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    R.I.P Rob Kincaide

    He was in Idaho.
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    Tether Cords

    The whole industry should use a wireless key fob tether. Skidoo does it best so far with a wired anti theft tether imho.
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    Sudbury Moose Loop

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    New STP spot link request?

    Does anyone have the new SPOT link for Sudbury Trail Plan?
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    New STP spot link request?

    I have a working link for the NBSC but it looks like just the north trails and It’s not complete. It’s great for planning a route, I would rather the groomer went by the day before. It just helps me decide to go left or right from my start point.
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    Sudbury trails

    Paul, By cahonas, I was referring to.....courage. Any organization like the OFSC, and I am not blaming them by the way, needs to communicate to it’s members if there are problems in delivering services or product. What I am asking for is communication and have done so appropriately via their email. Many organizations will post a regional report explaining the facts. I have attended a recent local club meeting and It wasn’t discussed but that was before the rumours started flying. This season the weather hasn’t been cooperative. Many members will have to trailer to be able to sled this winter. If it’s a sensitive situation, more reason to stop the rumours by carefully utilizing the facts. Closed trails without explanation will result in a reduction of trail passes next year. Just sayin.
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    Sudbury trails

    WTF. Why the secrecy? Does anyone know why the OFSC doesn’t comment on an issue that threatens the trail system we all pay to ride on? If the “leadership” refuses to inform the members, someone should have the cahonas to talk about it!
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    Sudbury trails

    I called Windy Lake Motel and a nice young lady tells me the closed section of C111D has a bypass in the works. Should open up next week some time. That will be enough of a loop for me. Nice people, good food! Let it snow.
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    Sudbury trails

    Appreciate it if someone posts the new Spot link for STP once things open up!
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    2007 Skidoo Tundra 300 cc

    Try FB Ontario used sleds. The odd one comes up every week. What about a Yamaha Bravo? Arctic Cats 2021 sled sounds like a step back to a smaller lighter single cyl sled but it will be 10K. Good luck.
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    Need an idea

    Horseshoe Valley resort north of Barrie is another option. If you plan on a week night you can get a preferred membership for $125 that gets you a free hotel night and discounted meals and ski/golf/Snow tube for a year. They have a spa, pool and restaurants. There are a few good restaurants close by too. The trails loop around the resort (recommend Midland-Coldwater-Orillia and back) and you can sled as long and as far as she can ride. There will be air bnb places close there too. Cheers,
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    How long of a trailer for 3 sleds?

    For what its worth, my Triton 716 will fit 3 sleds. It’s not a V nose but light and easy to pull. I normally move 2 sleds and a pop up fish hut but 3 will fit.
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    Which Sled To Sell, Or Keep It?

    I think you are on the right track selling the 570 if you want to sell a sled. Not sure how aggressive you ride but you are going to love the procross chassis. Your Zuk 800 is a solid motor and will last you at least 10k before a top end rebuild. One consideration is neither sled will bring a lot of money. Another is the age of your boys, my boy was riding a sled in his teens putting on more miles than my wife. If they are younger, can you trade a sled for a ZR 200? Decisions decisions!
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    OFSC survey

    Careful what you ask for. The 407 is considered private property and the 407 pays the OPP for enforcement. If the province says the trail system is mainly private property the cost of enforcement would definitely increase your trail pass cost. Dougie is not increasing service, he is reducing it.
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    Cochrane Update..

    For all you non FB people, the canyon is open for business at least one more week.
  16. Another update: The Pierre Radison (ice breaker) is up to bat Monday to try to open Midland harbour.
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    Sudbury trails

    Gotta ask, the trails show as green again, anyone been riding there recently?
  18. As an update to this although I doubt anyone will be riding the bay now, the Bristol Bay couldn’t break up the ice this week and the Coast guard is sending a bigger ice breaker. Strike two!
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    Sudbury trails

    Yesterday rode Windy Lake to Espanola and down towards Whitefish and back to Windy. The trails went from green to yellow as we arrived in Sudbury. The conditions were corn snow and the odd patch of dirt showing thru but very rideable. Today rode Windy Lake to Hanmer and back. The trails were yellow this morning, conditions were corn snow ungroomed but very rideable. Bumpy within 2kms of Cartier but holding up well. Looks like maybe a few more good days riding. Get out and ride, it won’t last forever!
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    The freeriding has to STOP

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    The freeriding has to STOP

    Funny, I remember when our area ski resort banned snow boards when they first came out. Imagine for a minute what a short sighted decision that was! (They now have one of the best snow board parks in Ontario and have spent millions to attract snow boarders.) The ski industry changed in a short period of time. The snowmobile industry is changing before our eyes, more off trail sleds, snow bikes! No point standing on the sidelines bitching about it.
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    The freeriding has to STOP

    My buddy had the trail going thru his farm land and a couple A holes, with noisy cans were freeriding all his fields at 2AM. Now we have to road ride around his farm. We should be brainstorming a solution, arguing is a total waste of time. The OFSC will have to find a way to police the issue of freeriding where not permitted. If the industry is producing off trail sleds maybe we/they need to switch gears and assign some areas as off trail friendly somehow? This forum has some smart people, how about we spend the time trying to solve this problem rather than argue about it.
  23. Apparently the CCGS Samuel Risley only made it to within 2 nautical miles of Hope Island. The ice is still too thick. They stopped breaking ice but will return and let us know when they do. They did warn of ice breaking tracks in the area of Hope Island. As per GBSR page on the face book.
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    OPP checking that helmet strap ?

    AKA IQ test!
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    OPP checking that helmet strap ?

    X2! A helmet buckled on is no guarantee you survive a crash but it will greatly increase your odds. Accidents by definition are unpredictable. There is no reason to not have a comfortable & safe helmet. The OPP divers appreciate sledders wearing them on the ice and you can guess why. All kidding aside the cop is just doing their job keeping us safe. If nothing else they keep the uninsured and drunk sledders to a minimum. I like to see them out. If there was only something they could do about loud cans and off trail riders that jeopardise our trails......