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

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

  1. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Mostly gone now, fortunately. The high was +7C today and a little higher tomorrow. We hope to get out for a while on our DRs.
  2. dresda

    dresda shut up and RIDE!

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    The south coastal boats popped into my brain just before I fell asleep so here I am working the iPhone to death trying to get info on them. Here's the link:

    http://www.tw.gov.nl.ca/ferryservices/schedules/index.html

    I'm thinking that the Burin to Harbour Breton run would be fun , then maybe even over to Burgeo.

    I think the DRs could travel as deck cargo no problem.


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  3. damurph

    damurph Cold Adventurer

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    The Bay l'Argent to Pooles cove run is very easy but you don't get much time in Roncontre because the regular ferry service means they offload quickly. The boat does overnight in Roncontre in case of emergencies but I have not stayed there. I have lifted a couple of bikes on at a time.
    An 0900 lift on puts you in Pooles Cove around 1400ish but the ferries to Burgeo from there take some timing to hook up and one night in Grey River on a Monday If I recall correctly.
  4. dresda

    dresda shut up and RIDE!

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    I'm thinking that the boat to Pool's Cove would be a great way to start the trip back to PAB. Getting to Burgeo after a few days in the Harbour Breton area would be a bonus. Must check this out on a real computer.....




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  5. kelsow

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    Time for a bump. Pay attention.

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  6. 8gv

    8gv Long timer

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    Not wanting to be the runt, I bought a DR650 for the NF ride. It's in great shape and I'll be setting it up for the ride soon.

    In other news...
    At this very moment I am in the right seat as my riding pal drives us down I-81S in VA. We're going to ride TET sections 7, 6 and 5 through VA, WV, NC, SC and GA for a week. I totally messed up my back helping my son move. Sitting and laying down are great but standing? Ouch! The doc wanted me to start P.T. asap but I told him I'm going camping for a week. I may have forgotten to mention the mode of transportation involved. :wink:

    C-Stain:
    Will you be bringing an MRI machine with you on this one?:D
  7. 8gv

    8gv Long timer

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    YIKES!

    That last post was #666! :huh

    Can someone please delete their post to get me off #666?

    Actually, delete two posts please. :eek1
  8. Littlepeter

    Littlepeter Been here awhile

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  9. C-Stain

    C-Stain Long timer

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    No - but perhaps a standard X-ray machine. Because here's my current situation:

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  10. 8gv

    8gv Long timer

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    So...
    You're still gonna ride the Rock right?:deal

    Get well soon!
  11. C-Stain

    C-Stain Long timer

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    Thanks for the well wishes - while I won't be riding the ROCK this year, it is on my radar!

    Also looking at reevaluating my motorcycle choices - it may be time to look SERIOUSLY at a 250cc class machine.

    We'll see what Mrs Stain says after I can ambulate in my own again.
  12. OldSilverFox

    OldSilverFox Let's Go!

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    That's a nasty looking picture. Hope the orthopedic guy does some of his best work and your back up and around real soon.
  13. 8gv

    8gv Long timer

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    I have a 250 and just bought a 650 for this trip (and the TAT next year):eek1
  14. jackpiner57

    jackpiner57 Moto-Racks.com

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    Damn C-Stain, I hope you heal quickly and are able to get back on the bike before the season ends.
  15. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    Whu'd you go and do a durn fool thing like that fur?

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery. That looks painful.
  16. C-Stain

    C-Stain Long timer

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    Shit - if I could come up with a good excuse, I'd use it.

    25', Sandy Road and probably tooth speed. Ruined a whole summer.

    Thanks for the best wishes. It all means a lot right now.
  17. CanadianX

    CanadianX Oh!? That is deep.

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    Take a look at the KTM line, loving my 690 as a DS but if true offroad is where your heart is you could look at the even more dirt biased 500 and 300.

    Can't even recall how I was taking the GSA through the places I did. The big girl is now the two up touring machine and sees some light off road duty. The 690 sees duty commuting and in the mud and rocks and trees and sand and trees...trying to see less of the trees.

    I won't make the rock this year either, the rest of you FF, have fun.
  18. C-Stain

    C-Stain Long timer

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    Thanks.

    My only problem with the 690 is that it would require significant suspension upgrades for me. I can't reach the ground with a foot AT ALL on a 690 - a step ladder would be very inconvenient to carry.

    I've been thinking a KLX250 or a WR250R as a lightweight, mostly trails dual Sport. The nice thing is that there are incredible mods for each platform and I live fairly close to most of the trails.

    I may have a look at what Husqvarna offers as well.
  19. CanadianX

    CanadianX Oh!? That is deep.

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    Both the KLX and WR are pretty sweet looking options. Are they any lower than the 690? seem to recall sitting on the WR and noting how tall it was. Lowering links are not overly expensive for any of them (I think) 690 links avail for $150 from KTMTwins and you can drop it an 1" to 1.5"
    Front end is lowered by raising the forks in the triple crown.

    Ah well you get to window shop for the summer and find a nice fall deal!
  20. dresda

    dresda shut up and RIDE!

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    My DR is lowered and I can sit flat foot, knees bent on it. Still have reasonable ground clearance too, as I found out last year :) I'm 5'6" so fairly short.

    DR weighs about 320 dry. Farkle is cheap too.


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