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Senior Member
Username: 811952

Post Number: 792
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Sunday, August 06, 2006 - 7:04 am:   Edit Post

Hate to do this to you man...

Username: davehouck

Post Number: 4190
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, August 06, 2006 - 9:31 am:   Edit Post

Nice pics! Looks like a great trip!
Intermediate Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 108
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Sunday, August 06, 2006 - 4:52 pm:   Edit Post

awesome pictures~

I don't ride, but that link makes me want to get myself a bike and explore!!
Senior Member
Username: 811952

Post Number: 793
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Sunday, August 06, 2006 - 5:19 pm:   Edit Post

Browsing the ride reports and such will change you. I got the bike on a lark, and stumbling across was the best thing I could possibly have done for my soul. I haven't added up the numbers yet, but I don't think I spent more than $1000 gig cash, including gas for the truck (split with Jerry), for the whole 2 weeks. Joey needs to just bite the bullet and get his KLR and have some fun, imho... ;) Glad you guys like the pics..

Senior Member
Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 939
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Sunday, August 06, 2006 - 6:24 pm:   Edit Post

The Canadian Maritimes (New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia for our Canada-challenged readers, across the border from Maine) is one of my favorite places, in NON-snow months. Of course, Maine and New Brunswick and Nova Scotia frame the Bay of Fundy: Home of the highest difference in low and high tide daily (30 ft!) and the best LOBSTER on this side of the planet. When you go to Kroger or Safway, those lobster most likely came from these waters. The GREAT thing is when you're in the Maritimes, it's CHEAP as there's no overnight flight involved. Cheap as catfish here in The South. Wonderful people (Canada is a CIVILIZED country), terrific yet unimposing scenery, great food. Not the bargain it once was as the Canadian dollar is almost even with US tender, but I cannot urge all of you who've never been to Canada: GO!!

I've had some big things go down which have had to come before the KLR, but the day is coming. This is the genius of this little bike: Single cylinder, chain, carburetor, easy to maintain, good mileage with a BIG gas tank, easily keeps up with freeway traffic, and goes offroad as long as you don't think you're Travis Pastrana.

MOTORCYCLIST named BMWs big GS as DualSport of the Year. Huh? You could buy THREE KLRs for what this 900lb Panzer runs, just dripping with mechanical complexity. And you better be an NFL lineman if you try to muscle it down a dirt road or muddy trail.

These pictures are EXACTLY the daydream in the back of my mind. Thanks for thinking of me and giving me something to keep that daydream going . . and one day I'll send you my photos!

J o e y

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