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PostSubject: Trips planned 2018--kinda   Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:28 am

For sure---James Bay Road Quebec, mid/end April 2018. My only prep, new rear tire, carry gas can....and it might be kinda cold. I have ridden this before, K-75 BMW, just private road in the north, no dirt. Maybe even make motel reservation in Radisson? One day up, one day back from starting/meeting point Matagami Quebec. This time I will not ride out to real James Bay---just nothing there/flat/maybe no gas?
I carry sleeping bag/survial sack in case get stuck in the middle of nowhere.-----Any one like to ride along?

Then later in summer----Hyder Alaska---easy 2 day ride from Seattle---done it at least a couple of times....from Canada back into USA to have hamburger and beer----interesting to approach from/thru Canadian Rockies....maybe some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

Riding is the thing for me----Dec 2017 to present ridden to/thru approx.. 18-19 states. Had planned to do 49 states again in the time frame Dec 2017-Dec 2018----this time all on one bike, Last time did it, 2014, used SilverWing/Burgman 400/Suzuki TU250.

NEW NEWS: for my 80th birthday, which comes May 2019, my wife wanted to buy me new Miata....I suppose so I would cut down on the 2 wheel stuff. I have had 2 Miatas, one new and one used don't want need another. But yesterday bought 2018 Mitsuibishi Mirage, $13466 before tax. Maybe I will like AC/heater/radio? Guess will keep as spare/garage decoration.








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PostSubject: Trips   Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:42 am

Happy Birthday a little early John. Your planned trips sound amazing. You are a true Tourmaster and I hope all goes well for you.
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PostSubject: Re: Trips planned 2018--kinda   Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:55 pm

Hmm...Mirage gets almost as many highway MPG as SWing, and price is near what a new SWing would cost. A good backup in case a new refrigerator wouldn't fit on your motorcycle. Meanwhile, yes, a good garage decoration or safer ride in the rain.

I sold my first generation Miata after 15 years. Was not driving it as much as the two-wheelers. It was a fantastic, fun car, but didn't require the challenge to keep it upright; therefore, I opted for those enjoyable crashes on two wheels that have permanently damaged my knee, elbow, wrist, ankle, brain, and other parts of this old, reckless, precipitous body.
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PostSubject: Re: Trips planned 2018--kinda   Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:12 pm

Mirage has CVT, too.
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PostSubject: Rides   Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:04 am

No Florida?
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PostSubject: Re: Trips planned 2018--kinda   Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:24 am

Been there this year---really nothing....and I have ridden the back roads, too. Even ridden to Key West several times, camped on the Navy Base.
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PostSubject: Trips   Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:35 am

I emphasize again...you sir are a true Tourmaster...but I still think everyone should do a Florida ride despite the heat, humidity, gators, and big snakes. I hope your negative report does not discourage anyone who might have thought about a Florida ride. I respect you for your straight forward no bullsh_t reviews and value your opinions.
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PostSubject: Re: Trips planned 2018--kinda   Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:11 pm

People from the north, trailer bikers and HD riders for the most part---go in winter because it is warm----but as far as riding, I stand by "ain't much".....and have ridden in Asia, all US states except HI, so can make comparison.
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PostSubject: Trips   Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:28 am

Where would you recommend one go for an interesting ride in the Eastern part of the US?
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PostSubject: Re: Trips planned 2018--kinda   Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:03 am

Try VT/NH/Maine. Mt. Washington...but they at one time would not let Auto Scooters go up. Reason idiots drag brakes all the way down.....maybe brake fade near end and no stop.
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PostSubject: Trip   Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:12 am

I've never seen any of that part of the country but it sounds like a plan. Thank you for the tip John.
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PostSubject: Re: Trips planned 2018--kinda   Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:28 am

I lived about 2 hours from Mt. Washington before I moved back South. If you ever get a chance, go to the top of Mt. Washington, it is a world all of it's own and so beautiful!!!! While you are in that area, take the cog train ride up the mountain. That was a great experience too!! Beautiful area, but way to cold for me!
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PostSubject: Re: Trips planned 2018--kinda   Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:37 am

Thank you 2wheelgal. Recommended by you and John is good enough for me. So little time and so many places to ride.............
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PostSubject: Re: Trips planned 2018--kinda   Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:06 am

I avoid NY and PA----ruff/bad roads. Got ripped off in NYC crossing toll bridge--TU250---$13 or $18, I forgot last amount....but real rip off.

Riding a bike up Mt. Washington is the thing, not train.
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PostSubject: Re: Trips planned 2018--kinda   Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:31 pm

Mt. Washington----did get up on Helix---told them I was a degreed Safety Professional and showed my MSF instructor card----trip ok, rubber band drive scooters do have some or plenty of engine braking----let the drive kick out and I can see problems free wheeling.

Also, have gone up on my Kawasaki 1200 Voyager----but not trailers allowed with bike.
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PostSubject: Trips   Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:22 pm

John thank you for all of the additional information. I don't have a Safety card so I hope I won't be turned away.
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