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Old 11-03-2012, 09:04 AM   #121
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Hmm, I hadn't considered an official sticker, but these look very appropriate:

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Old 11-03-2012, 11:57 AM   #122
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Hmm, I hadn't considered an official sticker, but these look very appropriate:

And it's interesting that one of those interested in accompanying you band of misfits owns a vinyl design business....
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:25 PM   #123
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misfits???

Eccentrics...like the chain tensioner.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:36 PM   #124
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Eccentrics...like the chain tensioner.
Among crazy people, we're considered to be perfectly normal. C-stain, you are now official stickermeister.
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Does that also give me some artistic license?
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:47 PM   #126
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Naturally. I was a print designer for years myself, but I haven't had my hand in the game for some time.

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Does that also give me some artistic license?
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:33 PM   #127
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I've sketched out a tentative base route. It's posted over in the GPS "Laying Down Tracks" section for those of you that have no wives or girlfriends and spend your nights with Google Earth.

Linky: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=839188
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So, one of the guys from work had expressed an interest in doing NFLD with the group next summer. He even went so far as to try and join the T'Railway Organization. Read the correspondence here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=839226

I haven't looked at the GPX files yet, but I'm assuming it takes some of the T'Railway into the route?

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Old 11-05-2012, 03:39 PM   #129
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So, one of the guys from work had expressed an interest in doing NFLD with the group next summer. He even went so far as to try and join the T'Railway Organization. Read the correspondence here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=839226

I haven't looked at the GPX files yet, but I'm assuming it takes some of the T'Railway into the route?

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Yeah, the T'railway features. Mostly from Port Aux Basques to Corner Brook, and the Gaff Topsails section, which I though was a must-do. Much of the route is quite original, and comes from about 40 solid hours of peering at tiny images blown up as big as I can make them. If it goes through, I believe there is some good riding there.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:28 AM   #130
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Abandoned section of Northern Peninsula Highway?

This is very interesting. Shown is a section of highway that was abandoned in 2004. It once served the community of Big Brook, which was relocated at the time. It now provides access to the Watts Point Park Reserve. The Department of Environment and Conservation claims that the road is rough, but seems to indicate it may be passable here:

http://www.env.gov.nl.ca/env/parks/w...irections.html

Anyone have other information?



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Old 11-07-2012, 02:52 PM   #131
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My wife and I drove into Big Brook , an evacuated village, last year from the north. Sad sight, a beautiful spot with many buildings still standing with curtains on the widows and furniture still in some.
The bridge across Big Brook( more like a river) was removed and berms built on either side to discourage access. ATVs were crossing the river and if you take after McGregor and Boorman you could get your bike across. We were on 1200GSA but the wife talked me out of crossing. The road from the north was an easy , pleasant, scenic ride. It appeared that the road south of Big Brook was well used as well. A unique place well worth visiting.

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Old 11-07-2012, 04:18 PM   #132
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My wife and I drove into Big Brook , an evacuated village, last year from the north. Sad sight, a beautiful spot with many buildings still standing with curtains on the widows and furniture still in some.
The bridge across Big Brook( more like a river) was removed and berms built on either side to discourage access. ATVs were crossing the river and if you take after McGregor and Boorman you could get your bike across. We were on 1200GSA but the wife talked me out of crossing. The road from the north was an easy , pleasant, scenic ride. It appeared that the road south of Big Brook was well used as well. A unique place well worth visiting.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...size=960%2C720

Very good info. We found some pictures of the bridge, but none of the river. I assume the stage of the water would make a big difference if you were attempting to ford it.
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We were there at the end of July and could have forded the river with the GSA if I had a couple of friends along just in case help was needed. The water was perhaps about 18 inches deep but there were large boulders so I would have walked across first to establish a good line for the crossing.
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We were there at the end of July and could have forded the river with the GSA if I had a couple of friends along just in case help was needed. The water was perhaps about 18 inches deep but there were large boulders so I would have walked across first to establish a good line for the crossing.
AtlasEXP is our amphibious operations specialist. 18" doesn't sound excessive, depending on the bottom conditions and the current.
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Is it a tidal river? 18" now, 48" later?

Are we going to be put in the penalty box for not using metric terms in this thread?

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