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Old 06-10-2012, 11:15 PM   #2281
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Had some great day long rides this year riding DRZ400S . McLean creek a few times including Ware creek in South. Waiparous Transalta to the end of the path in the park near Blackrock mountain. Indian graves was great with snow cornices above the road at the pass and breaking through the rotten ice on the creek crossings on the trail south of the road.
Now, looking for trip suggestions. Want to adventure for a few days before the end of June heading south and west of Calgary. Logging roads and singletrack preferred but can ride the slab as necessary. Could get on the FTR west of Longview and head south and west on the most primitive trideable tracks heading in the right direction. Want to spend 2-3 nights staying in cheap motels along the way as available. Any reccomended routes , or preferred trails would be appreciated. Thanks!

There are a few, but I'm thinking you might still have issues with snow.

Many of the passes you have to wait till Mid July to ride.

PM me and I can do some quick GPX of the trails. I refrain from posting them since I always give a warning that they should be rode with safety precautions. They aren't use much and if you break down up there you might be walking out, or worse camped for many days.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:56 AM   #2282
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Thanks for the pic Lycan1
What a sweet, sweet trip! Huge thanks to Lycan for organizing this trip and making it happen. Moab is truely a playground of awesome proportions and, while I'm still sore from riding that DR there and back (methinks a windscreen or fairing would be advantageous for the next long trip!), I want to go again!!!
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:57 PM   #2283
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does any one know if highway 40 , highwood pass longview to k country is open ?
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:48 PM   #2284
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:45 PM   #2285
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I just got back from a trip to Moab, and it was HOT. Once I get a chance to process the video and hundreds of pictures I'll do a ride report. I think I am actually beginning to like sand riding (probably the heat getting to my brain).



Payner on left and PabloX on the right. "Damn this sand is deep". Other noteable quotes from PabloX; " Wow, Gravity is FAST!" and "KTMs are Heavy". Me; "I think they miss-named this hill, it should be soft-scrabble, not hard- scrabble!"
Welcome back! Looking forward to the pics and report!
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:33 PM   #2286
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:51 PM   #2287
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:08 PM   #2288
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go on... and join my club of 1...

Unless you want to start financing the purchase and mods, I'm too poor to run a BMW.

When I bought my XRR I did contemplate one. Similar to yours, changing out the suspension, adding a big tank (at the time there wasn't an option I don't think...), and a few other odds and ends. I liked how it had lights and power. The XRR is as primitive as it they come (it's actually a dirt bike), but that's why I love it.

With a few $1000 into the bike, I'm sure you can attest they can become something really good!

If I had a lot of money, it would be added to the stable (which is now empty except the XRR when I get it back)

It is uncommon to come across these for sale. Especially here in Calgary, and for an 'ok' price with low KM's!
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:13 PM   #2289
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I'm too poor to run a BMW.
life is all about choices.... i bet you are wealthy compared to me
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:21 AM   #2290
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life is all about choices.... i bet you are wealthy compared to me

As much as I'd love it, I want to buy a dirt bike before another dual sport. Plus, if I take the job I'm being offered I've had to promise another trip isn't in the planning.... =( I'm really not happy about that because I want to do S.A as soon as I can get myself in the position to go...
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:34 AM   #2291
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I just got back from a trip to Moab, and it was HOT. Once I get a chance to process the video and hundreds of pictures I'll do a ride report. I think I am actually beginning to like sand riding (probably the heat getting to my brain).



Payner on left and PabloX on the right. "Damn this sand is deep". Other noteable quotes from PabloX; " Wow, Gravity is FAST!" and "KTMs are Heavy". Me; "I think they miss-named this hill, it should be soft-scrabble, not hard- scrabble!"

Pretty sure you're headed counter clock-wise on the white rim correct? maybe 10-15 miles into it from the side the boat-ramp is on?

I went DOWN that hill in the sand... ugh. Nothing like having all your weight over the FRONT tire and being on the brakes the entire way down.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:08 PM   #2292
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Correct!
It may be the grass is greener syndrome but dang, I think I'd have rather gone down that hill than my flail, pray, pin it and hope whilest bouncing upwards ride... 'course I'm about as good a dirt rider as I am an intergalactic space cruiser pilot .

The flip side is that I'm very happy to have ridden up the hogs back than down. Up was a total non event while down would have had a certain pucker factor
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:54 PM   #2293
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I'm still running an Anakee2 on the front and the K60 on the rear, so not much traction in the sand on the front, and it sinks in real easy with all the weight over it...

I didn't feel like I came down anything very hard...? (other than the sand). I certianly thought I didn't want to go back up some stuff, and I certainly prefer to go up climbs than down stuff... lol.

I actually left the ABS on for this run... I even wired in a hard-switch to cut off the ABS, but never used it. I found that (as suggested) I could slam on the front brakes and get some massive stopping power, MOST of the time. It did almost fuck up a few times though as sometimes the ABS kicked in too much and even with the rear added in, it just let the bike roll a bit too far.

but 85% of the time the ABS worked very well allowing me to slam on the brakes if necessary.

If it had been loamy dirt with good moisture I for sure would have turned the ABS off.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:25 PM   #2294
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^^^ Welcome back Lycan, looking forward to checking out the ride report.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:03 PM   #2295
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picking up a r1200gsa soon

Hello Calgarians,i will be picking up my new r1200gsa from blackfoot motosport next week and then head up the red deer area,and i never rode the 1200gsa or gs before bot got bike experience.
I am just not sure of how comfortable i will be on the bike to launch myself in busy Calgary with a bike i never rode,so anybody have suggestion on a safe route to get from blackfoot motosport to head north ,i don t mind detouring a bit

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