A question for people from Canadia

Discussion in 'Anything Goes' started by OZ VFR, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. zombie

    zombie New Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2012
    Messages:
    595
    Likes Received:
    87
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Guelph Ontario
    Don't be normal Jeff, it's a bit boring...
    I think we need to start thinking about a Southern Ontario meet soon PawnBoy.
    You're invited Jeff, Leave after work Friday, coffee Saturday evening, crash on my couch till early Sunday morning then ride home just in time for work Monday morning...
    You know you want to do it..... :crazy:
     
  2. Jeff_Barrett

    Jeff_Barrett Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2015
    Messages:
    3,569
    Likes Received:
    76
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Winnipeg, MB
    Map
    Guelph might be a bit of stretch for a shorty ... but I could do Michigan's UP or Sault Ste. Marie as a meeting point.
     
  3. PawnBoy

    PawnBoy New Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2013
    Messages:
    283
    Likes Received:
    24
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Waterloo, ON
    Map
    I'm almost surprised one hasn't been organized earlier, there's a fair number of us around here. Scheduling is always an issue though, we're all busy people.
     
  4. zombie

    zombie New Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2012
    Messages:
    595
    Likes Received:
    87
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Guelph Ontario
    That might actually make for a good weekend. Leave here Friday afternoon, Sault Ste. Friday night, hang out and tour for the day then ride home the other way on Sunday.
    Sorry about the Hijack OZ VFR.
     
  5. Jeff_Barrett

    Jeff_Barrett Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2015
    Messages:
    3,569
    Likes Received:
    76
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Winnipeg, MB
    Map
    I'd be down for it .... I've ridden longer than that in a day.
     
  6. zombie

    zombie New Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2012
    Messages:
    595
    Likes Received:
    87
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Guelph Ontario
    I've done this much before but not much more. Up for a try though.
     
  7. Jeff_Barrett

    Jeff_Barrett Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2015
    Messages:
    3,569
    Likes Received:
    76
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Winnipeg, MB
    Map
    If I can do 1,000 miles (1,600 km) in a single day with the shitty shape I was in last summer - then you sure as shit can pull off less than 1,000 km's on your end. I'll be getting the longer distance. :)
     
  8. zombie

    zombie New Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2012
    Messages:
    595
    Likes Received:
    87
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Guelph Ontario
    lol, I'm sure I can do it. Just saying that I haven't done much more than that in a day before. I think on one trip last year I did just over 800 Km in one day but my buddy wanted to stop at that point as he was getting a little sunburned. I on the other hand although sweating buckets occasionally, showered and was fine. Another one of the benefits of ATGATT.
     
  9. 34468 Randy

    34468 Randy Secret Insider

    Country:
    Mexico
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2007
    Messages:
    13,661
    Likes Received:
    1,513
    Trophy Points:
    158
    Location:
    Chilliwack, BC Canada
    Map
    At night time, does darkness grow or do we loose light?
     
  10. Allyance

    Allyance Insider

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2013
    Messages:
    3,509
    Likes Received:
    381
    Trophy Points:
    128
    Location:
    East Bay, California
    Map
    You are lucky to have less light polution.
     
  11. 34468 Randy

    34468 Randy Secret Insider

    Country:
    Mexico
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2007
    Messages:
    13,661
    Likes Received:
    1,513
    Trophy Points:
    158
    Location:
    Chilliwack, BC Canada
    Map
    ATGATT. In the heat. Long days ion the saddle. Build up a strong body odour and wear it with pride. those who dn't like it will leave in due course and you can sit there and stink all you want. Fukkem.
     
  12. zombie

    zombie New Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2012
    Messages:
    595
    Likes Received:
    87
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Guelph Ontario
    ATGATT is a commitment I made to myself and my family. Knowing the injury risk is greater on 2 wheels if something happens I have to do all that I can to protect myself. I can't afford not to go to work. Sweat washes off, roadrash doesn't. It is so tempting sometimes though.
     
  13. slowbird

    slowbird Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2008
    Messages:
    2,439
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario.
    Map
    I'm in southern Ontario area much like Zombie, but I'm in the Greater Toronto Area. Last ride of last year was around November. I rode a couple times this year on the odd day it was nice out. Once in February. Once in March.

    Biggest problem with getting out before the "season has started" is that the roads are still filthy. Some areas use sand instead of salt and that collects into huge piles that can be a problem. Also the road usually has a layer of "dust" from either the salt or sand.

    Another large problem is that other motorists are even more oblivious to Motorcycles during this period than they usually are. 4-5 months of hardly ever seeing a bike seems to have wired them to want to kill us more.

    I'm a 911 dispatcher and every "nice" day we've had this year where a Motorcyclist could go out and ride there has been a serious motorcycle accident...and that's just in the area I work for.

    Yesterday was around 10c/50F and I saw a few bikes out. Unfortunately I was working so I couldn't make it out. It was down to -15c/5F with windchill by nighttime.


    ...oh and its Canada. Not Canadia :stung: :canada:
     
  14. Jeff_Barrett

    Jeff_Barrett Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2015
    Messages:
    3,569
    Likes Received:
    76
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Winnipeg, MB
    Map
    ... or is it just time for The Batman???
     
  15. 34468 Randy

    34468 Randy Secret Insider

    Country:
    Mexico
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2007
    Messages:
    13,661
    Likes Received:
    1,513
    Trophy Points:
    158
    Location:
    Chilliwack, BC Canada
    Map
    I don't know if you will ever understand how much we out on the road relied on you guys to keep us safe so we could help the public. We had a real winner or two but the vast majority of the dispatchers were absolute top notch and an extreme critical part of our delivery of service. I can say for sure, lives were saved because of what 911 dispatchers did when we asked of them.

    Thank you 911.
     
  16. OZ VFR

    OZ VFR Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2013
    Messages:
    1,176
    Likes Received:
    385
    Trophy Points:
    128
    Location:
    Old Toongabbie, Australia
    Map
    The people that named your country got it wrong.
    You are Canadian, you must be from Canadia.

    (That took a lot longer than I thought)
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2017
  17. zombie

    zombie New Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2012
    Messages:
    595
    Likes Received:
    87
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Guelph Ontario
    I knew a guy from Frankfurt that hated being called a Frankfurter, so he moved to Hamburg...
     
  18. Jeff_Barrett

    Jeff_Barrett Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2015
    Messages:
    3,569
    Likes Received:
    76
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Winnipeg, MB
    Map
    I thought we lived in Canuckistan????
     
  19. Laker

    Laker New Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    May 18, 2009
    Messages:
    392
    Likes Received:
    94
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Ontario
    Map
    Great twists on this thread! Since I am from The Soo I can work on the itinary:
    Friday arrival, bush party.
    Saturday, ride down Queen Street, then have a bush party.
    Sunday, leave.
    Regards, Laker
     
  20. Jeff_Barrett

    Jeff_Barrett Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2015
    Messages:
    3,569
    Likes Received:
    76
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Winnipeg, MB
    Map
    I'm down if the dates work out ...
     
Related Topics

Share This Page