EPIC East Coast Trans Labrador Adventure
Over 18 days in July 2015, I rode 8,400 km with my good travelling buddies Michael Fritz (2014 Suzuki V-Strom DL650) and Jeff Luttmer (2012 Yamaha Super Tenere) on an Epic East Coast Trans Labrador Adventure. We began our journey in Ontario and before we were done we had visited Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia , Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador. We travelled as far east as North America goes. We soaked in the beauty of the Cabot Trail. And, we were one of the last groups to brave the Trans Labrador Highway while over 600 kms of it are still gravel.
The Maritimes offer some of the most spectacular scenery and hospitality that Canada has to offer. While the asphalt is spectacular, the opportunities for an Adventure Rider to go off-road are endless. And there is a range of technical challenge for every skill level of rider. While it would be impossible to narrow down a favourite portion of the trip, Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail does stand out for the majesty of the vistas and the off-road trail options. We had a fantastic stay at the Cornerstone Motel in Cheticamp right at the entrance to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The Motel is motorcycle friendly as it is owned by a couple who are long-time CMC members.
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On Monday morning we awoke to cold but clear conditions. The promise of warming temperatures in the forecast had me paying particular attention to layeringread more
Since I’ve been working on finishing off my Epic East Coast Trans Lab Adventure series of blog posts this week, I thought would post a video put together by my compadre Mike Fritz. Over 18 days in July, I rode 8,400 km with Michael...read more
At the end of the last post, Jeff, Mike and I had been making our way towards Happy Valley-Goose Bay after coming across a single vehicle accident on the highway 516 portion of the Trans Labrador Highway. Thankfully it turned out that...read more
At the end of the last post we were heading up the Trans-Lab highway towards Cartwright. We had been riding in a cold wet drizzle which turned into a pretty steady rain prior to Port Hope Simpson, where we took a break, dried out, warmed up,...read more
Saturday, July 18th – Day 15 We got up early on Saturday morning, having been told that we needed to be in the queue by 0700 in order to ensure that we were able to board the ferry – reservations or not – even though the...read more
L’Anse aux Meadows We all woke up feeling refreshed and in a better frame of mind on Friday morning. The chill had left our bones, and the damp had left our clothing. Even my boots were dry! That newspaper trick is one that I will keep...read more