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    "Starting to think the weather people are in cahoots with the Covid crazy's who do not want people meeting and spending time together"


    I'd add that " budgets " may not allow for adequate road safety. I understand the need for warnings, etc. but "everyone'' is better off if we stay home and isolate ( some more ).  Ran into a lady today, disappointed about possibly not seeing her family for the 3rd Christmas in a row. 


    Happen to have season tickets to Buffalo Bills. Roads are safer there - so much snow clearing equipment, and it's used. Not awarded to contractors and ' hope for the best '. 


    Enjoy your family gatherings. Leave a day early ( lady above ). Cheers 

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  2. On 11/30/2022 at 5:30 AM, Sheza Renegade said:

    Has anyone snowmobile out of here.  Is trail to door.  


    I see (on the Interactive Guide) what Willy is referencing. Lake travel. 


    As a frequent visitor to Sword Motor Inn (further up the road, in Bancroft), I'm wondering if Somerstet Lodge is worth a try? Something different. Have you stayed there in the past?


    This area, and SF's Haliburton recommendation, seems to have more consistent (and earlier) snow. Elevation? I've driven thru rain in Oshawa, only to see snow upon arrival in Haliburton or Bancroft.


    Bancroft Sword Motor Inn is the usual 'sledder's special'. Courtyard style hotel. Lots of trucks, trailers and sledders.  Braaaap, Braaap at sunrise. Same with Bancroft Inn & Suites. Anyhow, these are 3 star ratings...'yours' seems to be in the 4 stars :)

  3. On 12/1/2022 at 9:12 AM, UsedtoSkidoo said:

    I actually like My BVS2 so much I bought a new electric shield. 


    If not I would probably go oxygen. 


    X2 on both comments. A rarity ( agreeing with UTS lol ). 


    Really like the BVS2 . Original,  non electric visor in my case.

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  4. Online article , from Canadian news aggregator The Peak :


    "Tough economic times mean consumers have to take a good, hard look at what they buy, limiting purchases to the essentials like food, rent, and… snowmobiles?


    What happened: Quebec-based BRP, the maker of Ski-Doos and Sea-Doos, just had its best quarter ever, posting $2.7 billion in revenue (a 71% increase from last year) to end a banner year for the company.

    • One analyst told the Financial Post that the company saw “probably the best [growth rate] in the consumer sector in Canada” this year.

    Why it’s happening: BRP's already strong sales for watercrafts and snowmobiles were boosted by the introduction of a new product, a Sea-Doo Pontoon.  

    But unlike many companies as of late, BRP was also prepared to meet the demand for its products thanks to a unique plan to overcome supply chain snarls that often left its factories short on crucial parts for vehicles.

    • BRP sends products out to dealers even when they're missing parts. When the part is ready, the dealer retrofits the product themselves.( yay 😊 )
    • This practice spreads the workload between BRP and 3000 registered dealers, speeding up installations and getting products off the lot quicker.

    Why it matters: BRP’s success isn’t just a feel-good Canadian biz story, but proof that supply chain disruptions and a looming economic downturn don’t have to be death sentences for company growth. "

  5. 21 hours ago, infernobuster said:

    Regardless of price or attitudes, im still running the east side up to the camp and back down the east side. 


    I've never run it that way. Always the loop. Good day trip out of Cochrane, I'd imagine, running east side both ways 


    Am aware of the ' politics '. Haven't been up in years. 



  6. Way to go, Snowcrest  Riders.  

    And great pic of current conditions, Re: Leaf.  I looked for Wihnara Road basic mapping software, coudn't see where it met the train tracks, for some reason - the pic will assist during the winter ahead.





  7. Great pics, Nutter and Killswitch. A trip down memory lane. I'll never forget Doonut's love of 'off trail' riding. "Why stay on a groomed trail when that swamp leads to a path and a backwoods lake. Look, a hill, followed by another hill, a valley and three more snow covered hills (Muskoka). Darn, your stuck. Here's a shovel.... ".


    Thanks for posting, Nutter.  




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  8. Hi,


    I ran this google search   "killswitch doonut ontario conditions"  and it pointed me to a 2010 thread. I hope the search produces results for you too. 


    I can't link you via this forum. But the thread is viewable in the search. The images are from Photobucket - glad they still link. 



    Posted January 11, 2010


    Sunday, Mrs.Doonut, myself and Killswitch headed out to Port Perry to join Nutter for KS's first licenced trail ride.

    Can't thank the guys from PPSC enough for the patience and support they showed her on her first ride.

    Me, Killswitch and Mrs.Doonut







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  9. Warm up sheds " came to mind when I read this. As in - " just in case ". Appreciate all that these clubs are doing. Hopefully the provision of these sheds can become a provincial project ( not kidding, it's a tourism and health and safety matter ).. Somehow passed on to users in Ontario. 


    Thanks again to the club's working on this north western Ontario project.

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  10. Great information. Thanks.


    There were some quick sections between Dville and Hornepayne. Wonder where this replacement is:


    "Trail reroute of 60 kilometres of trail D108A between Dubreuilville and Hornepayne"



  11. On 8/25/2022 at 5:34 PM, Ox said:


    Same here. The Crashler Group seems to have plenty of stock, where the others don't normally have much.


    Either Crashler didn't start off requiring the fanciest of 'puter chips, or they redesigned right away to be able to use what actually is available.


    I was talking to a cousin at a family gathering the other day and he said that they had redesigned a board or two to use what was available.

    They were able to get new boards printed pretty quick I guess....



    The auto industry was rumoured to rely on old chips. That's the problem.  Chip companies made the chips they were supposed to make, moved on. No desire to keep using old mounds. Want ' old'. Here's the price. These car companies removed passenger door key locks to save $50 ( before key FOBs, now moot). Article I read. Makes sense. 


    As for abundance of RAMS, I wrote in another thread that U.S. won't honour Canadian warranties. Not many Yanks coming up here to buy Chrysler products at auction. Hence, lots of Ram trucks in Canada.



  12. There's a glut of 'inventory'. In some businesses. Others (cars/trucks ?) - seems like pricing is still high and inventory low.


    One interesting observation from a marina staffer on my recent Georgian Bay boat ride from Parry Sound to Byng Inlet (Britt) - cottages are empty, boats unused or put away early because folks decided to travel out of country. I wouldn't have missed this summer in Ontario for anything. They did. Same story from a marina operator in the Muskoka area. Quiet. And I don't think it's the usual "Marine gas is $2.20 litre" explanation. For some reason, people have the itch to go to Europe or Florida. Shoot-me-now, if given that choice in summer. 


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  13. 11 hours ago, Strong Farmer said:

    Thanks for your dedication. Rode thru there a few times with my dad. Beauty area and a long season usually compared to lower elevation area’s. Hopefully you find some help since that’s a popular detour from rap route  thru golden lake. Much more interesting ride as well. Good luck. Surely some new bodies will come forward in time. 

    Good summary,  SF. Consistent snow in this area and Golden Lake provides options ( cut across or stay on land trails).


    Hope that you find participants willing to assist.  Thanks for maintaining the trails, OS.

  14. I haven't been that way for 2 weeks. As you likely know, the old route in front of ' Delewana ' is closed. The new route takes you to Midland. I've always started towards Midland and then peeled off and made my way ( unstaked ) to that mushy part at the  South end of Beausoleil ..then pick up the tree line again to Penetanguishene at the cookout/ camping spot at South end. Not for the faint of heart ( wifey ) ... or others now that you mention south Beausoleil issues.


    Be safe. Head to Midland ( tree line ). Note that land trail between Midland and Penetanguishene is roads. Not a good idea on 10 - 13 degree Sunday , group.

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