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

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

  1. Backdraft

    Backdraft Active Member

    Nice bike... I got a chance to get the Yamaha version... SRX ..

    Might pick it up for winter project
  2. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    You just need to add more bikes to the stable.
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  3. Bob

    Bob Active Member

  4. HerrDeacon

    HerrDeacon Active Member

  5. Backdraft

    Backdraft Active Member

    A lot of NOPE there
  6. Bob

    Bob Active Member

  7. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Beauty day on bike!

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  8. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    I rode to work in Long Harbour today in the 640 with no oil Leaks.That was nice!
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  9. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Had to use ‘Rain Mode’ this morning. But I wished it had a ‘Canoe Mode’
  10. Backdraft

    Backdraft Active Member

    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
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  11. fortech

    fortech Active Member

    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


    The Grizz


    The Grill
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  12. Backdraft

    Backdraft Active Member

    Nice grill....
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  13. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    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.:p
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  14. HerrDeacon

    HerrDeacon Active Member

    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.

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  15. fortech

    fortech Active Member

    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.
  16. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    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.
  17. HerrDeacon

    HerrDeacon Active Member

    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.
  18. townieglenn

    townieglenn Active Member

    Out for a quick spin once the skies cleared.. IMG_7142.JPG

    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 .. IMG_5857.jpg I could start an entire thread on "nice grills " ...my penchant for grilling is as strong as that for motorcycles
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  19. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    First round of vacation over :(

  20. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    When is round two?

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