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  1. vellies

    vellies ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Sadly I will not be claiming to have such magical capabilities, WR250 will be just dandy, I love that little guy :):)
  2. Don Jasper

    Don Jasper ODSC Executive

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    Lots to learn at this club Vellies. What is great about the club is that great advise is readily available. My first lesson at this club was regarding motorcycle tubes..(Don't patch..Simply change at the first opportunity). Last week, a member i rode with pulled me aside and educated me on my sloppy riding. I made my excuses and he kindly but firmly insisted on the prudent way to ride. (Thank you Bruce) Always lots to learn and endless tips.

    I know i am a better rider because of the fab peeps i have had a chance to ride with. Look forward to riding with you.
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    AfricaTwin ODSC-ADV Member

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  4. Don Jasper

    Don Jasper ODSC Executive

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    You are tempting a ride whore. You are on. Hope you have a cushion on that seat. lol
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    Visser ODSC-ADV Member

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    I've done that water crossing on a Vstrom... solid base so it is easy. https://www.google.com/maps/@43.690...Um4xOdD_vd6KiG5BQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en-US

    Lots of Amish run horse and buggy through that crossing.

    One concession South East of that on Side Road 11 is also listed as closed, but there is a water level bridge you can cross there (water runs over the concrete) and is used by the farmer.

    I tried to get through Jones Baseline heading into Fergus... but that was a bit wet: https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.7387...4!1sYrBvxe26C3q_QBk68-FULA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
  6. Don Jasper

    Don Jasper ODSC Executive

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    Gotta say Visser... Your routes are always tantalizing. Bit like Brian saying a ride is easy peas. Again much respect to knowledge n experience. Speaking of which..... I watched Michel last week ride a KLR like it was a Honda 50cc. lol
  7. interactivewolf

    interactivewolf ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Looking forward to joining the crew Saturday. Will be first long ride since I upgraded? from KLX to KLR.
  8. ThatGuyDuncan

    ThatGuyDuncan ODSC-OFTR Member

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    IN. I would love to post this on meetup.com/advplus as well, if you would permit me.
  9. Don Jasper

    Don Jasper ODSC Executive

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    Yes and Thanks Duncan. Always appreciated.
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  10. ThatGuyDuncan

    ThatGuyDuncan ODSC-OFTR Member

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    I apologize: clearly I failed to communicate. In no way was I suggesting that I'm an experienced off-road rider -- I am not, but that was merely IMPLICIT in my comment. What I was trying to get across is that any rider should feel comfortable bringing a V-Strom on gravel roads. If a relative newb can get a V-Strom through Bethany, then another newb should feel comfortable riding a V-Strom on gravel roads. I hope that was clear.

    I was, and remain, baffled that anybody would suggest a WR is required to traverse a roadway, gravel or otherwise, sunshine or rain, newb or otherwise. Why any objective person would say such a thing is not clear to me. A ride with ODSC is *exactly* where we should want to test our limits -- surrounded by a team that's ready to help.

    I hope I am clear the first time when I say that I don't appreciate condescension, particularly on a public forum. I have been nothing but supportive toward you, and do not deserve attitude in return. If I have forgotten some sin against you, please connect with me privately to sort it out.
  11. Don Jasper

    Don Jasper ODSC Executive

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    Duncan, I assure you that no such condensation was ever and will ever be directed at you from me. You have indeed been very supportive to me when i organize rides and i actually felt you must be quite experienced to have ridden a V-Strom at the Bethany which was why i went to explain my experience riding the KLR at the Bethany.

    My prior comment is indicative of the regard to which i hold you and i truly regret this misunderstanding.
  12. HappyEater

    HappyEater ODSC-OFTR Member

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    To be fair trying to do the Dakar on a C90 Honda does sound fun!

    Whatever you ride you will have more than me - I am working up north this weekend still and it is -10.

    Ride safe and have a great time.
  13. brucedwilson

    brucedwilson Ride Organizer

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    Visser;

    I'm going to claim the nearest ever completion of the Jones. I've ridden from both ends of the whole Line to the wet part...during that super dry summer last year. There's still 40m uncrossed. It's up to you...but you'll need a canoe or else hit it at about 130 and skip across.

    Bruce
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    interactivewolf ODSC-OFTR Member

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    A tad deeper than it looks I'm assuming?
  15. Don Jasper

    Don Jasper ODSC Executive

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    Question is...Whom will finally cross the last 40m Gents?
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    Visser ODSC-ADV Member

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    Sounds like I need this setup:

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    Or perhaps a snorkel for the air intake as well as the exhaust:

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    Anyway, I'm guessing the Jones baseline won't be on the Steel Bridges Tour... that is for for the ATV (with snorkels) ride!

    Here is the wet portion in question: 43.731021, -80.396591

    [​IMG]
  17. brucedwilson

    brucedwilson Ride Organizer

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    I'm no expert...but I don't think ATVs could cross it. It's muck for 10s of meters before the deeper water starts, then the other side is deep muck too. It's some sort of tributary of the Conestoga.

    I had to pull the DRZ out sideways when I realized there was no bottom.

    There's a can of Wellington SPA for the first guy to "ride" it.

    Bruce
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    AfricaTwin ODSC-ADV Member

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    Don, thanks for organizing the ride, I had a great time. Sorry I couldn't stay for the whole route.

    Made it home in one piece.
  19. michel mondou

    michel mondou ODSC President

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    Thanks for a great ride Don! Always nice to tour this part of SW Ontario via the backroads. The Heidelberg Inn was the perfect spot for lunch.
  20. vellies

    vellies ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Don, thanks for organizing a great ride. I had a blast. Little WR had a crap of a time making it home against the wind, but it was a great day. Look forward to riding with you guys again, a great crowd.