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Old 12-05-2013, 06:46 PM   #1141
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Dec Get together

Nok, Didn't reply as well as I'm in Florida. I'd like to get together but the commute is just too much.
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:27 PM   #1142
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Nok, Didn't reply as well as I'm in Florida. I'd like to get together but the commute is just too much.
Did you take your bike to Florida?
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:28 PM   #1143
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No, the bike is back north hibernating for the winter. Riding in the sand and orange groves just doesn't do it for me. Too many pirates prowling the seas.
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:34 PM   #1144
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Chatham meet this week

Would any of you FF's like to meet up sometime this week in Chatham?
I am home at my parent's house for a few more days before fleeing South to Florida to escape winter.


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Old 12-10-2013, 08:18 PM   #1145
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I will see if I can round up a couple of the resident FFs and come that way. William Street Cafe still open in Chatham?
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:40 AM   #1146
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William Street Cafe is still open in Chatham.
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Old 12-12-2013, 06:47 AM   #1147
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Rain/snow check

Found out I have an on site interview Friday afternoon in Cincinnati, Ohio.
If nobody can meet up tonight Thursday December 12th count me out, sorry.
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Old 12-24-2013, 04:47 PM   #1148
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Merry Christmas SW gang. Hope to see more of everyone in 2014.
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Old 12-24-2013, 07:29 PM   #1149
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Merry Christmas SW gang. Hope to see more of everyone in 2014.
Marry Xmas back at you man and to the rest of the crazies here.
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:50 AM   #1150
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This may have been discussed earlier in this thread, but i'm not gonna read through 100 pages so I am gonna just ask (maybe its new and exciting!?)

I had some free time on my hands and with the awful weather i started scrolling around Southern Ontario looking for interesting places to ride this season and i noticed (what appears to be) and abandoned rail line that looks like it starts down in Windsor and travels up to the past Tillsonburg (i stopped following past that point).

On google maps you can clearly see a trail, and when you view it from streets view at the intersections it crosses you can see that its gravel, and the tracks were removed (from Tillsonburg all the way down to Charing Cross Road in Chatham where it merges with another line that may or my not be abandoned).

It looks like this route is gravel and dirt, has some really nice clear spots and some mild vegetation areas as well.

Not entirely sure how post a photo, but to locate the line go into google maps and search for "Brownsville" (Ontario) and you will clearly see the route between Brownsville Rd, and Presley Line - its the thing that looks like a road but has no streets view option, so drop your view point where it intersects hwy 10 and you'll see the gravel. You can follow that north or south down to windsor and the entire way its a gravel trail..

Has anyone rode this before? (how is it?) or is this a 'at your own risk of a ticket' situation i should avoid?


EDIT- after giving it a closer look i think this connects to the same trail mentioned earlier off Kent Bridge road in Blenheim area..
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:41 AM   #1151
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This may have been discussed earlier in this thread, but i'm not gonna read through 100 pages so I am gonna just ask (maybe its new and exciting!?)

I had some free time on my hands and with the awful weather i started scrolling around Southern Ontario looking for interesting places to ride this season and i noticed (what appears to be) and abandoned rail line that looks like it starts down in Windsor and travels up to the past Tillsonburg (i stopped following past that point).

On google maps you can clearly see a trail, and when you view it from streets view at the intersections it crosses you can see that its gravel, and the tracks were removed (from Tillsonburg all the way down to Charing Cross Road in Chatham where it merges with another line that may or my not be abandoned).

It looks like this route is gravel and dirt, has some really nice clear spots and some mild vegetation areas as well.

Not entirely sure how post a photo, but to locate the line go into google maps and search for "Brownsville" (Ontario) and you will clearly see the route between Brownsville Rd, and Presley Line - its the thing that looks like a road but has no streets view option, so drop your view point where it intersects hwy 10 and you'll see the gravel. You can follow that north or south down to windsor and the entire way its a gravel trail..

Has anyone rode this before? (how is it?) or is this a 'at your own risk of a ticket' situation i should avoid?


EDIT- after giving it a closer look i think this connects to the same trail mentioned earlier off Kent Bridge road in Blenheim area..
I have traversed the section from Amherstberg to Essex and it is nothing to write home about. Last fall Myself and a few other guys from this forum rode from just west of St Thomas to Blenheim. This was well worth it and a great 60+ km worth of riding.

They have pretty much finished ripping up the rail lines here in Windsor thru Tilbury but its still has a loose rock bed base which is hard to ride a 300+ lb dual sport on.

Hopefully they will scrape up the rock next year and give us a month or two of access before they plaster a bunch on no trespassing signs at every access point.
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Old 01-07-2014, 11:12 AM   #1152
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Yeah i gotta pick me up one of those dual sports lol

On further inspection the signs seems rather random... Looking at intersection views you can see no signs and then down a 10km at the next intersection they have signs and 10km down the line there they have none again... So it seems like its easy to get in without signs lol

I doubt anyone would catch a biker in there though, its all farm lands and if they see you come out you can just say the entrance had no signs and you're sorry.. that would probably work eh? lol
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Old 01-08-2014, 04:17 AM   #1153
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Yeah i gotta pick me up one of those dual sports lol

On further inspection the signs seems rather random... Looking at intersection views you can see no signs and then down a 10km at the next intersection they have signs and 10km down the line there they have none again... So it seems like its easy to get in without signs lol

I doubt anyone would catch a biker in there though, its all farm lands and if they see you come out you can just say the entrance had no signs and you're sorry.. that would probably work eh? lol
I think your safe. If your bike is quiet I doubt anyone will make a big deal of it.

Its nice that your inquiring about riding when its -27C outside. To be honest I haven't even gave it much thought lately. Looking forward to it nonetheless.
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:00 AM   #1154
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I am one motivated rider lol

To be honest i just got my license in early October, and spent much to the fall in the garage basically assembling an old Yamaha xs400 from parts that i bought on Kijiji, so my only riding has been test rides around the block making sure things work, so you can say i got a taste of riding and its all I have been thinking about since then :/

My bike is not a dual sport, or adventure style, its just an old standard so I am really anxious to find out what kind of rider I am. So i am constantly planning some routes to take as soon as i can, and specing gear along the way.

This winter is all foreplay.
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Old 01-10-2014, 05:06 PM   #1155
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Maybe we can get a group ride sorted out for this mythical trail once spring arrives
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