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About Xfirecat

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    Simcoe County
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    Georgian Bay
  • Sled
    2016 ZR6000ET
  • Previous and/or Other Sleds
    2014 ZR6000RR<br />
    2013 F800RR<br />
    2006 XF700<br />
    2003 RX1<br />
    More back to 1968 12.3
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  1. Xfirecat

    Which Sled To Sell, Or Keep It?

    I think you are on the right track selling the 570 if you want to sell a sled. Not sure how aggressive you ride but you are going to love the procross chassis. Your Zuk 800 is a solid motor and will last you at least 10k before a top end rebuild. One consideration is neither sled will bring a lot of money. Another is the age of your boys, my boy was riding a sled in his teens putting on more miles than my wife. If they are younger, can you trade a sled for a ZR 200? Decisions decisions!
  2. Xfirecat

    OFSC survey

    Careful what you ask for. The 407 is considered private property and the 407 pays the OPP for enforcement. If the province says the trail system is mainly private property the cost of enforcement would definitely increase your trail pass cost. Dougie is not increasing service, he is reducing it.
  3. Xfirecat

    Cochrane Update..

    For all you non FB people, the canyon is open for business at least one more week.
  4. Another update: The Pierre Radison (ice breaker) is up to bat Monday to try to open Midland harbour.
  5. As an update to this although I doubt anyone will be riding the bay now, the Bristol Bay couldn’t break up the ice this week and the Coast guard is sending a bigger ice breaker. Strike two!
  6. Xfirecat

    Sudbury trails

    Yesterday rode Windy Lake to Espanola and down towards Whitefish and back to Windy. The trails went from green to yellow as we arrived in Sudbury. The conditions were corn snow and the odd patch of dirt showing thru but very rideable. Today rode Windy Lake to Hanmer and back. The trails were yellow this morning, conditions were corn snow ungroomed but very rideable. Bumpy within 2kms of Cartier but holding up well. Looks like maybe a few more good days riding. Get out and ride, it won’t last forever!
  7. Xfirecat

    The freeriding has to STOP

  8. Xfirecat

    The freeriding has to STOP

    Funny, I remember when our area ski resort banned snow boards when they first came out. Imagine for a minute what a short sighted decision that was! (They now have one of the best snow board parks in Ontario and have spent millions to attract snow boarders.) The ski industry changed in a short period of time. The snowmobile industry is changing before our eyes, more off trail sleds, snow bikes! No point standing on the sidelines bitching about it.
  9. Xfirecat

    The freeriding has to STOP

    My buddy had the trail going thru his farm land and a couple A holes, with noisy cans were freeriding all his fields at 2AM. Now we have to road ride around his farm. We should be brainstorming a solution, arguing is a total waste of time. The OFSC will have to find a way to police the issue of freeriding where not permitted. If the industry is producing off trail sleds maybe we/they need to switch gears and assign some areas as off trail friendly somehow? This forum has some smart people, how about we spend the time trying to solve this problem rather than argue about it.
  10. Xfirecat

    Sudbury trails

    Gotta ask, the trails show as green again, anyone been riding there recently?
  11. Apparently the CCGS Samuel Risley only made it to within 2 nautical miles of Hope Island. The ice is still too thick. They stopped breaking ice but will return and let us know when they do. They did warn of ice breaking tracks in the area of Hope Island. As per GBSR page on the face book.
  12. Xfirecat

    OPP checking that helmet strap ?

    AKA IQ test!
  13. Xfirecat

    OPP checking that helmet strap ?

    X2! A helmet buckled on is no guarantee you survive a crash but it will greatly increase your odds. Accidents by definition are unpredictable. There is no reason to not have a comfortable & safe helmet. The OPP divers appreciate sledders wearing them on the ice and you can guess why. All kidding aside the cop is just doing their job keeping us safe. If nothing else they keep the uninsured and drunk sledders to a minimum. I like to see them out. If there was only something they could do about loud cans and off trail riders that jeopardise our trails......
  14. Xfirecat

    Lakes in Sudbury

    Are the Sudbury lakes with staked trails rideable or is it just bad when you get off the beaten path?
  15. Xfirecat

    C trail red?

    It was discussed at length a couple weeks ago. C trail between Parry Sound and Sudbury. If I knew how to paste a link I would but back a few pages.