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Old 06-21-2011, 09:28 PM   #1
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11 Day Trans Labrador Loop

I just returned home from riding around the Trans Labrador Highway, so I thought I would share some photos from the trip.


Crossing over into Quebec at the Cumberland-Masson ferry.


Ferry crossing number two into Tadoussac.




Dinosaurs in Quebec




Manic 2


I really enjoyed 389 up to Manic 5. Corner after corner of fun!


The gang fueling up at Motel de l'Engerie




Manic 5! Wow!








Taking a break at Relais Gabriel.


The stretch of pavement that runs north from Gagnon. Boring.


Hurray! It's gravel again.


The mine near Labrador City.




Labrador!


We camped in a RV park just outside of Labrador City.
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:44 PM   #2
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Never waited a minute or more in construction zones.




"New" pavement.


Note the great weather in all of these photos!




Hotel North Two.


Taking a break.














The road down into Red Bay.


Our place in Red Bay for the night.




Goodbye Labrador, I'll be back!


Waiting in Blanc-Sablon.
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:33 PM   #3
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We were unable to take the usual ferry over to St. Barbe since it was in St John's for repair.
In the meantime they were using a freighter for the trucks and cars, but they didn't allow passengers.


So they flew us to Newfoundland!
We were only charged the regular ferry crossing price.
Cheapest flight ever!


Long shuttle rides down the highway, but it was worth it for the fun flight.


Sorry for only two pictures in Gros Morne, but we had a ferry to catch.




MV Highlanders








The rooms on board the ferry are totally worth it.




I had my first ever flat tire in Halifax.
Luckily I was at a friends and had a place to work on it.


While I was at it I picked up a new rear tire. I don't think this K60 would have made it back to Ontario.


Looks like it's time for the rain pants ahead.


Crossing from Rivière-du-Loup to Saint-Simeon for the ride home.




Rolled over 50,000km on the way home in Quebec.
Not bad for a 2009.
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Old 06-22-2011, 02:44 AM   #4
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Excellent Dave. Can't wait to hear some stories about the ride.
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Old 06-22-2011, 05:03 AM   #5
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So, Dave gets home around 4pm yesterday, and by 6:30 he's with us heading for the Nippissing Trail.


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Old 06-22-2011, 05:33 AM   #6
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So, Dave gets home around 4pm yesterday, and by 6:30 he's with us heading for the Nippissing Trail.
He's a trooper!

Nice pics, Dave! Looks like a great trip!
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Old 06-22-2011, 06:03 AM   #7
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Looks great Dave and right back on the trail, Im envious for sure
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Old 06-22-2011, 06:31 AM   #8
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11 days is pretty quick for that loop Dave.

I love the pics from Red Bay. Can you imagine living there in the Winter

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Old 06-26-2011, 11:08 AM   #9
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Funny...I sport that same hair-do all summer!! Nothing like the "lump-head" look!

I am doing the same trip, except I will be in a van with the family. Hopefully we will have the same weather as you (that flight over to NFLD would be cool as well!)
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Old 06-26-2011, 06:57 PM   #10
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Looks like a great ride Dave, do you have any tracks from the ride?
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:08 AM   #11
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Great report Dave, thanks for sharing!

I love how your bike has over 50k km's, when I can find ones 10 years old (and older) with less than 20k.
Go man go!
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:03 AM   #12
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Funny...I sport that same hair-do all summer!! Nothing like the "lump-head" look!

I am doing the same trip, except I will be in a van with the family. Hopefully we will have the same weather as you (that flight over to NFLD would be cool as well!)
Summer time perma helmet hair!

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Looks like a great ride Dave, do you have any tracks from the ride?
Sorry, no tracks. We really just did the ride for the Trans Lab gravel, so there was mostly highway heading out there and on the way back. It wouldn't be a very exciting track to look at.

I know I missed a billion cool roads and trails out there, but I'll be back again!

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Great report Dave, thanks for sharing!

I love how your bike has over 50k km's, when I can find ones 10 years old (and older) with less than 20k.
Go man go!
I know eh! It sure has been reliable for me.
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:34 PM   #13
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