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Old 04-08-2011, 11:11 PM   #16
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Great, I think we should start a Day Trippin’ thread on Advrider for the club. I am also looking at the maps, scouting I guess! There is a road on the south side of the river from the Maymont Bridge to the Battleford that I need to check according to friends from Borden.
That is a really fun road to ride. The blueberries along it in the fall are amazing! Probably going to be pretty wet down there for a long time this spring. The road washed out last year and was closed but you could just barely tightrope a bike past the washed out part. The book' Saskatchewan Scenic Drives' has a great writeup about that road.

I live by Grandora, straight south of the Borden Bridge, near the Sandyridge Fas-Gas. Great to see others from the area on here.
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:46 AM   #17
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That is a really fun road to ride. The blueberries along it in the fall are amazing! Probably going to be pretty wet down there for a long time this spring. The road washed out last year and was closed but you could just barely tightrope a bike past the washed out part. The book' Saskatchewan Scenic Drives' has a great writeup about that road.

I live by Grandora, straight south of the Borden Bridge, near the Sandyridge Fas-Gas. Great to see others from the area on here.
Very cool, nice to meet some half assed closed neighbours!

They havent started up the ice cream machine yet at sandy ridge have they?
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:25 AM   #18
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Very cool, nice to meet some half assed closed neighbours!

They havent started up the ice cream machine yet at sandy ridge have they?
If they haven't yet, it should be soon!
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:04 PM   #19
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[QUOTE=mxbulldog;15624820] The book' Saskatchewan Scenic Drives' has a great writeup about that road.

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I have to get that book. Any idea where I could buy it?
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:27 PM   #20
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The book' Saskatchewan Scenic Drives' has a great writeup about that road.

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I have to get that book. Any idea where I could buy it?
I've seen it in the Local interest Section at McNally or at Indigo.

http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/...7965-item.html
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:22 AM   #21
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From Saskatoon as well. On the way to pike lake. I ride a Buell ulysses. so......
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:31 AM   #22
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From Saskatoon as well. On the way to pike lake. I ride a Buell ulysses. so......
Those are cool bikes man, how do ya like it? Seems to treat ya well?
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I've seen it in the Local interest Section at McNally or at Indigo.

http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/...7965-item.html
Bought the book at indigo/chapter on 8th street, they had 2 copies. Others may want to buy one. It has 40 roads throughout Saskatchewan on secondary roads, grid roads, and back roads sounds great for a dual sport day ride.
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Yeah if your buddy ever wants to sell his KLR, Im always interested... if its a good deal haha!


My buddy just bought a new bike. Didn’t go for the tiger but bought a new 2011 white F800GS, nice looking machine and my spouse just bought a new F650GS, great. His KLR is at Custom Cycle now.
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:46 AM   #25
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Gaah....No one from Regina area yet???

Well, there's always got to be someone...Moved here last fall from Calgary ( I retired, wife didn't...she got promoted and transferred so here we are)

Not set up for dual sport...Sportsters don't do well in gravel, but I'm always interested in meeting up with fellow riders. One thing I noticed last fall is there are a TON of riders here! proportionatley a lot more than in Calgary, and the local clubs/riding groups seem to be a lot more active too. It's a shame that we're gonna need either snow tires or pontoons to get any riding in this year :^(
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My buddy just bought a new bike. Didn’t go for the tiger but bought a new 2011 white F800GS, nice looking machine and my spouse just bought a new F650GS, great. His KLR is at Custom Cycle now.
Sweet how does he like it so far?? how does your spoue like the f650gs??

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Gaah....No one from Regina area yet???(
no way, regina sucks haha kidding


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Not set up for dual sport...Sportsters don't do well in gravel, but I'm always interested in meeting up with fellow riders. One thing I noticed last fall is there are a TON of riders here! proportionatley a lot more than in Calgary, and the local clubs/riding groups seem to be a lot more active too. It's a shame that we're gonna need either snow tires or pontoons to get any riding in this year :^(
Ive always liked the sportsters. Each year I find about ten 1200cc sportsters I would like to buy for on the road, and each year I stay with what I have, pathetic eh!

Are you into dual sporting as well? Sometimes a guy can pick up a cheap older one just to rip around on. I bought my xt for 500 bucks and fixed it up and made it road legal, so it was prety cheap to start with, and on. Gonna be time to upgrade but it will do till then!
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[QUOTE=preppypyro;15713861]Sweet how does he like it so far?? how does your spoue like the f650gs??

As of last night he had 400km on it(and yes it was snowing). The more he rides it the more he likes it, but he’s still getting use to the right and left flasher buttons on the handlebars. He doesn’t miss the KLR, no offence to all the KLR’s owners. My wife didn’t ride her 650 yet; she’s taking training next month but I like it; big difference in power from 650gs to the 800gs (both have a 798cc twin) especially on the highway above 100km/h.
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:37 PM   #28
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What made your friend choose the F800GS over the new Tiger? Personally, I think the F800GS is about the nicest bike going. I own an older Tiger and love the triple, so I just wonder what swayed him one way versus the other. I doubt you could go wrong with either one.
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What made your friend choose the F800GS over the new Tiger? Personally, I think the F800GS is about the nicest bike going. I own an older Tiger and love the triple, so I just wonder what swayed him one way versus the other. I doubt you could go wrong with either one.
He likes to go off-road so he sat on both and the f800gs looked smaller. He didn't like the shape of the tiger's tank plus, it’s a bit lighter. He changed the dual-sport tires to TCK80 before taking delivery (part of the deal). Now I need some K60’s on my bike!
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If I were to ever buy a new bike, it would likely be a toss up between the 800GS and the 800XC. Like I said, I'm not sure you could go wrong with either bike, it would just come down to preference and fit. For now, my old Tiger will have to do.
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