Monday, September 11, 2023

Sept 10 - Falkenburg Loop

Back on the Harley and riding again with the BF. It has been quite awhile since I have been able to get out on either of my motorcycles. Sad but true. That's life, anyway, today is shaping up to be perfect riding weather, sunny and mild with no humidity making for a pleasant ride.

Round Trip: 125 mi / 201 km
Map:Falkenburg Loop

Started off on the 518 taking Stisted Rd which becomes Ravenscliff. Pretty good roads, and both paved. Maybe the odd rough patch here and there, but overall not bad. We turned off on Hoodstown Rd [45] and then left onto Etwell Rd. Again both roads are fairly easy riding, a few really sharp turns and squiggly with a little twisty thrown in. lol It comes out on Aspdin Rd where we turned right. Then the next side street Domtar we made a left. It is just a short road that ends at Old Muskoka Rd where we turned right.

I hadn't been on Old Muskoka Rd in 5 years. That was back when I first got my Rebel. The road seems a lot more bumpier than I remembered. It was quite rough riding in spots even though it is paved. Not a good Harley riding road lol. Oh well, the way I see it, we were already committed to it, so just ride it out.

We then Made a left at Stephenson Rd 4 W. to get to Lone Pine Rd. This will bring you right into Bracebridge as it dumps out on Manitoba St. Lone Pine Rd starts off a little rough but eventually smooths out. Nice road with very little traffic. As it nears Manitoba St it gets a little more residential. 

Stopped at the beginning of Lone Pine Rd for a little rest after the bumpy ride.

Making a right on Manitoba St. we headed to Falkenburg Rd. I have been on this road a lot of times with my Rebel. It is a nice road with lots of twists and curves. Very nice ride with a fairly smooth surface and even the Harley seemed to handle it fine. 

This morning when I first plotted out the route I had planned on riding part of the Frank Miller Memorial Rte that would take us along Forman and Mortimer Point Rd and loop back up to Rosseau along Peninsula Rd. Well, when we got to the end Falkenburg Rd I just wasn't sure if I was up to some more potentially rough riding roads that could be quite possible on Foreman or Mortimer. So I told the BF to turn right on Brackenrig Rd instead of left. Brackenrig Rd is another great road to ride, although just too short lol. (If you are curious about the original route you can find it at the end of my babbling lol) 

We turned left onto Windermere Rd. keeping right as to continue on Dee Bank Rd.
All wonderful riding. 

When Deebank Rd ended at hwy 141 we turned right heading towards Rosseau. You will never be disappointed riding on 141. Lots of twisties and curves. Although at the time of this riding tour there is construction as you round Skeleton Bay and it is down to one lane, so be prepared to stop at the automatic stop light thingy. At least there was not much traffic so it was just a short delay before we were on our way again.

Construction - one lane

We stopped at the Rosseau Waterfront Park.
Nice place to take a rest before heading back.

We continued up 141 turning right on Cardwell which becomes Aspdin Rd., which heads back into Huntsville. The beginning of Cardwell/Aspdin is a little rough but then whoohoo, they resurfaced most of it since the last time we were on it. It was SWEET! All the rough spots were gone and made for a very pleasant ride with all its twists and curves. Had to slow down when a family of  wild Turkeys decided to cross the road. The little young Turkeys were cute as they waddled across the road, but the adults sure were ugly lol.

We went back up Etwell Rd and Hoodstown to Ravenscliff where we made a right. Next we turned left on Fowlers Rd. Then a left onto Old North Rd until it was time to hook back onto highway 11 for a short spurt. We exited at Novar where we connected onto the 592 back to Emsdale. (Not bad roads if you are wanting to avoid highway 11 as much as possible). 

Until next time, Keep...

Cruising Through Life & Enjoying The Ride

Oh, almost forgot

Here is the extended version of this route

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