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Discussion in 'Canada' started by skibum69, Jan 21, 2009.
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 )
Hey Pete thanks for having my back all day, it was reassuring knowing you were back there.
Let's try to hook up for a redo with Sean
PS. Ya those Kendas sure have some flex to them
i wanted to thank all riders in the aggesive group for a great day of riding .at first i was a little worried about such a large group but we had a great sweeper to keep things together(thanks pete)the whole group was top notch. i have to say it sure is humbling to watch a skilled rider dance with a bmw 1150gs on the old road allowances.
Good talking to you on the phone last night, I see you figured out how to post pics. You have some great shot's there my friend! It was a pleasure riding with your crew, great pace and great fun!!!
Thank you all for coming... I think it's safe to say it was resounding success!
...see ya'll at the Fall Colours Ride..... stay tuned for details
Just got another text from Randy, he's home from the hospital now with a Frankenankle (as he calls it). Gonna be off work for a while.
Which means he's gonna rack up his text bill.
Here are a few random pics from the campground and from the group Mike led on Saturday. Nothing compared the ones already up, but some fun stuff none the less.
This was the first time I had been to a rally like this, and definitely the first time doing the extent of dirt riding, water crossings (well... attempted!) and technical stuff I did with my GS this weekend. It was an absolute blast, and I learned a TON about dirt riding in just this short time. So thanks to everyone who organized it and to the guys leading our group Saturday. It was really nice to meet so many cool people and see people willing to jump into to knee high water to pull out a drowned GS without so much as a thought. It's definitely a bonus to have knowledgeable mechanics in the team too!
I rode back to Montreal the real long way. Went with Eduardo (XR650R) for a few 100k's on ATV trails etc... from the campsite towards Toronto before heading back to Montreal late Sunday.
All in all, made some new friends, learned a lot, rode some fantastic trails and didn't break the bike. Well... I didn't need the rear mudguard anyhow.
FYI..... I've decided......
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the sound of BMW 1100/1150/1200's
They just sound so damn creamy.... even with the stock exhaust!!!!!
....maybe I'm gettin old?!?!
The internet sure makes the world smaller! Got an email from one of the riders this morning. ADV has a new inmate. Had to update the description of 09 and 06 models to NEWER. And if you folks ever get your hands on any Uly's, I want in on that ride!
Old is but a state of mind!!!!!.
You are welcome to test drive this "old "guys 1200GS anytime.
When are you moving to Ontario?
...you're one of us now!!!!
You don't get it, do you? I'm part of the scouting party.
One of the things I learned this weekend is that you folks moved your HQ to Ottawa to prevent the US from invading Toronto. (Rest assured, No One wants Toronto....)
Then you built the Riddeau canal system to get stuff to Ottawa.
The Trent Severn was a boondoggle project from Georgian Bay to lake Ontario. They never really completed it, and by the time it was partially usable, it was too small to compete with the railroads.
Both were 1800's, pretty well past the fur trade era.
My Intel has been forwarded.
You will be assimilated........
Canadian Bacon for all,
Fixed for credibility.
I get a creamy feeling in my pants every time I ride my 1150 and that seat....unbelievable. You can ride the bike all day and unless you are running heavy dirt miles you can get up and do it again the next day. I fear I would be paralized on the dirtbike seat no matter what brand.
not old yet, but I feel it some mornings
CGdrake, it was great to see you become more and more confident on that big machine.
Love to have one myself one day.
Hope to see you out for a ride with ridaventure.ca
I heard that the "rid Jano" is being put on again Aug 16.... hopefully a little drier than 2 weeks ago....? Is That right?
FYI.... the Ontario ADVriders Fall Colours Ride will be on Oct. 3-4th, 2009
Where will that take place? Will there be a new thread?
and ahhh.... will there be an aggressive route??? 'y
sorry couldn't resist....
My bike might be ready by then....
Wow, what an amazing weekend it was and great seeing everyone's pictures. We sure have some real sharp shooters in the mix. I managed to put a few more names to faces and it was great meeting a bunch of new people.
A big thanks to Ooobah Moto for organizing whats sure to be an annual event.
He didn't do too bad a job of leading our small group of Hooligans either and the pace was, shall we say, spirited . I'm still trying to wipe the grin from my face and only wish I could have been wearing a helmet cam to catch some of the high flying, almost high siding action.
Here's a few shots I managed to snap...
First, an informal breakfast meeting and briefing...
I can't believe the pace that was set while Ooobah was on these tires :eek1...
The one flat of the day didn't take long to sort out....the KLR needed to have a nap anyway...no center stand, no problem...
A hard day of riding sure builds up a thirst...
All that organizing is hard work and even the mighty need their rest...
But organizing has its perks too I suppose
Can't wait for the next one!
Great pics Mike, wish we coulda made it. Looks like alot of fun. I see mr Happy made it to another event
Once I know the locale of Fall Colours 2009, I will do some scouting for some technical stuff. Last year was fun, but I really wish I could have done some off road. FacK! I wish I coulda made this event. So much time dreaming and invested to just have to bail. I gota do something to make up for missing RR...
You know what's funny about making RallyRaid a annual event? Is that there is still so much freaking terrain to ride up there. Next year, it's to Calabogie and back!!!!!!!!
Glad to see that Ooobah's hair did it's job. .... Ooobah's hair is like secret. Strong enough for a man, but meant for a woman.