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Old 12-21-2010, 11:51 AM   #616
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On the Trans Labrador there is a stretch that requires 410 kilometers if memory serves.
412 ... I ran out at 410
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:04 PM   #617
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412 ... I ran out at 410
and I ran out at 411.5
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:08 PM   #618
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Ah, memories, after all that and the rain and freezing temps and mud and gravel it was still a good ride!!
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:12 PM   #619
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Ah, memories, after all that and the rain and freezing temps and mud and gravel it was still a good ride!!
Sure after you lose that feeling that I am gonna die out here it always seems good to have survived another one.
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:25 PM   #620
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Exactly what adventures are made of

And remember 'If it can't kill you it's not sport"
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:49 PM   #621
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Exactly what adventures are made of

And remember 'If it can't kill you it's not sport"
So far as I know I ain't dead but I sure am showing some wear and tear.
Never gave any thought to getting older and what that might mean now shit I can remember many spills and thrills just by the aches and pain. But I don't wanna go back and not do it all over again.
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:00 PM   #622
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Hauling extra fuel is easy IF you know you are going to need it.
Thats part of what makes this project so great.
You will know the distances and directions and can plan accordingly.
I have tried all sorts of extra fuel carrying ideas, but the simplest and best is two liter plastic pop bottles. They are available in the garbage at every gas station in the world...rinse, fill, and dispose at the next fuel stop. You can strap them almost anywhere and they are free.
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:49 PM   #623
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So, are you going to take the old railbed from Shabaqua to Sioux Lookout?

From there, you should be able to run mostly dirt all the way past Kenora.

I truly doubt that you make it around Lake Nipigon, the guys had to build a raft to get the bikes over one spot last time.
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:24 PM   #624
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So, are you going to take the old railbed from Shabaqua to Sioux Lookout?

From there, you should be able to run mostly dirt all the way past Kenora.

I truly doubt that you make it around Lake Nipigon, the guys had to build a raft to get the bikes over one spot last time.

As I said it's a recon trip and may or may not make the route
I read about a fellow who made it without too many issues, another person who encountered a bridge out and someone else who "would" of made it if it hadn't of been no wet at the time.

I have to give it a go, maybe there is a way? It would be a nice addition if it is and if it isn't well I bet I have fun trying

Time will tell, looking at August next summer
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:50 PM   #625
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Did Deadly mention he was stubborn
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:14 PM   #626
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Nice to see your post Ron. I hope you have had a good summer. I figured once they got up your way maybe you would be heard from.

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Old 12-21-2010, 09:27 PM   #627
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Talking First Post, Great Thread

Hey guys just want to say awesome idea and thanks for putting in all the effort necessary to make this trail possible. I'm on page 30 of this thread and looking forward to reading the rest of it.

I couldn't help but notice that Deadly took the Spray Lakes Road from Canmore while doing a bit of scouting. Just wanted you to be aware that it is a very busy road in the warmer months. Like bumper to bumper minivans and you stuck behind them unable to pass and eating their dust. It's honestly more fun to take the Trans Canada. Not sure if you're planning on including it on the trail but just thought you should know. Obviously from your pictures during the low season it's a different story.

Also thought of another name to commemorate Bob and Doug Mckenzie. "The Great White North Adventure Trail".

Looking forward to having my next bike by the time you make it to Alberta.
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:05 AM   #628
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you guys have been busy! the west looks great from the pics, I'll get some up this spring with any luck
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Old 12-22-2010, 09:08 AM   #629
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So, are you going to take the old railbed from Shabaqua to Sioux Lookout?

From there, you should be able to run mostly dirt all the way past Kenora.
pm sent ....some local input would be very helpful
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:13 PM   #630
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A couple of more "lost" pictures

Alberta. This mountain used to be called China Mans peak, some felt it was discrimatory and it was renamed after the first fellow who climbed it. It is now called Ha Ling peak. Ironically enough this road in the picture (Spray Lakes Rd) is just about to cross White Mans pass.

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