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  1. Another place the ladies would appreciate is on a spur trail not far from Cap Chat - https://villagegrandenature.com/en/
  2. Now he’s coming for your ceiling fans.
  3. Awesome ride. Thank you for sharing. Seems a little weird to see many familiar places without snow.
  4. About Mont Laurier - if you like to stay at the Comfort Inn. We like to start there as it is an easy drive for us. Last winter I was told that on the weekends there was a minimum two night stay. The woman I spoke with said they weren’t happy about it, but that is what the new management wanted. So avoid a weekend night if you are passing through or starting there.
  5. I’m starting to look at the map here and there now. At this point undecided. Go west? Would like to see if 63 reopens where it has been closed for logging the past two years. Head north? Would like to see if there will be gas again between Chibougamau and LaDore or get the group (6) to agree to carry gas. Current saddlebag configurations on all but my sled won’t accommodate a linq gas caddy. Head east to Lac Saint Jean area? Really like the area north of the lake. Wouldn’t mind a couple day’s riding loops before moving on. Since we are 6 guys and sometimes 7, we make reservations for an early February trip usually by end of November.
  6. I have both a 900 NA and a 900T (150 Hp). The 900 NA is definitely quieter. The turbos are definitely more throaty. The 900R turbos are even slightly more. I can’t comment on the 130. I would expect they are similar to the 150. By no means are the turbos loud.
  7. Unfortunately it is. Our son already graduated from college with no student loans. I missed a potential payday there. I was thinking I should stop paying my bills and let my credit go in the dumps in case I wanted to get financing.
  8. Flew their private jet to get there though. They probably borrowed credits from the Ketchup King, John Kerry?
  9. Awesome trip for you and your wife. As much fun as we have on our annual “boys” trip, nothing beats riding with your wife.
  10. Four of the six of our regular riding group have had air ride suspension sleds since 2010. What the dealer said is very true. Drop that air ride to 1 and get that snow flap closer to the ground when conditions are hard will make a big difference. Add scratchers too, big help with cooling and hyfax lubrication. One other thing that our group did is replace the stock hyfax with vespel hyfax. End of melting your sliders. They are expensive, but I have moved mine from sled to sled since 2016. Quick story - My wife has a 2016 900 Enduro. In those hard conditions she would overheat all the time with the air ride on one. Let it cool for 10 minutes, ride another few miles. Repeat. My wife weighs about 115 lbs. I would change sleds with her, no more problems with the Enduro, but she would overheat my sled. I only weigh 165 lbs, but that little bit of weight made a difference in the snow flap height. I ended up replacing the torsion springs in her sled with a lighter set. End of problem.
  11. Thankfully you guys are ok to some degree. It happens so fast. Speedy recovery to Jeff.
  12. Signed. Since we had our itinerary and reservations set for our group of six, we were good boys, followed their rules and paid the fee to pass through the ZEC. Since we were just passing through for one day, it didn’t break the bank. If I had known before we had established our itinerary, perhaps I would have rerouted?
  13. Staged out of Hotel L'Empress a few years back. We have an in line four place trailer and had no problem with parking. Gas station right next door. Tim Hortons across the street if you want a quick coffee and something to eat for breakfast. LaCage sports bar/restaurant in the hotel. Trail right out the back of the parking lot to take you out of town.
  14. Since I responded back in 2019, I’ll update. Last year my Uclear Amp Pro, had an open mic that I couldn’t correct. Killed the battery in under an hour when in intercom mode (talking with others). Four guys in our group added the Uclear Motion 6 with great success. Three have Oxygen helmets one guy was still in a BV2S, he now has an Oxygen for this year. I purchased a Motion 6 as well this year since we already had four of the six of us using them. Installation was simple in the Oxygen helmet. I do not use the ear muffs that come with the Oxygen. I found it too quiet when you’re standing trail side talking to each other. Here is a YouTube link that you may find helpful. https://youtu.be/HIDScKqZU74
  15. There was a coffee pot…thankfully a previous guest left coffee. The four coffee drinkers in our group certainly appreciated it. I’m sure you will enjoy. Have a great ride.
  16. Pipeman, report.back on Marina Chibougamau. Last time we were there it was still JC Bou. I have often wondered how it is now under the new owners. Thanks
  17. It’s been quite a few years since I was there. Pretty darn sure there is dishes, glasses, pots and pans and silverware. Kind of tough to rent cabins expecting your clients to bring their kitchenware with them.
  18. Send your pass to your files or notes that are stored on your phone. No need for service. Put your phone in airplane mode so you’re not pinging the cell towers. When you are outside of coverage, or have very weak coverage, your cell phone is transmitting at full power to try and make/keep a connection with the network. That’s the battery killer. You can still have Bluetooth active if you’re listening to music stored on your phone. IMotoneige navigation works in airplane mode, you just won’t be able to get services.
  19. That is awesome. Hmm, I have a 2018 600 ACE and a 1970 12/3 in my garage? Problem - I don’t have the talent to duplicate that! Great job!
  20. I just went through creating an account with the ZEC. Website is a bit clunky, but doable. Then I registered for the day that our group of six will travel through the ZEC. It was not expensive for one day, one sled. For a little over $10 USD it wasn’t worth the potential hassle if we were pulled over. Do I agree? - by no means. Do I wonder/worry if other ZECs will follow suit? - absolutely. I think about fellow riders that spend their winters riding in that area. That somewhat insignificant $10/day fee starts to add up. Business starts a downturn as riders avoid the ZEC and their fees. Hopefully businesses, the FCMQ and the government can work together with the ZEC for an agreeable solution and avoid the possibility of other ZECs doing the same.
  21. Gotta love the finger countdown. You stay right, I stay right. No problem.
  22. We’ll be riding through the area on the 7th and 7th. I guess if we don’t see anyone we’ll just pass. If someone is there checking we’ just hand the guy $100 for the six of us and hope that that is acceptable. Not looking for trouble or arguments.
  23. If you open the trail conditions on the iMotoneige app in the area of the ZEC, most if not all of the conditions are listed as acceptable. Click on the trail in that area and there is a note about having to resister with the ZEC.
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