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Old 05-01-2012, 12:08 PM   #2101
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I did the GS training course yesterday at Blackfoot...
Awesome. I would do it again and would recommend to anyone looking to have some fun while learning a few things

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the F800GS is not a Supermoto bike as 400+ pounds does not land gracefully after forcing itself into the air
said 400lbs gets heavier and heavier throughout the day
LOL - I did it on an 1150GSA! That was a workout! I had the heaviest bike by far. One guy showed up on a XL250.

I did the June 2010 class:






- the instructors were from MotoInternational.

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Old 05-01-2012, 12:44 PM   #2102
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LOL - I did it on an 1150GSA! That was a workout! I had the heaviest bike by far. One guy showed up on a XL250
Yes, but what you did not share is that you do curls in your workout with XR250's.

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Old 05-01-2012, 03:18 PM   #2103
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LOL - I did it on an 1150GSA! That was a workout! I had the heaviest bike by far. One guy showed up on a XL250.

I did the June 2010 class:






- the instructors were from MotoInternational.

I was in the same class on my F800GS. That was JR on the 250 who is now apparently instructing the course.
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:55 PM   #2104
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I was out, found an interesting road south east of Water Valley.





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Old 05-02-2012, 06:08 AM   #2105
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I did see a few tracks that looked like bike tracks. Also saw a quad with four young people tearing through the mud, and having fun.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:11 PM   #2106
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I did see a few tracks that looked like bike tracks. Also saw a quad with four young people tearing through the mud, and having fun.
You wouldn't have coordinates to share would you?
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:05 PM   #2107
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I will try to post up earlier in the week about rides from Calgary. I am thinking I want to get across Powderface on Saturday the 5th. How about a 10:00 from the Tim Horton's at Shawnessy for a start / meet point.

The gate up to Moose mountain should be open as well for a nice little side trip. I'll bring the GoPro.
Man, I'll have to miss the ride on the 5th as well. Have an appt. to pick up a new travel trailer. Exciting in its own right I would say. I really hope to get back to my rides to work next week. Has anyone braved the crappy weather this week so far?


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Old 05-02-2012, 08:02 PM   #2108
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Man, I'll have to miss the ride on the 5th as well. Have an appt. to pick up a new travel trailer. Exciting in its own right I would say. I really hope to get back to my rides to work next week. Has anyone braved the crappy weather this week so far?


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Pretty sure that Powderface is closed until May 14. http://www.tpr.alberta.ca/parks/kana...adClosures.pdf

Maclean Creek road should be open, though and maybe Moose Mountain trail. Hwy 40 south from Longview should also be open.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:18 AM   #2109
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You wouldn't have coordinates to share would you?
I have yet to download the track but I will take a look tonight.

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Man, I'll have to miss the ride on the 5th as well. Have an appt. to pick up a new travel trailer. Exciting in its own right I would say. I really hope to get back to my rides to work next week. Has anyone braved the crappy weather this week so far?


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Been riding to work and back all week, just commuting in the rain and fog.

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Pretty sure that Powderface is closed until May 14. http://www.tpr.alberta.ca/parks/kana...adClosures.pdf

Maclean Creek road should be open, though and maybe Moose Mountain trail. Hwy 40 south from Longview should also be open.
IF it isn't raining and miserable (cold) I'll be out on Saturday at Tims in the morning. If the weather sucks I'll be at home working on the bike.

Powderface can wait, been over it lots of times, and it's better when the sky is clear and you can see the mountains.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:22 AM   #2110
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You wouldn't have coordinates to share would you?
Here is what I found on Google maps ( you can only find it on Sat view as the road map shows it does not go through). Aproximately (51.402044, -114.532213) from Google map

Directions: Hwy 22 north toward Botrel, Twp. 281A west to Range road 43 north, Twp.283 west turns into 282A west. When Gravel ends (turns left onto private property, there is a fenced off pond on this corner) Go straight ahead onto the grass 2 track heading west. 3 km. (aprox.) you will reach Range road 50 (Horse Creek road).

There are signs on this last section and on range road 43 (Road may be impassable) take these seriously if it has been raining for days. Also note Google shows no connection between Twp 281A and 283 for Range Road 43. Twp 281A does not go through to RR 50 as it is gated off and a house has been built where the road used to go (we checked).



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Old 05-03-2012, 02:49 PM   #2111
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Thanks Lycan! I appreciate the time you took to point me in the right direction! Gonna check it out next chance I get. Sat morning at shawnessy timmies? 10 still?
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:19 PM   #2112
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Thanks Lycan! I appreciate the time you took to point me in the right direction! Gonna check it out next chance I get. Sat morning at shawnessy timmies? 10 still?
It is supposed to rain/snow Friday night and into Saturday morning. I doubt I'll do a lot of riding if the forecast is right. That said I wouldn't mind a quick ride over to Tim's to meet up for a coffee. We could do the poor man's posing.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:26 PM   #2113
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Been riding to work and back all week, just commuting in the rain and fog.
Lycan, can't say I have been keen to hop on the bike when it's fogish and rainy with 2 degrees out at my usual departure time of 6:20! Especially from out West of town. But your enthusiasm for motorcycling in general is commendable...and motivational.



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Old 05-03-2012, 06:41 PM   #2114
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Lycan, can't say I have been keen to hop on the bike when it's fogish and rainy with 2 degrees out at my usual departure time of 6:20! Especially from out West of town. But your enthusiasm for motorcycling in general is commendable...and motivational.



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Ha ha! He's a trooper for sure. I love this bike in that weather too! I'm used to riding in this crap on a rigid ape hangered bike with no heated grips! Now with a bike like this it's ALL good! I have suspension, a windscreen, heated grips, hand guards.... It's almost a luxury! Haha!
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:42 PM   #2115
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It is supposed to rain/snow Friday night and into Saturday morning. I doubt I'll do a lot of riding if the forecast is right. That said I wouldn't mind a quick ride over to Tim's to meet up for a coffee. We could do the poor man's posing.
I'm in. Keep me posted.
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