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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Day 23: Sun., July 5: St. Ann's to North Sydney, NS

Well, today's journey was a short one -- about 40 or so km., but holy Hannah -- the fog this morning coming up and over the mountain between the two places was absolutely pea soup. It was really scarey as you couldn't see very far in front at all. And what's up with these boneheads who DON'T put their lights on???? Sheesh.

Last night, we had a lotta thunder and lightning in St Ann's and lost the power, so hadda go to bed early.

Anyway, got here to North Sydney, which is where the ferry to Newfoundland will leave from at 8:00 p.m. on Monday night (tomorrow). Checked into the Clansman Motel, which is mentioned in the Motorcycling Guide to Nova Scotia -- has covered parking for bikes and a bike wash station and the owner is a rider and great enthusiast and there are a number of other riders staying here -- so felt right at home.

The only fly in the ointment (or one of them) is that I suddenly came down with a whopper of a headache, like I haven't had in years. The staff kindly let me check in early so I could have a lay down and get over it, which I eventually did. But didn't feel good enuf to do any sightseeing, so hopefully will get to that tomorrow in the daytime.

The other fly in the ointment, unfortunately, is that my clutch seems to be slipping a bit. There are not HD places here to have it looked at, so I'm going to wait till I get to St. Johns, Newfoundland, where there is a dealer who can have a look-see and figger out what the problem is -- hopefully, it will be a minor adjustment.

Hope you are all enjoying your Sunday and riding your sox off!!!


Bikerhen said...

So very sorry for the headache you suffered, but honestly, a little rest time was probably in order anyway. Hope you are feeling fit as a fiddle this morning and you get some sight-seeing in before heading off to the ferry.
Have a great day, Willi!

Rhonda said...

I don't think there's anything worse than a headache... 'specially when you have to wear a helmet ! I'm glad you got it fixed... hopefully you won't get anymore but if you do, try a nice cup of tea, just regular orange pekoe tea, with milk and a couple of sugar.. drink it down fast as you can and take a couple of tylenol... that should get rid of that headache in short order.. getting down of off my 'Mom' soapbox now LOL
The Clansman sounds like a nice spot.. Big Bob and I might just have to check that out ;o)
I hope the clutch holds up till you get to St. John's...funny how your bike had no 'issues' till Privateers got hold of it isn't it? ...hmmm funny... damn hilarious! Ride safe my good friend... have a great time on the Rock ! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Aww Willi sorry to hear about the headache! You have been going nonstop which could have brought on the headache.
Im kind of worried about your clutch though. Its quite a ride to St. John's from the ferry. So take care and Ill be itching to read your blog tonight to make sure you arrived safe and sound. Its ride night for the club tonite hopefully the weather will cooperate.
Take care my friend andRide Safe!