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  1. I always laughed with Dad about the name ‘Sledjunk’ – it was never meant to be a “name”. He liked to have different email addresses for his hobbies and interests to keep things separate, ending in junk, and so for sledding it was sledjunk. When he joined the forum many years ago, he thought of it as a resource to help plan trips that him and Adrian could take; and so out of laziness just used sledjunk as his avatar name, thinking he would just post the odd question or comment here and there. When he told me that he was meeting someone IRL from the forum for the first time, we joked ar
    36 points
  2. What an amazing 13 year old son I have the pleasure to ride with today. landed in cochrane Chimo around 11:30, with kitchenette - had some soup and crackers and left over steak for lunch. unloaded sleds and headed to gas station to fill up (who knew the Canadian tire in cochrane doesn’t have premium ???) Left 12:30pm, back home 6:50 pm fully filled up. made a nice pasta , salad and bagels and cheese for dinner. 295km round trip.filled up 25l of fuel at abitibi base camp between the two sleds. son was amazed at size of the dam and
    24 points
  3. The Westway. Fond memories. Dave and I went on back-to-back snowmobile trips in late March, early April one year. Who does that, how and why? Who? Sledjunk. He had a great sled ( Yamaha). We took that old railroad line from Cochrane to Quebec. Not his favourite trail. Not enough turns - oh, you race rally cars? You like corners? Not the trail for you How? By snowmobile. Under his own power eastbound to Quebec. Where we had dinner, a coffee and split 25 litres of fuel to get back to Cochrane ( no gas station, just $50 Jerry cans back then ). We each had fuel left in t
    20 points
  4. Over the years, my I have to admit, my dad has been pretty good to me. To the point, it could be considered spoiling your kid. I always drove a brand new truck growing up and when we were in business together, our business always paid for my sleds, seadoos, dirt bikes etc.... He never really questioned much. My dad and I have put 1000s of miles sledding around northern Ontario since the mid 90s and our last trip together was probably 15 years ago. He has had lots of sleds but the last sled that he has ridden for a full season was back in 2011. Normally he goes south for the winter b
    20 points
  5. well got my plan done ... put my house in paisley up for sale sold in under 24hrs for over asking. finalized and sealed yesterday so my new house is now not to far from hunta "close to cochrane" was going to do this this summer but house market to good me and wife are now retired and enjoying life
    19 points
  6. Have you guys seen these on the District 9 Facebook Page? What do you think? More to come in the next week or so.
    17 points
  7. Just wanted to thank all the Clubs, Volunteers, Land Owners, Business Owners and everyone who makes this sport possible. A job well done. This had to be one of the most challenging seasons ever, with the weather, and the covid situation. Hats off to everyone. We pulled it off. Really looking forward to next season, and here's hoping it will be just as good, if not better. Kenny Johnston from PBR Riders said it best in his current facebook post. Also i want to say it was great to meet so many new OC members, and to see the ones we've already had the pleasure to meet and ride with so many
    17 points
  8. So another beautiful day riding with my son - swapped back and forth again with the 900/850 - nice to switch up the position and warmth ever 10km or so. we had a great sleep and both slept in as no rush. Had a huge breakfast of yogurt, cereal and bagels. received about 5cm last night so drive out to moonbeam with truck was a little slower. we unloaded at moonbeam and onto the trail heading west as far as we could around 11:20am. trails were great to superb. Only wildlife (besides the Artic Cats!) was a nice little hare. Went thro
    17 points
  9. Dave became an instant friend on our first group meeting with him in Kapuskasing. We spent a couple of nights in Kap and rode local trails with him, OntarioF7, ApeXman, WhiteDragon and his daughter Lily. We had a great time, I'm close friends with all of these guys still today. My son Alex29 and Dave were very fond of each other and many things in common. Several seasons ago when the snow was scarce, I suggested having a group BBQ at my house, and some 16 people showed up !! It was a frightening experience until the day of, having never met many of them. Your father was in the g
    17 points
  10. Absolutely spectacular day of riding. Enjoying cocktails now at the Super 8 in Hearst. This is the busiest I've seen the Super 8 and Companion EVER. Absolutely packed with Sleds. Was very nice to meet OC member 1049 and his wife this am in Kap. And thanks to you 1049 for the parking arrangements tonight. . Lots of OC members here tonight. Some photos to share..First picture is Us and @Evil and company getting ready to hit the trails..
    16 points
  11. Post your pics of your first ride. Easy start today, full tank of Sta-Biled gas & the battery on the tender all summer. Sled started on 1st attempt
    16 points
  12. Stayed in New liskeard last night then continued trailering to cochrane this am. parked at Thrift lodge (staying next two nights) and headed out up to do the abitibi loop. on the trail 10am ish after filling up sleds, gas caddy and 2 extra empty 4l jugs of oil with hi test - as was really worried abilitbi camp would be packed , potentially run out of fuel , and wasn’t wanting to stop in today (As cochrane is packed...) First 40 km out of town was a little bumpy for cochrane - but flat white carpet mostly after that. ice road still at 100cm! Saw two gr
    15 points
  13. Yesterday I ordered a 2022 Renegade X-RS 850 with the fancy new automatically adjusting shocks. Black.
    15 points
  14. Spent the day with a buddy Saturday clearing a trail. Full day to do 10kms.
    15 points
  15. Just wanted to say Merry Christmas to all the fellow Ocer's out there. Wishing you and your family's all the best. I know we all have been a bit 'testy' lately with the Covid 19 situation, and all our desires to 'RIDE'. It will come soon enough. Wishing all of us a safe and happy holidays and lets enjoy what we have. Most of us are fortunate enough to be able to complain about snow and snowmobiling. Here's to a fabulous upcoming year, and a great season of snowmobiling. .... Best wishes to all of you. Jeff and Kim.....
    15 points
  16. Patiently waiting for this beauty to come in..
    14 points
  17. Hornepayne to Kap was fantastic today just loaded up heading for home been a fantastic trip only 11 hours and we will be home
    14 points
  18. OC crew leaving Hearst this morning and heading to Kap. Mrs Turbo Doo, Flying Dutchman, Turbo Doo, Techdenis007 and his better half. Have a great ride guys.
    14 points
  19. Here’s to you SledJunk(Dave). Stay safe everyone.
    14 points
  20. Just stop spewing please? The ofsc will be here next year, just like the last 54 years! I like many others will continue to support organised snowmobiling.
    14 points
  21. Oh yes we're such an entitled lot aren't we. Its all about us and our quality of lift. When someone says "barely livin" makes be laugh, I don't think they know what barely livin looks like. Most of the world doesn't know when there next meal will come let alone even understanding what recreation means. We should all know better, our friend Dave (Sledjunk) was taken by this. Do we need to see our loved ones sick or die before we change? Reading above makes me think so. We're all in this together. A lot of people and small businesses are going down financially and we grip
    14 points
  22. 2013 venture. I am sure she will love it. Power steering and a nice big warm windshield should keep her happy all day.
    14 points
  23. Still can’t believe he is gone. Such a wonderful man. I joined Ontario Conditions several years ago because of my passion for the sport and found some great folks on here. Lots of laughs and great sense of humor and online camaraderie. I have always been "leary" of the people behind the “handle” when you chat online in a “forum” (and rightly so if you have ever met some of the "Critters" on here ). We decided to do a fundraiser for the Kelly Shires foundation (a separate event from the official ride where all could participate not just the ladies). So Maple (Rene) and myself planned the e
    14 points
  24. Here is a few pics I dug up of him from our travels,
    14 points
  25. 5 kms of touring today. LOL
    14 points
  26. Wasn’t much but I’ll take it. Found this gem hiding inside a customer’s shop earlier in the summer. 600$. 2 new plugs and some fresh gas and it fired right up. Needs some tlc but otherwise rideable!
    14 points
  27. Here’s the pics of our new sleds.
    13 points
  28. Last hurrah short tour was a total success, as parts of it have already been described earlier in this thread. Adding some pics now. A highlight of the trip was meeting Volunteer 2 and crew in Kap at the Advantage Motel on Wednesday evening. We discovered that we had basically the same plans for the next three days. Unfortunately one of our new found friends, had a sled go down on Thursday and 2 guys drove home on Friday. Thanks V 2 for the Friday ride on your sled - nice steering set-up with the two different makes of carbides. Now I don't have to worry that I might have to buy a
    13 points
  29. Great four days of riding. We were on every trail west of Moonbeam to Hearst. Great to ride with WD and the crew again. The miles of smiles and laughs sure makes up for what went on at the Super8 in Kap. Great to meet up with all the fellow OC members.
    13 points
  30. Here's a few pics of the trails up in D15. Great trails all the way through for us. Always love riding the L trails. Superb!!! Great way to finish our season
    13 points
  31. A few pictures from today on the L159.
    13 points
  32. A few teaser pics. ...Virgin running today...This is why I drove to Kap...L123, virgin trail today....Enjoying life at our favorite little spot in Moonbeam Dela Pieta...
    13 points
  33. November Riding is fast approaching for north of Sault Ste. Marie. Based upon my years of record-keeping, the average start date should be approximately November 11th. That means 30 Days to go. The countdown begins. I will again be running the 440's this year, a legendary tradition that continues. Not sure who will die first, me or those reliable wedge snowmobiles. The attached photo below was taken November 10th - 2019. Wishing everyone a safe 2020-21 season. Keep in touch. Dan-Senior Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario dan.kac
    13 points
  34. Why don't we all just bail on the organization for a year and then expect it to still be there when normal life returns? We're buying $10,000 - $20,000 machines. Why are we concerned about risking $200 on a season we all want? If it's a total wash bitch after the fact and I'm sure something will happen at that point (never a full refund, but something more than this). In the interim buy your pass and give the organization the re-assurance it needs to get on with planning for this season. Last time I checked new groomers were already being bought and some deliveries have occured with more
    13 points
  35. Ordered this for the Grandson, will be his Christmas gift. After searching out 'Covid' pricing on used ones I decided to order new, was a no brainer. Why pay $3-3500 for a 10 year old mini sled when $3665 gets you a spring order. No frt or pdi through AC dealer, Yamaha wanted $3995 plus $500 frt and taxes, so Green it is!
    12 points
  36. Last day on the trails & still snowing. 187 klicks. Rode west towards Opaz on TOP A & then took the L123 back to Moonbeam. @Arctic JC we turned onto the L119 (east end) around 12 noon. Hope you guys had a good ride west. The Nursery Loop was a bit of a mess lots of sled traffic & lots of snow. Caught up to the groomer on the top of the L125. Top speed wasn't as good as the other day. A little snack on TOP A before heading back to Kap before loading up. Still a but blustery & Hwy 11 was wet. Trailer in the background is a couple that arrived Tues' afternoon.
    12 points
  37. Laid my money down this morning
    12 points
  38. I won’t hide behind my keyboard and lie, yes I was sledding. I live in Vaughan and trailered to Barrie club house, my sled was already full of fuel before leaving, I didn’t go anywhere but staying on the trail, brought snacks from home, didn’t get fuel as I only did 190km. Was it the right thing to do, probably not.
    12 points
  39. 12 points
  40. I'd say the OFSC has done an admirable job of representing the interests of snowmobile clubs. Also an excellent effort by OFSC to keep sledders generally informed, to the extent possible. THANK YOU
    12 points
  41. Once all this covid stuff has settled down, and we can mingle again with others, we need to do a real good OC Member Group ride in honor of Dave (Sledjunk).
    12 points
  42. The Aubrey Falls / Black Creek Outfitters area on highway 129, is another early season riding opportunity. A beautifully secluded, hidden gem in south Algoma that typically is ridable on about the 7th of December, due to adequate snow. This is one of a few regions in the Sault Ste. Marie area to receive early snow, unfortunately, it is also one of the last in District 13 to get groomed. I have been a strong proponent of hoping a Groomer could be stationed at Black Creek Outfitters, then groom in 3 directions, allowing for early season riding. South-East along the Kindiogami on
    12 points
  43. Ontario F7 and I rode with Techdenis007 and his GF from Hearst to Hornpayne, and back. We met 1049 and his wife at the moose land warm up shack. It was another beautiful day riding with amazing people from this forum.
    11 points
  44. 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 !
    11 points
  45. Things are starting to come together in the neighborhood 20210128_114630.mp4 20210128_131717.mp4 20210128_114630.mp4
    11 points
  46. 5th ride this year so far. Before ya chirp me, this is my buds property. Rain last night and early this morning. Base is setting up nice.
    11 points
  47. Such sad news. My deepest condolences to Dave's family. I have fond memories of Dave on sled trips and OC gatherings. He always had a smile on his face! We will miss him. <3 In case there was any doubt why he was called sled junk. RIP Dave!
    11 points
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