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    ottoride ODSC-ADV Member

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    Thinking about an exploratory ride at the 5 points trail system Bobcaygeon on Sunday June 16th 10:00 am if the weather is decent.
    This will be a day trip with lunch where we can find a restaurant on route/trail. Blue plate bikes a must, easy pace, might be technical in spots, going for distance.
    Never been there so part of the fun is the unknown. Won't bog bust though, don't want to deal with a drowned/stuck bike. Anyway going walk any water crossings I can't see the bottom of and enjoy the scenery. Let me know if interested and we will figure out a parking/meeting spot. There are maps, have to purchase in Bobcaygeon.
    Fuel will be from local gas stations so bring premix if you need it.
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    dean.f Limited User

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    This being your first visit, I would recommend packing some food. Depending where you end up, some of the trails are very time consuming. This time of year (especially with the amount of rain) there are a few brutal water holes. I typically stick to the milder trails coming from Bass Lake Road up to fire access when I'm alone, the water holes are usually hard bottomed with no surprises.

    I don't really have time to make the trip, hopefully you find somebody to explore with. Lots of people with information on the 5 points area on this site.
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    ottoride ODSC-ADV Member

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    Thanks for the info, very useful. Want to avoid waterholes. Pain in the ass if drowned out. The Somerville tract is also in the area. How is that this time of year?
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    ottoride ODSC-ADV Member

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    parking here 12 noon Austin Saw Mill Heritage Park in Kinmount. GPS coordinates N44 46.936 W78 39.160
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    dean.f Limited User

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    I've never ridden the Somerville tract myself so I can't comment. Most of the major water holes in the five points system have a trail around if you look very carefully, although they aren't exactly easy. I wish I had a better idea where to avoid (I generally just wing it until im lost then GPS my way out at the end of the day) all I know is I buried my 250 up past the seat out there a few years ago in a waterhole and almost had to leave it. Since then I stay away until late summer.