1. 450x rider

    450x rider Limited User

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    Hi to all membes. I have browsed this site ever since I got my first dirtbike, (03 CRF 150f) back in 2003 and I finally became a registered member at the beginning of April. Great site btw :D

    In 2006 I picked up a new Honda CRF 450x from the Gully and they sold it to me with a on road title so I was able to get a blue plate for it and then installed a CDS light kit and trailtech vapour computer. Well being 21 at the time and only a M1 licence I could never afford insurance so I just rode my bike offroad only and about half a dozen CC races over the last 6 years.

    Long story short lol, I now have on road insurance and have been enjoying the freedom of a blue plate since the beginning of April. My good friend that is also a riding partner had a 2001 CR 250r MX bike that he just sold because he couldnt believe that I could ride my CRF pretty much anywhere so the CR hit Kijiji and it was gone less than a week. A quick trip to Langs offroad and my friend scored a deal on a 2009 Husqvarna TE 450 with 58hrs and owned by a vet rider.

    Now that the both of us have blue plated machines we would like to plan a weekend trip to the ganny or some legal place to ride north of the GTA. We would like to stay at a cheap lodge or motel thats very close to a trail head and have easy access to fuel and food.

    Sorry for the long post and it would be great if anyone could share some expeirence or past trips that are similair to what we would like to plan out. Oh we are from London.

    Cheers!
  2. Brad_O

    Brad_O Limited User

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    If you are both OFTR members then come on up to Simcoe County, lots of trails and places to stay. One great option is the the Midhurst Trail Ride (May 25th). It requires a blue plate and is about 150km. You could make your way up on Saturday, stay over and do the ride on Sunday.

    In terms of places to stay there is the KOA (they have cabins), there are the usual chain motels in Barrie, or horseshoe ski resort has rooms as well(not that cheap)

    Another option may be the two day Algonquin or Calaboogie boogie (both two day rides).

    Reason I suggest the rides is they are a great way to get familiar with the trails, you don't need to worry about getting lost, and its a good way to meet a bunch of great people.

    Cheers
  3. Joe

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    Ganaraska is the place to hit and you can camp right there at Sanaraska or just head a little north to Peterborough for a motel .
    There is a ton of people on here who would be happy to have you tag a long for your virgin ride in the ganny . Lots of great trails and things to see along with you could easily do 2 days without hitting a lot of road. If you plan on going it alone buy the 5 dollar map and grab a gps as it can get a bit overwhelming for some with all the trails . I have saved many a lost rider in there .
  4. 450x rider

    450x rider Limited User

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    Hey thanks for the replies. The Midhurst trail ride does seem like a great way to meet other memers and it would be a good idea to join the OFTR as they could always use more members.

    Ever since I have started riding and heard about the "Ganny" I have always wanted to plan a riding trip up there.
    Me and my friend have good riding expeirence and are not afraid of a good hard ride lol.
    What are the requirements to ride in the Ganaraska forest besides a plate and insurance?

    It would be great if we could link up with a group to show us the key riding spots and its always nice to meet fellow riders.
    We are planning to come up during the May 24 longweekend and would be riding the saturday and sunday.

    Thanks for all the great info and it would be great to hear more.

    Cheers :)
  5. Tennisboy

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    If you don't mind a drive, the Algonquin trail ride is a highlight of the year. :D
    Otherwise the Ganny is the best riding area in southern Ontario in my opinion, the riding is awesome and the area is vast. Have fun! :D