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  1. My hope/guess is border should be open by Canada Day. Although as mentioned all the big activities are being cancelled. Regardless, my entry is June 29, 2020.
  2. Longer version: Captain Trump of the RMS Titanic: There isn't any iceberg. There was an iceberg but it's in a totally different ocean. The iceberg is in this ocean but it will melt very soon. There is an iceberg but we didn't hit the iceberg. We hit the iceberg, but the damage will be repaired very shortly. The iceberg is a Chinese iceberg. We are taking on water but every passenger who wants a lifeboat can get a lifeboat, and they are beautiful lifeboats. Look, passengers need to ask nicely for the lifeboats if they want them. We don't have any lifeboats, we're not lifeboat distributors. Passengers should have planned for icebergs and brought their own lifeboats. I really don't think we need that many lifeboats. We have lifeboats and they're supposed to be our lifeboats, not the passengers' lifeboats. The lifeboats were left on shore by the last captain of this ship. Nobody could have foreseen the iceberg.
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    In NH where everyone was throwing up hand signals all day everywhere, law enforcement is taking the Iceman approach........... https://nhsa.com/nh-fish-game-law-enforcement-encourages-hands-on-handlebars/ my favorite is when your out riding at night and your still getting hand signals.
  4. So heres what a Sunday Brunch for a healthy heart looked like at Rogers during "the good old days". To make it an Organic meal, he would add about a pint of pure maple Syrup on top. Yes its 100% Canadian Meat, no fillers, so you vegetarians might be offended, ....my sympathies. Sorry. Unfortunately, Le Station has got a ways to go to equal this. Yes, for all that are wondering, this chap is still alive today!
  5. Let us all know how it turns out. I have ridden several times just over the boarder from NH and NE kindom of vermont. If they have decent snow the riding can be OK. The trails are generally narrower than up north, plus many more road crossings. Also ATVing is king there. Far more of them even in midwinter than sleds. Many areas the trails are shared and you will hit lots of roads where you have to run the side of the roads for miles sometimes. You can tell that ATVing has basically replaced snowmobiling for most folks in that area. Virtually anywhere north and east of Montreal, or North and East of St.George is where it gets good. Id spend 2 and1/2 hours in the truck and ride the good stuff. Good luck.
  6. Oh yeah, for sure. He passed us and saw we were towing, so he waited to bail us out where the hills started. Over the years weve had plenty of similar issues and always had the local quebecois save us. Just another reason to ride Quebec.
  7. Two of us arrived Tuesday noontime got our room then headed out for lunch and a quick spin. It was fairly cold about 10F, and the trails were terrific. Hard, flat , fast. Pretty much the way I like em. After a bite and brew at the Relay Station on 351, we headed east to the ice fishing village (city) at st anne de la parade. Then looped back on 351 where it parallels Hwy 40 heading west towards trois rivieres. Again all trails were hard hwy like surfaces. Back in to Drakkar after gas up at station just down the street from the motel. Wednesdays plan was to do a 1 nite saddle bag over to st raymond via Latuque, then down 73 into st ray. Before shoving off I said to Reggie, keep my truck keys here in case it snows, or you want to move it , whatever. As it turned out, it was a good decision. It was milder wednesday, snow cover was terrific, but softer. Did the 351,360 to St Joseph, then 355 pipeline into Latuque, all good. 3 ft of snow on the ground up there vs 2 ft in Shawinigan. We had lunch in Latuque, then down 73 we went. About 25 miles into it my buddy wasnt in my mirrors. Uh oh. Pulled over, waited,...he aint coming. 3 point turn , back I go. Hes back a mile or so, looks like hes changing a belt. Big problem, secondary spins in his hand, not good. So now its drag it around, hook up rope, off we go back to Latuque we hope. Fun, fun. We get to where the rail bed(flat trail) ends just west of a big lake. from here on its billy goat hills into Latuque. But, sitting right where the 1st hill starts sits an older gentleman. He speaks in french first, we reply in english, and then he switches to perfect english. He says hes been waiting for us to show up there and he tells us to follow him. He takes us on nearly flat dirt roads and unmarked local trails, stops traffic for us, right to the Hotel Marineau at the lights on the main drag near the airport. Once again the Quebecers drop everything to baby sit us when things go wrong. Amazing. So from the Marineau Hotel I call Reggie back at the Drakkar asking him if he knows of a driver that might be able to come get our sorry asses. He says sure Ill come get you right now. He drops everything and drives my truck with trailer 90 miles up to Latuque. we load up both sleds and back to Drakkar we go. All I can say is we sledders need to support the Reggies of the Motel/Inn world. These folks go way beyond the ordinary to help you any way they can. Can you imagine anyone from a Hotel chain helping you like this?? Wont happen. Need to support these kind of folks whenever possible.
  8. Lets hope the Govt forces his hand. This reminds me of New England and New York,.. rich city folk buy a property. 1st thing they do is post it and shut down any and all trails that have passed thru for years. Were seeing more and more of this in NH. Our trails near here are all right angle turns around these types of land owners.
  9. Hes a big boy. Know any WWF wrestlers?
  10. Well maybe today the number of casual US riders is so small that this wont make a big difference. But like manditory passports reduced US ridership, this will again reduce US sledder numbers riding in QC. No fault of anyone here, just the way it is.....
  11. Is this still true? A lot of Americans are in the habit of just getting day and week passes at the Hotels when they show up. I did this for years when I worked for a living, and had no free time.
  12. Yes, hes everywhere. Sadly everywhere but on this forum..........................😢
  13. In late February , on a friday, we rode from Saguenney back down 83. 83 was perfect. Got down to 3 west, and it was almost immediatly bumpy. Had lunch at the 1st relay. The name of which escapes me, buts its one cabin like big room with 6mil poly all over the rafters to stop leaks I guess, but fast service and great chow. There were lots of sleds there and from that point on 3 was a bounce fest for the next 50 miles, until we got close to St anne-de-beaupre, and a new club tookover. Gotta say, over the years, the section east of St Anne de beaupre, until about 10 miles south of the 83-3 split, is rarely good and often bad. And the Pig farm smells around Clermont just add to the ambiance
  14. I must not be keeping up with the latest technology. Carbides?.......they look like nuns for a Rev.
  15. Amen to that. Bill told me in February that he wasnt on because the Delta wasnt an advertiser, and he stays there,... something to that effect. Still makes no sense, Why would he care? I know his last post was about his on board fire extinguisher, a couple of folks replied and i dont think he liked the replys. That was Last year... Ice took exception to a reply someone gave him on his trip in early February and he replyed back. His reply was removed and I guess that was enough to cause him to go MIA. Its a real shame because we all go to this site for real time info from the serious riders who live there. Their knowledge, stories, advice is what made this site. I cant offer diddly from down here in Cow Hampshire about anything current up there. The reality is we are rewarded by Iceman, Bill and others being on here, They dont really get much back in return, so when they go, its Our loss.