Looking for some Ottawa area riders (BMW or otherwise)

Discussion in 'Canada' started by dialdn, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    We were at the Cardinal Cafe a couple of weeks ago. Tends to be more expensive. $40 for two lunches and coffee. And it doesn’t help that the Crow Lake road is closed.
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  2. Drif10

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    Yeah, cardinal is pricier.

    That bridge being closed never gets in my way, as I'm always doing Anderson/Cross. It been closed long?
  3. Emmbeedee

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    Most of the summer, I think. We've been caught twice having to detour through Maberly, then Zealand road. Not a hardship as we like that road but Crow Lake is pleasant too.
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    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Did lower Faraday road yesterday, that sucker is always fun. Chip truck in Bancroft is closed for the season now, bummer.
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  5. Emmbeedee

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    North Shore road near Westport is lovely this time of year.

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  6. RobP

    RobP Been here awhile

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    Planning to get out this weekend with my wife to enjoy this late fall higher temps! Thought we were done for the season!
  7. Emmbeedee

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    Got out for a quick ride with my son to celebrate his upcoming birthday.

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  8. Geofan

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    What a beautiful November weekend. I put 1K on my Desert Sled over the two days. Along the Ottawa River toward Montreal split between both provincial sides and Lanark and Rideau Lakes counties on Sunday, finishing it off with Fish n chips at Don's in Brockville before coming home in the dark (I hate riding in the dark!, my night eyes are horrible)
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  9. Tim - DO THE TON

    Tim - DO THE TON Been here awhile

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    If anyone is riding around the Sharbot / Kaladar area, my DRZ is at my cottage about 1/2 way between the two areas and I'm hoping to be up that way this weekend (Nov 14/15). I've only been riding the 108 trail between Kaladar and Sharbot - haven't explored any of the powerline trails etc. as I'm always riding solo.
  10. Drif10

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    There's a Kingston dual sport/adv FB page that's probably just the ticket for you. They're active, bet you'll find fun with them.

  11. Tim - DO THE TON

    Tim - DO THE TON Been here awhile

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    Yep - I'm on that one too. Just noticed the comments about 'Sharbucks' as we call Cardinal. I've only had a dual-sport up there this summer so haven't had much of a chance to explore the trail systems.

    Living in Toronto means I'm 3+ hours away and not able to get in on some of the last-minute rides people announce.
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    This time of year, I'm guessing the weather is the biggest reason for the short notice. "Holy crap, not snow! Wanna ride bikes?"
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  13. Emmbeedee

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    Got out again on November 12; only 135kms but it was still worth going out.

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    The bridge is open on Crow Lake road again. They put in a whole new Bailey.

    Today was probably the last day to turn and burn on these roads, no sand on them yet, and the ground not frozen on the north faces.

    Pretty good day, I had fun. :ricky
  15. Emmbeedee

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    If anyone's looking for a great deal on a handheld gps, Sail has the Garmin GPSMap 66S for $299 on their Black Friday sale. This is a current model, and is normally $519 on their shelf, though GPSCity lists it for $439. The sale is instore only, but the Trainyards store still has 20 or so. I called and they saved one with my name on it at the Customer Service desk.

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  16. Emmbeedee

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    What an awesome gps. It has Bluetooth and WiFi which means it can download updates and mapping info by using a tethered smartphone or a WiFi network if you’re in range.

    It also has GroupTrack so it can show locations of other people in your group with compatible models of gps. This works for up to 40km/25 miles.

    Stephanie also bought one so we’re looking forward to trying that out.
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  17. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    Nice looking gps Mike! How is the screen size compared to the old 64/78 units?
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    The resolution is a lot better. 160 X 240 for the 62/64/78 and 240 X 400 for the 66S. 16Gb of storage on the 66 vs 1.7 on the 62/78.

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  19. Emmbeedee

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    The other amazing thing about the 66S is that it can download Birdseye imagery directly to the device through your phone. No subscription needed. That might be helpful when plotting routes. And Garmin Explore is also compatible, so you can download topo and other maps to your phone and plot routes.
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  20. Booyashaka

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    Any tips for good winter camping within 2-3 hours of Ottawa? Looking to drive the truck in and don’t mind a hike with snowshoes/sled...no snowmobile though. Ideally on or close to a lake, but not close to people. Is anything around Arcol accessible without a snowmobile in the winter?