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  1. Any Mtn Dew? Or does yours have added vinegar? We seem tol roll through your area around 3AM +/- Hoping for some snow to come soon. We are hoping to be there first of March, somewhere....
  2. More snow there than I expected. I take it that it gits thinner the further N you go? It looked like Wawa / Dubre had lost most of what they had.... ???
  3. IDK anything aboot TC going anywhere in '98 as I didn't even have online service 'till 2000.... I doo recall it being called New Dundee now that you say that.
  4. LMV, when was Day1? It hasn't quite been a full 20 yet, has it? Prolly close tho.... This site is no different. AFAIK most all of uscame from trailconditions.com -------------- Think Snow Eh! Ox
  5. I am a mod on another site, and we have had folks git pissed off and leave, and want all of their posts taken down. (informative site - machining) The Powers That Be have yielded to one or two and I find that complete BS. It leaves holes in threads, and also, there have been reports of links to other posts being wrong now doo to a post prior to it having been removed now. Personally - I'd say that if you want to leave, then just leave. Quit posting, and your profile will sink. One option that I can live with is that the profile is closed, and all posts are now under "Guest" moniker. You can't search much now, but at least the thread makes sense to go back and read. As a member/contributor, I hope that you never allow folks to delete posts, but then on a site like this - prolly not so big'a deal. Not likely searching form much tech info here anyway... .
  6. I know what it is. I just don't know aboot the infighting that apparently has taken place. I don't see it from out here, which of course was the whole point of the barrel of monkeys. .
  7. Well, I'm not part of the Monkey Barrel, and thus - I have no clue what y'all are talking aboot. .
  8. I just shipped a recoil to a fella in Kitimat a cpl weeks ago and I asked him of their conditions, and he said that they were pretty thin, but good enough. Honestly, can you tell the difference between 6' depth and 15' depth? Other than filling in a few holes, that's aboot it. We look for the local ski resorts to claim a 40" base before we like to go. That's enough to cover most of the land mines. I remember riding into The Soo (Mich) back in the 90's after they just got 80" in one storm. Had no concept of depth until we got to town where they were plowing it down to the streets AND the sidewalks!
  9. I don't have ANY ice on my pond currently. Shirley you gotta go a long ways N before it is safe! .
  10. Any relation to the Deep Snow Diggers from Midland? .
  11. Nothin' but tail lights
  12. Ox

    Trail finds

    Now, on the opposite note, this fall we were looking for a snowmachine that we left along side [an old and not used in several years] trail 1 week before the shutdown. We didn't find it. BUT we did find an oil jug and a 2.5 gal jerry can! Not ours mind you.. ours were gone, but at least there were others in the bush as a boobie prize, so that was nice. But the jerry has a mess'a holes in it! I have not yet fingered out what fer vermin would have been able to leave these marks:
  13. Ox

    Trail finds

    Back in 12/99 (I think? Pic will say) we found a few snowmachines along the trail on the way to Halfway. We knew that they were out there overnight and not been seen yet when we left Searchmont. (The store was open in Searchmont back then) We were also told that the OPP went out at midnight, and nobody'd heard from them yet either... It was a COLD night! These guys were scattered for 45 klicks I bet? (Looks like we took this pic on the way back home a cpl days later) These guys are from The Soo. Not sure if any of them are on this site or not? This same group came along and rescued us the previous year. Actually - the fella on this sled had a fiver for me and my chum to split - as they knew that we were out there and not made it through... Me and my chum were breaking it open the year before and we each had burnt through 20 gals gas and had not found Halfway and was all but out of gas. This group was to have been following us the day prior, but they obviously didn't leave in time, and held out fore the next day. So the next year, they beat us by a day to breaking it open, but they didn't understand the concept that it takes extra gas to break open. I think there was aboot 7 sleds strung out for a long way. The guys running point ran out first, then the next, and the next, and .... I think that the last guy made it within maybe 5 or 10 klicks of Halfway tho. By the time we made Halfway, the last of the group was choppered out, and the OPP flew in some fresh meat to ride the sleds back out. Not that I haven't left a snowmachine or three in the bush as well, just no-body has any p;ics to post of those.
  14. Ox

    Trail finds

    This one we picked up in the bush NW of Wawa. (not near any trail) The boy stands >6' at that time I think. It's a pretty big rack. We were back in a small spot that was clear cut and had a LOT of moose lays in it, but the area was very tight and I was quite concerned aboot scaring up a moose with very little options... As we were leaving that area I saw it. It was under the snow, but sticking up. I could tell what it was by the profile of the snow. I stopped and waited.... "What'cha dooin'?" I said to the boy: "You gunna go pick that up?" "What?" "That shed" "What?" "Over _ there..." "OH!" That is a real prize for him to this day. 11 years ago. .
  15. I would think that weekend to be as much or more aboot out-of-towners? Pulling folks in from Michigan and New Yawk to give it a try would seem to possibly have and ROI in time. ON tags are NOT cheap by any stretch! I haven't bought a Mich tag in decades that I can think of, so not sure what current pricing is, but a season pass here would be cheaper than a 2 day pass yonder, and quite likely by a noteable margin at that. I would think that it would be better to offer a "one time per person" free 2 day pass, for any 2 days. But only once - ever. This way folks can come up to see what it's like and to see if it's worth it for future. But to be able to git to ride fee one weekend every year, then why not just plan your trips around that and save the Loonie? .
  16. Ox

    Riding group?

    I have gone by muhself once - years ago. I headed to Wawa and found a crew to hook up with for the day. The next day I picked up a couple in Hornepayne that had no clue where they were, and we rode together for that day. I am sure that if you head to Cochrane or any of the other normal staging towns, that you will be able to find someone that you can tag along with for the day or weekend. .
  17. Looks like that crick would benefit from just a cpl skids. .
  18. How is it between the two? How 'boot Chap? Typically it doesn't seem that The Soo and Wawa area both git big snow at the same time? The Goose Cam doesn't seem to show "Feb depths" I don't think.
  19. Just really depends on what fer sled you have. Got a shorty 340? Better stay home, or you will have a long day. Got a Skandic or Summit - not so much. Just don't hold it to the bars, and don't blow a belt! I've put first tracks on several lakes and swamps way out in the bush. .
  20. Willie from the Bristol Motel (recently sold) in Wawa has one or two rear blowers on his tractors that [I think] will work going either direction. Seems like there is a hydro actuated gate that flips over from front to back somehow? Keep in mind that it's been 3 years since I've been to Wawa in the winter now, so I'm a bit fuzzy. I doo recall that it will suck up a log chain tho. THAT I'm sure of... For whatever reason - it seems that he was not overly excited about that revelation at the time? .
  21. Why does the blower set so far out? Does it angle? Is it to keep a better angle on the PTO shaft? .
  22. Back around 2008, while many of us were in a freefall, farming was having the best years in a LONG time. My landlord needed to $pend some bucks on equipment, and he pulled in one day with this orange thing. It was the biggest that Orange was building at the time. 100 or 120hp. I think that it was new. If not - you could see it from here. I doubt that he had ever owned anything brand new before in his life, and the amount that he was lookin' to dump must have been in the same ballpark that this co$t. He has had some big ticket issues with it over the years. And to this day they need to keep a tarp strap to hold the shifter into high range. I have always been of the mind that I want a used Caddy rather than anew KIA. And this purchase is living proof of that concept. I am pretty sure that had he bought a used Red or Green tractor for the same $ that he would have had less issues and better resale value. I was born Green, but otherwise they run all Red. I just can't figger out where this Orange thing came from.... Another thing - this came with Titan rims and tires on it. As much as I want to wave the Stars and Stripes (over a Rising Sun) and that we have a Titan Tire facility in our county (was General Tire) their stuff is Schidt! Having heard their bad reputation over the years for mine tires, I have watched at least one rim on this thing have issues (don't recall anymore exactly what) and this fall one of the rears started spraying fluid all over the place. It literally cracked all the way through! I've seen many'a old tractor tire with weather checking, but this one is 15 yrs old and actually blew through! What a POS! I'm sure that we have duals around here that are 40 yrs old and are fine. (not Titan) .
  23. Hopefully some of that survives the week. .
  24. I wouldn't know that, and I doubt it. I have three 7K axles under my gooseneck. It is >25yrs old now. I haven't noticed any issues with it. And it sits with a load on it most of the time. Doesn't leave home very often anymore, but sometimes. Again - if you are having troubles with rubber in those axles, more than likely it is not a Dexter axle, which is why Dexter has been trying to sell rubber to the other mfgr's, b/c apparently their junk was giving Torsion's a bad name. .
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