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    Salty Fog Riders Rally 2011: The Report



    Salty Fog Riders Rally 2011: September 5-9 (Early Arrival on 4th)

    Finally the report begins! Maybe February is the best month to post this because so many of us are somewhat house-bound and have even turned to groundhogs to give us hope for an early Spring. Until that time when the winds blow warmer and the daylight lingers longer, I hope that this little Ride Report will help fill a bit of the void.

    (NOTE: another batch of pictures is coming in shortly so some of these may be added over time)

    (painting by Mary Delorey)

    Salty Fog Riders Rally 2011 (based out of Larry's River, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia) had riders from Massachusetts, New Jersey, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Texas, Pennsylvania and Prince Edward Island. We extended our usual five day tour to six so that we could have an Early Arrival day. This gave everyone a chance to relax at our home in beautiful and quiet Larry's River . The only tasks were setting up camp, eating and great conversation.

    2011 was our fourth year hosting and we look forward to 2012 and being able to introduce riders to our piece of the earth.



    THE ROUTE


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    The road in to Larry's River is guided by State of the Art road signs. This year it was quite 'busy' in Larry's River because of the Labour Day Week-end festivities. However, this proved to be a bonus for those arriving early (Sunday).

    State of the Art Signs





    Our first arrival helped market the rally all the way from their home in Ohio





    Others soon followed





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    Arriving on Labour Day Weekend gave everyone an opportunity to be part of community activities and to have some interesting experiences. Two examples: Larry's River has one tiny grocery and 'what not' store. No liquor store and no gas station no motel and no restaurant. Under this condition John's Village Grocery was discovered. A walk across the footbridge to the main road and John was visited by a half dozen explorers.







    It was discovered that if you look around long enough you will find something that you didn't know that you needed. John has operated this store, and previously the Co op store, for around 60 years so he knows a few things about everything in the community.

    That was one little unplanned excursion. The second was one that would help 'put food on the table' ........
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    Adventure number two takes place on the bay. Returning from John's store, a small fishing boat prepares for a little fishing venture out in the bay. Those who want to come along do:







    A while later they return...




    Nothing left to do now but get cookin' ! A U.S. dollar for every mackerel that the kids caught soon made for a good feed and many grinning young faces.



    Next: The Big Feed
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    Let The Eating Begin













    ..... and all of this was before a big supper! Nobody goes hungry at the Salty Fog Riders Rally
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    One minute you're sitting soaking up the sun on Labour Day ....



    ....and you think that it couldn't get any better than this....when along comes a little sumpin' from Cape Breton (Glenora Distillery; which we will visit later)

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    For 2011 we built a barn on the hill. Some camped.... some bunked in the barn and a couple of folks stayed in the house. The barn had some indoor parking, some bunk room and access to tools as needed.







    Posted is a special tribute to Paul Bachorz who worked with us in the beginning stages of this rally and was able to attend only one. Paul remains fondly remembered at the Salty Fog

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    Talking

    I want to do it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommcgee View Post
    I want to do it again.
    Sept 3-7 with early arrival day as Sept 2nd. As always Tom, see you there! - Bob
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    some bunked upstairs in the barn...(bring yer ear plugs!)



    while others chose the upper field

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    Great pictures, Bob and Mary (love the painting). Keep them coming.
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    "Upper field" Award Winner... the Blue RT!

    One will immediately notice that bike belongs to the 2011 MOA Rally's North American Tour winner Ron Clark, with over 10,000mi enroute to the National! Its clean, he must have stopped at home once, since the month of May, before arriving!
    Pleasure to have attended the "Salty" with you all... Paul B. is smiling down for sure.
    And thank you Mary & Bob for welcoming my very good two-up Road Glide on its quest for 100K in 10yr... maybe a more conducive beemer under us for a future "fog". "Travel'in" John.. & Dara
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyhi2cfar View Post
    One will immediately notice that bike belongs to the 2011 MOA Rally's North American Tour winner Ron Clark, with over 10,000mi enroute to the National! Its clean, he must have stopped at home once, since the month of May, before arriving!
    Pleasure to have attended the "Salty" with you all... Paul B. is smiling down for sure.
    And thank you Mary & Bob for welcoming my very good two-up Road Glide on its quest for 100K in 10yr... maybe a more conducive beemer under us for a future "fog". "Travel'in" John.. & Dara
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    Speaking of whom....... here's a picture of the man himself a little later in the tour.

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    Food glorious food! Always lots to eat at the SFRR. This year was no exception: In addition to the mackerel mentioned above, over the course of two days we had ongoing chicken soup (entirely homemade ), ham (with pineapple), scrambled eggs (free range), pancakes, macaroni and potato salads, spaghetti (homemade sauce), garlic bread, ongoing coffee and tea and various beverage options.


















    And..... also let them eat cake !



    Well fed and rested as the sun sets (eat yer heart out Key West!) on the night before the ride...











    For tomorrow we ride !
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    The Ride

    First, a little meeting at the church

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