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Old 05-21-2013, 12:20 PM   #3361
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Thanks Lycan.
Internet or is there a good place in town?
I usually order online as you should replace both sprockets and the chain at the same time. If I was only replacing a chain I might bite the bullet and pay Calgary prices but usually I order everything.

http://sprocketcenter.com/index.php/...-gs-08-12.html

You are on an 800 right?

I have ordered a few kits from these guys and the last one I ordered was about $40 to ship it here. I think just a good chain around Calgary is about $150 so I can get everything shipped to my door for just under $200.

Another option is;
http://www.canadasmotorcycle.ca/ek-5...led-chain.html

I have ordered many tires here. Prices are good and you get free shipping over $100. You will have to search and see if they have the right sprockets for your bike though.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:41 PM   #3362
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Ride South!

Couple of us S10 guys rode down the 940 south to Coleman today. Rode Sartoris RD east and then Snake Tr north to Skyline Tr to 520 east and zig zagged north on Meridian Rd to High River and back to Calgary on the east side of #2. All gravel roads in fantastic condition and perfect weather conditions (maybe a little wind) but absolutely no dust. 650km. What a day!
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:11 AM   #3363
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Dust free week's end

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Couple of us S10 guys rode down the 940 south to Coleman today. Rode Sartoris RD east and then Snake Tr north to Skyline Tr to 520 east and zig zagged north on Meridian Rd to High River and back to Calgary on the east side of #2. All gravel roads in fantastic condition and perfect weather conditions (maybe a little wind) but absolutely no dust. 650km. What a day!
Sounds like a great ride, and lack of dust is always a plus. On Saturday, on Willow Creek road there wasn't any dust either in the pouring rain. Looks like the rest of the week should be dust free as well.....
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:18 AM   #3364
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Judging by your pics, you seem to hit all the good spots too. I'm sure we'll bump into you eventually.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:51 PM   #3365
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Judging by your pics, you seem to hit all the good spots too. I'm sure we'll bump into you eventually.
I think you can count on it. Of course on a Weekend morning I am easy to find, having my morning coffee at Second Cup in McKenzie town, on the patio.


The bike is easy to spot.

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Old 05-22-2013, 06:35 PM   #3366
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What?!

No Starshmucks?

I don't even have the XRR on the road yet. Still need to get registration and a new plate. I'm also wanting to lube the bearings at some point soon.

I do have 11 days on my dirt bike either bush or track this year. Having way too much fun on it at the moment waiting for passes to melt.
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:06 AM   #3367
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A couple of years ago there was a great green lane south of 242 ave. south of the Red Deer Lake Processing place. It was a lot of fun, but people (and I use the term loosely) were using it to party, leaving broken glass, make-shift fire pits, and other garbage along the lane. I once saw a old dryer and other household garbage dumped not far up the lane, disgusting! Well the land owners, rightly so, were pissed off at these slobs, and put up fences with locked gates. Thanks to the AssHoles, the responsible riders who just like a little exploring (leaving nothing but tracks) can't ride these anymore.

If I ever see someone dumping garbage or having a drinking party on a country lane, I'll take your plate and your picture and give it to the cops. Not that anyone on this site will be on the receiving end, but I hope you will do the same and get those kind of scum what they deserve. Unless you like seeing these.





Ok, I'll get off my soap box now.

Other than that irritation it was a good day's riding.


Isn't that a road allowance? If it is, it's a public roadway that doesn't have a road on it yet and no private land owner has the right to block it off. I agree with you on the pigs that leave a mess for everyone else to deal with though.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:09 AM   #3368
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Isn't that a road allowance? If it is, it's a public roadway that doesn't have a road on it yet and no private land owner has the right to block it off. I agree with you on the pigs that leave a mess for everyone else to deal with though.
It is a road allowance, yes. Land owners adjacent to the allowance can purchase the land from the county or township, in which case they have every right to fence it off. The other possibility is that the County or township fenced and gated it off at the request, and expense, of the neighboring landowners, because of the continuing problems from the idiots that were misusing it.

I was on another green-lane north of Calgary on the weekend and it had cattle fences in about 6 places along it's length, with access gates to the bordering private land. I closed every one behind me as I passed through, along the road allowance. I met a couple of women on horse back at one point. I stopped well in advance of meeting them, shut off my bike and removed my helmet so as not to spook the horses. We had a pleasant conversation, and they were appreciative of my consideration of their animals. They pointed out one of the freshly seeded properties next to the green-lane that quaders had gone into (private property) and done "donuts", ripping up and ruining the farmers efforts and crop. I agreed that it was because of that segment of the motorized community that you see so many gates, fences, and signs that say; "No Motorized Vehicles". A small but destructive (in so many ways) percentage that ends up painting all of us (on 2 wheels or 4) in a very bad light! They are the ones that restrict more and more of the great and interesting places to ride.
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:30 PM   #3369
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Another Great Weekend

Saturday and Sunday myself and another Inmate here did a nice loop of Southwest Alberta, after a week of dismal rainy weather. We ran into a bit of leftover snow on the trunk road south of Longview, but it was only in the area just north and south of the 532 and it wasn't icy underneath.




We hit Sartoris road south of Blairmore which was in better shape than last year, then wound southeast to Waterton from just north of Beaver Mines, camping at Crandell Mountain in Waterton Park.






We had a few visitors. It was a cold night, but at least I had a new sleeping bag that was up to the challenge if somewhat bulky.


Photo courtesy of IaninCalgary of ADV Rider. Me retrieving firewood after we set up. Footwear was for in-camp only for the ATGATT nazis, my proper boots were cooling by my tent. I would have stacked more but I ran out of ratchet strap.









The trip back we ran into some bridge trouble so we detoured around to the east.







The Snake trail, Skyline road up to the 520 was beautiful and dry, but rutted in places.



As my riding partner said,"Alberta was showing off" that day. A great way to spend 2 days!



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Old 05-27-2013, 08:06 PM   #3370
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Maybe if we slow down you will catch up. Did a lot of that route last week!
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:16 PM   #3371
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Maybe if we slow down you will catch up. Did a lot of that route last week!
That's OK just keep up your usual pace and you'll catch me on the next lap.
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:56 AM   #3372
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Looks like a nice ride Lycan. Sorry more of us couldn't make it.

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Old 05-28-2013, 07:31 AM   #3373
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Looks like a nice ride Lycan. Sorry more of us couldn't make it.

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Well there should be lots of weekends to come. I want to do an over-nighter to the Hinton area in June, and one to the Trout Creek area in the Porcupine Hills, to do a little exploring. Maybe more of the group can make those.
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:38 AM   #3374
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Well there should be lots of weekends to come. I want to do an over-nighter to the Hinton area in June, and one to the Trout Creek area in the Porcupine Hills, to do a little exploring. Maybe more of the group can make those.
I would love to join in on a couple overnight rides like those... if I'm not imposing I move back and forth from Alberta and Vancouver every 2 years. Last time I was living out here I was based in Strathmore and got to ride with a few people from Calgary. It would be great to get out with a group again.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:10 AM   #3375
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I would love to join in on a couple overnight rides like those... if I'm not imposing I move back and forth from Alberta and Vancouver every 2 years. Last time I was living out here I was based in Strathmore and got to ride with a few people from Calgary. It would be great to get out with a group again.
No problem at all, when the ride is scheduled I'll post up, and send you a PM. I imagine a ride north of Calgary would work better for a regular weekend, and south for a long weekend, considering your location. Looks like you have a great bike for dual-sporting.
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