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  1. I couldn't resist... Think of it as a bump. Good luck ( with the sale ).
  2. Companion - Hearst has great email blasts. Short. Informative. Thanks for sharing.
  3. I have a first generation tekvest. Big shoulder pads. I'm and XL in jackets. I have a 2 XL Klim snowmobile jacket and a 3 XL Mustang floatation jacket ( I switch based upon terrain...occasionally do long rides on Georgian Bay). So yes, if they still have big shoulder pads, upsize for sure. Even if they don't, I'd go up one size. The only time I rolled my sled was in the first 50 kms during breaking in the sled. Figured I won't be going fast, don't need the Tekvest. Tapped brakes on a glare ice road, survived the first 360 degrees. Not the second ( edge caught). Russian judge gave me a 9.0 for form. Tekvest was on a hanger. I just bruised, in any event.
  4. Informative - even for non Doo riders.
  5. I'd read about the non-Canadian reactor purchase. Wondered why. Wouldn't that be something - a Canadian energy policy.
  6. X2. Really like riding in the SSM area.
  7. Great seeing Turbo and Ms. Doo. Thanks to the volunteers. 40 Creek wings exceeded expectations. Well deserved reputation.
  8. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Ski doo bumper stickers, hats, jackets .... like a motorcycle gang ...wearing primary colours 🙃
  9. If I read it on the internet, it must be true! Lesson learned, Brian. Thanks for the mea culpa. Reports like this actually help ('turn trail status on'). IAG looks good this year. My prior issue was lack of town names. Hope it's fixed.
  10. Thanks, LMV. Call you as I'm driving out. Heading north after. Looking forward to getting out to KW. Going to see the Stones exhibit at the Museum before Christmas (just opened).
  11. Thanks for the update. I looked at the YouTube video regarding the basic vs Pro ($3.99). From what they said, 'basic' is what we had last year for a fee, now free. Pro has many planning, buddy communication, etc. options. If the above (green, red) is true, hopefully they'll figure out the hues. NO YELLOW! Enough yellow on the trails :)
  12. That's a fantastic summary. I'd created something similar in idle summer moments. This is perfect. Thanks.
  13. In Kap - the Advantage is right across the street from the trail ( as mentioned ). Easy to get to. If you're going to spend a lot of time at hotel, because you're ' back at 4 pm", stay at Super 8. Pool, hot tub. But isolated at the Wal-Mart end of town. Never staged from Kap. Always felt the drive was too long( but only 1 hrs 30 minutes longer). Might this year.
  14. Great topic. District 1 - never been. Would enjoy riding in the Kingston, Ottawa, Cornwall area.
  15. It's worth the drive to St. Clements. Look forward to some wings, maybe bump into some KW riders. Thanks to the club for organizing, preparing.
  16. it must be tough, being a police officer. Arrest, let go, rinse, repeat. Like that carnival game - Whack a Moal. You hit it, it pops down. Then pops up again.
  17. New purchase? ( kidding ) Ever had a car broken into? Police don't even show up. Have video? Little interest ( Toronto ). Enforcement matters.
  18. Nice to see your volunteer participation recognized, gents. Congratulations.
  19. I had the honour of volunteering with Gary at Baxter Snow Riders. As Yukon mentioned, we were new members on the executive and there were some incredible initiatives. Gary was front and centre - communication (numerous mailouts throughout the year); participation at fundraisers; board duties; organizing trips with neighbouring clubs (Snocrest Riders). A groomer storage facility was built through the team's endeavors and the concerts in Port Severn raised funds for the Barrie hospital. Gary's participation on that team was instrumental. Organized, methodical and willing to share both his thoughts and opinions. You left every meeting with Gary knowing a bit more than when you walked in. Thanks for sharing, Gary.
  20. Thanks, TD. Fingers crossed. Hope it goes well for those waiting.
  21. Look at it from landowner perspective. If one or two feel ( or have knowledge ) ATV's were on their land due to the OFSC app, keep it shut down until December. I'll keep my paper maps next year for this ( planning ) purpose. The shutdown once annoyed. I now get it. I can't imagine a landowner stopping an ATV rider and seeing that digital map on the handlebar.
  22. Welcome aboard. What area do you ride in?
  23. That's what I was wondering, Ox. If he was " getting " calls, why couldn't he make calls, advise what happened, " honey I'll be late " or I need help, etc. This just sounds like a Forrest Gump walk. Goofy story. But worth sharing in case it ever happens. PS. Text often works, even if calls don't.
  24. Published Oct. 25, 2021 8:53 p.m. ET CTVNews.ca A person who went missing during a hike last week in Colorado ignored multiple phone calls from search-and-rescue because he didn’t recognize the number, according to authorities. In a Facebook post last Thursday, Lake County Search and Rescue (LCSAR) described how they had been called at around 8 p.m. on Oct 18 with a report of a hiker who was overdue to return from a hike on Mount Elbert. Mount Elbert is the highest summit of the Rocky Mountains, and the highest point in the entire state of Colorado, U.S. The hiker had departed on their hike from the south trailhead at around 9 a.m. that morning, LCSAR were told, and still had not returned. Search-and-rescue tried multiple times to reach the hiker on their cell phone, but received no response. Fearing for the hiker’s safety, LCSAR sent members out into the field at 10 p.m. to search “high probability areas,” but although they searched until 3 a.m., they did not locate the hiker. At 7 a.m. the next day, LCSAR sent three more people out to search in another location where hikers often lose the trail. But just two-and-a-half hours later, they received the good news — the hiker they were searching for was safe and had returned to their place of lodging. The person who originally reported them as missing was the owner of the establishment where they were staying. The twist was that the hiker had no idea anyone had been looking for him. LCSAR stated that the hiker recounted how they lost track of the trail around nightfall on the 18th, and spent the night trying to find their way back to the trail. Once they found the trail again, they were searching for the correct trailhead, and then finally reached their car the morning of the 19th, almost 24 hours after they began the hike. The reason they didn’t know that anyone was out looking for them was because when they saw an unknown number on their phone, they declined the call automatically, even though they were receiving repeated calls from the same number while lost on a mountain. LCSAR stressed in their post that when you’re in an emergency, you should probably pick up your phone if you get in a call. “If you’re overdue according to your itinerary, and you start getting repeated calls from an unknown number, please answer the phone; it may be a SAR team trying to confirm you’re safe!” the post stated. ----- It could happen - answer that phone, if lost, out there overnight.
  25. Most of you riders don't need the left side of the speedometer gauge ( readings under 50 km ). In all seriousness, good look with this issue. Gauges are light - candidates for air freight delivery. ( I was once in import- export, regularly changed from ship to air delivery based upon weight and necessity - being chirped by fellow sledders makes this a ' necessity ' ).
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