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Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 03-03-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By Lycan1
South of Calgary

Calgary to Hwy 3 is about 80% gravel and although it might seem dramatic to non-locals, I and most local dual-sporters do it so often that we become a bit jaded. The section that I never tire of is...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 03-02-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By Lycan1
No real reason

Other than, I've been there, done that. I took the connector that goes from the mine to Hurley pass. It was quite exciting since I had a scary run in with a Grizzly. There are much better rides in...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 03-02-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,917
Posted By Lycan1
If you are doing the dirt (gravel) sections, just...

If you are doing the dirt (gravel) sections, just don't plan on doing it before July, since many see no winter maintenance and may be snowed in at the higher elevations. Also, when you see a gas...
Forum: Canada 02-24-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5,188
Views: 441,419
Posted By Lycan1
I had the same recent experience with Dave at...

I had the same recent experience with Dave at Ride Concepts in Chestermere. As far as I know he is not in business, since no calls or emails were ever returned. Too bad to, since he did a great job...
Forum: Canada 02-22-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5,188
Views: 441,419
Posted By Lycan1
Try here:...

Try here: http://www.tooltown.ca/Neiko-13-Piece-Titanium-Left-Hand-Drill-Bit-Set.html

Canadian Tire lists them as well.
Forum: Canada 02-10-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3,330
Views: 684,029
Posted By Lycan1
Good plan. I always carry Bear Spray and an...

Good plan. I always carry Bear Spray and an air-horn (boat section of Canadian Tire). I have never used the Bear Spray, but the (refillable) air horn has been used many times. It works on Moose,...
Forum: Canada 02-10-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3,330
Views: 684,029
Posted By Lycan1
You first and Can I watch?

Video or it didn't happen......
Forum: Canada 01-22-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,137
Posted By Lycan1
This other thread may be helpful to you;...

This other thread may be helpful to you; http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1035031
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 01-20-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By Lycan1
Big BC Dualsport Loop Part 2

http://i906.photobucket.com/albums/ac264/LeeOldschool/2015/GravelAddictsBC.jpg

The Highlights include;

Highline road.

Boston Bar to Brookmere

Sections of the KVR.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 01-20-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By Lycan1
Big BC Dualsport Loop Part 1

This is a 14 day, maybe more depending on how hard you like to push. The tracks are divided into 2 parts as they would not upload here due to size limits.

This starts in Calgary and heads south...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 01-15-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,730
Posted By Lycan1
Same As Above

But Split into two big tracks in case some units can't handle one huge track.
Forum: Canada 01-15-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,165
Posted By Lycan1
Good Points

From another Adver with excellent GPS mapping skills. I am self taught but also enjoy the planning part of trips. Even in the early days with a borrowed car style gps (with an annoying mini usb...
Forum: Canada 01-15-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,165
Posted By Lycan1
Loop Split

Here is a version that has the loop split into a East and West track in case the original track is too big for your GPS. It is otherwise the same, but I did add a waypoint for Cycle BC on 6th and...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 01-15-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,730
Posted By Lycan1
Mostly Paved Big Loop

Another option that I put together for a traveler from the US that was renting a bike in Vancouver. Mostly paved, with a couple of nice optional gravel tracks.
...
Forum: Canada 01-15-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,165
Posted By Lycan1
I'll combine the tracks into one (best loop) and...

I'll combine the tracks into one (best loop) and post it as soon as I get a chance. I wonder though if it might exceed the max number of points for the gps unit. If so I can split it into 2 easily.
...
Forum: Canada 01-14-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,165
Posted By Lycan1
I built the tracks in sections so that you would...

I built the tracks in sections so that you would have options. The only spot that the direction really matters is coming into Jasper. From the west, going east has the best views of Mount Robson. On...
Forum: Canada 01-14-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,165
Posted By Lycan1
Hwy 31A is a gem for sure between Kaslo and New...

Hwy 31A is a gem for sure between Kaslo and New Denver. I personally prefer the route up 31 north of Kaslo to Hwy 23 but that's me. If I were not pressed for time the day I was going through I would...
Forum: Canada 01-14-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,165
Posted By Lycan1
1) Your Time frame should be just fine since...

1) Your Time frame should be just fine since there is a lot of high speed pavement on the route. Also lots of options for lodging along the route, pretty much any town / city along the way. I think...
Forum: Canada 01-13-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,634
Posted By Lycan1
:rofl +1 I ran across the Trans Canada back...

:rofl +1

I ran across the Trans Canada back in 2013 from Winnipeg to Calgary and Holy Crap was it crazy windy the whole way back!
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 01-13-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 644
Posted By Lycan1
Vancouver Island Starter

This is just a starter collection of tracks to work with as well as a few waypoints of interest. Hopefully the locals will add some of the more interesting stuff available.

There was nothing in...
Forum: Canada 01-12-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,165
Posted By Lycan1
GPS Help

The OP was having issues with Basecamp, which so many people despise (I'm not one, I Like it) so I posted what I hope will help some use it more efficiently in combination with Google Maps.

Link:...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-12-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,777
Posted By Lycan1
It is all about what you are familiar with. I was...

It is all about what you are familiar with. I was painstakingly building tracks one point at a time. Then I learned how to convert a kmz or kml file from a Google Map into a gpx file that I could...
Forum: Canada 01-12-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,634
Posted By Lycan1
The bypass had 1 traffic light on it when I used...

The bypass had 1 traffic light on it when I used to use it every week as a trucker. Going through town is much slower with lower speed, many lights (by comparison) but of course you can stop for gas,...
Forum: Canada 01-09-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,634
Posted By Lycan1
Yep, you are right, we even made it onto the...

Yep, you are right, we even made it onto the firing range at Shilo by accident. Security was pretty lax back in the early Seventies. That could have ended badly.

I have a hard time getting excited...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 01-09-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 295
Posted By Lycan1
Across South Alberta & Saskatchewan

This track is made to run across from the Crows Nest to the eastern edge of Saskatchewan without using the Trans-Canada Hwy. It uses secondary highways and some gravel township roads. It passes...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 01-09-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 228
Posted By Lycan1
Manitoba

This is a track that goes west to east across the width of Manitoba. It avoids the Trans-Canada highway as much as possible, and misses Winnipeg, Brandon and Portage, running south through St. Agathe...
Forum: Canada 01-09-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,634
Posted By Lycan1
Manitoba

Hwy 1 and Winnipeg free. It also passes through Souris Provincial Park and right by (short detour) Spruce Woods Provincial Park. It only touches the Trans-Canada Hwy east of Ritcher. From the sounds...
Forum: Canada 01-09-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,634
Posted By Lycan1
This might help. The Alberta / Saskatchewan track...

This might help. The Alberta / Saskatchewan track without using the Trans-Canada Hwy. There are many options, this is just one. No need to worry about too much Oil patch traffic in southern...
Forum: Canada 01-08-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,634
Posted By Lycan1
The track that goes from Cypress Hills over to...

The track that goes from Cypress Hills over to Fort Walsh is interesting as long as it is dry! The hotel at the Cypress Hills Townsite is very nice and there is a decent restaurant. I have added...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 01-07-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,529
Posted By Lycan1
Repost

http://i906.photobucket.com/albums/ac264/LeeOldschool/2015/KVR.jpg
Castlegar to Hope.
http://i906.photobucket.com/albums/ac264/LeeOldschool/2015/KVRMyra.jpg
Myra Canyon Area

Note, that many...
Forum: Canada 01-07-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,165
Posted By Lycan1
Happy to help. With another week you could do...

Happy to help. With another week you could do this, but it has a LOT more gravel and some a bit more challenging.
...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 01-07-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,917
Posted By Lycan1
Basic Paved Route

I threw this together for another rider, staying on pavement. It has a couple of good options, depending on how much of a hurry crossing BC into Alberta that a rider is. Fuel is listed as well as a...
Forum: Canada 01-06-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,634
Posted By Lycan1
I used to truck across Ontario. Trucks, better on...

I used to truck across Ontario. Trucks, better on 11, everything else better on 17! Don't ride at night. MOOSE!!
Forum: Canada 01-06-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,634
Posted By Lycan1
I'd go Highway 3, "crowsnest" (with detours) for...

I'd go Highway 3, "crowsnest" (with detours) for sure. I much prefer it and it would be slightly less busy. I have a track somewhere..... ;)

I have added the Alberta section on to it including a...
Forum: Canada 01-06-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,634
Posted By Lycan1
You're Good

You are in the right place, don't sweat it.
Forum: Canada 01-06-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,165
Posted By Lycan1
I added a waypoint at the north and south end of...

I added a waypoint at the north and south end of West Side Road and the track. You are right it is a great bike road!




Thanks, we adventure riders need to stick together.:norton

Link:...
Forum: Canada 01-05-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,165
Posted By Lycan1
A doable loop with lots of Favorites

Here are some tracks that I threw together with what I had in my Basecamp program at work. It is a loop that 7-10 days would do just fine as long as you don't poke along too bad. It has a few...
Forum: Canada 01-05-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,165
Posted By Lycan1
So Much to try to squeeze into a trip that needs...

So Much to try to squeeze into a trip that needs to start and finish in Vancouver. The paved loop track that I sent a link to would work with side trips.

Things that come to mind for me if I where...
Forum: Canada 01-05-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,165
Posted By Lycan1
A Tourist from Calgary

It might seem a silly question, but are you looking for paved or gravel or both. The other thing is, will the rental company allow the bike to be used on gravel? Some won't.

Even without hitting...
Forum: Canada 01-05-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5,188
Views: 441,419
Posted By Lycan1
Count on it! I'll be in the wild horde on...

Count on it! I'll be in the wild horde on Saturday morning at the opening bell.
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