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Old 11-29-2013, 09:56 AM   #4186
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I find Baja is expensive compared to a lot of southern US as well. I love riding Baja but there is great riding in Colorado, Utah and Arizona that is less hassle, cheaper and easier to get to. Easier to find better food, better accommodation and more consistent quality of petrol for a better price. And beer is cheaper, too.
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:58 AM   #4187
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I agree.

Alfonsonia's is significantly cheaper and much more reasonable with great food, beach front view of the bay (where you can sometimes see tiger sharks) and relaxing.
Where's Alfonsonia's? On gonzaga bay?

Yeah anyone who's got GPS tracks or camping spots PM me
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:18 AM   #4188
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9.48 mm valve shims?

Long shot......Anybody have a 9.48mm shim kit they'd like to let me buy a few shims out of? 03 WR 450, should be the same for all Japanese 450's.....


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Old 12-02-2013, 12:31 PM   #4189
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Where's Alfonsonia's? On gonzaga bay?

Yeah anyone who's got GPS tracks or camping spots PM me
https://maps.google.ca/maps?q=29.807...num=1&t=h&z=18

That's the building.

The road is likely paved almost to this point, if not paved all the way there now. No matter where it's paved to, don't let it be a lesson in Mexican signage. If a tire, rock, or anything else is on the road, slam on your brakes quick. It's likely the pavement ends, abruptly. Not like our slab suddenly ends with a angled off section at 2-5" thick pavement. This could be a very steep angle of 2-20 ft. Hitting at highway speeds would be bad. Very bad.

Treat anything on the road as a warning the world will end soon. Because sometimes it does...
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:43 PM   #4190
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https://maps.google.ca/maps?q=29.807...num=1&t=h&z=18

That's the building.

The road is likely paved almost to this point, if not paved all the way there now. No matter where it's paved to, don't let it be a lesson in Mexican signage. If a tire, rock, or anything else is on the road, slam on your brakes quick. It's likely the pavement ends, abruptly. Not like our slab suddenly ends with a angled off section at 2-5" thick pavement. This could be a very steep angle of 2-20 ft. Hitting at highway speeds would be bad. Very bad.

Treat anything on the road as a warning the world will end soon. Because sometimes it does...
Not quite paved to Gonzaga. The bridge just north is finished, then graded dirt the rest of the way. They are grading the road, and building the drainage underpasses, from Alphonsina's south right now. A lot of grading equipment present just past Alphonsina's. It won't be long till paved past Coco's and to the highway.
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Old 12-07-2013, 01:15 PM   #4191
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Old 12-07-2013, 04:01 PM   #4192
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I went for a brief ride up Deerfoot. Only did about 75Kms. Heated grips were a must.
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Old 12-07-2013, 05:45 PM   #4193
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Sound like much fun! You going to the Bike Show on Friday 10th January?
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:03 PM   #4194
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Definitely. U? Wanna ride down together?
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:44 PM   #4195
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Need a place to live

hello together,
this has nothing to do with riding but since my contacts the last years were just with riders, i thought ill give it a shot.
My name is Matthias, im 25 and from germany. I rode my bike up from Southamerica within the last two years and ended up here in Calgary after a late November crossing from Toronto. Will spend a few months here and after all that time enjoying life and riding its time to fill the pockets with money again. I found a job but there is still missing a place to live.
Does anybody knows somebody who is renting out a room or basement in SE - SW for max 500$/month?
Help would be great

my eMail is matthias.knura@gmail.com or send a PM
thanks in advance
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Old 12-08-2013, 06:05 PM   #4196
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Good luck. Welcome to calgary. I'll keep an eye out for ya.
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:25 AM   #4197
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I may know a place in NW Calgary, not far from Hose Hill metro station. Shall I ask?
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:51 PM   #4198
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Places to eat on day rides from Calgary

As I sit here with my bike sleeping in the garage and with drifts piled up that may still be there next May, I have been looking at the day trips I have done from Calgary and the places I have stopped for a bite to eat along the way. I thought it would be great to develop a list of spots people recommend for food while out on day rides from Calgary.

To start things off here are a few of my suggestions.

At the south end of the FTR in Coleman is the Cinnamon Bear, a great spot for food and beverages.



When my ride takes me through Black Diamond I like to stop at Marv's for a burger, fries and a shake.



Not really a place to stop and eat, but I always make it a point to pick up beef jerky when passing through Longview



Please add your recommendations, with or without photos, so I can build good food stops into my route planning for day trips next season.

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Old 12-10-2013, 06:11 AM   #4199
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All Good Spots.

Also like to add the Coyote Moon in Turner Valley, MotorRad in Black Diamond, Cinnamon Spoon in Bragg Creek, Black Diamond Hotel, View & Brew in Priddis, Boundry Ranch in Kananaskis, Pizzaria in Black Diamond, Rum Runner in Coleman, Tims in Fernie, and Two Scoop Steves before Creston, believe it or not.
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:02 AM   #4200
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Some good suggestions

Thanks RedCat. I have stopped at a few of them, but others are new to me. I will have to try them out next season.
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