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Discussion in 'Canada' started by Canuman, Oct 7, 2012.
Using the Newfoundland counting system already? Shouldn't it be 254 applicants?
If I have an ass left after NFLD the Canol looks like it would eat away whatever's left.
I thought we were going on motorcycles?
Come to think of it, that would be faster and probably a lot safer.
My riding buddy:
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I don't know. Maybe some got out of line? Retirement synapse error.
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Just got in from a trip the same distance away in Nova Scotia, 3 days, 600km. Provided I can work it into my schedule, I'm in.
I can send you a route, if you wish.
Please send me the route too! I'll pm you my email address!
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This is one of the reasons when I'm traveling I like stopping at the old hotel or tavern at the end of the day. That is where you meet the real characters in life.
The new modern day franchise pubs just don't seem to offer that.
The best places to meet the characters here is on the wharf. You can stop anywhere and talk to anyone and it is considered normal. Most of the tales are told over a drink in the twine lofts on the stages.
If you get here during the food fishery you can get a berth in a skiff because you can only put 5 fish per person in the boat. As such lots of boats leave the wharf with only one man and all you have to do is ask. Motorcyclists are even better because the most you can take are a few cod tongues and a couple of fillet for your supper.
The old skippers prefer to split and salt the fish in the traditional way for fish and brewis.
I gather if you show up on the wharf with a fifth of Old Sam, you become an instant social success?
A friend just sent this. I thought it would be handy for those swotting up on their language skills. Strangely, Newfoundlandese is very similar to the Vermont dialect:
Top destinations. http://www.newfoundlandlabrador.com/PlacesToGo/TopDestinations
The good news:
The T-63 front tire that Canuman suggested seems to be a MAJOR upgrade over my previous rubber. So far I've been in deep sand and loose stone and it worked great. Mud and rocks are next. Considering how aggressive the knobs are, it's pretty quite on pavement too.
My tweaked back did not bother me at all on my ride. In fact, it felt better.
The bad news:
My front brakes still suck! I have bleed them twice. The most recent procedure was done using my home made vacuum bleeder. I'm starting to think the master cylinder needs its own private bleeding. What complicates this is the fact that fork oil leaked onto the pads last fall. I cleaned up the disc and pads with an aerosol brain cell killing spray and then sanded the pads a little. I have a new disc and pads on deck but I'd like to get a hard lever before I put them on.
Oh yeah...I didn't crash!
Seen during the 40 or so miles ridden today:
Many, many pirates...
Hmm. This means you have NO brakes, as the KLR 250 rear is for show only.
That's OK, Rich. Brakes only slow you down.
Off topic, but Isle of Man TT Live Launch on now! http://www.iomtt.com/?ticrumb=TTlaunch2013!
That's the last we'll see of him for a while.
Since when has topicality been at all important here?
Brakes are optional, stopping is not.
In my younger, dumber days I had a Dalesman 125 with no operating brakes. It did have a compression release in the second spark plug hole. Why a 125 2-stroke needed a compression release, I don't know. Between the C. R. and aggressive downshifting, I was able to slow it down enough to deploy my Fred Flintstone brakes.
And yes, I rode it on the street.:eek1
As few have likely even heard of the Mighty Dalesman, here's an example:
My Dalesman was similar to that one. It didn't say "Scout". I believe it said "Enduro". It had two modes. On decel, it would load up like crazy. Once it cleared out, on accel it was a friggin' rocket. The trouble was, there was little to no warning when it was going to clear out! :eek1