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  1. Great ride today! 240 miles. Kirkland to Cochrane then down to Timmins and a tour around town and loop in Iroquois falls. Lots of snow up here and a fresh 4-6" on the trails.
    3 points
  2. I am a relatively young guy, and I absolutely wish we could go back to the days of a paper map. As a club volunteer, you can't win. We have no way of knowing what every km of trail looks like on any given day, especially with temperature swings like we have had. You really can't win either....if you close a trail, people complain that they should be open, you leave a marginal trail as limited and people complain they should be closed. You finally get them green, and people complain that they aren't tabletop 24/7.....it can be frustrating.
    3 points
  3. Snowing like a bastard right now . This naked snow dance is getting freaking cold though
    2 points
  4. I think it would be fine to allow the clubs to choose who can update, and that could include as many as they wish. Live on a trail, rode today, update it in a few minutes. This centralization of control is ludicrous, and detrimental. The OFSC has for the past decade seen a movement from within that is looking to remove any and all control from clubs, and have now succeeded in that end. It is now pretty much a dictatorship running with the efficiency of a liberal government.
    2 points
  5. It's unacceptable that trail conditions cannot be kept up to date. The club goes out and grooms a trail overnight and first thing in the morning it's table top smooth. The ITG shows it as green. I had a rough night last night and don't head out on the trails until just before noon. When I get out there the throttle jockeys have created massive moguls all along the trail. The corners have all been burned through and they're now bare dirt or ice. Meanwhile the ITG shows green still. I expect it to be updated to show the real condition which is now yellow. Why aren't these people doin
    2 points
  6. We have been asking that access for years in D1 with no success. Frustrating as a volunteer when we update on Friday evening.. after our real job.. and the OFSC guide is updated Monday AM. D1 does not work weekends. Mon/Thurs is the norm with various real time updates based on extreme weather/events. Our club solution is to make our own visual map( via google) .. been at it for over a year.. almost ready to go. It will also make updates very easy for the District as they just have to copy the visual to get our club data. Wow.. this thread went off to
    2 points
  7. yup D trail. i have no clue why i put A downLOL
    2 points
  8. Agree Brain not to create 200 club level maps, but the D(district) has to get the data somehow, and this is a win win in my books, easy to read, accurate and up to date as the volunteers can keep it. This club level map we(BEAST) have created is what the D uses to update the ITG twice a week. It used to be a table on the club site, but now we made it visual. Since we can't get the ITG updated in real time, the next best thing is to make our own visual. The ITG problem is simply a trust issue IMO(to not give out the D login to clubs) , and lack of technology on the software si
    1 point
  9. damn it, I knew that was coming. LOL! Ski
    1 point
  10. Now you're getting it! Have to put this one up at least once a year! Did I read you mention you were looking for an antler for the other side? Looks like Easter weekend will be early this year - hope to get up to D'ville and visit if there is snow...
    1 point
  11. But you don't get to look "cool". When someone spends the entire day standing up on the sled the windshield is likely irrelevant. A friends son used to complain about being cold all the time... he took the windshield off and stood all the time.
    1 point
  12. I see the 143 is yellow now
    1 point
  13. Wow looks awesome! Really missing this time of year back there,
    1 point
  14. I agree wholeheartedly with your comment. That being said I believe there is a problem if the appropriate club volunteer(s) have trail updates for their club that they want to have updated on the ITG and are unable to due to limits placed on them at the District level.
    1 point
  15. The first priority should be ensuring the OFSC ITG is the best possible source of trail status. That should mean frequent updating and this means weekends. Many snowmobilers, including touring groups, have absolutely no idea who are the clubs in any particular area. Even within a District many have no idea the names of the other 10-15 Clubs let alone which trails they look after. We should not be promoting 200+ clubs going off on their own developing independent trail status maps. No problem if the Club map mirrors the ITG.
    1 point
  16. Actually the BEAST trail map was posted a few days ago. It's a great idea! http://www.thebeast.ca/?page_id=395
    1 point
  17. Groomer has been hard at work! Trails are in great shape and we are expecting some snow today! Here's a couple pictures taken yesterday on trail 134/132
    1 point
  18. thanks everyone. Booked at the Comfort inn for Thursday night , then Auberge in Iroquois falls Friday and Sat. Figured if the little guy gets too tired it is a good place to ride to and stay for Friday then on Saturday do a days ride to Cochrane or Timmins and back to the hotel in Iroquois. We ride cats, mine is green his is orange, if you see us say hi, take care and happy trails.
    1 point
  19. Conditions are thin & icy to say the least. Keep in mind there is a long section of road between Trout Creek and Astorville, also there is a railbed that's very thin. Although I haven't ridden the C110D up from South River, it is typically a better option. Since we lost the trail thru Powassan, the options are limits for North/South travel. Snowing as we speak, hopefully things turn around.
    1 point
  20. Trapping a person into a dangerous circumstance is illegal beyond reproach. Due process people, follow the law, and be very cautious of introducing new laws or gov't powers into life. Show me anything that the government runs or controls, thats anyone enjoys? Theres no room for fun in the house of rules and regulations. Sledding is pleasurable past time that also serves as a benefit to the economy. Wise folks leave such people alone and encourage participation and wise clubs move trails as far away from jack nut attention seeking land use owners as possible New land owners mov
    1 point
  21. We are in KL this weekend and I know rooms are booking fast ,lots of nice loops around Kirkland lake to test things out ,suppose to be real cold this upcoming weekend ,
    1 point
  22. There are some long stretches of nothing but the great outdoors between Kirkland and the Cochrane, even Timmins is a good distance. You maybe better to pick a town and ride the local trails that way you can take cut your ride short or even brake the ride up into morning and afternoon ride.
    1 point
  23. they dont hire men anymore
    1 point
  24. D4 does updates as required, regardless of day of the week.
    1 point
  25. I guess I don't get what the big deal would be to have the Trail Coordinator from each club or another designated club volunteer do the updates in those districts that don't do it.. Should get quicker response time doing that I would think. That should be something the BOG should make sure is happening IMHO.
    1 point
  26. CKX has a helmet that you can put goggles under a shield. i ride with the shield up most of the time then put the shield down to cross a lake or at super high speeds. That combined with the extra tall (Polaris) windshield and I have never had a problem, even on the coldest days or at night. It is a great system.
    1 point
  27. If you are thinking about Searchmont, remember no gas in Searchmont unless you stay at Driftwood and ask Carl to get some for you. Too bad the D106 is still RED although on FB people have posted they had a good trip from Echo Bay to Black Creek. The other way over is the D201F which may have a fix now going around the water crossing. Last year it was routed over a frozen pond for a period. **Get Gas at Black Creek Outfitters (never know when Aubrey Falls Trading Post will actually be open). If you are going to use the D201F, it is actually less miles
    1 point
  28. There are many who got short changed at the gene pool. Unfortunately they muddled their way through life and made us stronger by us having to overcome their stupidity.
    1 point
  29. Wife has 65,000 kms and I have 55,000 kms on our 09 1200s. Stilll going strong.
    1 point
  30. NRSA has a few events planned for February 2018 EVENT 1 - SATURDAY FEB 3/18 NRSA Snowmobile Poker Run - Feb 3/18 - in conjunction with the Chalk River Winter Carnival. Registration - Chalk River Lion's Hall - 11 Kellett Street Chalk River. Registration from 9 am till 11 am, breakfasts available at the Lion's Hall. Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd cash prizes, poker hands drawn at the time of registration. Winners will be notified by phone or email. Bonfire & hot dogs will be available along the trail at the Stopping Place on the A-trail west of Deep River. Contact Karen or Doug at 61
    1 point
  31. What's also unacceptable is the D manager changing trail status WITHOUT consulting the club. Happening in D12 as I type.
    0 points
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