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Just got back from 3 days riding out of Drakkar in Shawinigan-sud. We usually saddlebag, but didnt have enough time to do a good one so we opted for day trips .

Wedns  Day 1 we arrived around 1pm and went out for a quick 120 mile run just checking things out. Up 351 to St.Tite, down to the river at 23, down 351 to hwy 40, east on 3/302 and back in.

Thurs Day 2 We got out around 815, up 351, 360 to St. Joseph. Pipeline 355, 73 into Letuque. Pipeline aint what it used to be. Only about 10 or 15 miles of it. And it was a  bit choppy. Used to be much longer. Then gas up, snack and down 73 to Riviere pierre. 73 was crazy good, very fast. Then 353,302. Trails again , just super. Smooth and a bit soft. Then we went thru St.Adelphi. OMG do not ride thru there this time of year. zero snow, or ice in village. Without the wheels Id still be there spinning. But once out of town, near perfection back into Shawini.

Total on day 252. 90% excellent

Fri Day 3. Over to st. ray on  3 to Rogers (moment of silence) ,then the orange trail past the pig farm and onto 351. 351 east to 302, 3 ,23 north. We left at 815 and arrived at Relais St. ray on 23 at 1055. So yes the trails were again incredible. Mostly fresh groomed and hard, scratchers a must. The way back we meandered and did some quasi site seeing. As the temps headed toward 40 trails got soft, but not rough. Still great riding. 212 miles, and back in at 430 after a major beer stop at the Relais Le station on 351.

 

So theres still plenty of snow, on fields, up and down hills etc. But road crossings are rapidly getting ugly. Things are fine in the frozen morning, but afternoon till beyond sunset theyre soupy, bare, and worse. Got to have wheel kits and scratchers. Still riding left, and the Batiscan and Mauricie rivers are still safe. but dont wait long.

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15 minutes ago, NHTOM said:

Fri Day 3. Over to st. ray on  3 to Rogers (moment of silence)

Now that is funny. But not. 

Nice run.

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2 minutes ago, iceman said:

Now that is funny. But not. 

Nice run.

Rode right by the front and vandals have broken out the windows, busted in the doors. The great times there are just a distant memory now.

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7 minutes ago, NHTOM said:

Rode right by the front and vandals have broken out the windows, busted in the doors. The great times there are just a distant memory now.

Relais de la Station is the new Rogers. Sadly times change. 

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