For Winnipeg and the surrounding area!

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

  1. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    That was such a cool read. And our kids thought we were nuts when we rode a scooter to the East Coast, and down the Mississippi River!
  2. BackRoader

    BackRoader Heading There Next

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    This time of year, I leave the battery tender on so it is fully charged.
  3. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    Think I'll put the Bumble Bee to sleep for the winter today. Fresh Mobil 1, and a tank full of hi-test and that pink stuff, spot of fresh chain lube and a blanket.
    The DR will stay at the ready, just in case.
    Seasons are way too short.
    Really enjoyed the new bike. Panniers in the spring....sounds like the title for a chick flick, don't it?
  4. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    Are you taking it in for the shifting thing?

    This weekend is also "put bikes to bed" weekend for me.

    Also, "make sure snowblower works" weekend.

    I've been spending a little time in the garage each evening.

    The C70 clutch side is all apart and I know what parts I need to fix the shifting. Those Honda automatic clutches are amazing feats of engineering. Super simple and rugged considering they are an automatic centrifugal, manual, and overrunning clutch all in one little case.

    The CL175 got all the cables freed up and lubed last night. The clutch operates with about 1/4 the force now. Fork oil next then tires I think.
  5. BackRoader

    BackRoader Heading There Next

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    Heading out for a Sherpa Ride this afternoon. One day at a time now.
  6. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    Went out for an evening ride last night... 4 degrees and light drizzle :huh I'd installed LED flood lights and just had to check 'em out in the dark, real dark - went out to Beaudry Park. Lights work good - saw a few deer in the ditch I might not of seen otherwise.

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  7. BackRoader

    BackRoader Heading There Next

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    That looks good Darrel.... Are you up for a coffee run one day next week? There should be a day that gets to 5 or 6C still.
  8. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    Which lights did you install? Spots or floods? Thinking about getting more light for the Goldwing. You can buy a chromed accessory light bar that installs just under the fairing and mounts two lights about 2' apart.
  9. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    Backroader/Greg, yes, could be up for a ride. Need to work around Tues morning tho (appointment).

    MacNoob/Les - a couple of good threads here on ADV re good value in LED lights. These MM8s are flood lights - they spread the light out wide, but are bright! Humvee installed MM10 spot lights - they are awesome, but not cheap. eBay sellers offer same lights in chrome for less than $40 each. SuperbrightLEDs sells same light for $55. My intent is to replace the cheap halogens with LED spots when I see 'em available for a decent price. For more info re LED lights check out these threads: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=848904

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=751838
  10. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    That shifting thing seems to have gone away. I have NO idea what it was. Thinking something like a bent shift fork would have stayed with it? So, I'm putting it on ignore...and to bed.
    Lyle
  11. BackRoader

    BackRoader Heading There Next

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    Out for ride today. Did a mini tour of the area south and west of my place. Travis, new owner of my KLX400 decided to ride along.
    We stopped at the Floodway..
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    Adding a little air to the front tire
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    The mighty Red is squeezed through a tight spot.
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    A stop at La Barrier after a few miles of gravel roads.
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    A couple of F18's ( I think ) circled the area... Doing the Bomber Game... "Still the pass of the game "
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    Wind down the ride with a hot one at Tim's
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  12. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    Good to see you still getting out BackRoader, nice pics! Shouldn't have sold that KLX, it looks great!
  13. PiffleMaster

    PiffleMaster Long timer

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    Thanks for posting BackRoader, great pics!

    Got out to the shop today to do computer stuff, but Whyswoman had a rental, so got a ride out.:D
    Should be a few weeks left before we have to get gnarly about riding. :clap
    Cheers, Brian
  14. calan818

    calan818 The CarMexican

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    Well Friends, I am finally getting a chance to sit down and put up some pictures from our Adventure in Wisconsin. We had a wonderful time and by looks of things, it will be a fine way to close off the riding year that was. We were in the land of the Amish, and I really enjoyed seeing all the farms and the way they traveled with buggy power. The most interesting sight (sorry no picture) we passed an Amish fellow in a straw hat, suspenders, on a wagon being pulled by two horses, and in his wooden wagon with a canvas cover, bars for a window, and a cow looking out.



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    Wisconsin truly has endless roads that are twisty, hilly and awe inspiring! Mark and Hekto were raving about the area and the "Alphabet" roads. The local roads with letters were always the best, not too busy, excellent condition and lots of hill country with farms to see along the way. Then the road would spit you back out onto a more travelled road, which we road for 5 or 10 minutes until we got to another road labled "F" or "D" and we followed that for the next 15 or 20 minutes. Each road was an Excellent adventure!

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    Underneath our helmets, we are grinning from ear to ear! The few days in the area were sunny and warm along with the fall colors!

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    The area we rode around was mostly east of the Mississippi River, and there were many times we were close to the river itself. The ole Miss is the original highway for the area, and even though trucks and interstates have taken over, there was still plenty of traffic on the River.

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    This was the time of year for fall colors and they were all out in full force!

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    It was at this colorful stop on the road where Deborah demanded that I jump for the camera..."how high" was my reply!

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    I love the old Farms in the area and I always stop to take a picture of an old barn. The grey weathered look is not something that happens overnight, it takes years to get this look and I appreciate it when they are still around.

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    I do like Red Barns too!

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    And along with old barns are plenty of old houses!

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    The last day of riding we took old Country Rd 11 from Rochester MN east towards the River, it became one of our favourite roads to ride and it passed right by the Motocross Track in Millville MN. There was a practise day on the go, and we stopped and watched the kids fly through the air, it was very cool. Deborah had never seen this kind of riding before, so she really enjoyed it!

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    So our decision to switch from the Black Snowy hills of South Dakota to Wisconsin/MN was a very good decision. Having this kind of riding only 10 hours away is fantastic! I highly recommend taking the trek down there, and we would be happy to go again!!
  15. BackRoader

    BackRoader Heading There Next

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    Thanks for sharing the ride experience Carl.
  16. PiffleMaster

    PiffleMaster Long timer

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    Well done Carl. Thanks for sharing!
  17. GreatWhiteNorth

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    Nice pics. Glad to see you two had a great trip. Just in time too... weather sure not nice for riding here lately!
  18. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    Great Photos Carl! Thanks for sharing! Millville is a nice track, we raced Hare Scrambles on it and surrounding bush!
  19. DrydenRider

    DrydenRider Sun Seeker

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    Great pics.

    We did some riding in Wisconsin and the upper pen of Michigan but that area looks like a prime location to go and explore. A lot closer to me than the black hills.
  20. Whyswoman

    Whyswoman The Gal's Gotta 'Yak

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    Great little ride report and pix....tomorrow I hand in my application for a US waiver, so maybe next year I will be able to check some of those roads out with my partner in Piffleacious pursuits....

    Around lunchtime today I made the decision to take my bike out to Universal Aero Engines, where she will rest over the winter....sad to say, but when I heard they got snow in God's Lake and Thompson last night, I decided it was time....so sad...Finished the season just a tad shy of 21,400 Kms on the VStrom, which was purchased on the 11th of May, if I am not mistaken....don't recall how many clicks I put on the Burgie in the month I ran herthis season....All in all' I think it was a pretty good year for riding....:clap