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Old 11-28-2006, 03:04 PM   #31
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Great thread. Since I bought my bike this spring I have been having a blast with it but have not had much luck finding riding partners. Glad to know there are a few Winnipeggers who frequent this site. ZZR_Ron I think I talked with you about taking a short trip into northern Ontario for a weekend but it never worked out. Defiantly Count me in for some beer/camping/riding in spring. I really need read the regional forum more often.
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Old 11-28-2006, 03:31 PM   #32
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He might even get the cheap rates because he's outside the perimeter.

Going up again next year
The whole insurance thing really ticks me off. I could buy a new bike every 4 years with what it costs me in insurance. I have a brother who lives outside of the city and I am going to be giving him my bike next year so he can insure it for me. It is a little shady and I normally like to just pay my dues but they are forcing us to do that stuff. 1900 bucks for 650 for a year? It is just crazy. The fact that I have to pay all of that during the riding months and can't save by taking the plate off in winter just pisses me off more. I know a guy who is 55, rides a mid 90's Goldwing and lives in a small town. He pays over 1000 a year. 55 and riding a Goldwing how often is he going to get into an accident? It is just crazy. Someone at Manitoba Public insurance really has it out for us. They really need to classify us by age. Until I bought my bike this year I was not the kind of guy who wanted to organize and complain to the "Man" but this has made me want to do that. Why can't they let us have our hobbie without paying through the nose for it. Really they should be encouraging people to commute on smaller displacement bikes. It is much better for one person to ride a bike to work then to one person to take a car. Anyway Rant over. Whew I needed to get that out. Thanks for listening.
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Old 11-28-2006, 03:52 PM   #33
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I pay around $five or six hun for just liability,and I feel it is a bit much with a clean record,the multi-bike discount,loyalty and I tell them I am a member of a club CMA or whatever and that all adds up to 15% off the policy.Hard to believe the rates are so high over there.I know the listed bikes are high to insure here,I was running some #'s a month ago with the agent to see what some new bikes would cost.It is pro-rated,so Putting on an extra bike in Nov-to March is very minimal,but in summer its way up.Good reason to ride lots-you pay for ins-may as well ride,ride,ride.
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Old 11-28-2006, 05:02 PM   #34
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Walub, i think we did talk about a ride at one time, but I work shift, so things got screwed up.

As far as the insurance, I pay $406 a year for my 650.

BTW, I know about the insurance scam, I lived in Gimli for 5 years...

Autopac sucks!

EDIT: And yes, the reason I'm starting this thread so soon, is so
people who don't make into this part of the forum have lots of time to see it.
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Old 11-28-2006, 05:18 PM   #35
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I'm about 800km outside your target range, but given my location, this is probably the nearest get-together, and I'm not averse to riding long distances. Depending on the timing, I might be able to make it.
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Old 11-28-2006, 05:22 PM   #36
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I'm about 800km outside your target range, but given my location, this is probably the nearest get-together, and I'm not averse to riding long distances. Depending on the timing, I might be able to make it.

Plus it's close to home for you. Aren't you originally from MN?

I'm only about 160 km from International Falls.
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Old 11-29-2006, 09:19 AM   #37
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Grainbelt - you can lead the convoy from Winnipeg as parade leader to make up for the extra distance.
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Old 11-29-2006, 12:20 PM   #38
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Plus it's close to home for you. Aren't you originally from MN?
Yessir, friends and family in the Minneapolis area. Might be able to get my brother up from Minny on his RD350 - sweet classic ride.

Humvee - appreciate the parade leader offer. Our head office is in Wpg, so I could potentially stop there, work for a day or two, and continue on. This is getting better by the minute.
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Old 11-29-2006, 12:43 PM   #39
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It's nice to see a good response from the Canadian Prairie contingent!

I've got thouands of kilometers of dirt road , two track for ya to ride.

And many hundreds of kilometers of abandoned rail line...
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Old 11-29-2006, 12:47 PM   #40
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Here's a rail line pic. Abandoned from Souix Lookout, all the way down to
Thunder Bay. Crossing the bridges is scary cool!!
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Old 11-29-2006, 12:52 PM   #41
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Old 11-29-2006, 12:54 PM   #42
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..scenery and bush roads.

These were all taken from a "9 days in
May" ride that four of os went on.

Someday, I gotta do a ride report.
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Old 11-29-2006, 01:52 PM   #43
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*goosebumps* This is goona be good!

Warm up the FJ too...never know when the next FD failure rider is gonna drop in and share our beer and wanna join the ride.
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Old 11-29-2006, 02:37 PM   #44
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...and water crossings...


Looks like I had better start farkling my Strom. Hmm things to buy crashbars/skidplate knobbies? Hope I can convice the wife to up my allowance
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good thing I've been practicing:

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