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About ktmkirby

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    Soo, Temagami, Wawa
  • Sled
    Backcountry XRS 154
  • Previous and/or Other Sleds
    Vmax 500 XTC, Renegade 600 Etec
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    Anything 2 wheels
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  1. ktmkirby

    Early and late rides 2019 - 2020

    Early sledding in Niagara. Back on the motorcycle by next week!
  2. ktmkirby

    Sault Ste. Marie - 2019-2020 - Season

    So you're telling me to bring up my sled when I come up on Dec.6th for my sons graduation ceremony ?
  3. ktmkirby

    Sault Ste. Marie - 2019-2020 - Season

  4. ktmkirby

    Sault Ste. Marie - 2019-2020 - Season

  5. ktmkirby

    Kimpex Titan Helmet

    The Titan at Wild Bill's spot was a pre production model....not available in that graphic(I found that out at the CKX booth). Too bad because I preferred it over the one I got. I ended up getting mine at Royal with a $10 coupon and no tax, it was the best price I could find. I'm almost liking it better than my Aria XD3 on the bike!
  6. ktmkirby

    Kimpex Titan Helmet

    Just picked one up at the sled show. I got home and took it up to 120kph on my 1190R with the low screen. It certainly doesn't let any air past the googles. It seals up pretty good, and that was in ventilation mode. My FXR Mnt. is up for sale.
  7. ktmkirby

    Snow in Niagara

    We got some snow in Niagara!
  8. ktmkirby

    Early sledding?

    I specially timed my hernia operations to be between dirtbike season and sled season! I hope they heal up soon.....don't want to miss a day!
  9. Sell it to Long....he keeps crashing his!
  10. Still cheaper depending on the status of the dollar. You can find some smoking deals at Weavers, Pioneer Motorsports, or Heblers....all great people to deal with. If you do your research you can save a bit more if you buy private. Look for people to be selling now. They haven't had any snow for the last two years, so anything two or three years old might be low miles. I found an 09 600 exec renegade in Rochester with 900 miles on it for $5800. Follow all the rules for importing like others have stated and your good to go!
  11. Yes, but those crops change every year, and we only run them if we know whats under them, hence local knowledge. This year we've been able to ride for about a month, most years it would only be for a few days. Heck I was full on dirt biking two years ago this time on dry dusty trails! I just don't think you could get enough life out of trail to warrant the cost of grooming. It would be nice too have a marked trail for those few days though.
  12. To be positive though, you might be able to extend a trail down as far as Flamborough or Waterdown. They get more snow up there.
  13. Too many different interest groups in Niagara. Too many old people. Too many unemployed. Not enough snow to make it viable, cost wise, for groomed trails. I hate to be negative, but that's the reality. Look what's happening to the Eastside Trail system, we've had the City Welland bail out because of granola eating golfer types. Damage done by ATV's rut the trails out so bad that you would need 2ft + snow to cover them. The "Not in my Backyard" mentality is worse here than anywhere in Ontario. Can you imagine what carbides would do to the Niagara Pkwy trail from Fort Erie to NOTL! If you don't want to head North, head South to NY. Permit is only $45 and you can be riding trails 20 minutes from Fort Erie. Mind you they've been shut out most of the last two years, but when it's good, it's really good! I find when it does snow enough to ride here, it can be a lot of fun.....no need for groomed trails. That would only invited more people to rip up trails that would have limited coverage to begin with. We hook up with local farmers who usually lead us on a great ride through vineyards and fields. Once you get to know your way around you could almost make your way to an OFSC trail from here, but even this year I don't think there was enough snow for that.
  14. ktmkirby

    Snowtrax huntsville

    OMG!! If someone can't differentiate between the way they ride on TV and the way you should ride on a trail, should give there head a shake! I agree with squid on this one. If you're trying to sell sleds, which do go fast by the way, you're not going to show them putting down the trail all following some guy in a safety vest! That certainly isn't going to attract new people to the sport. How are going going to sell Ontario trails if you say" Come to Ontario! Here are the rules."....by the time you get to page 15 your going to say F'this! I'm going somewhere else! I happen to like the show and the way it's produced...so much slicker than Snowmobiler TV! Then again Top Gear is my all time favourite show and you don't see them showing cars going slow very often, and it wouldn't be the highest rated show in the UK if they did. I'm not saying we should all go out and ride or drive that way, but I think most of us would, given the opportunity of a known clear trail. To be calling them twits and yahoo's is bit harsh. I've had the opportunity to ride dirt bike with Tom( the guy from PA featured in the video) and I can assure you that his riding skills are far beyond most people's, and he's no yahoo! If anyone on this forum hasn't felt the urge to light it up, or take the apex when you have a clear view, you're lying! I say enjoy the show....leave it in the recroom, and go out a ride and stay safe!
  15. ktmkirby

    Where did you ride today

    Beamsville to Vineland and back....a whole 10Km.