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Old 06-11-19, 05:40 AM
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Yes, the bike ferry was operational:




I wouldn't go as far as recommending the campgrounds. There may be better options but it did the job for us. Goose Bay is a glorified trailer park with 5-6 tent sites. Friday evening was party time. As we foolishly thought we are going to bed we had to second guess our tent pitch so close to the path as the beer carrying golfcarts went were cruising the campground. Then, someone unleashed two sets of fireworks above our tent and we had to listen to Allman Brothers and incoherent babbling of intoxicated patrons for a few more hours but all went quiet around 11pm so we still got a good night sleep. If You're not an early to bed type then I would recommend buying a few beers, kicking back and don't plan on going to bed until about 11pm. :-)

In Port Kent, there seems to be a better campground right above the ferry landing but they were full so we went another mile to the Ausable Chasm. The campground spots are nice and the pool was nice but the campground seems like a tourist trap :-)

Ok. Enough complaining. We had a fabulous trip. Scenic, with every mile and minimal climbing for my standards.


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So obviously the little causeway shuttle ferry was doing it's thing over the part where the bridge is no longer there.

Haven't been on the causeway in years, will keep your loop and campgrounds in mind, could be an idea for this summer.
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Old 06-11-19, 06:32 AM
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thanks for the heads up. I have only ever once camped in that generally area once, on one of the Hero Islands, waaay back on my first ever bike trip in 89. Had to pay the same in my borrowed itsy bitsy bivy type coffin tent as a giant RV, but I seem to recall some nice RV folks giving me some supper after asking me about my trip.
Have biked through and visited Ausable Chasm, on a supported trip, and get the "tourist trap" comment, but its like that whenever there is a known place that tourists come to isnt it?
As you say though, main thing is that it was pretty and you had a good time.
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Funny how that hospitality thing kicks in & out, huh? Last night, a restaurant owner yelled to me, asking if I was hungry. I think he cooked way more food than he had customers. I had just finished eating a huge fruit salad, and already stocked up for today's ride, so I politely declined.
This morning, a trucker bought my coffee for me (in a to-go cup), then someone else paid for my 2 sausage biscuits, at Carl's JR.
Mind you, I'm clean and definitely NOT panhandling, have plenty of cash on hand, so it makes ya wonder. 🤔😉
I'll be sure to pass it along, especially that good feeling you get. 👍
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Tiny minaret and bad roads in Khiva Uzbekistan.
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That's for salt. Pepper is around the corner ;-)
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Old 06-19-19, 09:59 AM
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Heavy traffic on Tanzanian roads.
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Originally Posted by PedalingWalrus View Post
That's for salt. Pepper is around the corner ;-)
you know, just wanted to let you know that your dumbass jokes do get a chuckle out of this dumbass.

this one took me about 5 seconds to get, but hey, I did in the end.
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Heavy traffic on Tanzanian roads.
badump bump+cymbal sound!
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Old 06-19-19, 02:11 PM
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Heavy traffic on Tanzanian roads.
I would like to know more about touring Tanzania.

My neighbor across the street is from there and we are good friends. He has asked me to go twice.


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Originally Posted by djb View Post
you know, just wanted to let you know that your dumbass jokes do get a chuckle out of this dumbass.

this one took me about 5 seconds to get, but hey, I did in the end.

I’ll take that as a compliment 🙂
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I’ll take that as a compliment 🙂
Yup. I realized seeing this page again that I hadn't mentioned chuckling at that, and no one else did, so I figured what the hay, I'd put it down.
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Heavy traffic on Tanzanian roads.
So I said to the Rhino.. "Honk your horn at them".
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Just finished dinner along Flathead Lake in Bigfork, MT.
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Originally Posted by PedalingWalrus View Post
That's for salt. Pepper is around the corner ;-)
You actually got it backwards, I think. I think you're thinking of a pepper mill, for fresh-ground black pepper. But that just leaves a salt shaker, so maybe you were right all along? 🤔😁
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Old 06-29-19, 11:00 PM
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No composition options on this one. Just shot over my helmet while riding.
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Old 07-01-19, 05:05 AM
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Pete Creek Road outside of Yaak, MT. Seek and ye shall find.

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Cute little dachshund puppy there, did you pet him?
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Pete Creek Road outside of Yaak, MT. Seek and ye shall find.

Best pic here in awhile. 👍
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Old 07-03-19, 06:17 AM
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Best pic here in awhile. 👍
Thanks. It was super exciting to see him. When I did, I let out a loud "Yesssssss!" That caused him to stop and see what was up, which gave me time to fire up the camera.

A few days earlier I had climbed the Idaho side of Thompson Pass in a cold rain:

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I've wondered how you dealt with the language issue in your extended travels to Romania and Georgia. Do you speak Russian or do you rely mostly on gestures? Thanks for sharing your grand adventures.
thank you. speaking Russian would be cool in the two countries, everybody would understand. No I don't speak Russian, communication mostly on gestures and translations with the phone.
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Gosh, never knew there were so many beautiful touring places in Spain. Will definitely pay a visit!
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I do love Montana. Spent a year studying at Rocky Mountain College in Billings...Never got to cycle though! I'm sure glacier national park and the Bear-Tooth mountains are breath taking on a bicycle, both mentally and physically!
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Old 07-05-19, 05:33 AM
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Skipped Glacier this time. Been up the west side four times and down the east side once. Instead, I substituted Gold Pass from St. Regis into Idaho, St. Joe River Rd. and the Route of the Hiawatha trail. I also built in time to ride up to and walk through the Ross Creek Cedars.
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Kootenai Falls, where portions of “The Revenant” were filmed.
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