Who we got for ADV riders in Atlantic Canada?

Discussion in 'Canada' started by bluenoser, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. More_Miles

    More_Miles ├╝ber-n00b

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    So, I was talking with my father, who lives in St. George NB.

    Dad: I've been told that the road through the Mines is all chip seal now.
    Me: No kidding?
    Dad: Yeah. Mary, her husband used to have that old Dodge pickup. Her sister sang in the church until she died last year, but her daughter still comes, told me about it....

    So, from all this I gathered that the road from Fredericton Junction through to Lake Utopia (Route 785 if I remember the signage correctly) is all hard surface now. I checked it out this weekend, and yes, it is. The last 10 km stretch of gravel was sealed. While this may not be so much fun for the dual sports among us, for those of us who ride more street oriented machines it's great. Just watch out, there are a couple culverts heaving out and at least one spot where the whole lane wide pot hole....

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  2. Fundy Rider

    Fundy Rider Where 2?

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    Sorry but don't like progress like this.

    Seen my first Golden Eagle up there and now there will be too many cages on this road.
  3. Whyswoman

    Whyswoman The Gal's Gotta 'Yak

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    Hey there BigDaddy...

    PiffleMaster and I made the descent down to
    Meat Cove early last August...and both of us spent some time reflecting on Dr. Cool's last ride (we started our trip about 2-3 weeks after his passing...

    Meat Cove is an awesome place, and I have no doubt you will feel the good Dr.'s spirit close by as you head down that hill...[​IMG]

    This picture is one Brian took looking down towards the cove, and may give you am idea of how steep a grade the road has going down there...enjoy the rush!!!


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  4. Whyswoman

    Whyswoman The Gal's Gotta 'Yak

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    I will be doing the Cabot Trail again this year in late July, but this time, I will be riding solo and going clockwise...

    Big Daddy, if you see this post, StrommerGirl and calan818 will be heading to the Cabot Trail, and then to Deb's home province of NFLD - and you may run into them on the road...they were at the NoFAR in WaWa and are members of the Winnipeg and Surrounding Area forum!





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  5. Slowphil

    Slowphil REALLY Gnarly Adventurer

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  6. Whyswoman

    Whyswoman The Gal's Gotta 'Yak

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  7. jacob_ns

    jacob_ns Helicopter Doctor

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    Well, I sold my street bike and bought a KLR!

    I'm definitely looking for some big bike DS riders around Halifax/Dartmouth.

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  8. ecubed

    ecubed LFC Cat

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    Wanted to get settled in here before I started posting dumb stuff in a foreign country and get thrown out.....:1drink
    I was purchased with the assets from a company in Virginia,,,,,,=>USA......:huh
    I am in metro Halifax, hang around BayersLake.ca and ride a.....wait for it.....big bore dual sport. :evil PM.
    [Gratuitous first ride photo.]
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  9. kelsow

    kelsow Long timer

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    Welcome Eric. I hope to be able to get out for a ride with you soon.
  10. ecubed

    ecubed LFC Cat

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    So the weather is crappy....who wants to go for a ride this weekend? Meeting place? Thinking on going out the 7 or down the South Shore and look at some beaches and camp spots...

    Anybody have a secret not to miss awesome camping spot to share on this island? :huh
  11. jacob_ns

    jacob_ns Helicopter Doctor

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    I'm in Dartmouth and ride every Thursday and every other weekend to parts unknown.

    I'm on a dirty old KLR. Send me a PM if you want to ride somewhere adventurous as my daily reading is the NS backroad mapbook and my GPS.
  12. Whyswoman

    Whyswoman The Gal's Gotta 'Yak

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  13. C-Stain

    C-Stain Long timer

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    PM me when you're in the Valley. We'll do coffee and I'll show you some roads in the map books. Can't ride this summer, but can give you some ideas!
  14. Whyswoman

    Whyswoman The Gal's Gotta 'Yak

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    I take it to mean the Annapolis Valley?
  15. C-Stain

    C-Stain Long timer

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    Affirmative. I'm just up the road from Aylesford.
  16. Whyswoman

    Whyswoman The Gal's Gotta 'Yak

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    Right on..,do yo know where Holmestead Cheese is? That is where I am headed once I hit Nova Scotia..,,
  17. moondoggie

    moondoggie AN HOWZER

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    We're just north of Yarmouth, riding the south shore for the next 4 weeks, doing the Pubnico area today
  18. C-Stain

    C-Stain Long timer

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    So there I am, driving from my buddy's place where my bikes are stored while I continue to heal and I see a loaded DL650 pulling off the highway with an ADV sticker on the windscreen. I slow down, wave and pull over.

    Bike pulls up next to my truck and its Whyswoman! Had a nice chat and promised to meet later this week for coffee and to review some maps.
  19. Whyswoman

    Whyswoman The Gal's Gotta 'Yak

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    It was a delight to meet up with you, thereby friend..will call and arrange a to e/day with you sometime tomorrow...
  20. Whyswoman

    Whyswoman The Gal's Gotta 'Yak

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    I had a delightful, and equally helpful, visit with Mr and Mrs C-Stain and their young son today (Craig, Meagan and Ethan), and really appreciate all the information and assistance I received from them (including the blueberries)...

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    Having asked Craig to assess the state of my tires with the fact that I still have a few thousand Kms to ride before I get home to Winnipeg, it appears I will be making a previously unanticipated stopover in Moncton, where I will be purchasing and having new tires installed on my VStrom...OUCH... My budget is now officially in traction ...LOL

    So, if there are any inmates in or around the Moncton area who have tent or couch space to offer a traveller from away, please PM me...I woulda be happy to meet you, and promise to behave well...