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Old 02-06-2011, 05:59 AM   #16
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Great RR and pictures. I rode up to Longue Point last summer and really enjoyed the trip. I didn't have the time to do much other exploring than that but maybe some other time. Thanks for alll the great inspiration.
Thanks. I know what you mean, too many places to ride and not enough time!

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Alain thanks for the great RR, bring back some good memories. Alain, now I'm sure this world is small, Gilles and I met in Lahr about 20 years ago, both of us had bikes in those days too. The joke is I was talking with him last week while he was in Edmonton and we didn't even think of talking about bike, dam.

Thanks again for a great RR and say to Gilles when you see him again

Garry (Woody)
Hi Garry! You bet the world is small, I was at Gilles's place yesterday for a family/friends winter carnaval. I can't wait to see Gilles tomorrow at work about this!

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Amazing... I'm googling to find info about TransTaiga and what do I find ?
2 friends of mine speaking together !


Alain, I have a picture on the same bridge than yours:

september 2010, Raid Ridaventure 2010

I don't know what you do, but I left the key in ignition... not the place to let them fall !
Hi Rinho! Very nice... our roads are crossing again! Wow! we did a lot of similar riding. We are going to have to go for a ride next summer. Stay in touch...
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Old 02-06-2011, 06:12 AM   #17
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Nice and thanks for the pics, one of my good friends spends a lot of time that way setting up/ inspecting water treatment plants, lots of good stories.

And my great-grandfather was amongst the founders in Palmarolle in 1920s, before roads and much amenities, always glad to see pics of the area.The family farm is still in the family too.

Mmmmm.....Dore.

Salut et.....Merci!
Thanks! I am originally from a small village 5 miles from Palmarolle name "St-Laurent de Gallichan" therefore I know Palmarolle very well! What is your family name (Vachon, Fontaine...)..I may know them? My familly name is "Larouche".
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Old 02-06-2011, 06:17 AM   #18
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Very nice report and a good way to promote this great area that not many people know and it shows Quebec knowledge in hydro electricity.
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Thanks Pat! I saw in your profile that you have ridden to the "TERRA DEL FUEGO", do you have a RR or a link to your adventure in South America. I am planning such a trip in a few years using my good old R80GS...Cheers
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:31 AM   #19
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Hi Rinho! Very nice... our roads are crossing again! Wow! we did a lot of similar riding. We are going to have to go for a ride next summer. Stay in touch...
Looks like there's always a bridge linking us (last was "Pont du Gard")
Now the Wakefield bridge is the one we have to cross and have a beer
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:53 AM   #20
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Great RR and thanks for taking the time to post it. I did the Labrador circuit last summer and I have the TT and North Road on my callandar for this summer. I have added your report to my research file and will be refering to it as I dream and plan my trip. I again will be solo......and just can not wait to get to the far reaches of the great Northern wilderness.
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:11 AM   #21
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Thanks! I am originally from a small village 5 miles from Palmarolle name "St-Laurent de Gallichan" therefore I know Palmarolle very well! What is your family name (Vachon, Fontaine...)..I may know them? My familly name is "Larouche".
Holy cripes....where is this site taking me again!

Here are some names for you, go down to the 9th generation:

http://membres.multimania.fr/richeee25/BEGPUB11.html

You must have seen Flora's thing up there......

http://www.abitibi-ouest.net/fr/tour...=4&CID=3&ID=17
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:03 PM   #22
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Great RR and thanks for taking the time to post it. I did the Labrador circuit last summer and I have the TT and North Road on my callandar for this summer. I have added your report to my research file and will be refering to it as I dream and plan my trip. I again will be solo......and just can not wait to get to the far reaches of the great Northern wilderness.
Thanks! I will doing what you have done last summer, I am going back to Labrador this year to meet one of my good friend in Goose bay to do some fishing and to complete the famous loop! My most memorable trips are the ones that I have completed alone which goes in line with the total freedom that riding a motorcycle bring us. You will love the TT, wish you the best and welcome in our wonderful province.
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Old 04-01-2011, 01:53 PM   #23
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Bonjour

This is just a reminder for adv riders out there who are looking for a northern adventure in one of the most remote place in North America!

Baie James and Caniapiscau (the furthest point by road from any town in North America) in Quebec, Canada!

You will enjoye and never forget!

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Old 04-01-2011, 11:44 PM   #24
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ahh the memories!

Thanks for the RR

This sentence brought back some (vague) memories....

"I stayed at the Motel Nordic, very nice, clean, good restaurant with an adult entertainment establishment just across the street ….. pure coincidence....…"

I had a chance to go to the Rallye Chibougamau in 2002 and 2003 as I was a sponsorship manager for one of the companies that sponsored the event. What a blast, and I am pretty certain, that late one night, after more than a few wobbly pops, I may have wandered into said 'entertainment establishment'... probably looking for directions back to my hotel

I have a photo of myself in an embarrassing hat from the next day, jammed into a helicopter, trying desperately not to throw up on the Rallye queen. A prized possession that one.

Anyway, something special about northern Quebec and the local inhabitants. Even struggling away in my miserable french, I was treated as a friend... I'd go back on a motorcycle in a second, although it is a hell of a drive from where I live now.
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:26 PM   #25
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Thanks for the RR

This sentence brought back some (vague) memories....

"I stayed at the Motel Nordic, very nice, clean, good restaurant with an adult entertainment establishment just across the street ….. pure coincidence....…"

I had a chance to go to the Rallye Chibougamau in 2002 and 2003 as I was a sponsorship manager for one of the companies that sponsored the event. What a blast, and I am pretty certain, that late one night, after more than a few wobbly pops, I may have wandered into said 'entertainment establishment'... probably looking for directions back to my hotel

I have a photo of myself in an embarrassing hat from the next day, jammed into a helicopter, trying desperately not to throw up on the Rallye queen. A prized possession that one.

Anyway, something special about northern Quebec and the local inhabitants. Even struggling away in my miserable french, I was treated as a friend... I'd go back on a motorcycle in a second, although it is a hell of a drive from where I live now.
Thanks for your feedbacks on the northern Quebec people! It is a small world afterall! I would not mind seeing your picture that you are refering too.........!

Cheers and all the best for 2011!
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:05 PM   #27
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A buddy and I are contemplating doing the TT with the long point side trip this summer. We both ride KLRs, mine heavily modified so doesn't get the greatest gas mileage. SO...the big question is.....gas? I have done the James Bay ride up to Raddison a few years back now and didn't have any issues with those distances. What are the real distances for possible gas fill ups on the TT?
Also, what is the weather like late july early august? Bugs aren't an issue it's freezing cold and rain I'm more upset over. We camp normally so we'll be packing heavy! I normally carry 2 gallons of fuel.....will that be enough...if I get 45 miles per gal....? I'm starting to think not??

Great ride report...thanks.
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A buddy and I are contemplating doing the TT with the long point side trip this summer. We both ride KLRs, mine heavily modified so doesn't get the greatest gas mileage. SO...the big question is.....gas? I have done the James Bay ride up to Raddison a few years back now and didn't have any issues with those distances. What are the real distances for possible gas fill ups on the TT?
Also, what is the weather like late july early august? Bugs aren't an issue it's freezing cold and rain I'm more upset over. We camp normally so we'll be packing heavy! I normally carry 2 gallons of fuel.....will that be enough...if I get 45 miles per gal....? I'm starting to think not??

Great ride report...thanks.
HI!

Good info on this site for the Trans-Taiga Hwy.

http://jamesbayroad.com/ttr/index.html
http://jamesbayroad.com/ttr/ttrdriving.html
http://jamesbayroad.com/ttr/virtualtour/index.html

As requested for the gas part:

1. Radisson to Nouchimi Outfitter: 350km / 218 miles
http://www.nouchimi.com/

2. Nouchimi Outfitter to Mirage Outfitter: 80km / 50 miles
http://www.mirageaventure.com/fr

3. Mirage Outfitter to Caniapiscau and Outfitter Explo Sylva: 310km / 192 miles (Open starting in July....)
http://www.explo-sylva.com/

You must contact these outfitters to make sure that they are open and that they are wiling to sell you gas...should be no problem but just make sure....

the wheather is pretty much unpredictable...should be OK end of July/early August...

Hope this help!

Thanks and welcome to Quebec when the time comes!!!
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Thank you very much....it's really appreciated. With those sorts of mileages we can do it without carrying gas but will carry a small can just for shits and giggles.
I have done Raddison once before and fully enjoyed the far north of Quebec. Much more peacefull than the lower end and all the crazyness.....lol.
Again thanks.
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Thank you very much....it's really appreciated. With those sorts of mileages we can do it without carrying gas but will carry a small can just for shits and giggles.
I have done Raddison once before and fully enjoyed the far north of Quebec. Much more peacefull than the lower end and all the crazyness.....lol.
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Salut!

Just to clarify that you should be able to buy gas at Lake Pau (a few miles from Caniapiscau) which is the Base Camp for the Outfitter Explo Sylva......give them a call to confirm gas availability....

http://www.explo-sylva.com/camp_sites_location.php

At the time, I was able to do the 617 km / 384 miles from Outfitter Mirage to Caniapiscau and back on my former GSA without buying gas at Explo Sylva,,,

Yes, it is very peaceful up there and I may be going back in early July to LG3 on an another fishing trip but I will take my Super Tenere for the ride to go met up with my buddies.....

Cheers!
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