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Forum: Canada 09-24-2014, 11:12 PM
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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, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4,829
Views: 387,393
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, 10:13 AM
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Views: 387,393
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, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4,829
Views: 387,393
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, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4,829
Views: 387,393
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, 10:46 PM
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Views: 387,393
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, 12:29 AM
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Views: 387,393
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 07-25-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 4,829
Views: 387,393
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, 01:12 PM
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Views: 387,393
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, 11:35 AM
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Views: 387,393
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, 08:50 AM
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Views: 387,393
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 07-15-2014, 11:42 PM
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Views: 387,393
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, 11:17 AM
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Views: 387,393
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, 08:30 AM
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Views: 387,393
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, 10:27 PM
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Views: 387,393
Posted By XSoCal
Will try to make it...

Will try to make it...
Forum: Canada 07-08-2014, 09:36 PM
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Views: 387,393
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, 09:02 PM
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Views: 387,393
Posted By XSoCal
Lol! Word...

Lol! Word...
Forum: Canada 07-08-2014, 10:01 AM
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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, 09:39 AM
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Views: 387,393
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, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4,829
Views: 387,393
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, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4,829
Views: 387,393
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, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,278
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, 11:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,278
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...
Forum: EMEA 06-13-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,278
Posted By XSoCal
Looks great, I have emailed them and hope to set...

Looks great, I have emailed them and hope to set up a stay there!

Down to the wire now...flying to Germany in two days. Yikes!
Forum: EMEA 06-09-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,278
Posted By XSoCal
Thanks again for the tips - all taken into the...

Thanks again for the tips - all taken into the plans now. Going crazy trying to get this organized, I leave this Sunday for Germany (although the ride doesn't start until the Friday after). Just...
Forum: EMEA 06-04-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,278
Posted By XSoCal
This is all very valuable information, thank you....

This is all very valuable information, thank you. I realize I am pushing it on this ride; I was originally just going to fly from Frankfurt to Rome and back again, but I figured even if it is...
Forum: EMEA 06-03-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,278
Posted By XSoCal
Thanks...for me it is a ride of a lifetime. I...

Thanks...for me it is a ride of a lifetime. I know it is going to be a lot to cover but I don't really have the option of going slower - just trying to make the best with the time I have. I'm...
Forum: EMEA 06-03-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,278
Posted By XSoCal
OK, advice taken - I think I will book something...

OK, advice taken - I think I will book something in advance when I can. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good bike friendly place to stay around the Genoa -> La Spezia region? Thanks!
Forum: EMEA 06-03-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,278
Posted By XSoCal
Thank you very much for your suggestions -...

Thank you very much for your suggestions - Montreux was somewhat random, and I will follow the route to Brig instead. Cinque Terre looks amazing - reconsidering this, perhaps I will return to the...
Forum: EMEA 06-02-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,278
Posted By XSoCal
Frankfurt to Rome and back - advice appreciated!

So it is somewhat rushed, but an opportunity arose and I have rented a BMW F700GS in Frankfurt for a week (my KTM will just have to deal with it...)! In about 2 weeks I will be taking 3 days to ride...
Forum: Canada 05-01-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4,829
Views: 387,393
Posted By XSoCal
Or I could just say I'm a nervous flyer, and I...

Or I could just say I'm a nervous flyer, and I want to be prepared for anything! The flight is over 9 hours - sounds OK for shorter ones, but this is going to be an o/n in economy class....
Forum: Canada 04-30-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4,829
Views: 387,393
Posted By XSoCal
Thanks Beema Killa - much appreciated! I dug out...

Thanks Beema Killa - much appreciated! I dug out my gear, and went over some pictures of 650GS's and I think the bag I have will be OK after all. I'm realizing I can't afford to bring much on the...
Forum: Canada 04-30-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4,829
Views: 387,393
Posted By XSoCal
I still can't believe I'm going to do this!...

I still can't believe I'm going to do this! Thanks for the offer of the saddlebags - I was hoping for a single bag that I might also be able to fill and use for my checked bag on the plane. But I'll...
Forum: Canada 04-30-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4,829
Views: 387,393
Posted By XSoCal
A request out to fellow Calgarian riders - by...

A request out to fellow Calgarian riders - by some bizarre twist of luck, I have managed to set up what might be one of the most exciting rides I've been on. I have a meeting in Dresden, Germany in...
Forum: Canada 04-25-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4,829
Views: 387,393
Posted By XSoCal
Waiparous Creek Road

After the helpful tips on 532, I decided to see how Waiparous Creek Road was doing instead. It's in great shape, and in case anyone is heading out there, here is a short vid of what to expect. Was...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-20-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 738
Posted By XSoCal
Put the Oberon unit on my 2005 a year ago and...

Put the Oberon unit on my 2005 a year ago and it's been fine. Bolts on with no mods.
Forum: Canada 04-13-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4,829
Views: 387,393
Posted By XSoCal
In case anyone was waiting as I was, A Vicious...

In case anyone was waiting as I was, A Vicious Cycle/Twisted Throttle has the Mefo SE in stock again. I got my 150/70 R18 for the KTM 950 a few days ago. I can't believe I haven't even had a chance...
Forum: Canada 04-06-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4,829
Views: 387,393
Posted By XSoCal
Gravel Road Sampler Pack

So I thought I'd post this for people new to the area or just interested - it's my gravel road sampler route. Nothing new to the locals, but it's a quick loop if you are in the NW and only have an...
Forum: Canada 04-06-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4,829
Views: 387,393
Posted By XSoCal
Congrats on the 950 Adv - mine's a 2005. 80K kms...

Congrats on the 950 Adv - mine's a 2005. 80K kms on it and it still runs like a turbojet!
Forum: Canada 04-06-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4,829
Views: 387,393
Posted By XSoCal
Flossandfly and myself made it out for a few...

Flossandfly and myself made it out for a few hours this afternoon...we were saying too that the gravel is in prime condition right now - hard packed and almost like a dirt road. Didn't top end it but...
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