Quebec, Labrador, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by dentrecords, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. DestinationUnknown

    DestinationUnknown Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the RR and pictures. Definitely on my list of trips to take. Everyone I know that has ridden that area has nothing but good things to say about it.
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  2. agent of orange

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    Great pics!! And lots of great info on the route. I am planning to do the loop from Halifax September 2013. I have looked at the route for almost 5 years but never had a bike suited to do long stretches of gravel. Picked up a BMW 650 Dakar which I think will suit my off tarmac curiosities. I really want to ride the tlh before it is all paved...
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  3. S/W

    S/W Been here awhile

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    I spent the first two weeks in August riding Newfoundland a few years ago,and quite frankly, I don't remember any bugs!!! The locals did warn me to stay off the roads at night or risk hitting a moose. One of the best trips I ever took on my bike. The people are very friendly and the scenery spectacular. A lot goes on in St Johns in August, festivals and the such.
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  4. agent of orange

    agent of orange Adventurer

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    lol i dont think george street ever has a slow time of year!!
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  5. wmfleet2

    wmfleet2 Long timer

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    thanks for the info,,
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  6. braduh60

    braduh60 Brad

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    Great RR. Your route is just what I want to do. The only problem is the paving issue. I am putting together a group but looks like will a Concours and FZR that really don't do gravel. Do you think the Labrador Hwy will be paved by Aug 2013?
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  7. fastredbike

    fastredbike out riding

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    Very nice RR Dentrecords, top job on the lenswork. Looks like you had really good weather through Lab and most of your route, that's not always the case but the time you traveled helps.

    Braduh60 the paving crews were working hard in Aug '12 when I went through, but it's going to be a long while yet before it's all paved, or even half way done. I saw more than one street bike on the route while I was there, though.
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  8. nick949eldo

    nick949eldo Long timer

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    The Minister of Transportation suggests 2019 for Phase 1, and who knows when for the rest (longer the better as far as I'm concerned). http://www.cbc.ca/labradormorning/episodes/2012/04/03/labradors-tlh---paved-by-2019/

    By then we'll all be riding hover bikes anyway..............

    Nick
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  9. markbvt

    markbvt Long timer

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    I can't imagine it'll take them till 2019 to finish paving Phase 1 unless they take a really long break. In three summer seasons (2010, 2011, 2012) they've gotten about half of it paved already. Assuming they don't stop for a while, they ought to finish by 2015 or so.

    That said, Phases 2 and 3 will still be gravel even when Phase 1 is done (and Phase 2 contains the sketchiest sections of the TLH), and as of yet about half of Rt 389 from Manic 5 to Fermont is unpaved (also sketchy in sections).

    --mark
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  10. sgio

    sgio Been here awhile

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    Your landscape photos are amount the best I have seen in a ride report. :clap The colors are all very natural and beautiful. Do you do much post processing?

    Thanks so much for sharing!
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  11. slowpoke69

    slowpoke69 Been here awhile

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    That said, Phases 2 and 3 will still be gravel even when Phase 1 is done (and Phase 2 contains the sketchiest sections of the TLH), and as of yet about half of Rt 389 from Manic 5 to Fermont is unpaved (also sketchy in sections).

    --mark[/QUOTE]

    Sketchy=good?:evil

    Isn't that the fun part, riding stuff others can't, or won't?:D

    Trips like yours are so inspiring, I GOTTA GET A BIKE BACK UNDER MY ASS!!! AAARRRGGGHHH!!!
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  12. markbvt

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    If you're on the right kind of bike, sure, but most people on streetbikes with sport-touring tires probably wouldn't have much fun...

    --mark
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  13. FLARider1

    FLARider1 Long timer

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    thanks for the RR. We are doing a 2 up trip in August from South Florida to St Johns NL. Western Brook Pond was on the pre-planning 'maybe' list but now its on the must see!!!

    Thanks again for the pics and peek of what we will see this summer.:clap
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