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Wippineg in the rear view... no mounties in sight. Let em try to catch me now as I am almost in the furthest western part of Ontario. I shall duck south past Superior Wisconsin and avoid all Canuckian police. Three and a half days to Simcoe. (sent from my MP3 player)
 

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Spent a nice evening with friends in Marquette, Michigan. Will visit some more in Flint tonight, then the final leg of this 20,000 mile journey will commence on Monday morning. Word of advice.... Do not buy tires in Russia. :ROFL:

NOTICE: For those who have been following this, in case you had any thought at all that it was a factual and realistic trip report - it was not. It was all in fun. However, I jinxed myself with that comment about not buying tires in Russia, as, when I left this morning from North Bay, Ontario, I only got 40 miles and my back tire went bad. I think it was or is a delamination, but will not know till tomorrow when I can get into a bike shop to see about getting another one and getting it on the rim. I am kinda stuck by the local situation, as our bike shops are closed on Monday. So, it looks like I will not make the meet. Have fun everyone, and I will be looking to read your REAL trip reports sometime next week.

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Well, it looks like the distance champ will be ------- not me. I just blew up a back tire, and the bike shops are closed today, so cannot get one till tomorrow, and by the time it is on, tomorrow will be gone also, so I will not be showing up at NASSIR6 at all. Sorry to miss meeting Alla Y'All.

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run over to canadian tire and grab a car tire for the rear . do not say anything about a motorcycle . act like its a small car/trailer wheel . then we'll see ya teusday . eh !

you might just be suprised how you like the car tire .
 

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run over to canadian tire and grab a car tire for the rear . do not say anything about a motorcycle . act like its a small car/trailer wheel . then we'll see ya teusday . eh !

you might just be suprised how you like the car tire .
Long long ago, in a land far far away - Calgary, 1960's through New Mexico and all points that fell in between in place and time, I rode Harleys, which came with what might as well have been car tires, and maybe even were. They did not act civilized except on gravel and dirt roads. In the 1980s, in New Mexico, while rebuilding my 1974 Shovelhead, I discovered Michelin Motorcycle Radial Tires. The difference in handling was like night and day. All of a sudden I knew why those Honda riders had such good handling and bragged about it. Well about the same time, Harley Davidson Corporate also discovered motorcycle tires, and so, all Harleys came from the factory with motorcycle tires. And they handled reasonably well, and a whole lot better than my older ones had. Then in 2010, I bought a brand new Goldwing GL1800 motorcycle and it came with Dunlop D250 Radial tires, and it outhandled any Harley I had ever ridden. Now, I know that car tires have also come a long way, and lots of you Darksiders swear that they handle even better than motorcycle tires, but I have ridden a GL1800 with a car tire, and went from my bike to that bike and back to my bike, and there is definitely a seat of the pants difference to me, and I did not like the car tire. Yeah, I know - "Ya need ta ride it till ya fergit how a motorcycle tire handles to begin with so that you kin start ta likin' it. Well, I, personally, will stick with motorcycle radial tires. And it is a personal choice. I respect yours, but will stick with mine. If it causes me to miss a rally, then I miss a rally. There is always next year, and seven is one of my lucky numbers - maybe.;)
 

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Well Viking I'll have to save my bottle of Lapponia Cloudberry liqueur for another time.
 

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Well Viking I'll have to save my bottle of Lapponia Cloudberry liqueur for another time.
Was that the prize for the longest distance travelled? Heck... too bad I am such a bad liar, :wtf:

Was not lying about the tire though. My jinxing statement about buying tires in Russia will never leave my mind........;)
 

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Viking , I understand your view on the car tire as it took me a while to try it . I did not mean to be preaching it as the way to go, but as way for you to be able to get here other than by auto . But coming up from Florida , I was hoping to meet many of the locals as well as travellers from all about . Peace and many safe happy miles to you.
 

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I was hoping to meet many of the locals as well as travellers from all about . Peace and many safe happy miles to you.
Wing, the fat lady ain't sung yet. All those locals and travellers may yet be in your path. I hope you are enjoying your Canadian visit, and wish you many more. I used to keep a 38 foot sailboat in Stewart FL, for winter time living and sailing, before I sold it, and the 42 foot I replaced it with, and bought the Goldwing. And now, I have no ships of the ocean or of the land at the moment. Moments change though and soon I will be back in the wind.
 

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Congrats English and Carmelcat on winning the distance award. Very deserving I am sure. Not as long as my fake trip, but longer than my real one, :ROFL:

Way to go Bob and Gwen
 
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