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Team Eastern Canada - NB, QC, ON, NS, PEI, and NL
« on: January 05, 2011, 11:21:23 pm »
List of riders:

Bwaller
Operator
Tintop
Tripps
Strawhouse
Cookindaddy
RickEERR
Booze72
GRH_AV8R - rider and as his name implies he can provide aerial flyover and photography
Bowswell

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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2011, 09:01:36 am »
New York leg of the mid Atlantic group is way at the other end of the state from me, I will cross the border and participate in the Ontario leg, though.
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2011, 05:04:03 pm »
I'm going to commandeer this post and make it the planning and update post for team East Canada!

Here's what we have so far.  I have likely miss a lot of stuff so please correct this info!:

Rider List & route chunks (city to city) (see also post #1)
- Bwaller        (Offer to overnight the crew! TY!!  May ride also Toronto & some Ontario)
- Operator      ( Fredericton, New Brunswick (overnight?) to NB/NS border or Edmunston NB/QB border)
- Tintop          ( ? to Detroit)
- Tripps          ( Niagara to Ottawa to Toronto)
- Strawhouse   ( Ottawa to Toronto )
- Cookindaddy   (Toronto to London)
- 70cbk0     (? to Toronto to ?)
- RickRR          (Edmunston to Ottawa)
- Booze72       (Ottawa to Toronto) (overnight in Pickering instead of Norfolk??)
- GRH_AV8R     (? to ?)
- BOSWELL      (? to ? ) (Montreal)
- Boner           (Ottawa to Toronto)
- Wohali          (Ottawa to Toronto + )

Work-in-Progress map:
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&ll=44.087585,-74.619141&spn=16.977342,28.125&z=5&msid=212639289406289974048.000499952a78c34cb946b

Handover from Team New England
- Some crossing point near some city in New Brunswick
- Bwaller will cross over the border
- Operator meets Bwaller somewhere

(The actual overnights listed below are just suggestions.  If you can offer safe quarters for our saddle sore brothers and sisters in or around these waypoints, PLEASE offer them a place to flop!  Hotel stays would make this trip VERY expensive!)

Overnight in Moncton, NB

Ride through the Maritimes

Head back to New Brunswick for an overnight in Miramichi, NB

Sur au Québec pour une nuit (overnight in Quebec)

Next overnight is in Ottawa

One last overnight in Norfolk

Lots of happy, safe, carefree miles (or is it kilometers?) with good friends on GREAT bikes!

Handover to Team Michigan
- Tintop (others?) cross over boarder at Detroit
- Meet Team Michigan at Baker College for photo op at Giant Tire
- Team Canada members invited to join any/all of the Michigan route


ORIGINAL POST:

Good to have you aboard Tripps!  I know that Bwaller and Tintop are also planning to ride some through Eastern Canada. Have y'all talked about a route? I'm going to try to get some planning done in the next week or so. Anything you can give me will be GREATLY appreciated!

By the way Tripps, will you be crossing at Niagara or Watertown?
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2011, 05:35:45 am »
Sign me up!!! Im located in the central part of Ontario... lets do this!
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2011, 07:22:59 am »
Welcome aboard Straw!!  Dates, routes and rider list still building.  I don't know the Canadian road system very well so any ideas on routes, rest stops and photo ops will be GREATLY appreciated!

Let me know and I'll try to corral the info.

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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2011, 02:25:30 pm »
Team East Canada - Please see updates in post #1 and post #3!
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2011, 03:38:02 pm »
I guess if Quebec is being covered we would be covering Ontario from the Ottawa region across to the western side of the province. Would the trip continue on to Michigan?  Or would the US and Canada be done seperately?  If Canada and the US are seperate then it would be thru northern Ontario to Manitoba.
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2011, 04:23:46 pm »
I guess if Quebec is being covered we would be covering Ontario from the Ottawa region across to the western side of the province. Would the trip continue on to Michigan?  Or would the US and Canada be done seperately?  If Canada and the US are seperate then it would be thru northern Ontario to Manitoba.

Hey Straw,

Ride as much or as little as you want.  The route will take "IT" from NB to QB to ON to MI.  MI will then take it to WI who will take it to MN and beyond, including Manitoba and SAS.  If you would like to enter the US and continue traveling with "IT" you are more than welcome!
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2011, 04:28:13 pm »
I would be more than happy to meet up with someone heading from the eastern side of the province like the Ottawa area and run across the central area to a more southern section like Toronto, where there most like is someone else who would like to join in.  I am open for sugestions!
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2011, 05:11:06 pm »
Thanks Straw,

I'll put you down for Ottowa to Toronto.  The exact route has yet to be determined, so I don't know who or where you will be meeting riders.  Stay tuned!
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2011, 05:27:36 pm »
Gents,

It appears to be roughly 2000 km from New Brunswick to Detroit.  At a leisurely pace of 400 km per day ;D, that would take 5 days.  What say we add 2 days for weather and other such delays. 

Is it reasonable to make it from NB to DET in a week?
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2011, 05:40:47 pm »
Hey guys,
it's RickRR not EE lol
I'm in Montreal but depending on the route I'm up for at least Quebec/Montreal/Ottawa.

Yes it's reasonable I did it's about 12 hrs from montreal and New brunswick is about 6hrs from montreal so it's an 18 hrs drive divided in 5 days .
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2011, 06:09:20 pm »
Old School.......I contacted a friend (Allen) in New Brunswick and he has more friends.....all on CB750s. The following is a response..........you may have more riders to cover the maritimes.


"Allan yes, looks like it could be a lot of fun, if you want to be coordinator for NB/NS/PEI I can organize the NS riders for you. We have 4-5 guys in our club with CB750s that could do this leg.
 
NS:  Mike Collins,Mike Herman, Jim, Jack Conrad, Reg Marryatt and myself...?  Allan lives in Rothesay NB.
 
NFLD: Paul have a look at this... any 750s on the rock that could do this? 
 
PEI: Lee how about the island?
 
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2011, 06:20:42 pm »
Old School.......I contacted a friend (Allen) in New Brunswick and he has more friends.....all on CB750s. The following is a response..........you may have more riders to cover the maritimes.


"Allan yes, looks like it could be a lot of fun, if you want to be coordinator for NB/NS/PEI I can organize the NS riders for you. We have 4-5 guys in our club with CB750s that could do this leg.
 
NS:  Mike Collins,Mike Herman, Jim, Jack Conrad, Reg Marryatt and myself...?  Allan lives in Rothesay NB.
 
NFLD: Paul have a look at this... any 750s on the rock that could do this? 
 
PEI: Lee how about the island?
 
It only takes a second to register... I did Honda_guy..."


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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2011, 09:43:47 pm »
Wooo Hooo!! by adding the Maritimes, does this get us ALL of Canada?  All but Yukon?
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2011, 09:57:11 pm »
Very cool to pull the East coast in on this. The trip map just looked wrong without it 8)

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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2011, 10:10:04 am »
Very cool to pull the East coast in on this. The trip map just looked wrong without it 8)

OK!  Let's see what we can do to make this happen!
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2011, 05:43:24 pm »
What kind of ride are we looking for ??
how many kms/miles per day ??
back-roads or highways ?
probably want to stop in Quebec city and Montreal.
La Mauricie National park, probably the best twistie road in Qc.http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/qc/mauricie/visit/carte-map/generale.aspx
You can click on the link for a larger pdf map.
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what else ?
how many trough Montreal ?
where do we stay?
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2011, 06:00:03 pm »
Great questions Rick!

And the  answer is, it's all up to you!  I'm setting up Michigan route using about 350 miles per day.  I made the suggestion here that 400 km/day would be reasonable in Canada.  Do you agree?

In my humble opinion, 2-lane country roads are far more exciting than multi-lane limited access highways.  The map you posted looks like it has AWESOME twisties!!

Boswell is in Montreal, so there is at least one rider in that area. 

Hopefully, some folks along the route can offer up places to overnight.  Camping is time consuming though a lot of fun.  Hotels are just plain expensive!  :o

My role here is to coordinate.  I don't know much about Canadian roads other than I souldn't call the big roads an "Interstate"  ;D  I'd be happy to draw up an initial map then modify it to the tastes and suggestions of the riders in each segment.
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2011, 05:39:01 am »
Here is a great route from Montreal / Ottawa to Toronto.  It would be great to hit our capital in Ottawa and get some pictures.  Its a longer route at around 700km's but its all two lane roads, unlike the southern main route which is all four lane and straight.  We dont have to meet in Toronto but there is some great spots for pictures as well.  The other thing is I dont have to finish off a section in Toronto if there is no one to take over, this is just a sugestion I would love to hear what others think.

http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Montreal,+Quebec&daddr=45.41348,-75.68038+to:45.24258,-77.17589+to:45.04542,-78.69853+to:Toronto,+Ontario&geocode=FRlptgIdCaed-ykNt2QcVBrJTDHv7x8hODFOZQ%3BFWj0tAIdhDV9-ylprgeWowXOTDEQG2RyMZZRXg%3BFdRYsgIdrmNm-yl59507FurTTDFMuVjGl6z3mA%3BFaxWrwId3idP-ykT2a7mUqfVTDEGyoJAMz-CnQ%3BFZQVmgIdXbtE-ymlO8bXkMvUiTF3xLQqUFU1Mg&hl=en&mra=ls&via=1,2,3&sll=45.209134,-74.943237&sspn=1.838212,5.39978&ie=UTF8&ll=44.887012,-77.838135&spn=3.697055,14.963379&z=7
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2011, 05:54:30 am »
Cool. I'm in the Toronto area and I could meet whomever at that end and take "it" further westward. I'm pretty confident of my bike but would prefer not to go much further than maybe London, Ontario, before heading back. I'd prefer the non-highways also and would propose going through Guelph, Kitchener, Tavistock, St. Marys and then to London?
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2011, 08:13:39 am »
Hey guys, I can do some of eastern ON too.  If you want to stay on the northern route, that's OK, I could head north & meet up somewhere east of Lake Simcoe & carry on to TO area.  Alternatively, if you want to swing south thru Kingston & along Lake Ontario, we can probably get a few more guys too.

Are we trying this into the rally at Mosport in Aug?

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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2011, 08:33:34 am »
I'm not really sure. I don't know if there are dates yet.
Might be tough trying to tie them together?
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2011, 10:00:48 am »
AWESOME Straw!  That's what we needed to get this going, a seed of an idea!  I took your route and added a few more segments.  This is WAY early so there is plenty of opportunity for everyone to contribute. 

What I have drawn out here is about 7 days of riding.  Eache segment is around 350 miles, some more, some less.  I put short segments at each end with the idea that handoffs between regions would be roughly mid day. 

OK, please please please poke holes in this map and tell me how it really SHOULD be!

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&ll=44.087585,-74.619141&spn=16.977342,28.125&z=5&msid=212639289406289974048.000499952a78c34cb946b

Here is a great route from Montreal / Ottawa to Toronto.  It would be great to hit our capital in Ottawa and get some pictures.  Its a longer route at around 700km's but its all two lane roads, unlike the southern main route which is all four lane and straight.  We dont have to meet in Toronto but there is some great spots for pictures as well.  The other thing is I dont have to finish off a section in Toronto if there is no one to take over, this is just a sugestion I would love to hear what others think.

http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Montreal,+Quebec&daddr=45.41348,-75.68038+to:45.24258,-77.17589+to:45.04542,-78.69853+to:Toronto,+Ontario&geocode=FRlptgIdCaed-ykNt2QcVBrJTDHv7x8hODFOZQ%3BFWj0tAIdhDV9-ylprgeWowXOTDEQG2RyMZZRXg%3BFdRYsgIdrmNm-yl59507FurTTDFMuVjGl6z3mA%3BFaxWrwId3idP-ykT2a7mUqfVTDEGyoJAMz-CnQ%3BFZQVmgIdXbtE-ymlO8bXkMvUiTF3xLQqUFU1Mg&hl=en&mra=ls&via=1,2,3&sll=45.209134,-74.943237&sspn=1.838212,5.39978&ie=UTF8&ll=44.887012,-77.838135&spn=3.697055,14.963379&z=7
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2011, 04:50:58 pm »
I updated post #3 with a link to a map showing route plans in progress.  I also included suggested overnight stopping points.  Check out the updates!

Now for the begging:
If you can offer a place for our weary, saddle sore brothers and sisters to rest and freshen up along the route, PLEASE offer!  Even if the route needs to bend a little, it can be done!
Can I have a motorcycle when I get old enough?
If you take care of it.
What do you have to do?
Lot’s of things. You’ve been watching me.
Will you show me all of them?
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Is it hard?
Not if you have the right attitudes. It’s having the right attitudes that’s hard.

 

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