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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by nick949eldo, Sep 19, 2012.
Thanks again, Nick.
Another great classic bike and I really enjoy your writing.
great bike, great ride, great report.
Wonderful report Nick....short and sweet. You writing and photos are strong impetus to get me going up north. I'm originally from northern Ont and love the look of this land as well. I definitly don't need the mountains nor exotic vistas to make me smile....we are so close to beautiful terrain.
The beautiful motoguzzi makes the story all that much more. I appreciate your approach of taking old bikes out and actually 'using' them instead being of decorations in a garage.
BTW it's Dave from Kingston ON. You hooked me up with Norm for some BMW tranny work , remember? Would love to have a beer with you sometime. Your solo travels, (trans Lab) have captured my attention and a bit of background headsup info would be great!
Only beginning of January and I've already got to thinking about bike trips : )
Hi Dave - thanks for the kind words. I'd be happy to have a beer with you any time. Just say the word!
Nice short RR! Excellent narrative with good pictures! Your son is a smart fella by claiming the Guzzi now. Once again thanks.
Oke, I admit, I am a bit jealous. You are driving one of my dream bikes... Nice report!
For those of you that have enjoyed this ride report you must check out the link at the bottom of his posts...
More cool stories for sure! Makes me want to go right back to Canada this coming summer!
i did this same ride last year. it was really windy east of havre st pierre and i was getting blown all over the width of the road. not much in teh way of windbreaks out that way across the tundra.
That's one of the beauties of that kind of environment. Sometimes it seems benign, sometimes it seems dangerous but its always wild. It makes the ride worthwhile.
Thanks for the RR! Great to see pix & story about vintage motorbike riding. Canada is virtually endless, and beautiful as well. I had the pleasure of riding my modern BMW around in Nova Scotia, then across to Quebec City. We contemplated a route through Baie- St. Comeau, ferrying across the St Lawrence, then riding along the river's north shore, to the city. The clock got in the way- so to speak- or common sense prevailed.....? Well anyway, at the end of it all, we did a straight blast across NB and Quebec to Rivière du Loup then rode upriver the slow way, into the city.
At the end of it all, I decided we'd cheated ourselves.... so we resolved to go back....
Next time, we'll take the Airhead!
Nick....I see that a couple of your northerly trips were both late summer. On you Trans Lab Hwy trip in Aug sometime you refer to only having 5 minutes before the blackflies find you.
I was considering a June trip .....probably a bad idea? as far as blackflies and such?
It really depends on the spring and the temps, year by year. Last year was a fantastic time because there were very few black flies. A couple years before they were atrocious. The closer you are to the end of May/first couple weeks of June seem to be the worst, but I'm sure one of these other fellows will chime in here soon. I am far south towards Windsor.
I did ride the trans-lab last year the last week of July/first week of August and there were no black flies. Lots of mosquitos and no-see-ums. For what it's worth, I had great weather, too. Was rained on a couple of times but only one serious downpour.
PS Churchill Falls is crappy.
Very nice report and great pictures
Depends on your expectations. It is what it is - a company town not designed for tourists.
I want to take a long trip on my 72 Guzzi V7 red frame sport when I get back from my little 800 RTW trip that I am currently on