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Put on 360kms yesterday. Saw a total of 6 sleds. It was a little crispy in the morning but the sun came out and loosened things up. Any road running was terrible and most tight bush sections were no different. Trails though fields and wider bush sections were excellent! Did I mention I love mid-week riding? Started in fergus from home (which will be the last time) and headed straight up to markdale. Then came back down through Durham, Palmerston etc.D4A064FA-F707-4D3F-A772-A00A484D3F4D.thumb.jpeg.8f9b2f5fa6a6724b9dfba9701ff60f36.jpeg2C6A884C-000F-4B1C-B703-25F62F5E4F33.thumb.jpeg.ffde30d04a5464b74877dc3ca23e9828.jpeg3EEE19A3-556C-4555-98A5-BA6DA08DBF90.thumb.jpeg.a707e6525ca3e4db7fd271e6367b2ef7.jpegD4D5DBED-368D-4FCB-A018-E7588CA2D186.thumb.jpeg.0ca05cee94417902b256614c3e97db13.jpeg4DBDADEE-7D17-48F4-A518-FC71E7E81EDD.thumb.jpeg.659f0e720a50969d6b82bd6b68ca523b.jpeg1487A905-6A67-4A4B-BD45-07B437BD2376.thumb.jpeg.067b9f0339a08387d286459d9c39403e.jpeg795DDFD4-FA1F-4F8D-A3C1-C5C7CFE1F04D.thumb.jpeg.e725ac54b7c00c6a53c2d34fe6131d7c.jpegD9553349-043A-497A-A127-C38E7C402A91.thumb.jpeg.19afb03c838ba841bb270b7e4b9266a7.jpeg

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34 minutes ago, Baylaker said:

Put on 360kms yesterday. Saw a total of 6 sleds. It was a little crispy in the morning but the sun came out and loosened things up. Any road running was terrible and most tight bush sections were no different. Trails though fields and wider bush sections were excellent! Did I mention I love mid-week riding? Started in fergus from home (which will be the last time) and headed straight up to markdale. Then came back down through Durham, Palmerston etc.D4A064FA-F707-4D3F-A772-A00A484D3F4D.thumb.jpeg.8f9b2f5fa6a6724b9dfba9701ff60f36.jpeg2C6A884C-000F-4B1C-B703-25F62F5E4F33.thumb.jpeg.ffde30d04a5464b74877dc3ca23e9828.jpeg3EEE19A3-556C-4555-98A5-BA6DA08DBF90.thumb.jpeg.a707e6525ca3e4db7fd271e6367b2ef7.jpegD4D5DBED-368D-4FCB-A018-E7588CA2D186.thumb.jpeg.0ca05cee94417902b256614c3e97db13.jpeg4DBDADEE-7D17-48F4-A518-FC71E7E81EDD.thumb.jpeg.659f0e720a50969d6b82bd6b68ca523b.jpeg1487A905-6A67-4A4B-BD45-07B437BD2376.thumb.jpeg.067b9f0339a08387d286459d9c39403e.jpeg795DDFD4-FA1F-4F8D-A3C1-C5C7CFE1F04D.thumb.jpeg.e725ac54b7c00c6a53c2d34fe6131d7c.jpegD9553349-043A-497A-A127-C38E7C402A91.thumb.jpeg.19afb03c838ba841bb270b7e4b9266a7.jpeg

Looks decent.  Thanks for sharing..

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20 hours ago, Baylaker said:

Put on 360kms yesterday. Saw a total of 6 sleds. It was a little crispy in the morning but the sun came out and loosened things up. Any road running was terrible and most tight bush sections were no different. Trails though fields and wider bush sections were excellent! Did I mention I love mid-week riding? Started in fergus from home (which will be the last time) and headed straight up to markdale. Then came back down through Durham, Palmerston etc.D4A064FA-F707-4D3F-A772-A00A484D3F4D.thumb.jpeg.8f9b2f5fa6a6724b9dfba9701ff60f36.jpeg2C6A884C-000F-4B1C-B703-25F62F5E4F33.thumb.jpeg.ffde30d04a5464b74877dc3ca23e9828.jpeg3EEE19A3-556C-4555-98A5-BA6DA08DBF90.thumb.jpeg.a707e6525ca3e4db7fd271e6367b2ef7.jpegD4D5DBED-368D-4FCB-A018-E7588CA2D186.thumb.jpeg.0ca05cee94417902b256614c3e97db13.jpeg4DBDADEE-7D17-48F4-A518-FC71E7E81EDD.thumb.jpeg.659f0e720a50969d6b82bd6b68ca523b.jpeg1487A905-6A67-4A4B-BD45-07B437BD2376.thumb.jpeg.067b9f0339a08387d286459d9c39403e.jpeg795DDFD4-FA1F-4F8D-A3C1-C5C7CFE1F04D.thumb.jpeg.e725ac54b7c00c6a53c2d34fe6131d7c.jpegD9553349-043A-497A-A127-C38E7C402A91.thumb.jpeg.19afb03c838ba841bb270b7e4b9266a7.jpeg

Nice I went to Durham on Saturday from palmerston. Was good then too but roads were going as well. Been thinking about wheels for next season to use on longer road sections. 

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On 3/3/2021 at 9:38 AM, AC+YA said:

There is no flat on the reverse side of the spring shaft and will likely not hold position or just work its way off the shaft.

 

I have already tried to spin worn ends.

 

Have to have a look, but I think we can flip the  top to the bottom, still using the grub screw on the same flat, but gaining more tip surface to use up

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3 hours ago, Strong Farmer said:

Nice I went to Durham on Saturday from palmerston. Was good then too but roads were going as well. Been thinking about wheels for next season to use on longer road sections. 

 

I've taken the Rouskis off my sled, and keep them in a box in case I'm in the mood to put them back on, but I doubt it.

 

Last year while road running with them down, the right wheel caught something and pulled me into the ditch, bent the Rouski arm and tore up the rubber wheel, not to mention the fun of getting the sled out of the ditch.

 

The broke and bent parts were replaced before this seasons ride.   On the 2nd ride of the season, I was going too fast across a field with too little snow and the front of the sled was bouncing across the furlough bumps, all of a sudden something caught and I was almost flipped off the sled.   When we stopped a short time later the right wheel was jammed and bent under the ski.   I removed the arm so I could continue the ride.

 

I think what happened is the bumps set up an oscillation that caused the Rouski wheel to flip down, which caught and upset the sled.

 

Great idea for moving a sled in a garage or into a trailer or at the gas station......otherwise no more for me.   I'd rather replace worn carbides.  Or I may look for a way to lock them in place rather than relying on the spring.

 

I also noticed a reduction in steering effort/weight once they were off

 

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16 minutes ago, Candubrain said:

 

I've taken the Rouskis off my sled, and keep them in a box in case I'm in the mood to put them back on, but I doubt it.

 

Last year while road running with them down, the right wheel caught something and pulled me into the ditch, bent the Rouski arm and tore up the rubber wheel, not to mention the fun of getting the sled out of the ditch.

 

The broke and bent parts were replaced before this seasons ride.   On the 2nd ride of the season, I was going too fast across a field with too little snow and the front of the sled was bouncing across the furlough bumps, all of a sudden something caught and I was almost flipped off the sled.   When we stopped a short time later the right wheel was jammed and bent under the ski.   I removed the arm so I could continue the ride.

 

I think what happened is the bumps set up an oscillation that caused the Rouski wheel to flip down, which caught and upset the sled.

 

Great idea for moving a sled in a garage or into a trailer or at the gas station......otherwise no more for me.   I'd rather replace worn carbides.  Or I may look for a way to lock them in place rather than relying on the spring.

 

I also noticed a reduction in steering effort/weight once they were off

 

brian

I've been using them since 2007. I never bent anything on my original weelz but have on the Gen 3. I've never had them flip down when driving but I have forgotten to release them a couple of times. You know when that happens pretty quickly LOL. 

The wheel arm on my gen 3's  has bent a bit(aluminum) so the rubber part of the wheel rubs against the stop that's on the ski bolt. It hasn't hurt or worn the wheel so I have just left it alone.

I've never done it but I think I had read somewhere about being able to adjust the spring tension. 

I have run a fair distance on asphalt a couple of times but even on the smooth surface I try to keep the speed  to 20-30 km.

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7 hours ago, Candubrain said:

 

Have to have a look, but I think we can flip the  top to the bottom, still using the grub screw on the same flat, but gaining more tip surface to use up

Could probably drill & tap the other side as well as being flipped top to bottom 

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11 minutes ago, Baylaker said:

Could probably drill & tap the other side as well as being flipped top to bottom 

 

Had a look, nope can't flip them as the grub screw is offset from the centre line; in other words, you can flip them, but the amount of meat is shorter so the spring wire protrudes.  Only solution is to drill and tap the other side.

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I really can't believe the trails are still open   I am just a bit south and see our trails    but just great to see the pics and the posts  the road running just Arg.  The ditches were really filled and groomed so thanks to the groomer operaters. It really is about the cold weather   I really should have gone for another ride in D9. But I have no scratchers.   YET.  Good for you all to keep riding :bowdown::bowdown:

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Just wondering if anyone has ever done a mark-up of a D9 map showing where the really bad road runs are located?

 

I often run D9 but always seem to forget about the bad road run until I'm sitting there facing it:sad:

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Still great up B108

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1 hour ago, Candubrain said:

 

Had a look, nope can't flip them as the grub screw is offset from the centre line; in other words, you can flip them, but the amount of meat is shorter so the spring wire protrudes.  Only solution is to drill and tap the other side.

Yeah the spring wire will protrude forsure. It’s going to wear down with the carbide tip anyways. Wear it all down and just make sure the flat spot is still there and you should be able flip it no problem. You would just need to keep a close eye on them so you don’t wear them down even further.

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1 hour ago, volunteer2 said:

I really can't believe the trails are still open   I am just a bit south and see our trails    but just great to see the pics and the posts  the road running just Arg.  The ditches were really filled and groomed so thanks to the groomer operaters. It really is about the cold weather   I really should have gone for another ride in D9. But I have no scratchers.   YET.  Good for you all to keep riding :bowdown::bowdown:

Our main trail from the clubhouse on up to the Clemmer trail and on to Macton got reopened so you can connect to the other open clubs. 

Got your power back on eh Nick.

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1 hour ago, brodhagenbullet said:

Still great up B108

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Not too shaby...:right_on:

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12 hours ago, PISTON LAKE CRUISER said:

Our main trail from the clubhouse on up to the Clemmer trail and on to Macton got reopened so you can connect to the other open clubs. 

Got your power back on eh Nick.

Nice to reopen the trail    I was away for a bit and was on when I got home   was a big area  then ? I havent heard what happened    Parts of the Hill had power and others didnt   You lost power too ?  

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1 hour ago, volunteer2 said:

Nice to reopen the trail    I was away for a bit and was on when I got home   was a big area  then ? I havent heard what happened    Parts of the Hill had power and others didnt   You lost power too ?  

No , we had power. I saw an email from WNH that showed a map of the outage area. Your area through to Maryhill from the map.

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19 hours ago, volunteer2 said:

I really can't believe the trails are still open   I am just a bit south and see our trails    but just great to see the pics and the posts  the road running just Arg.  The ditches were really filled and groomed so thanks to the groomer operaters. It really is about the cold weather   I really should have gone for another ride in D9. But I have no scratchers.   YET.  Good for you all to keep riding :bowdown::bowdown:

I went for my last ride last week Fri.

 

2 sleds, total near 3900 kms, and not a single breakdown.  I figure why wreck something now,  I think I'm parked for the season to now.

 

I don't have scratchers either, so that makes an easier decision to park it.

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I'm pretty much done for the winter, back isn't getting any better.

Other than some fishing.

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Did over 400Kms yesterday, 5,400 kms for the year, that's it for me as I think the trails will be done this week in D9 with all the mild weather predicted.

 

trails were excellent, although the road running was rough

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5 minutes ago, ToSlow said:

Anyone know what happened here?

 

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Read the sign,  that's what happened. :poke2:..

 

STAY THE :soapbox:ON THE TRAIL. If that's too hard to process,  please get out of the sport I love.  

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2 minutes ago, Turbo Doo said:

Read the sign,  that's what happened. :poke2:

We can't fix stupid, we all sure as hell have to pay for it.

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24 minutes ago, Cuyuna said:

We can't fix stupid, we all sure as hell have to pay for it.

Maybe it's time the fences were electric livestock fences... it is agricultural property after all.  They keep horses and cattle in. I ducked under one that was on pulse once. It was enough to penetrate my coat and throw me face down. 

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I don't know anything about that sign, but I was surprised to see how much more off trail riding there was in the Listowel, Fordwich area compared to the local trails I normally run.   Even fields clearly marked as seeded or wheat fields.

 

My group got passed yesterday on a rail trail in that area.   There was 4 of us, and we were riding fast, but not fast enough for Orange Jacket Guy.   He went blasting past us, we were keeping mostly to the right side, but there is no wiggle room on a rail trail, if any of us shifted slightly left when he was passing it would have been bad.....I did get a heads up as the lead rider from our second rider as we are in communications with each other....but I was the only one that got the heads up, everyone else was caught off guard.

 

20 minutes later, I saw Orange Jacket Guy again on his return, but instead of being on trail, he was enjoying the open fields.  He appeared to be a capable, experienced rider,....but lacking respect, or common sense.

 

I just can't get over the FU attitude that's out there.   We defiantly need more adult supervision, or heavier fines, as all this chit chat does not matter to the FU crowd or Orange Jacket Guy

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2 hours ago, ToSlow said:

Anyone know what happened here?

 

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This was the second sign that was put up. I forget what the first one said, but it was homemade. I was surprised to see this one the last time I went through. Pretty sad when the landowner has to spend his own money to try and get the point across...

 

Hopefully this trail is there next year. 

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