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Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:00 pm
by blues2cruise
Manitoba is not very far west. :)
Come to BC and then say west. LOL

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:49 pm
by NorthernPete
It's west for me. I'm working my way out slowly. At least I'm out of Ontario west now lol.

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:23 pm
by blues2cruise
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Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:54 am
by NorthernPete
Aaaand I got laid off. Lol. Part of the mine shut down and in the ensuing personnel shuffle I got shuffled out the door. Oh well, back to the search.

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:48 am
by blues2cruise
So sorry to hear that. How about the railroad? Any opportunities there?

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:38 am
by NorthernPete
I got another job with the contractor at another mine back in Ontario. Start on Tuesday. Go check this out. Lol

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:18 pm
by blues2cruise
Congrats.

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:58 am
by NorthernPete
And back out to Manitoba I go. Snow lake Manitoba. Got tired of having a 1000 km drive to get to work or go home each week. So got me a fly in/out again. 20 on 10 off. Should be interesting.

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:59 am
by NorthernPete
Also got my bike out for the spring time freeze my butt off ride last week. Chilly!

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:20 pm
by Kal
I am firmly under the belief that Canada has six weeks of melt, and the rest is winter.

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:26 am
by NorthernPete
Kal wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:20 pm
I am firmly under the belief that Canada has six weeks of melt, and the rest is winter.
Winter and construction was always what I was told. Lol

Although we’ve had extreme heat advisories all over the place lately. Always funny to hear people complain about the heat. I always say just give it 6 months and the temp will reverse itself.

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:50 am
by Kal
My understanding of Canada has since been increased by Supertroopers 2, and I wish to move there!

Are you taking advantage to get some rubber down?

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:55 am
by NorthernPete
Got some work to do on the bike but I’m hoping to get out a bit on my vacation. Off for a few weeks.

Side note, went into a Harley dealership and sat on a fat bob. Very interesting bike. I like the look of it. Same with the street bob. Although I am looking forward to seeing what HD does with these new models I saw hints at. The street fighter and what not.

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:09 pm
by NorthernPete
Went for a few rides on my days off. Actually went across the boarder as well, expanded metal suspension bridge was an interesting experience. Rode to brockville and back. Took the two boys for a couple rides for ice cream. My daughter wants to go but until she can touch the pegs I don’t see that happening. Also ran out of gas once as well. Lol. Nothing too serious as I was only a couple miles from home and my wife brought me a Jerry can in short order. Lol. Fun summer.

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:14 am
by NorthernPete
Well another new job in my file. Back working in Ontario in red lake. Much better schedule then the 21-10 I was on. The snow has started to fall so my little putt putt bike is asleep in the shed for the winter. Hope everyone has a great holiday season!

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:02 pm
by NorthernPete
Well had a good run off back home. Been looking around for a slightly bigger bike since my son and step son enjoy riding with me and while the SR is alright for just me, having an extra 100 or so lbs on it just doesn’t make for fun riding and handling. So been parusing the used bikes on marketplace. Checked out a Suzuki 550 gs and went hard no on that. Too much work for what he wanted. So I’ll just keep looking. Keep saying I would like a new bike but don’t need a new bike.

Today went to the church youth groups family game night. Played some game like scrabble but no board and banana themed. And the card game spoons. Ever want to see violence. Play spoons. Lol. Take care and I’ll let you all know when the ice melts.

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:16 pm
by NorthernPete
Should be picking up a bigger newer bike on my days off. With my son and step son enjoying rides with me the 250 is a bit over loaded, so been looking around for a deal here and there. Got an accepted offer in on a 1985 virago 1000. Kinda lots bigger but hey, why not. Lol. I’ll let you all know in a week or so when I go gets it.

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:22 pm
by JackoftheGreen
Awesome! I've always been a fan of the Virago, almost bought one back before I bought my Vulcan. The guy didn't actually want to sell his bike, but his girlfriend insisted he did. So he kept upping the price until I finally told him nevermind.

Love to see the pics when you've got them ready!

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:16 pm
by NorthernPete
Went and grabbed the virago today. I’ll delve into it tomorrow a bit. It’s still a bit chilly out and I have no work space down here.

Re: NorthernPetes Bike Adventure

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:36 pm
by NorthernPete
https://www.instagram.com/p/BughPPNlNmO ... hare_sheet

Colour is in on my stained glass piece.