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#23726951 10 day backpack trip with off trail riding, need advice?

Posted by Hoobeydoo on 10 February 2021 - 10:51 PM

Lack of snow in the Midwest has me thinking about dropping in Vermont trailing through New Hampshire and up into Northern Maine, if anyone has done this or part of this and can offer any advice I’d appreciate your input!


#23555045 The White Road/North shore of the St Lawrence

Posted by Hoobeydoo on 13 November 2020 - 07:26 PM

If your looking for a more adventurous ride , this is it! I’d like to do it again and head up the Labrador coast as far as possible without having to haul a sleigh with fuel , they call it the big land and if you drive up the coast as I did chasing down another set of scratchers from a Doo dealer you would understand why!2668F961-217E-4484-89AB-86591B0B4E9B.jpeg

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#23553901 The White Road/North shore of the St Lawrence

Posted by Hoobeydoo on 13 November 2020 - 06:51 AM

The trail wasn’t marked closed, it actually was fairly tracked up for 10 -15 miles or so then there were no tracks at all so we relied on GPS coordinates and the occasional reflector screwed to a tree, there were lots of river crossings , some you crossed and had to search for the opening on the other side which were never directly across from where entered from but most had the trail lead you back up to the highway and across then back into the bush. You’ll need to carry fuel for this part if you decide to give it a shot, the gas station in St, Baie Johan Beetz closes at 5:pm. The trail around Godbout will have the steepest hills you will ever find on a snowmobile trail and i remember reading online that there are nearly 80 of them and I’ve ridden in Alaska and Wyoming a few times and they don’t have anything that I’ve seen that can compare! A lot of the trails follow the Hydro lines and get drifted over which is why I suggested 2- stroke sleds, the drifts get big and deep, it’s a wind tunnel and your in the mountains so bring a snow bunjee and shovel. The white road portion is easy as long as it’s not snowing. Definitely have sone flexibility in your schedule, you could get stranded for a few days. Look up Terry McKinnon in Kegaska, this man has all the info and connections along the coast you’ll need to make this trip.

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#23541505 The White Road/North shore of the St Lawrence

Posted by Hoobeydoo on 03 November 2020 - 04:14 PM

I’ve done Gaspe a few times it’s awesome but the lower North shore is a much more challenging adventure, certainly not for wimps, I’d also recommend trading that 4- stroke in for a 2 -stroke when you do decide to give it a shot!

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#23529641 The White Road/North shore of the St Lawrence

Posted by Hoobeydoo on 25 October 2020 - 07:18 PM

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#23529637 The White Road/North shore of the St Lawrence

Posted by Hoobeydoo on 25 October 2020 - 07:13 PM

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#23528589 The White Road/North shore of the St Lawrence

Posted by Hoobeydoo on 24 October 2020 - 09:50 PM

I did this trip last March, starting in Les Escoumins and ending up in Lanse Au Claire, Labrador. This was an epic trip, snow conditions were phenomenal, once you get past Sept Illes "edit for bad language" gets really hairy, deep drifting snow, gnarly climbs always wind blowing, definitely recommend GPS because signage is almost non existent, was forced to run the highway a few times so a wheel kit is must, if you can cover a 100 miles on a tank of fuel you won’t have any issues. The trail has a gap in it do to a club folding up a few year’s ago, on the return West, myself and 2 others attempted to cross this section by way of GPS and remnants of signage , it was the hardest riding I may have ever done, snow was deep, drifted and the trails through the few wooded sections were overgrown then the sun set, holy "edit for bad language"! After you leave Sept Illes you will run into a village on your next fuel stop that offers a shuttle service from Havre St. Pierre to Kegaska , very reasonably priced after that if the weather is good it’s smooth sailing. Rivière au Tonnerre was the village where the service garage offered shuttle service to Kegaska now that I think about it, feel free to reach out as I’m sure I’ll start to remember more as I crack another beer!

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#23468349 After market exhaust on new truck

Posted by Hoobeydoo on 28 August 2020 - 05:20 PM

I bought a MBRP XP-series exhaust system for my 2019 F150 3.5l ecoboost...has anyone else on dooTalk installed a MBRP exhaust system on their truck?

Yes on my ‘05 Dodge Cummins I installed a MBRP stainless steel exhaust in ‘07 and have put over 300,000 miles on it without any issues!


#23336157 Post up your snowmobile pictures

Posted by Hoobeydoo on 22 March 2020 - 10:18 AM

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#23336155 Post up your snowmobile pictures

Posted by Hoobeydoo on 22 March 2020 - 10:17 AM

Keewenaw in January.


#23336113 Post up your snowmobile pictures

Posted by Hoobeydoo on 22 March 2020 - 10:06 AM

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#23336105 Post up your snowmobile pictures

Posted by Hoobeydoo on 22 March 2020 - 10:03 AM




#23332847 Post up your snowmobile pictures

Posted by Hoobeydoo on 20 March 2020 - 01:31 AM

Alpine, Wyoming.

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#23332841 Shock package value on new sleds

Posted by Hoobeydoo on 20 March 2020 - 01:13 AM

The last few posts is why I love DooTalk. It gets boring and old reading about how to adjust a track, or LED headlight talk. I love learning something new about the intricate details of how things work, so hats off to those who have shared the information on shock oil and weights.
Admittedly, I never thought about the increased surface area of the shock and res contributing to the cooling of the oil. Thank you for explaining that.
When I said the average speed of a trail ride is 25-35 mph, that is for the whole ride, not a specific section of whoops. A set of nice adjustable shocks are a nice option for tuning. The average guy isn’t running Exit or Custom Axis shocks, but do they work well for the pros? I hope so because money is on thIe line. But then I wonder why only like 50% the field actually completes the race. Obviously something isn’t holding up at those speeds in many cases. What breaks? Is it suspension components? I don’t know. Maybe someone here knows common failures in IronDog or Cains.
I personally think it’s about 75% rider ability and 25% equipment ability when it comes to spheres to the walls racing. Most here are not ever going to reach the level of maximum use of our equipment. I’ve seen that on the moto track more than once when a AMA pro used my bike and me on his tricked out 125. Same result.
Perhaps I’ve done my shocks pretty well this past winter because they are reasonably plush, but I don’t bottom out or have bone jarring impacts. They are far from great however. Maybe I’ll send them in this summer to see what he really deal is. I don’t ride trails much anymore so big G hits and rock solid whoops are not encountered as much either. Getting too old to take that beating for 200 miles.
Keep the info flowing.
PS-I need to ride this famous TugHill but it doesn’t really sound like much fun. Tons of sleds crammed into a small area that gets beat to hell every weekend.

The last few posts is why I love DooTalk. It gets boring and old reading about how to adjust a track, or LED headlight talk. I love learning something new about the intricate details of how things work, so hats off to those who have shared the information on shock oil and weights.
Admittedly, I never thought about the increased surface area of the shock and res contributing to the cooling of the oil. Thank you for explaining that.
When I said the average speed of a trail ride is 25-35 mph, that is for the whole ride, not a specific section of whoops. A set of nice adjustable shocks are a nice option for tuning. The average guy isn’t running Exit or Custom Axis shocks, but do they work well for the pros? I hope so because money is on the line. But then I wonder why only like 50% the field actually completes the race. Obviously something isn’t holding up at those speeds in many cases. What breaks? Is it suspension components? I don’t know. Maybe someone here knows common failures in IronDog or Cains.
I personally think it’s about 75% rider ability and 25% equipment ability when it comes to spheres to the walls racing. Most here are not ever going to reach the level of maximum use of our equipment. I’ve seen that on the moto track more than once when a AMA pro used my bike and me on his tricked out 125. Same result.
Perhaps I’ve done my shocks pretty well this past winter because they are reasonably plush, but I don’t bottom out or have bone jarring impacts. They are far from great however. Maybe I’ll send them in this summer to see what he really deal is. I don’t ride trails much anymore so big G hits and rock solid whoops are not encountered as much either. Getting too old to take that beating for 200 miles.
Keep the info flowing.
PS-I need to ride this famous TugHill but it doesn’t really sound like much fun. Tons of sleds crammed into a small area that gets beat to hell every weekend.

I rode Tug Hill for the first time with some friends that rent a house for 4 days for 8 people, $800.00, cheap and a decent place next to the trail and Bar loop. If it wasn’t for hanging with friends who live and ride Western Pa. & NY. I wouldn’t have bothered, but the drive took me 6 1/2 hours closer to Côte’ Nord in Quebec so I said "My account is about to be banned" it I’ll go! Granted there was a 48” snowfall the day before we drove up from Pa., I can honestly say I’ve never ridden a more beat to death trail than the crap that was on display Saturday & Sunday with an impressive collection of beater sleds with annoying and obnoxious cans with Mohawk adorned helmets then the occasional poser on a Freeride pounding the 18” moguls at 40 mph for the 3/4 mile gap between stop signs,what a "edit for bad language" show but anytime your riding and enjoying yourself it’s all good. If you want to see what your high performance machine can do and want to avoid the retard fest save your nickels and and cross the border into Quebec or Northern Ontario!


#23287095 Post up your snowmobile pictures

Posted by Hoobeydoo on 23 February 2020 - 04:40 AM

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