We had all the sleds cabled together for the night.
A local contractor stops by to visit and has provided some
helpful information about some low boys traveling on the forest
trails that are bringing in some heavy bulldozers for Shore
Gold's diamond mine.
We ride the 5 or 6 easy
miles south of Choiceland. It is apparent that the SR7 cannot
even climb up out of the ditch into a stubble field on its own,
without the drive belt slipping. This is the belt coming off.
go for the spare belt on another Yamaha 700 triple in the group.
Installed on the SR7 we are back up to speed. The
sled is working perfectly. This is hard to believe had we not
experienced it our selves. Someone inexperienced may have drove
the sled this way until the belt exploded then you would have
150.00$ worth of little rubber pieces. Likely not much of an
opportunities to return it for a refund. This last pic is of the
Yamaha belt that worked well.
11:12AM Looking for a couple more riders where the Torch Trail
meets the Inland Road.
There we are.
Now we are back on the forest trail that has been
bladed down for heavy traffic.
12:10PM We stop at an old barn that is collapsing under its own
weight and no way...!
...This is a way to cool!
to see an old gas fired steel wheeled tractor
holding up this section of the barn is as good as it gets!
That is one heavy duty fan belt! Maybe it would work on the SR7!
Give her a little choke and maybe we can
crank her up!
Now if we were golfers you could call this
We stop at an abandoned church that we could see on the horizon.
It was built in 1915. The front steps were poured
The old church is starting to lean.
Do you have a confession to make?
Some of the original items have not fared very well.
We mount up and pull out of the Churchyard, the North Branch
crossing is our next stop.