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Old 04-25-2013, 03:34 PM   #3226
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That's a great ride, should be decent conditions, unfortunately I cant make a full day commitment, so I'm unfortunately out, but should be a good day. I assume you're slabbing it back on 22?

If you go north of the Sundre turnoff, before the Caronline turnoff there are some oil roads that snake through, around burnstick lake, over James River and reconnect at the highway where Bearberry is, not a bad detour, but makes for a long day.
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:13 PM   #3227
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I'm interested as well but have plans early evening, might be a bit of a stretch for me...
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:55 PM   #3228
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That's a great ride, should be decent conditions, unfortunately I cant make a full day commitment, so I'm unfortunately out, but should be a good day. I assume you're slabbing it back on 22?

If you go north of the Sundre turnoff, before the Caronline turnoff there are some oil roads that snake through, around burnstick lake, over James River and reconnect at the highway where Bearberry is, not a bad detour, but makes for a long day.

Thanks for the info. We'll have to see if we are still up for more at Sundre.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:13 AM   #3229
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I assume you're slabbing it back on 22?
Blasphemy! There are lots of nice mucky roads between there and here.... I can think of a few. Only really challenging thing will be Tim's at 11 a.m. on a Sunday
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:25 AM   #3230
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Blasphemy! There are lots of nice mucky roads between there and here.... I can think of a few. Only really challenging thing will be Tim's at 11 a.m. on a Sunday
Timmies will be a zoo. How about we meet at the gas station at the intersection before tims? Can't remember the name of it.

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Old 04-26-2013, 08:55 AM   #3231
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Husky? Good place to meet, bad place to buy (ethanol).

I probably can't go because the DR still needs some work after the fork transplant. Should have it wrapped up this weekend. If I get done tomorrow, I'll be there.

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Old 04-26-2013, 02:04 PM   #3232
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Timmies will be a zoo. How about we meet at the gas station at the intersection before tims? Can't remember the name of it.

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We could just meet at the Shell at 5th and 1st...that gas is OK. Not a fan of Husky either...
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:43 PM   #3233
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If I get up and my dog doesn't distract me too much I might go the registry and get my plate and go for a ride tomorrow with a buddy.

I'll have to do some quick work getting gas, cleaning filter, and changing a rear tire, but I know he's itching to get out.

If anybody wants to join, let me know. I suspect TransAlta road or something and play around down at the river a bit depending if the snow has melted. If it has maybe venture off and do some mild trails.

I'm not certain I can but I'll check in before noon to confirm.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:56 AM   #3234
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Sorry. Not happening. Probably just do bike work instead.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:11 AM   #3235
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Sorry. Not happening. Probably just do bike work instead.
Join us tomorrow if you can make it.
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:12 PM   #3236
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Join us tomorrow if you can make it.

Already have plans for tomorrow, and a backup to those plans.

Provided they both fall through I'll be out there at 11am.

Tire changed, chain lubed, filter soaking right now, and pivot points greased. Bike is ready to rock!
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:01 PM   #3237
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waiprous trunk road to sundre. Sunday april 28 11:00 am. Good to go

Still on like donkey kong. 11:00 am

Lets meet at the Husky/macs at the corner of Quigley Dr and Westside Dr in Cochrane. At the intersection before the original meeting location of Tim Hortons. If anyone was headed to Tim Hortons they would see us.

I sent out a few invites so don't want to alter the meetup location drastically.

Next time I'll pick a gas station to meet where riders can purchase gas.

Lycan1, I look forward to seeing some fun roads from Sundre to Calgary.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:51 PM   #3238
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Still on like donkey kong. 11:00 am

Lets meet at the Husky/macs at the corner of Quigley Dr and Westside Dr in Cochrane. At the intersection before the original meeting location of Tim Hortons. If anyone was headed to Tim Hortons they would see us.

I sent out a few invites so don't want to alter the meetup location drastically.

Next time I'll pick a gas station to meet where riders can purchase gas.

Lycan1, I look forward to seeing some fun roads from Sundre to Calgary.
Well I might as well make the most out of tomorrow, since if the Monday forecast is right, the GS course will be cancelled. Wet snow forecast for 11 a.m. and a wet track probably won't work for the class. Here's hoping it holds off.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:24 PM   #3239
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Floss,

I hope your group has better luck than I did today. My destination was a windy gravel road south of Nanton. I was heading west and the wind was so strong I was blown off the road twice. When I was slightly past the point of no return I threw in the towel and headed back east.

To add embarrassment to my frustration, on my way home I was stopped at a traffic light in High River and got blown over! I'm not sure if the car drivers were offering me support or pitying me as I picked up my bike.

I won't be riding in those kinds of winds again.

Have fun on your ride. I hope to join you when our schedules coincide.

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Old 04-27-2013, 08:59 PM   #3240
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Still on like donkey kong. 11:00 am

Lets meet at the Husky/macs at the corner of Quigley Dr and Westside Dr in Cochrane. At the intersection before the original meeting location of Tim Hortons. If anyone was headed to Tim Hortons they would see us.

I sent out a few invites so don't want to alter the meetup location drastically.

Next time I'll pick a gas station to meet where riders can purchase gas.

Lycan1, I look forward to seeing some fun roads from Sundre to Calgary.
I am planning on joining you as well. Just got the suspenders back on the bike and the chain tightened. Ready to roll!
I'll be on a KTM530EXC and have a high vis jacket.

See you tomorrow!
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