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  1. 6 points
  2. 6 points
    iceman

    Commencing Countdown....we ride. Trip 1

    Day 7 February 9 The chosen ones took a taxi to A&W burger for dinner. Perfect. Back to Dilligence and after a good nights sleep once again the “chosen ones” suit up and head out to rule the world. 9:30 early by our standards. But chosen ones do what they want right? Still cold lots of wind. Trails nicely groomed right from hotel. 93 up to local orange trail near Lac a Jim. All perfect trail. Wind blowing us sideways, crazy having to keep skiis turned to right to go straight. That much wind at times. Nuts. Down orange trail all the way to St Prime. We are banging out the miles. Back to 373 and it’s beautiful too. More sleds today but it is Saturday. Not that many. Trails are hard but very nice. To TQ83 and gas in St Hedgwidge at noon. Gas and go. Down 83 lots more sleds all headed up. 83 was perfect. Awesome day big sun but big wind still. Easy ride, but then again we are the chosen ones. Smooth run to Relais 22 no one headed down but us plenty of sleds headed up. Gas and late lunch at Relais 22 at 2:15 pm. We hang out to kill time and warm up. Leave there at 4pm out 83 to Windigo. In the driveway and parked 4:35pm. Great run today. Trails certainly more icy near here. Hopefully more traffic will loosen trail up for us and get us back to Shawinigan tomorrow. This adventure is winding down. Time to bring it on home. Wings and smoked meat sandwiches tonight at Windigo. Happy Bunch. Until next time. Ice out 210 miles
  3. 4 points
    We did yesterday our classic big tour Joliette/Shawinigan/Mattawin/St-Zenon/Joliette 287miles. Here a small sample, best view on large screen at 1080p and crank up^the sound! Alain
  4. 3 points
    revct1

    2019 Jack & Sandi's trips

    We are back at the Delta. We came up in the truck last night. The drive up was good. In the park, the road was partially snow covered. Last night we had a good supper and a lot of laughs at Mike's with MichRev, SnowmoGary & Pat, Schooter & Tracy and yours truly & Sandi. We had some catching up to do since we last saw each other. Always great to sit down with other riders and share adventures. Today looks like a beautiful day to ride. A lot of grooming took place last night while we were tucked in bed. Jack & Sandi
  5. 3 points
    Here in Amqui tonight very windy today 60 MPH , trails great all day great time with JG back to RDL tomorrow tried getting to the mummies but were almost blown off the tail
  6. 3 points
    Byrd

    M&M tour

    Day 3 of M&M tours. Woke up to a skiff of snow, -23 sunny skies. Gassed up on the trail around 11. Made wrong turn in Val-D'or as usual. Fast Jazz say "you fuck up?" Headed west on 83, not far out of town, stopped by the QPP. Showed paper work. Took the local trail south to hook up with the 309. On to Rapide 7 for gas. Stopped for a picnic shortly after. Continued on to logger carnage below Moffet. As told by local at the seen "The logger was stuck in the harvester for 3 hours with just a small air pocket to breath". Sun going down, Fast Jazz jonesing for rum. Had to turn up the wick, in before sunset knotted off the last 60 Km fairly quick. Checked into Chalet Temikami south of Ville Marie. Trails where in good shape except some areas were very icy. Good 3 day tour, 817km. Stay tuned for M&M tours part DEUX in March, 6-8 day tour. P.S. Dino goes on all our trips!!!
  7. 2 points
    In my 34 years riding in Quebec I have found markings to be excellent UNTILL you really need one. It amazes me how trails are marked in places not really needed but when you pop into a town to a maze of streets with nothing to go by and tracks gone from recent snow. Overall though Quebec clubs do a amazing job.
  8. 1 point
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/missing-snowmobiler-search-1.5004462?fbclid=IwAR2KGoil3wgCchOJAtgAHkEVQ8NtZZOKwv0MTD1Hhqpv2eKCEGjvwSA9InM
  9. 1 point
    Friday Feb 8, 2019 @ 8am, 40F, a little heavier then a "soft rain" is falling @ camp in Pittsburg NH. What is one to do? Hhhmmm? Day one of the Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt located in Valcourt is starting. Phone the venue & am told the rain has ceased, & blue skies are overhead with snow in the forecast for later afternoon. Google says Valcourt is shy of a two hour journey. Passports in hand & off we go. $20 US + - entry fee allows us into a heated suite for the entire day. A fantastic day was spent watching competitive races involving snowmobiles, rubber tired ATV's ,& motorcycles both track & rubber tire. It was my first time attending and will definitely return. If you have not yet experienced it I suggest you do if you enjoy the entertainment described. Racing occurs on both a mogul infield allowing heart stopping air shows or on the oval track that fosters wicked speed. There is rarely down time between races. When they are racing on the infield the crew is prepping the oval track & conversely. Race after race, after race. Exciting ! For those reading this posting in real time the show runs today - Saturday 2/9 & Sunday 2/10. A description of the venue can be reviewed @ www.grandprixvalcourt.com. Google will translate it for you. No regrets here. Fantastic day full of entertainment both on the track and in the vendors tent. Children in tow? Didn't appear to be an issue as there were young & old in attendance. Additionally on site is a family park offering in part tobogganing , bouncy castles etc albeit we didn't venture over to it. Additionally they have a limited assortment of food vendors on site & a heated bathrooms. Stay safe. Paddy O Oval sleds.eml
  10. 1 point
    revct1

    2019 Jack & Sandi's trips

    A beautiful morning it is and the groomer map looks great. We can pick any loop and be on mostly groomed trails. Sandi, lets head out 83 towards Alma and see where we end up. We stop at the Ultramar first because we didn't tank up last week when we finished. Off we go on 83 west. Very nice. The base is solid and there is an 1" of sugar snow on top. The freezing rain a couple of days ago took away all the powder and left a sugar snow coating. As long as we have snow for cooling and slides, I'm good. We get to Kenogami and I guess it has been cold because the groomer has made a pass across the lake. Follow the stakes and we turn right on 383 to Relais Grenouille. No need to stop here. The trail is too good. Scooting along in the woods and thru the fields as we approach St Bruno. We turn right on local 563. We pass the Cat dealer and the trail is great. Sunday morning and very few sleds out. There aren't even any cars at the road crossings. Amazing that it is so quiet. We turn left on 561 and run along side the little airport. We pass DRC Skidoo. Of course no one here on Sunday. At the junction with 23 we head north towards Alma. Everything is so good. The road is bare and the trail has some brown mixed in the snow from the road. Not a problem. Keep on riding Sandi. A little oncoming traffic in Alma. We loop under the auto bridge and get up on top and cross the river. At the junction with 93 I check the time. It is 11:00 AM. Turn right Sandi and we will get to Relais des Lacs for lunch. Down 93 and left on 554. We get to Relais des Lacs and a few sleds here. A group of four VTTs just leaving. In we go and that guy looks familiar. Wouldn't you know. Its Pat & Gary (SnowmoGary), Tracy & John (Schooter). Didn't we just have breakfast with you guys? Time for a nice relaxing lunch with friends. That poster in the background wasn't intentional. I don't want to upset the other sleds. After lunch the six of us take 328 east. Sandi and I jump in the lead and at 367 we turn left and head north. The others turn right on 367 and head towards St Ambroise. A few miles up the trail and we turn right on 328. Thru the big fields we go. Like I've been saying all season, these trails are great. Over the little river on the steel snowmobile bridge to 134. Boy that looks good. Lets go. You can't see my plate but you can see Sandi's CT #2. 134 is so nice after a grooming. It can get drifted in badly but the freezing rain has put the kibosh on the powder. Go Sandi go. Zip a dee do dah zip a dee day oh my my what a wonderful day. For those of you that are as old as us. We get to the lookout that is just a mile or so before the bridges and there are four sleds pulled over taking in the scenery. Hey. Wait up Sandi. That is Pat & Gary, Tracy & John. A nice view of the river and Saguenay from the lookout. They took the short way from the south and we went the northern route of 134. A little conversation and back on the sleds we go. Down to the two bridges and left on 367. Another left on 83 and before you know it we are at Le Cage in Chicoutimi. It is a good time for a break. We have a seat and relax. Not too long and we are on the last leg back to the Delta. 83 is good. We behave in the 20 kmh zone. We don't want to upset anyone especially when there are radar signs posted. We fill up the sleds at the Ultramar and we are back at the Delta. What a nice ride with good friends. Thanks. Jack & Sandi
  11. 1 point
    Byrd

    M&M tour

    Our cabin was great, 3 bedrooms each with their own full bath. Large living area with fully stocked kitchen and large table. TVs in every room. WiFi & cell reception. BBQ on deck. No restaurant on site currently but only a 2km ride to La Bannik.
  12. 1 point
    Byrd

    M&M tour

    Left oliphant ontairo on Wednesday, arrived at 7 PM in La Binnik, in vile Marie. 3 McKenzies 2 Moores. Great hospitality great dinner as always. Thursday -19 no hurry to leave left at 11 heading east. Gas at belleterre. 2 hours of twisty trails. Things opened up, after that, lots of low hanging trees, be careful!!! Close to 30 km of plowed road after Joncas. Saw 2 wolfs, hunting moose. Arrived at Pavillon La Verendrye. Great day. Great food. Trails groomed all the way. 10 out of 10
  13. 1 point
    Byrd

    M&M tour

    Yes, that was us clowns taking up the whole bridge!
  14. 1 point
    FYI gas Demarisville $2.00 liter
  15. 1 point
    viper2

    Heading West

    It’s marked and staked so if you are on 23 going East when you come out onto the river 23 crosses and the river trail I think is M19 goes right up the middle
  16. 1 point
    DareDog

    GPS Tracks

    some how my dad made it through there like 25+ years ago. He says he wont do that again. They went through Obedjiwan, Camp Cooper, and ended up in Chibougamau.
  17. 1 point
    Just got back from RDL yesterday went 93/91 to Quebec 55 to 20 (jean lesage)to RDL the best way to go ..coming home we left the universal at around 10:30 am got back to central NH around 5:30 that included stopping for gas twice and grabbing something to eat. Riding was great stay at the universal great place gas right next to the hotel I would recommend reserving a heated garage great amenity ....we rode 4 days 1049 miles ....get up there and rock it !!👍
  18. 1 point
    Cobra

    Heading West

    I have one of those DENNIS pictures myself!!! I took this pic when I was up Between Xmas/ New Years. Hey Viper2, never been on that local river trail between 23/360,how well is that marked or do I have to set a track on my Gps before traveling?. Btw... excellent post of your ride!!! Will be doing something similar next season myself.
  19. 1 point
    viper2

    Heading West

    Day 7- all good things must come to an end, Left The Classic this morning 8 am time to get out of Dodge, it’s the weekend saw on this site this morning the 13 opened back up, good not looking forward to running the baskatong after the freezing rain. The 13 open but not ready yet give it a week but passable. Truck into Mont Laurier not too bad yet maybe everyone partied too much last night gas at the PetroCanada maybe McDonalds? Nah let’s hit the Petit Train du Nord. Take an early lunch at the resto bar Lac Saguay good choice out of there before 12:30 keep trucking. Gas at the Petro T in Riviere Rouge right on the 63 then over to Macaza man the nuts are out now! They think they are on a one way trail! The communicators help this, Me then the two girls then the big guy, hey big guy last guy in line thinks he owns the trail ok no problem will set him straight lol. Get close to St. Michel getting crazy let’s take it slow and get back to the truck. Overall trails not bad little beat between SMDS and Le Cabanon and some icy corners but hey it’s Saturday. Make it back to the truck safe with 1475 miles on no breakdowns no tragedies great trip.
  20. 1 point
    Pipeman

    Trip 2 from Drakkar

    Windigo to Shawinigan today, trails were rock hard from the rain / freezing rain. Definitely need a few inches of snow to bring trails back into shape especially the closer you get to Shawinigan.
  21. 1 point
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    hi mcstar !!! great to hear from you.....yaaa...the wind down...just back from taking pics....crazy ...worse than this morning !!! while i was around '' school bus '' ...25-30 sleds !!! friend of mine posted that the roof of the school in st simon...outside rimouski...kaputt ...gone with the wind !!! whoooooooooooppss !!! no problem , i ll the date in mind !!! just talked with eddie a few mins ago !!!on my way to meet them !!! jean-guy
  22. 1 point
    benz500

    Best hotel around Quebec

    FOUR POINTS SHERATON- THINK IS SIGNATURE HOTEL NOW IN CHARLESBOURG. Its right on the trail (3) Take left out of hotel on the trail- cross a street or 2 and gas is on right side. Then back on trail I suggest take 369 to L'Tape-(gas) then trail #23 then continue towards Mt Apica (clubhouse) Continue on 23 towards Sag/LSG. Its a great ride!!! Just my suggestion.
  23. 1 point
    Gutz, Had I been thinking faster, I'd have named the monkey 'More Hair'. The very minor liquid precip yesterday morning did not hurt the riding and conditions at all. Most areas away from RDL picked up a couple inches of snow and all is great. Rode with EddieSkiDoo and SkiDoo420 to breakfast this morning in Squatec. They continued on toward Amqui and I looped around and then went on a loop on the west side of RDL. Very windy and cold. mike
  24. 1 point
    viper2

    Heading West

    Day 6- Leave Val-D’Or to Louvencourt for breakfast don’t have that kind of time to do the Forestel. Have reservations at Le Classic couldn’t get anything for Saturday anywhere near Rebaska or the outfitters in that area everyone booked solid Saturday gonna be crazy keep right gang! Head down 386 trail to the Reservation trail still exciting with the hills and the way the trail leans to the ditch. Gas at the Reserve and head South trail in pretty good shape the lower half we are running along the road because it’s plowed. In to the Verendrye lodge grab a late lunch and make tracks for Domaine. Trail needs grooming not rough but narrowing up and there is a water hole 25 miles before Domaine on 63. Gas at Domaine and on to Lytton to the Classic. Groomed from the Domaine to LeClassic thankfully C527E3F1-7BDD-4B99-8322-C7B251FC76EC.MOV 506310F5-FAF8-47C9-BD4F-EDA57E4A9FA3.MOV
  25. 1 point
    viper2

    Heading West

    Snobeeler, went through the reopened section of 13 this morning. It’s not great but open
  26. 1 point
    Pipeman

    Trip 2 from Drakkar

    Woke up Friday morning to about 3” of snow a little freezing rain on top and now the wind was howling! Luckily the 83 all the way to Windigo from Faillon was in excellent shape. We hit several white out snow showers on the way and some downed trees and branches in the trail. Once we hit Haltaparche there was about 2” of fresh snow the rest of the way!!
  27. 1 point
    Byrd

    M&M tour

    Day 2 of M&M tours. Woke up to 1/2 inch of ice, covering machines. Took seats off and brought inside then up for breakfast. Machines back together, left at 10 am. Fait chaude Natalie (hot Natalie) had great hospitality once again. 30 km of the 386 was plowed, bank was groomed up nice. Rest of the ride up to Kitcisakik was excellent. Gassed up at the Rez, self psyched up to hit the Fou Fous. On up to Louvicourt for lunch. Girls wanted to get into the "sauce", but we decided to do a little loop. On up 83, to local trail, west to the 313, back down to Val-D'or. Won't mention any names but somebody's wife mad a wrong turn on a VTT trail. Arrived at Forestel just after 4 pm. Trails are in good shape but many trees down across trail. Lots of cowboys in town tonight, going to get out of Dogde early tomorrow morning.
  28. 1 point
    revct1

    2019 Jack & Sandi's trips

    Hi Jay. I guess that is how the snowmobile poops! Jack & Sandi