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  1. And it’s home. Only missing part is the DESS.
    14 points
  2. Some more pictures of some work I have done on my own property to improve the top e102. Brushed back on average 5ft on both sides of trail
    14 points
  3. Well it took 8 hours total over two Saturdays but a old 48 ft bridge deck was removed and a new one installed, on the Eganville Sno drifters scsr 119 trail. This thanks to the same six volunteers who seem to always show up . Thanks for bringing and donating your power nailers saws trucks trailers and for your time. Also thanks to Miller Timbermart for the great prices on lumber and for getting the materials to the site.
    13 points
  4. Just got mine, I love this moment
    8 points
  5. Chic Choc trail between Murdochville and LaCache, a must do Warming hut on Chic Choc trail Mont St Pierre on the north shore.
    7 points
  6. the bad thing is, those that need to see this the most, dont support the system, or buy permits anyway so, they are really preaching to the choir. Ski
    6 points
  7. That trip was changed by the storm! In so many ways it brought everyone together in the struggle to get back into Quebec from where we were stranded in shut down Caraquet, New Brunswick. It seemed it had cut into a fabulous long trip at first, but breaking through the drifts and finding our way as the trails could no longer be found in the mountains and finally being caught between the monster drift at the south edge of the river and getting onto the ice has burned the way we worked together to get everyone across into my head. No one was tagging along and I am grateful for your help, Patri
    6 points
  8. One of my favorite pictures from near LaCache. The big storm in 2019 stopped us from taking this trail that trip. The North Shore and through the mountains are a must. One day went from Perc'e Rock to Murdochville to LaCache To Matane. Was one of my favorite days of sledding. We had a beautiful sunset and were forced to follow two moose for quite a while as they would not get off the trail into the deep snow. We kept stopping so as not to push them. Got to the Quality Inn in Matane just before they closed the kitchen and had dinner.
    6 points
  9. What Piston Lake Cruiser said. Two trips, 2014 and an incomplete 2019. You need to factor in that if they get hit with a storm, you can be at your hotel for more than 1 day (2019.) Look up some of my videos on youtube. apexltx56 for some helmet cams. 2019 I rolled heading back to the Quality inn in Matane, and severed my quad tendon. The storm also caused the rest of the group to cancel trying to go to the Chic Chocs. Don't count on small town gas being open on Sunday. you will experience fantastic grooming and "that is a SNOWmobile you are driving" after some snow falls. 2014 we did
    6 points
  10. Our group has done the Gaspe 6 times since 1996 with the latest being in 2017. We did four 7 day rides and two 5 day rides. We started on the south shore at Quebec City the first 2 times and at the Hotel Universal in Riviere Du Loup the other trips. I would recommend the Hotel Universal as it is an excellent place to leave your rig in the locked compound + has locked sled compound as well as rental indoor garages for the sleds and is right on the trail. One important thing we learned the first year is to fuel when you see fuel. The big centres are a longer distance from trail 5 in many ca
    6 points
  11. You seem to have a hard time getting over a lawn mower. Good thing you didn't order anything life threatening... Go buy some goats and get over it...
    6 points
  12. $375 for Quebec seasonal passes. $335 roughly after you get your insurance money back. And we're worried about a $5 bump in Ontario.
    6 points
  13. Sadly for most part I doubt most if any that ride off trail legally now would go out of their way for legal off trail access. They simply just don't care about anyone or anything other than themselves and have zero respect for others. There was a time when a land owner, other sledders and or as once called trail wardens could cuff a guy across the helmet a few times and tell him to smarten up without legal issues.
    5 points
  14. Thought this belonged in here, remember all in good fun please!!!
    5 points
  15. The person(Donna) that took over the kitchen at Silversands a little over a year ago has left and went to the Legion in town. Her Grand Opening was today.As of right now there is no one running the kitchen at Silversands. The person (April) that was at the Legion has moved into the former Suds on Main.I think she is calling it The Fork on Main.I will update if i hear anything new. Hope this clears any confusion.
    5 points
  16. This was after making it back across that frozen river from New Brunswick the night before in the blizzard. The tree line had been blown away and there was a 20 foot high drift along the south side of the river we had to dig down by hand to finally get the sleds through/over. It was dark and we were told to aim for the lights barely visible at times. We took the roads once climbing off the river. Long day. Same spot as seen in the previous post by Gadgetman. Beautiful view of New Brunswick from Quebec.
    5 points
  17. Ah yes, the Gaspe storm of 2019, Feb. The end of my trip roll over. Here are some pics on why anyone considering doing the Gaspe should build in a contingency day (or two). No one was sledding for 2 days with that storm. Can you find the trail sign in the sunny picture?
    5 points
  18. Spent this morning doing some signage improvements and putting in field markers. Out with the old tired destination signage in with the new. Expensive though I found a old steel fence post with my chainsaw and broke a chain cutting brush. First pic is the old tired signage.
    5 points
  19. Got the call to pick up the wife sled for sometime next week.
    5 points
  20. The Intrepid Snowmobiler 10m · IMPORTANT UPDATE: Here’s an update to my Sept 21 post with a new report titled: “Cambridge man seriously hurt in a collision involving snowmobile”. In my post, I expressed surprise about a summertime snowmobile injury and can now set the record straight, thanks to Tony Schmidt… The injured party is Peter Brenner, one of the best racer/tuners involved in grass drag racing. On Sunday, September 19, he was sled testing in a field, which is
    5 points
  21. This is the year. My brother is retiring and going south. One trip to Gaspe before beaches and shuffleboard. Looking for destinations and loops etc. If you did it right please share.
    4 points
  22. Sorry I had to go looking for before pics
    4 points
  23. No idea. No sound on my computer. I went internet surfing until it ended.
    4 points
  24. Im just gonna place this Snickers right here....
    4 points
  25. The 2019 storm came when we were in New Brunswick and had to hold over for a day and then we pushed on for a tough day to get back across the river north to Quebec. It was a long day with many stuck issues. Even the groomers were getting stuck trying to open some of the trails. The motel warned us to move the sleds to where they are in the picture the night we arrived based on the wind predictions. It was bare pavement we pushed across to park next to our rooms and then decided they could be right and went back out and moved the sleds. The hallway was walled with windows and they covered
    4 points
  26. Its the voyage, not the destination. So, depends on if you want to say you've done the big loop, or just want to the Gaspe.
    4 points
  27. Elviria seems fitting!?🤷‍♂️
    4 points
  28. When you have 6 acres to cut you really need best equipment to keep up. That zero can cut it in about 4 hours. Tractor takes me around 10 and a novice student operator around 12 to 13 hours. I had half property contracted out, but knew I could handle It myself if I had zero turn. Was costing an arm and leg to have it contracted out. They would always leave me more trim then I like too. That zero is amazing and can do it all with hardle any trim. Literally cuts my hours by 60 percent, which is huge. Property has to be cut and maintained or it will get shut down by government agencies. There is
    4 points
  29. Your accusation of "a pile of conspiracy theory filled, occasionally racist, sexist or homophobic crap, I shall stir it" is your second warning. If that's how you feel about the Monkey Barrel you might as well not be part of it. There has been zero racists posting or anything else that has offended anyone except for you, accusations like that are just your liberal way of smearing something you don't like. I did a search for the word libtard and it came up 3 times, twice posted by you and one other one not referring to you. What do you speak of?
    4 points
  30. Was just talking to a buddy. The guy got banged up bad but is apparently chomping at the bit to get out of the hospital. Wants to get to the races he says. Let's hope for the best for him.
    4 points
  31. I'm not sure all districts and clubs follow up quite like we do unfortunately. And from my experience and what I've heard from others, it's pretty easy to get turned away, not feel welcomed or just not know a soul there. I'm persistent in case you didn't know, lol. I emailed a few times and then showed up and recognized my gas fireplace service dude so figured I was safe enough to stick around. @Faceman handed over the website and facebook credentials and I was off! Since then I've met the whole crew and consider many of them good friends. Don't just complain, be persistent. Most
    4 points
  32. My son is getting his licence this year - ( 12 years old ). I really hope it's done at the clubhouse like I did it, like my daughter got to do it too, it's really part of the experience and that is what I want for him.
    4 points
  33. Eganville Sno-Drifters work on top e102 major washout between Eganville and Griffith. Thanks to trail coordinator Tom Schroeder who worked hard at getting permits and a contractor to go in and do the work. Also hats off to the M.N.R in Pembroke for fast approval of work permits.
    3 points
  34. Hornepayne club must figure the trail will be open. I read this today: More exciting news for the 2022 Season and for the D108A, or Walter's Trail, from Hornepayne to Dubreuiville. Construction of the new bridge over the Beaton River has just been completed and is ready. With the construction of 2 new bridges in the last 2 years on this section of trail, the OFSC guarantees a safe trail and long term vision for snowmobiling in Northern Ontario. Happy Trails!
    3 points
  35. I am ok with the content and length of the video. It needs to be repeated as often as we can. Some people still do not get it.
    3 points
  36. It's about staying on trail. While I thought it was too long, it represents the top reason we loose trails. After thinking about it I realized that even though it is a pain to watch, if the message gets through to some of the people creating the issue then its worthwhile enduring.
    3 points
  37. This is a continuation of the above previous post. Signfan and Gadgetman have added valuable information. If you are going for the first time, many people want to see Perce. If you are going to Perce, I would suggest continuing on trail 5 and taking 597 north to Mourdockville if the southern part of 597 is open which can be hit or miss. Its a pretty awesom trail north from trail 5. There is only one place to stay in Murdockville which is the Hotel Copper. It's not fancy but food is Ok and has a neat sled museum downstairs. If you get a chance to take the club trail 595 west through
    3 points
  38. Pink her out and add a beer. I'll call her Rosenale
    3 points
  39. yep now I need to “Pink” it out and Name her💕🙋🏼‍♀️ IMG_4908.MOV
    3 points
  40. My buddy with a Mach and my Ren X, dealer as of yesterday is still forecasting mid December delivery, based on his info from BRP.
    3 points
  41. Really that’s not a good way to go into golden years alone, no offense. You have no children which makes that easier. I will be 65 when my first child is 22.5 years old. I think I be working until 70 if a child wants to farm. My parents wouldn’t let me start full time until I was 31. 24 ish is a good time to start full time. Lucky my partner is interested in farming and pitches in close to 30 hours some weeks on top of her 35 hours at work. She doesn’t want any children to farm have to wait and see what future brings. By time I reach 70, the main farm will have been in operation for 67 years
    3 points
  42. Beans are off so scratched a bit of an itch. Small bush trail cleaned up you know all this talk of permit sales and sleds arriving seems to get you in the mood
    3 points
  43. You may have already heard or know, the demand for powersports equipment is off the chart. COVID is preventing people from traveling to winter destinations who are now looking for other winter time fun. Add that to the raw material shortages and you'll notice huge price increases/shortages due to increase in demand. Used trailers are going for record pricing as with new. Ontario trailer retailers are no longer guaranteeing pricing on ordered trailers as the manufacturers are not holding their prices. I know an owner of a big dealer near London an these are unprecedented times. M
    3 points
  44. Renegade Adrenaline in Black 900
    3 points
  45. End this thread now. Gonna jinx it all. Don't go messing up my winter. Lol.
    3 points
  46. Yes my buddy wanted me to stop at dealers for him on way up north this week. He is a good buddy but I draw the line at calling dealers for someone else.
    3 points
  47. Did I mention I was permit guy for the final few years? They'd get dropped off here, then I'd divvy them up between Ron's, Thomboys, Cindy's, Shallow lake, Mumma browns. Weekly pick up of money, hunting down bad checks, getting crapped on for depositing the cash in my bank and writing a check to GBST when it saved us a % 1 cash fee. Fudging the Dec 1 date as far as you could, getting crapped on when you couldn't. Paperwork, and you know my feelings and ability in that department. Worst part (or best) was that technically you could only put permits in a business within
    3 points
  48. Maybe we should not have on line permit sales, & go back to in class driver training. On line is easier but is hurting clubs when it comes to getting volunteers.
    3 points
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