Discussion in 'Ride Reports & Photos' started by murph, Oct 28, 2013.
Ripped it on the 640 a couple of months ago
Rode the Irish Loop on Sunday. Its my least favorite loop but i usually do it once a year. The wind was wild across the barrons. I think i road that part at a constant 15 degree bike angle.
Left Pasadena June 24 with 2 friends Derek (FJR) and Terry (Super 10). We rode through 4 states and 6 provinces using 7 ferry crossings.
Highlights were Mt Washington, Gaspe Penn and Cabot Trail .
Popped into Raylle Motpplex, GP Bikes (setup my first responder account for 20% discounts on all purchases) and Royal Distributing .
6000kms in 14 days.
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I planned on checking out Cape Race today, but glad I checked the weather first. They actually had a fog advisory with zero visibility! Yikes! Decided on a better route
Dave does have a point.
Dave finally reaches a Quota. Guzzi Quota that is.
Where did you go. Looks like a lovely place.
Right Point, Wrong Location?
Bay de Verde, South and North River. Actually, S and N River are a maze of roads, with lots of trails, and dirt roads mixed in...fun place for exploring with the GPS. Plus at the top of Hill Road there appears to be a nice trail....maybe a little too rocky for the varadero.
Two things to keep Murph happy on a trip:
And somthing to read.
Door in bathroom in Lake Placid. Most expensive hotel on our 14 day trip...
I checked out Cape Race today. Approximately 10klms of the road is paved and the last 10klms is new packed gravel with no potholes.
Left Mount Pearl Wednesday evening to meet up with the little Ms who is currently working and staying in Placentia. It was a humid, foggy evening as I headed east past the Witless Bay line on the TCH. I was planning to do the Irish Loop with an overnighted in Placentia but a few errands around town seemed to have consumed allot more time than it should have (and I’m sure the loop was plenty-o-fog anyways). I decided to take Salmonier Line to Colinet and to check out this dirt road from Colinet to Placentia that I’ve heard about on RTR every so often. There is some new blacktop on the way into Colinet, and it appears the dirt road itself has undergone an upgrade or two within the past number of years. Even with my worn Mitas E07’s, I felt comfortable pulling 70-80+ kph on sections of the road. The road was better than I anticipated but the scenery lacking due to fog. Not to worry, as this is just an excuse to return and ride another fine day. Arrived in Placentia to the start of a rain shower and much fog, which I hear is the norm for this part of the province.
Woke up Thursday morning to the sound of rain hitting the side of the house sideways and noticed through the bedroom window a small tree that appeared to be performing a violent wind dance. Saddled up anyways at 6:45 AM to make the trek across the Island to Corner Brook. Arrived in Clarenville to a very heavy rain shower, thankfully the roof on the Jigger didn’t leak as I pumped some fuel and took my time putting on another layer of clothes. Rode in the rain all the way to Lewisporte junction before the skies began to brighten. By the time I got to Grand Falls it was dry asphalt and sunny skies all the way to Corner Brook.
A quick trip to check on the house, mow the lawn, and to pick up a few items. Heading back to the Avalon Friday afternoon with the hope of doing some two up riding if the weather cooperates this weekend.
Ran the Irish Loop CCW with my son today on the FJ-09 and the CB500F. The wind was calm for once but that meant the temp went to 28 at some points. I think my son has been bitten by the bug as he loved the exploring, the scenery and temperature changes and the freedom of the motorcycle. The 4th generation motorcyclist in my family.
Same thing I said to your father....."You done good, dad".
Glad my tip on Herrdeacons tip worked out.
When were you talking to my dad?
Hunter is really enjoying the 500. I can see why. Easy to ride, nimble and enough power to be capable on any road. I rather enjoy riding it too.
Bonavista Lighthouse on Friday:
bought "vamps" there:
Port Rexton Brewery on Sat. (their second anniversary):
Then to a local Church which has held special meaning for me since 1969:
Sarah is usually home if to7 spin b6 my house, I’m due back around the 16th.
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