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john grinsel
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PostSubject: recent trip to canada   recent trip to canada I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 05, 2018 9:26 am

Just got back from trip to Ontario----took car---my third or so attempt at car trip in the past 20-25 years or so....and maybe my last car trip, they just equal no fun!! Think I will continue on bikes/scooters into my 80's.

Weather terrible, used heater/AC/ open windows. Bugs were out.

Pavement conditions in both US and Canada=not very good, although yesterday Pulaski VA to I-40 near Knoxville TN road was very smooth for a change.

Lots of bikes out---mostly Harleys(even in rain!) saw 2 big scooters, about 10 50cc including one electric.....trailer bikers out there, including trikes on trailers....my take, why have this stuff and do not ride it?

Adventure riders appeared to be having their "adventure on the Interstate"

New Car ---Mitsuibishi Mirage---I am happy with, will be nice garage decoration for use in real emergency. Get this about 52 MPG US for entire trip, Electric Power Steering not a plus.

Drivers in Canada very good. US the further south you get the worse they are---rude, do not use blinkers, on phone or text. Bathrooms in Canada are clean, US the further south you get the dirtier they are.

Food I prefer McDonalds---not good taste, but you do not get runs. Think I will go back to carrying MRE's, and eat at rest stops.

Sure saw lots of fat people in US.

Want to take at least 2 more long bike trips this year--Hyder AK and probably James Bay Road---ideal camping and 200-250 miles a day----getting tired of dirty motels, but most motels in Canada are still the kind you can park right in front of the door which is great.
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PostSubject: Re: recent trip to canada   recent trip to canada I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 05, 2018 3:31 pm

I am glad you liked Canada....it sounds like you wouldn't mind moving there? It also sounds like you do not like the South!
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PostSubject: Re: recent trip to canada   recent trip to canada I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 05, 2018 6:09 pm

trailer bikers out there, including trikes on trailers....my take, why have this stuff and do not ride it?

Why is EZ we trailered a couple time because were were staying three months in the same place, had our goods inside the tow vehicle and secure, two drivers 1 vehicle on the road.
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PostSubject: Re: recent trip to canada   recent trip to canada I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 05, 2018 6:15 pm

I really do not like the south and the lower standards, whether it is crappy building standards, bad food, bad drivers, etc and too hot in summer or panic when it snows....brine on roadways, not good for 2 wheelers.
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PostSubject: Re: recent trip to canada   recent trip to canada I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 06, 2018 3:20 pm

Wait a minute. If you ride combat and eat MRE's enroute, do you wear a regimental tam as well? Why this might be one of the missing episodes of Faulty Towers; the one where Major Gowen recalls his exploits defending the crown against the onslaught of 'those filthy buggers'...
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PostSubject: Re: recent trip to canada   recent trip to canada I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 06, 2018 3:25 pm

No.....but I did serve 20 active years in the Air Force and another 30 years or so as Army Civilian.
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PostSubject: Re: recent trip to canada   recent trip to canada I_icon_minitimeThu Jun 07, 2018 10:06 pm

John, glad you had a safe trip! You sure get around whether on two wheels or 4!!! I am in Ely Nevada for the summer and my Silver Wing did not make the cut. It is home in Arizona. Brought the Kawasaki side by side this time, having fun so far!!!
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