September, GTA to Abitibi Canyon Via Ferry and Fire Roads

Discussion in 'Canada' started by revitup, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. revitup

    revitup Been here awhile

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    How about a short 3-4-5 day ride, over a week end. Leave from GTA, up to Abitibi Canyon, via the Tobermory Ferry, Espanolla/ Spanish/#17, then north on Westbranch/Fire Roads to #11/ Kap then 634 to the Fraserdale/Canyon then south to Smooth Rock Falls and Home/GTA Via North Bay or return via the ferry. (camping, route is open for suggestions)

    I just picked up a new bike !! a 2019 KTM 690 Enduro R, have all the new "farkels" installed, so am sorta thinking of doing this trip anytime in the last 3 weeks in September.

    The weather should be good, coolish, no bugs !

    Anyone Interested?
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  2. FirecrackerRed

    FirecrackerRed Adventurer

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    Interested ... May not be able to get out for a week due to work commitments.... Though always up for a weekend or day trips.....BTW...KTM690 ER... Awesome pick!
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  3. Wheelhorse1

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    I'm on Manitoulin, I might be interested, last minute thing for me probably though
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  4. revitup

    revitup Been here awhile

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    Wheelhorse 1 for sure will keep you posted. Where abouts are you located, Little Current??. We will prolly take the ferry and drive right past your place, be very easy for you to join up with us. You on that GSA or what?
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  5. Wheelhorse1

    Wheelhorse1 Adventurer

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    I'm near Mindemoya.

    I'll be on my Xchallenge, I dont trust my GSPD quite yet to go that far with it.

    I've done the Canyon on a sled, would be neat to see it without snow and from the road.
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  6. revitup

    revitup Been here awhile

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    Mindemoya, best ice cream (little store beside liquor/food store) on the island. Been there every year for the past 20 or so. Email me: rennissmith@gmail.com we have another thread going.
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  7. CanadianX

    CanadianX Don’t leave a steaming pile for others.

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    Rode up to Abitibi late one season and ran into some weather, made the first half pretty slick as the road was well used and muddy. Not a b ig drama.

    Bit cool.
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    We managed to stay warm.
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    Great trip.
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  8. revitup

    revitup Been here awhile

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    Great pics, All the way from New Brunswick! Did you do Radisson/James Bay at the same time?

    When is late in the season?? November????
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  9. CanadianX

    CanadianX Don’t leave a steaming pile for others.

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