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Old 11-30-2010, 02:20 AM   #91
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The heck with the assault rifles, hopefully there won't be any snow up there yet, ah?
Ah !??? It's "EH" you hoser. What a Goober.

I have started building my igloo for Christmas but the dog sledding in September around Calabogie is poor.

Here are a few photos from the 07 Calabogie...







These are from the trail ride. The Dual-Sport ride is kinder and gentler so you dial up whatever you want. There are some Level 5 expert-only single track optional sections (eg. The Land that Time Forgot) if you have a desire to break things off your bike and then there's Woody's monorail, a slick, narrow, nasty length of corduroy log bridge over a big swamp. Drop a wheel off and you're in for a bad day. Thankfully it is also optional so if you mess it up you have no one to blame but yourself.
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:05 AM   #92
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Thanks Chris.
You did not call while you were in AZ.
What happened?

Joe
Hi Joe,

Sorry I ended up riding the Coronado National forest. Great riding you have here!!





There's lots of rocks in AZ which gave me a bit of scare. One morning I walked out to the bike and saw a puddle of oil underneath where the sidestand would normal be (I relocated it to prevent my engine case from cracking).. I freaked out thinking I somehow still managed to crack my engine case . After much cleaning I finally realize it was coming from my gear position sensor and not the case!

I also now can understand why Don hates GPS so much. They don't work well in AZ. It seems that every land owner has the roads by their property gated off so that the public can't use them. IMO It really makes getting around tough.
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:09 AM   #93
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Ah !??? It's "EH" you hoser. What a Goober.

I have started building my igloo for Christmas but the dog sledding in September around Calabogie is poor.

Here are a few photos from the 07 Calabogie...







These are from the trail ride. The Dual-Sport ride is kinder and gentler so you dial up whatever you want. There are some Level 5 expert-only single track optional sections (eg. The Land that Time Forgot) if you have a desire to break things off your bike and then there's Woody's monorail, a slick, narrow, nasty length of corduroy log bridge over a big swamp. Drop a wheel off and you're in for a bad day. Thankfully it is also optional so if you mess it up you have no one to blame but yourself.
ooops! I meant Eh!

It sounds like fun. Are you still going to buy a Big Gurl ADV and use it on this?
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:24 AM   #94
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ooops! I meant Eh!

It sounds like fun. Are you still going to buy a Big Gurl ADV and use it on this?
I would still ride the WR450F at the Calabogie but I want to add a "Big Gurl" to allow me to head up to Dawson City, Yukon for the D2D and then continue up the Dempster. For a ride like that I need something between the WR and the FJR. All I need is to figure out a place to keep it. The disaster that is my garage won't be that spot.
I'm thinking a Suzuki 650 V-Strom or the 690 KTM though I would never here the end of it from my so called KTM "buddies" if I bought a Pumpkin after dumping on them all these years.
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:05 PM   #95
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WoW! Mexico looks awesome! I love the fact that you did it. I say most people are most people, thats why most people will never go there. I live in South Africa, and you get similar shit about Africa.

Its the few like you who go upstream and get to see the view from the top. Great ride! Awesome pics!

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Old 12-02-2010, 03:01 PM   #96
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The ride came to an end for the day in Chinipas. A few of us said, "we don't need no stinkin' bridge" and forged the river...
Nice report. It makes me want to go back...I think I will.

So was there a bridge other than the footbridge at Chinipas?
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Old 12-02-2010, 03:12 PM   #97
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Nice report. It makes me want to go back...I think I will.
Go back? You just got back.
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Old 12-02-2010, 03:27 PM   #98
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Go back? You just got back.
I've been back for days (1) so it's ok to start planning. Besides that was Eastern Mexico.
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:53 PM   #99
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So was there a bridge other than the footbridge at Chinipas?
There is a new, proper bridge across the river but if you are there in the dry season you don't need it. I was headed over to meet the other riders at the bridge but didn't make it when the road was blocked by an angry cow that wanted to go in the direction I had just came from. There was the river bank on one side and a very steep hill on the other so there was no place to go other than forward or backwards.
I spun the bike around before the cow decided to charge (the head was down and the cow was stomping the ground with its hoof). I had enough experience with cows from my highschool days helping at my friends beef farm to know these were not good signs.
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Old 12-03-2010, 07:03 AM   #100
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There is a new, proper bridge across the river but if you are there in the dry season you don't need it.
Is the new bridge north or south of where you crossed?
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Old 12-03-2010, 08:11 AM   #101
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Is the new bridge north or south of where you crossed?
The bridge is approximately 1 km to the north of where we forged the river...

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Old 12-03-2010, 09:29 AM   #102
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The bridge is approximately 1 km to the north of where we forged the river...
OK, thanks.

I have crossed that river in several locations but never that far north.

If we decide to go to Chinipas in March I'll check it out.
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Old 12-03-2010, 09:35 AM   #103
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I also now can understand why Don hates GPS so much. They don't work well in AZ. It seems that every land owner has the roads by their property gated off so that the public can't use them. IMO It really makes getting around tough.
Just open and close the gate and continue. In Arizona gates don't mean anything. Locked gates do, but gates do not.
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Old 12-03-2010, 10:13 AM   #104
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Just open and close the gate and continue. In Arizona gates don't mean anything. Locked gates do, but gates do not.

Hey CC, How have you been?

That's what I was thinking, but then they make it real intimidating with all those "Private Property" signs. I also don't know the gun laws in AZ, so I thought I better play it safe.

As I'm sure you know in GA just about any one here can carry a weapon.
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:13 PM   #105
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Great report Bill, you have a writing talent and can ride a motorcycle pretty well too!

I suck at this stuff, been trying to find Batopilas on Google Earth, no luck!

Chris is the only one I know that sucks at this worse than I do!
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