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Old 05-30-2012, 03:39 PM   #2281
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Just tell them you were looking for the Casino.

I think if its posted as a private road, its unfortunately fair to say its off limits.
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:52 PM   #2282
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Made!

It through there a couple years ago. Eventually comes out on the 1A. Got some looks but kept moving, briskley.
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:27 PM   #2283
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Does anyone know the conditions of the road up to Limestone Mountain?
I did it last year but closer to our 'summer' and was thinking of going up there this weekend.
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https://maps.google.ca/maps?saddr=Al...z=12&via=2&z=8

and it certainly doesn't take 9 hours as google states. I think it took me about 6 with a bunch of stops along the way...
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:18 PM   #2284
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Calgary06, Sunday currently looks like it'll be the better day this weekend. If you're looking for a riding partner for this ride, or another to add to a group, PM me or post on this site. I'm looking to ride the back roads west of Calgary. I ride a DRZ400 with a 16 L tank so am good for at least 300 km between refills.

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Old 06-02-2012, 09:47 AM   #2285
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Does anyone know the conditions of the road up to Limestone Mountain?
I did it last year but closer to our 'summer' and was thinking of going up there this weekend.
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https://maps.google.ca/maps?saddr=Al...z=12&via=2&z=8

and it certainly doesn't take 9 hours as google states. I think it took me about 6 with a bunch of stops along the way...
I haven't looked closely but I believe you have selected the 40. It's perfect up to Hunter Valley Road. I can only suspect the road continues in good form all the way up.

That's all I know.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:58 AM   #2286
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if your going on sunday, what time and where to meet?




i still have a lot of work to get her ready, but should i actually finish, im interested...
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:24 PM   #2287
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Well, my buddy and I went out this morning leaving a 7:15 from the NW. Ian, sorry i didn't see your post until now otherwise you would have been more than welcome to join us.
The roads were dry and dusty on the way up with some freshly graded sections. The gravel wasn't too deep anywhere so travel was fast and smooth. There were a couple of soft bumpy bits on the main road just north of Mountain Aire Lodge certainly not big enough to slow us down though. The oilfield roads up the mountain were good for the most part. The one and only rutted and muddy section was the spot my bike decided to take a nap at 40km/hr. I've got to learn to fall off on both sides to even out the bruising.... no pictures I'm afraid.
Weather was cool and overcast on the way out with a few sprinkles at the peak. Just a little bit of snow left in the ditches and under some of the bigger trees. Three hours to the top from Tuscany.
Rain on the way back - at least the dust was better.

For those of you that like quads, Bombardier is having their demo days today and tomorrow up in Wiaparous, South Ghost I think, just up the road anyway. We stopped on the way back and went for a rip. I can see the appeal of having 4 wheels (and 4-wheel drive) underneath you. What a blast. At least is rained hard enough to wash the mud off our gear on the road back to town. Free rides, can't beat that.
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:23 PM   #2288
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For those of you that like quads, Bombardier is having their demo days today and tomorrow up in Wiaparous, South Ghost I think, just up the road anyway. We stopped on the way back and went for a rip. I can see the appeal of having 4 wheels (and 4-wheel drive) underneath you. What a blast. At least is rained hard enough to wash the mud off our gear on the road back to town. Free rides, can't beat that.
I hope they were staying on legal trails. There aren't many legal trails in that area other then a cutline or two. I assume they were off the left a few KM past the farm?
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:52 PM   #2289
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That sounds about right. There were trail markers back in the woods so I assume the trails were legal. Crappy trail though. Really rough and not something I'd think of taking the 800 on.
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:20 PM   #2290
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I'll be riding toward Limestone Mountain on Sunday following Hwy 40, leaving Tim's in Cochrane at 10:00 (OK, I'm not very original). I'll be doing a conservative ride and may not make it all the way it if looks like I'm going through fuel too quickly (I'd like to turn around at about 140 km).

Join me if you can. I ride a DRZ400 and wear a high-vis green jacket.

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Old 06-02-2012, 06:19 PM   #2291
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I'll be riding toward Limestone Mountain on Sunday following Hwy 40, leaving Tim's in Cochrane at 10:00 (OK, I'm not very original). I'll be doing a conservative ride and may not make it all the way it if looks like I'm going through fuel too quickly (I'd like to turn around at about 140 km).

Join me if you can. I ride a DRZ400 and wear a high-vis green jacket.

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I assume gas stations are not along the route you have planned? I guess that is what jerry cans are for.
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:21 PM   #2292
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just got her fairing on, and just about a thousand little things to do....
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:32 PM   #2293
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Mountain Aire lodge has fuel although their website says "Note:*Due to recent events, the self-serve station has limited Gas and Diesel for sale." so you might want to call them directly. My odometer shows 302km measured from the shell in Cochrane to the top of the mountain and back to Calgary (tuscany).

Have a good ride tomorrow. Watch for ruts (and the divot my head made) in the dirt just below the rocky top bit.

Pinesol - that fairing looks great. Can't wait to see the finished bike.
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:44 PM   #2294
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just got her fairing on, and just about a thousand little things to do....
That looks rad man. Can't wait to see it done. Gonna compliment the crazy sky high travel nicely.
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:44 PM   #2295
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thank you....


finished 99% of everything (F800GS low fender and 690 fairing), spent over 3hrs trying to bleed the front caliper/ ABS and still have no brakes, the rear were pretty straight forward.

guess im not going out for a drive on sunday...
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