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  1. NHTOM

    Oxygen Helmets

    I got Lasik in Montreal in 2002 for the same reason. I use to wear contacts when I rode, but some days when it was super cold I could actually feel them getting crunchy. Best medical outcome ever.
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    Oxygen Helmets

    Great idea. Thats always the weak point. Dont know if any folks on here saw todays temps. Its -18F at 1pm in St Michel, -14f at Shawinigan. Nasty cold. Today is one of those "test your helmet and shield" days that Im glad Im missing.
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    Oxygen Helmets

    $160 HJC full face, w/ electric shield . I run with no breath deflector, cant see bringing extra snot and saliva along for the ride. I carry spare cords in case of issues. i wear cheap sunglasses as long as its above 0F(-18c) without issues. Super cold weather and they fog.. Have had the odd temporary failure, but its almost always at the connections. Dry em off, good to go. But, you have to be easy on the connection where the wire meets the helmut. That is the delicate point that can break, and then the wires move at the shield. Been running similar setups for 15 yrs.
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    Riding from Drakkar

    Not doubting any of it.... We had many a late night apres riding, especially when close enough for cab rides to ste foy and Q City. Just recounting my Bernard recollections. He warned us about the Shawini operas, and boy was he right,.. get your shots up to date before entering. Cheers
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    Riding from Drakkar

    Despite the fact that he smoked like a chimney ( I think Du Maurier stock dropped 50% upon news of his death), I never saw Bernard drink. Always coffee and butts. What a guy. He had an edge, but he our backs as well. RIP Bernard.
  6. Did a mini saddlebag out of Drakkar . Arrived Sunday afternoon, out for a quick spin and a beer just to make sure everything was in working order. Trails were a little bouncy , esp the 3. But all normal for a Sunday afternoon. Mon morn we had breakfast at the Drakkar(much improved), and the 4 of us headed west. Normally we go North or East, but based on reports of a flooded St Anne river in St Ray, and thin snow in the valley near Lac st.jean we decided to head west and do mini loops.Headed west on 23, past Cabin on the Hill, and the ski area. Not a big fan of this trail. Its tight and twisty and not much to see. Did ride down to the Hotel Sacacomie. This place is worth a look if youve never been. Incredible Log building perched above a Lake. We spent 1 nite at Real Masse. This is a fun spot and the owners are super friendly and good english. Went by the Cabanon, and wow,... I definitly would not go near that place on a weekend. On a tuesday there were at least 40 trucks in their parking lot and the trails in and out of there showed a little snirt with a few rocks to boot. Reminded me of Pittsburg NH. Spent tuesday night at the Central in St.Michel. Decent food, better Bar. Rode around Lac Taureau, and on the Lac as well. Visited the massive Auberge on the way up to the dam. Definitly a 1% er hangout. Also Canada Adventure....almost affordable, and what a spot overlooking the lake. Rode back to Shawini in steady snow wednsday . 23, 345, 360. 360 is gorgeous trail, as well as fast, though we were pushing 8 inches of freshie, and steering was a bit dicey.The trails were 90% good, but the constant lite snow kept our speed down. The trails up there now will be near perfection, as ICE reported, there was a new foot of snow when we returned, and the trails were already good before this. Reggie, Nancy and Pascal are doing a great job with the Drakkar, and it appeared full when we left fri morn. The next 6 days are going to be cold so the trails should get hard,flat and fast. Pure Quebec. And heres a flashback to the Old Safari days.............https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0novpU6MJXQ
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    2019 Jack & Sandi's trips

    Hi, Great reports as always. Just curious, but was it a conventional stud that took out the heat exchanger or a pre-studded track? How many miles on the track? Always a plus when it dies near or at a road crossing. I never seem to be that lucky........
  8. Bring it!! Alerts for: Mauricie Warnings 3:48 PM EST Sunday 30 December 2018 Snowfall warning in effect for: Lac-aux-Sables area Louiseville area Matawin - Mauricie National Park area Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade area Shawinigan area Trois-Rivières area Snowfall with total amounts of 15 to 25 cm is expected. Heavy snowfall to start the new year ... A low from the American Midwest will bring significant amounts of snow over the Upper Laurentians and the Mauricie regions for New Year's Eve and New Year's day. Snow will develop Monday evening, intensify overnight and continue through Tuesday morning. The area is expected to receive total snowfall amounts between 15 and 25 centimetres. In addition, strong northerlies developing overnight are expected to generate blowing snow in some exposed areas. Please consider modifying non essential travel plans. Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to QCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #QCStorm. Follow: ATOM
  9. NHTOM

    Do I even want to know ?

    Trail 23, Bridge over St. Anne River at St.Raymond Another shot on 23 in St. Raymond
  10. NHTOM

    gas price

    Ahah. Wow. Yes that would be a well known "canadien" hockey team! 🏒.
  11. NHTOM

    gas price

    That doesnt narrow it down much...............
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    gas price

    Heres a quick way to check from home............ https://www.gasbuddy.com/GasPrices/Quebec/Shawinigan
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    All this early Snow....not good.

    Those photos remind me, again, of why I'll never own an ATV..........
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    Anyone receive their trail permit ??

    Got mine from Saguenney Bill in 4 days.