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    bikepacking in newfoundland?

    Looking to go this Sept with a buddy. Thinking gander to St Johns, via transcanada trail

    Looking to do a casual 60-80 km/day pace, no camping (going light and slow)

    found this.
    https://bikepacking.com/routes/newfoundland-trailway/

    a few other posts but people on ATV

    anyone done this? suggestions? taking a hardtail, with 29*2.2 light tires, frame bag, bar roll, and big saddle bag.


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    That looks pretty cool.... i have no suggestions other than good luck and take lots of pictures!

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    Subscribed. Sounds like a real interesting trip. All four of my grandparents were from Newfoundland and Iíve never been.


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    Also subscribed.


    I've never done that route but I took a long road trip in 2010 through Newfoundland and Labrador. NL is hands down one of the wildest places I've ever been with the greatest people, even if you can't understand a single word they're saying.

    Tangentially related but also useless: The Boat Who Wouldn't Float by Farley Mowat is a fantastic Newfoundland story.

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    looking like starting pedaling Sept 9 or 10. Finding it hard to get bus/public transport from St johns to Gander.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
    yes, I'm going to "dildo NF"
    Fucking eh
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    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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    There is a microbrewery in Dildo.

    Also this place has tasty gin - including their seaweed gin (don't knock it til you try it)

    https://thenewfoundlanddistillery.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by bennymac View Post
    There is a microbrewery in Dildo.

    Also this place has tasty gin - including their seaweed gin (don't knock it til you try it)

    https://thenewfoundlanddistillery.com/
    that also seems worth the trip


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    Newfoundland is canceled, pesky hurricane. Still doing a trip just not sure where

    “The forecasts I've read are talking about 120kmh winds and bands of rain. The first band could bring 150mm of rain in a day. “


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