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    Cool Ride Report

    Quote Originally Posted by riderR1150GSAdv View Post
    WOW! SWEET!! Looks like a very nice trip!! Great Pics! How long did you ride around up there?? Details, details......
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_F View Post
    What a trip with wonderful photographs! Thank you for sharing.
    Quote Originally Posted by snoone View Post
    Quite a body of work.. Beautiful photos, great composition. Looks like a great trip. Thanks for sharing
    Quote Originally Posted by Ted View Post
    Outstanding photos! I changed my desktop wallpaper three times

    You wouldn't happen to have a trip write-up would you?



    Thanks, I have added details and a trip report.


    Last edited by BeerTeam; 11-13-2007 at 11:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeerTeam View Post
    klrobins,
    I hope this report helps you.



    FANTASTIC!!! Thanks!!!

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    Excellent photos.

    They make me want to go back and I think I will when they finally complete that section between Cartwright and Happy Valley - Goose Bay. They keep changing the "completion date"...now its 2009...who knows if it'll happen by 2010.

    From the looks of the pics of the roads, you lucked in. Except for the very edges of the road, they look to be free of loose gravel . They must have dumped fresh gravel and spread it when I was there in 2003.
    Last edited by GlobalRider; 11-14-2007 at 02:16 PM.

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    Thumbs up Wow!!!

    Holy crap what a report! Nice job, awesome photos.
    Man I wish I could get a month off.

    I wonder if I could put Tourances on the RT.... hummmm....

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    I second that...........

    ..........great report!

    In looking at your gear I see Helen2wheels products, but I also see your own creative design in the strapping system. Are those bicycle inner tubes securing the load? What's your theory here? Thanks, Peter

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    Pictures

    All of your pictures appear upside-down. How do I right them to view?

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    Seat Cover

    I noticed the sheepskin cover on your seat. I can't ride more than 300 miles without a very sore backside. Did you find this thing helped a lot on your trip? If so, what brand is it and where did you buy it? The pictures were really great.

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    Above photo was taken last summer on a two week, two up (three with the dog) camping trip. The dog loves traveling in the tank bag.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpole View Post
    ..........great report!

    In looking at your gear I see Helen2wheels products, but I also see your own creative design in the strapping system. Are those bicycle inner tubes securing the load? What's your theory here? Thanks, Peter

    For my packing system I used Helen Two Wheel bags with straps, and a bungee net.

    Quote Originally Posted by thehueg View Post
    I noticed the sheepskin cover on your seat. I can't ride more than 300 miles without a very sore backside. Did you find this thing helped a lot on your trip? If so, what brand is it and where did you buy it? The pictures were really great.
    The sheepskin I used was just a loose pelt that I put on the seat. It is time for a new skin. Many riders like Alaska Sheepskin Butt Pads






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    Quote Originally Posted by thehueg View Post
    I noticed the sheepskin cover on your seat. I can't ride more than 300 miles without a very sore backside. Did you find this thing helped a lot on your trip? If so, what brand is it and where did you buy it? The pictures were really great.
    I dont have one, but you know what I found funny? I was recently at a rally and there was a rep selling the alaksa sheepskin butt pads... he had one on his bike. He was saying how great it was and everything so I was checking it out... anyway, guess what I found under his sheepskin.... seat beads.

    Now this was the rep!! Made me think the sheepskin must not be all its cracked up to be. I got a good laugh anyway.

    Lots of people seem to like them though.

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    +++++++++++++++++phase three of the Trans-Labrador Highway is open to the public





    The dot/dash (Goose Bay to Cartwright) section is now open.
    You may still take the ferry


    Quote Originally Posted by From the CBC
    The last section of a highway running from western Labrador to southern Labrador officially opened 12/12/09

    The Trans-Labrador Highway links the south coast of Labrador with the rest of Labrador and the North American highway system.

    Tom Hedderson, the Newfoundland and Labrador transportation minister, announced the opening of the third and final section of the highway, stretching between an area near Cartwright to Happy Valley-Goose Bay in central Labrador.

    "Effective today, phase three of the Trans-Labrador Highway is open to the public," Hedderson said in the legislature. "This connects all three phases into one continuous route that spans approximately 1,150 kilometres from western Labrador to southern Labrador."


    Section 9: Happy Valley-Goose Bay to Cartwright

    Distance is 180 miles of gravel WITH NO SERVICES LIKE GAS. This road may hurt the town of Cartright's business, as most will not want to take a 12 hour ferry when they can ride a road for 4-5 hours.
    This Road will be going thru a possible Canadian National Park, The Mealy Mountains

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    Thumbs up Remarkable

    Remarkable photos of a remarkable ride. My compliments, Jim

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