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Kawawachikamach: Riding The Northern Edge of Quebec and Labrador


Wolves, Caribou, and Northern Lights

182 days from May 7, 2012 to November 4, 2012

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Events, Philosophy & Poetry, Tour diaries, Equipment lists, Expedition touring bikes, Offroad, 3-6 months
Locales: North America, United States, Michigan, Canada, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador
Year: 2012
Keywords: James Bay Road, Trans-Taiga Road, Trans-Labrador Highway, Newfoundland Coastal Drive, Quebec Road 138, Schefferville QC,; The Old Brinco Tote-Road; Caniapiscau QC, Radisson QC, Chisasibi QC.

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/8865

Copyright © 2011-2014 By Bill Saint-Onge - (contact)

Status: Completed Nov 2013Featured Journal #536
Last update: Wednesday November 13, 2013 05:52 (US/Pacific) (edited Tue 27 May 2014 02:52 (US/Pacific))
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Table of Contents

Introduction: How To Get There, and Why...
Route Overview: There and Back Again...
      Leg 1: From Ann Arbor, MI, to Radisson, QC: Jump-Off To Nowhere...
      Leg 2: From Radisson, QC, to Labrador: Death By Gravel
      Leg 3: From Cartwright, Labrador, to Ann Arbor, MI: Options TBD
The Ride To Nunavik...
Next Moves...
Gear: Happiness is...
The Bike...and a Departure Date Update
Last Thoughts Before Departure...
May 7, 2012: Departure Day.
May 8, 2012: Mackinaw City
May 9/10, 2012: Sault-Ste-Marie X2
May 11, 2012: Into Ontario
May 12, 2012: Ranger Lake Road
May 13, 2012: Ranger Lake Road, Day Two
May 14, 2012: North To Chapleau, ON
May 15, 2012: Chapleau, ON
May 16, 2012: Chapleau: The Clint Eastwood Dilema
May 17, 2012: Bears and Black Flies
May 18, 2012: The Oasis
May 19/20, 2012: Real Heat
May 21, 2012: The Fire Gives Chase
May 22, 2012: Quebec!
May 23, 2012: To Taschereu, QC
June 5, 2012: The 66 Camp
June 6, 2012: JBR: Rupert River Campsite
June 7, 2012: JBR: Camp at Mirabeli Lake
June 8, 2012: JBR: Eastmain River Campsite
June 9, 2012: JBR: Opinaca River Campsite (KM 411)
June 10, 2012: JBR: Malbie Lake Campsite
June 11, 2012: JBR: Castor River Campsite (Published 12/4)
June 12, 2012: Radisson ( Published 12/5)
June 13, 2012: Radisson Again (Published 12/6)
June 14, 2012: Transtaiga: Day 1 (Published 12/6)
June 15, 2012: Transtaiga: Day 2 ( Posted 12/7)
June 16, 2012: Transtaiga: Day 3 (Posted 12/7)
June 17, 2012: Transtaiga: Day 4 (Posted 12/8)
June 18, 2012: Transtaiga: Day 5 (Posted 12/9)
June 19, 2012: Transtaiga: Day 6 (Posted 12/10)
June 20, 2012: Transtaiga: Day 7 (Posted 12/11)
June 21, 2012: Transtaiga: Day 8 (Posted 12/11)
June 22,2012: Transtaiga: Day 9 (Posted 12/11)
June 23, 2012: Transtaiga: Day 10 (posted 12/12)
June 24, 2012: Transtaiga: Day 11 (posted 12/14)
June 25, 2012: Transtaiga: Day 12 (posted 12/14)
June 26, 2012: Transtaiga: Day 13 (posted 12/15)
June 27, 2012: Transtaiga: Day 14 (Posted 12/17)
June 28, 2012: Transtaiga: Day 15 (Posted 12/31)
June 29, 2012: Transtaiga: Day 16 (Posted: 12/31)
June 30, 2012: Transtaiga: Day 17 (Posted 1/1)
July 1, 2012: Transtaiga: Day 18. (Posted 1/1)
July 2, 2012: Transtaiga: Day 19 (Posted 1/2)
July 3, 2012: Transtaiga: Day 20 (Posted 1/2)
July 4, 2012: Transtaiga: Day 21 (Posted 1/5)
July 5, 2012: Transtaiga: Day 22 (Posted 1/7)
July 6, 2012: Transtaiga: Day 23 (Posted 1/7)
July 7, 2012: Transtaiga: Day 24 (Posted 1/8)
July 8, 2012: Last Day On The Transtaiga (posted 1/8)
July 9, 2012: The Ride Whisperer (Posted 1/16/1012)
July 10, 2012: Southbound Again On The JBR (Posted 1/18/13)
July 11, 2012: From The Crucible, Mountain Goats (Posted 1/18/13)
July 12, 2012: An Important Personage (Posted 1/18/13)
July 13, 2012: In The Realm Of The Forest King (Posted 1/19/13)
July 14, 15, and 16, 2012: Down To Matagami (Posted 1/19/13)
July 17, 2012: The R-1005 (Posted 1/20/13)
July 18, 2012: Lebel - Sur -Quevilon (Posted 1/21/13)
July 19, 2012: At Elysian Fields (Posted 1/21/13)
July 20, 2012: Outside Waswanipi, QC
July 21, 2012: Hideout in Chapais (Posted 1/24/13)
July 22, 2012: A Confrontation, and Chibougamau (Posted 1/25/13)
July 23, 2012: Into The Ashuapmashuan (Posted 1/26/13)
July 24, 2012: Ashuapmashuan, With Reptiles (Posted 1/26/13)
July 25, 2012: Down To La Doré, and Some Trip Logistics To Resolve (Posted 1/27/13)
July 26, 2012: Metabichuan River on The Bluets. It's perfect.... (Posted 2/1/13)
July 27, 2012: A Wild Ride Into Chicoutimi (Posted 2/5/13)
July 28, 2012: A New Seat, And Lac-Laurant
July 29, 2012: Did Someone Say Downhill?
July 30, 2012: First Ocean Camp--Longue-Rive, QC
July, 31, 2012: A Short Ride To A Nice Beach: Forestville, QC (Posted: 2/12/13)
August 1, 2012: Lethargy, Unleashed... (Posted 2/13/13)
August 2, 2012: Another Confrontation... (Posted 2/14/13)
August 3, 2012: Paradoxes and Promises (Posted 2/17/13)
August 4, 2012: Matane To Amqui On Rte 195
August 5, 2012: Campsite at Pointe-a-la-Croix (Posted 2/20/13)
August 6, 2012: Carleton: A Really Dead Day (Posted 2/21/13)
August 7, 2012: Carleton: History Day (Posted 2/21/13)
August 8, 2012: Carleton: Connections (Posted 2/22/13)
August 9, 2012: Camp at Eel River, New Brunswick (Posted 2/22/2013)
August 10, 2012: Bathurst In The Rain (Posted 2/23/13)
August 11, 2012: Swamp Camping At Its Finest
August 12, 2012: The Berryliscious Bartilbog Bridge (Posted 3/3/13)
August 13, 2012: Kouchibugouac In The Rain
August 14, 2012: A Cheechako Mistake (Posted 3/6/13)
August 15, 2012: Hide-And -Seek Stealth Camp At Bas-Cap-Peli (Posted 3/7/13)
August 16, 2012: P.E.I. As Black Hole
August 17, 2012: The Camp Beneath The Sycamore Tree
August 18, 2012: Chrome In The Moonlight (Posted 3/13/13/)
August 19, 2012: By George! (Posted 3/13/13)
August 20, 2012: Camped In The Lap of Luxury
August 21, 2012: A Man Walked Into A Bar...
August 22, 2012: Camped In Sydney
August 23, 2012: Still Camped in Sydney
August 24, 2012: The Ferry To Port Aux Basques, Newfoundland
August 25, 2012: Cruising The Titties
August 26, 2012: Barachois Pond Provincial Park
August 27, 2012: Near Deer Lake, Newfoundland
August 28, 2012: Bad News From Home...
August 29, 2012: Into Gros Morne Park
August 30, 2012: Goosebumps ( Posted 5/8)
August 31, 2012: The Affair At Squid Cove ( Posted 5/8)
September 1, 2012: Trapped At Squid Cove ( Posted 5/8 )
September 2, 2012: Trans-Lab Day 1: The Ferry To Blanc Sablon (Posted 5/9)
September 3, 2012: Trans-Lab Day 2: Red Bay, Labrador (Posted 5/9)
September 4, 2012: Trans-Lab Day 3: Into The Hills (Posted 5/9)
September 5, 2012: Trans-Lab Day 4: Just South of Port Hope Simpson (Posted 5/10)
September 6, 2012: Trans-Lab Day 5: Port Hope Simpson and Beyond (Posted 5/11)
September 7, 2012: TRans-Lab Day 6: "I found my thrill..." (Posted 5/11)
September 8, 2012: Trans Lab Day 7: The Big Sandbox In The Sky (Posted 5/12)
September 9. 2012: Trans-Lab Day 8: Panhandled On The Trans-Lab! (Posted 5/12)
September 10, 2012: Trans-Lab Day 9 :112 Kilometers East of Goose Bay (Posted 5/13)
September 11, 2012: Trans-Lab Day 10 : 60 Kilometers East of Goose Bay (Posted 5/17)
September 12, 2012: Trans-Lab Day 11 : How To Stealth Camp Without Anxiety (Posted 5/18)
September 13, 2012: Trans Lab Day 12: A Good Cure For A Hangover (Posted 5/19)
September 14, 2012: Trans-Lab Day 13: Trappers Line Cabin In The Rain (Posted 5/20)
September 15, 2012: Trans-Lab Day 14: Cache River Cabin (Posted 5/21)
September 16, 2012: Trans-Lab Day 15: 50k East of Churchill Falls (Posted 5/22)
September 17, 2012: Trans-Lab Day 16: I Find Something To Do In Churchill Falls (Posted 5/25)
September 18, 2012: Trans-Lab Day 17: Dumb And Dumber (Posted 7/28/13)
September 19, 2012: Trans-Lab Day 18: A Good Day To Be Shipwrecked (Posted 7/29/13)
September 20, 2012: Trans-Lab Day 19: Spinning (Posted 7/29/13)
September 21, 2012: Trans-Lab Day 20: Camped Beneath An Empty Bowl (Posted 7/30/13)
September 22-25: Trans-Lab Days 21-24: Trapped In Labrador City
September 26, 2012: Trans-Lab Day 25: North From Emeril Siding (Posted 7/31/13)
September 27, 2012: Trans-Lab Day 26: The Menihek Question (Posted 8/1/13)
September 28, 2012: Trans-Lab Day 27: Dead Ends?
September 29, 2012: Trans-Lab Day 28: From Nunavik to Kawawachikamach to...?
September 30, 2012: Trans-Lab Day 29: Back To The Warehouses (Posted 8/6/13)
October 1, 2012: Trans-Lab Day 30: The Train To Sept-Iles
October 2, 2012: The Foresters Pavilion at Port-Cartier
October 3, 2012: Du Castor Camp at Trinitie River
October 4, 2012: Of Hills, Hairpins, Fogs, and Yurts
October 5, 2012: I Achieve Drowned Rat Status
October 6, 2012: The Duck Place at Longue-Rive
October 7, 2012: The Payment Due
October 8, 2012: Hilltop Camp at Pointe au Pic, QC
October 9, 2012: Baie Ste-Paul (No Palm Trees)
October 10, 2012: Beaupré
October 11, 2012: Quebec City and The Hidey Hole
October 12, 2012: I Amuse A Small Child With My Shoes
October 13, 2012: A Small Tent, A Big Rain
October 14, 2012: More Fun In The Rain
October 15, 2012: Resolution
October 16, 2012: Boardwalk On The River in Lorraine, QC
October 17, 2012: Over Montreal to the IGA
October 18, 2012: Flatlands, Farms, and English: Back In Ontario!
October 19, 2012: South of Arnprior, ON, on County Road 3
October 20, 2012: Near Chalk River, ON
October 21, 2012: The Rapide-du-Rocher-Capitaine ( A Post Mortem)
October 22, 2012: Lazy Day at Pimisi Lake
October 23, 2012: Lake Nippising
October 24 and 25, 2012: THE SAPPHIRE MOTEL!
October 26, 2012: Sudbury
October 27, 2012: The Hobo Camp
October 28, 2012: Refuge At Iron Bridge
October 29, 2012: To Ride Or Not To Ride...
October 30, 2012: Thessalon
October 31, 2012: Nightlight
November 1, 2012: Cedarville, USA
November 2, 2012: Perfection!
November 3, 2012: The First Shall Be Last
November 4, 2012: The Wheels Stop Rolling


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