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Trans Labrador-Newfoundland-Nova Scotia Ride Report

I'm leaving tomorrow for a two weeks loop that includes The Trans Labrador Highway, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.
I'm departing from work in Manhattan and heading north to Vermont. I'll meet three guys from advrider.com at the border and I'll be riding with them the first week. After that I'll meet my wife in Sidney, Nova Scotia and we'll ride two up around NS. She is flying up there. The first part of the trip includes many many miles of dirt and I don't want to do it two up.
I'm not carrying a computer so this ride report is going to have crappy iPhone pictures and short description.
I took this is a map from somebody else and modified. The itinerary will be something like this.
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Jealous of the adventure, eager to see the pics. Safe riding!
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I highly recommend camping at Meat Cove in Nova Scotia.
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Very jealous as I sit at my desk wanting, no needing, a day for a ride!
Safe riding to you and all that are with you.
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Good Luck Martin, have a blast and be safe, if both can be done at once!
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You lucky dog you!! I've done Nova Scotia a couple of times, but always ended up looking out at Meat Cove wondering what's over there....
I envy you.
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Merriam-Webster says

that "envy" is the

"painful or resentful awareness of an advantage enjoyed by another joined with a desire to possess the same advantage."

With that in mind, I don't envy you this or anything else. However, it sure sounds like a great trip and I wish on you traveling mercies and look forward to a fine trip report.
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Well I envy him on his adventure. Dictionary or not....
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Definitely I'll check Meat Cove

Thanks for the nice words guys!
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Ride safe and have a great time!!
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that looks like an awesome route! I can't wait for the full blown ride report! will we need to go to ADV Rider to get it?
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No radar detectors are allowed up there. Not only is the route great so will be the people.

Safe Ride!!!
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Welcome to Canada! You will ride trough Quebec City on your way to Labrador. If you need anything, let me know. (Sent you a PM with my phone #)

I rode parts of the Trans Labrador highway when it was under construction in the mid 80's. I actually lived in Fermont at the time, 20 miles out of Labrador City. You will ride trough both towns. I had a Yamaha XT550 at the time, and we would rig our bikes with extra fuel tanks to ride that road.

We once fueled straight from a Irving truck that we flagged down.

Good luck, weather forecasts are looking good for Quebec but you will catch some rain in Labrador. It's better than snow however, we once had a good dump up there on a August 28.

Have a safe trip!

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shreddr: No advrider report. I post there frequently but Pelican is my motorcycle forum.

X-Triple: I don't need a radar detector because I never go over the posted speed. . I know about the radars in Canada. I'm leaving mine at home.


Guyf: Many thanks for your offer! I'll add your phone in my contacts.
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So we have to wait 1 week for the good pictures... After you pick her up in Sidney


Have fun, looking forward to another great trip report Martin.... You set the standard quite high here... and no one has matched you yet.
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So we have to wait 1 week for the good pictures... After you pick her up in Sidney
What, you not a fan of tom Hanks??

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Lorena, is much better looking than Martin. He must have a really good personality.
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Lorena, is much better looking than Martin. He must have a really good personality.

Martin is a great guy, especially when compared to the rest of the NE crew.
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I'd say he either has tons of money or a big...










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Martin is a great guy, especially when compared to the rest of the NE crew.
Can't argue that! I hope he looks me up as he's passing through my town on this trip!



Have a great trip Martincito!!!
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