GTA Riders MegaThread

Discussion in 'Canada' started by GB, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. GSbrasil

    GSbrasil Aventureiro Brazuca

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    Campinas, SP and Toronto, ON
    So, have we decided on a date and route yet ?

    Can't wait to get back on the bike ... winter sucks ...
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  2. gsride1

    gsride1 Adventurer

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    Oakville Ontario
    Winter sucks especially this week, but if it hits 0c on the weekend I'm going riding. Maybe not for long but the bike is still new and I'm itching. Back in December I had it out for a quick blast on the QEW at -14c. Not for long of course but I was out and about for an hour. Sad really.

    Adam
    #22
  3. shepoutside

    shepoutside Canadian - eh!

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    somewhere in Ontario, between many Great Lakes !
    I checked, but ummmm, was to ricky? :dunno
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  4. Fin

    Fin Kahoon's my daddy!

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    Hey Peter

    I'd be interested in getting together with as many as we can from the area if even just for an afternoon blitz. As for heading up north bring it on. I rode til early Jan. so I'm game for getting together for a cold ride, let me know if you or anyone else for that matter plan on one.

    Fin
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  5. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Peter and all Toronto area GS riders:

    Right now, a riding buddy and I are exploring different options. One possibility is to do the Trans-Lab in early July. Or, head to the backwoods of Virginia. I will be attending the BMWMOA rally in Lima, Ohio on July 21, then another buddy of mine and I are planning a ride to Ouray, Colorado. A group of 4 or 5 would be cool. Getting together in early spring would be awesome. Check your email.
    rick
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  6. Fin

    Fin Kahoon's my daddy!

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    Motozen

    I might be up for Virginia or Lima this summer. I was out to the Black Hills in SD last summer and am bitten by the bug. I had been thinking of hitting the Dragon's Tail in South Carolina but it's too early to tell. Keep me posted on your plans if you don't mind.

    Cheers

    Fin
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  7. Canucker

    Canucker Looking to escape...

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    Hey Motozen,

    Just saw your post... would love to to do some northern 'expeditions' this spring/summer. I'll also be heading out to Lima. Keep me posted on any plans. :thumb

    Mike
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  8. Kneedragon

    Kneedragon Beer Wagon Chaser

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    Great White North
    Count me in too. I'm 115 miles E of:bow Toronto.

    But there are some great roads and trails between here and there.
    #28
  9. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Location:
    Gates of Moscow
    This GS only or can any dumb katoomer join in? :evil

    Kneedragon, where you at? I'm in Trenton. So is Bart. We should hook up for coffee sometime.
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  10. sunio

    sunio Adventurer

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    Is anyone interested in a short ride on Sunday? They're calling for 7C and sunny. Since I bought my bike just before Christmas I haven't had a chance to ride it yet because of the weather. I'am located in High Park area an I hope to go out around 2pm for a short ride (say 2 hours). If anyone is interested please let me know.

    Sunio
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  11. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    I am sending you a direct email.. sounds like a good way to break cabin fever..
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  12. canada gsa

    canada gsa Adventurer

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    Toronto Canada
    Hello there,Iam located in Newmarket and would be interested in meeting some of you guys,rides,weekend trips, pub night etc.
    Greetings Andy
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  13. bmw650red

    bmw650red n00b

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    West Toronto (Bloor/Royal York)My buddy on a R1200GS and me on a F650 are looking for rides and routes this coming season. Please put me on your ride list :D

    BMW650red
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  14. canadianstrom

    canadianstrom Been here awhile

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    Woodstock area V-strom rider here, would like to hook up for day rides etc on good roads , gravel and some easy trails . I'v found some great gravel near Collingwood if your planning a ride that way, I'd be happy to share some route ideas. Add me to your list if non-german machines are allowed ![​IMG]
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  15. Viking

    Viking Ækt trønder!!

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    The maps are out and the charger is hooked up on a more regular frequency, yes winter is still here but when I am asked to go skiing it does not seem that interesting anymore.
    I am ready for some back road biking....... :D
    We should all get together with our maps over a beer or something. :freaky
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  16. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    My buddy OntarioGS and I would like to put together a mailing list for all those who are interested in joining us on local dual-sport rides for big thumpers and other large displacement dual-sport bikes with 650 cc or larger.

    If you're interested, I need you to email me directly, if you haven't done so previously, to: captive@rogers.com (Please do not PM me, it's too slow that way).

    My buddy OntarioGS will be putting together a short survey to see what sort of riding you'd like to do. In the previous season, we rode around the backroads of the Peterborough / Uxbridge area. We stay mainly on gravel roads and pathways, some dirt roads, and avoid deep water crossings and major mud tracks. We ride off the paved roads at moderate speeds, with safety in mind. If this is of interest to you, please drop me a line, and we'll be in touch.
    #36
  17. SQD8R

    SQD8R Eat squids and be merry

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    add me on there Motozen. Thx. see you in May. Had a seat on the K12S today and 12ST. both nice but no replacement for the 12GS. Two years, if still single, A K12S will be a stable-mate to the 12GS
    #37
  18. Ontario GS

    Ontario GS Budding Adv. Traveler

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    Peterborough, ON, CA
    We today emailed a message to all who responded to Rick's post. If you expressed an interest and didn't get a response, please pm me.
    #38
  19. Sponge

    Sponge Adventurer

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    Toronto-ish, Ontario, Canada
    Hey all!

    I've sent my email, I just wanted to say "Hi" too!
    Hope you're willing to tolerate a KLR to your ranks...
    (I promise I'll wash it... if that helps) :wink:

    CU out there!
    Sponge

    p.s.
    Hey Viking?
    Here's a solution to your "no winter riding blahs...." Studdly Rubber
    #39
  20. SteverinoB

    SteverinoB EstebanarinoB

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    Location:
    Orangeville Ontario Canada
    I'm up for a James Bay scoot. Would prefer later rather than early as bugs might not be as heavy duty and les bete noir and tenting are highly incompatable? No? Maybe early August, Monday to Friday sort layout? Any thoughts?
    #40