GTA UNMERGED / spur of the moment ride thread

Discussion in 'Canada' started by alongat, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. TOTim

    TOTim Been here awhile

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    I decided at the last moment to go on the ride for Dr Cool. It was a good day with better then forecast weather.
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  2. limey1

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    Hi guys Paul from Bowmanville. New to the Dual Sport class of bikes just got back from my Alaska Yukon trip 20,000km in 6 weeks. Coming from a 2004 HD roadglide to a 2012 Yamaha Super Tenere just hit 27,000km and loving it. Don't know if my pig is to big for the type of riding you guys do but i am interested. Thanks Paul.
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  3. georgedaman

    georgedaman Been here awhile

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    Welcome Paul!
    Had a great time on the Ganny ride yesterday. Met up with Paul and Eduardo.
    Anyone planning to ride during the week?
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  4. drmacaulay

    drmacaulay letsrun.com

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    Anyone want to take off for a 3 or 4 days starting Monday August 20th?

    Tail of the Dragon - As one option....
    Loop of one of the Great Lakes?
    Algonquin/Ottawa region?

    I am going somewhere - don't know where yet - nor does it really matter. I am bringing my camping stuff, but would hotel it also....

    PM me if interested. I am going somewhere regardless.
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  5. Ontario GS

    Ontario GS Budding Adv. Traveler

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    I will be going out both day's on a loop based ride out of Peterborough, if anyone has an interest. Probably not 1200 cc friendly, more 650 cc or less. Probably a bit of water, some rock garden, mud and of course, some sand. Will be departing in the am, bomb around for say 3-5 hours.

    I have a plan to do a loop south-west of Peterborough on 1 day and a north-west loop the other. If interested in a riding, pm me with an email address.
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  6. revitup

    revitup Been here awhile

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    Whats tail of the dragon? I would be interested but have that week booked. You could try Radisson if you can get 4-5 days.
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  7. martyman5000

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    I'm going to meet up with John and do the Buckhorn trails would be nice to have another rider come along. I've been jeeping for years and one afternoon with John was more fun.
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  8. Ontario GS

    Ontario GS Budding Adv. Traveler

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    That's what my wife has said for the last 35 years! :raabia:raabia
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  9. martyman5000

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    Hope someday my wife will agree to go on some trips with me...what time tomorrow?
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  10. Ontario GS

    Ontario GS Budding Adv. Traveler

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    Three of us got out on Saturday, Tim & Marty made their way up to the south side of Peterborough. I had planned a loop on the south west side of Peterborough so, we headed west and up the top end of the Hogsback. Marty took a bit of a swim (again) but, unfortunately ripped a gash in his shin and he decided to end his off-road riding day and headed home.

    Tim and I continued on, having to back-track a couple of times because of severe erosion on the trails that the GS just wasn't going to make it through. We circled the Fleetwood Creek Conversation Area and slipped up into Bethany for a pulled pork sandwich at Heaven on Seven.

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    We then headed south and as we were making our way across the Carmel Line (the Ganni) Tim got into some loose stone on a decent and went over the bar with the bike doing an end over end. Other than pulling a muscle in his shoulder, he was all right but, decided to end his off-road riding day there and headed home.

    I hope everyone recovers and is ready to go again.
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  11. Ontario GS

    Ontario GS Budding Adv. Traveler

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    I got up early and loaded the Husky on the trailer, nicely getting it strapped down when I noticed the front tire was flat. I didn't feel like changing the tire so, I jumped on the KTM and headed north to the 5 Points trail area west of Hwy # 507.

    Passed through Buckhorn where the Wildlife Art Fesitival was on

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    This was a big "gypsy" camping spot for years but, they've posted no camping signs everywhere
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    Got into some pretty knarly stuff at one point, pretty steep.
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    But had a good day.
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  12. martyman5000

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    Sigh I need to buy some proper riding pants and boots...gash in my leg and my left pinky finger is swollen like a sausage :D Got home and found my rear tire was half flat also. Glad Tim was not badly hurt for sure it was a very rough trail with lots of mud.

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  13. TOTim

    TOTim Been here awhile

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    Hey Marty, I have aches all over from wrestling the 500 LB pig through those trails trying to keep up to John.
    I went down 3 times and the last was a downhill section of rock garden that made me face plant.
    GS came away unscathed but I Am still hurting. I'll have to stay on the easier tracks with the big bike.
    John is an animal on that KTM and he wore me out. I had mud where it didn't belong.:rofl
    All in a days play.
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  14. Ontario GS

    Ontario GS Budding Adv. Traveler

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    Holy Tim I'm sorry, I'm the last guy who would want to push someone abilities on their bike!!!

    One should always ride there own ride, I always watched in my mirror for your headlight and waited for you on the turns with a number of times stopping and asking if you were all right. I wish you had said something earlier if you were not comfortable with the ride.

    I had said in my initial post that my planned loop was not intended for big bikes and actually downgraded the loop to accommodate you and the 1150 GS. I felt that your riding abilities were above average the way you were riding on the trails.

    Once again, I'm sorry
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  15. martyman5000

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    I think if the trails didn't have so much rain it would not have been that difficult? The GS is a really big bike for those types of trails and slippery makes is even more tiring...I would do it again just be better rested and proper clothing.
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  16. motomart

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    After many weekends of family commitments the coming weekend is all mine. I am thinking of heading north to Huntsville are, ride Old Nipissing Rd, poke around the east side of HYW 11, back to Huntsville area for the night, Sunday do Trout Spawn Rd, Old Wagon Rd on the way back to TO. If interested company is welcome.
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  17. TOTim

    TOTim Been here awhile

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    You don't have to be sorry John, I knew what I was getting in to.
    My comment was to highlight your riding skills.
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  18. POOT

    POOT 1337

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    Hey guys,


    still pretty new to riding offroad / trailriding in ONT ..... got a new set of knobbies, and gettin my bike plated for offroad (bought and ridder for awhile in Arizona, offroad mostly) so not looking to do country roads but nice trails.

    I dont know where the closest rides are to Toronto ... I usually work in the evenings, and want to get some good riding in during the days but still be back in time for work!


    Also was wondering if anyones doing any trailriding this Sat..... or mondays. Always free on mondays if anyones ever up for anything.

    I want to test out the Cogent rear shock upgrade!


    cheers.


    POOT:freaky
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  19. Ontario GS

    Ontario GS Budding Adv. Traveler

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    I heading back up to the 5 Points trail area on the weekend to do some exploring around, if anyone is interested.
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  20. georgedaman

    georgedaman Been here awhile

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    Sure,which day?
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