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Old 11-02-2012, 05:21 AM   #91
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IThe DRZ needs a better headlight and fairing, but I'm addressing that now.
I wouldn't sweat the headlight thing too much, as it is really not wise to ride after dusk in NL....moose everywhere. Extremely dangerous and not worth the risk IMHO. I just make sure to get off the road and settled by dusk, then enjoy a beverage or two.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:58 AM   #92
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Just my personal choice of doing things and not to say yours are wrong....but I prefer to have everyone carry all they need for their own survival. It sounds stupid, but, when in a group there is always some unhappy times for some for whatever reasoning I have seen. Time will always bring this up....not everyone can have things their way all the time and some get their noses out of joint, me included.
So, if some get upset and want or need to do their own thing, whatever that may be. Even to the extent of riding home on their own, the rest of the group or even they need to have all they need to survive. That means all tools and cooking items...so that means no shared items.......I have been bitten twice now, maybe my fault maybe not, who knows...I don't really care at that point or even now....but if the group has to go and find a new stove or tool because someone has riden off with it....it will put a huge dampner on your trip.

You never can tell if it will happen and your group maybe solid....but shit happens.....then it's ....a bad thing imho.

This is why I always carry all my own stuff and try and impress upon everyone in our group to do the same. That way if it happens, no hard feelings away you go and we'll meet up when we do. OR if a few see something that they really want to see and explore they can without damaging the original group's plans. It's better to do it this way and eveyone stays happy and can easily meet back up in a day or two even a month over loosing a buddy to some stupid at the minute idea one member may have that they see as a have to do issue now.

I'm blabbering here......hope you get my meaning.

We haven't thought yet about a timeline, too far away yet......plenty of time to get stuff done.

Raw fish and weird foods....augh!!! I can't eat stuff like that....I'll find a burger joint or a fish and chips batter style and meet you back in an hour....augh!!....lol

That's it! I'm taking the stove and screwing off!......lol
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:36 AM   #93
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I wouldn't sweat the headlight thing too much, as it is really not wise to ride after dusk in NL....moose everywhere. Extremely dangerous and not worth the risk IMHO. I just make sure to get off the road and settled by dusk, then enjoy a beverage or two.
It's much the same in many places here. There are plenty of critters on the road, including moose. However, my headlight isn't very useful even locally just now, and if I have to ride in the dark, I need something better. It's not my policy to do so.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:45 AM   #94
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Just my personal choice of doing things and not to say yours are wrong....but I prefer to have everyone carry all they need for their own survival. It sounds stupid, but, when in a group there is always some unhappy times for some for whatever reasoning I have seen. Time will always bring this up....not everyone can have things their way all the time and some get their noses out of joint, me included.
So, if some get upset and want or need to do their own thing, whatever that may be. Even to the extent of riding home on their own, the rest of the group or even they need to have all they need to survive. That means all tools and cooking items...so that means no shared items.......I have been bitten twice now, maybe my fault maybe not, who knows...I don't really care at that point or even now....but if the group has to go and find a new stove or tool because someone has riden off with it....it will put a huge dampner on your trip.

You never can tell if it will happen and your group maybe solid....but shit happens.....then it's ....a bad thing imho.

This is why I always carry all my own stuff and try and impress upon everyone in our group to do the same. That way if it happens, no hard feelings away you go and we'll meet up when we do. OR if a few see something that they really want to see and explore they can without damaging the original group's plans. It's better to do it this way and eveyone stays happy and can easily meet back up in a day or two even a month over loosing a buddy to some stupid at the minute idea one member may have that they see as a have to do issue now.

I'm blabbering here......hope you get my meaning.

We haven't thought yet about a timeline, too far away yet......plenty of time to get stuff done.

Raw fish and weird foods....augh!!! I can't eat stuff like that....I'll find a burger joint or a fish and chips batter style and meet you back in an hour....augh!!....lol

That's it! I'm taking the stove and screwing off!......lol
I understand your point, Willys. As a matter of fact, I always carry an ultralight alcohol stove and a little fuel bottle with me on overnights, in addition to my primary stove. I'm just saying that a larger group can take some items that are comfort or even luxury oriented. For example, I'd never take a frying pan solo, but I'd consider taking one in a group. Same goes some other items, like a lightweight grill for cooking over the fire. I'd expect everyone to have basic tools and survival gear.

Really, I was hoping to take you prisoner in the woods, forcing you to eat raw fish, and making you install a Thermo-Bob. That would be an adventure!
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Really, I was hoping to take you prisoner in the woods, forcing you to eat raw fish, and making you install a Thermo-Bob. That would be an adventure



I'd probably take the raw fish over a bob any day!!!!.....lol.
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:23 AM   #96
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I am going for sure! I eat sushi, frogs, pelemeni and boiled leather belts! I have survival gear for whole group to stay in the middle of nowhere ( food ( 1 week supply) emergency blankets, tools, gun, playboy and porn movies for all)! I like problems in the middle of nowhere! Not!
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:40 AM   #97
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I am going for sure! I eat sushi, frogs, pelemeni and boiled leather belts! I have survival gear for whole group to stay in the middle of nowhere ( food ( 1 week supply) emergency blankets, tools, gun, playboy and porn movies for all)! I like problems in the middle of nowhere! Not!
Are you bringing the wide-screen television and portable satellite dish this time, Anton? I think it would be nice to have a few reclining chairs, also.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:01 PM   #98
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Are you bringing the wide-screen television and portable satellite dish this time, Anton? I think it would be nice to have a few reclining chairs, also.
You should each bring your own hot tub but failing that, at least a Jacuzzi or two.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:08 PM   #99
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I've already got enough weight with the cappuccino machine. I'm going to have to settle for the portable sauna.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:28 PM   #100
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I wouldn't sweat the headlight thing too much, as it is really not wise to ride after dusk in NL....moose everywhere. Extremely dangerous and not worth the risk IMHO. I just make sure to get off the road and settled by dusk, then enjoy a beverage or two.
Ya but...
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:30 PM   #101
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Just my personal choice of doing things and not to say yours are wrong....but I prefer to have everyone carry all they need for their own survival. It sounds stupid, but, when in a group there is always some unhappy times for some for whatever reasoning I have seen. Time will always bring this up....not everyone can have things their way all the time and some get their noses out of joint, me included.
So, if some get upset and want or need to do their own thing, whatever that may be. Even to the extent of riding home on their own, the rest of the group or even they need to have all they need to survive. That means all tools and cooking items...so that means no shared items.......I have been bitten twice now, maybe my fault maybe not, who knows...I don't really care at that point or even now....but if the group has to go and find a new stove or tool because someone has riden off with it....it will put a huge dampner on your trip.

You never can tell if it will happen and your group maybe solid....but shit happens.....then it's ....a bad thing imho.

This is why I always carry all my own stuff and try and impress upon everyone in our group to do the same. That way if it happens, no hard feelings away you go and we'll meet up when we do. OR if a few see something that they really want to see and explore they can without damaging the original group's plans. It's better to do it this way and eveyone stays happy and can easily meet back up in a day or two even a month over loosing a buddy to some stupid at the minute idea one member may have that they see as a have to do issue now.

I'm blabbering here......hope you get my meaning.

We haven't thought yet about a timeline, too far away yet......plenty of time to get stuff done.

Raw fish and weird foods....augh!!! I can't eat stuff like that....I'll find a burger joint or a fish and chips batter style and meet you back in an hour....augh!!....lol

That's it! I'm taking the stove and screwing off!......lol
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:32 PM   #102
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I am going for sure! I eat sushi, frogs, pelemeni and boiled leather belts! I have survival gear for whole group to stay in the middle of nowhere ( food ( 1 week supply) emergency blankets, tools, gun, playboy and porn movies for all)! I like problems in the middle of nowhere! Not!
Was it you who ate the knobs off my front tire????
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:37 PM   #103
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Ya but...
I'm moose proof!
He is, ya know. Drove from here up the middle of Moose Alley in the middle of the freakin' night and lived to tell about it.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:52 PM   #104
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We don't do fried clams and raw fish is just not done. Cod tongues. fish and brewis, squid rings and seal flippers are delicacies to be tried by any CFAs (come from aways). Moose here are hunted by the thousands and the northern peninsula is rampant with them. You will not see many local riders after dark.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:12 PM   #105
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Just found and read this thread ...

I could be a maybe, Ifff (big if) my tentative trip next summer to Whitehorse, etc falls through. I'm an unemployed geezer, so time has no meaning for me

I'm in Ontario, but my sister-in-law lives near New Glasgow, which is pretty much on the way, and gives me a convenient jumping-off point. Not that I ever jump that high. So if your mob isn't getting too big, and if my other ride falls through due to potential riding partner deciding against, I'd certainly consider this. On the discussion regarding 'stuff', I travel fully equipped, and I like it that way. Not to mention that it's 2,000 km from here to Guysborough!

Depending on the route you end up deciding, I'd be on either a WR250R or F800GS. Both are capable of keeping up, the latter is way better at
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