South Western Ontario Riders

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Esser, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. toddiscdn

    toddiscdn Take off, EH!

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  2. Patrol

    Patrol VALE 46!

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    Let us know if it is the same conditions as here please. If we could just get some maniac in a giant 4x4 to fly up and down it a couple of times it'd be great. No tracks yet, just deep gravel.
  3. Patrol

    Patrol VALE 46!

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    Grahamspc, what took you to Pennsylvania?
  4. sherpa_pat

    sherpa_pat Adventurer

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    Thanks for the info. I might check it out. I don't think the planned route this weekend is the same one I spotted, but I'll see how I feel...
  5. smoothdurban

    smoothdurban I do my own stunts

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  6. grahamspc

    grahamspc Smitty

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    A woman of course...in 1971 purchased a BSA in England and travelled around Europe...passing a truck in France-BSA blew up...loaded on train to Paris where I met a woman from Pennsylvania....been living in Pa since 1976..get back to London several times a year...in fact a good friend from London is arriving today and I am heading up in November.
  7. UbiSunt

    UbiSunt n00b

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    I have ridden the rail-line from Windsor as far as Tilbury - little squirrely in places but good fun.

    Unfortunately I won't make this Sundays ride from St Thomas but would love to have the route for future adventures... can someone please create a GPS file for me?

    Looking on Google maps I can see the railway coming out of St Thomas but it seems to end at Dutton?? .. assuming its gravel roads from there?

    Would also be interested in knowing exact location of the Ridgetown\401 trails please.

    Many thanks

    09'KLR650-Tecumseh Area
  8. smoothdurban

    smoothdurban I do my own stunts

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    I should be able to make some tracks for you.


  9. smoothdurban

    smoothdurban I do my own stunts

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    Definitely a cold ride this morning. Hopefully it's worth it.
  10. sherpa_pat

    sherpa_pat Adventurer

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    I'm planning on going for it... Even getting out of bed was pretty cool!
  11. huron52

    huron52 Been here awhile

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    How did the ride on the trail go? I would have love to go but raked leaves and put the RV away for the winter.
  12. toddiscdn

    toddiscdn Take off, EH!

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    It was fun, came home with a very dirty bike and a reshaped shifter and I owe some one about 1/2 a bushel of corn, but ya it was a good ride:D
  13. OldSilverFox

    OldSilverFox Let's Go!

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    Ya! Heard a rumor that those DR's combine corn almost as well as a
    John Deere.:rofl:rofl
  14. smoothdurban

    smoothdurban I do my own stunts

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    It was quite a sight. Todd was in front of me and before I know it he disappears into a cornfield. I was hoping the trail continued past Blenheim but it appeared to fizzle out.

    Excellent ride and I would definitely make the trip again.
  15. toddiscdn

    toddiscdn Take off, EH!

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    Hee Hee, ya dont cross the slippery center ridge at the wrong time....throttle was not my friend:D oops. I bet it was neat to see from behind as it was pretty farout from behind the bars.

    Too bad it dosent go futher, but that was a pretty good run we had, definatly would do it again.

    Cheers, Todd
  16. toddiscdn

    toddiscdn Take off, EH!

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    So ya, despite having my camera with me I took no pic.s as we didnt slow down much, but this is the result, shoulda went for a ride in the rain today to warsh her off eh!:D(corn cobs cleared out by now)

    [​IMG]

    Smooth showed up with a nice clean DR as well, lotsa pudddles and slippery stuff, but nice ride for a rail line, much beter than I imagined.

    Lets meet in the middle sometime guys and we will find something worth riding.
  17. toddiscdn

    toddiscdn Take off, EH!

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    I,ll just blither on a bit here as Im in the garage drinking, but sperpaPat sould chime in with his experince as he did qiute well on his first outing with street tires through the very slick rain soaked clay that was the first part of the run...I just dont think he bought the"that was the hard part, it gets better from here" bit:lol3

    It did a bit Pat, it just wasnt as constant slippery shit as the first bit, good job mate!

    Cheers, Todd
  18. smoothdurban

    smoothdurban I do my own stunts

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    I managed to snap a couple of shots after you returned my bag.

    Here's one of them.

    [​IMG]

    I still haven't got around to cleaning it yet.

    [​IMG]

    Name the place. Essex county has some similar small sections then what we rode on Sunday but its nothing to write home about and you'll never get into 4th on the "trails".
  19. Nokmuay

    Nokmuay Plan B Specialist

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    Where was this at Todd? not in the windsor are was it?
    doesnt look familiar at all.
  20. Nokmuay

    Nokmuay Plan B Specialist

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    here is a link to my HALO jump for those that missed on FB

    http://youtu.be/hnDjcG_njs8

    HALO Jump 2013 - High Altitude Low Opening - Canadian Jumpers Parachute Group
    28570ft AGL 30,000ft ASL, 300mph relative ground speed, 200mph +/- fall rate, about -45 Degrees out the door.

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