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We started Saturday 3/7 from the Marineau headed to Saint Felicien by the 355, 83 then hung a right on the orange trail. Stopped for lunch at Auberge Eva in Lac Bouchette, one of our favorite stops. Most of the way was excellent especially for a Saturday.

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Today 3/9 we headed for Capissit lodge in Oujé-Bougoumou. The 93 from La Dore to about 20 miles past the mill was rather bumpy, not the usual excellent trail I have come to expect out of it. From then on it got better and after the old Barrie du Nord relais  all was excellent again the rest of  the way here. Had supper at the sports complex here because the cook didn’t show up at the lodge so the restaurant was closed....Oh well this place is awesome!

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16 hours ago, Pipeman said:

Today 3/9 we headed for Capissit lodge in Oujé-Bougoumou. The 93 from La Dore to about 20 miles past the mill was rather bumpy, not the usual excellent trail I have come to expect out of it. From then on it got better and after the old Barrie du Nord relais  all was excellent again the rest of  the way here. Had supper at the sports complex here because the cook didn’t show up at the lodge so the restaurant was closed....Oh well this place is awesome!

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Is that the sign off 93 behind the clubhouse? Never went up and plan to for Thursday night. I see the trail goes behind the club house. 

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Well if you mean the Chapais club house I don’t know if you will pass the same point eventually or not. We went up the trail right past the Oujé-Bougoumou sign heading west on the 93

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Today 3/10 we had Snowmaster2112 over in the am for his best shower ever !! Then we went to breakfast which was one of the best ever! No shit, it was superb. We were off to a late start having a good time with the waitress and yacking it up. Snowmaster left to say goodbye to Clifford and Brian known locally as the “twin towers” you’ll see why. We met up at their camp then ride together to Desmaraisville we we said goodbye and IKE and I hammered on to Matagami for tonight. About 8” of new fluff most of the way a little less here in Matagami. 

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Today 3/11 we depart Hotel Matagami at the crack of 9:47am and as luck would have it we meet the groomer which has just came up the whole way we are headed. I saw 4 Lynx all together which was cool as hell to see. Lunch in Barraute on our way to Gas at Sennetere and who pulls in.....Snowmaster2112 !  So here we are at Faillon together and will be heading to Parent tomorrow. 
 

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Very sorry since it was only 11:45am we decided to go farther than Parent and after looking at the weather again for Friday we rode all the way back to La Tuque 385 miles (lac Faillon to Marineau) and ended the trip. I sent you a text but assumed you went to camp also to avoid riding in the crappy weather on Friday. Stay safe and here’s hoping you hit the 10,000👍

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Thursday 3/12 we enjoyed a great evening with Snowmaster 2112 at Lac Faillon. We awake to pounding on our door, yep it’s Snowmaster telling us to get the ....up it’s 10:30, he charges in our room grabs his helmet he left in our room and outside he goes. It’s really only 7am but he’s ready so we get up and eat breakfast. We leave about 9 and the 83 to Balbuzzard our first “stop” was mint, as it was the rest of the way to Clova. We had intended to ride to Parent with Snowmaster who going to then head south and IKE and I were going to stay at Parent but with the rain they were calling for in La Tuque on Friday we hammered all the way to La Tuque and ended the trip early (385 miles for the day) . It was a great season, crazy weather for sure but one of my most memorable ones with a great riding partner and many memorable times . Thank you also to Triggerhappy and Snowmaster2112, two awesome guys to ride with! 

 

 

 

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Thanks Pipeman!  I share in all of the same sentiments!  Good times!  Best company!

 

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Thanks Pipeman and Ike for a great trip this year.  I'm glad this one went smoothly for you too.  I look forward to some more miles with you next year.  Come up to NY this summer for some lake time. 

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