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About SRSchang

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  • Birthday 12/26/1958

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    Chautauqua Lake Snowmobile Club

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    Chautauqua, NY
  • Snowmobile
    2009 skidoo 1200, 2012 Skidoo 1200, 2015 Skidoo 900

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  1. SRSchang

    Trailer advise

    2012 MXZX 1200, 2015 tnt 900, and a 2017 Blizzard 1200. It's tight, I have to put a towel around the front bumper of the 900 as the front bumper of the MXZX is about an inch away. Things tend to move a bit during travel.
  2. SRSchang

    Trailer advise

    I had a wall mounted propane heater in my 14' + v-nose SnoPro when I first bought it used from a friend. The intent was to use it while we dressed before & after saddlebag trips at the trailhead. The problem with it was by the time it warmed the trailer, the uninsulated roof was condensing & raining in the trailer. So I took it out. More importantly, removing the heater gave me the room I needed to put a third sled in the trailer. The heater has been sitting in my shed attic since I took it out. Need to sell it someday.
  3. SRSchang

    What is your favorite snowmobile gloves?

    Chaval heated gloves. I can usually get 5-6 hours heat from them. It was either that or quit riding as several fingers were frostbitten in Rimouski a few years ago.
  4. I always use the ATM, most recently at the ATM in Chateau Roberval. Took out $400 CAD, it deducted $331.81 USD from my checking account. That said, I have to call my credit union ahead of each trip so they don't shut off my ATM card assuming it was stolen.
  5. SRSchang

    Need some help on Val d'Or

    Thanks Snowman! I assume Scierie 54 between Chib & Roberval is still open as well?
  6. SRSchang

    Need some help on Val d'Or

    Backcountry, did you stop for fuel in Desmaraisville on the way to Chib? Curious what the fuel situation is in Desmaraisville. I've made it all the way before, but I start sweating when it gets over 130 miles.
  7. SRSchang

    Need some help on Val d'Or

    Nice ride Backcountry. My wife & I rode to Matagami a couple weeks ago. 34F & rain all the way up from Val d'Or, dropped to -10F overnight. Her Doo 900 wouldn't start that morning, totally dead. I tried my jumper cables, nothing worked. Kept going inside to get warmed up, coming out & hitting the start button. After 20 minutes or so, I hit the button for the 1000th time, lights came on & it fired right up. Was fine for the rest of the trip. We rode close to another group from Matagami down to Amos, we made it to Amos easily, their sleds were pretty thirsty. They were desperate for fuel by St Felix. The map shows fuel & food there, a local said they're both closed now. The other group started knocking on doors, looking to buy fuel from someones gas can.
  8. SRSchang

    Need some help on Val d'Or

    I will be in Val d'Or Sunday and returning Friday after a loop to Roberval. A nice loop that's in your mileage window would be to Amos. I'd suggest having lunch at Hotel Eskers restaurant Chat O. You have to travel the last mile to Eskers on the river, but it's very well marked. While in Amos, you may want to visit Refuge Pageau, a refuge for injured animals being nursed back to health. On another day you could ride to Rouyn Noranda, it's a very snowmobile friendly small city with lots of restaurants. Another day trip could be to Lebel-sur-Quevillon which is northeast of Val d'Or. There is easy access to gas, and a nice restaurant near the gas station. On the way there you pass through Senneterre, which is very interesting as the trail follows the main roads through the town, you ride with the regular traffic. Make sure you have a map blowup for Senneterre, the trail through town isn't well marked, I took the wrong road even with my gps. Amos and Rouyn Noranda also have easy access to gas. Have fun, where are you staying in Val d'Or? We will be at Forestel Sunday night.
  9. SRSchang

    4 Day Chibougamu adventure.

    Great write up, and lots of good info. I'll be in Chib Monday & Barrage Gouin Wednesday. Sad to hear about the Bar le Cabaret, my brother wanted to take his 18 year old son there. Oh well, I guess we won't cancel the trip because of it. Scott
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    GPS Mapping

    Good idea. I just updated my Quebec Trakmaps before a trip to western Quebec last week. I was surprised that I had to order a chip vs download. I took a few days to get the chip, but it was only $50 because it was a recent upgrade. The maps were very accurate, only a couple spots they were off for a bit, probably due to a short reroute. I see you're a member of the Cherry Creek club. Do you live in Cherry Creek? I live in Lakewood, member of Chautauqua Lake.
  11. SRSchang

    Slush puppies

    There have been many pictures of flooded / dangerous trails throughout Quebec, NH, Maine, Vermont, New York. A very bad time to ride in many areas. Even bridges being washed away per Groomer's post.
  12. SRSchang

    Slush puppies

    The internet is funny! Just saw that same picture but it's on a trail in Pittsburgh, NH.
  13. SRSchang

    High Mileage 4 Stroke Riders Question

    What do you consider high mileage? My 2009 1200 and 2012 1200 each have 10,000 miles. I haven't even thought about injector problems. Fuel & go! Probably not an exact comparison, but my wife's 2008 BMW has 180,000 miles, haven't used any additives or had anything done to the injectors on that either.
  14. SRSchang

    Lac taureau dam

    The dam crossing is closed. You cross the river about 10km downstream from the dam on trail 345.
  15. SRSchang

    Lodge vs Motel what's your experience

    We don't do the sledders packages. Generally the dinner menu is limited when you get the package, and I always drool over something I'd rather have on the full menu.