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Gadgetman last won the day on November 11 2021

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  • Location
    Ottawa Canada
  • Main Riding Area
    ON East or ON North
  • Sled
    2022 REN X 900TR
  • Previous and/or Other Sleds
    2013 Vector LTX
    2010 Apex LTX
    2004 GSX
    2001 Formula 700
    1994 Polaris SKS
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  • 19/20 Mileage
    2612 KM
  • 18/19 Mileage
    570KM (Rolled in QC)
  • 17/18 Mileage
    3100 KM
  • 16/17 Mileage
    2822 KM
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  1. I'm creating a thread over in the Tech forum to continue the Premium Fuel Temp discussion.
  2. It is funny that you guys mention that (Prem not burning higher), as that was my position on the matter for the last 40 years, and often debated with the Mach owner over the last 40 years. I could have sworn we came across some info during one of the beer on a porch debates last fall that said Prem burned hotter, much to my surprise. A quick check confirmed what you guys ae saying, not hotter. I now need to find the source of my miss-information. If I do, I'll start a thread in the Tech section to continue, should "we" be interested. Thanks
  3. We both had a single scratcher. He runs Prem fuel this time of year, which burns hotter. His Mach is almost always 5-8c warmer running temp than my X. (I have the IR 1.5, he runs a studded track with the big plastic mounts) I run 73-75c temp. On that road I reached 95C. There was no snow to scratch on the road or shoulders. Love the new Ski-Doo. I can't stop raving about the rear suspension comfort compared to my Vector LTX. Front suspension is also way better than the Vector; that said I think I will get Accelerated Tech to put Dual rate springs on the front when I take the sleds to storage later this Spring. Two days of pounding moguls on the week trip convinced me that front suspension has room for improvement, compared to the rear. Last ride. Already planning next years trip, in QC.
  4. 27 March Trailered to Mont Laurier for a day trip. 13North to 322, plan was East on 322 up to Mekoos and back down thru the mountains. I'd say this applies to all Spring riding locations, although my experience Sunday was in QC, north of Mont Laurier. First total obstruction was this washout (trail marked as Green), only 40KM from our staging place. More than a sled wide and 3ft deep, with steep sides. For those that think it was worth taking a shot at it, this guy did, I’d say the day or night before (ON plate), and coming from the other direction (Yes, that sled is frozen in the ice). Looks like they tried to get him out, no luck. (322 between Ferme Neuve and St Philip - called the St Philip Pres when I got home - they have now closed the trail and they said they would go Monday and recover the sled for the owner.) 2nd Obstacle: Tried to take the lake trail parallel to the 13 North out of Ferme Leuve. Saw two sleds earlier in the day and it looks like they took this route. However, they broke the top layer of ice for about 10ft from shore, and we couldn't tell how deep the water was, or if there was a bottom layer of ice. So, aborted that. Drove back to the gas station. (note pretty well no snow on roads in town.) 3rd Obstacle: Saw that the 13 North runs along the lake, so back thru town to take it. But that part is road shoulder, so no snow. Look back, no Mach Z anymore. Turned around, and found the Mach Z shutdown at 115c over-temp. Waited about 25 mins for it to cool enough to head back thru town and abort the day, and ride back to Mont Laurier. total was 78KM. I'm afraid to look at my carbides, especially with the TX ski. Summary: Spring riding conditions mean –“You’re on your own, watch out for obstacles”; Ice on trail – “The trail bed is all ice, scratchers needed and good luck in town”; Green Trail (QC) – “Doesn’t mean trail conditions are great or even good – just mostly safe”
  5. 100%. Having done the Gaspe 1.5 times, the .5 caused by major aborts because of weather and my injury. Any Gaspe trip in the future as a min of 1 day contingency for weather. When they get a storm, they get a storm, and you can be at your hotel for 2 days.
  6. Even fuel efficient sleds would have to carry about 10litres of fuel to do 260KM. Shows this season,
  7. Too old for that "stuff"...
  8. Booked 1 night on 26 March. If possible, can you PM me with some trails that you took\recommend out of Mont Laurier. I'll be day tripping Saturday and Sunday, then drive back to Ottawa. Thank you if you can. If not I'll start searching the names or places. Thanks
  9. Since Mont Laurier is only 2.5 hr drive for me, this pretty well confirms a trip either this year or next for sure. Thanks for posting the info.
  10. I heard they ran out again this week and had to shut down. Apparently, there deliveries are based on last years volume, which was lower than sales this winter. Keep that in mind when setting your fuel stops.
  11. Sent you a PM. (Just back from the week long trip.)
  12. Not me. They are staying at Westway, room 30. Offering beer and drinks to anyone who brings them the tank they lost.
  13. JR is closed tonight, Sunday. So not sure what happened. Terry's restaurant was going to close at 8pm, let us eat in.
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