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  1. 19 points
    snowmaster2112

    Northbound

    Rolled into LeCabanon yesterday with my buddy about 1:30 with this on the odometer. All from this winter with a brand new 1200 left over. I feel EXTREMELY lucky to have been able to do this this season. Just in the “nick of time” too. It was sad leaving yesterday but the memories will last forever. Seasons come and go but THIS ONE is one that will NEVER be forgotten. It was like a cumulation of years of riding that all pulled together and enabled me to have the BEST year ever. Lifelong friendships were made and the riding was beyond spectacular. I want to give a “shout out” to all the people who made my winter so enjoyable: ”André” my soul brother in Quebec who puts up with me for going on 20 yrs. Thank you mom ami You ARE the best Jeff from Dansville, NY ....my BFF riding partner. I promise I will try in the future to get us in before dark. Especially when it’s 30 below Glenn from Vermont....the guy who I have laid down the most miles with over the years. May we have many more my friend Kenny from Pikogan, My native soul brother who hooked me up in so many ways. Can’t wait to see you again my friend Jeff in Joutel for hosting my crazy ass for two nights while i assaulted the 396 trail mercilessly Samuel, Alex & Elphonse (half-ounce) in Miquelon for some of the CRAZIEST partying I have ever done. You guys ROCK !! Nancy in Desmairsville for being the sweety she is. Thanks SO MUCH for your hair dryer Isabelle in Chapais for hooking me up with the locals and providing a GREAT place to stay Kenny Loon in Mistissinni for the EXTREME hospitality and showing me the native culture and food Clifford & Brian (the “Twin Towers”) from Oujé-Bougoumou for letting me camp out and have a fabulous moose steak dinner Andre & Jeanie in Parent for having a 4 star place to stay while in town.....and letting me use your garage to work on my sled...LOL All the peeps at the Parent depanneeur. Cynthia, Elodi, Alice, Veronica (Tony’s fiesta wife)& Karine. And Tony.....the worlds best groomer. Thanks for that 10 mile late night groomer ride brother. Yann from Parent. One cool dude. Had a great time partying with you. ”Popper” the 40+ yr Skiddo mechanic from AB Sports in Senneterre for taking care of me multiple times Jack and “ little girl” from Lac Faillon. You two literally made my winter. One seriously AWESOME dude Jean-Guy from Haltaparche. This man is what Quebec is ALL ABOUT. Your hospitality is sincerely appreciated!!!!! Can’t wait to see you again my friend. And to all the GREAT fellow QR members I got to meet and spend time with this season: Cobra......we WILL lay down some tracks in the future Pipeman & Ike.....two seriously great dudes (and riders) had a BLAST hanging and riding with you guys p.s.......that shower in Ouje was appreciated more than you know....LOL Blueblood....we live WAY too close to not get together this summer. Fantastic dude. Bring your wife. I owe you guys a couple Captain & cokes Je me souviens ....great guy and crew from Plattsburgh Iceman....what a fu&* up I was. Next time I WILL wait no matter what.....LOL Quebecbob.....your “one in a million” (maybe two).....look forward to seeing you again my friend But the MOST thanks goes to my wife Sandy for supporting me (and us) while I pulled this crazy stunt off. I LOVE you honey !!!! i wish EVERYONE the VERY BEST off season and HOPE to see you all again next year.
  2. 17 points
    So.....tomorrow we head for home. Sandy really likes her 137. We both love our oxygen helmets. We rode 9893 km or 6147 miles. No exciting stories or drama but we had a great time. We enjoyed visiting with the many Quebec Riders. I think I like retirement. I hope everyone finishes the year safely. Jeff and Sandy
  3. 16 points
    iceman

    Team Iceman 2020 #4 Cote Nord

    8 March Sunday on we go through Godbout and to Baie Trinitie for gas. Trail better here. Now it’s been a few seasons since I been this way but surely the next stretch to Port Cartier has been re-routed a bit as it seems a lot less powerline sections to me. Anyway we burn along and into Port Cartier with 315 miles its 6:15 pm. Feels like I rode today for sure. Big first day. Had food delivered to us here at hotel. Eastbound tomorrow we shall see where we end up.
  4. 15 points
  5. 15 points
    quebec bob

    Northbound

    I got into Cabanon late, this shut down trail business ran a few people out of gas. I met 3 who left 2 of their team 7 miles from repo, went to get them with my spare gas, father and son, father was mid 70,s. Now I need gas again, so back to repo, then I get down the 345 10 miles and rescue another 2 out of gas, and back to repo for more myself, second time. 3rd time is the charm, and I ride in to cabanon, coast in easy as I know I am putting the finishing touches on a 5200 mile season. Could not leave these guys trail side, there was 8 inches of fresh powder, without it they would have made it.Just ate dinner here, place is empty, Jeff and chris, your truck is still here!!A very memorable ride with snowmaster and friend Jeff, great guys, very capable riders and a blast to hang with, we will ride together a lot in the future.Trails are great and there are a lot of folks going north to their cabins with their families to wait this corona deal out, do nort blame them a bit. We rushed to the border last week hoping to get in before it closed down, mission accomplished. I was almost hoping to get stuch here for a few weeks, hanging with jean guy cutting firewood and clearing roofs, he has not changed from 32 years ago when I first met him, 78 this past week, a wonderful man, they don,t come any better, staying with him was the most relaxing time I have had in years, tip my hat to Quebec hospitality. Everyone be safe and healthy...december is 9 months away, could not of ended the season any better, Bob.
  6. 15 points
    Jackstraw

    Eastbound from Victoriaville

    Day3 Today was one of the days you remember. Blue skies with the most scenic part of the gaspe ahead! Tq5 freshly groomed! Perfect all the way to Mt St Pierre. Hit all the overlooks, traffic low, never gets old! After Mt St Pierre tq 5 is pretty spanked all the way to the 597 to murdochville which is also in need of some tlc. Lunch at the copper. Thought was new Richmond but rooms all booked. Deceide on easy day into la cache on the orange trail which could also use some tlc for the night. 188 miles
  7. 14 points
    Pipeman

    La Tuque to.....

    Today 3/11 we depart Hotel Matagami at the crack of 9:47am and as luck would have it we meet the groomer which has just came up the whole way we are headed. I saw 4 Lynx all together which was cool as hell to see. Lunch in Barraute on our way to Gas at Sennetere and who pulls in.....Snowmaster2112 ! So here we are at Faillon together and will be heading to Parent tomorrow.
  8. 14 points
    Jackstraw

    Eastbound from Victoriaville

    Arrived at the Le Victorian in Victoriaville Friday afternoon. Same crew as a few weeks ago minus Momo. Figured we would try South of the Fluve for a change. Haven’t started this far west before and with the new snow we’d give it a whirl. Nice hotel, had the place to ourselves. Plan today was RDL. Fresh groomed tq 35 to Tourville for lunch. Ridiculous amount of sleds on the trails. Passed more sleds by lunch then the entire 1700 mile loop we did a few weeks ago. Relais in Tourville packed even at 1:30 took an hour and half to get outa there. From there to RDL combination of blues, greens and orange trails all showing wear from the heavy traffic. At the universal in RDL for the night and this place is packed! I do believe I’m parked next to mike riders sled out back. 254 miles for the day. Eastbound in the morning.
  9. 13 points
    Pipeman

    La Tuque to.....

    Thursday 3/12 we enjoyed a great evening with Snowmaster 2112 at Lac Faillon. We awake to pounding on our door, yep it’s Snowmaster telling us to get the ....up it’s 10:30, he charges in our room grabs his helmet he left in our room and outside he goes. It’s really only 7am but he’s ready so we get up and eat breakfast. We leave about 9 and the 83 to Balbuzzard our first “stop” was mint, as it was the rest of the way to Clova. We had intended to ride to Parent with Snowmaster who going to then head south and IKE and I were going to stay at Parent but with the rain they were calling for in La Tuque on Friday we hammered all the way to La Tuque and ended the trip early (385 miles for the day) . It was a great season, crazy weather for sure but one of my most memorable ones with a great riding partner and many memorable times . Thank you also to Triggerhappy and Snowmaster2112, two awesome guys to ride with!
  10. 13 points
    PLAYHARD

    Playhard: Re-Boot/Re-Opener

    Gonna be a great day! Of course we're gonna send it!...
  11. 13 points
    Florida Snowman

    North by Northwest

    Tuesday - March 10 Woke up to 8 to 10 inches of new snow and still snowing! Today is going to be a great day! Loaded up the sleds and pulled out at 8:30am. Took 373 to TQ93 north & topped of the gas in La Dore. Spoke with the store manager and we both couldn’t believe it’s been three years since the explosion and fire of their gas pumps. Time moves quickly indeed! As Pipeman (Wes) stated yesterday the trail north of La Dore was somewhat choppy. The saving grace for us was that all the fresh snow made for a very nice cushion! Mark had a short off trail excursion that was cleared quickly with the tow ropes & Snobunje! Had to wait for 30 minutes to get gas at the sawmill since we got there when it was lunchtime. Nice line of sleds behind us by the time they started pumping. After leaving Scierie 54 we pushed right along & finally met the groomer about 25 miles before the cut off for Chibougamau. Then it was time to depress the fun flipper a little deeper. I didn’t look down but I was well into the triple digits when I had a large explosion at my left foot on my Sidewinder. As the two sleds chasing me went by me like I was tied to a tree, scratching my temple, I was able to surmise that I no longer had forward momentum & I needed to get some rubber accessories out of my tool kit! After quickly installing a new belt we continued on to Chibougamau. Checked into the Nordic for the night. A great day indeed! 195 miles
  12. 13 points
    Northbound

    Northbound gaspe 2020

    And finally.....the ride to Sept isle. Perfect day today.
  13. 12 points
    Hi, thought I would make a last post. I've posted bits and pieces of our winter, but thought I would fill in some blanks. First of all, I RETIRED, jan. 4th 2020. I always dreamt about a snowmobile trip when I didn't have to go home to go back to work. This was it. Our plan was to ride when we wanted to, stay in when we wanted to, saddlebag and day ride when we wanted to. Ride with limited far out reservations. As storms approach, find a place we like, relax, wait for the groomers or you to break the drifts. We started at the Delta on jan 21st. We day rode for several days getting used to new sleds and helmets. Sandy went to her first 137 after always riding 120s. Then we headed out, went around the lake to St. Felician, Chibougamau, Senneterre, Rouyn Noranda, New Liskeard ont, North Bay, Pembroke, Mt Laurier, Sainte Emelie de L'energie, Quebec city and back to the Delta. Pic from Lake Temiscaming, crossing into Ontario around New Lisk. Pic of RR trestle south of Pembroke leading back into Quebec
  14. 12 points
    iceman

    Team Iceman 2020 #4 Cote Nord

    Saturday 7 March after a short week with the ride with the Mrs. Snohorse arrived at Chez Ice at 11:30am, I was ready and waiting. Gear packed, saddle bags ready and sleds in driveway. Trailer was here already but, needed to pin it to the truck before loading them up. Done finished by noon. On the road 12:15. Quick stop at ATM in Cap de Madeline and eastbound Autoroute 40. Lots of police out on this fine Saturday for running the black trail. Hammer down with caution. Great ride to Quebec City. Traffic at the junction for Saguenay and then smooth sail all the way to Baie St Catherine and the Ferry to Tadoussac. Perfect timing right onto ferry no lines no waiting. Quick cruise across and up the 138 to L’Escoumins. Touchdown 5pm. Stop at grocery for supplies and to hotel and all unloaded ready to ride. Calm before the storm literally as it seems we cannot catch a break. Second run in a row with a storm in the middle of it. Not many options as snow will be here and Gaspe and Saguenay so no matter what it’s gonna be snowing somewhere. We are sticking to our plan and it will be what will be. Up TQ3 direction east. We shall see.
  15. 12 points
    zeusand

    Quebec - New Brunswick trip

    Today we slept in, left Grand Riviere at 9:50 a.m. and had an easy day. Took the 5 all the way to a small inn in Riviere Madeleine Auberge Chez Mamie. Roger is great host. The school bus photo made me think of Jean Guy. 2 other guests here tonight, sledders from New Hampshire, Nick and Adam? Told them about the site, hopefully they check it out. 170 miles. Tomorrow were off to Rimouski area.
  16. 12 points
    Jackstraw

    Eastbound from Victoriaville

    Day 6 Last day here, time to head back to the trucks in Victoriaville. Up early for a 7:15 departure. 2” of new snow overnight. Off we go, within 10 miles of cabano snow gets deeper now close to a foot breaking trail on the rail bed. Awesome an unexpected powder day! Into the Tourville clubhouse for a late breakfast. Fresh snow levels drop as we head west from there. Little traffic and blue skies. Closer we get to to victoriaville obvious they got only rain. Trails still good and groomed last night. Into the hotel Le Victorian at 3:15 with 265 miles for the day. This area will be done shortly if no new snow. Awesome 1425 mile ride with a great bunch of guys! Looks to be my last ride this year but you never know! Great seeing groomer and Linda sled girl and Joel in Amqui. Mr and mrs gt rider, Mike rider and farmerold in RDL. Only issues where a blown belt and starter solenoid. Wrapping a rope around the clutch gets old! Hope you All enjoyed following along!
  17. 12 points
    Jackstraw

    Eastbound from Victoriaville

    Day4 Today’s thought is Amqui . Dusting of fresh snow Last night and onto the 595 towards new Richmond. Freshly groomed last night and in stellar shape. About 20 miles out blown belt on one of the 850’s quick swap and a stop at the dealer in new Richmond for a spare. Tq5 also in top shape. Lunch in Carlton at the clubhouse. Temps ridiculously warm, trails holding up with lite traffic. Into the select hotel in amqui. 225 miles. Storm coming tomorrow, we will see what transpires in the morning. Only 2 pics today after yesterday’s photo Rama. Gotta keep the picture police happy! Lol!
  18. 12 points
    Jackstraw

    Eastbound from Victoriaville

    Day2 Woke up this morning to a fresh 5” of light fluff and still snowing. Early start today with the huge crowd here, want to beat the mass exodus of sleds. I’ve only been to the universal end of March. Good god this place was packed. Still a half hour wait for dinner at 8:30. Ordered a pizza and ate it in the room, no patience for that mess! Destination today was cap chat. Took the greens to tq35 which was absolutely stellar with the fresh powder on top. Lunch at relais st damas. On into motel nanook for the night. Other then losing Eric for an hour after fueling up and heading to the motel. Went back twice to the last place we where together to look for him. No sign. He went down a different feeder trail and got stuck. Good thing he was able to dig himself out as we never would have found him there as the sun was setting. Alls good now! Where to tomorrow? We shall see. 262 miles for the day
  19. 11 points
    Ok back at the Delta, relaxed some and rode with many friends. Stayed for a little over a week. Helmeted pics only to protect identifies. I can say 3 countries were represented. Had a very good time.
  20. 11 points
    Having already reached our 7th and last day of travel on Saturday March 7, 2020, we therefore had to try to return home near Joliette ... from Hébertville, It's a good run! For our friend snowcruiser it was around 225 miles to get home in Champlain sector and he had kindly offered us to sleep there if necessary so we had a plan B in bank but with the exceptionally nice conditions we had, leaving early Hébertville we were able to cover the 325miles during the day and arrive at our home a little past 7:00pm without forcing and we enjoyed this day to the maximum. Unfortunately, I ran out of space on my camera memory card for the very last bit, but I still have a good big video for the day Here the last video summerizing day #7: Héberville/Joliette 325 miles Which concludes my ride report from our 2020 sled vacation. It was a first for me to make a detailed report on our annual vacation, it's a lot of work in video editing but it will make us outstanding memories of our trip for Kristine and me as well as our faithful riding partner Snowcruiser. Sorry for the long delay to complete. hoping you enjoyed the ride! Alain
  21. 11 points
    Florida Snowman

    North by Northwest

  22. 11 points
    Jackstraw

    Eastbound from Victoriaville

    Day5 woke up this morning not sure what the weather had in store for us. About 2” and snowing, this is good, no rain. Plan is moose valley for lunch. Take the local orange that takes you across lake humque instead of going up to st Irene. Snowing good and as you climb in elevation a good 6”. Absolutely beautiful! Lunch at moose valley and on towards Biencourt. No tracks heading that way see first sign biencourt to the right. Off we go, somethings not right, yep it’s a quad trail rut ro. No packed base. Not easy to turn 5 sleds around in deep snow. After an hour of digging out we get back to the trail and continue farther and find the right trail to biencourt. Continue on to Cabano for the night at motel Royal. 225 miles. Super wet snow all day , wiping the shield every 10 seconds. Last day tomorrow.
  23. 10 points
  24. 10 points
    We did last week, starting sunday march 1st and ending saturday 7th our annual trip. We started our tour directly from home with goal to loop around lac St-Jean and coming back by sled, a week trip without trailer. Here what's finally look like our St-Jean Lake loop I will use a different format as for my report with video and pics and will post by segment of a day ay a time. You can come back here and see regularly for more content... Here is a short video summarizing our day #1: Joliette / Kanawata 217miles Spending the night at Auberge Kanawata Kristine enjoying the fireplace in the evening... More to come soon, stay tuned!
  25. 10 points
    Byrd

    M&M 9.0

    One last run down the river to the Inn but before we arrived Houston, we have problem! Scott's sled over heats. A Stud thew tunnel heat exchanger and another stud thew the front exchanger. Off to gas station to pick up some J B weld and antifreeze. Screwed in 5/16 bolt and cover with J B weld. Put weld on front. Removed the rest of the studs from the track and will test in morning. The next morning the front was still leaking so off to hardware to get sheet metal screws. Drilled out, put in screw added more JB weld and let it harden. Time to test, no leaks so off to miramachi for the night. Day 9 we headed off to Governors lodge for the night. Big thank you to Marc and John for being open as food, accommodations and gas getting harder to find so we changed plans and will take the shortest route too RDL . Day 10 ride to Edmundston . Day 11 ride to RDL. Parking lot empty no one on trails almost eerie over 2600 km of great trails. Another great trip with family and friends.
  26. 10 points
    Now on the south shore we spent a night in matane again, the the day of the storm just rode to mont joli for the night, then RDL, then Bernieres for 3 nights to avoid some rain and one day for a cab into the city. Then we took the shuttle across and rode to la tuque and then back to the delta.
  27. 10 points
    Now in the gaspe, which I also posted with pics under gaspe region. We rode the 587 out of cross pt and some locals to Amqui. Next day, the mummy trees, mont joli for lunch and on to matane. Spent 3 nights there, one day watching it snow, 1 day day riding. Then a night in st anne des monts, Grande Vallee, three nights in gaspe, one day ride to perce, a night in Bonoventure, then through la cache back to matane.
  28. 10 points
  29. 10 points
    Pipeman

    La Tuque to.....

    Today 3/10 we had Snowmaster2112 over in the am for his best shower ever !! Then we went to breakfast which was one of the best ever! No shit, it was superb. We were off to a late start having a good time with the waitress and yacking it up. Snowmaster left to say goodbye to Clifford and Brian known locally as the “twin towers” you’ll see why. We met up at their camp then ride together to Desmaraisville we we said goodbye and IKE and I hammered on to Matagami for tonight. About 8” of new fluff most of the way a little less here in Matagami.
  30. 10 points
    skidoo420

    North by Northwest

  31. 10 points
    iceman

    QC City ride with Mrs. Ice

    Being school break here this week, I promised my better half some seat time during her time off. We tossed around where to go and finally decided on a ride to QC City. Wanted to go Monday and return Tuesday however that was not to be. I ended up with other commitments on Monday. So Tuesday it is. Watching weather I knew would be warm Tuesday and rain then snow overnight. Oh well, is what it is. My Apex is still at the doctor so thanks to Playhard I will use one of his Vectors to make it happen. Surely it will be fun. Caro is not giving up “her” Apex so I will run the Vector. Feels like a go-cart compared to sitting up on my Apex but, let’s do this. Packed a light saddlebag for overnight for two. Plan is to head to Doubletree and take shuttle into Old Quebec for dinner. Out of the gate here trail is rough . No grooming since weekend with warm temps. To be expected. Rough through Shawi Sud then lots of fog made visibility tough but it got better once through St Severin and up 302 to 353 and then 73 to Roquemont for lunch. Quite a few sleds out, more than I thought we would see. From St. Raymond nice run down and into Charlesbourg. Arrived at 3:15. Counted 69 sleds passed today. Lots of trucks and trailers at hotel. Checked in and relaxed for a while. 6pm shuttle to old QC City. Gary the driver and just us. He says normally he drops and picks up at convention center. But since its just us he will take us wherever we want in the Old city. Super nice of him as he saved us about 10 minutes walking. Any minutes less walking is good by me. First choice for dinner was Cafe de Paris we had been there a few years back and the ambiance is just cool and the beef wellington was outstanding. However this was not to be as I did check online and they were open but I did not call. This place has a bistro/cafe side and the more fancy restaurant side. Of course our luck the fancy side with the Beef Wellington on menu is closed until end of March. So down the street a couple blocks and its gonna be Pizza at Polina’s. Frigging home run. Finished up dinner and called to verify pickup time for shuttle. Right on time and back to hotel 9pm. Good nights rest and woke to snow falling. No hurry at all as we are going the direct route back with a stop at Moto Thibault to get my sled back. Left at 10 am. Snow has stopped. It rained quite a bit overnight before changing to snow. Sloppy through town. Once in the hills trees frosted the wife loved that. Straight forward today Tq3 to 351 the local back to Tq3 and home. Less traffic today. Only saw 19 sleds today. Trail soft but not terrible. When it all freezes up and they groom it, all will be well again. Very impressed with my wife’s abilities and she rides quite well for the limited time she gets on the trail. I teased her about wanting to race. She said no. Then blew by me. I followed her to watch her corners which I knew already were fine. She is on the right always. Maybe not in the sticks like I am but totally on the right. She is a rider. Trying to build her up slowly, I want her to like to ride and enjoy it, not ride with me because she knows I like to ride. Don’t want to ruin her by trying to run her too far. Baby steps. Grabbed my Apex on the way by Moto Thibault. Hello baby. I missed you. Quick run back to house and closer to home the more junk the trail became. Rough. But made it home at 2:30. A good time in great company. Certainly gonna get her out there as much as I can.
  32. 10 points
    groomer

    Team Iceman 2020 #3 Abitibi

    keep your distance !!! stay back ^%^%%$ on my waaaaaayyyyy !!!!! jean-guy
  33. 9 points
    smclelan

    Winter Picture Summary

    I want to start by saying my hats off to all the members that post pictures and do write ups every night during their Quebec snowmobile adventures. Some like Snowmaster2112 and others updating us a couple times through their day. I have been very lazy this year, never posted a picture or write up and been on five trips to Quebec this winter. My first trip was December 17 and last trip ended March 22, the last official day due to Covid. Pictures are going to be fewer and further between now except for Groomer who thankfully never stops sharing pictures. So I thought to make up for my laziness all winter I would share a few of my pictures this winter. Hopefully some of these remind you of some p!aces you have traveled or places you have plans to ride.
  34. 9 points
    Jackstraw

    Season Mileage Totals

    3200 miles for me on 2 trips to QC. Never got to do the end of March run which is usually my favorite. March riding is the best!
  35. 9 points
    mrgrumpers

    Season Mileage Totals

    Only able to complete two trips from PA to Quebec. Amazing two great weeks, with the massive snowstorm on Feb. 27th. Our trail sleds were not liking that powder at all but it was fun. Everyone stay safe and have a great summer. Hope to see you all on the trails next year. 3494 km - 2171 miles Kyle & Mike
  36. 9 points
    groomer

    Season Mileage Totals

    im not shy to say that ....( hahaha )....my best season in many years....about 400 miles...maybe a bit more riding with ontario and nova scotia friends !!! chez nous c est ski doo !!! jean-guy
  37. 9 points
    We got to the Delta monday. Just hung around trying to decide what to do on tuesday. Trails are still great, but because of everything going on we decided to ride one more day, then head for home. So today we rode Bill's Tour Du Lac. Very nice day for a ride.
  38. 9 points
    Then we headed south to st anne de beupre, Q. City(doubletree), Bernieres, RDL, then 4 days in New Brunswick. I've already posted about that under general discussion 2-24. Pic crossing into NB on the 85. Pic getting transported back into Quebec at cross pt. (Mundles now has competition. Mundles is 40 per sled, this guy is 25)
  39. 9 points
    Byrd

    M&M 9.0

    Left the Atlantic Host in Bathurst heading towards Wilson's Sporting Lodge in Doaktown. Flat light and flat trails. Very fast ride to Serpintine, in for lunch & gas, snowing very hard at this point. Headed south towards Doaktown, still making really good time. Pulled to Wilsom's about 5 as it started to rain. Great accommodations but no restaurant. Hopped on sled and went to Tipsy Canoe for dinner in the pouring rain. If you ever want a fast run this is the route to take. Wide trails with big sweeping corners and no speed limit in New Brunswick.
  40. 9 points
    zeusand

    Quebec - New Brunswick trip

    Today we left riviere Madeleine at 8:07 a.m. and arrived at domain valga in Saint Gabriel de rimouski. Mostly sunny day until the afternoon but we got some good pictures. The two guys from New Hampshire that stayed at the same Inn as us last night and a group of 10 others could not get past a Moose today 4 over 1/2 hour and they called the police which sent a game warden on a snowmobile. They sent me the video when we met them at the next relay for lunch but it's not that clear so I'm waiting for him to resend it or uploaded on Quebec Rider himself. The Game Warden Road over close to the Moose and the Moose started to charge him and he got off the snowmobile and push the Moose with both hands on its rear which spooked the Moose out causing him to fall and then run away. Hopefully they post the clear video or I will post the one I have. Awesome day riding today 267 miles.
  41. 9 points
    PLAYHARD

    Playhard: Re-Boot/Re-Opener

  42. 9 points
    skidoo420

    North by Northwest

    Yes in deed blue sunny all day -8 in am and warmed up in the afternoon Eric it’s a 20 you saw me with my RDL sled
  43. 9 points
    Byrd

    M&M 9.0

    Great stay at the Riotel Matane. Dinner was really good with lots of variety and if not overcast I bet the view would have been spectacular. Would highly recommend if in the area, well signed but a little sketchy getting there, lots of gas available near by. Checked grooming map, trail 5 groomed last night so we decided to go that way to Murdochville. Thought this would be the morning that we wouldn't be the last to leave but that didn't happen. On trail by 10:15. Does take long to reel in the first couple of guys, followed them for a bit and I think they thought it was their own private trail system as they were on the inside of every corner. Not wanting to be part of this we slowed the pace down with a short break then another stop for lunch at a Relais. Gassed up on the coast at Tourelle then continued on to Murdochville....Up the Mountain. Down the Mountain. Up the Mountain. Down the Mountain. Snow all day with 6 to 8 inches of powder on trials. Not many pictures due to weather. Arrived at Hotel Copper and no rooms but when we called last week to make reservations Jacques promised we'd have a place to sleep. They took us over to a renovated duplex being converted into a big house with 6 rooms and 8 beds. Great spot. Hotel Copper for breakfast, every one from last night is already gone. Last to leave again! Off the the south shore. Up the Mountain. Down the Mountain.
  44. 9 points
    Miles long

    Team Iceman 2020 #4 Cote Nord

    we are currently at the Northern Light Inn , Blanc something or another in Labrador. Thin snow up high as we made our way, signed very well. We left St Augustine this morning, a very busy little village with plenty of amenities. We stayed at Leo Mckinnons B&B lots of Lake running out this way probably 95% once you leave Havre St. Pierre. Fortunate to have had sunny skies since I left Complex Pelchat on Thursday!
  45. 9 points
    PLAYHARD

    Playhard: Re-Boot/Re-Opener

    Onward! Sun disappears & reappears a few times. Mild cold but nice. What's a Super Moon? Snow is definitely on it's way. Set destination St Ann to see if the ice fishing river village is still operating. Nope! Drop down further to run 351 powerline highway back west to Shawini Sud. It really is a highway trail and Joseph gets a kick out of riding the same pace as the cars & trucks on Autoroute 40. Back to Drakkar at a decent hour. Somewhere between 173mi on the Montana & 296km on the odo. It's a FINE 1st ride for Joseph! He's got natural talent and just needs seat time. This is gonna be a great tour Mon-Thurs. We hose off & Reggie makes us a reservation, and we get our chow & brew on at the Devil's Hole.
  46. 9 points
    Byrd

    M&M 9.0

    Stumbled across the original toy hauler, the boys from jersey out did themselves, the only thing missing is an Ice man sticker
  47. 9 points
    Overnight snow seemed to range from two inches to several inches as we traversed to Club Hiboux today. The club has had a makeover on the outside and a small amount on the inside. Lunch was very good. Jack & Sandy, Jak, and I. After lunch we dropped down to the RR bed #35. Coming off it Jack and Jak mentioned how bad the stutter bumps were. They ride the Rene X, 850 & 900T. Told them I was pretty comfy going over them on my 900na Rene Adrenaline. Thus started a round of back to the RR bed trying each others sleds. Driving the 900T I found it softer on very small bumps, one or two inch. But on anything better, mine seemed smoother. ON the bigger bumps going across a bridge, my Adrenaline soaked them up much better, almost floated over them where the X's were a little too bouncy in the rear. I was so happy to have a chance to do this test as I so much wanted an X, but couldn't afford one. That want is now gone. Loved the 900T motor. Tonight Gary from Ct., Jack and Sandy, Jak and I went to L'Estiminent Pub. Super meal, super beers. A nice relaxing evening with friends. mike
  48. 9 points
    MrGutz

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    Linda just sold me your Cabin!!! The Closing is this Friday. I got a good deal. But you can use it anytime. LOL GutZ
  49. 9 points
    The past couple days have been mid winter conditions and mostly great trails, with lots of sunshine thrown in. It is so nice to contact friends and tell them how good the riding is and have them drive up and join me. Surprised they believed me as they watched their grass growing in southern New England. Friday Jak and I did the Moose Valley run. Great fast trails until Moose Valley, then about 15 - 20 miles of groomed but very loose snow conditions. Tons of recent new snow in the mountains. We saw two moose. 250 miles. Today Jack & Sandy, Jak, and new to the group Gary and I did a southern loop then the Isle Verte loop at days end. 205 miles. First half of the day mostly hard fresh groomed trails and same with Isle Verte loops. 205 miles. Sunny both days. Day room in the new section of the Hotel makes for a great days end BYOB happy hour.
  50. 9 points
    Northbound

    Northbound gaspe 2020