We just got back from doing the trans lab on a HD Softail pulling a camper.
The road has many moods and just when you think you have it figured it out, it will jump up and bite you on the butt.
Rain turns the road into a slippery mush of rock dust and potholes best navigated on a off road bike, not a cruiser with street tires.
We learned to beware the roadgraders as they will leave an even coating of loose gravel 1 to 2 inches deep and will fill the potholes with loose stuff, and they are always busy.
The best running we had was on portions that had not been scraped for several days. You could run the ruts on hard packed surface, but beware the drifted gravel(pea sized to the size of a double fist), it will move you all over the place.
When the road is dry the dust will coat you like a layer of paint -- breathing mask are the order of the day.
The black flies were terrible when we ran the road -- late June. You will need a bug jacket - we bought ours at a wal-mart in Gander,NFLD.
Most of the big rigs slowed when they saw us, I would guess they knew how much flying gravel hurts.
There are NO gas stations between Goose Bay and Churchill Falls or between Churchill Falls and Labrador City.
We experienced a record rainfall on the Goose Bay end and a powder dry road on the Lab City end.
I don't mean to discourage anyone from doing this road, but if you are not comfortable riding in soft sand and loose gravel, this is not the road for you.
Other than that, the scenery is great.
[This message has been edited by Possum (edited 15 August 2002).]
[This message has been edited by Possum (edited 28 September 2002).]