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Ride for Sight 2006 to Trenton
Orangeville to Creemore Ride - 2003
Wow!! Look at the change in the Waterfall crossing over the years...
I was new to DS back then. I remember that first crossing on that ride...I was certain I couldn't go across it (go down the muddy bank...across some roots...jump (!) that ledge...and go through water...then have to climb the other side. NO way, Man!
Here are various ride photos from years past!
One thing I enjoy about riding with Bob is we usually end up here on the Creemore ride!
Also from an Orangeville to Creemore ride. I think from 2004.
Yeah! Way to go Smart Boy. Arrange a ride down the Grand River and have your rear wheel bearings disintegrate 1/2 way. (In my defense, I had thoroughly soaked the rear end in a muddy creek trying to cross the weekend before...guess what sandy water does to wheel bearings!)
I've been trying to find my old archived pictures since this post as I've had so many computers, disks, storage devices, cloud backup, etc, etc in the last 20 years. I eventually found them today and have done a quick sort to find some old and/or interesting ones. I'll probably create a new on-line Album of ALL my DualSport ride pictures, maps, routes and trips in the next few months now that I've retired from motorcycling.
I heard about ODSC from Rob at Cycle City, Burlington in August 2000 when I decided to return to motorcycling and was looking for a Yamaha TW200 (I know .....). He suggested the new DRZ400 but I wanted a used bike so he told me to checkout ODSC as they had a website with links to their mailing list. A few weeks later, I bought a '94 DR350SE from an ODSC member and attended my first ODSC at Brian Helliwell's house in Ingersol in Oct 2000. I remember it well due to counting the riders at the first gas stop and there were 17. At lunch in Turkey Point I counted 16 and we had trouble figuring out who was missing. Turned out to be Sean Klady on a DT-1 and we never saw him again! There was quite a S*#T-storm on the mailing list for the next several days!!! Happy times
Here's my oldest ODSC picture taken on my 2nd ride at Primrose on Oct 29, 2000. I remember Brian, Rich, Phil, and Cole being there.
The next ride was at St Williams on Nov 5, 2000. I think it was Cole and Marc and their sons - plus a few others.
Next up was the Beagle Bash on April 9, 2001 - my 1st Kawasaki Trail Ride series,
(R-L) Steve, BobM, Steve's buddy
The first Creemore Ride I attended was organized by Brian Helliwell on April 7, 2002
Dave, Ken (Later to be Mr OFTR) and Bruno
.... Creemore Ride Continued.
Lunch in Creemore at Pizza Perfect.
Digby Norris's KTM - he was our first webmaster after ODSC Founder Sham Kanji passed over the keys.
The waterfall on 1st Line - Brian was helping the rider - he can "clean" that step ...
ODSC Booth at the January 2003 Motorcycle Show at the International Centre, near the Airport.
First time out for ODSC's new Club Banner. Stephen and Cole.
Steve and me with my ADV-ready/GPS-equipped KLR
Taking our bikes home after the show closed on Sunday.
A DualSport Ride to Port Dover on Friday the 13th of September, 2002 ...
Think Positive ....
Remember the Indian blockades near Caledonia? This was one of the bridges they closed.
The 1st GPS ride for ODSC - Falls Tour April 19 2003 at Campbellville
35 riders took part in the ride
Sham Kanji, ODSC Founder, is 3rd from the left.
An ODSC weekend at Gord's cottage on Georgian Bay Oct 19, 2002
The ODSC Past-President
ODSC introduced the Club Patch in 2003
The unofficial Campbellville Chapter began meeting at the Mohawk Inn in 2003
Creemore/Beaver Valley Ride - May 3, 2003
3rd Line overlooking Hockley Valley. This view is no longer possible as the tiny trees beside the road completely block the view now.
Beaver Valley DS Ride - Oct 10, 2004
Luiz and Clint at Reid's Road, Blue Mountain
Beaver Valley from Graham's Road
That's my first four years in ODSC - I started on a '94 DR350SE, added an '01 KLR650 and then an '04 V-Strom.
Loved every moment of it !!!!
Joined ODSC Sept 2000
'94 DR350SE ('00 - '03)
'01 KLR650 ('01 - '04)
'04 DL650 ('04 - '10)
'00 KLR650('05 - '06)
'99 DR350SE('06 - '15)
'01 FG650 Dakar('09 - '12)
'12 DR650SE ('12 - '16)
'99 DR350SE ('15 - '18)
'08 MX-5 ('16 - ? ......
WOW! .67 a litre............ I mean, great pics Bob
Excellent pictures Bob!
Great pictures Bob!!!
I didn't take a whole lot of pictures on the rides I attended, but I found a few:
One of the first club rides I did was the Walsingham Super Sunday, here is a pic of some of the bikes before we left... and a quick break at lunch with I think Gorick's back to me:
The next picture is from the Sping of 2015 on Helliwell's Bluewater run, my Vstrom can be seen at the end of the row:
The final two pictures were not an official ODSC event, but Bob, Phil, Chase, and myself did a Bancroft run... these pictures were taken up somewhere between Bancroft and Cloyne:
Here's a video I did, must be 11 years ago:
Dr Helliwell performing a Tirectomy.
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