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So I just returned from a three week trip up to Canada my 1990 TW. I must say, I am very impressed with the fortitude of that machine. Although it is not the most comfortable two wheeler on the road, it did its part. However, the purpose of this post is to inform all of you that I will soon be announcing the completion of a blog (Which I have yet to start), which will have maps and pictures and words and such describing this trip; during which I received so many inquisitive glances and comments... I greatly want to record this journey, it being my first long distance trip of any merit. In my way of seeing things, if I have informed a large enough group of my plan to tell this story, the odds of me actually committing to its creation are much higher. I was a member of the old forum under a different name, however, I was primarily a lurker, and never actually posted any reply of significance (Or volume). But besides this, I hope you all will enjoy my trip report when it is released to the public, and I will do my best to make it decent. The pictures tell most of the story, and the mileage is yet to be determined although it was in excess of 3500 miles. I would also like to thank Jimbo for getting my windscreen out to me in record time. I keep myself from imagining life without it...



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Looking forward to the report.
 

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Today is 28 of August and the world is waiting for to the report. Maybe not the whole world, but 145 people have looked into this thread.
 

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I tend not to rush into things, it takes time to craft a proper ride report... School semester just started two weeks ago, and I have been busy doing homework and riding on the weekends. So, all in good time, old boy. I give you my word, it will be done... Eventually.



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It's a shame he didn't come back to tell us more, I'm always happy to read travel blogs, especially when they involve the Mighty T-Dub.
 

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Sounds like our adventurer is a student. If that is the case, it is likely he had a busy semester and right now is in the middle of finals. My thought anyway, lets keep our fingers crossed. Gerry
 

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Alas! It has finally begun. If you were to follow this link to The Second-Hand Mule, you would happen across the blog I first advertised back in August. I'm terribly sorry it did not begin sooner, but I am very easily distracted, and the ideas were not flowing earlier this year. I was in school last semester, and became slightly displaced from the forum, due to additional interests and such. Anyways, I have created the semi-long awaited blog. It is far from complete, but as you will see, it is in progress. I am still working out the kinks and fine tuning everything, however, the foundation has been laid, and I will continue to work on this project. Do have a look-see if'n you have the time...



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I enjoyed reading what you have written, and look forward to the blogs to come. Sounds like you were lucky to have such a competent companion.
 

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Thanks, I am sure to enjoy your adventure as well. That was a long first day. Gerry




Our first few days were rather ambitious. But we did usually average at least 150 miles a day, excepting those non-riding days. Both the first few days and the last few days were our longest spent on the bike; there were also some random days that were fairly long, when there was little to see. I am currently working on day 2, so expect that sometime later tonight. I have more photos, so I am working to incorporate them. The upload times are very long on photos of this size.



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I enjoyed reading what you have written, and look forward to the blogs to come. Sounds like you were lucky to have such a competent companion.




Indeed. Luckily, there was only one malfunction during the length of the trip, I believe it was on day 4 or 5, and without his help, I would have been grounded. I'm glad that he is semi-retired. And thanks for the praise.



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Thanks for posting the link, beautiful TW and beautiful pictures!



If it's not too big, you can fix the hole in the front sprocket cover with a two-component metal filler... We just used one on the car's oil pan.
 

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Thanks for posting the link, beautiful TW and beautiful pictures!



If it's not too big, you can fix the hole in the front sprocket cover with a two-component metal filler... We just used one on the car's oil pan.


Much obliged. And that hole I was referring to is about 1X2"... I already have a plan to rivet a small piece of aluminum over the void, just haven't gotten around to it yet.



There should be more posted soon; still weeks of traveling left. However, I currently have the flu, and have not been in the mind to do much writing.



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Epic, dude. Epic. Way to get out there and do it on the T-dub!! I am hoping to do something similar this summer, only in the mid-Atlantic region. Can't wait!
 

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I am going to look into making it read chronologically, however, blogs are designed to work the opposite way... I am looking into making different pages, so that each defined leg of the journey has its own section, with a table of contents on the sidebar. There has been a brief pause in my writing, and I apologize for it. I've been down with strep throat for the past week or so, and have not felt like thinking... Thanks for the newly posted kind words, and I will do my best to keep you all entertained.



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P.S. Good luck with your summer plans, DCTW. You shouldn't have a problem if your bike is sound. Gearing change is a must, but as you probably saw from my blog, my TW had been thoroughly trashed before the trip, and the only malfunction that occurred was a faulty clutch cable... So, enjoy.
 
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