The Rough Draft

If you can't go through it. Go around it.

My Grandmother as previously mentioned was raised Catholic and for reasons of her own left the church when my Mother was a child.  The local lore on Battle Harbour raised two things.  First off, my Grandfather’s family attended the Anglican Church on the Island and while there were Catholics around, they weren’t in the majority …

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The morning fog lifts from Belle Isle to the South of Battle Harbour. Seeing as I was at the head of the Island I decided to get fancy with my tilt shift lens. The tide pools looked kind of cool through the tilt shift effect. As did the abandoned fishing boat. My second day on …

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Just round this outcropping lies Trap Cove.  It’s been a long time leading up to this moment and some of the hardest riding of my life.  I’m honestly not sure what I’m going to find there. The walk up from the landing point was steep.  You can click the panorama for the full sized image. …

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Battle Harbour was at one time considered the capital of Labrador.  Bear in mind that right now, even with the boom Labrador’s population is just under thirty thousand people.  The slipway above is the true center of the town.  To the right is the old Salmon House currently being restored as the new dining facility. …

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I’d ridden like a demon from Port Hope Simpson to Mary’s Harbour.  Other than a small section of soft and loose gravel on the hill coming down to the Mry’s Harbour / Red Bay turnoff, it was good material all the way.  I could get up on top of it and really go.  Third gear …

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Front – Before Here’s the before and after pictures of my Metzler Karoo 2 tires. Front – Before I’d say both those were done.  I ordered some new Shinko 705s this morning, they should be here in a little over a week.  I also ordered new boots at the same time.  After years of faithful …

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This one’s going to be picture heavy. The weather was unsettled today.  So the rain gear was on and off and on again accordingly.  Which makes things sticky and uncomfortable in the long run. I seem to have a ten day switch in my head.  As much as I like a long ride after ten …

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Not a lot of riding today as I took the ferry from Port Aux Basques, Nfld to Sydney, NS.  The seas were calm so the crossing was pleasant. Agricultural control was concerned about the amount of dirt in my skid pan, so they gave  the Strom a bit of a wash.  As you can see …

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