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Old 02-14-2011, 03:57 AM   #211
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I can't speak to the Labrador to Newfoundland ferry but the Newfoundland to Nova Scotia I would try to make reservations as far out as possible. Last year getting on the island didn't seem as difficult as getting off. I would give the ferry companies a call when it starts getting close and keep an eye on the board here for additional insight.

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Old 02-14-2011, 05:02 AM   #212
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If traveling up from Gaspe Bay (crossing the St. Lawrence into Bai Comeau, Quebec) we had a crossing booked, but arrived a day earlier and were able to ride on that crossing without res. We simply cancelled the following days reservation once on ship. The Labrador - Newfoundland crossing was made without any reservation, but crossed on Sunday on the last crossing of day. On Sundays there are three crossings and there was tons of room on the final one. We booked reservations for the Port Aur Basque - Cape Breton Nova Scotia, four days in advance with no issues for five bikes. When crossing over to Nova Scotia, try to book a crossing on the ship Vision, its the newest and nicest in the fleet.

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Old 03-03-2011, 07:15 PM   #213
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Anyone have a GPS track file for the Phase III section? The version of Navigator I have still has the ferry from Cartwright and I would prefer to have the actual track I'll be riding.

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Old 04-04-2011, 07:12 AM   #214
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Well I just got my 2011 travel guide and map for Labrador and Newfoundland so if you don't have one go to page one and follow the link.
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:15 AM   #215
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I got my first one a month ago and they sent a second..?...a week ago....lol...
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:03 AM   #216
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It appears that you can now take a route from Baie-Comeau all the way to Blans-Sablon. Has anyone done it?


Would it be manageble on a Yamaha FJR?

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Old 04-04-2011, 08:08 AM   #217
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It appears that you can now take a route from Baie-Comeau all the way to Blans-Sablon. Has anyone done it?


Would it be manageble on a Yamaha FJR?

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where did you find this info?

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Old 04-04-2011, 09:23 AM   #218
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Isn't he talking about the new section of the Trans-Lab???...not a lower route along the shore.....if it were a lower route.....I'd be doing that and not going over to the rock.....frig'in ferry service!!!! AUGH!!!
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Isn't he talking about the new section of the Trans-Lab???...not a lower route along the shore.....if it were a lower route.....I'd be doing that and not going over to the rock.....frig'in ferry service!!!! AUGH!!!
exactly! that's why I ask.
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It appears that you can now take a route from Baie-Comeau all the way to Blans-Sablon. Has anyone done it?


Would it be manageble on a Yamaha FJR?

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You asked the same basic question months ago in an earlier thread. You would be riding the Trans-Labrador Highway -- 800 miles of wildly variable dirt/gravel road. An FJR would not be the bike for it.

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Old 04-04-2011, 09:52 AM   #221
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Thanks Mark.

I was just wondering, maybe things have changed and roads got batter, etc. It would be fun to explore such area.




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You asked the same basic question months ago in an earlier thread. You would be riding the Trans-Labrador Highway -- 800 miles of wildly variable dirt/gravel road. An FJR would not be the bike for it.

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You asked the same basic question months ago in an earlier thread. You would be riding the Trans-Labrador Highway -- 800 miles of wildly variable dirt/gravel road. An FJR would not be the bike for it.

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I thought the question sounded familiar....If you really want to ride the FJR who are we to tell you no, but it will probably be an adventure!
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:14 PM   #223
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I want to thank all contributors to this thread. The wealth of information is amazing.

So, I posted earlier in this thread that I plan on doing your planned route and James Bay Raod - Trans-Taiga. I have a group of friends that are planning the James Bay portion leaving June 25th, and coming back July 3rd. I asked for three weeks off from work, which include the two prior to the June 25th loop. Surprisingly, I got it approved.

Anyone planning on doing an earlier run? How is it doing it alone? Will I be eaten by polar bears?
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from what I've read you might get eaten by black flies. Best to bring a net.
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:31 PM   #225
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The ride to James Bay up to Chissabi and Longue Point from Raddision is a relativly simple ride. Only the last portion of the road from the Hydro Generation Dam to James Bay is gravel. Mind it is loose granite marble sized gravel but not as nearly as much as you would encounter on the Trans Tiaga.
I rode from southern Ontario to James Bay and back in a week last August of 2010. It was a comfortable ride and when up in Raddison the bugs were not an issue. I think in June it would be a different story though.
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