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scorpionbowl last won the day on December 29 2016

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About scorpionbowl

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  • Birthday 09/27/1967

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  1. Season Opener 2018

    That stretch of 355 is always perfect, it’s the north stretch that always sucks...for me anyway. happy trails...
  2. Ice scratchers

    Too many problems when u leave them on all the time. I keep a pair in my bag and the time u need them it only takes a wrench and 30 seconds to put one on. You only need one, so if that breaks, you also have a backup.
  3. la cache !!!!

    I wonder if its rating will be upgraded to 2-stars. Only 1-star rating I’ve ever seen, proudly displayed anyway...they are top notch in my book...
  4. Hi Garyw

    I need to get the PayPal option up on my Trail Pass post.  Can you do iot?  I asked John several weeks ago to please do it but it hasn't happened yet.  If I knew how I would do it myself but I don't know.

    Thanks, Bill

    1. Saguenay Bill

      Saguenay Bill

      Sorry about the w after your name.

  5. 240Km New Trails North Of Lac St Jean!!!!

    That’s not the trail, if it was, that loop would be about 2000km
  6. 100.00$$$ question for webmaster !!!

    Groomer has carte blanche, I think that's the saying. Maybe try for a few days and see if it changes. If it's a fundamental problem and not a glitch, I'll check with my boss...
  7. Site Usage Data

    Since we are entering the quiet season for QuebecRider, I figured I'd post what the activity looks like over the entire year. The graph below shows the weekly number of new posts over time...
  8. Season Opener 2017

    That ain't the best place to roll the dice 🎲🎲...
  9. QR Upgrade issues...

    You can mark the site as read, so after, when u click unread content the list will be empty until new stuff comes up. Is that what u mean?
  10. A few days around Saguenay (12/28-1/1/17)

    Not much to get excited about from the map above but we decide to check imotoniege and head south to 3. It doesn't take long to see 16" of powder plus new drifting from the wind, so we have to backtrack. Imotoniege shows the C900 groomed half way which doesn't make sense since he doesn't turn around there, he goes to the 252 intersection. Starting out is perfectly groomed, one pan wide, so he hasn't returned. We ride on, skies are getting blue and the wind strong. We meet the groomer turning around and on the sat phone, probably updating imotoniege. Of course no one has touched th 93 or 252 from there, so we bust through drifts back to chapelle. After a quick break we expect hell to Valinouet, but lucked out because the groomer made one pass and was getting ready to turn around. Today was one of those brochure days where around every corner was a view you would see in an ad...
  11. A few days around Saguenay (12/28-1/1/17)

    Not a good way to start the day when u r the blue dot...
  12. A few days around Saguenay (12/28-1/1/17)

    Day 3: Woke up, it's 50f in the chalet, no heat. Nice people here, but not the place to stay. Wifi sucks, no breakfast till 8am, and a bucket of ice is $5. We hit the trail early and head to Valinouet. Groomer passes us at gas headed to chapelle, we grab breakfast. 7 miles in we pass groomer and take southern orange trails to chapelle. 2-6" softens any bumps and we top off at chapelle and get a quick wifi hit. Out the orange trail to pelchat to check it out. About 12" here and summits went toward pelchat so we think no problem. 252 south from the pelchat turn... These summits are crazy, zig zagging everywhere wanting to suck u off trail. Luckily one guy is fairly straight down the trail. The snow got deep quick, I say 20" anyway. Get off the lead track and snow is well over the hood. Good day for iceman to be working, we barely have the setup for this but had no problem following. After 10 miles or so, we catch the summits and I shit u not, one of them is dragging a full sized canoe. When we meet them they figured the pelchat trail was the wrong turn, and they wanted to go right to a camp or something, so they just turn off the trail and dip into a bowl toward the other road and the guy with the canoe gets stuck big, I thought this would take a long time to fix and didn't even get a picture. While they dig we look at the trail... We are two guys with marginal sleds for these conditions. There's a 6' wide base in the middle, get off that and it sucks u in. Where's RR when you need him. Meanwhile the guys empty the snow in the canoe, take the tension off the rope and stomp around sled. I think these guys are high. The guy gets on it, starts moving slowly, then the canoe turns upside down, I figure he's done, but he rocks the sled side to side full throttle and gets onto a flat, flips the canoe and off they go. Looks like they have problems a little later, but we turn around and head back to the 252. By now two sleds are on the 252, so it's easy going in 12" powder to 93. Here someone else has gone to sacre couer already so it's and easy run with 12-16" of fresh powder, get off the lead track and the conditions weren't nearly as deep as Pelchat. Once 93 is off the c900, it's impossible to follow the trail with this snow and wind but finally make our way to the road and check in. Now we figure out what to do tomorrow...
  13. A few days around Saguenay (12/28-1/1/17)

    4" snow at onatchiway, up to 6" in the mountains, barely 2" new at valinouet.
  14. A few days around Saguenay (12/28-1/1/17)

    Running off satellite, so a bare bones update today, no firestick tonight that's for sure. Day 2: We are operating on plan B (out of plan A-D). We drive to Valinouet, lock up and head out bras Louis (267), it's perfect. We meet 477, it's perfect, we take it. We hit 476, it's perfect, we don't take it. Gas and snack at onatchiway and out the 484, better than perfect. We hit the 482, it's perfect, we don't take it. The 484 dead ends at the Peribonka, we take the bush trail the few miles to the river, nice, but dodging downed trees. We hit the river, no stakes, we cross and hit the 367, groomed but rough. We skip scooby, at the lamarche trail, 367 says danger so we head to lamarche on orange, it's not open we get gas, little English but he said no circuit so we guess it's all junk. Back to the 367, it's not open a few miles in the swamp, then it's groomed but sucks. We know the 482 is good, we take it and return. Snow started around 3pm, nothing major yet, 165 miles today.
  15. A few days around Saguenay (12/28-1/1/17)

    Only riding a few miles of that junk to get to the good stuff...and it ain't on no map...