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Old 08-12-2011, 03:21 PM   #1771
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It has been raining in that region for two months straight so there is a little more snow up there than normal but I don't ever remember seeing those mountains snow free. I looked a picture of them from July 23 2006 and there is less snow, but still quite a bit. Plus it starts getting colder up there pretty early in the late summer.

I think I remember seeing about 4000 ft. on the GPS at the lake. Most of this route ranges from 3500 to 4500 ft.
Thanks for the info, looks like an absolutely stunning area of the country. For me there are a few areas in the world that awaken the soul, being way out in the back country surrounded my snow capped peaks is certainly one of them. I simply can't wait to come ride that section of the route

The diversity in weather across this country is going to make packing a tough item. Last August when we were in Labrador it was just above freezing during the day while in Ontario and western Quebec it was almost 40 degrees with the humidity. Add in a guarantee of rain at some point and choosing what to bring is going to be essential to a safe and enjoyable trip. Sorry, random thought. .
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Old 08-12-2011, 04:37 PM   #1772
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Old 08-12-2011, 05:20 PM   #1773
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Uhhhhhhhh....

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I didn't think Ted's bike was that loud.





Now 4BadBoys' 950 on the other hand...
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Old 08-12-2011, 05:44 PM   #1774
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Uhhhhhhhh....

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I didn't think Ted's bike was that loud.





Now 4BadBoys' 950 on the other hand...
It's not loud at all but it's not " a sweet scooter"
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:19 PM   #1775
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it's definitely louder than a KLR
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:25 PM   #1776
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You have some great shots Manxman, it looks like you were suffering from perfect weather... I would imagine that some of the white stuff on those hills are permanent ice fields... I look forward to seeing more of your pics...
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:36 PM   #1777
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This statement echoes a comment I made on another website when Ted and I were planning our trip on the Route du Mauricie, and inviting some other truck guys:



Some people didn't like the message. It's a good thing they stayed home.

The route may look easy on paper, and in the photos. But the challenge is the remoteness. Even though this is Canada, a highly industrialized nation, I do wonder if the route is actually more remote than routes through many 3rd world countries. I was talking on another website about diesel truck conversions, and we got talking about fuel range. Diesel is going to be much better than gas. HOWEVER... it needs to be so. While we did stretches over 200km between gas stations, they ONLY had gas, because many of the remote towns or outfitters we found only have gasoline. I looked at the route and realized it's over 600km between diesel fuel. If you get to the end of that stretch and find a washout... you're in big trouble.

It's not going to be a route that Ewan types should attempt, at least not without a support crew. ;)

One thing I would like to suggest, is have a Spotwalla page where people can choose to link their devices. Then we can see where people are. If somebody broadcasts a HELP message... and they're in range, maybe somebody can help. But there would be ABSOLUTELY no warranties, express or implied, on such a system.
I'd say a thread listing where you are starting, ending and a link to the SPOT device would be wise. Even more so if you are traveling solo.

It will help with the flight/rescue plan
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:02 PM   #1778
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uhmmmm.....yeah. Kind of shittey to be called out in your own thread. Obviously has a bone to pick with someone.

Hey Ted, maybe this is stupid but I was wondering if you've ever talked to the guys at outrider journal? I would love to see a write about about the TCAT, and all the work you and your friends have put into it. I've always known that Canada was a great place to vacation! I'm from Detroit, and would cross the bridge at least 6x's a year, but I swear I didn't carjack anyone in Windsor. I just drank when I was underage in the states.

I read so many RR on going south, I'm much more inclined to head north because of all the fond memories I have of Canada. Even while back packing in Europe or Central America, I always remember the Canadians I've met. Y'all are just a different breed.!!
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:29 PM   #1779
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:57 PM   #1780
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I read so many RR on going south, I'm much more inclined to head north because of all the fond memories I have of Canada. Even while back packing in Europe or Central America, I always remember the Canadians I've met. Y'all are just a different breed.!!
and she had a great trip through Labrador too
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Exactly, have a Spot or better a PLB.

Rent a Sat phone between a couple of guys, maybe those FRS radios that can reach a couple of miles for everyone in a group.

Medevac for Ontario and maybe one for all of Canada ... you never know when a broken arm or leg or an appendicitis or gall stone or whatever attack will happen.

http://medjetassist.com/

http://www.ornge.ca/Pages/Default.aspx
you can order up plenty of coverage through geosalliance.net which is connected to SPOT, I carry that and a specific high risk sports rider through another company when I'm off rallying etc. Nice to know you have extrication and repatriation insurance when you're in remote far away places
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:58 PM   #1782
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you can order up plenty of coverage through geosalliance.net which is connected to SPOT, I carry that and a specific high risk sports rider through another company when I'm off rallying etc. Nice to know you have extrication and repatriation insurance when you're in remote far away places
I don't want to say bad things about Spot, but the SOS button did not work on mine when I had my accident!
Spot was working, but not the sos
Fortunatly a guy had a sat phone with him.
At least 2 spot (you and a friend) is a good idea
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:01 PM   #1783
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I don't want to say bad things about Spot, but the SOS button did not work on mine when I had my accident!
Spot was working, but not the sos
Fortunatly a guy had a sat phone with him.
At least 2 spot (you and a friend) is a good idea
sorry to hear that, good to know it doesn't work everywhere and I have heard Newfoundland has really spotty coverage, again that's part of why I have insurance with more than one company. If you're somewhere remote there are not many options for anyone getting to you in any kind of short time period
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The coverage was good...but my friend tried to press the button and it did not work (I was not able to do anything and I don't remember anything).
Maybe a training for the friend and a button test twice a year is a good precaution
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:38 AM   #1785
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I don't want to say bad things about Spot, but the SOS button did not work on mine when I had my accident!
Spot was working, but not the sos
Fortunatly a guy had a sat phone with him.
At least 2 spot (you and a friend) is a good idea
Was it a rental unit?

That would not be fun if it happened on a solo trip.

Call the "monitoring" company before testing... or have the camera's ready for the rescue
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