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This year we're staging in Cochrane (hitting the snow on the 29th) & doing the loop in the opposite direction. I'm peeling off @ Timmins for Cochrane while the rest of the gang ride for 2 more days of riding thru KL, Gowganda & Timmins.20200204_010036-1.thumb.jpg.15ed5b18fd75c799b61e0c909bc5924e.jpg

Not sure of my route back to Cochrane. It's been a few years since I've ridden TOP C up to SRF,  so I may post something on OC or Faceplant a day or 2 before to see if anyone is running that way & 'tag' along w/ them.

 

Seeing as how the guys enjoyed my travelogue last season, I post a few pics daily & report our journey.

 

I just hope that the 'speed demons' will have left some snow on TOP A & I don't have to invest in a pair of Rouskis...

 

P.S.: Just remembered that this winter is the 20th anniversary of my 1st trip up north. A week of riding starting in Capreol.

 

Capreol - Elliot Lake

Elliot Lake - Chapleau

Chapleau - Hornepayne

Hornepayne - Kap'

Kap' - Iroquois Falls

Iroquois Falls - New Liskeard

New Liskeard - Capreol 

 

I think it was around 1300 miles on a '98 MXZ 500.

 

 

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Great plan to celebrate anniversary Good luck and enjoy your 6 days in paradise . Cheers

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7 hours ago, revrnd said:

This year we're staging in Cochrane (hitting the snow on the 29th) & doing the loop in the opposite direction. I'm peeling off @ Timmins for Cochrane while the rest of the gang ride for 2 more days of riding thru KL, Gowganda & Timmins.20200204_010036-1.thumb.jpg.15ed5b18fd75c799b61e0c909bc5924e.jpg

Not sure of my route back to Cochrane. It's been a few years since I've ridden TOP C up to SRF,  so I may post something on OC or Faceplant a day or 2 before to see if anyone is running that way & 'tag' along w/ them.

 

Seeing as how the guys enjoyed my travelogue last season, I post a few pics daily & report our journey.

 

I just hope that the 'speed demons' will have left some snow on TOP A & I don't have to invest in a pair of Rouskis...

 

P.S.: Just remembered that this winter is the 20th anniversary of my 1st trip up north. A week of riding starting in Capreol.

 

Capreol - Elliot Lake

Elliot Lake - Chapleau

Chapleau - Hornepayne

Hornepayne - Kap'

Kap' - Iroquois Falls

Iroquois Falls - New Liskeard

New Liskeard - Capreol 

 

I think it was around 1300 miles on a '98 MXZ 500.

 

 

Looks good Revrnd. We will be up there the same week that you are. If I'm figuring your route and days properly, it looks like we will both be in Timmins on the 5th of March. We are staying at the Super 8  and then heading back to Liskeard via the L143 on Friday.

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might be in dub at that time. hopefully we can meet up. Ski

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2 hours ago, PISTON LAKE CRUISER said:

Looks good Revrnd. We will be up there the same week that you are. If I'm figuring your route and days properly, it looks like we will both be in Timmins on the 5th of March. We are staying at the Super 8  and then heading back to Liskeard via the L143 on Friday.

PLC, we are staying at the BonAir in Timmins.  While Revrnd is heading back to Cochrane, the rest of us are heading to Gowganda Lake and then back to Cochrane.

48 minutes ago, skidooboy said:

might be in dub at that time. hopefully we can meet up. Ski

That would be great, Ski.  I have your cell # and will call you when we get in.

 

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Me and my buddy are booked at the Westway March 7 to 14 if anyone is in town then. Would be nice to put a face to the screen name. We are planning to do our loops out of Cochrane with 1 night staying in Hearst. Keep you eyes peeled for a Yamaha Nytro & Polaris Rush, wave us down to say Hi.  We haven't been up there for 2 years and we are really looking forward to it.

 

Sorry to Hijack your thread.

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2 hours ago, PISTON LAKE CRUISER said:

Looks good Revrnd. We will be up there the same week that you are. If I'm figuring your route and days properly, it looks like we will both be in Timmins on the 5th of March. We are staying at the Super 8  and then heading back to Liskeard via the L143 on Friday.

 

1 hour ago, skidooboy said:

might be in dub at that time. hopefully we can meet up. Ski

 

23 minutes ago, sledjunk said:

PLC, we are staying at the BonAir in Timmins.  While Revrnd is heading back to Cochrane, the rest of us are heading to Gowganda Lake and then back to Cochrane.

That would be great, Ski.  I have your cell # and will call you when we get in.

 

Yes I was just going to post our venue in Timmins.

 

PLC, as we get closer to the time, I'll exchange contact info. Maybe pop over to the motel upon our arrival.

 

Erik, that would be great to meet up w/ you guys.

 

 

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1 hour ago, GibsonNytro said:

Me and my buddy are booked at the Westway March 7 to 14 if anyone is in town then. Would be nice to put a face to the screen name. We are planning to do our loops out of Cochrane with 1 night staying in Hearst. Keep you eyes peeled for a Yamaha Nytro & Polaris Rush, wave us down to say Hi.  We haven't been up there for 2 years and we are really looking forward to it.

 

Sorry to Hijack your thread.

We are in the area during those dates. We will keep our eyes Peeled..

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2 minutes ago, TURBO DOO said:

We are in the area during those dates. We will keep our eyes Peeled..

I'm back @ the Westway on the 5th, Thurs'. Heading home the next day.

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5 minutes ago, revrnd said:

I'm back @ the Westway on the 5th, Thurs'. Heading home the next day.

:right_on:..

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On 2/4/2020 at 1:12 AM, revrnd said:

This year we're staging in Cochrane (hitting the snow on the 29th) & doing the loop in the opposite direction. I'm peeling off @ Timmins for Cochrane while the rest of the gang ride for 2 more days of riding thru KL, Gowganda & Timmins.20200204_010036-1.thumb.jpg.15ed5b18fd75c799b61e0c909bc5924e.jpg

Not sure of my route back to Cochrane. It's been a few years since I've ridden TOP C up to SRF,  so I may post something on OC or Faceplant a day or 2 before to see if anyone is running that way & 'tag' along w/ them.

 

Seeing as how the guys enjoyed my travelogue last season, I post a few pics daily & report our journey.

 

I just hope that the 'speed demons' will have left some snow on TOP A & I don't have to invest in a pair of Rouskis...

 

P.S.: Just remembered that this winter is the 20th anniversary of my 1st trip up north. A week of riding starting in Capreol.

 

Capreol - Elliot Lake

Elliot Lake - Chapleau

Chapleau - Hornepayne

Hornepayne - Kap'

Kap' - Iroquois Falls

Iroquois Falls - New Liskeard

New Liskeard - Capreol 

 

I think it was around 1300 miles on a '98 MXZ 500.

 

 

Yiur trip is longer as you have to use Dub 1 (D108A) now, not changed on the map as the trail is not on that side  It's 13kms more then the other way. lol

 

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5 hours ago, The Groomer Guy said:

Yiur trip is longer as you have to use Dub 1 (D108A) now, not changed on the map as the trail is not on that side  It's 13kms more then the other way. lol

 

Luc, that's a copy of the map I used last winter, so it may not be 100% correct.

 

 

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Sorry no weather girl.

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Kris, we should be in Dub, monday. i may be up all week. Lynne is going home on Tuesday. we are 4 houses toward the motel, from the gas station. the christmas lights are on, when we are in town. who all is going with you? Nunz? Ski

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29 minutes ago, revrnd said:

Sorry no weather girl.

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YES!  Looking forward to NCDN next week Revrnd. Hope to see you along the way.

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52 minutes ago, skidooboy said:

Kris, we should be in Dub, monday. i may be up all week. Lynne is going home on Tuesday. we are 4 houses toward the motel, from the gas station. the christmas lights are on, when we are in town. who all is going with you? Nunz? Ski

Sledjunk, Moosifer, irREVerent & infernobuster from OC plus a sledder from the Utica NY area.

 

We'll be arriving in Lucville Mon' so we should see both of you. I think I have the house on my GPS from when it was the B&B.

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Hwy 11 was fun driving tonight.  Wooeeee..:icon_steer:...

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Sunny day to ride from Cochrane to Kap for 237 klicks.

Lots of fresh snow. TOP A groomed except from Moonbeam east to the river.

 

Met Turbo Doo & 14snow between SRF & TOP C.

 

I took the lead across the Beardmore Loop & blasted along there. A few tracks in the fresh snow.

 

Came back to Moonbeam & took the L123 & 143 into Kap.

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-19* this morning & -4* in Kap' @ 4:30

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we are in dub, will be here until tuesday afternoonish. :D Ski

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Today's action

 

West of Cochrane.

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SRF lookout

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No I wasn't interested in switching sleds.

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NW corner of the Beardmore Loop

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Eastbound on TOP A @ L125

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Sledjunk & Inferno buster coming off L125

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This intersection, TOP A & L123 near Moonbeam will from now on be refered to as Azzhat Corners. While we were stopped on the south leg, 2 westbound groups 'attempted' to negotiate the right hand turn. Half the riders of both groups blew the intersection. One almost into the rhubarb just out of the left side of the pic. Guts trying to turn or back up in tjhe middle of the trail & more riders coming in hot.

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Arrived in Kap', staying @ the Advantage.

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technical difficulties with the house christmas lights, for your beacon. garage and barn are lit. house only has half a string. #10 rue des pins. half way between hotel and gas bar. cant miss us. dont have much selection for beer, so BYOB :D  Ski

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LOL

 

Will have to stop at grocery store upon arrival. The beverage store had closed in Hearst @ 4.

 

We had a leisurely 266 klick ride today. Took the L143 & L123 out of Kap'. The rest of the gang got gas in Opaz.

 

A 'fun' detour along Hwy 11 west of Reesor due to logging. Rode up L153 & crossed the river. Nice to see a stake line to guide you. Across L161, L159 & L171 to the marina for lunch. Busy w/ sledders.

 

After that we ran the Fushimi Loop before hitting TOP A.

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