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Old 11-06-2010, 04:34 AM   #4
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Here is my initial cut with way more work to come!


FINAL GPX FILES can be downloaded from Ride Report starting on page 14

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Tentative destination schedule
1. La Plata, MD (start point)
2. Baie-Comeau, Quebec
3. Labrador city, Labrador
3a. Esker http://www.ridetherock.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5838
4. Happy valley – Goose bay, Labrador
5. L’Anse Aux Meadows (Viking landing), Newfoundland http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/nl/meadows/index.aspx
5a.Gros Morne, Newfoundland http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/nl/grosmorne/index.aspx
5b. Gander Air museum http://www.naam.ca/
5c.B-36 plane crash http://www.ridetherock.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2573
6. St. John’s, Newfoundland http://stjohnskiosk.com/
7. Argentia, Newfoundland (ferry ride to North Sydney)
8. Cabot trail (great views) http://www.cabottrail.travel/
8a. Meat cove(spectacular view and a little restaurant)
9. Margaree Harbour
10. Halifax, Nova Scotia http://www.halifaxinfo.com/
11. Lunenburg, Nova Scotia http://www.explorelunenburg.ca/
12. Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
13. Digby, Nova Scotia (ferry ride to St. John)
14. St. John, New Brunswick/Bay of Fundy http://www.fundyfun.com/
15. Mount Washington, NH http://www.mountwashington.org/
16. La Plata, MD (end point)

Tentative mileage schedule (remember we can stop along the way and camp to potentially shorten or lengthen ride days)
Day 1: Destination: Montreal, Canada Daily mileage: 610 (get to Canada first day)
Day 2: Destination: Manic 5 Daily mileage: 555 Total miles traveled: 1165
Day 3: Destination: Churchill Falls Daily Mileage: 381 Total miles traveled: 1546
Day 4: Destination: Esker and back to Churchill Falls Daily Mileage: 230ish Total miles traveled: 1776 (Esker is 112 miles west of CHF)
Day 5: Destination: Happy Valley/Goose bay Daily Mileage: 180 Total miles traveled: 1956
Day 6: Destination: Port Hope Simpson Daily Mileage: 260 Total miles traveled: 2216
Day 7: Destination: L'Anse Aux Meadows Daily Mileage: 226 Total miles traveled: 2442 (Ferry ride has to be booked early)
Day 8: Destination: Gros Morne Daily Mileage: 239 Total miles traveled: 2681
Day 9: Destination: Gros Morne - day off to see the sights!
Day 10: Destination: St. John's, Newfoundland Daily Mileage: 557 Total miles traveled: 3238 (Gander Air museum/B36)
Day 11: Destination: Argentia, Newfoundland Daily Mileage: 85 Total miles traveled: 3323 (Day trips/rest/night Ferry ride)
Day 12: Destination: Cabot trail/Halifax, Nova Scotia Daily Mileage: 432 Total miles traveled: 3755 (Ferry ride/Cabot trail/Meat Cove)
Day 13: Destination: Digby, Nova Scotia Daily Mileage: 295 Total miles traveled: 4050 (Ferry ride)
Day 14: Destination: Mount Washington, NH Daily Mileage: 339 Total miles traveled: 4389 (Bay of Fundy/ride Mt. Washington)
Day 15: Bust a$$ for home or break it up for an additional night? 622 miles home to La Plata from Mt. Washington

Dana and I will probably spend a few more days in Newfoundland this time trail riding and such, we haven't worked out the schedule or trails yet but I will post up after some more research.

blaster11 screwed with this post 09-18-2011 at 11:57 AM Reason: Deleted old map and added google map and updated riding schedule (still experimenting with putting maps in)
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