2016 Annual Spring Ride! - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Canadian Troopers For those up north!

 2Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 32 Old 03-27-2016, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Juan Tanamera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Canuckistan
Posts: 1,010
Garage
2016 Annual Spring Ride!

Hi Everyone,

It's about that time to get this thread going so here it goes...
I'll follow much of the similar things we did last year, because that seemed to work pretty well. That said, if anyone has any suggestions, please chime in, because I am open to changing anything from the date, to the routes or the lunch spot.

Date: Saturday May 7th - open to alternate date suggestions.....
(Last year it coincided with the Romney event, so I would suggest that this year it be on a different weekend, especially so that any of the Foreign Legion who head to Romney can also come to this and share their lies. Romney is from April 29-May1st.
Many of us are also going to the Bancroft lunch ride on April 10, so I might suggest that the Spring Ride is the weekend after Romney, on Saturday May 7. Normally we do this spring ride on a Sunday I think, but the Sunday May 8th is Mothers Day and I think many others may have problems with that date too. I hope Tom and others aren't working on the Saturday)

Meeting spot - ready to leave by 8:30am - Tim Hortons/Esso Station at corner of Essa Rd & Bryne Drive: https://goo.gl/maps/3m4kB

Lunch Spot: Crossroads in the heart of Muskoka area at the corner of the 141/Muskoka Rd#3

Routes: I will probably make some changes to the routes below, because they are the exact same as last year - unless you all enjoyed the routes last year and would like to do it again. A stop at the Windermere dock is on the list as well as bathroom stops.

Morning Route: http://goo.gl/maps/204vc - 2.5hrs w/ 2 possible stops

Afternoon Route: https://goo.gl/maps/qEOZx - 4 hrs with a few stops - last year we left the restaurant and decided against riding up and along Hwy518, which made the afternoon route closer to 2.5 hours. I left the Hwy518 portion of the route in here anyways and if we need to drop it off, we can just do what we did last year.

Once the date and route details are sorted out, I can make the lunch reservation and do up GPX files for anyone interested.

Cheers!

Orange Wee Member #420

Last edited by Juan Tanamera; 03-29-2016 at 05:00 PM.
Juan Tanamera is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 32 Old 03-27-2016, 11:08 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Mississauga, ON
Posts: 2,629
I'm glad it is going to be a week after Romney this time. Looking forward to it. ( and fresh Florida oranges...)
Rick123 is offline  
post #3 of 32 Old 03-29-2016, 12:45 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Forest Cop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Midland, Ontario CAN
Posts: 156
Nice Ride

That's a nice run! I'll be there, if not too fried from slabbing it back from Romney.
If Mom says it's OK...
Forest Cop is offline  
 
post #4 of 32 Old 03-29-2016, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Juan Tanamera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Canuckistan
Posts: 1,010
Garage
Looking forward to hearing all about Romney - that area is so nice to ride around.

Orange Wee Member #420
Juan Tanamera is online now  
post #5 of 32 Old 03-29-2016, 08:42 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 100
I think I'm working. Darn. Could use an orange or two.
Happy spring everybody.

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]The truth knocks on the door and you say "go away, I'm looking for the truth." And so it goes away. Puzzling.
2007 dl650 - Wee Rosie, somewhat farkled.
chefbiker is offline  
post #6 of 32 Old 03-30-2016, 08:31 AM
$tromtrooper
 
Keith Falkner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Sarasota FL
Posts: 2,350
Cool Supporting the Tradition

I look forward to the long ride to Ontario, and the familiar ride around
the lakes and cottages. I wonder if I will see some Tiny Houses either en route to the Great White North or in Muskoka. I have been studying them and I find them fascinating.

I will bring oranges and some trinkets. If you see something you
want from Harbor Freight, and it's not too bulky, please let me know.

Best wishes from Florida!
Keith

Keith Falkner is offline  
post #7 of 32 Old 03-30-2016, 08:44 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
PhilStrom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bracebridge & Bala ON Canada
Posts: 1,050
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Juan Tanamera View Post
Last year it coincided with the Romney event, so I would suggest that this year it be on a different weekend, especially so that any of the Foreign Legion who head to Romney can also come to this and share their lies.
No lies Shane....most of the stories around the Romney campfire are about YOU

Thanks for the consideration on the date change....I should be able to make the run, and I hope most of the others as well.

PhilStrom.....Suzuki Guy Since 1972
PhilStrom is offline  
post #8 of 32 Old 04-08-2016, 09:44 AM
$tromtrooper
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 291
Thanks for getting this started again Shane.
Still haven't been able to spring the bike to be able to make Bancroft this weekend, but then I was diving through more flurries again this morning so...
Always look forward to the Windermere run and happy to see everyone to kick off the season. The date is booked on the calendar now.

Cheers

Rob in T.O.
K7 DL650 ABS
WeeRob is offline  
post #9 of 32 Old 04-09-2016, 10:37 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Alpster87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: North Bay Ont.Canada
Posts: 323
spring ride

Hello Shane, Been a while ,Lookin like I will try and make it down for the spring ride .I have saturdays off now from work so the date should not be a problem ...looking forward to seeing you all again ...Ill let you know for sure if I will make down ....

Sometimes making a wrong turn just makes the ride that much better ,,, go an extra mile it`s not so crowded there!
Alpster87 is offline  
post #10 of 32 Old 04-13-2016, 10:01 AM
$tromtrooper
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 291
Saturday??
Blast, I hadn't read that properly before as these things are normally on a Sunday.
Not so sure I can work around the Saturday schedule so I am down only as a "maybe" for the first time since 2007.
Still hope to make it.

Cheers

Rob in T.O.
K7 DL650 ABS
WeeRob is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome