Jiff (Geoff's Islander name) came up with the idea to ride out to the Rock via the Trans Labrador highway, a trip I had in the planning stages, but was content to let sit on the back burner until now, as what better way to face adversity then with good friends?
The group I belong to, www.gtasportriders.com, started to toss the idea around in the touring thread, then we finally threw out a date of the 16th of July and were committed. 265 days seems like a lot of time to prepare for a trip, but as the date drew closer, I seemed to have more and more loose ends that needed tying up, to the point that the weekend prior to the trip I found that my fuel economy needed to improve or the 5litre gas can I was going to be bringing wasn't going to be enough to get me across the longest stretch from Happy Valley Goose Bay to Port Hope Simpson, a distance by road of 410 kilometres.
It's the little things that keep you on your toes. ;)
At any rate, I'm sitting in St. Anthony Newfoundland waiting for the rain to die out before continuing further South to Gros Morne National park.
The Trans Lab is behind us, we've conquered it, and return with our shields. :D