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  1. MichaelSchorpp

    MichaelSchorpp Ride Organizer

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    Looking to do a long distance multi-day dualsport ride. I have no firm route in mind yet; it would start from and return to the GTA . Length would be 4+ days and would involve primitive camping each night. Little to no cooking as I want to travel light. Suitable for 250-650cc bikes with aggressive tires. Date would be Saturday September 25 (I have the whole week off).

    If anyone's interested in joining or in suggesting a route let me know.

    Mike
  2. interactivewolf

    interactivewolf ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Sounds like fun. I don't know if I could go a whole week but could probably get a couple of days off.

    Adam
  3. Viktory

    Viktory Limited User

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    How technical are you looking to get? Would someone with little riding experience on a KLR be broken after the trip?
  4. MichaelSchorpp

    MichaelSchorpp Ride Organizer

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    My original date of September 24 may have to be put off. Some bike parts I need are back ordered with delivery near the end of September.

    Viktory, I was looking at your pics from last weekend. Considering the tires on your bike and your admission of "little riding experience on a KLR" I think my ride would be too much. Even the first day will involve going through trails in the 5 points area north of Bobcaygeon.

    Nice pictures from last weekend-was that a shot of the northern lights? What was your camera setup?

    Mike
  5. Viktory

    Viktory Limited User

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    Mike, I've done the creemore trail ride. Had a couple of get offs there but was mostly okay with guidance. Looks like I probably can't make the timing as we are moving early October.

    For the camera gear, i use a Sony A7R with a metabones mk4 and a Canon 24-105F4L IS lens, for the shot of the northern lights. It was set up on a $100 Manfrotto tripod with a ball head.. Can't remember the tripod model.
  6. MichaelSchorpp

    MichaelSchorpp Ride Organizer

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    That's a very impressive camera setup. Are you nervous carrying that on a bike?

    I took this a year ago down south, with a much cheaper camera. I'm still working on my technique. I like primitive camping, not just because it's free, but that it gives you good opportunity to do sunset, sunrise and astral photography all in one spot. You sort of miss that if you stay in a motel or campground.

    [​IMG]
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  7. Viktory

    Viktory Limited User

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    Nervous as hell carrying that on a bike, but I bought the camera to shoot and the klr to ride, so might as well do both. I'd be very sad to break the stuff, so until I get hard cases, no gnarly stuff with the camera.

    That pic is amazing btw.
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    interactivewolf ODSC-OFTR Member

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    What are your new dates and proposed route?

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  9. MichaelSchorpp

    MichaelSchorpp Ride Organizer

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    This weekend (Sept 24-25) is definitely out-my parts have still not come in. Oct 1-2 is iffy too. It may have to wait for next year.

    The route would leave Toronto and go north-east towards the Bancroft area. I have a cottage in the area and know alot of good lakefront campsites. And if things go really sideways we can always stay at the cottage. From there there is the option of riding the Algonquin or Calabogie areas and heading back, or do a RAP ride. There's lots of options.
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    I'm totally down for this. Let me know if it's gonna happen. I'll make sure I have enough days off to take the week off with ya.
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    y2ktm ODSC Executive

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    I think you may want to check the post date on the that. Mike did this last year
  12. MichaelSchorpp

    MichaelSchorpp Ride Organizer

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    The trip didn't happen last year but I've booked off the week of August 12-August 20 for this years effort.

    My thinking so far:

    Open itinerary, 3-9 days in length, may adjust start date/length to avoid bad weather
    Primitive lakeside camping only (no motels, campgrounds of any type, sleeping in someones backyard etc)
    Small bikes only-DR650 or smaller (so this eliminates KLR650/ F650GS or larger)-the route will be typical dualsport but I want to keep the technical options open
    Minimal gear (I don't plan on doing any cooking-just buy whatever food presents itself along the way)

    Let me know if you're interested in joining.

    Mike
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  13. DR650DAN

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    I have to admit your post caught my eye Mike, I would love to do a ride like that if the group would be willing to have me and I can get the time off work. My DR650 is still completely stock.