Well! we are almost there. The Frozen Butt Tour (Nothing to do with Iron Butt)
The rooms are reserved. The riders have prepped their bikes and the gear (All the gear they have to have) is purchased. One of them (Steve Becraft) is on his way across Canada as we speak. He is already in Thunder Bay. We are all meeting in Baie-Comeau on the 29th and leaving for Goose Bay on the 1st of February.
Patrice Roux from Quebec on a BMW F800 GS
Steve Becraft from Victoria on a BMW F650 GS
Ian Keen from Florida on a KLR 650
Steve Tabachnik from Alberta on a KTM 640
Gerry Malone from Ontario in the Support Vehicle GMC Silverado equipped like a Uber Winter monster
And yours truly from Planet Krypton on Frosty (Veteran)
We will be on the Trans Labrador Hwy for 8 days and 7 nights. We will travel the 2200 kms of Ice hwy that is the TLH. Screw Jesse James and his 150 miles of Ice Hwy! Our gys! Us! Are THE REAL THING! First night out will be spent at manic 5 Power dam in Northern Quebec (260 Kms out of Baie-Comeau) 2nd night will be in Labrador City (248 kms after Manic 5) 3rd night in Churchill Falls Labrador (250 kms after Labrador City) 4th night Goose Bay Labrador (285 kms after Churchill Falls) We will take a day of rest in Goose Bay and then reverse the machine and head back to Baie-Comeau where we will celebrate the fact that all of us (Hopefully) will have become the first riders to conquer the Labrador Hwy as a group in winter. I am told that the temperatures are expected to drop around what I experienced when I was there by myself; around the -60 C mark.
I have had a few people mailing me asking me to reserve their seats for the 2011 Frozen Butt Tour. Even though they know I am charging $5000 a head they wanted to give me their money right away. I have to wait and see how the 2010 (First one) will go. If all goes well the 2011 will be a go. Out of ten riders’ maximum, 3 seats are not taken.
This will be The tour! This is not for your average fair weather rider and sure is not for the faint of heart. This WILL BE THE HARDEST RIFE THESE RIDERS WILL HAVE EVER BEEN ON. And they know it. I feel humbled and privileged to be trusted by these men. There is NO room for mistake on this trip. It will not only be about seeing one if not the most beautiful place in North America, but to see it in winter, on a bike in conditions that can and will if given a chance kill you in 3 minutes.
The experience these riders have range from a veteran 25 year plus experience rider and an ex ice racer and a career long military arctic pilot to an Arctic survival trainer. These are by no means beginners and they cannot be. They will all post when they can their experiences on my site at and other sites. One of them is mine at http://paulmondor.com/site/forum/index.php?topic=23.0
I am looking forward to get to know these guys when we finally meet in Baie-Comeau where we will spend two days getting to know each other and the bikes. If any of you reading these words know any of the guys who have signed on this trek to be guided by me and go through what very few will be able to say they have gone through, please sign on and give them some cheers. I am psyched with this. I am gung-ho like crazy to be able to share this and live through this with them.
So again! If all goes well and no one gets seriously hurt or dies, the 2011 will be given a go.
So hang on and hang tight as the Frozen Butt Tour is about to launch.
PS: I have been also selling a lot af my books. So far over 700 and I had to ship all of them except a couple. I am flying out of Victoria on the 22nd. So between then and the 15 of February when I am scheduled to come back, I will not be able to ship them. So you know- you can go to PayPal and pay to Paul@PaulMondor.com
$24.79 (Tx and shipping included) for “Two Wheels through winter”
And $28.99 (TX and shipping included) for Iceman Vs. Labrador. This is about the second trip.
Please make sure to write in the notes when you pay what you want me to write in them. So far I have had to write some pretty cool stuff and I want to sincerely say “Thanks” for the support and the Kudos.
All this started as a ride and was totally unplanned 3 years ago, and I owe everything this turned out to be to all of you. There is not a day that goes by when I am not deeply humbled. We all are a crazy and passionate bunch and I could not come up with any words that can really say or explain how freaking proud and happy I am to be a motorcyclist. Period!
See you soon! Have a good winter. And for those of you who ride in this season-don’t let the fair weather ones tells you it is nuts......................You already know this!!!!!