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2021 Day Trips!

voyageur

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I wanted to explore Stouffville for a while now. But since I had some personal stuff to do, I could only squeeze in a 2-hour ride - 110 km give or take.

Just a relaxed ride - straight roads with some elevation changes. Nothing much to write about.

If anyone has better routes to suggest in and around Stouffville, please do. I would like to try and do a ride during the week after work.

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Hardwrkr13

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Went on a really nice ride today for 1130km over 12 hours. Once I started riding, I just kept going and didn't stop much except for gas and a few pics. Made me think that it would be interesting to do an Iron Butt ride, except instead of doing it on highways, I would ride primarily twisty backroads. Highlights were Northey's Bay / #44, Flinton Rd, Tatlock Rd, Old Barry's Bay Road, Elephant Lake Rd, Dyno Rd and Deep Bay Rd.

Morning:
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Mid Day:
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Afternoon:
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I found @Mad Mike 's ducky
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Took a nice gravel road called River Road between Ardoch and Ompah
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If you have never been on Tatlock Rd #9, check it out. It's an amazing road just off the 511 on the way to Calabogie. Speaking of which... Calabogie was beautiful!
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It was suggested to me that after Calabogie and taking the 508/71, then I should head north along an easy dirt/gravel road call Hyland Creek Road. I'm riding on fresh Pilot Road 4's and this was a very easy road and pretty scenic.
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Found out where all the lumber is hiding
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This is a pretty nice rest stop on Old Barry's Bay Road with a waterfall and shallow water for swimming
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I think this pic is from Lakeshore Road, which is off Lake Kameniskeg Rd, south of Barry's Bay. Looks like some nice beaches in the background.
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I met up with this guy - turns out he used to work in Peel region and knows where I live. Told me that everyone speeds - and asked me to slow it down a bit and have a nice ride. What a super guy!
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Looks we rode a lot of the same roads on Saturday and likely passed each other going the other direction. I was chatting with a fella in Barrys Bay during a poutine lunch stop who was from Niagara on a Strom 1000 just out for a extended day-trip as well.
I'm going to explore Old Barrys Bay Road a bit more and see what's up with all the religion stuff. There's Priests Ponds, the Szare Szeregy monument (which looks kinda cool), Church under the Pines and the whole Wadsworth Lake area. Not that I'm religous, just curious.
I don't often ride weekends but was pleasantly surprised in the lack of road traffic (Northey's and Matawachan Rd are usually one's to avoid on weekends).
 

sburns

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Looks we rode a lot of the same roads on Saturday and likely passed each other going the other direction. I was chatting with a fella in Barrys Bay during a poutine lunch stop who was from Niagara on a Strom 1000 just out for a extended day-trip as well.
I'm going to explore Old Barrys Bay Road a bit more and see what's up with all the religion stuff. There's Priests Ponds, the Szare Szeregy monument (which looks kinda cool), Church under the Pines and the whole Wadsworth Lake area. Not that I'm religous, just curious.
I don't often ride weekends but was pleasantly surprised in the lack of road traffic (Northey's and Matawachan Rd are usually one's to avoid on weekends).
Yeah Northey's was dead when I did it Sunday. Just 2 cars in the opposite direction..one was OPP..
I guess people are Work From Cottage now.
 

mimico_polak

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Yeah Northey's was dead when I did it Sunday. Just 2 cars in the opposite direction..one was OPP..
I guess people are Work From Cottage now.
Lots of people in our virtual meetings hide their backgrounds but I’d say a good 30-50% are working from the cottage.

Hell I would too if my kid wasn’t in daycare.
 

ScorpionT16

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Nice ride Shane! I’ll have to join you one of these days once it cools a bit! My butt hurts from 350km ride.

@ScorpionT16 the new seat is much better than stock, but still a bit uncomfortable after 300km. Will have to throw the air hawk on.
@mimico_polak so 300km range is the same as the stock one, in terms of comfort? I'm looking at getting a SC for the T7, hoping atleast 800km days are comfy. Right now, at the end of that things are sore. I use a sheepskin, its so so.

I got one of those air mesh cover things for the CBX seat, I only used for one ride, if you ever want to try it I still have it
Went on a really nice ride today for 1130km over 12 hours. Once I started riding, I just kept going and didn't stop much except for gas and a few pics. Made me think that it would be interesting to do an Iron Butt ride, except instead of doing it on highways, I would ride primarily twisty backroads. Highlights were Northey's Bay / #44, Flinton Rd, Tatlock Rd, Old Barry's Bay Road, Elephant Lake Rd, Dyno Rd and Deep Bay Rd.

Morning:
View attachment 49285

Mid Day:
View attachment 49287

Afternoon:
View attachment 49288

I found @Mad Mike 's ducky
IMG_0692-X5.jpg


Took a nice gravel road called River Road between Ardoch and Ompah
IMG_0697-X5.jpg


If you have never been on Tatlock Rd #9, check it out. It's an amazing road just off the 511 on the way to Calabogie. Speaking of which... Calabogie was beautiful!
IMG_0699-X5.jpg


It was suggested to me that after Calabogie and taking the 508/71, then I should head north along an easy dirt/gravel road call Hyland Creek Road. I'm riding on fresh Pilot Road 4's and this was a very easy road and pretty scenic.
IMG_0703-X5.jpg


IMG_0705-X5.jpg


Found out where all the lumber is hiding
IMG_0712-X5.jpg


This is a pretty nice rest stop on Old Barry's Bay Road with a waterfall and shallow water for swimming
IMG_0714-X5.jpg


I think this pic is from Lakeshore Road, which is off Lake Kameniskeg Rd, south of Barry's Bay. Looks like some nice beaches in the background.
IMG_0722-X5.jpg


I met up with this guy - turns out he used to work in Peel region and knows where I live. Told me that everyone speeds - and asked me to slow it down a bit and have a nice ride. What a super guy!
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Great routes, noted! I follow closely, and did the Kinesis Lake one you suggested, was a total roller coaster ride. Love the Minden Hills area, used to always go to Muskoka, not anymore.

I've been exploring the back roads, lots lead to dead ends, or gated off trails. Some nice Fire Routes





 

sburns

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Mannn.. I need to get offroad tires for my bike... :ROFLMAO:.. lots of interesting places to explore.
 

Robbo

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I see a bike pic with water in the background and I’d be tempted to stay there and go fishing .


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mimico_polak

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@ScorpionT16 the new seat was getting uncomfortable around the 250-300km mark. The stock seat I was feeling it after 100-150 so a def improvement.

I also have the AirHawk that I need to install. Maybe tonight.
 

mimico_polak

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I see a bike pic with water in the background and I’d be tempted to stay there and go fishing .


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I think I’d jump in for a dip.
 

jdmsteR

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Rode up to Haliburton through Minden on Saturday, had a late start and did not hit the road until 10am or so
Hit all the good roads and they were surprisingly quiet
Stopped for lunch in Haliburton and saw many bikes out
Cooled off with a dip after riding Haliburton Lake Rd
Home by 7pm

Got to try out a new-to-me Airhawk seat and this thing is awesome, like sitting on a cloud! 🤩

PS There is a new washroom facility in Haliburton right by the lake
Roughly here:
 

sburns

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I wanted to explore Stouffville for a while now. But since I had some personal stuff to do, I could only squeeze in a 2-hour ride - 110 km give or take.

Just a relaxed ride - straight roads with some elevation changes. Nothing much to write about.

If anyone has better routes to suggest in and around Stouffville, please do. I would like to try and do a ride during the week after work.

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Honestly I think you hit all the good stuff in that area, Musselman's Lake and Herald rd (which is nice).
 

shanekingsley

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@mimico_polak so 300km range is the same as the stock one, in terms of comfort? I'm looking at getting a SC for the T7, hoping atleast 800km days are comfy. Right now, at the end of that things are sore. I use a sheepskin, its so so.

I got one of those air mesh cover things for the CBX seat, I only used for one ride, if you ever want to try it I still have it


Great routes, noted! I follow closely, and did the Kinesis Lake one you suggested, was a total roller coaster ride. Love the Minden Hills area, used to always go to Muskoka, not anymore.

I've been exploring the back roads, lots lead to dead ends, or gated off trails. Some nice Fire Routes





I have done some rides exploring fire access roads on the west and southwest sides of Algonquin and also the fire access roads on either side of the 507. Lot’s of fun riding for your bike on those dirt roads.

Also, riding north from close to Barry’s Bay (Paugh Lake or Bonnechere) there are forest roads you can take pretty deep into the eastern side of Algonquin too and if you are decent with a gps or backroads map, there’s a few ways you can come out of the park - not sure of the legality though of riding the dirt roads in the park.
 

mimico_polak

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Is there a map of the backroads out there? My biggest worry is getting in there and getting lost far from home.
 

shanekingsley

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Is there a map of the backroads out there? My biggest worry is getting in there and getting lost far from home.
I have one you can borrow. It's about 10 yrs old, but it was my go to resource until I started using a GPS.
 

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