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garth
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PostPosted: 14:56 - 12 Jan 2018    Post subject: I'm off again. Canada/TAT/Mexico and beyond Reply with quote

Quitting my job, renting out my house, flying to Nova Scotia on the 12th June.

Bought a bike, almost prepped it, paid for the shipping.

http://i.imgur.com/M1lQ3uf.jpg

Bit of Canada, ride east to west of USA all off-road, then head south.

Well, fuck. I best renovate the house pronto. Laughing
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PostPosted: 15:18 - 12 Jan 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful, I hope you have a brilliant time, I'm sure you will. Thumbs Up

That seat however Shocked . That's doesn't look very comfortable!
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PostPosted: 03:43 - 13 Jan 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck, PM sent Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 09:57 - 13 Jan 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yer chainís slack and the sub-frame looks twisted Shocked Thumbs Up

You know the drill! = plenty of pics and write-ups or we come round to your house Eh? oh that wonít work, youíll be in Canada Doh!
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PostPosted: 16:11 - 13 Jan 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant, have a great time Cool
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PostPosted: 20:20 - 13 Jan 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

garth you are my idol and an utter legend!

Best of luck sir. Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 20:31 - 13 Jan 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoy it. Good luck. Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 20:50 - 13 Jan 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

spokes need tightening Smile , are you leaving a wife/girlfriend behind? i'll look after her for you Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 15:17 - 18 Jan 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

almostthere wrote:
spokes need tightening Smile , are you leaving a wife/girlfriend behind? i'll look after her for you Thumbs Up


Broke up with the Mrs a few months ago, one of the reasons being I wouldn't be able to do anything like this.

Thanks all.

I'll be getting some sheep for the seat.

Picked up my luggage, I'm using maplin versions of pelican cases. They seem pretty sturdy, and were £40 each, bargain!

Just waiting for payday to book my flight. Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 21:49 - 19 Jan 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

How will the Pelican Case attach to the, what look like, standard pannier racks?
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PostPosted: 11:09 - 23 Jan 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pigeon wrote:
How will the Pelican Case attach to the, what look like, standard pannier racks?


Luckily my old man is a wizard, he's making me some mounts.
Pictures to follow when they're done.

Not had a chance to do any more to the bike as I'm working on the house, stressed out is an understatement!

Did buy a lomo bag for the rack and a nice new camping chair though.
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PostPosted: 19:22 - 23 Jan 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

garth wrote:
Picked up my luggage, I'm using maplin versions of pelican cases. They seem pretty sturdy, and were £40 each, bargain!


They are plenty strudy. I lug a few grand worth of camera kit into some pretty nasty conditions underground using them.

Just make sure you keep the seals clean.
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PostPosted: 17:40 - 30 Jan 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you want me to make you a bashplate mate? I'm making one for mine, so I don't mind...

http://i.imgur.com/7T17GHU.jpg

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Thanks mate. Laughing
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PostPosted: 18:52 - 30 Jan 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Laughing Laughing Pukka that, desert camo aint it?
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PostPosted: 16:01 - 01 Feb 2018    Post subject: Re: I'm off again. Canada/TAT/Mexico and beyond Reply with quote

garth wrote:
Quitting my job, renting out my house, flying to Nova Scotia on the 12th June.
Bought a bike, almost prepped it, paid for the shipping.

Good for you mate, what a trip, & if you're ever passing through Missouri give me a bell/PM.
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PostPosted: 13:27 - 05 Feb 2018    Post subject: Re: I'm off again. Canada/TAT/Mexico and beyond Reply with quote

I have booked my flights and a hotel for two nights. Dance!

I'm flat out for the next month working on the house, but after that should be able to get an mot on the bike and get out on the dirt.



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garth wrote:
Quitting my job, renting out my house, flying to Nova Scotia on the 12th June.
Bought a bike, almost prepped it, paid for the shipping.

Good for you mate, what a trip, & if you're ever passing through Missouri give me a bell/PM.


Will do!
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PostPosted: 13:29 - 05 Feb 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

STONEY! wrote:
Laughing Laughing Laughing Pukka that, desert camo aint it?


Jokes on him, I have bought pink handlebar tassles as retaliation. Laughing
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PostPosted: 13:30 - 13 Feb 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just handed in my notice Shocked
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PostPosted: 14:26 - 13 Feb 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck! How exciting (but a little bit scary at the same time!)
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PostPosted: 21:57 - 13 Feb 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoy it, go well!

If you need any info about Mexico and further south let me know.

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PostPosted: 15:22 - 15 Feb 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheDonUK wrote:
Enjoy it, go well!

If you need any info about Mexico and further south let me know.

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I will do, around October, I imagine, if not before.

Few bits left to do on the bike - throttle cables, replace the float needle as it likes to stick, secure the bodywork properly, fit sat nav and power socket, bashplate, chain oiler. But, getting there!

https://preview.ibb.co/hZxJmS/IMG_20180215_123156820.jpg
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I've got a kitchen and a bathroom to fit in my house the next few weeks, but as the weather is picking up I'll try and do the work and get an MOT as soon as I can.
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PostPosted: 16:22 - 15 Feb 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

STONEY! wrote:
Laughing Laughing Laughing Pukka that, desert camo aint it?


San Francisco camo I believe actually Laughing
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PostPosted: 14:11 - 16 Feb 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bit of route planning.

We ship into Halifax, from there it's roughly a days ride on tarmac to the start of the True North East, details of which can be found here:


http://www.graveltravel.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=63:tne-phase-one&catid=1&Itemid=19



https://image.ibb.co/mVdzBS/Screenshot_20180216_134614.png





At the end of that section, we get a ferry and we can hook onto the Trans Canada Trail, more of which can be found here: http://www.graveltravel.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=80:tcat-forest-page-1&catid=1



http://image.ibb.co/dnFPd7/Screenshot_20180216_134645.png




We'll branch off at Toronto, to visit some of my friends family or something, head through Niagra Falls and then South through Pennyslvania until we can hook up to the TAT.
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