Marysvale to Harbour Grace (Newfoundland)

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  1. DRZ400SK4

    DRZ400SK4 Long timer

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    Lorenzo (Husqvarna TE310) and I booked the day off from work on Thursday, and took advantage of the beautiful weather to do some off road riding. We spent the day riding up and down the trail system between Marysvale and Harbour Grace (Eastern Newfoundland), and a few interesting side trails along the way. We put about a hundred klicks on the bikes and burned up a full tank of gas each. Sure was a great way to spent a weekday.

    Here's a video and some photos. Select 720p for the best quality video playback...

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  2. Littlepeter

    Littlepeter Been here awhile

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    Sure beats a day at work! The weather here in September has been nicer than all of July and August. I was in Harbour Grace last summer but didn't get to ride any trails. Maybe next time.

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  3. DRZ400SK4

    DRZ400SK4 Long timer

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    Drop me a PM whenever you head this way with your bike again, and I'll be happy to show you some interesting trail routes.

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    Littlepeter Been here awhile

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    Thanks. Do the same if you ever get to the mainland. I am a member of RTR too but I don't post a whole lot.

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  5. DRZ400SK4

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    The video is up. :thumb
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  6. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Nice vid!!! The old railbeds make for some great riding. :clap

    Faack, I miss Newfoundland. :cry I'm from a little town called Salmon Cove in the Carbonear area.

    Cheers,

    Ken
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  7. Littlepeter

    Littlepeter Been here awhile

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    Your bikes seem to handle the whoops a little better than my fully loaded KLR did when I did the T'railway. Great vid, thanks.

    Peter
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  8. DRZ400SK4

    DRZ400SK4 Long timer

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    In that case you probably know one of my riding buddies...'Jim Slade'?

    BTW...I've ridden the old rail trail from Salmon Cove to Old Perlican many times, over the years. Really beautiful area. :thumb

    Yes, our light-weight bikes are pretty good on the railbed trails, in that regard. But it's funny watching the video, because the wide-angle lens of the GoPro camera flattens out the whoops so you can't really see them, but you know they are there because you can see the bike's suspensions being worked. It looks like a flat trail, but there's foot and a half deep whoops all along the route.
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