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Discussion in 'Canada' started by skibum69, Jan 21, 2009.
hmmmm....north of 7 count me in....
I LOVE your bike too! I'm lusting for a 950 now...
Thanks for letting me "ride the dragon"...
Before you sell yourself short you should try an R100GS.
I hear tell they're even faster.
Drop by my place and watch it on dial-up.
I can't possibly sell myself short...
I carry a Nikon D200 with 28mm and 85mm primes in my tankbag. the D200 is built like a tank and there's not much moving parts in a prime lens. I've had no problems. I also carry a point n' shoot in my pocket for when there's no time to take off my helmet.
Oobah said would have leaned more but didn't want to hit me.
(excuses, excuses! )
Is this a magnetic tank bag? I have been wondering if using a magnetic tank bag is a good idea for carrying a DSLR...
Tough girl. She was all giggles once I lifted the bike off her
Her pillion managed to hang on OK
Back to base camp to swap bikes.
Jen: "I feel safer on my bike with no front brake than on this thing!":eek1
And where else would you expect to come across a pack of ADVriders at the end of the day?
6am and the morning was fine
Thunderbirds are go!
Bon chance mon ami
Mind those powerlines BigD
Oh dude... Take it easy with that front tire you don't know what's comin'!:eek1
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No magnets, just straps.
Info on cameras+magnets:
.... to Ooobah-Moto for organizing, Mike (STstrider) for the great Lead - his local knowledge is encyclopedic!, and last but not least Ronzo (not sure of his ADV handle) for his great lead to and from the event!
The group was awsome - hope mylilgreenmeanie didn't slow down the keener KTM madmen
Thanks also go out to CaptianQuest for the entertainment (do those military paniers now have holes ground in? I didn't think a KLR could lean that far :eek1 )
Condolences out to Shipwreck - did you really want to truck down and have it drop all it's oil way out in the swamp crossing? Hopefully you'll get'r back and running soon!
Our track was a terrific one, about 800kms:
(sorry, I still need to find a free sharing site which will properly link photos....)
Looking forward to next year!
Just a little shout out for Dragan, who designed our website and had some fantastic input during the planning at the very beginning.
Check out his website,
Dood :huh you got some SERIOUS glass!! Those pics are incredible how much post-processing do you do? The sharpness is unbelievable!
Hard to follow Anton's lovely pics, but here's a few snaps from my p&s.
All in all it was a terrific weekend. Good weather, fabulous riding, great people, lots of new faces (most of them new to me!).
I trucked along my wife and kids and they all had a great time. My son loved all the bikes, and the resort was a nice place for them to relax while I bombed around on the 950r on Saturday. Rode with Uber, KTMike, DRCool, frankie, the crazy Frenchman on the yellow DR650, and Rob on the 1200GS. Great fun, great group.
Things were going beautifully well until I got a little too confident and a little too excited by the stellar roads and scenery, and I found out quickly that a 450 lb dirtbike does NOT scrub speed very well when surprised by a blind, off-camber hairpin turn. I launched the SE rather hard, at rather high speed off a rock ledge on the far side of the corner and trashed my brand-new Scotts damper submount in the process, along with melting a huge hole in the inner and outer rear fender from the exhaust and destroying the right side mirror. As Jim said, it's now "properly broken in". I might say it's now just "properly broken".
However I'm (mostly) grateful that was the only damage. I just came back from working in the ER, where I had to see an unfortunate cruiser rider who just broke both his legs in multiple places after a get-off.
Huge thanks to Michael, Ryan, and whoever else was behind the scenes putting the weekend together. You guys did a terrific job and I'll definitely be there next year, family and all!
Looking forward to riding with some new locals as well!
Ready to ride...
Yes. I'm conflicted.
Typical of Kingston motorways. You should drive around downtown if you think this bridge is rough.
Shoulda' packed the travel fly rod!
Post crash war wounds. I felt better after a fine pint of Churchkey lager and a bit of debriefing with the boys at the Fare and Fowl (sp?) in Tweed. We had lost Rob on the 1200GS who, it turns out, was waiting for us at the Tim Hortons about a block away. He had lunch, finally left, and found us at the pub a few minutes later.
My campsite. I think these two vehicles are very similar, in many respects.
My son's favourite part of the weekend, by far. He's a motorhead without question.
Packing up on Sunday morning. Looking forward to the next one!
Chicks dig scars, Dan.
Well guys.. No pic's from here.. I can't compete with the ones already posted. However I had a great time and found some places I have not been before... and will check out again.
The company was good and the riding was better. :)
I will really have to "get my daughter a DRZ" for next year!!
Hey Antontrax, excellent pics man, I'm ridin with you next time. Thanks for including a shot of my ankle. You should see it now, all bloated and blue.
Anybody thinking of another ride like this in Sept?
People taking pictures of people taking pictures........
Mr Happy checks out the new KTM Gel seat.
My 2 cents for 1150 beemers...
I went through the water without trouble, today I checked the final drive oil, by the filling hole... looks good!
But I know... water stays in the bottom, so I flushed and guess what... a nice brownish synthetic oil get out of the drive
You have to flush !
Here are some pictures from the weekend. Thanks to Ooobah-Moto for organizing and being our guide for the day!!! We had a great time...
See you all next time!