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Old 05-12-2012, 09:05 PM   #2101
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Sunday ride

So, is anyone, Lycan et al, going out tomorrow?
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:16 PM   #2102
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I told FlossandFly that it wouldnt be difficult! LOL. I wasn't expecting 5 or 6 water crossings!

I had a blast, guys; let's ride again, sometime soon.

A few things I learned today

- Crossfires are not waterproof and they squeek when wet! At least they don't look brand new anymore.
- My bike stalls when the sidestand switch is submerged - guess that puppy is coming out.
- My Klim gear crashes good!
- I need to move ahead with putting the RMZ forks on my DR.

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Old 05-12-2012, 09:31 PM   #2103
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I told FlossandFly that it wouldnt be difficult! LOL. I wasn't expecting 5 or 6 water crossings!

I had a blast, guys; let's ride again, sometime soon.

A few things I learned today

- Crossfires are not waterproof and they squeek when wet! At least they don't look brand new anymore.
- My bike stalls when the sidestand switch is submerged - guess that puppy is coming out.
- My Klim gear crashes good!
- I need to move ahead with putting the RMZ forks on my DR.

Here are my photos:














Yeah, had to go back through said water crossings to get back too so 5 or 6 times 2! Haha. Great day! Definitely do it again. Lots to explore out there.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:33 PM   #2104
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So, is anyone, Lycan et al, going out tomorrow?
Mothers day commitments plus wife's bday on Tuesday means no go tomorrow. Another time though. Always good to meet more like minded dudes.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:34 PM   #2105
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Nice to meet you BeemaKilla and MR. Canoehead. Had a great time. I was going to post some pictures but need a URL? Oh well your pics told the story BeemaKilla. You really put that KTM through it's paces. AWESOME RIDE.
Use photobucket or the tapatalk app for iPhone etc. great to meet you today. Thanks for letting me tag along. Great job today.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:39 PM   #2106
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Thanks for leading the way in that ride Mr CanoeHead. I will get my signal light back on and get a new mirror and be ready to go again.

Got nervous when your bike wouldn't start after being in the water. Would have been a chore getting it out if it didn't fire up again.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:40 PM   #2107
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Mothers day commitments plus wife's bday on Tuesday means no go tomorrow. Another time though. Always good to meet more like minded dudes.
No worries. I just might go stare longingly at Powderface
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:47 PM   #2108
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^^^ Looks great guys, what trail did you take, was that Trans Alta? A few of us are still meeting up at Tims Cochrane at 10am for anyone else that is in. Should be sunny warm and dry!
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:05 PM   #2109
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thanks for leading the way in that ride mr canoehead. I will get my signal light back on and get a new mirror and be ready to go again.

got nervous when your bike wouldn't start after being in the water. Would have been a chore getting it out if it didn't fire up again.
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:09 PM   #2110
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Yep, it was Transalta. In the Backroads book it is called Ghost Creek road. You get to see lots of the creek!

Go past the End of Trail sign to get to the park border. We were all glad we didn't stop at that sign.

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Old 05-12-2012, 10:10 PM   #2111
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Trans Alta Road is just north of Waiprous on the Trunk road. Where the pavement ends and the gravel takes a 90 degree right. As soon as the gravel goes right, it is on the north (left) side of the road. You will cross a cattle gate and see a information board on the right. That's it. It goes west to the Valley that feeds Minnawanka lake. Nice ride. about a kilometer and a half you will cross a narrow wooden bridge over a stream and get to a muddy spot (sometimes), stay right and go up the hill. There is a riding lodge out a ways and plenty of spots to camp with great views. If you go doiwn the hill at the end of the road into the valley there is another camp area along the river bed on the left. The hill is usually badly rutted and full of loose rock so be careful if your tires are marginal. You can also follow the valley (when the water is low) all the way to Devil's Gap, the boundry to Banff Park.









Note: You can not take a motorized vehicle beyond that point and the signs clearly state this.
This was where we were today route-wise I believe. AWESOME. even jumped the big girl on some of the rock riddled whoops with some good speed. Escaped without front wheel damage or pinch flats! Mr Canoehead had been before so he was our guide.
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:05 PM   #2112
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Got nervous when your bike wouldn't start after being in the water. Would have been a chore getting it out if it didn't fire up again.
You were nervous? - imagine how I felt! We'd have found a way, I'm sure. It is amazing how sudden the cutoff was - same water hole both times.

It would have sucked to be there alone with a dead bike - we only saw a couple of vehicles all day (and only one after the first water cross) and I don't think the hippy chick in the camper van would have been much help!

Reminds me that Atomic Moto had a tow strap for bikes and I thought it looked like a good idea!
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:03 AM   #2113
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You were nervous? - imagine how I felt! We'd have found a way, I'm sure. It is amazing how sudden the cutoff was - same water hole both times.

It would have sucked to be there alone with a dead bike - we only saw a couple of vehicles all day (and only one after the first water cross) and I don't think the hippy chick in the camper van would have been much help!

Reminds me that Atomic Moto had a tow strap for bikes and I thought it looked like a good idea!
It was probably the vent line for your carb if you haven't put a "T" in the line with one line up high. A friend with a KLX 250 had the same problem last year, probably in the same spot.

I see Parks Canada re-roofed the Kiosk at the north park boundary with fancy new shingles.

Another 3 hours and I'll be at Timmies in Cochrane ready to head out the same way. Are you joining us Voltsmith?

I went south yesterday to Explore a road or two that I saw on a map, nothing to complicated, and took some beauty shots along the way.



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Old 05-13-2012, 10:10 AM   #2114
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It was probably the vent line for your carb if you haven't put a "T" in the line with one line up high. A friend with a KLX 250 had the same problem last year, probably in the same spot.
I think you are right. I was looking at the bike when I got home and I noticed that the vent line was the only other thing at that level.



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Old 05-13-2012, 10:43 AM   #2115
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Blackfoot Motosports (no R) is your best option, not the best prices around, but definitely the best selection. Its fairly central - google maps is your friend. For a big city Calgary doesnt have any mega stores like the US, just a number of smaller shops (aside form Blackfoot).
You were spot on, nice store , i was drooling , so many makes and models under one roof.
I mulled around for about an hour looking at bikes and gear. Not many shops can you see
into the repair area, it also looked above average.
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