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Old 04-11-2012, 08:54 PM   #1
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Calgary and area commuters - what's the scoops?

Living West of the city and working in Kensington area. It killed me today to be driving (read: not riding) home with +15C and seeing plenty of bikes on the road in the city. Anyone riding in from Bragg Creek area? If so, how has it been??
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:07 AM   #2
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Out last nite that way. All dirt and paved roads mostly dry but you can't get down MacLean Creek Tr or beyond Elbow Falls for another month or so. Road is closed.
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:54 AM   #3
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I've been riding my XR650R pretty much everyday from Aspen Hills to the university, rain or shine.....
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:38 AM   #4
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This morning was decent enough - albeit the heated vest would be required. Unfortunately for me, today is a school pick up day. Besides, I don't get the new tour master Caliber pants till Friday or early next week via M-cycle superstore.i'll be ATGATT after that!


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Old 04-12-2012, 09:15 AM   #5
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Red Cat, I was out at Elbow Falls last weekend with wife and kids - its so close to home & good distraction for bored kids. Just itching to get out for rides! Only a couple so far this season. The streets stay iced longer out at my place unfortunately...


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Old 04-12-2012, 09:20 AM   #6
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Toured the western gravel last night out Jumpingpound /Sibald way the gravel was fine but the ponds are just starting to thaw. Glad to have the liners zipped in
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:32 AM   #7
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Recently I converted some KLM files and downloaded them into my Garmin for kicks. One loops past Jumpingpound - a favorite mountain bike ride of mine, I might add - and another is the loop through Gorge Creek area. Probably not GPS route required but killing time before saddling up anyway. And of course, the Garmin doesn't have the map data for Mclean and Gorge creek routes. So I'll see how close my tracks are to the converted GPX file...wouldn't mind some company on those rides when they open up. Give me a shout when and if anyone is interested!
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:43 PM   #8
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For those that are interested, maybe you're thinking about heading out to Elbow Valley past Bragg Creek, and want a reasonably instant weather report. You can check out http://www.braggcreek.ca/weather/index.htm for the weather cam. Although I'm sure the smart folks on this forum are way ahead of me?
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Be advised that Gorge Creek Trail has been closed for a couple of years now. You can go about 7km in from the north side before you hit the gates. Too bad cause that was an awesome ride through there. I hear some riders have gone around the gate and through but can run into problems at the other end where there is a more secure gate with a parking area near by where the horseyback crowd hang out. Not sure what would happen if you got caught by the Fish Cops in there. The horsey crowd have it all to themselves now and they have the money, so that road will probably never open to Joe Public ever again.
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:09 PM   #10
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Recently I converted some KLM files and downloaded them into my Garmin for kicks. One loops past Jumpingpound - a favorite mountain bike ride of mine, I might add - and another is the loop through Gorge Creek area. Probably not GPS route required but killing time before saddling up anyway. And of course, the Garmin doesn't have the map data for Mclean and Gorge creek routes. So I'll see how close my tracks are to the converted GPX file...wouldn't mind some company on those rides when they open up. Give me a shout when and if anyone is interested!
I am looking forward to learning where some neat trails are around Calgary. Once the trails open I will for sure try to join a fun ride.
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[QUOTE=RED CAT;18442643]Be advised that Gorge Creek Trail has been closed for a couple of years now./QUOTE]

Yeah Red, I'm reading about the closure here and there. Thanks for the warning. Maybe I'll put a bicycle rack on the Uly and go through on the mnt bike instead. Still, if it's a nice, sunny, midweek day...I might be tempted to go around the gate on the Buell regardless. I realize this might ruffle some horse tails and even get some peeps steamed up here on ADV. I'm not a hellion in any respect. I've also mnt biked on some gnarly cattle and horse tracks - years ago, mind you - and was none impressed by the shite flying up off my fenderless bicycle into my face. I don't appreciate the Elitist attitude with horse folk, and I'm preaching to the choir on this site, I'm sure. I've been on a horse once in my life - which is to say I'm being judgemental without sufficient appreciation. I had girlfriends who had horses when I was much younger but I never rode the horses...
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:38 PM   #12
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A friend of mine drove (not rode) McLean Creek Road today and said it was very muddy and busy! Anyone 2 wheeled it recently?


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Old 05-06-2012, 06:55 PM   #13
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South to north today. Not too muddy, and drying fast. Saw the fish and feathers guys explaining the facts to a dirt biker on the main road.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:33 PM   #14
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South to north today. Not too muddy, and drying fast. Saw the fish and feathers guys explaining the facts to a dirt biker on the main road.
Something to be said for "seeing it for yourself" I guess. Great day for a ride, eh??
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:57 AM   #15
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I guess I won't hijack the thread too much with my question: Is there a place to rent a dual sport bike + equipment around Bragg Creek? Or maybe Calgary.

I'll be visiting this July and might think to go see McLane's Creek with more than just a fishing rod, but my bike is a bit far away from there.

It should be street legal so I can get there without a trailer.
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