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I haven't been up to the area since 2008 (been riding The County in Maine and the UP). We've been wanting to come back since then. Are you guys staying at the old Holiday Inn? What is the name of the hotel now? Our first trip of the year is usually Dec. 26th through NY. Would love to ride that area this year.

T

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54 minutes ago, ultrastryk said:

I haven't been up to the area since 2008 (been riding The County in Maine and the UP). We've been wanting to come back since then. Are you guys staying at the old Holiday Inn? What is the name of the hotel now? Our first trip of the year is usually Dec. 26th through NY. Would love to ride that area this year.

T

We are staying at Auberge km 31, the old HI, now the Delta is still the hot spot, should be great going by the holidays.  Enjoy RR

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On 12/5/2017 at 10:03 AM, markusvt said:

You bought gas at the clubhouse or Pelchat?  The 1200's hate water in the gas. 

Hi Mark, you sure are right about the 1200s not liking water. We got gas at Escomins club house, new tank and he said he has been having trouble with the pump, probably water freezing in the pump. One sled cleared up the next day, the other one is still having some issues. Andy will have to drain his tank to get it all out. Other than that great early season ride. Bras Louis trail is 100mph good.

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1 hour ago, 800steve said:

Sorry about 3 posts, just got home LOL.

That's OK, we all get a little over excited this time of year!!

GutZ

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The Bridge less traveled, an interesting and fun ride to Mont Villian today, the bay has no ice on it so you can not cross it yet., not much for grooming yet in the Low lands but we inprovised.  Another nice day in the winterland!

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A0F26D85-CB53-403A-ACBC-DDF4CAD8C5AF.thumb.jpeg.1346dc66560df736a41ab33193ab412d.jpeg7F78F191-1738-4138-BF98-F52615DA6C62.jpeg.af053e268b20d182373d25015b591951.jpeg9875B419-2340-4EE9-92E0-7BA625BEF3A9.jpeg.077d490e748b9cf112919a48ca1307e8.jpegWe rode back to Forestville with Johnny 24 wide today , some goat trail riding and a few bog crossings, but it is also good to report that we saw Forestville and Escoumin out and grooming. The Pelchat trail is  groomed and connected to Mt Valin.  So a mini saddlebag trip would be possible and enjoyable. Our trip ended today, we were very fortunate to end up with 1660 Miles on our sleds.

A great start to our snowmobile season.

 

see you on the snow soon

RR

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Thanks for sharing your adventure with all of us. Fantastic pictures.

Looks like Johnny 24 Widetrack is leading the cross country race!

How did all the new 850's hold up?

mike

 

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4 hours ago, mikerider said:

Thanks for sharing your adventure with all of us. Fantastic pictures.

Looks like Johnny 24 Widetrack is leading the cross country race!

How did all the new 850's hold up?

mike

Mike, we are all pleased with the 850’s. Most of us bought these sleds and than did several modifications to suit our riding style before coming up. We still have a few more to do.  From BRP the Freeride  is geared, clutched and mapped for off trail riding, therefore sacrificing fuel and oil efficiency. We like to have our machines to cross over to both trail and back country, so some further, minor gearing changes and clutch  work will be going on, primarily for a little better mpg and oil consumption.

This is not a BRP issue , they have delivered a very well designed machine,  we all wish there was a way to check your option boxes on any sled, Get the clutching, mapping and gearing that you want from the start. Reality makes you understand that this would be difficult for the manufacting process. So that’s why people do up fits and modifications to these machines

The renegade’s that we had were perfect, they came out of the crate and hit the trail dialed in.

Johnny 24, had a great time, he broke several sections of trail and was very fun to watch How well he could handles that machine, a very experienced rider and snowmobile guide for the Grouix mountains .

Best regards RR

 

 

 

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44 minutes ago, Phil 1 said:

Great stuff all. Thanks for taking us there while we wait for our seasons to start. 

 

I'll second that. Great report. Thanks

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Anyone have first hand knowledge of conditions? We are trying to finalize our Christmas to Ny trip. The past several years we had to go to the UP or northern Maine for good snow, but would like to get back up to Chicoutimi

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Ultra, My info is a week old now, but watching what they got in past few days since we were there,  and knowing the conditions prior, I believe you will be very safe to plan a ride out of the Saguenay valley on the 26th.  I have friends planning the same trip on the 26th. 

You should find the valley and all trails east into the Valin mtns, Escoumin, Forestville areas with “mid season” like snow conditions.

The area has been blessed this year.

Have a great ride

RR

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23 minutes ago, ultrastryk said:

Great. Thanks. When are you making your first trip? 

Probably Mid Jan.   Not sure how many will go this year. 

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7 hours ago, ultrastryk said:

Thanks road runner. Do you think we will be able to get in and out of the Delta OK?

Ultra, they are so good at using the, typically lighter,  snow falls in valley and making perfect trails, that I believe you will be fine.  Only exception,  if we get a crazy warm up and rain, between now and than.  My friends are planning to base out  of the Delta as well.

 

RR

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11 hours ago, ultrastryk said:

Thanks road runner. Do you think we will be able to get in and out of the Delta OK?

Ultrastrk you can get some very helpful info on grooming from IMotoniege on the AppStore.

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3 minutes ago, Trailblazer said:

Ultrastrk you can get some very helpful info on grooming from IMotoniege on the AppStore.

Thanks, I'll add that to my phone.

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