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Old 05-18-2012, 09:51 AM   #2206
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Lycan - I'm in for a Sunday ride, can we make it 10:00am at Tims in Shawnessy (I'll have to google that one)?

Anyone else in? Should be nice out Sunday.
Sounds good to me. It (The Tim Hortons) is across from the South Calgary Rec Center / Catholic High School, just 1 block west of McLeod Street near Home Depot.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:29 AM   #2207
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I'd love to go, unfortunately have too much work to do this weekend
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:18 PM   #2208
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Lycan - I'm in for a Sunday ride, can we make it 10:00am at Tims in Shawnessy (I'll have to google that one)?

Anyone else in? Should be nice out Sunday.
I may be able to do it. How long is this ride gonna be? I've got young kids so the more I can divulge to the missus the better.
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:19 PM   #2209
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I may be able to do it. How long is this ride gonna be? I've got young kids so the more I can divulge to the missus the better.
It would take a couple of hours to go from Calgary across Powderface and home. To then go across 68, 40, and Spray Lakes, to canmore and home would add another couple of hours. You can do whatever works for you and yours, as tthere are lots of options on this route.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:47 PM   #2210
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hello,

i have a G650X challenge, the previous owner swapped the forks to 45 shivers (w. hyperpro springs), and had them set up more as a dirt bike, think he was 185lbs. as i am a good 260lbs, the bike seems to dive, more then i feel is correct under braking (but then again, what do i know), the bike will be set up as an adventure travel bike, as the rear suspension has been properly set up.

any fork specialists reading this page, or is a visit to shop in order?

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It's going to be both a valve job and spring job. If you don't feel comfortable doing this yourself, a suspension modifier in town could do it. They might have to order the springs in.

The rear will have to be done as well to balance the bike.

Also, because they will likely be more used to doing MX and trail bikes, make sure you mention what you want to use the bike for. Estimate your fuel weight (half to 3/4 of a tank) and luggage weight. You'll want to account for this if you are using it mostly to dual sport on longer trips.
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:46 PM   #2211
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It would take a couple of hours to go from Calgary across Powderface and home. To then go across 68, 40, and Spray Lakes, to canmore and home would add another couple of hours. You can do whatever works for you and yours, as tthere are lots of options on this route.
Sounds good. Have to see if I can do it. Hochtouren and I had a ride planned Monday. He wanted to show me a few things. Have to see if an escape can be made Sunday too!
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:35 PM   #2212
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whats the address of timmies in shawnessy?
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:48 PM   #2213
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hello,

i have a G650X challenge, the previous owner swapped the forks to 45 shivers (w. hyperpro springs), and had them set up more as a dirt bike, think he was 185lbs. as i am a good 260lbs, the bike seems to dive, more then i feel is correct under braking (but then again, what do i know), the bike will be set up as an adventure travel bike, as the rear suspension has been properly set up.

any fork specialists reading this page, or is a visit to shop in order?

thanks
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I've used Dave Clark and he's a good guy and did great work on my shock. I'd use him again. Here's a link.

http://rideconceptscalgary.com/

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Old 05-19-2012, 09:32 PM   #2214
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No ride on Sunday for me. Not near enough got done this weekend yet. DAMN!
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:34 PM   #2215
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It would take a couple of hours to go from Calgary across Powderface and home. To then go across 68, 40, and Spray Lakes, to canmore and home would add another couple of hours. You can do whatever works for you and yours, as tthere are lots of options on this route.
I'm in for the powderface portion tomorrow if you guys are still going.
Does anyone know what the conditions like out there this weekend?

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Old 05-19-2012, 10:39 PM   #2216
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Tim's Address is: Suite 400-303 Shawville Blvd SE, Calgary, AB T2Y 3W6, Canada (Tim Hortons)

South on Mcleod right before 22x.

See you guys there at 10:00.
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:01 AM   #2217
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Tim's Address is: Suite 400-303 Shawville Blvd SE, Calgary, AB T2Y 3W6, Canada (Tim Hortons)

South on Mcleod right before 22x.

See you guys there at 10:00.
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Might be a bit messy as they had snow on Thursday, all part of the adventure.
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:27 AM   #2218
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Wink

Oh...I just polished all the chrome.
Maybe I'll join the other crowd at Starbucks instead.


I love (am addicted to) chai latte but have yet to figure a way to drink one while riding.
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:43 AM   #2219
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Moose mountain/powederface

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Tim's Address is: Suite 400-303 Shawville Blvd SE, Calgary, AB T2Y 3W6, Canada (Tim Hortons)

South on Mcleod right before 22x.

See you guys there at 10:00.


FYI. If you are going up Moose Mountain (I was up Friday night), it does get a bit "greasy" as you ascend. Powederface is in great shape for the most part, there are two or three muddy section though.
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:28 AM   #2220
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I'm in for the powderface portion tomorrow if you guys are still going.
Does anyone know what the conditions like out there this weekend?

Paul
Good, not too dusty or muddy. There are some greasy, slippy, sections but otherwise it's good.
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