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Forum: Canada 04-03-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By grumpybear
shortypants thread

Not sure if this will help but there is a thread on advrider called shortypants that discusses the issues shorter women have finding suitable bikes.

greg
Forum: Canada 04-01-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
That's lots of snow.... I'm happy with the skiff...

That's lots of snow.... I'm happy with the skiff we have.
Forum: Canada 04-01-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
snow and the forecast

Just back from the coast this afternoon. We weren't sure what to expect when we heading east from the BC/AB border as the weather predictors were forecasting a lot of wind and piles of snow.

We...
Forum: Canada 03-16-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
Hey Phloid, great to see you on the forum. I was...

Hey Phloid, great to see you on the forum. I was aware you were having some health issues by the comments on ADS and now the Achilles tendon rupture! Get well soon and I'm hoping to see you pouring...
Forum: Canada 03-14-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
What he said

Regarding using gravel roads used by industry ( oil/gas and forestry), not on private land, are accessible by private individuals. If the road is truly private or has safety concerns to the public,...
Forum: Canada 03-13-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
We're currently doing a winter getaway on...

We're currently doing a winter getaway on Vancouver Island...in Comox. Weather here has been great compared to what the folks in NE alta have been getting. Lots of bikes out over the past month,...
Forum: Canada 03-13-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
clubred, just jeff has some good rides in his...

clubred, just jeff has some good rides in his backyard although some can be a bit sandy and have culverts or creek crossings washed out.:rofl

Your avatar mention Ft Mac and Van isle, you splitting...
Forum: Canada 03-13-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
Welcome

Hey clubred, welcome to the neighborhood. I'm about 4 hours south of you but I think there a couple of riders in Ft Mac who have posted on this thread. If you're heading south towards Bonnyville,...
Forum: Canada 02-23-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 14,146
Posted By grumpybear
We're currently in Comox doing a 2 month "winter...

We're currently in Comox doing a 2 month "winter test drive". We've been on the Island lots in the summer but never in the winter. We're both retired now and looking for a place to spent our winters....
Forum: Canada 02-15-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
I don't think the total kms I've ridden on a...

I don't think the total kms I've ridden on a bicycle would add up to 800 kms. Not a lot over a lifetime but a big accomplishment for a one day ride.
Taz, I gather this is just a local event and not...
Forum: Canada 02-13-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
Looks like the weatherman changed his mind about...

Looks like the weatherman changed his mind about the cold weather! We have 4 days of sunshine and no minus temperatures overnight.

Just checked the forecast for back home, freezing rain and...
Forum: Canada 02-12-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
I was thinking cloud juice.There's lots of clouds...

I was thinking cloud juice.There's lots of clouds and they are really low so they must be full of juice and need to void it. The overnight low for Monday night is forecast to be -1. Might have start...
Forum: Canada 02-12-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
Snow?

Ain't no snow here! Saw 10C+ on the thermometer today. Had to deal with some rain today but no snow here.

Keep warm

greg
Forum: Alaska 01-02-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,906
Posted By grumpybear
HOW TO POST: DO NOT ASK QUESTIONS OR MAKE...

HOW TO POST:

DO NOT ASK QUESTIONS OR MAKE COMMENTS ON THIS THREAD. TO DO THAT PLEASE GO TO THE: D2D 2015 General Info and Comment Thread

This is a graded exercise; do your own work and do the...
Forum: Canada 12-23-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
Jeff, good to hear you're still kicking. Got up...

Jeff, good to hear you're still kicking. Got up your way once this past year but was short on time so didn't connect with you.

-45...what! You have a crystal ball forecasting the weather in...
Forum: Canada 12-23-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
Merry Christmas

Not sure if there are any riders left in NE Alberta but if there are, Merry Christmas to everyone and the best in 2015.

Any one going to the bike show in January?

grump
Forum: Americas 11-30-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By grumpybear
Bing v/s Google

Both services give conflicting information on other routes as well. We're planning a return trip back to the Yukon in 2015 and found the travel time between Whitehorse and Dawson to be very different...
Forum: Canada 10-17-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
Great photos. Good to see people riding this...

Great photos. Good to see people riding this route as there is lots of nice scenery and places to check out.

greg
Forum: Hacks 10-06-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 2,725,141
Posted By grumpybear
"does anyone know if the Honda NC700/750 has been...

"does anyone know if the Honda NC700/750 has been fitted with a sidecar yet, and if so how does it perform?
I have the CSM-1A from my R1200gsa and I'm not too interested in speed... but more the...
Forum: Canada 10-03-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
Good tip from justjeff

Hey Jeff. Last fall I was complaining about my KLR's oil consumption, you suggested using Castrol oil. This spring I changed it over to Castrol 20-50W. I've gone through half a dozen tanks of gas,...
Forum: Canada 09-26-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 31,430
Posted By grumpybear
No longer at the Shaw House. People had picked...

No longer at the Shaw House. People had picked through the plastic box and pilfered items of interest to them, the flash drive was gone along with some of the other small items. Yup, the staff was...
Forum: Canada 09-15-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
Conklin Road

Was reading about a couple of guys who rode the Conklin Road on the weekend.There are some comments and pictures on the Alberta Dual Sport forum.

Highlights were: sand, getting stuck in the sand,...
Forum: Hacks 09-04-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 2,725,141
Posted By grumpybear
Sure do recognize it! That rig was a blast to...

Sure do recognize it! That rig was a blast to drive at Vernon's course. I can only imagine how much fun it would be like to drive out on the road.

grump
Forum: Canada 09-03-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
Hey Jeff. Shortstuff and I were down in the Crows...

Hey Jeff. Shortstuff and I were down in the Crows next last week driving around in the car. Thought we might see you but no luck.

How was the trip and are you going post up some pics? I'm thinking...
Forum: Canada 09-02-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
Coffee at Cold Lake south Timmies at 7pm tomorrow...

Coffee at Cold Lake south Timmies at 7pm tomorrow night. Anyone going?
Posted on the ADS site as well.
Forum: Canada 09-01-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5,522
Views: 460,350
Posted By grumpybear
Trunk Road Repairs

Found this on the MD of Ranchlands website. Looks like a portion of the road will be closed for repairs...not sure of the location or impact.

http://www.mdranchland.ca/roads/

grump
Forum: Canada 08-25-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
Won't be around this weds for coffee this week....

Won't be around this weds for coffee this week. Hope to make it next week.

greg
Forum: Canada 08-21-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
Disappointed I didn't make it last night,...

Disappointed I didn't make it last night, hopefully I can make it next week.

We ( mezz, salixair and myself) had talked about alternating between BV and CL but I think there are more people in CL...
Forum: Canada 08-20-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
Might head over to the Kootenay's and check out...

Might head over to the Kootenay's and check out some of the trails over there in mid sept. Got a friend with a cabin near Galena bay who rides. Also thinking of checking out the area west of pincher...
Forum: Canada 08-20-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
Hey Jeff, how's it going? Been riding or doing...

Hey Jeff, how's it going? Been riding or doing any trips?

Seeing lots of dual sport bikes in the area, thought it would be great to get meet some of them. Not sure if any are following on this...
Forum: Canada 08-19-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
Coffee at south side timmies in Cold Lake

Anyone around for coffee at the southside timmies weds evening at 8:15ish?
Forum: Canada 08-05-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
road report

Can't help you on the sask side regarding road conditions or traffic. On the Alberta side, Highway 55 ( la Corey to Cold lake) or 28 ( Bonnyville to Cold lake) will be busy with lots of traffic in...
Forum: Canada 07-27-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
Good to hear you all made it safe and sound. Good...

Good to hear you all made it safe and sound. Good luck with the new job.
Forum: Canada 07-20-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
Probably a good idea you didn't come this...

Probably a good idea you didn't come this way...lots of lightening and rain today.

Not too many pics of the trip north...a couple of the fire along the road on the way out but not much else.
...
Forum: Canada 07-20-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
Hey Jeff, I should be around. Getting caught up...

Hey Jeff, I should be around. Getting caught up after being held captive in Yellowknife for over a week. They closed the road out due to forest fires and smoke. Got to stay there for a couple extra...
Forum: Canada 07-06-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
Jeff, glad to hear you got home safe last night....

Jeff, glad to hear you got home safe last night. The sunset was pretty driving home last night, lots of nice colors reflecting off all the recently refilled sloughs.

Martin, Nathalie and...
Forum: Canada 07-01-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
Just got back from the Lost Coast and Avenue of...

Just got back from the Lost Coast and Avenue of the Giants in the Redwood Forest, otherwise i would have been up for a ride.

Jeff, hope NomadGirl can make it, would be neat to meet her. When we...
Forum: Canada 06-15-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
Looks like a fun trip, the road last year looked...

Looks like a fun trip, the road last year looked a lot better....well at least no water holes. What a difference 2 culverts and some fill can make. :rofl
Thanks for posting
Forum: Canada 06-14-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
Lol

Lol
Forum: Canada 06-13-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 48,406
Posted By grumpybear
those like really good directions Jeff. I might...

those like really good directions Jeff. I might take opportunity to pre-run those first. LOL
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