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post #1 of 14 Old 09-19-2007, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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Awesome day for a ride in Ontario

Hey All, Made a run from Cornwall to Barrie today. Headed North and took the fun route West. Man, what a perfect day. Weather was ideal and my Strom was hummin'.

The section of road between Calabogie and Griffith had me grinning like a fool, perfect Strom roads.

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Did the section from Griffith to Barrie non-stop, only hit 3 red lights. About 270 kms, on a stock 650 seat.

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post #2 of 14 Old 09-20-2007, 12:06 AM
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I think, next time, I'll borrow your Corbin before I leave.

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Love my corbin! the stock seat is like getting your ass tattooed with a heat gun.

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...getting your ass tattooed with a heat gun.
Well, doesn't that sound like something to do for fun on a Friday afternoon. :-D

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Calabogie to Barrie is a great ride, glad you had fun. Wish I could have been there as I'm in Sarnia right now getting high off solvent fumes.

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Hi Ian,

That actually explains a lot about you... ;-)

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Calabogie to Barrie is a great ride, glad you had fun. Wish I could have been there as I'm in Sarnia right now getting high off solvent fumes.

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The section of road between Calabogie and Griffith had me grinning like a fool, perfect Strom roads.

http://tinyurl.com/2d9l5c
If that section had you grinning, you should have made a slight route change to take 511 into Calabogie instead of 508. Much nicer pavement than the section from Calabogie to Griffith, lots of nice corners. Often considered the best road in Eastern Ontario.

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If that section had you grinning, you should have made a slight route change to take 511 into Calabogie instead of 508. Much nicer pavement than the section from Calabogie to Griffith, lots of nice corners. Often considered the best road in Eastern Ontario.

http://tinyurl.com/34o6yo
So that's where it is. I took a quick look at the Great Ontario Bikeroads website but didn't spend the time to figure that one out. Not to fear though, I'll be back.

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Not to fear though, 508 from Burnstown into Calabogie is also a fairly nice road.

It really is nice to live close enough that I can make 511 an evening ride, at least in the summer. And a nice Saturday afternoon ride connecting up 511 with the roads out of Calabogie to Griffith. Then following the old Opeongo road up to Barry's Bay.

Lots of great riding in that area that is generally better pavement than the potholes of Quebec.

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