Originally Posted by Heavy
Originally Posted by The Shepherd
I'm sure I'll be posting a few rides here come springtime, I'm starting to get a few ideas together now.
No pavement? All ski-doo trails? Lots of dirt and mud and bogs and stuff? I hope I get a couple hundred kms on my Strom before I throw it down in the dirt some place. :lol:
Let us know about your favorite roads in our area.
I haven't had the Strom long enough to get on some nice hardpacked and dry gravel yet. I'll be starting off on the pavement for sure in the spring until the surrounding fields and whatnot have time to dry out. I'll be looking to try some gravel roads / rail trails and whatnot but not right away.
As for roads around Barrie, you mentioned Southwoods Rd. #13. I usually combine that with Bala #38 or go through Bala to #632 and back down to Windamere....awesome twisties. Also Coopers Falls Rd. to Hwy #118 then across to Haliburton where I either take #507 down to Bobcaygeon and Fenelon Falls or go further east to Elephant Lake. Rd then through Algonquin Park then head to Dorset and the firetower.
West out of Barrie we do the shorter Creemore / Terra Nova thing and head south for Hockley Valley as well, there is another road between them which is good too. Rd. #2 North just NW of Angus is nice as well, you follow one side of the escarpment through Ravenna to Georgian Bay then we'll take Beaver Valley Rd. back down and check out how they are coming along with the windmills at Shelbourne.
Sometimes I ride for certain roads, other times I just try and pick a destination that is different to go to. Places like downtown Fergus or Bruce Nuclear to check out the big windmills there.
I'll be looking to try and add some gravel bits to some of these rides or come up with other routes. I just need to get a map or two out. Maybe try hugging Georgian Bay tightly or taking a real long ride and going all the way around Algonquin the shortest route possible......hmmm.
I also was looking at this website, http://www.ontarioghosttowns.com/
to see if there is any places that look interesting that would be a decent destination to go take some pictures. I've been through or to a few on the list but will most likely check out a few more.
I don't think I'm going to be doing any mud bogging on the Strom heh, I can certainly see gravel roads and maybe a nice hardpacked dirt trail but I'll leave the slop and big ruts to the dirt bike crowd I think.