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  1. 4 points
    Sunshine and favorable temps this morning. SkiDoo420 and I agreed; another trip to Moose Valley for lunch and come up with a new game plan for the second half of the day. Left at 8 am and arrived at the Moose 11:30, 125 miles, besting our last trip by 15 minutes. After lunch we decided swinging through New Brunswick and coming into Quebec below the Frontier club house was to much of a stretch. We decided to stay in the mountains and do a loop heading out northeast and circling around to come out near the Quebec border where we entered in the morning. On the way in to Moose Lodge, we chose the right hand trail this time. Almost as good as the left hand one, but not quite. For those that have never ventured to Moose Lodge from the Quebec side, it is endless miles of riding in the mountains with big wide logging roads, constant changes in elevation, fast sweeping corners, and a few 'gotcha corners'. Moose Lodge is nice inside. However, there is no lake by the cabins and I think a stay there overnight would be good but 'basic'. Took the longer way back once in Quebec going over to Isle Verte club house with the idea of doing a sunset ride on the green trails down by the island. Just before reaching the club the winds became fierce. Blowing snow was wild. A tree came down across the trail hanging just above head level. I thought a coffee at the club was a good alternative. Surprise, club is closed and for sale. So sad, great food, even greater lady that ran it, and always a warm place to stop. Back in to RDL at 285 miles for the day. mike
  2. 3 points
    Take the short cut thru Squatec via St. Cyriprien, get gas at Squatec. Leave Squatec east on 35 to Biencourt and band a right. Maybe 20 miles or more heading south you get to NB signs and intersection, here both routes will say Moose Valley. I like the left route a little better than the right. Same distance on either. We have done the complete other way, as Viper2 mentioned, Degalis to Edmuston. Also same distance as above. Trails were smooth, scenery nothing special at all. Definetly go via Squatec!
  3. 2 points
    New Oxygen helmet is working out great, loving it. No problems wearing glasses. Only brought thick baclavas on this trip, so have not been wearing any and still toasty warm. Below zero and windy in most areas today. Disappointed to be chilled on high speed trails. Cold seeping thru the Choko jacket. Stopped at a club house for coffee and ten minutes of sitting in front of the wood stove and the inside of the jacket was still very cold. Found new scenic lookout today, club just starting to groom into it. South on #35, suddenly Poogahmook Lake (sorry, still can't spell it right) comes into view. Trail is on right, and when you turn into trail there is a sign that says ;Belvedere'. Half mile in is great view of lake and town. mike
  4. 2 points
    Byrd

    M&M Tours 6.0

    Woke up And talked to Martin from Relais 22, He was good enough to haul the sled down to Nautico, the BRP dealer in La Tuque. Martin was such a great help, he brought Relais 22 four years ago, has made great improvements and is continuously upgrading it. We will definitely stay there our next time through. At the dealership there were no parts plus they wouldn't be able to work on it till next week. Got a ride into town with Pourvoirie Lac Dumoulin’s owner, Danny, to CarStar truck rentals and 2 McKenzies are on there way to Mt Laurier to pick up truck and trailer. The remaining McKENZIE and 2 Moore’s towed in wounded sled from the night before with help from staff from https://www.lacdumoulin.com/ Small day trip to La Tuque for rum and fuel and around Lac Wayagamac. Back late afternoon for a drink and dinner when we received an update from the 2 McKenzies, who where pulling off at St Jerome for the night. The following morning, Mr & Mrs Byrd continue on to La Tuque. Snowmobile Trip is over, load up sleds after a great, extended stay at Lac Dumoulin with our intended end of day destination being Cornwall. Crossing the bridge in Beloeil, another gremlin popped up...axle trouble. Pulled into the gas station just off the highway. End of the road for this trailer! Not sure what to to so we found a place to spend the night. Up in the morning and made a plan. We went trailer shopping, after making lots of phone calls and lots of driving around we finally found one. "You know that money you were saving for a rainy day, it's raining!" And that pocket of cash you are always suppose to carry is getting lower. Shuffled sleds into new trailer, coordinated a tow of the crippled trailer to Andre at RemorquesMontreal.com in St-Michel. If anyone is ever looking for a trailer or trailer services check out Attaches Chateauguey in Ste-Catherine off the 30. After dealing with both new and old trailer, on our way to Cornwall in a snowstorm. This sport isn't for the faint of heart. We'd like to thank everyone along the way that helped us out, we are incredibly greatful for everyone. Back home to fix the sleds, and off on our next adventure in early March. Stay tuned
  5. 2 points
    My wife and I stayed here Saturday 2/8 to Wednesday 2/12. My second time here, last time with 5 guys and we stayed in the cottage adjacent to the hotel. This time had awesome room in the hotel. They got like 2 feet on snow Thursday and Friday. Guys we talked too said Saturday was tough with huge drifts in the open fields. Great Sunday brunch then a ride to L'Ours Noir for lunch in Warwick. Trails great, except TQ 25 near the Manoir, it sucked the entire 3 days, maybe the local groomer is down? Second day to the Club at Bueceville all good except TQ 25 near the hotel. Third day to RESTO-BAR RELAIS DES MONTAGNARDS, really cool sled Relais and off the charts smoked meat sandwich. Great riding especially the straits on TQ 35 took the local orange trail fro TQ 25 to TQ 35. It was like frosting on cake both ways. Hardly anybody seems to use it and was perfect. The Manolir is a great place to go with your wife/GF. Friendly staff, clean rooms, great gourmet food, valet" sled parking in a heated/locked garage, and an outdoor spa is one of the nicest I've seen. All in all a nice few days with the Mrs. Back to Domaine Bazenet in 2 weeks with the guys. Chaudiere Applaches shouldn't be overlooked bu those coming from the US. Less time on the "black trail" and more time riding. Fred
  6. 2 points
    11:30 Quebec Time.
  7. 2 points
    '' Left at 8 am and arrived at the Moose 11:30 ' ' New Brunswick time ? Had no idea they are one hour ahead of that part of Quebec until 2 years ago !
  8. 2 points
    snowmaster2112

    Bad gas at Repos

    I’m sure “somebody, sometime, on some machine” had an actual better clocked time than me......... but for this afternoon/evening I hold the land speed record between Wemo and Haltaparache. it was a physical and mental workout. right before dark at Haltaparache here in Parent very chilly tonight
  9. 2 points
    MrGutz

    Mid-March at the Roquemont?

    But what will it be like in two weeks!!! LOL GutZ
  10. 2 points
    Fearful snobeeleer was planning on getting a new sled we chose to move on ... Rt 3 and a handful of local trails to kill time before we could check in did not disappoint. Currently @ the Le Petit La Manoir. IMG_4599.MOV
  11. 2 points
    Lots of snow from Friday's storm and the groomers were out in force Friday and Saturday nights getting things back to normal and back to hard pack trails. Some trail berms getting pretty high. Lots of friends in and out of the hotel past few days. Yesterday needed a new helmet shield, couldn't find one in stock, walked out of the SkiDoo dealer with an Oxygen. Over 350 miles now on the helmet and I join the ranks of riders who just love it. When I started riding in 1965, I would never have dreamed of a helmet that got warm on the inside, actually gets pretty hot. Luckily friend Skip happened to be at the dealer and showed me the ins and outs of the helmet and I was sold. Pics from the last few days of riding. SkiDoo 420 joined me today. He has big plans for tomorrow's ride. mike
  12. 1 point
    snowdogs

    la Tabatiere

    If you travel the white road and find yourself in la Tabatiere let me know, I have a person that I recently became friends with there that can help point you in the right direction if you have problems and would also like to just say hi.
  13. 1 point
    easyrider

    Bad gas at Repos

    Is you club sandwich punch card full yet?
  14. 1 point
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    bonsoir gt rider !!! hahaha....great thinking ....and great memories !!! back from taking a few pics....-18c !!! pic with the field on the far right.....tq 5 ...albertville side !!! merci !!! bonjour to madame gt rider !!! jean-guy
  15. 1 point
    markusvt

    Bad gas at Repos

    Love Mario, his wife, that's another story.........
  16. 1 point
    Jackstraw

    Iceman 2020 ....Trip 2

    About 115 miles from in town of Shawinigan to lac eduard taking the LT1 bypassing la tuque and taking the lake into Lac Eduard.
  17. 1 point
    revct1

    Mid-March at the Roquemont?

    The first 10 miles or so out of Roquemont is the tough part. After that you start climbing in elevation pretty quick and you are up on the plateau thru the park. When you get to Lac St Jean, it gets iffy again. Mont Valin is usually still good. It would be getting out of Jonquiere that maybe the difficult part. If conditions look good in Jonquiere for the week, start from Roquemont. If not, I would trailer to the Lac so I could trailer to Mont Valin or where trail 368 crosses route 175 and ride from there. You don't want to be land locked in Jonquiere. Time to get the crystal ball. Our humble 2¢. Jack & Sandi
  18. 1 point
    NSHM

    Mid-March at the Roquemont?

    I would say that as long as it doesn't rain and warm up and it stays cold and snows some once in a while for the next 4 weeks you should be good to go and have a great trip!
  19. 1 point
    Blueblood

    Bad gas at Repos

    Sennetere to windigo including breakfast at lac Falion 11 hours 361 miles. Snowmaster that group of three riders you met on your speed was me lol.
  20. 1 point
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    bonsoir terry !!! yaaa...very sad....hope so ...they should have a meeting very ...very soon .... many thx for the package...more than appreciated with this rough and tough season !!! merci !!! my last official grooming pic with my sport car ,just before climbing first long hill ,west st fidele cb ...within 10 mins before bad luck happen and sunset , last saturday ...about 4 miles west of ste marguerite !!! jean-guy
  21. 1 point
    bonsoir !!! great scenery pics......that log cabin.... i could spend all winter there !!! jean-guy
  22. 1 point
    Albieridin

    Mid-March at the Roquemont?

    i would repost this question march 1st. just sayin🤔🤔
  23. 1 point
    Albieridin

    Best place to stay in Chibougamau?

    stayed at hotel chimagamu in jan. no restaurant but small bar on premise accommodations were fine. walking distance to food stops. signage to get there is good. if you're looking for 5 star hot tub type place change your route.if you're in it for the snowmobile ride go for it.
  24. 1 point
    Thanks for the info Mike. Hope to give it a try soon.
  25. 1 point
    iceman

    Mid-March at the Roquemont?

    But what will it be like in two weeks!!! Gutz wins.
  26. 1 point
    doo4adoo

    Mid-March at the Roquemont?

    I couldn't go last year as I was away, but it would have been similar. This is April 7 2018. Parking lot & trail
  27. 1 point
    MrGutz

    Iceman 2020 ....Trip 2

    I want to know where he got a sharpie that did not freeze up and has stayed permanently! GutZ
  28. 1 point
    mikerider

    Iceman 2020 ....Trip 2

    Always enjoy your trail reports. George gives his best to Monkers, invites him for a beer sometime.
  29. 1 point
    iceman

    Iceman 2020 ....Trip 2

    Day 3 Wednesday Up at our leisure, we really march to the beat of our own drummer. All day to ride and end up back in Dolbeau-Mistassini by 4:00 to collect the Backcountry 850. Peter had said after lunch but just to be sure the Expedition is paid for so we will go at end of day to get it. All great trail leaving Alma, honestly I do not pay attention to all the trail numbers here. Out 93 to a Local Orange trail up toward Lamarche. Beautiful groom here. Very nice, Perfect all the way to Lamarche and the Depanneur with gas is open. It was a big deal for the town when it closed in the fall as it’s the only Gas/Depanneur for a long ways. Gassed up and up through Relais Mont Vilain. Up the Ice and to 373. Nice trail as always, one section Re-Routed for a logging operation is freshly cut and very tight in places. Once into St Ludger gas at Petro canada just for fun. Trails perfect kind of a flat light day on and off and great temps. Continuing on the Relais des Lacs is open too. Surely it was closed just weeks ago seems, someone took it over and got it open. 373 all the way. 373 to Girardville this time going the opposite way. Was so nice yesterday we are back for more. It delivers big time. Smack in the middle luckily we are just cruising normal, no hi-jinks, we come across 2 SQ police on trail. We wave and they wave back. First Patrol we have seen and way up here. Go figure. Through past the new Relais and down to Girardville for gas and a break. Maybe passed 10 sleds all day. After we are off to Dolbeau-Mistassini down the 93. All perfect. Into Ski Doo. The backcountry is ready. They pull rental in to put all the Bags and Seat back on from the Expedition. Out of there at 4:45, good old Auberge La Dilligence cest soir. Ordered up some St Hubert, Everyting good mon. Tomorrow we see where the trail takes us.
  30. 1 point
    PLAYHARD

    Manoir du Lac William

    Yeah, but what if they both don't get along with each other?
  31. 1 point
    iceman

    Iceman 2020 ....Trip 2

    Fully Covered. Small bill for incidentals not covered, coolant, plugs, etc... Another season under warranty 2021. Now has a new heart transplant.
  32. 1 point
    iceman

    Iceman 2020 ....Trip 2

    Day 2 Tuesday We awake in Dolbeau-Mistassini, no hurry today we will wait to hear whats up with the 850 Back Country. We go to breakfast and then as returning to room the call comes. Peter from service in Dolbeau-Mistassini has pronounced the patient D.O.A. Zero psi in one cylinder and 60 psi in the other. Verdict, it needs complete shortblock. Good and bad news. All parts on shelf including complete short block. Will be ready Wednesday after lunch. So, off we go myself by sled and Phil by Taxi to dealer. He will rent a sled for the meantime. The guys there set him up with an Expedition 900 Ace, (they got no Turbos in rental fleet) anything is better than sitting in hotel. They take off the two up seat and arrange all the linq setup for his bags. Awesome. Just before noon we hit the trail. Out of dealer and to 93 all is beautiful here. Up to Girardville we gas up just because and go to checkout the 6 room motel Jackstraw posted about. This will do nicely. We will be back there Friday night. From Girardville up to the 373 and it’s delicious. Our first time riding it this direction we have ran it three other times but always from the other side. Beautiful conditions great temperature and life is good. Over, through and down to 93 and direction Alma for the night. Great ride into Alma and we head to another secret spot, much easier than the Universel and sled right outside door, Restaurant right in front. Gotta love it. We are back in business. that 373 from Girardville is a real nice ride.
  33. 1 point
    Cnc

    Iceman 2020 ....Trip 2

    I think the monkey screwed with the skidoo when you guys weren’t looking.
  34. 1 point
    EastMark

    2020 Riviere du Loup Trail Conditions

    Wifes Thundercat Touring version....
  35. 1 point
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    while typing , i concentrated too much on my post and translating .....i forgot to post those 2 pics !!! im a professional !!!😀😀 jean-guy
  36. 0 points
    snowmaster2112

    Bad gas at Repos

    Tabernac......glad it worked out.....always seems to. I’m sure being from Sodus area you personally probably know the whole story by now but I just got more info from Mac Stringer and his son who are over at the Central so I’m gonna share this story with everyone here. Back home near Rochester NY area a guy lost his arm in a snowmobile accident earlier this week. Word was he hit a yield sign after being ejected from the sled. Always sad to here something like this happen but here is the rest of the story. this guy is riding alone (and drunk). When he hit the sign it COMPLETELY ripped his arm off at the shoulder, snowmobile jacket and all laying there in the snow. Guy walks a MILE to a bar. Dosnt go in the bar but stands outside. When people come running out he says “don’t call the cops, I’m drunk, call my wife. Needless to say...they went and got his arm but word is they couldn’t successfully reattach it. And I thought I was a tuff guy. Im a pussy