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Forum: Canada 05-27-2015, 09:03 PM
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Posted By grumpybear
yea, if we had not found the route around the...

yea, if we had not found the route around the washout, it would have been a rough trip back out to LLB. I do remember looking at the washout for the first time and thinking I do not want to go back...
Forum: Canada 05-27-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 51,154
Posted By grumpybear
The road looks pretty rough in your pictures....

The road looks pretty rough in your pictures. Glad it was in such good condition when we rode it. :rofl
Forum: Canada 05-25-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 51,154
Posted By grumpybear
found this article this morning. ...

found this article this morning.

http://www.coldlakesun.com/2015/05/23/wildfire-leads-to-shutdown-at-cenovus-facility
Forum: Canada 05-24-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 51,154
Posted By grumpybear
Sounds like the C2 centre is being set up as a...

Sounds like the C2 centre is being set up as a hotel for the fire fighters fighting the fire in the range and for the staff at one of the oil producing facilities down wind of the fire. Have to swing...
Forum: Canada 05-21-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 51,154
Posted By grumpybear
Hey guys, been busy helping kid #2 doing renos in...

Hey guys, been busy helping kid #2 doing renos in Edmonton. Finally got to a point when THEY need a rest from the mess and noise so I was sent home. I hope they don't invite me back for a while!
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 103
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Posted By grumpybear
Caged it to Yellowknife last year to see our...

Caged it to Yellowknife last year to see our aunt. There is gas in Enterprise, which is the turn off to Hay River.

Indian Cabin might have gas but here is a contact number for them:

Indian...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-05-2015, 11:40 AM
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Posted By grumpybear
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-05-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 28,150
Views: 5,654,256
Posted By grumpybear
2015 shifter shaft

My 2015 ST is in for warranty shift shaft work this morning. The warranty work was already identified against the S/N when I picked it 3 weeks ago. Anyone else had this repair done or aware of what...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-21-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9,518
Views: 2,260,283
Posted By grumpybear
Hey Spaggy. Not too sure how many of the blue...

Hey Spaggy. Not too sure how many of the blue wheelers were imported into Canada. I ordered mine right after the Edmonton bike show and it was shipped to my local dealer in early Feb. He said once it...
Forum: Canada 04-20-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 51,154
Posted By grumpybear
Hello martin and Jeff, I bought the tires through...

Hello martin and Jeff, I bought the tires through aviciouscycle, got a quote at the edm bike show.

Nothing bad on the trip to Dawson in 2013, good memories. Only problem we had was the chain guard...
Forum: Canada 04-20-2015, 05:19 PM
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Views: 51,154
Posted By grumpybear
Spring is finally here?

Got the new bike home a few days ago and have enough kms on it to do the 1000 km oil change. Looking forward to changing out the stock tires and installing the Mitas E-07's. The trip to D2D this June...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-20-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9,518
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Posted By grumpybear
Had for a few days now, getting ready for the...

Had for a few days now, getting ready for the 1000km oil change. The blue wheels really sparkle in the light.

http://bagsadventures.smugmug.com/Other/Super-Tenere/i-PSF4Chp/0/M/P1080118-M.jpg
Forum: Canada 04-03-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
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: 823
Views: 51,154
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: 823
Views: 51,154
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: 823
Views: 51,154
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
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Views: 51,154
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: 823
Views: 51,154
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: 823
Views: 51,154
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: 823
Views: 51,154
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: 350
Views: 18,226
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
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Views: 51,154
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
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Views: 51,154
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: 823
Views: 51,154
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: 823
Views: 51,154
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: 128
Views: 9,935
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: 823
Views: 51,154
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: 823
Views: 51,154
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: 534
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: 823
Views: 51,154
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: 7,458
Views: 2,802,146
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: 823
Views: 51,154
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: 31,697
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: 823
Views: 51,154
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: 7,458
Views: 2,802,146
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: 823
Views: 51,154
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: 823
Views: 51,154
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: 5,849
Views: 481,425
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: 823
Views: 51,154
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: 823
Views: 51,154
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...
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