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The Quadtrek Adventure
is a big success!!

From a dream to an accomplishment!!!


264 days,

9400 miles

(15160 kms)


2 quads,

one couple,

no support team


From Canada to Cabo San Lucas and back to Arizona
crossing Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona,
Baja norte (Mex.) and Baja sur (Mex.)!

No one had ever done it before!

Thanks to all of you who supported us directly or indirectly, financially or otherwise, for trusting us and for hepling us making our dream and the dream of many ATVers a reality.
Our success proves that with will, determination (and some craziness...) the unthinkable becomes possible.


May 20th, 2008.

After a long but trouble free truck ride back home (no problems whatsoever at customs)we are back to our home in Québec, Canada.

It's a great feeling to see our families and friends again but, we can't help but feel sad realizing our great Adventure is over.

Our bodies are in Québec but our head and heart are still out there in one of the extrordinary places we've seen.


We will never forget all the wonderful and generous people we've met, who were willing to help as much as they could as well as all our "web friends" who encouraged us so much to turn this web site into our nicest souvenir albun.


Despite the fear, the insecurity, the anguish, the unknown, our determination and our tenacity led us to live the wonder, the amazement, the joys, the surprises, and to live the intensity of this Adventure.


Quadtrek has been an unforgettable experience for Minnie as well !!

To learn more about Minnie
and to find out how the delivering of the puppies went,
click here!

France's comment:

When I look at the pictures on our web site, I can't help but think: "Hey! We were there! It's almost unbelievably beautiful!" The diversity in scenery and environment, day after day, was most definitely what I liked the most about the journey. I must admit,  I found some parts of the ride a little tougher than I expected. It just makes me even prouder when I think: "I did it!"

Marc's comment:

If I had a chance to do it all again, I would'nt hesitate one second! I would make a couple of mods to our equipment ( mostly to the tent and tires...) and I would leave, most probably for a more remote destination.


We took up the challenge of coming back as a couple by going through a lot of mutual adaptations and compromises but our happiness and our mutual thirst for adventure and  travels,  for the joy of discovering, motivated us to keep on going and let this dream become a reality.



Yeah !  The best part is:
Yeah !
When you think: "Yesssss!!! We di it!"




Bof...  The worst part is:
 5 seconds later, when you realize... It's over...




For stats lovers, here are a few interesting numbers:

Les statistiques

264 days







camping / motel


misc. expenses






 Polaris Industries - Canada                            Polaris Industries - USA


9405 milles
15,169 kilometres
total distance travelled on the quads
10% paved road
16m/ or 15 lts/100kms fuel consumption (approx.)
588 / 2,222 lts of fuel (approx.) 

$0.94 a liter
 $3.56 a Us gal. 

the most money paid for fuel:
at Truxton, Arizona - october 17th, 2007.

$0.67 a liter
 $2.53 a Us gal

the smallest amount paid for  fuel:
in Mexico from nov. 2007 to march, 2008.
1 Us gal. 3.78 lts
1 Imperial gal. 4.54 lts
0 number of drive belts we had to replace.
40 number of tires we had to replace.
15 number of flats.
800 lbs/360 kgs Polaris Sportsman 800 X2 dry weight.
545 lbs/ 245 kgs weight of the equipment carried by the quad with "the kitchen" (including 4 X 2.5 gals. jerry cans of gas and 3 gals. of water)
1345 lbs/610 kgs total weight for this quad (NOT INCLUDING the driver)
460 lbs/210 kgs weight of the equipment carried by the quad pulling the trailer (including 3 X 2.5 gals. jerry cans of gas and 4.5 gals of water)
1260 lbs/570 kgs total weight of the quad pulling the trailer (NOT INCLUDING the driver)
720 lbs/325 kgs trailer total weight (including 3 X 2.5 gals. jerry cans of gas)
1980 lbs/900 kgs quad/trailer combination total weight
7550 miles/ 12175 kms distance travelled by both the quads on the trailer behind the truck (From our home to the trip's starting point and from Kingman Az back home)


The most unexpected:
The support and help we got from people.

The nicest surprise:

The most ATV friendly place:
Southern Utah.

The most ATV unfriendly place:
Northern Utah.

Stuff we did'nt use:
Bear spray (good thing...)
Water filter (no need...)
Fishing rod (no time...)
Riding boots (too hot, no need, no time...)

What we used the most:
Our sandals!

The phrase Minnie heard the most often:
"Come on Minnie, we're leaving!"

The phrase France heard most often:
"Come on Honey! It's easier than it looks, no problems..."

The phrase Marc heard most often:
"We need to work on the web site..."


Just for laughs !


So what's next??


Many people said they were interested in learning more about our Adventure and it will be a pleasure for us to share our experiences in upcoming conferences.

Dates and places to be determined... We'll keep you posted.


A book?? A DVD?? And possibly more... (we have many ideas).

We'll keep you posted...


Our love for a nomad life travelling through different areas and countries is far from being satisfied. Yes, we have many projects but no decision is made yet. Based on what we learned through this experience, we are ready (in our heads...) to leave again for new horizons. Will there be another trip? Most probably! Only 3 things are left to be determined: Where, when and how...
We'll take some time and study our options in order to make the right choices.
We'll let you know...

...See you again shortly...

Thank you for travelling with Quadtrek!


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  Highest point on the ride:

Near Circleville, Utah

Date        09-27-07

Elevation  11,500 pieds/feet
                 (above sea level)


Lowest point on the ride:

Laguna Salada, Baja, Mexico.

Date        11-09-07

Elevation  -32 pieds/feet
                (below sea level)





50C   122F
  40C   104F
30C   86F
20C   68F
10C   50F
0C   32F
-5C   23F
-10C   14F

Hottest place of the ride is the northernmost place of the ride!!
Roosville, Montana,



50C   122F
  40C   104F
30C   86F
20C   68F
10C   50F
0C   32F
-5C   23F
-10C   14F

The coldest place of the ride:
Lost Creek Canyon, Utah.
elev. 6925pi





The windiest:  Lake Powell, Az.


Number of days of solid rain:  2


Number of days we had rain showers: 6










After riding for over 9400 miles, we can say we rode on some of the nicest and easiest terrain...


as well as on some of the nastiest...


What we missed the most while in Mexico?

For France: A thick, juicy steak!

For Marc: A sweet and tasty dessert!






Les Oscars-The Oscars: le gagnant est... L'ARTICLE LE PLUS "ROBUSTE" DU VOYAGE:



Our 12V fridge:

For having worked almost non-stop for 264 days in all kinds of conditions (sand, wind, sun, cold, hot, rain...), having been dropped right off the quad once or twice and having been shaken to near death for over 9400 miles, it truly surprised us everyday and got us saying:

"It still works!! It's amazing! "








Nous sommes fiers de vous présenter nos partenaires.
Ils nous ont fourni un soutien important afin de nous aider à réaliser cette aventure. MERCI À TOUS



We are proud to introduce you to our partners.
Their precious collaboration helped us live this fabulous adventure.


Polaris Industries - Canada
Polaris Industries - USA

RM Motosport

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Durocher Transirt



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