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Just talked to hekto on the phone..

I sent him all the our Email addresses, he'll send all the information
that way.
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:16 PM   #147
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I'm not one to shy away from fishing...may have to renew my ON outdoor card on a butt break. The season is open by May 15 eh?
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:55 PM   #148
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Hi All, wanted to sign in - I'm new to the forumn and new to adventure biking. In fact getting my first adv. bike later this month.

I'm located in Russell, MB (2 hrs North of Brandon) on the 16. I think there are some interesting tracks in MB among the different parks, etc - but I'll found out myself soon enough.

Always looking for people to ride with - been riding Trials, more or less by myself for quiete a few years.

I've taken road tours through Dryden, Fort Francis, Kenora area before and really enjoyed it. Definately, sounds like there is a lot of adventure type riding in that area.

Hope your ride in May goes well!

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Old 04-03-2007, 09:44 PM   #149
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Welcome! what kind of bike ya getting? I've been telling myself for 3 years that I need to go moto-camping and ride all the gravel roads in Riding Mtn...still haven't done it. I was in Russell for a wedding once, Nice little town, free camping a 5 minute walk from the community centre.

Feel free to join along in May - I'm looking for a riding partner for the wpg to dryden leg.
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:17 AM   #150
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It snowed today/last night!

5 bikes so far.....a few more would be welcome.I sent the routing data to those that plan on riding, as well as some good packing list(s). Everthing is looking good and with the low water levels some of the watercrossings may be less deep this year.All we need to do now is hope for good weather and do some bike prep....decide who is gonna carry what (tire repair ,Saw stove etc).I am looking forward to this ride...
As far as those areas of Manitoba.....there has to be some good riding up there by the parks and the lakes...I may dart up that way later this summer to explore. Hektoglider
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