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post #11 of 17 Old 11-06-2012, 07:03 PM
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Hey Chris!
Welcome to stromtrooper!
I am NE of Wiarton,and usually keep some strom spare parts around.Have most of the tools you would need too if you dont have em...
Hopefully get out for a ride with you sometime!

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post #12 of 17 Old 11-08-2012, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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Location: Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
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Hi Steve!
I live just off the island view drive, below Kemble. You've probably been past my house. Thanks for the offers of parts and tools, for sure we'll ride in the new season. Glad to be here!

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post #13 of 17 Old 11-08-2012, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Location: Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
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Glad you love it!

Curious where you are a chef? My fiancée's daughter is a chef.

Tom, Sorry about the delay, I go for days off-line. I have been chef at a private, exclusive hunting and shooting club situated on an island in Georgian Bay for the last 17 years. Ever since I was a sort of young guy.
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post #14 of 17 Old 11-08-2012, 09:52 PM
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The thrill perseveres.

Welcome, chefbiker. My Wee-Strom has 75500 miles on it, and I still find the bike thrilling and delightful. I have explored a lot of Ontario with it, including Owen Sound and Manitoulin Island. It may be news to you that M.S. Chi-Cheemaun Ferry is very cordial to motorcycles, so you'll have an easy ride to the North Shore, when you want to go that way.

Last time I went south on the Mackinac Bridge, the right lane was easier to
ride than the left lane, because of different corrugations on the steel spans.

Of course the Ontario Stromtroopers are more familiar with your roads than I can be. I find them to be a cordial lot, and worth considerable effort to join, from time to time. Please remember that Ontario roads, in early spring, retain a lot of the sand that was spread to improve traction in the winter. Almost mid-way through spring, there may be a "jail-break" ride, perhaps starting at Barrie.

Maybe I will attend this ride, for a fourth time. Maybe you will too.
If we are both there, I will give you a fresh orange.


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post #15 of 17 Old 11-16-2012, 02:52 AM
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Smile New to Stromming

Welcome to this site and Vstroms. Same deal here. 25 year break then back at it. Enjoy!
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post #16 of 17 Old 11-17-2012, 09:46 AM
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Talking Greetings!

Our Posse, the POBPP, Pathetic Old Bastards Pie Posse (Motto: Ride to Eat, Eat to Ride) is meeting at the fire pit at Coffee Culture in Ellicottville, NY noonish tomorrow. Any Canuckian Strommers are welcome to join us for java swilling and lie swapping. Cigar smoking optional.

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post #17 of 17 Old 11-29-2012, 06:28 PM
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Will definately be back in your area next summer. Just cleaned up and parked the bike for the winter today, so much salt has been dumped in my area and the roads have been icy. Another consideration for you may be some dirt training. Check out www dot trailtour dot com. This is in the Ganaraska park area nearby Peterborough and comes very highly recommended, bike and all gear provided. They even work with unlicensed and untrained riders and children placing them in a separate group. I intend to take the dual sport course in the spring, have ridden extensively in gravel but not in dirt and this training should assist in unfavourable conditions on the wee.

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