The Trans-Lab is Overdone. We want to Ride the Rock.

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Canuman, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. sailer

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    I am here to report I am of sound mind,

    what off are you speaking of ???

    I don't remember saying any thing about any off in my post about your ride to great white North

    there is a very nice Steak house down the street http://www.jesses.com/

    thow the food court in DarmothHickcock is inpressive.
    the $25 Cord is not worth $12 in shipping, and I do hope our paths do cross again at some piont
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  2. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    This thread needs some pics. I've plotted out the route for the first day, using some information provided by inmate Dockingpilot based on information provided by the New Brunswick Dual Sport Club. I've been up this way on my K75, but I'm very excited to explore the coastal forests. A must stop is Leprau Falls, and another is that great seafood place in St. Martin.

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  3. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    Can't Go To Canada Without Some Of This:

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  4. Canuman

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    The Divine Ms. Barb, aka Barbsironbutt. Unfortunately, she knows she can't find time for the entire loop. She's hoping to run some of the NB and NS sections with us. We rode NS and the Cabot last year and had an amazing, memorable ride.

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    Any of you other FFs want a piece of this ride?
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  5. willys

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    We too have a small tight group going east next summer to ride the rock and attempt the rail trail as far as we can...all on heavily loaded KLRs....sorry but that is what we have.....lol. Probably mid to late Aug. to try and stay clear of the bug invasion ans also try and get some warmer dry weather....we are tired of getting soaked and freezing.....It should be a fantastic adventure. We did the Trans-Lab 2 summers ago and loved the Rock so we decided to go back for a 2 week exploration next summer.....Can't wait!!!:freaky
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  6. dresda

    dresda shut up and RIDE!

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    When are you planning to go, Canuman?
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  7. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    Willys and Dresda:

    I've been checking the historical forecasts, and and I think that the last week of July and the first week of August are what we're going to shoot for. I've given more than my share of blood to the wee winged creatures on several continents. I'm old and evil enough to know that you still can have an adventure without sleeping in six inches of water. Much beyond the first week of September, it's going to be frosty nights up there.

    Willys, I'd like to meet face-to-face if possible. Dresda, it would be a pleasure to see you and your Mister once again! I haven't forgotten our deal on the Passap. If nothing else, I have a late August teaching gig in Michigan. If we don't meet before that, I'll be trucking across Ontario with a van full of highly classified fiber gear. I could hide the Passap from the Douanes pretty handily.

    Cheers,

    Tim
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  8. dresda

    dresda shut up and RIDE!

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    My co-worker from St. John's says the best time of year there is late August, early September. I've been in late June (wet and chilly) and late August (awesome sunny warm weather).

    Maybe you should see if you can come for the Soiree? I don't know what the date for that is but its a heck of a shindig....:freaky
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  9. Canuman

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    Dresda, I see you've met Dan, aka VTBimmer! "Shut Up and Ride."
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  10. Canuman

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    Ok, if we plot it in the last weeks of August or the first of September, are you in Steph? I think it would be great fun, and I can keep the boys amused locally until then. Old folks boogie. Everyone goes in prepared, everyone comes out alive with nothing broken and no ambulance calls. Run what you brung. I'm leaning toward the DRZ, Good run, good conversation about the fire, and a ride report that makes all the others weep, with lots of pretty pictures?
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  11. dresda

    dresda shut up and RIDE!

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    Oh, yes! that would be great! We were supposed to go this year but Things Got In the Way. I'm getting there next year come hell or high water.

    We could meet you in Nova Scotia. We would be trailering the bikes down and might leave them by the ferry in North Sydney (I'm never riding a bike through that nightmare of pavement in Quebec again.)

    I'll contact Skibum and see if he's got a date for the Soiree yet.
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  15. Canuman

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    I'd looked into that for going to Anticosti. Very nice people, but more than I'd like to spend. It was nearly $500 to ship the bike.
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  16. willys

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    So....a face to face ...eh.....do I bring boxing gloves or a sharp stick...?...lol

    We still haven't talked enough about when we are planning on going yet to even set a date yet, so I can't say when we are planning on being there. Last time we went we had great weather while on the Rock but shitty weather all the way home.....I even broke down and paid for a room! This time we will slab it to the ferry with some gusto and then slow way down for the ride the rock part of the adventure. I will say that paying for a bunk on the ferry is the best way possible to cross.....worth the extra pennies.
    It would be nice to put a face to a name as usual when you meet people you have been chatting with over the years.
    We have to go I would think before school starts.....well maybe not as the daughter will be looking at a college and not high school by then....I'm not the bodss...so I do as I'm told don't ya know.:freaky:cry
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  17. Canuman

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    Wlllys,

    There is only one weapon appropriate for this: thermo-bobs at twenty paces!
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  18. willys

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    LMFAO......if you have one I'm doomed then.....lol. I'll depend upon the modded engine to keep the heat in my engine.....lol.:deal

    If I were to try again, I like the more compact version of it....not sure who makes it but I like the idea of it being compact and I think it has more stat options ...but I could be mistaken.

    Always look forward to meet new folks who share the same love for our bikes and adventurous spirit.:freaky
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    I think we're all more or less on the same page here. Go Ontario!
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  20. Canuman

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    The schedule is for first and second week of August. I'm calling the ball on this one. Hope we can meet up with the Remarkable Ms. Dresda and her mister again, as well as Willeys. AltasEXP is solidly in. I want to run the Gaff Topsails and Gros Morne Park. This will be a Canuman trip. Plenty of picture-taking opportunity, and should offer some good food. I've just discovered hominy grits. They are filling and tasty. I'm going to cook some now.
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