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Old 08-19-2013, 06:03 PM   #1
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Goose Bay in Sept.???

Would late September be to late for a quick trip from St. Louis Mo to Goose Bay? Would go counter clockwise.

It would be a quick trip, only have 2 weeks to do the 6500 mile trip. I would be traveling alone, so a few 1000 mile days would be in order. Would be riding my 990 KTM.

I did 10,000+ miles to Prudhoe Bay and back in 14 days a few years ago, so the miles are not a problem.

Thoughts??

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Old 08-20-2013, 04:59 AM   #2
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Was up there in Mid Sept. and it was hot and warm all week but I was lucky. You should be good as far as snow goes just have some warm gear with you and if your sleeping out at night it could get below the freezing mark.

Personally I think this is a great time as the bugs will be almost a non issue.

When your coming look me up with a place to crash and we could sit down with a map for your journey. You will be crossing the border at my town. I am on the Cnd. side of Calais Maine. Ride a 950 as well.
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:42 PM   #3
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the highs will be in the mid-low 50s. Some of the guys here say it has snowed in Sept. I leave tomorrow and am doing a clockwise run.
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:38 PM   #4
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the highs will be in the mid-low 50s. Some of the guys here say it has snowed in Sept. I leave tomorrow and am doing a clockwise run.
What's that in Celsius?

September can be really nice weather, with highs in the 20's for sure. But it can get chilly at night, and you're almost sure to see frost, with temps getting near zero overnight.
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:40 AM   #5
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Ok I have just finished the Trans Labrador W to E. I have left a gas can that I no longer need at N5110.121' W5647.647' if you are on a 990 with standard tanks you will need one to carry gas to get you to Goose Bay.

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Old 08-26-2013, 02:44 PM   #6
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Ok I have just finished the Trans Labrador W to E. I have left a gas can that I no longer need at N5110.121' W5647.647' if you are on a 990 with standard tanks you will need one to carry gas to get you to Goose Bay.

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Did I see you at the restaurant in Churchill Falls on Saturday?

If you can give a km mark where you left the can it would be easier for people to find.
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:40 PM   #7
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Did I see you at the restaurant in Churchill Falls on Saturday?

If you can give a km mark where you left the can it would be easier for people to find.
Maybe I was there and there was another bike in the car park with an Action Packer top box. The can is actually on Newfoundland not in Labrador.

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Maybe I was there and there was another bike in the car park with an Action Packer top box. The can is actually on Newfoundland not in Labrador.

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Old 08-26-2013, 05:04 PM   #9
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[QUOTE=Newfiebullet;22187387]Yeah, that was me.

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Old 08-26-2013, 05:18 PM   #10
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Yeah, that was me.

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No, I live in Goose, and was just over that way camping for the weekend.

Some friendly advice for people doing the Trans-Lab. Spend some time exploring around Churchill. There's some beautiful country to be seen around there.





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Old 08-27-2013, 12:51 PM   #11
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Still on the fence about this trip. I will be good on fuel, stock tanks, plus a plumbed in aux cell with another 4.8 gallons.

The plan is to do it CCW, and know there's not a problem with the ferry's. What is the longest distance between fuel stops???

Hey Newfiebullet, is there a guided tour around your parts ??

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Old 08-27-2013, 02:10 PM   #12
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Fuel

The longest distance between fuel stops is Port Hope Simpson to Happy Valley-Goose Bay which about 416 km (259 miles).

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Old 08-27-2013, 02:54 PM   #13
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It is well worth the trip if you do it stop into red Bay and check out the museum.

On my 990 I used a tank and 2 gallons. With some left over. So that shouldn't be a problem fuel wise.

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Old 08-27-2013, 03:26 PM   #14
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Still on the fence about this trip. I will be good on fuel, stock tanks, plus a plumbed in aux cell with another 4.8 gallons.

The plan is to do it CCW, and know there's not a problem with the ferry's. What is the longest distance between fuel stops???

Hey Newfiebullet, is there a guided tour around your parts ??

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The longest distance between fuel stops is Port Hope Simpson to Happy Valley-Goose Bay which about 416 km (259 miles).

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That's about right. 400kms between Goose and Port Hope, add in a few k to get to the gas station in town, and you've probably got 410-415.

I would be happy to do a guided tour of the area, but unfortunately in Sept I'm only available on the weekends, so I'd be pretty limited to where I could go.
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:25 PM   #15
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I knew you'd poke your head out eventually Lee. Haaha.
Go to HVGB and do what the newfiebullet says. he's right. he's also addicted.
I hope you're still there in a few years. I'll have more seniority and better vacation. The next bike i broker for you i'll ride it out!!
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