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  1. Yesterday I ordered a 2022 Renegade X-RS 850 with the fancy new automatically adjusting shocks. Black.
    15 points
  2. Things are starting to come together in the neighborhood 20210128_114630.mp4 20210128_131717.mp4 20210128_114630.mp4
    11 points
  3. 900 ace blizzard is the best sled I've owned. My wife's has 25,000 km on hers and still going strong. Mine is pushing 16,000 km. I'd love to get a new pair, but truth is I'll probably push mine past 20,000 km and hers closer to 30,000 km before dealing. They start everytime and handle just fine. Handle better than my 05 500ss rev 2 stroke. Quiet, comfortable and fun machines to ride. I've come up with a rule in our house. Only 2 stroke engines I'll own is a Stihl weed eater and a Stihl chainsaw.
    10 points
  4. What another beautiful ride from the house with my 13 year old. ditch banged into kincardine tims for a coffee and hot chocolate - on the trails 8:45 ish. Back home 3:30pm. 301 km for the day. some of the nicest trails I’ve ridden all year. went through Lucknow, fill up in Blyth, to wingham to pick up some parts, up to chesley to pick up some chainsaw chains and fill up, looped through paisley then hydroline back to tivterton / kincardine. I had forgotten about how fast the trails were from blyth to wingham - wonderful farm land and beautifully groomed.
    10 points
  5. Headed out for my ride and just outside of Elmira on trail 5-83 just north of Hwy 86 I came across an injured snowmobiler and his sled upside down. I stopped to ask if he was alright and he said he didn’t know where he was and was coughing up a bit of blood. well I’m glad I was by so I called 911 and got him to the emergency services who met us at Hwy 86. Andrew or Anthony from Mississauga I hope your ok and get back out riding room! still managed a 65 mile ride ! Everyone be safe out there !
    10 points
  6. We ran from Wiarton up the B107 to Tobermory, did the B Loop around Tobermory and back along the B108. Just a tad shy of 300Kms and 10 hr to complete, this was with minimal break times...quick snack or drink and stopping for fuel in Tobermory. The day started with rough trails because of the deep snow and drifts. We met the groomer coming down at the half way mark going north, from there it was a much better ride. Despite the snow accumulations and the groom trails we still ground our skis on rocks that were just below what is perceived as good deep snow. The run
    9 points
  7. I don't know what you guys are on about. The front end of a four stroke is light as a feather. If anybody says snowmobiling is not exercise, tell them they should have followed me around today. I got stuck twice, once before lunch and once after.
    9 points
  8. Just wanted to give a shootout to all the clubs and volunteers and landowners everywhere. Hats of people. Haven't seen this much green in quite a few years. Get out and ride people. Don't think twice about it. Mrs. Turbo Doo and myself will be out and about in D9, once again Saturday.
    9 points
  9. Ditto for 2 of us, riding out of Pt. Sydney yesterday...unreal how much new snow in that area. We did a nice 175 km round trip in N/E Muskoka...had our trailside lunch at Oxtongue Rapids, and even took a pic of same sign you did, Muskoka Bill...
    9 points
  10. Bigfish rode up to the Ptbo staging area to meet me. I was surprised to see him sitting on his sled in the lot. "It's faster to find here than drive!" Rode east almost to the reptile zoo west of Norwood. He had been thru there on Sat' & said the snow was thin towards Havelock. Rode back down to the E208 & then east to the 569S to get to Rice Lake. Lake conditions were good to the Hiawatha trailhead. (Be aware that the FN is under lockdown, so fuel is not available) He rode home from there. I continued up 511 thru Mathers Corners to the railbed. I rode under the 115 to the W
    9 points
  11. Not slow down. I said flee. LOL I fled to Summerland by a different route, like a pinball ball, stopping only to rescue an upside down sledder along the way. They weren’t able to upright the machine, but an extra 265 lbs of hungry hippo did the trick. Here's a Facebook picture of Summerland's breaky bagels.
    9 points
  12. It's been snowing hard now for the last 24 hours here North of Bracebridge , must have at least a foot of snow and no sign of it letting up!! I cleaned the drive way and stairs last night, this could be a dandy dump , just what the doctor ordered.
    9 points
  13. So finally able to make a days ride from our own backyard! my 13 year old son and I left 8am - ditch banged into Kincardine and Timmies to start the day. rode first 60 km and didn’t see a single sled! filled up in Blyth (80km) then the traffic coming north on the trails was huge - never seen so many sleds on the trail in D9 - felt like muskoka ! rode down to listowell then north with a bypass to Belmore for a 45 minute driveway chat. Back through teaswater and into kincardine for gas. 190km on that tank - 850 29l, 900 Ace 25l. back home in our yard 3:30pm f
    9 points
  14. I am sharing a letter that my hubby "Mr. Giddy" has written to Hon. Christine Elliott. Perhaps others could also send along emails as well January 30, 2021 Hon. Christine Elliott Minister of Health College Park 5th Flr, 777 Bay St, Toronto, ON M7A 2J3 Sent via email to: christine.elliott@ontario.ca Re: North Bay/Parry Sound District closure of OFSC Snowmobile Trails Dear Ms. Elliott: I am writing today to express my concern and disappointment in the above noted closure that Dr. Jim Chirico,
    9 points
  15. Rode 200 kilometers today in District 10, our first ride of the season, low sled traffic but picked up by the time we got home. Left Pointe au Baril and ended up at Jake's in Port Loring. They had 'Sledder's Special" posted in window, take out only. They were very thankful for us stopping, at 12:30 we were their first sledding customers of the day. No sign of OPP yet, was actually surprised.
    8 points
  16. Great day in Muskoka was on many trails today north and south of Huntsville and almost ended up in the forbidden zone (Kearney) , did 180 km 80% was well groom , some nasties (95 and 82) . Even saw some sunshine today!!
    8 points
  17. Thanks Curly. I too don't disagree with the fact that our PM is a loon, or with a lot of the other idealogical opinions that a half dozen or so posters have been reciting ad nauseam on this thread. My problem is I check on this thread to get information on the trail closure - things like OPP response, where people are being charged, nature of the charges, local sledder and non-sledder reactions to the closing. That info is in this thread, but to find it I have to go through too many pages of idealogical rhetoric. There are other places on this site where this (fruitful?) discussion can take pl
    8 points
  18. My daughter made a video of the day, turned out pretty cool, the digital speedo was a generic add on she grabbed off the net, she wasn’t doing 120mph lol.
    8 points
  19. Its a pathway to socialism plain and simple. When you have a prime minister of a supposedly free country praising the CCP and selling out this country to them, the new U.S. government destroying in one week all that was built up over the last four years and completely wiping out a whole economic sector its got to make you think. The economy should never have been put in this situation over this "virus". Control was the plan, it always was, and people need to wake up.
    8 points
  20. This weekend will mark the 50th anniversary my parents and their friends took the trek from Owen Sound to Tobermory. The story made it to newspaper and this picture was taken in Tobermory when they got there. I cannot imagine riding on a 1971 skidoo 440 with two adults that far no trails back them just used cottage roads and hydro line. One of the group worked for Ontario hydro and know where to get gas and oil for the trek up and back. A hotel owner opened up some rooms for them as it would normally be closed for the season
    8 points
  21. I like the Top A ...it holds fond memories of my first ride of the season for 6 out of the last 8 years, usually Christmas day, while others languish uselessly with their families. ug. Leaving the Advantage or the Apollo motel and heading west toward Hearst feels like an old friend after 9 months of no riding. I have done the other trails too....just letting you know so I don't get dumped into that low "tourist" level of the sledding hierarchy - a big bruise to my self esteem...thanks revrnd...but the A trail will always have a special place in my heart. Gonna ride it tomorrow morning as a ma
    7 points
  22. WOW!!!! A tip of the hat to all the clubs in D9. Even though we didn't get to as many areas as we would've liked it was awesome. I am so glad to see all the green and little yellow in this area. Always has been and will be one of my favourite riding destinations. We rode Wed-Friday. Didn't take as many pictures as normal due to the fact that the trails were that damn good!! Great job to all clubs. We stayed away from Durham only because we knew they had groomer issues. Everywhere else groomed every day or every other day by the looks of it. Each day we hit a lot of fresh groomed trai
    7 points
  23. There are a couple of issues that made it hard to take/understand. Firstly, one of the lowest Health Units in Ontario regarding number of cases, hospitalization and deaths per capita. Secondly, being the only Health Unit in Ontario to issue such an Order. Thirdly, having a District MOH that refuses to hold Press Conferences such as most other District, Provincial and Federal officials where they answer every question that is asked by accredited media. Fourthly, only answering a few pre-submitted questions that he chooses to answer. Fifthly, providing no evidence
    7 points
  24. Well another amazing day riding with my son from our backyard. Trails in am we’re great - got loose around Owen sound coming in from the west side. Twisty and lots of traffic. Road running not looking good in some spots(most gravel/ pavement I’ve run this season). Was nice for first time to head to Montana’s in Owen sound and eat out, nice way to break up the day instead of solid 6-7 hours in sled with helmets on. fresh snow last night and warmer temps really beat things up after lunch. rail trail down to chatsworth wasn't great. Alot of gr
    7 points
  25. Was on the trail at 8am, didn’t see anyone until 10:15am 118 miles of some really great riding, 90% was groomed this morning or yesterday. always like to see the kids out with dad and mom! even saw what looked like a 1987ist arctic cat cougar with the always stylish back rest cruising the trail Coolest this I saw was a 1981ish arctic panther pulling a old wooden sleigh around a field with the kids on, it was so cool like postcard but my phone had froze so I couldn’t snap a pic. clubs did a great job this morning, only problem was my beard froze to my neck warmer to my helm
    7 points
  26. Son and I slept in then went for a ride - cut it short due to weather and trails. left kincardine timmies at 9am, down to wingham around to Lucknow and home. 154km. Home for lunch at 12:30. some trails very wind blown. Some fields almost to a crawl as couldn’t see the next set of stakes/markers , and other spots perfect trails! didn’t see anyone else for first 50km. tomorrow heading north to chesly area I think - give a chance for wind to die down and groomers to maybe get out. Eric
    7 points
  27. Ran the B / 204 / 4 / D / C101D. OPP at D / C101D junction... giving out a handful of tickets! Gassed up at Canadian Tire and stopped at the Frosty Pint Pub for a hot beverage in Gravenhurst then made the return trip back to Orillia. Started out a bit frosty this morning, but it was a great day! Few pics below. Crossing Cooch! Orillia has a Volcano? Swing Bridge near Sparrow Lake Fence of shame!!! LOL Junction point Frosty Pint Pub
    7 points
  28. End of the day
    7 points
  29. Our farm has the trail at the health unit change. I will make sure no one gets charged for trespassing.
    7 points
  30. We rode from home today. Yay.
    7 points
  31. Maybe I'm missing something... The airports are open and international planes keep coming and going all day long!! This is how this China virus got here and all the variations that show up come in this way! You cant tell me that sitting shoulder to shoulder with a stranger possibly positive is remotely safe or safer than sledding. I live right near the airport and even when we had the first lock-down when most people followed there were still planes landing. Don't see what could possibly be essential for planes coming in from Haiti... nope don't see it Lock down international flight
    7 points
  32. Funny you should mention the lack of chatter about the Lynx coming here! I think there are two problems here. The impression they are only for off trail and the recent Turbo/HP wars that are taking place. Here's a little bit of insight on the new to us Lynx Rave RE. I received a phone call yesterday asking if Teener and I would like to check out this sled!! I agreed and we were to head over today. We rode over to the sled's location and when we pulled up it stood out like a (good) sore thumb. This thing just oozes cool!! I am not going to get into a technical report, but one thing n
    6 points
  33. I know. It's just frustrating the way this whole thing played out. Hopefully the biggest decision Dr Cheerios is allowed to make in the future is which ornge juice the hospitals serve, pulp or no pulp. Today's 65 klick loop...
    6 points
  34. It seems some people devalue the life of a senior compared to someone younger. March break is cancelled and delayed until April. They don't need to or deserve to die prematurely... I can think of a number of much younger people I sure wouldn't miss. My father-in-law is 93 and still going strong. His life isn't any less valuable than someone 43.
    6 points
  35. I took this picture on the L115 last year while riding with my son.
    6 points
  36. Well broke trail 35 km this am - absolutely gorgeous !!!! Probably nicest ride had all year, from my own backyard ! (We are about 3,000km for the season thus far) 35 km in - another belt blew .... spare I had left I wouldn’t have trusted very far so had to cut day very very short to my sons dis liking.
    6 points
  37. I think they mean trail... Saw one as we rode up towards Hwy 7. A late start but managed to put on 221 klicks. My buddy w/ the new Rene' was hoping to ride, but had to work today Staged @ Coe Hill, a popular spot by the look of things. Lots of sleds out but nothing alarming. Turned around at the top of Mason's Hill north of the old Martin Lumber sawmill. Peterson Road to Maynooth on the right. Rode up MLSS #178. It has been years since I've ridden north off E109. Turns out 178 is a long stretch of road running. Luckily snowcovered. Mink lake is the al
    6 points
  38. He should have called the cops and had then charged with trespassing. That would have shut them up, and maybe got the word out to that crowd.
    6 points
  39. I was talking to a landowner yesterday who happens to have an OFSC trail running through his property located in Dr. Cheerios closed down area. Explained to me how he encountered 4 cross country skiers on his property and how they were frantically waving their ski poles as he approached on his sled. Thinking they may have needed assistance he slowly approached and shutdown his machine . He was immediately barraged with a bunch of 4 letter profanity laced threats telling him f’ing sleds are not allowed on the trail. He responded with, perhaps you didn’t see the no trespassing signs posted on t
    6 points
  40. Ive been hiding lol. Wife and I have been busy with our 5 week old girl Gabriella, my third, her first. I’ve also been very busy with snow removal as well as riding! Yes, I chose right this time around hahaha! Conditions are fantastic and there’s a lot more snow on the way!
    6 points
  41. Probably 2 Yamaha's at the same time?
    6 points
  42. Got 3200kms on this season, between D5 and D9. And sleds only been on the trailer 3 times. Damn it is good to be able to ride from home again
    6 points
  43. Nice crisp morning ride. Ran south on B112B from Orillia towards Barrie to the B trail and headed north on the C trail through Elmvale and Tiny Township on 303 and onto 305 into Penetang and Midland then joining C trail back to Cooch. Various conditions: from nicely groomed trails, to snow drifts, bare spots and blizzard & white conditions. Few added pics below for your enjoyment. B11B trail headed south Stopping for a bud at the Marijuana Medical growop Stopping to tune into the MOOSE Finding the Simon & Simon truck! Rick Simon'
    6 points
  44. out and about this afternoon around portland
    6 points
  45. Hmmmmm? Let’s see, a flight arrived from Jamaica last Thursday and every passenger on board tested positive for Covid. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to be there to welcome them back as I had to work. I am doing my part to make sure the public sector workers staying at home to avoid this dreaded Chinese produced virus can still receive full pay and benefits paid for by the Canadian private sector workers.
    6 points
  46. The young lady that got this done is our new external relations manager at the OFSC Kirsten Baker. She is known for working tirelessly to get the job done. Kirsten joined the OFSC from working for Scott Aitcheson our MP for Parry Sound Muskoka. The OFSC is lucky to have her.
    5 points
  47. To say this season has been good would be an understatement. At 3800kms riding in District 5 and 9. And most of those riding directly out my door just west of London. Heading out for a short ride again today, then leaving Thursday to ride Sudbury area for a change of scenery. Then the following weekend in Haliburton area with my son. Pretty sure it is going to be a 5000km+ season.
    5 points
  48. Quebec is also open. Just follow the 8pm curfew rules. And no issues in trailside police checks. The Police Officers were great. Even clowned around with our group of 8 and posed for pictures cuffing the group leader for speeding. They did say we were going a little fast but no radar guns to verify so just slowdown a bit. 8 sleds, 7 with Ontario registration. No fines, no paperwork check. No cans either so no issues.
    5 points
  49. Do you not think a story about the fact they hid the virus from us, denied military testing to confirm what the soldiers had, and covered it up to protect China is a story worth knowing. It is another prime example as to the utter failure, the lies, and the corruption we see in this government on a daily basis. That being said, then to have the federal agents appear at your door for publishing a leaked document, when they knew perfectly well the reporter had broken no laws was done so as a friendly visit when it was clearly an intimidation tactic from the highest levels of government was sicke
    5 points
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