The " OLD " labrador,LONG ride !

Discussion in 'Canada' started by roncoinc, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. roncoinc

    roncoinc n00b

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    First post so bear with me :)
    Found this place as i was story telling to a friend how i was the first documented rider of a full dress touring motorcycle to cross labrador solo,unaided.. ( still have the notes from the brakeman and the conductor of the only train that ran there,both worked it for 20 yrs. )
    Was reading a thread as a guest about Labrador trips and it brought back a lot of old memories.
    Back then film cameras were all we had and no internet so my picture taking was slim but i still have some stored some place.

    The trip started at my home in N.H. and went to Cabo San Lucas and back.
    was early june by then and i decided that having been the furthest south west on the continent the furthest north east would be a trip.

    Having rode bikes since 1962 i wasnt new to what was needed but labrador had some surprises i wasnt prepared for.

    From a howling snow storm in july that destroyed my tent and sleeping bag to a bear scavenging all my food leaving me with nothing to eat but fish i caught to crashing on the bad road to getting my bike on the train at Schefferville ( sp ) and getting it OFF the train in Sept Isles Quebec..

    There was no road accross then,,in fact the road from goose bay to church hill falls was not usuable most of the time.
    the supplies came in by the train from the old mining town of schefferville (sp) and east to churchill falls.

    Now there is a road from Lab city and there is pavement !! ??

    Didnt know if this was a place an old timer who cant ride anymore would find somebody interested in some OLD time adventures :)
    well,, they dont seem OLD to me !! but still 35 years ago is a bit of time :)
    The baja and newfoundland and labrador seem to have changed from what i see :(

    tnx.
    Ron.
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  2. Valker

    Valker Been here awhile

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    My first trip to Alaska was back in 82 and the memories are still fresh. I'd like to share in your adventures.
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  3. roncoinc

    roncoinc n00b

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    Thank you..
    should i start with the Baja trip in like,,i think it was about 1981 i started the quest..
    oh yeh,,the drug smugglers i ran into there,,,and the corrupt police :)

    or the labrador trip ??

    The ordeal took a long time and like i said,covered from the state of N.h. accross country to Cabo and back and maine,New brenswick,nova Scotia,Newfoundland and then to labrador.
    I know i got a pic of when i laid the bike down in Lab.
    the old Guzzie didnt get damaged tho :)

    let me get my thots together and come up with a partial story anyway,try to scan some pix to post with it.
    Ron.
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  4. nick949eldo

    nick949eldo Long timer

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    Guzzi in Labrador thirty five years ago? You bet I want to hear!

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  5. C-Stain

    C-Stain Long timer

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    Post up your stories! Those of us who have ridden it would probably like to hear what it was like 35 years ago...
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  6. divimon2000

    divimon2000 Been here awhile

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  7. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Very cool

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    willys Long timer

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  9. RumRunner

    RumRunner Sit there, turn that

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    Hey Ron, welcome to the asylum, would love to hear some of your tales. How much Rum will I need?

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  11. lubelhu

    lubelhu Forever n00b

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  12. roncoinc

    roncoinc n00b

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    You know i just spent an HOUR typing and tried to find how to post a pic and LOST everything !!

    Do i HAVE to upload the pix to an external host to insert them ??
    this looks like a standard Vbulliten (sp) forum ?

    Sorry guy's ,, i guess i'll have to upload them to get a URL to link to.

    after an hour of typing my finger is sore,time for a break.

    Tnx.
    Ron.
    PS: lot's of rum !! :)
    lot's of adventure !
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  13. Hevy Kevy

    Hevy Kevy ADDRider

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    Waitin' for this one !!!
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  14. roncoinc

    roncoinc n00b

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    pic of trophy for rattiest Moto Guzzie 1986

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  15. roncoinc

    roncoinc n00b

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    didnt work..

    try this

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  16. roncoinc

    roncoinc n00b

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  17. roncoinc

    roncoinc n00b

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    that worked :)

    you can see on the left in the pic travel books..

    been a lot of places..
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  18. roncoinc

    roncoinc n00b

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    grosse Morne newfoundland.

    early 80's.


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  19. divimon2000

    divimon2000 Been here awhile

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    You can type into a text editor like word then cut and paste to adv rider for security.
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  20. roncoinc

    roncoinc n00b

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    That's what I will do,,tnx.

    right now i'm getting things in order around here for a short stay in the VA hospital to get poked and prodded and stuck with sharp pointy things and such. :(
    will bring a laptop and try to make up some sort of understandable story.
    Ron
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