Northern Ontario Trip Aug. Sat. 8th- Tues.11 / 2015 update

Discussion in 'Canada' started by 1bigrn, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. 1bigrn

    1bigrn Been here awhile

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    Looking to make a Northern Ontario Trip with another inmate and seeing if any other inmates want to join the group.
    Looking to leave very early on Aug 9 from Sudbury, Espanola Area, Port Loring area.
    Ideally would like to make it to Abitibi Canyon and back to the starting point in the 4 days. Looking to stay off asphalt as much as possible but not too interested in single track as my buddy is driving a KLR.
    If any inmates are interested in making the trip lets us know. I know a few inmates have made the trip in the past, please share your route and any tips.
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  2. Critt

    Critt Rambling on

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    Hey there. I just read a few RR of this trip. Seems like a decent go (depending how "hardcore" you go). Where do you actually live? In Sudbury area? I would consider inviting myself, but I live way too far away (and don't quite have the ability to take those days off work).
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  3. 1bigrn

    1bigrn Been here awhile

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    We are coming from Niagara area. But we have a cottage near the French River we would be staying at the night before.
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  4. KLRARP

    KLRARP Lookin for a way out

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    Wow, lofty goals guys. Looks like an awesome ride.
    2 of us did Sudbury to Timmins and back in 4 days. We did a lot of hydro line.
    There are 2 lines running from Sudbury north. We went up one and came back down the other for the most part.

    http://www.odsc.on.ca/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=19097&hilit=+sudbury

    It doesn't get much better than riding the north.
    Have a blast!
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  5. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Long timer

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    I'm in Timmins and would be glad to join you!

    Can't just stop at the Canyon though - should go all the way up to New Post Falls! (about another 20km of gravel)
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  6. ravinerat

    ravinerat Been here awhile

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    This sounds like a great ride. Too bad it wasn't a bit later since I am away that weekend. look forward to the RR

    Dale have you done this ride before? What about gas.

    RR
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  7. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Long timer

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    Fill up in SRF and the Canyon is less than 100km.

    You can get from Sudbury to Timmins all on gravel - it is a great ride. Timmins to SRF can also be done on gravel. You get to the Canyon on HWY634 (two narrow, partially paved lanes). Been there plenty of times (used to work there). I've only been to New Post once but it was not difficult to find as I recall.
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  8. ravinerat

    ravinerat Been here awhile

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    Maybe I'll have to do this ride in the fall.

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  9. kirbike

    kirbike Been here awhile

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    Sounds like a good trip. It seems that everytime I head up there, at least one guy is on a paver bike. I got a fresh pair of TKC80's ready to go for the GSA!
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  10. TrailFire

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    I'll be in Timmins that weekend - leaving from Orangeville area on Thursday and staying on Mattagami Lake (across from the Haven).

    What day do you think you will be in Timmins and going to the canyon? Sounds like fun.

    I'd travel with up there with you but sounds like I'll be leaving a little earlier. I may be able to join the trip back as well.

    Kevin
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  11. ravinerat

    ravinerat Been here awhile

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    Hey if someone were to plan another trip I'd probably go.
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  12. 1bigrn

    1bigrn Been here awhile

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    We expect to be in Timmins the night of Saturday Aug. 9th and leaving Sunday for the canyon. Overnight in the canyon, then head back.
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  13. revitup

    revitup Been here awhile

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    Sounds great. I'll have to confirm with my wife and will get back to you ASAP.

    I'm in Burlington, just up the road from you on a 2011 GSA. Perhaps we could meet along the way around Burlington on the 8th.
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  14. revitup

    revitup Been here awhile

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    I'm good to go, sounds like fun.
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  15. 1bigrn

    1bigrn Been here awhile

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    We have 4-5 guys guaranteed Last call!
    If your interested let us know!
    Cheers
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  16. Rhombic

    Rhombic Typical KLR *****

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    If I hadn't already promised my daughter I'd take her to the US next weekend I'd be in. Looks to be my kind of trip. I'm looking forward to hearing about it. If there's others doing this trip, or something similar later in August I'd like to know. Have fun!
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  17. kirbike

    kirbike Been here awhile

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    Heading out to Canmore tomorrow. I'll have to do it another time.
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  18. clintonroy

    clintonroy Adventurer

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    Wish I wasn't working this weekend. Sounds like fun.
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  19. 1bigrn

    1bigrn Been here awhile

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    Thats what sick days are for.

    Any suggestions for campgrounds in the timmins area?
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  20. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Long timer

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    Quick note to everyone going, be sure you have fuel for at least 300km.

    Knobbies are not necessarily required but you're going to want dual sport tires.

    Google Earth says about 1200km of (mostly) dirt.

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