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  1. Looking for fellow Quebec Rider thoughts on their quarantine plans that have to be submitted when you enter Canada. Is it good enough to say that you will be here on this night, and here on the next night all the way through your entire trip? I thought this may be a helpful topic as there are probably just more than me that are wondering the same.
  2. Something just not fun when the gas light is on for the past 20 miles and you have 10 more to go.
  3. According to the App, 149 miles.
  4. That was most likely our group. Would have been the first week in February. We tried for awhile to connect a small portable generator to the gas pumps that the generator repairman had brought with him. The wiring to the pumps was a soup sandwich without having a schematic diagram.
  5. Back in 2019 we pulled into La Cache for gas. Generator down and d they were waiting for the repairman to arrive. There was another group of riders there along with the seven of us. The repairman arrived and wasn’t having any luck getting the primary or backup generator running. The backup generator would run for a minute or so and shutdown due to no oil pressure. We had the repairman start it for us again and saw the analog gauge on the generator control panel showed good oil pressure so we had him bypass the oil pressure sensor. Generator back on line. When we got there there were about 15 sleds needing gas. This is what it looked like by the time the generator was back online.
  6. I live close to the border so we see quite a bit of news about the border. What Scorpionbowl wrote is correct, just Canadian citizens returning to Canada after a short visit. The Canadian government is concerned about the US increasing COVID cases, so no change for US citizens going to Canada at this time. I am hoping that before the riding season sets in that the PCR testing requirements are dropped.
  7. My mistake. It was the winter of 2019/2020. So easy to forget the first two months of 2020 these days.
  8. When we last rode it back in 2019, we came out of Clova. The first little bit was good, then we got to a section that was just being opened up. That was some crappy going for a few miles. Once clear of that section it was gorgeous trail to just north of Fer-a-Cheval. That is not the Lepine road of old, just a shortcut. I thought I read that the Lepine road trail was going to open again this year? I’m sure someone can comment on that.
  9. USS Alexander Hamilton SSBN 617 Gold Crew. 1980 - 1986. The North Atlantic gets very angry in the winter, even underwater.
  10. Looks like they should have directed a few nighttime flights to Virginia?
  11. Afghanistan, Southern Border, Supply Chain…Joe says, nothing to see here. No problem, move along.
  12. I can remember all 5 of us kids and our parents in the living room watching All in the Family. Loved that show. Hope no one is offended!
  13. Another place to try would be Hudon’s Sled Salvage in Barneveld, NY. Before you could choose a track when you ordered your new sled, I would buy new tracks from them. https://hudons.com/contact-us/
  14. I don’t think he has a clue what he has done. Although both Biden and Trump wanted out of Afghanistan, something tells me the planning and the the strategy would have been much different. There would have been planning and strategy!
  15. From the desk of Dr. Fauci I suppose?
  16. You are correct, there are maps for NY…and other states. As I mentioned, I bought my Garmin used from a gentleman here on QR. He had Trakmaps for Quebec and Redpine for the US. I used his Trakmaps Quebec maps for two years, making it a 3 year old map and it worked perfectly. Before the winter of 2019/2020, I updated the Trakmaps map to capture changes in the trails. I think every other year, or maybe every 3 years is fine before updating. Normally, I wouldn’t even bring the GPS with me to day ride in Tug Hill/Adirondacks, but last year, I gave it a try using the Redpine maps. Of course, things had changed some as trails shift a bit, but it worked really well. It came in particularly handy when we rode from outside of Rochester down to Moravia and back last winter. Now Trakmaps has mapping for areas in the US including NY. Plus you can get your Quebec maps from them as well. https://www.trakmaps.com/en/products/gps/snowmobile/
  17. George, give this a look for a start. It uses a Garmin Nuvi vs the Garmin Zumo that Ski Doo uses. The Nuvi has a larger screen than the Zumo, but it is not waterproof. It is really meant for inside of a vehicle. You can get the waterproof case for it. https://www.shopsledgps.com/product-page/copy-of-skidoo-gen-4-navigation-custom-options I’m still using the old Montana from my XS 1200’s that I bought used from a guy on QR. It works great, but I wouldn’t mind a 6” screen vs my 4” screen.
  18. We have two guys in our group running that track on their 900 Turbos. They have had no issues in 2500 miles. Tracks are both perfect. Sleds have not had any overheating problems in less than optimal conditions. They run Vespel sliders, so virtually no slider wear. They do not run scratchers. Across the lake in Saint Anne du Lac they were seeing 109 MPH on the speedometer.. The other two turbos in the group are both tuned, so not a fair comparison. The fuel usage seems to be about 1/10 - 2/10 more at the pump. They definitely hook up a bit better than the 1.25” equipped turbos. If it were an option on my Enduro, I would have opted for it.
  19. A little over 1300 here, most all on Tug Hill. First ride was late January. That was good, BAD and UGLY! I was thinking, there wouldn’t be many more of these rides if this was how it was going to be. Then came February, it turned cold, snow all over the state, crowds diminished considerably, trails turned into really good. Had some nice days out. Towards the end of February most of our usual Quebec gang trailered to Rochester. Yeah I know, that seemed weird leaving the Syracuse and Watertown area to go to Rochester. Rode from one of the guys home area down to Moravia for an overnight.. 150 miles and took all day. We had a good time though. It was just good to do a saddlebag trip.
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