Thread: James Bay 2009
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Old 06-28-2009, 05:13 PM   #3
Laros OP
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The ride North for the first 3 hours was in pouring rain. No pictures - Dyno said we would ride out of it, and we did. By the time we hit North Bay there was nothing but blue skies for the rest of the trip.

The route would be pretty much straight north and a little east from Aurora, ON to Chisisabi, QUebec. It is 1,650 km each way, to be done in 4 days.

We did come across some loose gravel, and a lady standing in the middle of the road flagging us down. Seems she lost control and ended up in the ditch.

My French is very poor, and her English was even worse, so we were having trouble communicating, when along came another family that could speak French. She dropped us like yesterdays news and hopped in the car with the French speaking family. Oh well, c èst le vie.

The first night was spent in a campground in Matagami, Quebec, about 9 hours and 900 km so far. Already it was noticably lighter at night. THis picture was taken at approx 10 pm.

The James Bay Highway starts here. It is about 700 km to Radisson, Quebec, and there is NOTHING in between. You have to register at the beginning of the highway and tell them when you are coming back. Not sure what they will do if you don`t come back.

The highway was built for the construction of the large hydro dams farther north. It is a big, beautiful, well maintained road through the wilderness that sees very little use now. There is a posted speed limit of 100 km, but it is not enforced, and NO one drives or rides at that speed. Besides, we saw almost no one on the Sunday driving up to Radisson.

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Laros screwed with this post 06-28-2009 at 09:00 PM
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