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  1. Great report Viper,2. You are having a great run in the Gaspe,

    We are leaving Moosehead Lake Maine this morning, planning to be in RDL tonight, pointe la croix Saturday night.
    Look forward to your reports for the rest of the trip.

    Playhard, Thank you for making the call, I had emailed them in the week and did not get a response, I will give Table Roland a call this weekend, we plan to be there Monday night.


    Happy trails!

  2. Viper 2, thank you for the awesome report,  we will be following your path next week,


    do you know or does anyone , on what’s available in Perce for lodging, we always have stayed at table Roland, but think I saw somewhere here where they are closed for the winter? We always enjoy a stop in Perce!  Looks like good going!  Enjoy the rest of your trip!

  3. As both Mike and I have posted all week.  The all clear signal has been posted for pretty much everything East of The Lac Etchemin region in the Chaudierres , thru the awesome Bas St lawerence region and into the Gaspe. Reports are good, going is great, it’s time to hit the trails.

    We had a great week up here, mostly trail riding. Our  biggest day was yesterday and what a day it was,  we were able to incorporate a nice section of unmaintained single track riding yesterday on our Riv du loop, Moose valley NB for lunch, and than a return via Rimouski. Some awesome powder to play in, just capped off this week of what was mostly great  groomed trail riding! .  

    Returning home today but with lots of miles and lots of smiles!

    Happy trails RR


  4. 2 hours ago, smclelan said:

    Awesome looking pictures! Hoping to be at the Universal Thursday evening.

    SM, you should be fine coming up thru Groomers region and into Rimouski and onto RDL, there was as much snow in and around the perimeter of Rimouski as you would normally see. The Power line west of Remou is perfect as always!  Have a great ride

  5. 22 hours ago, mikerider said:

    RR,       Thanks for the report and pics. Looks pretty nice, can't wait to get out there tomorrow.



    Mike, looks like you guys found some good going too today, as we mentioned at breakfast, we went east towards Rimouski and down to St Gabriel de Rimouski for a great lunch at the Restaurant de table Le Maman. I would definitely stop here again for lunch.  We to were pleased with the conditions. Yesterday when we were out the snow was loose and pliable, last night the base set up nicely and we had very similiar riding conditions as Mike described, and on top of that a Blue sky day!  One definitely will not be disappointed with the riding in this region now. We talked with a gentlemen in Rimouski who said that this good snow had just come with that storm and the riding was not that good prior.

    Tomorrow we head east to meet some friends riding up from Lac Etchemin.  We will connect  for lunch at St Pamphile with them and ride back to RDL for the night. Here are some pics that resemble Mikes, just great conditions for sure




  6. 2 hours ago, smclelan said:

    Let me know Roadrunner if you and your merry crew head eastward checking trails.  I am hoping to land in PALC Wednesday night with a buddy and head for the Universal if conditions are favorable.

    SM, we plan to run the rimouski/ and down towards Amqui areas tomorrow, should have a report of some type for you than.  RR

  7. 3 hours ago, mikerider said:

    Arrived at RDL.   Looks like about 10 to 12 inches of new snow by the hotel, hopefully more heading south and east. Groomer has not been by the hotel yet, front desk says the club called and they will be out dragging in force tonight.  Light snow just started  few minutes ago and the area does look wintry.

    Driving up through Jackman, looked a little iffy for riding but probably okay. North of St. Marie,  Montmagny and across to RDL looked like it might be okay.  Few swollen streams near Montmagny.  Only saw one groomed trail the whole trip. Very few tracks tracks on a few trails, none on most, but, the storm was only yesterday.



    Arrived at the Mayor’s location about the same time as Mike, we chatted briefly and than we went out to do a trail conditions check and found acceptable to good riding conditions. As Mike said the new snow is 10/12” a loose and dry.  Once the groomers get this packed and it has a chance to firm up it will be good going.  We ran a quick 70 miles down the 85 to 565 to St Hubert, 544, back to local 44 and back to the hotel.  As you all know, once you get south of the adventurers club house the conditions get much better with lots of base and new snow to work with.  We met the groomers working the access trail into the hotel on the way in as Mike reported.  That trail too is very rideable with adequate snow cover.  We have come into RDL with conditions much worse before lol.

    Looking forward to seeing REVCT and Mike this week at the Mayors!

    Happy Trails




  8. 3 minutes ago, revct1 said:

    It looks like the Mayor may have to get a bigger room for all of the guests and a bigger bottle of wine.  If the snow isn't good, the wine will be.

    Jack & Sandi

    Keeping our fingers crossed, here is a pic 100 miles south of RDL in Allagash Maine, part of our gang having lunch there a couple of hours ago.  We are going to try to cross at Escourt and take the newly opened trail down here for lunch one day on this trip. ❄️0CCE3036-0634-41A1-B23F-5B8203BF3EFD.thumb.jpeg.842c6b833d38646d142e29774f327b26.jpeg

  9. 1 hour ago, revct1 said:

    Hi Mike,

    Looks like the snow is coming in.  We are driving up tomorrow.  We should arrive at RDL by 4 PM.  See you then.

    Jack & Sandi


    21 minutes ago, mikerider said:

    Hi Jack,

    Joe and I should arrive tomorrow afternoon also. Hopefully it will be good.  Someone I won't mention by name said the wine will be good regardless of snow conditions.



    Looks like it will be a QR week at the Universal, we should be there mid afternoon as well.  see you both at the Hotel. 
    Think Snow and Wine😊




  10. 36 minutes ago, Blueblood said:

    Road runner how was the snow at roquemont?  We arrive Friday for a three day trip up around lac saint Jean. 

    Blue blood, I would watch the results of this weather event closely there, if they do not get much rain, and get sleet and snow in stead, it will be fine.  We went up 73, it’s an Ice base with snow and you will click a few roacks until you get to miguick, after that the 355 thru Lac edouard or 73 north to Relais 22 is fine.  We went up 73 and back 355, did not run the 23,, some report that as a bit rough in places 

    if they get snow tomorrow, which they are supposed to get 8/12, it should be fine!!
    The groomers will shape that into awesome going and cold temps next week are forecasted!

    Have a great run




  11. I am sure it will change but Montmagny tends be to really marginal on snow cover, currently the trails shows closed, there.  I would bump a little further East to where the trails show open and maybe try here?  Just a thought. Have a great ride1E567C1A-E5CB-4A83-94B6-2CB802370204.thumb.jpeg.1f8aca85a9fd41dbaef6b03da6310e29.jpeg

  12. On 1/4/2020 at 9:16 AM, mikerider said:

    I tentatively hope to arrive in RDL this Sunday, January 12th for a two week stay, as long as trails are in full winter dress and the forecast looks promising.

    The first contest of the RDL season is worth a beer or wine on me. Just be the first to post a 2020 picture taken at the Isle Verti club house at the intersection of Trails #5 & #567. The picture must show you and the older lady that runs the clubhouse, it must be a posed picture, not one where she is unaware of what is happening.  I am assuming she will be there for another year.  She is an Icon of this club, a most wonderful cook,  with a huge sense of humor.  I had a near death experience last season asking her for a picture. So get the picture in a polite way and where she is agreeable. Trust me, this will test your charm skills. But the Icon she is, she is deserving a highlight on QuebecRider. (The only caveat is I must be at RDL  for you to collect your prize, or if not, donate it to a friend who happens upon RDL while I am there).


    Mike, Looks like some promising snow coming to RDL tomorrow, we may see you for a glass of wine sometime this week!  Happy trails, Think snow!