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Old 04-13-2013, 08:22 AM   #3031
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What exactly are you looking for? I've recovered my seats before and gotten the stretchy leather like stuff from Fabricland. It worked well, it was the same stuff that came stock on the bike.
THAT is exactly what I am looking for. Thanks! I'll go have a look. I am ok with the stock seat cover, it is just going to be too small when I add foam.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:18 AM   #3032
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There is a seat place across from Walt's.


Also, if required, you can usually buy seat covers from Seat Concept. I think they have stock and modified foam covers. They aren't located in Calgary though.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:18 PM   #3033
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Got out dirt biking today. Anywhere from 1/2 to over 2' of snow. Awesome time!

So stoked to be back on a dirt bike.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:10 AM   #3034
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Any word on weekly weeknight rides at Mclean this year?
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:51 PM   #3035
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I'd be all over it this year.


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Any word on weekly weeknight rides at Mclean this year?
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:09 PM   #3036
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Dirt Biking in Guatemala on Friday

Just got back from 10 days in Guatemala. Did a dirt ride up a volcano. Great fun!





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Old 04-15-2013, 09:13 PM   #3037
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I'm Alberta Dual Sport as well, and I have meet Scratch and many of the Edmonton dudes last year. I'm kind of the middle man between Edmonton and Calgary... A few of us are trying to get the Red Deer dudes going, and it has been in the works since last winter !!!. I'm Flash Gordon on that site, and I'm hoping to link up with a few of the Calgary dudes as well !!! From Don
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:08 PM   #3038
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Awesome pics Cal!

Correct me if I'm wrong, but that's the volcano that's also recently been quite active? Volcan De Fuego or Agua?

We were riding around and between them, but never went up. We wanted to hike to the top but I was feeling well under the weather. That was, without a doubt, the lowest part of my trip. Spending a whole day in a tent at the security guard facility wasn't too enjoyable. haha. By we I meant David and Nick.

I miss Guatemala's offroading.


As for rides, I do more dirt biking than dual sporting, but I will be attempting to do a few trips this year. Would be nice to have people form smaller groups and all have a common path of travel to meet up on the trail, BS, etc. Tried last year without any luck.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:13 AM   #3039
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As for rides, I do more dirt biking than dual sporting, but I will be attempting to do a few trips this year. Would be nice to have people form smaller groups and all have a common path of travel to meet up on the trail, BS, etc. Tried last year without any luck.
I know the RMDRA do guided dirt bike rides, and I might try a little harder to get into that this year. I don't think it happened last year, but there used to be a group of regulars who picked a regular night to ride. I will pose the question over on ADSMC.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:14 AM   #3040
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I'm Alberta Dual Sport as well, and I have meet Scratch and many of the Edmonton dudes last year. I'm kind of the middle man between Edmonton and Calgary... A few of us are trying to get the Red Deer dudes going, and it has been in the works since last winter !!!. I'm Flash Gordon on that site, and I'm hoping to link up with a few of the Calgary dudes as well !!! From Don
Is Vern still in Red Deer? He is usually up for something.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:44 PM   #3041
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I know the RMDRA do guided dirt bike rides, and I might try a little harder to get into that this year. I don't think it happened last year, but there used to be a group of regulars who picked a regular night to ride. I will pose the question over on ADSMC.

They do, but you have to be a member and they cater more to dirt bikes. That being said on the easy runs most dual sporters used to riding offroad shouldn't have an issue. You might find yourself wanting to jump into the intermediate group.

Inter Advanced is quick paced with less or no stopping. Or so it's supposed to be. Club ride is much the same but guys who are proven won't be an issue and "invite only".

It's a good way to meet more people that you can ride with on other occasions.

Membership fee is $40.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:44 PM   #3042
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I know the RMDRA do guided dirt bike rides, and I might try a little harder to get into that this year. I don't think it happened last year, but there used to be a group of regulars who picked a regular night to ride. I will pose the question over on ADSMC.
I made it out to 4 or 5 of the RMDRA Wed night guided rides last year. Was great to meet some new riders and learn some areas of McLean Creek that I hadn't been to before. Certainly the work RMDRA is doing to promote preservation and expansion of our single-track network is critical for the longer term enjoyment of this sport... I'll be supporting them through my membership dues and whatever trail maintenance events I can make it out to.

But this year I'll be doing more of the Thur night rides that the ADSMC guys do... smaller group, less organization, and the Thursday schedule fits my calendar better. Also found last year that the nights on the ADSMC rides tended to be more of an "adventure" exploring new trails rather than following a guide around.

Here's a shot from one of the ADSMC rides (up on Swany's) a couple of years back - can't wait to get back out there:
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:15 PM   #3043
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Thanks Shibby!

This was Agua... Inactive. However, Fuego and Pacaya are nearby and are active.

I know how it feels to contract a local bug. Luckily it's never lasted more than a day or so (knock wood).

Guatemala is certainly amazing. I'm thinking of going back at some point for a few months to learn more Spanish and maybe do some guiding for the crew I went out with.

Re: Small group riding. As LAV says, the Thursday rides are a great crew mainly on dual sports. When they started a couple years ago, they were great for my skill level at the time. Since then, everyone has improved their skills and if I were to try join up on a ride now with my skill levels then, I'd be very hard pressed to keep up.

ADSMC seems to be where these are organized with some spillover to the Calgarians that Dualsport thread here.

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Awesome pics Cal!

Correct me if I'm wrong, but that's the volcano that's also recently been quite active? Volcan De Fuego or Agua?

We were riding around and between them, but never went up. We wanted to hike to the top but I was feeling well under the weather. That was, without a doubt, the lowest part of my trip. Spending a whole day in a tent at the security guard facility wasn't too enjoyable. haha. By we I meant David and Nick.

I miss Guatemala's offroading.


As for rides, I do more dirt biking than dual sporting, but I will be attempting to do a few trips this year. Would be nice to have people form smaller groups and all have a common path of travel to meet up on the trail, BS, etc. Tried last year without any luck.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:17 AM   #3044
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I'd love to go back and learn more spanish too! My next trip will include more spanish before I start, and stopping to further it. Even though you can get away without any spanish, I feel the trip enjoyment is greatly reduced. Their such a friendly bunch of people that when they try to talk to you and you can't in return, you miss out on so much.

I have a work relation with another guy who goes down and helps builds housing. He went down a little while ago. Sadly, my practical knowledge of building houses is limited =(
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:39 PM   #3045
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Hey Shibby
You need no knowledge of house building to help, just a strong back! The houses as you know are cinder block and metal roofs.
I've built 2 houses in Guatemala and you are needed to mix concrete on the ground and carry it in 5 gal pails, shovel sand and dirt and carry blocks....its actually a lot of fun because you live with or near the families and interact at a community level you do not see while riding or being a tourist. You know my age and if I can do it you can
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