GSX800

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    GSX800 reacted to Shore1066 in Border Crossing Pool   
    Now that's a more enjoyable post.
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    GSX800 reacted to iceman in Border Crossing Pool   
    Agreed, no doubt we have taken some serious steps back, this will be a long road back to what we had available to us before. 
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    GSX800 reacted to quebec bob in Border Crossing Pool   
    The payroll company we use for checks, and taxes, is going totally paperless, all electronic during this shut down, when it is over a few of their employees will not be going back to work. Many more working restaurants, hotels and other service industry jobs will also not have a job.AT Max BMW, one of the largest BMW Motorcycle dealers  in America, one of the salesmen told me that their sales are down 70%. Even if the border opens, so many have been crushed by this that there will be a lot less people making the trip North. I was very worried about the impact out on the trail in March, now I think the fall out is worse than any us of thought 3 months ago. I am hoping this turns around soon, if it goes on into the fall....we are going to loose places along the trail, making it difficult to get food ,fuel and gas, not to mention the effect on grooming, we are facing a real shit storm here!!
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    GSX800 got a reaction from ckf in QuebecRider.com contributing memberships   
    Best $25 I spend.  You guys are a wealth of knowledge...not to mention a wealth of laughs.  Stay healthy and God willing we’ll see each other on the trails in the coming winter.
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    GSX800 reacted to Triggerhappy in What are you going to do to pass the time?   
    Still going into the office a couple days and working from home but found time to get out and ride this past weekend.  Even found some big snow banks in the woods.  

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    GSX800 got a reaction from mrgrumpers in Favourite Trails   
    Yeah. I watched the whole thing.  Thanks for the ride.  It is an awesome trail for sure.
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    GSX800 reacted to mrgrumpers in Favourite Trails   
    M-20 Trail, nothing much to say about it.

     
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    GSX800 reacted to Signfan in Favourite Trails   
    It's not even summer yet and the withdrawal is setting in.  Something to pass the time.  Post your top 5 Quebec trails you've ridden and why they make the list.  Pictures are encouraged if you have them.  Here's mine.
    1. TQ 83 south of Saguenay towards La Malbaie - open riding and exceptional mountain scenery
    2. TQ 63 through the Rouge-Matawin Wildlife Reserve north of Mont Tremblant National Park - just an incredible road.  Big wide and open
    3. RT 355 Saint-Joseph-de-Mékinac through to La Tuque - pipeline and awesome access roads 
    4. TQ 23 north of L'Etape - great mountain scenery, tons of snow
    5. RT 386 Swisha to Pourvoire Pavillon la Verendrye - 160 km of remote riding on great forest access roads.  Really gives you the sense of isolation.  Very little traffic
    6. LT 267 Monts Valin East area.  Big wide open road running at elevation with lots of snow
    I know I posted 6.  Couldn't makeup my mind.  So many great choices to pick from.  I feel I have lots of exploring left to do in la belle province.
     
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    GSX800 reacted to doo4adoo in Favourite Trails   
    I was thinking of similar, but more of whats your favorite day loops. Next winter the good lord permitting I am looking at changing some from saddlebag runs to having a base and doing loops. I know Miker is the expert on the RDL sector but wondering if others have more areas and good options.
    One of my favorite trails if Le Domaine to Val D'or
    The original Lepine Road trail was a favorite and frankly any part of the 83
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    GSX800 reacted to mikerider in Favourite Trails   
    If you followed my Riviere du Loup posts this past winter, it is no secret my favorite trail is from Biencourt to Moose Valley. (Thanks to SkiDoo420 for showing me the way). Each time I ride this trail I arrive at Moose Valley with a big smile and I think everyone else that has gone along with me on this trip had the same reaction.
    mike
     


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    GSX800 reacted to smclelan in Favourite Trails   
    There is so many it is hard to choose. Here are a few of mine.
    North shore of Gaspesie from Saint Anne des Months to Riviere Renaud 587 trail from Groomers club to the TQ 5 Baie Comeau to Sept Ilse TQ 93 from Lebel Quevillion to Sennetere TQ 23 from Saint Raymond north to the Saguenay Plus about 32,000 other kilometers I did not mention.
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    GSX800 reacted to Fuse6 in Favourite Trails   
    Mine going to be very similar to Smclelan’s
    1. 587S from Albertville clubhouse south to where it’s connects back up to trail 5 north of PLC. Fast sweepers at the top end and then the beautiful ride through the valley and gorge in the mid to south part.

    2. Chic Choc trail between LaCache and Murdochville.

    3. Gaspe North Shore, Cap Chat to Mont St Pierre to Rivière Renaud
    4. “Roller Coaster” between Baie Comeau and Godbout on the Cote Nord
    5. Orange Trail north from St Ann du Lac up to 100 du Lac
     
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    GSX800 got a reaction from PLAYHARD in RDL 2021: Plan B   
    Funny the Plan B topic should come up.  Our group had a Maine trip planned back in 2013.  We thought it might be worth a try.  A few days before we were supposed to leave, it turned warm, rained.  Calls to the hotel operators in the area showed very little promise that we would have a successful trip.  Were were to leave on Saturday.  When I was driving home on the Thursday before, I was talking with my brother, he said, how about the Michigan UP.  I said, what difference does it matter which way the trucks head on Saturday, give me an hour.  I then called another in our group, he goes be the QR name of Banker.  He's at home with access to his computer.  He likes the idea and says, give me an hour and I'll call you back.  He calls me back in 45 minutes.  The UP has snow from Sault Ste. Marie to Wisconsin, first two nights of a saddlebag trip booked.  We actually finished planning the route and booking lodging while we were driving there on Saturday morning.   Sault Ste. Marie > Grand Marais > Marquette > Tip of the Keewenaw Peninsula > Ironwood > Munising > Sault Ste. Marie.   It was a good ride.  We hit the snow conditions just perfect.  Not much traffic until the Friday afternoon on our way back in.
    I told the gang as we have started to talk about the 2021 ride, we may want to dust off that Maine trip just in case. 
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    GSX800 got a reaction from mikerider in RDL 2021: Plan B   
    Funny the Plan B topic should come up.  Our group had a Maine trip planned back in 2013.  We thought it might be worth a try.  A few days before we were supposed to leave, it turned warm, rained.  Calls to the hotel operators in the area showed very little promise that we would have a successful trip.  Were were to leave on Saturday.  When I was driving home on the Thursday before, I was talking with my brother, he said, how about the Michigan UP.  I said, what difference does it matter which way the trucks head on Saturday, give me an hour.  I then called another in our group, he goes be the QR name of Banker.  He's at home with access to his computer.  He likes the idea and says, give me an hour and I'll call you back.  He calls me back in 45 minutes.  The UP has snow from Sault Ste. Marie to Wisconsin, first two nights of a saddlebag trip booked.  We actually finished planning the route and booking lodging while we were driving there on Saturday morning.   Sault Ste. Marie > Grand Marais > Marquette > Tip of the Keewenaw Peninsula > Ironwood > Munising > Sault Ste. Marie.   It was a good ride.  We hit the snow conditions just perfect.  Not much traffic until the Friday afternoon on our way back in.
    I told the gang as we have started to talk about the 2021 ride, we may want to dust off that Maine trip just in case. 
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    GSX800 got a reaction from smclelan in QuebecRider.com contributing memberships   
    Best $25 I spend.  You guys are a wealth of knowledge...not to mention a wealth of laughs.  Stay healthy and God willing we’ll see each other on the trails in the coming winter.
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    GSX800 got a reaction from PLAYHARD in QuebecRider.com contributing memberships   
    Best $25 I spend.  You guys are a wealth of knowledge...not to mention a wealth of laughs.  Stay healthy and God willing we’ll see each other on the trails in the coming winter.
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    GSX800 reacted to PLAYHARD in Covid 19 Discussion   
    NOT TO GET ALL POLITICAL, but y'know, there's a fowl-hunting former vice-president that's a pro at social distancing.
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    GSX800 reacted to Florida Snowman in Border Crossing Pool   
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    GSX800 reacted to Cnc in Covid 19 Discussion   
    Your polite, I was thinking they tend to talk out a different part of the anatomy,😁
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    GSX800 reacted to iceman in Protect Yourselves   
    Today’s Champion

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    GSX800 got a reaction from MrGutz in Border Crossing Pool   
    Border open in time for winter 20/21.  November 1, 2020.
    Vaccine? As Chris Rock once said, the money is not in the cure, the money is in the medicine.  He was talking about cancer, and referencing the money lesson learned by vaccinating against Polio.  Makes you wonder...
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    GSX800 reacted to 800steve in What are you going to do to pass the time?   
    Everything closed, looks like you guys up north cant even take a joy ride or pick your nose without getting a fine. What is everyone got planned to pass the time? Got the hotrod out this weekend, time to prep for new paint.

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    GSX800 reacted to PLAYHARD in Covid 19 Discussion   
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    GSX800 got a reaction from PLAYHARD in Border Crossing Pool   
    Border open in time for winter 20/21.  November 1, 2020.
    Vaccine? As Chris Rock once said, the money is not in the cure, the money is in the medicine.  He was talking about cancer, and referencing the money lesson learned by vaccinating against Polio.  Makes you wonder...