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    Enjoyed the ride-a-long , some familiar sights and stops mentioned
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    Looks like a great trip. Nice pictures !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rinty View Post
    I see you were still working on this at midnight!

    That must have been tough, leaving the group at the Causeway. Did you schlep that barbecue the whole way, or was it Bob and Mary's?

    Your gas mileage is almost identical to my ST's. I continue to be impressed with how efficient these bikes are.
    Yes, for a nickel I would turned around and rode the Cabot Trail around the other way. That was definitely Bob & Mary's BBQ... you did see Bob's Weber apron no? Not sure, he might be CEO of the company I should have done an east/west mileage split to see how the environment impacts economy because I know I had a several favourable tailwinds going east and mostly headwinds coming back west. I might just do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilbert1 View Post
    Looks like a great trip. Nice pictures !!
    Gilbert
    Thanks Gilbert - hopefully we can do some long distance riding together next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Enjoyed the ride-a-long , some familiar sights and stops mentioned
    Thanks, I'm glad you found it interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tourunigo View Post
    Excellent indeed! I especially enjoyed your commentary with those fine pictures. Mary and I have enjoyed following your trip to and from our little gathering. We think your report a nice way to see our event through someone else's eyes. Thanks! Funny how those road signs became so popular but to see how they are now displayed in new homes is quite heart-warming. Very kind. - Bob
    Glad you both liked it - I was trying to integrate it as much as possible without doubling up anything. Yes, I love that sign. Next year I plan to make a more permanent mount for it - although I think Harry's example of how to do it was really superior. BTW I put a small piece of political humour in post #19 that I thought some of the Canucks might catch when speaking about our new PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bogthebasher View Post
    Yes, for a nickel I would turned around and rode the Cabot Trail around the other way. That was definitely Bob & Mary's BBQ... you did see Bob's Weber apron no? Not sure, he might be CEO of the company I should have done an east/west mileage split to see how the environment impacts economy because I know I had a several favourable tailwinds going east and mostly headwinds coming back west. I might just do that.
    If you look a little closer you can see the 'fine print' about that CEO business.......

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    Great ride report. I now oh so want to do it myself. Such beautiful country, great pics, good storyline, well done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bogthebasher View Post
    ...from Rimouski to Ottawa...I eventually deviated off QC Highway 132 to Highway 20 to make better time...
    How difficult was the transit through Montreal?

    I've been tracing your route this morning, and it looks like you had scoped out some pretty nice places to stay. That sign in your garage will be a continuing reminder of the trip of a lifetime.

    ...I put a small piece of political humour in post 19 that I thought some of the Canucks might catch...
    Yes I saw that, and resisted the temptation to comment about our new PM....
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    Quote Originally Posted by nakwakto00 View Post
    Great ride report. I now oh so want to do it myself. Such beautiful country, great pics, good storyline, well done!
    Thank you, now start planning for next year for your own trip. The only advice I would give if this is likely a trip that you will not repeat, is to give yourself enough time to leave the main 4 lane highways at least once a day to see a town, river, attraction, event etc. Makes it a lot more interesting and sometimes even surprising.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rinty View Post
    How difficult was the transit through Montreal?

    I've been tracing your route this morning, and it looks like you had scoped out some pretty nice places to stay. That sign in your garage will be a continuing reminder of the trip of a lifetime.



    Yes I saw that, and resisted the temptation to comment about our new PM....
    Funny you mentioned Montreal. I had the route in my TomTom App on my iPhone in both directions and BOTH times it routed me through a long tunnel and when I popped out on the other side the now signal-less GPS took too long to tell be to turn right or left and BOTH times I picked the wrong direction. grrrr. West to East it was a simple matter of circling a couple blocks and rejoining the original route. East to West it was in a big rainstorm and heavy traffic with lots of vehicle spray. Quebecers also drive very fast, change lanes without warning, and assume motorcycles are pylons in the rain so I maintained the street I was on too long and ended up seeing a lot of downtown Montreal that I had no desire to.

    Yep, I love the sign. A true original - and you are right, nice reminder every time I see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bogthebasher View Post
    Funny you mentioned Montreal....
    I had noticed that the Trans Canada runs right through it, and I thought that it might be well signed. We have two Garmins, and I don't fully trust them, but one that I got with a rental car gave us two flawless transits through Dublin in June, and I was really impressed. No tunnels, though.
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    Had signs alright but the traffic is heavy and if you are not in a lane reasonably close to the correct one, it can be very difficult to safely filter over in a 4 or 5 lane situation - especially with road spray blocking rear/side view. I also do not have bluetooth audio in my helmet so I was visual on the phone/gps only - which I will rectify next year with a Sena or such. Also there was some construction (electronic signs) which in Quebec were French only describing the issue ahead and (sometimes) the lane closed etc. They have bilingual signs everywhere else - just not electronic and that applied throughout the whole province.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bogthebasher View Post
    Thank you, now start planning for next year for your own trip. The only advice I would give if this is likely a trip that you will not repeat, is to give yourself enough time to leave the main 4 lanes highways at least once a day to see a town, river, attraction, event etc. Makes it a lot more interesting and sometimes even surprising.
    Thank you. Yes, I avoid the 'superslab' as much as possible and go for the 'off-the-main-road places.' And yes I am planning. Perhaps not next summer but within the next couple of years.
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