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Old 11-27-2011, 07:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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RAP Tour in N. Ontario

I am planning on taking this 1000km trip in late January 2012. Has anyone taken this trip? Suggestions?
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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hi dern did you do the trip i want to do it this coming winter i did manage some miles at barrys bay last year what great trails
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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1000km is a long trip for a rap concert...
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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im taking this trip this winter, did you do it? ive heard its a great ride. looking forward to it
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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no i havent am planning it for the end of january what ya riding? i have a 2004 xc700 live in ingersill btw
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I ride a 2004 xcsp 600. Ya in probably headin up there mid or end January with some buddies. We live like less 20 min away I'm in woodstock
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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do you have all the maps and such? i have it somewhat planned. we could get togeather for a coffee and discuss thought make both our trips better, know anyone with a good 2 place sled goin cheap?
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:05 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I am planning to do the tour as well and i got a bunch of info and maps from the OFSC
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:06 AM   #9 (permalink)
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also try googling RAP tour.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i have seen that website pic is same sled as mine so guess i am meant to go lol
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:11 PM   #12 (permalink)
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good luck guys i have a cottage in barrys bay just off the trail and will be there most weekends. let me know when you are going we might be able to arrange a pit stop for a refreshment.
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Make sure you start checking the long range weather forcast for all the major towns about a week before you go. I live in Katrine, snowmoblie in the Alamguin District club which is part of the tour and have ridden it a few times but every time we have gone somewhere on the loop the snow was marginal and last year in the Pembrooke area there was no snow so call a trailer or tear up the machine. Not trying to discourage you, the ride can be awesome but the last few years it's been more than a bit of a gamble. Hope this year brings back the snow we need to make this ride successful.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:01 PM   #14 (permalink)
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If the snow doesn't arrive around Algonquin Park, head a little further north to the Kirkland Lake area. You can do the Cochrane, Timmins tour from KL. If you want to add miles, travel up to Kapuskasing.

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Abitibi Canyon Tour (D15) - 459 km/285 mi.
Key Ontario’s Wilderness Region communities are: Cochrane,
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:25 PM   #15 (permalink)
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how long did it take you guys who have done it , was thinking about 4 days mabey 5 if we take it easy one day?
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Made the trip last but like was said, there was no snow in Pembroke so we just hung around the Sundridge area. Trails were awesome there. North Bay was horrendous. Both groomers were down and the trails were essentially impassible. Let's hope for better weather all around this year.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:40 AM   #17 (permalink)
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i think 4 days is lots thats only approx 200km per day the way i have it planned longest day is 240 km because of some side trails i want to use
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i done three quarters of it. Its LONG and tiring. I'd suggest getting into shape and working out before going. If the trails aren't groomed then your back will be tenderized. Take some painkillers lol and Take survival gear as some trails are hundred of miles in the middle of nowhere. Leave on a Tuesday if the trails are good and avoid the weekend mess. The east side of the park and around the top is awesome trails. The west side can get a bit knarly and check for snow. Make sure you get your machines tuned up. Don't go to the dealerships, they're dildos. Ripped us off for years. Take your own oil to save LOT's of money. I drive with a box on the back of my sled haha. Always top up gas and you may have to take detours for a few miles to get gas. Other than that its fun and something you can always say you've done. Ill get it done one of these years.
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:47 PM   #19 (permalink)
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We rode the rap tour last year and made it around in 3 days. We ran into some rough trails in Matawa area as the groomer was down but in general it was pretty nice riding.

I hear there are some changes in the way the ofsc reacts to snow conditions and coordinating groomers so things might be better this year. However there is some issues with hydro one and the use of the power line property, there is are some long stretches of trail that use the power line property, I would call and make sure things are open before u make the trip.


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