Water, Water Everywhere!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by DRZ400SK4, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. DRZ400SK4

    DRZ400SK4 Long timer

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    A few shots from our weekend 'trail' ride. And I use the term 'trail' very loosely...

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    The photos were all taken on the Avalon Peninsula, on the Island of Newfoundland, in Eastern Canada.
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  2. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Very nice :thumb Water must be cold this time of year... any get offs captured on film? :D
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  3. vegasphotog

    vegasphotog Las Vegas Cheechako

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    Did you guys have to be washed down once you got home?:lol3 Any sharks in the water?:lol3

    Was the majority of your ride in that bog...it looks like fun, but probably hard to accumulate any mileage?

    Fun report!
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  4. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    well, no dust!
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  5. DRZ400SK4

    DRZ400SK4 Long timer

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    Yep...

    Couple of get offs...

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    This trail is about 20 kms long. We wanted something fairly technical, since it was only 3 degrees C on that day. You tend to stay warm, no matter how cold the air temp is, on the rocky and muddy routes. There's more than bog and water crossings to this trail. Lots of tight rocky sections, too. But it's harder to get good shots in those sections. And of course... everyone likes to see the water crossing photos.

    And yeah...

    "Dust" definitely wasn't an issue on that trail.

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    I always like to mix it up...

    It's fun to alternate between long and less technical trail rides one weekend, and follow that with a shorter and much more brutal ride the next.
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  6. texastattoo

    texastattoo Lottery Retirement Plan

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    Yikes! What was the % of water to dirt on that trail?:huh
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  7. DRZ400SK4

    DRZ400SK4 Long timer

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    It's a 20 km long trail, and there's at least 20 deep flooded sections along the route.

    We did eventually make it to dry land, however...

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    :D
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  8. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Have you ever thought about buying a kayak?:rofl
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  9. DRZ400SK4

    DRZ400SK4 Long timer

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    No, but a Jetski is high on my list for this particular trail.

    :wink:
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  10. sixer

    sixer I suffer from Ainrofilac

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    3 degress... :vardy. No ice or frost on the trail? Awesome photos, being that cold is a great motivator to stay on two wheels. :lol3
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  11. DRZ400SK4

    DRZ400SK4 Long timer

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    Keep in mind that's 3 degrees Celsius, which is about 37 degrees F. But yes, still cold enough to want to keep busy on the bikes.

    You definitely don't want to fall in one of those flooded sections, when it's that cold.

    :1drink
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  12. beerjonny

    beerjonny Planning mode...

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    Nice!
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