Discussion in 'Ride Reports & Photos' started by murph, Oct 28, 2013.
Nice bike... I got a chance to get the Yamaha version... SRX ..
Might pick it up for winter project
You just need to add more bikes to the stable.
Not from today but a nice area... https://bobinkpen.smugmug.com/Alaska-2019/i-8tjJJdg/A
Looks like some awesome riding country.
A lot of NOPE there
Better than several hours of this. LOL...
Beauty day on bike!
I rode to work in Long Harbour today in the 640 with no oil Leaks.That was nice!
Had to use ‘Rain Mode’ this morning. But I wished it had a ‘Canoe Mode’
Different ride today. Last min trip from Pasadena to Cox's Cove. 130kms round trip. About 1:45 hours one way.
But I was in my Ranger... Lol
I did the same last week but from Corner Brook. Stopped at the new picnic site in Cox’s Cove and tried out the new charcoal grill.
Old Mans Pond vantage point
I worked a couple of days in Long harbour this week and took the 640 to commute. These are the first longer runs I've done on it since the rebuild last year. Happy to say the oil leak is fixed and all is well except a little stumble in carbeuration around 4 grand in top gear and stalling when coming to a stop. No big deal. Super happy to have this little machine back in the road.
A quick stop at Shag Rock.
Two days of commuting comes to this but it's about 15 km's short forgetting to turn it on the first morning. This bike doesn't go quite as fast as the 1100.
Got out for some rare seat time on the twin today. Haven't heard much news of capelin this summer but did see a lot of whales today around the Irish Loop. Moody looking clouds the whole day but no rain, perfect temps. Buildings out at Cape Race are certainly falling into disrepair, they get worse every year I go out there.
I often wonder about the future of lighthouses with modern technology such as GPS and the many other navigational redundancies that modern ships have.
I guess they will start getting replaced with modern solar powered LED type navigational lights.
A real shame when you consider the rich history that most of them have and the hardships the families who tended them endured.
They’ve been replacing traditional lighthouses for many years. A guy I work with said they were tearing them down, not enough people care enough to keep them. I still want to do a big lighthouse loop on the island and get into the Iron Butt Asssociation lighthouse game.
It is a real shame, I'd love to see all the old buildings kept up to preserve a bit of history. Doubt it will happen though, no money for that now. Even the Bonavista one is looking shabby and needs a coat of paint at the very least. If they can't keep this one up which is probably one of the more popular tourist lighthouses on the island, then there is no hope for the smaller, out-of-the-way ones. A lot of history being lost there for sure.
Out for a quick spin once the skies cleared..
Fort Point Lighthouse - Trinity
Colemans Point- site of Shipping News Film Set
Also, I have the same "nice grill" Fortech ! It packs nicely into the hard bags on the bike or into my suitcase when I fly ..
I could start an entire thread on "nice grills " ...my penchant for grilling is as strong as that for motorcycles
First round of vacation over
When is round two?
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