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    doo4adoo reacted to GT Rider in Rivière-du-Loup   
    Quebec granted on September 8 a sum of approximately $ 390,000 to the City of Rivière-du-Loup to extend an off-road vehicle trail from Beaubien Street to Cartier Boulevard, in order to allow snowmobile enthusiasts and mountain biking to have access to the various services offered there. A project that dated from the early 2000s and had not yet come to fruition.
    “This is an old project that will allow snowmobilers and ATV riders to fill up with gasoline, and to take advantage of accommodation and catering in this sector. This is a plus for our tourism industry. We've been talking about it for 20 years, ”explained the member for Rivière-du-Loup-Témiscouata, Denis Tardif. The latter described his announcement as "excellent news" for the economy of Rivière-du-Loup. The Trans-Québec 85 trail, which goes to New Brunswick, will thus be extended from route 291 to Boulevard Cartier, in Rivière-du-Loup.
    “Due to urban development in Rivière-du-Loup, off-road vehicle enthusiasts have gradually lost their access. It's a problem that had to be solved […] Touristically, it pays a lot, we want people to be able to go to the North Shore, to have packages, to come back after spending a day on the other side. of the river ”, illustrates the mayoress of Rivière-du-Loup, Sylvie Vignet. The project is valued at just over half a million dollars, of which $ 390,000 is funded by Quebec and $ 125,000 comes from the City of Rivière-du-Loup. The rest of the funding was provided by various partners.
    “What helped us unlock was that we used the old railroad to trade land with different owners. That's a lot of people with whom to find agreements. The clubs work in partnership to move in the same direction, ”explains Ms. Vignet. Access to the trail, from the Manne Rouge grounds, will therefore be secure for the next few years.
    A new tool that will improve the tourist attractiveness of Rivière-du-Loup for ATV and snowmobile enthusiasts who can now stop there to fill their gas tanks or even spend a few nights there, summer or winter.

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    doo4adoo reacted to smclelan in What are you going to do to pass the time?   
    Biking on the ocean floor at low tide in the Bay of Fundy. Six hours after the picture was taken there was close to 8 feet of water where we are parked. 

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    doo4adoo reacted to groomer in Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!   
    bonjour playhard !!!
    merci et bienvenue !!!
    the closest shots of the mom....she was very friendly....she left very slowly and i did nt bother her...
    the last pic of the mom ( right ) and calf (left )...pic don t give justice ...i played with the speed to make it was almost darkness...i saw only the calf when i downloaded my pics sunday morning at my camp....they were about 600' away ...i had seen a mom 200' before landing there !!!
    ya ...ears up ...great sign of friendship ...
    and hahaha...don t believe gutz !!!...let him try first !!!
    rock'n roll weather...very strong winds all day...super nice this morning on my way to ste marguerite...big black clouds ....a-1 !!!
    i did nt post my best shots of the mom + calf in the fog....i have '' darker ones '' ...super nice !!!

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    doo4adoo reacted to groomer in Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!   
    bonjour !!!
    yesterday morning ....went riding toward the 90' corner on tq 5 ....cold and a bit of frost ....harvesting lots of trees , 8 miles before the corner !!! about 25 miles from my camp
    saw a big coyote friday night luck for pics...just made a u-turn and a burnout on the road and back in the woods

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    doo4adoo reacted to GT Rider in Time to Give Back to Quebec   
    Looks like Mikes thoughtful gesture was well received.
    Well done Mike!
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    doo4adoo reacted to Je me souviens in Pictures   
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    doo4adoo reacted to MrGutz in Covid 19 Discussion   
    I would like to see added to this is
    -Hospitalizations (ICU Level due in part or whole to Covid19) ( Kind of a living hell )
    -A list of long term effects caused by it and how many affected.  (Separate Sheet)
    I know it sounds a little redundant, if you survived, you survived, take the win.
    But I think living with these Odd Ball Effects are\could be just as bad.
    -Dead Lungs, Amputations, Kawasaki's Type Disease in Kids, Pulmonary Issues, Months in the Hospital, etc....
    Surviving this for some may not be a real Win.
    Sometimes the Numbers don't tell the whole story.
    The Concise Graph is very good, an at a glance\single pane of glass. I dont like the Drama in the News, but sterile numbers detached from the Human Costs dont feel very human...
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    doo4adoo reacted to iceman in Covid 19 Discussion   
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    doo4adoo reacted to skidoo420 in Still turning fuel into noise   
    Sic of all the political, COVID and all lives matter 
    Left work early and hit the black trail turning on the classic rock and banging the gears  all threw western ma ,southern Vt and NH   500 miles of stress free weekend  Back to the real world tomorrow!!! 

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    doo4adoo reacted to groomer in not only......   
    ............nice women in mtl ...
    scenery too !!!😉

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    doo4adoo reacted to scorpionbowl in Comet   
    The comet is higher now, but starting to fade. Took a close up shot, and had another shot with a meteor in it. You can tell it’s a meteor and not a satellite, because the color changes as it enters the atmosphere. These are likely the last shots of the comet, but there is a meteor shower coming up.

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    doo4adoo reacted to scorpionbowl in Comet   
    Some may recognize this spot in northern Vermont, from last night.

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    doo4adoo reacted to groomer in Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!   
    bonjour a tous !!!
    well , im dissapointed a bit not that fat ....hahhahhaha...referring to playhard squirell..... good one !!!😛
    absolutely right steven...just like beer...before taking a few extra during weekend was no problem starting working on monday morning at our start to feel better on the wednesday ...afternoon ...
    jackstraw....not really ...the bad weather (sunshine )...the drought changed my plans...i wanted to get in shape at my camp by doing work with chainsaw and thinning saw since may ...but no way im going to work at the camp with conditions like that ...i have nt used my chainsaw since first weekend of june maybe....only mowing the grass...
    i came back last night .....friday night almost no sleep ....mosquitoes and no see em ...very bad....rained for half an hr yesterday afternoon ...
    32 c in the shade friday afternoon ...saw my first moose last night since a long time
    so , next week ..i ll start slowly ...time to remove the rust on the '' ball joints '' and get in better shape...
    btw, ill work next to tq 5 ...about 2 miles before main street in ste marguerite ...right side of the trail ...up the mountain

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    doo4adoo reacted to mikerider in RDL 2021: Plan B   
    I agree the small outfitters are a nice experience when saddlebagging.  But for staying in one spot for two weeks and doing day trips, I enjoy the amenities of a big hotel and a town with lots of restaurants and bars. I have had nothing but great experiences in RDL.
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    doo4adoo reacted to scorpionbowl in Comet   
    It’s much easier to see at night, for now anyway. A couple hours after sunset look just above the horizon where the sun set.

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    doo4adoo reacted to groomer in Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!   
    beep-beep !!!

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    doo4adoo reacted to groomer in Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!   
    bonsoir !!!
 do it first , i ll take care to take pics !!!

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    doo4adoo reacted to groomer in Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!   
    hi steven !!!
    right ...the '' driveway '' before landing in the yard of the camp ...many pics within 1 mile from camp ...
    you can recognize the '' orange camp '' .....left side of the rd....very bad there behind the camp
    went on a '' cruise '' on the lake last night to take pics of full moon ...
    friday night the lake ...while having a beverage.....maybe 2 ..great show......moon , almost full ....stars....and under the moon ....big long white clouds...cigar shaped....lightning for almost 3 rain 

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    doo4adoo reacted to PLAYHARD in Covid 19 Discussion   
    How about putting these at points of entry, for state & country borders, restaurants & bars, beaches & parks, wherever... 
    Anyone putting their hand in their pocket is automatically denied access!
    We'll make a fortune!

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    doo4adoo got a reaction from PLAYHARD in Border Crossing Pool   
    Here's a recent article from Washington Post 

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    doo4adoo reacted to groomer in Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!   
    bonjour artdled !!!
    even lower now compared to friday when i left for the camp....light rain right now...
    still quiet with friday just before darkness..
    saw 2 rabbits friday ....first 2 since early may 

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    doo4adoo reacted to groomer in Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!   
    bonjour smclelan 
    sorry for the late reply ....i think they got some before i left for the camp thursday ...
    a bit of rain here this morning .....its the '' mosquito festival ''  right now at the camp ....crazy ...
    also , budworms are back .....i have nt been to camp since the last 2 weeks....more red in the wood right now...
    only 1 moose in about 100 miles of riding ....
    from sopfeu.....posted this morning
    The fire has not progressed for a few days. The area is adjusted according to the work carried out by the ground teams, so it is normal for it to vary a little and it is the same for the perimeter. Currently the area is estimated at 62,211.4 ha. The perimeter of the fire is just over 200 km.
    The fire is considered "Content", which means that its progression is stopped, at least temporarily. The work of extinguishing the hot spots located on the perimeter to the northwest of the border made us progress in the control of this one.
    From the start of the week, the weather should change. With heat and dryness, the fire could wake up and resume activity within the perimeter.
    Nearly 280 people work at the fire site. This includes ten sections of twenty forest firefighters from Quebec, Ontario and Alberta, the major fire management team, pilots and personnel from certain suppliers who support operations.
    Today’s temperatures will be cool, the relative humidity will be fairly high and the winds will be light. This will facilitate the deletion work.
    Due to the weather conditions that we have had since Thursday, the fire has no activity (it is dormant), which allows the forest firefighters to work to consolidate the borders in order to surround the fire inside its perimeter by watering hot spots.

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    doo4adoo reacted to Fuse6 in Great Trip by some Older Gentlemen   
    “Ultimate Arctic Cat Journey” is Complete
    with Warm Welcome in Thief River Falls
    Bob Steeves, an avid Arctic Cat snowmobiler, has talked about snowmobiling from his home in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, to the Arctic Cat plant in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, for the last 40 years.
    Last week, Bob, 80 years old; his son Lorne; good friend Trueman Copp, who is 74; and Trueman’s son Trevor completed the more than 2,800-mile, “Ultimate Arctic Cat Journey” to Arctic Cat’s headquarters in Thief River Falls, Minn. The journey was completed on three 2018 Thundercats and a 2020 Riot 8000.
    “We ran into so many people who recognized us when we stopped that were following our journey. It was amazing,” said Lorne Steeves. “We had no issues with the sleds, they were bulletproof.”
    The journey took them from Moncton, New Brunswick through Quebec where they crossed the Ottawa River into Ontario. In Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, they met Arctic Cat dealer River City Motorsports who drove them across the border. Once in the United States, the foursome headed across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan into Wisconsin, and then into Minnesota.
    When they arrived in Thief River Falls, they were greeted by current Arctic Cat employees and former executive and Hall of Fame member Roger Skime with a banner signed by the plant commemorating the epic journey, took a plant tour, and enjoyed dinner with members of the Arctic Cat team. 
    “We had such a warm welcome from everyone at Arctic Cat. I’ve never met such nice people than those working in the Arctic Cat plant,” added Steeves. 
    The memories of the two-and-a-half-week journey will last a lifetime and is a true testament to the passion for the brand that only Arctic Cat snowmobilers understand. #UltimateACATJourney
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    doo4adoo reacted to groomer in Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!   
    hey gutz....if you plan vacations this summer...come to re up for a wildlife course !!!😀
    if talking about relay st paulin  artsled ...right !!!
    quiet with moose this week.....great weather...windy most of the time