Went for a ride today...never ending hi-jack thread

Discussion in 'Ride Reports & Photos' started by murph, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Wasn’t me. But obviously someone else with great taste, lol.
     
  2. versys Rob

    versys Rob Active Member

    My bride and I are otw to Roncontre east via coastal boat in a couple of hours. She's nervous because we have no accomidations booked.
    Let the fun begin. A lot harder doing this with wife.
     
  3. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    were you in a bunch of 4 that went by my house?
     
  4. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    Just got back. Two nights camping near Gorham NH. (7 °C the first night but a relatively tropical 9°C last night - I gotta get better gear for cool weather) A nice three days of riding - just over 1700 km. Sunny and a bit warmer than ideal (up to 28°C) but still tolerable. End-of-the-day refreshments were appreciated (just for re-hydration, of course).
     
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  5. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Beer when it’s hot. Rum when it’s not.

    I actually prefer it cooler than warmer when camping. Easier to get warm than trying to get cool. Lucky I live in NL, lol.
     
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  6. Backdraft

    Backdraft Active Member

    Are you riding up Mt Washington??? Just south of Gorham

     
  7. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    I go to NH or VT probably 2-3 times per season. Nice area for riding and camping. I have gone past the entrance to the Mt. Washington Auto Road at least a dozen times (probably more) and haven't had the slightest urge to go to the top. I know a bunch of people who have done it but none who have done it twice. It takes several hours and you get to pay $17 for the privilege of joining a slow procession of nervous drivers. Just not something I want to do.
     
  8. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    I took some video when a bunch of us rode up MT Washington. It wasn’t so bad.



     
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  9. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    Two reasons why I don't want to do this. The white minivan you followed for part of the "Top Half" and the red pickup truck you followed down.
     
  10. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    True, it could be much better with a clear road, but I enjoyed it. Maybe Pikes Peak for the next time.
     
  11. Backdraft

    Backdraft Active Member

    Thanks for sharing
     
  12. Backdraft

    Backdraft Active Member

    Just had an inmate asking details on TLH...

    Here is where we stayed each night. Some long days... 8 hours at most but taking our time. Hard to get accommodations in wabush.

    Day ...

    1. Corner to PAB Day crossing. Stayed Ingonish
    2. Cabot trail to Charlottown pei
    3. Percè
    4. Matane crossed baie comeau
    5. Wabush
    6. Goose Bay
    7. Lanse au Clair
    8. Home


    Dirt sections
    Manic to Regis Gabriella ~100kms
    Fire Lake to Fermont ~90kms
    Goose to port hope... 240kms dirt
    First 90kms paved heading south
    Pavement starts halfway Cartwright turn off to port hope...

    Gaspe penn is a beautiful ride along coast... highly recommend.

    All of the dirt was hard packed. Only the section between 1/2way cartwright to port hope close to construction was loose.
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  13. TonisToo

    TonisToo Active Member

    I recommend you give a sleeping bag liner a try. I was skeptical but bought and used one last year with my very very old sleeping bag. I found two advantages... it worked as advertised and I was comfortable down to 2 degrees celcius... the coldest I had ever camped in. The second was on a very warm night like at Mammoth Cave, I could just use the sleeping bag liner on top of my sleeping bag. The liner packs very small also.
     
  14. TonisToo

    TonisToo Active Member

    I've done it twice.
     
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  15. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    To be clear, from Goose Bay, heading south has 90 km of pavement and is then dirt for 240 km until the pavement starts again about half way between the Cartwright turn off and Port Hope Simpson, then paved the whole way to the Blanc-Sablon ferry?
     
  16. Backdraft

    Backdraft Active Member

    ^^^^ yes sir.....
    Of the 410 from port hooe to goowe... 240 is dirt


    Good pavement too


    I'd recommend detour follow pinware river instead of going up over the hill..
     
  17. TonisToo

    TonisToo Active Member

    Awesome... would you mind if I cut and pasted your info into my thread in Newfoundland and Labrador Travel about the TLH? My info there is 2 years old. My neighbours did the run recently and got through that washed out section just before it happened. She crashed her KRL in the dirt but was fortunately not injured or did too much damage to the bike.
     
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  18. Backdraft

    Backdraft Active Member

    Giver...lol
     
  19. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    Quick run to Bono just to get some seat time on the K13GT. ( I may name this one "Sparrow Fart" if I can find the German translation just because it totally ain't.. Anyway looks like TPM itself, or the battery in the TPM, has packed it in but uneventful otherwise.
    Always stop at Trinity Cabins if you've ever been... a dozen of us 'Rolling Spokes MC' members stopped there to dry out/thaw out on a cold/wet return ride from Bonavista to Clarenville one day in the late 1960's before the road between Clarenville and Bonavista was paved.
    Today it was all happy happy joy joy and good grub at the Cafe next to the court house in Bono:
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  20. Bob

    Bob Active Member

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