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Old 05-20-2012, 10:12 AM   #5116
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Rally photos




Some BIG PHOTOS



So hot here they put ice in the urinal to help cool off.
Good times are being had by all.
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:04 PM   #5117
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I home and safe. Great weekend.
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:04 PM   #5118
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Nofar

The Nofar rally was no far so it didn't take me a long time to get there.



There were 26 bikes and riders there so it was well attended.
I pitched my tent in the crowded tent space area. I joined the nightly snore chorus and slept well.



Did I mention there were a few blackflies...at least thats what they told me.

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Old 05-20-2012, 12:11 PM   #5119
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Backroader made some nifty rally pins. You didn't dare lose yours or you got a pink replacement one.



We also got name tags...even Boo the vicious camp dog.



Dan (Isplat2) and Greta served up some mighty fine grub.



The planked salmon appetizer was great.



Everyone was hungry before supper, but not after.

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Old 05-20-2012, 12:21 PM   #5120
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I wonder what kind of bike Isplat2 rides.



On Saturday morning six of us rode to Wawa to rendezvous with the Thunder Bay group at Tim's.



On the way back to the rally we drove close to my house so we dropped in for a quick cold refreshment. The first time I had nine bikes in my driveway.



Except for one mishap a good time was had by all. Heal fast Feliz. Nice roads, good weather, great company. Thanks Dan and Greta for putting this on. I'll drop in soon to give you those sauna lessons I promised.

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Old 05-20-2012, 03:01 PM   #5121
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The crowd is thinning. The only problem we had today was the empty bin got full.



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Old 05-20-2012, 04:12 PM   #5122
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I'm home...oddest ride ever. I left to go get a toothbrush, waited around for Steve and Mike on the main highway, but either missed them, or didn't wait long enough.

Anyway, I cooked all the way to White River, probably 30c, got about 5k out of Marathon, and the temperature dropped like a rock. Like heated vest cold, almost instantly.

Then it started an ice cold, heavy rain. I was so hypothermic by the time I got home, that the wife had to undress me, throw me in the shower and make me a toddy to warm up. She said my face was actually blue. I think it's the coldest I've ve been in my life.

Also odd, there was no traffic, except for about a million police cars.
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:15 PM   #5123
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Hopefully, Steve and Mike holed up in Wawa tonight. Supposed to be 20c and sunny tomorrow.
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:31 PM   #5124
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I'm home...oddest ride ever. I left to go get a toothbrush, waited around for Steve and Mike on the main highway, but either missed them, or didn't wait long enough.

Anyway, I cooked all the way to White River, probably 30c, got about 5k out of Marathon, and the temperature dropped like a rock. Like heated vest cold, almost instantly.

Then it started an ice cold, heavy rain. I was so hypothermic by the time I got home, that the wife had to undress me, throw me in the shower and make me a toddy to warm up. She said my face was actually blue. I think it's the coldest I've ve been in my life.

Also odd, there was no traffic, except for about a million police cars.
Hey Ron and Everyone!

Ron - what happened to you!? I thought you stopped at the Canadian Carver too? That is where I met up with Leigh (sp?) and Steve. We assumed that you went on ahead of us. Both Steve, Leigh and I made it to Nipigon. Leigh decided to get a motel for the night in Nipigon (Beaver motel). Steve and continued to freeze our a$$es off on the last 100kms to Thunder Bay. We got in at around 9:30PM. Ron's description of the weather was spot on. It was sweltering hot for us up to about Wawa. Doug (Goldwing rider from Wawa) was wearing a t-shirt and was probably sweating! Then suddenly it turned cold, dark, windy, and rainy. Was also one of the coldest rides I've completed. When I got home - I took a 30 minute hot shower - but still had the chills - so I plugged in a portable heater. I have it facing me right now. Must have been mildly hypothermic. Starting to feel more normal now. Despite the cold, wind, and rain - it was great riding together with you guys - and it was great meeting everyone at the gathering!

Mike

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Old 05-21-2012, 03:57 AM   #5125
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I waited at the Canadian Carver for quite a bit. I REALLY needed a toothbrush.

I think the ride may not have been as bad, but I c ouldn't find the rain liners for my pants.

I must have been way further ahead than I thought, I got in after 6 sometime.

Nice meeting everyone!

Dan, when I get in the mood, I'll make your controllers.

Steve, sure I'll see you soon.

Feliz, let me know when you get in, I'll drop by with some "medicine"

And Mike, when you get a chance, could you PM me an address? I'd like to see your collection.
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:14 AM   #5126
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Anybody down around Duluth tonight or tomorrow?
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:28 AM   #5127
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Anybody down around Duluth tonight or tomorrow?
Lyle
The guys from the peg should be in that area later tomorrow. I would think they'll end up near the keewenaw tonight.
I'm halfway home. All my gear is on. Not warm out.
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:12 PM   #5128
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Just an update on the NoFAR awards. For those of you that were at NorthRider's fall rally you know he does everything in spectacular fashion. Well his arrival at NoFAR was also spectacular. Who would think the last to arrive could clean up and win not one but all the awards for the taking as well as one that was not planned.
He won Slowdown award, Speed award, F@&khead award and a new category that less than 1% of the population qualifies for THE BROKEN SPATULA AWARD.
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:16 PM   #5129
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Riding home through US. 45 minutes on bridge waiting to get in. We were in rain for a short while but Greg came through with the sun again.
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:22 PM   #5130
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Thanks To Isplat2 and Support Team

Thank you very much for the great time, Dan and Gretta, Scott and Nancy, you guys are the best.
ps: you too Boo and Akropovic
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