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    Quote Originally Posted by nickrides View Post
    On the adventure guide page is says don't plan on fuel for thousand miles.
    That's about 25+ gals in my book.
    How could you bring that much gas?
    Nick
    was wondering the same thing. a thousand miles of fuel is a lot of fuel.

    also too bad the return trip is just a reverse of the way in. 500 more miles of the same road just ridden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlytle View Post
    was wondering the same thing. a thousand miles of fuel is a lot of fuel.

    also too bad the return trip is just a reverse of the way in. 500 more miles of the same road just ridden.
    Certain rider groups would have a sag-wagon to haul fuel. But here in the desert runners use an interesting strategy. One out-and-back runs they stash water as they go to use on the way back. Maybe some variation on this might be made to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickrides View Post
    On the adventure guide page is says don't plan on fuel for thousand miles.
    That's about 25+ gals in my book.
    How could you bring that much gas?
    Nick
    I suspect the GravelTravel Canada site has more information, and possibly more accurate information, on fuel availability and distancing on the TransTaiga route.

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    There is plenty of information on finding fuel out there if you care to go looking. Here's an RR from a couple of years ago. I haven't read it yet but there's some info in there I need. I'm thinking of carrying a 5 gallon Giant Loop fuel bag. I have a friend who carried a 5 gallon bag when he did it and he was fine.
    https://advrider.com/f/threads/true-...-trip.1396222/
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    Here is a bunch of quasi official info about the TT and the region.
    http://www.jamesbayroad.com/ttr/index.html
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    Ski bum thanks for posting that info link, makes for good daydreaming reading.

    I wonder when the bug season starts and stops, that would be important to know for me.

    I can take heat and cold and wind, but NOT swarms of bugs! Or much rain.
    Good thing I live in the south west, generally not much rain or bugs.
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    The black flies up there are pretty much insane. I can't remember exactly but I think June-August you're going to get them.

    The TT photo journey is pretty cool. The guy on the RR did some great videos too, the last one is the whole thing in FF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigjohnsd View Post
    Adam, how are you going to get across the closed border?

    It's closed right now. Has the PM / CBP indicated it's closed until end of Summer?

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    No telling when the border will open. We're hoping it does by then so we can go to CroMag.

    We're watching what happens with Covid, vaccines etc as we don't want to be going to First Nations communities if there is any risk any of us could be carriers. Personally I'm hoping we have vaccines by then. Which is why the late timing makes me happy.
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    You could take North Rd over if you want to extend the amount of dirt.
    One of my favourite places to ride, use your bear bag. Have fun!

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    Oh yes, the Route du Nord is definitely on the list for this run. I think all of us are familiar with what it is. The slightly tricky part will bo to coordinate the Onterriblecrew with the east crew but I'm sure we'll figure it out.
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    Far North

    I rode up to Radisson a couple of years ago to see the giant hydro works. Highly recommend a tour while in the area.
    Took the Route du Nord on the return. I didn't really have proper tires for that road, but made it through without incident, but was pretty sketchy. Much loose gravel.

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    Pretty sure all of us will be well informed and prepared for lots of loose gravel. Comes with the territory.
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