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    OFSC Interactive Map

    Ok, my lovely wife fixed it for me, thanks, you lost me the refresh and clearing of cookies
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    OFSC Interactive Map

    ITG seems to be down, I was trying to figure out some mileage for destination signs and it will not load, says its down for the summer, I had it up a couple nights ago
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    Beer cans on trails

    The land owner that shut us off this spring commented on the empty beer cans on his property, It leaves a bad representation of what sledding is about when peeps leave trash Im ok with a pint at lunch but take your trash with you, It makes us all look like a bunch of boozing idiots
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    2020 Ski-Doo's

    I was planning on ordering a 900 turbo, I was waiting until the sled show in Kanata, most of the sleds on the floor were deep powder trail shredders or green. What a joke. I ended up buying another apex 2016 with 800 km, new doos have 4 year warranty but no good when in the middle of no where. No need for warranty with a pure bred yammie
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    Trail Signage KM marking?

    We put 4x8 sign boards up about 4 years ago. They cost about $300 bucks, gotta bunch of local businesses to sponsor at $500 to have their names on top. Some were shared at $250 a piece A total of 10 went up, the extra cash went to the other intersection signs ( just regular blue destination) as we have around 24 intersections The signs are aluminum I think, last forever, and he can just reprint a new map if needed, it was a lot of work and all volunteer and not one dime from permit money
  6. Monday morning we got an E mail from a landowner on top trail E west of Perth, he is pissed at the tracks all over his field, way way off the trail. As of next season he is shutting us off. Its a tuff reroute, because his property has a road that the club built across a swamp that was built about 15 years ago. People don't realise the problems they are causing by leaving the trail. I hate reroutes and it stresses me out way more then its worth, it has to stop
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    The freeriding has to STOP

    The OPP won’t have a clue if they are on crown land or private land If they are on a prescribed trail they will lay fines and the individual will have to go to court to fight the fine. Thats how I see it happening !
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    The freeriding has to STOP

    The only legal freeriding around here is ditches and lakes, Or your own property, some people think Hydro and pipe lines are a free pass, NOT! So back to my original post,It has to stop around here or all there will be Is ditches and lakes!
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    Mileage this season, so far...

    5300 km as of today, 1600 in Gaspe. The rest in ontario. Wife and I did 1500 last week in dist 6 and Mattawa and North Bay area from home, trails were better then Quebec by far. 12,300 km on the apex, what to buy next????
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    The freeriding has to STOP

    The first step is the supertrax boys and the people that promote them, to stop advertising it on mag pages and youtube . Last time i checked the ofsc is in bed with supertrax????? Front page is a guy with a freeride, go pro, goggles, back pack and a 2 inch paddle? Are they too afraid of getting stuck. Most young lads of today dont have enough muscle to lift a sled so maybe thats it?
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    Lake Baptiste near Bancroft

    We were a little north of there yesterday, Lake St Peter was staked, trails were absolutely mint
  12. Sometime this afternoon a 40 yr old male hit a tree on E104A somewhere east of Snow Road Clubhouse and was taken out by helicopter, not sure why but most of that trail is windy bush trail. The trail is where the trees ain't
  13. Anything over 8’6” needs a wide load permit, most tractors or groomers are at that or under. But some drags are 9’ or over requiring a permit But most companies with float trailers have annual wide load permits
  14. Thanks for the compliment, we don’t get a lot lately, and all 4 are up and running thanks to our volunteers
  15. We were supposed to get a refurbished Tucker this year, it ended up going north about a month ago because we weren’t grooming , now we have snow and still grooming with old machines! Last week we had 2 out of 4 broke down, the frustration is overwhelming
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    Southern Ontario is pooched!

    Snow Road groomers were out yesterday, trails should open back up before the weekend, lots of base left in the bush, just gets thin as you get towards Perth and Lanark
  17. I was grooming today on the E trail ( rail bed) coming south from Snow Rd, when all of a sudden on a corner there was a orange and black newer Polaris and he was moving. All i could do was point the blade towards the bush, he ended up in the ditch on his side brushed up against a tree and carried on. Just lucky it wasnt on a high fill or in a rock cut, i hope he learned something, driving way to fast to what he could see. Be careful out there groomers could be anywhere anytime
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    Close Call North Of Sharbot Lake

    Wrote down a few notes, on my phone, I will put it in the log book Would have been a bad scene with virtually no cell service and no PIN number, 2 way radio if anybody listening would have got a call out
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    BS Trail Grooming???

    Ya the first pass is always the worse, especially areas that don’t see anything except winter traffic
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    BS Trail Grooming???

    Ya I’ve used my shop to fix groomers, float to move them around, equipment to work on trails, I could go on, I’m getting tired of these people that drive over small trees or branches, but complain that trails are not open yet Every time us groomer operators have to climb out to throw things off the trail is time wasted and slows down getting trails groomed
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    BS Trail Grooming???

    Ours are not hard wired, will drain battery if left too long , does not take much in cold temps, We have them mounted to the roof and wire runs into cab and plugs into cig lighter, Would be alot of work to pull out and install into something else and for what, maybe to get a spare machine on the trails, when there is a break down
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    BS Trail Grooming???

    Ya it is surprising almost shocking that somebody would do that for free these days, maybe the pallet is to cover their tracks
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    BS Trail Grooming???

    It all comes from the same pot, if a couple guys want to tramp or groom for free what does it matter, so the club would not groom it because these guys tramped it?
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    eye in the sky

    There is actually formulas for road speeds, for sightlines on curves and hills, for example Hwy 7 is designed for 100km, Typically secondary and or backroads are not engineered or designed
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    Unbelievable actually believable

    Yes in Westport, north of Kingston Sand Lake would not likely be froze yet, the Big Rideau would be partly froze and sand lake would usually be wide open, he was know to be a water skipper from what I heard this week