We really enjoyed our time in Quebec City and as mentioned in my previous blog post, it is a must visit city! Our plan for day 5 was pretty simple, jump on the bikes and ride the 600+km back to Fredericton; 740km for Zal! We made a quick stop for fuel, coffee and a bite to eat and were on our way.
We rode from just outside Quebec City to Rivière-du-Loup before making a stop, approximately 190km. The only excitement, just outside of Rivière-du-Loup, I got stung by hornet just to the side of my right eye! Not fun when you are riding at a speed of 120kmh! We stopped for fuel and said good bye to La Belle Province (English: The Beautiful Province). We continued on Highway 20 and then on to the Trans Canada Highway #2.
The next stop was Grand Falls, NB...fuel & lunch at the Irving Big Stop. After that, we rode to Woodstock, NB for a quick stretch and then it was the last 100km to home.
Overall, this was an excellent 5 day ride! The Acadian Peninsula, the Gaspé Coast and Quebec City were amazing places to ride and visit...the pics and scenery are evidence of that! I would highly recommend these locations as motorcycle destinations. The weather was great...during the 5 days, we rode a total of one hour in the rain!
I also have to mention that Zal and Luc are excellent guys to ride with and I expect that we will be traveling together again!
Finally, to close off this 5 day ride, here are some random shots of the trip courtesy of Zal & Luc!
Luc gets a nice shot of the coastal highway!
Faceyman discovers his rear shock is leaking oil!
Luc has some tire pressure issues!
Zal has no worries!
A view from Zal's FJR 1300...
Stuck in road construction somewhere on the Gaspé Coast...
Zal makes new friends wherever we go!
Taking a picture from the bushes...
Our last stop!
Until next time, keep the right hand cranked and ride safe!