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Sunday, April 02, 2006

The Quest for Fire Ride!!

Well, the 1st official RCMP ride of the season is over! Named the Quest for Fire ride, it was awesome. We had a great turnout, a few regulars were missing but we had a lot of new faces and a lot of fun. A few minor (?!) setbacks as always, but all in all a great day.

We started off at Squirly's as always; here's the infamous David Coates in his uber-suave pose.

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Great turnout!

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Then, the problems started!!

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Ahh, there's the problem!

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So, what's the solution?

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Fire in the middle of High Park is the solution!!

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So we stole a little fire from a family and scared them off.

Then we wait.

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Julie's orange Motobecane.

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My new love, David's Grande.

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After a little fire dance, all the crap seemed burned out of Ilya's pipe.

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A picnic table served as a nice workbench.

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And then we rode a bit more and went home. Poor Ilya's bike messed up again on the way home, so we reconvened at my house and then we all went on our merry way.



  • At 4/02/2006 7:57 PM, Blogger Shutterbug said…

    Ya it was a lot of fun. 10 mopeds riding together is much more fun that all alone. This was my first group ride and I had a great time. It was great to meet everyone and put faces to the names. Looking forward to more rides this summer. Just need to find some more speed from my orange PC50

    Beep Beep

  • At 4/02/2006 8:25 PM, Blogger freddie said…

    That, just about, sums it up.
    What's up Toronto, Wuz up.
    Moped mania is in the air,
    Gotta be radical, gotta play fair,
    Gotta use little, gotta take care.
    Moped mania is in the air.

    It was definitely an adventure that's for sure. It was nice to meet and ride with you all again, specially with the new fellow riders, Julie, Ilya, Darcy, Paul, some names escape my memory, sorry. God willing, I can ride again in to weeks time, rain or shine.

    Nice pics Lindsay!


  • At 4/02/2006 10:07 PM, Blogger ilyae said…

    final touch at Lindsay's, made my Hercules so much faster!! Thank you all for a great support and giant help! WhataDay!
    p.s. my moped is loud as yours, now


  • At 4/03/2006 9:15 AM, Blogger Bruce50cc said…

    I really wanted to come. Looks like you had a good time. I need a tune up and a wrench job on my body before I can ride. Maybe later I'll be able to make it.I'm going to see if acupuncture will help.Pain ,pain go away, so I can ride another day.
    Nice to see so many new riders.

  • At 4/03/2006 9:59 AM, Blogger steven matichuk said…

    tonnes of fun and really nice to meet everyone. wrnech day next sunday at lindsay's for sure!

  • At 4/03/2006 12:12 PM, Blogger david said…

    Great pix, Linds. Best pic of the Grande I've ever seen. BTW, the Texas back ribs I cooked for the old ball and chain were great. Probably more tender than Ilya's exhaust pipe. We should have a barbie sometime.

  • At 4/03/2006 1:13 PM, Blogger Joolie said…

    omigod. now i am alive.
    great to meet everyone. see you sunday!

  • At 4/03/2006 2:28 PM, Anonymous datintor said…

    hehehe..."Quest for Fire".

    As a newbie to the RCMP I would just like to send out a BIG Thank You to all the regulars who made us feel so welcome.

    I have to say that this was the most fun I've had on my ped since I bought it last Aug.

    BTW if anyone has a wheel balancer could you please bring it to the wrenching on Sunday?

    So Thanks again and take care everyone! D.

  • At 4/03/2006 5:03 PM, Blogger Paul said…

    What a great day. If the weather is good, I think a BBQ would be a great idea. What does everyone else think?

  • At 4/04/2006 12:25 AM, Anonymous Jannx said…

    How do I find out about the next ride, check here or is there a broadcast email? If someone could give coordinates for the meeting point it would be great. I spent Sunday tooling around on my own. I would have hooked up if I knew

    cheers, Jan

  • At 4/04/2006 8:20 AM, Blogger steven matichuk said…

    hi jan,
    you can watch this blog or check for a posting on the usual meeting point is squirly's @ 807 queen st. west, but we're talking about a "wrench day" in lieu of a ride this sunday at lindsay's house in the dupont and ossington area- exact address to follow.
    glad to know another rider is interested!
    see you soon!

  • At 4/04/2006 12:30 PM, Blogger ilyae said…

    We spoke about the insurance. i've got $146 with M1 and no driving record with ThePersonal
    My agent: Jennifer Gonzales 1.888.277.6481.
    Hope it will help! See ya sunday

  • At 4/04/2006 12:33 PM, Blogger motormatic said…

    shit, ilya, that's a great deal. i'm going to call her about my motorcycle.

  • At 4/04/2006 12:56 PM, Blogger Shutterbug said…

    I checked out The Personal online. Looks to be a group insurance company. For employees of companies or places covered under group policies.

  • At 4/04/2006 5:58 PM, Blogger mohog said…

    Had a great time on Sundays ride. Met nice new people. I posted some more pictures of Sundays ride on my blog, check it out.

  • At 4/04/2006 8:54 PM, Blogger freddie said…

    Hi all, I wont make til later on Sunday.
    If anybody needs any parts for Sunday, let me know by Wednesday.
    I should have them by Sunday, if in stock.

    Rode Mon, Tues. Made a fire and roasted another pipe today. Still won't stay running.

    Keep it vertical!

  • At 4/04/2006 10:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    thanks for the info on how to get updated on the group. I'll check on Fridays.

    I may drop in on the wrench day just to say hi, I'm going to ride. Fortunately for me my Arrow is running well so I'm leaving it as is. Yay.


  • At 4/05/2006 6:38 AM, Blogger Shutterbug said…

    MOHOG. I dont see the pics on your blog.


  • At 4/05/2006 7:02 AM, Blogger mohog said…

    They are there. I tried it from work and it works. Copy and paste.

  • At 4/05/2006 7:02 AM, Blogger mohog said…

    They are there. I tried it from work and it works. Copy and paste.

  • At 4/05/2006 8:44 AM, Blogger motormatic said…

    yeah it works. too bad i look so fat!

  • At 4/05/2006 3:07 PM, Blogger Shutterbug said…

    ugh And I look Grey!!should have left the helmet on

  • At 4/06/2006 9:10 AM, Blogger steven matichuk said…

    hey dave, i lost your email address. are you coming down in your van again? if so, feel like giving my audrey a lift over to lindsay's? i live right between the 401 and her place so it'd be on the way.
    shoot me an email:


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