The Canadian Maritime Provinces 2018 (Planning Stuff)

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  1. gpax

    gpax 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 650 DL650A

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    gpax 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 650 DL650A

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  3. gpax

    gpax 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 650 DL650A

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    I walked into my local Cycle Gear store and they were on sale for $39. Proves the Appalachian adage that even a blind hog finds an acorn once in awhile.
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    gpax 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 650 DL650A

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    gpax 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 650 DL650A

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    gpax 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 650 DL650A

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    I want to be a millionaire but I'll have to settle for my Social Security check. I want to see everything but I'll have to settle for what I can get crammed into a month.
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  7. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Only thing I'll add is while in the atlantic provinces, hug the coast as much as possible.

    Halifax, then north up the east coast to Cape Breton is a good run.

    If you need anything around Halifax give me a holler.
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    gpax 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 650 DL650A

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    I start scouting out my trip about this time of year. I try to get the highlights selected. Thanks to all those who are helping me. I have a 5 week liberty card. mid-May through July 1st (must be home by July 4th). Always good to know people who live along the way. They give stellar advice. I'll be planning for six months. Please feel free to pitch in anytime. Greg (gpax)
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  9. gpax

    gpax 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 650 DL650A

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    Ain't it great,
    I am still alive to see the big six eight!!!

    Chile rellenos and cerveza for birthday dinner!! Life is good.

    Got a Canon Video camera for my birthday. Youtube videos coming!
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  10. KKORO

    KKORO Been here awhile

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    Is this trip "Mama" approved??:rofl

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  11. oldgrizz

    oldgrizz Been here awhile

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    If i manage to get permission for a 3 week hall pass my time in the Alantic provinces will be pretty short since i am damn near the West coast..
    I can see several 1000 mile days to get there.
    BEAM ME UP SCOTTY.


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  12. gpax

    gpax 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 650 DL650A

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    My initial plan is four days to Quebec City (actually Lewis) or thereabouts where I will hook up with you guys. If you don't care to tour old Quebec City, I can arrive ahead and get my tourist stuff out of the way. I have Quebec City on my bucket list. Just because I have a wife who wants me gone for 5 weeks doesn't mean Karan wants you away that long. I want to go north as far as Red Bay, Labrador to see the old whaling station and all over Newfoundland. I could spend all summer there and not see everything so I have to prioritize. Everyday I find new gems. My son is coming to our house in Florida for July 4th. So I need to be home for that. I am leaving again going out west with the RV. Plan on being gone the month of August. Looking for cooler temperatures than Florida. I hate August outdoors in the Florida summer. Too hot. Too humid.
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  13. gpax

    gpax 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 650 DL650A

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    Cost me dearly in bribe money. A ten day April trip for Chris and her girlfriend to Las Vegas and the Great Circle National Parks trip. I had to hear the goose and the gander speech. Went they get back I am cleared to leave for Canada and a ride with my buddies.




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    gpax 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 650 DL650A

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    Brainstorming here. Wonder if you could ship your bike back home to PG and fly back from Montreal? Something like that would be a big time saver.



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    oldgrizz Been here awhile

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    I will have to sit down with the maps and figure out some distance and time managment. Maybe i can squeek another week out of the warden.


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    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    Blasphemy ! :lol3
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  18. KKORO

    KKORO Been here awhile

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    Maybe I can keep up with you two this year with my new ride.

    Whitefish Point.jpg

    Couldn't pass up a chance to get a picture in.

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    gpax 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 650 DL650A

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    Nice ride. The color is great. I'll have a change to memorize the view of the rear in May!!!!
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  20. rarepartbuilder

    rarepartbuilder redemption gypsy

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    G'day Gpax . what tires will you be sporting on the bike after arriving in the "target area"....

    Bill
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