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Old 06-25-2013, 10:33 AM   #3301
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Sadly Elkford is not accessible from the 40...

It would be a great ride. Going to park boundary is a nice ride.

Lots of stuff to explore, but my knowledge stops around Nelson. My time away from work doesn't allow further trips, and my holiday time off work I go further out =)

Let us know what you find!

If you want any help that you think I can provide let me know. I like searching out those amazing rides.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:09 AM   #3302
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atlas staging - elkford - canal flats - elkford - atlas
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:18 PM   #3303
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atlas staging - elkford - canal flats - elkford - atlas

I've only heard Atlas from my sledding days. Not entirely sure where it is (but have likely been there through there in the summer)

How are you getting from Elkford to Canal Flats?
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:15 PM   #3304
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How are you getting from Elkford to Canal Flats?
Crossing Creek (Koko Claims) across to Bull River FSR and up to Whiteswan FSR is a great ride to connect Elkford with Canal Flats. Just use lots of loctite on the bike before the climb on crossing creek...
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:37 PM   #3305
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Crossing Creek (Koko Claims) across to Bull River FSR and up to Whiteswan FSR is a great ride to connect Elkford with Canal Flats. Just use lots of loctite on the bike before the climb on crossing creek...

I've been over that plenty of times. I'm not entirely sure it's open yet. I haven't confirmed because we ran short on time a few weeks ago.

I've heard there are other passes, but they seem to be hush hush. I was hoping he'd fill me in.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:27 PM   #3306
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Lots of fsr washed out right now from flooding. Grey creek pass thread here has lots of current info.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:34 PM   #3307
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Lots of fsr washed out right now from flooding. Grey creek pass thread here has lots of current info.

Thanks for the info. I forgot out about that thread. I might be rolling over it this weekend if I go dual sporting. I should look into that!

I'll let my buddies know either way because they are going.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:28 PM   #3308
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And on the alberta side racehorse, oldman , dutch creek are all open. Ftr from coleman north to livingstone falls is open and by friday north to the hump should be open.
Ugly washouts on 532 or the hump so who knows when that is open.
517 or the gap road is open as well.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:53 AM   #3309
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to be honest i couldnt tell you which passes the route takes. its 485km all off road with minimal main roads. it passes through line creek mine.

i have only briefly browsed the track and info my buddy sent me

busy with clean up here in canmore and exshaw.

there is also an offroad track from elkford to harrison lake (nth of chilliwack) i would like to investigate

shibby, that plated xrr, i was under the impression those rigs couldnt be plated in AB??
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:44 AM   #3310
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to be honest i couldnt tell you which passes the route takes. its 485km all off road with minimal main roads. it passes through line creek mine.

i have only briefly browsed the track and info my buddy sent me

busy with clean up here in canmore and exshaw.

there is also an offroad track from elkford to harrison lake (nth of chilliwack) i would like to investigate

shibby, that plated xrr, i was under the impression those rigs couldnt be plated in AB??
Technically, to some degree, they can't. That being said I know three others riding them here. Wes on here also had one till some wanker stole it.

Neither can most other dual sported dirt bikes except 07+ KTM's, 2011 Husaberg 570, and some other odds and ends.

I imagine your trip is taking you across Creek Crossing. It's a great ride, but does have a long hill to get up. Lots and lots of rocks with constant grade for probably a km.

This past weekend we did some more stuff south of Blairmore over the Castle area. I did see some other trials I'd like to explore, but I feel myself needing to push further out to see new things. I'd like to poke around Revy a lot, as well as Golden. I have never been into Chatter Creek but I'd love to explore that area.

I think my buddies are heading out this weekend. Not sure I can join them because of my dog, but we'll see.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:49 AM   #3311
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i lived in golden for 4 1/2 yrs some good riding for sure

i heard some guy in blackfoot had his bike taken by the police because he didnt have DOT approved rims
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:50 AM   #3312
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A buddy just plated his cfr450x. Went down to the registry and asked for a plate. They gave him one. When I went to get a plate for 300xcw they said "this is a street bike right?" I said no because I don't see any value in a street legal 300. Well, no reasons that include keeping my license....

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Old 06-26-2013, 09:39 AM   #3313
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A buddy just plated his cfr450x. Went down to the registry and asked for a plate. They gave him one. When I went to get a plate for 300xcw they said "this is a street bike right?" I said no because I don't see any value in a street legal 300. Well, no reasons that include keeping my license....

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They have a loop hole in Oregon or Washington where you can dual sport your 2-stroke.. =) I have a 250XC and would LOVE to rip to work on it.

Nothing is DOT on my bike. Never been asked or inspected. Then again I try not to be too much of an idiot till I hit the gravel roads.

I imagine it would be a sticky conversation if I was inspected. That being said I do have all the lights, etc. No speedo or ODO though. I have a GPS for that =)

I've also been asked if my dirt bikes are street legal. The thing is that both the registration office AND insurance companies say it's up to the end user to make sure the vehicle is road legal.

Thing that kills me is how a frame stated as offroad use only is any different then one that's approved for road use? Does that bike instantly become unsafe once it rides onto some pavement?
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:05 AM   #3314
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They have a loop hole in Oregon or Washington where you can dual sport your 2-stroke.. =) I have a 250XC and would LOVE to rip to work on it.

Nothing is DOT on my bike. Never been asked or inspected. Then again I try not to be too much of an idiot till I hit the gravel roads.

I imagine it would be a sticky conversation if I was inspected. That being said I do have all the lights, etc. No speedo or ODO though. I have a GPS for that =)

I've also been asked if my dirt bikes are street legal. The thing is that both the registration office AND insurance companies say it's up to the end user to make sure the vehicle is road legal.

Thing that kills me is how a frame stated as offroad use only is any different then one that's approved for road use? Does that bike instantly become unsafe once it rides onto some pavement?
If you are trying to bring a bike in from out of province, or it needs a provincial inspection you are SOL. If you do not need the provincial inspection it is possible. If you are bringing a bike in you MAY be able to register it as and OHV, then renew it as a street vehicle...but I don't know for sure. Whatever you do don't lie about what your bike is and what you are doing to it. Even so this is all based on Service Alberta policy, as opposed to the act/reg.

As far as frame differences, it is all about certification and documentation. It is up to the manufactures to decide if they are going to comply, if they don't comply and the paperwork for certification isn't in place, well that's that.

You could probably build or modify a frame to create a "custom" bike, but I am not really sure on what that would take either.
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:47 PM   #3315
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i heard some guy in blackfoot had his bike taken by the police because he didnt have DOT approved rims
I heard that story as well... what the f&!k was he doing riding his dirt bike in the city for anyway...?

I just plated my Gas Gas 250 (2-stroke). It will never see pavement, and certainly never ridden in the city. I have no intention of ever running DOT tires, but I hope it may keep the Fish & Wildlife guys off my case if I hop on the odd gravel road in McLean Creek or Waiparous.
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