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Posts : 6
Join date : 2009-01-25
Age : 64
Location : Kenogami, On.

PostSubject: Re: Introduce Yourself   Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:09 pm

Hello everyone. Iím Ian MacPherson and I own a General Store and Esso Station on Highway 11, just west of Kirkland Lake. Iím 55 years old and have been around snowmobiles for most of my life. I really only got into organized sledding in the early 90's with the revitalization of our local club. Over the years I have owned many makes of sleds. Iíve been lucky and they were all good, in their time. I currently have a 2006 MXZ Renegade 600.

Iím an OFSC Trail Patroller and for the past 11 years, Iíve been providing live ďTrail ReportsĒ for CJKL-FM in Kirkland Lake. They run at 7:35AM weekday mornings and are available through live steaming audio from their website. The reports deal with current grooming operations, logging cautions, trail closures, that kind of thing. Most of the information is for our local club, The Golden Corridor Snow Drifters, which has a trail inventory of over 370 kilometers. I also provide occasional news for touring across District 14.

Over the years Iíve come to know and look forward to revisiting with sledders out at our gas pumps. We have direct groomed access to the ĎAí Trail. I donít have a regular riding partner anymore and donít go for as many long runs as I used to. In the past Iíve ridden as far south as Haliburton and as far north as Smooth Rock Falls. I prefer to stay north of Temagami simply because Iím not accustomed to the heavier traffic to the south.

I look forward to following along with this forum and offering any input I can. I might even be a Ďtrail buddyí for someone passing by!
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Posts : 4
Join date : 2009-01-28
Age : 53
Location : Muskoka District 7 and 8

PostSubject: Brian from Muskoka   Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:40 am

I am new to the sledding and am very cautious rider. I work for Steam Whistle Brewing as a rep for northern Ontario. Would love to find someone in the Orillia area that could show me a way Arrow to Barrie as I would like to make sales calls by sled! I own a Ski Doo Formula 600 Deluxe.

If any riders out in Muskoka that would be interested in riding around and show this beer guy the way, I would appreciate this greatly!


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Posts : 6
Join date : 2009-01-23

PostSubject: Re: Introduce Yourself   Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:58 pm

Hi Everyone,
My Name is Perry.I live in Angus,on.
Im pretty new to sledding although I always had a sled when I lived on the rock.
Ive been in Ontario now since 1996 and looking to get that sled feeling back.
Just recently picked up a 2003 yamaha Vmax and want to learn the trails and everything that goes with sledding. Very Happy
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Posts : 1
Join date : 2009-02-01
Age : 49
Location : Orr Lake District 8

PostSubject: New Rider District 8 Orr Lake/Elmvale   Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:59 am

Hello everyone! Well unlike so many of you here, I am brand spankin new to the sport of snowmobiling!! Infact yesterday was my first time out on the trails District 8 Elmvale. I must say even though my muscles are screaming at me right now, I can't wait to hit and rip the trails again. I live in Orr Lake (minutes from the trails) and would love to connect with any experienced riders, as I need to catch up. I'm available to go most Sundays and would be available to do some evening riding during the weak. I just purchased a 2001 XCR800 Polaris and want to take advantage of what ever is left of the season.

Javier aka Huv
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Posts : 2
Join date : 2009-02-11
Location : Saint-Lazare / Hudson Que

PostSubject: Re: Introduce Yourself   Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:46 pm

Hey fellow sled heads!! My name is Andy I have been an avid sledder since I was a teen... Did not do much sledding in the past 6-8 years as work was getting in the way....Picked up a sled in 2006 and rekindled the flame. I live in Quebec on the Ontario border, did some riding in district 1 last year... Always looking to hook up for a day or night of sledding.
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Posts : 21
Join date : 2009-02-13
Age : 56
Location : South Western Ontario

PostSubject: Re: Introduce Yourself   Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:33 am

I'm Dan from Etonia, been riding since I was 9 years old in North Bay, 1970...I've owned sleds from all the majors and the best so far is Yamaha 4 strokes....I ride all over Ontario and Quebec. I've ridden across New Brunswick twice, through Maine on marked trailer once, and went two years later to find trails we're gone, not marked, and we weren't permitted back into Canada so we had to go....what a trip...I've ridden from Southern Ontario to Chapleau, Hearst, Cochrane, Muskoka, Barrie, Montibello, PQ, Pembroke, Ottawa, all without the use of a trailer. You got to pick your spot (weather and condition wise) but it can be done. I've had to call for a pal to pick me up a couple times too like after a day riding in rain from Timmins to Sportsmans Lodge, right into the meltdown...had a lot of fun though. I started riding with my Dad and brother and now ride with my son and nephew and girlfriend and old buddies. We've slowed down a lot, or the sleds have got a lot faster, but nothing better then touring on snow....unless you count the 90K I put on my Decker in the past 4 summers....keep the black side down
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Join date : 2009-02-18

PostSubject: introduce yourself   Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:25 am

Hi all
My name is Larry Gualtieri and i am a sledaholic.Unfortunately i have friends who would rather sit around and drink than spend a day on the trails,which brings me to this forum.
I 'm 40 years old and have been sledding since i was younger man in my days living in Sudbury.Living in southern Ontario has limited my riding in the last 6 years since i'm gotten back into the sport,but i'm always ready for a drive up north into Gods country to do some serious riding.
I'm looking forward to meeting many of my fellow enthusiasts as i can on the trail,the seasons short,so lets get riding! rendeer
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Posts : 2
Join date : 2010-01-03
Age : 57
Location : montreal

PostSubject: Re: Introduce Yourself   Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:56 am

hi everyone..my name is jack verrecchia...my son ryan is 14 and 6-3..240...yes it suchs to have him on the back...well for my wife..lol..we ride anywhere in quebec..got a marrathon deck for 2 sleds..so we sometimes tow friends trailer and they come in the truck..have a daughter natasha.. 20.. too busy with school and boyfriend..we live in kirkland...near montreal..quebec.rode allthrough teens..stopped at 23 and started again 4 years ago..46..my wife started fishing ,hunting with bow.and snowmobilling 4 years ago...the boy is still doing all..my fishing tournament partner is my son,,and he is also my huntin buddy...i am off from november to april..hunt or sled..call i am ready...
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Join date : 2010-01-12
Location : Bowmanville

PostSubject: Introduce Myself   Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:27 pm

Hello, my name is Brett Jeffs (42 yrs). My wife Shelli and I used to be sledders until the kids started to arrive. Got back into it last year. Polaris family, 02 700 Classic and 96 Trail Touring, both mint. We ride out of Ganaraska Forest (mostly) and the Bancroft areas. We take the boys (11 & 8 1/2) out with us on weekends, I occasionally get out during the week. I am always looking for riding buddies for weekday rides.
Shelli doesn't like me riding alone.
Live in Bowmanville, work in Ajax.
Sleds sit in a covered trailer ready to go at a moments notice.
Shoot me an email and lets go sleddin.
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Posts : 2
Join date : 2010-01-15

PostSubject: Introduce yourself   Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:45 pm

Hi guys,just found this site my name is Ken.I just picked up my first sled 2010 apex gt had it for about a month put on about 40 kilometers so far just trying it out on puslinch lake near cambridge ontario where I live.I am looking to get out riding with anyone that wants to go.Send me an email sled is on the trailer loaded up ready to go.
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Posts : 4
Join date : 2010-01-21
Age : 55
Location : Russell

PostSubject: re: Introduce Yourself   Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:35 pm


My name is Denis Jette. I live in Russell, On. I have started a new career with the Federal Gov after being with GM for many years. I have been snowmobiling since my mid teens and participating in week long trips since 1984. I have been in every corner of Quebec several times often leading trips. My favorite area is Parent, Clova, Senneterre, Val DíOr etcÖEvery weekend was between 400 to 600 miles mostly around Mont-Laurier, Sainte-Anne-du-Lac or Saint-Michel-des-Saints. I have worn out a few sleds in my time. As I sledded with the same group over the years which where about 15 years my senior, I am now basically alone as they have all retired and are now wintering in Florida. I am now looking into meeting new dedicated snowmobilers in my area for weekends, week long trips or even evening runs for a few hours as sledding alone is boring, especially on longer trips. My other passions are motorcycle touring in the summer months, car shows and camping.

See you on the trails.
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Posts : 3
Join date : 2010-01-19
Age : 50
Location : Waterloo

PostSubject: hello   Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:36 pm

Hello everyone my username was snown , but has changed to snowdog. rendeer santa
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Posts : 2
Join date : 2010-02-10
Location : Haliburton Forest

PostSubject: hello   Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:33 am

As of this moment in my life i have 32 gas powered cylinders....
Hence the name, of course it always changes....
My name is Tom and i've been a motorhead since 1976.

Sniff... sniff... do love the smell of distant '2 stroke' on a cold day?
Or the smell of a hot engine after its shut down?
Love that 'tinking' noise it makes?

You too may be like me.
There is a cure .

And it runs on gas. Cool

I'm looking for other addicts who have a camp (or practically live ) in the Haliburton Forest 4 ATV'n and Sled'n.
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Posts : 8
Join date : 2010-02-01
Location : Humphrey - Highway 141/ Clear lake Rd

PostSubject: From Bruce D - Parry Sound / Humphrey Area   Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:44 am

Been riding for 13 years in this area and just love it.

Most of my riding buddies have left the sport and am always looking for new folks to ride with.

Up most weekends from Jan - March and try and get a couple great long runs in there at some point.

So if your in or near the area lets catch up!



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Posts : 4
Join date : 2010-04-04
Age : 24
Location : Gavenhurst,on

PostSubject: Re: Introduce Yourself   Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:42 am




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Join date : 2009-03-07
Age : 39
Location : Ottawa

PostSubject: Introduce Yourself    Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:35 am

Hi my name is Dan J Dragan I am in North Gower (ottawa area ) I am 34 years old with no kids no wife no gf I have been sledding for 10 years I like to go for a day ride and up to 2 weeks out on the trails I ride in Ont & Qc I ride around my area as well as truck the sled to wherever there is some good trails I ride day and night time I ride a 2013 BRP Renegade Backcountry x 800 R E-TEC and use to ride a 1994 Polaris Indy Classic 500 the new sled run much better use much less gas and go much faster then my old sled Wink
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