The Making of a Cross Canada Route

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Deadly99, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Old Fart At Play

    Old Fart At Play Mad about thumpers

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    Here are our intrepid travellers in the Flett Tunnel, a few kms NW of Sunshine, Ontario.
    It appears they've made it to Sioux Lookout tonight.

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  2. Porkchop316

    Porkchop316 Patent pending

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  3. ini88

    ini88 Been here awhile

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    Hey Ted! im following your SPOT. Were the logging roads #33/34/35 on your route today? I see you headed north into the heart of Gaspe by route 299. Was it too difficult? or just the road were shut down?
  4. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Hey y'all!!!! Guess we should have followed teds track out of silver dollar. Stayed on the rail bed and got to a wash out maybe 10k out of silver dollar. We were told about it at the gas station there. So once we passed it we thought we were golden. Uh....no. We hit a major wash out that took nearly 3 hours to get the overloaded ST and KLR up and over. We had a pulley system but no trees!!:huh. So mike came up with a lever system which involved a young birch tree and a 2 foot hole!!!! We did this in a downpour so were camped at a hotel drying out tonight. It's just beautiful here. Met lots of nice people as my luggage rack snapped in Graham. It's currently strapped together. Hoping to get near Kenora tomorrow intend back in the states on wednesday:cry. We had a true ADV rider day.!!!
  5. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Hi Steve!!! We owe you and Ron big time!!! You Canadians are awesome!!!!!:clap:clap:clap. We were met at the border by old fart at play and taken to the madhouse. Where north rider bought us dinner (steve tried). Then to ZzR ron's house for beers and a bed!!! I love it here !!!!:evil:freaky
  6. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    come back anytime:D
  7. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Too bad the rack had to snap now...I have a welding machine in the garage.

    If you are heading down to Dryden, I have a friend that can repair it for you?

    EDIT: PM sent.
  8. SuchesRider

    SuchesRider Just Do It!

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    Hey Jenna! You betta come back to jawja! We need female adventure riders here for their inspiration (and good looks)! :freaky SR
  9. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    On the ferry crossing the St Lawrence river to a town called Baie Comeau. Tomorrow we ride part of Fabs section. 380 km's between gas......Fab tells me today he's never ridden it but some friends of his have...time to buy some jerry cans....looks very remote up there.....yehaa :clap
  10. Rider23

    Rider23 Evil Ted

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    Have fun! Man I'm kicking myself in the ass every time I log on :becca
  11. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Evil, you really should have come :nod

    Awesome roads today through the Chic Choc mountains and some stellar coastal roads. I've got a new d908 waiting for me at Fabsas the Mefo SE didn't even come close to living up to its reputation. Accidentally erased the next two days gps files so have to sort that out tonight.

    We're both pretty beat as we've covering some serious mileage, looking forward to a few less aggressive days

    :pynd
  12. Rider23

    Rider23 Evil Ted

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    My wife called me an idiot lol for not going! she asked me if I was getting old :rofl I had no answer:ear
  13. r-charger

    r-charger 2009 KLR650 farkled

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    It was great ridin' with you a bit today (Sunday)! You're welcome to stop by anytime. Maybe next time the bridge won't be out! (lol)

    Steve V
  14. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    :freaky

    The hospitality was much appreciated.

    Got off the ferry, dark and raining like heck. Every motel was sold out in Baie Comeau....long wet ride to the next town where we got the last room. 100 km of misery, but safe and warm now :thumb
  15. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Narf I'm one year to late here but still very nice! Think you made the right choice with your bike for this trip, nothing better than a KTM Adv to make this!:clap
  16. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    A few teaser pics, full report once I get back home

    Lots of this across New Brunswick

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    Some fun stuff across the Christmas Mountain Range in New Brunswick

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    Exploring route options in the Gaspe Bay Penninsula

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    Camp site overlooking Perce Rock on the Gaspe. Beauty camp spot :thumb


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    Rode through the Chic Choc mountains


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    Approaching the St Lawrence River


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  17. rinho

    rinho Rinho FĂ©roce

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    Hi Ted,
    Pretty nice trip and I remember this area was really cool to visit (even if I was mainly on road)

    That's why I love to build a custom map with the track before leaving

    Have a nice trip
  18. Rode2Nowhere

    Rode2Nowhere Long timer

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    Beautiful. Gorgeous. :clap
  19. Rider23

    Rider23 Evil Ted

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  20. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Made it to Fab's place, great day of riding the tcat :clap