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post #1 of 4 Old 01-09-2015, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Is anyone from New England doing the Trans Lab this summer? I did it in 2010 solo (counter-clockwise) and am considering it again however I'd like to team up with someone so if anyone is interested let me know. I'm thinking August.
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-09-2015, 08:02 PM
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How long did it take you last time? I'd like to get this off the list before they finish paving it. What route did you take? I tentatively planned all of Nova Scotia in September.
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How long did it take you last time? I'd like to get this off the list before they finish paving it. What route did you take? I tentatively planned all of Nova Scotia in September.
I think route 500 is almost all paved, if not all, but I dont think they plan to pave route 510.
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How long did it take you last time? I'd like to get this off the list before they finish paving it. What route did you take? I tentatively planned all of Nova Scotia in September.
It took 11 days and approximately 3,000 miles from central Mass. 10 days of riding and 1 day on the ship from Sydney to Port aux Basques. Plenty of black flies but very little rain of which I was very lucky. The road was like riding on marbles. Multiple pucker moments. They were paving big stretches back in 2010 but I didn't see much because I had to concentrate on my riding line. Marbles and loose gravel with huge semi's you could see 10 miles away because of their dust plumes. Between Goose Bay and Lab City I dropped my tire pressure to 20 lbs.
Day 1>Central Mass to St. Andrews New Brunswick
Day 2>St. Andrews to Antigonish Nova Scotia
Day 3>Antigonish via Cape Breton National Park to Sydney Nova Scotia
Day 4>Ship over to Port aux Basques
Day 5>Port aux Basques to Gros Morne National Park
Day 6>Gros Morne to St. Barbe
Day 7>Ship crossing from St. Barbe to Port Hope Simpson
Day 8>Port Hope Simpson to Goose Bay
Day 9>Goose Bay to Lab City
Day 10>Lab City to Forestville Quebec
Day 11>Forestville to central Mass
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