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Old 06-23-2014, 08:29 PM   #4846
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Thinking about Waiperous or Bragg/Maclean with the 450 this week. Anyone interested?
If I was home instead of in the field, Id be in... But alas, I won't be headed south for another week or more yet. :(
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Old 06-24-2014, 07:51 PM   #4847
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Talked to Voker Steven today on the 940 and it is supposed to officially open October this year. Ridable by Adventure Bike easily now but no motorhomes for a while. Voker is doing a bunch of temporary work on it and the Province will spend another $4m on it later to smooth it out. Very rideable all the way from Highwood Junction to Coleman. 532 East is very busy with big construction truck traffic with lots of dust so far. Not sure if you can get by. Seen another big yellow GSA out there today along with 5 or so 800 Tigers at Longview all loaded down but didn't get a chance to chat.
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Old 06-28-2014, 02:06 PM   #4848
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Highway 40, Lineham Creek

Went over highway 40, north to south. It was abit chilly up top and rained a tiny bit.There is one short section of light-controlled one lane just north of Linham Creek, and a short detour around the wash out at Lineham Creek.







It was a nice morning for a ride though.

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Old 06-28-2014, 07:58 PM   #4849
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sold it

finally got ride of my gsxr 750, I think I'm done with street bikes for good. Looking for a dualsport around the $4500 mark. Anybody got a line on something interesting?
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:12 PM   #4850
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Thumb Celebrating Canada Day w a ride through McLean, pondering "The Question"

Got out about 8 pm last night and rode McLean Creek Trail from north to south. Explored a couple of side routes where I have dirt biked, then went about 15 km into Gorge Creek to the SW. Turned around as I wanted to get home before it got dark. Saw some deer, a fox, and an owl cruised parallel and a little in front of me for 300 metres at 45 kph. Pretty cool. Got home by 1030. Love the long days of summer!

Before I left, a neighbour asked me why I ride. He thought it is too risky for him. Fair question. I never really thought much about it, other than, "I like to ride."

While enjoying the sights, I pondered his question. For me, it comes down to activating and enjoying my senses - when you sit in a vehicle, you are immune to nature. Motorcycling allows you to experience nature (and people) far more directly (probably why the best trip my wife and I ever took - before kids - was to pedal the TransAlps mountain bike route through Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, self supported, in 2004. Physically and mentally difficult, but an unreal payoff of a lifelong memory!)

I love to see nature; I can breathe in the variety of smells (from sweet clover to cattle to marshes); I can hear the wind rushing by my ears and the exhaust note of my bike; and feel the temperature changes, the dirt/gravel/tarmac/my bike as I ride (insert jokes about KTM 640 vibes here! Although, I must be lucky because I don't notice it much.) You can't get all these from riding in a closed vehicle! There is some skill and risk involved too, so mental and physical challenges and of course, the occasional jolt of adrenaline!

So for me, it's all about sensory experience. Plus it's cool to have the ability to be able to explore a side road whenever you want (at least on a dual sport!)

I hope others were able to get out yesterday too. Looking forward to more rides this summer!
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Old 07-02-2014, 06:10 PM   #4851
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I know of some really good loops and one way trips in golden. Havent ridden there since i moved away 4 years ago. Remind me in a week or two when I get home ill forward details.

Got out for an awesome ride in the ghost found a big tent camp and a steep hill climb and numerous single tracks that are unmapped.
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:12 PM   #4852
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Before I left, a neighbour asked me why I ride. He thought it is too risky for him. Fair question. I never really thought much about it, other than, "I like to ride."
This is always a good response. This sums up how I explain it to people, but really... If we have to explain it, they'll never understand. ;)

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Old 07-02-2014, 08:24 PM   #4853
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I know of some really good loops and one way trips in golden. Havent ridden there since i moved away 4 years ago. Remind me in a week or two when I get home ill forward details.

Got out for an awesome ride in the ghost found a big tent camp and a steep hill climb and numerous single tracks that are unmapped.
Just so you know, if it's not on the map, technically is not a legal trail to ride in Ghost.
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:38 PM   #4854
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This is always a good response. This sums up how I explain it to people, but really... If we have to explain it, they'll never understand. ;)

Kaptn, that video certainly captures the spirit of the thing! Thank you for posting it.

I agree with you: "If we have to explain it, they'll never understand."

Cheers!
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:33 AM   #4855
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Sometimes when people ask me I just say, "Wheelies." and walk away... Even some of my friends don't get it, hahaha!
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Old 07-03-2014, 06:02 AM   #4856
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DS helmet fix...

I haven't been that happy with the wind noise of my new Shoei Hornet helmet. I removed the visor and found a dramatic reduction in noise, but wanted to find a solution with the visor in place.

I tried a tip last night that I learned from somewhere on this site. Applied a bit of door edging to the leading edge of the visor. It really does help smooth the airflow and reduce noise and turbulence. I have another 20' of the stuff in my garage if anyone else wants to give it a go.
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Old 07-03-2014, 09:18 AM   #4857
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Does anyone within about 3 hours of Calgary have a speedo cable for a klr650? I'm riding across the country and I've got a broken one. Looks like none of the dealers in the west have one. A motion pro Kawasaki speedo cable repair kit would be fine, but having trouble findi g one that I dont have to wait for a week for. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-03-2014, 04:04 PM   #4858
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Not sure if its an option but a simple GPS unit might solve your problem. Futureshop, Bestbuy, etc.
Might not cost a whole lot more than a Kawi supplied cable.
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Old 07-03-2014, 04:19 PM   #4859
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Agreed, not to diminish your frustration but "there's an app for that"


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Old 07-03-2014, 07:56 PM   #4860
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