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Old 05-24-2011, 12:49 PM   #1261
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Oh Ted, and what's the deal with Seguin Trail not allowing trucks? What did the signs look like? I'm pretty sure I remember hearing from people who own cottages or hunt cabins off that trail and said those signs are bullshit. They've been driving on that road for longer than it has had a name.
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:14 PM   #1262
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Oh Ted, and what's the deal with Seguin Trail not allowing trucks? What did the signs look like? I'm pretty sure I remember hearing from people who own cottages or hunt cabins off that trail and said those signs are bullshit. They've been driving on that road for longer than it has had a name.
I'm sure they do BUT the tcat won't utilize any road or trail that's not 100% legal. This isn't the only section we've run across issues. Take for example the Haliburton Rail Trail, its legal for atv's but not bikes.

I'll send ya a picture of the signs, they are official.

Just another of the challenges in this project I suppose. We're trying to promote the sport not give it a bad name
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:40 PM   #1263
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I'm sure they do BUT the tcat won't utilize any road or trail that's not 100% legal. This isn't the only section we've run across issues. Take for example the Haliburton Rail Trail, its legal for atv's but not bikes.

I'll send ya a picture of the signs, they are official.

Just another of the challenges in this project I suppose. We're trying to promote the sport not give it a bad name
Fair enough, was mostly wondering for myself, wasn't trying to reroute it. I have much respect for signs that aren't put up by the actual land owner, the OPP or the government.
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:30 PM   #1264
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you have to be plated by law to run the T'Railway if I recall correctly for bikes
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:11 PM   #1265
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So will it show a dead end where the track you follow just stops on the map or does it show something that's not there?
That "was there" would best describe it. Best to trust ground intel, just what the authors are doing here.

State DOT maps in the US are the last word other than a ride through. Sometimes that is even argumentative.
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:15 PM   #1266
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Some snow has melted..

We ran a main section through one of the lower passes {1500'} yesterday and made it through... Still lots of snow in the woods alongside the road but on the road itself only a few patches to negotiate... I'm hoping to make it through the higher passes in a week or 2...

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Old 05-24-2011, 08:09 PM   #1267
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:00 PM   #1268
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Wink Seguin trail

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Oh Ted, and what's the deal with Seguin Trail not allowing trucks? What did the signs look like? I'm pretty sure I remember hearing from people who own cottages or hunt cabins off that trail and said those signs are bullshit. They've been driving on that road for longer than it has had a name.
Just to weigh in on the Seguin trail or the Park to Park trail (proper name) only because i am on the board. Yes cars can go down it for people who own camps on it (right of way) But it is a pay as you go trail, season pass or day. So there is no reason you cant ride it, if you want to pay. There is a few parts that would be a bit tough for a car and might need a 4X4. It is the same kinda law the sleds have in the winter on there trails etc..
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:04 PM   #1269
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We ran a main section through one of the lower passes {1500'} yesterday and made it through... Still lots of snow in the woods alongside the road but on the road itself only a few patches to negotiate... I'm hoping to make it through the higher passes in a week or 2...

love the Pics of out west man wish it was closer, but then Canada would be smaller. Nice to see the little stones on the road just to keep you on your toes or off your bike. What kinda roads are they, logging roads, old trails etc...
One day I hope.
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:14 PM   #1270
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love the Pics of out west man wish it was closer, but then Canada would be smaller. Nice to see the little stones on the road just to keep you on your toes or off your bike. What kinda roads are they, logging roads, old trails etc...
One day I hope.
These are for the most part logging tracks...
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Old 05-25-2011, 04:34 PM   #1271
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Roaming Rally 2011

A group of us from this site have organized a three day pre ride of the TCAT in Eastern Ontario, its been penned the Roaming Rally. The response to this has been fantastic and it appears as if about 60 bikes are leaving tomorrow to make their way to the Friday morning meet

There are folks from all over the eastern side of the US as well as folks from across Canada coming to attend this event. Bikes are being packed and last minute "holy crap where do I put all of this" is going on.

There is a prep thread going on in the regional section but I have asked folks to post into this thread as I believe that this is certainly a part of the "making of" report that this thread has been covering

This weekend promises some fun times. The weather looks iffy, bikes will be fully loaded, camping is on the agenda, the terrain looks challenging and the folks coming all seem enthusiatic about it












The section of the TCAT we'll be travelling is a navigational challenge. Tons of trails and gravel roads are whats on the plate. There are six optional technical sections and it sounds like a bunch of the folks are keen to give them a go Water crossing will be plentiful and the beers will be flowing around the camp fire



Safe travels to the folks who are heading this way tonight and tomorrow


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Old 05-25-2011, 06:16 PM   #1272
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Roaming Rally Spotwalla Page

Ted asked that I post this here:

If any of you are participating in the Roaming Rally/Memorial Day Rally this weekend, and use Spot tracking units, you can add those and some other location enabled devices as well to the SpotWalla tracking page so we can watch your progress online.

This image represents 6 riders displayed on the current map. Nolan's still down in Boston according to this, but Skibum's a fair bit closer to the starting place.



The SpotWalla page for the event is password protected both for viewing and for adding your device if you are participating, so contact me by PM for details if you wanna check it out.

This is the page: http://www.spotwalla.com/locationViewer.php?id=57

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Old 05-25-2011, 06:22 PM   #1273
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Thumb Fueled and loaded...

The bike is packed up. Four unlikely lads are leaving Southern New Hampshire at 07:00 tomorrow. We will be in the Ottawa area perhaps around 6 for those beers we were promised. We're really looking forward to this ride. A nice 5 day adventure into the wilds of Canada.
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:26 PM   #1274
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Ready to roll first thing in the morning, raingear looks like the order of the day
I can't wait to get back up there again, it's been 30 years since I rode those trails
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:37 PM   #1275
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Oh Crap!

Bike is actually ready...Im now gonna have to do this thing. No choice...Crap. Ok...Map. check. Gas, check. 20 bucks. yup! Lets do it!
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