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Old 08-16-2012, 02:59 PM   #46
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Whats tail of the dragon? I would be interested but have that week booked. You could try Radisson if you can get 4-5 days.
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:24 PM   #47
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I'm going to meet up with John and do the Buckhorn trails would be nice to have another rider come along. I've been jeeping for years and one afternoon with John was more fun.
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:15 PM   #48
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I've been jeeping for years and one afternoon with John was more fun.
That's what my wife has said for the last 35 years!
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:49 PM   #49
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That's what my wife has said for the last 35 years!
Hope someday my wife will agree to go on some trips with me...what time tomorrow?
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:30 AM   #50
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Saturday Ride

Three of us got out on Saturday, Tim & Marty made their way up to the south side of Peterborough. I had planned a loop on the south west side of Peterborough so, we headed west and up the top end of the Hogsback. Marty took a bit of a swim (again) but, unfortunately ripped a gash in his shin and he decided to end his off-road riding day and headed home.

Tim and I continued on, having to back-track a couple of times because of severe erosion on the trails that the GS just wasn't going to make it through. We circled the Fleetwood Creek Conversation Area and slipped up into Bethany for a pulled pork sandwich at Heaven on Seven.



We then headed south and as we were making our way across the Carmel Line (the Ganni) Tim got into some loose stone on a decent and went over the bar with the bike doing an end over end. Other than pulling a muscle in his shoulder, he was all right but, decided to end his off-road riding day there and headed home.

I hope everyone recovers and is ready to go again.
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:23 PM   #51
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I got up early and loaded the Husky on the trailer, nicely getting it strapped down when I noticed the front tire was flat. I didn't feel like changing the tire so, I jumped on the KTM and headed north to the 5 Points trail area west of Hwy # 507.

Passed through Buckhorn where the Wildlife Art Fesitival was on










This was a big "gypsy" camping spot for years but, they've posted no camping signs everywhere




Got into some pretty knarly stuff at one point, pretty steep.


But had a good day.


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Old 08-19-2012, 12:25 PM   #52
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Sigh I need to buy some proper riding pants and boots...gash in my leg and my left pinky finger is swollen like a sausage Got home and found my rear tire was half flat also. Glad Tim was not badly hurt for sure it was a very rough trail with lots of mud.

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Old 08-20-2012, 03:27 PM   #53
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Sigh I need to buy some proper riding pants and boots...gash in my leg and my left pinky finger is swollen like a sausage Got home and found my rear tire was half flat also. Glad Tim was not badly hurt for sure it was a very rough trail with lots of mud.

Hey Marty, I have aches all over from wrestling the 500 LB pig through those trails trying to keep up to John.
I went down 3 times and the last was a downhill section of rock garden that made me face plant.
GS came away unscathed but I Am still hurting. I'll have to stay on the easier tracks with the big bike.
John is an animal on that KTM and he wore me out. I had mud where it didn't belong.
All in a days play.
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:57 PM   #54
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Holy Tim I'm sorry, I'm the last guy who would want to push someone abilities on their bike!!!

One should always ride there own ride, I always watched in my mirror for your headlight and waited for you on the turns with a number of times stopping and asking if you were all right. I wish you had said something earlier if you were not comfortable with the ride.

I had said in my initial post that my planned loop was not intended for big bikes and actually downgraded the loop to accommodate you and the 1150 GS. I felt that your riding abilities were above average the way you were riding on the trails.

Once again, I'm sorry
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:35 PM   #55
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Holy Tim I'm sorry, I'm the last guy who would want to push someone abilities on their bike!!!

One should always ride there own ride, I always watched in my mirror for your headlight and waited for you on the turns with a number of times stopping and asking if you were all right. I wish you had said something earlier if you were not comfortable with the ride.

I had said in my initial post that my planned loop was not intended for big bikes and actually downgraded the loop to accommodate you and the 1150 GS. I felt that your riding abilities were above average the way you were riding on the trails.

Once again, I'm sorry
I think if the trails didn't have so much rain it would not have been that difficult? The GS is a really big bike for those types of trails and slippery makes is even more tiring...I would do it again just be better rested and proper clothing.
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:54 PM   #56
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Weekend ride north

After many weekends of family commitments the coming weekend is all mine. I am thinking of heading north to Huntsville are, ride Old Nipissing Rd, poke around the east side of HYW 11, back to Huntsville area for the night, Sunday do Trout Spawn Rd, Old Wagon Rd on the way back to TO. If interested company is welcome.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:52 PM   #57
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Holy Tim I'm sorry, I'm the last guy who would want to push someone abilities on their bike!!!

One should always ride there own ride, I always watched in my mirror for your headlight and waited for you on the turns with a number of times stopping and asking if you were all right. I wish you had said something earlier if you were not comfortable with the ride.

I had said in my initial post that my planned loop was not intended for big bikes and actually downgraded the loop to accommodate you and the 1150 GS. I felt that your riding abilities were above average the way you were riding on the trails.

Once again, I'm sorry
You don't have to be sorry John, I knew what I was getting in to.
My comment was to highlight your riding skills.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:26 PM   #58
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Hey guys,


still pretty new to riding offroad / trailriding in ONT ..... got a new set of knobbies, and gettin my bike plated for offroad (bought and ridder for awhile in Arizona, offroad mostly) so not looking to do country roads but nice trails.

I dont know where the closest rides are to Toronto ... I usually work in the evenings, and want to get some good riding in during the days but still be back in time for work!


Also was wondering if anyones doing any trailriding this Sat..... or mondays. Always free on mondays if anyones ever up for anything.

I want to test out the Cogent rear shock upgrade!


cheers.


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Old 08-23-2012, 05:54 PM   #59
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Weekend Riding

I heading back up to the 5 Points trail area on the weekend to do some exploring around, if anyone is interested.
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:54 PM   #60
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I heading back up to the 5 Points trail area on the weekend to do some exploring around, if anyone is interested.
Sure,which day?
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