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  1. Looks like the season is getting underway in the NCDN..
    14 points
  2. Snow-depth is good north of Sault Ste. Marie. On average, we were in about 16" of snow (40 cms) in the snowbelt area on Sunday. A good start to a traditional winter.
    12 points
  3. Sure. Kapuskasing - 16 Feb 2010 Middle of the week long trip - Guy on the right, my brother (black hat) is arranging financing for my new sled, guy on the left my nephew is helping. I'm (black jacket) arranging the insurance, and the dealer is getting a OFSC permit transfer. The 2010 Apex LTX is getting assembled that morning, about 2.5 hrs. Old sled - black GSX (2nd piston in 3 years) (Piston blew 15KM south of the Canyon - just try and recover from there.) GSX is GONE!. New sled - White Yamaha Apex Came back from the trip. I asked her if she noticed anything different about the sled - she asked if I got it painted. Her face (video capture) when I told her the story about the 2nd piston and the new sled - Priceless...:-) However, back to the $36K Mach - yes a sled can be bought on the spot, but it wasn't $10K over MSRP. Someone with a lot of money(not me), didn't get that way by being stupid with his money. I still stand by the fact that guys are walking from the Spring checks, and all someone has to do is call up a few dealers and get there name on a stand-by list, i.e. my buddy will walk from his Mach Z, going with the Polaris - no one is perfect!
    12 points
  4. Excited for a great year to come ! New grandson awesome work team we purchased the Port Sydney address we have huge inventory and my youngest gets his sled license this year. Pic is fresh !
    11 points
  5. I got out for an hour or two while the snow is still here.
    11 points
  6. As some of you may have read on OC before, my younger sisters better half, has family and property in the Cochrane area near Greenwater Provincial Park. Here's a picture of the Cochrane sign, current from today..
    11 points
  7. Sad, ain't it? Not enough snow. Ran around the back yard and out on the street on November 19. Added up to one km.
    11 points
  8. Managed to put a couple kilometers on the yard sled, down shoulder to a cottage road, big smile on my face Wife thinks I'm nuts!
    10 points
  9. Seen these pics from Facebook today. Wow.....
    9 points
  10. I really liked the location of the Advantage in Kap when we stayed there last year, Papa Franco's on site is a big plus and lots of parking, Rooms are a little dated but I would have no problem staying there again in the future.
    9 points
  11. For the 28th year in a row, I will ride where and when the best snow is, in Ontario. Prior to that I would have answered Muskoka/ Haliburton, but a couple of real lean snow years taught me to be ready by December and travel where the best snow is, as soon as its groomed. As for a date when I will sled, I would have more luck predicting my 11 year old grandson's wedding date. I have been fortunate to always have had at least one riding buddy that sees things the same way I do, and will drop almost everything for good sledding. That philosophy has taken us all over the province with different years providing 'highlight reel' sledding from Tweed to Manitouwadge and everywhere in between. I have thoroughly enjoyed the Ottawa Valley, Southwestern Ontario, Parry Sound/North Bay District, NCDN and District 12, 13, and 14, but if I could have good snow in just one area this winter, I would want it to be from Searchmont to Hearst and points west. That area is a charm, and to date, I have never encountered it 'crowded' or used up. I sure hope I have no influence on where others want to sled this year. See you on the snow(or in the hotel, or the parking lot). Rick
    8 points
  12. https://www.parrysound.com/whatson-story/10528970-raising-the-jolly-roger-seguin-restaurant-has-new-manager-chef-at-the-helm/
    7 points
  13. Little time lapse from the cottage in Orillia today...
    7 points
  14. hoping we can get a group together from the forum, for a northern loop meet n greet. if we get to ride this winter, I will be happy. missed last season altogether. Ski
    7 points
  15. Great idea!! I would be into that for sure!! We could tie it into a celebration of 02 and Sledjunk as well.
    7 points
  16. Trailer is sold, bringing home new one next week.
    6 points
  17. Daytime trail breaking pictures from Kenny Johnston...PBR Riders...Cochrane...
    6 points
  18. Sault Ste. Marie Updates Some fresh snow overnight in the Sault. We will head out with the sleds tomorrow north of the city and try our luck. Attached is the projected snow map for Sunday afternoon. https://www.sootoday.com/local-news/city-of-sault-ste-marie-declares-significant-weather-event-and-advises-against-unnecessary-travel-4829549 Dan
    6 points
  19. We were just there. Rolled into Hearst last night at 9pm. 11 was closed. Lots of white stuff all across the northern corridor. Spent the day trading stocks and wishing I had my sled trailer instead of the 53 footer. Saddle up boys, it's game on.
    6 points
  20. For me I hope the run between Point au Baril and South River are open and green this year. Have a trip to Kap planned for the xmas/ny week followed by north of Mont Laurier in late Jan. Would love to go to the Gaspe but that likely next year. all in all, I just hope we get great conditions and we don't suffer a health region shutdown because of COVID ignorance.
    6 points
  21. How bout Scout Turbo Doo.. STD for short
    6 points
  22. Stopped by my dealer East of Ottawa to get an update on my new REN X 900TR. A salesman suggested I find my salesman and ask him(thanks). Salesman did note that they have received about 15 of the 100 or so Mach Z sold, and if I haven't received the call about a Feb delivery for my sled, I should be good. So I stopped by the other location and got an update from the build scheduler. Good news is that I'm number 2 on his list for my model, (1.5 track and remote adjust) and Boss Web still shows December for that model to that dealer. I'm guessing early Jan delivery to me at this point. Week long trip is first week of Feb, and I have once before had to get the sled first inspection done while on the trip. I'll stay optimistic.
    5 points
  23. Your wife is correct. You’re nuts just like the rest of us.
    5 points
  24. Last few years been thinking of just heading out the back yard, onto the A trail and just keep heading west. Been to Cochrane and Hearst multiple times, but just once I think I'd like to try it without the truck. Kinda like a Forest Gump type thing, just keep going till I get tired, then just turn around. Maybe this is the year, never know.
    5 points
  25. I took the same shot March 2020
    5 points
  26. My son got the call on Friday that his 21 Can Am Commander XTP was in and would be ready to be picked up this week, was supposed to be in early to mid May. Dealer said if you don't want it we'll refund your deposit and have a customer that will deliver $2500 cash in person to you to take your unit. The guy is meeting up with my son this week, likely already has. My son told them to keep the deposit and roll it into a 22 XTP for spring delivery. He's already had similar offers on his Mach that's apparently in and awaiting DESS and gage, but he's keeping that. He held onto his 19 Freeride till the Mach's in his hands just in case, if all goes well he'll do good selling that within the next few weeks since he bought it pre covid.
    5 points
  27. hmmmmm.. OC reunion weekend? Will the bar be open too?
    5 points
  28. 5 points
  29. So.....I finally had the time to stop into my dealer to inquire with an update on my new ride with the expectation to receive a date on estimated delivery and go from there, however, when my sales guy tells me I think your sled is here & done because I have parts from it sitting on my desk with your name n it (from glove box install), I was totally shocked. So we go for a walk around the dealership in search of it, no luck. Look a little harder and low and behold it is sitting in the other corner with my name on and a sign asking people to stay off - unit is sold! Two things are missing - the operational DESS and my 1+1 seat. Info dealer has is DESS will be next year.....1+1 seat late Jan/early Feb, so we see what happens, but things could be much worse. Just snapped one picture, will take some more when she is home, later this week hopefully. Turned into a great Monday!!!
    5 points
  30. Got about 5kms of my break in period done. More snow fell after this.
    5 points
  31. Got out today, probably earliest start to the season.
    4 points
  32. Hey I forgot to mention SSSC is reopening the C102 into Rosseau !
    4 points
  33. Great seeing Turbo and Ms. Doo. Thanks to the volunteers. 40 Creek wings exceeded expectations. Well deserved reputation.
    4 points
  34. Trail is amazing this morning 😁
    4 points
  35. I'm Eastern ON, and there are some "special" trail numbering scenarios here in the Eastern townships, that may make the day frustrating without a "heads-up". Example: South on the A213, then take the 30. It wont be marked East or South...It really helps to know the town names in the direction you want to go.. If you are including the Pembroke area, I have a favorite ride from Pembroke to Specticle Lake lodge that you should consider.
    4 points
  36. In talks with my brother who just moved to NB about a trip out East with a small group.....maybe start around Quebec City and head up to Chiboug or start around RDL and head to Gaspe. Otherwise, expect to ride around Dorset and surrounding area, Snowcrest territory,.....and I am sure some other places too. Hoping to take the kids with me on a few rides - just need the 1+1 seat to come in. And thankful my ride showed up - my brother was trying to convince me to still do the trip and I could ride his Barney.....really was not warming up to that idea all that much....
    4 points
  37. https://www.timminstoday.com/police-beat/suspicious-snowmobile-activity-leads-to-arrest-4810770 At least we know there is snow in Timmins
    4 points
  38. I like staying at the Companion in Hearst. Clean rooms, good restaurant on site, secure parking, close to Beer Store/LCBO and right on the trail. Hearst doesnt get 1/4 of the traffic that Cochrane gets.
    4 points
  39. Kap sure is a sweet place for sledding. One of my favourite spots.
    4 points
  40. Witnessed it - went into a Polaris dealer while we were on a trip because my buddy needed a new electric shield cord- there was a guy in there - on a trip as well - he had a pretty large failure - he said to the guy - "how much for this one here - guy have him a price - he said how long to get it ready - they said a couple hours - he said do it - i'm going for lunch - have it ready ". We were in early 20's and were like - that's awesome: Also, when I was 14 - my dad and 2 of his buddies took me and 2 of my buddies on a trip. We launched from Sudbury. My dad's friend had $8,000.00 in cash with him - ( most I had seen at that time ) - I asked him why he would have that - he said if this piece of crap breaks down - its staying here - i'll buy a new sled. farmers......
    4 points
  41. About double. I think the 2010 Apex LTX was about $10K give or take. The REN X 900 T R is about $22K, give or take. Ya, me doing the same thing today might end 36 years...:-) Never mind the two Friday date nights at the Hospital Emerg because of snowmobiling..
    4 points
  42. I is easier to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission.
    4 points
  43. Check out the 4 Tour Loops in UCSR D-1. https://ucsr.ca/trail-loops/ and we hope to have some exciting news about new riding opportunities in the next week or so. Stay tuned.
    3 points
  44. Not sure if this has been brought up here. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/travel/article-how-to-make-the-most-out-of-the-new-ontario-staycation-tax-credit/?fbclid=IwAR0f6UE_Ha62lBNQ7kKk4ZunPvxop8mQ6DUsA3WFsXTYE-OcecbdyM8pJAU
    3 points
  45. I would like to ride the south of the province. Will definitely make 1 trip somewhere this year
    3 points
  46. 3 points
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