Adventures of Blaster and Dorito--Trans Lab 2011 (Execution phase)

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  1. blaster11

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    For those that live a bit closer than Maryland to NFLD, or those even a bit looney, these tracks may have provided a bit more adventure. For us, they were aborted and we backtracked to better terrain.

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    For more information, on condition see day 11 in post 121 of this RR.

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    Should you get over the "bridge", here is the remainder of the route.

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    Attached is yet another ill-fated attempt at the sink hole.

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    Again, foiled by a missed turn/goat trail...here is the planned route.

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    This track was nice, but did have a few obstacles. We would have crossed the river, assuming we had knowledge that the trail was not going to degrade any further.

    Attached is the "aborted" section of the GPX file.

    For more information, on condition see day 12 in post 122 of this RR.

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    Gros Morne As Rode

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    Gros Morne as planned

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    thanks!
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    Negative. The file breaks are not based on days, rather sized for uploading. Our trip was 22 days, with only a few short days, and 1 non-riding day.
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    cool - I wish I could take 3-weeks off but our trip will be shortened to 2-weeks. About a year from now, Boothdoc and I'll buy you copius quantities of beer and pic your brains.
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    Bruce
    I did that same Goose arm road out of Deer Lake up over the Mountain and came out in Conor Brook.

    wow great minds think alike.

    I went around the bridge that is washed out, after you go pass the feild with the Horses (well, there were horsse in it when I went pass on thrusday)

    anyway, when I back tracked back to that bridge there was a lot more water to deal with and then going south towards Conor Brook the trail closed up and had to go futher east to get threw.

    that was one of the best days of the trip.

    there are more trails and logging roads from Conor Brook down to Stevenville but I was running out of time and want to get down to ferry befor it got dark

    I am in Wallace NS.now

    I had a couple down days staying at my cousin cottage, did some maitains and laundry on sat, and did some more trail riding today around here, there is a trail rail from Picto threw Oxbow ( near Springhill) that is a nice option to the trans-can aswell.

    leave early for Boston in am, back to work :(:








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    thanks for those files, I'll try to get out that way to look more closely next year. Due to the hurricane last Friday canceling too many ferries I ran out of time and booked it back to PAB and across Maine to Montreal so I could make the airport this am. 3rd try to run the TLH this year foiled:huh
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    Bruce, Dana, Lance, et al.....

    Would you mind posting what tire/tire combination everyone was running?
    I'd also like to know how well (or not well) whatever combination you chose worked; what particular fault the combination may have had; whether you'd use the same combination for the CDT; whether you would recommend whatever combination you used. In other words, what works and what doesn't.

    We are trying to come up with a combination for Alaska that will work and if we can comfortably do the trip without a tire change (doubtful - too much hard road).
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    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    Dunlop 908 rear 606 front, the front was badly ramped after 4500 km's and the 908 lasted 7500 km's and could have gone further. 99% pavement, 2000 2up. Great combo on my 640, will run it again for sure. Make sure you have at least 3 tire irons:lol3