Page 2 of 7 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 ... LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 99

Thread: Salty fog riders rally 2013

  1. #16
    RK Ryder
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London, Ontario
    Posts
    2,044
    Quote Originally Posted by sibud View Post
    Thinking electric vest may be handy
    I seldom leave home without one. The only time I did, I got caught being cold 17 out of 21 days!!!

    While riding home through Ohio from the RA, I discovered the service centres sold Easy Passes Transponders for a $12 deposit and then it cost an additional $15, of which 10 goes towards your toll fees, once you activate it. Monthly fee is $0.75. Since it takes a couple of days to full activate it, if you do decide to get one, get it on the way to the east. It works on toll roads in most of the northeast states from Illinois through to Maine and south to North Carolina.

    Living in IL, you should be able to get one locally.

    Even though I can pull coins and bills out with my gloves, I just got tired of that exercise and picked on up last week.

    Cheers!

    Paul
    Paul
    Retired and riding my RTs, the '87 K100 & the '98 R1100 !
    Treasurer of the Forest City Motorrad Club #159
    Knights of the Roundel #333

  2. #17
    Registered User RoadRdr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    South Jersey
    Posts
    35
    My wife and I are in the planning stages of a trip to NS and tentatively planning for the first week of September. So, we may be riding through while the Rally is going on. We're watching the weather and will only make the trip if it looks like it will be fairly decent. Our schedule is somewhat flexible so we can move weeks. What we are limited on is total time. So we are planning to trailer the bike from NJ to Maine near the border and set out on the GSA once we get in the area. We are currently looking for a spot to park the car and trailer. I think I'd prefer to leave them on the US side just to reduce any hassle crossing the border.

    Hopefully, if the stars align we will get to meet up with the Rally attendees at some point. We looked at the 2012 photos and it looks like you know some of the right places to see.
    Last edited by RoadRdr; 07-04-2013 at 01:08 PM.
    Tom Wright - South Jersey
    2012 BMW R1200 GSA, and a 2nd or 3rd something rideable & 42 assorted training motorcycles.
    RiderCoach

  3. #18
    Unfunded content provider tommcgee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Braintree, MA
    Posts
    3,079
    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRdr View Post
    So we are planning to trailer the bike from NJ to Maine near the border and set out on the GSA once we get in the area. We are currently looking for a spot to park the car and trailer. I think I'd prefer to leave them on the US side just to reduce any hassle crossing the border.
    Anonymous book?

    Don't count on predicting maritime wx more than a day or three in advance...
    Salty Fog Rally 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, AND LOOKING FORWARD TO 2014!

    -Tom (KA1TOX)

  4. #19
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    18

    weather

    It may have been wet at times, but we had a great time!


    Tom,
    are you joining us again this year?
    Nick
    Last edited by nickDC; 07-04-2013 at 05:17 PM.

  5. #20
    Unfunded content provider tommcgee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Braintree, MA
    Posts
    3,079
    Quote Originally Posted by nickDC View Post
    Tom,
    are you joining us again this year?
    Nick
    This will be year 5 for me.
    Salty Fog Rally 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, AND LOOKING FORWARD TO 2014!

    -Tom (KA1TOX)

  6. #21
    Registered User tourunigo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Halifax and Larry's River, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts
    3,304
    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRdr View Post
    My wife and I are in the planning stages of a trip to NS and tentatively planning for the first week of September. So, we may be riding through while the Rally is going on. We're watching the weather and will only make the trip if it looks like it will be fairly decent. Our schedule is somewhat flexible so we can move weeks. What we are limited on is total time. So we are planning to trailer the bike from NJ to Maine near the border and set out on the GSA once we get in the area. We are currently looking for a spot to park the car and trailer. I think I'd prefer to leave them on the US side just to reduce any hassle crossing the border.

    Hopefully, if the stars align we will get to meet up with the Rally attendees at some point. We looked at the 2012 photos and it looks like you know some of the right places to see.
    Tom, email me any time (saltyfogriders@gmail.com) regarding your plans and we'll work something out for your travels in NS. - Bob

  7. #22
    Registered User tourunigo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Halifax and Larry's River, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts
    3,304
    Quote Originally Posted by T-foiler View Post
    On Sunday I meet with Bob and Mary in MA as they were headed to the RA. I bought two Salty Fog T-shirts.
    Mary - your artwork is great and the shirts are topnotch. It was a pleasure meeting both of you and look forward to going to your Salty Fog Rally.
    Paul
    We just got home. Great that you found us out on Cedar Swamp even though your technology made it a bit more challenging. We look forward to the two of you joining us in September! - Bob

  8. #23
    It is what it is. Bud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Long gone
    Posts
    6,493
    Quote Originally Posted by sibud View Post
    Looks like I will be leaving on August 20th.

    Plan on taking some time on the way east to visit New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.

    Will slab it back home (as much as possible).

    The Stich I bought on ebay showed up last week. A washing and re-treatment and it will be good to go.

    Have to whittle down what I'm taking. Took way too much to the RA and the UN rallies.

    Started planning routes.
    Plans always subject to change, and mine have changed.

    Perhaps next year?
    I used to post here, but now I don't.

  9. #24
    Registered User tourunigo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Halifax and Larry's River, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts
    3,304
    Quote Originally Posted by T-foiler View Post
    On Sunday I meet with Bob and Mary in MA as they were headed to the RA. I bought two Salty Fog T-shirts.
    Mary - your artwork is great and the shirts are topnotch. It was a pleasure meeting both of you and look forward to going to your Salty Fog Rally.
    Paul
    Paul, we just got home. Great that you found us out on Cedar Swamp even though your technology made it a bit more challenging. We look forward to the two of you joining us in September! - Bob

  10. #25
    Registered User tourunigo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Halifax and Larry's River, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts
    3,304
    Now back from the RA and actively preparing for year 6 of the Salty Fog Riders Rally. Visiting (and partying) with many Salty Fog alumni over the past four weeks has been relaxing and fun but now we 'hit the floor running' to make year six even more enjoyable for participants (now really guests as well). Additionally, our Salty Fog Riders shirts have been enthusiastically received by both riders and non riders and have just about sold out. More being planned.

    Today the temperature in Larry's River is only two degrees cooler than Miami! This year it looks like we will have two new options in Larry's River: 1) Mackeral fishing in the bay (hand lining) and 2) a tour of an off shore fishing trawler (not confirmed yet).

    Shortly we will be posting The Menu . Some say that it is impossible to leave hungry.

    Also this year PayPal looks like it may be operating for us. More on that later.

    So, stay tuned. We still have room for riders wanting to attend but it will be limited to no more than 25. Come and relax at our Homestead and then participate in a leisurely paced tour of north-east Nova Scotia. Email us at saltyfogriders@gmail.com if interested or if you have any questions at all.

    - Bob and Mary

  11. #26
    Registered User RoadRdr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    South Jersey
    Posts
    35
    Quote Originally Posted by tourunigo View Post
    Tom, email me any time (saltyfogriders@gmail.com) regarding your plans and we'll work something out for your travels in NS. - Bob
    Bob,
    Thanks for the offer. email sent.
    Thanks,
    Tom
    Tom Wright - South Jersey
    2012 BMW R1200 GSA, and a 2nd or 3rd something rideable & 42 assorted training motorcycles.
    RiderCoach

  12. #27
    Registered User tourunigo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Halifax and Larry's River, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts
    3,304
    ..... about 1935 part of the Cabot Trail looked like this



    ...but, a lot has changed since then.



    We look forward to seeing old friends again this year as well as some new riders joining in on this very relaxing, well fed and fun 500 mile/six day touring journey at a price unbeatable anywhere in Atlantic Canada!

    Stay tuned for further information about food, events and places. As stated earlier in this thread: September 2nd (or, come early if you want to be part of the relaxing events on the Early Arrival Day of Sunday September 1st) and final ride day of September 6th.



    IF INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT US AT: saltyfogriders@gmail.com - Bob

  13. #28
    Registered User tourunigo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Halifax and Larry's River, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts
    3,304
    This year we have connected with a local Larry's River Fisherman/Hunting Guide to offer, at a modest cost, a fishing/sightseeing option for those attending the rally. Jig lines (the old way!) for mackerel in Tor Bay and/or venture a bit further into the ocean's edge to catch both mackerel and pollack ( aka Boston Blue Fish). Go for the fish, the experience and great photo opportunities. The boat is an active lobster fishing boat with lots of room. Bring back the catch and we'll BBQ them up right nice. - Bob

    This is the poster that he uses in his promotions. Even if you cannot make it to our rally, but would like to contact him (jennifer.damien@ns.sympatico.ca), please do so.


  14. #29
    Registered User tourunigo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Halifax and Larry's River, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts
    3,304
    Just in case you have not seen last year's Salty Fog Riders Rally Trip Report, here is the link:

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...12-What-A-Trip!

    The 2011 report is here:

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...011-The-Report

    Both will give you an idea of what to expect. More updates shortly! - Bob
    Last edited by tourunigo; 07-28-2013 at 02:33 PM.

  15. #30
    Registered User tourunigo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Halifax and Larry's River, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts
    3,304
    As mentioned in the above Ride Reports' references about the food, this is the menu. Oatmeal will be an additional option this year.

    FOOD IS ACCURATE BUT DATES SHOULD READ SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 1, MONDAY SEPTEMBER 2 AND TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 3.

    As most alumni would agree, when in Larry's River it is near impossible to go away hungry!
    (getting the free range eggs may not be possible this year but we're looking)



    ... and hand picked blueberries and black berries from our upper field



    ... and we bring it all together for something like this




    The full package is: two days at our home in Larry's River; four days on the road.

    NEXT: ALL THE COSTS INVOLVED ..... A MODEST BARGAIN INDEED!
    saltyfogriders@gmail.com
    Salty Fog Riders Motorcycle Tourism Promotions
    Larry's River, Nova Scotia, CANADA

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •