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Old 02-05-2006, 08:40 PM   #91
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Hey Ridemuch and Fin - seeing as Drif10 has mentioned my name, I had better pipe up!!! as posted previously the Rallyconnex rides are a great way to get started and they are in different locations - so that might work out as a first place to meet.

The first ride is May 14th (Sunday) just West of Barrie in Angus. The ride goes up and around Blue Mountain. I did it last year and was quite pleased - I did the stock tire route, and this year would do the stock tire route 2up with the wife!

Other than that, I'm game to hook up anytime - always looking for people that are adventurous! - Drif10 is one of them!, I'd ride with him anyday!

My first off road foray was with him on my 950! through the Northumberland Trails, I succeeded in laying down my bike about 5 times, and the bastard laughed at most of them!!! but I would do it again in a heart beat and with him!!

I can tell you that as long as the salt is off the road I will be on it on my bike in March (or sooner) - Any Sunday in April is a good place to start for me!

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Old 02-06-2006, 10:06 PM   #92
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I'd be up for a ride. I can make any location, I'm pretty central. As for a date someone will have to organize and I'll see if I can show up. I have a bit of a crazy schedule.
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Old 02-07-2006, 02:03 AM   #93
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I think gathering for a ride is a great idea.
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Old 02-07-2006, 03:33 AM   #94
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Bracebridge is still a 21 hour ride from here...

but if you guys set this up well ahead of time, I might be able to make it.
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Old 02-07-2006, 04:24 PM   #95
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Bracebridge is still a 21 hour ride from here...

but if you guys set this up well ahead of time, I might be able to make it.

Hey ZZR_Ron

Since it's such a long distance for you why don't you make the first pick for a date. Dibs gotta go to the one that comes the farthest.

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Old 02-08-2006, 01:24 PM   #96
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Appreciate that Fin, but as I mentioned in the other thread, I might be job hunting instead of riding. I'll let you guys pick a date, and see what I can do.
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Old 02-08-2006, 02:43 PM   #97
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Appreciate that Fin, but as I mentioned in the other thread, I might be job hunting instead of riding. I'll let you guys pick a date, and see what I can do.
Doh! Will let you know.

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Old 02-09-2006, 02:03 PM   #98
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Hey guys I looked up www.ATVOntario.com and they had some great trails. They have a spring ride on April 28/29 but after seeing last years pics of this event I think we might be better off taking the Seguin Trail.It was an old railway.I've done it in the past by sled but on there site it goes from Perry Sound to Huntsville.I called them today from more info but the lady who's in charge wasn't in today so i left her a message for more info.If anyone has 1st hand knowlage of this trail I would love to hear your input on it.
Well that's my 2 scents on a spring ride...
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Old 02-09-2006, 05:55 PM   #99
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I might be mistaken but I think that the Seguin Trail is for ATV and sleds only (and hikers)... Drif10 might be able to correct me on that as I think he has been on it on his bike before.

I think this is also the same with sections of the TransCanada trail the multi-use sections pertain to ATV's and sleds but ironically enough not to ATV's that destroy it more.

I rode a section of the TransCanada trail off Hwy 7 towards Ottawa last summer, I passed a few people hiking the trail and received some pretty strange looks - so I just went slow as I passed them. I even have a map of the trail, but have no idea where I put it.

Here is another link http://www.ontariotrails.on.ca

On the Atvontario site, in quickly going through the pages, you might notice that they do NOT mention motorbikes at all...

Again, I could be mistaken.

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Old 02-09-2006, 06:03 PM   #100
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I think you're right.But if you look on www.parktoparktrail.com and click on trail map you will see a section where we can ride....think
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Old 02-09-2006, 07:49 PM   #101
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Seguin Trail

Almost all of the Sequin Trail is open to motorcycles. The Wolf BMW Dualsport Ride at the '05 Parry Sound Rally (lead by Bob Bergman of Dakar fame) used it as far as Nipissing Road. There were a couple of big GS's on the ride that easily handled it - but most of it was the usual rail trail - straight, flat and mainly boring. The local twisty gravel roads were much more fun for a "big dog" ride.

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Old 02-09-2006, 09:13 PM   #102
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Thanks for the clarification BobM - and good link to the Parktopark route Ridemuch... I can see that will be a nice destination at some point this summer!

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Old 02-10-2006, 07:59 AM   #103
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Thanks for the info guys.
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Old 02-10-2006, 08:07 AM   #104
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Almost all of the Sequin Trail is open to motorcycles. The Wolf BMW Dualsport Ride at the '05 Parry Sound Rally (lead by Bob Bergman of Dakar fame) used it as far as Nipissing Road. There were a couple of big GS's on the ride that easily handled it - but most of it was the usual rail trail - straight, flat and mainly boring. The local twisty gravel roads were much more fun for a "big dog" ride.

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Rode the whole Seguin fully loaded on my 640 Adv to go to Sportbike back in 2003. Whole thing is GSable, with tourances, I'd think. Ended up leading the dualsport ride on the second day, there was a guy on a Guzzi Jackal (think Guzzi cruiser) who rode with us on street tires. Big dogs won't have a problem. It's old rail bed, so it's pretty easy riding, just watch out for a lot of whoops in sections.
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Old 02-12-2006, 11:46 AM   #105
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Big Dog Ontario gathering

A number of Big Dog riders are gathering Sunday, February 19th at 7:15 pm to meet & socialize. We are meeting at the Tim Horton's in Whitby, east of Brock St. off of highway 401.

The initial thrust of the gathering is to have a discussion focused on GPS tricks & tips, as well as to put the planning gears in motion to work out a couple of spring rides.

If your interested in attending, pm myself, Fin or Osteo

If coming from the East, you exit at the Brock St. exit and there will be a Sunoco gas station, Tim’s, Wendy's and McD's all right there at the off ramp.

If coming from the West, same thing, exit at Brock, come over the bridge (now going north) and you will see McD's and Tim's behind it.
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