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Old 07-27-2012, 12:33 AM   #2446
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I'm going to try and make it, but I might have to have an early out, early back ride tomorrow.

Sounds good. I'll check the forum before I leave.

Probably meet at the store at 12:00. There is no cell service there. I'll either be on my bike if I ride out, or driving my silver lifted 4runner with hitch mount.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:50 AM   #2447
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Sounds good. I'll check the forum before I leave.

Probably meet at the store at 12:00. There is no cell service there. I'll either be on my bike if I ride out, or driving my silver lifted 4runner with hitch mount.
Leaving a bit late here...50/50 if I make it to McLean. If I'm not at the store by 12 I'm not going to make it - so don't wait or hold yourself up. Good riding to all!
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:39 AM   #2448
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Leaving a bit late here...50/50 if I make it to McLean. If I'm not at the store by 12 I'm not going to make it - so don't wait or hold yourself up. Good riding to all!

Ok, I'll wait at the store till 12.

Looks like there may be a another two friends meeting us. They are experienced riders but the route I have picked out allows them to do some additional stuff to get their ride in.

Turns out I got into F1 news a bit much and running a tad late myself. Time to pick things up!
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:35 PM   #2449
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July 29, West of Fallen Timber

I'm going to poke around the area west and north of Fallen Timber on Sunday. I'll be leaving Tim Horton's, Cochrane at 9:00 AM. I'm a rather cautious person so am going to try to avoid overly challenging terrain since my transportation out is the same as my transportation in.

I want to investigate R09, T29 & 30. Or in UTM-speak, the area bounded by E618,000, N5,720,000 and E628,000, N5,700,000.

I ride a DRZ400 and wear a high-visibility green jacket so am hard to miss.

This will be posted on adsmc as well.

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Old 07-27-2012, 06:14 PM   #2450
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Ok, I'll wait at the store till 12.
i arrived about 10min to 12.... but no one was there....
oh well...
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:04 PM   #2451
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anyone want to ride saturday (tomorrow)

Don't have a specific ride in mind. Maybe the ya ha tinda road just past the mountain aire lodge on the trunk road in the waiprous area. I only know a few rides and attempting othes would be an adventure. I know how to find the transalta road ride, limestone mountain, powderface. If you can make a ride tomorrow let me know. Meet 10 am at tim hortons in cochrane?
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:24 PM   #2452
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I'll meet you at 10 at Timmies, Warren. I'l be on time, this time!

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Old 07-27-2012, 11:11 PM   #2453
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I'll meet you at 10 at Timmies, Warren. I'l be on time, this time!

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Old 07-28-2012, 12:10 AM   #2454
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i arrived about 10min to 12.... but no one was there....
oh well...

We were there about 15min AFTER 12. I had to skirt around the rainstorm which forced me to go to Cochrane and then down. One of the guys in the white Ford with KTM was there earlier but went to staging area and then back. My buddy got there just ahead of me.

Sorry you missed the ride. You didn't miss all that much as one of the riders went down and suffered a concussion forcing us to retire early. We got him back and all is good now. Bruised up but will be fine.

Just another reminder to play safe. Seems there is a rash of injuries following me lately...
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:42 AM   #2455
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Didn't make it to McLean - decided to face my old nemesis 532 (that's where my sprocket ate it and left me stranded for hours). Glad I did, and thanks to all that recommended the route. Simply beautiful...here's a shot near the start.






Even thought the roads were perfect, I wimped out of trying any of the side runs and just headed up to 40. Still not 100% confident in the bike, and it is a bit remote there. The scenery made up for it, I know this post might get nuked because there is pavement in it, but this is a really nice area.






Anyways I won't make the ride tomorrow flossandfly, I have the kids (while my wife is at martial arts, so I can't say no!).
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:21 AM   #2456
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We were there about 15min AFTER 12. I had to skirt around the rainstorm which forced me to go to Cochrane and then down. One of the guys in the white Ford with KTM was there earlier but went to staging area and then back. My buddy got there just ahead of me.

Sorry you missed the ride. You didn't miss all that much as one of the riders went down and suffered a concussion forcing us to retire early. We got him back and all is good now. Bruised up but will be fine.

Just another reminder to play safe. Seems there is a rash of injuries following me lately...
i gave a good troll around brag, but saw no one, headed to the staging area of maclean, but saw no one... headed down to millerville, i have 70/30 street tires now, and easy gravel is a challenge....
the older i get, the longer i take take to heal.. maybe 10 days back, i was in idaho, on a gravel/ dirt road, it was absolutely pissing it down (same tires), i was standing on the pegs, washed the front wheel out to the right at 50km/h, lady luck was watching out for me on that day, i didnt dump the bike (in all honesty, i have no idea why i didnt go down, more of my dumb luck) but have pulled something in my right knee and left elbow, was just looking to meet up for the social aspects...
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:10 AM   #2457
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i gave a good troll around brag, but saw no one, headed to the staging area of maclean, but saw no one... headed down to millerville, i have 70/30 street tires now, and easy gravel is a challenge....
the older i get, the longer i take take to heal.. maybe 10 days back, i was in idaho, on a gravel/ dirt road, it was absolutely pissing it down (same tires), i was standing on the pegs, washed the front wheel out to the right at 50km/h, lady luck was watching out for me on that day, i didnt dump the bike (in all honesty, i have no idea why i didnt go down, more of my dumb luck) but have pulled something in my right knee and left elbow, was just looking to meet up for the social aspects...
We staged at east fisher (5km on gravel road) then went west. Didn't see you so I assume you were ahead of us? There might have been a black 90's chev with a female KTM rider and a male GasGas unloading. They were some of my friends waiting for the rest of us.

No problem. The trails we road were quite technical at times. Strangely the rider who injured himself was doing pretty well and fell at one of the easiest parts of the day. We can't explain how he went down other then the obvious. No idea why it happened though.

These days I'm also reminded to slow down a bit, but I enjoy the excitement of speed and riding that line where things seem to flow, generally at around 80-85% of my ability. On the CDT I just about got hit by a jeep hogging the road around a corner, and a few days later just about smacking a tree on the side of the road. Sometimes 15-20% reserve isn't enough for something you can't see coming!

Lets all keep the rubber side down and enjoy the rides!
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:02 PM   #2458
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Anybody have any interest in a multi-day with camping Aug long dual sport ride?

I have a post about it in the Canada forum. I'd need to start figuring things out soon if it were to go ahead. Manly getting somebody to look after my dog!

Last check. If no interest I'll just go random camping in the back country.
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:17 PM   #2459
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Anybody have any interest in a multi-day with camping Aug long dual sport ride?

I have a post about it in the Canada forum. I'd need to start figuring things out soon if it were to go ahead. Manly getting somebody to look after my dog!

Last check. If no interest I'll just go random camping in the back country.

A friend and I are leaving Friday morning and heading down towards Crowsnest with no real plans from there other than I would like to try the Grey Creek pass and maybe spend a night at Toad Rock. Come back on Settlers road area. We are camping as well.
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:11 PM   #2460
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A friend and I are leaving Friday morning and heading down towards Crowsnest with no real plans from there other than I would like to try the Grey Creek pass and maybe spend a night at Toad Rock. Come back on Settlers road area. We are camping as well.
The MRT adventure rally is at Todd Rock this weekend so you'll be in good company. We're doing an overnight adventure ride Thursday-Friday then the usual festivities Friday evening -Monday.
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