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Old 09-25-2011, 12:39 PM   #1981
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Thanks for the suggestions. Ended up hitting Chuckwagon Cafe in Turner Valley... possibly the best breakfast I've ever had. Great day for riding - probably not many more left like today.
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:49 PM   #1982
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GS Course

Well, I did the GS Training course put on by Blackfoot on Monday...got even more out of it than I thought I would.

I know a lot of you are far beyond this level of course, but for my (lack of) off road experience it was well worthwhile.

The instructors were excellent, I cant praise them enough, made sure everyone was safe but pushed their limits more as the day progressed. I learned more in this one day course than I possibly could just "going out and doin' it" on my own.

I had seriously been considering trading the SE for a more street oriented bike and getting a smaller DS.

While I'd still like to add a smaller DS I'm keeping the SE - though I'm adding a Rekluse! Wreckluse has it on order for me (messaged him half way through the day- my clutch hand was getting wore out! ).

I'm enjoying the bike much more now and feel far more confident, just wished I had done this in '09 when I bought the SE.

Anyway, if anyone is looking for a course to get started in some big bike DS riding I can highly recommend this course - though admittedly the instructors said we did much more than what the standard course is due to an overall higher level of competency in the group.

Having Jordan Szoke there for it was a HUGE bonus as well.
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:48 PM   #1983
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I'd love to try their course, except it is always on weekdays (probably due to races on the weekends).
If they offered one on a weekend I'd certainly take it. Lots to learn….

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Well, I did the GS Training course put on by Blackfoot on Monday...got even more out of it than I thought I would.

I know a lot of you are far beyond this level of course, but for my (lack of) off road experience it was well worthwhile.

The instructors were excellent, I cant praise them enough, made sure everyone was safe but pushed their limits more as the day progressed. I learned more in this one day course than I possibly could just "going out and doin' it" on my own.

I had seriously been considering trading the SE for a more street oriented bike and getting a smaller DS.

While I'd still like to add a smaller DS I'm keeping the SE - though I'm adding a Rekluse! Wreckluse has it on order for me (messaged him half way through the day- my clutch hand was getting wore out! ).

I'm enjoying the bike much more now and feel far more confident, just wished I had done this in '09 when I bought the SE.

Anyway, if anyone is looking for a course to get started in some big bike DS riding I can highly recommend this course - though admittedly the instructors said we did much more than what the standard course is due to an overall higher level of competency in the group.

Having Jordan Szoke there for it was a HUGE bonus as well.
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Old 09-30-2011, 01:02 PM   #1984
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The GS Training course from Blackfoot Motosports is always on Mondays because the track is closed to the public on that day! Full use of all the trails at the Wild Rose track, Heck yes!

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I'd love to try their course, except it is always on weekdays (probably due to races on the weekends).
If they offered one on a weekend I'd certainly take it. Lots to learn….
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:53 PM   #1985
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Question Any good trail in the badlands?

I've been riding (weekends) around Calgary in the last 2 months, mostly in the rockies, I've found really nice easy-off-road routes (R40, fingers lakes, powerface trail).

Now I want to ride in the badlands, does anyone know good trails around there?

Any advice will be really appreciated!!
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:37 AM   #1986
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Now I want to ride in the badlands, does anyone know good trails around there?

Any advice will be really appreciated!!
Good question! I was about to ask the same thing. There must be a FLUZ out there somewhere.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:12 AM   #1987
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Good question! I was about to ask the same thing. There must be a FLUZ out there somewhere.

From what I know, most of it is private land.

There is some riding around Drumheller but it's extremely small, but fun for an afternoon. Keep in mind it's somebody's land and respect that.

I've heard there is more, I just don't knw about it.
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:18 AM   #1988
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Old 10-14-2011, 12:05 PM   #1989
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Anyone one want to join my team for the endurance mini road race tomorrow? I have a bike to use, you need leathers (although there may be some to borrow) a properly certified helmet, boots, gloves and 3 hours.

As amusing as it would be to ironman my first mini road race, I think I would prefer a team approach.

http://www.amra.ca for more details

I'll check here later tonight to see if anyone is interested. Leave me your number in a PM or something.
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:21 PM   #1990
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dang! I did the SM endurance race and was looking for a mini team to join, guess I"m a week too late! Hope you guys had fun!
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Old 10-22-2011, 04:03 PM   #1991
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I saw you there Mike, but I had already joined another team. Ken has lent me his bike 'till the end of the season.
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:53 AM   #1992
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Just thought I would throw up a note.

I trailered my KTM down to Arizona. I'll be leaving my bike here for the winter and returning with an empty trailer in a few weeks. (Around Nov 10)

If anybody finds a deal on Craigslist/eBay/whatever in Arizona and needs a bike brought back, let me know. You will have to meet me at the border for pick up/deal with customs. I can swing into Nevada as well.

I checked the RIV site - only the newer LC4/LC8 KTMs can be imported. (I was hoping to bring back a nice EXC :( ) Almost all Jap bikes are OK, most BMWs are OK as well.

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Old 10-26-2011, 08:29 PM   #1993
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Best Independent VW Diesel Guy in Calgary?

Anyone have a recommendation?

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Old 10-28-2011, 03:54 PM   #1994
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These guys have been around as long I can remember and specializing in VW products.

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Old 10-28-2011, 06:52 PM   #1995
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These guys have been around as long I can remember and specializing in VW products.

Mike's Auto Service
+1 on Mikes I took my 1st bug, a 71 superbeetle there for a rebuild in the late seventies anyone who has lasted that long in the same location must be doing something right!
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