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Old 05-30-2013, 09:24 AM   #3181
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Powderface?

Anyone know if Powderface is open yet? Planning a ride Saturday and would like to include it if possible. Thanks, David
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:42 PM   #3182
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Thanks Lee. I see you are doing some weekend trips. Let's hope for good weather. Camping in the rain isn't my idea of fun. Cheers, David
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:57 PM   #3183
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It sure is! I rode a couple of weeks ago and it was in great shape.
Me too, rode it just after it opened. This rain might have it getting muddier though.
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:37 PM   #3184
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Ed, the bike needs a good cleaning anyway, so a ride in the mud would just be the motivation I need to do that. Besides, it makes the ride more interesting by adding some butt puckering moments to break up the monotony of riding gravel for an hour with a face splitting grin plastered to my mug. Cheers, David
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:33 PM   #3185
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Im planning to be dirt biking in wiaporous tomorrow. Around 1pm at the south loading area. Little bike type riding.

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Old 05-30-2013, 07:49 PM   #3186
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Im planning to be dirt biking in wiaporous tomorrow. Around 1pm at the south loading area. Little bike type riding.

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I have to work otherwise I'd join you.

Might be heading out Saturday... Either dirt bike or dualsport on non/less-muddy roads / trails.
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:50 PM   #3187
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Blue Circle insurance is pretty great for motorbike insurance. They get you the lowest rate possible. ;)
Late to comment, but now I have recent info:

I decided on Primmum / TD. I had been with them since 2003-2010. Took a couple years off due to kids.

"I'm Baaaaaaaack!"

Got insurance starting June 1 (tomorrow) - heading to AMA to get my licence tab. Pretty bloody excited after an almost 3 year absence from the bike!!!!! Hope to sneak out Saturday for an hour or two... weather and family willing! Gotta give the bike a shakedown ride now that I have the HID lights and electrical sorted and am fine-tuning the idle adjustment.

The insurance company runs on a calender year based on Feb 1 or March 1, and is pro-rated seasonally when we have the best weather - so we pay more daily through March - October than the other months. So if we cancel in the off-season, we will have burned most of our premium during the rideable months.

During the questioning (interrogation) process, I reflected: I have been dirt biking since 1970, took a M/C training course and class 6 in 1988 (Yikes! I am getting old. Seemed like yesterday...!) and got my Class 5 in 1982. No fault accidents in the last 10 years, no speeding tickets in the last 3 years, no crimes, all in all pretty squeaky clean living (patting self on back!)

The final result for my '07 KTM 640 (under 11,000 kms on clock): $1M 3rd party liability, $500 deductible for specified perils, no collision or comprehensive = $274 pro-rated for June 1 2013 to Feb 1 (or March 1?) 2013. For a full calendar year, it would have been under $350.

Obviously, it is based on the size and style of bike, your age, driving record, training courses, estimated amount of use (for me, pleasure, not for work, probably under 2000 kms this season)... can't think of anything else.

Interestingly enough, insurance only covers us in Canada and US. She said if I hit the Mexican border (sadly... fat chance!), turn around! Insurance will not cover M/C or cars in Mexico. Maybe you can buy additional insurance for that or just take your own chances? (I have a friend who owns a place in Cabo - he rides his Beemer down there and back once or twice a year; I will have to ask him about the insurance situation as I am curious.)

That's all I know. Hopefully I didn't fill the thimble!

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Old 05-31-2013, 11:50 PM   #3188
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Wicked I'm back - after an almost three-year hiatus!

Now that I'm back, I wouldn't mind trying to hook up with a few fellow inmates for the odd ride and / or social event. Been riding dirt since 1970 or so (grew up around Waiparous and knew it well!); Class 6 since 1988 (but used very little!) Not overly mechanically inclined, but enough knowledge to be dangerous. Old enough (46) and have kids so I know I don't have anything to prove... just enjoy the ride, the scenery, the social side and get home safe to my family!

Full disclosure:

1. I am crazy busy with work and kids so getting out might be a last minute event (day before if lucky). I have a weird schedule: working until 10 am week days; pick up kids at 1230 pm and play dad for afternoon till supper. So some evenings and weekends could be fair game for riding. I would love to do a full weekend, overnight once this year, God (wife) willing! (Actually bought the bike with the delusion of riding the Continental Divide to Mexico, backtrack to Utah, head west on the TAT to OR, and back home - 3 to 4 weeks - but having kids has caused me to move this onto the "Bucket List" and off of the "this summer 2009" list!!) Right about now, Andy will be laughing at this one...!

2. A ride might be for short periods of time from an hour or two to a half day.

3. I live in Tuscany NW so will favour rides N & W of here as it is easier access to back roads for me (I despise paved highways but understand short passage may be a necessary evil - that means you Trans-Canada - and am basically scared of big city riding specifically - Damn boneheaded drivers and traffic!) I will ride around the outside of the city, but not in it. I think I actually am allergic to bald ass prairie - particularly any points east of the Fearfoot Trail (living in Moose Jaw for a year did it to me) - causes the heebie-jeebies - so I will avoid eastern destinations at all costs.

4. I am not a hooligan on the road (bike is geared lower for the dirt) and won't ride like a disrespectful A-hole; in fact, I don't like it when other riders behave like jerks and give us a bad name (but hey, I hate cage drivers and cyclists when they demonstrate they got their licenses out of a Cracker Jack box, so I am an equal opportunity judge of poor behaviour! )

5. I will take care off-road and abide by the laws (no poaching riding terrain not allowable by law, close gates if I open them);

6. I am temporarily insane during this time of year with all the hockey finals on TV. Especially during Stanley Cup playoffs where more nights than not, find myself on the couch with micro-brews, rye or lately, Captain Morgan's Spiced rum & diet coke. (Damned playoffs should be over by the end of April!)

7. I didn't insure my dirt bikes as I have no means to transport them to the dirt. If some of you live nearby and have said means, and after reading this missive, still want to try riding with me, and you meet my criteria, and I can find time (IE: my wife thinks it's OK), I would consider insuring the KDX for the $100 it will cost me for the year. Actually, if I had a legit excuse, (transport and riding partners), I would love to get back out in the dirt with her... it has been far too long!

8. Timmies over Starbucks any day! But I will take up residence in their establishment due to comfy chairs and free Wi-Fi!

Now that I have probably alienated some/half/most of you, I look forward to someday meeting the small percentage that remain: those who appreciate scenic rides (preferably in good weather), good micro-brews / liquor, and a good laugh!

I will follow this forum a little more closely now I am up and running. Time to sit back with the good Cap'n and wait for all the replies, rebuttals (and stones?) to come my way... whatever, we all like to ride and it's all in the name of fun! At least I hope I made you laugh!

Cheers,

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Old 06-01-2013, 09:10 AM   #3189
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Welcome back Dean! I will have the Husky back in piece soon (tomorrow)... looking forward to getting out on a ride with you in Waiparous.

Maybe even a rip on the KDXs...? I have trailer with room for your bike.

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Old 06-01-2013, 02:10 PM   #3190
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Welcome back Dean! I will have the Husky back in piece soon (tomorrow)... looking forward to getting out on a ride with you in Waiparous.

Maybe even a rip on the KDXs...? I have trailer with room for your bike.

Cheers,
Andy
Sounds good Andy - thanks for the offer! Hmmm, guess I better get insurance for the 200!
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Old 06-01-2013, 02:25 PM   #3191
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Today was a good day in south Wiaporous.

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Old 06-01-2013, 04:49 PM   #3192
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Ok!

Who was it? A white KTM 990 and a VStrom I believe riding bumpy back roads just NW of Turner Valley.
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:19 PM   #3193
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Today was a good day in south Wiaporous.

Wes
I see you are using a trials tire. I had one on my 300 EXC and loved it. Not great if you are the type to like to spin up the rear every chance you get but it was GREAT for tough single track and getting started half way up a hill.
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:53 PM   #3194
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Would like to try a pair of MT43's on a dual sport I have read a few good reviews on them
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:02 AM   #3195
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I love the trials tire. I put a Tubliss setup on the bike and have been running about 6 lbs in the rear and it really hooks up. And with the Rekluse this little bike goes anywhere.

I'm looking forward to a big bike ride though. Maybe Limestone mountain next weekend?

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