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Old 9 Jun 2006
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Thanks Riq my existing insurance company in Australia will not entend coverage to include Canada and US. I just had a quick look at motorcycle express http://www.motorcycleexpress.com/ when I get some time over the weekend I will try and work out what level of cover I need as they seem to have different terminology in policies than what we have here. I also see that if the policy is applied for through HU you get a $15.00 discount.
I will see if my contact in Vancouver also make some enquiries

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About insurance I went the Motorcycleexpress way and I hope it's working (haven't had a accident yet so I can't tell... )

It's not cheap but it looks like it's working though.

I'm in Halifax at the moment and heading over to around New Glasgow area for some dualsport fun in the weekend of the 17-18th of June.

I guess if someone intresseted (sp?) in it checkóut www.dualsport.ca and there events...

Soo far my ride as been wet!!! Took the cabot trail in Cape Breton and I must say it's one of the best rides I would have done if it was in sunny weather... As of now I had to make the second half in thick fog, only had around 100m visability when I went down the east side and made we have a close look at the GPS to make sure which way the next curve went... Took awhile and had some close calls but it all went well. The west side was just splendid...

So anyone around??? Guess not you all guess are at the west coast now... I do hope you got better weather then what I've had.

One thing I got sure about yesterday is it's hard to get a 17" reartire in Canada/US most offroader got a 18" in doesn't fit that well. If anyone of you use a 17" reartire and need a new one try to find a Kawasaki dealer since the KLR650 uses a 17" backtire and is most likely to have a reartire for you.

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Nearly there

It's all coming together, bikes are in Vancouver and have cleared Customs after a bit of stuffing around. Lucky we sent 'em 4 weeks early. (I will put a post in the travel paper work about a hint for everyone else from Australia travelling to Canada.) Now to sort out the bike insurance something about it being 50% dearer due to it being registered in a company name, another battle for tomorrow. Sounds like I am having a whinge, not really it's just good to see light at the end of the tunnel.
One and a half weeks 'til lift off!
More as we get closer.
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Well I've been in Canada for almost 6 weeks now ande I can say that the further east you go the nicer ppl you meet.

If you want to get some Dualsport riding done here's two clubs you can contact...

http://www.odsc.on.ca
http://www.dualsport.ca

I've met up with both of thoose clubs and I've had a blast with it.

I'm gonna be in Vancouver around the 26-28th of July so if you still there I and my girlfriend would love to met up and have a and soem food.

I think i can give you some nice roads through Canada.

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Last day at work

A big thank you to the following people who have contributed.
Riq
Bill Ryder
Rob Braybrooke
Quastdog
John Ferris
The HUBB is a certainly a great place to do research.
See you on the road.

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The farther East?

One quick question Zappa. If you are traveling west from Ontario to Vancouver and you say the people are nicer the farther east you go does that mean that you are running into less nice people all the time?

Just wondering.

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Riq we are in Jasper and have met some fantastic people along the way, biker travellers are a different breed. Even caught up with Zappa on the Duffey Lake Rd between Mt Currie and Lilloet the other day and had time for a short chat.
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Are you still planning on heading South from Jasper?

I am in Regina however I will be headed back to Edmonton on Thursday night if you are going to be cutting west.

I took the Jasper-Banff highway (93) last friday and reminded myself exactly how beautiful it is.

Keep me posted, you never know where I might get to on the weekend.

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Riq we are at a backpackers in Vernon tonight then heading to Castlegar tomorrow. We did the Icelands Parkway the other day, (Not sure what the highway number is, might be 93) from Lake Louise to Jasper and it must be the most scenic road that I have ever travelled. Bears, Glaciers the lot.

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Riq: Not to be rude but in my opinon the further east you go the more "talkable" is the people, of course not everyone is but the more east I got on the journey the less people started to talk to me in gasstations.

Sorry to say I guess there are a bunch of people to prove me wrong but I didn'r meet them.

loxsmith: Nice meeting you, I do hope you graveladventure will work out great.

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info on shipping yr bike from oz please :)

g'day loxsmith,

hope the trip is all you hoped it would be...and more

when you get a few minutes, can you please let me know who you used to get the bike from brissie and how much it cost etc i am in full-on research mode and this aspect if my 07 trip is casuing much hair-pullage

thanx mate

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Honeybadger, when the return shipping is completed I will compile the total costs including all add ons. Got some riding to do, must go!
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Hi Im an Indian biker on RTW. Right now in UK flying to Toronto on 18th. From there go around Canada a bit and then go to US. Any body on this route at this time?
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We will be in Toronto on 19th in the afternoon, so if you are keen to catch up for a drink leave a message here with a time and a place and I will do my best to be there. I think we will be on the South West side of Toronto near Oakville?. Today we are in Ste Sault Marie.

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I am currently in Detroit, MI and will be glad to ride up to meet you if you are entering Michigan or near by. Drop me a line at raj@vennardotcom
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