The Viking Tour - Day 6

With the Harley in the shop getting fixed up we took one of those four wheeled vehicular contraptions to do some touring. We took the 340 North to the Beothuk Interpretation Centre (the Beothuk were the indigenous population in Newfoundland). The picture below is the waterfront at the Interpretaion Centre …

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The Viking Tour - Day 4

Channel-Port aux Basques to the Lodge

Distance traveled (approximate): 529kms

Pulling into Channel-Port aux Basques.

Pulling into Channel-Port aux Basques

It turned out to be a pretty eventful day. The weather when we got off the ferry was terrible. Heavy rain and transport trucks on the Trans-Canada Highway lead to lots of spray and dicey …

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The Viking Tour - Day 3

Moncton to the North Sydney Ferry Terminal.

Distance traveled (approximate): 481kms

The Nova Scotia Border

After getting to Cape Breton, about half way to North Sydney is Big Spruce Brewing, a small local brewery high on a hill overlooking the water. Well worth the visit. I don’t really have a decent picture that …

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The Viking Tour - Day 2

Saint-Jean-Port-Joli to Moncton

Distance traveled (approximate): 640kms

From Saint-Jean-Port-Joli we made our way to Moncton. The ride between Quebec City area all the way into New Brunswick is gorgeous. I kinda regret not taking my GoPro, but video logging a motorcycle trip is a pile of work. This first picture …

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The Viking Tour - Day 1

Home to Saint-Jean-Port-Joli

Distance traveled (approximate): 635kms

So once a year a buddy and I, along with his wife, head off on one long motorcycle trip. Last year was “The Moose Tour” to Bar Harbour, Maine, with another riding buddy in tow. This year it’s to be The Viking …

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Forking Seals

The quick fix on the left fork seal did not work. Not long after leaving the shop you could see fork oil slowly accumulating on top of the seal and on the fork itself. I called Endras back and they booked my in for Friday the 27th. Hopefully last minute …

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I Love New Tires (and Routine Maintenance)

Closing in on 20,000kms on my 2016 R1200GS, and with my moto trip to Newfoundland looming, I booked the bike in for its 20,000km service. I must admit, I really enjoy taking my vehicles in for routine maintenance. It’s surprisingly satisfying. Even more satisfying is new tires …

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I Broke My GS - Update

One of the service reps at my dealership went to bat for me and got me squared away. My GS will be all fixed up in plenty of time for my trip to Maine.

Worth mentioning: I reported my crap CAA experience to CAA. They did not seem to care …

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