Motorcycle tour to Red Bay, NL & back

Motorcycle tour to Red Bay, NL & back

PostBy: Cap On: Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:49 pm

Hello List,
I am nearly packed (maybe over packed) and ready to pull out on Monday heading to the the western side of New Foundland to St Anthony, NL. From there, ferry across the Strait of Belle Isle back onto the main land of Labrador near the Quebec border. I am planning on a 88k stretch north up the trans lab highway into Red Bay. Just a short stretch to this historic fishing village for an overnight stay. ( Trans Lab Highway is a popular travel rout for motorcyclist & outdoorsman wanting to see the northern most rout in the Atlantic Canada. Most of it not paved but I understand this is changing to asphalt and may nearly be complete). I will be only 750 some miles from Greenland! It that cool or what?

I think I am going to aim directly for the big ferry in N. Sidney, NS, ferry across to NL for the 7/21 overnight cruise.

As usual I have my tent, sleeping mat & bag, cook set, a few lbs of pasta, oatmeal & peanutbutter & my foldup beer cooler. Thinking 12 days on the road which means two stays in a ferry and the balance in a tent unless I need the HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS.

I ran out to St John's, NL two years ago but missed quite a bit as there is lots to see.
Cap
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: Motorcycle tour to Red Bay, NL & back

PostBy: ceccil On: Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:55 pm

Sound like fun. Also a very long ride. Drive carefull.

Jeff
ceccil
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Mark III

Re: Motorcycle tour to Red Bay, NL & back

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:52 am

Take lots of pics! :up:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler


Re: Motorcycle tour to Red Bay, NL & back

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:17 pm

Cap wrote:Hello List,
I am nearly packed (maybe over packed) and ready to pull out on Monday heading to the the western side of New Foundland to St Anthony, NL.


That does sound like a cool trip - no pun intended. My husband has returned to motorcycling after a 25 year hiatus. 25 years ago he was rear ended by a drunk driver on the HOV lanes during rush hour. Amazingly, he walked away with scratches and a torn up leather jacket. We call the jacket a “Badge of Honor.” Work and family got in the way and we never got around to replacing his Gold Wing until now. He now has a Suzuki Boulevard C-50 and is involved with a group of riders who complete a local ride every weekend. This August they are doing a 2 week trip to Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Technically, it's only a 2 day trip but they are easily distracted and stop at every shiny thing they see on the side of the road. :D He is working on paring his list of must haves down to a manageable size.

As for me, I rode a Honda 125 while I was in college and I am in the process of completing the “Basic Rider Course” as a re-fresher. Once that’s done, the plan is to get a 250 for me to ride; not that I’ll do the overnighters – I had my share of sleeping on the ground when I was on active duty but I’m interested in the shorter trips.

Have a great trip! Be sure to post some pictures if you can. Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: Motorcycle tour to Red Bay, NL & back

PostBy: av8r On: Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:23 pm

I'm quite jealous....have fun and be safe.
av8r
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Hearth with twin turbos (sounds like it)
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth model with twin turbos

Re: Motorcycle tour to Red Bay, NL & back

PostBy: Cap On: Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:02 pm

Hello List!
I made it home 2750 miles in one piece. Too much rain dampened an otherwise beautiful eight days of rides. I visited New Brunswick, Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island. My plans to go to New Foundland were scuttled due to ferries overbooked & rain & cold on the island. I will attempt once again next year.

I discovered what I believe to be a dual purpose insert at an old city hotel in Fredericton, NB. I messed up the picture when I shot it late at night after having a few Canadian whiskey shots & beer but what the picture does not show is the damper opening at the bottom below the grates. It had two separate dampers, one blow the grates and one above. There was no door or glass, possibly removed at one time?

Do you guys think this is a wood/coal stove?
Canada 2009 110.jpg
(203.68 KiB) Viewed 14 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
Coal stove insert?
[nepathumb]13379[/nepathumb]


Canada 2009 007.jpg
(215.09 KiB) Viewed 12 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
Lobster boat undergoing some upgrades
[nepathumb]13381[/nepathumb]
Attachments
Canada 2009 111.jpg
(153.57 KiB) Viewed 12 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
Heavy cast iron grates
[nepathumb]13380[/nepathumb]
Cap
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: Motorcycle tour to Red Bay, NL & back

PostBy: Cap On: Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:12 pm

Some more images:
Canada 2009 087.jpg
(79.1 KiB) Viewed 16 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
VERY GOOD!
[nepathumb]13382[/nepathumb]

Canada 2009 062.jpg
(70.83 KiB) Viewed 11 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
[nepathumb]13383[/nepathumb]
Attachments
Canada 2009 045.jpg
(101.8 KiB) Viewed 10 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
Twisties up & down the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island
[nepathumb]13384[/nepathumb]
Canada 2009 054.jpg
(103.85 KiB) Viewed 10 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
One of many fishing boat marinas.
[nepathumb]13385[/nepathumb]
Cap
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: Motorcycle tour to Red Bay, NL & back

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:25 am

Thanks for the pics! NICE!! I'm gonna have to get up there one of these days. Looks like Highway 1 in Cali..... only greener, & the ocean is on the wrong side! :D

Glad you kept the rubber side down in all that rain! 8-)
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Motorcycle tour to Red Bay, NL & back

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:39 am

Cap wrote:Hello List!
I made it home 2750 miles in one piece. Too much rain dampened an otherwise beautiful eight days of rides. I visited New Brunswick, Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island. My plans to go to New Foundland were scuttled due to ferries overbooked & rain & cold on the island. I will attempt once again next year.

I discovered what I believe to be a dual purpose insert at an old city hotel in Fredericton, NB. I messed up the picture when I shot it late at night after having a few Canadian whiskey shots & beer but what the picture does not show is the damper opening at the bottom below the grates. It had two separate dampers, one blow the grates and one above. There was no door or glass, possibly removed at one time?

Do you guys think this is a wood/coal stove?
Canada 2009 110.jpg


Canada 2009 007.jpg

Neither wood or a coal stove. It is a fireplace Looks very much like the one in my Parents 1900 Vic home small 13 x 10
box.The grates do not move not shaker grates.Theirs have two dampers above and sliding air vents below the grates they also have a screen & a metal sheild that can be put on and cover the whole opening. My dad burns wood and lots of paper in it.Tried Anthracite a few times but warped the grates and one of the top damper door. Also tried Bit coal once burnd ok but to stinky. His chimney is 65 ft from the basement floor to the top of the roof well about 15 feet above the
roof line. No problems with draft in that chimney it will suck up small animals and children if they get to close.
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Motorcycle tour to Red Bay, NL & back

PostBy: Cap On: Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:50 pm

The Jay wrote:
The grates do not move not shaker grates..


But the grates did move with a handle on the right side. And the grates were heavy cast. At least 3/4" thick.
Cap
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: Motorcycle tour to Red Bay, NL & back

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:16 pm

Glad you had a good trip. Cold and wet combined is no real fun for a long bike ride. Thanks too for the pictures, they bring back memories of our trip a long time back. We took the ferry from NH (2 wet days from NJ to NH) to Nova Scotia then out to the Cabot Trail. Came back via NB and thankfully the trip back was dry. Really a nice ride.
VigIIPeaBurner
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Casting Vigilant II 2310
Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace

Re: Motorcycle tour to Red Bay, NL & back

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:41 pm

Cap wrote:
The Jay wrote:
The grates do not move not shaker grates..


But the grates did move with a handle on the right side. And the grates were heavy cast. At least 3/4" thick.

Read my post again I am talking about my parents fireplace not having shaker grates I have no idea if the one in your
post have shaker grates I was not there to see it ;) either way it is a fire place not a stove or insert.
Glad you had a good and safe trip.
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Motorcycle tour to Red Bay, NL & back

PostBy: stockingfull On: Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:47 am

Cap, great looking trip. Which bike were you on? What gear? What GLOVES? (I've yet to find gloves that worked in the rain.)

Was it as bad as this? (Sat qualifying, from our 1st trip to a MotoGP race last week at Sachsenring in the old East Germany)
Pic 472.jpg
(79.72 KiB) Viewed 11 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
[nepathumb]13403[/nepathumb]
stockingfull
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Yellow Flame
Stove/Furnace Model: W.A. 150 Stoker Furnace

Re: Motorcycle tour to Red Bay, NL & back

PostBy: Cap On: Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:53 pm

stockingfull wrote:Cap, great looking trip. Which bike were you on? What gear? What GLOVES? (I've yet to find gloves that worked in the rain.)

Was it as bad as this? (Sat qualifying, from our 1st trip to a MotoGP race last week at Sachsenring in the old East Germany)
Pic 472.jpg


:lol: :lol: :lol:

No, I wasn't racing in the corners but did run some straight roads at 100+ kmh even in the rain! I always carry two sets of gloves, neither waterproof. I was like a kid getting out of the pool after 3 hrs and purple lips! :lol:

I rode my V-strom. I have the DL650. Somewhat light but I like the fact it is very nimble and great on fuel economy. 50 mpg's loaded down in a heavy wind. I had my riding pants ( mesh ) & riding jacket and a chintzy rain suit. I certainly need an upgrade in the rain gear.

This was my 2nd trip to the Atlantic Maritime s. In 2007,. I made it as far as ST John , NF but missed the west cost of NF where the Vikings landed in St Anthony' and Gros More Park. It was my plan to see the western coast this time around but as it turns out, I really wasn't fully prepared for the constant rains and temps in lower 60's. I'll be ready next trip.
Cap
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: Motorcycle tour to Red Bay, NL & back

PostBy: av8r On: Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:03 am

Cap wrote:
stockingfull wrote:Cap, great looking trip. Which bike were you on? What gear? What GLOVES? (I've yet to find gloves that worked in the rain.)

Was it as bad as this? (Sat qualifying, from our 1st trip to a MotoGP race last week at Sachsenring in the old East Germany)
Pic 472.jpg


:lol: :lol: :lol:

No, I wasn't racing in the corners but did run some straight roads at 100+ kmh even in the rain! I always carry two sets of gloves, neither waterproof. I was like a kid getting out of the pool after 3 hrs and purple lips! :lol:

I rode my V-strom. I have the DL650. Somewhat light but I like the fact it is very nimble and great on fuel economy. 50 mpg's loaded down in a heavy wind. I had my riding pants ( mesh ) & riding jacket and a chintzy rain suit. I certainly need an upgrade in the rain gear.

This was my 2nd trip to the Atlantic Maritime s. In 2007,. I made it as far as ST John , NF but missed the west cost of NF where the Vikings landed in St Anthony' and Gros More Park. It was my plan to see the western coast this time around but as it turns out, I really wasn't fully prepared for the constant rains and temps in lower 60's. I'll be ready next trip.



Try the Frogg Toggs Road Toad suit. $40 at Dicks and gets great reviews. I have one and it's great. No water getting through, breathable fabric and packs small. Hard to beat it. For gloves, try the 3 finger waterproof over gloves that many of us use

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle- ... gloves.htm
av8r
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Hearth with twin turbos (sounds like it)
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth model with twin turbos