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Giddy UP

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About Giddy UP

  • Rank
    SledHead
  • Birthday 07/03/1956

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  • Location
    Kearney
  • Main Riding Area
    Kearney & Northern Ont
  • Club
    ADSC
  • Sled
    2016 Renegade X
  • Previous and/or Other Sleds
    1973 SkiDoo Elan<br /><br /><br />
    1981 Citation<br /><br /><br />
    1983 Safari<br /><br /><br />
    2001 Formula Deluxe<br /><br /><br />
    2003 MXZ 700 Adrenaline<br /><br /><br />
    2009 MXZ TNT 600 Etech 50th Anniv.<br /><br /><br />
    2013 Renegade Adrenaline 600 Etech<br /><br /><br />
    2016 SkiDoo Renegade X 600 Etech
  • Interests
    Sledding, travelling, horseback riding, boating, cooking
  • Gender
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  1. Giddy UP

    Snowmobile drowning in Kearney today?

    Revrnd. The water flows to the south and at this time of year when the snow pack is melting the current can get quite strong.
  2. Giddy UP

    Snowmobile drowning in Kearney today?

    It was a tragic event. Both ends of that lake are usually open or very thin due to moving current from the river and should be avoided at all times, even when the ice in the middle is safe to ride - those areas are NOT. I know that sledders often take the lake across to avoid road riding, however, at this time of year - the ice is changing everyday due to deterioration from the mild temps, hot sun and river current due to ice and snow melt, this is a moving body of water. The lake is not staked - however, local knowledge is a good thing. This happened just down from our place. At this time of year the river mouth starts to open up and open water is visible. I was not there at the time of this tragedy - but I was told by others that were there that there had been sleds "puddle jumping" the open water at the end of the lake. This occurs every year at this time - sledders taking their lives into their hands for the adrenaline rush of crossing open water to the other side. PLEASE STOP! We watch this every year and I always have the phone in my hand with 911 on speed dial. My understanding is that is what happened here. My condolences to his family and friends at this tragic loss of life.
  3. Giddy UP

    KEARNEY COTTAGE RENTAL

    Hi. This is ‘t a business ..this is a private cottage for rent if anyone is looking for a great place right on the D123 in town. Just doing a friend a favour and hopefully helping others here find a place. Giddy UP!
  4. 5 BEDROOM Apartment! Hey Everyone! I am posting this for my friends - the Owners of Kearney O’Niel’s Pub in Kearney! They have a 5 bedroom flat above the restaurant they are looking to rent for the Season. Jan 1 to March 31st 2019. Apartment has 5 bedrooms, each bedroom has either Queen or double bed, 1 bathroom, Large Kitchen, Living Room, Large Screen TV with Bell Expressvu, and of course Restaurant/bar right downstairs! Plenty of parking for trucks and trailers. Trail off D123 is groomed right into parking lot. Walking distance to LCBO, General Store. Gas station right there too! $4,800.00 for the season. This is a great opportunity for a few friends to share. Pictures coming soon! Please send PM if interested and I will connect you with the owners Giddy Up for a great sledding season!
  5. Giddy UP

    KEARNEY COTTAGE RENTAL

    I am sure Michele will give you a good deal! I put in a good word for ya
  6. Giddy UP

    KEARNEY COTTAGE RENTAL

    Anybody looking for a great place to rent for the winter sledding season? My friend has a 3 bedroom cottage that sleeps 6 right on D123 in the Town Of Kearney. At this time they are open to renting for the entire season. Check it out www.thelakeviewcottage.ca - also right on ATV trail too for fall! walking distance to LCBO, Suds on Main, Legion, Kearney O’Niel’s Pub, General Store If interested, please contact directly at thelakeviewcottage@gmail.com Snow Dancing has started! Giddy Up for a great season ahead!
  7. Giddy UP

    Tatachikapika Lodge

    Agreed! Nice lodge, greataccommodations and much needed in that neck of the woods!
  8. Giddy UP

    Fantastic Cochrane trip March 17 to 22

    Great trip! The snow is still pretty deep when u step off the groomed trail. 4 days of riding, 1,000kms of easy riding. Trails were groomed to perfection. Thank you to all the great volunteers and the Polar Bear Riders for another great year of riding in Cochrane! Still lots of riding up there to be had! Giddy Up to Cochrane! The Westway was great as usual, certainly the busiest I have ever seen up there.
  9. Giddy UP

    URGENT HELP NEEDED

    Thank you Dan! Your assistance was very much appreciated. It is exactly this kind of help and i for ation that makes this Forum such a great place to find it! I am glad he is safe amd has a place to stay for the night! cheers! Giddy
  10. Giddy UP

    URGENT HELP NEEDED

    UPDATE. She has received some help. All is good. Thank you
  11. Giddy UP

    URGENT HELP NEEDED

    Thanks. I have sent her all the accommodations In that area to see id anyone can help, and also messaged Dan Senior, but nothing yet. Waiting now for her to let me know if she was able to find help. Thanks a bunch
  12. Giddy UP

    URGENT HELP NEEDED

    Thanks Viper
  13. Giddy UP

    URGENT HELP NEEDED

    Posting for a friend. Any help appreciated URGENT...NOT A JOKE...Help needed....My Husband Albert and his buddy were sledding and are in Searchmont, ON (north of Sault ST. Marie One of the 2 sleds is completely disabled....there is no vacancy in the limited accommodations there due to family weekend....is there anyone up there who could A) give them a place to stay tonight and or the same or different person who could help them get back to Port Severn with or without the sleds. If he can at least get back here he can drive back up there with the trailer to get the sleds....but if somebody has a trailer that he could get them to bring him home ...he will work something out with you to compensate you! Text me 705-816-6116 or call me......This is posted at 5:58 PM Saturday. Otherwise I have a 6 1/2 hour drive ahead of me tonight one way!
  14. Giddy UP

    Hunters with rifles on 301!

    Thank you
  15. Giddy UP

    Hunters with rifles on 301!

    First of all. Let me make myself clear. I am not from the city, i have lived in the country for most of my life. Second, my family and my friends are also hunters. And i am certainly NOT entitled! I am sorry, do you know that these hunters were in fact the land owners? Sounds like you have personal knowledge of who they were? I happen to have friends that have had these wolf hunters tresspass on their land in this same area and do this very same thing and yes Blake, I was quite shocked more than anything to see this. I have been sledding for 50 years in and around this area, as well as Northern Ontario, long before OFSC had trails. I was suggesting that I find this perhaps a safety issue. I am not suggesting that a hunter can not use his or her land for whatever use they want, they absolutely have that right. However, accidents can happen, I was simply posting a warning that they were there. I think I was perhaps disgusted by all the blood on the trail and the fact that the animal had been left on the trail. Sorry “boys”, but this is not something that you come across everyday on the snowmobile trail. A warning to let folks know that they are on this trail I thought was warranted in case there are others that would prefer to take a different route.
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