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About tricky

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  • Birthday 05/18/1950

Profile Information

  • Location
    Milton, On
  • Main Riding Area
    Ontario
  • Club
    Mattawa S/C
  • Sled
    2017 Ski-doo 900 Blizzard
  • Previous and/or Other Sleds
    2015 Renegade 600 Etec
    2006 Renegade 600 SDI
    2007 Blizzard 600 SDI
    2001 Yamaha 700 SXR(2)
    2001 Yamaha 700 VMax Deluxe
    1999 Polaris 500 Indy
    1996 Polaris 500 Indy
    1993 Polaris Indy Trail
  • 17/18 Mileage
    4500 km
  • 16/17 Mileage
    4900 km
  • 15/16 Mileage
    3800 km
  • 14/15 Mileage
    3700 km
  • Interests
    touring
  • Gender
    Male

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  1. tricky

    Anyone else out inthe Missing Link this weekend?

    SSHHHH! We don't want everyone to jump off the 'A' trail and use 197, and 195 and ....Really the A Trail is much nicer, stay there.
  2. tricky

    Sault Ste. Marie - Area

    Thanks for the report ski. Would love to head up one more time, but am getting ready to haul a load of dirt and street bikes to Moab April 19, so another trip to N Ontario would really be pushing things at home. For such a shi^^y local sledding season, it sure turned out well in the north. I think everybody is going to have to re-evaluate what "north" is if they want to keep sledding. We're a long time dead and short time here, so everyone get out and enjoy whatever.
  3. tricky

    Sault Ste. Marie - Area

    ski, did you get back to Dub this weekend? If so, how was it?
  4. tricky

    Winter 2.0

    Scott, he thought he had that one sold, even had a deposit, and then the 'buyer' called him up looking for his deposit back. Said he was getting a divorce and needed the money. Go figure - could only happen with our buddy.
  5. tricky

    Winter 2.0

    That's a Versys 1000. That version(two) has been almost identical since 2015, but is still not common on roads around here.
  6. tricky

    Winter 2.0

    I have to agree with O2. Summer prep has been done on my sled, and I am itching to get my new bike on the road, but its zero degrees and snowing. Got one short ride on the bike before we got the really cold start to winter. Remember that great December start to sledding season that we had in southern Ontario?
  7. tricky

    Show your 2018 pics.

    Very Jealous! Love that kind of riding. SIL would like to go sledding Tuesday/Wednesday, but I have made the mental conversion to spring, and summer stored my sled. I have driven to Mattawa twice, Searchmont twice and Cochrane once this year - that's enough snow chasing for one season. I would go sledding again though, if I could do it from home. Soup, what is the bottom line on a season with the 800?
  8. tricky

    Abitibi Canyon Loop? Worth it? Opinion?

    Are all the modern 800 class sleds that good on fuel, or just the doos?
  9. tricky

    Abitibi Canyon Loop? Worth it? Opinion?

    Now that is impressive.
  10. tricky

    Abitibi Canyon Loop? Worth it? Opinion?

    Easily doable with a 900 ACE and no need to carry extra fuel!
  11. tricky

    Abitibi Canyon Loop? Worth it? Opinion?

    I completely agree with slomo, that people like he and I should get out and experience snowmobiling across the continent. When I said that there was no need to go to New Brunswick or Gaspe, I was reacting to someone's suggestion that you were wasting your time going to northern Ontario. Someone had been looking for advice on squeezing in a late season trip. The "wasting time" comment was a bit off. For most sledders, a trip of a week or more including the drive to and from a staging point, is out of the question. I like to sled with my son and SIL, and lots of working friends who can't take a week+ winter vacation. I also don't want to spend as much time in the truck as I do on the sled for any one trip. I was just saying that northern Ontario, and in particular the western side of the Corridor and D13 are spectacular when conditions are right. If you research properly and plan properly, you can catch some exceptional sledding somewhere north and east of highway 17, any and every year. Once you have retired or otherwise have time on your side, then certainly expand your boundaries to include the rest of the continent. Until then, you don't need to leave Ontario to enjoy snowmobiling. You could even go now!
  12. tricky

    White River/Marathon

    Luc, the well coordinated grooming effort really has resulted in a vastly improved product. Thank you and the other key District 13 partners. I have been home for a little over two days, and still can't get over how great last week was. Merci!
  13. tricky

    Abitibi Canyon Loop? Worth it? Opinion?

    X2. I agree that the canyon trip is not a "be all and end all", but it should be done by all OCers at some point. I am partial to the east side trail, and have the time and fuel range to use it up and back. The west side is really boring unless you are traveling near 100 MPH, which I have no desire to do. Having said that, Wawa/Dubreuilville/ White River/Hornepayne/ Hearst area is most excellent right now. Absolutely no need to head to NB/Gaspe.
  14. tricky

    White River/Marathon

    Thanks for the context. There was no sign of the mine from the trailside perspective. As for being off in the weeds, there were no shortage of witness marks where others had left the trail and failed to cope with the deep stuff. My self esteem didn't suffer too badly.
  15. tricky

    White River/Marathon

    Yup. Got over to the left running board, but as the trees were approaching I decided that I likely didn't have the skill to save it. Getting on the gas and not saving it was going to be ugly!
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