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Old 05-13-2012, 02:27 PM   #2116
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Another 3 hours and I'll be at Timmies in Cochrane ready to head out the same way. Are you joining us Voltsmith?



Limited time today due to Mother's Day (Our boys are grown and left the nest so it's up to me to spoil her now ) so I didn't think I venture up that way from Okotoks. I just took a leisurely trip up through MacLean Creek and down to the gate on 66 heading for Powderface.
Next weekend we're in Saskatoon so I'll definitely be up for a ride the following weekend.

Only 70 more sleeps and I get to experience Simon Pavey's Off Road Skills course in Wales. Can't wait
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Old 05-13-2012, 03:41 PM   #2117
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So, I was comparing our "vehicles prohibited" sign to the previous posts and I realized they were different.

So I went to the maps and discovered we made a wrong turn at the berm at the dry river bed across from the campground. We went north when we should have gone south on the berm.

We ended up at the boundary of a wildlife area rather than Banff.

So much for my navigating. :what:I'll post the map later.

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Old 05-13-2012, 03:45 PM   #2118
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So, I was comparing our "vehicles prohibited" sign to the previous posts and I realized they were different.

So I went to the maps and discovered we made a wrong turn at the berm at the dry river bed across from the campground. We went north when we should have gone south on the berm.

We ended up at the boundary of a wildlife area rather than Banff.

So much for my navigating. :what:I'll post the map later.

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Still a great day. Just means more to explore next time. Is that why it was gnarlier than you first thought?
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Old 05-13-2012, 03:46 PM   #2119
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Upon further inspection today the front wheel did take a couple of hits that dimpled and flat spotted my rim in a couple spots. More battle scars. Haha.
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Old 05-13-2012, 05:38 PM   #2120
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I was the guy who talked to you in the Timmies parking lot.

Just got back from camping. Cooked. Hiked about 20km and now have a sunburn. haha.

Beautiful weather out there this weekend!
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Old 05-13-2012, 05:48 PM   #2121
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Upon further inspection today the front wheel did take a couple of hits that dimpled and flat spotted my rim in a couple spots. More battle scars. Haha.
I got a few more battle scars today as well. Thanks guys (Ryderpatrol, Durden) for helping pick up the 990. I just didn't have the energy today after yesterdays' ride. I have been up and down that spot a dozen times and had no trouble, not sure what my problem was today.

We figured out the kiosks were different, once we got to Devils gap, and the signs on the board were different, as well as the shingles. We went as far as the stream to the north, then all the way south to the Banff park boundary.


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Old 05-13-2012, 07:49 PM   #2122
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Still a great day. Just means more to explore next time. Is that why it was gnarlier than you first thought?
Yep, that's why it was farther, too. I'm in to go look again some time. I was going to scan the map at my office but didn't get to it today.



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Old 05-13-2012, 07:56 PM   #2123
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I was the guy who talked to you in the Timmies parking lot.

Just got back from camping. Cooked. Hiked about 20km and now have a sunburn. haha.

Beautiful weather out there this weekend!
Yeah great weather. Hope you enjoyed it out there. Lemme know when you get your bike back from Phoenix.
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:00 PM   #2124
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I got a few more battle scars today as well. Thanks guys (Ryderpatrol, Durden) for helping pick up the 990. I just didn't have the energy today after yesterdays' ride. I have been up and down that spot a dozen times and had no trouble, not sure what my problem was today.

We figured out the kiosks were different, once we got to Devils gap, and the signs on the board were different, as well as the shingles. We went as far as the stream to the north, then all the way south to the Banff park boundry.
Nice! Must've been a good long day!
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:22 PM   #2125
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Nice! Must've been a good long day!
Not bad, left Cochrane at 10:30 and was back home for 15:30, in time to cook dinner for my wife. I am totally bagged after 2 days riding, yesterday was a bit longer, but today felt tougher. A lighter bike with better rear rubber, or steroids and a gym membership, decisions, decisions

No puddles under the bike this evening, so I didn't beat her too bad. I might go over the bike and check that nothing loosened up after the pot-hole-fest on Trans Alta, the powder coat wasn't up to the challenge on the skid plate, but she took a few noisy hits to be sure.
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:52 PM   #2126
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Was a great ride today, perfect weather, thanks for setting it up Lycan! Here are a few pics I got from todays ride, sorry I had to post the last one.



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Old 05-13-2012, 09:16 PM   #2127
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I might go over the bike and check that nothing loosened up after the pot-hole-fest on Trans Alta, .

I'm sure the bike is fine. I'd be worried if it wasn't.
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:44 PM   #2128
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hi all...been a lurking for a while...be nice to meet some of you guys at some point.....i have been riding out there on my 450...havent taken the big bike out there yet....soon though!...nice pics....jealous that im on the east coast working and not riding!

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Old 05-14-2012, 08:29 AM   #2129
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Was a great ride today, perfect weather, thanks for setting it up Lycan! Here are a few pics I got from todays ride, sorry I had to post the last one.



No problem, good action shot even if it was me having a brain fart.

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I'm sure the bike is fine. I'd be worried if it wasn't.
Other than a few paint chips the bike is in good shape. Now all washed and paint repaired. You have to like black crash bars, they are so easy to touch up.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:22 AM   #2130
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Hi All,
Durden, RyderPatrol, Lycan 1 - I think we saw each other out on Saturday. It was on the berm as you three were leaving. I was on my white F800GS and my buddy Kevin was on his red Versys. We had a great day as well. A couple of spills in the deep gravel and the Versys had a few issues getting back onto the berm where your bike took a nap...
We were in a bit of a time crunch so didn't linger anywhere too long. For others wanting to ride out there it was a great trip. We left Calgary (Tuscany) at about 1:30, stopped for gas in Cochrane, out to the park boundary sign to the south (I think...not the devils gap one anyway) and back to Calgary by 4:15. Three hours can be done but allowing 4 makes for a more relaxing ride.
See you on the road.
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