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Old 07-29-2014, 03:17 PM   #4651
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The Pedro, Because of your now famous soil compaction job, I find myself riding a gear lower than usual. My wife and kids thank you! Not sure if this would have helped but I started using this years ago;http://https://www.medicalinfoproduc...allet-card.php
It's an easy way to make a wallet medical id tag. Your "incident" reminded me to update my old one. Thank you.

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Old 07-29-2014, 07:36 PM   #4652
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The Pedro, Because of your now famous soil compaction job, I find myself riding a gear lower than usual. My wife and kids thank you! Not sure if this would have helped but I started using this years ago;http://https://www.medicalinfoproduc...allet-card.php
It's an easy way to make a wallet medical id tag. Your "incident" reminded me to update my old one. Thank you.

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Well if one person learns from my experience, while it doesn't make it worthwhile, it takes the sting out of my misfortune.

While the wallet card would not have helped too much in this situation, I can see a lot of value in carrying one. Had I been knocked out, my emergency contact info would have been readily available.

The link you provided was a bit goofy so here it is fixed: https://www.medicalinfoproducts.com/...allet-card.php

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Old 07-29-2014, 07:37 PM   #4653
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Calgarians that dualsport

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Old 07-30-2014, 06:17 AM   #4654
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I envy you guys! So the walk is still quit long from the transmission towers to the top of the green patch in the photos - if you can squeeze the bikes past the first barrier I would suggest it - then you can pretty much ride to the top of the green patch and then will have to walk from there to the fire lookout as it is quite a steep ledge of loose rock on the path up.
+1 on the envy - beautiful day today!

Might also be worth checking out going left at the last fork once you're up on the ridge and see what is there. I think it hooks up with the trail to the lookout, but away on lookers left from the towers to the fire lookout (so probably another gate there too).

Here's a pic of the little ramp/road up to the towers, looking away from towers.

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Old 07-30-2014, 06:28 PM   #4655
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It was a successful trip to the top of Limestone, (or at least to the towers, same as Cowtowner). Was getting a bit showery at the top and a few rumbles of thunder around. Didn't rain too much, just held the dust down in a few patches mostly. A bit wetter and cooler coming out on 579 for a bit. Overall, excellent riding.

Thanks to Mike (XSoCal) and Dean (Hockeygod) for the company.







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Old 07-30-2014, 06:46 PM   #4656
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Nice!!
More motivation.
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:11 PM   #4657
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Laugh Limestone mid-week getaway!

Awesome trip today boys! Great variety of weather (+ incredibly warm), scenery and road surfaces!

Enjoyed meeting Ed (MCMXCIVRS - I pronounce it McVickers), his tricked out F800GS and Mike (XSoCal) and his mighty beastly 950

Had higher gearing (new sprockets and chain) and a fresh meat slapped onto the back of my 640 for today's ride. What a difference! With the lowered gearing, while I could climb up some serious off-road hills in first gear, I was turning 5500rpm for 100kph on the road. Now it's at about 4200rpm... And Katy really likes to stretch her legs on the Tarmac now! It feels like a new bike!

If I knew how to post photos I would...

Hope we can get out again sometime. Cheers!
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:46 PM   #4658
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Great riding with you guys today, and an excellent trip! A real variety pack of conditions, both road and weather. It was also interesting to see how each bike had its unique specialty where it excelled. We definitely have to plan some more rides like that. I'll edit up a video when I get a chance. Thanks again!



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Old 07-31-2014, 06:59 AM   #4659
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MCMXCIVRS, are those the Mitas e-09 you have front and rear? How do you find them on pavement/gravel/dirt etc? I'm stuck between ordering the 07 or 09 for the rear with the 09 on the front. Currently I have K60 f&r and they just aren't cutting it offroad.
thanks for the opinions.
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Old 07-31-2014, 07:17 AM   #4660
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Nice pix and nice bikes!
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Old 07-31-2014, 08:05 AM   #4661
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MCMXCIVRS, are those the Mitas e-09 you have front and rear? How do you find them on pavement/gravel/dirt etc? I'm stuck between ordering the 07 or 09 for the rear with the 09 on the front. Currently I have K60 f&r and they just aren't cutting it offroad.
thanks for the opinions.
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The rear is an E09, the front is an E10; seems to be a good combo so far. They seem to be wearing well, I've got about 3000 kms on them and there's lots of life left in them. Good grip on loose ground and mud which was what I didn't like about the K60s I had before. They have not given me anything to be concerned about as far as traction on asphalt either. I looked at the E07s, but decided I want to try the more aggressive E09 on the rear. All the reviews claimed good wear from them and good manners on and off asphalt. The front E09 however seemed to get mixed reviews for longevity and road manners which is why I opted for the E10. And on top of it all, they are quite economical.
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Old 07-31-2014, 08:09 AM   #4662
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Was at limestone mtn 3 weeks ago, awesome place!






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Old 07-31-2014, 09:29 AM   #4663
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bag on engine guard

I see you have a bag attached to your engine guards. I thought about trying that, how do you like it? Do you strap it on with regular straps, or is it made for that purpose?

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Old 07-31-2014, 10:19 AM   #4664
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Thats wolfman drybag, thoses strap come with the bag. I liked it, never come loose in 3 weeks.
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:23 AM   #4665
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Thats wolfman drybag, thoses strap come with the bag. I liked it, never come loose in 3 weeks.
I also noticed your tires. What are you running on the front?
Back a couple posts I asked MCMXCIVRS his opinion of the Mitas tires he's running (e-09 back, e-10 front) and was curious what you though of the e-07 and whatever you have on the front on the run up to Limestone.
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