Discussion in 'Ride Reports & Photos' started by murph, Oct 28, 2013.
It obviously hasn’t sold yet?
Are you referring to my KLR? It's not for sale.
I wanted to go for a ride last night but the 640 wouldn't start for the 2nd time in 3 1/2 years. Damn!
Now that my 640 is back on the road I needed to get out for a bit of a shakedown. It was -5ºC when I left the house to ride the Bacalieu Trail. Chilly on the face with my moto lid on.Quick photo stop I think in Broad Cove.
Seen this series?
YES!!! What an EPIC ride!
Yep, their videos are my favourites They sure know how to have a few laughs. LOL
Holy water crossings! Looks like they had quite the adventure. now I want to go try the south route across the island.
Several riders from Quebec rode to Schefferville in 2007. When L.Y.S.T and I did the TLH in 2010 we rode up to Esker to have a look at their route. We followed a rough trail beside the rail line North for a kilometre or so until that ran out and we were forced to either ride between the rails or turn back. We were told by railway maintenance staff in Esker that riding on an active rail bed was illegal and that the railway was policed regularly. They were helpful and informative about the history of the railway etc as well.
From our brief recon of the conditions I think these guy's ride report is very understated and they were wise to tackle it in a larger group. If riders are interested in that area it's possible to take your bike on the train with you to Schefferville as there seems to be a lot of remote riding up in that area.
I know the Trans Tiaga route doesn't connect to Schefferville but maybe there's a connection by boat? If so a "Trans Tiaga Loop" might be possible.
Hope it's ok to post a link to info on another forum here???
The pics from the 2007 RR are down now but the narrative is still good if anyone's interested:
That's a great video, got to be the first time I've seen anyone boil their oil to get the water out
I remember when you did that one.
Took a spin down to St. Brides today, lovely day for it and even though it was cool I didn't even need my grip heaters. Needed to run a full tank of gas, round trip was 412 km's.
First iceberg of the season in Old Perlican
Salty roads or not, I couldn't put off the first ride of the year any longer, and I made the pilgrimage to the Delta Diner to claim the "First Bike of the Year " award, at which I was successful. Alas, the Pie Lady has retired, so there is no longer a reward for the accomplishment.
It's been a long winter... but I got the bike out of the shed yesterday and took a shakedown run to Marble Mountain for a coffee. Of course I videoed the whole thing lol.
Got you both beat for the first time in 3 years with my first ride on Feb 09
Always enjoy your videos Jim. How did you have the ST mounted on that lift? I had one but sold it in favor of the plate on 4 wheels....I forget the name of it. I got 300kms in .......did part of the Baccalieu Trail.
Nice little run into S'ville yesterday.
It's an old Black Jack bought at Costco back in the stone age. The front part of the lift goes under my oil pan and the back part under the frame and folded center stand. A very carefully crafted, precision piece of hardwood (broken hockey stick) goes on the back part to even out the pick up. She is so stable that I have never put a strap or anything on and have used the jack to wheel her into her winter nook and for turning her around in the shed without fear of tipping her off. Of course, bull in a China shop tactics could have different results.
skibum I could have gotten out in January but her ski conversion kit was misplaced.
I have a Black Jack too that I bought from an inmate years ago. Great little lift with I think a 1500 lb limit. My bikes have spent months on it.
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