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manotickmike last won the day on January 15

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About manotickmike

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  • Birthday 12/05/1960

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    Missing Link
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    07 Apex Attak GT 10 Nytro XTX
  • Previous and/or Other Sleds
    Last sled: 99 Ski-Doo Grand Touring 700 GT SE (Don't ask...)
    Previous life: 72 440 TNT 74 340 TNT F/A
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    My 4 enduro bikes...
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  1. manotickmike

    Where Did You Ride Today?

    E104 A from end to end yesterday, awesome. What a great trail. Back on the E and others, delightfully lost most of the day, just following along. Rain for an hour, then SNOW. Great day, saw a dozen sleds at Sharbot Lake (good pizza...) and maybe another dozen on the trail, even saw an old pal riding with hubby and kids, what are the odds. Also happened upon a NASTY wreck, nice new Cat touring, totalled, thankfully nobody hurt. Got him out of the ditch and onto the shoulder for towing. This is as close as I can figure, my odo read 180.
  2. manotickmike

    Are you getting the storm

    Clear here so far. Rain is a maybe? 3 forecasts, all different.
  3. manotickmike

    OFSC Press Release Regarding Land Use Agreements

    Known issue with municipal areas in D1, and nobody said a (expletive deleted) word until the passes were sold, and volunteers had wasted a LOT of time and effort. My local club is pretty much rooked without the multi-use trails, other nearby clubs are going to get pretty much zero traffic with the heart of the system ripped out. , local businesses are worried. We probably STILL wouldn't know if it hadn't finally snowed. Transparency and accountability are sorely lacking. Some class action lawyer is going to get in on this.
  4. manotickmike

    6 drowned in Quebec!

    Seems he took them off trail on to a known dangerous section of the lake. Locals interviewed were pretty angry about a "trusted" "guide" gave their area a bad name. Apparently, all it takes to become a guide is an ad and maybe a $10 box of business cards. The part that pisses me off ( my skiing background makes sledding look like a lark...) is that the tourists didn't do the dumb move, they tried to do things right, and got screwed by a scam artist. Lowest form of life.
  5. manotickmike

    6 drowned in Quebec!

    Skip enforcing the laws, just create additional ones. Sounds like the typical Liberal approach. "There, I fixed it!"
  6. manotickmike

    OFSC Press Release Regarding Land Use Agreements

    Thanks, Daryl. We know you're battling this BS. There's a LOT of hate towards OFSC on line right now. Deservedly so, if what I'm hearing is true. I believe the word best used is "Shenanigans".
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    Quebec Insurance rebate

  8. manotickmike

    6 drowned in Quebec!

  9. manotickmike

    Quebec Insurance rebate

    My check is for $32.80. I SURE wish the OFSC would offer group liability insurance. I'm sure they're busy enough bailing though. Maybe next year.
  10. manotickmike

    Quebec Insurance rebate

    It shouldn't be a challenge. Even I figured it out! First year I neglected to cash the cheque, called the# and it was re-issued. This year I found the link, and got my rebate check before my trail pass. Intact is very accommodating. At least as far as trail insurance is concerned.
  11. manotickmike

    Holy Crap!!!

    Idiots like this always wind up bragging about it. Keep your ears open, and bat handy. Not too many sociopaths afraid of the "justice" system these days.
  12. manotickmike

    Whats Your Definition Of Too Fast??

    It's typically the LAST guy in a train that is trying way too hard to keep up. I always say to leave yourself an "out" but that means going left when they come at you in your lane. Could lead to bigger troubles than leaving the trail. It's going to come to dash cams. I've already seen guys giving someone a "tune up" after a close call. I ride fast when I can see.
  13. manotickmike

    OPG Issues

    Somebody in "risk management" drew attention to existing agreements apparently. HO blames the clubs, and vice versa. One trail here wanted OFSC to provide year round insurance to gain access that had been granted for YEARS. Why not? Nobody else pay for access, or does anything to maintain things. Volunteers with tons of hours in and other people treated like mushrooms are venting.
  14. manotickmike

    Valois in Mattawa is Booming Today

    Name and shame. NOT pictured, was where, on his 3rd and final backwards trip onto private property, he was within inches of my RV, drive wheels spinning, rig knifed. The cone you see is where he put it back after moving it out of my driveway. It was there because, get this, the road was closed a mile South, closed with a 6x12' sign, 1/2 the road barricaded. My driveway was an attractive place to drive into and turn around. I came home to ruts everywhere, the cone helped. After the truck incident, and a call to the police and city yielded nothing, in went the angle iron. It was fun to see them bent with paint on them.
  15. manotickmike

    OPG Issues

    Just the beginning. Some say, of the end. It's REALLY hitting the fan in D1. Lots of finger pointing, apparently a club or 2 isn't going to do jack until the issues are resolved. Sad point, is that this was known to some before a pass was sold. And pass buyers are calling shenanigans. It's going to get ugly.