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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON
« Reply #50 on: January 22, 2011, 04:08:06 pm »
Good news Raynald.

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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON
« Reply #51 on: January 23, 2011, 07:53:31 am »
Seems a shame to pass up a photo op at Niagara Falls, but maybe I'm biased, it's in my backyard. Ideally, barring something horrible happening, like getting a job, LOL, I'd figure on crossing at Niagara Falls, (I could at least take a pic on the way through ). Not sure if I'd meet in Ottawa, or pick them up on the way to Toronto, if they were leaving Ottawa early I'd almost have to cross the night before to ride out in the morning. I'd love to ride all the way into Michigan, ride a bit there, and return home south around Lake Erie. I have a friend in Windsor who would probably put me up for a night, and a friend in the Upper Peninsula, near Manastee National Forest, that I'd like to see, then probably break off and head home. Rode along the North Lake Ontario shore last summer on the way back from Windsor, beautiful ride, but keep in mind 40-45 mph speed limits, mostly. ( got GREAT gas mileage at those speeds, but it might bother some).
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON
« Reply #52 on: January 23, 2011, 08:06:14 am »
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last week, my holidays were in... Rivière Bleue QC which was not far from your place Edmundston!

Maybe, I could ride up there next summer and join the group:  I would like to ride the complete Province of Quebec from east to west.

I'de like to do the province all the way , don't know if the bike will let me cause my head is spewing oil ... but it would be a great ride.
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON
« Reply #53 on: January 23, 2011, 09:53:35 am »
Hey All!

I've been trying to keep up with y'all, but it ain't easy!!  I'm also hesitant to keep changing routes and days and overnight locations on you constantly. 

I think the next major milestone we need to have happen is firm dates.  I've been watching some of the early regions and their dates are starting to firm up.  Once we get something close to 80% confidence of an actual handoff date with Team New England, then we can make some serious commitments to riders, routes, photo ops and overnight locations.

Great ideas so far and please keep them coming!
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON
« Reply #54 on: January 24, 2011, 09:25:26 am »
Raynald,

Yep I'm at CFB Gagetown.

I am looking at going from here to Edmunston, or east to NS if required. If we can get someone to go from Edmunston to Quebec City, it appears we have lots of interested riders.

The looming question now is, once it crosses into NB, is it going further east or heading west from there. I know there was some interest in NS and NL but can't confirm it.

By the way, if we are team eastern Canada, we should include NS, PEI, and NL in our title. It might attract riders from those prov's to jump in.
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON, NS, PEI, and NL
« Reply #55 on: January 24, 2011, 10:54:56 am »
Oh boy, now you've done it Operator  ;D  Your title is now complete HOWEVER that will put the heat on you guys to fill in that route  ;)  Think you guys can do it??!! I KNOW you guys can do it. May have to stretch some speed limits to cover the extra miles, not that we'd ever consider that  8)   
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON, NS, PEI, and NL
« Reply #56 on: January 24, 2011, 11:09:55 am »
As I stated earlier, I can get from me in either direction to NS or QC border, just let me know ;)
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON, NS, PEI, and NL
« Reply #57 on: January 24, 2011, 03:11:27 pm »
As I stated earlier, I can get from me in either direction to NS or QC border, just let me know ;)

Thanks Jason!  It all depends on if the Maritimes step up and throw their hats... er... helmets into the ring.  Your flexibility in either heading to NS or to QC makes either option possible!
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON, NS, PEI, and NL
« Reply #58 on: January 29, 2011, 08:28:38 am »
I'm with you on watching the dates firm up as the ride begins...........Right now I am thinking it will slide toward late July for the handoff from Michigan to Wisconsin.  We are getting more riders but still have some holes.......
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON, NS, PEI, and NL
« Reply #59 on: January 29, 2011, 01:15:36 pm »
I am completely open for making the ride at anytime, I am really flexible with my work week.  So for the planning of the dates for eastern or central Ontario I can fill in the gaps really at any time.
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON, NS, PEI, and NL
« Reply #60 on: February 20, 2011, 03:18:40 pm »
Any idea about timeframe for being around Fredericton?  Depending on timing I may have my K1 resurrected by then.

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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON, NS, PEI, and NL
« Reply #61 on: February 20, 2011, 03:29:46 pm »
Hi Cranky,

No definite dates yet, but early July is most likely.  Maybe a week before or a week after.
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON, NS, PEI, and NL
« Reply #62 on: February 22, 2011, 08:55:30 pm »
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON, NS, PEI, and NL
« Reply #64 on: March 05, 2011, 08:01:12 am »
Liking it, I was disappointed we weren't passing through Niagara Falls.

Prolly something to discuss in the Eastern Canada team thread.  The current ECan "Route In Progress" planning map is only 50 miles away from the falls.  That route is going to need some rework as the overnights are too far apart and prolly too few.  Guna copy this post over there.  It's getting to be time to put the clear coat on this thing!!

Hey all,

Welp, Godzilla is only a few days away from suiting up his leathers and hitting the road!  Time we awaken this thread and get the route finalized.  As Godzilla begins to move, I'm sure dates will start to get nailed down quickly.  If we have our route already done, then passing dates on to the next leg and the leg after that will be a snap!

As a reminder, here is the planning 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

We have offers of overnight accommodations at Operator's in Fredricton and BWaller's south of Montreal.  I'm thinking we'll need at least one overnight between the two.  Hard to say where as there seems to be little excitement about riding through Nova Scotia and/or PEI (I hope I'm wrong!!).  From BWallers to Detroit is at least one more overnight, prolly two.  I'd like the last ECan overnight to be close enough to Detroit that the handoff to Team Michigan can be done around noon.

Filling in the route between the overnights (i.e. the FUN stuff) should be pretty easy.  I know a few would like to hit up Niagara Falls and some would like to ride through Parc national du Canada de la Mauricie (WOW!  Letters must have been CHEAP when the French were naming things!! ;D)  There is also some interest in following the northern coast of Lake Ontario, but that route between Ottawa and Bracebridge looks like a lot of fun!!  Could the two be combined since we will prolly have an extra overnight?

Time to get in your final suggestions for overnights, routes and photo ops!  Of course it will be up to the actual riders of the actual routes to make it all happen.  Three hundred miles per day is prolly the max safety and enjoyment wise, but again, that's up to you, the actual riders.

Remember, this is supposed to be fun, it's not a race.  If routes with smaller miles per day and/or more overnights are needed, then lets do them.  But to be fair to the routes that come after us, lets try to nail it all down pretty soon!
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON, NS, PEI, and NL
« Reply #65 on: March 05, 2011, 10:13:53 am »
I've done that Ottawa-Toronto ride before, and stayed in Bancroft, which is already on your route. It was raining heavily and I just about wore out around there. Lovely area, lots of great twisties and not a terrible amount of traffic. I stayed at the Best Western Sword Motor Inn, and had a nice dinner as well.

The more southerly Lake route can be cooler (temperature-wise) but you get a lot more slow-moving traffic, more tourists, etc. It's a lovely ride but for me it's more of a 'Sunday soujourn' as opposed to a 'touring trip.'

Just my $0.02...

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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON, NS, PEI, and NL
« Reply #66 on: March 05, 2011, 02:22:30 pm »
I think Strawhouse said he would pick up at Ottawa and run it down to the east end of Toronto I plan to hook up with him somewhere north east and ride down with him , maybe Wohali can hook up with us and run it through the city ?
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON, NS, PEI, and NL
« Reply #67 on: March 05, 2011, 02:46:17 pm »
I am in too. I am 1 hour NW of the city. I'll try to join up on the route in to TO and through.
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« Reply #68 on: March 05, 2011, 03:07:33 pm »
We should really get a pic of the CN tower with as many members as possible.
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON, NS, PEI, and NL
« Reply #69 on: March 05, 2011, 03:45:47 pm »
Agree. Ideas for a vantage point where it would be most dramatic?
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON, NS, PEI, and NL
« Reply #70 on: March 06, 2011, 09:00:07 am »
I think it was Rustyolive who took a nice pic of his cycle along the lakeshore near the tower maybe ask him ?
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON, NS, PEI, and NL
« Reply #71 on: March 06, 2011, 04:26:23 pm »
I would still like to do a piece of eastern ON too, Strawhouse doesn't have to do it all.  Somewhere between Kingston or northern area to towards TO would be great.  Would also love to be in a pic with all you guys at the tower too! 

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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON, NS, PEI, and NL
« Reply #72 on: March 06, 2011, 05:26:01 pm »
I would still like to do a piece of eastern ON too, Strawhouse doesn't have to do it all.  Somewhere between Kingston or northern area to towards TO would be great.  Would also love to be in a pic with all you guys at the tower too! 

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Hey Brooze!

What are the overnight accommodations like there around Pickering?  I was thinking that the route could leave Bracebridge, came down on the East side of Lake Simcoe and spend a night on the Lake Ontario coast before heading to Toronto.  Then one more overnight somewhere between Toronto and Detroit.
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON, NS, PEI, and NL
« Reply #73 on: March 07, 2011, 05:12:27 am »
Shame to be that close and not get a shot at Niagara falls. 2cents
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Re: Team Eastern Canada Region - NB, QC, ON, NS, PEI, and NL
« Reply #74 on: March 07, 2011, 06:39:36 am »


Hey Brooze!

What are the overnight accommodations like there around Pickering?  I was thinking that the route could leave Bracebridge, came down on the East side of Lake Simcoe and spend a night on the Lake Ontario coast before heading to Toronto.  Then one more overnight somewhere between Toronto and Detroit.
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Any idea how many guys?  We've got some hotels locally, I'm within 50 K of downtown TO where there are many, but if it's only one or two, I could probably put them up chez moi.

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