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Old 05-13-2012, 05:38 PM   #2176
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I was the guy who talked to you in the Timmies parking lot.

Just got back from camping. Cooked. Hiked about 20km and now have a sunburn. haha.

Beautiful weather out there this weekend!
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Old 05-13-2012, 05:48 PM   #2177
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Upon further inspection today the front wheel did take a couple of hits that dimpled and flat spotted my rim in a couple spots. More battle scars. Haha.
I got a few more battle scars today as well. Thanks guys (Ryderpatrol, Durden) for helping pick up the 990. I just didn't have the energy today after yesterdays' ride. I have been up and down that spot a dozen times and had no trouble, not sure what my problem was today.

We figured out the kiosks were different, once we got to Devils gap, and the signs on the board were different, as well as the shingles. We went as far as the stream to the north, then all the way south to the Banff park boundary.


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Old 05-13-2012, 07:49 PM   #2178
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Still a great day. Just means more to explore next time. Is that why it was gnarlier than you first thought?
Yep, that's why it was farther, too. I'm in to go look again some time. I was going to scan the map at my office but didn't get to it today.



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Old 05-13-2012, 07:56 PM   #2179
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I was the guy who talked to you in the Timmies parking lot.

Just got back from camping. Cooked. Hiked about 20km and now have a sunburn. haha.

Beautiful weather out there this weekend!
Yeah great weather. Hope you enjoyed it out there. Lemme know when you get your bike back from Phoenix.
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:00 PM   #2180
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I got a few more battle scars today as well. Thanks guys (Ryderpatrol, Durden) for helping pick up the 990. I just didn't have the energy today after yesterdays' ride. I have been up and down that spot a dozen times and had no trouble, not sure what my problem was today.

We figured out the kiosks were different, once we got to Devils gap, and the signs on the board were different, as well as the shingles. We went as far as the stream to the north, then all the way south to the Banff park boundry.
Nice! Must've been a good long day!
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:22 PM   #2181
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Nice! Must've been a good long day!
Not bad, left Cochrane at 10:30 and was back home for 15:30, in time to cook dinner for my wife. I am totally bagged after 2 days riding, yesterday was a bit longer, but today felt tougher. A lighter bike with better rear rubber, or steroids and a gym membership, decisions, decisions

No puddles under the bike this evening, so I didn't beat her too bad. I might go over the bike and check that nothing loosened up after the pot-hole-fest on Trans Alta, the powder coat wasn't up to the challenge on the skid plate, but she took a few noisy hits to be sure.
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:52 PM   #2182
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Was a great ride today, perfect weather, thanks for setting it up Lycan! Here are a few pics I got from todays ride, sorry I had to post the last one.



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Old 05-13-2012, 09:16 PM   #2183
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I might go over the bike and check that nothing loosened up after the pot-hole-fest on Trans Alta, .

I'm sure the bike is fine. I'd be worried if it wasn't.
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:44 PM   #2184
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hi all...been a lurking for a while...be nice to meet some of you guys at some point.....i have been riding out there on my 450...havent taken the big bike out there yet....soon though!...nice pics....jealous that im on the east coast working and not riding!

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Old 05-14-2012, 08:29 AM   #2185
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Was a great ride today, perfect weather, thanks for setting it up Lycan! Here are a few pics I got from todays ride, sorry I had to post the last one.



No problem, good action shot even if it was me having a brain fart.

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I'm sure the bike is fine. I'd be worried if it wasn't.
Other than a few paint chips the bike is in good shape. Now all washed and paint repaired. You have to like black crash bars, they are so easy to touch up.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:22 AM   #2186
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Hi All,
Durden, RyderPatrol, Lycan 1 - I think we saw each other out on Saturday. It was on the berm as you three were leaving. I was on my white F800GS and my buddy Kevin was on his red Versys. We had a great day as well. A couple of spills in the deep gravel and the Versys had a few issues getting back onto the berm where your bike took a nap...
We were in a bit of a time crunch so didn't linger anywhere too long. For others wanting to ride out there it was a great trip. We left Calgary (Tuscany) at about 1:30, stopped for gas in Cochrane, out to the park boundary sign to the south (I think...not the devils gap one anyway) and back to Calgary by 4:15. Three hours can be done but allowing 4 makes for a more relaxing ride.
See you on the road.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:40 AM   #2187
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Hi All,
Durden, RyderPatrol, Lycan 1 - I think we saw each other out on Saturday. It was on the berm as you three were leaving. I was on my white F800GS and my buddy Kevin was on his red Versys. We had a great day as well. A couple of spills in the deep gravel and the Versys had a few issues getting back onto the berm where your bike took a nap...
We were in a bit of a time crunch so didn't linger anywhere too long. For others wanting to ride out there it was a great trip. We left Calgary (Tuscany) at about 1:30, stopped for gas in Cochrane, out to the park boundary sign to the south (I think...not the devils gap one anyway) and back to Calgary by 4:15. Three hours can be done but allowing 4 makes for a more relaxing ride.
See you on the road.
Hi Calgary06, you are right that was me on Saturday but it was with a different group of riders. We turned around when we ran into you and made our way back to Calgary. I was back on Sunday with Durden and Lycan1. Lycan1 gave us a tour of the area. I find that riding a big bike in the rocks and gravel can be tricky at times but I managed to make it out unscathed both days. I am often by myself so it was nice to ride with others for a change. I find I am a lot more courageous when there is back up near by. Both days were great and the weather was awesome.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:46 AM   #2188
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For sure was a great weekend for riding, we'll definitely have to get a good group ride into the back country one weekend while the weather is nice and dry. I dug up some old gps routes I took to Wiaporous Falls a few years back, I recall that being a nice ride, if the water levels are low.

I'm up in the NW and always game for a ride out in that area so if anyone plans on going post up here or PM me.

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Old 05-14-2012, 10:55 AM   #2189
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Other than a few paint chips the bike is in good shape. Now all washed and paint repaired. You have to like black crash bars, they are so easy to touch up.

I was more commenting on the fact it's an adventure bike. It looks good with scratches, chips, dents, broken bits and being dirty. It shows it'sactuallybeen used. If it were to have bolts falling off going down a tame gravel road I'd sell the thing in a hurry. Its designed for much more. It's not designed for starbucks runs. Enjoy the bike for what it is, not for the shiny paint and fancy add-ons if they aren't used.

As you can probably tell a pet peeve of mine is people who ride around with fancy blinging adventure bikes and empty panniers. Use the bike. Sure it'll get "used" but that's the fun part about owning a bike that can go to locations and see such use (note I did not say ABUSE). You get away from the GSA riders with street tires!


That might just be me though. I also don't own a 16,000 bike.
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:03 AM   #2190
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Yeah great weather. Hope you enjoyed it out there. Lemme know when you get your bike back from Phoenix.

Will do. If you aren't familiar with Wiaprous or B.C backroads I could show you a few gems. They require overnight trips but that makes it more or a short trip then just a ride. Fun showing people new roads and trails because you can share that same excitement you experienced when you first rode it. Likewise, I'm always open to new rides. I'm exhausting my inventory of those that are 1-3 days ride from Calgary so if somebody can point out something new I'd be down for checking it out.

This fall I want to do more exploring in the Golden area. Most of the trails I have done are in the SE of BC. It's been a dream of mine for multple years to make a trail from Golden to north of Kaslo. It would require a few KM's of trail building/bush wacking but I think it's do-able. I'd first attempt on a dirt bike before getting my XRR in there. The pass might be difficult though, but switchbacks are fun =) I'd at least like to check it out. I think there are no restrictions for motorcycle travel going that direction (I love B.C!).
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