Canadian Maritimes

Steve Northrop blackgpz at
Sat Nov 17 11:13:19 PST 2007

The black flies are something they definitely are concerned about. The trip 
is planned to start the first week in August. Are they still real bad then?

Steve in Western NY
'96 GPZ1100
'02 Daytona 955i
"You Can't Fix Stupid", Ron White

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "The Masons" <masonjs at>
To: "Steve Northrop" <blackgpz at>; <gpzlist at>
Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2007 9:47 AM
Subject: Re: Canadian Maritimes

> First 2 items for your trip across Labrador--bug spray (if you can find 
> old Muskol running 100% deet all the better) & bug netting.  You would be 
> wise to set up for your rooms (hotel or B&B) now as the rooms are limited 
> and since the expansion of this dirt road there has been a large increase 
> in traffic (mainly motorcycle) in the past 3 years.  Go to Newfoundland & 
> Labrador tourism for info.  You will get a tourism package . There was a 
> very good article on this route in Cycle Canada a couple of years back. 
> You might be able to find it on the net.  I know I don't have it anymore 
> as my bother in law and my soon to be son in law scrounged all my old 
> copies in the spring.  There is some large dealer in Ohio that always 
> seems to have fantastic prices on new Japanese bikes.  New Concours 1400 
> for <$11,000.00, Suzuki 400 DR for $5000.00.
> Jim
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Steve Northrop" <blackgpz at>
> To: <gpzlist at>
> Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2007 12:28 AM
> Subject: Canadian Maritimes
>> At the coffee shop last night, a couple of the guys have started planning 
>> a 2 week trip that would include Labrador, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. 
>> They estimate 4000 miles with over 900 miles of unpaved roads. Since 
>> there's no Fandango this year, I think I might go. I would have to buy a 
>> bike as neither the GPZ nor the Daytona is suitable for 900 miles of 
>> unpaved road (although it doesn't sound all that much different than the 
>> last time I was in Canada. Vermont's roads were paved but I think unpaved 
>> roads would have been smoother). The three that are planning it have a 
>> Kaw KLR650 (new) and two Beemer GS1100's so I'm thinking of an "adventure 
>> tourer", something that won't break the bank because I might sell it 
>> right after the trip. Right now I'm thinking 650 V-Strom. Anyone have any 
>> other suggestions?
>> Steve in Western NY
>> '96 GPZ1100
>> '02 Daytona 955i
>> "You Can't Fix Stupid", Ron White

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