Motorcycle tour to Red Bay, NL & back

Re: Motorcycle tour to Red Bay, NL & back

PostBy: e.alleg On: Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:38 pm

best gloves I've found are the US Army surplus green wool gloves, put them on first and then any pair of leathers over them to protect in case of a fall. I tried riding with Bombardier snowmobile Gore-Tex gloves but they are just too bulky.
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Re: Motorcycle tour to Red Bay, NL & back

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:56 pm

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Re: Motorcycle tour to Red Bay, NL & back

PostBy: e.alleg On: Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:46 am

I see Aerostitch has a new waterproof leather suit, I'm sure they will be selling everything made out of that stuff soon enough. I would get the new catalog when it comes out and drool (and hide it from your wife, quality doesn't come cheap)
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Re: Motorcycle tour to Red Bay, NL & back

PostBy: Cap On: Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:42 pm

Hello Gang,
Last year I failed to make it all the way to the western tip of New Foundland. I was halted prior to the ferry dock in Nove Scotia as reservations were impossible on short notice. I WILL have reservations at least one week in advance this time around.

I am making the attempt again hopefully leaving next Sat 6/26. This time around I am driving the oil burner and my two sons want to come along. We have been preping the car and packing the gear for a two week adventure tour that should be in the neighborhood of 3,500 miles. The highlight of the trip will be a visit to Gros Mourne National Park on the western coast of New Foundland. It's a beautiful park listed as a World Heritage Site. ( Whatever? ) This will be my 2nd trip onto New Foundland. The first trip I missed this area of the island back in 2007.

This will propably be my last chance in life to spend this much time alone with my two boys ages 13 & 18 as we all know what happens when our kids reach this age and beyond. So right now, fingers are crossed we can pull this off. I have a passport but we just applied for the additional passport cards for the boys and paid for expedited service. If they come late, I can probaly push out my vacation a week. The car will be crowded with out gear, clothes for extreme weather changes & food. Let's pray for dry conditions. There is a great deal of rain in this area of the world but July is the driest month.

A few images below. I can't take credit for the images. But I plan on taking many next month.

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Re: Motorcycle tour to Red Bay, NL & back

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:03 pm

cap,that sounds like an outstanding venture--be safe & enjoy the time w/ the boys :)
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Re: Motorcycle tour to Red Bay, NL & back

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:45 am

WOW! Nice scenery up there. Take lots of pics, will ya! :D 8-)
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Re: Motorcycle tour to Red Bay, NL & back

PostBy: Cap On: Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:46 pm

We hiked the Tablelands in Gros Morne Nat Park on Newfoundland Island last week. Across bear round red rock what used to be the mantle of the earth, thru a forest down to the ocean. Cliffs, sea caves, Humpback & Minke whales, sea fog, moose every other hour and high winds on one occasion. The winds felt like 45+ mph.

Yesterday we hiked to the top of Gros Morne Mtn, 800 meters straight up the gully of the mountain, all rocks to the top. Spectacular views. This was a 7hr, 16km hike. That's 10 miles. My legs are still sore! Weather was perfect. Sunny, cool & clear.

Met some wonderful folks along the way so far. Lots of overcast skies, mist, often foggy near the coast, and cool temps and rain all day today. Mid-50's morning & night each day. Canada Day, 7/1, it dropped to 45F by midnight. Mid-60's throughout the day for the most part each day. Sun sets at 9:35p and is still light at 10:30p. It rises by 5:30a.

This is the coolest place to visit if you like the outdoors. But finding a good food store is limited to the lonely convenience stores with limited stock. The campgrounds are excellent with HOT showers. Old time fishing villages are seen every 20kms along the coast. It is amazing to figure how do people get by in these parts?

I miss the bike but having Jimmy drive everyday as I sit back & chill isn't so bad either. We will tour the Stephenville peninsula on NL on Weds and reach the ferry terminal on Thurs at noon before heading home by Sunday. I have nearly 300 photos. I'll let you all know if I post them somewhere when I get home.

Cheers.
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Re: Motorcycle tour to St. Anthony, NL & back

PostBy: Cap On: Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:11 am

The adventure tour turned from a motorcyle to our 4-wheel diesel MB. My two son,s Jim & Andy decided to come along. I think they were glad they did. This was a great trip! We drove two days to N. Syndey, NS to catch a ferry to Newfoundland on 6/28. This is a 5hr ferry ride once it leaves port.

Objective of this trip. To see whales, icebergs & hike the very scenic Gros Morne Mtn in Canada's Nat Park on Newfoundland island and to have fun. The weather was cool & damp most of the eight days we spent on the island but we had nice days for the two important hikes of the trip. Met some nice locals and other campers mainly from Ontario.

I'll post afew pictures and at some point will have pictures linked to a site.
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Andy on the cliff at end of the Green Gardens hike at Trout River
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Re: Motorcycle tour to Red Bay, NL & back

PostBy: Cap On: Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:15 am

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Jim on the rocks
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Re: Motorcycle tour to Red Bay, NL & back

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:00 pm

GREAT PICS!! :up:

That place looks amazing! I'm going to have to get up there one of these days.
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