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Postby Bicyclist » Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:23 pm

JimVonBaden wrote:Purple beaver stuff for Tina and Kielley.
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Umm, that would be "purple moose stuff". :P
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Postby JimVonBaden » Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:02 am

Bicyclist wrote:
JimVonBaden wrote:Purple beaver stuff for Tina and Kielley.
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Umm, that would be "purple moose stuff". :P


Moose AND Butterfly technically, but from the Beaver store! :lol:

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Postby BMWGirl » Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:08 am

Not the point George - they're PURPLE!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby jskene » Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:38 am

Jim & Kermit's route, 7-22:

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Postby JimVonBaden » Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:59 pm

Day Thirteen, from Thunder Bay to Sault St Marie (The Soo) Not a lot of miles, just over 200, but some great views of Lake Superior.


Simply stunning, and it never gets dull.

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We left thunder Bay, great name for a place! After that we headed out along the lake. The views were great and never ending!

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Who can name this guy?

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But, as they say, there are two seasons in Canada, Winter and Construction. We saw no winter, but plenty of construction! This one only had us held up for twenty minutes!


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There were thousands of these stuck to my windscreen and headlight cover!

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Nasty!


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When we first started Kermit wasn’t much into pictures, but he sure is now, and very good at it too!

There really was no end to the great views!
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This is just one of the attractions along the lake! If you stopped at them all you would never get anywhere, though you would probably be OK with that!
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Near the Soo I found a great place to illegally park and get a picture.
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You have to love modern electronics. Anyone care to decipher how many miles this is?
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Postby Yellowjacket » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:25 am

6148 miles over 94:41:34 hrs = ~ 65mph.
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Postby BMWGirl » Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:42 am

Verrrrry beautiful pictures!!!!! We need more calendar shots!!!
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Postby jskene » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:43 am

The statue

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is of Terry Fox: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Fox


Jim & Kermit's route, 7-23:

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Postby Unity » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:49 am

jskene wrote:The statue is of Terry Fox: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Fox

Canadian advantage, Jerry. :D

Fox's ability to turn personal tragedy into inspiration says volumes about the human spirit; I had forgotten his story.

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Ah, the bugs of the plains. It reminds me of the time I drove the northern route back from Phoenix towing the Triumph. I noticed that I had to hurry getting in and out at gas stops, etc., to keep flies from getting into the van. I believe they're drawn to the bug pheremones slathered across the front of a vehicle.

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Postby JimVonBaden » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:30 pm

Day Fourteen, July 24, 2008.

Let me start with a little commentary on construction in Ontario, Canada. It seems that of the over 400 miles we rode today that not one road did not have construction. One road was construction all 21 Kilometers of it. Who pays for this? It looks like maybe 20% of adults 20-40 work on construction during the summer (lots of cute flag girls though), what do they do in winter (assuming no construction)?

That said, the roads not covered with orange cones are nice, and the traffic, outside of Toronto, is incredibly light. Were it not for somewhat slow speed limits, usually 90 Kph (62mph) this would be the ideal traveling country. Beautiful vistas, great scenery of all kinds, and very friendly people al along the way.



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The views along even the most mundane roads in Ontario are very cool!

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Kermit always hanging tight.

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I love the cut rock on most every road.

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We saw this at a gas stop in a small town in the middle of nowhere. Cool!


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From Iron Horse to “Iron” Horses.
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Kermit caught a bird, about the same as the one I caught in ND! Damn things seem to be suicidal!

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In the end, we covered another 400 miles plus, and are nearing the US Border.

Lastly, the sunset from our room window!
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Postby JimVonBaden » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:32 pm

Hey John, we got a bit of hard rain today heading into Toronto, and the bikes are clean(ish) again.

The bugs are amazing, but mostly in ND and WY. A little less in Canada though.

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Postby jskene » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:57 pm

Jim & Kermit's route, 7-24:

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Postby gardner17756 » Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:20 pm

On Jim & Kermit's leg through PA I wonder if they will be riding Rt 15 south? If so I ought to set up camp under a shade tree and wait for their passage like the crazed Nascar fans do after the races at Watkins Glen. lol.
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Postby BMWGirl » Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:44 pm

gardner17756 wrote:On Jim & Kermit's leg through PA I wonder if they will be riding Rt 15 south? If so I ought to set up camp under a shade tree and wait for their passage like the crazed Nascar fans do after the races at Watkins Glen. lol.



that would be hilarious! and you can see them on the spot so you'll know when they'll be there!!
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Postby Blaster229 » Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:03 pm

Jim.................. this BEAVER store, I'd like the lat lon please :wink:
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