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Discussion in 'Americas' started by blaster11, Feb 2, 2013.
OK, so here are some of the topics I would like to discuss on Saturday...what do you guys want to discuss?
Gas and ways your plan to haul
Hotel/camping....do we bring camping gear?
Sites to see
Things to do
Day 2 stop
First day of gravel?
Identify where reservations are needed/mandatory
You guys are very close to my discussion points
1. route north
2. Day 2 overnight
3. Day 3 overnight
4. Where to start TNE
5. Potential gas problem
only reason I typed this was to keep us near the top
I was thinking my priority towards questions was Bacon or Sausage ?
Bacon is the only correct answer (to every imaginable question on every imaginable subject)
Out for breakfast...still wicked windy here.
Likely will be at Morton's for the chili
windy here too
leaving in 30 minutes
Had a great conversation with Lakota, J4S, Blaster this morning. Lakota, has offered to turn the first few days of leaving the US into a mini-Rally.
The first few day mileage has been dialed back to 300 miles, with two diversions:
Then we'll take a victory gallop over to Centralia, Pennsylvania
We'll end the day where the mood strikes us, but likely between Scranton, PA and Albany, NY.
Day Two has started in a different point, and will still include:
Then off to Mt Washington
More later on this..
So plunking away a bit at the gas issue on the Trans Taiga. Mirage Lodge is at KM358 and need to make a round trip to end of the Trans Taiga (KM666). This makes for a 382 mile day.
With stock gears, I made 331 miles from Deer Lake, Newfoundland via Trailway through Red Indian Lake to Burgeo with no additional gas. This is largely due to the much lower RPMs on gravel and the mileage goes up quite significantly.
However, I have changed the front sprocket down 1 tooth since Newfoundland. However, I would imagine that 2 additional gallons would be more than ample to make the TT?
Additionally, it seems that some folks indicate they may be gas at the Trans Taiga at KM 666 seasonally?
i had 398 GPS miles out and back from Mirage. Air Saguenay maintains a tank farm at Caniapiscau above Brisay and has metered gas available IF OPEN, although i can't think of a reason they wouldn't be. pays to confirm.
two 12GSAs were on that road a few days earlier and i had seen them on the Baie James southbound. they had been out and back from Mirgage without fueling at Caniapiscau.
the Brisay road was not well maintained when i went through there, with two washouts, either of which would have been catastrophic to ride into if you didn't see them in time.
another big stretch without fuel (if the Cree camp is closed) is from Mirage back down to Relais 381. no one was there when i was east bound, but a guy did come out to the pumps when was west bound. there have been reports of bad fuel there, although i topped off without problem.
another problem stretch would be Radisson-James Bay-Mirage. i didn't feel like taking a chance after riding out to the Cree boat landing on James Bay and went back into Radisson to fuel.
Right now our plan is to do Radisson - James Bay - Radisson as a relaxing day trip after we come back to Radisson from Mirage.
company town, not much there, unless you take the tour.
Yup, 3 nights in dear 'ol Radisson..
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Missed Relais lodging..So, here's another possible option:
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Relais 381 is pretty much a truckstop with a cafe, and the usual support facilities.
everyone stops there, but i don't recall any moto travelers staying there. there was some lodging there, but i remember it as being pretty much staff housing. i sure wasn't tempted to stay.
i vote for the first one
Last time we were in Conway, we drove by this hotel--which looked a bit quizzical from the outside:
Now that I know they have Harley themed suite with its' own automatic garage opener garage...what is not to love?
Motorcycle Madness Suite
Now, off to find my Holiday Inn express login info..