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Forum: Canada 10-21-2014, 12:47 AM
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Posted By XSoCal
I think we have the same front wheel, and I had a...

I think we have the same front wheel, and I had a more than slightly dinged rim from a rock induced full stop. We all have different standards, but if you put it on a large wooden block and take a 5...
Forum: Canada 10-20-2014, 04:28 PM
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Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
Outstanding - I can't wait to see it put to the...

Outstanding - I can't wait to see it put to the test, as was your SE!
Forum: Canada 10-20-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
Welcome back! I think I was on my XR650R when we...

Welcome back! I think I was on my XR650R when we last rode - I sold it and got a KTM 950 (ADV) after seeing yours doing so well...what is the new machine going to be?
Forum: Canada 10-17-2014, 12:26 AM
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Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
You were correct Lee, that was RR 34, between TR...

You were correct Lee, that was RR 34, between TR 282 and TR 275, going south. I cross referenced the time stamps on the GoPro files with my Basecamp archives...and then realized all I had to do is...
Forum: Canada 10-16-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
I remember that ride, that was my first season...

I remember that ride, that was my first season with the KTM 950, and only my second season dual sport riding (after decades on sport bikes). Learned a lot trying to keep up with flossandfly! I think...
Forum: Canada 10-16-2014, 09:51 AM
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Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
Here is my video from the RR 50 ride with Lee and...

Here is my video from the RR 50 ride with Lee and Payner. YouTube was messing up the thumbnail, but it finally seems to be working, although it seems to put up a low res version sometimes for some...
Forum: Canada 10-13-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
Excellent ride guys, really enjoyed it! Kicking...

Excellent ride guys, really enjoyed it! Kicking myself now for not doing that hill at the end, but I was just too beat from the night before! I'll be back there for sure. I'm mixing down the video,...
Forum: Canada 10-11-2014, 10:27 PM
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Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
Some great shots guys, and Lee, it looks like you...

Some great shots guys, and Lee, it looks like you found some awesome roads again! A "Grass roots" .gpx of these kind of roads that are best for dry fall riding would be cool. I see you use...
Forum: Canada 10-11-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
I keep wanting to try the 908, but then back out...

I keep wanting to try the 908, but then back out when I see the price versus mileage reports. But now I really want to try them - I think I'll put one on over the winter, use it in the mud at the...
Forum: Canada 10-11-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
Yeah, if you've ever seen the orange Pelican case...

Yeah, if you've ever seen the orange Pelican case I have on the back sometimes, I cut foam blocks out to store the camera and lens in there (after removing the tools and gas...), and you're right,...
Forum: Canada 10-10-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
Good to hear you are back in the saddle! I went...

Good to hear you are back in the saddle! I went out and did some side by side comparision shots and I'd say the RX100M3 is about 70-80% as good as the D3. And 80% smaller and lighter!
Forum: Canada 10-10-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
On the 950 I really only have the TKC80 rear to...

On the 950 I really only have the TKC80 rear to compare it to, and the Mefo seems OK in mud, but I suppose I didn't challenge it as much this season. It does spin/drift under throttle at high speed...
Forum: Canada 10-10-2014, 12:28 AM
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Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
Thanks David - I overdid the post processing a...

Thanks David - I overdid the post processing a bit (just the saturation, sharpening is at a minimum); I did it on my gaming monitor rather than the color corrected one. But the camera is great, a...
Forum: Canada 10-09-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
Thanks! Really like this new compact camera I got...

Thanks! Really like this new compact camera I got for riding, beats carrying the FF DSLR on the bike.
Forum: Canada 10-09-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
So the north end was open? Guess I was just...

So the north end was open? Guess I was just picked the wrong day to go....
Forum: Canada 10-08-2014, 10:39 PM
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Posted By XSoCal
But it was a great day north of 1a, and thanks...

But it was a great day north of 1a, and thanks out to Lycan1 for pointing me toward Range Road 50.
...
Forum: Canada 10-08-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5,067
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Posted By XSoCal
Just a possible heads up - I tried to do...

Just a possible heads up - I tried to do Powderface from the north end today, but the barricades were across the road, the gate was closed, and road closed signs were up. Maybe there is a way around...
Forum: Canada 09-25-2014, 12:12 AM
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Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
Sounds amazing! Isn't that your local bike? Did...

Sounds amazing! Isn't that your local bike? Did you have it shipped out there or did you rent...curious, as I had a failed trip to Europe planned this summer.
Forum: Canada 09-05-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
Thanks dwayne; I might try one of those ways in...

Thanks dwayne; I might try one of those ways in today, if I can get out soon enough...
Forum: Canada 09-04-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
Heeded - I really wanted to get into that inter...

Heeded - I really wanted to get into that inter range area, I just never have the time to go all the way down to 3, across and up and then back.
Forum: Canada 09-03-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
I knew you'd have the low down on this, thanks...

I knew you'd have the low down on this, thanks Red Cat!
Forum: Canada 09-02-2014, 10:40 PM
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Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
Does anyone know a way to get from the BC side...

Does anyone know a way to get from the BC side over to 40 other than going down to 3, so like from Elkford on 43 (or from Fording River up Elk Pass road by the power line just east of there) over...
Forum: Canada 07-30-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
Great riding with you guys today, and an...

Great riding with you guys today, and an excellent trip! A real variety pack of conditions, both road and weather. It was also interesting to see how each bike had its unique specialty where it...
Forum: Canada 07-28-2014, 01:29 AM
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Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
I might be able to make this too...let me know...

I might be able to make this too...let me know when you guys decide to go.
Forum: Canada 07-26-2014, 12:12 AM
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Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
For people planning big bike rides this weekend,...

For people planning big bike rides this weekend, I just thought I'd confirm Red Cat's post that 532 is 100% open for business. Rode it today and there were no gates or barricades to go around, and no...
Forum: Canada 07-18-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
So here is the video of Peter's ordeal; edited as...

So here is the video of Peter's ordeal; edited as a documentary of what he went through, and the great job EMS did getting him out and to the hospital.

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Forum: Canada 07-16-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
Good to hear you're back online Peter. Cracked...

Good to hear you're back online Peter. Cracked vertebrae, ouch...good thing they put you on the board, and we didn't try and move you out ourselves.

Will do on the posting - it will take a few...
Forum: Canada 07-16-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
I should be around Foothills this afternoon, I'll...

I should be around Foothills this afternoon, I'll see if I can get an update on Peter's status.
Forum: Canada 07-16-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
Looks like I might be the first to post about...

Looks like I might be the first to post about this, but the evening ride today turned out to be somewhat epic after all. At least 7 riders showed up (sorry, I still don't know everyone's names and...
Forum: Canada 07-15-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
Sounds good, barring problems I'll be there. I'm...

Sounds good, barring problems I'll be there. I'm more up for the NNW, that way if I have to bail and get back earlier I'm closer to where I live. See you then!
Forum: Canada 07-15-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
You guys still on for 6 pm tonight? I think I can...

You guys still on for 6 pm tonight? I think I can make it.
Forum: Canada 07-13-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
Will try to make it...

Will try to make it...
Forum: Canada 07-08-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
So I did get out today, and rather than anywhere...

So I did get out today, and rather than anywhere new I took my "real" camera and took some pictures instead. gatitaBonita, if you are new to off road riding, you might want to try Waiparous Creek...
Forum: Canada 07-08-2014, 10:02 PM
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Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
Lol! Word...

Lol! Word...
Forum: Canada 07-08-2014, 11:01 AM
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Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
Possible; maybe a 22->Water Valley->40->Red Deer...

Possible; maybe a 22->Water Valley->40->Red Deer River->Sundre->22 would be possible, fast roads so could get back not too late. Tuesdays or Thursdays are the days I might be able to go.
Forum: Canada 07-08-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
Thanks guys - I'm waiting to see if I can blow...

Thanks guys - I'm waiting to see if I can blow off work for a few hours and head out today, trying to find something new but close!
Forum: Canada 07-08-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
No one ever seems to talk about riding up the...

No one ever seems to talk about riding up the Smith-Dorrien Trail, so from Peter Lougheed Park on 40, back up by Spray Lake to Canmore - is there a reason? Gravel seems a bit dusty and loose from...
Forum: Canada 07-05-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 421,988
Posted By XSoCal
So perhaps it was a result of the "why we ride"...

So perhaps it was a result of the "why we ride" posts or Lycan, your photos from a trip down 40, but I put together this video of Water Valley heading in to the FTR. With the long days we have now I...
Forum: EMEA 06-24-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,427
Posted By XSoCal
You are probably right...on the day I was...

You are probably right...on the day I was supposed to be picking up the bike in Frankfurt, I took a ride through the Rocky Mountains here, and brought my camera for a change (I ride these roads all...
Forum: EMEA 06-17-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,427
Posted By XSoCal
I still can't believe I'm writing this, and I can...

I still can't believe I'm writing this, and I can believe even less that I am still in Canada as I do. I was supposed to fly out Sunday night to Frankfurt but when I got to the check in, Air Canada...
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