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  2. A former co-worker in Whitby messaged me to say a 'senior' friend of his was selling his Vector. Asking $7500 & it has 2500 klicks on it. If anyone needs more info I can find out.
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  4. T bird

    groomer driver s now need first aid

    Common sense can carry one a long ways in life!!!!
  5. Denis007

    First ride.

    I was born on Christmas, so this I'm to close as Jesus as y'all are gonna get.... My whole life has been a lie ....
  6. Blake G

    First ride.

    I've heard that one of our illustrious brethren has already been sledding in Iceland. And no, it wasn't me.
  7. skidooboy

    First ride.

    last year our first ride was dec 8th. break in ride for my new sled. had good riding for christmas and new years. shooting for the same this year. last day of work will be dec 20, next day back will be jan 14, 2020. taking 3 weeks off at the holidays this year. Ski
  8. Ox

    First ride.

    He was here a cpl days ago - over in the Heavy Boot thread.
  9. gobills

    First ride.

    Haven't heard from blake in awhile maybe he made the trek to Manitoba for the early snow lol
  10. Yesterday
  11. 528rick

    First ride.

    No doubt Blake is good and Ive ridden with both for some pre Christmas excursions but don't discount a hungry grizzly .One of the best for finding good trails/snow
  12. Poo Man

    groomer driver s now need first aid

    We did CPR and first aid in high school, but you still need refreshed. Things also change from time to time.
  13. signfan

    groomer driver s now need first aid

    Pretty simple. As an operator you are required to - fuel the groomer - check the fluids (engine oil, antifreeze, hydraulic oil, etc.) and possibly top them up - fill a chainsaw with gasoline and bar oil All of these are hazardous substances controlled by a MSDS. I think there is a point where the training has gotten too onerous for volunteers to bother with. Not there yet, but probably getting close to it. Big thing is making as many of these classes have 3 or 5 year expiry dates vs 1 year. It's easier to sell if you know its once through abd then you are good for a few years. Unfortunately most of this is provincial legislation, not OFSC policy.
  14. Sledguy74

    SLED PERMIT ORDERS

    Permit arrived today !
  15. Ox

    groomer driver s now need first aid

    Doo you folks not teach this in Health class in skewl? I understand that that doesn't make us EMT's, but wrapping a bleeder in a greasy rag and keeping pressure on it a while covers most. Pull the belt off yuhr britches and use that if too bad for that, but make sure to ease up occassionally to get some blood to the extremity. If you blow a femur, well, it's up to you - but be carefull as you could slice up a major artery if you bounce it around too much. (if the accident didn't doo that already, and if it did, you will likely be much better served getting out on your own NOW as opposed to waiting for a chopper in a cpl hours) If your chum riding point stuffed it in the bush when some clown on a big fast Cat came wide around the corner - and hit a 24" Maple head on at 50 klicks (whatever) and hasn't so mach as twitched since, I doubt your gunna help much anyhow.... I'd like to think that most of us here are not paper pushers, and have much experience with ouchies.
  16. 02Sled

    SLED PERMIT ORDERS

    It has been reported that early permit sales are up 35% over the same time last year. If there are possibly any small delays perhaps they are volume related.
  17. 02Sled

    Driver Training

    I don't know if it is or isn't but it would be nice if reviewing the course material was free and if you needed the license and to take the test you would pay.
  18. 02Sled

    First ride.

    I'm putting my money on Blake.... if there is snow to be found he will find it and ride it
  19. 02Sled

    groomer driver s now need first aid

    paid... some choose to donate their pay back to the clubs... they also have to provide a drivers abstract It's all about protection from liability.... same reason the groomers are now having dashcams and satellite tracking
  20. manotickmike

    groomer driver s now need first aid

    Way I see it, there's 2 kinds of people. Maybe I'm over-simplifying. I've been involved with risky s#it roughly since birth. Downhill skiing (NOT the kind most of you do..) Windsurfing, (see previous comment) dirt biking, motorsports, etc. etc. Having some training, even the basic, BASIC 1st aid dragged out over 2 days means 2 things. 1 Acknowledging that crap happens. Many go blithely through life thinking they're immortal. I've met these people, and administered 1st aid to them. 2 Being the kind of person that can help when/if it does, maybe not having to re-live it feeling helpless, and maybe a bit guilty. Why would you want to be part of that other group?
  21. snowchopper

    groomer driver s now need first aid

    The club in my district is all paid and i'am pretty sure all drivers for Highland Rovers are also paid. A lot of the groomers are guys that have been laid off their regular jobs for the winter.So they are looking for some income for the winter.
  22. Claire Voyant

    Advertising Signs Near Kap'

    Yes, I re-read the post. My bad. There are a few changes on the board of directors this year, so I'm trying to nail down the body responsible for the "trail sponsor" signs. I've never actually took any pics of those ones, but they are all the same size and are blue and (reflective) white, as per OFSC signage guidelines. These, too, are done by Northern Signs here in Kap. I'll post with more info as soon as I know.....
  23. Denis007

    Advertising Signs Near Kap'

    I'm thinking he's referring to the lineup of individual signs just getting into town at either end of the A trail. It is very impressive to see. They had some similar signs here but are all but gone now.
  24. Denis007

    groomer driver s now need first aid

    What if he has to get out and cut a branch or limb with the saw, and cuts himself doing so ? He has to be able to fix himself up, as there's likely nobody with him. Removing brush from the brushing bar or deck of the drag, cut himself or fall, twist or break an ankle, wrist, anything. Gotta know how to do a proper splint to prevent the injury from getting worse. What if he comes across a sledder who's had an oops ? He could administer first aid to the rider so as they could get out to safety. Anyone who ventures way the hell out into the boonies, would do well to know basic first aid. Period.
  25. Ox

    groomer driver s now need first aid

    OK, so I haf'ta ask: Why would a groomer opp need to know First Aid any more than any other person on Earth? Or a sledder for that matter? (as mentioned just above)
  26. -crz-

    groomer driver s now need first aid

    It would be interesting to see the stats on this province wide. I am a volunteer operator and our club is mostly volunteer. Last year we had 1 paid operator.
  27. Claire Voyant

    Advertising Signs Near Kap'

    Is this the sign you are talking about? In years gone by, there were individual sponsor signs mounted on either side. Now those signs are posted on-trail as you enter town from the east or west. There is an annual cost for the sponsor for each sign (about $100 a year, I think).
  28. Claire Voyant

    Advertising Signs Near Kap'

    Are you referring to the map board with the "you are here" pointer? These signs were a local initiative by the club, created by a local printing company and paid for with sponsorship dollars from a local business owner. PM me and I'll send you the name and number of a club rep that will be able to give you more details. I'm still in my jammies, so you'll have to wait for a picture.
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