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The Groomer Guy

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  1. As for insurance, it's no different then us going on the old logging roads for a ride with our trucks, you are covered, the Gov pays for the maintenance of Sultan road, they give money to the logging company to maintain it and its open to the public. lot's of trafic on that road.
  2. Yup, people assuming things on facebook. So many people trying to stir stuff and have no clue how the system works. I'm not working Saturday, I'm might be riding as I have a chance to use a Sidewinder BTX for day, going to see what this beast is all about. I would start in Wawa and take the D trail north to Dubreuilville then take D trail west (White River/ Marathon) direction and hit Dub 5 trail on the Magpie Reservoir down to Steep Hill Dam and trail to D trail back to Wawa. That's a great loop. if you want to extend the trip you can do what I said but you take trail 7 but turn left on trail 6 (Old rail bed) and take that back to the town of Hawk Junction and get on the D trail back to Wawa from there. Or lol if you want to make a loop but head right away to HH From Steep hill Dam take trail 7 down to D trail intersection, make a left on The D trail, then go to intersection of D and trail 5, go down trail 5 and you will hook up with D trail south to HH.
  3. Sultan road is my road of choice in the winter, keep your side in the twisty section and drive slower, it the other parts of the road where it's more strait it's Hammer down, I use my GPS to help me see the upcoming sharp curves.
  4. This is a must do loop, Lots of snow and traffic is very low in the western part of the loop. Trails are very well kept and if ever they get rough its because of a breakdown. I'm from the Dubreuilville Club.
  5. Scott and I are headed there March 15th, Leaving Dubreuilville then overnight in Hearst then next day to Longlac. We will have a full report.
  6. Wawa should be heading south on the D trail any day now. We have a district Grooming conference call tonight so I will know more. Broken groomers they where fixed and running, as for no money... I dont know where you read that because they are paid for every hour they groom and our District help their own, we dont let clubs run out of money.
  7. Gord is not in the Club anymore and is out of the loop, to busy with the shop, he gets his info like us on facebook.
  8. Yup, did it Friday night, I ended up taking me 13 hours and I was up 30 hours because I was up Friday morning at 4:00am for work, and I'm also sick.... but got er done
  9. Hahahah I do get stuff like that. Snowmobiler on the Phone "What will the trail conditions be in 3 weeks from now"? What I want to say "Huh... The $#ck should I know 3 weeks from now?. What I end up saying : They will be Groomed if the groomer is not broken down" (Asking about early Feb conditions.) Snowmobiler "We are a group coming up and want to make sure that when we come up in 3 weeks the trails are nice, do you expect cold weather and snow?" What I want to say "I'm not a weather Man, there are apps for that" What I end up saying " Well there is snow in the forecast and the cold is going to stick around but we never know it changes often." Snowmobiler "How far is Dubreuilville? how many hours from where I live and how do I get there?" What I want to say "Are you f-ing serious? are you too lazy to look it up yourself? have you just woken up from a 20 year coma and havent hear about the Internets lol and don't know how to use Google? WTF? What I end up saying "I looked it up online on Google maps and you are 12 hours away, you take hwy 400 and then take hwy 17 to SSM and then go north of Wawa, it's all easy" After all of that I still love my followers....
  10. Yes, just Imagine having the Private numbers available to everyone, I'm just Luc the Groomer Guy and I use to get many calls at home, (Changed Number about 7 years ago) people asking how the trails would be in 2 weeks when they are coming for a trip... calling at 9 or 10 at night with my kids in bed. People call the store and expect me to stay on the line while serving customers, I don't mind the people calling me and have one or 2 questions but some would hold me on for like 20 minutes or more going into small detailed questions. I rather get e-mails. I have a guy that calls me up every spring time to ask if the Ice is gone on "Green lake" the lake in town because he has a camp there and wants to know when the ice is gone so he can come fishing, he's an American so he lives far he can call every few weeks until the ice is gone, when I tell him I don't know how's the ice on that lake is because I haven't been out there in weeks I can hear his tone change on the phone and he sounds annoyed. Told him once I had better things to do.
  11. Thanks Paul...... time to back-up and slowly walk away from this tread. lol
  12. "would read the poorest quality report from you" Hey now!!!! lol I know what you mean.
  13. We have no snow but the ice is not bad, One guy that I know good told me that one lake he checked had about 6 inches of pure good ice.
  14. I'm told the BOG is very big on that now "Transparency" that directions to the STAFF is to be transparent, I don't think The "OFSC" did it on purpose, sometimes you assume people know, forget to tell what is going on. Things are changing and they realize it, one example there was lot's of complaints, comments of the OFSC official facebook page, as soon as they started talking to people explaining the people calmed down and where more understanding.
  15. All I can say is give the new changes a chance...... I don't know why but there is many people on this website that have a big hate for the OFSC or Ontario... for Gods sake we are from Ontario. When things are good we don't hear about it, seems many are just watching for the OFSC to do something to analyze it, dissect it and only take the what they think is bad. If somebody has something good to say or defends the OFSC he then get's shit on. I've seen at the OFSC AGM people trying to find something to complain, to pick a fight, stand up to the Mic and bitch, some it's the only thing they do when they get up is bitch, complain... when I use to go it was the joke as we knew as soon as those individuals would get up what they would say. Anyways I've seen the positive changes in the last 3 years, we are getting there, is it perfect? Hell no but they are working on things and getting better. We have a good group of Governors representing the whole province at the table, they are taking the decisions and giving directions to the OFSC staff for us clubs. Let's all enjoy or awesome sport, the snow will be here.... (I hope lol) soon and we will be riding. Join a club and help out.
  16. We are getting our new Groomer tomorrow, wish we had more snow to try it out. We where looking at the Soucy Track, We where afraid that it would have a hard time in our power line and also the weight of the unit. We decided to go with a OEM machine the Prinoth Troop, if we wanted the Huskie Model we had to fork out $50,000. Other then our first groomer in 1978 was a Bombi, this will be our first true Snowmobile groomer, it's going to be a big change, 22 years on a converted tractor to this. I've do have seat time in Br's, Tuckers and others.
  17. I also wish it was this year buddy. Getting our new groomer tomorrow and I can't even try it out.
  18. That's was 2 years ago lol It's in the description. We basically lost all the snow we had, the frost is still there. Hope it's no a repeat of last year, it was looking so good.
  19. So far what I see..... I would fill that in with snow and some trees. I filled in way bigger then that, some of you guys saw the big hole on the 100miles loop lol They have 2 culvert in the hole... bonus. Maybe it's worst then it looks, They are a good club I'm sure they tried everything possible.
  20. Yes that's it, we have to think about everyone riding.
  21. Hey guys, for those that know me from way back will remember this, for the new people on here you will know who is this french guy that I heard of a few times.... what's up with that. lol Well here's a cool story that was made about how we started promoting snowmobiling in Dubreuilville Ontario in the 90's. I taught some of you would like to read as in the story it says how I got to meet some of you. not naming names but how we did it... It's been a cool ride, I enjoy doing this and most of all meeting nice people like all of you. here's to many many more years!!!! Article Link  Click here to see it.
  22. Thanks for making that detour. Please let them know about your concerns, I told them last year and they laughed when I said people where having a hard time crossing in the water. I would do it and many others would but there is people that can not do things like that. I don't want to have water splash on me when it's -20C and having to ride to the next place to get warmed up,
  23. At the last district meeting it was said that the trail would stay the same, no repairs to the washout due to what Dan said. They will do the same re-route on the pond. I've told them again that people can not ride in that water as some sleds belts slip and also you get wet and there is still a ways to go to get dry. oh and let's not forget the rock in the creek. Not everyone can or will run in that open water and they have to understand that.
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