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Old 07-05-2011, 12:12 PM   #1546
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Leaving Thursday with a small group of trucks to pre "ride" a section of the TCAT, Poisson Blanc in Quebec to Ottawa Ontario. From all the research it looks like some nice terrain in pretty remote locations.....of course Nuvi is coming so we'll see what adventures it has in store for us . Zooming in on satellite maps shows what look to be trails and not roads. Forecast shows sunny skies and hot temperatures
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PM me and I will send you a google route description of several routes that will traverse that area known to some as the Trans Outaouais. I will be riding it on Sunday with some new to gravel friends, basicly gravel from Wakefield QC zig and zag through to Montpilier just west of Pap Labelle park its a great ride and about 200 kms of which only 30 are asphalt.

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Old 07-05-2011, 04:09 PM   #1547
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:56 PM   #1548
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Thanks Duster, a lot of idea's there, much appreciated :)

I for one love the prairies. The riding can get a bit monotonous but that's a part of the beauty. As mentioned before the geographic differences across Canada are to me a big draw of this route. Years back I drove a taxi to offset a nomadic ski bum existance. I used to drive Japanesse folks from the mountains out to the foothills in Alberta and they'd sit and stare in amazement and keep saying "ahhhh...nnnnooooo bbbooodddyyy". Made me laugh and appreciate the big empty spaces we have and that we often take for granted.
Though I am a BC fellow through and through I've traveled across the prairies numerous times and have always deeply enjoyed it. The fascinatingly unique _space_, the endlessly long straight roads: these are special experiences.
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:02 AM   #1549
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I'm the guy going along with Deadly this weekend up to Poisson Blanc. You can follow us live here:

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...O2KYJnIyQX2o1h



I have a non-Nuvi GPS so I can get us unlost.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:08 AM   #1550
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I have a non-Nuvi GPS so I can get us unlost.

Ohhhh. Knock on wood.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:43 AM   #1551
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Luckily we'll be in a forest.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:06 PM   #1552
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Looking forward to this route being established. I was wondering though if the map will provide info like distances, fuel stops, camping destinations, repair shops, etc? all the useful crap in planning a trip.
Also is there is a place where some of the locals can provide sort this useful info?
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:21 PM   #1553
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Well, I'm off to a good start. My truck is acting like a KTM. I need to find a new caliper before continuing.
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:05 AM   #1554
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Looking forward to this route being established. I was wondering though if the map will provide info like distances, fuel stops, camping destinations, repair shops, etc? all the useful crap in planning a trip.
Also is there is a place where some of the locals can provide sort this useful info?

Thanks for the interest, the gps files will contain track files of the route and waypoints for gas locations. The guidebook will contain info about lodging although it won't go into great detail as we don't want it to out date itself. The web site will have a spot where further information can be found.

Any locals input is always appreciated
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:57 AM   #1555
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Mud, slick, hills, stuck, winch, gates.......back on slab and heading north to begin the next section of the TCAT. Todays section is close to home so it'll get reworked this summer as its unpassable

Tonight we start distancing ourselves from civilization
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:34 PM   #1556
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As i have heard that there is no trail to hard or impassable by you, or so the rumor goes. Well maybe the Grand Canyon might give you a run for your money, deep water and steep hills .


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Mud, slick, hills, stuck, winch, gates.......back on slab and heading north to begin the next section of the TCAT. Todays section is close to home so it'll get reworked this summer as its unpassable

Tonight we start distancing ourselves from civilization
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:57 PM   #1557
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As i have heard that there is no trail to hard or impassable by you, or so the rumor goes. Well maybe the Grand Canyon might give you a run for your money, deep water and steep hills .

2 wheel drive ...got back on the route and finished the serction Juames laid out through Papineau Labelle park. FUN sandy roads


Heading north, no more cell reception for a couple of days.
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:44 PM   #1558
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Thanks for the interest, the gps files will contain track files of the route and waypoints for gas locations. The guidebook will contain info about lodging although it won't go into great detail as we don't want it to out date itself. The web site will have a spot where further information can be found.

Any locals input is always appreciated

Great. Cant wait.
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:07 PM   #1559
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Where abouts across Alberta were you planning or hoping it would go? I know in BC you can basically use the WHOLE kettle valley railway from like Golden to Hope.

If I can help out near Calgary east to Sask or West to BC let me know & I'll try to put a group together.
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