Group ride invite

Discussion in 'Out & About' started by versys Rob, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. versys Rob

    versys Rob Member

    Saturday July 4. Seems like it is going to be a good day to ride.i plan to meet a couple of guys at Donovan's Irving at 9am. Road ride somewhere. All invited
     
  2. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Anything sooner than July 4th? Lol!
     
  3. sleepyhead65

    sleepyhead65 Member

    I thought you were going to be in Nova Scotia with me in July?
     
  4. versys Rob

    versys Rob Member

    Ok... My bad. Let's try this again! TOMORROW is June 4....I am going for a ride June 4 as well. All road. Meet at Donovan's Irving at 9 am.
    OK. I have reviewed this post and I thin it is correct!
     
  5. versys Rob

    versys Rob Member

    Thin is something I am not! That is what I get for trying to be funny!
     
  6. versys Rob

    versys Rob Member

    Great "road" ride today. Myself,Murph and Greg J. GnuRob had some bike issues and didn't make it. We drove Irish loop from Witless bay line to Colinet. Salty soup lunch at Trepassey hotel. Greg J left us in Colinet, wife commitment. Murph dragged me and my sparkling clean ST across the 26 km of dirt road from Colinet to Placentia. Dusty, but mostly new gravel. I made it through that unscathed. Whew. Glad that is over. My beauty is all dusty. Tour around the metropolis of Placentia, then off to Ship cove or harbour. Another quad path he dragged me along, " stand up and give it more gas". Great advise Murph. I barely made it through that. Great to visit where the Atlantic charter was signed. I really miss my Versys for rides like that but the power and smoothness of the ST makes up for it. About 500km today.
    I will attempt to post ride invite sooner next time. No photos today.
     
  7. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a nice run. How was the temps? That dirt road from Colinet to Placentia is a nice/fast gravel road now, much better than last year!
     
  8. gnurob

    gnurob Member

    Nice run, wish I could'a made it.

    I was seriously doubting my coolant system bleeding abilities, but it actually turned out to be a split o-ring. Fortunately the problem turned up in the first km.

    All fixed, and the scratched up crash bars have a nice looking bed liner paint job. Made some lemonade while I was at it...

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    Last edited: Jun 4, 2016
  9. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    My interpretation of the ride is similar but different. Myself and GregJ rode together and Rob joined in when he did not feel the need to go too slow or too fast. Flighty is the term I use. Not unusual.
    While discussing routing at lunch I mentioned the road to Colinet had been upgraded and Rob shuddered at the thought of riding his ST across the dirt. He suggested maybe a ride to his cabin instead....which is on dirt. I pointed out the irony and he followed me to Placentia. We were passed by a couple of kids heading to the gravel pit on quads. Very dusty.
    During coffee there he told me about a top pan oil leak that would require some work. No doubt fishing for a mechanic. I asked the obvious question about the oil filler cap. Turns out the o-ring was missing and he had to spend 3 bucks across the street at the hardware store.
    During this I mentioned Ship Hr and the Atlantic Charter and he wanted to go there but felt the need to top up the tank on the way there just to make it as difficult as possible on the sport touring machine in the dirt. A few sprinkles of rain kept the dust down
    To be noted.... the road to Ship Hr is in the process of receiving new pavement and in a couple of weeks will be a great fast curvy sideroad.
    A spirited ride in the highway with some damp pavement but no rain got me home with around 530kms done for the day.
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2016
  10. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    Ship Harbor and the Atlantic Treaty Memorial was my last stop before hitting the Ferry on my Soiree trip a few years back.
    It was a fascinating last stop, as I previously had no idea the meeting had occurred.
    It was interesting to learn what a strategic part Newfoundland played in WWII.
     
  11. versys Rob

    versys Rob Member

    FYI
    Mr. Murph the " oil leak" seems to be solved with the $3.00 O ring. YEAH HAWWW
    Several tupperware bolts had to be tightened, and 2 replaced after our dirt ride on Saturday. Good thing I washed my baby and went over it. I would hate for plastics to blow off while traveling down the road!
     

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