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  1. 15 points
    Because most of the last snow falls had seems to have hit harder on the south shore of the St-Lawrence river, we tried this loop last Saturday 6, 2021 We were a bit disappointed ... not that it does not ride well but we expected way more snow. In fact the trail conditions were similar as the south of my area. The trail is often easy to follow due to its color, especially in woods, and the skis often scratch the base, especially in curves. The 10km/H speed zone along the reservoir near the Victoriaville drive me crazy each time I pass there! it is not that long but it looks damn long !!! after that we appreciate 30 zone!!! The fields trail sections south of Victoriaville are in better shape because the wind brings more snow into the trail shaping up the condition as well as #35 west of Warwick which was very nice. Here a short video of our ride. Best viewed with the sound on and the quality cranked up at 1080p My Venture hit the mental mark of the 25000 miles/40000kms during the ride On the way back we pass through St-Léonard D'Aston which was nicer than the morning trail path Finally a good 210 miles run for us. Like Iceman mention in one of his post, the trails do not have a real hard base... no thaw since our recent season start so it's a bit normal that we are dealing with the conditions we have. Hoping for more snow ahead.... Alain
  2. 14 points
    iceman

    Local Ride 6

    Wrapped it up early today and Mrs Ice was.“working from home” (no students today) so i called on my way home and told her get ready we ride a few hours. Blue sky day and big sun but cold wind and temps around -7c. Trails were looking mint when I left this morning at 6am. I was drooling , it was -23c white asphalt this morning. I was in St Luc, through St Narcisse and up to Lac a Tortue and Grand Mere then back through St Etienne but this was in the big rig not the Apex. I saw all I needed to see to know they were holding up today. Got home dressed and out we went for a quick 3 hour tour. Out and back. From home was beautiful to St Etienne we arrived at junction for trail 63 to Trois Riveres, this is basically in reality a cu de sac, it goes south passed airport Trois Riveres and continue to just near the Pont Laviolette where you need call the Flatbed to cross the river. This trail is used mostly by locals coming up from parking at Airport and their houses to access points north. Always mint down here and we make a run down with the intention of checking out a new relais open this year. Its a campground called Domaine Corral. Anyway been hearing good things about this place and decided to go check it out. Awesome trail all the way. Some real nice runs through this section of trail. We arrive at 1pm we are the only sleds. Like I said this is kinda out of the way, but well worth the trip. In summer its a hopping campground with a big country western bar. (Before Covid Time) , we were greeted warmly and ate well. Great homemade fries. We hung outside by the fire and they had a windbreak constructed was well though out. Great stop. A few others arrive we stay and chat awhile. Time to ride some more. We head back the way we came and it’s wonderful. Back up through St Etienne and west this time just for a short bit. The TQ3/63 gets alot of traffic here and it’s starting to show now by 2:30pm. Not terrible but not like the other section we just rode down and back. I could ride that section up and back for a half a day and be a happy sledder. We turn around just before St Barnabe and backtrack to the house. Sweet afternoon tour. Quick 100km with a one hour break at the relais. https://www.relive.cc/view/vr637APdg86
  3. 14 points
    Here the ride we did this last saturday february 20, 2021 The snow accumulations of the last weeks have nicely shape up the conditions and although there are still some brownish snow near home in the south, we no longer scrape dirt on the trail base and as soon as we go up north a bit it is very white . Here near Ste-Mélanie ... I have put together a first video of the ride between St-Ambroise de Kildare and St-Côme via #43 trail As per covid's rules, we ate outside on #63 trailside at the Auberge du Vieux Moulin a Scie junction. My Givi has turn into a lunchbox! 😂 and here is a second video, from leaving after lunch up to the Auberge Le Cabanon We then looped in the Mastigouche wildlife reserve by the #350 trail and took the #23 trail to return toward home. Very good conditions, no lack of snow! Trail was more worn by the saturday traffic south from Gabriel de Brandon but everything else before was really nice, a total of 216miles for the whole loop We finally got some nice winter trail conditions... mid february... late is better than never!!! We now touch the best of the season, hoping for the best in the next weeks Alain
  4. 13 points
    iceman

    Local Ride 7

  5. 13 points
    mikerider

    mainr riding

    After a somewhat dismal day yesterday of a mix of lots of big and small bumps in the Millinocket area, I left this morning in frigid temps to head north into the big wilderness. Destination at least Shin Pond Camps, better yet Libby's Sporting Camps. Got to Shin Pond way quick, stayed the north course for Libby's. Almost the entire trip was on freshly groomed trails, and a few that weren't were still smooth and fast. Again, this area has nice big wide logging roads with plenty of hills. Gas at Shin Pond, lunch at Libby's and back thru Mattagammon Wilderness store, and Bowling Sporting Camps. Based on the grooming, and big wide roads, views of lakes, streams and rivers along with a few mountain views, and very low traffic count, sunshine good part of day; this would have to be one of the top ten best rides ever. It was Quebec worthy. Libby's Canps is nothing short of right out of the early 1900's. It is an Orvis Fly Fishing approved camp. I would have to rate lunch there as the best ever trail stop lunch. I had been told it was amazing food. On the way back I also poked around the Northeast Outdoor Center, big log cabin restaurant and rental cabins that appeared very large. Pic of the large building the the Mattagammom Wilderness store. All others pics of buildings inside and out is Libby's. Snowbeeler, I must have been ahead of you as at times there were no tracks in the fresh groom. I am guessing after shin Pond I went north and you went northeast. So glad you had a good day. Presque Isle Inn should be a nice step up for places to stay, heard it was great. mike
  6. 12 points
    EastMark

    mainr riding

    The county last 3 days. Did 180 miles today.
  7. 11 points
    Pipeman

    Rode the Lynx Rave 850re

    My local dealer allowed me to take this riding for a day(160 miles) and it was a very fun sled! The transfer that seems to be everyone’s concern is part of what makes it so much fun. It is very controllable and roomy to move around on due to the narrow “cockpit area .“ Motor and clutches are the same as the Doo 850 but the skid frame and ergos are completely different. I did not find the seat to hard at all, not as plush as my XRS 850 but still fine. The suspension is amazing in that I did not bottom it once and I hammered it pretty good on the pipeline yesterday, it sucked up everything. Now everything is a trade off so it was not as smooth in the normal stutter bumps etc as as gen 4 Ras x rear. I had all clickers 3 to 4 from full soft and it still sucked up all the big hits. It was extremely fun to ride, perfect Canada sled ? Depends on how you ride, if you are a trail cruiser, nope. If you like to wick it up in the twisties and launch off of over verticals etc....yes it the sled for you. The linq combo bag will not fit on it though due to the different seat but all the other Linq luggage pops right on. Skis worked awesome to, if I order a 2022 XRS Gade and not a Lynx I would love to add the skis. Overall a great sled, put a huge smile on my face 👍
  8. 11 points
    snowmaster2112

    A year ago today......

    Took this pic at 2:16 p.m. on 2/25/2020 next pic was at 3:01 p.m. at gas pump at Lac Failon My how things have changed....LOL BTW...my beloved 1200 Enduro that survived 10K plus last year blew a chain case on Tug Hill a couple weekends ago I got a whopping 720 (mostly super good miles on this year) Wasn't the chain case's fault. Upon tearing into it at home i knew what went wrong before I got it open. At the top of the case on the backside is a molded place where a bolt and nyloc goes thru. It has an aluminum bar that comes down at a 45 degree from the pyramid and a black one that comes horizontally across and ties everything in. I could see where the nyloc was but it and the bolt were gone and the support bars were just floating like a fart in the wind. I was hammering some 12 inch Tug Hill moguls a little too hard I guess right when it happened. She is gonna get a serious maintenance smackdown this summer and WILL be ready to go in December. Hopefully in Quebec !!!! Hope everyone had the best season possible given the state of the world.
  9. 11 points
    ChrisWright

    February COVID Relief

    Well, since we all know everything is messed up this year, we decided to visit a place where Covid doesn't exist, at least all the BS associated with it! A quick trip to the Big Horns in Wyoming was great medicine for this crappy situation of a winter. Here's a couple pics. Files are too large to share too many.
  10. 11 points
    mikerider

    mainr riding

    Today Skidoo 420, Jak, and GKW and I went to Libby's Camps for lunch. 3 to 4 inches of new snow coated the trees adding to a winter comeback. A couple pics of the trail and Mattagammon Wilderness Store and Restaurant. We are blown away with trail conditions here. The Baxter Inn owner has been so good to us. He has provided our own happy hour room .
  11. 11 points
    iceman

    Overnight to QC City

    Saturday Well surely not a normal season and this overnight trip fits right in. Normally you could not pay me to be anywhere near Quebec City on a Saturday afternoon but this is not a normal time we are in. Wanted to go somewhere close enough to get out early on Sunday and buzz home quickly. So decided on Super 8 near Quebec Airport. Felt really strange to be just putting on my saddlebags for the first time being 20 of February. Got out fairly early for us at around 8:10am. Knew if I went directly to hotel we would be there before noon so that was denied. We decided to make a day of it knowing fair well that by this afternoon we would probably regret that. Off we go. TQ3 from home up through Shawinigan. Freshly groomed up for the weekend and we take full advantage up to Lac a Tortue and then through Herouxville to TQ23 to St Tite. Rough on the gas line heading toward St Tite, not groomed last night. Took gas in St Tite on the 351 nice trail here and we continue on to St Severin. Left on Local orange trail to St Stanislas all groomed. Join back with TQ3 in St Stanislas than to Local Orange trail through St Luc de Vincent and back to rejoin 351 along Autoroute 40. 351 not groomed last night but acceptable. Through Batiscan and on to St Anne de la Perade. Quick tour through the ice fishing village, much smaller than normal years due to the Covid restrictions. We roll into the Shell Station in town to take a break, (bathroom stop for monamour) it’s noon now and we decided to continue on before eating somewhere a bit closer to our destination. Off we go and as temperatures increase the trail quality is decreasing. Temps combined with heavy weekend traffic are using it up fast. We knew the afternoon would be not so good but we were in no real hurry and just beat along. 351 not that bad really but as we arrive in St Marc des Carriers and join with TQ3/TQ23 is getting obvious all the goody is gone for today. We slog on TQ3 all the way to St Basile where trail passes right through the relais in town. (TQ3 is detoured) says Rivere Portneuf crossing not secure. Relais has fire going outside with some tables. You can go in order and use bathrooms but 30 minutes max inside. Must eat and drink outside. Today was perfect for that not too cold at all. Been grey with on and off flurries. One poutine some Ailes and a Cheeseburger later. We head off again. Now the farther we go its looking like a warzone. Nothing I have not seen before for sure but let’s just say the Mrs got a real education on what it’s like. She was prepared and did not complain one bit (I did all the complaining for both of us). We are getting close now and I know where the turn off is for the local to Hotel. But I just knew something was not adding up. Passed an intersection a few KM back and went left now my spidey senses are tingling telling me, I screwed up. I see TQ3 going where I want to go on the GPS but I am on an Orange that is actually not in bad shape. Way too nice to be the right trail. Back we go and sure enough the TQ3 is there on my left. Big section of shared trail here and with all the ruts from the VTT and SXS I just did not even notice it looked like only a VTT trail but it’s both. Literally just around the bend and down local next to Airport to Super 8. Great stop, With garage heated for sleds $10 for up to four sleds. They got 6 garage doors (its one big garage but they use 2 bays for storage and maintenance supplies) At front desk I check in and they gave me remote control for garage door 3. Around to back push button back sleds in. (Tight fit for four but would be doable) unload and right through inside door and our room is right there. Nice setup. Nice room close to garage and clean. Ordered up some Pizza to be delivered to us and we’re chillin like villains. They gave us a paper to choose simple things for breakfast (again covid issue) juice, muffins, energy bars, yogurt, coffee , tea hot chocolate, oatmel etc. You choose what you want and they put it together for you and you bring it to your room and eat. Nice, surely better than nothing. 245Km day a big one for the mrs.
  12. 11 points
    iceman

    Overnight to QC City

    Sunday Woke up at 6:30am, checked to see if my wishes have come true. It’s looking good groomed right to the front door at home. With the exception of a very small section of TQ3 near Portneuf. It is what it is. I let the mrs sleep just a little longer she knows we are bonzai out of here by 8am the latest. I am ready to go now but it’s Sunday and very few head out very very early. Straight shot home today so we won’t be at it long. She starts to wakey wakey and I go gather up our breakfast from front desk. There are just 2 other sleds in another garage stall next to us. I see 3 or 4 other sleds slumming it next door at the Howard Johnson motel. We have some breakfast I decide on the left over pizza and a blue powerade. She has the muffins, hard boiled eggs and yougurt from hotel with orange juice. Dressed and out 7:55. Nice. Even the local trail is groomed up to airport. Arrive to TQ3 and guy on quad is doing donuts on quad trail waiting for his buddy to catch up in the Can Am SXS. Nice. We bang a left and its night and day from yesterday. Cold enough this morning to be nice and firm and we hammer it backtracking to join with 302 direction Donnacona, sweet ride this morning made all the afternoon of bad trail yesterday a distant memory. Today I almost died. Cruising along at a pretty good clip maybe 85-90km nice straight section next to penitentiary in Donnacona. Last second I see something sticking out on right side. Next thing I know my handlebars turn hard left. When this happens I pin the throttle (the action of bars jerking left does this) Thankfully I am able to jerk the bars free and back to the right as I was headed right for a big fence on left side of trail. I feel something jump up and hit my right boot and ankle. Caro stops when she sees my going sideways. I stop to collect my thoughts and check my shorts. Groomer had grabbed hold of fencing on right side while passing and tore out a section and a pole but it was still attached. My right ski was tangled in fence but broke the wire causing the pole to fly up and hit my foot. Shit man that was scary. Caro threw the fence off the side as far as she could. She called and finally ended up making contact with club on FB and notified them of the problem and where. They were very thankful and said they were sending someone out to take care of it. After all that we took gas in Donnacona and followed 302 to Portneuf then up to TQ3 much better than yesterday when we saw it. Retraced our run to St Anne de la Perade then to Batiscan and now the 351 to Cap de Madeline local up to TQ3 and back in our own garage by 11:30. 140km today Sweet ride with a sweet lady. Until next time
  13. 11 points
    iceman

    Local Ride 5

    The end.
  14. 11 points
    iceman

    Local Ride 4

    Mrs Ice wanted to put the helmet on this morning. So up and out 9am. -18c at departure. Pas chaud. South today. 3 ouest through St Etienne then to Yamachiche and Louiseville nice frozen trails all fresh groomed and not many others out yet. Down to Maskinonge and to the service area on the Autoroute 40. Bathroom break for the Mrs and some Tim’s coffee to warm up. Back out and we retrace our run then north on 350/63 up to St Paulin the back on 63 to 3. At the 63/3 jct are the Police checking paperwork, 2 friendly ones. Lots more people coming out now time to make for home quick. Nearing St Etienne you can see how badly they have torn things up in just a few hours. Wow. Big difference. Across at La Gabelle and on home to a nice hot tub and now a cranking fire to warm it up. Great day but cold not many pictures 180km or so. 292D4149-923A-46B0-8E66-B9689BBCD77D.mov
  15. 11 points
    mikerider

    mainr riding

    Today's ride in Maine was northeast to Oxbow, following York's recommendation to see the bisans and eat the bisons at Homestead Tavern and Farm. Trails were Quebec worthy again today, as were the cold and blustery temps. Oxbow looks like an awesome area to ride judging by the amount of intersections and trails in that area. mike
  16. 11 points
    mikerider

    mainr riding

    Headed north again today, taking York's advice to go to Umcolcus Sporting Camps for lunch. Back thru Shin Pond and then NE. The last 25 miles to the camps were perhaps Maine's fastest trails. long straightaways for miles, nice and hilly, make a turn and more miles of straight. Fun trail. Need more horsepower! Pulled into Umcolcus and another turn of the century sporting camp. Impressive place. Lunch was excellent. Trails today were all 8 to 10's, really a super ride. Not too many sleds on the trails. Andy was working the lodge and said Umcolcus was named after a duck, and pointed to a stuffed duck on the wall. Later I looked up Umcolcus ducks and found no such thing. Must have been the name of a pet duck, who now sits proudly stuffed and on a shelf. (Anxious to hear how Snowbeeler is liking Aroostook County riding, hope he reports).
  17. 10 points
    ChrisWright

    North Central PA

    Well, we surely missed Quebec and Ontario this year, but were blessed to have the best winter in 20+ years here in North Central PA. Riding opportunities almost everyday from Mid December until now. Working in the crazy field of healthcare, I for one, was extremely thankful for some great stress relief 3 hours away from home. Even found some Quebec like conditions on occasion. Sure is an awesome place to ride when they have a winter.
  18. 10 points
    iceman

    Local Ride 5

    Well getting away this week just was not gonna work out. I did spend yesterday out and about and was rewarded with spectacular fresh groomed trails and very little other traffic on my private trail monday. I wanted to strap the bags on and head for Saguenay. I got no issue riding alone, I just miss my Team and honestly I love riding, we all do. Finishing the day then settling in and having Happy Hour then finding our way to dinner. I just could not imagine sitting in a Hotel room alone. Rather just keep riding. So I decided I was not doing it. I may change my mind in a week but right now lacking the enthusiasm, big time as it just aint the same. Decided to run all around toward the east and up to Lac Aux Sable then back down basically doing a bingo ride. Everything was groomed rode 99% perfect trail with the exception of 23 up over the mountain down into Montabaun. (This section always rough). But not terrible. From home was first tracks and it stayed that way until I turned off to go up 23 to Montabaun. Local to St Louis de France to Cap de Madeline, the 351 along the Autoroute 40 was a superhighway flat and fast. Then local Orange trail to Saint Luc Vincent. The. Saint Narcisse TQ3 east to Saint Cashmir then 302 to 353 to TQ23. In St Tite 351 to St Severin then Local Orange to St Stanislas. TQ 3 back down local this time from St Luc to join with 351. trails still holding up nicely have seen very few others. Love the weekdays. 351 east along the Autoroute 40 I arrived at Batiscan and could not decide whether to go up through St Genevieve or continue east then take next Local back up toward old Rogers Cabin. Decisions Decisions. headed east then took the local back up past Rogers and rejoined TQ3 in St Prosper. TQ 3 back to Shawinigan-Sud and onward to home. 335 kilometers ending up where I started. Great day. Wish you all were here. The mrs was following along on my mapshare and was confused as hell as I got closer to home then veered away to do the bonus ride. Pretty funny. She is becoming quite the excellent student starting to remember trail numbers and names of towns, she is impressing me. Her enthusiasm to ride is awesome and I am slowly building her up. She was not happy to have to teach yesterday she wants to ride. I will get her out this weekend if not before. Maybe an overnight Saturday somewhere. until next time.
  19. 10 points
    iceman

    Local Ride 3

    Stellar ride. Decided I would against my better judgment, head out for an early ride to see what I could get. Need to tune up for Gaspe next week. Mrs. Ice was having none of it, once she heard it was a 7am departure it was a dealbreaker. Up and out -16c this am. Showing groomed all tge way. Mostly true. First 10km to Rivere in Grand Mere was used up bad. Probably groomed Friday night but not last night. Rough as hell. I was having second thoughts when I arrived at junction of 23 but was keeping the faith it would be better. It was. Just off river and fresh groomed no tracks. I knew being out early I had the best chance on a Sunday of getting it all. Did not take alot of pictures but a few. I was hell bent on playing a new game and pushing it to see how far I could get before seeing another sled. Trail was groomed to perfection and froze up nice. Rolled through St Matthew and it just got better as I went. More snow as I get closer to Pin Rouge and near Saccocomie. First two sleds headed east right at trail for Saccacomie. Continued on 23 west perfect trail all mine. Saw no one else until arriving at Lac Blanc. No one at first as I stop to take a break. The. A group of 5 sleds arrive from the Lake as I was parked in front of Lac Blanc all alone. 350 was just as nice as 23. Took it all the way to 63 then to 3 St Etienne and the party was over. Crossing the river at La Gabelle was not bad. Better than the trail to home, like the first 10km the last were used up. Wicked rough. Good with the bad and the good right? All in all sweet rip. 200 km give or take home before noon with a few breaks along the way. Everyone else headed west all alone headed east. Saw just 10 sleds the entire run
  20. 9 points
    iceman

    Local Ride 7

    Lac Blanc Loop knowing fair well it was the open door weekend and that Sunday temps would be too warm for nice trail. We got up early Saturday and decided to head out and ride just until noon. We knew a storm was coming and that did not bother us at all. Left 7am and being first day of free weekend everything was groomed up. TQ3 to Shawinigan Sud and it was set up nice. Surely we were not the only early birds with the same idea but all the others were headed the other way. Beautiful trail all the way to River in Grand Mere and we cross and join a just as beautiful trail the TQ23. Smooth sailing all the way to the 350 and down into Lac Blanc. As we arrive there it just starts snowing. We take a quick break and in comes more sleds and then more and more. It’s time to beat feet and get out of here. Still great trail but lots of folks riding right up the middle. I got a fix for these people. When I see someone coming at me using it all, I crowd it right over onto the middle and make them decide if they want to move over or not. Cause I aint flinching. My wife is loving the show as I move left to crowd these morons and give them a taste of their own medicine. I move left and slow down almost to a stop and they don’t seem to understand but they slow down and move over. Most were well behaved all along the route but a few needed some discipline and they got it. Big wide trail and they cannot ride the right needs to be right up the middle. That’s weekend riding. Snowing heavier now and we join back onto the TQ63 and just outside Charette near St Paulin we find the checkpoint. Just checking stickers no looking at paperwork so its stop and go. Another Great teaching moment for the Mrs today. Snowing and in the big fields she says wow cannot see anything. I explained to her to concentrate on the red sticks, telling her fortunately here they are plentiful and yes while it’s snowing heavily at least there is not much wind. Which would make it much more difficult to find sticks. She gained alot of respect for riding in conditions not so perfect. We continue Back to St Etienne and back to TQ3 to run back to the house. Great ride. 212 km https://www.relive.cc/view/vrqDQgneWwv
  21. 9 points
    skidoo420

    mainr riding

    Thanks mike for re- Introducing the area to me as al Quebec rider I might not have ever came back to this area the trails and grooming are top notch and I have a lot more to explore also my first 300 mile day in Maine
  22. 9 points
    mikerider

    mainr riding

    Jak and Skidoo 420 joined me today for a romp down to Wildwood Cabins and lodge. I was embarrassed showing them the area on a Monday after the somewhat heavy weekend traffic. Pretty much every inch of the way was freshly groomed to perfection. It was the perfect day and Quebec like trails. The husband and wife team at Baxter Park Inn are turning out to be the perfect hosts. The food at Wildwood was great and portions were huge. Couple pics of the lodge at Wildwood. I thought this winter would be a disaster, turns out it has been awesome! mike
  23. 9 points
  24. 9 points
    Blueblood

    mainr riding

    we went 83 south which is nice wide smoth trails. right onto 111 (rough section about 4 miles) to lunch at wildwood trailside cabins. up 111 north to 109 north. ran that up too 85 86. back neoc 170 miles today most great trails.
  25. 9 points
    Snobeeler

    mainr riding

    Today was another good one, landed in Madawaska, Inn of Acadia. All trails were groomed nice. Went thru Portage, Eagle Lake, Fort Kent.
  26. 9 points
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    bonsoir !!! cold morning ....-33c at 7 am .......-9c right now... sunshine day ... took pics about an hr ago ....family picnic ....looks like there s always one in the family looking for a cold one in the ''fridge '' jean-guy
  27. 9 points
    mikerider

    mainr riding

    Same old, same old. Up early, warm up the buggy and head off to work. Three miles thru the hood waving to friends and neighbors, hit the on ramp to I-85, set cruise at 70, and play Johnny Cash's 'On The Trail Again'. mikerider: Trail Inspector Trailside Restaurant Reviewer and Sporting Camp historian
  28. 8 points
    SnomoGary

    Delta pool.

    Not long till the new gym and pool open. Looks fantastic.
  29. 8 points
    iceman

    Overnight to QC City

    More pics Burned sled TQ3 near QC cuty
  30. 8 points
    EastMark

    mainr riding

    Left Millinocket about 815 this AM. Lisa and I ht many good trails up to Shin Pond to Libby Camps( typical amazing food there ) and back thru Mattagammon to Milly. Back at 2:45. Got busier and a little choppy last 20 of 160 miles. Nearly All great. Fun day. Honored to have RDL Mayor Mike here tearing up the local trails too.
  31. 8 points
    iceman

    2020-2021 Shawinigan Snow Reports

    17 February -18c storm over. Pretty good dump solid 8-9”
  32. 8 points
    iceman

    Local Ride 5

    Encore
  33. 8 points
    iceman

    Local Ride 5

    Few more
  34. 8 points
    iceman

    Local Ride 5

    More pics
  35. 8 points
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    bonjour !!! snowing lightly ....about 3 '' for now... looks like traffic is very low on the trails... jean-guy
  36. 8 points
    neksledr

    Oxygen helmet

    Hey Tom! The ride up to camp was great , low snow conditions up the rte 7 trail, but almost all was groomed, so not bad. Once we turned east everything improved dramatically. Just two of us this run, so we were fast the whole way, pulled into camp with 202 miles at just after 1:30. The new Oxygen helmet was great, appreciate all the feedback. -15 here this morning, so stoked the fires and sitting back in full relaxation mode.
  37. 8 points
    Snobeeler

    mainr riding

    Blueblood, hope you dont mind us posting in your thread. Anyways today was the best day so far. Left Madawaska on fresh groomed trails, they never ended all the way to Ivey’s Motor Lodge in Houlton. 145 easy miles. Very nice place. Went thru Lavertue, Hamlin, Limestone, Fort Fairfield, late lunch in Mars Hill. Most trails were highway speed
  38. 8 points
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    bonjour !!! back road pics.....-15c early morning ....-6c right now....blue sky day ... jean-guy
  39. 7 points
    MrGutz

    Thievery

    I use Arctic Cat Stickers on the trailer and never have a problem...... Leave the doors and ramp unlocked and everything...... LOL I'm kidding.... GutZ
  40. 7 points
    800steve

    Thievery

    With all of this thievery going on, I am not going to Quebec this season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  41. 7 points
    Well I hate to do it but I must. I haven’t turned a mile this season and have saved my rebel behaviour to make one trip. It will be to Jean-Guy. I will bring some homemade spaghetti sauce for him and see if I can get a few photography lessons in exchange. Hope to make it to the lake and camp. I see a little snow heading his way and hopefully we will make the trip in our usual fashion, two long days. 17 hours to Causapscal. I am not sure what to expect to be honest. I hear some places are open, masks and curfew is expected, take out is a given but some places are set up on have you in. If you’re going to be there March 6- ? let me know. We are not making plans till we get there but they will be pretty local I am sure. Can’t wait till we see the end of this situation. Miss you guys! Linda linda.miller@remax.net
  42. 7 points
    schooter

    mainr riding

    I can say I was in Canada be happy with the little things schooter
  43. 7 points
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    bonsoir !!! went to the lake and friend offered me his sled !!! went a short ride....20 big miles !!! jean-guy
  44. 7 points
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    bonsoir !!! friend of mine... heavier traffic today -32c at 8 am....blue sky wall to wall all day !!! jean-guy
  45. 7 points
    bonjour !!! maybe an extra 4'' since last night...stopped snowing around 8 am ... windy right now...-8c !!! jean-guy
  46. 7 points
    actionjack

    February COVID Relief

    Awesome! We were booked for Grizzly Lodge but couldn't go due to closed border. So we did West Yellowstone in January. Going back next week.
  47. 6 points
    Jackstraw

    Delta pool.

    Opening day of the pool
  48. 6 points
    PLAYHARD

    Local Ride 5

    And the rhubarb has consequences!
  49. 6 points
    iceman

    2020-2021 Shawinigan Snow Reports

    23 February -4c snow has finished 3-4” wet stuff
  50. 6 points