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  1. TDY

    TDY ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Don't let the OFTR's latest newsletter fool you the D-S ride is not sold out - yet!

    Anyone with a blue plated (and insured) bike is invited to enjoy carefully prepared routes that offer less aggressive alternatives to the trail rides. We are offering three types of dual options: Scenic, Adventure Tour consists of fun, twisty dirt, gravel and paved roads through picturesque areas where the roads are seldom straight. Semi-aggressive for more aggressive riders. Routes have been created that share some of the scenic tour but also include power lines and ATV trails. The Aggressive ride is for bikes limited to 650 cc or less and knobbies are mandatory. All riders should have shin, elbow, chest, and hand protection. GPS tracks will be provided for those wishing them, but we will provide leaders where necessary. All dual sport rides will be swept.

    Preregistration for the Calabogie Boogie Dual Sport ride is available online until August 5th HERE
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    Twoinsane ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Achilleas ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Signed in. Planning to head/ride there Friday after work. Let me know what other people’s plans are.
  4. paulap

    paulap ODSC-OFTR Member

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    I'll be there but I wont be doing the dual sport ride this year. Feel free to swing by my trailer. It'll be the one with the red Canada 150 popup tent beside it with an old KDX 200 and Husky 125 under it
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  5. TDY

    TDY ODSC-OFTR Member

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    I'd like to remind everyone that the Calabogie Boogie Dual sport rides are intended to be GPS rides! Although we have been offering leaders for those riders showing up without a GPS, we are now finding that the number of riders that want to be lead keeps getting larger. It's not as fun to ride in a large group so we have been trying to find more volunteer leaders allowing us to split into smaller groups. This worked out OK last year when a group of 30 became 3 groups of 10 but this year, and moving forward, rider without GPS navigation will have to accept the probability of riding in a larger than ideal group.

    The GPS files I have created and will upload onto your device at registration are "tracks" filtered to 500 points max. There is a separate track for the morning and afternoon of each day. These are dead simple to follow, Simply stay on the coloured line! The GPS is not intended as a navigational challenge but rather a convenient way to communicate were to go without needing leaders or arrows. BTW, please don't bring automotive style GPS units that can not accept tracks. Cheap non-mapping units work fine. You just won't see a background map.

    Suggestions for following Calabogie Boogie tracks:
    - Set the display to "Track-up" (not north-up), also older units without a compass may spin the display when you stop. Try to glance down at the track before you stop to see correct orientation.
    - Turn the Auto-zoom off (It's too hard to judge distances when the zoom changes)
    - Only display the one track you are currently following. (Not an issue if you activate the track with the GO button on some GPS units)
    - Select a track colour that you can see easily and does not get lost against the roads or rivers on you map, I like light green. (Not an issue if you activate the track with the GO button on some GPS units)
    - Clear your old track-logs and record a new track-log as you ride, set the track-log display to white to show you where you have been unobtrusively or set it to transparent if you don't want to see it at all.
    - Some GPS units will allow you to "navigate" the tracks by selecting them and hitting GO. This gives you a nice fat purple line to follow rather than the thin track colour line. Personal preference on this one. I have an old 60CSX so I just follow the lines on the screen
    - If ever you don't see a cursor on the screen indicating where you are on the map, tap the QUIT button once to bring you back onto the the screen. Until you use the arrow buttons to pan around the GPS will keep you centred on the screen as you ride.
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    Achilleas ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Hey Paul! Great to hear that you will be there. Too bad that we won't get to do ride together, but look forward catching up.
    When are you planning to get there?

    Cheers
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    Twoinsane ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Anyone else staying at calabogie camp & rv?
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    Achilleas ODSC-OFTR Member

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    I’m not sure where I’m staying. I’ll have my tent with me and figure it out there. Do I need to pre-book a spot?
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    paulap ODSC-OFTR Member

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    If they do the same thing as last year there's a large field above the tennis courts at the golf course that they let people camp in.
    Just be aware there is no water or hydro available. They did provide an outhouse though.
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    Twoinsane ODSC-OFTR Member

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    How big can your trailer be?
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    paulap ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Its a big field, I plan on taking my 20 ft hybrid trailer, I saw some big trailers there last year some at least 30 ft if not longer.

    Here's a video showing how big one of the trailers was.
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    I'm doing the aggressive ride and staying at the CALABOGIE MOTOR INN.

    Anyone else doing the aggressive ride?
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    can we get the gps tracks beforehand? - I'm registered for the semi-aggressive dual sport ride.
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    Achilleas ODSC-OFTR Member

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    TonyD & Vagabond, what are you guys riding? I'm aiming to do the Semi-aggressive with a BMW G650GS with knobby tires
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    TDY ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Sorry, you will have to wait until Friday night or Saturday morning for the the tracks.

    BTW, I lost all my tools on Saturday riding part of the semi-aggressive Saturday afternoon loop. If you come across a Mega tube with a BMA sticker on it grab it please, I'll buy you a beer:)
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    I'm riding a Yamaha WR250r with Dunlop 606 tires
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    Achilleas ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Did it break off? I've read these are not ideal for off-road. Btw, how is the semi-aggressive?
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    TDY ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Yes the tool tube broke, I will get another one and add a more secure attachment system to it. The replacement tube is free but the contents are certainly not.

    The ride is fantastic but I may a wee bit be biased :rolleyes:. I think it has the perfect combination of paved, unpaved and slightly technical roads. Saturday's ride is 261 km, (Sunday is 138 km) It's very much like last year's except I was able to remove most of the long and boring K&P rail trail. I was checking out the depth of some known puddles on Saturday and they were mostly dry other than some slime left on the bottom.
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    Achilleas ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Awesome stuff! Really looking forward to it! I hope we find your tools. Cheers
  20. Brian Helliwell

    Brian Helliwell ODSC Executive

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    I haven't been to the Boogie for quite a few years now. Signed up for the trail ride this year. A couple questions;

    Can I switch over to the aggressive DS ride for the Sunday if I want? And what would be the length of that ride?

    I plan to camp at the start. Is there breakfast of some kind available at the start?

    Thanks,
    Brian
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