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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Kedgi, Oct 7, 2012.
One more shot......
This was a particularly red maple in someone's yard, near our home.
Best of luck Kedgi, on this fantastic adventure. Will be following along from my armchair.
Hey Welcome, Mt Versuvius. It's great to have readers!
I like your style already...yarn on a map. Kick it off....
It works....Welcome aboard.
Great seafood and hospitality. Interesting French/English dialect I couldn't quite make out.
Rode from Nova Scotia up thru beautiful New Brunswick two summers ago to Matane, Quebec.
Gotta get back to NB.
Plus, isnb't the famous Jimmie A from NB?
Ted in Chicago
That's a nice ride, along NB's North Shore from Shediac.
In Shediac what you heard spoken by many is French with a lot of English mixed in. They refer to it as Chiac.
There are a few famous New Brunswickers, Donald Sutherland is one you would all likely know, not sure about Jimmie A? Maybe I'm missing something.
I'm waiting for a couple items to come in at my Kawasaki shop (Duguays Kawasaki in Amherst, NS, they are great!), spares for my trusty KLR, then I'll be packing up and hitting the road. Oh, and today I've got to renew my Drivers Licence and Registration otherwise they'll expire while I'm away. Seems there are so many small details to look after.
Damn man.....what I'd give to load my new Versys and put some miles on her with a trip like this!!!
I am concerned!
Why is everyone so happy to see you leave? (That is, apart from those of us who ride!)
Hey my bike's still at Duguays Kawasaki in Amherst, get packing and we'll meet there the day I pick it up.
They all need a rest. I'm kinda hyper.
....I can be there in 1.5 hours! Can you talk to my wife, and tell her I absolutely must leave for a few months??
I'm betting you could leave for the three or four months required, without my help. Now coming back.....that might be a different story,
Glad you'll be along for the ride.
Just talked to Duguays, bike's ready, just waiting on a part I ordered last minute. Weather forecast is not the best and still have some things I can do, so I'm thinking departure day is the 17th, long range forecast looks excellent then.
Looks like a great trip. Judging by your yarn on the map it doesn't look like you will be hitting Louisiana but drop me a line (or yarn) if you head my way. I'll have at least a cold beverage for you if you do!
Hey Moto-Ray thanks for the invite. One of the great things about my route planning is it's easily changed. Angele and I did a great trip back in 2008 in our Chevy Van pulling a small fibreglass trailer. We drove from Vancouver, down the West Coast, turned left as we neared Mexico, followed the USA/Mexico border all the way to South Padre Island Texas, then followed the Gulf Coast to Florida before heading north into Maine and eventually home to NB. We were on the road ten weeks. Awesome time together!
We passed through Louisianna on that trip. I remember one evening we were looking for a place to camp between Pt Arthur TX and Holly Beach, LA. I pulled into Holly Beach and was dumbstruck by the devastation Katrina had caused. The town was gone! We doubled back to a campground we had passed, it was dark by the time we got back and we pulled in. The owner was the kindest person we met on our trip. When she heard we had come from Vancouver and were headed to New Brunswick,(Canada's Acadian area where the Cajuns came from) the long way, she refused to accept any payment for the night. She explained she was thrilled to have tourists returning to the Gulf and said she had done well hosting workers who were living in her campground in trailers as they repaired a large oil refinery in Port Arthur. It stuck me that the person who had faced the most adversity was so generous to us. She was a great representative of Louisianna
I would love to pass through there again.
Easy going guy from Shediac spinnin yarns on the Atlas....