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  1. 9 points
    Oilman

    Mount Valin Trip May 3 2019

    What a great day to still be riding sleds! Every 6-7 years I like to find somewhere to ride in May. Mount Valin area is usually a good choice. Left Passions and went to Relais Onatchiway for lunch via Brais-Louis and Huit Chutes. From there headed for KM 31 via 267 to 93. Played around on a lot of the orange trails which were still in good conditions for May 3!!. Thought I would share a few pics of the day. 45-50 degrees . 140 miles. Going again tomorrow and make are way further east beyond KM 31 and see how that is. Oilman!!
  2. 6 points
    Cnc

    St Faustin Connector

    Here is the latest from the club in charge of the project. Basically what it says is the submissions were opened studied and awarded. Work will commence in the coming weeks and will be finished for the month of October 2019, ready for the 2019 2020 season following the contract agreement.
  3. 6 points
    Oilman

    Mount Valin Trip May 3 2019

    Day 2: May 4 2019. Another great ride and bluebird skies here in the Mountains!! Early day, got back to truck at 2:45 with 120 miles. Girlfriend did well up here. Looks like 1-2 more weeks to me if you really want to get it. Issues will be be 2 K in and out of both Passions and Relais Onatchiway. KM 31 all set. If you don’t mind riding dirt and snirt for a few, then no problem and will be great for May!! Rode orange trails when we could and went east of KM 31. Tons of snow!! Headed back now half way and put up somewhere. Here are a few pics from today! I guess that will be a wrap for me. See you next Fall!! Oilman
  4. 5 points
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    bonsoir skidoo420 !!! thx...good for you !!! i on my way to post ,saw that you replied ... back from another ride...still winter...few more days before landing at my camp ...lots of rain lately ...but cold...saw 2 moose this afternoon !!! jean-guy
  5. 5 points
    dooright

    Jumping the Gun....?

    How are the conditions.. will all the trails be open ? 🙂
  6. 4 points
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    bonjour !!! deer....next to farm ....vrooooommmm !!! jean-guy
  7. 4 points
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    bonjour !!! went to see the belvedere in st alexandre this morning .... did nt like much the '' spring '' effect !!! jean-guy
  8. 4 points
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    bonsoir !!! went down to st fidele cb this afternoon....very windy and cold...if i can say that ...still great conditions...if no rain...at least rideable for 1 more week !!! one dead moose first corner east after the 90' corner !!! jean-guy
  9. 3 points
    MrGutz

    Jumping the Gun....?

    Well I booked our first trip of 2020!!! Leaving Ma. on 1-1-2020 and staying 5 nights at the Delta. Too Soon? GutZ
  10. 3 points
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    bonjour !!! went up to lake yesterday pm... frost this morning !!! jean-guy
  11. 3 points
    jak

    2020 Oxygen Helmet Availability

    I have owned a lot of helmets over the years and this is by far the most comfortable, quietest, warmest, most field of vision helmet I have ever owned. 4700 mi. last season and no problems so put me down for "best helmet on the market'.
  12. 3 points
    Jackstraw

    2020 Oxygen Helmet Availability

    I heard they come with 6 shields from the factory for 2020😮
  13. 3 points
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    bonsoir !!! went to check how much snow left.... should be able to make it at the end of the week with my 4w at my camp....unless of a storm !!! and not before 2 weekend with my truck...road still frozen or full mud !!! jean-guy
  14. 3 points
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    good morning jim and gemma !!! yaaa...still a bit of work to do .....around town ,its my job to pick up the signs...might go down st fidele cb to pick up the signs even if its not my '' territory ''...a guy from ste marguerite do that part normally ... merci beaucoup !!! very appreciated ... rained a bit last night...both rivers in town are still very low if i can say that ...snow melting slowly... the porcupine was crossing the road slowly ...so , i picked up my camera in one hand ....and followed him right behind him...a foot behind... don t know if they can get mad....i think they are too slow and lazy ....hahaha... when i was getting too close...he was stopping for a few seconds...with his toothpick / needle straight up in the air...and then started moving again jean-guy
  15. 3 points
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    bonsoir !!! went up to both lakes ...then back by logging rd !!! jean-guy
  16. 3 points
    smclelan

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    My eyes aren't as good as they used to be....anyone see a trail permit on that machine???? Unreal to still have such good looking conditions.
  17. 3 points
    Cnc

    Paying for all the snow this winter

    No. Since the basement was designed to take a flood 3-4 ft above the basement floor level, it is well sealed and 3 pumps in the sump pit all set at different levels in case the first can’t keep up. Normally just one pump runs but at the level in the pic ( about 7 ft above the floor ) the first runs steady and the next in line cycles on and off. The 3rd is the biggest 12 volt we could find, it can keep up at lower levels but not this. It is there just to buy time to get the generator running and the pumps switched to it. Been there done that, gets your adrenaline going real quick!
  18. 3 points
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    bonsoir !!! back from my first official 4w ride...about 70 miles....still lots of snow...saw 1 mom + 2 calves for 3 ''...1 dead moose on the road and a few ducks !!! few miles before the lake ....guys riding their sleds...i guess preparing stuff for moose hunting !!! great afternoon ...looks like rain is coming ... just saw that on the news...cnc ....very bad !!! ps....near lake casault ...saw that truck....not much skills !!! few new clear cuts .... jean-guy
  19. 2 points
    Trailblazer

    ATV trail questions

    Triggerhappy I don’t have much riding experience out of Shawinagan so I can’t speak much of that area. Most of my/our riding is not in the trail network and done in back country roads and pathes north of Mt.Laurier and St.Zenon, I know these areas very well and have done a lot of riding up there. Cabanon would be a good location to do loops out of and/or a 3-4 day trip, Ste Anne du Lac good to start trips from too Rabaska as well good for loops and trips. Cabanon and Rabaska would be safer parking when leaving for a few days all though I haven’t experienced or heard any bad reports of SAdL. In the past I’ve started a few trips out Relais Windigo by the falls but that place burned down a few years back and so we park in SAdL behind the motel and ride out to Rabaska or up to Lunic and beyond, more options there. There’s a new atv/snowmobile bridge built last year crossing the Riviere Lapin so getting to Mekoos on atv from SAdL is now possible with out having to go 10 klms south on the highway risking a ticket to catch a backroad up to Mekoos. An interesting ride out of Cabanon, follow the sled trail up to the dam then on up to Repos and Kanawata, visit Casey and the runway. There’s even underground bunkers around the Casey runway that are interesting visits. Out of SAdL or Rabaska head up ch Lepine to Clova then on to Martins on the reservoir Gouin, from there head west, some nice dams and dykes to see and you can return via Balbuzard back to Ch. Lepine, more runways to see over there too. Good luck with your ventures
  20. 2 points
  21. 2 points
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    bonsoir !!! aujourdhui dans la gaspesie .... last long ride....back to work monday !!! jean-guy
  22. 2 points
    PLAYHARD

    ATV trail questions

    Hey Chris, That Razr looks DEAD SEXI! Well done! Good luck with it! Too bad the Berkshire Mass state forests have 1,000lb weight limit, including the rider. We trailered the quads up in summer '08 (damn time flies) and did day trips out of St Donut. The trails & services were well marked & mapped. Kinda bumpy along the way, and dusty as hell after the lead machine, when it wasn't raining. Anyway, still fun goofing off and all.
  23. 2 points
    Trailblazer

    Jumping the Gun....?

    Did you check what it will he like in 2 weeks.
  24. 2 points
    doo4adoo

    Jumping the Gun....?

    I don’t think it matters at this time of the year. We’re all so starved for sled talk we read everything:)
  25. 2 points
    bonsoir !!! me again...ahahaha...one more ride before the rain !!! jean-guy
  26. 2 points
    smclelan

    2020 Oxygen Helmet Availability

    On my last trip out I put on a third new shield. The first two were exchanged no questions asked through my dealer. The third one worked well on the last trip, however that was early March and there were no temps colder then -10c. The third shield was a different part # then the first two, my dealer said he thought brp has the previous issues resolved. Time will tell, I hope so, they are an awesome helmet when the shield is clear.
  27. 2 points
    revct1

    Tourism Quebec survey

    Phone call here the other day. It was a good 15 minutes. It can't hurt to see how much money us crazy Americans spend to go out and freeze our butts off. Add in the trucks, trailers, sleds and everything else we buy here in the U.S. And we do this why? Jack & Sandi
  28. 2 points
    SnomoGary

    Jumping the Gun....?

    × 2 on that , our flights were booked 4 weeks ago.. 😎😎
  29. 2 points
    Pipemaster

    Jumping the Gun....?

    Never to soon ! !
  30. 2 points
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    ahahah hi smclelan !!! yaaaa....and i guess we won t see mosquitoes soon too !!! where snow was in the shadw...with sled tracks....snow was hard enough to hold the weight of my 4w... river is nt very high yet ..melting slowly !!! jean-guy
  31. 2 points
    MrGutz

    Signature hotel , Quebec City

    Weekends are for Tug Hill!!! LOL GutZ
  32. 2 points
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    sure !!! must be nice during winter too ... i know some went and on the patio ...snow was up to the railing... looking at the pic...looks like some already been there lately ...can see tracks jean-guy
  33. 2 points
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    forgot that one !!! falls in st alexandre with the new patio !!! jean-guy
  34. 2 points
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    took time to stop at the 12 miles....did nt want to post them with others.... where the 4w is...its where the cougar i had seen back in the 90' s was.... coming back from my camp ...on a dry and dusty conditions...about 2 miles before logging ( narrower road ) i saw in my mirror a truck coming fast behind...., so , i was thinking ...i won t '' eat '' your dust .....so .....vrooom.......once at the 18 miles on logging rd....still not far again behind....so , i pushed a lot more on the mushroom... on the pics...its the corner of the '' 12 miles '' ....that hill is almost 1 mile long .....i was going 75 mph on the way down....so , lots of dust ....i knew the truck was still behind me....as far as your can see the road...this where i started to see the cougar walking very slowly .... i wanted to stop and take pics ...but i knew that truck was behind and with all the dust ...too dangerous.. i returned there mid week to look for tracks...but way too dry !!! jean-guy
  35. 2 points
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    bonjour !!! back from a quick ride....up to lake and back by logging road....friend blowed the snow at the lake....where i turn around !!! no more riding on the trail for now...too soft .. jean-guy
  36. 2 points
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    hi gutz !!! bienvenue ..thx !!! sunshine since last few days....need rain to help snow melt faster ...might go riding this afternoon... no news pics !!! at the '' falls '' outside town...few years back jean-guy
  37. 2 points
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    hahahha...im the operator !!! went to check if i was still good for one more run !!! ahaha im sure i could leave from the 18 miles on logging road and go to my camp easily !!! fyi....conditions still great for you as a mod and the administration of qr to deliver my grosse poutine extra fromage !!! hahah snow melting very slowly ... river in town is nt high yet ...i ve seen a lot worse !!! jean-guy
  38. 2 points
    smclelan

    Ultra high windshield on xrs?

    With the stock windshield it appears you are not only going to look cool.....but you will be cool!!! Those little windshields that come stock were not made for Chibougamau
  39. 2 points
    PLAYHARD

    Paying for all the snow this winter

    Wishing everyone in harm's way all the best. Better yet, wishing everyone's best comes out, as with Uber Bob... https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/videos/gallery/uber-rob-is-back-at-it-again-helping-people-deal-with-flooding-in-new-brunswick/sharevideo/6029483338001/forecasts
  40. 2 points
    Will be in next years accesory catalog for 129.95.
  41. 1 point
    Triggerhappy

    ATV trail questions

    Well I decided to get back into the side by side game and I purchased one again. I have never ridden on the trails in Quebec with an ATV and I have looked into it but I thought I would see what insight I can get from some of you. I know some of you ride the summer trails so I thought I would ask. I would be crossing from NY on the Northway going through Montreal. We usually snowmobile out of Shawinigan but where we stay the trails do not go to. So would it be better to pick up the trails closer to St. Zenon and go north or trailer further east of Shawinigan like St Raymond and go from there? We would be interested in riding from either a home base each day or even starting from a safe place for truck and trailer and doing a loop returning to truck in 3 or 4 days. Any insight or opinions of where to stay or trails to run etc... are welcome as it is all new to me with the ATV's up there. Thank you.
  42. 1 point
    Je me souviens

    ATV trail questions

    Start at the FQCQ website, download iquad. Keep in mind the groomer shows you where to go in the winter, the summer roads can be a little more difficult to navigate. The city of LaTuque has some proposed layouts that are nice. You can check the motorized sports link there. We just got back from a 2 day trip last weekend. Still quite a bit of snow on the Lepine road. I try to avoid the little trails near the towns. As previously mentioned, the trail is usually pretty rough. I stick to the roads further north.
  43. 1 point
    MrGutz

    ATV trail questions

    TRAITOR!!! LOL Trailblazer should be able to point you in the right direction. Later GutZ
  44. 1 point
    hi playhard and neksldr !!! yaa...hope it ll bring luck !!! first one in a few years ...before i was riding a lot more...75-100 miles a day ...often...to look for antlers i know a few spots where moose spend winter ....the problem is....still cold at this time of the year...put extra clothes ....so , im not much interested to walk half or 1 hr to look for them ...when im 25-40 miles from home ...im not interested to freeze on my 4w on my way back ... yaaa...always a good thrill when i find one...not too many guys looking for them ...1 guy i know and maybe a few guides from duniere reserve... that patch of wood ,north of the road....few moose spent winter there....just looking at the trees...and there s another spot about 2 miles north ...need to check at least on the road... i wish i could walk 1hr or 2 ...but im not interested...rather ride !!! jean-guy
  45. 1 point
    Nice bone find JG! Just curious, do you come across many in your travels or are there alot of guys that shed hunt? I spend many hours in the bush in search of those elusive antlers, always a thrill to find them!
  46. 1 point
    Cnc

    Tourism Quebec survey

    Hey guys you may get an email like this in your in box. It is a survey about your snowmobile experience and expenses on your Quebec trip. While the email is all in French if you scroll down to cliquer ici, it will bring you the survey and there you will find a choice to complete it in French or English. Seems to me responding can only help our cause.
  47. 1 point
    groomer

    brrrrrrrrrrrrrr !!!

    hhahahaha.........pic of a friend..... fermont this morning !!! jean-guy
  48. 1 point
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    bonsoir !!! little ride this afternoon !!! jean-guy
  49. 1 point
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    inside the '' mail box '' jean-guy
  50. 1 point
    hi jak !!! thats for truckers !!! we call that the '' mail box ''... when truckers go up in the woods for a loads of logs....the guy who load them ...give them papers ....(bills i guess )....so , everytime they pass by a '' mail box ''...they must stop and ''stamp / punch ...the papers ....i think there s a copy for the mill...one for the trucker and another one for the '' land and forest minister... i ll try to go back tomorrow...not sure about the word...inside the box...there s only a '' punch '' to stamp the papers at the same time...truckers check their loads and truck pic taken 4 miles before mill and 2 miles before tq 5 ...there s another '' mail box '' at the 14 miles and at the 88 km on the way up to la cache !!! jean-guy