Byrd

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  1. Byrd

    3 M tour

    Day six. Woke up to -12 windy and a light snow. After a big breakfast left 100 Lakes with two batteries fully charged. Down 53 to the 319 two hours into the trip, sled dies. Changed batteries . Had lunch at Sainte-Anne-du-Lac onto The Village De Windigo, but it was Closed and not enough gas to make it to Maniwaki. Off so off To Mount Laurier. 10 km in sled dies again. Changed batteries and get up another 10 km. Pulled out cluster, disconnect it and the head lights. Changed out battery again and it started up and took us all the way to Mount Laurier. Get hotel and spent the night. Wake up to -20 and off to Maniwaki we go. Trails have all been groomed and are as hard as concrete-ice scratcher are a must. Load up and back to Oliphant by 9. Anybody thinking about going sledding, trails are in great shape and lots of snow. Over and Out, The Byrd
  2. Just got back last night trails are in great shape groomed and hard as concrete. There is tons of snow. Parking Lots and roads are bare. I would be tempted to run down to the 351 is the gas pipeline it is straight and fast.
  3. Byrd

    3 M tour

    Day five, woke to blowing snow, big breakfast. Martine said today was her last day except for a group of ten next week. Thanked her for her hospitality and off we went. The flat light and the blowing snow made it hard to see and sometimes hard to find the trail. Pulled into wemo for gas. The boy's Machine is beeping, battery light flashing and the engine light on. Rode on to just past Halterphcape the sled dies! out with the tow straps and into Parent. Mon Bon Chum luckily had a battery. Off we go again just outside Parent we see our first group of sleds. Turned down 13 to trail 53 limped the sled into 100 lakes. Borrowed batterie charger and off to cabin. New owners have renovated the cabins, two single beds in each room as well as 3 piece renovated bathrooms. A couple of stiff shots and off to dinner. No disrespect to any other place we stayed at but this, by far, was the best meal. Lots of shooters with the locals. Back to the cabin and off to bed.
  4. Byrd

    3 M tour

    Looked like 800 etec
  5. Byrd

    3 M tour

    Day four, woke up to a little rain recalculate, recalculate, recalculate. Left Auberge Éva around 11:30, up 83 as Far East as we are going to go, turned left on 83 to St Hedwidge for gas on to relay 22. Light rain, thank god for high windshields and Rainex on our shields. Arrived at relay 22 for lunch and gas then off to Windago where the hospitality is next to none. Lots of beers, lots of wine and off to bed.
  6. Byrd

    3 M tour

    You're exactly right I have a piece of plywood bolted to the frame and the Tupperware is screwed on the bungee cord is to keep the lid works great . Patent pending 😁
  7. In st ray yesterday there is a ton of snow one warm day won't affect.
  8. Byrd

    3 M tour

    Day three, woke up to ice fog no rush for hitting the trails today, left Hotel Requemont after a very good breakfast (never had a bad meal there) around 11. Got on the 23 to the 73, trails are in good shape. Got on the 355 stopped at the trappers for a beer, carried on to Lac Édouard for a great lunch and some gas. On to Auberge Éva for the night, great food. Today's ride was fast and when it was done we had stiff drinks to celebrate a great friends life, anyone that was around oval racing in the 70s or 80s knew Andy VanDolder the Flying Dutchman, who passed away last week, his memoral was today and unfortunately we could not make it. RIP Brother #33
  9. Byrd

    3 M tour

    Day Deux, left Lac Taureau around 10:30, up 33. Took local trail south of Repos on north side of 33 that lets you protage across many lakes, for anyone that has not done it, it is a great run and highly recommended. On to Relais du Repos gas and go, down 345 to M20 to the 360, Picnic lunch on trail at the intersection. 345 and M20 are in great shape. On to Trois-Rives gas and go east to M19 down the river, to trail 3 to 351, made great time on the 351, back on 323, one more gas and go, getting dark light snow. Into Roquemont, big dinner and off to bed. Kudos to the Mrs for her 455 km day
  10. Byrd

    3 M tour

    The planned M&M Tours Part Deux has been revised to the 3M Tour, Moores had to tapped out last minute. Left Oliphant march 11th trailered all day to Maniwaki. Chateau Logue review will come later. On the trails by 10:30 heading towards to Lac Taureau. Took a lot of local trails, saw lots of dear. Hit 63 east mount Laurie. First half was excellent, lots do fun in the loose snow, up 33 to Lac Taureau to spend the night. Nice spot, good dinner way too many people for these Hill Billies. Off to St Raymond tomorrow.
  11. He fancy the yellow skidoo over the black . Thanks for sharing
  12. Byrd

    '19 Trip

    We did it a few years back there was nobody at the Saw Mill Trail was hard with no snow . 600 etek 1200 600 sdi skidoos
  13. I concur with Auberage to ravage . That looks like it's going to be a great tour. If you need A extra rider give me a call.
  14. Byrd

    GT 2019

    This site isn't the same without his input. The knowledge he shared help us all out and so many ways.
  15. It looks and sounds like a great adventure I'm envious. I love the Rupp Nitro 😁
  16. You can't go wrong with either route they're both good.
  17. Byrd

    FISH ON

    I'll check out those spots if I'm in that area. Thanks for the info
  18. Byrd

    FISH ON

    Thanks for the update. Sounds like you're having a good trip 🍻🍻
  19. Byrd

    FISH ON

    Thanks for the link there is some good information there.
  20. Byrd

    FISH ON

    Looking forward for the update
  21. Byrd

    FISH ON

    Looking for any kind of info? Been touring Quebec for over 20 years most of it north of the river. Big miles days aren't as appealing as they used to be . Being the tour guide I'm planning our third trip this year. What I was thinking was doing a half day or taking a whole day off and do a little icefishing . We like to stay in lodges and outfitters so the places I had in mind were places like 100 lakes, windigo barrage gouin,fer cheval etc . Cannot find much info on their websites about icefishing. So my questions are has anybody done this or anybody travelling through this area or any other areas in the next three weeks could ask any of the outfitters if they do that ? We will not be leaving till mid-March thanks in advance Byrd
  22. I was talking to Jr today told him we'll have to get together and go for a ride .🍻🥃
  23. Check out 4 day chibougamu Adventure on page 14 of general discussion. Is this Hoover friend of Ted Quinn jr?
  24. Byrd

    M&M tour

    Our cabin was great, 3 bedrooms each with their own full bath. Large living area with fully stocked kitchen and large table. TVs in every room. WiFi & cell reception. BBQ on deck. No restaurant on site currently but only a 2km ride to La Bannik.
  25. Byrd

    M&M tour

    Yes, that was us clowns taking up the whole bridge!