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Old 07-13-2012, 06:22 PM   #2311
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That was one on my favorite rides Frank! Have to get back and ride there again!
Funny you mention that. That particular ride remains one of my favorites too. It was the first real off road with the 990, heck, the first off road period. And, yes, I'm up for a return to Pencil Lake. Just let me know when.
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Old 07-14-2012, 01:55 AM   #2312
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Rocer10 (Paul) and I made our way up there last weekend to view the Beaver Dam & water crossing. I did the go around, only to pick the wrong line and end up in the bushes. I'm sure if it was caught on video it would have reminded you of Arte Johnson riding his tricycle on Laugh-In.

Hope to get up there again in the next couple of weeks and go exploring through to Apsley.
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:13 PM   #2313
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Connected the dots for a section of TCAT in eastern Ontario. Fun day until......





New bike is running well on a positive note. What do you say when your confronted with going 49 over the limit while standing on the pegs ? What do you say when asked why your driving a dirt bike on the highway?
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:22 PM   #2314
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Connected the dots for a section of TCAT in eastern Ontario. Fun day until......





New bike is running well on a positive note. What do you say when your confronted with going 49 over the limit while standing on the pegs ?
Wow! Good news/Bad news for sure.

What did you say? Were you able to talk your way out of it?

Even part of it?
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:14 PM   #2315
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Put a turn signal on and head out across the median?
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:28 PM   #2316
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Tell him.....

...you were trying to lure this guy in for him.




Sorry Ted, hopefully a 950 adv part will pay your way...
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:45 PM   #2317
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Connected the dots for a section of TCAT in eastern Ontario. Fun day until......





New bike is running well on a positive note. What do you say when your confronted with going 49 over the limit while standing on the pegs ? What do you say when asked why your driving a dirt bike on the highway?
"Sorry Officer, I was just stretching my legs and its hard to see the speedo from up there"
Nah thats never guna work
Whats the new bike, an XR650 ?
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:30 PM   #2318
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Here is what I said. Eyes down, sorry sir. I was working on the tcat. "what's a tcat?"...yada yada...."wow that's cool"......no tickets for me

Even the cops are supportive of the project, that's pretty feaking cool


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Old 08-01-2012, 07:22 AM   #2319
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Hey Deadly99,

Findian says you'll be in my neck of the woods (Sudbury) this weekend/early next week and maybe could use a guide to map out the Sudbury-Timmins section. I can show you the way(s) if you like. I have start points both east and west of Sudbury (or central even) that will take you to Timmins with very minimal pavement (for fueling only. I also have trail options that are truck-friendly, big bike friendly or not big bike friendly. I start two weeks holidays this Friday so if you want, we can even map out all the routes and that would let you assign difficulty ratings to them so other riders can use them as alternates or bail-routes.

I'd really love to help do this. Hell even if you already have a route planned and just want to map it, I'd love to tag along. You're welcome to crash at my house at the Sudbury end (Chelmsford actually) and I have a nice lodge in mind we can use at the Timmins end called Post 392 if you're not interested in tenting it.

Anyway, let me know. I will PM you my cell number as well.



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Old 08-01-2012, 07:30 AM   #2320
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Hey Deadly99,

Findian says you'll be in my neck of the woods (Sudbury) this weekend/early next week and maybe could use a guide to map out the Sudbury-Timmins section. I can show you the way(s) if you like. I have start points both east and west of Sudbury (or central even) that will take you to Timmins with very minimal pavement (for fueling only. I also have trail options that are truck-friendly, big bike friendly or not big bike friendly. I start two weeks holidays this Friday so if you want, we can even map out all the routes and that would let you assign difficulty ratings to them so other riders can use them as alternates or bail-routes.

I'd really love to help do this. Hell even if you already have a route planned and just want to map it, I'd love to tag along. You're welcome to crash at my house at the Sudbury end (Chelmsford actually) and I have a nice lodge in mind we can use at the Timmins end called Post 392 if you're not interested in tenting it.

Anyway, let me know. I will PM you my cell number as well.



Sean


Leaving Monday morning from Sudbury with two other fellows from the forum. Scott rode the section last year and posted in this thread. He missed a small section and wanted top go back and finish it and it worked with my schedule so I'm joining him. Steponit is also joining us.

The plan is to ride to Timmins on the proposed route (Portelance Rd and Grassy Rd). Last year I briefly explored a hydro line trail on each road and hope to go back and fully explore them as an option for the route.

From Timmins it's backroads to a lodge (Halfway Haven). Then the next day up to Wawa and maybe continue a bit further on the route towards ThunderBay.

Meeting some folks along the way which should be cool. Gord from Wawa created this section of the route (THANKS) and hoping to tip a beer with him while we are in his neck of the woods.

Your welcome to join us if you'd like. Shoot me an email
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:25 PM   #2321
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Leaving Sunday. Meeting up with SDWebb and Steponit to go and ride the TCAT for 3 days and do some exploring of some potential "optional tech sections". Looks like we'll be meeting a few other inmates along the way

Bike prep is done, emails to get our plans together are over, reservations made for accommodations, etc

Here is our intended route. If you happen to see us give a wave (or a salute )

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Old 08-02-2012, 12:45 PM   #2322
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Too bad you can't make it all the way to the west coast. Just got a new job and some of the training is in Ottawa so maybe we can meet for a beer or two....
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:39 PM   #2323
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nice meeting going to Caniapiscau

During hollidays, I'm gone to Caniapiscau, Radisson, Chisasibi from St Jerome, using at max the trails.
A 4560 km ride. I take the trail at Saint Michel des Saint to Chapais. Then, the road to Chibougamau, eand the trail La Route du Nord to Nemaska and the James Bay Road.

After Namaska, I see 2 bikes stopped on the trail. I stop to know if all it's ok, and I see the ADV Sticker on the bikes. It's Marcoue and his friend Geoffroy. Cool, i'm very happy to meet them on the trail. After presentation, I take some pics.






Few moment after, I keep on ride to Caniapiscau. I'm gone to Radisson and Chisasibi, then at the return, I'he cross the Bay James Road to Matagami.

Then, The trail RO 1005 to Lebel. At Lebel I've taken the road to sSenneterre, then I've Taken the trail to Parent and Mont Laurier. Nice Ride, with beautefull senic places.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:50 AM   #2324
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Hi Xavier,
It was great seeing you and your wife on that rather barren road. It is always a treat to meet travelers from France (les Alps) in the outback. You guys are always so well prepared. Loved your Mercedes. Dis bonjour to your wife and hope you have great future trips. Happy trails.
To all you eagle eyed ADVers......I am not anal just forgetful. That blue paper towel on my light cover is there not because I clean it every time I stop. It is there because I didn't remove it when we left the camp site. This photo is the first evidence of my continuing memory slide and might have never come to light without this pic as it must have disappeared somewhere down the road.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:58 AM   #2325
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Looks like you folks had a good trip. A few of the roads you took are part of the TCAT route (Parent up to Chibougamou, etc). The others are a part of another route we published last year. The True North East (TNE) route. It starts at the New Brunswick/Maine border and ends at the temrinus of the Trans Taiga. In fact a group of folks are about to leave the US and travel the TNE this week I believe.

Well bike is packed and about to hit the road to Sudbury (700 km from home) to meet Steponit and SDWebb. Tomroow we begin travelling the TCAT heading northwest
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