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Old 08-19-2008, 09:44 PM   #61
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Oh the difference a day makes....

So, last night we camped about 25 miles away from the Viking settlement at L'Anse Aux Meadow, Newfoundland.



(Some of Jeff's pyro handiwork.)

And, tonight's basement hotel room in Corner Brook....





And, to add insult to injury, this is what PaulH got out of a soda machine tonight....





It's non-caffeinated Mountain Dew. I mean, isn't the caffeine the point of drinking Mountain Dew. It sure ain't the taste....

And...Jeff's pills on the right....Libby's pills on the left....


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Nope, just a set of Generals that cost me less than $300 shipped from TireRack. Oh, and I'm getting a $50 rebate on them, too.
that's awesome. 15 miles on a montana dirt road was enough to give my dad and i 2 flats from whatever POS tires were on his truck.

when we went to a local tire shop for replacements the guy said they don't usually bother with anything less than 10 or 12 ply out there. don't know what the standard ply is but the new ones were significantly heavier.

i have general exclaims on my 88 vert and i LOVE them. i will probably be putting them on my viggen later this year.

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the tires I am running came with the car... Firestone firehawks & Daytons. Proper tire inflation & luck goes a long way. We do also have a full-size spare for each car, though we have not needed them and are done with the dirt roads. If we were to overtly equip the cars for this, truck tires or rally tires would probably be the way to go, though we have had no real issues with the road tires so those should be fine.

Also of note, many of the very rough sections were due to the fact there is pretty extensive construction & grading going on on the TLH. We were under the impression the roads were going to be much much smoother than they turned out to be, but even as they were, they were probably not as bad as they could potentially be.

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If we were to overtly equip the cars for this
don't forget the spring spacers, too....

Also, while most of the other vehicles on that road are pick-up trucks, there are a fair share of minivans and not-so-recent American sedans. This is not an area where people drive Subarus or SUVs.

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A-W-E-S-O-M-E thread! Thanks aireeca!
BTW, i forwarded this to Swade and he
thinks he rode in your Saab in Detroit!?!

Completely agreed about the unleaded Mountain Dew.

Another request for the moderators to make this a STICKY. This
thread is too damn good to be lost!

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I was wondering where you'd run off to.

Looks like a blast. Great pics too.
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that looks like so much fun! great pics guys it looks so beautiful up there.

btw i lol'd at at the caribou. i don't get to do that very often.
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so, as it turned out, we were running early, and caught the midnight ferry to New Sydney, NS rather than the morning ferry, this one is the MV Caribou, apparently a better boat http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Caribou but also apparently the one that got stuck in the ice earlier this year for a few days . Weather is pretty wacky, the whole ferry is pitching and rolling all over the place, and there are 75+mph winds on the bow of the ship (there's an outside observation deck, I nearly blew away). Looks like we are on schedule to arrive at SOC sometime friday afternoon/evening as planned.

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A-W-E-S-O-M-E thread! Thanks aireeca!
BTW, i forwarded this to Swade and he
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He did indeed. It was in a bit rougher shape back then.

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Weather is pretty wacky, the whole ferry is pitching and rolling all over the place, and there are 75+mph winds on the bow of the ship (there's an outside observation deck, I nearly blew away).

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Yeah, that was very intense. Crazy Canadian weather.
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some more pics here from the last leg of the trip, in chronological order:

http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...lanc%20Sablon/

http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...20cornerbrook/

http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...aux%20basques/

and for those wondering what the total mileage was, this pic was from when we were leaving:


and this was about 10 miles from home:


yup.

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Yep, that was indeed a far drive. I don't think I would have wanted to do it in any other car or truck.
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Very cool adventure! Im jealous to the max! I need to get out and go for a long saab tour! Great photos.

Whats with the caffine free dew? Looks normal... Is it a Canadian thing?

4000+ miles, other than the rim and oil leak, was there any other carnage?
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Very cool adventure! Im jealous to the max! I need to get out and go for a long saab tour! Great photos.

Whats with the caffine free dew? Looks normal... Is it a Canadian thing?

4000+ miles, other than the rim and oil leak, was there any other carnage?
Thanks! I updated my Picasa site which you can link to from the first post. No idea about the caffeine-free Mountain Dew. I mean, nobody drinks that crap for it's taste, right?

There was a steering rack issue on the white car, nothing crazy. Oh, and we had trouble deciding what kind of alcohol to buy at the New Hampshire state store Thursday night before arriving at SOC. That was all, really.
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That can be a mind-racker...
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well I found a few videos I forgot I had taken, pretty neat-o

http://s127.photobucket.com/albums/p...t=DSCF3196.flv

http://s127.photobucket.com/albums/p...t=DSCF3198.flv
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That can be a mind-racker...
I highly recommend Newfie Screech. It's so good I hijacked RedAeroGirl this morning for a run north of the Mass border.
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ZOMG!!!! I just met the new guy at work. He's from Labrador City!!! A native!!! Squeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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