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Old 03-31-2014, 06:07 PM   #4171
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Sundre here also. Will keep you posted if I head out. Let me know and I may be able to join you now and then!
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I'm in Sundre, plan on many rides out west on the FTR.
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Old 03-31-2014, 06:18 PM   #4172
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Sundre here also. Will keep you posted if I head out. Let me know and I may be able to join you now and then!
Wylie
Absolutely!!

Hopefully this weather smartens up and we'll meet up and burn some gas!!
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:02 PM   #4173
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That makes me think of a guy I work with. He's got 100,000 on his Harley. He "prefers" paved roads.

My guess is that the 100,000 included some gravel.
Well two wheels is better than four any way you look at it. I have put close to 100,000 on my two HDs but ride them less and less since there is just so much more to see off the asphalt. Way more motivated to hit the gravel and dirt roads with the GSA than fight with the cars for my piece of the road.

Just can't imagine what the guys are thinking to to give up riding the back country and stick to the pavement.

I met the guy who rode this sportster on a BCBATR ride a few years back. Everything was modified, bigger wheels, modified suspension, chain drive etc. It was amazing how he handled the deep sand and the mud etc. Could not help but admire the guy's commitment to getting off the asphalt.
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:26 AM   #4174
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Nordegg ride for 3 days, as most of the logging/oil roads are open out there.
Pluses in the day time, and non-pluses t night. Ha.

Summer is over rated.

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Old 04-01-2014, 08:58 PM   #4175
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Iron Horse Trail

I was working in Smoky Lake last weekend and discovered the Iron Horse (google it)! Looks like a fun little ride. Thinking once it warms up I will start at Smokey lake and the trail goes all the way to Cold Lake. Camp overnight - great campground on the lake. Then back to Calgary. Anyone know if the trestle bridge is still safe to ride on after the fire?
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:36 PM   #4176
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Don't get me right nor wrong on the iron horse trail as this is second hand news.

It's been said that they don't mind dual sport bikes that look like dirt bikes on the trail, but bikes that are spoting a fairing might get stop from being on it (maybe)

I heard they do maintnace on the trail, and they found that the bigger units cause damage as mentioned to me, so no V-Strom 650 and up. Buddy road his KLR down there last year, and they were on the kinda for his ride as he did a short part of it so they let him carry on.

I'm sure more riders know more about this, so I'll ask what's going on with it to see if this is yha or nay as I my self would like to ride it someday.

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Old 04-02-2014, 08:22 AM   #4177
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ooooo has nice maps too....

http://www.ironhorsetrail.ca/maps.html

says it's ok for ATV's so I don't see why they would care about DS bikes.
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:54 AM   #4178
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ooooo has nice maps too....

http://www.ironhorsetrail.ca/maps.html

says it's ok for ATV's so I don't see why they would care about DS bikes.
If you click on the trail etiquette page, it says ATV's and mountain bikes (bicycles) allowed then at the bottom of the page it says no dirt bikes, highway/ off road vehicles, etc. Up to a $1000.00 fine for violators.

This seems like a very odd rule....
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:48 AM   #4179
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Iron Horse Tail Issues

I had a discussion regrading the IHT with a friend of mine who is one of the longtime directors of the trail. The Iron Horse trail was built and intended for recreational users of all sorts except motorcycles. Motos were specifically mentioned as non-users for a couple of reasons: noise and speed ( 2 stroke dirtbike with pipes) and it helped to gain adjacent land owner approval. The rules are common to all the counties and MD's the trail goes through. There is also mention of OHV v/s highway vehicles.

Seeing motos on the trail is not uncommon and to our knowledge there has been no enforcement of the no motorcycle rule. The fine is $1000. Some of the land owners along the trail have been very militant and there have been altercations between users and land owners.

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Old 04-03-2014, 10:46 AM   #4180
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:59 AM   #4181
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Well that helps get through this so called Calgary spring!
Thanks.
Awesome video to get the blood pumping.
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:03 PM   #4182
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Calgarians that dualsport

Great video. Went to Blackfoot today. Looking at a 70 and a 110 Yamaha pair for the kids and a KTM 500exc-F for me to ride with them. This snow is driving me nuts!



On the plus side, I installed a new Rigid Industries SRQ-2 Led on the 990 tonight. Completely over powers my Piia upgraded stock light. Can't wait to test it out.
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:08 PM   #4183
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Looks gooder BK, and what a nice add-on !!!

A small box of KLR candy showed up for my project 705cc big bore unit, and I have some double over time in the next few days to finaly gett thing buckled down.


Zoom Zoom.

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Old 04-04-2014, 07:53 PM   #4184
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Zoom Zoom.

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Old 04-04-2014, 11:19 PM   #4185
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Hoping to have a couple hour ride tomorrow afternoon. HOPING.
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