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Old 06-01-2011, 09:02 PM   #46
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I like the direction this is taking. Keep it simple; travel loaded; camp. Keep a "wilderness adventure" theme. This isn't a big bus tour to see the Rockettes. A little challenge is a good thing. I'm in for 2012.
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:11 AM   #47
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Life is full of strucure, rules and deadlines I enjoy a trip without a schedule, whatever happens happens, the more adventure the better

Speaking of Quebec, I'm doing the translab the last week in August and the first week of Sept, solo so far unless anyone here is interested in coming along?

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Old 06-02-2011, 05:33 AM   #48
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Life is full of strucure, rules and deadlines I enjoy a trip without a schedule, whatever happens happens, the more adventure the better

Speaking of Quebec, I'm doing the translab the last week in August and the first week of Sept, solo so far unless anyone here is interested in coming along?

Mark

I wish! I think we could make good tracks on the Trans Lab!
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:37 AM   #49
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Question Another thought...

What about the long weekend of July 4th? Too many tourists/traffic on the main roads? There are usually ways to go around that stuff.
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:43 AM   #50
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I agree with the concensus here. Keep it simple. Arrowing would be almost impossible, and a horrible idea. I've been on enough arrowed rides to know that... it seems like the more direction you give, the more people get lost! You start arrowing, now nobody is incentivized to get a GPS, and figure out how to use it, or stick with somebody who does. Then they miss an arrow somewhere, next thing you know they're dick in the dirt lost. Also, fees, etc, yeah, you start running into Liability, Insurance, etc. That's the thing. You charge $20 for a few little details, next thing you know it's costing $200+ for insurance, etc.

That being said, a sweep truck sure would be nice. Getting a broken bike home from up there would be an order of magnitude more difficult than it was in Ontario.

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What about the long weekend of July 4th? Too many tourists/traffic on the main roads? There are usually ways to go around that stuff.
Well, we don't have July 4th, but we do have July 1st, close enough. Next year, the 1st falls on a Sunday, so the holiday will be pushed to Monday. Your is on Wednesday. Right in the middle of the week, so not as useful for making a 3 day weekend for you guys.

I don't think traffic would be a problem. First, up in Quebec, nobody lives there. There aren't enough people to cause traffic. However, in my experience, campgrounds, and even "unofficial" campgrounds will be packed. I was at one last year where somebody rented a cube van, packed it with a sound system, and they had a band playing that night. 100's of people came for the concert. There are NO facilities. I'm sure the other people there who weren't aware of this were thrilled.

That's what's nice about the Memorial Day weekend, you guys need an extra travel day, and you get it, and our campsites aren't full. But, the situation is that much more iffy in terms of weather and bugs.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:06 AM   #51
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Why wait until next year? We usually go up for the September long weekend, less bugs and heat. Good fun then.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:56 AM   #52
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Why wait until next year? We usually go up for the September long weekend, less bugs and heat. Good fun then.
I could possibly do that. It's normally a family-cottage weekend for me, but since the cottage is up in Quebec anyway, could probably drive the whole family up and then abandon them.
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Old 06-02-2011, 04:21 PM   #53
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Old 06-03-2011, 07:17 PM   #54
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ok the so that was recieved well

I am actually glad to see so much feed back, discussion, and comments from my post

all made with very good pionts.

I have always live by a rule that best agruement wins.
that, with concensus that it is obviously what the majority wants

that being said
looks like I will be buying a new GPS and will be learning how to down load routes.

then there is the whole camping thing

I figur something out

for the record I can't wait until it is time again
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:38 AM   #55
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Not that the issue has been raised, but I just wanted to put this out there to Ted and the other organizers...

in the wake of the stories of "no one finished the route", etc., I hope you don't end up paring down the distances for the daily tracks next year. I love the "long distance" option if one is so inclined.

Someone (can't remember who) said around the campfire on Night 2, "Great ride Ted. Although a little optimistic with your times."

Good! Leave the tracks long. It rocks having the cannonball option.
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:53 AM   #56
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Not that the issue has been raised, but I just wanted to put this out there to Ted and the other organizers...

in the wake of the stories of "no one finished the route", etc., I hope you don't end up paring down the distances for the daily tracks next year. I love the "long distance" option if one is so inclined.

Someone (can't remember who) said around the campfire on Night 2, "Great ride Ted. Although a little optimistic with your times."

Good! Leave the tracks long. It rocks having the cannonball option.
Based on what I have seen as the suggested route for next year........ cannonball option is a understatment!

I think the times will have to be more realistic this time.... just sayin...
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:03 AM   #57
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just sayin...
swear to God i can see shipwreck say that.....i might have heard him say that a bunch of time all thru the ride.....
Rudy dont crash next time.....just sayin
Rudy dont drown ur bike.....Just sayin
We werent going to leave u in the mosquito land...just sayin :)
Ok Back to topic....
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:11 AM   #58
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swear to God i can see shipwreck say that.....i might have heard him say that a bunch of time all thru the ride.....
Rudy dont crash next time.....just sayin
Rudy dont drown ur bike.....Just sayin
We werent going to leave u in the mosquito land...just sayin :)
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u rock dude
I actually, finally met someone with worse luck than I....... great to meet you Rudy!!!....... you were my comedic release..... yellow shoes and all....
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:14 AM   #59
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Hmmmmm, thinking about it....
I'd be more inclined if there were other wimmin's on the adventure.


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Old 06-07-2011, 11:32 AM   #60
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Next years route goes into some remote area's. The second night is at a spot that is 120 miles from anywhere in ALL directions so the route WILL have to be followed or you're in for some trouble and a lonely night with only the bears for company.

Don't worry the route is doable, the main is primarily big sandy roads. I'd be hesitant to ride next years sugessted route without a proper GPS that does tracks as one wrong turn and you are going to end up somewhere very far away from the suggested route.

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