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Snowmobile Podcast #10 – Riding Off Trail in North Eastern Ontario

Podcast-Episode-10Riding Off Trail in North Eastern Ontario


This week on #OntarioSnowmobiler.ca Podcast we talk with Jeff McGirr from Bonfield Ontario Jeff is the Vice Presdient of the Mattawa Snowmobile club and also a contributer to Ontario Snowmobiler.ca and an avid of trail rider. We also talk with Bill Froud from Extreme Tours from Cochrane Ontario.





Listener Question of the Week

This weeks question is from Luc the Groomer Guy Luc asks “I want the Extreme experience…. Can you pull me down the trail with me dragging off the back bumper while I’m holding on with my two arms while doing the 50km speed Limit?”

Jeff Says he will take him anytime!!!


Time to check in with our friend Doo Dette

On Jan 25th Old Hastings Snow Riders President’s Ride, in L’Amable, Please call: 613-332-6125 for more info or look on the webpage at ww.bancroftoldhastings.com Great Pine Ridge Night-time Poker is being held Saturday night. Sign in is from 3pm till 5pm at the Club House. Food and refreshments will be available. Cost is $10 for club members and $15 for non-members. The clubhouse is located at 692 Bowmanton Rd in Harwood. You can call (905) 344-7240 for more info or go to www.gosledding.ca

The Dufferin Driftbusters Poker run that I mentioned last week has been cancelled but they are doing a radar run later in February so I’ll keep you posted on that. Timberline Snowmobile club Poker Run Contact them at (613) 732-7394 for more information.

Snowcrest Rider’s of Gravenhurst are hosting their annual Pancake Breakfast. It begins at 10:00 at the Walkers Point Community Centre on Walkers Point Road. All you can eat Pancakes, Sausages and hot beverages. Cost is 8$ per person.

Algonquin S.C’s annual Chili Cook Off is being held at the Warm Up Shelter on the 101B trail – Call Sue Grant at ( 705) 635-2241 to enter your Chili.

The Orillia Snowmobile Club is hosting a ride for Literacy. Jarett Hall which is Line 10 and Horseshoe Valley Road, at 11:00 go to www.sledorillia.com

The Collingwood Club’s Snowarama Contact Kevin at the MOST office at (800) 347-7220 for more information.

South Shore/Restoule Snow Run & Roast Beef Dinner is all day Saturday. Restoule Community Centre at 20 Lakeview Road in Restoule. More Info is available at www.snowmobileheaven.ca

The Atikokan Snow Ho’s are hosting their 35th Charity Snowarama out of District 17. Registration is at the SnoHo chalet 7-9 pm Friday and 8-10 am Saturday. For more information call Twila at 807 597-2422.


Paul asks….What is freestyle Riding?

Jeff Explains that freestyle riding as Professional riders doing different sort tricks and maneuvers off of an engineered ramp. Jeff says he has done some of this riding before. Jeff says he got into snowmobiling due to his drive to explore nature and what it has to offer and going where no one else has gone before.

Paul Asks what Free Riding is?

Jeff says free riding is riding without boundaries and exploring where no one has gone before without being on track or trail. What is the Proper place to go Free Riding? Jeff Explains that there is thousands of KM of Crown land available for freeriding. Jeff says to be responsible and not to ride on private property without permission. Paul Asks what is the best sled for off trail? Jeff says that the Snowmobile industry has helped us riders find the perfect sled for our needs. There are Crossovers models for riders that like to ride on and off trail. Some people Prefer a trail sled like an Ski Doo MXZ while others like riding a Mountain sled like a Ski Doo Summit. Paul says that he was in the Abitibi Canyon and got stuck pretty good with his short track sled. Dave says he was up in the Abitibi canyon and Bill Was his tour guide. Bill Explains that he offers a trip to James Bay where you Start in Cochrane then to the Abitibi Canyon for gas then the Abitibi river leading to Moosonee and on to James Bay. Bill also Explains other trips he offers. The Guys explain and tell their Stories of being stuck. Jeff says that the snow lasts well into April in Northern Ontario. Bill explains how his Camp and Fuel works and what he has to offer. Jeff says that it is important to go prepaid if you go alone. Jeff asks Bill what kind of Wildlife is in the Area? Bill Talk about an experience he had with a pack of wolves. Bill says there is Moose, Lynx, fox and much more in the area. Bill talks about a Hidden Jem and recommends the site.

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-Outro Ontario Snowmobiler.ca would like to thank Jeff McGirr and Bill Froud for being on the show guys! Thanks for a great show everyone! Don’t forget to E-Mail us, Join our Facebook page or Call us! Do you have a comment, question or a topic you would like to hear us discuss on the show? Please call our feedback hotline with your feedback and questions for the show at 855.561.4401 You can also email us or send audio attachments with your feedback and questions to us anytime using info@ontariosnowmobiler.ca Show Notes By Blake Schofield

Updated: January 24, 2014 — 12:25 am

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