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About revrnd

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  • Birthday 10/15/1961

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  1. I'll have to check my photos from our trip thru there.
  2. I'm not sure, but I think this winter was the 2nd that A105Q was closed. I will have to check my maps. Looking @ the maps & it was shown on the 2017 version of the Ontario Trail Guide. I'm pretty sure the closure was announced before the start of the 16/17 season.
  3. This is kind of a question pertaining to past use when A105Q was open between La Reine & Cochrane. Over the years there was quite a bit of discussion from Ontario sledders using this trail to complete a loop. Our own group used A105Q to return to Ontario after two days of riding in Quebec. We had entered the province @ Notre Dame du Nord. Did any of you ever use the A105Q as part of a loop while snowmobiling in the Abitibi-Temiscaming & northeastern Ontario regions?
  4. Just bumping this in case anyone is interested. I got an email today about a Quebec database, since my Ontario list is quite popular.
  5. A fellow sledder asked me if I was still looking after a couple of Excel spreadsheets with lodging & mileage listings for Quebec. I said no that my Ontario databases kept me busy enough. If there is anyone out there that would be interested in looking after these spreadsheets, please PM me your email address and I'll pass them along. The lodging spreadsheet lists over 800 businesses.
  6. Pretty much sums it up. Hydro One is a Crown Corporation & is looking @ any way to nickel & dime consumers. The province used to have reasonably priced hydro rates. Not anymore. We now have some of the highest rates in Canada. The governing party has gone on a stupid green energy fit that some states have also gone along w/ while others have said no to. The province pays more to producers of green for kilowatts, than they sell it for. Yes it makes no sense but that's the way how current gov't works. There's been a lot of media coverage about this Bill. It was 2 years old, not sure if it's been pulled back or not.
  7. The gas station in La Reine burned down several years ago.
  8. When we rode thru there was no sign of gas "on trail" in '08. Before that there apparently was someone selling gas on the trail along the A105Q. Can anyone confirm the status of gas in La Reine or Dupuy? Several gas stations in La Sarre. We had no gas problems running from La Sarre to Cochrane w/an Apex, 2 500SS sleds & a 600 SDI.
  9. Thanks. I remember passing thru Dupuy, but it's never been metioned as a gas stop.
  10. Does anyone know if there will be gas in La Reine this season? Lots of questions on the Ontario forums from folks wanting to run A105Q. We rode from La Sarre (further east of La Reine) to Cochrane in '08 which is 114 miles/184 klicks. We filled up @ the Ultramar, the 1st station we saw on the east side of La Sarre (117 miles to Cochrane). La Reine to Cochrane is 93 miles (mileages confirmed by GPS). No sign back then of any gas sales on trail along Lac Abitibi as there was years ago. We had 2 500SS sleds, my 600 SDI & a carbed Apex. I don't recall anyone being shy on gas when we filled up @ the Esso in Cochrane. Trail had been groomed & we didn't exactly putt along. Mind you if you're pushing snow, your mileage may suffer.
  11. I see that Powermadd now offers gauntlets for their handguards. We have been using Choko gauntlets (no longer available) during our trips to northern Ontario. Just curious if anyone has used them. They don't appear to be as bulky which would be nice if you could put these in your trunk bag when you don't need them.
  12. If your travels take you into Ontario, the info @ this link will be helpful: Click
  13. I've been using a Garmin Legend Cx in my truck & on my sled for the last 2 winters. I've had it to Amos & Hearst on the sled & as far south as Atlanta while on holidays w/ the truck/ I use Topo Canada when sledding & City Navigator North America when in the truck.
  14. I picked up some Quebec info last weekend @ the OFSC's Go Snowmobiling Show in Toronto. I noticed that some motels that previously were listed as "FCMQ Secure Hotels" are no longer listed. Does anyone know why? Is it based on a annual fee like a chamber of commerce or did these accommodations have "issues" that caused them to be removed from the list?