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Late March ride

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So we left Jackman early Friday AM. Planned a large loop that would go out around and come back the Beauceville Golf Resort. Stopped at Armstrong so 2 in our group could get passes. While there it started snowing....fast, hard, and wet heavy snow. By the time we got to the first turn we were to take off 75...545...which is 7 miles from Armstrong, visibility was already just brutal. I call an audible and stayed straight to take a direct route toward Beauceville.

Last thing I was wanting to do but we just could barely see the trail. After several stops to clean off the sheild and glasses...waste of time..we stopped at the Beauceville clubhouse. Very nice spot. Had a great lunch and dried off a little. Gassed up. Roughly 70-75 miles. Lame...but it made sense..and we still had a great but short day.

After hanging a while we went on to the Golf hotel...about a mile up the trail. Nice (swanky) hotel. Had a great dinner here last night as the snow poured on all day into the nite. So temps are right about barely freezing. Lots of new snow. Assuming no grooming but plenty of snow to plow thru today. Planned on a loop to Tourville today but who knows what the riding will be like with this deep ungroomed. Cant wait to find out though ! Will play it by ear.

We are staying here at Golf tonite as well...and back to Jackman in the morning. When this does get groomed this week it will be mint around here although we arent going to get to see it.

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How much did you end up with there?My friend said 18" in Island Pond VT.Go get it!!

Up to 26" now and still snowing at 8:30 a.m.

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We had a ball. Beautiful day ! They got 10+ Id say.

Got turned up 75N instead of 55N then onto a club trail with trees down....right outa the gate. HaHa.  First 2 hours we cut 3 trees across trails and u turned twice in the first 20 miles. Yikes. Rough start.

Ended up back onto 75 to 35....both ungroomed but good riding. Turned off onto 547 to 549. Very pretty ride thru that park and then back to 55 and looped back. Not many miles overall but big fun. 125-130. Id guess parts of 55 were groomed overnite but it was between good to not bad. Just saw the groomer leave the club here and head down 75S.

Basicly for almost April...thrulled to be out there at all. Still alot of snow here. Roads were good today but the sun will make them tough fast. Get out there soon.

Back to Jackman to load up and drive home tomorrow.

 

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Just back from a great dinner here.

One of the best parts of sledding is reliving the day and laughing with good friends after a day out on the trails. Always an adventure...and always fun memories !

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You always have fun and adventure where ever you and Lisa go! But, you and I need to learn French by next season.

mike

 

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Glad you got to ride and have fun,  low miles, detours,  cutting trees.....still better than no riding at all,  or a day at work!!

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Well today went great. Only challenge was we were sledding back to the truck in Jackman to drive home...so time was limited.

Out of Beuaceville 75 to 55...flat flat flat and fast. A blast even in the powerline section. Scenery isnt that great there although there is some pretty farmland mixed in.....but the trail rocks.

We split off to the left onto 535 and then onto 545 over to Le Morillon Restaraunt which we love. Little french lady lives there and runs it.

Well I guess we were first ones in today since she was in a bath robe when we came in. LOL Super sweet lady who immediately remembered us and in 5 minutes had us coffee and Baileys and was fully dressed complete with fresh lipstick. HaHa.

She made us a great ham,bacon, and egg breakfast with home made bread and it was awesome. Bought a homemade sugar pie to go and back to the trail. Back on the 545 trail then to 75 to Armstrong club for a quick pit stop....and back to Jackman on nice flat trails.

535 and 545 were not groomed from Fridays 10+” but they have such a flat base on them they were awesome. There is a ton of snow in this area....the road will likely take a hit this week but the trails wow.

Only 300 miles somehow but a super fun trip. Its nearly April so we take what we can get ! Im afraid thats it for us this season pending a miracle. Tied up the next 2 weekends.

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