A 400 km Impromptu Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by DRZ400SK4, May 9, 2007.

  1. DRZ400SK4

    DRZ400SK4 Long timer

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    I managed to get out and put another 400 kms on the V-Strom today, riding the coastal roads of Trinity Bay and Conception Bay, on the island of Newfoundland. I figured I had better go grab a few more lighthouse trophy photos.

    The Green's Point lighthouse, on the tip of the Port De Grave Peninsula, was somewhere I really shouldn't have gone on a V-Strom, by myself. The last part of the trail was more suited to my DRZ400, than my DL650 with the stock tires and no bash plate.

    I also headed to Hant's Harbour on Trinity Bay, to grab a lighthouse shot out there.

    It was a truly beautiful day for a ride. 20 degrees Celsius, and sunny skies. You could not ask for better motorcycling weather, in my opinion.

    Here's a few snaps from my solo adventure...

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  2. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Looks good!! :thumb And you stil managed a chunk of ice in there!! :lol3
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  3. sammy

    sammy Adventurer

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    Nice pictures as usual DRZ. Today when I left work I took the Conception Bay highway instead of the TCH to get home. The only thing is I couldn't turn up the Holyrood Access road and go across the Witless Bay line. I went on to Brigus before heading home. Today was a great day here on the rock.
    regards
    Dan
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  4. RumRunner

    RumRunner Sit there, turn that

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    20 degrees

    On the Rock

    In early May

    Yadone good der boy:D

    DW
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  5. DRZ400SK4

    DRZ400SK4 Long timer

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    Just for you, boss!

    :D


    Hey, Dan?!

    I might take a ride down your way, and around the Irish Loop, if the weather's good this weekend. Maybe I could stop by your place and you could join us?
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  6. ADK

    ADK master of the casual pace

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    cool pics, cool bike :thumb
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  7. DRZ400SK4

    DRZ400SK4 Long timer

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    Yep...

    A 20 degree day in May on The Rock deserves a quick get-away from the office, and a ride on the bike, for sure!. Definitely wanted to catch that wave of warm weather while it lasted.

    It's going back to 5 degrees here, on the weekend.

    :1drink
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  8. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    beautiful scenery
    thanks for the thread and pictures

    the bike looks GREAT
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  9. Jeffro115

    Jeffro115 Redemption.

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    Great photos. . . .thanks for the new desktop.:freaky




    Nice bike. Looks all shined up, and in my favorite Strom color.
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