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  1. Drew

    Drew ODSC-OFTR Member

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    On updates on snow meltdown?
  2. cambam

    cambam ODSC Executive

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    We're preriding Saturday, so we'll know more after that.
  3. neilcouture

    neilcouture ODSC-OFTR Member

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    I will be riding in the Port Perry / Bethany area also this Saturday. I can help if you need.
  4. keener

    keener Limited User

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    Last weekend it was a mess in the shady spots. Both feet down on ice on our 990. All sunny sections were just fine as well the gravel roads.

    Doing this on Saturday is much better. We will have all of Sunday to leak our wounds:)

    IN with Husaberg 570.
  5. Quantis

    Quantis Limited User

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    Where do we register? Online or once we arrive? Also, where do we get the gps tracks?
  6. y2ktm

    y2ktm ODSC Executive

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    We will put up the reg form and PayPal link shortly. We held
    Off until we could preride the area. Always safe to show up with money in hand at this ride

    We were out on Saturday. Still some ice pack in select roads and there most likely still be some next week too.

    We have made some alterations to the route but the ride is a go at this point and will cover most of the original planned route. Just need to avoid some shaded road sections and areas were the snow drifted across the roads.

    Still planing another scout session later in the week as we had mechanical issues and had to turn for home early.

    It’s important to note that we only use unmaintained roads on this ride and most have had some form or car/truck traffic on them already.
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  7. Twoinsane

    Twoinsane ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Will this years ride be more offroad than on. Last year's ride was 90% paved road due to weather. The previous years have been great mostly off road rides.
  8. y2ktm

    y2ktm ODSC Executive

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    Yes we are still using the original planned route. Just avoiding two places were the ice is still thick on the hills. It will be mostly sandy dirt roads as it has in the past. Same type of riding we normally plan for this ride. Last year was an exception as we got over a foot of snow and ice delivered in April.
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  9. Twoinsane

    Twoinsane ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Hope it didn't come across as a complaint. You guys do amazing work on these rides. This is the ride that started me into the world of dual sports. I've done this ride on a klr250 dr650 and soon a crf250l. I look forward to this ride every year.
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  10. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Limited User

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    Hey Kevin, Joe here. We met up with you at the muddy section east of the golf club. Glad you’re taking that section out of the ride! 100 bikes through there would be insane. Looking forward to this weekend!
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  11. y2ktm

    y2ktm ODSC Executive

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    Attached is the registration forms for next weeks ride. Ideally its best that everyone fill them in at home in your leisure (with a pen that will actually works!). Don't forget to sign it too. Bring it with you along with a $20 to save a bunch of time at registration.

    If you want to email me the form you can go that as well ----> leaddrz@yahoo.ca. You can also use this address for paypal if you want to pay in advance. Just make sure that you use the same name on the form as you did on the paypal.

    Couches diner is also interested in an rough estimate of people who plan to attend. If you have not done so already and are on Facebook you can indicate you coming on the event page there which will give an better idea of attendance.

    Thanks Kevin

    Attached Files:

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  12. y2ktm

    y2ktm ODSC Executive

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    Yeh that is one of sections I switched out for another piece of closed road. It was on the way back this year and only a couple kms from the end. We will double back on the south trail which was in much better shape surprisingly as the trucks been through already and the snow is all gone.

    Thanks for the helping hand too! I was kinda tired by the time I got back to that trail! Really out of shape I am this year!
  13. Xhumeka

    Xhumeka Limited User

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    Can we use e-Transfer or would you prefer Paypal?
  14. y2ktm

    y2ktm ODSC Executive

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    Either will work fine for me
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  15. mrh650

    mrh650 Limited User

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    Sent in our forms for the wife and I to you, Kevin.

    Hoping now the weather is better than forecast.
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  16. Xhumeka

    Xhumeka Limited User

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    Better a little wet and muddy than a dust-bowl, that's what I always say!
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  17. mrh650

    mrh650 Limited User

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    So... is there a rain date or is it rain or shine? It sounds like the weather is getting worse the closer to the weekend it gets. It’s showing rain showers all morning turning to steady rain all afternoon.
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  18. Tpop

    Tpop Limited User

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    Also, are GPS maps going to be posted?
    I recently got a GPS but want to make sure I know how to load maps before arriving.
  19. y2ktm

    y2ktm ODSC Executive

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    Tomorrow evening the routes will be posted with all the details
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  20. Xhumeka

    Xhumeka Limited User

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    10 years ago (Bethany 2009) this is what the hogsback/beaver pond water crossing looked like:



    I haven't seen it that deep since... but judging from the forecast we might be in for a treat this year again :) If it's gonna rain, it might as well POUR!!!

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