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I was already thinking of next year and i want to do a toronto ride befor i start school and dont have the money , I was wondering how long it will take me to ride from van to toronto ( dunno where in toronto but just give me me a ball park )
 

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You could do it in 4 days. Take as much time as you can though, since those would be very long days. I rode Vancouver to Montreal in 4 days, in July.
 

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do u have to bring extra gas ? , and does anyone on this site do this ride or thinking of doing it next year ? get back to me , would be nice to have someone with me for talking and shit as its a long ride to do myself.

I'm also buying a bike befor i go as i need a new one i was looking at the 05 kawi zx6r or should i goto 10r becouse of one ride
 

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Its about 4400km you can figure out an avrg speed-time.

10+ hr days would be tiresome i'd think, depending on the bike.

do u have to bring extra gas ? , and does anyone on this site do this ride or thinking of doing it next year ? get back to me , would be nice to have someone with me for talking and shit as its a long ride to do myself.
Just pickup some hitchhikers :thumbup
 

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do u have to bring extra gas ? , and does anyone on this site do this ride or thinking of doing it next year ? get back to me , would be nice to have someone with me for talking and shit as its a long ride to do myself.

I'm also buying a bike befor i go as i need a new one i was looking at the 05 kawi zx6r or should i goto 10r becouse of one ride
You won't find many stretches where you'll have to go more than 225-250kms between gas stations, so depending upon your new bike's range you may not need extra fuel.
 

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I was already thinking of next year and i want to do a toronto ride befor i start school and dont have the money , I was wondering how long it will take me to ride from van to toronto ( dunno where in toronto but just give me me a ball park )
First of all is it a pleasure trip or a ride to Toronto

Well I have done it in a few hours over 2 days taking the northern route night one in Brandon and night two in North Bay.

If you are night riding you will need a fule cell and some really BF lights as the Moose, deer and bear are an issue

I would likely recomend that you take a US route ( higher speed limits and zip across at Sarnia)Plan your time by Chicago for a night crossing or do the lake michigan ferry and sleep on board

Conversely if it was a pleasure ride highway 3 to Alberta then head south and meander across the USA then head north in Minnesot and then go around lake superior the close to the lake route and hug the great lakes all the way down to Owen Sound.

GO buy MS Streets and trips and plan away
 

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The trip is exactly 4500 kms. I did it in 3 days and 3 hours in a tiny car loaded with all my earthly possessions through ice, snow, and sleet. My suggestion, and it is only a suggestion, is that you take your time and stop to smell the wilderness as often as you can. Not only will it save your butt, but it will leave you with fond memories other than just pavement and lines flying past. Take at the very least a week to get there. Take a camera. Have fun.
 

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hey man i was thinking of doin a ride like that too umm next year sounds wicked im in
 

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I'm planning a ride to the maritimes next year in late August. I'll be going down through the states (after the rockies) & coming back up after the lakes. I'd like to average 600-800 km days. Let me know if you're interested.
 

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i should be in becouse i called my bank today to see if u could get a student loan if i already had a loan they told me no , so i have to pay for this bike in cash so saving the money at this time , seen one today that i like but dont have the $$$ to buy it , looking on buying a bike that i could rebuild like an 05-06 kawi
 

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I would suggest you go through the states as they have interesting speeding laws (faster speeds and only one ticket per day allowed), the gas stations are closer together, and the trip is shorter (mainly becasue of speed)
 
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i'd go if we do the crazy twisty way through b.c. to start it off. and i have to get rid of my 600 and get a 750.
but im down.
 

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I would likely recomend that you take a US route ( higher speed limits and zip across at Sarnia)Plan your time by Chicago for a night crossing or do the lake michigan ferry and sleep on board
Yup! US routing for sure.
If it's a "get there," ride, fuel is cheaper, availability is vastly greater on the US highways, and the average speed limits are higher.
Bill is referring to the ferry that leaves Milwaukee in the AM, and scoots you due east, so you can exit the ferry, and cross into Canada at Sarnia.
Bill and I took that ferry last year during the Iron Butt Rally, route planning and sleeping.
Besides, Wisconsin has, and I mean this literally, picture perfect scenery and roads. I'm going back to Wisconsin, and soon.
 

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my suggestion, would be to SEE Canada. enjoy your ride and smell the roses. take a camera, take pictures, and bring back memories that you will be able to cherish for some time to come. many years ago we went across Canada (car), as far as Quebec City. it would be awesome on a bike.

if speed and "just have to get there" is your motto, then I think you are missing the boat and the opportunity of a lifetime.

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