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Old 12-05-2012, 08:10 PM
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Question Red Indian Lake - Newfoundland

I'm planning a return trip to NL this summer and wondering about the road from Buchans Junction swly around the lake and connecting to hwy #480.
Which road (north shore or south) around the lake has the best surface best?
Is acceptable gravel and suitable for a fully loaded Vee ?
Ruts, bumps, washouts or 4X4 only ?
Ok to consider riding it solo or 2-up ?
Gas stations ?
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:15 PM
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I used to go moose hunting in that area many years ago and the roads are rough, but I heard you can now get thru in a truck, there were some severe wash out , it would be an awesome road to go across and camp while doing it, amazing fishing in that area, lots of caribou and moose, and lots of wicked scenery. No gas stations on that road after you turn down the burgeo and come out in Buchans area. Lots of cabins and hunting lodges in that area.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:17 PM
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Default The best source of info on Newfoundland and Labrador.

Ridetherock.com - Adventure Riding In Newfoundland And Labrador
is the finest collection of cordial enthusiasts outside this forum.

I struck up conversations with some members and received great info.

Not only that, three of them rode from St. John's to Placentia to meet me.
I know, the ferry lands in Argentia, but they were loath to get up early enough
to ride 80 kilometers and meet me at 7:30 AM ferry-landing time.

Then they led me around Cape St. Marys and treated me to a home-cooked meal, including MOOSE!
I have tried to return the cordiality ever since, and I am still way behind.

Enjoy your ride to the newest ... and in many ways the greatest ... province.

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Old 12-23-2012, 09:42 PM
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Ridetherock.com - Adventure Riding In Newfoundland And Labrador
is the finest collection of cordial enthusiasts outside this forum.

I struck up conversations with some members and received great info.

Keith
Kieth,

The link doesn't work for me. I'm looking to ride the rock in a couple years (for the big 50) and would love to get as much info as possible. Thanks,
Dennes
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:36 PM
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Worked fine for me went straight to the forum ... looking to go back some day myself ..
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:11 PM
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Kieth,

The link doesn't work for me. I'm looking to ride the rock in a couple years (for the big 50) and would love to get as much info as possible. Thanks,
Dennes
OK, then type it in:
www,ridetherock,com
but with periods where I put commas.

The participants at that forum are very cordial;
they love their province, and so will you.

Here's another starting point, the government's web site:
http://www,newfoundlandlabrador,com/
(Again I put commas where you need periods.)

It's a long ride from Peterborough to Newfoundland and Labrador, and you do not get to do it very many times, so make sure to include the provinces between.

Just one of many attractions: the fortress at Louisbourg NS. This requires a full day. I gave it only two hours, so I need to go back, and it's a heck of a ride from Florida!

Good luck!
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X2 on the RideThe Rock guys. They've been the Nfld connection to our Nova Scotia dualsport club for a long time and have helped the guys many times in the past.

If you are planning the ferry ride out of North Sydney, Keith's right. Plan at least a day to do the Cabot Trail on the way up and if you can squeeze two in, the trip out to Louisbourg is well worth it.

Give us a heads up when you're passing through NS, I'm sure there'll be more than one rider from dualsport.ca tag along to Cape Breton.

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