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post #1 of 5 Old 08-24-2006, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Woo Hoo !! First multi-day ride

Finally, last week I did my first multi-day motorcycle road trip since starting riding about 4 years ago. It was a spectacular one – at least for southern Ontario. The first day was from Maple to Renfrew – almost 500 km. Second day was in the Renfrew, Calabogie, Barry’s Bay area – almost 600 km. Third day was back home via a more northerly route taking in Elephant Lake Road and the 507 – about 350 km.

The bike was flawless as expected. It was especially great to receive my gel seat the day before I took off. This was a huge improvement over the stock seat. In addition I have Dan Vesel’s sheepskin and LDComfort riding shorts which also added to the overall comfort level.

I highly recommend this particular trip. I followed the route described on this web site very closely. http://www.cmgonline.com/touring/Tou...rew/index.html

The Calabogie roads were especially scenic and twisty and the roads around Foymont and Dacre were much like those of Vermont. I would say that the roads covered by this trip are about the best that Ontario has to offer. If you have never been out that way, do yourself a favour and check it out.

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post #2 of 5 Old 08-24-2006, 10:10 PM
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It just gets better!

Gel seat, sheepskin AND 'comfort shorts' (Depends?) - you must have a 50" inseam!

Enjoy.

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post #3 of 5 Old 09-04-2006, 03:03 AM
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Throttlehound, me too !!!! Got back yesterday(Sat) and am almost ready to leave again to keep the momentum going. REALLY starting to like this retirement thing and freedom to wander.

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post #4 of 5 Old 09-04-2006, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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water warrior - I'm green with envy :wink:

Have fun and keep the rubber side down.

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.
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post #5 of 5 Old 09-04-2006, 07:58 PM
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Welcome back WW - all went well?

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