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About manotickmike

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  • Birthday 12/05/1960

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    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
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    My 4 enduro bikes...
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  1. manotickmike

    195 charges laid this past weekend in Eastern Ontario

    This should not be "news" although I am glad they posted it. We pay for enforcement. And receive little.
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    You Never Know.

  3. Hiya, Kirk! I'm just a bit N of Manotick on River Road. We sometimes ride down that way weekday evenings. Where are you located?
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    big Storm. how much u gettin?

  5. manotickmike

    QC puts the hammer down.

    Use the Quebec model, bring back STOP, demand protection/enforcement from the people to whom we pay license fees and taxes and I assume a portion of our OFSC fees to (it IS an MTO document), whatever. Don't tell me about the cost. Tax on insurance, vehicles, the fuel we burn, puts it in the same category as an automobile. Obviously, what's currently happening is not working. I don't wish to be known as a participant/member of the generation of snowmobilers that allowed the collapse of Ontario snowmobiling on our watch. And did nothing. It's a small minority of A-holes trying to fulfill whatever is missing in their lives with noise and "outlaw" behaviour. I know how this is dealt with in other provinces. It works. The province has to care, and have an investment in the activity. Sadly, other than a token involvement, Ontario is not there. I also know how this behaviour is dealt with in other sports. It's called self policing, and it too works. It's not politically correct, and it's messy, but effective. Rules need to be in place, and enforced, or chaos ensues.
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    What is left in South Eastern Ontario.

    I rode in the mess last Sunday. I wound up with a passenger, a rescue from the back of a CK3 touring sled. Poor thing was frozen, and to tears with all the bouncing. Nobody could see where the bumps were, what with the flat light, and iced up visors. I gave her my gloves, which were warm and dry, and put her on the front on my sled where the ride was best, and I could make sure she didn't fall off. I wore her mitts (Mom's) had that fleece/wool stuff on the back, and man, did they make short work of the iced up visor. Like a scotch-brite pad. I'm looking at guying a pair to keep in the bag for just this. Anyone else have a similar experience? Maybe a brand suggestion?
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    If my luck was any better !!!!!

    Solid guy. Name and (what's the opposite of shame?)
  8. manotickmike

    Lower Cost Sleds

    Saw a youngster, maybe 12 (?) out on a nicely restored 300 Enticer yesterday. It was a big hit with the crowd, both Dad and said youngster were VERY proud, and pleased with all the attention. It had a trail pass, and about $1000, all in, according to Dad.
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    OFSC's first Round About

    Invented in England by a guy who never processed a driver's license.
  10. manotickmike

    Throwback Thursday

    2 incidents. One was a fire, the 2nd, people reporting a fire, was just a coolant leak, driver "didn't notice" and kept driving. Nobody died this week, so far.
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    Cold beer on a cold day.

    That D+S has quite the history. Back in the day, it was a hotel and show-bar. (Local ballet) We found it closed 2 years ago, it was our destination for a ride. Lots of trail signage, then..... A sign on the door. There's a great Pizza place in Navan, Castello's. Not too far away.
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    Throwback Thursday

    I live in Ottawa. No foreign travel required. https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/oc-transpo-has-had-more-collision-fatalities-in-10-years-than-eight-major-canadian-transit-systems-combined I don't use the system, not since I was squeezed into it for one trip, 11 kilometers, 1.3 hours, in 1992, but I do pay for it. Thank goodness for union protection, or this "driver" might have been washed out of Top Gun school. https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/bus-driver-in-fridays-crash-alleged-to-have-been-in-another-collision-days-before/wcm/269eac61-7978-4327-9472-2b34c0b3c0c5 You may remember this one. This driver was having a bit of an "issue". Nobody is willing to admit what actually happened. https://torontosun.com/2013/09/18/oc-transpo-bus-passengers-screamed-stop/wcm/45e9e9ae-ff84-4243-9424-ac93c735b47d They're still sorting out the lawsuits.
  13. manotickmike

    Throwback Thursday

    Meh. I've been places where crossing the street is more dangerous. Or riding a bus.
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    Sometimes a crisis is what it takes to get attention. BE the squeaky wheel, Soup. Show us how it's done. You can beat this.
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    eye in the sky

    Do we have a way of finding out how many officers are actually on the ground, on the trails? Not the guys who sit at road X-ings in town in their cruisers. I met a couple of great guys last year, enjoying the trails, and providing a terrific service. We chatted for a while. When I remarked about how I've never seen them in this area before, they told me how much ground those 2 sleds had in their jurisdiction. They were the only ones. 2 sleds, one patrol. No wonder I've never seen them. I suspect that someone mentioned that for all the blather about the pass being a MOT document, the licensing, and most of all, the insurance, (I suspect most of us pay more in insurance dues than all of the other legislated expenses) that we just weren't getting any of the protection we were paying for. This is a ridiculous splashy political way to garner attention, and fill out a budget.