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Old 12-11-2010, 01:48 PM   #121
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I have given 4 days to go from Manic 5 to the first ferry and then 3 days to get from top to bottom on the west side of the rock and catching the night ferry off.
Too much of a rush?.....????
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:16 AM   #122
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4 days from Manic 5 to Blanc Sablon is not a rush, at least not the way I ride.
We did day 1 Baie Comeau to Lab City, Day 2 Lab City to Happy Valley, Day 3 Happy Valley to Port Hope Simpson, and Day 4 Port Hope Simpson to the afternoon ferry to Newfoundland. Didn't feel rushed at all.
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:25 AM   #123
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That's what I was thinking......too....but I will have to see what everyone else thinks. That gives me a good starting base to work from.....thanks
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:50 AM   #124
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I think we are all pretty much on the same track other than I am planning on a side excursion out to Esker.
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Old 12-12-2010, 03:39 PM   #125
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I have wondered about that too.....what is there that demands the attention? I'm curious...? Maybe it's something our group would like to do too...?
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Old 12-12-2010, 04:06 PM   #126
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Absolutely nothing important, just some nice riding as I understand it!
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Old 12-12-2010, 04:55 PM   #127
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i recommend hitting Iceberg alley just 25 miles or so out of you way. we went in July 2010




another quick video of trans lab



Also Camp at Meat Cove if you can

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Old 12-15-2010, 03:15 PM   #128
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My planned trip

I am still working the details for the Newfoundland - Labrador ferry, but below is the map I am hoping on doing next year. Yes, that on top is the trans-taiga. Why? Well, the remoteness is part of the appeal.
A group did the James bay and North Road last year, before the last of the wild rivers was damned. Quite the experience. We camped next to the river on the North Road. Shooting stars and Northern Lights.
I plan on doing this thing counterclockwise.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...178873916d&z=5
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Old 12-15-2010, 03:48 PM   #129
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Yes, that on top is the trans-taiga. Why? Well, the remoteness is part of the appeal.
rode the Trans Taiga in late august/10. quite a road.
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Old 12-15-2010, 04:09 PM   #130
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Can I assume that there is adequate gas on these remote side trips? or do you need to carry extra.
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Old 12-15-2010, 04:38 PM   #131
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From what I've heard......even a KLR needs to carry fuel.
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Old 12-15-2010, 05:09 PM   #132
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Can I assume that there is adequate gas on these remote side trips? or do you need to carry extra.
For James Bay I had an extra two gallons on my 12GS.

For the trans-Taiga there is a hunters lodge that will sell you gas. Fuel quality gets worse and worse the further north you go.
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Old 12-15-2010, 05:35 PM   #133
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Can I assume that there is adequate gas on these remote side trips? or do you need to carry extra.
mike, the baie james onto the trans taiga (actually going either direction), has one of the longest stretches of road without reliable fuel that i know of in north america. maybe 325 miles from relais 381 on the baie james to mirage outfitters on the trans taiga-either way. it's a little less coming down from radisson to mirage. there are plenty of roads in the 250-275 mile range, over 300 and you know you're way out there. anyway, it's a bad place to run out of fuel.
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Old 12-15-2010, 05:38 PM   #134
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Fuel quality gets worse and worse the further north you go.
the fuel in northern quebec was great. i don't think it was blended fuel, although i couldn't get a definitive answer when i asked.
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Old 12-15-2010, 06:17 PM   #135
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Thanks JD.

BTW, may have a solution to running the SMR on gravel.

I have a possible trade for the SMR brewing. If it comes off, I'll still be Orange but it'll run better on gravel (and hold more fuel too)!
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