Through the Taiga Solo - Pennsylvania to James Bay, Radisson, and Chisasibi

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  1. max384

    max384 Bandaided Supporter

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    I wish I had more time to interact more with the people... But a whirlwind trip has to have some limitations.

    I carried a dromedary bag with me for water, and plan to use it when I do the TT as well.

    I don't know if a genuine James Bay sticker exists. A few inmates here messaged me telling me they got their stickers the same way...
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  2. max384

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    Thanks for reading!
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  3. ipeters

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    What a report! Your experience really resonated with me because I encountered similar conditions in 2015. Man, was I cold!!
    I'm having trouble seeing the images. All I see is a bunch of \[IMG\] tags. Do they show up for you? If not, would you happen to have the pics somewhere else?

    cheers,
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  4. ipeters

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    Never mind, found out that my employer was blocking smugmug. All good now.
    Again, fantastic ride report (I know it's a few years old, but I think it's a real gem!).
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    Blocking SmuMug? That's not very nice.
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    1/2crazedbikr Go Big or Go Home!

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    I know this is an old report, but thanks very much for your effort posting it. I got a real feeling for the remoteness of the area from your pics and writing. I'm hoping to head up there summer of '18 and attempt the Trans Taiga, then make my way back to the Trans Labrador Hwy and finish up with the Maritime Provinces before I head back to Florida. Too bad you didn't have more time off, but you made the most of what you had, for sure!
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    I'm with you. Not sure what it is about this area but it fascinates me to no end. I was hoping to make the TLH this year but could not get away from the office for long enough. I'm hopeful for next year.
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  8. max384

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    Thanks for following along. I'm also planning on riding the Trans Taiga next summer. This time I'm planning 8 days for it.

    I'm not sure what about this area fascinates me either, but it truly just does. My wife thinks I'm crazy. She'd rather go to the beach. Not me.
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    1/2crazedbikr Go Big or Go Home!

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    I'll most likely be going in July. Not sure yet. I'm also not entirely sure what bike I'll have then
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    CavReconSGT Just the right amount of evil.

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    I loved the area. Bring the wife, she can swim in James bay. Bet she hasn't been on the beach of the arctic ocean yet. I didn't swim but I did stand in it. Even tasted it at the prompting of the local.:lol3

    I plan on heading back in 2018. Did the trip to Chisasibi and Radisson in 2016. Did the Trans Labrador Highway this year. Want to go back to do the route that I planned in 2016. I didn't do the North road or the Trans Tiaga. That is again on the list for next year.

    KR
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    I'll run that by her. Basking in the clouds at the arctic ocean, sounds nice. :lol3
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    :thumb
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    eemsreno Super Tenere Rider.

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    Found this through your sig link
    Really enjoyed it.
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    Thanks for following along!
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    chief 06 Been here awhile

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    I enjoyed it too! Thank you for sharing your story and photos.
    Fascinating area I will have to visit myself…a different culture, remoteness, wilderness, no tourists…perfect!
    I understand that time constraints dictate your intense pace, but you manage to take all the photos, watch a movie :) , fix your bike, and relax a bit…I like your style!
    “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Theodor Roosevelt would be proud!
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  17. DocRogers

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    Great trip. One more for the bucket list.


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  18. max384

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    Thanks for following along. It really is a fascinating place. I'll be back up there this summer, and I'll also be doing the Trans Taiga and Route du Nord. I'll post the thread to the ride report here when I write it.

    My wife always complains that I try to squeeze way too many things into a given timeframe... As it turns out, she's probably correct... But that's how I like to operate.

    Thanks for reading!
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  19. rick danger

    rick danger The further adventures of

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    Awesome. Very enjoyable. Been across thousand islands countless times. My father was born about hundred miles north of there. We rode around Algonquin park as a kid. That tower was very familiar. :thumb
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    Wow you Rock ! Great right up . Sounds like a great ride . I understand the time crunch . We always want to see more on each trip . I cant believe you rode that far on an SV solid motorcycle bout that riding postion would kill me . I grew up in Pa amd still miss it . If you evervget out this way let me know .
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