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PostSubject: 2018 planned trip for GRiSO   Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:18 am

Planning annual long trip for GRiSO: Markham to Skidegate, BC (visit Haida Gwai island), then Vancouver Island, back through the US following 'reverse Pirsig' route from Lolo pass to Chicago and then home. Some 10K+ Kms. should be fun.

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PostSubject: Re: 2018 planned trip for GRiSO   Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:31 pm

Omnis,

If you pass through Seattle, give me a shout, maybe we can have a beer and a bite. You didn't mention any dates for your trip and Esther and I will be riding down in the Southwest from July 16-Aug. 5th, but if it works out it's always nice to meet another Gris-er.

PM me for my contact info. if interested.

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PostSubject: Re: 2018 planned trip for GRiSO   Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:37 am

Omnis wrote:
Planning annual long trip for GRiSO: Markham to Skidegate, BC (visit Haida Gwai island), then Vancouver Island, back through the US following 'reverse Pirsig' route from Lolo pass to Chicago and then home. Some 10K+ Kms. should be fun.



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PostSubject: Re: 2018 planned trip for GRiSO   Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:41 pm

Thanks Street, tried to send p.Msg not sure why is not going, it's stuck in outbox, trying to figure it out.
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PostSubject: Re: 2018 planned trip for GRiSO   Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:45 pm

It stays in the outbox until it is read by the intended recipient...
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PostSubject: Re: 2018 planned trip for GRiSO   Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:50 pm

OK great thanks Tony
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PostSubject: Re: 2018 planned trip for GRiSO   Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:07 pm

No, I never received it in my inbox. I'll PM you my email address, Omnis, then you can contact me directly.

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PostSubject: Re: 2018 planned trip for GRiSO   Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:12 am

Looks like a great trip! You might even need a tire change somewhere in there, with so many kms planned!
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PostSubject: Re: 2018 planned trip for GRiSO   Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:35 am

Just bought brand new Michelin Pilot4 front and rear to replace same previous ones after some 20k kms. Happy with the choice.
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PostSubject: Re: 2018 planned trip for GRiSO   Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:18 pm

Looks like a hellava trip. Please post pictures and comments along the way if you have time.
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PostSubject: Re: 2018 planned trip for GRiSO   Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:50 pm

Stats:
Luca : 2012 GRiSO Tenni
Eric : 2014 Stelvio
24 days
10,934 kms
Approx. 620 litres of fuel
Less than ½ litre engine oil, top up.
2 major islands (Queen Charlotte Is., Vancouve Is.)
5 Canadian Provinces
10 US states

Beautiful trip with spectacular views and scenery, even though the wild fires in western provinces enveloped everything in a blue haze. Spent almost 24 hours on ferries on my return to the mainland: Skidegate to Prince Rupert (7 hours) arrived at 5:00am to catch the 7:30am ferry from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy (16 hours) on Vancouver Island.

Visited our friends Shaun and Claire that offered a great lunch (and ½ litre of 10W60 oil !!)

The return was via the US following a portion of Pirsig route (Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance) in reverse from Othello through Lolo pass, Missoula, Bozeman and on Yellowstone.

Small instance of mild panic: in the middle of nowhere in Montana, hot 32C, decided to stop and consult the map and GPS for possible food/beer establishment. Turned the ignition key, all lights went on as usual, pushed the start button … deadly silence. Two three times nothing. Remembered Grisoghetto discussion on startus interruptus. Took the saddle off to listen for the infamous click. Still nothing. Then jigling the negative from the battery realized it was loose. AHAAAA, the son of a bitch is trying to scare me. Tightened everything, hopped on, beautiful, beer and burgers next.

Somehow we managed to miss Mr. & Mrs. Roper when visiting Shaun in Courtney,BC and when passing through Seattle. Unfortunately we also missed both Street and Steak on our way through Washington State, through we appreciate the invite and will keep it for next time!

If you’re interested pictures are posted on [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] password : west.

The GRiSO run wonderfully the whole trip, it only needed gasoline and a little oil top up after about 7000kms. Now resting on the lift in the garage for a bit of TLC.
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PostSubject: Re: 2018 planned trip for GRiSO   Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:25 pm

Great trip and photos. Many thanks for sharing
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PostSubject: Re: 2018 planned trip for GRiSO   Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:46 pm

Looks like a fantastic trip and great that you had no issues

But you should have ended up at the Ontario Guzzi rally last week and grabed the long distance award  Cool
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PostSubject: Re: 2018 planned trip for GRiSO   Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:21 pm

Great pictures, Luca. Sorry you didn't end up getting to Seattle, but the invitation stands, maybe next time.

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