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manotickmike

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About manotickmike

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  • Birthday 12/05/1960

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  • Location
    Manotick
  • Club
    Missing Link
  • Sled
    07 Apex Attak GT 10 Nytro XTX
  • Previous and/or Other Sleds
    Last sled: 99 Ski-Doo Grand Touring 700 GT SE (Don't ask...)
    Previous life: 72 440 TNT 74 340 TNT F/A
  • Interests
    My 4 enduro bikes...
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  1. manotickmike

    Ethanol free gas stations

    Costco and Drummonds in Ottawa have always been my "go-to". (expletive deleted) Ethanol. Like emissions testing, CFL bulbs and other stupid government enforced "solutions", it's day is over. Spend the tax and subsidy dollars on something that makes sense.
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    B trail washout

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    donuts - pembroke

    Ahh, I remember real doughnuts. Ottawa had a killer establishment at the corner of Carling and Woodroffe. Mr Donut. You could see the whole bakery in back, took up 1/2 the place, through a glass wall. It was worth a visit just for the smell. They had actual coffee too. Now we're expected settle for crappy frozen stuff baked in Toronto and defrosted. Will definitely stop in my next trip through.
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    Barrie to Collingwood ?

    Tread carefully. Seems every time I turn around, some tree hugging idiot wants a trail closed down so nobody ever uses it. It's almost an automatic win. Go ahead, and check out a "non motorised trail only" trail over 100 yards from the parking lot. I for one hate having tax dollars go to a single use trail that nobody ever uses.
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    OFSC promoter

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    2019 - 2020 FCMQ Permit Prices

    This, right here. As far as differences go, ride there, then comment. There's nothing that can be done about the terrain (generally speaking) in Ontario, or the snowfall, but getting acceptance in towns and villages could be improved. Many areas in Ontario feature virtual roadblocks, and in Quebec, welcome mats, if not red carpets. It's a chicken and egg thing. Government AND private sector need to get involved. Then there's the almost total lack of rule enforcement and resultant bad publicity and trail closures. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE riding in Ontario. Renfrew area and Missing link get it right. I'm sure there's more, that's just my experience. My local area makes my season worthwhile, riding 5 minutes from my house is what keeps me owning sleds and a trailer. They work HARD to keep things going, and do a great job, but without government assistance to enforce government rules, I can't see it as sustainable.
  7. manotickmike

    2019 - 2020 FCMQ Permit Prices

    People drive differently when they know there might be law enforcement as well.
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    Sighting

    Only needed 1/2 the sleds to cover the same distance.
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    2019 - 2020 FCMQ Permit Prices

    Enforcement will increase trail pass sales. My Ontario pass has not been checked in 3 years.
  10. manotickmike

    MTO Annual safety inspections for trucks and trailers

    Your tax dollars at work, while the roads slowly deteriorate to the point of causing accidents and vehicular damage.
  11. manotickmike

    20 left

    Craig Nicholson?
  12. manotickmike

    Mini Z / Kitty Cat Insurance

    State Farm/Desjardins has all of my toys covered. RV, 2 sleds, 3 dirt bikes. Nobody else comes close.
  13. manotickmike

    Get ready to blow.

    Rather than provide an active presence on the roads as a deterrent, and to nab the impaired, or sociopathic, the current method seems to me to be to wait for them to kill someone, then show up.
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    Get ready to blow.

    I have almost no opinion on how they enforce it, but this made me sick. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/christy-natsis-appeal-bryan-casey-impaired-driving-fatal-1.4642485 This waste of skin dragged this out for YEARS, because she could afford to. People who followed this will remember how, at the scene, she got on the phone with her lawyer, for an extended period of time, to use legal counsel as an excuse not to blow into the breathalyser. She made the news many times over the years, breaking her bail conditions, and generally being an a-ho. I'm furious about my tax dollars being used to convict, incarcerate, and supposedly "rehabilitate" this POS. The reactive, as opposed to pro-active method of policing drunks and other bad drivers on the road is just not working.
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    Quailipieces rollerskis and loctite-need help

    Sad to hear this about Rouski. I had ASSumed the product would be well looked after. I have had both, and Rouski is a vastly superior product, IMHO.
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