For Winnipeg and the surrounding area!

Discussion in 'Canada' started by BOBMUNZ, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. Mark-II

    Mark-II Turn The Gas On

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    Riding to work today it was black to the west. Around Oak Bluff I had a spot of clear sky drizzle for a few minutes, and lamented my lack of a rain suit as I turned onto #3 and rode, uneasily and under-dressed, under the darkening sky.

    On #3 I didn't get a single drop until I turned into Sanford and the clouds burst with impudent incontinence, 1km from my destination.

    I have noticed in the years of riding this route that if there is ANY weird weather in the area, it'll be over Oak Bluff. From unexpected rain, snow, hail, sleet, fog, (the tornado pre-dates my commuting this way), ice-covered highways: if it's in the area, OB gets its own little piece of it.

    Sanford is similar, save that for me it is famous for its winds. What is a gentle summer breeze on the east side of town will be a hat-snatching gale 2km distant over the tracks on the west side, and with great regularity.

    Still better than taking the truck, though. :D
  2. PiffleMaster

    PiffleMaster Long timer

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    Just spoke with the Whyswoman, who has just rolled into a NE suburb of Quebec City for the night.
    She navigated the "hell of Montreal" without mishap, and the sub-urban "non-cloverleaf" hell of QC, though it sounds like she could use a lesson on programming the Garmin.
    All said, she's had a glorious day of riding the north shore, and, it only gets better (twisty-wise) tomorrow, as she continues east. :clap
    Tomorrow, unless she changes direction, should see her heading into the Gaspe...
    Cheers, Brian

    PS. Her SPOT is here.
  3. BackRoader

    BackRoader ROK strapper

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    Whyswomen....way to go girl!
  4. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    ditto
  5. SoSlow

    SoSlow Having fun

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    I've only been in there twice - once when I was looking at bikes and once when I picked up a topcase. Both times they seemed quite busy. Can't comment on bike prices though...
  6. SoSlow

    SoSlow Having fun

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    Wow... that's an interesting beast. I don't think it was one of those but I only saw it for a moment.
  7. SoSlow

    SoSlow Having fun

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    Thirded! Nice riding, Whyswoman! :clap
  8. jimtoe

    jimtoe Dream'n of a Dream

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    NV us


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  9. Whyswoman

    Whyswoman The Gal's Gotta 'Yak

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    Just a quick hello to you all

    For those of you who may be interested, Our friends Dawn and Davidare thinking about offering space at their "end-of-day-acres" for roadweary motorcyclists to rest and recoup - sort of like a "Toad Rock Campground" only with turkeys, chickens, and horses instead of toads as the fauna ...:rofl

    Their little spread at Erinsville is probably the most relaxing place I have ever stayed, and there are lots of twisty roads, lakes, and stone mills to explore in the vicinity - making it an excellent base camp for day tripping...and it is only a couple of hours from Ottawa...To all those kind ADVriders who have hosted me on this trip, and during rallies - Please confirm your attendance as soon as possible, as I have a number of people waiting for appointments, and wish to ensure every available appointment is used to advantage. Donor feel slighted - I have had wonderfully relaxing experiences every where I have settled. For the night. But only Erinsville has young turkeys that run to greet you as soon as you are upand about - ands that is pretty special, I would say.:clap

    Come to think of it, they also have a toad named Prince who graces their front porch most evenings after sunset - and has apparently done so since they moved to the property 4 or 5 years ago...the place is truly magical...

    If any of you are at all interested in knowing more, by all means inbox me, and I will put you in touch...
  10. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    Anybody heard from Mel?
    Lyle
  11. BackRoader

    BackRoader ROK strapper

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    She probably working hard to pay off the big trip they took !!!

    and by the way, if have seen " no proof, that really did cross the line and enter into the world of BMW"...WTF...where are the photos ? Also, you owe me a PM re: the 2014 ice breaker !!!!!
  12. calan818

    calan818 The CarMexican

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    That could have ben my 23 year old son Lucas. He is riding my old bike for the rest of the summer, he said he was heading to the city that day.
  13. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    I'll admit to being a little slow with the pics. PM me you cell number and I'll text you a couple. When the rain stops tomorrow, I'll bull the cover off and attack it with the Nikon!
    Did reply to your PM......I'm so in.
  14. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    I can vouch - I had a preview! Very pretty! MrsMacNoob likes it too.
  15. Whyswoman

    Whyswoman The Gal's Gotta 'Yak

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    Just getting ready to leave Matane QC to ride the Gaspe Peninsula - likely in the rain...(50-70mm expected today)


    Yesterday's ride was a delight, with sweeping vistas opening out before me with every corner I turned...I have to admit, though, initially it was a bit alarming to see that people's front doorsteps are only 4-5 metres from the highway you are riding...

    I stopped for a couple of photo ops...and at one of them - the outlook at Baie de Whomever, I
    managed to lay my bike down (at a standstill) not once, not twice, but THREE times - and get some road rash in the process...

    I know... By the last time, I could hear Brian in my head, cautioning me to make sure my
    loading was balanced - which I thought it was...I guess some lessons just need to be learned the hard way!

    I have no pictures if Lucy napping though, so
    by the oft-cited rules of this forum IT DIDN'T HAPPEN....

    However here is a shot of the shoreline at Baie Comeau - taken from the ferry last evening, as I set sail for Matane...

    .

    [​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone

    http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0mBDOErgxP2FUOqlaALB7MsmZi3RGt4c2
  16. BackRoader

    BackRoader ROK strapper

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    Lee, I checked your spot this AM to see where you were and I can say you are well on the way to the edge of the country. Good for you and make sure take plenty of photos to share with those of us who are less fortunate and unable to attend your epic journey.
  17. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Hey Lee, I did warn you about the houses coming right up to the road!
  18. KamikazeKLR

    KamikazeKLR Shorty on the 650

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    Hi Lyle! Glad to see at least someone is questioning where I've been.
    Chris and I have been out rock climbing in Ontario back and forth since we got back from our trip. We're training to be mountain guides.

    As for the bikes, mine needs a bit of TLC but will be ride-able once I get my new sprocket and chain from Wildwood today. I'm thinking about getting TEMP insurance because insuring the bike for a whole month here is still WAYYY too expensive. Might be back on the road in the next week or two.
  19. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    I know a few people that just buy temp permits a week or so at a time when they want to use their bikes... you won't be the first! There are limits on how long you can have a temp permit, and how many times you can buy them.

    The other thing you can do is just register it, and when you're not using it take the insurance off it. You would either get a refund or Autopac credit at that time.

    I have 2 bikes and take the insurance off one, get a credit, and use it to register the other.

    edit: MPI page with info on temp permits: http://www.mpi.mb.ca/en/Reg-and-Ins/Registration/Pages/reg-proof.aspx
  20. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    I guess you don't want to hear that my insurance sky rocketed by THIRTEEN DOLLARS for the F650GS over the 2007 650 Bandit, to a total of 770$ including the coverage on my DR650? Didn't think so.
    Lyle