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Discussion in 'Canada' started by ZZR_Ron, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Hey Mike. I might go and hit some side roads off the Armstrong Highway tomorrow.

    KLX kinda riding.

    I'll also touch base with Steve sometime today. It could be a 250fest! (22 and Sunny)
  2. GearDrivenCam

    GearDrivenCam Been here awhile

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    I'm interested. PM me all the details when you get a chance! :)

    Mike
  3. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    No details. Get on bike. Ride somewhere. I could get into a "sightseeing" ride on some trails somewhere around here.

    If I can any that aren't flooded!!!:rofl
  4. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    Post times and meeting spot Ron and I might tag along with my two 250's and an extra 30 :rofl

    That is, if it's an open ride invite and if I can get the damn thing started...might be just me but the KLR started first time everytime :wink:


    edit - just checked the forcast and there's a frost warning for the morning...might have to plug the KTM in tonight
  5. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Always an open invite Rob! I would like to see your bike as well...

    How about my place about 11???

    I was having the same problem with the KLX (cold starting) put one hotter plug in, and drained the carb a couple of times...worked like magic!
  6. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Gear, Camera, extra gas, (you guys both have bigger range than me)two near beers and a snack.

    Good to go!
  7. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    11am at your place, sounds good. If I'm not there by 11:10 leave without me.
  8. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    No chance, we'll give it 11:15 so you can start your bike!!:D
  9. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    Thanks Ron! It's not the starting here I'm worried about...got a tow rope :wink:
  10. BackRoader

    BackRoader ROK strapper

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    Any of you T.Bayers checked up on North Rider??? How is he doing?
  11. DrydenRider

    DrydenRider Sun Seeker

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    Went for a ride down to Fort Frances to pick up some stuff today. It was a bit cool but got to check out my heated gear set up.

    Just north of the Crow Rock bridge I was burning along watching my odometer as it was about to roll over to 14,000 km.

    This highway is in nice shape but the speed limit is set at 80k which is far too low. Everyone drives at around 100 on it.

    Well anyway I was cruising along nicely, as I said, and as I crested a hill so did an unmarked OPP. I knew I was speeding and dropped the throttle right away but he had me for sure. Looked in the rear view and sure as hell his brake lights came on. Decided to continue on and see if he was going to continue to pursue me. A couple minutes and still no sign so was thinking maybe I was clear but then he appeared. Followed me for a couple minutes prob running my plates and then lit me up.

    I figured I was screwed an pulled over. He got out and I got my papers together. He seemed like a nice guy but when he said he had me clocked at 121 I dam near shit. I knew I was over the limit but sure did not think I was that high.

    He took my stuff and then approached. He explained that 121 in an 80 carries a $250 fine plus 4 demerits (and of course the insurance hike) but he was going to give me a break and cut it to 95 in an 80 which was $50 but no demerits.

    I damn near kissed him. I still don't think i was doing that fast but he definitely could have been a lot more cruel.

    He said he had to give me a ticket of some type and i fully agreed. I thanked him profusely and the headed off. Kept it under 103 for the rest of the ride down and back home.
  12. BackRoader

    BackRoader ROK strapper

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    Nice one Garth, it's good to know that there is some hiway justice when it comes to ticketing pensioners !!!!

    Hey are you heading into the Peg ? I am going to meet up with Sqiffynimrod, before he heads to the Anne Murray concert or Roger Waters or whoever !
  13. Old Fart At Play

    Old Fart At Play Mad about thumpers

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    I've stopped by his house twice but no answer...possibly upstairs in bed and didn't hear me knocking. But I took my S.O. to the Madhouse for dinner tonight and spoke to Mrs. Northrider. She said he's still in a fair amount of pain but much better than he was only a few days ago. Up and around and starting to do a few things. She said he thinks he might be back at work within a week or so.

    Steve
  14. nofate

    nofate what blackflies?

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    Broken spatulas take a while to heal. :D

    Get well soon good buddy.
  15. PiffleMaster

    PiffleMaster Long timer

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    Right or wrong, it could have been a lot worse. California cops screw ya to the max. Good to hear some OPP have a heart.
    (And I know some RCMP do too!)
    Cheers!
  16. DrydenRider

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    Bringing the 650 in for it's 10k check. Wife is following up with car will leave he bike at WWood overnight and drive home next day.

    Planning on getting to Wildwood before noon, Gotta hit the Will Call at the MTS to get tickets straightened out and Princess Auto after that but then not sure. Wife is planning on meeting up with her sister somewhere. We are staying at the Radisson, Where/when are you planning on meeting Sqiffy.
  17. BackRoader

    BackRoader ROK strapper

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    I plan on heading downtown around 13:30ish. Will most likley revise that time once I hear back from Squiffy.
  18. ZZR_Ron

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    I wonder if thats the same guy that stopped me a couple of years ago,Garth?

    He let me go with a warning. Nice guy.

    Steve, I was also going to drop by to see NorthRider, but thought I would give him a few more days to heal. Also, was going to see if he needed a hand to get the bike home.
  19. DrydenRider

    DrydenRider Sun Seeker

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    My cell is 807 220 2404 Text/call me and will see if it works out.

    Not sure Ron he was young but if it happened in the Fort area it may well be. Would not want to speed through there thinking I was going to get a break though. Lesson learned for $50. I usually travel within the tolerated speed limit but this time I just got carried away on a highway that rarely has a patrol car on it.
  20. ZZR_Ron

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    I used to see the OPP Harley on that road all the time...