2nd last ride of the year
art.robinson at rogers.com
Tue Nov 10 13:44:39 PST 2009
Nice Ride Mr. Jim and glad that the frost incident didn't have an
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On Behalf Of The Masons
Sent: 09 November 2009 09:41
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Subject: 2nd last ride of the year
Saturday at 11:00 hr the temperature had reached a scorching 8C (45F),
a weatherman promising 12C (54F). I decided to take a short ride to
the engine to change the oil.
I put on my cold weather gear including the electric vest. Still
installed the grip heaters. I planned to run to Eganville over to
Renfrw and home about 120 km. Everything was going good at Eganville so
changed plans and headed out the Augsburg road to Ruby, Brudenell, and
Combermere. Combermere was my 2nd planned return point but I kept going
Maynooth, then the Peterson Road to Harcourt, Wilberforce and on to
Almost all the leaves have fallen there were just some traces of oak
showing their brassy glow amid the barren grey hardwoods and dull green
conifers. I had to be ever vigilant for deer as the season openned last
Monday and the hunters are chasing them across roads.
I headed out of Bancroft on 28 then took the Boulter road at McArthur
This brought me back to Combermere where I was hoping I could scrouge
and a sandwich from my brother in law (in payment for the truck load of
split firewood he scrouged from me). He wasn't home so I headed along
Madawaska River, through Palmer Rapids, Latchford bridge to Quadeville.
There's not much to Quadeville just a double "T" intersection. I was on
512, stopped at the Letter Kenny Road (Quadeville's main drag which is
100 meters long having a restaurant, a chip (French Fry) truck that's
for the season and a gas station/general store. I turned right onto the
Letter Kenny road and then left onto 512 again.
When I got to the sign saying 50 kph ends I hit the throttle. The
reved up bu the bike didn't accellerate. I backed off on the throttle
the bike picked up some speed, so I hit the throttle again and again a
of engine noise but no increased velocity--its like I had a Harley. I
it gas once more and it was then I realized that the frost was coming
the pavement and I was riding on ice. I was afaid to try to turn around
I just continued at a sedate pace. The hot tires were sticking to the
frozen road ok and any where the sun got at the road the forst was gone.
had about 20 km (13 miles) of this until I got to Cormac at the bottom
1/2 an hour later I was home, had lunch then changed the oil and filer
the bike filled the tank with gas and 60 ml (2 oz) of stabilizer.
Yesterday I rode the 32 km to Westmeath and parked the bike in the
for the winter.
Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day --Harry S. Trueman
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