Ontario - Spring Kick-off Ride!!!!!

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Ooobah-Moto, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. RobbieO

    RobbieO Muskokatard

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    I know how you feel, Ron.:lol3

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  2. drcool

    drcool R.I.P. Dave

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    Don't speak to loud. That snow is going to melt just in time for blackfly season. Better dust off those bug nets.
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  3. Motoaxe

    Motoaxe Doctor of Misfortune

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    Could be the strom....could be the kaylar...either way im looking forward to it!

    Cheers!
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  4. Ooobah-Moto

    Ooobah-Moto Banned

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    Ron.... glad to hear you healed up well. You're better off lettin me have that KLX this summer - keep you from trying to level a forest!

    see you soon.
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  5. RWBlackbird

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    Looks like the weather's changed her mind:

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  6. Ooobah-Moto

    Ooobah-Moto Banned

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    I'll be heading out as long as it's not raining and above ~8 degrees. If the weather is foul, plan is to ride the following Saturday.

    BTW... I've been keepin an eye on the long range forecast for the past three weeks... it changes everyday! Guess we'll have to wait and see :becca
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  7. Dru

    Dru Hardly an Adventurer

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    I loaded the route into "Gord's Pointing Service" as my wife calls it, and I'm looking forward to it... gotta dig the beast out of the neighbour's garage first though! Yikes!
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  8. RWBlackbird

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    sounds good
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  9. RumRunner

    RumRunner Sit there, turn that

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    Predicting Canadian weather a week in advance :poser :poser :poser

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  10. adiablolex

    adiablolex Lost again

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    worked outside all winter....:dog , I'd rather listen to my bones first thing in the morning, than the weather channel :asshat for the same day.....let alone a week in advance........:norton.........seems to me that weathermen(women) and lawyers are the only people that can't get fired when they screw up.......no pun intented for our brothers and sisters on the field, just sayin'.
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  11. Dru

    Dru Hardly an Adventurer

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    Well said man!

    Some of those snow pics are crazy! Enough of this winter shite, I don't ski dammit, I ride a bike! :cry
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  12. Thraan

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    I'm in Whitby. I don't know yet if I can make it, but if I do, I'll be sticking to pavement on my Strom. Although I did just install heated grips on the KLR....
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  13. RumRunner

    RumRunner Sit there, turn that

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    Hows the hand coming along Alex?

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  14. Ooobah-Moto

    Ooobah-Moto Banned

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    Is there anyone here with excellent GPS skills who is planning on running only the road route?

    I hope to be running the off-road sections (with those whom are interested). In which case, it would be great to have a point-man (or woman) that can wrangle the group through the on-road GPS waypoints. The plan would be to allow the two groups to converge (on-road and off). Meaning, whichever group show's up first at the point of convergence, to wait for the other group - thereafter continuing the route together.

    P.S. If you see this guy next Saturday - stay away!!!!! YOU'VE BEEN WARNED! :hair

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  15. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Will he be wearing the same funny hat? :D

    Here's a group riding tip for you kid: Choose a few predesignated spots to stop along your route for coffee and finger thawing at about 45 minute intervals.

    Pretty critical for a group ride on the 5th of farking April (you meat head).

    I'm not clear on your chosen route, but Belfountain's a nice one with a good general store and a terrific coffee shop. Campbellville's another but any old Tim Horton's will do when you're hypothermic.

    It also serves as a good spot for the on-road group and off-road groups to reconnoitre and scare each other with tall tales. Early season rides are always good for telling tall tales of daring doo. You know, roosts, lurid throttle slides, jumps, wheelies... Stuff like that.

    See what you can do with your route beforehand to designate some coffee shop stops along the way. If it's -3 to +3 and snowing/raining you're gonna need 'em.

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  16. RumRunner

    RumRunner Sit there, turn that

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    What the grizzly one said, lets meet in Belfountain, then ride somewhere....

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  17. Pay Dirt

    Pay Dirt panning the web

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    Belfountain sounds good,what time you all spek ta be ther?

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  18. Ooobah-Moto

    Ooobah-Moto Banned

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    Lornce, excellent ideas!<o:p></o:p>
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    The route I posted has our pick-up point and Bellfountain (agreed - great cafe there!) as the first two stops... within ~45mins of each other. Thereafter, our gas stop in Orangeville will be the next (about 45mins down the road... or less). <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Hockley</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Valley</st1:placeType></st1:place> to Creemore will be a stretch... so a scenic/warm-up stop along the way will surely be in order!<o:p></o:p>
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    Lunch at Creemore around 12:30pm<o:p></o:p>
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    Route back home has us passing Base Borden, a stop just after that may be in order.<o:p></o:p>
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    Least I forget, I prefer using "tracks" on my Garmin 60Cx. If anyone has already tried converting the 'route' in the original GPX>GDB file into a GDB file with it as 'track' - you may experience 'truncation' when uploading it to your device (as most Garmin's allow only up to 500 points per track saved). As such, I will post sequentially segmented track files (each 500 points or less). These can individually be saved to a Garmin and will display correctly on your screen as one coherent 'track'.<o:p></o:p>
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    Alas, I think I'll have Lornce lead us.... good gauge for pee-pee brakes and frozen knuckle syndrome! :gerg (hmmmm... idea: recirculating on-board washroom waste to grips - heating and comfort!!!! :evil.... hot damn, you could also use the methane gas to power the motor - kill three birds with one stone!!!)




    :D
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  19. Ooobah-Moto

    Ooobah-Moto Banned

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    We'll be pulling into Belfountain around 11am - pick up you country boy's!!!! :webers
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  20. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Har and har. You'll handle things just fine, young Uber. Besides, looks like I might be earning my keep next Saturday.

    I ever tell you 'bout the time... :gerg

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