Friday, July 25, 2014

Studying the route

Studying the travel guides at http://tlhwy.com/travel/travelguides.html. Over 800Km of Trans Labrador Highway is unpaved. Depending on the state of the road surface and weather conditions this can be a pleasant scenic ride, an exercise in extreme masochism or anything in between.

One definition of adventure says it's "Taking inappropriate equipment to out-of-the-way places.". I think this trip will fit the bill. I'll create my own version of this motivational poster when I get back.


Itinerary is a tough one to plan for this trip. Accommodations are few and far between - it's not like you can just get off the highway at the next exit and drop into Motel 6. There are are also three ferry schedules that I have to take into account. If I miss any of them I will be stranded for up to half a day, not to mention that it would mess up my whole schedule.

Then, there is gas. Sections with over 250Km between gas stations make at least 5L of extra fuel a must. I think I'll carry 10L - the can is not much bigger than 5L one, it fits under the seat and I already have it.

Almost forgot: There is no turning back or taking shortcuts on this route. Whatever distance I plan to cover for the day is what I will have to ride, come hell or high water.