|Over thirteen hundred kilometres in two days? Bring the pain!|
Leave Saturday morning from Thunder Bay and trace the north shore of Gitchegumee to Sault Ste. Marie where I'd overnight Saturday after my first nearly 700km day.
Sunday morning would have me up early to tackle the final 650kms home. At least I'd be able to pass out on the ferry from Manitoulin to Tobermory.
Insane? Probably, especially on a 400cc dual sport bike mainly designed for the dirt, but that's also what would make it interesting.
|Pearson to Thunder Bay late on a Friday night, about three hundred bucks|
In that bag I'd chuck a helmet and goggles, a face scarf, motorcycle jacket, pants and rain gear. I'd wear bike boots onto the plane. Repair wise I'd bring a mini tool kit and some chain lube. Clothing would have to be everything from polar fleece to thin cotton to cover the possible temperatures.
|A nice, clean, low km bike ready for an insane trip home?|
So what would this buy-a-bike-instant-road-trip insanity cost? They are asking $3500 for this '07 Suzuki with 14,000kms on it. I'd be ok with the asking price if it includes the safety and prep for the return trip. On top of that I'm looking at about $300 for the flight up there, $300 for hotels on the way back down and sundry costs (gas, food, ferry, etc). Lets say another $300. Forty four hundred bucks for the DRZ I'm looking for and an insane road trip to boot from The North? Sounds like a fun weekend!
If I had more disposable income I'd be dangerous!