1. Brian Helliwell

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    I'm starting to make plans for my 4th annual 5 day dual sport adventure. THe first two years the goal was Timmins, last year the ride was around Algonquin Park. This year the goal again is Timmins. And the route will follow close to Algonquin Park to Mattawa the first day. The second day will be to Elk Lk and the third day to reach Timmins, with luck.

    Each day generally starts around 8 am or so with a nice breakfast and we usually stop riding around 10 pm. Anything can and usually does happen in between. A range of 300 km is pretty much a necessity in the north. And it's always a good idea to carry a bit of lunch.

    THere are a couple options for dates this year, either week starting July 16 or starting July 24.

    More details to follow!

    Brian

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    Re: Five Days of Ontario DS Adventure Ride July 16 or 23 Wee

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    Re: Five Days of Ontario DS Adventure Ride July 16 or 23 Wee

    Does your trip include crossing lakes? I know you like the deep water.
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    Re: Five Days of Ontario DS Adventure Ride July 16 or 23 Wee


    There shouldn't be anything over foot peg level deep. If there is I promise we'll turn back.

    Can I sign you up?

    Brian
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    Re: Five Days of Ontario DS Adventure Ride July 16 or 23 Wee

    Looked into it last night. I have too much going on both weeks to do it. #-o
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    Re: Five Days of Ontario DS Adventure Ride July 16 or 23 Wee

    Sounds very cool... but I couldn't do this with a Husaberg FE390, standard tank? It's got 8.5 liters or so... however many KMs that means...

    Questions: overnight in tent? is there a lot of tarmac involved?
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    Re: Five Days of Ontario DS Adventure Ride July 16 or 23 Wee


    It's an awesome adventure ride for sure. But I don't think you'd get very far with that 8.5 l tank. Double that and you would be fine. Usually we've stayed in cheap motels along the way. We brought tents one year but it rained every day. We don't go looking for tarmac but in the north when you need to make a detour it could be 100's of km around usually by pavement.

    Brian
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    Re: Five Days of Ontario DS Adventure Ride July 16 or 23 Wee

    Still looking for a couple volunteers!

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    Re: Five Days of Ontario DS Adventure Ride July 16 or 23 Wee

    Brian, I'd like to join you, this is the kind of adventure the DRZ is made for. Problem is we usually start wheat harvest around this time. Work always gets in the way of fun!

    Someday fun before work.

    Darryl
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    Re: Five Days of Ontario DS Adventure Ride July 16 or 23 Wee

    Hey Brian,

    I might be able to swing the time off if you're still looking for folks to ride with. Have you narrowed down the dates? My DRZ has a clarke tank so it has a decent range.

    Let me know.

    Cheers, Jeremy
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    Re: Five Days of Ontario DS Adventure Ride July 16 or 23 Wee

    Jeremy, I'm still looking for volunteers! A DRZ with Clarke tank would be an ideal bike for this trip. I think the most probably dates are from July 16 or 17 to July 20 or 21.

    Brian
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    Re: Five Days of Ontario DS Adventure Ride July 16 or 23 Wee

    Hi Brian,

    Not going to be able to swing it this year. Have a great ride!

    Thx, Jeremy
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    Re: Five Days of Ontario DS Adventure Ride July 16 or 23 Wee

    HELLOOOO OUT THERE!

    Hey Brian, let us know when you are back. A short RR and pics would be great too.
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    Re: Five Days of Ontario DS Adventure Ride July 16 or 23 Wee

    Good to know things havent changed......... LOL

    Dirtbike
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    Re: Five Days of Ontario DS Adventure Ride July 16 or 23 Wee

    Hey Brian,

    Loved the 2009 ride. Seeing the coulple of pics from our ride put a big smile on my face.
    Man I did not even ride the dual sport last year. :evil:
    Hoping to get back on the BRP and have some fun in the dirt too for 2012.
    Hopefully I can make it work.
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    Re: Five Days of Ontario DS Adventure Ride July 16 or 23 Wee

    looks like a ton of fun,, will my f800gs with tkc80s do it? :?:
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    Re: Five Days of Ontario DS Adventure Ride July 16 or 23 Wee


    Here is a link to planning for this years event, viewtopic.php?f=2&t=20903 . Contact Randy_K , he's planning a ride around Algonquin mid-July that would suit your bike. I'm doing a similar ride the week after doing all the harder stuff which may be a bit much for your 800.

    Brian
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    Re: Five Days of Ontario DS Adventure Ride July 16 or 23 Wee

    I have been working on a route to Timmins and planned to do it in July or Aug. This trip is a perfect fit for a July trip. I am interested in hooking up with you guys for this ride. I have a DR 650 with extended range tank that is set up perfectly for the ride you are planning. I have the summer off so I am pretty flexible with the final dates. Has a final date been decided? Also, where do you plan to leave from?
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    Re: Five Days of Ontario DS Adventure Ride July 16 or 23 Wee

    Hi Bartman,
    This is an old thread.
    We have a new thread that will outline an aggressive ride around Algonquin.
    RAP - aggressive ride thread is here: http://www.odsc.on.ca/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=21276

    Right now we have been posting in the Algonquin Planning thread http://www.odsc.on.ca/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=20903 but it is more for an easier ride that may not happen.
    Chime in there with what kind of bike and experience you have.

    Brian Helliwell and myself did a ride from Sudbury to Timmins and back. Brian may share some gps info if you need.
    http://odsc.on.ca/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=19097&hilit=Sudbury
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    Re: Five Days of Ontario DS Adventure Ride July 16 or 23 Wee

    Thanks, I checked out the other thread but the July 25 does not work for me. sounds like a lot of fun though!!