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About Bearcat_w

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  • Birthday 09/01/1948

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  • Location
    Snug Harbour, Carling Township
  • Main Riding Area
    D8 & D10
  • Club
    Carling Trailblazers
  • Sled
    2016 Vector LTX
  • 15/16 Mileage
    600 :(
  • 14/15 Mileage
    2100 km
  • 13/14 Mileage
    1800 km
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    1100 km
  • 11/12 Mileage
    970 km
  • 10/11 Mileage
    2000 km
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  1. From the MTO commercial vehicle FAQ site, If you have a CVOR you need a logbook. If you are person-use, you don't need a CVOR, thus no logbook: Q14: Do I need to fill out a daily log? Ontario's hours-of-service regulation governs the maximum driving times and minimum off-duty times of commercial vehicle drivers (bus and truck) who require a Commercial Vehicle Operator's Registration (CVOR). They are based on the National Safety Code Standard 9. Driver's must: keep records of their daily driving and other work activities in a set format provide these records to enforcement officials upon request Q15: Is my pickup truck a commercial motor vehicle and does it need a CVOR? The Highway Traffic Act considers all pickup trucks to be commercial motor vehicles, but a pickup truck only needs a Commercial Vehicle Operator's Registration (CVOR) certificate if it has an actual or registered gross weight of more than 4,500 kg. A personal-use pickup truck means a pickup truck that: is being used for personal purposes without compensation has a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating of 6,000 kg (13,227 lb) or less, and is fitted with either: the original box that was installed by the manufacturer, which has not been modified, or a replacement box that duplicates the one that was installed by the manufacturer and has not been modified is not carrying or towing a trailer carrying commercial cargo or tools or equipment of a type normally used for commercial purposes
  2. Here's the MTO site info requesting comments: https://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=29547&language=en
  3. Buried in the government's announcement regarding 400 series highway speed limits and other items was this tidbit from the minister: "Yurek said the province plans to eliminate a requirement for owners of pick-up trucks and trailers to get them inspected if they are for personal use." This is a welcome change. Hope it proceeds. I never understood the rationale that allows a 35ft travel trailer to be exempt while a 20 ft snowmobile trailer could force you to inspect truck and trailer. That being said, we would still expect owners to check that lights and brakes are working properly.
  4. Bearcat_w

    eye in the sky

    Back to the original topic, the OPP has purchased a sophisticated airborne platform that can accurately determine the speed of vehicles on the ground without the need for things like the T markers we see on highways. They will be testing it and producing a video to be used in conjunction with the early season OFSC safety campaign. It needs boots on the ground to stop sleds. Will they ticket sleds doing 70 km/hr? Doubt it. Someone doing a buck twenty? You bet. Will it be used extensively? Again, doubt it, but if an area is identified as a problem, perhaps there will be some additional enforcement. Stop some extreme speeders. Write some tickets. Get social media exposure. Hope that you can moderate extreme speeds. Could even see some careless charges which are not pinned to the set $110 fine. I don't see it being used extensively or unfairly. It's intended as a deterrent .
  5. Bearcat_w

    Who's attending the OFSC AGM this weekend?

    I'm in the house. Room 301 in Pavillion (main building) Beers cold.
  6. Bearcat_w

    Kirkland Lake Mar 2017

    Just got home from 3 days in KL. Trails were in great shape. Many thanks to Ultrafrozen for sending me a list of routes to try. First time riding out of KL. I've based in Elk Lake before, but no snow south of KL. Much more variety in the KL trails. Will be back again. One question tho. Why aren't all the people living up north 300 lbs? Never been served such big helpings of food lol.
  7. Bearcat_w

    Parry sound

    I'm in Carling also. Fortunately I'm out on the bay and the winds keep the roof reasonably clear. The news from our groomers is positive. Most trails have been packed and groomed. The major exception is the 401 along Hwy 69 where swamps are still wet. We're letting the trails set up now and as long as the warm spell Tuesday is not too bad, you can expect to see some trails opening for the weekend. We've groomed from Nobel into Parry Sound, although the only trail north out of Nobel involves running Portage Lake. Will be hoping to have reroute next season. C trail is a little thin but coming along. Lakes are still not safe.
  8. Bearcat_w

    Carling Trailblazers major trail closure

    Most of the 400 trails will be open. Check the online map once trails are opened
  9. Bearcat_w

    Trailer Advice

    To make it simple, ditch the pickup and get an SUV. No regs if you're using a passenger vehicle plate.
  10. Bearcat_w

    Mckay rd. 400 crossing

    Hope to get an update tonight, but it looks like Bonsecour has settled the landowner issue. Trails east of 400 will open. West of 400, we will not be able to connect Bonsecour or Alliston to Sno Voyageurs due to landowner, Hwy 90 and municipal issues. Sux.
  11. Bearcat_w

    More changes at OFSC

    Yes Brian. He will stay on for 2 more years. After Paul it's Tim Hesselink.
  12. Bearcat_w

    More changes at OFSC

    So after Framework for Change and then More on the Snow, the driving force behind the changes Mike Clewer is no longer employed by the OFSC. What happens going forward? We're stuck working under budget and revenue assumptions developed by Mike.
  13. Bearcat_w

    Mckay rd. 400 crossing

    Bonsecour is working with the District 8 clubs this year. The bridge will not be available this season. The printed D4 map shows very little projected trails in Bonsecours area. One large land owner with many separate properties is still having issues with Bill 100. The club is still working with him. Should he come around, there will be trails east of the 400 but there will be no connection to the west side. Without him, no trails at all east of the 400!
  14. Bearcat_w

    Carling Trailblazers major trail closure

    i'll be there too. we're working on solutions.
  15. Bearcat_w

    More On The Snow

    Actually there was some kind of contorionist acrobat. Twisted herself into some real interesting positions. No stripper pole tho.