Trans-Labrador Highway

Discussion in 'Canada' started by SinOfSaul, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. SinOfSaul

    SinOfSaul Loyalist

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    Having read the article in July Cycle Canada, Open Labrador by Nicolas St-Germain I have purchased a new KLR650 and will head off up there in a couple of weeks. I will go Baie-Comeau, Labrador City, Happy Valley Goose Bay, ferry to Cartwright and down to Blanc-Sabion.
    I am not sure if I will do the whole loop and ferry over to Newfoundland, then to Nova Scotia or turn around and retrace my path through Labrador. or do a combination of both.

    Has anyone run the Trans-Labrador Highway this year?

    So many roads, so little time.
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  2. Ontario GS

    Ontario GS Budding Adv. Traveler

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    Search out Tree and view his website. He is also very helpful and knowledgeable, so send him a private message.
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  3. Ontario GS

    Ontario GS Budding Adv. Traveler

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    Search out Tree and view his website. He is also very knowledgeable and helpful, so send him a private message.

    Just got back from James Bay with him and Bueller.
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  4. driller

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    Go to "Events" and look for "4th of July TransLab" and follow the string for reports of the ride. Tumbleweed went on through and came back across on The Cat to Bar Harbor. Any of the guys on the trip can give you tips.
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  5. SinOfSaul

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    Thanks for the response guys, I can't wait to get going!

    Ontario GS, I live just down the road from you in Prince Edward County.
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  6. SinOfSaul

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    On my way within the hour, my Corbin flat seat came last night :D

    The ferry from Happy Valley/Goose Bay to Cartwright is booked solid
    for the next week, I can get on the Tuesday ferry IF I can check in at 8am
    Tuesday.

    Cheers :ricky
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  7. Global Rider

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    Not this year, but I ran the Trans Labrador Highway in August of 2003 from Newfoundland on my KLR 650.

    I hope you plan to bring some back-up items: tubes, chain, masterlink, a large can of chain lube, bug net and bug spray (just in case...I was lucky, no black flies), etc.

    The paved road ends at Manic Cinque, then alternates between pavement and gravel from there to Labrador City. Then from Labrador City to Goose Bay, it is all gravel. The same goes for the run from Cartwright to Red Bay. Red Bay to Blanc Sablon is paved. In all 1100 kms of gravel.

    There are some pics of my 2003 Eastern Canada Tour page of my web site.

    If you weren't off so fast, I'd recommend a few B&Bs to stay at.

    I wish I had the time to do it again. Have a great trip! :thumb

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  8. TREE

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    The ferries always have room to squeeze in another bike somewhere, I wouldn't worry about 'reservations' unless you want a cabin. I slept on the deck when it was a 2 day trip from Lewisporte to Goose Bay, much better than the crowded overheated cabins. Have a great run.
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  9. SinOfSaul

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    I have been home just over a week.

    Lots of rain, heated vest, stunning landscape, diaper rash, slick roads, 9 days, 6,200Km and loving every moment. :thumb Love that KLR!

    I will post a report when I get things together.
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