Northbound

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    Northbound got a reaction from groomer in HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEAN GUY!!   
    Happy Birthday JG,  Hope's it's a good one. And many more!!!!
         Jeff and Sandy
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    Northbound reacted to Fuse6 in How I became a QuebecRider   
    Hadn’t snowmobiled for years since being teenager around 1980. 2005 bought a Polaris 550 then a 2006 Fusion 600. My boys were getting old enough to ride and we did all our riding around the cottage north of Peterborough Ontario. 
    Fall of 2007 starting doing business with a fellow. Wasn’t long before we realized we were both sledders. One day during break at a meeting we were attending he said your a sledder; yep, you have a diesel truck; yep, you have a four place trailer; yep; you want to come to Quebec with us; yep.
    So would have been winter of 2008 four of us went to Mont Laurier. Stayed at what was then La Sentatier hotel (now Quality Inn). Arrived about 4:00 pm mid week day. Unloaded and headed north. Don’t recall wether it was Rasbaska lodge or maybe St Ann du Lac we rode up to for supper. Riding these perfectly groomed trails, beautiful scenery. We day tripped from there for 3 or 4 days. Weather was perfect, temperature was cold enough trails set up perfect. Hardly hit a bump over those few days. That was it, l was hooked on Quebec. Each day stopping into a different lodge for lunch. Seems the lodges added so much to the experience and the Quebec  sledding culture. 
    Ever since 2008 the same group has been doing our annual trip to Quebec. Going to different regions over the years .
    Have had 3 of my sons for trips over the years and now have my wife hooked on Quebec.
    We progressed from day tripping in the earlier years to saddle bagging.
    One of the enjoyable things has been introducing other people to Quebec. Everyones first trip always has that wow factor . Challenge we are having now is trying to keep our group to a manageable size. For several years always the four us us. This year we had to make a policy maximum of 8 guys.
    2 years started a second group with some fellows never rode Quebec before. This winter took them to the Gaspe and had an epic trip in early Feb with 5 beautiful sunny days. 
    Every winter spending more time riding Quebec. Self employed using up both holidays and mental health days.
    Already planning next winter, can’t wait.
    Steve

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    Northbound reacted to groomer in How I became a QuebecRider   
    merci !!!......bienvenue !!!...... it has been a pleasure to groom for qr friends !!!
     
    jean-guy








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    Northbound reacted to GT Rider in How I became a QuebecRider   
    I was just thinking about our first trip around the Gaspe 2002.
    We went without any reservations ( It was the last time I was permitted to do so).
    We started out of the Quality Inn . I had a backpack with a shovel, ropes and flashlight for emergencies. When we stopped for gas at Sainte-Anne-des-Monts the backpack was gone. We went on and as the sun went down we were in Rivière-la-Madeleine. I was informed that I needed to find a place to stay. We went to Pourvoirie Au Paradis de Judes et Diane. The proprietor did not speak English but he showed me to the garage to park my sled. The place was bustling. After dinner on the way to the room I saw two guys that later we would meet on the trail.
    The next day we headed to Perce. The weather was warm. We came down from the mountains into a valley (I cannot remember exactly) and it was flooded. I was wishing I had a boat. We drove through a massive puddle. Soon after it started to rain. We managed to make it to Perce. We were happy to get out of the rain. We stayed at Table Roland. I remember having a great meal. The restaurant was setup more like a cafeteria back then.
    The next morning getting ready to leave I see 4 sleds at the shell station next door. They were all trying to get their machines going. I seems that with all the rain , the gas station had water in the gas. I did not need to get fuel so we head off. It wasn't long before we hit a giant slush zone. I sank like a rock. I carried Gemma to firm snow. My boots filled with water. Then I could hear a couple of machines coming. I tried to point them around the slush. We were all stuck. It was the two guys from the pourvoirie the night before. The three of us managed to move our machines one at a time to firm snow. I thanked them and said goodbye. They insisted we go first just in case.  
    We made our way to the clubhouse in Chandler and took a break. The guys came up behind us and we chatted and had a laugh. I told them I caught a few fishes  in my boots. Gemma and I left ahead of them. Going near Port Daniel On a down slope I got stuck bad. Water was running down hill and took out the trail. The Guys were coming I ran uphill to warn them. They helped me out. Then Rene' came down on the Yamaha. He nearly made it. We got him out quick.  Ghislain Came down on a MachZ and he was determined to make it.
    Now I was not going to let them out of my sight. Twice bailed out. I had planed to stay in New Richmond. We got there early and I did not want to lose  my new guardians. They wanted to ride on so we followed. Things got very slushy again Near Nouvelle. When we got passed it was getting dark. We made our way to the LArverne Clubhouse. Our guardians were trying to find a hotel. There was a lot of phone calls made by the waitress in the club. It turns out that there's nothing within 100 miles. So the cook calls his father and makes arrangements for us to stay with his dad. We had dinner at the club and followed the cook to his fathers house. I was blown away by the hospitality. I will never forget the kindness. The next morning we had breakfast at the clubhouse. Then we made our way to Groomers TQ5. It was perfect of course. When we got to the north the guys went to RDL and we went to Matane. It was 3 1/2 days Ill not forget.  I received a few pics from Rene' via email. 
    Rene'

    Ghislain

    The waitress and cook in the middle

    TQ5

     
     
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    Northbound reacted to 800steve in trump what a ass   
    Hope the Mods will shut this one down, I think we are all on here for our love of sledding, not politics.
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    Northbound got a reaction from NSHM in Interesting 1992 map   
    While looking through some old snowmobile stuff I came across this quebec snowmobile map from 1992 that someone might enjoy. Try to find the trails you rode this year. 
        And then remember to be thankful and appreciative to all the club members, groomers, FCMQ officials, trail permit buyers, LAND OWNERS and all the businesses including relays, gas stations and hotels. 
       Without those  people we wouldn't have the options or great trail network we now enjoy.










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    Northbound got a reaction from MrGutz in Interesting 1992 map   
    While looking through some old snowmobile stuff I came across this quebec snowmobile map from 1992 that someone might enjoy. Try to find the trails you rode this year. 
        And then remember to be thankful and appreciative to all the club members, groomers, FCMQ officials, trail permit buyers, LAND OWNERS and all the businesses including relays, gas stations and hotels. 
       Without those  people we wouldn't have the options or great trail network we now enjoy.










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    Northbound got a reaction from MichiganRev in Interesting 1992 map   
    While looking through some old snowmobile stuff I came across this quebec snowmobile map from 1992 that someone might enjoy. Try to find the trails you rode this year. 
        And then remember to be thankful and appreciative to all the club members, groomers, FCMQ officials, trail permit buyers, LAND OWNERS and all the businesses including relays, gas stations and hotels. 
       Without those  people we wouldn't have the options or great trail network we now enjoy.










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    Northbound got a reaction from quebec bob in Interesting 1992 map   
    While looking through some old snowmobile stuff I came across this quebec snowmobile map from 1992 that someone might enjoy. Try to find the trails you rode this year. 
        And then remember to be thankful and appreciative to all the club members, groomers, FCMQ officials, trail permit buyers, LAND OWNERS and all the businesses including relays, gas stations and hotels. 
       Without those  people we wouldn't have the options or great trail network we now enjoy.










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    Northbound got a reaction from mccaffrey in How I became a QuebecRider   
    I was always a dirt bike rider. Sandy's not big on Ohio mud and dust. We always canoe camped since the 70s in canada. Then we started cross country skiing in ontario. We rented a sled one day and became hooked. We bought a used sled that year, I  think in 92. A second used sled the next year. I think. 
       We rode ontario and began saddle bagging, staging in Huntsville and looping through sunbury, Hearst, Cochrane. On a reciprocity weekend we jumped over into the abitibi region from Kirkland while on a trip.
      The next year we trailered to Quebec, staged in Berthierville, rode north. Stayed in a few places including the Cabanon. 
       Next year, we staged again in Berthierville, and looped the gaspe. Now we were really hooked. That was 2000. We've looped the gaspe since then ever year but one. 
        We've ridden most areas of quebec and enjoy them all. 
    Many ohio snowmobilers trailer to michigan. We tried that once. But figured we had to trailer anyway, so we might as well trailer further for better conditions.
        We've got a ton of pics and really enjoyed looking through just some of them this morning.
         Jeff and Sandy 














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    Northbound got a reaction from dooright in Interesting 1992 map   
    While looking through some old snowmobile stuff I came across this quebec snowmobile map from 1992 that someone might enjoy. Try to find the trails you rode this year. 
        And then remember to be thankful and appreciative to all the club members, groomers, FCMQ officials, trail permit buyers, LAND OWNERS and all the businesses including relays, gas stations and hotels. 
       Without those  people we wouldn't have the options or great trail network we now enjoy.










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    Northbound got a reaction from MrsGTRider in Interesting 1992 map   
    While looking through some old snowmobile stuff I came across this quebec snowmobile map from 1992 that someone might enjoy. Try to find the trails you rode this year. 
        And then remember to be thankful and appreciative to all the club members, groomers, FCMQ officials, trail permit buyers, LAND OWNERS and all the businesses including relays, gas stations and hotels. 
       Without those  people we wouldn't have the options or great trail network we now enjoy.










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    Northbound got a reaction from Je me souviens in Interesting 1992 map   
    While looking through some old snowmobile stuff I came across this quebec snowmobile map from 1992 that someone might enjoy. Try to find the trails you rode this year. 
        And then remember to be thankful and appreciative to all the club members, groomers, FCMQ officials, trail permit buyers, LAND OWNERS and all the businesses including relays, gas stations and hotels. 
       Without those  people we wouldn't have the options or great trail network we now enjoy.










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    Northbound got a reaction from groomer in Interesting 1992 map   
    While looking through some old snowmobile stuff I came across this quebec snowmobile map from 1992 that someone might enjoy. Try to find the trails you rode this year. 
        And then remember to be thankful and appreciative to all the club members, groomers, FCMQ officials, trail permit buyers, LAND OWNERS and all the businesses including relays, gas stations and hotels. 
       Without those  people we wouldn't have the options or great trail network we now enjoy.










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    Northbound got a reaction from GT Rider in Interesting 1992 map   
    While looking through some old snowmobile stuff I came across this quebec snowmobile map from 1992 that someone might enjoy. Try to find the trails you rode this year. 
        And then remember to be thankful and appreciative to all the club members, groomers, FCMQ officials, trail permit buyers, LAND OWNERS and all the businesses including relays, gas stations and hotels. 
       Without those  people we wouldn't have the options or great trail network we now enjoy.










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    Northbound got a reaction from SnomoGary in Interesting 1992 map   
    While looking through some old snowmobile stuff I came across this quebec snowmobile map from 1992 that someone might enjoy. Try to find the trails you rode this year. 
        And then remember to be thankful and appreciative to all the club members, groomers, FCMQ officials, trail permit buyers, LAND OWNERS and all the businesses including relays, gas stations and hotels. 
       Without those  people we wouldn't have the options or great trail network we now enjoy.










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    Northbound got a reaction from SnomoGary in How I became a QuebecRider   
    I was always a dirt bike rider. Sandy's not big on Ohio mud and dust. We always canoe camped since the 70s in canada. Then we started cross country skiing in ontario. We rented a sled one day and became hooked. We bought a used sled that year, I  think in 92. A second used sled the next year. I think. 
       We rode ontario and began saddle bagging, staging in Huntsville and looping through sunbury, Hearst, Cochrane. On a reciprocity weekend we jumped over into the abitibi region from Kirkland while on a trip.
      The next year we trailered to Quebec, staged in Berthierville, rode north. Stayed in a few places including the Cabanon. 
       Next year, we staged again in Berthierville, and looped the gaspe. Now we were really hooked. That was 2000. We've looped the gaspe since then ever year but one. 
        We've ridden most areas of quebec and enjoy them all. 
    Many ohio snowmobilers trailer to michigan. We tried that once. But figured we had to trailer anyway, so we might as well trailer further for better conditions.
        We've got a ton of pics and really enjoyed looking through just some of them this morning.
         Jeff and Sandy 














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    Northbound got a reaction from Blueblood in Interesting 1992 map   
    While looking through some old snowmobile stuff I came across this quebec snowmobile map from 1992 that someone might enjoy. Try to find the trails you rode this year. 
        And then remember to be thankful and appreciative to all the club members, groomers, FCMQ officials, trail permit buyers, LAND OWNERS and all the businesses including relays, gas stations and hotels. 
       Without those  people we wouldn't have the options or great trail network we now enjoy.










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    Northbound got a reaction from groomer in How I became a QuebecRider   
    I was always a dirt bike rider. Sandy's not big on Ohio mud and dust. We always canoe camped since the 70s in canada. Then we started cross country skiing in ontario. We rented a sled one day and became hooked. We bought a used sled that year, I  think in 92. A second used sled the next year. I think. 
       We rode ontario and began saddle bagging, staging in Huntsville and looping through sunbury, Hearst, Cochrane. On a reciprocity weekend we jumped over into the abitibi region from Kirkland while on a trip.
      The next year we trailered to Quebec, staged in Berthierville, rode north. Stayed in a few places including the Cabanon. 
       Next year, we staged again in Berthierville, and looped the gaspe. Now we were really hooked. That was 2000. We've looped the gaspe since then ever year but one. 
        We've ridden most areas of quebec and enjoy them all. 
    Many ohio snowmobilers trailer to michigan. We tried that once. But figured we had to trailer anyway, so we might as well trailer further for better conditions.
        We've got a ton of pics and really enjoyed looking through just some of them this morning.
         Jeff and Sandy 














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    Northbound got a reaction from PLAYHARD in How I became a QuebecRider   
    I was always a dirt bike rider. Sandy's not big on Ohio mud and dust. We always canoe camped since the 70s in canada. Then we started cross country skiing in ontario. We rented a sled one day and became hooked. We bought a used sled that year, I  think in 92. A second used sled the next year. I think. 
       We rode ontario and began saddle bagging, staging in Huntsville and looping through sunbury, Hearst, Cochrane. On a reciprocity weekend we jumped over into the abitibi region from Kirkland while on a trip.
      The next year we trailered to Quebec, staged in Berthierville, rode north. Stayed in a few places including the Cabanon. 
       Next year, we staged again in Berthierville, and looped the gaspe. Now we were really hooked. That was 2000. We've looped the gaspe since then ever year but one. 
        We've ridden most areas of quebec and enjoy them all. 
    Many ohio snowmobilers trailer to michigan. We tried that once. But figured we had to trailer anyway, so we might as well trailer further for better conditions.
        We've got a ton of pics and really enjoyed looking through just some of them this morning.
         Jeff and Sandy 














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    Northbound got a reaction from PLAYHARD in Interesting 1992 map   
    While looking through some old snowmobile stuff I came across this quebec snowmobile map from 1992 that someone might enjoy. Try to find the trails you rode this year. 
        And then remember to be thankful and appreciative to all the club members, groomers, FCMQ officials, trail permit buyers, LAND OWNERS and all the businesses including relays, gas stations and hotels. 
       Without those  people we wouldn't have the options or great trail network we now enjoy.










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    Northbound got a reaction from mikerider in Interesting 1992 map   
    While looking through some old snowmobile stuff I came across this quebec snowmobile map from 1992 that someone might enjoy. Try to find the trails you rode this year. 
        And then remember to be thankful and appreciative to all the club members, groomers, FCMQ officials, trail permit buyers, LAND OWNERS and all the businesses including relays, gas stations and hotels. 
       Without those  people we wouldn't have the options or great trail network we now enjoy.










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    Northbound got a reaction from mikerider in How I became a QuebecRider   
    I was always a dirt bike rider. Sandy's not big on Ohio mud and dust. We always canoe camped since the 70s in canada. Then we started cross country skiing in ontario. We rented a sled one day and became hooked. We bought a used sled that year, I  think in 92. A second used sled the next year. I think. 
       We rode ontario and began saddle bagging, staging in Huntsville and looping through sunbury, Hearst, Cochrane. On a reciprocity weekend we jumped over into the abitibi region from Kirkland while on a trip.
      The next year we trailered to Quebec, staged in Berthierville, rode north. Stayed in a few places including the Cabanon. 
       Next year, we staged again in Berthierville, and looped the gaspe. Now we were really hooked. That was 2000. We've looped the gaspe since then ever year but one. 
        We've ridden most areas of quebec and enjoy them all. 
    Many ohio snowmobilers trailer to michigan. We tried that once. But figured we had to trailer anyway, so we might as well trailer further for better conditions.
        We've got a ton of pics and really enjoyed looking through just some of them this morning.
         Jeff and Sandy 














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    Northbound got a reaction from MrsGTRider in How I became a QuebecRider   
    I was always a dirt bike rider. Sandy's not big on Ohio mud and dust. We always canoe camped since the 70s in canada. Then we started cross country skiing in ontario. We rented a sled one day and became hooked. We bought a used sled that year, I  think in 92. A second used sled the next year. I think. 
       We rode ontario and began saddle bagging, staging in Huntsville and looping through sunbury, Hearst, Cochrane. On a reciprocity weekend we jumped over into the abitibi region from Kirkland while on a trip.
      The next year we trailered to Quebec, staged in Berthierville, rode north. Stayed in a few places including the Cabanon. 
       Next year, we staged again in Berthierville, and looped the gaspe. Now we were really hooked. That was 2000. We've looped the gaspe since then ever year but one. 
        We've ridden most areas of quebec and enjoy them all. 
    Many ohio snowmobilers trailer to michigan. We tried that once. But figured we had to trailer anyway, so we might as well trailer further for better conditions.
        We've got a ton of pics and really enjoyed looking through just some of them this morning.
         Jeff and Sandy 














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    Northbound got a reaction from smclelan in How I became a QuebecRider   
    I was always a dirt bike rider. Sandy's not big on Ohio mud and dust. We always canoe camped since the 70s in canada. Then we started cross country skiing in ontario. We rented a sled one day and became hooked. We bought a used sled that year, I  think in 92. A second used sled the next year. I think. 
       We rode ontario and began saddle bagging, staging in Huntsville and looping through sunbury, Hearst, Cochrane. On a reciprocity weekend we jumped over into the abitibi region from Kirkland while on a trip.
      The next year we trailered to Quebec, staged in Berthierville, rode north. Stayed in a few places including the Cabanon. 
       Next year, we staged again in Berthierville, and looped the gaspe. Now we were really hooked. That was 2000. We've looped the gaspe since then ever year but one. 
        We've ridden most areas of quebec and enjoy them all. 
    Many ohio snowmobilers trailer to michigan. We tried that once. But figured we had to trailer anyway, so we might as well trailer further for better conditions.
        We've got a ton of pics and really enjoyed looking through just some of them this morning.
         Jeff and Sandy