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Old 03-14-2013, 09:17 AM   #3151
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sooooonnn! The bit after the credits made me laugh.
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:48 PM   #3152
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:33 PM   #3153
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That all looked like clean open road to ride on to me. Even some roads that scoot off the main to test your riding skills in the snow! Haha!
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:01 PM   #3154
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When you read this in the morning, there will be 2 more days, and winter will be over. That's what my crystal ball is telling me. Ha Ha.

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Old 03-23-2013, 09:00 AM   #3155
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wildrose mx park

I called the info line about the condition of the park. Message was from middle of Feb saying snowy and wet. Must still be bad but thought I would check. I plan to take some cones (pop cans?) out to one of the waiprous staging areas and set up some drills to tune up. Will set up the same drills I can remember from the Blackfoot course. Would be cool to have a few riders. Woulld probably truck my bike out so I could carry some stuff. Will post when I plan to go to see who can make it.
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:53 PM   #3156
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Great day for a ride

It's great having a wife that rides. Finished up our chores etc around 1:30, I'm feeling a little blue and she suggests going for a ride. We had a nice little poodle from Okotoks, thru' Millarville, on to Turner Valley & Black Diamond then home to Okotoks. Not very far but just what the doctor ordered
Second ride of the season and feeling good. Bye bye winter blues. Didn't see one other bike tho' on such a great day.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:27 PM   #3157
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Ground still frozen in my stomping grounds so no riding. Turned a lot of wrenches on my dirt bike this past week, and my buddies 690 today.

Nearly got both bikes ready to ride. Few things to do on either bike, then the Honda will see it's love after the long weekend of riding down south.

I'm starting to get the itch to ride too! It was put off a few weeks by my buddy letting me ride his back-up bike with studded tires.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:26 AM   #3158
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Very Soon

The forecast for the week looks really good with lots of sunshine (and none of the white plague) and warming temperatures. I am hoping to ride to work later this week, and during the long weekend that's coming. I just need to help the ice behind my garage be on it's way first. Now where did I put my flame thrower.......
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:53 AM   #3159
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I'm itching to get out this weekend too. Wife is going away for the weekend, Honey-Do list is minimal, forecast looks great and my Husky will be ready to rip.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:33 AM   #3160
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It's great having a wife that rides. Finished up our chores etc around 1:30, I'm feeling a little blue and she suggests going for a ride. We had a nice little poodle from Okotoks, thru' Millarville, on to Turner Valley & Black Diamond then home to Okotoks. Not very far but just what the doctor ordered
Second ride of the season and feeling good. Bye bye winter blues. Didn't see one other bike tho' on such a great day.
Has anyone headed into the gravel roads in the SW there, like 532? Was thinking of trying to go in on that and up to 40. I went up 40 north of 1a last Sunday and it seems that area picked up more ice and snow. Also, does anyone know where 40 is blocked on the east side...I know it's shut down going south at Peter Lougheed, but where is the barrier on the other side...so if you can get in on 532 can you go up 52a and 940 and get to an active part of it? Thanks.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:54 AM   #3161
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The south gate on Hwy 40 is at the highwood junction, so you can still access the trunk road.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:35 PM   #3162
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The south gate on Hwy 40 is at the highwood junction, so you can still access the trunk road.
OK thanks - I guess that is right where 940 comes out onto 40. I was looking at it more closely in Google maps, and it also says 940 is closed until May, so maybe you can't make that last bit to the highway after all...with the weather this warm I think I'll ride out and find out!
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:55 PM   #3163
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Hwy 532 to Forestry Trunk Road

XSoCal, with the amount of snow we have had this winter it will be interesting to hear whether you can make it across to the Forestry Trunk Road on 532 Last year I did that ride on March 20th, and we had more snow and I couldn't ride it again until mid April. The tricky part is the climb up to the pass just south of Plateau Mountain. The road gets quite broken up near the top of the pass, but you will be okay as long as it isn't snow covered and icy. Be careful of the wind. Last year the wind at the top of the pass was blowing at over 80 kmh. It can knock you around a bit when picking your way through the rough stuff if you aren't prepared for it. Also, since there is no through road, the only traffic you will see is others going in and out. I only saw one vehicle on my ride in March last year. If you go alone it would be a good hing to take a Spot GPS since there is no cellphone coverage. If you do get to the Forestry Trunk Road you won't be able to go north to Hwy 40 as the road is seasonally closed so the wildlife aren't disturbed. Same thing heading south to Coleman. Good luck, and let us know what you discover. Cheers, David
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:31 AM   #3164
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XSoCal, with the amount of snow we have had this winter it will be interesting to hear whether you can make it across to the Forestry Trunk Road on 532 Last year I did that ride on March 20th, and we had more snow and I couldn't ride it again until mid April. The tricky part is the climb up to the pass just south of Plateau Mountain. The road gets quite broken up near the top of the pass, but you will be okay as long as it isn't snow covered and icy. Be careful of the wind. Last year the wind at the top of the pass was blowing at over 80 kmh. It can knock you around a bit when picking your way through the rough stuff if you aren't prepared for it. Also, since there is no through road, the only traffic you will see is others going in and out. I only saw one vehicle on my ride in March last year. If you go alone it would be a good hing to take a Spot GPS since there is no cellphone coverage. If you do get to the Forestry Trunk Road you won't be able to go north to Hwy 40 as the road is seasonally closed so the wildlife aren't disturbed. Same thing heading south to Coleman. Good luck, and let us know what you discover. Cheers, David
Totally agree David, its the wind on that pass that is the hard part. I tried it a few weeks ago, and the wind was so strong, if you hit a patch of ice it would slide you sideways. If things work out I'm going to try it tomorrow and I'll post a comment on the conditions.

I've been looking for a satellite messaging unit, but hadn't seen the Spot GPS - do you have one? I was wondering how well they work in Canada.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:47 AM   #3165
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Totally agree David, its the wind on that pass that is the hard part. I tried it a few weeks ago, and the wind was so strong, if you hit a patch of ice it would slide you sideways. If things work out I'm going to try it tomorrow and I'll post a comment on the conditions.

I've been looking for a satellite messaging unit, but hadn't seen the Spot GPS - do you have one? I was wondering how well they work in Canada.

I have the regular genII spot tracker and it works just fine.

Are you guys talking the Indian Graves pass? If so, that area doesn't get a ton of snow. Once over the pass and closer to the divide it does get moderate amounts, but you should be good to get to the top. If you don't go on a ultra hot day the winds will likely be less, but this time of year doesn't help. You could luck out yet!
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