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Toyman last won the day on April 17

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About Toyman

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  • Birthday 03/31/1966

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  • Location
  • Main Riding Area
    District 6
  • Club
    Maple Leaf/Missing L
  • Sled
    2018 Sidewinder LTX-DX
  • Previous and/or Other Sleds
    2015 Viper LTX DX
    2010 Venture GT
  • 18/19 Mileage
    9466 kms
  • 17/18 Mileage
    7510 kms
  • 16/17 Mileage
    6310 kms
  • 15/16 Mileage
    6085 kms
  • 14/15 Mileage
    6170 kms
  • 13/14 Mileage
    8263 kms
  • 12/13 Mileage
    2139 kms
  • 11/12 Mileage
    1200 kms
  • Interests
    Firearms, Motorcycles, Snowmobiles, ATV's, Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Canoeing, and after all that, drinking!
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  1. Toyman

    Griffith Club needs help

    This is just over an hours drive away for me. I got to ride through there a couple of times this season and was laughing as I blasted up some of the best tight twisty hills around. I think I'll head down to their meeting and volunteer to at least help with their trails.
  2. Toyman

    Snow tracker carbides

    Highly recommended! Ran them on multiple Yamaha sleds with single keel tuners. Have got 12,000+ kms on some sets. They stay sharp as they wear down. Did have one issue with an earlier season rock that broke the front portion of one carbide on the Venture GT that caused a quick uneven wear out. Have run the dual runner Snowtrackers as well on the Viper with Tuner 3's for 5,800 kms and they survived some terrible gravel and road running this season. They are trickier to install as you have to drill two holes in each ski and alignment is critical. Believe the fuel mileage went down a little from a not perfect install. Handling is always excellent, and set up is easy as you start with the 0 ski preload and adjust your center shock to get the handling you want. Expensive, but you won't be disappointed!
  3. You had me for a minute Blake! Then I looked at your mileage and location. This is the kind of post I'd expect from someone down south who didn't trailer to ride and failed to get out this great season. I was sad to wash up the truck, trailer and sleds today. Hard to end the season when we just got a foot of fresh snow on our closed trails and there's still open trails up north. Nice to see a sense of humour!
  4. Toyman

    Timmins to Sudbury - L143 or Top Trail C?

    We got home at midnight. A trail was great all the way to Latchford with only a handful of bare spots. My wife did excellent for her first 400km day and 1250kms for the 5 day trip. Val Gagne wasn't bad at all with the fresh snow they had overnight. Well it was bad for me but we won't talk about my low speed ice accident that happened on the paved road right after that. At least I'll get my new helmet and windshield now! Trailering home was tiring but arrived safe before this weekends bad weather.
  5. Toyman

    Timmins to Sudbury - L143 or Top Trail C?

    I guess the rapidly changing conditions has altered our route home. Closed is closed. We'll take the A through Val Gagne. Nice day as expected.
  6. Toyman

    Timmins to Sudbury - L143 or Top Trail C?

    We are in Timmins now and the ITG just went red for part of C and L143. Was planning on taking L143, then A107C east to Liskeard tomorrow to trailer home. Temperatures dropping I thought the trail would be good. My wife does not want to go the other way round taking the A and run that gravel road by Val Gagne or the stream crossing by Earlton. Anyone know the latest with the L143?
  7. Toyman

    Mileage this season, so far...

    Added another 400 kms today. Little traffic and great trails from Pembroke up to Deux Rivière. Firm this morning but loosened up in the afternoon. Fresh groomed on 197, even caught up to the groomer. Hope to get out next week for another trip with my wife. We'll see what the weather holds!
  8. Toyman

    NRSA - Snowmobile Poker Run

    Hope the base is not too icy and the wind has not brought down any large branches up your way. After the weather we got last night and today it will be nice to see sunny skies all day for this event.
  9. It was ever changing there the past couple of days. Two days ago it was rock hard and rough, had to have scratchers as there was nothing loose on the trails. Yesterday was still icy towards Bancroft but there was fresh snow on the ground coming into Barry's Bay. Lots of light freezing rain that challenged visibility. The worst two days on the trails this year. Totally different today. Didn't get down to that area but was around Pembroke, Eganville, Golden Lake and Cobden. The best conditions on the trails so far. Hope tonight's warm weather doesn't last too long!
  10. Toyman

    Mileage this season, so far...

    Wife and I just got back from a cold overnight trip adding 294 kms to my total of 2630 kms so far! Hope to get some warmer temps, but will not complain and take the cold.
  11. Toyman

    Pembroke to Kearney in a day?

    It's definitely doable with half decent conditions either way. Know your route and plan your stops/fuel to avoid delays and leave early. I have done the two day RAP from Pembroke, stopping in Kearney, on my 2010 Venture GT going counter clockwise and would do it again anytime the conditions are great. Enjoy the scenery!
  12. Toyman

    Hand signal for last sled

    If you're going to take the time to make a hand signal then get your hand out away from your body so it can be seen. If you're on the right side of the trail always, then you are not adjusting your position at the time of meeting oncoming traffic. Then you only have to make a quick signal and carry on. I solo tour a lot and stick my fist out high, arm straighter than a held 90 for left turns. It's quick, I think safer and keeps the on comers heads up and not looking down. I almost always find the traffic I meet adjusting over so they have difficulty getting control and trying to make a signal. I constantly shake my head wondering how they got a trail pass for the left side of the trail, I find so much unused right side trail area, it's amazing. The only time I use the middle of the trail is right before a sharp right corner, and then only for a couple of seconds at most, then exit tight right. Hand signals in the open or straight sections are really a waste. I appreciate those that do signal in the tight and twisty's so I know how many will be moving over as I continue on my normal trajectory. My bigger complaint is those that don't check their mirrors! But this is a whole other topic.
  13. Toyman

    I'm out

    This is a little shocking to me Soup! I just got back in from a rare Sunday ride amd had a great time. Now to hear this sad news has me confused and concerned. What happened, you have always been so helpful and committed? Don't like to hear a good one leaving the sport. Hope it wasn't due to the bad ones?
  14. Great day on the trails today! Got out by myself to test the new sled set up on my "go to" test trails. Headed out from Pembroke at 09:30 and cruised up to Deux Rivieres. What a time on the 190 series (1,3,5,6&7)! I was giggling to myself out there. The only heavy traffic was on my way back starting just after Deep River. Trails were still pretty good but groups were stopped everywhere. Passed through several and got distracted after crossing the road in Chalk River, seeing the group of three sleds that I had just talked to at Deep. Goosed the throttle and forgot about that first hill that drops away. I accidentally launched and then let go of the flipper. Nose dived and banged my helmet into my GPS on a 4" Ram mount! Startled the h!?$ out of me and put a 1" crack in my BV2S shield. Should have remembered that hill! Covering 374 kms today and lost focus for 3 seconds. Lucky I didn't hurt myself. Guess I over did it a bit today, but couldn't help enjoying all the hard work the groomers did out there.
  15. Toyman

    Rap tour not completely availabe yet

    I still see that section closed. Hancop said it was open and I have had some issues with the ITG lately.