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Forum: Canada 07-18-2014, 07:37 PM
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Posted By Lav1200
Had a great time at McLean last night. It was a...

Had a great time at McLean last night. It was a solo excursion, so risk-taking was at a minimum (Peter's mishap is still very fresh in my mind). The single track trails down by Barwell Mtn are in...
Forum: Canada 07-17-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4,993
Views: 362,457
Posted By Lav1200
McLean Creek tonight anyone...?

I'm heading out on my Gas Gas tonight to ride some single track. If anyone wants to join me, I'll be staging out of the Fisher South lot, right at the far south end of McLean rd. I plan to be...
Forum: Canada 07-16-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4,993
Views: 362,457
Posted By Lav1200
That's all that Victor and I could see looking...

That's all that Victor and I could see looking over the bike tonight... You could jump on it tomorrow and ride it to California. Okay, maybe not Peter, but I sure could :evil

I think I have gone...
Forum: Canada 07-16-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4,993
Views: 362,457
Posted By Lav1200
Peter - you looked like you were having a great...

Peter - you looked like you were having a great time right up until the crash. I thought you were riding really well and you handled the mud holes in spectacular fashion given the tires you had to...
Forum: Canada 07-16-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4,993
Views: 362,457
Posted By Lav1200
Yes - at about the time they were tightening the...

Yes - at about the time they were tightening the stretcher straps down on his broken shoulder there may have been one or two F-bombs.

Peter - that looked excruciatingly painful... I'll never...
Forum: Canada 07-16-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4,993
Views: 362,457
Posted By Lav1200
Peter - glad to see you posting.... you gave us a...

Peter - glad to see you posting.... you gave us a good scare last night.

We got to get some knobby tires on that GS... I think it was a big issue not having the same level of grip as the rest of...
Forum: Canada 07-16-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4,993
Views: 362,457
Posted By Lav1200
Guys - I just got a call from Peter's brother. ...

Guys - I just got a call from Peter's brother.

He broke his shoulder blade (ouch), has multiple rib fractures, and a possible ankle fracture. He will be in Foothills for another couple of days....
Forum: Canada 07-16-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 4,993
Views: 362,457
Posted By Lav1200
Yes - that was quite the unplanned adventure last...

Yes - that was quite the unplanned adventure last night. It was very painful just to watch them tighten the stretcher straps on him.

I'm going to head back there tonight (instead of Friday as...
Forum: Canada 07-15-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4,993
Views: 362,457
Posted By Lav1200
I'm not intending it to be epic... but sometimes...

I'm not intending it to be epic... but sometimes shit happens :)

I am aiming to be home by 10 at the latest.
Forum: Canada 07-15-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4,993
Views: 362,457
Posted By Lav1200
Yes - still meeting at 6 at the COP shell...

Yes - still meeting at 6 at the COP shell station, heading north and northwest.
Forum: Canada 07-13-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4,993
Views: 362,457
Posted By Lav1200
Some green lanes and gravel - Harold Creek Rd,...

Some green lanes and gravel - Harold Creek Rd, FTR, etc.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-13-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 921
Posted By Lav1200
My '06 had very similar symptoms. It ended up...

My '06 had very similar symptoms. It ended up being a plugged carb float bowl vent line. Removed the restriction in the hose and the bike was back to running great.
Forum: Canada 07-13-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4,993
Views: 362,457
Posted By Lav1200
Tue night ride...?

Rockyrider and I were talking about trying to get out for a big-bike friendly mid-week evening ride this Tuesday (July 15th). Probably head west or northwest of town. 6 pm departure from the Shell...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-09-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,797
Posted By Lav1200
I'm in Calgary and have a brand-new spare 950...

I'm in Calgary and have a brand-new spare 950 fuel pump. You are welcome to try it to confirm if the problem is for sure the pump.

Andy
Forum: Canada 07-05-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4,993
Views: 362,457
Posted By Lav1200
PM sent. I am around my place all day tomorrow...

PM sent. I am around my place all day tomorrow (NW Calgary).
Forum: Canada 07-03-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4,993
Views: 362,457
Posted By Lav1200
DS helmet fix...

I haven't been that happy with the wind noise of my new Shoei Hornet helmet. I removed the visor and found a dramatic reduction in noise, but wanted to find a solution with the visor in place.

I...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,082
Posted By Lav1200
Sorry to hear about the mishap with your left...

Sorry to hear about the mishap with your left leg. Just curious - what caused the break... the side bag hitting it or did you catch your foot/leg in a rut?
Forum: Canada 06-13-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4,993
Views: 362,457
Posted By Lav1200
I can see "save the gravel" bumper stickers...

I can see "save the gravel" bumper stickers popping up in Calgary :)

It would be a real shame to have PF shutdown - it's a great road to introduce new gravel riders to, and a fun one to shake the...
Forum: Canada 06-02-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4,993
Views: 362,457
Posted By Lav1200
I've put 6,000 km on her already this season - I...

I've put 6,000 km on her already this season - I am loving it! It did take a bit of a reset for entry speed to the corners after coming off the Husky... turns out that even KTM can't change the laws...
Forum: Canada 06-02-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4,993
Views: 362,457
Posted By Lav1200
Spent the weekend exploring the dirt roads in the...

Spent the weekend exploring the dirt roads in the Sweet Grass Hills of Montana. There are some outstanding routes between the Whitlash and Sweet Grass border crossings. Well worth a trip down there:...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,302
Posted By Lav1200
Lee - great job on the trip report. Many of my...

Lee - great job on the trip report. Many of my photos were of the same scene as yours, but of a much lower quality - I'm not much of a photographer. I did take quite a few snaps of the hill climb...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-22-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By Lav1200
Good info - what altitude do you do most of your...

Good info - what altitude do you do most of your riding at?
Forum: Canada 05-22-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4,993
Views: 362,457
Posted By Lav1200
eastwa - was great to bump into you in Clarkston....

eastwa - was great to bump into you in Clarkston. Be sure to drop me a PM if you come near Calgary - happy to show you some of the riding we have around this area.

Cheers,
Andy
Forum: Canada 05-18-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4,993
Views: 362,457
Posted By Lav1200
Frank - we saw a few nitro-fuelled KTM 1190s down...

Frank - we saw a few nitro-fuelled KTM 1190s down here at the hill climb comp... you'd have no trouble keeping up with Earl and the gang on one of those. Video of the insanity we saw when we get...
Forum: Canada 05-15-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 4,993
Views: 362,457
Posted By Lav1200
940 open?

Looking to take the 940 from Highwood Junction (via Longview) down to Coleman this Friday... anyone know if it's open?
Forum: Canada 05-12-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,648
Posted By Lav1200
Thanks for the intel. Too bad - I was looking...

Thanks for the intel. Too bad - I was looking forward to riding it. Looks like I'll be slabbing it past that section now.
Forum: Canada 05-09-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,648
Posted By Lav1200
Great idea having a thread for this region. The...

Great idea having a thread for this region. The Kootenay's have some of the finest riding around - lucky you to have that for a backyard.

I'm riding through that region next week on a trip to SE...
Forum: Canada 04-21-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4,993
Views: 362,457
Posted By Lav1200
Did the Harold Creek Rd west from Water Valley,...

Did the Harold Creek Rd west from Water Valley, then the 940 up to Mountainaire Lodge on Sunday. Harold Creek was very snotty in places... all from the snow that fell on Friday.
Forum: Canada 04-15-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 15,504
Posted By Lav1200
That's the issue I have as well. I hate working...

That's the issue I have as well. I hate working in there with the door closed - feels claustrophobic. I like having the big door open so that I can chat with my neighbours while they are walking...
Forum: Canada 04-15-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 15,504
Posted By Lav1200
Hey Rob - sorry to hear that your garage came...

Hey Rob - sorry to hear that your garage came under attack by assholes. What kind of mods did you end up doing to thwart future attempts? I think I need to take some preventative measures myself.
Forum: Canada 04-06-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4,993
Views: 362,457
Posted By Lav1200
I managed to get out for a rip, but just around...

I managed to get out for a rip, but just around town running errands. Happy to say that my new-to-me 950 Adv is working great. I sure love the motor in it... the thing hauls pretty good. Can't...
Forum: Canada 03-31-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,512
Posted By Lav1200
I think the chance is about 50/50. Your biggest...

I think the chance is about 50/50. Your biggest worry will be Kootenay Pass on Hwy 3 if you take that route. At 5800', it gets snow often in April.

I'm doing a similar trip in mid-May and am also...
Forum: Canada 03-30-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 4,993
Views: 362,457
Posted By Lav1200
Hi Adam - I was in the same situation as you -...

Hi Adam - I was in the same situation as you - ended up finding a cherry '06 950 Adv in Wyoming that I drove down and picked up in November. I think you will start to see more and more of the '07s...
Forum: Canada 03-25-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 4,993
Views: 362,457
Posted By Lav1200
Lee - sorry to hear about the bone damage. Hope...

Lee - sorry to hear about the bone damage. Hope you heal fast & strong. Did you need any hardware installed to pull the fracture together?
Forum: Canada 03-17-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4,993
Views: 362,457
Posted By Lav1200
Is that one of the Gas Gas rentals from these...

Is that one of the Gas Gas rentals from these guys: http://www.dualsportutah.com/? I met the owner on a bike trip in Baja - seemed like a good guy with a decent business going in Moab.
Forum: Canada 03-10-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 4,993
Views: 362,457
Posted By Lav1200
You retired guys are killing me. I'll be...

You retired guys are killing me. I'll be enjoying the nice view in my cubicle on Thursday... grrrr.
Forum: Canada 03-09-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4,993
Views: 362,457
Posted By Lav1200
Great day on the trails...

Out with a couple of guys on the trails today... couldn't ask for better conditions for winter riding:
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z143/aebbern/DSCN0721.jpg...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-07-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 5,420
Views: 277,416
Posted By Lav1200
Mid-May conditions in Spokane area?

Hi there - I am with a group that is going to be riding down from Calgary, Canada for the Northwest Nitro hillclimb event near Yakima on May 16-20.

Our return leg will take us up from Pasco WA...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-04-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By Lav1200
A lot of the reservations here in Canada have...

A lot of the reservations here in Canada have restricted roads, unless you are a resident. Even some of the main paved roads have large "No Trespassing" signs. Is it the same story on the Colville...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-04-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By Lav1200
Thanks a ton for the routing ideas. I used our...

Thanks a ton for the routing ideas. I used our 84" SMART Board over lunch to do some mapping - your suggestions look great:
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z143/aebbern/IMG-20140304-00861.jpg...
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