The Making of a Cross Canada Route

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

  1. just jeff

    just jeff Long timer

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    The area where I live and ride is a remote area. The farther from my house the more remote it gets. I carry bear spray and bear bangers on my belt any time I go into the bush. This is in addition to tools, parts, water, first aid kit and common sense. You need to realize that if you have an emergency, even if you have a Spot tracker, help could be hours or more away. Plan and ride accordingly. :D
    Ride Safe....just jeff
  2. hardwaregrrl

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    Yes!!!!:wings Hope you guys have a blast!!!! I would love it if you started a photo heavy ride report.:deal



  3. Phreaky Phil

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    Go the Kiwi's. Hi guys, will be watching this with interest and may have to have a chat when you get back to NZ.
    I'm hoping the TCAT will be Dawns and My next overseas expedition.
  4. Critt

    Critt Rambling on

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  5. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    A few of his posts seem to be dated the day before he posts them. Even though some days are pretty remote they always start and stop in some sort of town (usuallly) IF you plan things properly and are willing to put in the miles required to make it to the next town each day. Perhaps Kevin can better explain this as I too am impressed he is keeping a semi live blog while riding...

    My guess is he prepares the video each night in his tent then uploads when he finds a McDonalds or somewhere with wifi. I am quite enjoying following along with him, so kudos and thanks Kevin as I know its a bunch of work to keep a blog or ride report while on the road :thumb

    I see Kevin has done a few days with some impressive mileage :thumb

    Cool that he is riding with Fab for the next few days. If Kevin keeps to his schedule he should be at my place this thursday night to camp and tip some drinks with a 130 other like minded folks at the start of the Roaming Rally :freaky
  6. damurph

    damurph Cold Adventurer

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    Kevin is a skilled rider and was great company while here. He uploads at McDonalds restaurants during his oatmeal breakfasts.
  7. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    Seeing Kevin is at Fab's home, curious how he made out on Fab's Hill?:huh
  8. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    I was watching his spot page....not sure but it looks like he may have got to it then turned around and followed a different route into Saguenay....he should have popped out by the ski hill after Fabs Hill but he didn't...
  9. sthamerica

    sthamerica Adventurer

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    Tomorrow is the day we have been planning for 18 months!
    St Johns even turned on a beautiful warm day today for our final set up. Jeez was it cold yesterday!
    We reckon we and the bikes are as ready as can be, but time will tell....
    We hope to make a post on the blog occasionally, with some pics if possible.

    The good folk at Atlantic Recreation have done us proud and delivered on time, setting up the bikes to our requirements.

    Plan is for Gander tomorrow (Tuesday ) Corner Brook Wednesday and on the arvo ferry to Labrador Thursday. Lets hope!

    Great to see Tenere Kevin making such good time. We are hoping the weather is a little kinder to us!

    Should be having a beer with Fabs this time or so next week!
  10. hardwaregrrl

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    :lurk :thumb



  11. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander only happy when sad

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    :bow

    Wish I was out there right now!!
  12. pelvis_98

    pelvis_98 Havin A Time

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    Looking forward swinging by Deadlys and having a beer with you guys.:freaky
  13. Critt

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    So I suppose that he carries a laptop etc. What other equipment would he need? How does he keep his stuff charged? He seems to be doing a pretty good job.
  14. PPCLI-Jim

    PPCLI-Jim Been here awhile

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    a 12v converter to 110 is a small item, if all you are charging is a small laptop. if the bike is running,its a fairly short time to charge. also at the McD's there are plug ins along the wall.:D
  15. kiffernathan

    kiffernathan Been here awhile

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    Laptop battery ~4000 mAh capacity. Motorcycle battery ~ 20 Ah (20000 mAh). By this you could fully charge your laptop 5 times without running your bike before your bike battery would be fully drained.

    Most people will charge their laptop before it is drained completely. Also, a small netbook will likely have a smaller battery. Taking these things into account it would probably take about 10% of your motorcycle battery capacity to charge your computer. You can probably get away without running the bike to do this. I know I have charged my netbook, iPhone, and GPS all from my KLR battery overnight and had no issues with starting the next day.
  16. PPCLI-Jim

    PPCLI-Jim Been here awhile

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    As i know better safe then sorry. One inmate has a quote it's a small amount of gas but it's a long walk. I'd rather run the bike and do a charge to the electronics the have to try and Bump start my 650:evil
  17. sthamerica

    sthamerica Adventurer

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    3 days in!:clap
    The T Rail is a fantastic ride. At this point, we are very pleased to be on 250's rather than 650's, as washouts, trail closures etc require a few steep rocky climbs, and quite a lot of deep shingle and sand in patches.

    The scenery is amazing, and locals have been very welcoming, but accommodation is certainly more expensive than what we experienced on the TAT 3 years back (but of a higher quality). Note: we don't camp unless demanded:eek1

    We would suggest anyone on a big bike should consider hitting the highway after Howley as the dam soon after is closed, which demands a tricky water crossing followed by some deep shingle and sand for extended periods.

    Tonite we are in Rocky Harbour after 600 km of the T Rail.

    It has been everything we had hoped for, even following the tracks on GPS has not been a problem. Thanks Bryan!

    Tomorrow we cross for Labrador and the mainland!:wink:
  18. damurph

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    I concur with the big bike avoidance of the Howley to Deer lake suggestion but when you get to the TCH from Howley there is a dirt road on the other side of the TCH that takes a rider to Sir Rchard Squires Park and comes out at Cormack and the Viking Trail. This used to be the original TCH route.
    I have been following your Spot page and glad you are enjoying what our island offers for scenery. The views will change tomorrow on the Northern Peninsula.
  19. Deadly99

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  20. piratexpress1369a

    piratexpress1369a n00b

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    that is cool have a great trip guys