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TEC || VMUTS 2020 Winter Weekend, February 14 -17, 2020

Discussion in 'Ontario, Canada' started by Norilsk, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. Nov 12, 2019 at 8:27 AM
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    So with @llamasmurf posting too many nice winter videos from VMUTS why don't we all come up there and share the joy of riding those trails and freeze our tails :sick:


    map for reference only.
    vmuts.jpg


    Dates:
    This is a multiday event.
    February 14 -17, 2020 (when family day is, so we have one extra day).

    Sources:
    https://www.vmuts.ca/

    General Requirements:
    • Winter tires preferred, or very-very good AT tires.
    • First aid kit, recommended to be as complete as is reasonably possible
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Recovery equipment including but not limited to shackles, recovery strap, front and rear recovery points, and most important knowledge how to use the equipment
    • Air compressor and tire plug/patch kit
    • Spare tire, must be matching full size spare
    • Shovel
    • Leather gloves and eye protection
    • Spare parts, fluids and tools, know your vehicle weak points and when to complete maintenance (oil changes etc)
    • Flashlight, spare key for the vehicle and all gear to allow comfortable camping in all kinds of condition.
    • Multiple layers of winter clothes and other winter related gear.


    Meeting point:
    There can be multiple meeting points, but I like to pick this one for all trips up north.
    King City ONroute - 12001 ON-400, King City, ON L7B 1A8


    Accommodations:
    It's all depending on number of people and want's/needs.

    Option 1: get a cottage via Airbnb and share costs near North Bay. This way it's much cheaper for everyone. If you join the list for Airbnb, the cost is going to be non-refundable, unless you can find somebody else to take your place. :drunk:

    Option 2: every man for himself and find your own accommodations, stay at friends/family, etc...:duel:

    Option 3: camping, goodluck! o_O


    Final accommodation choices will be done in the first week of January based on group interest.





    Other things to do while there:

    Snowmobiling
    Cross country ski
    Ski/Snowboarding
    Ice fishing
    Dog sled
    and much more!


    Reply if you are in, group is limited to 5 vehicles from southern Ontario.
    Last day to sign up is February 10th, 2020.

    List:

    @Norilsk
    @Therby
     
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  2. Nov 12, 2019 at 8:42 AM
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    sounds like a good time i would love to go but i am waiting on a new 2020 to arrive and then i need to do some mods so i am not sure if i will be ready. But i will keep watching and see what happens
     
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  3. Nov 12, 2019 at 8:46 AM
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    I am available when ever you guys get here, I will make sure of it!@

    Snow shoeing is one the things the wife and I really enjoy in the winter. Go way out in the bush and snow shoe where no one else has been all winter.

    The date may have to be a little flexible for the season, snow does not always play the way you want.

    I will spam some of my vids here to tickle some interest.

    This is what you can look forward to :cookiemonster:






    Dax knows this spot :rofl:



     
  4. Nov 13, 2019 at 9:32 PM
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    I'm very interested. Wether I can make it or not depends mostly on work situation. Like Llamasmurf, I enjoy snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing, as well as trail breaking with my Ski doo Tundra.
     
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  5. Nov 17, 2019 at 5:41 PM
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  6. Nov 17, 2019 at 5:58 PM
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    I will go
     
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  7. Nov 17, 2019 at 7:13 PM
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    One of the last pieces I am putting in place is figuring out exactly what trails we can use that are not groomed, numbered, snow machine trails. They groom a lot of the trails, so it limits the ones we can use. I will figure it all out.

    :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Nov 18, 2019 at 5:23 PM
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    Interested for sure
     
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  9. Nov 19, 2019 at 9:15 PM
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    Timing will be tricky. Playing in deep snow is fun. However, getting in a snowstorm on the drive up there will be shitty.
     
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  10. Nov 20, 2019 at 5:02 AM
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    Yes sir you are 100% correct,

    The weather will the hardest thing. If its -30C, -40C that is not what you want to snow wheel in either. Recoveries in -40C would be rather dangerous.
     
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  11. Nov 20, 2019 at 6:55 AM
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    Good points both, I'll add some warnings in the first post.
    -40 for me is fine, try in -60C and then we talk :)
     
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  12. Nov 20, 2019 at 7:00 AM
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    I also got secret weapon, those are great up to -65C
    If you outdoor a lot you might want to find them.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valenki


    some of you already seen me wearing them in the ganaraska run
     
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  13. Nov 20, 2019 at 7:06 AM
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    I hope you have a set of gaiters that go over them as well, last year the bush we will be wheeling in had over 4' of snow.

    I dont snow wheel with out my gaiters, they are a requirement :rolleyes: Snow getting down in the top of my boots and making the bottoms of my pants wet, then frozen, then wet, then frozen :anonymous: is well behind me now.
     
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  14. Nov 20, 2019 at 10:08 AM
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    With windchill maybe. At work, we couldn't find actual -40C anywhere in Canada for cold soak testing a few years ago. Ended up sending a team to Yakutsk...
     
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    haha, obviously :hattip:

    one of the coldest places in the entire world where people manage to live and not whine about life . :drunk:
     
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  16. Nov 20, 2019 at 10:33 AM
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    All that new work I am sure Eugene wants to plunge into some snow, I will just keep adding pics :anonymous:


    I will just turn around right here...


    :rofl:

    Every single time I turned around that day I got stuck :cookiemonster:

    The trails are primo right now, none of the swamps are frozen so they cant groom trails yet for snow machines. They are all open for me to use in the snow!@
     
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  18. Dec 4, 2019 at 5:32 AM
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    Stop rubbing it in!
     
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    I will never get you guys up here to enjoy it if I dont!

    :bananadead:
     
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  20. Dec 4, 2019 at 5:34 AM
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    I know just super jelly :jellydance::angrygirl:
     
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