Ontario Ride 2012

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by tarzan30, May 30, 2011.

  1. tarzan30

    tarzan30 Been here awhile

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    Roaming Rally 2012


    June 7-10, 2012
    Ontario & Quebec
    June 7th evening "A Night At The Dakar"
    -slide show and presentation by Ned Suesse
    3 days of riding, 1300 kilometers


    Pics for the route on page 87.




    Riders list below, to be queued in the list please PM "Juames" with ADVrider user name, bike make and model to claim your place in history.
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  2. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    OK.. I'm in!

    We can spend this summer pre-riding some idea's.. then we'll know if a trail goes in front or "behind" a steel hut. :rofl
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  3. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Slow down Betsy, it's a roaming rally......it very well may roam to somewhere other than Ontario :nod
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  4. tarzan30

    tarzan30 Been here awhile

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    Perfect, Where when who and how long! Im up for it! maybe we need the name change of Canada 2012 ride... then we are wide open to where we want to go!
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  5. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    A while back, they went north, but I don't think they scratched the surface of what's up there.

    Launch from Chelsea (pick Flanny's brains for good stuff north from there), head up past Ste-Anne-du-lac (good motel there, inexpensive), then take the trails to Clova for the night. Next head easterly to the old runway at Casey (choice of trail or great gravel), after which head southwest to Fer a Cheval for the night (fun trail with a self-propelled ferry). Then pick your poison for the run home. Can also go up to Barrage Gouin, bend east to Chicoutimi, then south towards Maine.

    Lots more choices there, too. Lots.
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  6. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    No worries....Jimmy and I have already been chatting and I know of some crazy stuff in Quebec......the TCAT :D

    I don't think it will disappoint, a few "doable" optional sections, a couple of back to back 200 km (120 mile) sandy, twisty roller coasters. Google Parent Quebec :deal

    Pre riding starts soon :nod
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  7. shrineclown

    shrineclown VespaSlayer

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    Will it be Memorial Day Weekend again?
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  8. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Might be nice to go a bit later in the year. Less water, less bugs and higher temps.

    Totally open for suggestions though. It is nice to plan all winter and then get right to the event in the spring.

    Its all good with me :thumb
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  9. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Another question since we're asking.

    Keep it simple like this past one, aka costs nothing and we just provide a suggested route or would folks rather see it organized. Meaning a sign up fee which includes camping, food, gear shuTtle, etc

    Either or works for us so its more a matter of what folks would like. Heck we could even scratch the camping and find somewhere indoors if that's what folks would prefer.

    Entirely up to the inmates as its you folks who'll be attending :thumb
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  10. dvd_scott

    dvd_scott Back road daydreamer

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    :ear:clap
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  11. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    I have taken over the 'Keeper of the List' job from Skypilot, so here it is! :deal

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  12. dvd_scott

    dvd_scott Back road daydreamer

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    I agree with Jimmy :freaky

    Dave
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  13. Z50R

    Z50R Not lost yet

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    Oh Yes. I am in for more.

    I am not a voting member of the board as I am along for the ride but my only complaint about this ride was the long straight gravel roads near the start of the ride. The ride was almost completely rural but that first part made us seem a bit like asses ripping down the roads at the speeds we love. If the ride starts on even a single twisty dirt road the main pack will be broken up quickly and it would be easier on the locals to digest.

    I believe this will be the first thread I officially subscribe to!
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  14. dvd_scott

    dvd_scott Back road daydreamer

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    Parent has my vote
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  15. Corbeau

    Corbeau Been here awhile

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    Hey, my cousin own the Inn in Clova! (And the general store, and the tavern, well, you get the drift...) And her brother is an outfitter on Réservoir Gouin, but I think his operation is only fly-in...
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  16. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    I like the idea of qc, I like mem weekend again, I like support vehicals...:wink: How about I'd like to do all this again...

    Best of all... the pre ride ...this sept?:huh:huh?? or is this weekend too soon?
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    Gunna start a Moab thread soon, getting info now :)
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  18. FreeTheBeast

    FreeTheBeast Shunpiker

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    A ride up there in 2006.

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    It's a lot different than what we did last weekend. It is very remote and kind of cool.
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  19. 4badboyz

    4badboyz Been here awhile

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    count me in 100%:D
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  20. R_Lefebvre

    R_Lefebvre Been here awhile

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    I'm in! Could maybe help pre-ride too. Just depends on when, my summer is extremely booked already.
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