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

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

  1. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    Five minute run yesterday. Hope to get out for a couple hours later.
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  2. Backdraft

    Backdraft Active Member

    Spent 4 hours there 15 years ago and took 300++ pics... Good times...
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  3. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    It’s either too cold or too hot lately.
  4. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    I noticed that you guys had a few pretty cold days. Within reason, the heat doesn't bother me too much, as long as humidity isn't too bad and actual temperature is no more than 30° or so. You can dress for cool weather and even for wet weather. When it's cool and wet, I just don't bother unless there's no choice.
  5. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    After a fairly unsuccessful surf session I hopped on the R65 for a short spin.

    The end of the road in Red Head Cove
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  6. dresda

    dresda Active Member

    Well, cleaning out some shelves in the basement I found a box of old stuff from my days as a club newsletter editor and in there was an article I probably wrote for the Trident and Rocket 3 Owners Club. The story of the building of the Dresda. So that will remind me of the whole saga.....
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  7. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    You can put it up for us too.
  8. Backdraft

    Backdraft Active Member

    Gearing up for a camping trip.. lol FB_IMG_1595448968970.jpg
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  9. dresda

    dresda Active Member

    Yeah, just need to install the OCR software on the laptop that's hooked up to the scanner and give it a whirl. Three legal sized pages.
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  10. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    There are some pretty good free OCR apps for cellphones...
  11. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    Haven't done nearly as much riding as usual. Newly retired but spent a solid month rebuilding a deck and other stuff around the house. Got out yesterday for 500 km or so. Run up to Miramichi and out to Pt. Escuminac then down the coastal Acadian Trail to Shediac then home. Took one photo the whole trip and only stopped twice. Stiff and sore upon my return - not enough time in the saddle.
    Looks pretty good for a 9 year old bike - only 115,000 km.

    Here is the deck that used four weeks of my time.
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  12. TonisToo

    TonisToo Active Member

    That's a great ride described above. I camped at the beach at Escuminac once and our company installed the new DGPS tower on the point next to the lighthouse.
  13. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    The picture is the bike parked at the Pt. Escuminac wharf. Perfect weather. Mostly new pavement from Escuminac through Pointe-Sapin and Kouchibouguac Park.
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  14. TonisToo

    TonisToo Active Member

    I thought it might be. I think there's a Newfoundlander there operating some sort of fishery out of that area. There's a gigantic mansion nearby with a very large screened in pool area I always wondered about. Also an old church nearby that looks to be repurposed for fishing boat storage and repair. Did a couple of runs in the counterclockwise direction with the bay flat calm all the way over to the Gaspe. Would love to get back there soon.
  15. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Back in 2012 a couple of us stayed in Miramichi. Motel was excellent, greeted us with bottled water and towels to wipe down our bikes. There was also some sort of antique car show there and the town was full of cool cars and nice people.
  16. versys Rob

    versys Rob Active Member

    Been riding and camping with my wife this past week. Stayed a Fitzgerald pond park on Argentina access road. $25 a night for all sites. Found a great tent site right on the pond, down a grassy path by the beach. Scary ride 2 up with all the camping gear,but we made it!
    Then rode the burin peninsula. Found a wonderful free spot just past swift current. Lots of trailers there but great spot for tenting with a fire pit. Then stayed in petite forte. Had to use break in skill that murph showed me last year to get into a friends place. Had the friends consent to use the house if I could get in! We picked a wonderful week of annual leave.

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  17. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Good for you, don't know when I can plan another multi day breakout.
  18. townieglenn

    townieglenn Active Member

    With fresh rubber on the back, I packed up the R80/GS and headed to Gambo in search of a old section of Route 320 than runs across from Indian Bay to New Wes Valley. The high way was re-routed way back when and is now mainly coastal. Had no trouble finding the beginning of the old section and had a great romp thru the hills on a gorgeous sunny day - temps around 28 degrees but with a nice breeze to keep the flies down and help with cooling when stopped. That road looks like this -about 30 kms of good dirt ..only a couple spots of soft stuff to slow you down. I saw no other humans in here this day IMG_7050.jpg

    Found a couple more good spots to camp, the best being pondside towards the NWV side of things ..nice and flat and breezy IMG_7052.JPG

    Onwards then to my overnight stop at Windmill Bight Campground. Cheap and cheerful and a lovely beach mix of beach rocks and sand.
    There's also a tidal pool that many folks were swimming in til almost sundown.Good place to walk barefoot in the sand
    IMG_7061.JPG after a day in hot boots. One could also have a dip and rinse if in need of a wash... IMG_7057.JPG

    Seaside site - you can hear the ocean just on the other side of the berm - best white noise for sleeping as far as I'm concerned. Very quiet camp ground at any rate so I had a good night.

    Altimeter in my watch is more accurate than the GPS IMG_7067.jpg

    Kelly Kettle boils water in just a few mins for coffee. P7230498.JPG P7230498.JPG

    Breakfast too.

    I took a few detours on my way back to Gander looking for secret tent spots like this IMG_7075.JPG

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    All in all a fun quick trip to check out a new dirt road and sort out my camping gear. Zero issues with this 40 year bike... floats like a jet ski off road..doesn't even burn any oil ( thanks Nikasil ) So now I'm thinking Red Indian Lake- Burgeo next for a longer jaunt.
    Unless I take a movie job in NS in which case I'll just roll the bike up into the van and revisit some of my old haunts on my days off IMG_6894.jpg
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  19. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    Interesting area and excellent ride report. Thanks for posting.:)
  20. HerrDeacon

    HerrDeacon Active Member

    Out the door early this morning for a couple of hours on the MB5. I like early Sunday morning rides on this bike since I don't need to worry so much about keeping up with traffic and not having to watch out for obnoxious pickup drivers. Such an enjoyable bike to ride, was running fantastic, great morning. I've thought many times, especially recently, about possibly selling it to fund another bike but every time I ride it I say no way. Rode all over town and ended up at the waterfront before heading home. Stopped to take a picture of the Terry Fox statue.

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