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Old 05-09-2013, 03:22 PM   #3316
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Thanks anyway, he ended up making one out of gasket sheeting, he is a KLR owner after all.
A real KLR owner would have used cardboard and form-a-gasket!
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:05 PM   #3317
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Kevin2Wheels and I were thinking of a ride down the forestry road to Coleman this weekend. Will anything be doable off the main road this early in the season?
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Really unlikely, based on last Saturdays ride over 532. Go back a page or two and see the snow pictures.

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Old 05-10-2013, 07:47 AM   #3318
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Just thinking ahead for next week; Powderface should be opening mid week. Anyone checked into this for a firm date? If it is open and asssuming the weather holds out, I'm thinking Thursday the 16th might be a good day to have a run through on it. Anyone else thinking the same?
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:58 AM   #3319
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Yea!

Either Wednesday or Thursday will be a good day to take the Powderface. Hopefully a little rain before then. Pretty dusty these days. Took MacLean Creek Trail (the road) yesterday with a pal. Smooth as a baby's bum. Pretty good dirt road ride from SW Calgary if you link up all the gravel from Spruce Meadows. #242 west to Cross Consevatory Rd, to Pridis to Coal Mine Rd, Mac Lean Creek Rd, Powderface to #68 to east of Trans Canada, gravel into Cochrane and then across 22 towards Springbank Airport and south onto Lower Spring Bank Rd to #8 and back to South Calgary. Good big bike ride.
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:19 PM   #3320
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NE Ride Sat May 11 at 11:00 AM

I have been fine tuning my NE ride to include as much gravel, black dirt, and canal grassy roads as possible.

AGENDA: Meet at GW Cycle World -1020 Meridian RD NE at 11:00 AM.
Ride NE for 90 min. to Rockyford for lunch. If there is interest take 3 hours to go to Redland, Rosebud, Hesketh, Carbon(gas) ,Calgary.

I did it with KTM 690 and Super Tenere 2 weeks ago and conditions were dry. So big adventure bikes will be ok.

Must like prairie, heat and dust and going 80 km/hr on gravel roads.

Gas tank range needed 160 km. to Carbon 100km to Rockyford.

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Old 05-11-2013, 06:43 AM   #3321
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Gee!

80kph on gravel Not sure anybody can handle that. Are you sure you don't mean 80mph. Nice of you to offer. This is an awesome ride that I've been on with Pirate277 before. Definitely take advantage.
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:48 AM   #3322
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I have been fine tuning my NE ride to include as much gravel, black dirt, and canal grassy roads as possible.

AGENDA: Meet at GW Cycle World -1020 Meridian RD NE at 11:00 AM.
Ride NE for 90 min. to Rockyford for lunch. If there is interest take 3 hours to go to Redland, Rosebud, Hesketh, Carbon(gas) ,Calgary.

I did it with KTM 690 and Super Tenere 2 weeks ago and conditions were dry. So big adventure bikes will be ok.

Must like prairie, heat and dust and going 80 km/hr on gravel roads.

Gas tank range needed 160 km. to Carbon 100km to Rockyford.

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Old 05-11-2013, 07:09 AM   #3323
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Discussion of Group Riding Manners

Must have:

1. Make sure the bike behind you makes any major turn.
2. Try to keep sight of lights of bikes behind you, at least every 5 minutes.
3. Thum Up hand sign meaning I am OK/Ready/Roll on

Nice to have:

3. Spread out to keep out of previous riders dust
4. Ride your own safe speed, group will wait.
5. Off bike water breaks every 50 minutes or 50 km
6. If there is a need for awardrobe malfunction, just stop and adjust, group will wait.
7. Group up every 15 minutes for thum up sign.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:15 AM   #3324
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Canmorons, Mountain Men, Flatlanders- all OK

Canmorons, Mountain Men, Flatlanders- all OK
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:34 PM   #3325
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Must have:

1. Make sure the bike behind you makes any major turn.
2. Try to keep sight of lights of bikes behind you, at least every 5 minutes.
3. Thum Up hand sign meaning I am OK/Ready/Roll on

Nice to have:

3. Spread out to keep out of previous riders dust
4. Ride your own safe speed, group will wait.
5. Off bike water breaks every 50 minutes or 50 km
6. If there is a need for awardrobe malfunction, just stop and adjust, group will wait.
7. Group up every 15 minutes for thum up sign.

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Old 05-11-2013, 09:18 PM   #3326
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Dutch Creek road isn't ready yet...

All the modern technology and the GPS still won't tell you that the road you are on is not the one you thought it was.

We took the east end from 40 thinking it would be a good way to get to Coleman. There is a bit of snow at the top around km 20 or so but we made it past without too much difficulty (my brain forgets quickly). Dry and dusty coming down except for one narrow, muddy spot south of the new quad bridge. Then came km 12. More snow. It was about 12-18 inches deep and soft. As we didn't know how far this patch of white hell continued - and neither of us wanted to walk that far to find out - we turned around. back to 40, down to Coleman for food and fuel then hammer back on 22 to Calgary, angry wives and cold supper. A long 10 hour adventure that should have been a few hours shorter (at least) had we not been 'playing' in the wet and white...

We will definitely head down there again.
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too tired to post pics. I'll add some tomorrow.
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:46 AM   #3327
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While others played in snow...

PabloX and myself did some recon up to Burnstick Lake via the back roads. I had quickly thrown together a track without checking the Sat images and it turned out to have some rather fun sections. One in particular west of Airdrie, that was being graded as we came along. The grader operator stopped to let us around in the grass on each side. On the way back we explored another green lane that branched north off that same lane and stopped at a swampy section. It looked a bit messy to attempt a crossing with no idea what lay ahead. Maybe when it dries out. Just dusty from Airdrie to Burnstick Lake and very little traffic. The campground is in nice shape and opened May 1st.









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Old 05-12-2013, 07:22 PM   #3328
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Really unlikely, based on last Saturdays ride over 532. Go back a page or two and see the snow pictures.

This pass over the hump on 532 to 40 was in great shape and essentially bone dry. All of this snow was gone except for the summits. The Dutch creek road on the other hand had snow at the first pass and impassable snow at the second pass. fully across the road and 2-3 feet deep, but unsure... it will be a while before that all melts! Calgary06 and I had a good day trying though!
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:08 PM   #3329
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On the way back we explored another green lane that branched north off that same lane and stopped at a swampy section. It looked a bit messy to attempt a crossing with no idea what lay ahead. Maybe when it dries out.






I know that spot, it seldom dries out completly and is usually too deep to get through. I've made it across I think perhaps only twice when it was drier around the edges. The last couple years it's been really chewed up by 4x4s and much worse, there was even an abandoned car dumped just before it a couple years back. After that section the road gradually improves until it eventually becomes a good gravel road that ties in with the east weat road you ended up on. Nothing special to go through on and hardly worth the work of slogging through the mud hole - unless you're into that sort ot thing.
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:15 AM   #3330
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Long weekend plans?

Either doing a SE BC dual sport trip, or racing. Need to decide soon!
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