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Old 05-03-2012, 09:04 PM   #2116
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I was in the same class on my F800GS. That was JR on the 250 who is now apparently instructing the course.
This guy? That would explain why he was rider #1.



That's my buddy Andrew behind on his 650 and Ekke's R100 G/S in the background.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:01 PM   #2117
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Looks like we've got a lot of riding still ahead of us!
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Old 05-04-2012, 01:44 PM   #2118
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Looks like we've got a lot of riding still ahead of us!
That was great! I love the line, "I can definately ride with half a brain", hey me to. I hope a can still be riding to the day I die (in the distant future would be nice on that count).
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:19 PM   #2119
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Looks like we've got a lot of riding still ahead of us!
That was a great video! I subscribed to their YouTube site. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:46 PM   #2120
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It is something to live for for sure.

I've met some older riders over the years and all of them have been very down to earth and all around great people. They come from a different generation. They are out there because of their enjoyment with the bike and to be with others who ride. These days most riders are there to show off or try to prove themselves first. The guy with the flashy bike and bling think they have it all.

During my first race I've ever done I was trading spots back and forth with another guy navigating the trail, after the first lap I knew the trail and left him behind. I knew there was people ahead of me, or at least I thought. The start of the race was such a rush I wasn't sure not to mention I wacked a tree allowing a few riders to get ahead. I pushed for the entire race and eventually caught what I thought was a lapper. A guy riding an old ~93 RM250. After passing the finish line before the clock ran out, I neared him with 1/4 of a lap left. The guy does a shoulder check and speeds up dramatically. We raced at race pace for the last 1/4 of a lap till we crossed the finish line roosting. I'm sure some of you guys know the guy I'm refering to but after we stopped I found out he wasn't ahead of me. He was in the "old man" class, but he won out of everybody! ~30 riders and the guy who must have been near or over 70 won.

We talked for nearly 2 hours after the race. His friend, riding an old KX250 placed 2nd in the "old man" class and 5th overall.

He gave me his number to go out riding sometime, but it never happened. Even then, I always remember that race and think about those two guys. Friendliest riders I've met on the trail. I hope their still twisting throttle and roosting.

I think the guy's name was Joe. Apparently his son was a pro MX'er back in the day.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:01 PM   #2121
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Yep, 1/2 a brain - I can identify with that and look forward to another few years of riding to boot! Thanks Calrider for sharing.
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:30 AM   #2122
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MacLean Creek Trail now Open!

The road, that is. Couple of us on it yesterday on our trusty S10s while the sun shone and it was dry and in great shape. Clear Cut Logging has taken place in many areas that weren't affected before. Powderface should open on the 15th. That allows for some great loops. For you big Adventure bike types that like gravel roads there are some great roads south of town that can be weaved together all the way to Bragg Creek or Turner Valley or K Country and on to give you a nice 400km day ride with lots of options. Some bumpy paved sections are included to get to and onto the gravel of course. But hey, its all good.
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:12 AM   #2123
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I'm in. Keep me posted.
Great to meet you "Beema", great looking bike in person, even snow covered.

You make it home OK? It was a bit hard to see going home from Horton's, but made it . Now the 990 is leaving a puddle in the Garage.







Had to settle for cell phone pictures this time.
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:18 AM   #2124
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Great to meet you "Beema", great looking bike in person, even snow covered.

You make it home OK? It was a bit hard to see going home from Horton's, but made it . Now the 990 is leaving a puddle in the Garage.







Had to settle for cell phone pictures this time.
Great to meet you too. Got home fine. Even got a couple of wheelies in! Yeah, tough to keep the visor clean. Glad you made it home safe. We'll catch up again.
1/4" of ice managed to build up on the hand guards and windscreen by the time I pulled in the driveway!
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:03 PM   #2125
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Deep water

Hard to believe that was yesterday. Today was beautiful. I should have thought about just how much snow and rain we got before I did the river ford east of Millerville, yikes. Knee deep sitting on the bike and bloody fast moving. It almost pushed me off the concrete pad. Got the heart pumping!
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:39 PM   #2126
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Wow. Glad you're ok. Yeah that would be treacherous after the moisture we had. Must've been a great day. Really wanted to head out but family stuff was today's priority.
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:04 PM   #2127
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First trip south on McLean Creek road this season. Second time since owning the Buell. this is fun!


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Old 05-07-2012, 09:32 PM   #2128
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Looks like a great time to ride.

I wish there were more roads closer to Calgary to explore, B.C really has us beat with that, but I guess that gives us destinations to make trips with!

If you haven't already, there are some great roads your Buel would have no problems with south of Cobin and east of Fernie. Grey Creek is another good one. For the most part if you are a bit adventurous with the bike you could do Lost Creek too but there are a few sections that can be a bit rocky but after that it's a pretty fun ride.

There are some more but I can't really give directions. I'd hate for somebody to get lost and not make there way out or run out of gas!

I hope to get some more exploring this summer/fall when I get my bike back =(
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:15 PM   #2129
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Nice night for a ride

Took the small bike out for a ride tonight. Rode about half way down the Trans Alta road. it was a beautiful night and there wasn't a soul around.

Here are a few pics from my iPhone.



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Old 05-09-2012, 05:44 AM   #2130
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Looks like a great time to ride.

I wish there were more roads closer to Calgary to explore, B.C really has us beat with that, but I guess that gives us destinations to make trips with!=(
Shibby, I've checked out Grey Creek on google maps before. Definitely want to do a loop through there from Redwood Meadows where I live.
And I crossed a couple rocky creek beds with the Buell last summer- had to creep along on the trail and take it easy but on clearer spots its no problem opening the beast up and letting the dirt fly!
So no bike in your garage at the moment?



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