Trans labrador HWY in Winter

Discussion in 'Canada' started by paulmondor, May 16, 2007.

  1. misha

    misha Been here awhile

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    Here's a link to a CBC interview with Paul, from Labrador City. Look under the January 26th edition of the CBC Newfoundland and Labrador Week in Review. It's at the end of the 1/2 hour report.

    Better link in next post. Thanks Coolhand!
  2. Coolhand

    Coolhand Puck slapping maplesucker

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  3. hammerman

    hammerman n00b

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    Damn, Paul you sure amaze the hell out of me:clap When are you coming back through Sault Ste Marie? or Bruce Mines. Capt90 and Hammerman from the Canadian X Riders want to buy you Supper and catch-up with your adventures. Thought the first time down from Wawa to the Soo was thrilling eh?? George, Kim & Pete
  4. Big Doug

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    Hey, Paul

    Once you get out of Montreal, it looks like you've got pretty good conditions for Northern Ontario through the weekend.

    It's going to be 6C & raining until Thursday and then drop to seasonal i.e. -5C Highs, -15 Lows around here. Expect the Outouais to be around the same.

    For that stretch around Pembroke/Deep River/Mattawa through to North Bay, if you're coming through before Thursday, just make sure you time it to be through there in the afternoon. At +6C, that will make for some pretty good fog in the mornings in those deep valleys. I've spotted more than a few brown furry things (i.e. deer) near the road when I've caged it recently to my son's hockey games in Mattawa and Temiskaming. They're kind of randomly out in the road looking to lick the salt.
  5. paulmondor

    paulmondor Iceman

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    Thank you my friend! I aqppreciated your belief in me.
    Like i said earlier i am sorry i have not been around the last few days but i am suffering from serious withdrawal. I just can`t wait to be back on the road!

    Cheers!:freaky
  6. paulmondor

    paulmondor Iceman

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    Hey Hay! I stopped at Bobbers on my way back and asked the waitress if she knew Peter! She was of no help. Like isaid on my site. PM me your info and i will give you abuzz as I get near.
    Cheers
  7. paulmondor

    paulmondor Iceman

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    Thanks Doug for all the help. Looking forward to see you when I hit NB.
  8. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer Supporter

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    It's extremely cold out on the plains right now. Good luck Paul and Godspeed.
  9. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    -30 here this morning, -50 with the wind chill.

    Hopefully it lets up soon.
  10. Big Doug

    Big Doug Been here awhile

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    Holey Crap! We went from +6 to -10C with 75km winds in the span of about 2 hours this morning. I had to wear my MX goggles on my walk to work this morning.
  11. Big Doug

    Big Doug Been here awhile

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    Paul's got horseshoes up his ass (or is that the Caribou's ass), what with his bike being laid up in Montreal right now.

    These are HUGE stretches of road that are closed right now, i.e Hearst to Matheson is @ 300 km and Wawa to Massey is @ 430 km.

    You can't get very far North or West across Northern Ontario with these stretches closed.

    More Highways closed
    By Kate Adams
    BayToday.ca
    Wednesday, January 30, 2008
    [​IMG]OPP advise the public that the following highways have been closed due to poor weather conditions - icy roads, zero visibility and whiteouts:

    Hwy 11 (between Hearst and Matheson)
    Hwy 17 (Wawa to Massey)
    Hwy 655 (between Timmins to Hwy 11N)
    Hwy 129 (Thessalon to Chapleau)
    Hwy 144 (Cartier to Hwy 101)
    Hwy 6 (Little Current to Espanola)
    Hwy 101 (Chapleau to Matheson)

    The estimated length of time for the closure is unknown at this time and there are no detours.

    http://www.baytoday.ca/content/news/details.asp?c=24015



  12. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Did the same thing here, only the winds were clocked at 120. Lots of snow squalls off the lake causing white outs on the 401.

    I was supposed to haul to Montreal today, said fuck it. Manãna...
  13. Big Doug

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    [​IMG]

    My neighbor's Muskoka chairs wound up on his lawn...I've lived here 7 years and have never seen that.

    I just walked down to Lake Nipssing @ 1km from my place and I couldn't even stand up to take a picture, the wind is so strong. Memorial drive is closed near the lake.
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  15. paulmondor

    paulmondor Iceman

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    Yep! I do!!!

    Holy Crap batman!:huh :huh
    This is windy! the same crap started here. Looks like te ealist i could leae her might be saturday! If all goes well!
    they could no start on my bike till today. problems at the shop. so Hopefully by the time i leave the roads will be opened! I donèt care about the cold or wind, i just wan to be able o scott down the road! I was debaing whether or not to leave the sidecar here and finish the trip on 2 wheels! What da ya think....

    I mis riding on 2 wheels!
  16. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Are you nucking futz?!? (dumb question!) :D

    Leave the chair where it is! :deal

    We'll all sleep better. :1drink

    -6 here in sunny Hamilton. No snow but it's blowing like mad!
  17. ZZR_Ron

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    It is f%cking cold here...our high so far is around -30, wind is whipping everything around. The furnace has hardly shut off all day.

    It's a day off, so I'm doing the honourable thing...:freaky
  18. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Furnace?!?

    What kind of northerner are you?

    I've been making latte's on my woodstove all day. :lol3


    :jkam
  19. paulmondor

    paulmondor Iceman

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    It looks like someone (Lornce) wants me to leave te chair in Joliette and go on without it.:augie

    HMMMMMM!! I will have to consier that!!:freaky
  20. paulmondor

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    NOT!!!!:D :lol3