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J-Fly

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About J-Fly

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  • Birthday 01/16/1960

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  • Location
    Toronto
  • Main Riding Area
    Woods Bay/Parry Sound
  • Club
    Six Star
  • Sled
    2016 Venture TF
  • Previous and/or Other Sleds
    2008 Venture Light
  • Gender
    Male

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    Jfly@rogers.com

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  1. J-Fly

    OUCH!

    Excuse me but I resemble that remark. There is something that may be missed here. Technology has come a long way, we now communicate effortlessly. We always have a lead out front, he tells us about all oncoming traffic. The sweep also relays info on faster sleds form behind, we pull over at our earliest and safest opportunity. This allows a much more enjoyable and safer ride with little worry. The whole trail is yours. Check them out.
  2. J-Fly

    Gowganda helicopter

    I flew a Cessna 206 in this same capacity 30 years ago. We flew with a heading indicator and a spotter with a topo map and a zoomed viewfinder. No GPS. It is a grid pattern, about 100-200 yards between lines. All day "Ta me, Ta me.....Ta you Ta you." I was moving 1/2 a degree at a time, very fatiguing. We were at 300 feet, with "the Bird" 200 feet below. We had to climb fifty feet over powerlines. Creepy. On the winch behind us was a pair of linesman's plyers. In case of a snag we were to swivel and cut the 1/4 inch steel cable???
  3. J-Fly

    Are they grooming Muskoka?

    C102D and C114 After all the snow they go yellow. Grooming issue? I would like to try the trails into Bala. Anyone been south of Port Carling?
  4. J-Fly

    BS Trail Grooming???

    I saw a guy towing an old set of single bed springs a few years ago. Works great for tight forest trails. He just added cinder blocks as required.
  5. J-Fly

    Are they grooming Muskoka?

    This looks promising!
  6. J-Fly

    Oxygen Helmets

    Do you put the mic up under the face seal?
  7. J-Fly

    Oxygen Helmets

    I rigged up a test lead with leftover cables and a red 12v light. Trouble shooting is easy on a cold day. It is usually the cable.
  8. J-Fly

    Oxygen Helmets

    I tried one on at the Cove yesterday. I paused just for this reason. The mic will be awkward.
  9. J-Fly

    Are they grooming Muskoka?

    Getting really close. 102D was not bad on Saturday north of Bala. If Gravenhurst opens we may have a loop for the up coming Sno-Bomber weekend in Bracebridge
  10. J-Fly

    North Bay vs. Sudbury

    The Ramada Pinewood has a great model train display. Check reviews though, looks like it has deteriorated quite a bit since our stay 10 years ago. It was called the Clarion then
  11. Does anyone know if the groomers are out around Gravenhurst? Trying to book a week ahead in hope that a few trails will open.
  12. J-Fly

    Crap

    If you really want to get technical you can monitor water temps. A very good indicator of weather and temperatures to come.
  13. J-Fly

    Crap

    Just add a little snow and we are looking good.
  14. J-Fly

    Are We Getting An App ?

    The GPS is far better. It is powered directly and has a larger screen. The POIs are already there for free. You mount it on your sled and keep your phone warm and charged in your pocket. There are continuous map updates for the GPS, the OFSC could piggy back on that. I would pay more for this service.
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