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  1. We have a round-about in Angola, Indiana (just 30 smiles from me) that has been there as long as I have known. (45 yrs at least)




    It is the center of town and only 1 lane, and trucks doo fine there.

    Just in recent years when Toledo started installing them - have I experienced a 2 lane round-about.

    I had to have a "WHOA!" moment to figger out how this worked!

    And those are not nearly as large as the one in Angola at all, and my BIL says that "You jist let the trailer run where it wants to and be done with it."


    I don't think that I have been through one of the 2 lane jobbies with my trailer yet.




  2. LOL!


    In the new Snowest that just came out, they were dooing a comparison between some version of the 2023 Summit, an RMK (or whatever term Pol uses these days), and what they referred to as "an Arctic Cat Mountain Max (in blue). 



  3. 7 hours ago, PISTON LAKE CRUISER said:

    Actually Ox, as of last Thursday evening, 85.8% of Ontario people over the age of 5 are considered fully vaccinated which means they have had 2 doses and 48.4% have had the third dose according to Covid-19 Tracker Canada. 89.7% have received one dose.

    Reading that again, it sounds like 50% on your side don't meet the requirements either. No?

  4. 32 minutes ago, skidooboy said:

    as long as you are vaxed @Ox, you can cross now... no pre-testing to come into Canada anymore, since Friday April 1st.


    guessing they will drop the vax mandate, but, ask for pre-cross testing to prove you are not sick, sometime in the near future. Ski


    I understand that some folks can cross, but - as over 50% of the folks (on either side likely) I don't meet the needed criteria.

    I fully expect to be able to cross soon. But couldn't a few weeks ago when I would have wanted to.

  5. It's not really that simple.

    It doesn't mean that you are not allowed there by law.


    Is it on Crown?


    I ass_u_me that the east side is at least?


    The west side is likely Crown that has an easement from the Hydro?

    Which is still Crown?


    In Algoma area, a green trail mostly means that you now need a permit, or a local camp to be here. 

    When it's red - you can be there with anything that you want. (if it's Crown)

    Snowmachine (in June if you like), Camper, Swamp Buggy (those guys can doo a lot of damage ina  short time!) Camper, even a transport if you like.


    Also means that the OFSC isn't liable for any damage.

    Forget the fact that it's Ride at'cher own risk anyhow ... 



    I'm guessing that the day that Halfway said that they were closing for the season, that the trails all went red in that area. 


    With the report of all that new snow and closed trails - If I had the ability to scootch accrost the St. Mary's River, I'd'a been there in a heartbeat! (or maybe 9 hours of them anyhow)

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  6. 16 minutes ago, PISTON LAKE CRUISER said:

    How could Polaris possibly get away with starting warranty on a new sled (or any other product) if it hasn't yet been delivered to the end user? It's hard to imagine that move even being legal.  


    While I agree with you on that, but in the end, does it matter if your warranty starts in April or in November?

    It's all the same off-season anyhow ....



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  7. On 3/18/2022 at 9:32 AM, volunteer2 said:

    Just looking at the map      what is at the end of the L153 ?    and dont say the end lol

    Looks like they just turned around at the crick.

    (small river I guess - it looks to be aboot 40' accrost)

    I wouldn't know why they made that short spur tho?







    Here is the vid.

    I love this ride!

    But watching a few vids like this tells me that I don't want a turbo.

    I don't want to listen to those things pump'n dump all day.

    My chums M11 was cool for a bit, but listening to 2 strokes with them, nah....



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    I just checked out the footage - me thinks the angle of the hill is a lot worse in person & the footage does not do it justice.

    Would like to see more the footage of this trip for sure!



    A) Left hand throttle (and mtn bar) takes care of that. (still working on my LH, but may get time this week...)

    B] I was going to say that he just needs a bud to stand on the ski... and then he got one! LOL!

    C) Hesitation was actually the issue. A fluid move would have made the corner in time.




    Too old for that "stuff"...


    Yeah, well I aint dead yet. I love bushwhackin'!




    Go Pros make all hills look flat. 


    Those 360's are somethin'!

    A cpl yrs ago I was watching a vid about "Going up the waterfall".

    Wasn't really a waterfall, but rather just a drainage...

    But while watching the vid, the camera never missed anything, and I was wondering how the guy was always looking the right way (back at his bud) at just the right time?

    I finally came to the conclussion that it must be some sort of panaramic view camera that was editable after the fact?

    Then in the credits I saw "Go Pro 360".





    So, doo you make it all the way from Hearst to Moosonee in one pull?

    That's gotta be aboot 300 miles?

    Going that direction I think that you miss William's camp eh?


    We started that trip back in '08, and burnt down two carbed sleds from the steady throttle in a lean spot while pulling a big sleigh.

    Should have raised the needles one or two notches I guess...

    We was planning on camping out overnight(s).

    Decided I'd try it aggin when we all have fuel infected or 4 strokes.

  9. 10 hours ago, scottyr said:

    I am that proud to admit that I got busted about 25 years ago on the trail that runs along Hwy 11 going into Smooth Rock Falls.    The cops picked me up on radar in their cruiser going 165km/h.   I was on a brand new 1998 Polaris XC700 and the dumbass in me didnt think that running at warp speed along the highway was a bad idea.    I now take it real slow when running on a trail that runs along a major highway.   The cop was absolutely losing his mind.    He didnt know what to charge me with.    I finally got the standard MSVA speeding ticket but I was in the back seat of the cruiser for 45 mins while my buddies were freezing their azz off waiting for me.   

    Yeah, I keep reading about all the fast riding up there [on here] and I keep wondering if things have changed or what?

    When we were up there in the 90's, we were warned to not hit it too hard on Top A as they hand out tickets like they are Carter's little Liver Pills.


  10. My daughter had one (wolf) at least that close, only SHE was the one that bolted!

    At 14 yrs old and not all that much experience, she held that 470 liquid to the bars while trying to navigate a swamp, knowing full well that he was nipping at her snowflap the whole way - 'till she found someone. (me)


    That was the last time that she has came to Canada with me, and the 2nd last time she has went sledding.

    (Partly doo to being busy with other stuff as she got older, but ....)

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  11. 23 hours ago, Wildman said:

    I agree, and I don't expect them to justify the price of fuel to me or anyone else, I have just had a real hard time getting my head wrapped around it. When I saw the price of fuel in Moosenee. I was actually shocked, I was expecting it to be more, considered it gets there by rail, has to be unloaded and I assume be trucked to the fuel station. It also doesn't carry as much tax as I believe it is a reservation.  Really the only one that has to justify the price is the customer, and that isn't me and it looks like many do justify it, and that is great. It keeps a loop open and it is well used, and really thats all that matters. Sometimes I get a little analytical.


    Actually, I am purty sure that they just load a fuel truck on the train and unload it on the other end, fill the petro station, and load it back up and go home. It's not THAT involved...

  12. Well, maybe....


    I seen a bobcat on our square a cpl years ago.

    Looked just like a big cat, but much shorter and bobtailed. (from my vantage point driving down the road)

    It didn't have the "lynx" look to it like most bobcats, but I have seen pics of a bobcat that looked like this, so...


    But there have been some sightings in our area of a big cat with a long tail.

    My buddy (>70) hasn't seen it, but he said that his wife and son both say that they have seen a long tail. 

    But why are we not seeing reports from game cams? Hmmmm..... ???


    On the flip side, I saw a lynx mounted in a DNR office in Colorado, and I asked if it was local, and they said that it was hit on the road up around Leadville. (north central part of the state) Typically they are not seen south of the 49th.


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