Across Canada on an '83 R80G/S-PD

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Lornce, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Theshantha

    Theshantha Adventurer

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    Nice way to have a ride with family. Enjoyed with your report. Thanks. :freaky
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  2. Sunday Rider

    Sunday Rider Adventurer Wanabe

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    Every time I get an email about an update on this thread I am hopeful for a tiny morsel of an installment on the trip.:cry
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  3. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Where were we... Leaving Ponteix after ensuring everybody's okay in the overturned truck.

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    I remember a perfect morning for riding across the prairie; sunshine, lightly scattered cloud and several dramatic patches of fog in the damp, low lying areas along creeks and ponds. It was beautiful and I was in my happy place thrumming along on the old boxer in the cool morning air. After a short time I came across the town of Kincaid, Saskatchewan and stopped to have a closer look. The long shadows of morning bathed the sleepy place in a sympathetic light, so I pulled out the old Nikon.
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    Didn't realise until I got home and reviewed these images, but being la_y and taking pictures with my helmet on resulted in a crooked hori_on (there's no functioning _ed key or question mark on this annoying laptop so bear with me).


    Harper's Hardware in Kinkaid, Saskatchewan:
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    It's nice and quiet here in the morning.
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  4. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    1.5 years....longest ride report ever :D
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  5. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    What can I say, I got side-tracked.

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  6. R80GeeSer

    R80GeeSer n00b

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    Thank you so much for all the photos and monologue. I've been working on returning my old '83 to the road and look forward to similar travels.
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  7. woodly1069

    woodly1069 Long timer

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  8. MFS

    MFS Been here awhile

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    I enjoy the overseas reports, but look forward to the ones in the backyard just as much! Yeah the Prairie scenery is "unique", but it's the places like Kincaid that get me fired up for some straight, long, never ending gravel road trips!

    Nice report!

    MFS
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  9. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Maybe I should just post up the rest of the pictures and be done with this thing! :lol3

    :patch
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  10. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    YES,,, you really should!!!!

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  11. yamalama

    yamalama wet coaster

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    Got more Sask/Manitoba?
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  12. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Yup.

    Assiniboia, Saskatchewan.

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    Altona, Manitoba.

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    A long day's ride...

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    Another road-side valve adjustment.

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    And a nice spot to sleep east of Kenora, Ontario.

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    This epic world travel view... was taken at the Dryden Tim Horton's. :lol3

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    Old Woman's Bay on Lago Superior.

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    And another valve adjustment in Sault Ste. Marie.

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    And finally, home again to Hamilton.

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    Not bad, eh. Nearly 2k miles in one post. :wink:
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  13. Dilligaf0220

    Dilligaf0220 Miserablist

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    Haa haa nice.

    Oh and as an aside...

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    That Studebaker probably started life in their Hamilton plant. There's still a Studebaker club rally at the old plant site every year.
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  14. Utah Bones

    Utah Bones Gas X ready!

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    Very nice.
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  15. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    Sault Ste. Marie.
    My wife's family had a cabin in Mackinaw. Beautiful place.

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  16. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Too funny. Checked my email and saw this post on the evening of the 15th. I was on my way home from work in western Canada and a house hunting mission in BC.

    I was staying in the same motel in Sault Ste. Marie where this pic was taken.

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  17. BMurr

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    wow, great ride report. That's great country you've got there for riding. Sure we have a good variety of stuff here in Europe but not often can you get that wide open wilderness with tracks you can ride across.
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  18. 1994klr250

    1994klr250 Been here awhile

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    Just came across this report. That is a really nice GS. Thank you for sharing this story with us, it really makes me want to get back on my GS and head back to the mountains in BC. :clap
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