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Old 03-10-2006, 12:30 PM   #151
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You up for a ride on Sunday? I've got to change my rear brake fluid that morning and test out the fronts before I go very far from the house (I installed the high fender on the 950) but I'm thinking on heading out towards Northumberland probably mid day for a few hours.

How much snow is still out there?

I emailed Kevin B to see what he is doing, but have not heard back as yet... probably will tomorrow.

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Ssturday's race got pushed to Sunday, and my buddy isn't doing it, so I'm not going out tomorrow.

As for Sunday, this is not the time of year to be in the forest with your bike. Or mine. Way too soft with all this rain, yet still frozen underneath. Trust me, you don't want to be picking your bike up that much. Besides, it chews the hell out of the trails. Wish the quad assholes could figure that out.
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Old 03-10-2006, 07:48 PM   #152
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True enough o' wise one!

I'll ride but I guess I will avoid the trails... maybe go find a sand pit somewhere!

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Old 03-11-2006, 09:33 AM   #153
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The fish and chip stand at the town dock is the best !
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Old 03-11-2006, 03:02 PM   #154
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The fish and chip stand at the town dock is the best !


I second that !!!
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Old 03-12-2006, 10:13 PM   #155
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Hey Guys... I supposed this could be a ride report, but I'm not really going to get into a lot of detail as I should be headed off to bed! so I'll just post a couple thoughts and pics...

I did not really go into any trails on my travels today!, I listed to Jim and the mud and soft trails... but I did ride up to Raglan Pits. Now, before I get a small lecture from some of you... Boundary Rd is legal to ride on, straying off the road is Illegal... so my original plan was to just ride across Boundary Rd, but... it was covered in ice!!! so either way I was foiled!

Anyway, I took some back roads and ended up at Kevin's place (950S Adv) and we went out for a bit... here are some of the pics.


This was just off the 115 - I think he was laughing at me at this point!





Access road up to Kirby Ski Hill (Oshawa Ski Club)


not what I wanted to see!




The hill



So, in short the ride was excellent, cleared my head for some good studying to come and maybe gives a taste to some of you that might not have gotten out today.

I will post a proper ride report in the Ride Report Forum later tomorrow with more pics.

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Old 03-13-2006, 05:24 AM   #156
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Old 03-13-2006, 08:40 AM   #157
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Nice stuff osteo. I'm sooooo jealous. While all of you were out there riding on the weekend I was off to the inlaws with my son. I'm not complaining mind you just lamenting the fact that I lost count of the bikes on the road and mine wasn't one of them.

Alright... alright... I'm complaining...

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Old 03-13-2006, 09:14 AM   #158
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Nice stuff osteo. I'm sooooo jealous. While all of you were out there riding on the weekend I was off to the inlaws with my son. I'm not complaining mind you just lamenting the fact that I lost count of the bikes on the road and mine wasn't one of them.

Alright... alright... I'm complaining...

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Only got out for a couple of hours myself.

Rode to work today, though.
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Old 03-13-2006, 12:36 PM   #159
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Only got out for a couple of hours myself.

Rode to work today, though.
I was able to go out both days on the weekend, but my girlfriend and I only went wandering around on dirt backroads, partly because we had heard that stuff off the roads would be pretty soft, and also because we haven't learned where fun stuff near Toronto is yet

I know the weather is supposed to cool off for a bit, but when it warms back up, where should I look for fun rides? I live in Toronto, so I realize that I'll have to ride a bit to get to anything at all, but where should I start? One person has already mentioned Northumberland, and I called them up and got a bit of information on where I could ride there, but is there anything closer to Toronto?
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Old 03-13-2006, 12:47 PM   #160
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I was able to go out both days on the weekend, but my girlfriend and I only went wandering around on dirt backroads, partly because we had heard that stuff off the roads would be pretty soft, and also because we haven't learned where fun stuff near Toronto is yet

I know the weather is supposed to cool off for a bit, but when it warms back up, where should I look for fun rides? I live in Toronto, so I realize that I'll have to ride a bit to get to anything at all, but where should I start? One person has already mentioned Northumberland, and I called them up and got a bit of information on where I could ride there, but is there anything closer to Toronto?
Ganaraska is closer, but trail pass is 20 per, a day or 120/year. Nice trails, but I find it pricey. Northumberland is exit 474 off the 401, so it's not much farther, and it's free.

If you have a gps then a lot of old road allowances can be found, and can be pretty challenging.

Look up the Rally Connex rides, first one is in Barrie (May, I think) good mix of stuff, lots of good folks to ride with, no gps required. Opengo ride at the end of season is a must do. Great ride.
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Old 03-13-2006, 02:45 PM   #161
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You pay to ride on dirt? Southern Ontario is just plain wierd.

I only have a dual sport because 80% of where I have to go requires
dirt, trails etc. Otherwise I just can't get there.
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Old 03-13-2006, 04:43 PM   #162
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You pay to ride on dirt? Southern Ontario is just plain wierd.

I only have a dual sport because 80% of where I have to go requires
dirt, trails etc. Otherwise I just can't get there.
Some pay. I refuse to.

How's the snow?
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Old 03-13-2006, 05:18 PM   #163
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I only got out on sat. but if i didn't have to go to the Canada Bl ms show . i would not have come back from the ride so early.
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Old 03-14-2006, 07:27 AM   #164
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Some pay. I refuse to.

How's the snow?
There's lots of it around, but I did get out for a 160 km ride the other day.

Those 1 piece ATV suits from CT rock! I put my heated vest on underneath,
then my Phoenix (for the padding) and the ATV suit and snowmobile boots,
(weatherspirits, made in Canada) .

It was ~-12C, never needed the vest.

I love that surreal feeling , riding past the 5 foot snowbanks on the side of the road, and being toasty warm.

I broke a handguard riding the ice road, but that's ok, I was looking for an excuse to buy some new ones!
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Old 03-14-2006, 11:18 AM   #165
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Hey Guys,

Just thought I'd post this link;

http://www.frappr.com/advriders

You can go ahead and post your location on this map and that way other riders can see where you live.

Hope it's helpful.
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