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  1. michel mondou

    michel mondou ODSC President

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    With all the excitement (i.e. burden) of the AGM and the lawsuit settlement, as well as some family matters, I neglected to publish the "official" 2018 ODSC Organized Ride calendar. As usual, some dates may change due to unforeseen circumstances, like the continuation of an endless winter or leader availability, but it's a start. Mark your calendars, hopefully we will get riding soon...

    So here it is:



    2018 ODSC RIDE SCHEDULE

    28 April Falls Tour (Revised date)
    22 April Bethany Ride, sponsored by Wiesner Insurance
    05 May Blue Water DS Tour
    12 May Steel Bridges & Pigtails Tour
    09 June Maitland/Saugeen DS Ride
    23 June Grand River DS Tour
    14 July Orangeville/Creemore DS Ride
    30 September St-Williams Super Sunday
    13 October St-Thomas Rail Trail DS Ride
    21 October ODSC/SCORRA Last Blast Dual Sport & Trail Ride

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    Last edited: Apr 18, 2018
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  2. millicat

    millicat Ride Organizer

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    Hi, what is the Blue Water DS tour? where does it start? where does it go?

    Dave
  3. cambam

    cambam ODSC Executive

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  4. Chris V

    Chris V ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Is the ride this weekend still on?
  5. michel mondou

    michel mondou ODSC President

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    Sorry Vellies, but we had problems finding someone to organise & lead the steel bridges tour. The ride will happen but at a later date, TBD.
  6. DualSport

    DualSport Ride Organizer

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    Chris - I'm thinking of doing a "pre-ride" on Saturday to check out this unfamiliar (to me) area.

    Are you interested in going?

    Bob
  7. Chris V

    Chris V ODSC-OFTR Member

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    No problem at all guys. I landed on my ribcage this past weekend at the Rally Connex event, so still in a great deal of pain. Bob, can I get back to you on Friday. If I have recovered sufficiently to get the bike off the trailer I would love to tag along for that pre-ride on Saturday.

    Chris
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    DualSport Ride Organizer

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    Check your Inbox.
  9. ThatGuyDuncan

    ThatGuyDuncan ODSC-OFTR Member

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    I'm taking family to the airport on Saturday, at a time not yet revealed to me. If you can share the route I might be able to pre-ride as well (solo).
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    DualSport Ride Organizer

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    There isn't a 2018 route that I'm aware of. I looked at the 2016 and 2017 Routes and thought I'd check out them and surrounding backroads. I was on the SW part of the 2017 route on Tuesday and several sections had Road Closed signs.

    Weather is looking good for Saturday so my ride may not happen.

    Bob
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    clint ODSC-ADV Member

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    Hi Bob,

    I'm off Saturday and interested in doing a pre-ride. Let me know if it's happening and where to meet.

    Clint
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    DualSport Ride Organizer

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    Hi Clint - my post above was supposed to say "Weather is NOT looking good ...".

    If something changes I'll let you know, otherwise consider it a no-go.

    Bob
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    ThatGuyDuncan ODSC-OFTR Member

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    I pre-rode the 401 between Cambridge and Mississauga yesterday. All clear of fallen trees.
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    I rode the 2017 Steel Bridges tour yesterday... and sorry I didn't post a ride up as it was a last minute decision so no time to post and wait.

    At least three or four of the bridges are closed, but a couple of them are still passable if you have a skinny bike. My DRZ made it between the gap of the concrete barriers. These were the bridges West of New Dundee over the Nith River -- if you have side cases, you'd need to remove them. The one bridge near Bleams Road at New Hamburg had no gap and couldn't be crossed. Also one off shoot between Paris and Glen Morris was a no go as there was a big yellow gate blocking the road... no go around needed for that though, as it just appears to be a stopping point.
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    johnnytee ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Did you ride on pave roads or dirt roads
  16. Visser

    Visser Limited User

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    Some gravel, but also a lot of pavement. That area is very developed so gravel is getting hard to come by.
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    ashmaxwell ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Can you please post up the gpx file of this ride? Didn't have everything out of storage at that stage and ready to go now! Cheers . A
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    Visser Limited User

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    It should still be available under the GPS files section (can't confirm, as I no longer have access)

    Anyway, I have attached the one I have. As stated though, you will need to deviate a bit from it.

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    ashmaxwell ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Thank you sir.
  20. Chris V

    Chris V ODSC-OFTR Member

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    30 September St-Williams Super Sunday - Will this ride happen as planned?