Trans Labrador Highway run (Orma Lake Rd) 2017

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  1. Robnoxious

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    Wow this topic is really blowing up with the ride getting so close..... I like it. It looks like I will be missing most of you being that I'm leaving later but shit happens. I really hope that it's great weather and that everyone has an amazing trip. Does anyone from the ROCK have any suggestions on things to see while I'm riding through and great camp sites??


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  2. Robnoxious

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    The only reason I didn't consider the E07 was I couldn't find them in my tire size. I currently mounted up the K60 Scouts. I'm curious to see how they do in wet pavement. I'll probably have to really watch it. It seems every ride I do I have to puts lots of pavement miles on before I can get to the dirt or gravel.


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  4. Robnoxious

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    Thank u looks great


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  5. Robnoxious

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    It***


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    Read back a bit-people are showing up
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  7. skibum69

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    Just talked to one of the dams and dykes guys and he says they have crews in to the end of the Orma Lake road every week or two. They drive trucks so it is certainly passable but he says a lot of it gets pretty rough. I would guess no problem on a bike.

    He does not know the condition of the Esker Road past the Lobstick turnoff at mile 61, he thinks it's getting pretty grown in past there for the last 50 miles but again does not know first hand.

    You on the road yet?
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    Does anyone from the ROCK have any suggestions on things to see while I'm riding through and great camp sites??


    Tablelands, Lance aux Meadows, Port au Port, Western Brook pond boat tour, Point Amour to name a few spots to have a look or set up camp.
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  9. kr1

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    Perfect timing. Thanks for the information. We are heading out on Saturday. I have your number in my contacts list. If I can get wifi in Churchill falls I'll give you a call and see if we can connect. I also saw the link to the place you are doing in New Melbourne. Looks great. I am not sure if we will be going past that area or if the timing will work out but if we are in that area we will also try to contact you. I think you said you were going to be bouncing between the two spots around that time?

    I'll be adding my Spotwalla link shortly also.

    Thanks again.
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    Fire me a text or PM me from Lab City so I can make an effort to get offsite to meet up with you. If you end up close to my house I'll be home by the 27th if not the 26th, depends on flights.
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  11. Robnoxious

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    If you guys encounter anything along the way give a shout out the the thread. I leave the 30th. Safe travel mates!!!!!


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  12. Sjoerd Bakker

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    Damurph et al , if you are looking for good FREE campsites in Labrador
    here are my favourites.
    Lab City , in the middle of town on top of the hill with water tower & radio .Nice flat spot with easy driveway access off Carol Drive , just zig zag the residential streets west from McD .
    Goose Bay has a really nice camping area on the big lawns outside the fencing of the municipal water tank mound . It is at south edge of town beside the hi way 500 and Valleyview Drive , to north of the T junction to Happy Valley . image.jpeg
    Beats paying $140+ for a hotel .
    These last days in Quebec and Lab have been phenomenally perfect weather , warm, sunny and DRY, could not be better!

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    Rob,

    Send me a PM with your phone number and service. If you can receive email on the road I can send it to that also. I will test if I can send you a text via the inReadh. I will try to send notes on this forum but lack of service is going to make that difficult if not impossible.

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    Thanks, very much. This will go into the GPS tonight.

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    Save some of that weather for me.
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    Rob, if you don't leave until the 30th you'll miss the beer tasting I'm hosting in Wabush on the 25th for their 50th Anniversary and Come Home Year.:D
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    Another great spot to camp in Goose Bay is the former Gosling Lake Park. Head north out of town as though heading to Northwest River, and the park will be on the right a few miles out. The park has been abandoned for years, but the tourist info office in Goose Bay is still directing people there to camp, and it's actually a very nice spot, and has the advantage of being a decent distance from the main road.

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    Thanks, nice pictures. I actually knew about this one and have it in the GPS already but always glad to hear/see/get a second recommendation for an area.

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  20. Robnoxious

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    That sucks hate to miss anything food or drink. LOL
    I will deff look into some of the places you suggested. Looks amazing I'll try to even stop by your spot if I get onto the east side of the ROCK


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