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Hi Gary,

Bad weather, bugs, bears, moose, deer and raccoons maybe I should stay at home

I saw your tips on insurance in another thread, thanks for those. We ship are Transalps into Montreal this May. Insurance is the only thing left to resolve. On previous trips to the US I just went into a local broker and brought it over the counter, but it would be good to have it organised before arrival.

Our loose plan is to head east to Nova Scotia, then west to BC and then up to Alaska.

Will you make it to the HU meeting in BC this June?

One thing we would like to find is a isolated cabin somewhere wild for a couple of weeks, any suggestions?

Steve

Hey Steve, how did your trip go?????

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Hey Gary, am flying into NY on June 9th (hoefully picking up my bike on the 10th) I am riding up to Niagara then along north of Lake Ontario in order to hit Detroit and visit the Henry Ford museum at Deaborn, should think I will be in area around 13th June or thereabouts. I will have camping gear with me but cheap bed in area would not go amiss if you could suggest somewhere.

I will then be riding across to Seattle before turning back East and will cross back into Canada at Sault Ste. Marie before getting to Ottawa and Montreal before cutting down to Boston. Any suggestions of things to see, places to stop etc along route 17 would be appreciated.

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Hey Nick, I never did hear how your trip went. I just bought a house in August. its a shame that you werent coming up around then, Id have had a place for you to crash and such. If you are back this way, consider it a done deal. A place for you ro crash and rest up, and a garage to store the bike safely and do any work needed. If you are still around the area in Sept/Oct. hit me back at gdunne70@hotmail.com

Sorry I wasnt able to extend that offer when you were down, h owever I was in a 2 bedroom apt. with a Wife and son, so there was no possibility.
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Thumbs up USEFUL LINKS for ONTARIO and CANADA and N.A.


USEFUL LINKS for ONTARIO and CANADA and N.A.

I hope these links help you while in North America. Most are geared to Canada, but many have links to USA and Mexico.
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OFFICIAL ROAD MAP of ONTARIO and more info.
The Official Road Map of Ontario

Tourism Canada
Canada.Travel - Canadian Tourism Commission | la Commission canadienne du tourisme

Canadian Offices Abroad ( Embassies )
Canadian Offices Abroad

Canadian Embassies WorldWide and Foreign Embassies in Canada, Maps, Reference materials, Etc
Embassies Of Canada - Consulates Of Canada

Tourism Ontario
Official Website of Ontario Tourism

Ontario Ministry of Transportation
Ontario Ministry of Transportation Home Page

The Weather Network
The Weather Network - Your Source for Weather Forecasts and Current Conditions

Foreign Embassies in Canada
Foreign Representatives in Canada

List of City and Highways Speedtraps!
SpeedTrap Exchange

HOSTEL LIST for CANADA

Canada Hostels

Nice Hostel outside of Hunstvile near Algonquin Prov. Park
Great prices, nice staff, good location and very nice accomodations.
Algonquin's Wolf Den Backpackers - Algonquin Park, Canada

CANADA 411
Info on Phone Numbers, Addresses, and also Reverse searches as well for People and Business.
Canada 411™ for TBAYTel - Canada’s People Directory
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Hi Gary, nice list but Zoom went bust start of Sep. '08. I know I'm still trying to get my CC company to pay me my money. Canadian Express provide a service similar to Zoom's at least when they were working. Ride safe.
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Cool, thanks for the heads up, I didnt hear that. I heard of another airline going bust around then, maybe it was that one and I got the name wrong. Eitherway, thanks, and I edited the list to delete it.
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I have recently added a Community for Windsor, Ontario. So anyone from around the area, plz join, as well as anyone needing info please feel free to ask.


I also noticed that there is a new community for London Ontario as well.

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Gas in Southern Ontario is around 108.9 a litre at the moment, and the fall colours are starting to emerge more. Im told that to the north, and maybe south as far as GTA they are pretty much in full swing for the fall colours now. Just a update for those wanting to travel into those areas.
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Gas in Southern Ontario is around 108.9 a litre at the moment, and the fall colours are starting to emerge more. Im told that to the north, and maybe south as far as GTA they are pretty much in full swing for the fall colours now. Just a update for those wanting to travel into those areas.
Fenian

Soon we will be getting the so enjoy it while you can.
UPDATE: Gas is 79 cents a litre in Windsor today, and 40 cents a litre (1.55/Gallon) in Detroit at the bridge. For those still rolling around. Weather is colder, ranging from +3C to -5C day/night. No snow yet, but about 30 mins up the hwy they started to get some. and about 1 hour up the Highway (London) recieved alot. Barrie area last I heard was hit with about 3-4 feet of snow. So, it would seem, Windsor is the Last Bastion in Ontario for riding. I was out yesterday, and BBBRRR dress warm.
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Traveling Via Trans-canada Highway To Anchorage

Hi Everybody,
I plan to go with my wife on our BMWs across Canada (entering by Niagara Falls) then traveling across up the Alaska Highway. We will go on separate bikes. Any information about lodging, must see, must avoid, must take, must travel on roads, etc. would be greatly appreciated. We are taking tents & camping gear. Thanks, Jonny
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Hey Johnny,
See the previous posts I placed in this thread. Alot of that is covered. I will also try to reply to ya a bit later on, as I have one of the guys from Wales here staying at my place for a week or 2, so I am playing host. I thinik it was your email I got today, I havent had time to read it but I will get to that as well asap.
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Entering Canada with a borrowed bike

Hi Gary,
On July 2009 I intend to enter Canada, with a bike borrowed from a US Resident. It is a legal vehicle, brand new, in perfect conditions, with proper documents, etc.
I`d like to know if I have to get some special document for the fact I am not the bike`s owner (other than the motorcycle property certificate). My personal documents are in order (multiple entries Visa, passport, etc).
Also, need want to know if motorcycle insurance is necessary in US and Canada.
I`m a brazilian citizen.
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Im still here, now that my comp is back up and running!

Hey all, sorry, I was down and out of the computer worlkd for a little while there. My computer decided it was time to retire before I felt it was lol.

Im here still, and welcome msgs or emails.
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