Future Ontario Ride ?
I have a suggestion. Now that we have done 3 cruiser/sport touring – style rides, why not plan an “adventure touring” type of ride that is 50% + dirt/gravel/unmaintained roads. I had some very memorable rides like this last year on my DL650 and have also done some on the cruiser. I could lead such a ride, but I would be limited to about half the speed you are capable of due to tire and suspension limitations on my C50.
One of longest and most interesting rides I have done simply started at Terra Cotta and followed the roads that most closely follow the Bruce Trail up to Creemore or beyond. Some of these roads are very scenic and go through the Hockley Valley and the Pine River Valley. For an extra challenge, check out some of the unmaintained roads in the Pine River Valley. Some are quite rough, steep, and remote feeling and will give you a real sense of accomplishment if you can complete them without dropping the bike!! :-)
I could layout a route if you are interested.
2008 Kawasaki KLR 650 (My newest - boosted to 688 cc)
2005 Blue DL650 (sold with regret - hurt the knees)
2007 Boulevard C50 (Wife's bike)
If your nose is close to the grindstone and you hold it here long enough, in time you’ll say there’s no such thing as brooks that babble and birds that sing. These three will all your world compose: just you, the stone, and your poor old nose.
Inscription on a 200-year old gravestone.