Fall bike trip

Last fall I did a whirlwind tour to pick up my new to me V-Strom. Flew down to the island and then put on 1200kms in two days coming back to Goose Bay. Luckily, the weather cooperated.

Picked up the bike at my buddies where it was waiting and rode into town for tires.
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The forecast was calling for sun, but it took some time for the morning fog to burn off.

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Couple of hours later, new meat, skid plate and crash bars mounted, heading north…

Overlooking Corner Brook
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Gros Morne National Park
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Rocky Harbour
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On the “beach” in Hawks Bay
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Spent the night in St. Barbe and caught the ferry next morning…

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It was a beautiful sunrise
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Calm as could be waiting for the ferry, but blowing a gale in Labrador. Weird.

Well, this is Blanc Sablon, actually…
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Red Bay
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Stopped for fish and chips at Whaler’s Restaurant in Red Bay on the last day they’re open for the season. Then hit the dirt…
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I did some calculations on fuel mileage, and figured that I should be good to make the 400 kms from Port Hope to Goose Bay, so I decided against picking up a gas can and trucked on for home. Made it too, I’m glad to say, though I was a little worried and spent the last 130kms or so riding at 90kph in order to conserve gas.
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Paradise River
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The Churchill
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The Strom was awesome coming across Labrador. It’s no dirt-bike, but it handles dirt hwy’s much better than my KLR did. And on the pavement it’s spectacular. Looking forward to many more great trips on the ‘Strom.

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