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Discussion in 'Canada' started by paulmondor, Dec 15, 2005.
I hear Oshawa is next
Paul, I think that doing the ride in January was most fortunate. I am not one to say that you had it "easy" because of the weather, I saw you leaving here at 4 pm in the gathering darkness and increasing snow!
But, it was fortunate you are not trying to ride through this:
City of Thunder Bay
11:31 AM EST Friday 2 February 2007
Wind chill warning for
City of Thunder Bay issued
Extreme wind chill values for tonight and Saturday morning.
This is a warning that extreme wind chill conditions are imminent or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.
An extended period of snow squall activity will continue to the Lee of Lake Superior and Georgian Bay as very cold Arctic air prevails.
The snow squall activities activity between Montreal River and Batchawana Bay have diminished to flurries at times heavy for now but are expected to redevelop this evening and overnight.
Persistent flurries and squalls will linger today and tonight in the North Bay area as well. Total amounts of 40 to locally 50 centimetres are possible in some localities. Snowsqualls over eastern Sudbury and Espanola - Killarney regions are expected to diminish this afternoon as the wind shifts to more westerly.
Caution is advised as travel will be hazardous in the warned areas due to local whiteout conditions in falling and blowing snow.
A very cold Arctic airmass settling over northwestern Ontario combined with winds up to 15 km/h will result in wind chill values in the minus 40 to minus 47 range for tonight and Saturday morning.
On the other hand, you would have been able to enjoy some good Thunder Bay hospitality for a few days !
They kept calling you the Crazy Frenchman through this whole adventure. Well, I have a new name for you. OLD MAN WINTER!! You had great weather for the most part on your way across the country. Before you came into New Brunswick, we had not had any winter. No snow, no cold. You brought our first winter storm with you and it has never stopped. We've been getting snow storm after snow storm since you were here and its been cold every day too. Man I hate winter!! Can't wait to ride!! Probably start in March as long as the weather cooperates. Hope you've been getting some riding in.
By the way, they're trying to ruin the sport of motorcycle riding here in NB. No kids can have a minibike until the age of 14 here now. Not even the little mini 50's. How crazy is that.
De Beers is unlikely to let you on their winter road. What's in it for them? The native bands of Kash and Ft. Albany are already pissed that the road goes by their communities and they aren't getting the financial benefits that the people ofAttawapiskat are. There were blockades of the road in protest in early winter. Obiviously the very existence of the road is a point of contention. I doubt they are going to push their luck and let civilians from the city come up and do tours on it. If you do end up getting permission to go on the road, don't forget to get permission to enter the reserves or the land surrounding Ft. Albany, Kash, and Attawapiskat from the respective band offices. You could be fined or imprisioned for entering these places without permission. Yes, the latitude isn't very far north compared to some parts of Canada but don't forget that these are very remote areas with a very harsh winter climate.
Hey, I used to live a block away from here.
everytime i read this thread i want an enduro even more.... just makes sportbikes seem so unappealing
Dances With Roads here. I just saw your picture in Andy Goldfine's catalogue (Rider Warehouse)! I always said that you were an unusual fellow (in a good way!) and was wondering when I would come in contact with you again.
Congratulations on the completion of your trans Canada trip! Now that I have found this thread I will read all of it... I can't wait to hear about your adventures! You are one crazy Canadian for sure.
I live in Colorado now and just got back from a little romp in the canyons. I hope you are doing well and look forweward to meeting up with you out there somewhere.
Be well my friend
Just revisiting an old thread that I saw a link to in the Aerostich Nov 08 supplement. I will have to go back and read the 90 pages previous to this posting.
We have celebrity in our midst.
He's also written a book, which should be out soon.
Keep us posted...I need more stuff to dust.
Paul, just spent a couple of hours reading this, fenomenal ride.
Thank you so much! I appreciate the Kudos.
Read this one
and this one
Just make sure you have a hot something with you. My second trip was so much wilder than the first one. Goose Bay Labrador by myself in 08 at -60 nearly killed me.
I think my eyes would freeze just looking at the ignition switch. :0
Nice to hear from you,Paul, it's been a while!
Yes it has been too long. Life has thrown few curve balls my way but it is all getting better. We will have to catch up at one point. Ron! I am having a brain fart now, :huh don't laugh at me!!! Did I ever give you my books?
I think I have!! If not?? Please send me your address and I will send them to you ASAP. But not before I apologize.
You didn't send them, but that's OK...I think 'we've all had a few curve balls over the last year or so...
I'm living in. Thunder Bay now...I like it here.
If you come through, I'm only about one minute off the highway.
motorcycles rides on two wells, winter riding is dangerous. If you want to go ,do it on bike / side car. We are riding back home at winter , mostly ice fishing.URAL is good ,its slow and has no electronics , so you can get the battery off at night ,keep it at warm place and get it back to start up.Snowmobiling gear may be an option, and heated one.And remember Jason Blake spinorama last year , even he score , he steel look like an idiot .Good lack .
Wifey says they're in Paul! I'm still up at the mining camp, but will give them a read when I get home!
Hey! You are alive!!! PM me your address Buddy! Good to hear from you. Actually there is a pic of you in the second book.
Talk to you soon