Horizons Unlimited Ontario 2018-Rice Lake May 24-27

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  1. soberjoe

    soberjoe Been here awhile

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    Horizons Unlimited will be holding their annual Travellers Meeting at a new location this year, the Golden Beach Resort in Rice Lake, Ontario during the May 24-27 long weekend.

    If you have never been to a Horizons Unlimited event they are really worthwhile attending. Seminars, technical workshops, factory test rides from Honda and BMW, various vendor booths, bike games, great food and a few hundred like-minded individuals all gathered to share their love of adventure traveling.

    There is a wide range of lodgings available, from luxury cabins to camping in the campground, and meal options are all listed as well.

    I wrote a post about the event here, and it contains links to the Ontario Event sign-up page.

    http://advjoe.ca/2018/02/horizons-unlimited-ontario-2018/

    Oliver Solaro (Brokentooth) will be there, and if you are at all familiar with any of his antics you know that he will offer an entertaining tale or two.

    It takes place over the May long weekend in Ontario - what a great way to kick off the season!

    *EDIT* The HU Ontario event takes place the weekend following the Victoria Day long weekend *

    Several of us local riders are attending the event as a kick-off to the D2D ride this year.

    Hope to see you there inmates.
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  2. Wotevr.eh!

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    Hey Joe , i will be there . Enjoyed the last one a lot. I only hope its warmer then last Sept. I froze my Jingle Bells off... lol
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  3. soberjoe

    soberjoe Been here awhile

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    I’m thinking it will be warmer, lol. Historically the May 24 weekend is pretty darned nice

    See you there


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  4. NORTH RIDER

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    Are you sure that is the May long weekend ? My calendar shows may 19th as the holiday Monday.

    North rider .
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  5. soberjoe

    soberjoe Been here awhile

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    Your right - the long weekend is the weekend before, however the holiday Monday is the 21st

    The Horizons Unlimited weekend is May 24, 25, 26 and 27. Thursday through Sunday.

    Good catch North rider


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  6. 16VGTIDave

    16VGTIDave Reaver made me do it...

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    Historically speaking, we have had below freezing temps, frost, and even a dusting of snow in that area at that time of year. :vardy Typically it is in the mid-20's C during the day and drops to mid / low teen's C at night. :jkam But extremes are not uncommon. I've only got 30+ years experience opening a cottage on Stoney Lake during the long weekend to reference, but my Mrs. concurs so I MUST be right. :lol3

    Plan and pack accordingly!
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  7. theshnizzle

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    Golden beach has heated cottages and condos so if you can pair up or 4 or 5 people and split a cottage. The office building is big and heated so hanging out there would work as well.

    The event last year was cold as f**k I don't enjoy camping in zero weather. The dining hall,the dorms and none of the presentation venues were heated either. It's not the end of the world but a bit of heat definitely makes things a touch more pleasent
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  8. soberjoe

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    Mid 20’s during the day!
    Mid to low teens at night!!!
    That’s positively balmy!!!!


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  9. sturgeon

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    EOAR is that same weekend, right across the lake.
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  10. hgwilliam

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    @sturgeon EOAR is cancelled this year, they are skipping 2018 for this event. They posting shows for May 2019.

    Super excited this has moved into May, wanted to attend for 2 years but never could due to commitments. Can't wait to check this out!
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  11. sturgeon

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    Thanks for the update; I could've sworn I just read a blurb for it. I guess my eyes deceived me :patch
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  12. Jbone11 11

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    Yep... says 2019. But I will be chatting with Lee this weekend and can confirm 100% ;)
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    Sturgeon. ....get your shit together! !:D
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  14. Vikingtazz

    Vikingtazz Will ride for food.

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    Did Lee confirm there will be no EOAR this year?
    I checked their site earlier and noticed the 2019 date as well.
    That makes me sad - it's my favorite event of the year.
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  15. hgwilliam

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    I have this email response from Lee "Yes that is true the Eastern Ontario Adventure Rally is not running this year as it is Dacre year. It will be returning in 2019"


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    A Dacre year is the best year!! :ricky
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  17. Crowmoto

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    Hey Joe .. this is my route let me know where your at ill stop by and say hello.. <iframe src="https://a.rever.co/embed/rides/895050" width="700" height="700"></iframe> i should arrive by 3 or 4 ish on thursday
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  18. PFD023

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    could always take the ferry from Cape Vincent to Wolfe Island and then the ferry to Kingston.....if it's running
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  19. soberjoe

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    Definitely.
    I’ll be arriving around 1:00pm on Thursday, helping out with set up and such.


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  20. Crowmoto

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    hmm two ferry's... is there a border station there? it may be worth doing do you think its a better quality ride than what i have now, rather than just shorter?
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