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Discussion in 'Canada' started by Deadly99, Dec 19, 2011.
Good point. What a memory you have.
Ned walking along a beaver dam on a new water crossing on day one tech.
I added more pictures to my album including this one of Ned's Groupies.
Ah, the life of a Dakar star is so glamorous.
Awesome riding with ya again Phil
Thanks again, had a great time. A bit stiff this morning and wishing I was getting back on the bike instead of sitting at work
A few memorable moments stand out...
coming around a corner on a trail and seeing a gspd scattered along the trail..
hearing people talking about cartwheeling their bikes...
too many funny conversations around the campfires to name them specifically...
watching people help peole they only just met and work as a team to get over obstacles..
trying to follow riders much faster than I and learning that their lines are much more effective than mine and improving a quite a bit as a result....
passing klr's on the trails like it was a video game....
hearing Juames sunk his bike and body in a water crossing we have ridden dozens of times before....
good food and cold beer....
sending Sean and Naomi a text asking them to get me 2 milk crates of firewood and having them show up with two galloons of milk (their phone cut off the text)
riding some very fun roads and trails
meeting new people and meeting folks I havent seen since the last Roaming Rally
and a bunch of other events that will likely keep me smiling for a while
Well its time to start thinking about next years route
Damn that looked like fun! I am sorry I wasn't able to make it. Looks the rain Thurs night/Friday didn't dampen any spirits - and you had killer weather the rest of the weekend.
I think I should get the award for the straightest application of the RR sticker.
What an awesome weekend. This was my first rally ever, and it was freakin' wicked. The tracks were fun, and in spots pushed me and my german mistress to our limits. Thanks to everyone who put this together. I met, and rode with some really great guys. Unfortunately i did not get a chance to get their Adv rider names, or email addresses due to a walnut hiding in my salad at the steak house restaurant in Notre Dame Du Laus. As Kevin, Bob, Chris, Ryan and everyone in the restaurant found out, I have a severe nut allergy. I'd like to take this opportunity to give a huge thanks to all those guys who stuck by me, and tried to keep me calm in a time when I knew i was in serious shit! When the waitress told me the nearest hospital and ambulance was over 45 min away, I have honestly never been so scared in my life. So Guys if you read this post...Thank you. I'm still alive.
PM me with your contact info.
Wow, what an amazing first post.
Sure lucky you're ok.
What saved you?
Lunch on Friday
1 of two cool furry friends encountered this weekend (of the 4 leg variety):
Glad to hear you are OK Jamie
Good to hear from you. That 45 minutes for the amblulance seemed a lot longer too me, must have been an eternity too you.
A lot of people helped save my ass. It was amazing to see how complete strangers (locals and Adv riders) came together to get me the help i desperately needed.
Since i left my pack at the campground with my meds in it, some local guy was able to get a hold of an off duty paramedic who was there within minutes with oxygen. Scholz (Ryan) took off at the speed of light on his 690 for the campground to get my epipen and benadryl (You may have heard him laying on his horn as he came flying back into the camp to get the eff out of the way). The same local guy was also able to find someone in town that had an epipen because i didn't have time to wait for Scholz to get back with mine. So, to make a long story short, it was a complete stranger from Notre Dame Du Laus and his epipen that bought me enough time (barely) till the ambulance got there. I was fighting for evey breathe for at least an hr even after taking my meds... without the meds, the help from the locals and adv riders i would not be here.
Thanks again everyone
Wow what a weekend! thanks to all who put the time in to make it happen. It was my first rally and the first real test of the moto-mule. I was truly impressed. it hauled my gear, beer and chair and didnt complain. All while I dragged it up the rock climbs, over the woops, thru the water crossings and any other fun stuff on the trail. Man we we booking it on Sat and I thought I was going to break something but it just kept up. Met some really nice guys and made some friends. keep posting the pics (especially if you have footage of the mule).
Looking forward to next year or sooner. I'll be on time for sure!
Thanks guys for an excellent weekend! That was awesome!
I have ridden thousands of kms of trails in Ontario and I just can't believe there's so much more.
The Quebec side was equally gorgeous (better looking scenery and women that's all ) and the whole thing tied together nicely with the addition of new friends, comradery and support.
Next year we should have one in the west
Things I've learned over the last couple of days:
there are a lot of very cool 950's out there, Deadly's, Flanny's and CJ's were just the highlights of why I should start saving money for farkles . Great job dudes
BMW's break easier than KTM's
It's funny how sharing trail tails and drinks with people you've never met before makes this "sport" one of the best activities out there
Ned's presentation on Thursday night was inspiring to say the least, once again congrats on your finishing man, that was amazing
If you stick around Drif10 too long you get to learn how to fix a GSA brake master cylinder with a patch, a quarter and some tape
If you stick around Drift5 too long you get to know which rides suck, what time to the line up, where to get good ice cream, along with other valuable details at Walt Disney World Orlando. Thanks for taking the time for the tutorial little buddy
thanks again Ted, Flanny and Drift10 for all your awesome routes and putting together a cool event.
Seeya next year fer sure
So, how long before we see a new thread called "Roaming Rally 2013"?
To get started:Guymanbro, without you.. our trailering would have been pretty sad. Shipwrek.. my biggest supporter, greatest alliance.
Z50R and "crazy" Casey.. you guys rock for 2-up on the BMW650 the whole way/time (except when you got pick-up by the KLR right Casey? LOL)
Glad your oil-pan could end-up being a Candian fix
To say that meeting new people and seeing familiar faces was a blast is an understatement.
Hauling an incredibly loaded and heavy trailer for well over 1200 kms through some pretty stomach rolling, twisty roads.
Honored to have been able to be part of this epic experience for the second year.
Fortunate to have been able to help pick-up three bikes in need and happy to note:
Stagehand (with GoneNative to help) was able to get his bike ripped apart and back together again with everyones help.. the brain-pool is incredible.. and the generous guidance on backin-up that trailer was appreciated. Thanx guys
EvilClown got his bike back-up and running and only had to listen to a QC party for a little while.
and.. Loph.. Thank God you made it out alright, and you are home on the mend.. you made it out of a Canadian Hospital in record time. Heal well, and hope to see you again soon
To have had the opportunity to meet and chat with Neduro was enlightening - great mind, amazing spirit and so deserving of his accolades and sucess. Thank You Ned for sharing your experience(s) with us ALL.
Happy to have seem some day bombers.. even if it was only to party Fri. night.
Soo much more to say, soo many more to thank and acknowledge - All of you for everything..
can hardly wait until next year.
I guess Stagehand really had to use everything available to get his airhead home....
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Great event Ted, Juames, Flanny, and all who pre-rode, drove support and contributed. Thanks again.
Kudos to the organizers, a special thumbs up to Mamma Coast Guard and Shipwrek. That was an awesome ride.
I have a bunch of photos but cant pick just a few so here is a link to the lot
Thanks again to your group for helping me bypass my side stand switch!
thanks to all who was involved in organizing this sweet rally , man so much shit happened that weekend, words can;t describe ,
here is a linky to some of the photos https://plus.google.com/photos/1158...s/5752857934445313073?authkey=CL2GuL6p9Ob-5QE
hope to see you next year