Anyone in Kingston, ON

Discussion in 'Canada' started by frankiebpr, May 14, 2009.

  1. nick949eldo

    nick949eldo Long timer

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    I think you mean west of 41............

    Nick
  2. Ontario GS

    Ontario GS Budding Adv. Traveler

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    Nick, you are correct, thank you. West it is!
  3. BobM

    BobM DualSport

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    Much the same as the rest of that area - range from simple smooth gravel, to ATV type trails, and rougher. The P-D often goes through that area, and I've often ridden through there.

    I'm there almost every week this summer so why not join me on my next ride?

    I have DS tracks for most of Ontario so I'm sure I can get you what you need.

    How do you define "good GPS tracks"? The best source I know for meaningful tracks is DualSportMaps.com. CraftyCoder has a program that analyses the track data (speed, elevation,?) and estimates the difficulty and colour codes each section. My newer tracklogs are all fully detailed (i.e. not filtered to 500 points like the old GPS did) so I think they are good (I make maps from them) but you may not be able to tell whether it's smooth gravel that I rode slowly or a gnarly that I raced through. To me, a good track needs a written description - type of bike used, skill level, terrain type, etc.

    However, a picture is worth 1000 words so a while back I started cataloging DS roads and trails and posted them here: https://picasaweb.google.com/106152489552600956419/DSRoadCatalogueSOntario#


    Bob
  4. JC100

    JC100 Been here awhile

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    I had a look at that website. Great idea and very helpful. My GoPro is annoying me immensely and I'm thinking of getting a Virb. I take it that would work well for this kind of thing?
  5. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    I also hated my GoPros. Love the Virb, though it also is not perfect yet. But nothing about the Virbs annoy me as much as the GP did. Everything about GP is crap.

    GPSCity.ca apparently has the Dark Elite for $329 until Friday. And Costco has the Virbs online too. Even CTC has them in the store but as with anything gps related, it's more expensive than anywhere else.
  6. Docman

    Docman Been here awhile

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    Ladies and Gents,

    Saturday the 16th of August is Sync the Planet Ride 2014. A world first in Motorcycling. Join the crew as we ride with other motorcycle riders from around the world at the same time. All will be recorded on my Youtube Channel. We are meeting at 0530am at the Petro Canada and A&W exit 611 and Hwy 38 off the 401. The Ride starts at 0600am, we are doing the Westport ride and will end up having Breakfast at Jiffy's at the Kingston Centre (Approx 150km). This ride happens rain or shine.
    This event is Road ride only.
    Here's a link to the promo video.
    http://youtu.be/4rjYhx_knFo?list=UUKON7XlGqPB_2l0HXu4LJdQ

    Cheers!!

    Doc
  7. Forseti

    Forseti Long timer

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    As much as I would love to join in this ride I have to work nights all weekend and will not be off in time to do so.
  8. Docman

    Docman Been here awhile

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    No problem bro, we plan on doing this every year!! Cheers
  9. JC100

    JC100 Been here awhile

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    What is this 6am of which you speak? I don't recall ever being awake at that time.
  10. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Désolé, je suis au Boston cette semaine.

    La prochaine fois, Yan.
  11. Docman

    Docman Been here awhile

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    No problem brother, have a great weekend in Boston!! Talk soon
  12. marcusiologist

    marcusiologist Adventurer

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    Wish I could join you for STP Kingston, but I'm booked all day here in Peterborough. I will, however, get out for a ride tomorrow morning, 6:00 am.
    Hey, if there's anyone in the Peterborough area interested in joining me chime in!
    Thanks, Docman, for the initiative. Inspiring stuff.
    Marcus

  13. Docman

    Docman Been here awhile

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    Thanks for your support Marcus, ride safe and maybe you can join us here next year. We are thinking of a live broadcast in 2015.

    Cheers
    Doc
  14. woodgrain

    woodgrain In-Dented Savant

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    Is there an age limit?

    Woodgrain
  15. Docman

    Docman Been here awhile

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    Not at all, all ages are good to go :clap
  16. Docman

    Docman Been here awhile

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    Ladies and Gents,

    Here it is, the Sync the planet 2014 Kingston crew. Thanks to all that supported me in this world first. It was a huge success around the Planet.

    http://youtu.be/JoHkZ4h2GEg


    Cheers all

    Doc

    :clap
  17. BikerBobber

    BikerBobber Trying to get lost

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  18. gsstampeder

    gsstampeder Long timer

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    For those who haven't yet viewed Docmans video, I highly recommend you take a few minutes to watch the video from kingston as well as the many others from around the 'planet'.

    Very inspiring .... If that's the right word?

    Great job docman! A lot of time and effort for a very worthwhile cause!:freaky
  19. Docman

    Docman Been here awhile

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    Thanks buddy, I'm definitely impressed to see so much great videos. So far Sync the Planet has saved 2 people from suicide (confirmed). Maybe more. Thank you for all your help and support.
  20. outlaws justice

    outlaws justice Long timer

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    Anyone on that side of the Border interested in taking the Total Control Class close to home? My last class of the year in Watertown NY is coming up on Saturday September 6th.

    The Total Control Advanced Riding Classes are now being offered right here in Watertown New York. These advanced riding classes are offered all over the U.S. Canada, and Europe and now you can take your riding skills to the next level right here in Watertown. The Classes are based on the material found in the No.1 best Selling book "Total Control" by Lee Parks.

    Saturday September 6th with a start time of 8:00

    These one day classes are limited to 6 students each so don't wait as classes do fill up fast and currently these are the only classes scheduled for Watertown this season.

    The Classes are being held in Conjunction with B.O.C.E.S here in Watertown and you can get more details or sign up through B.O.C.E.S by contacting:

    Georgia D. Dusckas, Ed.D.
    Supervisor of Adult and Continuing Education
    Jefferson-Lewis BOCES
    20104 State Route 3
    Watertown, NY 13601
    (315) 779-7224
    www.bocesadulted.com

    You can find out more about the program, what it covers what you can expect etc, by visiting the web site at http://www.totalcontroltraining.net

    I would encourage you to try it, or talk to a few people who have. There are many reviews out there, here are a few.

    We Bike World
    http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-training/total-control/advanced-riding-clinic.htm

    SVriders Forum (Great write up)

    http://www.svrider.com/forum/showthread.php?t=98234&highlight=total+control

    You can see some reviews from the Total Control Site
    http://www.totalcontroltraining.net/HTML/Reviews.html

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