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Winter 2015-16 Winter Driver Training Schedule and Info
« on: November 26, 2015, 05:26:42 PM »
1.  Sat. Dec. 26/15 (WDT1  tentative):  Instructor training - (maybe classroom in the evening?).

2.  Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015 - Student school (WDT2) - (designed specifically for students - high school, college, university during the  Christmas break).

3.  Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016 (WDT3) - 1st regular Winter Driver Training

4.  Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016 (WDT4) - 2nd regular Winter Driver Training

5.  Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 (WDT5) - 3rd regular Winter Driver Training

6.  Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 (WDT6) - 4th regular Winter Driver Training

7.  Sunday, Mar. 6, 2016 (WDT7) - 5th regular Winter Driver Training

Note that all regular events are also open to students at student rates as well as adults.

The purchase of Gift Cards in Motorsportreg.com will be available for the Winter Driver Training - good for Christmas and otherwise.


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Re: Winter 2015-16 Winter Driver Training Schedule and Info
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2015, 01:59:50 PM »
All of the dates are open for registration.

Let your friends, neighbours etc. know.   :)

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Re: Winter 2015-16 Winter Driver Training Schedule and Info
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2015, 02:38:04 PM »
Thanks Tom!

14 people have signed up so far today.   If you know of someone interested, please let them know ASAP because they are ALL open for registration and obviously filling up quickly like usual.

Also, note that I am making some more improvements for this year for more seat time and better learning ... ongoing improvement!  Life goes on!  :)

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Re: Winter 2015-16 Winter Driver Training Schedule and Info
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2015, 04:52:01 PM »
Thanks Tom!

14 people have signed up so far today.   If you know of someone interested, please let them know ASAP because they are ALL open for registration and obviously filling up quickly like usual.

Also, note that I am making some more improvements for this year for more seat time and better learning ... ongoing improvement!  Life goes on!  :)

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Good news. Do you have a designated recovery vehicle?
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Re: Winter 2015-16 Winter Driver Training Schedule and Info
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2015, 07:42:21 PM »

Good news. Do you have a designated recovery vehicle?


How much is a good tow strap? I will have winter tires with spikes and lockable awd, should do the trick for recovery yes? Lol until I get myself stuck  ::)

Edit: Any suggestions on where I can buy a good snatch strap to use for recovery?
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Re: Winter 2015-16 Winter Driver Training Schedule and Info
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2015, 06:12:49 AM »

Good news. Do you have a designated recovery vehicle?


How much is a good tow strap? I will have winter tires with spikes and lockable awd, should do the trick for recovery yes? Lol until I get myself stuck  ::)

Edit: Any suggestions on where I can buy a good snatch strap to use for recovery?

Princess Auto.  I got mine for about $40 and its a 32k?ish lbs recovery strap.

Last year I found the majority of people stuck on ghost lake were just randoms in trucks with all seasons, I spent a day on my own once rescuing people in my Civic RT4WD without studs including a few full size trucks.

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Re: Winter 2015-16 Winter Driver Training Schedule and Info
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2015, 08:08:08 AM »

How much is a good tow strap? I will have winter tires with spikes and lockable awd, should do the trick for recovery yes? Lol until I get myself stuck  ::)

Edit: Any suggestions on where I can buy a good snatch strap to use for recovery?
I paid $30 (on sale) at Princess Auto.
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Re: Winter 2015-16 Winter Driver Training Schedule and Info
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2015, 01:47:11 PM »
I'm working on getting a group together for this...mostly Mazda's but we will see.  We are looking at Feb. 21st.  hopefully.

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Re: Winter 2015-16 Winter Driver Training Schedule and Info
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2015, 08:28:17 PM »

How much is a good tow strap? I will have winter tires with spikes and lockable awd, should do the trick for recovery yes? Lol until I get myself stuck  ::)

Edit: Any suggestions on where I can buy a good snatch strap to use for recovery?
I paid $30 (on sale) at Princess Auto.

Was it just a tow strap or one of the elastic type ARB snatch straps?

If I could find this locally within Alberta I would be very happy
http://store.arbusa.com/ARB-Snatch-Strap-17600lb-ARB705-P3619.aspx

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Re: Winter 2015-16 Winter Driver Training Schedule and Info
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2015, 06:33:49 PM »
About 8"+ of nice smooth ice out at Ghost Lake today ... looks like a nice smooth surface this coming winter!   :)

A couple of ice surfers were out on the lake .... They went all the way out to the island etc.

The big expansion crack was showing some open water in between and under some  of the cracks next to the logs.

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Re: Winter 2015-16 Winter Driver Training Schedule and Info
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2015, 06:39:01 PM »
I suggest if possible we try to obtain a gas auger this year for poking ice depth test holes.

Any updates on current ice depth/condition?
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Re: Winter 2015-16 Winter Driver Training Schedule and Info
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2015, 11:03:30 AM »
We have more room in the Dec. 27 student winter driving schools so if you know of anyone interested (please note that friends and parents are also welcome to enter!).

There are 13 thus far so plenty of room.

Cheers!

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Re: Winter 2015-16 Winter Driver Training Schedule and Info
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2015, 11:14:40 AM »
I suggest if possible we try to obtain a gas auger this year for poking ice depth test holes.

Any updates on current ice depth/condition?

That is a good idea however they cost a few hundred bucks each ... more to store and move to the site.

The hand auger was about $65 ... and I found as long as it was sharp (have to buy a file I think), it would drill through very quickly ... plus something to keep one person a little bit warmer in the morning!   :)

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Re: Winter 2015-16 Winter Driver Training Schedule and Info
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2015, 11:19:36 AM »

Instructor training scheduled for Dec. 26 - let me know if that does not work for you.  The student school is on Dec. 27 so it would be good to do the training beforehand.

I'm thinking the ice should be close to good now but will check soon.

 

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