Ontario Adventure Riders - 2009 Spring Kick-off Ride

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Ooobah-Moto, Jan 20, 2009.

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WHICH ROUTE WOULD YOU LIKE?

  1. GTA to ELLICOTTVILLE NEW YORK - 2 day trip - (250km/day)

  2. Start in Kelso (near Milton), ride around wine country, lunch at a winery (1 day trip)

  3. Ol' Faithful: Belfountain via Hockley to Creemore, lunch at Old Mill (1 Day trip)

  4. Screw this.... here's my idea.... (post it in the thread!)

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  1. KLiNCK

    KLiNCK Optically Corrected

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    +1

    Some people really seem to like riding in large groups.
    I never really understood why, but to each his own...

    I like riding by myself best.
    Solo trip cross-country? Yes please!
    An excellent opportunity to "get away from it all" - literally.

    I have a buddy who I've ridden all over North America with.
    I really like riding with him - we are both really familiar with each other's riding style and have a pretty good idea as to how each other will react under different riding/road/weather conditions (no "drama." :lol3)
    It's great to have someone along on the trip to discuss/share the day's roads and sites with!

    Riding with two other riders is OK but the dynamics of the ride start to change significantly.
    I find that you have to worry more about the logistics of the whole group (obviously) and find it harder to concentrate on the road itself.

    More than three riders in the group?
    No thanks - as someone mentioned previously - that's a parade.
  2. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    More often than not, I have more fun by myself. :nod
  3. Ruffus

    Ruffus Dirty Old Mudder

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    This thread has me wondering if one of this group was in Fort Erie today, KLR with aluminum panniers, blows through a stop sign & turns right in front of me & doesn't speed up at all, that rider came real close to becoming a hood ornament.:huh
  4. duhgee

    duhgee Been here awhile

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    I was on this ride this morning, and honestly - this pretty much describes how it felt to me. No drama, just riding, mounting up and wandering - twisting the throttle, leaning into curves, and savouring the sensation.:thumb

    It was good riding with others - a nice change from riding alone and the associated extra caution that is required lest you run into problems without anyone else there to help.

    Good group of riders, fantastic roads, and looks like all the 'politics' were left behind.
    Good times! :clap
  5. Thraan

    Thraan Long timer

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    I missed it. I missed the ride, and the pre-ride fireworks. I was working. I put in almost 200 hours at work in the last 10 days. I don't really know what day it is anymore, or whether I should be awake or asleep. My head is fucked. But I got the job done.

    Jim, when I get my shit together at work and have some time off I'd love to go for a ride with you. You still doing evening tours of the Frontenacs?
  6. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Sorta. I just go riding every night, and end up somewhere. :D

    Lemme know.
  7. doughy

    doughy Less excitable then I used to be

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    Unless riding with me in tow... I'm a good roost target.. :D
  8. kahoon

    kahoon who's yer daddy??

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    it was great having you join us today, duhgee :thumb it was a fun day indeed :D

    hope to see you next time.


  9. TLTom

    TLTom Been here awhile

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    I don't know if I would do the TAT in a group of 15. I mostly ride alone, no need to compromise.
    i do like group rides as well: You get to ride and watch bikes being ridden at the same time
    todays ride was entirly enjoyable and completely without drama.

    very impressive
  10. doughy

    doughy Less excitable then I used to be

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    We manage that on every ride. Stay tuned :evil :ear
  11. SASCANADA

    SASCANADA SASCanada

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    Hey dudes...great rides set up today. I almost crashed as I was looking at all the unbelievable mansions hidden through some of the most beautiful land in Ontario...

    I had to leave group at hyw 89 and head downtown. Eldest son's hockey team wrapped up today its 4th year. Awesome coach...volunteer extraordinaire...

    I lookforward to the next outing :drums
  12. kahoon

    kahoon who's yer daddy??

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    I'm pretty sure that's inmate doughy :dunno

  13. KTMER

    KTMER On roads less travelled

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    We had a great day of riding, great to finally get out riding with some of you. Lornce led us on quite the adventure, miles of gravel, some forest access road, and one water crossing that almost swallowed his bike, only Lornce and Aaron (sp?) on his 640 attempted it.

    I logged almost 400k on my gps. Can't wait to do it again.

    More pics here https://ktmer.smugmug.com/gallery/7944316_BfHRw#P-1-12



    Eric

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  14. Motoaxe

    Motoaxe Doctor of Misfortune

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    Im really not sure what has brought about all of this need to air our riding preferences while trash talking others. The notion that as we get older we start to see things as shades of grey rather than black and white certainly holds true for me anyways but maybe im the one out of tune here. Sure this place is all about adventure riding at its core but Iv also been shooting guns, eating great food at ADV dinners all winter, hooked up for video nights, drank a bunch of beer, missed a whole lot o tech nights in the batcave and went on yesterdays group ride..... Because I went on the group ride I among other great things was able to get re hooked up with a few riders that I haven't seen in years. I couldnt do that on one of my "get lost in the woods" trips now could I? Not impossible but a whole lot less likely.
    I guess Im all about keeping the options open. On yesterdays ride there were no wrecks, no pissed off Belfountianians, no public displays of riding stupidity, and absolutely no big ego displays....at least none that I came across. There were however a bunch of people meeting each other that will be able to hook up for a 2-4 person riding afternoon, week or weekend in the future that didn't even know each other before....... and whats wrong with that?

    just askin'
  15. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Not a thing. Have fun. :D
  16. EmmEff

    EmmEff Long timer

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    Sizing up the situation...

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    Our fearless leader goes first!
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    Uh oh, say it ain't so!
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    Not to be out done, Oddbawl gives 'er a go
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    The return voyage
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    I almost got wet!
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    Regaining their composure... and emptying their boots
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  17. Oddbawl

    Oddbawl Born Ok the first time.

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    That's a factory KLR Wheelie bar. Very rare and expensive.
  18. kahoon

    kahoon who's yer daddy??

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    great pics EmmEff :thumb:thumb always a fun time following the L man :D
  19. EmmEff

    EmmEff Long timer

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    Nice pics from KTMER as well! :thumb:
  20. EmmEff

    EmmEff Long timer

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    So what if he doesn't like Red Bull :)