Trailblazer

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  1. Made it into Goose Bay via pick up truck, next day we spent it overhauling my contacts partners sled, rear suspension slides bearings new track carbides the works basically, worked in the garage till 9 pm while 30 cms of snow was falling and blowing. Next day we tried to get out but snow was too deep and more snow was forecasted for the coast which wasn’t in my favour for a solo ride down the coastline to my truck. U turn rent a truck and drive myself and sled back to Baie Comeau, ride back to Forestville. Sled ran great with no break down other than a blown belt 100k from the truck coming back, I’ll take that given the sled and original belt has close to 6 k on it and the last 1300 k was off trail. Will have to return another year to complete the loop.
  2. Going great, driving over to Goose Bay today to start the next leg down to the White Road.
  3. Would her father be Cletus Gallichon?
  4. Great job planning this one out Terry looks like you hurdled over all the speed bumps thrown at ya. Real happy to hear nobody got hurt on that little mishap. P.S. ‘Bout those Cats not to knock them down but I’m surprised not more than one gave you trouble. I got buddy’s at home with the big Cats 20 G sleds haven’t been able to 100 klm from home with out a break down.
  5. First aid kit, zip ties and a sewing kit are a good addition to your inventory.
  6. I’m heading up there this week end to check out that new highway.
  7. Nice run boys, thanks for sharing pics and taking the time to post trail conditions. Are you thinking about Havre this year Jim?
  8. I’ve passed by there a couple times already this season and the 54 south to Kiamika has been relocated. 53 north still in the same place as last year which was relocated further west up 63 a few years back. 53 north on the north side of hwg 117 we used to ride through a sugar shack property, this year trail rerouted around via the road. Suspect loss of rights.
  9. Back in service on Sunday https://www.tvanouvelles.ca/2020/01/24/le-f-a-gauthier-reprend-du-service-dimanche
  10. Tadoussac/Baie Comeau...…..Baie Comeau/Sept Isles...…..Sept Isles/Havre St. Pierre 3 days up and 3 days back all very doable, if you want to add on a bonus ride you could ride to the end of the 3 in Baie Johan Beetz and back to Havre for an extra day. Good luck and tell us how it went.
  11. That would only make sense given La Vyerendre is closed for lodging this year.
  12. Very doable, I’ve ridden from Motel Godard between L'Annociation and St.Veronique on 2 occasions with a group of 6 and a group of 8 up to the Forestel. 300+ miles. Our departure times were between 8:30 and 9 am. Plan your mileage to run your tank down as far as you can before refueling, regroup breaks only, skip lunch, increase your moving average speed and you’ll be fine.
  13. I remember when you and I left RDL in the morning with some advise from Mikey and made it to the Normandin for lunch time, with a popo stop. Enjoy yourselves and raise a glass to the mayor me. 🍷
  14. Relais 22 express is in good shape I presume 🤗
  15. Snuck out for a last minute decided 3 day ride with the hopes of completing the break in process on the new Extreme. Friday am we drive to Labelle for a 9 am departure, plan was to ride to Mt.Laurier visit the mountain sleep in town then ride north. The Petit Train du Nord is not open yet officially as per say but many tracks riding it. We meet the club director leading the groomer in Lac Saguay and says to us they got the permission from the MRC to groom and started this morning from Barrette. Around Mt.Laurier was thin as expected, the mountain was plentiful. Sat morning we see the trails north of Ferme-Neuve are showing groomed, this where we’re heading. As stipulated it was well worth the ride up to Lunic. One incident with the Sidewinder and the ZR 9000 steering is freezing up. Nicknamed buddy Arnold. After a little snack and receiving some trail info in Lunic we learn trail heading south to Mekoos is in dire straits, I suggest an alternative off trail route down to Mekoos. 3 outta 4 is a yea 1 a nea, not so spirited so he solos down to Mekoos while the rest of us bust through a foot and half of powder 80 k down to Mekoos. We arrive 10 minutes after our solo buddy. Sunday we head for the trucks looping the west side of the Kiamika reservoir crossing a couple dikes and a dam, little rough for about 20 k out of Mekoos some bypass trails around the reservoir but all in great shape back to Labelle. Break in complete.
  16. Nice to hear RR and crew are back in Qc riding again, love following along their trail adventures. Let’s hope this fuel pump event will be least of your worries. Ride safe have fun. Always an adventure TB
  17. Yes Alain more north is the better option, Riviere Mattawin or La Tuque. I heard from a guy in the trail north of the dam and the 360 is in good shape, your favourite.
  18. Season opener yesterday afternoon, decided last minute to give the North a try. IMotoneige showed trails were groomed starting from St. Gabriel de Brandon so off we went with the intentions to go to Cabanon and return. Buddy and I had a mixed bag day, beat up shit right out of the gate moguls after moguls so I give her some shit 30 k later my wrists are boiling and the windshield had popped and lost 2 grommets. Didn’t think it was that rough. Found some nice wide fluffy trails then we got stirred around. Leaving Koubec heading north to catch the trail heading east we see what looks like but not groomed just beat’n down with sled tracks. So we give it a go then another fork again just beat’n pathes and before ya know it after a few forks we’re on google earth google maps and imotoneige, oh did I mention I left my gps at home!!!! Buddy had his but only skidoo trail map in it. So we cross referenced on a few occasions ran some roads to reconnect some trails then 15 k outside of St. Gabriel at 6 pm in darkness we lost it all together and gave in to the road, did the Roadrunner thing. Despite all the adventures we managed to log in 150 k for the afternoon and all though the Extreme doesn’t handle like a sports car like the 137 Sidewinder in the twisties it’s more of a muscle car when the trail widens up.
  19. That’s good news Don, weather bon homme said 20-25 for our area, we got rain all morning then drizzle in the afternoon, some accumulation but mostly ice pellets.
  20. Love the Chibougamau run, keep us posted on the Mistassini leg.