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  1. 10 points
    Gullyrider

    Happy Glorious Fourth!

    A Very Happy Fourth of July to our many friends south of the border ... we look forward to seeing you back up in our "neck of the woods" this coming winter!
  2. 9 points
    Just announced August 9th fully vaccinated American snowmobilers welcome back!!!
  3. 9 points
    iceman

    She is a keeper

    I have created a monster. In Gaspe for a paddle board trip and she is out spotting trail signs. That’s my girl.
  4. 9 points
    Continued....those who ride will respect the hours of switchbacks the western mountains provide....99.9% of the people outside of Jackson Hole & the Tetons were PATRIOTIC...Sadly the far west state theory has crept into J.H. & Teton Village. 4 days- 3600 miles R/T w/ truck & trailer from NY to Sturgis SD. 2580 miles on the bike -in 12 days - SD, WY, MT & back to trailer & truck in SD.
  5. 9 points
    Today I went into the famous and very large Baxter State Park, home to Mt. Katahdin and the latter the end of the Appallacian hiking trail. Many decades ago, Gov. Baxter thought this land was too magnificent to be left in the hands of individuals and logging companies. After the legislature failed to agree to have the state buy it, the Guv bought it with his own money and left a large endowment to keep it going. It employs over 60 people to keep it going, and this isn't a place you can just drive home from at night so most workers liver here. This did help get the Guv out of hot water for ordering all state flags to fly at half mast on the passing of his beloved dog. Strangely, no dogs are allowed in the park The park consists of countless small ponds, most between 1/10 to 1 mile long as well as hundreds of miles of hiking trails to mountains, waterfall,s remote campsites and ponds. Today I drove the loop road which is really a north/south road, with a handful of short dead end roads going into a few ponds with old and famous sporting camps, now taken over by the park. I exited the north end gate whcih is by Mattagammon Wilderness Store, for those that came to Maine to ride this past winter. Total trip through the park was about 60 miles of very smooth dirt roads, but somewhat twisty with many blind corners and very narrow, and most of the way two large pick up trucks could not pass without one pulling way over and stopping while the other inched by. Speed limit is 20, and I seldom got over 15. There are many small ponds and stunningly beautiful streams next to the road. I did some short hikes into waterfalls and ponds. The camera doesn't catch the stunning beauty. This is also home to a very large moose population although I did not see any today. I also saw very few vehicles, maybe 1 or 2 every 15 minutes the first half of the trip, and a total of 3 vehicles the second half. So quiet for the July 4th weekend, and knowing Maine's Coast is traffic jams and thousands of tourist fighting for a parking spot in touristy areas and many unable to get into the crowded restaurants.
  6. 8 points
    iceman

    Roquemont growing

    The Hotel was able to buy the land in back of hotel. They will construct mini-houses to rent as part of the hotel. 24 total when finally completed.
  7. 8 points
    PLAYHARD

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    Does this one look like they're getting their temperature taken the old fashioned way?
  8. 8 points
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    bonjour !!! few pics.....just too bad , saw 6 last night ,but only able to take pics of one.....others were running ....nice bull ... 4 deer in the morning !!! jean-guy
  9. 8 points
    Recently returned from a sixteen-day MC road trip. We fled Southeast NY on June 1destined for Sturgis SD, pulling the trailer. After arriving we separated from the truck & trailer & hugged the road on two wheels burning fuel in South Dakota, Cody Wyoming, Jackson Hole Wyoming, Teton Village, West Yellowstone & Red Lodge Montana. After departing W Yellowstone we traveled to Red Lodge Montana by means of the Bear Tooth Highway. After departing R.L. Montana we reversed our direction traveling again over the Bear Tooth where we accessed the Chief Joseph Highway returning to Cody for another night, as we found Cody to be most enjoyable earlier in the week. For those interested here a few pics.... Happy 4th......God Bless - Happy Birthday America. The good 'ol USA needs all the blessings she can get. Ginny I & wish all of our Canadian members a Happy Canada Day weekend! Best to each of you, Paddy O
  10. 7 points
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    bonsoir je me souviens and p hardy merci....yaaaa...the attachment...here in the gaspesie...we use it for back rub or comb our beard !!!😀 seriously , for cleaning the ground for futur plantation ....guy did a great job.....pile of debris are straight ...nice work normally , norwegian spruce is the most popular here... pic with 4w on the bridge....that was the trail ( local ) for the faribault camp back in the late 90's....connecting with 595 ..70 miles from town to faribault jean-guy
  11. 7 points
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    bonsoir !!! few pics......nice weekend til last night ....maybe a front wheel bearing or the shaft kaputt !!! mom in the middle of the road...yesterday morning leaving camp... jean-guy
  12. 7 points
    Yes it's all a farce. My brother's a paramedic. Explain that to him. He just moved a 50 year old patient between ICU wards. Guy had no pre-existing health conditions before covid. Looks like he will survive, but will need a ventilator for the balance of his life as his lungs are toast. He's seen many 30 and 40 year olds dealing with blot clots and the related strokes they cause. Not the 1 in 100,000 from the Astra Zeneca shot. The 1 in 5 for covid patients that get admitted to hospital that this occurs to. Again no pre-existing health issues with the majority of these patients. The media has reported the deaths. What has got far less attention is the folks that survived and are now screwed. Without your health you have nothing. Every government in the developed world got together to create this big conspiracy. Come on. Enough with the rhetoric. Covid has become far too political. Vote for who you want, but how can so many be ignoring scientific fact. This virus kills people or leaves them in very bad shape. Vaccination pretty much stops all of that. Welcome back American snowmobilers. Sorry you still need a covid test, but a small price to pay to get to come play in the north.
  13. 7 points
    AWESOME grosse poutine extra fromage chez Lolo here I come.
  14. 7 points
    https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/canada-to-allow-fully-vaccinated-american-travellers-into-country-as-of-aug-9-1.5514869
  15. 7 points
    What a great spot you have made Steven. Sometimes just sitting down in a spot like that with a friend is just as good as any adventure. Thought of you and your forestry work today as I made a second paddle trip down the Penobscot to the island with the boom house museum. Found out is is always open and unlocked with no one there watching over it. Couple old phones at the museum, tried calling you, must have been out of the office. Did an early morning remote paddle first. mike
  16. 7 points
    Back at the dirt track. First time back since 2019. Great afternoon hanging in the Motorcoach and then some modifieds and sportsman action. 23E8D6AE-C929-45A4-B34A-86C7570AE5AF.MOV
  17. 7 points
    Back in Millinocket for a week Today's hike into Ripogenus Gorge, paddling under the shadows of Mt. Katahdin, and checking out the Chesuncook Boom House. I guess the boom house was where they corralled the logs coming down the lake way back when they had logging/river drives, and the loggers stayed at this house. It is now a museum. I looked for Steven's picture hanging on the walls.
  18. 6 points
    bonjour ... fyi ,awake at 4 am .....and i was on qr around 5 20 am......alone......looks like some enjoyed their bed time !!!😁 jean-guy
  19. 6 points
    MrsGTRider

    She is a keeper

    Hi Don, She is not alone. I do it all the time😁 Gemma
  20. 6 points
    Another picture from Manic 5. Look just to the left of the biggest dome on the top, see the full size school bus? Gives a little perspective of the size.
  21. 6 points
    Another one. A great spot to isolate.
  22. 5 points
    smclelan

    Roquemont growing

    Yes, the last time the group I travel with stayed there. 🤣
  23. 5 points
    sorry ,just saw your post fyi ,volunteering is very gratifying !!! you could make tons of new friends !!! after supper, you could be our waiter ...if you still in '' shape ''' !!!😀 jean-guy
  24. 5 points
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    bonjour playhard and gutz !!! you big city people.....both wrong !!!...ahaha too much '' racing grass ''😀 look at my pics !!!😀 up to 37 c this afternoon !!! jean-guy
  25. 5 points
    MrGutz

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    Nope, got into G's Rouge Stash at the camp!! Too much of the good stuff does that to you..... GutZ
  26. 5 points
    WOO HOO!!! GutZ
  27. 5 points
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    bonsoir p hardy !!! right !!! nice color of the hair ....healthy !!! i missed a mom + 2021 calf last night ...both running 50' away from me... then , i was on my way to turn right at an intersection ...saw something shinning .....it was a bull ...saw him for a few seconds on the road pics, spent 20 mins with that mom....i went to 50' from her...not shy ...she was having lunch jean-guy
  28. 5 points
    Steven, Make sure to tell the girlfriend this trip is far more fun than when you go with the guys.
  29. 5 points
    Any early-birds up at that hour?
  30. 5 points
    groomer

    On a Road Trip. Does this look Familiar?

    hahha normally my day ends around 7 15 ...7 30 pm...and bed time 9 15 max... i don t work with a pencil and a cell and not seating on a 1000.00$$$ leather chair when i sit down at work ....on an old stump 😁 see you tomorrow !!!...ahahaha jean-guy
  31. 5 points
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    bonsoir !!! im late a bit ...pics from last weekend... hot today ...35c at noon .. just to let steven know that this morning, half a mile before entering the wood lot where i work ....met a friend coming down logging rd with a load...about 2 miles lower than the local trail for ste marguerite so, i asked him ....he said he was roughly 88-90 000 kg.......and feeling light then at lunch time , 2 truckers where talking together...i guess smaller trucks....67-70 000 kg jean-guy
  32. 5 points
    Here is one for Mikerider,
  33. 5 points
    A side trail.
  34. 5 points
    My phone is on the kitchen wall, never heard it ring.
  35. 5 points
    quebec bob

    Covid 19 Discussion

    It is a start, border closing has been tough, in the last 8 weeks, 96.7 % of all covid cases in U S are from unvaccinated people...who are now saying...they wish they had gotten the shot. Risky behavior...the Delta variant is way more contagious and deadlier. Some places...like Massachusetts...where the vaccination rate is one of the highest with some communities at 95%...the cases are now at .38 per 100k people, or 1 person per 300 thousand.....if this new variant starts going crazy among those who are unvaccinated, and it is already happening in some southern states...you can bet this easing and opening of the border is going to stop quickly....it is now clear that the vaccines work...we live in an area in south Berkshire where the shot rate is over 95% and this is like candy land....no cases here...hospitals are empty...we are really looking forward to traveling again, life is normal here and has been for months.
  36. 5 points
    iceman

    Sad but True

    and.........
  37. 5 points
    mikerider

    Busted out the Yamaha today

    I would love to ride Millinocket another year. So nice to arrive there in 2 1/2 hours instead of 6 hrs or more. If the border opened and I stayed in Maine, I probably wouldn't have any friends to ride with in Maine, they would all be in Quebec. So if the border opens, and the Quebec businesses are fully open with no foolish rules about seating etc. (like only 2 to a table and only half the seating available), I most likely will go to Quebec. I am torn. Maine trails weren't as consistently as smooth, but they were really nice in Millinocket and the lunch stops were top notch. The hotel owner really treated us QuebecRiders great, letting us gather each late afternoon or evening in his un used bar. He even let a couple guys leave their sleds next door in his storage garage so they wouldn't have to trailer them home.
  38. 4 points
    Cant just blame the Bats!! The pangolin deserves part of the credit!!! LOL And they look so tasty! hahahah!!!
  39. 4 points
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    bonsoir quebec bob and playhard !!! absolutely ,for sure more '' ding-ding-ding '' in the cab than me...and a few quebec swears the guy is safe.... i checked on my way back tonight ,if he met another truck ....got lost in the dust .....and the edge of the road...is straight down ....no slope...so , if he cut his corner too much .....ding -ding -ding in the brook ... must have been very costly , the towing was coming from a few miles east of rimouski ... grey sky this morning ...no wind at all...just dead....dust was staying there....tough on my air filters !!! jean-guy
  40. 4 points
    bonsoir scorpionbowl !!! just too bad...could have been fun to spend a few days at my camp and do some firewood ....with the help of smclelan !!! we have s a q at the grocery and a few depanneurs in town...just fine to go at my camp !!! jean-guy
  41. 4 points
    You guys can wait until the snow falls if you want...but the road is calling for a bike trip to Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick....really did not see this coming....GREAT NEWS FOR SURE!!!
  42. 4 points
    And it will be great to see all our Canadian friends again. Very good news.
  43. 4 points
    Jackstraw

    Interesting take

    2 years ago when Trump was in control. Look at it now a complete shit show
  44. 4 points
    Jackstraw

    Interesting take

    You sure they weren't following you for the smoke billowing out of the cab like Cheech and Chong? LOL!
  45. 4 points
    poltodoo

    Interesting take

    Oh and if it was really about stopping the spread of the virus??? Dr. Fakee would be in president potatoes office telling him to close the border tighter than a ducks Ass. But they don't they are letting them in by the HUNDREDS of thousands untested, unvaccinated and spread all over the country, Great way to stop the spread of a deadly? Virus, they must be following the science of stupidity
  46. 4 points
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  47. 4 points
    slimjim2525

    Covid 19 Discussion

    I just hope they don't track me with that device that was in the vaccine to see when i'm in Chibougamau. While you're sitting at home, bummer.
  48. 4 points
    slimjim2525

    Covid 19 Discussion

    I hear ya Bob. Gotta love these dopes who claim every unrelated statistic for not getting vaccinated. Just saw a lady yesterday at a gas station convenience store. Wearing an N95 mask, a regular mask over that, latex gloves, and coming out of the store holding 3 packs of smokes. Gets in her car, windows up and lights a cig. She was so concerned for her health to wear all the PPE, but walks out of a store carrying 3 packs of smokes. Just plain dumb, same applies to those who refuse to get vaccinated, but hey I believe in freedom of choice more, so have at it.
  49. 4 points
    groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    bonjour !!! heavy traffic this weekend !!! 15 or 16 moose.....great ...plenty of time to take pics !!! jean-guy
  50. 3 points
    This. Unless you lived it, or treated it, you really don't understand what's going on. Sensationalism and data picking on both sides.