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Old 03-25-2012, 10:32 PM   #76
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Ok so I know this is a thread from last year, but thought I would comment on it anyways.

Borden I have emailed you a few times and whatnot, and sometime this summer we much try to arrange to go for a ride.

Its really neat to look through your pictures, as you have driven almost past my farm quite a few times, from the looks of your pictures.

Ive said it to a billion people, and not many believe me, but Saskatchewan is really kickass to adventure ride, and explore. There is endless places to go! Gotta brish up on your gravel skills though, fortunately I grew up on gravel so I am somewhat used to the roads!
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:49 PM   #77
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The funny thing about this thread is that I was just about ready to revive it. This thread is like my riding season, both the bike and the thread get put away for the winter.


Put the plate back on the bike last week, changed the oil/filter and air filter and tomorrow new tires. Going with a more road oriented tires this time, from Heidi K60 to Pirelli Trail as I’m still planning a trip on the west coast this spring (post 55). Later this summer, I'm doing part of the TACT so the K60 will go back for sure but maybe just on the front.

If the weather hold… I should be able to go for a ride tomorrow afternoon. I probably drove not very far from your place last year but I still don’t know where it is ?


I agree with what you are saying about Saskatchewan, Grid Roads and everything. Great area for dual sport, don’t know why someone would buy a sport bike over here. If you plan a ride and post it on the Saskatchewan dual sport club webpage, I’m sure the local guys would show up including myself or just shoot me a PM.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:37 PM   #78
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Tires are changed but I didn't have the time for a ride. Tomorrow…" forecast snow"…camera is ready. Have to love Canada
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:57 PM   #79
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So today I took the bike out for the first time this year. A bit cold today, just 4C





The Canada Geese are back, a sure sign of spring. Still lots of ice on the local lakes but all the snow is gone.






Nice to be back on the road, 7 months of riding!

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Old 03-27-2012, 03:42 PM   #80
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Scooby-Doo, my 185lbs Saint-Bernard, always wants to supervise when I work on the bike!


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Old 04-20-2012, 07:07 PM   #81
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I like your bike with the red i have white one

But i have the adventure top bag instead.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:54 AM   #82
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Spring 2012 was pretty busy so, I didn’t have lots the time to ride. In late March I removed my K60's just after 14000km (rear was still good for another 2000); to replace them with new rubbers because of an upcoming trip in mid-May, more on that later. After riding with them for few weeks, mostly to work on paved roads, I needed to see how these Pirelli would handle off-road.

My bead breaker and





my tire changing machine!



The Pirelli Trail's, they do make funny looking tracks!

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Old 06-14-2012, 01:26 AM   #83
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During the winter months, I've been checking the map for possible rides around my place. One of the road I looked at was to ride to Langham on hwy 16 and from there take the grid roads to the Hague's ferry to cross the river. Once on the other side, I would go south to take the ferry to Warman, crossing the river back to my side. From the info I found online, the ferries operate from mid-April to mid-November.

http://www.highways.gov.sk.ca/ferry/

Lets go!


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Old 06-14-2012, 04:25 PM   #84
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Just north of Langham the grid roads are nice as it follows the river, lots of hills and turns but soon the typical Saskatchewan grid road reappear.




Next turn... 100 miles




To make the ride more interesting, I started to take the summer roads. Those are not very well maintained but you also don't have to worried about hitting 3 inch of gravel.




Looking for a quiet place to build your dream house?




Your would be closest neighbor!

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On my way to the Hague's ferry, I went thru the small town of Hepburn. Unlike most Saskatchewan grain elevators, the one in Hepburn was not torn down, but rather turned into a museum.






Leaving Hepburn, the road was paved but....




And after a few km's, 1 to 3 inch of gravel for the rest of the way.

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Along the way, I saw lots of farms, horses, cattle but also some bison.




Not sure if those are limas or alpacas?




and lots of small lakes.




My trusty GS!

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When I finally arrived at the ferry, I saw this… closed!



Some of the crew were on site and told me that repairs to the hull had just been completed and that an inspection was required. The ferry in Warman was open but that didn't help me much.



So, I just walked around and took a few more pics and enjoyed the view.









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Old 06-16-2012, 07:58 PM   #88
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So no ferry ride on that day. I rode back to Hague, got some fuel and stop at Subway for lunch and headed back home.




I was home early, but that was OK with Scooby. By the way, I was told by my wife that Scooby wasn't 185lbs anymore. The last time we weighed him he was 197lbs. Great house dog, I don't really worry don't about break in!

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