Today we actually saw some SUNSHINE here in the great City of Barrie. At a High temperature of 11C/52F, it wasn’t warm by any means but I was DETERMINED to get out for a little ride on the bike and that is exactly what I did.
Loaded up with my HEATED JACKET AND HEATED GLOVES plus lined boots etc. I just took a short scoot around and stopped at a few places – including Timmy’s for a cuppa and a croissant.
This morning I saw another Canyon Star pull in here. I bought mine early last Summer and this is the first one I’ve seen – and I’ve been looking. No, Not even while in Quartzsite.
This is a 2012 (mine is 2010) and I was anxious to talk with the Owner to see how they like it etc. This one has a few extra features that mine doesn’t have – like the electric awning. Turns out he’s only had it a few weeks and he wasn’t in much of a talking mood. Oh well.
Talked with Paul (the Painter) and Keith (the Repair specialist) and things are really starting to shape up now. They explained the process of priming the damaged areas and then looking at it again to make sure no cracks were missed. If they were then the filling and sanding and priming again. I really have confidence that these guys know what they are doing and that’s a good feeling. Something I would not have had, had I waited to get this done when I got ‘home’.
Bob asked yesterday about the rear of the Coach. Well it did go down into that ditch with a bang. I noticed several cracks in the fiberglass after that and figured it was due to the accident as I had not noticed them before. And seeing as I’m going through my Insurance – AND PAYING A $2,000 DEDUCTIBLE – well you can be assured I will be getting everything fixed.
The door ‘skins’ (for the two doors that got the most damage) are in and on and ready for painting. The skins are just the top part of the door. Paul said he should be ready for painting by tomorrow !! YIPPEE
But I expect this is the part that’s going to take the longest – waiting for drying in between. There are three colours in these doors plus the priming.
While I was out on my little run today I just ‘happened’ to see a Harley Davidson place !! Now surely it’s been MONTHS AND MONTHS since I’ve been into one of their stores !! LOL
Has to be the Owner’s car I figure.
Nice store – just browsed around – didn’t buy anything. Prices at HD are outrageously expensive at best – but add Canada to the equation and they are even worse.
Took a walk around the Dealership here with Bennie when I got back. This is one BIG place. Make no wonder they use those golf carts for zooming around here.
I checked my e-mails when I got back and sure enough got one from Jenn, the Body Shop Manager. Painting IS starting tomorrow and once that starts I won’t have any access to the rig so I’d better be sure I have everything I need out of it.
Won’t be long now !!