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Old 06-28-2009, 08:28 PM   #31
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Great pics

I'm heading up there with Verboten1 and a couple of other ADVriders in a few weeks and it's good to know we'll be able to camp on the bay.

You will have a great time, Verboten and D Mac. Let me know if you have any specific questions - happy to share any info you might want.
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:54 AM   #32
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Hey Larry,

Sounds like you guys had a good trip. Glad to hear you had chance to meet some of the locals.

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Old 06-29-2009, 03:41 AM   #33
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Hey Larry

Nice ride report, love the pix. You're making me jones a long ride...



Cheers

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Old 06-29-2009, 05:21 AM   #34
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The oldest of the group waved us over. What now? Were we disturbing some private land and about to be told to get lost?

Quite the opposite. They invited us to set up our tents, relax, and come and join them for some tea. Nicest people in the world!
....the hospitality is striking, almost unexpected!!!


.... you guys put such a smile on my face this morning.
Great report Larry.... brought back all the memories from last year.
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:39 AM   #35
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Good run guys

For any other ADVers, make this ride one of your "must do's" if your on the East Coast of NA or the MidWest region. The desolation is something to experience.

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Old 06-29-2009, 10:25 AM   #36
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I'm planning a ride there in August with a few others....can't wait! We're heading out Aug 15-22....should be a great adventure. Sadly won't be hitting any 199kph speeds though....unless I nitro my KLR!!!!
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:05 PM   #37
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Hey Larry

Nice ride report, love the pix. You're making me jones a long ride...



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Hey Fin:

You should put the kids in the sidecar and go!

(That might be a little on the longish side for them ...)



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Old 06-29-2009, 01:45 PM   #38
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I love this sign

There was 3 gallons of gas in the right saddlebag...but I kept asking myself "did I really remember to fill them up?"
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:20 PM   #39
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:13 PM   #40
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Very nice report! I'm seeing more riders coming out of the woodwork that are going up the JBR, as I am too in August. Not sure if I can get that top speed on my 60cx riding a KLR
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:59 PM   #41
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I'm planning a ride there in August with a few others....can't wait! We're heading out Aug 15-22....should be a great adventure. Sadly won't be hitting any 199kph speeds though....unless I nitro my KLR!!!!
But you won't be seeing any of this, either:





Anyone ever see a gallon of gas sliding along the roadway at 130 kph?

Anyway, you should take someone along so you can laugh at each other as you imagine that your bikes are about to puke major mechanical pieces and leave you stranded with the black flies and bears.

Oh, and roadkill: Avoid it! Almost all the good critters get dragged away by the ginormous crows and other scavengers within minutes of being deceased, perhaps even before. If you see a small pile of fur lying in the roadway, it is inedible, therefore, by default, it is a Porcupine. Do not drive near the furry blob. Even I don't carry that many patches!

And now, we return you to your previously scheduled ride report.

According to the guide book they gave us at the start of JBR:

"During Goose Break, one of the traditional activities observed by the Crees, the whole family returns to the nomadic lifestyle for two weeks."

And we figured they were just itching to blast some geese.......
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:33 PM   #42
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Dat's a true R/R from wayy up Nort ya know!

We used to go fishing 300 miles North of Winnepeg when I was a kid. Talk about desolate!
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Old 06-29-2009, 05:18 PM   #43
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Great report. Heading up the last week of August from North Carolina. Thinking about doing the Trans-Taiga and North Rd also. No set schedule. Couple questions? Where did you camp in Matagami? What were the fuel prices on the JB road and in Radisson? (store half way) I'll be on a 650GS. Leaving the RT at home.
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Old 06-29-2009, 05:53 PM   #44
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Great report. Heading up the last week of August from North Carolina. Thinking about doing the Trans-Taiga and North Rd also. No set schedule. Couple questions? Where did you camp in Matagami? What were the fuel prices on the JB road and in Radisson? (store half way) I'll be on a 650GS. Leaving the RT at home.
Matagami Municipal Campsite is at Km 37.
Nice showers, and a great place to wake up.




Regular had been going for around $1.01 or $1.02/L further south.

Rouyn Noranda was $1.05/L.

Matagami $1.10 /L

Km 381 rest area $1.12 /L

Radisson Dunno?

Chisasibbi- $1.25/L. Bonus: Premium is available in Chisasibbi if You're really in bad shape. Of course, you've been without since Amos, so why start now?

Another FYI: There is a pay phone in the general store in Chisasibbi> Hours 9am to 11pm. Run by snot nosed teenagers that seem unhappy to be there. Some things are universal I guess.

I returned from using the payphone to find LaRose sitting in his tent on the Chisasibbi beach, talking on his cellphone. Five Bars on Bell Telus. Dang world keeps getting smaller!
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:20 AM   #45
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Great report. Heading up the last week of August from North Carolina. Thinking about doing the Trans-Taiga and North Rd also. No set schedule. Couple questions? Where did you camp in Matagami? What were the fuel prices on the JB road and in Radisson? (store half way) I'll be on a 650GS. Leaving the RT at home.
I might actually suggest you take the RT instead of the 650GS. You will like the extra horses on the highway, and there is very little gravel to worry about (only about 10 km at the very end before the Bay.)
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