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Old 11-24-2011, 06:00 AM   #2191
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Words can not describe what you have done...

Thanks again for the stickers, my panniers look even more badass
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Old 11-24-2011, 06:02 AM   #2192
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Eastern TCAT

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Many thanks to everyone who has helped with this half of the route

Fab, Skibum, Geoff, Rob, Jimmy, Jenna, Gord and everyone who helped by preriding a section to help verify the gps files

The western half will be completed next fall. So far so good, schedule is right on pace. It has been a long 3-4 years but the end is in sight
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Old 11-24-2011, 06:04 AM   #2193
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Words can not describe what you have done...

Thanks again for the stickers, my panniers look even more badass
No thank you for the support, its much appreciated
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Old 11-24-2011, 06:10 AM   #2194
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Just curious, on Forest 01 especially and on a couple of others there are medium to large loops created. Are those designed to go somewhere special or just good riding roads?

If time was an issue on either section, could they be bypassed and not miss something spectacular??

What are the Go and End points about?
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Old 11-24-2011, 06:10 AM   #2195
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I'll get the book when that's ready...
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Old 11-24-2011, 06:12 AM   #2196
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Just curious, on Forest 01 especially and on a couple of others there are medium to large loops created. Are those designed to go somewhere special or just good riding roads?

If time was an issue on either section, could they be bypassed and not miss something spectacular??
In many of those "loops" thats the only road in the area

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Old 11-24-2011, 06:26 AM   #2197
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Yeah, aren't you the one and only?!
Funny, yes-I looked it up. The funniest part is that pretty much anyone I know here would put up a fellow rider/traveller any day of the week

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I was planning to follow Skibum on this new section but I ended up doing it alone since he ran out of time getting to Labrador.
Thanks Tree for adding that bit, as you know I had wanted to get down there but the weather didn't want me to make it. Maybe that's for the best in the end as even without the TLH my subframe was in 3 pieces by the time I got home


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no shit! Those maps really make it clear just how much there is to ride and the work it's taken to get this far, excellent job to date
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Old 11-24-2011, 07:42 AM   #2198
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5-8 days would be my guess. Really depends on speed and how long you travel each day, of course weather is a big factor but I think 5-8 days seems fairly accurate.
Thanks! I'm working on a version of the TransLab/TCAT for 2013 (have to take the Missus to Ireland first). I'm trying to work out a 2-3 week route.
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:22 AM   #2199
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Those maps look great Deadly , especially the loop into the Quebec never never !

Giv 'er !
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Old 11-24-2011, 03:21 PM   #2200
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Gentlemen, this is very impressive. I either need more vacation time or need to get back to being self-employed.
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:20 PM   #2201
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Those maps look great Deadly , especially the loop into the Quebec never never !

Giv 'er !

That section ( Baie Comeau to Chibiugamau) is wide, sandy logging roads and runs for approx 700 km's and was put together by Fab. I haven't ridden the whole section (Fab has) but from what I saw when I rode it....its great Nothing to technical other than one two tiered, rocky hill climb that has been labelled as Fabs Hill. For some it won't be a challenge but for the less experienced.....well.....I foresee a few photos in future ride reports

This section is shared with the TNE route and there is a write up on the GT site about it with details. I found it to be very fun, some awesome roads that were fast, twisty and full of hills. It crosses a ZEC and there are a bunch of cool lakes to camp on and a very cool lodge (Auberge31) where I would recommend spending a night, good rates, way out there, has gas, food and a pub. Also a good spotto rest up as Fabs Hill is about 20 minutes away.

This section also has two optional tech sections that are sure to challenge the more adventurous
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Old 12-16-2011, 11:11 PM   #2202
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Winter Storms

I was out a couple weeks ago along the route to survey the November Storm damage.. The first stop was at Shantyville on Alice Lake...

It was apparent right away that the lake had been quite high..

Flood debris was everywhere..

These truck campers had been underwater..

Notice the driftwood on the hoods...

Looking down the beach towards some other shacks...





This camper had been floating around the lake...





A stop along the Alice main..

Fountain of youth...

Benson Lake main road was in rough shape with flooding as to where sections of roadbed were missing, it made for technical riding with no picture time until Kathleen lake...



The TCAT ends here for now, I hope they fix this bridge...

November was a bad one on the North Island with many roads washed out including the main HWY cutting off the communities for a couple days...

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Old 12-17-2011, 02:29 PM   #2203
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:34 PM   #2204
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Wonderful work

Congratulations
Ted and all the folks, who are supporting you, this is really a great work.
I started to read this "making of story" for quite a while, and today I made it up to this point.

For a European it is not easy to believe, that you ride for hours through the bush and don't hit a road or a village.

Many years ago after university I worked for a summer on a farm in Chetwynd, BC. And after work we started to Van Isle and then rolled all the way from West to Montreal in an old Chevy. So at least I know how far it is.

Again a wonderful TCAT you all put up!!
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Old 12-18-2011, 06:34 AM   #2205
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I was out a couple weeks ago along the route to survey the November Storm damage..





November was a bad one on the North Island with many roads washed out including the main HWY cutting off the communities for a couple days...

I had no idea the flooding was that extensive...
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