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The Versys takes me to Canada and back!

Well at the end of last year I made a list of the 3 big rides i wanted to do in 2014. Ecuador, Sri Lanka and form Southern MO, to Canada.

This week I completed the third and final of those. Canada!

8 straight days of riding including 3 across Ontario.

I started out running up the edge of the Mississippi river. In Burlington IA i road down "Snake Ally" the "Twistiest street in the world".

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Life on the road.

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Day two, a little rest to watch the river flow.

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I love to ride the sun up.

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One of the nice surprises was Fond Du Lac, WI.



Continued on up along the west shore of lake Michigan.




Crossed the international bridge into Canada at Sault Ste. Marie.



Exploring the Locks.

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Then running east on the Trans Canada along the top of the north channel. Loved the cute villages all along the way.

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Turning south form Sudbury the scenes changed dramatically!




Crossed back onto the US at Detroit and found some great covered bridges as i crossed Indiana.

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Crossed the Mississippi at Chester MO. In the middle on nowhere, not another vehicle in sight!

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Came west across Missouri on the back roads i know and love!

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The Versys ran like a champ!

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2741 miles!

100 countries or bust...80 so far.
Rides: Ecuador, Haiti, Laos, Sri Lanka, Tibet & Vietnam

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Nice trip. I dont have the guts, but one day I'll have a toy hauler to throw it in and just do little treks wherever I'm camping
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Nice! I just got back from a 16 day 4600 miler and loved it.
Good for you for doing the good rides...

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Well at the end of last year I made a list of the 3 big rides i wanted to do in 2014. Ecuador, Sri Lanka and form Southern MO, to Canada.

This week I completed the third and final of those. Canada!
Great Trip. Thanks for posting. But there is plenty more to steal from 2014. Keep er going.
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Cool. One more trip and I will finish the lower 48. Not sure what will be next.

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Glad you dug the report guys!

Yes jmarleau- i'll probably get 3-4 K more on her this year but in one and two day rides.

twowheeladdict- i think i'm about a quorter of the way through the 48. Lots of excitement left for me.

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Rides: Ecuador, Haiti, Laos, Sri Lanka, Tibet & Vietnam

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Nice trip. 3 big rides in one year! Your route through Ontario on the way to Detroit would have taken you right past my house. Stop and say Hi next time.

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Nice trip. 3 big rides in one year! Your route through Ontario on the way to Detroit would have taken you right past my house. Stop and say Hi next time.
I should have checked the Member Map. Shame on me!

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Rides: Ecuador, Haiti, Laos, Sri Lanka, Tibet & Vietnam

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