Goose Bay in Sept.???

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  1. smitty141

    smitty141 Been here awhile

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    Would late September be to late for a quick trip from St. Louis Mo to Goose Bay? Would go counter clockwise.

    It would be a quick trip, only have 2 weeks to do the 6500 mile trip. I would be traveling alone, so a few 1000 mile days would be in order. Would be riding my 990 KTM.

    I did 10,000+ miles to Prudhoe Bay and back in 14 days a few years ago, so the miles are not a problem.

    Thoughts??

    Thanks Smitty
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  2. Fundy Rider

    Fundy Rider Where 2?

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    Was up there in Mid Sept. and it was hot and warm all week but I was lucky. You should be good as far as snow goes just have some warm gear with you and if your sleeping out at night it could get below the freezing mark.

    Personally I think this is a great time as the bugs will be almost a non issue.

    When your coming look me up with a place to crash and we could sit down with a map for your journey. You will be crossing the border at my town. I am on the Cnd. side of Calais Maine. Ride a 950 as well.
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  3. Kyler

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    the highs will be in the mid-low 50s. Some of the guys here say it has snowed in Sept. I leave tomorrow and am doing a clockwise run.
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  4. Newfiebullet

    Newfiebullet Been here awhile

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    What's that in Celsius?

    September can be really nice weather, with highs in the 20's for sure. But it can get chilly at night, and you're almost sure to see frost, with temps getting near zero overnight.
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  5. ciedema

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    Ok I have just finished the Trans Labrador W to E. I have left a gas can that I no longer need at N51º10.121' W56º47.647' if you are on a 990 with standard tanks you will need one to carry gas to get you to Goose Bay.

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  6. Newfiebullet

    Newfiebullet Been here awhile

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    Did I see you at the restaurant in Churchill Falls on Saturday?

    If you can give a km mark where you left the can it would be easier for people to find. :freaky
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    Maybe I was there and there was another bike in the car park with an Action Packer top box. The can is actually on Newfoundland not in Labrador.

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    Newfiebullet Been here awhile

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    Yeah, that was me.

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  11. smitty141

    smitty141 Been here awhile

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    Still on the fence about this trip. I will be good on fuel, stock tanks, plus a plumbed in aux cell with another 4.8 gallons.

    The plan is to do it CCW, and know there's not a problem with the ferry's. What is the longest distance between fuel stops???

    Hey Newfiebullet, is there a guided tour around your parts :evil??

    Smitty
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  12. Littlepeter

    Littlepeter Been here awhile

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    The longest distance between fuel stops is Port Hope Simpson to Happy Valley-Goose Bay which about 416 km (259 miles).

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  13. ciedema

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    It is well worth the trip if you do it stop into red Bay and check out the museum.

    On my 990 I used a tank and 2 gallons. With some left over. So that shouldn't be a problem fuel wise.

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  14. Newfiebullet

    Newfiebullet Been here awhile

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    That's about right. 400kms between Goose and Port Hope, add in a few k to get to the gas station in town, and you've probably got 410-415.

    I would be happy to do a guided tour of the area, but unfortunately in Sept I'm only available on the weekends, so I'd be pretty limited to where I could go.
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  15. Budley

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    I knew you'd poke your head out eventually Lee. Haaha.
    Go to HVGB and do what the newfiebullet says. he's right. he's also addicted.
    I hope you're still there in a few years. I'll have more seniority and better vacation. The next bike i broker for you i'll ride it out!!
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  16. smitty141

    smitty141 Been here awhile

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    Will there be much of a language barrier? I do not know any French, but I do like French Crullers...

    How's the Tim Horton situation?? I love that place. When I road to Dead Horse two years ago, the best tip I got .... If your hungry and see a Tim Hortons, stop and eat...

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  17. Newfiebullet

    Newfiebullet Been here awhile

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    I'll either be here or on the island. Don't imagine I'll ever live outside the province again.
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  18. ciedema

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    Do you mean understanding Quebecios or Newfies? :lol

    Plenty of Timmys in both NFL and Quebec. Tuscan Chicken Panni is quite good or in French Poulet al la Toscane

    I found in Quebec that if tried to speak a little French people were very nice and would answer in English most of the time, especially once they found out I was Australian. I really enjoyed Quebec and so far NFL has been fantastic.

    Just remember 'Desolé Je ne parle pas Francais' (Sorry I don't speak French)


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  19. Newfiebullet

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    Very good advice. A little effort goes a long way in Quebec and a few simple phrases will show you're making an effort.
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    arrcrussell Gimme Dirt

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    No stoppin' and smellin' the roses for you man!

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