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Old 11-18-2012, 07:39 PM   #2
where's ya too?
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Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Stoney Creek, ON
Oddometer: 107
Some friends and I did the trip (from the Toronto area) last summer. We took our time and did the following.

Day 1 - Toronto -> Quebec City (ok this was a long slab day)
Day 2 - Quebec City -> Manic 5
Day 3 - Manic 5 -> Labrador City
Day 4 - Labrador City -> Churchill Falls (we arrived early enough for the tour that after noon)
Day 5 - Churchill Falls -> Happy Valley-Goose Bay
Day 6 - HV-GB -> Port Hope Simpson
Day 7 - Port Hope Simpson -> Saint Barbe (This included the Ferry to island)
Day 8 - St. Anthony area for the Day.
Day 9 - St. Anthony -> Gros Mourne Park.
Day 10 - From here we split up, I went acorss the island to see family, the rest did a day here and then south to the ferry.

- Don't ride @ night on island.
- Reservations are a nice but not needed for the Labrador to Newfoundland ferry. Make them anyway, easily moved if you miss it. Good to have if you arrive in time.
- Reservations are a must for the Newfoundland to Nova Scotia ferry.
- Don't Ride at night on island.
- Fresh Heidenau's should be good, two people on our trip ran them. I liked my Heidenau rear/TKC front combo better for the times we did have loose gravel and the sand/gravel of fire lake rd.
- Didn't worry about weather to much, we looked just before we went and it looked ok. We just dealt with what we got, a nice mix of sunny days and soaking days.
- Longest between fuel stops was 404km (HV-GB to Port Hope Simpson) I did bring 5L spare and I would have jsut make it without it. There was one 1200GS with us (2up) and he made the whole stretch just fine. Personally I would rather bring it just in case.

Any of the ride reports here are excellent resources, we used them lots when planning the trip.

Have fun!
Stoney Creek, ON
2008 KLR 685
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