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PISTON LAKE CRUISER

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About PISTON LAKE CRUISER

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  • Location
    WOOLWICH TWP.
  • Main Riding Area
    DISTRICT 5&9
  • Club
    ST. CLEMENTS S.C.
  • Sled
    2016 VECTOR LTX
  • Previous and/or Other Sleds
    12 Vector ltx/ 07VECTORx2/04 600CLASSIC (still have)/05 600XC ANN./02 700EDGEX/98 XC600/94XLT/89Exciter/88Phazar/87Doo377
  • 17/18 Mileage
    2,254
  • 16/17 Mileage
    1734
  • 15/16 Mileage
    1240
  • 14/15 Mileage
    2400
  • 13/14 Mileage
    2200
  • 12/13 Mileage
    400
  • 11/12 Mileage
    2180km
  • 10/11 Mileage
    2840
  • Interests
    THINGS WITH ENGINES
  • Gender
    Male

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  1. PISTON LAKE CRUISER

    Thinking of doing a Quebec trip ?

    If you want to ride 300 km. per day that is no problem in Quebec. Start by 8:30 in the morning, have a nice lunch along the way and a couple of Ralais stops then put the sleds to bed before dark. Three good choices for a 7 day ride as follows: 1. Northeastern Quebec. Start in Liskeard, Rouyn, Amos, Chibogamou return or do a loop through Roberval and Parent. 2. Lac St. Jean - Start near Quebec City (St. Raymond is good), La Tuque, Roberval, around Lac St. Jean, Mt. Valins, down to the St. Lawrence and back to St, Raymond. 3. Gaspe (must do!) - For 7 days at 300- 350 km. per day, I prefer to start on the south shore at Quebec City (Hotel Bernieres) and via #35 spend first night in Trois Pistoles, do part of the loop to Perce and hit the interior (Murdockville) then west through the mountains and back to the north side again. All 3 areas provide fast smooth riding but if I had never been and had to pick one, it would be Gaspe no doubt about it. Hope this helps. PLC
  2. PISTON LAKE CRUISER

    OFSC BOG Decision

    No misinformation given if you read my post correctly.
  3. PISTON LAKE CRUISER

    OFSC BOG Decision

    There is an old saying about doing things the same way and expecting different results. I think that if the board is thinking reversing direction it will be fatal for the OFSC. I was very pessimistic about MOTS in the beginning but from what I can see it is working here in district 5 thanks in no small part to the talent and drive of the club volunteers and especially those involved in the District functions. It's not perfected yet but I think it can be tailored to work throughout the province. That said, I do believe we need the permit price to go up in order to cover continually higher costs if the OFSC is to survive. JMHO
  4. PISTON LAKE CRUISER

    OFSC BOG Decision

    Good groomer utilization didn't seem to be a problem in the Corridor Du Nord (approx. 250 miles across)this past winter. Even though the clubs were stretched to the limit for volunteers, they pulled it off in fine style. The MOTS District Groomer control worked properly for the Polar Bear Riders when they had a groomer go down and needed a replacement to fill in.
  5. PISTON LAKE CRUISER

    On line trail map?

    I think the OFSC has made a wise decision shutting the map down for the off season. We have enough issues in farm country with ATV's on trails without providing them a year around map to use as a reference. Lots of time to plan sled trips once the map comes back online IMHO.
  6. PISTON LAKE CRUISER

    MOTS deadline September 6/2018

    I don't think that groomer ownership has changed with MOTS. For many years prior to MOTS, groomers purchased by OFSC clubs with any portion paid by permit dollars have been owned by the OFSC according to what I have been told. I don't know of any instance where that created an issue. The only difference now is that the district controls the groomers rather than the clubs or grooming associations. Long story short as far as I'm concerned its working. Case in point this season when Polar Bear Riders had a groomer go down, they asked on Facebook if any southern clubs would consider sending a groomer north for their use. Southern clubs couldn't make such a decision because their district control the groomers. The Polar Bears' district office took care of finding a groomer for their use from within their district and said groomer was moved to Cochrane. The MOTS system worked the way it is supposed to.
  7. PISTON LAKE CRUISER

    any body heard fron the ofsc board meeting

    I understand the changes required by MOTS Paul and do not have a problem with most of the changes. That said, the only reason that I can see for changing away from a simple numbering system for the "revised Districts" would be to appease those whose district number would have been changed to a neighbouring District's number. I am a keep it simple kind of person and just believe that a numbering system is just much easier to learn and remember than a long name. There will most certainly be costs incurred by using the longer names as they require labour to change, art work, print space costs, etc. I just think that the money spent on those costs could have been kept on the snow.
  8. PISTON LAKE CRUISER

    any body heard fron the ofsc board meeting

    For those sledders these name changes won't likely help.
  9. PISTON LAKE CRUISER

    any body heard fron the ofsc board meeting

    Not sure how anyone else feels about this change but it seems to me to be change for the sake of change. More expenses to keep the dollars off the snow and a way to confuse a system that was much simpler for people to remember the various areas. JMHO.
  10. PISTON LAKE CRUISER

    Caution / Warning - North Bay truck & trailer Blitz

    I would go to a gravel pit or feed mill and get your trailer weighed and the truck for that matter. Then you know for sure. I believe that if the ticket is for lack of yellow sticker(s) they will let you drive on. If the ticket is for overweight (truck/trailer/loads weighs more than the RGW you have the truck licensed for) then the officer may require you to lighten the load(s) to the weight you have the truck licensed for.
  11. PISTON LAKE CRUISER

    Hwy 11 Viewpoint

    Probably needed to draft you just to keep up to the speed you were going. I agree with 04 about the brake checking however it might be deadly with one of those buggies.
  12. PISTON LAKE CRUISER

    Hwy 11 Viewpoint

    I have only ever seen manual rear trailer fairings that are either folded in or out.
  13. PISTON LAKE CRUISER

    Hwy 11 Viewpoint

    Those tabs appear to be a molded length of tabs. That's the first I've seen like that. The ones that I have seen are individual self adhesive tabs.
  14. PISTON LAKE CRUISER

    Hwy 11 Viewpoint

    The trailer fairings (skirts) do work by reducing the wind turbulence that is created under the trailer and helping it to flow down the sides of the trailer. They talk about % of fuel saved and like most things, claims vs. reality seem quite different. Long haul fleets would probably see a 5-7% fuel savings depending on how close to the ground the skirts are fitted. The lower they are the more the savings but lower is not always better like when leaving the Husky in Dymond. LOL The trailer tail fairings that you see on the rear of the trailers also help by directing airflow and stopping turbulence. All these add-on's are constantly changing to be durable and to work in snow conditions. I haven't read or seen anything that's designed to keep the snow off the back of pickup tailgates. Maybe a heated gate???
  15. PISTON LAKE CRUISER

    Hwy 11 Viewpoint

    Welcome to Diamond!
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