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

  1. jdrocks

    jdrocks Gravel Runner

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    i'll be crossing the border at 12/313 northwest of Warroad. strange but true, i'll be crossing the US/Canada border 3 times in a matter of hours.
  2. GearDrivenCam

    GearDrivenCam Long timer

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    I actually love that stretch of highway - at least from Foleyet to Chapleau. Nice and remote. Lots of rhythmic sweepers. And lots of it is newly capped tarmac too! You WILL see some bears, foxes, and moose along that stretch - I've never ridden it without encountering all three. Now. If you want boring. Try Hwy 144 north of Sudbury. Especially north of the watershed. So straight. And so slow.

    Mike
  3. bungie4

    bungie4 Frostback

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    Yup. All true. I stopped in Foleyet during my Iron Butt. I pulled up in front of the town 'hall' and across the road from the bar. Within minutes, everybody was out on the front steps or peeking from behind drapes at 'the stranger in town' I made a beeliner out of there. I didn't see any Swamp Donkeys or anything on my last trip through.

    Same thing happened in Chapleau on a long weekend. My gf and stopped their for the night and got a room at the Riverside Inn. We walked up to the convenience store to get some food. The KFC/Pizza Hut in the gas station were closed for the long weekend lol!. Anyway, the streets were deserted. No moving cars to be seen anywhere. My gf commented it was really creepy. Just then she noticed ppl peering at us from behind drawn drapes and stuff. We felt like we were the nightly entertainment.


    Oh hey, forgot to mention, my CRF250L is for sale. Look for it in Sudbury/Kijiji. Will cut a deal for an inmate.
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  4. GearDrivenCam

    GearDrivenCam Long timer

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    Yeah - it's hard not to feel like you are sticking out in those small places. It does feel like everyone knows everyone in those small towns too. When I was in Wawa a couple of weeks ago - I unfortunately discovered once we arrived that the LCBO closes at 6 PM on a Friday. No ethanol-fueled inebriated debauchery that night.

    Why are you selling the CRF250L? The longer I have the WR250R - the more l like it. The more I see the value, utility, fun, and flexibility of owning a small-displacement dual-sport. It's just so easy to own. Gives back tons - and asks for so little (including cost of fuel, maintenance, and insurance) in return.

    Mike
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  5. bungie4

    bungie4 Frostback

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    Oh ya. Agreed. The main reason is its mostly used as a commuter; I've reached my threshold for dealing with self-absorbed, distracted, aggressive drivers here in Sudbury. I refuse to ride a bike in town anymore. Self preservation dictates my 2.5 ton Tacoma is my preferred riding gear in town.

    Montreal, NY, Chicago and Salt Lake City have nothing on the assholes in Sudbury.
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  6. GR0NK

    GR0NK Got some screws loose!

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    Tell me about it! Even on my 950 Adventure they just don't give a shit. :dirtdog



    Sean :brow
  7. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    I used to ride 3 or 4 nights a week in the City..... hit the Tims for coffee or just cruze. Don't go at all now: too many stupid cage drivers!
    Further to Gear Driven Cam's comment about the WR and small bikes. I too prefer to ride my WR
    vs the BMW GS.
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  8. bungie4

    bungie4 Frostback

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    Same thing with my FJR with the forward facing LED's, and a red police strobe that lights up behind. Nevermind that the roads suck in this town so bad that riding anything OTHER than a trail/adv bike is friggin stupid.

    Just yesterday I left work and watched the woman in front of me blow the stop sign at the end of the road, and cross all lanes of Elm Street, at rush hour. Horns blaring, tires screaming, cars going every direction. The woman, was totally oblivious to the chaos she caused.

    I've said for years that they've dropped an asshole bomb in Sudbury.
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  9. GR0NK

    GR0NK Got some screws loose!

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    Saying the roads suck here is a bit of an understatement. :photog

    With all the money going into the Maley extension I don't suppose they will get any better either. :dirtdog



    Sean :brow
  10. bungie4

    bungie4 Frostback

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    I rode through there yesterday coming in from the valley, first time this year. Ya, Must be an election coming soon :D
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  11. Blomstra

    Blomstra Hooligan

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    Is it the weight and the agility that makes the wr250 preferable to ride than the bmw?
  12. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    Yes, along with the "loud pipe, as it saves lives" according to the Street Cruzer Crowd. There's a fun factor with the WR. Not saying I don't enjoy the GS, I just prefer riding it on the open road.
    Photos from earlier today! Some WR fun!

    IMG_9319.PNG IMG_9318.PNG
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  13. Blomstra

    Blomstra Hooligan

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    Makes sense... It looks like you had some fun! :D
  14. benwr

    benwr Been here awhile

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    Looking for advice: If a pipeline crosses private property are you allowed riding on the easement or would that be up to the owner of the land that the easement runs through?

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  15. DrydenRider

    DrydenRider Sun Seeker

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    You answered your own question. The pipeline is on private property. Pipeline pays rental rate to the land owner to allow it to cross the property and employees to access to service etc, but it is still private, and enjoys all the privilege of private property.
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  16. benwr

    benwr Been here awhile

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    Thanks DrydenRider

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  17. DrydenRider

    DrydenRider Sun Seeker

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  18. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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  19. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    A new inmate, Trow is looking for a list of things to see while touring around Lake Superior.
    So I started one for him....
    Feel Free to Chime in.

    There is a long list....
    Maybe a few of the inmates will chime in!
    The trip starts in TBay and ends TBay.
    1. Hill Crest Park to see the Giant. (Thunder Bay)
    2. Terry Fox Memorial (Thunder Bay)
    3. Silver Islet (Pass Lake)
    4. Quimet Canyon
    5. Cameron Falls Road (Nipigon)
    6. Kama Point Lookout
    7. Rainbow Falls (Rosport)
    8. Aquasabin Gorge (Terrace Bay)
    9. Marathon Ski Hill Lookout (Marathon)
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  20. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    I'm a fan of the Keweenaw Peninsula in the U.P. The coast roads are great, especially 26 out of Copper Harbor, and Brockway Mountain Drive, or any of the back-country roads.
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