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Old 11-06-2010, 03:30 AM   #1
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All right, for anyone who is interested in doing the TLH this year (2011) GSA_PILOT, Dorito, and myself and possibly EOD3MC are going to start our trip planning here shortly. Right now we are probably looking to leave around the 15th of August, give or take a little, and haven't locked down a total length time, as of yet. We will probably need at least two weeks, that's where the planning comes into play. We will probably do the trip clockwise so up through Quebec and across, then over to Newfoundland and up to see the Viking landing. After that down to Gros Morne and across to Saint John and down for the long ferry ride to N. Sydney. Once back to Nova Scotia we will head up around the Cabot Trail and then who knows from there.

Bikes: GSA_PILOT will be riding a 06(?) GSA, tires unknown, Dorito will be riding a lowered 10 F650GS with Heindenau tires, EOD3MC will be riding his 08(?) KLR, tires unknown, and I will be riding a 06 GSA with a TKC on front and a Heindenau on back hopefully. All makes and models are welcome!

It should be a good time but some long days, so just figure its 5000+ miles over 14 +/- days so we have to average 357 miles a day. I am sure some days will be longer and some will be shorter but as you can see we will need to keep moving.

Communications/safety gear: Dana and I are running the Scala G4 blue tooth communications and I think GSA_PILOT was working on a Motorola FRS setup with EOD, so this should provide others with communication options if you so chose/want to communicate. I will also have my SPOT to not only track the trip for us but for others to watch, and for the HELP function as well.

Accommodations: That is still open for discussion but GSA_PILOT would like to camp most of the time to keeps costs down and encourage others to participate. If we do camp a lot I'm hoping that since we are going late August that the bugs will be at a minimum, I had very few bugs this year in Newfoundland during the late August time frame.

Planning: We hope to plan this out fairly well but not so much that it takes the fun out of the trip. What I mean is we will get all the information on camping, hotels, GAS, Ferry rides, weather, road reports, oh and did I mention gas so that everyone feels comfortable enough that they could do the trip by themselves even though they aren't. We should probably start identifying locations where we can get together occasionally and look at maps and chat about what we have learned. August is right around the corner so we should probably plan early and often because once spring gets here I know I will be back riding and not planning.

That's all for now and I hope to see you in Labrador!

Link to RFLAGG42 SPOT report for TLH 2010
Link to Squidmark's ride report for TLH 2010
Link to Lakota's ride report for TLH 2010
Link to markbvt ride reports for TLH 2009/2010
Link to SQUIDVENTURE Trans Labrador report for 2010
Another great resource

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