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Old 06-09-2009, 09:37 AM   #31
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Hi MZ

That was a quick reply (10 mins). If you have time take a ride over to Esker Siding worth the time.
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:40 AM   #32
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cool picks and cool report
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:41 AM   #33
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Tlh.

Your bike is....amazing.
Enjoy the trip.
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:05 AM   #34
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If anyone knows the model of this plane and the usage, I'd love to know, it's not a plane I recognize.

P-80 Shooting Star. The US's first successful jet fighter, quickly superseded by the F-86 Sabre. (Technically, I think that one's actually a T-33, the two-seater trainer version of the P-80.)

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Old 06-09-2009, 01:50 PM   #35
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Back in Labrador City, resting up tonight to ride to Baie Comeau tomorrow, and hop the ferry to Matane on the Gaspesie!

The graffiti pretty much sums it up.

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Old 06-09-2009, 02:03 PM   #36
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Check out this rig, in Churchill Falls, at one of the maintenance shops. I think it is used to move the giant power transformers used up here.




What a place, I have thoroughly enjoyed the Trans-Labrador highway.

For all those who have plans to come up here this summer, the rain is not necessarily a bad thing. There was some WICKED dust this afternoon. The big trucks kick up quite a plume. Today was the first I saw of any dust.

Oh, and before I forget, (this is SURE to hurt....)













I have not seen a SINGLE black fly. Or Mosquito. I doubt anyone the rest of the summer will be able to say that. I'll take the cold + wet over the bloodletting anyday.

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Old 06-09-2009, 02:45 PM   #37
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Again, cool bike I say.

Good news on the black flies too.
It's been a dry Spring.
I'll be up there in late August.
Perhaps the bugs will stay down.

Thanks for the Ride Report.
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Old 06-09-2009, 03:23 PM   #38
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The graffiti pretty much sums it up.

you bettcha

Great photos & commentary, mucho gracious
The bike is looking better and better with all that Canadian dirt
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Old 06-09-2009, 03:38 PM   #39
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Wow, sorry to hear about the icebergs messin' with your ferry ride! Really looking forward to following in your footsteps as I will be going solo mid july. Hoping there will be some straggling 'bergs to see but not to block. Great pics!!! thanks for brining us along!!!
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Old 06-09-2009, 04:21 PM   #40
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P-80 Shooting Star. The US's first successful jet fighter, quickly superseded by the F-86 Sabre. (Technically, I think that one's actually a T-33, the two-seater trainer version of the P-80.)

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Thanks Mark -

It literally looks like they plunked on the concrete piers mostly intact.

The rubber tires are all flat + dry rotted, and all the guts in the wheel housings are totally intact. (wiring, plumbing, etc...)

It's way cool.
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Old 06-09-2009, 04:50 PM   #41
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Way to go MZ...looks like a great trip and thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:26 PM   #42
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It literally looks like they plunked on the concrete piers mostly intact.
They probably did. Easier to just drop one on some blocks for display than it is to mothball it and transport it back to the States...

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Old 06-10-2009, 11:59 AM   #43
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Back in Baie Comeau, waiting for the ferry to leave at 5pm to take me to Matane, on the Gaspe Peninsula.

Road food dinner, MZcb style: After 350 miles of gravel yesterday, I needed a sugar buzz.



The scrap tire pile outside of the Fermont Iron ore mine:






Containment dam just north of Manic-5



Manic-5 is one graceful, imposing structure. I'm awed by the beauty + style.







Original channel diversion tunnels (used while the dam was being built)



It's been raining pretty good since leaving Manic-5 - more later...

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Old 06-10-2009, 12:05 PM   #44
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NICE...making this same trip next summer if everything allows. Keep it coming!
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:15 PM   #45
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NICE...making this same trip next summer if everything allows. Keep it coming!
You need warm clothing. I don't think it has hit 50f since saturday up here, and sunny forecast = light mist.

The roads are good to excellent in my opinion, scenery is awesome. Too bad it was wet today, the southern end of the 389 is all paved, and nuttin' but twisties.
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