Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum

Hi, Welcome to the Silverwing 600 Forum. We ask that you be polite and also introduce yourself on your 1st post. The members are friendly and helpful so just have fun. There is www.maxi-scoots.com site that is geared for all scooters and motorcycles.
 
HomeCalendarGalleryFAQSearchRegisterLog in
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» The Challenge
recent trip to canada I_icon_minitimeby GoonerKev Today at 3:52 am

» SW s for sale
recent trip to canada I_icon_minitimeby GoonerKev Today at 3:49 am

» 2007 Swing 600 for sale, all the trimmings, near Cardiff, Wales.
recent trip to canada I_icon_minitimeby RarestRX Yesterday at 8:07 pm

» Click, when I pull the front break.
recent trip to canada I_icon_minitimeby Delray Yesterday at 7:52 pm

» Album not working
recent trip to canada I_icon_minitimeby GoonerKev Yesterday at 1:12 pm

» New SW owner!
recent trip to canada I_icon_minitimeby Tn Traveler Yesterday at 8:46 am

» Hi everybody!
recent trip to canada I_icon_minitimeby Dale N. Yesterday at 8:44 am

» HELP - Front brake lever locking up!
recent trip to canada I_icon_minitimeby Lost it Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:32 am

» Cleaning the brake calipers
recent trip to canada I_icon_minitimeby Lost it Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:32 am

» My journey to the SilverWing
recent trip to canada I_icon_minitimeby GoonerKev Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:54 am

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search
free forum
 

Share
 

 recent trip to canada

Go down 
AuthorMessage
john grinsel
Rubber band guru
john grinsel

Number of posts : 2718
Age : 80
Points : 6842
Registration date : 2009-08-18

recent trip to canada Empty
PostSubject: recent trip to canada   recent trip to canada I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 05, 2018 9:26 am

Just got back from trip to Ontario----took car---my third or so attempt at car trip in the past 20-25 years or so....and maybe my last car trip, they just equal no fun!! Think I will continue on bikes/scooters into my 80's.

Weather terrible, used heater/AC/ open windows. Bugs were out.

Pavement conditions in both US and Canada=not very good, although yesterday Pulaski VA to I-40 near Knoxville TN road was very smooth for a change.

Lots of bikes out---mostly Harleys(even in rain!) saw 2 big scooters, about 10 50cc including one electric.....trailer bikers out there, including trikes on trailers....my take, why have this stuff and do not ride it?

Adventure riders appeared to be having their "adventure on the Interstate"

New Car ---Mitsuibishi Mirage---I am happy with, will be nice garage decoration for use in real emergency. Get this about 52 MPG US for entire trip, Electric Power Steering not a plus.

Drivers in Canada very good. US the further south you get the worse they are---rude, do not use blinkers, on phone or text. Bathrooms in Canada are clean, US the further south you get the dirtier they are.

Food I prefer McDonalds---not good taste, but you do not get runs. Think I will go back to carrying MRE's, and eat at rest stops.

Sure saw lots of fat people in US.

Want to take at least 2 more long bike trips this year--Hyder AK and probably James Bay Road---ideal camping and 200-250 miles a day----getting tired of dirty motels, but most motels in Canada are still the kind you can park right in front of the door which is great.
Back to top Go down
Pastor Ron
Silver Wing Rider
Silver Wing Rider


Number of posts : 402
Age : 67
Location : Asheville,NC
Points : 2792
Registration date : 2013-02-24

recent trip to canada Empty
PostSubject: Re: recent trip to canada   recent trip to canada I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 05, 2018 3:31 pm

I am glad you liked Canada....it sounds like you wouldn't mind moving there? It also sounds like you do not like the South!
Back to top Go down
oldwingguy
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru


Number of posts : 1243
Location : Hocking Hills U.S.A.
Points : 2643
Registration date : 2016-01-29

recent trip to canada Empty
PostSubject: Re: recent trip to canada   recent trip to canada I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 05, 2018 6:09 pm

trailer bikers out there, including trikes on trailers....my take, why have this stuff and do not ride it?

Why is EZ we trailered a couple time because were were staying three months in the same place, had our goods inside the tow vehicle and secure, two drivers 1 vehicle on the road.
Back to top Go down
john grinsel
Rubber band guru
john grinsel

Number of posts : 2718
Age : 80
Points : 6842
Registration date : 2009-08-18

recent trip to canada Empty
PostSubject: Re: recent trip to canada   recent trip to canada I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 05, 2018 6:15 pm

I really do not like the south and the lower standards, whether it is crappy building standards, bad food, bad drivers, etc and too hot in summer or panic when it snows....brine on roadways, not good for 2 wheelers.
Back to top Go down
Cosmic_Jumper
Site Admin
Cosmic_Jumper

Number of posts : 3060
Age : 76
Location : damn near Philadelphia, PA
Points : 7210
Registration date : 2009-06-12

recent trip to canada Empty
PostSubject: Re: recent trip to canada   recent trip to canada I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 06, 2018 3:20 pm

Wait a minute. If you ride combat and eat MRE's enroute, do you wear a regimental tam as well? Why this might be one of the missing episodes of Faulty Towers; the one where Major Gowen recalls his exploits defending the crown against the onslaught of 'those filthy buggers'...
Back to top Go down
john grinsel
Rubber band guru
john grinsel

Number of posts : 2718
Age : 80
Points : 6842
Registration date : 2009-08-18

recent trip to canada Empty
PostSubject: Re: recent trip to canada   recent trip to canada I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 06, 2018 3:25 pm

No.....but I did serve 20 active years in the Air Force and another 30 years or so as Army Civilian.
Back to top Go down
GHM-PM
Site Admin
GHM-PM

Number of posts : 1566
Age : 66
Location : Wickenburg, AZ
Points : 4322
Registration date : 2012-05-17

recent trip to canada Empty
PostSubject: Re: recent trip to canada   recent trip to canada I_icon_minitimeThu Jun 07, 2018 10:06 pm

John, glad you had a safe trip! You sure get around whether on two wheels or 4!!! I am in Ely Nevada for the summer and my Silver Wing did not make the cut. It is home in Arizona. Brought the Kawasaki side by side this time, having fun so far!!!
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




recent trip to canada Empty
PostSubject: Re: recent trip to canada   recent trip to canada I_icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
recent trip to canada
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Recent Pilbara Trip
» which part of toronto is grass roots canada located?
» HoopStars Canada Rankings - Class of 2009 to 2012
» Would love to tagalong with someone on a trip to Hill End!!
» Pilbara Trip

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum :: Honda Silver Wing :: Silver Wing Topics-
Jump to: