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Old 08-15-2013, 06:39 PM   #2911
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Hey Deadly99. Jack and Erich here from Milwaukee, WI, USA. Looks like we are a day or two behind Scott heading east. We should be rolling through your area soon. We are staying in Bancroft tonight. Any chance we could buy you a beer for creating such a great route? We chatted with Paul from Minden. Sounds like he may have helped you pick out some of the route. Super nice guy.

lets us know about that beer!
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:58 PM   #2912
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Heading out of town tomorrow for a few days or I'd definetly take you up on the offer.

Enjoy the route, keep us posted on your progress
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:21 PM   #2913
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breaking in the new BMW on the TCAT

got this new BMW last janurary....figured the tcat would be the perfect place to dump in for the first time. Super rainy day heading from Timmins to Sudbury. Eventhough it poured, the trail was a great ride. Those rocks just always seem to jump out at you from those puddles.

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Old 08-15-2013, 08:48 PM   #2914
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Awesome wait to you hit the stuff the other side of Bancroft. Magic stuff.

I started the day very lazy with a hearty breakfast and some fun into Ottawa.

Nice open fast roads into Mont Laurier and had to do my first Tim Hortons in French. I did okay but ended speaking English as the server did. That was at five thirty

After that I started heading to Parent, for some reason that eludes me I didn't stop until I arrived there .... at ten.

I have decided you haven't lived as an adventure rider until you have transported your bike across a river, on a hand drawn ferry ... at night. Awesome day out normally hate riding in the dark but tonight it was a blast. Great day out the roads were mainly wet sand yeehaa.








Luckily the hotel in town has a room and it is only $25/night cheap and clean with wifi.

It is at N4755.255 W7436.924 and is called Hotel Central.

I am not doing big days (he says after today) so you guys might catch me.


Edit: oh there someone else heading west. Fresh tracks on a seldom used road that I saw some tracks from a 50/50 tyre. I guessing it might be a KLR I saw yesterday.
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:20 AM   #2915
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Hand drawn ferry at night, nice! we are getting a late start this morning so not sure if we will catch you or not! depends how much we stop and take in the "magic stuff". cant wait!

travel safe.....
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:05 PM   #2916
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No worries. I am looking at spending another 13 days riding to St John as I don't want to be there before the end of the month. Maybe I will take a side track or something as it is only 4000ks odd so that is easily achieved.

Edit: There is one worrying thing about the route going to Chibougamau - there is no Tim Hortons in Chibougamau, most troubling. It can't be the THAT (Tim Hortons Adventure Trail*) if I have to go two days without Tim Hortons.


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Old 08-16-2013, 05:37 PM   #2917
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wow! east of bancroft was awesome! such great riding, espically the hydroline trails! again, we goofed off alot and took a ton of pictures but it was a full day from bancroft to carleton place.

We stopped in Ompah to get gas and it was really hard not to jump in the lake behind the gas station! From what i read should be another epic day tomorrow!
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:55 PM   #2918
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Oh man the trails between Chibougamau and Dolbeau just fantastic. Miles and miles of Quad trails covered in my favourite riding surface - sandy loam.

Great work Fabrice merci beaucoup.

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Old 08-18-2013, 05:53 PM   #2919
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although we hit the hand drawn ferry during daylight hours...it was still another epic day of riding. just amazing terrain...having a blast. In parent right now and heading out north again in the morning but not sure how much longer we can go before we have to turn around and high tail it back to WI.
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:59 PM   #2920
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although we hit the hand drawn ferry during daylight hours...it was still another epic day of riding. just amazing terrain...having a blast. In parent right now and heading out north again in the morning but not sure how much longer we can go before we have to turn around and high tail it back to WI.
If you start out early enough you will get to Dolbeau tomorrow. It's about a seven hour run without having to ride fast. There is a nice cafe in Girardville with a great view on the inside of the Cafe.

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Old 08-19-2013, 10:25 AM   #2921
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Hooray! We have finished the TCAT. Arrived at Grant Bay yesterday and believe that we are now the first to to complete the full trail from Signal Hill, St Johns, Newfoundland to Grant Bay on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It was great to see the Pacific after 2 months on the road and we will soon be forwarding comments about the route and in particular regarding parts of BC and the Island that were a problem.









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Old 08-19-2013, 01:04 PM   #2922
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Congrats to you both!

Looking forward to your feedback

Total kilometers travelled, amount of days, the good and the bad, etc...

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Old 08-19-2013, 02:33 PM   #2923
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Big thumbs up to you guys

I'd like to know the size of your bikes and your thoughts on what would be the best.
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:12 PM   #2924
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Thumb Go the Poms!

Congratulations guys - you are the champions!
Well done on being the first to finish the complete route!
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:38 PM   #2925
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Fantastic

Now that is epic! Thanks for the adventure.
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