We Want to Ride The Rock Again -- This Time Mo' Betta!

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Canuman, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. jacob_ns

    jacob_ns Helicopter Doctor

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    Yeah, I went for a ride today with it packed and I thought the same thing. It was okay on the road but I can't scoot back any.
  2. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    14 hour days makes it hard to keep up, where is everyone and what's the island schedule? Anyone going through Labrador? I'm still in Churchill Falls.
  3. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Even on slab that would be very constraining.
  4. jacob_ns

    jacob_ns Helicopter Doctor

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    We're mostly all crossing over on the 17th (next Sunday!). The RedNEKS on the Rock thread has a preliminary plan of 5 days with the first night being at the hostel in Norris Point/Bonne Bay, the second night in Grand Falls-Windsor, night three somewhere near Clarenville, night four either in St. John's or on the Burin Peninsula and nights 5-10 I have no idea.

    I'm just going off the GPS track though.
  5. 8gv

    8gv Long timer

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    Say hi to the ghost in the common room at the hostel for me.:eek1
  6. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    Don't worry. We have an effigy of you that we'll leave there so the spirits leave us alone.

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  7. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    Inmate ScottieVK is trying to join our company from Long Island, NY. He was up earlier this year, but his Pops broke a leg 18 miles into the Trailway, and his ride turned into a rescue.

    I'd like to have him experience the positive side this year. Thing is, his wife's a singer, and has a gig on Saturday night. He's her sound man. That means 1: He'll leave Saturday night, and drive 18 hours to make the ferry at North Sydney.

    Or 2: We wait up at Norris Point and do some day rides to areas like Serpentine Lake and the Lomond Sinkhole and wait for him to catch up, should he have to take Monday's crossing.

    I vote for #2. Scottie and I talked by phone today, and he seems like the sort we want to have along.

    Besides, without the Long Island loyalists, there probably wouldn't be much in New Brunswick, so you guys owe him.

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  8. jacob_ns

    jacob_ns Helicopter Doctor

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    I'm down for #2, it's not like we'll get any less riding in and I'm sure there's plenty to see around Gros Morne.
  9. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    Anyone have a water filter? Mine's currently wandering around Ontario somewhere on loan, and I don't think it will arrive back in time.

    As I recall, Adam the Applicant has one, but I could be wrong. One will be good for a group. We don't want gyppy tummy.
  10. MalayznSenzashn

    MalayznSenzashn Been here awhile

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    I shall have a Lifesaver Bottle that I can leave with you fine folk.
  11. ScottieVK

    ScottieVK Adventurer

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    Thanks everyone, I'll get there as soon as I can!!

    I have a sawyer squeeze filter for any water needs. It is always good to have multiple.
  12. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    Got some work accomplished on the Mighty Mule today. Spooned on a new T63 on the rear -- bye bye 244, and good riddance!

    (Actually, the 244 rear was a good enough tire. It was the front that was really scary.)

    Put in new KDX needles and messed with the jetting per Eagle Mike's specs. Did not drill the slide. Overall, she's much crisper and more eager to respond. The front gets light when you give 'er some stick. I won't make any claims for horsepower, and I hope I hold my old numbers of about 50 mpg. I went with a very conservative (quiet as I could get it) aftermarket muffler

    So that adds to this year's mods to a much stiffer Eibach spring on the rear and Ricor intiminators on the front. Both were very good mods. We rode a rail trail in New Hampshire, and I was fair pleased. Stuff that would have had me pissing blood because of the jarring ride stock was pretty smooth. I went through a big hump of crushed stone and didn't eat any of it. Now, Jackpiner 57 was taking some of it at 80, and flying over the bridges, but his angels fly faster than mine.
  13. applicant_255

    applicant_255 Adventurer

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    I have a katadyne filter I'll be bringing along as well.

    Ordered my tires, last week they said they shipped them, but the expected arrival date was on Monday.

    This week they changed the expected delivery date to today, but they didn't show up.

    Hoping they show up tomorrow. Otherwise, I can get a front locally and will have to find a rear tire somewhere around Moncton or Fredericton. Or I guess Truro or Halifax since it's pretty much on the way.

    A lot of stuff has to go just right for the rest of the week for this all to come together.

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  14. Poultriss

    Poultriss Midlife crisis rider

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    Im in for #2 also!
  15. barbsironbutt

    barbsironbutt Bungee Rancher

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    Listening to you tell this story would be worth the trip to NFL! I hope it all comes together for you!

  16. applicant_255

    applicant_255 Adventurer

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    New Mitas E-09 and C-23 arrived this morning:

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    This will be the third rear E-09 I've put on, I'm quite happy with it, so much that I ordered the front C-23. The front tire looks ideal, slightly longer lugs than the AC-10 I had been using, and it's reversible. With the E-09 I've stopped loosing chunks of tire, and get slightly longer wear than the D606 I switched from, with only a minimal loss of side-to-side traction. Here's my 606 from the first day in Newfoundland last year:

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    With past front tires ( d606 and ac-10 ), they all have a funny wear pattern where the centerband that has two lugs, then one lug, then two lugs then one lug like so -=-=-=-=-=-=- the two lugs wear down and the one lug wears much more slowly. Have a look here to see a better explanation with pictures.

    The C-23 Seems to have longer ='s and shorter -'s. This may even out that wear pattern, or make it worse if it's due to extra flexing instead of scrubbing the center knobs ( as posited by post 13 in the above linked thread ).

    Now I just need to move one datacenter 150km to the right, and I'm all set for the weekend.
  17. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    Hey, I'm bringing a liter aluminum bottle for War Emergency Fuel. I don't think I'll need it with the IMS tank, but ya never know. I have two of the bottles, if anyone else would feel more secure with some extra. I don't want to carry two full ones.
  18. dresda

    dresda shut up and RIDE!

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    We are here!

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    dresda shut up and RIDE!

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  20. jacob_ns

    jacob_ns Helicopter Doctor

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    Okay you're cut off from photos until we get there

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