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Old 05-24-2013, 05:30 PM   #91
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I suspect those of us who have passed through that way in the past have a pretty good idea of the possibilities ...did you go to Meat Cove at all? The hill you ride down to get there is a white-knuckler, to be sure...but well worth the experience...

Which ferry are you taking to the Rock - the one to Port aux Basques,or to Placentia Bay? I think you will be amazed at how BIG Newfoundland is...takes a fair amount of time from Port aux Basques to St John's...
Not sure of we did or not. We didn't really pull off that much.

We're taking the one to port aux basques so we can see gros mourne then ride through the rest
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:33 PM   #92
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Not sure of we did or not. We didn't really pull off that much.

We're taking the one to port aux basques so we can see gros mourne then ride through the rest
I wish we could have taken the time to go to Gros Morne when we were on The Rock last summer...There is a lot of ground to cover on that island...truly amazing...Enjoy...Are you on the ferry now - the overnighter?
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:11 PM   #93
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Not sure of we did or not. We didn't really pull off that much.

We're taking the one to port aux basques so we can see gros mourne then ride through the rest
I taught a course with a guy from Parks Canada a few years back. He had worked in just about every large park in the country but he said Grose Mourne was the most beautiful.

On my bucket list, enjoy
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:34 PM   #94
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I taught a course with a guy from Parks Canada a few years back. He had worked in just about every large park in the country but he said Grose Mourne was the most beautiful.

On my bucket list, enjoy
Yeah. There was no way we were going to skip it. Ill take lots of pics, i promise.

Also, the wifi on the ferry didnt work and tim horton's still hasn't figured out how to provide outlets so im still trying to find a place where i can post all my nova scotia pics...
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:27 PM   #95
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If we are all picking our favorite photo.
I would nominate this one as well - at least until there are some more photos posted....
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:45 PM   #96
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We've done a part of the Cabot Trail today. Some pretty knarly stuff!
You guys would not believe the stuff we saw and the stuff we rode through. Dumping more pics when I have my laptop out on the ferry.

I know that the cape ended up getting the rain that we thought we would yesterday. Hope you guys aren't growing mold from all the moisture!

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Old 05-28-2013, 02:39 PM   #97
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:10 PM   #98
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Finally

I apologize for the lack of pictures. Thanks for being so patient.

Now where were we...
I don't even have pictures of the Cabot Trail on here yet. Geez. This is gonna be a long one. Here it goes.

After spending a while in New Brunswick, we scooted to Halifax where we stayed for 2 days I think it was. We stayed at the Navy base there so we could do laundry and recuperate and plan the next bit of our trip. We camped near the beginning of the Cabot Trail so the next day we could relax and enjoy it. Woke up to a hot sunny day and off we went.

Here's Chris looking very heroic. This is the start of the trail.


Glory shot.




Amazingly windy.


There are a few towns right on the trail and in this one we found a Lighthouse.


These little fishing towns are pretty cool.


Got a pic on the way back for proof. The trail really is what it looks like on the sign. Just a road carved into the side of a mountain. Crazy curves too.


A little blurry but in the distance there is our ferry


First impression of NFLD: wet but beautiful beyond words.


It's just so surreal, like being in a postcard picture but everything moves


No pictures between Port-aux-Basques and St. John's because it was just raining and foggy the whole time. Didn't take the scenic route, just hopped on the Trans-Can and didn't see much.


There we called another ADVer, Dave Murphy. He offered us a place to stay which is where we've been hiding out in St.John's. Dave took us to Cape Spear


Just such a perfect place. They say sometimes you can even see icebergs


Again on our little tour with Dave.


Look at that grin. He let Chris ride his GS back to where we were staying. I just got a ride on the back afterwards.


So! we're here. Time to relax.


We've taken a couple days to give both bikes a shakedown. We cleaned the hell out of my carb, installed an in-line fuel filter, and got two new tires (two rears, one for each). I rode this ugly little scooter. Funnest ride ever!


My old vs new. I got a Heidenau, the 60/40 dirt ones. Chris got a new front since his was cupping. He got an Avon Gripster.


Today, we got me some new rear brake pads, finally permanently fixed my exhaust, fixed Chris' brakes, got him some Acerbis hand guards and installed everything. Bikes are finally up to par.
The plan now is to wait for another ADVer to show up. After we show him around we'll hit some dirt and break in the new tires. We're preparing to take the Trailway back across NFLD back to Port-aux-Basques instead of the boring highway. The trailway is basically just a dirt road that pretty much follows the Trans-Can.

Thursday night we hit George Street then Friday we head out.
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:54 PM   #99
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Ah, a Big Ruckus! I dreamed of riding one of those but ended up getting a bike instead. Neat scooters but yeah - pretty ugly.

Great pics, looks like you guys are having a good run! How does the bike run with the fuel filter - notice anything different when starting it in the morning?

Ride safe and have fun!
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:03 PM   #100
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Ah, a Big Ruckus! I dreamed of riding one of those but ended up getting a bike instead. Neat scooters but yeah - pretty ugly.

Great pics, looks like you guys are having a good run! How does the bike run with the fuel filter - notice anything different when starting it in the morning?

Ride safe and have fun!
Well the bike hadn't been running for a while because I had the back tire off and the brakes were getting redone and my carb was out. So I rode the Big Ruckus everywhere. Once we put the filter in and put the bike back together, it only took a minute for the bowl to fill up with fuel and it started to problem, even in the chilly temp. Seems to be working just fine but if somewhere along the T'railway I decide I want it out, I have spare tubing so it'll be like it was never there.
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:49 PM   #101
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How's the wheat whacker mod on the fairing working for Chris? Worth the effort?

You guys running 16 tooth front sprockets?

Great report!!
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:53 PM   #102
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How's the wheat whacker mod on the fairing working for Chris? Worth the effort?

You guys running 16 tooth front sprockets?

Great report!!
Chris just said today actually that he noticed an instant difference
Obviously the more incline you put in, the more wind you block but we only lifted ours 1 1/2 inches.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:45 PM   #103
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Chris just said today actually that he noticed an instant difference
Obviously the more incline you put in, the more wind you block but we only lifted ours 1 1/2 inches.
Thanks Mel! Enjoy your trip!
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:50 PM   #104
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Great pics!

But where's the lobster?

Glad to see you both having a great trip. Pretty dangerous letting Chris sit on that Beemer GS - never know when one follows you home.
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:30 AM   #105
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'Twere a pleasure having yee over and hope you enjoy George Street.
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