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  1. Pipemaster

    Old Glory

    For all those nut jobs that are offended by our great flag, this pic is for you !
    10 points
  2. bonsoir !!! few pics....missed a coyote saturday morning ... a bit of frost saturday ...took pics around 7 15 am.... jean-guy
    9 points
  3. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 Puts tears in your eyes
    7 points
  4. iceman

    New Bridge TQ 83

    Finally new bridge being built to replace the one washed away in spring flooding from 2017 $569,000 for this bridge. Looks nice.
    6 points
  5. bonsoir !!! few pics from the weekend...quiet saturday morning ,while having a coffee.....mom + calf showed up on the other side of the brook ...while taking pics , coyotes were barking behind the camp and that mom alone saturday night ... '' romeo and juliette '' were having fun on the road next to camp ...saturday morning !!! bit of frost this morning at work ... boss came to visit this afternoon , during the weekend ,he went check my work....he saw a huge bull moose with 2 moms...right where i ended working friday jean-guy
    5 points
  6. bonsoir pipemaster !!! saw your post before supper....made me think about that festival on '' les plateaux ''...st francois...st alexis and l ascension area......festival des cordes de bois....1 hr from here... great imagination with the chainsaw .... gutz ...thats the d o t workers from the z e c ...working on my drive way !!! jean-guy j
    5 points
  7. There is more issues for TQ3 it’s not just right of passage problems 2 bridges unsafe. Unless there is an imminent major turnaround, winter tourism enthusiasts, snowmobilers from the Côte-Nord and more particularly those from the Haute-Côte-Nord, will have to be content with hikes determined according to the condition of the TQ-3, sectioned. in two places due to the closure of the Sault-au-Mouton river bridge (Longue-Rive) and the Aux Pins river bridge (Forestville). After submitting separate requests for financial assistance to the Ministry of Transport, the Club Quad HCN for the work of the bridge and the Rivière aux Pins trail, the estimated costs of which are $ 467,000, and the Club Les Exploreurs de Longue-Rive for the replacement of the Sault au Mouton river bridge, the costs of which are estimated at $ 180,000, were refused their projects. In order to resolve the impasse and above all open up entirely the hinterland of the Haute-Côte-Nord as the snowmobile season approaches, a meeting of the various stakeholders was held at the Town Hall of Forestville on 23 August. Led by René-Lévesque MNA Martin Ouellet, it brought together representatives from the Municipality of Longue-Rive (Yves Laurencelle), Forestville (Micheline Anctil), Yves Beaudoin from the MRC HCN, Rémi Gaudreault president of the 'Association of Quad Clubs of the Côte-Nord, while Yannick Claveau, Dany Gagnon from the Federation of Quebec Snowmobile Clubs, Yoan Perron from the Federation of Quad Clubs of Quebec as well as Paul Langlois from Tourisme Côte-Nord attended virtually , while Yvan Maltais president of Club Quad HCN and Alain Mercier liaison officer, Marc-André Bouchard and Gérard Quinn of Club Les Exploreurs de Longue-Rive and co-owner of Domaine du lac des Cèdres Richard Nicolas, were present. The Club Nord-Neige de Colombier-Forestville, for its part, obtained confirmation of financial assistance of $ 48,000 from the Fédération des clubs de motoneigistes du Québec (FCMQ) for the repair of the Rivière aux Pins bridge. "I understand the disappointment of Club Quad since the repair of the trail has less impact on us," comments the president of Club Nord-Neige, Mike Tremblay. By a combination of circumstances and poor communication it goes without saying, the Club Nord-Neige was conspicuous by its absence from the Monday meeting. In a telephone interview with the Journal Haute-Côte-Nord, Mike Tremblay, confirms "never heard of this meeting", although a member of his board of directors had been informed by telephone, awaiting the invitation. official as well as the link to attend virtually. Asked if his organization was going to join the group, the latter was unable to answer, indicating "that he was not present and not having heard everything that was said, I will not sign. no blank check without knowing. " Despite this, at the end of the meeting, everyone agreed to come together and talk about a single project for all the work required to rehabilitate ORV trails, namely the TQ-3 ( snowmobiles) and the TQ-50 for quads. The bearer of the file, MP Martin Ouellet, promises a quick return and in the name of the North Shore, he will focus on the aspect of the very significant financial benefits generated by the recreational tourism sector, while the vastness of the northern territory. coast is interrupted by these bridge closures imposed by the Ministry of Energy, Natural Resources (MERN) for safety reasons, but without the financial support of the Ministry of Transport (MTQ). The president of the Club Quad HCN Yvan Maltais expressed his fear of seeing his Club of 55 members close the books in 2022, since if the TQ-50 is inaccessible in its entirety, the membership cards will not find takers. Same story with Richard Nicolas of the Domaine du lac des Cèdres in Longue-Rive, who has suffered the repercussions of the pandemic and the bypassing of the TQ-3 in the Longue-Rive sector since last year, keeping people away. users and tourists of his business, which also leads to safety issues for snowmobilers according to him. "We are holding on but another winter like that and it will be over," he said. The possibility that Boisaco will carry timber next winter via the multi-use path which acts as a bypass in the Longue-Rive sector was discussed during the meeting. Alain Mercier, liaison officer of the Club Quad HCN, confirmed to the Journal that Boisaco was not considering transporting timber in this sector in the short term. For MP Martin Ouellet, the appeal slogan of the Côte-Nord region, Between nature and disproportion, takes on its full meaning here.
    4 points
  8. quebec bob

    Say it aint so, Joe.

    absolutely correct...my personal feeling...anyone who has been unable to find work in the last 5 years is working the system....the thing I love about the economy, the market place, capitalism, what ever you want to call it....it only works if you do...tell a nay sayer that next time they say it doesn't work for everybody...and just smile when they looked confused and have no answer for that statement. Everyone I know doing well works hard!! All these hand outs are undermining our economy and country.
    4 points
  9. Serious public health crisis going on for sure. Happy Endings for sure.
    4 points
  10. 4 points
  11. NSHM

    Say it aint so, Joe.

    PIST-AWF Syndrome I am sorry I have not been very responsive to your e-mails lately. I have been somewhat under the weather. My doctors have diagnosed me as having an acute case of Post Islamic Stress Trauma with Apologetic Whitehouse Fatigue, PIST-AWF (Pronounced pissed-off) “PIST-AWF” is a newly defined disease that has become widespread. Doctors at the CDC released a statement disclosing PIST-AWF as a new 2021 disease. It has already infected over half of the United States and is anticipated to continue to spread. The disease itself affects the cells of a person's entire body then causes extreme anger followed by depression. The disease ravages the body and leaves serious side effects including, embarrassment for your country, anxiety, when not knowing when it will come to an end, and wondering how much more damage can be done, and how long it will take to repair the damage. Symptoms include: Severe pain of the scalp from pulling your own hair while viewing your president pander to Taliban terrorists. Uncontrollable heartburn at 8:00 PM during the CNN coverage of lies and deceit. Stomach cramps from swallowing the fact an election was rigged by Biden/Harris followers. Vomiting from viewing terrorists murdering innocent people routinely on the nightly news. Bleeding from the eyes. This is not Ebola. It is your eyes reacting to accidentally flipping to a channel that shows Al Sharpton as a so-called legitimate news show host. If you have these symptoms, consider yourself afflicted with “PIST-AWF” and please notify your local election board. Place your name on the list for a cure ASAP! It is expected, and sincerely hoped, that the cure will be available no later than Fall 2022. GOD SAVE AMERICA!
    4 points
  12. bonjour !!! getting lower !!! jean-guy
    4 points
  13. 490 with almost half of them being more than 10 years old fun fact for today
    3 points
  14. https://nypost.com/2021/09/23/gorillas-shock-onlookers-with-oral-sex-at-bronx-zoo-video/
    3 points
  15. Will NY drivers get points? https://dmv.ny.gov/tickets/about-nys-driver-point-system Out-of-state convictions If you are convicted of a traffic violation in another state or country, points are not added to your New York State driving record, unless the violation occurred in Ontario or Quebec. New York State has a reciprocal agreement with Quebec and Ontario. Traffic violation convictions that occur in these provinces are recorded on your New York State driver record, and the convictions have the same effect and carry the same points as convictions that occur in New York State. This can affect your driver violation point total and Driver Responsibility Assessment.
    3 points
  16. iceman

    Trail Pass $$$$ going up.

    Like anything to do with Snowmobiling, you need to pay to play. Not a sport for the frugal. Riding Quebec Trail.....Priceless.
    3 points
  17. Making up for lack of Americans? A lot is going to happen between now and the snow flying!
    3 points
  18. iceman

    Trail 597 - Gaspe

    I have inquiries out but have not received a definitive answer yet. apparently after the landslide last year the clubs affected (Murdochville and Gaspe) received some funding to clear the slide but did not have time to obtain the permission necessary to do the work. After further discussions and evaluation it seems from what I gather now they are talking about a new section of trail to replace this part as it’s too dangerous to use the one after the slide. I am waiting for more info. When i get it you will hear it.
    3 points
  19. Well we've rolled the dice, I know it's slightly different for us ( same rules apply) but we've booked flights, sleds, and hotel , if it's all ok will be at the delta saguenay 7th of February to 24th..... not only double jabbed but we'll have had our booster by then.... can't wait, hopefully it'll work out....
    3 points
  20. bonsoir gutz !!! hahha...right !!! gorgeous weather today...still very '' green '' and for pipemaster....some can do nice things with a low budget !!!! jean-guy
    3 points
  21. Hey Groomer , I figured you would get a kick out this picture.
    3 points
  22. bonsoir jak !!! hahha.... i believe you ....surprising that kind of post did nt come years before... i knew that kind of post going to come one day ....i ride in the woods since the mid 70's....and i saw a lot worse... x5000 even if i crush a few plants.....ain t nothing compared to what i ve seen in the woods in the past years... colder today and windy ...getting closer .....12c in the shade at work ... last friday night sunset ...looking toward the '' mommies ''' merci !!! jean-guy
    3 points
  23. He (his handlers) waits until the Delta is just peaking in most states…literally happening over the next 10 days…just as some earliest hit states are already naturally beginning to drop which will happen quickly according to studies and history…comes up with a bunch of rules so a month from now he can say his “leadership” is the reason for the big drops in the Delta numbers. Dumb like a fox…and the general public will buy it…and the media will push this manufactured “success” for him when it happens. Meantime he deserted one of the most stocked, strategic, and sophisticated military bases in the world and all our awesome weapons there right down to our uniforms…to the most ruthless enemies we have. We will survive, but its pretty scary. He is making it much harder.
    3 points
  24. It’s because of climate change now. Probably Trump’s fault too.
    3 points
  25. NSHM

    Labor Day

    Oh they're working.................................................The System
    3 points
  26. 3 points
  27. Plandemic she says!🤣 IMG_1598.MP4
    3 points
  28. poltodoo

    Covid 19 Discussion

    Vaccine is 40% effective at best , like influenza shot,, not 95% as advertised CDC has way more deaths from Vaccine than years of influenza deaths, and serious side effects, But everybody MUST! get the $hot for profits. Gotta give the big guy! his cut. Nothing makes sense except enjoying a fresh groomed trail!!!
    3 points
  29. iceman

    Say it aint so, Joe.

    This
    3 points
  30. Permit prices for the 2021-2022 season The price of a trail permit includes the cost of the liability insurance, defined as mandatory under article 19 of the Act respecting off-highway vehicles, as well as all applicable taxes. $ 375 for an annual trail permit purchased on or before December 9, 2021 $ 455 for an annual trail permit purchased after December 9, 2021 $ 700 for an annual trail permit sold in trail* $ 285 for an annual trail permit for antique snowmobiles (2002 and older) $ 240 for a 7-day trail permit $ 150 for a 3-day trail permit $ 70 for a 1-day trail permit $ 590 for an annual trail permit for a rental snowmobile $ 30 for a replacement trail permit
    2 points
  31. Shore1066

    Trail 597 - Gaspe

    I think with a well positioned throttle you could make it on that motor cycle.
    2 points
  32. Made my decision back in March 15th 2020 at end of my last saddlebag trip..... I'm still good with my decision 🙂 I'll put my faith in God 100% - not govt, pharma or a new world order 😉
    2 points
  33. good morning 351c !!! i don t know...ahaha....honestly , i have nt checked since december 2016...i was at 5500 km must be somewhere around 18-20 000km... not much big rides this year... i had forgotten to post pics of mom + kid thx jean-guy
    2 points
  34. Pipeman

    Say it aint so, Joe.

    Last week President Biden read the teleprompter for a few minutes touting his $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill. Even though the smart money knows this is a flat-out socialist scheme, the President says it is not and loudly proclaimed: "I'm a capitalist!" Well, we know Hunter Biden is a crony capitalist but dad? Here's the truth: he is what his handlers tell him to be. In the speech, Mr. Biden embraced deception the way my Corgi consumes dinner, ferociously. Let's run it down. The overarching Biden point is that the U.S. tax code is crooked and rich white guys benefit most. Okay, so why doesn't the President call for a "flat tax" where all corporate and private loopholes are banished and taxation is based on a percentage of gross income and profits? The more you earn, the more you pay with reasonable caps so companies and private citizens are not "punished for success." I'll tell you why Joe Biden doesn't do that. First, his home state of Delaware is the Shangri-La of corporate tax loopholes and Biden protects that. And secondly, a flat tax is fair to working Americans so the progressives would lose their grievance card. Now back to the speech. The President began his deception by saying this: "Here's the simple truth. For a long time, this economy has worked great for those at the very top, while ordinary, hardworking Americans ... have been basically cut out of the deal." But that statement is misleading in the extreme. Six years ago, the median household income in the USA was $56,516 according to Census.gov. Now it's close to $68,000. That's a colossal jump, especially because inflation was not a factor in the Trump economy. Minority workers also benefited under President Trump. In 2019, the smallest gap in history between white-black unemployment rates proved that. But Joe Biden is unfazed by facts and data. He sees his job as telling Americans they are getting screwed by greedy white men. "The fact is our economy faced challenges long before this pandemic struck. Working people were struggling to make it long before the pandemic arrived. Struggling? The fact is Americans have one of the highest living standards in the world coupled with the most opportunity anywhere on the planet. That's because of capitalism. We produce far more than any European nation per capita. No one is even close. Not enough for Joe Biden. He wants the federal government in charge of distributing wealth, not the private sector. His giveaways in the so-called "infrastructure bill" are endless with the goal of creating citizen dependency on Washington. In response to Biden's massive spending proposal, even some liberal economists are worried about the deleterious effects of higher taxes on those who drive the economy. Writing in The New York Times, Harvard economics professor N. Gregory Mankiw says this: "Compassion is a virtue, but so is respect for those who are talented, hardworking and successful. "The entire $3.5 trillion package is too big and too risky. The wiser course is to take more incremental steps rather than try to remake the economy in one fell swoop." But President Biden and the word "wise" are not compatible. The progressives want a European-style socialist system immediately and old Joe has bought in. There is no deception in that analysis. It is absolutely true. No joke. Cut and pasted from Bill O’Reilly
    2 points
  35. jak

    Trail Pass/U.S. Citizens

    "I wanta hold your hand"
    2 points
  36. Don't stress yet, December 9th is when you really have make a choice (last day of early bird permit) The one thing that is obvious about this whole covid thing is: things change every couple months! I certainly hope it is easier for all our American members to come north this wi term to the best snowmobiling in the world.
    2 points
  37. Yeti62

    Trail Pass/U.S. Citizens

    My cousin just visited his Grandmother last week from Derby VT to Sherbrooke no problem!!!!
    2 points
  38. Pipemaster

    New Bridge TQ 83

    Not so much here !
    2 points
  39. quebec bob

    Covid 19 Discussion

    Tough to swallow how we left Afghanistan almost on the anniversary of 9/11, and what we left behind....I cannot find the words to describe how wrong this feels, but I will not be denied the opportunity to show much dislike in the mid terms, along with many who also feel betrayed.
    2 points
  40. Jackstraw

    Say it aint so, Joe.

    Like I said before Trust The Plan!! enjoy the Show
    2 points
  41. iceman

    New Bridge TQ 83

    Good point. Not sure about height, but location will change.
    2 points
  42. I usually make my first trip plans for the year out of sweet baby St Raymond. The Portneuf area typically has decent snow that time of year. You are close to Quebec City so if you wanted other activities for the kids you can definitely accomplish both on that trip. Granted it is a couple hours farther East for you.
    2 points
  43. 2 points
  44. iceman

    Lac St Jean Nightmare!

    Coroner’s report on this incident. seems the guide intended to take a shortcut on dangerous unknown ice. On January 21, 2020, six snowmobilers perished when their snowmobile sank under the ice of Lac-St-Jean. The corroner's investigation shed light on the causes and circumstances of these tragic deaths. Coroner Tremblay today presented her findings and recommendations to prevent such deaths from recurring. Reminder of the facts On January 20, 2020, a group of eight French tourists took part in a snowmobile expedition organized by a company. A professional Quebec guide is mandated by the company to accompany the group until the end of their stay, which will end on January 24, 2020. After a first night in the Ville de La Tuque sector, the members of the group begin their day trip on January 21, 2020 at around 9 a.m. and head towards the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, in the direction of from the Saint-Gédéon sector, where they are scheduled to spend the night. In the Saint-Henri-de-Taillon sector, a portion of the marked trail bearing the number 93 is traced directly on the shores of Lac-Saint-Jean. Arrived at the entrance of a 90 degree curve, where the marked path leaves the shores of Lac-Saint-Jean, the guide stops and gives some recommendations to the other members of the group. Together, they leave the marked trail for Saint-Gédéon, located about 8 kilometers away, passing directly through Lac-Saint-Jean. In accordance with the directives issued by the guide, the French snowmobilers follow him and form a line. Although night has already fallen, they are thus able to locate the rear light of the snowmobile driving in front of it. After a few minutes of hiking on the ice of Lac-Saint-Jean, the first five French snowmobilers who follow the guide sank into a first opening formed in the ice. Noting in his rear-view mirror that he can no longer see the lights of the snowmobiles that were to follow him, the guide turns around in search of the members of the group. During this time, one of the French snowmobilers circulating in seventh position in the convoy in turn fell into a second hole formed in the ice. The pilot manages to hang on to the ice. The last two snowmobilers manage to get around the hole and try to rescue their companion. During the rescue maneuvers, one of the last two snowmobilers in the convoy also fell into this fault. The third snowmobiler closing the line assists them and the two snowmobilers in difficulty manage to extricate themselves from the water. The guide then arrives at the height of the last three snowmobilers and notices their distress. He informs them that he is unable to locate the other five members of the expedition. He then asks them to wait carefully until he comes back with the others. The last three snowmobilers wait a few minutes, but, noting that their guide does not return, decide to return to dry land to seek help. These survivors managed to get to a service station in Saint-Henri-de-Taillon around 7:30 p.m., where they called for help. Depending on where the guide's body was found, it is clear that the guide returned to rescue the snowmobilers who were missing. However, he in turn fell into the waters. The five French snowmobilers, namely MM. Gilles Claude, Julien Benoit, Yann Thiery, Arnaud Antoine and Jean-René Dumoulin, as well as their guide, Mr. Benoit Lespérance, died by drowning. To analyse On January 19, 2020, eight French tourists landed in Quebec to participate in a snowmobile expedition. Most of the group had been on similar adventures in Quebec before, but for others it was their first experience. From the first evening, the members of the group got to know the guide. Five of the participants already knew him, since he had been their guide during previous visits. The next day, January 20, 2020, the adventure began with the rental of the necessary equipment. On site, a short ten-minute training session on the basics of snowmobiling was offered to participants, but no practical training was provided. For some participants, this short training will therefore have provided them with the only knowledge about snowmobiling from which they have benefited. For the guide, this kind of expedition was common, and he had had the opportunity to accompany similar groups in the past. According to information gathered by the police, he was an experienced and properly trained guide. According to the information obtained during the investigation, it appears that the latter was not on his first stay in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region. During the afternoon of January 21, the guide mentioned to a few people on his way his intention to take a shortcut from the Saint-Henri-de-Taillon sector, passing directly over the ice of the lake, path that was probably unfamiliar to him. The investigation revealed that he made this decision on his own initiative, and not in response to a request from other snowmobilers. It therefore appears that leaving the marked trail would not be the result of an error, but of a decision by the guide, that the weather conditions were not involved in the accident, nor the speed or the condition. snowmobile mechanics. There is no doubt that the area to which the guide led the group was at risk. To get to Saint-Gédéon, the group had to pass through the end of Pointe Wilson, near the mouth of a river called the Grande Décharge, and cover about 8.1 kilometers as the crow flies. The accident occurred between Chemin de la Pointe Wilson in Saint-Henri-de-Taillon, Beemer Island and Morel Island. Indeed, the strong currents of the Grande Décharge river combined with the climatic conditions contribute to making the ice very friable in certain places without this being noticeable. On January 21, 2020, when the group left the marked trails and headed for the ice of Lac-Saint-Jean, no signage could have allowed them to know the real danger to which they were exposed. In addition, snowmobilers did not have a technological means to communicate with each other or call for help. In the presence of a danger, the members of the group could then have more easily warned the others, which would have been useful in such a situation. In recent years, there have been several incidents in Quebec involving inexperienced snowmobilers. Following the various recommendations issued by coroners, the Government of Quebec adopted in December 2020 a bill to amend the Act respecting off-road vehicles in order to better regulate the practice of snowmobiling by tightening the rules, thus offering a safer environment for all snowmobile users who use marked trails in particular. As such, the law provides for additional measures by introducing the obligation to undergo training to drive an ORV when renting this type of vehicle. It also provides that a person must have completed and passed a training recognized by the Ministry of Tourism to professionally guide an ORV excursion. Recommendations In light of the issues raised by the analysis of the causes and circumstances of these deaths and in order to protect human life, Me Tremblay makes the following recommendations: To the Federation of Snowmobile Clubs of Quebec: specifically improve the signage in the area of the marked trail set up in the area where the accident occurred in order to avoid any ambiguity; install signage in the appropriate places where marked trails crisscross the shores of a lake or a river in order to warn their members of the real dangers of traveling on these bodies of water in winter and to reiterate the importance of staying on trails that provide a safe environment. To the Quebec Ministry of Transport, the Quebec Ministry of Tourism and the Quebec Federation of Snowmobile Clubs: to continue and intensify their efforts with the help of awareness-raising activities among snowmobile enthusiasts about the risks of drowning when they travel on lakes or rivers in winter outside of marked, secure trails ?; remind snowmobile enthusiasts of the importance of having at their disposal technological tracking equipment for rapid interventions such as the satellite positioning system (GPS) or distress beacons, and of having a means of communicating with relatives or helpers (radio transmitter receiver, satellite phone, etc.) in case of need ?; remind snowmobile rental companies of the importance of providing tenants with technological tracking equipment for rapid interventions such as the satellite positioning system (GPS) or distress beacons and of having a means to communicate with relatives or emergency services (radio transceiver, satellite phone, etc.). To the Quebec Lifesaving Society: continue and intensify its efforts to educate and raise awareness among snowmobile enthusiasts about the risks of drowning when they travel on lakes or rivers in winter outside of secure marked trails. You can obtain a copy of the investigation reports by sending your request by email to the Communications Department of the Bureau du coroner at the following address: communications@coroner.gouv.qc.ca.
    2 points
  45. It looks like Hillary is having a Grand old time out in the Hamptons. I guess this is how you dress for the beach if your from Arkansas !
    2 points
  46. Next Vaccine mandates! All political. Zero chance of me getting pricked!
    2 points


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