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Old 04-04-2014, 11:59 PM   #4186
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Hoping to have a couple hour ride tomorrow afternoon. HOPING.
Let us know how things are out there - I'm hoping for Sunday afternoon. Has anyone tried 532 yet this year? I'm feeling like doing my usual too early for that attempt at it; I haven't seen it since they rebuilt it after the flood. Although with my bald TKC80 rear I'll probably never make it...the Mefo SE doesn't get here until next week.
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:59 AM   #4187
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Let us know how things are out there - I'm hoping for Sunday afternoon. Has anyone tried 532 yet this year? I'm feeling like doing my usual too early for that attempt at it; I haven't seen it since they rebuilt it after the flood. Although with my bald TKC80 rear I'll probably never make it...the Mefo SE doesn't get here until next week.

I have a brand new Mefo in the garage if you want to throw it on and just give me yours when it arrives. (if it's the same size-150?) let you get out on good rubber sooner.
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Old 04-05-2014, 05:27 PM   #4188
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I was at 532 about a month ago SoCal, and the sign said it was still closed.
I should of gone down there to check it out to see if they forgot to take the sign down.


But the Castle MT ski hill road is a go...



The Belview cut across road would still be snowed in yet.

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Old 04-05-2014, 06:38 PM   #4189
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I have a brand new Mefo in the garage if you want to throw it on and just give me yours when it arrives. (if it's the same size-150?) let you get out on good rubber sooner.
Thanks Beema Killa, generous offer! It will probably take me 2 weeks anyway to get the time to put it on, so I can just wait the few more days. Did you get out - it looked like a great day to ride!
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Old 04-05-2014, 06:43 PM   #4190
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I was at 532 about a month ago SoCal, and the sign said it was still closed.
I should of gone down there to check it out to see if they forgot to take the sign down.

But the Castle MT ski hill road is a go...

The Belview cut across road would still be snowed in yet.

JB
Thanks JB - if this week stays warm for a few days I might give it a try. I think Lycan1 got through at the end of last season.
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Old 04-05-2014, 07:08 PM   #4191
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Thanks Beema Killa, generous offer! It will probably take me 2 weeks anyway to get the time to put it on, so I can just wait the few more days. Did you get out - it looked like a great day to ride!

Nope. Came down with a stomach virus last night at 3 am. Spent the day watching bad tv and making sure the couch didn't walk away.
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:04 AM   #4192
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Early spring dual sport trails near calgary?

Hey everyone,

Does anyone know of any trails near calgaru that would have decent conditions at this time of the year? I will probably be riding solo so getting stuck in the mud isn't really an option.

Thanks
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:45 AM   #4193
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Hey everyone,

Does anyone know of any trails near calgaru that would have decent conditions at this time of the year? I will probably be riding solo so getting stuck in the mud isn't really an option.

Thanks
This time of year it's muddy, snowy, icy just about everywhere on all the decent trails like Waiporous. McLean, if it's open, will be much the same. Gravel roads and the like it'll be spotty out west on the trunk and all dependent on whether or not it's north/south or east/west trail/road. I haven't been out that way yet though so it may be rideable, but there will be mud for sure.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:06 AM   #4194
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This time of year it's muddy, snowy, icy just about everywhere on all the decent trails like Waiporous. McLean, if it's open, will be much the same. Gravel roads and the like it'll be spotty out west on the trunk and all dependent on whether or not it's north/south or east/west trail/road. I haven't been out that way yet though so it may be rideable, but there will be mud for sure.
Ah okay. Thanks

When do the trails nomrally dry up?
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:10 AM   #4195
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Ah okay. Thanks

When do the trails nomrally dry up?
Really depends on the weather and how much sun and wind gets up there and whether or not it rains... I'd be willing to venture out that way to have a look see in a week when I get home... Probably easier to get around on a 450 or smaller, but I plan on heading up Trapper's Lodge Road on the 990 to scout out the area a bit and see what it's like.
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:28 PM   #4196
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Ah okay. Thanks

When do the trails nomrally dry up?
You got a while and dry is kinda retaliative. Lots of giant mud holes that never dry up on the legal trails because of the quad/UTV guys. I'm told that the earliest riding is found in pocupine hills south of Calgary and east of HW 22 near chain lakes. Also Kookanusa. Best info is likley found on the RMDRA forum as far as current trail info goes. I wouldn't count on reliably good riding conditions till mid may, perhaps later this year since it has been a late spring. not to say you can't ride earlier or that some trails will be in good shape long before then, just that once mid may hits then most areas will be in good shape.

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http://esrd.alberta.ca/forms-maps-se...t/default.aspx
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:52 PM   #4197
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Calgarians that dualsport

Saw a grand total of 3 other bikes this morning on my ride. All cruisers too. Felt well enough to get out for a few hundred k, slogged through a bit of mud, and opened her up wide in 6th on a great stretch of gravel and
tacky dirt. Needed that!
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:39 PM   #4198
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I managed to get out for a rip, but just around town running errands. Happy to say that my new-to-me 950 Adv is working great. I sure love the motor in it... the thing hauls pretty good. Can't wait to get it out for a long ride.

Supposed to be +20 on Tues... think I feel a bad cold/flu/food poisoning coming on.
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:27 PM   #4199
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Supposed to be +20 on Tues... think I feel a bad cold/flu/food poisoning coming on.
Best to not spread any illness around work. They won't like you for it. It really is in their best interest if you call in sick.

Tell them that I said it's ok to pay you for the day, too.
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:25 PM   #4200
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Saw a grand total of 3 other bikes this morning on my ride. All cruisers too. Felt well enough to get out for a few hundred k, slogged through a bit of mud, and opened her up wide in 6th on a great stretch of gravel and
tacky dirt. Needed that!
Flossandfly and myself made it out for a few hours this afternoon...we were saying too that the gravel is in prime condition right now - hard packed and almost like a dirt road. Didn't top end it but got some pretty good speeds going! Great fun and really good to get out again.
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