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    Watertown NY
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    2018 Gade 1200
  1. Roberval to St. Zenon?

    Nice ride. Windigo is a great place. The people make it that way!
  2. Yes the US Duty Free at the TI Bridge exchanges money, and 8 AM is not a problem. You're better off with some of the other suggestions to get a better rate. You can catch a bank in Brockville, but if you're at the TI Bridge at 8 AM you may need to sit in the bank parking lot for a bit and wait for them to open. ATM is not something I have tried, so thank you to others on here for sharing that.
  3. On Star members

    Yes 2014 and older use 3G (CDMA/EVDO) technology and was on Verizon in the US. In 2015 and newer the cellular radio in the GM vehicles utilize 4G LTE radios and is served by AT&T in the US. If I recall correctly there was a series of notifications about the older vehicles/radios. I think they can be changed. At what cost?
  4. Le Domaine to Val-D'Or

    Maniwaki is not rideable from what I saw from the road. Was raining there yesterday at around noon.
  5. Le Domaine to Val-D'Or

    I just drove down from Val d Or yesterday passing by Le Domaine. It was full on winter there yesterday mid morning. It was snowing hard. In my estimation you will be just fine riding from Le Domaine to and around Val d Or.
  6. Western Quebec

    My wife and I just got back yesterday. I wanted to give her a great Quebec experience. Wiith the warm up coming last week, plan A of starting out of Mont Laurier was out. Plan B was to start in the West out of Waltham going up to Val d Or. That was out. So we pulled the trigger and drove all the way to Val d Or. Long drive from our home outside of Watertown NY. 400 miles, one way. Easy drive. The trails were worth it and I wouldn’t hesitate to do it again. Staged from the Forestel. Day 1 (Thursday) - Forestel to La Bannik outside of Ville Marie. Great place! Trails were smooth and hard. Could have used some fresh on them, but no problem, that came the next day. Day 2 (Friday) - La Bannik to La Sarrre and a stay at Villa mon Repos. Snow started around 10:00. Nice coating of fresh stuff on already flat, hard trails. Amazing ride to La Sarre. Day 3 (Saturday) La Sarre back to Val d Or. My wife remarked that those were the best trails and conditions that she had ever been on. I’ve been riding Quebec since 1995 and I would say they were right up there. The short of it is; if you’re coming out of Syracuse and are used to driving to Mont Laurier or Maniwaki, keep going another 3 hours to Val d Or. There was pretty much no snow in Maniwaki when we came through there yesterday and it was full on winter in Val d Or. Good Luck.
  7. Saint Zenon – Chibougamau Loop

    Banker has an Enduro so shutting it down and placing in reverse wasn't an option. So we watched him use the manual method. OK, sometimes we'd help.
  8. Dravereus trail

    We went by there on 83 on our way east. At the turn off point, it wasn’t groomed as of Monday it wasn’t groomed.
  9. Alma to La Tuque suggestions

    We went through there last Friday. Lac Eduard is staked from the goat path jump on, all the way to the village.
  10. 6 Day Ride

    Shore - we are headed up mid January. Usually we are around the first week in February, but work obligations all but shut down the entire month for all of us to get together. We're a little nervous about the trails being connected out in the west, although it looks like things are shaping up. In smaller groups with our wives we'll get up once or twice in February and probably early March.
  11. 6 Day Ride

    Pretty sure he is talking about the outfitter between Relais 22 and Wemotaci. Quite cold up there in Clayton this week? I’m right down in Brownville. I met you and your son a couple years ago at the logging camp down on TQ 93.
  12. 2100km Loop Guidance

    Agree with the too early for that ride comments.. In general, February is probably the best bet month. We are leaving with our annual boys trip on the 19th of January. I'm a little nervous at this point of full inter-connected trails. We typically plan for early.February, but it is not in the cards due to work obligations this year. Our fallback dates are now early March. I wish you the best of luck, and hope it works for you/your group as it is a nice looking loop.
  13. Big White Tour

    There is gas in Saint Dominique-du-Rosaire. From there to Matagami is about 167 Kms (104 miles).
  14. 2017/18 Quebec Trail Passes

    You can get trail passes directly from the FCMQ website now and select whatever club you would like. Very easy to do.
  15. Suggested Tour guide?

    Bon Voyage seems like a good bet. Have met and talked with Gary at the Big East show a couple of times and he convinces me that he has a high quality product.