Steve and Jims excellent adventure?
masonjs at nrtco.net
Sat Aug 9 18:42:55 PDT 2008
I'm back from the Maritime run. 5448.8 km (3000 + miles) with over 1000 km
of gravel/dirt/sand/hard pack/washboard so rough I thought I had castanetes
in my head my teeth were chattering so bad.
I do have a seriously sore ass, like someone set it on fire. I think I rode
the last 200 km standing on the pegs. That's what you get for buying a new
to you bike and only putting 1000 km in 4 short day trips before attempting
a trip like this. I'll have to find a gel seat for it. The first 5 days
Ontario to Newfoundland we were staying a step ahead of the rain. It caught
us in NF on day 6 and stayed through. Yesterday I had dry weather through
NS & NB then got nailed for 6 hours in ME. Spent the night in a cool '50's
motel --The Bates I think in Gorham NH on the ME/NH border near Mt
Washington. Today it was raining lightly when I left Gorham and stayed
until St. Jonesbury VT. I wished I'd have VT Rob's phone # and let him buy
me breakfast at Sneakers. I had clear sailing until I just passed Ottawa
ON. then I was hit with light stuff for the remaining 100 km. I'll try to
write something a little better as I'm pretty well whipped.
Jim the old guy with the old bike made it.
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