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  1. Wife and I have done this trip several times in the past 2 years from Bonfield area and found it a fairly easy ride as long as the trails are reasonably groomed which they usually are. We did Bonfield to Temagami and back same day about 2 weeks ago. Only part of this trip we both dont look forward to are the 10 miles of trail immediately north of Temagami once you get off the lake on the north side of Temagami. Even if groomed this part of the trail is twisty just like Muskoka and is tiring. However once you clear that section the long stretch on the other side of hiway 11 is your reward as it is wide and straight until the bit of trail about 5 miles south of Latchford where it gets a bit twisty again. Twice last year the wife and I did Bonfield to Latchford and back same day. We are not breaking an speed records, just steady running with only a few stops. Hope you get a sunny day to really enhance your ride.
  2. Fingers crossed they will be the same for us Tuesday on our way to Cochrane. Thanks for the update.
  3. Great. Thanks for your responses
  4. Thinking of heading up to this area next week and run up through the NCDN. I see there is this short stretch of the A (about 5km) that is yellow. This is the area north off of Hiway 570 towards where the closed trail L103 intersects the A trail just after the run on Sesekinika Lake. Does anyone know why its yellow and how bad it is to run? I checked the facebook page of the Kirkland Lake club but didnt see a reference to it. Thanks.
  5. Thanks for the info guys. Lots of good points made.
  6. I am looking for some custom numbers. Can anyone recommend a company they have good experience with in the Midland/Orillia area. Also what were you charged? I am not looking for anything too fancy. White with black border probably. Looking for good quality vinyl being used. thanks.
  7. I try to keep an open mind on this subject but last year we went sledding for a week in Quebec. it was great riding through the week. Only once did we see ATV's and that was at the lunch stop. Didnt see them on the trail. Then we went out on Sat and what a joke. Those pristine trails turned to junk and mush in the areas where the sleds and ATV's could ride together. Had one guy in a SXS literally try to race my wife intersection to intersection. Couldnt catch us and we werent running hard but if we had let him pass we would have been slowed watching him trying to stay ahead. Our local trails here are now junk at this time of year. All rutted to hell by the ATV's. The wet fail fills the deep ruts with water that takes forever to freeze because the ruts are so deep and you need that really freezing cold to make it happen. This is another reason why our trails around here open so late unless its really cold early in the winter. I would love to have a video of our trails in the fall before the snow when we are trying to clear them for grooming and run another video of the same area once the trails are open. Maybe then riders would appreciate what the club has to deal with on a yearly basis. We have tried to dig trenches in the fall to let the water run off but we have so much clay you cant even set a shovel in the ground to try and trench. We never get ATVers who rut the trails to come out and help maintain them in the fall. ATVers should have their own trails that they can rut all they want and ride the sames ones in the winter seeing as it seems most like the mud and dirt and getting stuck.
  8. Looks like a Ski Doo rally! Great way to end the season. A lot of you folks must have racked up some serious miles this year.
  9. We were in Bonfield on Sunday and Monday. No slush but there is very little snow cover on the lakes so you need scratchers and studs. More snow around the shores of the lakes but makes for a longer trip to cover the lake. The stakes lines are very rough from the running while the lakes were soft. couple of inches of snow and it will be great again. Trails are in excellent shape. Just need to watch for those water holes that develop once it gets warm and the water starts to flow.
  10. I think the trails will be fine until you get to the low lying areas of the trail that dont have the proper culverts as Yukon explained. Six Mile Lake is a puddle right now. Saw some folks trying to run it this afternoon. Maybe 20 MPH with rooster tails and you could tell sleds were struggling. If it gets cold enough to lock up again the lakes might be possible but we will need some snow for lube. Its the low parts of the trail that I would be concerned with. Baxter has done a great job with the trails this year so most of the trail will be good until you get to those low areas then it will be anyones guess if the trail will be able to handle the water flow.
  11. There is this 15km stretch that is yellow. I assume this is due PowerTel working on the lines. Has anyone been on this recently? How rough is it for these 15 km? Did they leave enough snow on the trail to run? Thinking of heading up that way on Monday.
  12. My riding buddy lost his Arctic Cat cargo bag on our trip Saturday to Port Sydney. Nunz had posted that on a face book page someone had reported a bag for Michael Kelly was found. Anyway when my buddy checked his house in Toronto this morning, someone had dropped off his bag for him with no note. So anyway just want to say thanks to who ever it was that took the time out of their day to drop the bag off in Toronto. Must be pretty upstanding folks taking the time to do that. To say he was shocked at the turn of events would be a great understatement. Too bad such great stories usually only stay within our community. Thanks again to who ever it was for this great deed.
  13. Is the bag for Michael Kelly off an Arctic Cat????
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