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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
  2. Twoinsane

    Twoinsane ODSC-OFTR Member

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  3. Achilleas

    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
  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.