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Forum: Canada 03-05-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By giantjoe
I think the best part about the guided rides is...

I think the best part about the guided rides is the fact you don't have to arrange a ride. If you have a singletrack worthy bike and membership, just show up and ride. No worries about scheduling.
Forum: Canada 03-05-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By giantjoe
Shameless plug for a Calgary singletrack club...

I'm the guided rides director for our club. Here's what we do...

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Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2011, 05:54 AM
Replies: 23,709
Views: 3,977,574
Posted By giantjoe
Absolute necessity! Its cheap and it made a world...

Absolute necessity! Its cheap and it made a world of difference with size 15 boots.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-31-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,162
Posted By giantjoe
Have you seen these? Not motorbike specific, but...

Have you seen these? Not motorbike specific, but tough.
http://www.otterbox.com/
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 23,709
Views: 3,977,574
Posted By giantjoe
I was informed that my link to the safety switch...

I was informed that my link to the safety switch bypasses has failed. Here is a link to the captioned photo album. Start at picture six.

http://picasaweb.google.com/giantjoe/RepairsMods#

and...
Forum: Canada 01-21-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 364,160
Posted By giantjoe
Isn't a Husaberg a KTM? I'm pretty sure it's just...

Isn't a Husaberg a KTM? I'm pretty sure it's just rebranded. Maybe it's a little more upscale, kind of like Chev -> Cadillac.

As for Walt Healy, my purchase experience was great. I really liked...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 23,709
Views: 3,977,574
Posted By giantjoe
I usually look at filling the tank at a out...

I usually look at filling the tank at a out 160km. It's not empty yet, but I'm not that courageous after I switch to reserve. I ride pretty aggressive, and I don't think I've ever put more than 8L in...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 23,709
Views: 3,977,574
Posted By giantjoe
The fork may be better but it has less travel...

The fork may be better but it has less travel from what ive heard. If you want a bush bike I think the consensus is to buy a bush bike. (the E or S models)
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 23,709
Views: 3,977,574
Posted By giantjoe
This is what I did... Zeta Probend...

This is what I did...

Zeta Probend Handguards and XC Plastics with Flashers
Edge II Taillight (with universal mount, which broke, installed the metal DRZ one but have no pics, it looks the same)...
Forum: Canada 12-06-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 364,160
Posted By giantjoe
Don't discount the DR-Z it's a heavy dirt bike,...

Don't discount the DR-Z it's a heavy dirt bike, but you can still hang with the orange posse, and still hit the roads when you are feeling like it.
Forum: Canada 12-06-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 364,160
Posted By giantjoe
@looter - I broke my elbow something fierce about...

@looter - I broke my elbow something fierce about ten years ago. It was mountain biking that did it to me and I cant do it anymore. I've found that the upright riding position is great on a dual...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23,709
Views: 3,977,574
Posted By giantjoe
So I ride some pretty tight single track with...

So I ride some pretty tight single track with stock gearing on my S without much difficulty, granted I'm clutching a lot, but I guess I must just ride quick?? If I was to lower the gearing, changing...
Forum: Canada 11-07-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 364,160
Posted By giantjoe
Congrats! Mine is just under 2 and is a party. To...

Congrats! Mine is just under 2 and is a party. To swing this into the bike related discussion, buy her one of these for Christmas next year...

http://stridersports.ca/
Forum: Canada 11-01-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 364,160
Posted By giantjoe
I went through the same thing. It took months......

I went through the same thing. It took months... Then one day I tried to log in and it worked!?
Forum: Canada 10-26-2010, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 364,160
Posted By giantjoe
Shibby! I have my stock Trailwings, that can be...

Shibby! I have my stock Trailwings, that can be had for VERY cheap (like free), that is if you have a 21 front and 18 rear. They'll get you on the road if you want.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,508
Posted By giantjoe
Completely disagree. If you are passing...

Completely disagree.

If you are passing other vehicles, they can only "potentially" see you in the last third of your pass. If they are passing you they are aware of your presence the whole time....
Forum: Canada 09-19-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 364,160
Posted By giantjoe
I really like my Joe Rocket Ballistic Jacket and...

I really like my Joe Rocket Ballistic Jacket and Alter Ego pants. I rode with them last winter although not in rain, but they're generally waterproof, and very ventable.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By giantjoe
I was thinking I'd do the narration, I've got a...

I was thinking I'd do the narration, I've got a sexy voice. :norton Other people would give me (in text) product reviews, definitions of terms, their own narratives, or whatever that applies to dual...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By giantjoe
I've got an idea...

Dual Sport Video Podcast

Now I know everyone has a list of things to do and projects to start, but I think this would be a fun winter project for myself. It's cold and snowy here and there is not...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 23,709
Views: 3,977,574
Posted By giantjoe
Yep. I got the XC flasher protectors for them...

Yep. I got the XC flasher protectors for them too. I think they're great, but I should have loctited the bar plugs. I lost a bolt the other day out on the highway. Check out the blog to see the bike.
Forum: Canada 09-03-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 364,160
Posted By giantjoe
Sign up on the forums, PM absurveyor he's the...

Sign up on the forums, PM absurveyor he's the membership director.
Forum: Canada 09-03-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 364,160
Posted By giantjoe
I don't understand what you're talking about in...

I don't understand what you're talking about in relation to direction... They lead down to the big puddle with the culvert through it, just to the south side of the road... I don't know if that means...
Forum: Canada 09-03-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 364,160
Posted By giantjoe
http://vimeo.com/13584645 This is going...

http://vimeo.com/13584645

This is going south(ish) on the furthest north portion, if you stay left on the way up, it's not that bad.
Forum: Canada 09-03-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 364,160
Posted By giantjoe
If quark ridge is the one where you access from...

If quark ridge is the one where you access from the south via rocky quad trail, then yes. As you continue northwards, it's really quite easy after the initial down. If you can ride that first descent...
Forum: Canada 09-03-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 364,160
Posted By giantjoe
Here's some pics from our ride. We had a good...

Here's some pics from our ride. We had a good time. I also updated the blog, see link in sig.

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Forum: Canada 09-02-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 364,160
Posted By giantjoe
Nice ride tonight, the weather was perfect! It...

Nice ride tonight, the weather was perfect! It was nice to meet you Dave and Andrew. Hope that pumpkin finds some back brakes soon! I'll update with pics tomorrow.
Forum: Canada 09-02-2010, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 364,160
Posted By giantjoe
d_baldwin and I are meeting at Mclean West Loop...

d_baldwin and I are meeting at Mclean West Loop at 5:30. Anyone else coming, should we swing by the store at 6:00?
Forum: Canada 09-01-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 364,160
Posted By giantjoe
Yeah, that looks like it. 5 km south of the store...

Yeah, that looks like it. 5 km south of the store on the east side of the road. The first major clearing.
Forum: Canada 09-01-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 364,160
Posted By giantjoe
Nope, that's not a big bike, it's probably...

Nope, that's not a big bike, it's probably lighter than mine... I'll probably have trouble keeping up with you. Do you know fisher east? I know McLean West fairly well, but would like to ride Fisher...
Forum: Canada 09-01-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 364,160
Posted By giantjoe
I'm heading out to McLean tomorrow night, 5:00 at...

I'm heading out to McLean tomorrow night, 5:00 at Fisher East. If nobody from RMDRA (dirt bike club) shows, I can meet you at the store at 6:00. If you feel adventuresome you could ride with us, if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,123
Posted By giantjoe
My best wipeout ever!

We went out this morning to do some singletrack. We had a great time and I had a great face plant.

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Forum: Canada 08-20-2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 364,160
Posted By giantjoe
West McLean, paved loop staging area at 8:30....

West McLean, paved loop staging area at 8:30. Bring the smaller bike.
Forum: Canada 08-20-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 364,160
Posted By giantjoe
A couple of us are gathering at McLean early...

A couple of us are gathering at McLean early tomorrow morning, probably around 8:30, I ride a DR-Z400, and the other guys (only one so far, but more may be coming) are all on dirt bikes. We'll either...
Forum: Canada 08-07-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 364,160
Posted By giantjoe
Glad to see I've achieved some internet...

Glad to see I've achieved some internet fame:norton! Have you been watching the blog, or just the RMDRA updates? I love seeing their faces when my white tank does what their pumpkins do, then the...
Forum: Canada 08-07-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 364,160
Posted By giantjoe
If you're feeling cheap, the Kenda Trakmaster II...

If you're feeling cheap, the Kenda Trakmaster II is only around $50 each. I've only put about 1000km on mine and they are fantastic offroad. They're reversible as well. I bought mine...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-02-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 188,035
Posted By giantjoe
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Forum: Canada 07-29-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 364,160
Posted By giantjoe
Was out there last night. It was wet. ...

Was out there last night. It was wet.
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_wO0HVtTIMQw/TFIICYshJ5I/AAAAAAAABkk/ZYlB3PX8AEk/s800/X1700509.JPG
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-27-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,589,897
Posted By giantjoe
:clap

:clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-24-2010, 09:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,200
Posted By giantjoe
This wouldn't embed yesterday, so here is the...

This wouldn't embed yesterday, so here is the link instead.

http://vimeo.com/13584645
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-22-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,200
Posted By giantjoe
A local club rider claims to have seen me attack...

A local club rider claims to have seen me attack a tree. She doesn't know what's really going on. The trees are amassing a secret attack plan to destroy all my credibility by making it look like I...
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