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Old 10-10-2013, 04:39 AM   #76
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Be ready to hike the last bit to the Sabena crash site. I have not been but Wolverine was there a couple of years ago. He reported the alders had grown in and there was a washout on the last hill. IIRC
Hey Murph, Haven't be around for a long time but lurking around today found this thread...Here's my input if you want it...

Sabena run should still be decent but you have to walk from the trailhead to the crash site. If you were really, really determined you could do it but it would be epic. Lots of large boulders litter the pathway and I fear you would be too warn out to make it both ways. It's a easy 20min walk...
Here's the map of the area if interested.
From the place I have marked " The Narrows" is a great 50kph+ run for a few kms, then the last section before the Sabena trailhead on the left is grown in with alder and makes it quite slow going.
Bill and the boys did it on the XR's the year after me and they walked it as well. It's up to you but be warned. Some of the pics I have below are the easier spots and I could post harder sections if you like....




Some pics of the area...

















Just for reference.



Part of the trail...



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Old 10-10-2013, 12:02 PM   #77
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Good info there, Wolverine and I am sure the CFA's will appreciate and make good use of it.
Say hi to Mrs Wolverine for me.
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Old 10-10-2013, 02:57 PM   #78
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Good info there, Wolverine and I am sure the CFA's will appreciate and make good use of it.
Say hi to Mrs Wolverine for me.
The topic of YOU has come up more than once on our bike runs including today. We always wonder when our paths will cross! She says HI back!
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:56 PM   #79
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I'm no CFA! I'm a furrigner!

Going through the Sabena crash history, it appears the post I put up is a bit strong on US involvement. It was a joint effort between US and Canadians. It appears that the first to arrive at the wreck were just normal, decent folk, who did all they could with whatever resources they had. It boggles the mind in the modern perspective, but the rescue effort took about seven days. It is a testament to endurance and the human spirit. I came across an old newspaper article that documented one local man's efforts to keep the graves, which he did until his heath failed and he could no longer make it to the site.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:37 PM   #80
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Newfoundland has quite a history of plane crashes. I know that Sir Frederick Banting died of injuries suffered in a plane crash in Musgrave Harbour. I remember reading about it at the Gander Air Museum.

By the way, I'm a mainlander....even though I live on an island!

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Old 10-11-2013, 06:19 AM   #81
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Gander must have the most. In 1970 a friend took me into a B17 or B25 crash just off the trans Canada to the south, probably near the Arrow crash site today. It started in the woods about 100 ft off the highway and the heaviest pieces like the wheels and engines were in the farthest. we just kept walking until we ran out of debris.
I heard that was cleaned up at a later date. Interesting history stroll.
( The B-36 near Burgoynes Cove is the best wreck I have seen yet )
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:42 AM   #82
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:47 PM   #83
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Is that anything like "I was born with nothing and I still have most of it left?"

Seems like Reid and those who wanted to open up Newfoundland for mineral exploration were only about 100 years early, and were looking for the wrong stuff. I just learned that there was commercial oil exploration/exploitation at Parson's Pond as early as 1894.

I was also intrigued to discover that the island has commercially viable coal deposits, which were largely ignored because of difficulties in transport.
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Happy Thanksgiving all you syrup guzzling biker scum up there!
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Thank you very much! I am just on my way out the door for my second turkey dinner of the day. This one will conclude with homemade carrot cake with cream cheese icing. I should be asleep by 7:00. Oh yea....eh.

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If anyone has friends or family that are planning to visit "the States" anytime soon, please be advised that it's a real fluster-cluck on the US side. Our customs personnel are working without pay because of the "shutdown." I heard today that the crossing at Derby Line/Stanstead QC has lines that extend several miles. A little late with this information, I know.

QUOTE=Littlepeter;22550858]Thank you very much! I am just on my way out the door for my second turkey dinner of the day. This one will conclude with homemade carrot cake with cream cheese icing. I should be asleep by 7:00. Oh yea....eh.

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I posted this over in my Newfoundland ride report, but I've deleted it. This may be a more appropriate forum. There was a lovely little website that a few of us got over to from time to time, RideTheRock. It was taken down because it got trashed by idiots. It was a small, local effort, and those who hosted it had obviously had enough. It would be nice if RideTheRock could exist here, if only as a thread. It was a good and friendly place, and more than a few readers here were members there.
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I posted this over in my Newfoundland ride report, but I've deleted it. This may be a more appropriate forum. There was a lovely little website that a few of us got over to from time to time, RideTheRock. It was taken down because it got trashed by idiots. It was a small, local effort, and those who hosted it had obviously had enough. It would be nice if RideTheRock could exist here, if only as a thread. It was a good and friendly place, and more than a few readers here were members there.
Maybe just start a thread in the Canada forum in Riding/Regional?
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That's pretty much what I was thinking. Probably best done by a native Newfoundlander and not a CFA.

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Maybe just start a thread in the Canada forum in Riding/Regional?
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:26 AM   #90
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Coolhand will have some time shortly to mess about with the forum and will attempt to restore it. If that doesn't work he's going to start from square one, ie, empty forum. We'll have to resubscribe and there will be no posts. That scenario is the last resort.

This news from the Facebook group.
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