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Wildman

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  1. Wildman

    Sauble Beach

    I didn't get south of Miller lake, but as your friend said, that area was great. Lots of snow and the trail was holding up very well. For the most part, riders seemed to be very well behaved. We rode up to the Tub on Sunday from Little Eagle Harbour, a great low paced ride.
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    Sauble Beach

    driving home from the bruce yesterday, Sauble had a good amount of snow and the trails looked good from the road
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    GROOMER DOWN

    I wonder if the drag dug in and the power unit spun out on the bridge, looks like rubber tracks, if the power unit wasn't straight on the bridge, this would happen quick
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    Atv winter trails

    Who holds that position in Barrie?
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    Searchmont to Timmons?

    ya it is achievable, its a beautiful ride, but as mentioned, tight between chapleau and foleyet
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    GROOMER DOWN

    that sucks, looks like a newer Husky, glad the operator is ok.
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    Atv winter trails

    this is where things are going to continue to fall apart. The federation, being 98% volunteer managed and operated is going to see even tougher times ahead. Who has time or wants to take the time to spearhead these issues, lobby to have exclusive winter rights to these portions of crown land, its not a couple hr ordeal. Many people won't do anything outside their job description at work because they are not getting paid to do that, yet we as a snowmobile society assume someone will just volunteer their time to fix a mess like this. Good luck. The best of free organized snowmobiling is behind us, the economic impact study that was done in I believe 2016 was an eye opener, there is a ton of money being spent in this province on this specific sport, its high time the users buck up....JMHO
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    Trailer decision

    you gonna get it home, load and head to North Bay?
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    East of north bay today

    that makes sense, you used to post a ton over there, glad to see your still sleddin
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    Trailer decision

    It has been a while. I am sure it will work out, they carry decent products and move a ton of stuff, I just don't have time for them.
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    Trailer decision

    aaahhh, I wasted enough time with those clowns. A friend of mine has bought 2 trailers from them and got the run around both times, he keeps dealing with them cause he is close. I guess I am just not as passive, lol
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    Trailer decision

    with regards to Action Trailer sales, I tried dealing with them, I don't have anything nice to say about them. I was looking for a 23x7 with torsion axles, the salesman tried telling me it was a waste of money and it would never be loaded heavy enough to make the torsion axles work........they are clueless. I called Chestermans in Tillsonburg and bought a Pace High Mark, great people, great trailer, great price.
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    F-150 weight

    I wouldnt worry about the cvor, but if the combined weight ratings are over 4500kg they both need annual inspections. Note, not the combined weight, it is the combined weight rating, 2 totally different things.....tthen you need to make sure when your loaded you don't exceed the weight ratings.
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    Geraldton/Greenstone Reconnected

    Does Longlac groom that whole trail or do they share it with either Hornpayne or Hearst?
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    Geraldton/Greenstone Reconnected

    It is showing that 3/4 of it is open now, just a short piece on the east end is closed, gotta wonder if the data didn't get submitted properly because from what I have read it is suppose to be all open.
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    WILL O.F.S.C. open their fat wallet

    LOL, imagine that huh.......the system really works, grossly underfunded, yet dedication prevails........best protocol I have seen, pound the crap outta the keyboard and trash a system that works. If all the cheap mf out there ponied up we could raise the permit fee and tow the groomers to the repair facility to fix the junk in a timely manor......hahahahahahahaha. ...im goin back to work
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    Avalanche trailer vs Triton trailer Quality ?

    I know your not asking about this kind of trailer, but they have so many uses, I use this all the time, I wouldn't look back, they are a great investment.
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    What’s going on in D5/9

    Most of the corn is off here, I'm staking my trail this weekend, most of our trail system got staked last weekend. Just need the A01 and snow, a couple inches here now and its snowing.
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    Soucy Track Groomers

    The only way fuel consumption will get better is to put a programmer on it, they are all that way, it takes allot of power to turn those tracks, lots of resistance. The final gear ratio is not far off what the production tractor is.
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    Soucy Track Groomers

    They will climb as long as there is a base and its not icy, they are niceer to drive then a 2 track unit.......they use 2/3 more fuel then a TS110 with the suretrac. This is with a Case Puma 140 pulling a sledgehammer.
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    Warwick Parking, Gas, Food

    I don't have allot of info, but club general meetings are still held the first Thursday of the month from oct to March
  22. We as districts and a federation as a whole, need to think outside the box, if we keep the same mindset and ramble around doing the same old thing for the same reasons we will fail as a whole. We don't get enough money per permit to operate the way we want, we need to be creative, moving groomers from areas that don't have snow is a real necessity, working on the logistics is too, by moving theses groomers and not sending operators to run them and allowing the clubs to operate them as they do their own will allow us to see what happens. We can work on the rest from there, and it may be the begining of a new model. All I know is that sitting here and saying what if, won't make the system better, we need to try, and that is what we are doing.
  23. The 2 groomers we sent are rental units, d5 owns the tracks and the blades. It is permit money paying the rental whether they are used or not. The tc plan was to move those 2 groomers in the district to whoever had snow. It is a terrible year, those 2 groomers need to be used regaurdless of whether d5 has snow or not. If they get broke and its not warranty, they will get fixed, we will worry about the details after that. It is unreasonable not to work together and it is unreasonable to let the fact of who pays for what dictate whether we as a federation groom or not. When it comes to if the lending district gets snow or not, it depends on what district and how much snow. I can assure you, if we got 2 feet of snow, nothing would move anyway, we didn't have frost when we sent them and we don't have frost now. If we did, we would have to ask for them back and do the best we can with what we have got. As a federation, we will never move forward if we always say what if. D5 and 9 have proven there is different ways of funding the clubs within the district, we will prove groomers can be moved and trails can be groomed where the snow and riders are. MOTS has laid the groundwork for districts to become stronger, if each district moves forward, sharing resources will be much easier. And how long does it really take to fix a groomer anyway, in reality, the groomer should be able to be fixed properly with no huge pressure if a loaner unit is provided, I know from experience the type of repairs that get done when everybody is screaming we need that groomer now.
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