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Posted 28 March 2011 - 10:29 AM

I see that the rides are now listed on the web site. http://fjrrally.com/...=Home&sub=Rides

Thanks for updating the site. Decisions, decisions..........where to go?

Six rides to choose from and only two days to ride. I like choices like this. I'm thinking St Andrews-by-the-Sea one day for a feed at Ossie's. A run out to Miscou Island for the other day. A long ride but could be a great one if the weather is good. I was only ever there once and it truly felt like the end of the earth.




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Posted 28 March 2011 - 10:32 AM

Cool Beans!

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 11:24 AM

A run out to Miscou Island for the other day. A long ride but could be a great one if the weather is good. I was only ever there once and it truly felt like the end of the earth.


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I'm telling you, Scottie.......this one COULD be po-keeee

All those tiny, french villages to ride through.

Just sayin' ...... :D
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 02:01 PM

I figure it would end up being about a 10 hour day. If the weather is good, I think it would be worth it. I'll just have to wait and see if any other folks are interested in doing it.









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Posted 28 March 2011 - 02:11 PM

.......this one COULD be po-keeee
Just sayin' ...... :D


I don't know why in the world this is true, but everytime our Mary Ellen says pokey: I swear to God that I can hear Jerry Lee Lewis singing Great Balls of Fire! jes' sayin'


“Great Balls of Fire”

You shake my nerves and you rattle my brain
Too much love drives a man insane
You broke my will, oh what a thrill
Goodness gracious great balls of fire

I learned to love all of Hollywood money
You came along and you moved me honey
I changed my mind, looking fine
Goodness gracious great balls of fire

You kissed me baba, woo.....it feels good
Hold me baba, learn to let me love you like a lover should
Your fine, so kind
I'm a nervous world that your mine mine mine mine-ine

I cut my nails and I quiver my thumb
I'm really nervous but it sure is fun
Come on baba, you drive me crazy
Goodness gracious great balls of fire

Well kiss me baba, woo-oooooo....it feels good
Hold me baba
I want to love you like a lover should
Your fine, so kind
I got this world that your mine mine mine mine-ine

I cut my nails and I quiver my thumb
I'm real nervous 'cause it sure is fun
Come on baba, you drive me crazy
Goodness gracious great balls of fire

I say goodness gracious great balls of fire...oooh..

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 02:36 PM

Hey, Don, you coulda just said "Hubba hubba!!"

Scott, since I am planning to exit CFR via the Gaspe, I will take in Roche Perce afterwards.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 02:44 PM

I see that the rides are now listed on the web site. http://fjrrally.com/...=Home&sub=Rides

Thanks for updating the site. Decisions, decisions..........where to go?

Six rides to choose from and only two days to ride. I like choices like this. I'm thinking St Andrews-by-the-Sea one day for a feed at Ossie's. A run out to Miscou Island for the other day. A long ride but could be a great one if the weather is good. I was only ever there once and it truly felt like the end of the earth.




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I am interested in the Hopewell Rocks trip.....Tuesday for me.
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 03:08 PM

Hey, Don, you coulda just said "Hubba hubba!!"

Scott, since I am planning to exit CFR via the Gaspe, I will take in Roche Perce afterwards.


You are right of course Ray, but I am trying to save up as many of my "Hubba, hubbas" as I can! I am going to be with Tyler and barb for five days in May in Northern California; and I just know that I am going to need all of the "Hubba, hubbas" I can muster up for that adventure!

A question for the Province Locals: Can you give me some approximate distances and times for these six rides? Please nothing to the exact kilometer, or to the very minute, but just an approximation. For example, if you came to visit Arizona and asked tu Papa Chuy what the Chandler, Payson, Camp Verde, Phoenix, then back to Chandler loop would be: I would spout out 6.5 hours covering 300 miles, including a lunch break at the Crosswinds Airport Grille. Muchas Gracias, Mi Muchachos!

EDIT: I suppose this is a question for my Evil Twin Brother, yamafitter. Bill F.: Will the Confederation Bridge ride will be incorporated into and accomplished on our ride to the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island?

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 03:21 PM

Welcome aboard, Matt ! AND John d !

My 2 cents worth: Ray, you can do Roche Perce via Miscou :D

The Fundy / Hopewell Rocks will be a fun ride - lots of good scenery. And those sticky buns in Alma? Hubba hubba! Great Balls of Fire! LIGHT My Fire! After a foggy little run through Fundy Park .....oooh la la :wub:

And St Andrews ....the town is a neat little seaside 'resort' area with the funky Fairmont Alquonquin Hotel and a great little restaurant deck on Water St that sits over the water - if the tide's in (keep in mind, the Bay of Fundy has the highest tides in the world) And Ossie's, well.... it's a roadside gourmand experience :P

The ride to Hartland, Home of the World's Longest Bridge, (AND Covered Bridge potato chips) is 'up' one of the river and 'down' the other. If you want to put in a longer day, we could go west to Hartland and do the loop back and then south to St Andrews. I can give you a long day in the saddle if that's what you want ;) The views along this route are unparalleled anywhere in the world. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it. (and the road's good, too, as long as that 40-metre washed-out section is fixed :blink:)

beemerdons .... you stick with me, big guy :thumbsup:
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 03:45 PM

EDIT: I suppose this is a question for my Evil Twin Brother, yamafitter. Bill F.: Will the Confederation Bridge ride will be incorporated into and accomplished on our ride to the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island?


Confederation Bridge was not in the original planned route to get to the Cabot Trail. However, after we ride the Cabot and stay in Pictou it is a short ride up to the ferry and then across PEI exiting on the Confederation Bridge. It can be done but will add mileage and time to the ride back to Burlington VT.

I will also look at a route that will take us over the bridge and then cross the ferry into Pictou and then on to Cape Breton Island. Once I have some mileages I will let you know how it works for time.
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 03:58 PM



EDIT: I suppose this is a question for my Evil Twin Brother, yamafitter. Bill F.: Will the Confederation Bridge ride will be incorporated into and accomplished on our ride to the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island?


Confederation Bridge was not in the original planned route to get to the Cabot Trail. However, after we ride the Cabot and stay in Pictou it is a short ride up to the ferry and then across PEI exiting on the Confederation Bridge. It can be done but will add mileage and time to the ride back to Burlington VT.

I will also look at a route that will take us over the bridge and then cross the ferry into Pictou and then on to Cape Breton Island. Once I have some mileages I will let you know how it works for time.


Thank You Bill, That is why you are the Brains of this operation; and Mary Ellen is the Beauty, Praise the Lord it is not the other way around!

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 04:09 PM

Thank You Bill, That is why you are the Brains of this operation; and Mary Ellen is the Beauty, Praise the Lord it is not the other way around!

Don, darling. I know you mean this in THE kindest possible way, since I'm no slouch in the brains department (IMNSHO) :rolleyes:

Now, other departments, maybe ..... :blink:
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 04:14 PM


Thank You Bill, That is why you are the Brains of this operation; and Mary Ellen is the Beauty, Praise the Lord it is not the other way around!

Don, darling. I know you mean this in THE kindest possible way, since I'm no slouch in the brains department (IMNSHO) :rolleyes:

Now, other departments, maybe ..... :blink:


Of Course Mon Cherie, I certainly know that you are one sharp cookie, as well as gorgeous! But poor Bill and I were severely beaten with the ugly stick, and Bill was the Lucky One that also got all of the brains! We Fenian Paddies are "The Kings of Blarney"!

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 04:18 PM

Of Course Mon Cherie, I certainly know that you are one sharp cookie, as well as gorgeous! But poor Bill and I were severely beaten with the ugly stick, and Bill was the Lucky One that also got all of the brains! We Fenian Paddies are "The Kings of Blarney"!


"Blarney" . . . is that like bulls**t ?




:D
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 04:31 PM

The Fundy / Hopewell Rocks will be a fun ride - lots of good scenery. And those sticky buns in Alma? Hubba hubba! Great Balls of Fire! LIGHT My Fire! After a foggy little run through Fundy Park .....oooh la la :wub:


You just described my ride with you and Mark to the rocks. Mem isn't lying, that's a good ride - and if you time it right, the sticky buns are still hot with a fresh cup of coffee.
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 04:31 PM

Hopewell Rocks one day because I have always wanted to see the Bay of Fundy at low tide.

St. Martins another day to ride the ferries.

Then it's off to the Cabot Trail.
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 04:40 PM

Of Course Mon Cherie, I certainly know that you are one sharp cookie, as well as gorgeous! But poor Bill and I were severely beaten with the ugly stick, and Bill was the Lucky One that also got all of the brains! We Fenian Paddies are "The Kings of Blarney"!


I've been told that I clean up purdy good and compared to Bustanut we're all purdy smart around here.
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 04:44 PM


The Fundy / Hopewell Rocks will be a fun ride - lots of good scenery. And those sticky buns in Alma? Hubba hubba! Great Balls of Fire! LIGHT My Fire! After a foggy little run through Fundy Park .....oooh la la :wub:


You just described my ride with you and Mark to the rocks. Mem isn't lying, that's a good ride - and if you time it right, the sticky buns are still hot with a fresh cup of coffee.

I'm asking you sugar, would I lie to you ? ;)
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 04:50 PM


Of Course Mon Cherie, I certainly know that you are one sharp cookie, as well as gorgeous! But poor Bill and I were severely beaten with the ugly stick, and Bill was the Lucky One that also got all of the brains! We Fenian Paddies are "The Kings of Blarney"!


I've been told that I clean up purdy good and compared to Bustanut we're all purdy smart around here.
jus sayin' :)


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Posted 28 March 2011 - 05:06 PM



Of Course Mon Cherie, I certainly know that you are one sharp cookie, as well as gorgeous! But poor Bill and I were severely beaten with the ugly stick, and Bill was the Lucky One that also got all of the brains! We Fenian Paddies are "The Kings of Blarney"!


"Blarney" . . . is that like bulls**t ?




:D


Oh No, certainly not Mary Ellen! The well spoken term Blarney only refers to Diplomacy, Tactfulness, Engagement, Conciliation and Detente! If you Google Blarney, it will refer you to Wikipedia and in turn Wiki states: "See 'Old' Michael O'Keeffe and Michael "ShinyPartsUp" McNamara"!


About Blarney

Many people know about the Blarney Stone of Blarney Castle but the word "Blarney" itself needs a little more explaining.
The Blarney Castle stands in an Irish town called Blarney just 5 miles NW of Cork City. Originally built in the 10th century it was meant to be a wooden hunting lodge. The wooden lodge stood until 1210 when it was transformed into a stone castle. Around 1446 the castle was enlarged and strengthened as it stands today. The castle walls are 15 feet thick and rise 120 feet above the surrounding plains. Men standing in the towers could survey the entire area for an approaching enemy and it quickly became the strongest fortress in all of Munster.
The "Blarney Stone" is thought to originate from the "Stone of Scone" which belonged to Scotland. In Scotland, the ceremony of crowning a king was held over the stone due to the fact that it was thought to have magical powers. In 1314 at the Battle of Bannockburn, the Scots along with the help of the Irish defeated the English. For the gratitude of Irish support, Robert the Bruce gave half the stone to Cormac McCarthy, King of Munster. The Stone was installed at Blarney Castle where it became known as the Blarney Stone.
The term "Blarney" originated when Queen Elizabeth I wanted land owners to agree to occupy their own land under title from her and pay taxes to England. The queen sent the Earl of Leicester to the Blarney fortress to take possession of the castle. Whenever the earl endeavored to negotiate the surrender, Lord Blarney always suggested a banquet or some other form of delay. Thus, long progress reports with excuses were always sent to the queen and the castle remained untaken. The queen became so irritated at the earl's reports that she replied..."This is all blarney!" Thus the term Blarney has come to mean eloquent speech or the ability to influence, flatter, and coax with fair words.
In each one of us lies the "Gift of Blarney" and it only needs to be awakened. So sit back, enjoy a few pints, and speak a little "Blarney" amongst friends.