2 V's and 2C's to James Bay

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by CDCSlim, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. CDCSlim

    CDCSlim Rock On

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    Follow along if you like. I hope to add pictures and info along the way as we ride from York, Pa to Radisson, Quebec and back. Availability of WI-Fi will be the key. We are camping most nights other than our stay in Radisson.

    There will be four riders meeting in the York area on Sat. Aug.13. Two on V-Stroms and two on Concourse's.

    My trusty ride is ready and waiting.

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  2. CDCSlim

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    I added a fly rod tube just in case I have a chance to fish.

    I added the gas can mount to carry gas for whoever needs it. Just trying to be a team player.:D

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  3. Litespeed602

    Litespeed602 Going in Circles

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    And this is the other V

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    Ready to roll
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  4. CDCSlim

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    I finally have wifi in Radisson! So here goes.

    Four riders started Aug 13 in York, PA. The destination Radisson. QC Canada.
    CDCSlim (Jim) 650 VStrom
    Litespeed602 (Dave) 1000 VStrom
    C14XTom (Tom) 1400 Concours
    MaxBet (Karl) 1000 Concours

    It was a rolling meet up so the first pic is of the first gas stop near Binghamton, NY.
    Today is 500 miles of Interstate to Ottawa, ON. ,
    Not very exciting. Just what we needed to do to get out of the US as fast as we could.

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  5. CDCSlim

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    Sometimes a red light in the middle of a bridge is not so bad. Especially on an open grate one. It gave us a little time to look around.

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  6. CDCSlim

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    We decided on crossing here to avoid the large checkpoint at the Thousand Islands.

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  7. CDCSlim

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    Campground was convenient to Rte 417. The campground is nice with a tent only area. Being close to the highway it is a little noisy all night long.

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  8. CDCSlim

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    I should have included this earlier. All photos are from my Blackberry phone and
    unedited. Verbal entries are also being made on same. This is a slow painstaking process.
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  9. CDCSlim

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    Montana Cookhouse in Katani.

    Penne Pasta Dish - Excellent

    I prefer non chain restaurants when I can find them. This was a very nice clean place. Friendly staff and quick service.

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  10. CDCSlim

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    After packing up camp in Ottawa we drove through part of downtown to cross the river to Quebec. Beautiful city on an early Sunday morning. No traffic. We rode to Maniki?
    for breakfast. About 100 miles. More food porn, so you can see where my priorities are.

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  11. CDCSlim

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    Nice riding on two lane to here. After leaving Rt 5 and it's four lanes it was up 105.

    Excellent food and service

    Recommended

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  12. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze I keep blowing down the road

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    what kind of soft bags are you guys using on the V-Stroms?

    and good luck with your trip
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  13. CDCSlim

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    The bags on both are Nelson Rigg. Functionally great. They do color fade. We both have them on the bike nearly full time. My bags on the 650 have not faded as much. Not sure if it is newer material. They do claim to now be made with fade resistant material.
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    We continued up rte. 117, then 111, and eventually to rte. 109. We would be on 109 for a long time. Going through towns like Val Door and Amos broke up the day with gas stops and snacks. Our goal for the night was Matagami where we fueled up and started up the James Bay Road. Fueling in Matagami is a must. The next fuel is 381 km.
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  15. CDCSlim

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    These lakes for photo ops are everywhere!

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  16. CDCSlim

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    Endless road and trees. It is heaven I think.

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    Our destination for tonight. After fueling in Matagami we started up the James Bay Road. There is security checkpoint where you need to check in and out to use the road. Km 37 is the campground.
    Nice facilities. Not much grass for tenting. More of an RV park. Good lake access.

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    Maxbet received a call from his wife to inform him his father had passed away on Sunday,Day 2 of our journey. He turned around and headed for home Monday morning to be with his family. Over 1000 miles from home. It had to be the toughest ride imaginable.

    Our deepest sympathy to his family.
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    We said our tough goodbye to Karl and wished him well.

    We loaded up and headed up the James Bay Road. Along the way is this set of falls. The river here has been diverted for power production but they leave a small amount in the river for the tourists. So we did the tourist thing and took some pictures.

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