11 Day Trans Labrador Loop

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Groves, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Groves

    Groves Been here awhile

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

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    Crossing over into Quebec at the Cumberland-Masson ferry.

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    Ferry crossing number two into Tadoussac.

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    Dinosaurs in Quebec

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    Manic 2

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

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    The gang fueling up at Motel de l'Engerie

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    Manic 5! :eek1 Wow!

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    Taking a break at Relais Gabriel.

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

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    Hurray! It's gravel again.

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    The mine near Labrador City.

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    Labrador!

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    We camped in a RV park just outside of Labrador City.
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  2. Groves

    Groves Been here awhile

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    Never waited a minute or more in construction zones.

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    "New" pavement.

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    Note the great weather in all of these photos!

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    Hotel North Two.

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    Taking a break.

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    The road down into Red Bay.

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    Our place in Red Bay for the night.

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    Goodbye Labrador, I'll be back!

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    Waiting in Blanc-Sablon.
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  3. Groves

    Groves Been here awhile

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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.

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

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

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

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    MV Highlanders

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    The rooms on board the ferry are totally worth it.

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

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    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.

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

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

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    Rolled over 50,000km on the way home in Quebec.
    Not bad for a 2009.
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  4. Sewerat

    Sewerat Cert. bike whore

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    Excellent Dave. Can't wait to hear some stories about the ride. :clap
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  5. H e a d N o r t h

    H e a d N o r t h (take the high road)

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    So, Dave gets home around 4pm yesterday, and by 6:30 he's with us heading for the Nippissing Trail. :huh


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  6. EmmEff

    EmmEff Long timer

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    He's a trooper!

    Nice pics, Dave! Looks like a great trip!
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  7. toddiscdn

    toddiscdn Take off, EH!

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    Looks great Dave and right back on the trail, Im envious for sure:clap
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  8. RumRunner

    RumRunner Sit there, turn that

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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:vardy:vardy:vardy

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  9. ScottDill

    ScottDill TANSTAAFL

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    Good stuff Dave.....
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  10. drcool

    drcool R.I.P. Dave

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    Groves, you rawk:freaky

    Good to hear you had a good trip, keep trying to wear out that Kaw
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  11. Ridemuch

    Ridemuch SUP

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    Thanks for sharing your trip with us....:dllama
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  12. dakarchef

    dakarchef Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the photos Dave! Looks like it was a nice trip w good weather.
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  13. CanadianX

    CanadianX Oh!? That is deep.

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    Good stuff thanks for sharing.
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  14. adit

    adit Bent and Broken

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    Looks like an excellent trip ! What type of saddle bags are you using ? Thanks.
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  15. RobbieO

    RobbieO Muskokatard

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    WOW, Dave! Excellent photos of your trip:clap

    How many Kilometers was the whole trip??
    How were the bugs?
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  16. adiablolex

    adiablolex Lost again

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    beauty!!!
    thanks for the pics man
    This is one little loop that I've been thinking to do for a while now, you just reinforced these thoughts :clap
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  17. Groves

    Groves Been here awhile

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    Yeah, that felt a little crazy and I think the misquotes were worse here!

    That would be wild. Although I wouldn't mind experiencing it!

    They are Wolfman Expedition Dry Saddle and Duffel bags from Dual Sport Plus.

    The total was right around 6,120km, but I'm sure my rear tire covered a bit more ground than the front at times. :evil There were many Dakar spirited moments along that road.

    The bugs weren't bad at all. It was still cool in the evening and mornings. Maybe that helped? I never once pulled out my bug jacket!

    I would like to go back again :loco and have more time to take all the tours. The underground generating station at Churchill Falls looks really interesting.
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  18. keener

    keener Speed changes you.

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    I couldnt catch up with this guy on Tuesday , he was still high from his translab trip, spinning it at the corners on Nipissing rd. Hope to ride with you again.
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  19. keener

    keener Speed changes you.

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    the generators room(massive!) is about 300m under ground. Tour is well worth the time, as far as I remember it is free.
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  20. goswiftly

    goswiftly Got tubes?

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    Wow, fast ride, took us 15 days last year. You guy's rock!!!!!!
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