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Old 05-26-2012, 08:03 AM   #2206
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I'll try to make it - but don't wait for me. I ride a DRZ400 and wear a high-visibility green jacket so I'm hard to miss.

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Old 05-26-2012, 08:27 AM   #2207
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Watch the Rally

I'll be at the COP Petro Canada for 12. Then ride out to the excellent viewing at the second stage viewing area.

Saturday May 26, 2012 - Spectator Locations

The Rally will use one road on Saturday. Hunter Valley
road is about 52 Km north of Hwy 1A on Hwy 40, also
known as the Forestry Trunk Road. The last 27 Km of this
drive is on gravel and can be dusty in dry conditions. You
should plan on it taking a minimum of a full hour to get to
the stage from Cochrane.

Saturday’s rally stages have two spectator opportunities.
The first is at the start of the Hunter valley Stage with parking available at the intersection of Hwy 40 and Hunter Valley
Road.

You can see cars here at the following times:
9:45 to 10:25 (SS10) and 11:25 to 12:05 (SS11)
3:30 to 4:10 (SS12) and 5:00 to 5:40 (SS13)

The Second location is about 5.5 Km from the start of the
stage at the third bridge along the road. There are some
excellent viewing locations here but parking may be limited.
Access to this location will be closed at 9:10AM for the
morning stages and at 2:30 for the afternoon stages.


You can see cars here at the following times:
9:48 to 10:22 (SS10) and 11:22 to 12:02 (SS11)
3:33 to 4:13 (SS12) and 4:57 to 5:37 (SS13)

Teams will be servicing at the Stoney Nakoda Resort and
Casino, at the intersection of Hwy 1 and Hwy 40.
You can see cars here at the following times:
1:00 to 2:40
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:52 AM   #2208
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New meeting time is 1:00pm at Tim Hortons in Cochrane for the crew going out to Wiaporous (Trans Alta Road). I ride a white BMW Sertao. Ian does that time work for you to meet up?
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:24 PM   #2209
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sorry to be asking so many questions....

anyone know if these can be found here in cow town?

thank you
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:17 PM   #2210
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sorry to be asking so many questions....

anyone know if these can be found here in cow town?

thank you
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No idea but I'll keep an eye out.
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:47 PM   #2211
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Fellas,

I just wanted to introduce myself. I am in Calgary, and picked up an XR650L last year, for my first season of riding. I have been out to the Ghost river/Waiporous area a few times. I am heading south tomorrow.

The plan is to head to Mclean Creek and take the trail and make my way through TV/BD and south on 22 to the 532 west and then back up the trunk road.

I have never been down that way and was wondering what the road conditions could be expected to be?

I hope to do a little exploring if there are some trails that will take it easy on a noob riding solo.

Anyone with experience and suggestions for the area would be appreciated.

Thanks
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:49 PM   #2212
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:57 PM   #2213
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I was on Powderface trail today, riding a XR650R with a Blue DR650. We met two newer KLR650's, anyone from here?
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:58 PM   #2214
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http://www.pacekplastic.ca/Rotational-.page
This guy has done some custom stuff for me and in his one man shop just east of strathmore he has cases of fittings of different sizes that he welds on. If he does not have it he probably could make something work on your screw cap.


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Old 05-27-2012, 09:25 PM   #2215
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Thanks for the Ride

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Thanks for leading the way Durden. The first trails were pretty muddy still, will be fun to try when it is dry. Your tires were definitely not made for that.


Hi Grover6, your situation is very similar to mine. It would be easy to mix us up. I also bought a xr650l last year. And Grover is my icon. Sorry but I don't have the road conditions you were looking for.
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:01 PM   #2216
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Fellas,

I just wanted to introduce myself. I am in Calgary, and picked up an XR650L last year, for my first season of riding. I have been out to the Ghost river/Waiporous area a few times. I am heading south tomorrow.

The plan is to head to Mclean Creek and take the trail and make my way through TV/BD and south on 22 to the 532 west and then back up the trunk road.

I have never been down that way and was wondering what the road conditions could be expected to be?

I hope to do a little exploring if there are some trails that will take it easy on a noob riding solo.

Anyone with experience and suggestions for the area would be appreciated.

Thanks

Cakewalk. All those roads are well maintained. Worst you'll find is some potholes, washboard, deep gravel, and maybe this time of year a very small washout on the sides of the road. You'll have no issues. Be sure to have enough gas and let people know where you are and estimated time of return. On an off day some of those roads don't see much use and you could be up there awhile! Plus weather can turn VERY quick. I've rode back from RaceHorse pass in heavy rain. By the time I got to my truck in Catarract Creek there was 4" of snow on the roads/ground! I believe this was in August/September two years ago.
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:07 PM   #2217
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Couple!

Of us big Duallie bikes out today on McLean Cr Rd and Powderface. Dry as a popcorn fart. Heard it was rather muddy on Saturday. Saw some guy on a red XR650L riding pavement not too far from McLean Ck Rd. Great time. Love the foreward thrust on those big bikes coming out of those gravelly corners. Loving retirement especially the option of riding during the week.
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:52 AM   #2218
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Richards Road

I was poking around in Ghost on weekend and took Richards Road, until a sign at the border of the Stoney reserve that said permission was needed to continue. Is it ok to ride through the reserve?
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:08 AM   #2219
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I was poking around in Ghost on weekend and took Richards Road, until a sign at the border of the Stoney reserve that said permission was needed to continue. Is it ok to ride through the reserve?
Not without permission. I came to that sign too. Couple of guys in a truck were parked there. I was given the "don't even think about it" look.
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:18 AM   #2220
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Not without permission. I came to that sign too. Couple of guys in a truck were parked there. I was given the "don't even think about it" look.
Ya, I figured - I should have copied the number on the sign and called them to see if they would ever give permission for motorbiking. I could see how they wouldn't be too keen on it.
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