Rodmax

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  1. What do you take as far as tools and or spare parts when travelling? I think I go overkill , a booster pack, with complete set of sockets and wrenches 8mm-24mm , spare wheel of each size on the sled and spare bearings with the tools to change them, as well as some oil, chain case oil, antifreeze , tie wraps, hose clamps, hay wire, ductape , rubber mallet , headlamp. with an assortment of spare nuts and bolts flagging tape , survival blanket ,flares , bungie cords , and a couple of ratchet straps. oh and an axe and a saw.. Good thing she is long and has a lot of carrying space... But I would like to cut back. Thanks, Rodney
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    route blanche !!!

    I did that last season, loved it.. will surely go again!!
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    Outfitter, lodge, near chandler

    domaine Valga is nowhere near Chandler, unless I am mistaken...Check it out www.domainevalga.com/
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    need help planning trip

    keep checking the ferry, it is broke down... not sure for how long , but it will probably be weeks... just a heads up before getting there and it is not crossing!!!
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    bonaventure river !!!

    that bridge is 1 km upriver from my dads cottage, river is very high!!!
  6. Planning a loop , leaving from Qc city to LSJ-Chibougamou-Val D'or-back to Qc. I have read some older posts and it doesn't sound like there are any major issues with this ride, but I would like to be sure about gas. Looks like there are many places to stay along the route. I plan on reserving when I set a departure date(late feb). We will be 2 guys , one renegade 1200 and one expy sport 900. Any info would be helpful, places to stay, places to eat and where to fuel up!! (would like to do this in 5-7 days) I didn't post in the regional forums because I am covering 3-4 different regions. Thanks , Rodney.
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    planning a trip, info welcome!

    I wrote Timbrell .. but should have wrote Parent.
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    planning a trip, info welcome!

    Thanks for the input, I am still ironing out details using the interactive map. I am leaning towards the first of march for this trip. does this look realistic, no real big mile days but very doable I think depending on weather and trails. Day 1 Four Pt. Qc city to 3#-369-23-83-Roberval approx. 320 km Day 2 Roberval-373-93- Chibougamau approx. 315 km Day 3 Chib-93-Sennetere approx. 350 Day 4 sennetere-83- Timbrell approx 380 km Day 5 Timbrell 83-73- La Tuque approx. 360 km Day 6 La Tuque 73-3- Qc city. approx 225 km any info on places to stay and where to fuel up etc..will be appreciated!! Thanks, Rodney.
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    planning a trip, info welcome!

    I imagine most places along the 93 and 83 only take cash, would this be true?
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    planning a trip, info welcome!

    no prob for 400 km per day or more depending on weather and trail conditions!!
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    White Road late Feb?!!

    Hi there, I have been reading/following all on this site for the last couple of years. I plan on trying the white road in late February with a riding buddy, I am wondering if anyone else might be planning to go at this time.. After reading the highlights of the two trips that were shared last year , I thought it might be wise to see if there were others interested.. My dates are somewhat set for leaving Godbout or Baie Comeau ( where ever the ferry drops me off) on Feb 23 and I have 8-9 days to get back to the ferry. Anyone up for it? Thanks, Rodney.
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    White Road late Feb?!!

    Left kegaska on Sat at noon and ran to Chevrey good ride. Chevrey - blan sablon Sunday. Cold and sunny -21. Trails flat and fast. Into BS at 3 pm. Ran down to l'ans au clair for a Look and back to hotel blan sablon for the night. Monday back to Chevrey... And Tuesday back to kegaska. Conditions were great. And the two of us enjoyed every mile.. off to the gaspe for quick loop then sledding locally around cap chat for a few days 4-7 /03. Then back home to reality.
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    White Road late Feb?!!

    Thanks, Would loved to have left from Baie Comeau but with no previous experience up there and no one with us going east, I thought I would take advise of this forum to leave from Kegaska this time... Safe and somewhat easy!! But cant wait. Hope to see you 603 you will be on your way to Lab City I assume?? Rodney
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    White Road late Feb?!!

    Well the time has come, hopefully the ferry leaves here in the Magdalen Islands tomorrow, I have a 2 day ferry/drive/ferry /drive trip from the Maggies to Kegaska to get to the white road|!!!, 1500 km on the truck then we will put miles on the sleds. Looks like good weather coming up that way. Rodney.
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    iles de la madeleine groomer down!

    operation successful !!
  16. Our groomer went through he ice this morning. Iles de la madeleine Qc.
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    iles de la madeleine groomer down!

    yes there were two on board when it broke through the ice, both are ok... were a bit shaken up at the time!!
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    iles de la madeleine groomer down!

    3 days so far, it is out of the water but still has to be hauled to shore, they are preparing some type of sleigh to set the groomer onto to haul it to shore!!
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    iles de la madeleine groomer down!

    it is on the bottom in the pic , approx. 6-8 ft deep. recovery in progress tonight, and yes insured.!!
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    Village Grande near Cap Chat

    we visited there 2 yrs ago(just passing by) met the new owner , he was very friendly .I am going there to stay a few days , first week of march.
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    la cache !!!!

    I just messaged the club in new Richmond, he replied that there is gas and food available at the cache!
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    Mt Valin looking good

    Really like following you guys on here, but would be much better if I was following in the Snow Dust!!!