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  1. MichaelSchorpp

    MichaelSchorpp Ride Organizer

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    It's been several years since I've done the North Pencil Lake /Fire Route 72 route from hwy 507 to hwy 28. I know there is a large rock face to go up and over; other than that is it difficult? I'm considering taking a novice rider through who will be riding a stock, lowered DR650. This rider has very little off road experience and no off-road gear. I figure I can take the DR over the rock face, but what is the rest of the trail like?

    Also is this route easier going west?

    Mike
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    johninkincardine ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Mike
    If you don't get any responses here, try posting on the SCAR (Simcoe County Adventure Riders) facebook group. They just did a Pencil Lake Rd ride in September.
  3. GQelements

    GQelements ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Mike, we got a Triumph Tiger Explorer (plus a F800GS and an Africa Twin) over that spot 3weeks ago. That was the SCAR ride mentioned above.

    You will be fine.
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    wheinle Limited User

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    What GQelements said ;)
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    albatross ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Here's a video from SCAR ride at Pencil Lake
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  6. MichaelSchorpp

    MichaelSchorpp Ride Organizer

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    Thanks for all the replies and the video post. We didn't ride it yet but may do so in the coming weeks.
  7. GQelements

    GQelements ODSC-OFTR Member

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    ....coming weeks? Hope it doesn't rain much more than last few days or you may risk not even getting to the rock bypass with the new guy... It was moderately fun in the peak of the dry season, in the mud (that now wont drain due to cold, hard soil) it's going to be a handful for any big bike..
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    Hey...thats my video! It was a blast, but has very challenging sections for larger bikes.
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  9. 123mclaren

    123mclaren Limited User

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    Is there a route around that last section/rock hill. Not 100% i can make it on my africa twin?