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  1. Stopped by the BBQ to drop off a donation on way to Gravenhurst, was a perfect day for it.
  2. There is never much ice on the sand bar at the southern tip of the island. Folks go over it not understanding how thin it is. With warm weather during the week and then a bunch of snow on top last few days mainly a bucket of slush. Fortunately everyone is ok. There is a similar area like that at Pinery point kitty corner to that area which will have limited ice. In short if you are not familiar with an area don’t go. The fact that there may be other tracks doesn’t mean it’s good to go.......
  3. Rode that trail today there is definitely a lack of signage. Rode it a number of times in the past don’t recall it being an issue in the past.
  4. Looks like the making for an episode of highway through hell
  5. We rode from Midland on Tuesday through Wasaga, Stayner and over to Collingwood for lunch then back. Overall not bad but must remember even though approaching end of January would classify as early season riding. Temps have ,creeped above freezing last 2 days and not sure how the field running around Wasaga will hold up. When we went through open fields had just enough snow to ride. If we get snow Saturday all should be better.
  6. Don’t know precisely, would say at least 25 years...
  7. I use the skidoo gauntlets and a huge difference. At -40C with them on do not need more than mid setting on warmers. Goofy to look at but they doo make a difference. Over 50 hands seem to be cold more than previous, cold out use them don’t care if they look stupid
  8. I put my son on a rev 550 fan when he was 10. He put about 7k on it and this year stepped up to 900 Turbo. I originally looked for a freestyle but they were really expensive as they hold their value so just went the rev route. There is a 380 rev but scarce to find.
  9. I can confirm midland area took a crap kicking. Trails still have some base, less so to the south and any fields are a mess. It rained so hard Monday night that I couldn’t see driving. Many folks dealing with flooding issues. If it was snow we would have had another 30”. Quite depressing at least the lake will be smooth again. Snow coming Friday but suspect the trails will show closed for the weekend.
  10. At the moment there are 4 or 5 pressure cracks around midland / penetang area. Generally they form every year in relatively the same places but noticed this year they have moved around and there are a few new ones. Also ice is pushed up on shoreline and easy to put your ski under the ice when getting on ice. The cold weather early last week has seemed to create some significant changes on ice landscape. Add to that the large amount of snow and much of it can’t be readily seen.
  11. Simple, get the liability point and the calculation but looking at the numbers and figuring the hours would assume riding 50 and never stopping. Just stating reality. Could start on what is the right speed limit on the trail but been discussed many times over. Perhaps something Ontario could learn from Quebec at least on bigger trails with 70 k limit.
  12. Great idea although reading through various sites a definite issue with shields. I think in our area many are still sitting on a shelf waiting to get used. Hopefully they have a quick fix as folks shelled out big bucks for these myself included.
  13. The reality is would be surprised if there is a single poster here that does 50 km/h on the trail particularly up north sell included...........
  14. Brings back memories. As a kid there were tons of those original cheese whiz,s as there was a local dealer. Basically all 100 + sleds were in the neighbourhood and everyone was out riding everywhere down roads, fields lakes etc and broken sleds,spit out parts everywhere. All that said it was wonderful and still think about those days over 50/years ago and about 30 to 40 sleds ago. I don’t think the same appreciation will exist in the future although sleds are so much better and so reliable. Unfortunately winters pale in comparison.
  15. Maybe NAITR, North Adventure Inn, The Revenge. Tell them to build heated sled garage and I’m in.
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