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Thought you guys might be interested in following Cain's Quest up in Labrador (Atlantic Canada) in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Website is www.cainsquest.com

At 3300 kms, this is the longest race of it's kind in Canada. Racers will be pushing body and machine to the limits.

There is a webcast that will be showing old cainsquest videos leading up to coverage of the race this Saturday, tune in guys! http://live.crrs.net/?t=cq

Cheers!
 

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Good luck to all the riders and especially the DOOTalkers taking part.A real test of man and machine.
 

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thanks for the vid! very cool.
 

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I don't know if anyone here has been following , but this is easily THE BEST Quest ever ! Mega snow , severe cold , outrageous route and some hard core competition . They are a little better than 3 days in and not half way yet . 4 teams rode in each others back pockets last night in a snow storm on the edge of the sea ice , arriving at nearly dawn and are headed back up the coast today .

http://yb.tl/cainsquest2014

some good commentary on Facebook too

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CQSER/
 

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It was awesome. I was the Checkpoint #15 Lead Coordinator (Nain) and the boys from our town came 4th. Out of 29 teams who participated, only 8 finished the race.

Nain, NL, Canada
 

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worlds longest and toughest snowmobile Race held in Labrador every couple years winners logged almost 3800 km over 8 days in 2014.
 

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worlds longest and toughest snowmobile Race held in Labrador every couple years winners logged almost 3800 km over 8 days in 2014.
Fly fishing for Atlantic Salmon . . . WOW , that has to be a hoot !!

Love this race.....I so want to do it. Question: Do you guys know if you have to do stay at checkpoints or can you leave after check-in?
There are a few required layovers , but for the most part , teams check in and dash . They spent some insane hours in the saddle and it seemed like it was mostly night running for the leaders this year . For a real treat , replay the Yellowbrick from CP 3 ( Birchy Lake ) to CP 9 ( Rigolet ) , it will give you an idea of the way the lead ebbs and flows depending on route choices , errors or just tenacity . You should know that the lead 4 teams covered the sea ice run into Rigolet at about 7 kph bumper to bumper in blinding snow and brutal cold at about 4 - 5 in the morning ! I woke up to check my computer and couldn't put it down :eek:

http://yb.tl/cainsquest2014
 

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