Towed! (revisited)

So after a long process of asking around at several offices and websites, I managed to discover the actual process to dispute and get a refund for a tow. It was not, as I initially was advised, to file a complaint with the small claims court. It turned out that this process would have cost nearly as much as what I was trying to get back not counting the time to fill out paper work and go to court. I first emailed and, after no response, called the Toronto parking authority about the situation to settle out of court and it turns out that there is an address to which you can write to request an investigation. So I wrote out a letter and made copies of all my receipts and the ticket and sent it in to the parking authority. Less than a week later I got a call
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Toronto-Lake Placid (2)

So overall my weekend trip to Lake Placid was very successful. Especially once I got all the kinks worked out of the route, it turned out to be a great ride. I ended up getting a little lost after wolf island once I entered New York but managed to work it out just fine. Wolf Island itself was also a really nice ride. It was about a 20 minute ride on a two lane highway through farm land. Had an interesting experience with one of the locals there too. I had realized after a couple of minutes that one of my saddle bag straps was lose so I pulled into the entrance of a driveway to fix it. I left the engine idling and got off. There was a big dog on the porch of the house farther down the driveway that was barking at me. After a little while
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Toronto-Lake Placid (1)

So after about three months of having the bike out of winger storage and only two “long distance” trips (one being 100 miles round trip and another was to Wasaga Beach for a long weekend, but more about those later) I’m finally out on a real touring trip, and one that I haven’t done before. Right now I’m sitting in the wolf-island ferry terminal waiting for the three o’clock ferry to New York. It took me about four hours to go the roughly 200 km from Toronto to Kingston. My originally planned route was to take route 2/Kingston road all the way to Kingston. I had looked up this route in my H.O.G. touring guide which marked pretty much all of rt. 2 as a scenic route. The one problem though is that google maps estimated the time for what should be around a six hour trip into a nearly
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