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Old 01-25-2013, 02:54 PM   #2971
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We could bring laptops to starbucks and not be out of place.

Lee, I would like to see some of you computer mapping voodoo actually.
Next time we meet up bring your laptop with basecamp in it and I will help you out as much as I can. I learned everything I know from the internet so it must be right.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:46 PM   #2972
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Well, if we're all gonna bring our laptops, we might as well just meet here....
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:23 AM   #2973
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looks like fun! How long did it take to do up those tires?
They're made by Fournier out of Quebec. Have an extra road tire carcass inside the knobby tire.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:55 PM   #2974
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Re read summer's ride reports

Spent some time today reading the ride reports for rides I got to do this summer. Anybody else do that or just me? I just wanted to thank the people who made the summer so fun.

I got to go on my first ride with somebody, got to try water crossings, learned where lots of cool trails are, got lots of advice for good stuff to buy for the bike, learned exactly how tough a hill climb it too tough for me, and got to see riders ride big bikes like they were dirtbikes.

I look forward to meeting everyone I didn't get to meet already.

Can't wait for spring.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:57 PM   #2975
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flossandfly!

Why haven't you been out last week. Bumpy paved and dirt roads are open. Did MacLean as far as the gate. Cross Conservatory Rd. 242. Bunch of stuff between Turner Valley and Bragg Creek. I know some of this stuff isn't that exciting on an XRL but at least get out and ride. Dry roads all the way. Too late now. Snow Storm happening.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:42 PM   #2976
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I removed the smogtopus from my bike and haven't had time to put it back together. Even when I do, I have a lot of ice between the garage and the bare pavement. I got a headed vest and just ordered heated gloves so that should make it possible to ride cooler weather. I realize the xr650l may not be able to keep up to the demands of 2 heated accessories so I have some batteries I can keep in my pocket to power the vest.

If you know when you are heading out and want company, PM me and I will try to make it.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:48 PM   #2977
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Rode this AM to work at 6:30. Gauge said -15 but it was all good. Mostly dry pavement. Not gonna ride tomorrow! Anyone up for a meet this Thursday night in SE? I should be good to go for a pint that night.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:50 PM   #2978
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Be good to get out with you again Floss and Fly. Had fun that time we happened to cross paths this summer. Still only have the big rig though, but I'm up for new challenges all the time anyway. Glad to hear you had a great season!

Hopefully get on a ride with Lycan and some of you other fellas sometime too. Spring can't come fast enough!
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:42 AM   #2979
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Spent some time today reading the ride reports for rides I got to do this summer. Anybody else do that or just me? I just wanted to thank the people who made the summer so fun.

I got to go on my first ride with somebody, got to try water crossings, learned where lots of cool trails are, got lots of advice for good stuff to buy for the bike, learned exactly how tough a hill climb it too tough for me, and got to see riders ride big bikes like they were dirtbikes.

I look forward to meeting everyone I didn't get to meet already.

Can't wait for spring.
I have read some, and looked at all the pictures in just about every South American, Mexican ride report that has current posts. It may take a couple of years but as long as I am healthy I am determined to get down there. Mexico (Baja) first. With any luck 2014.

My bike is in the shop, and I have one small project to do when she gets home, but after that.... bring it on (Spring that is) !
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:44 AM   #2980
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Be good to get out with you again Floss and Fly. Had fun that time we happened to cross paths this summer. Still only have the big rig though, but I'm up for new challenges all the time anyway. Glad to hear you had a great season!

Hopefully get on a ride with Lycan and some of you other fellas sometime too. Spring can't come fast enough!
I am sure that can be arranged, since I ride every weekend, and most evenings after work. As soon as camping weather comes (I have a fairly loose definition there) I have a few places I want to check out a little farther afield.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:47 AM   #2981
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Why haven't you been out last week. Bumpy paved and dirt roads are open. Did MacLean as far as the gate. Cross Conservatory Rd. 242. Bunch of stuff between Turner Valley and Bragg Creek. I know some of this stuff isn't that exciting on an XRL but at least get out and ride. Dry roads all the way. Too late now. Snow Storm happening.
Would have needed this for today's commute.

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Old 01-29-2013, 07:33 AM   #2982
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I have read some, and looked at all the pictures in just about every South American, Mexican ride report that has current posts. It may take a couple of years but as long as I am healthy I am determined to get down there. Mexico (Baja) first. With any luck 2014.

My bike is in the shop, and I have one small project to do when she gets home, but after that.... bring it on (Spring that is) !
Central and South America is my plan for retirement (still 7 years away). I hope to get down to Baja and other parts of Mexico (Copper Canyon perhaps ) before then for some practice trips first too. I had hoped to do Baja this year, but the timing didn't fit so I'm doing Rawhyde instead but will look at Baja again next year hopefully.

My bikes in the shop too, my shop that is. I'm fitting a few new/revised accessories and have Ohlins for the front and rear on the way.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:00 AM   #2983
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Be good to get out with you again Floss and Fly. Had fun that time we happened to cross paths this summer. Still only have the big rig though, but I'm up for new challenges all the time anyway. Glad to hear you had a great season!

Hopefully get on a ride with Lycan and some of you other fellas sometime too. Spring can't come fast enough!
We met up on my first real ride offroad. I would have probably turned around at that first water crossing. But thanks to your enthusiasm (along with Mr Canoehead) and offer to walk beside me to help if I started to tip over, I now have some river crossing experience. Your big rig will go all the fun places and you won't even damage your rims if you slow down.

The warm weather yesterday made me think about spring but today's cold snap has put an end to that.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:04 AM   #2984
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I have read some, and looked at all the pictures in just about every South American, Mexican ride report that has current posts. It may take a couple of years but as long as I am healthy I am determined to get down there. Mexico (Baja) first. With any luck 2014.

My bike is in the shop, and I have one small project to do when she gets home, but after that.... bring it on (Spring that is) !
I would make some KTM needing maintenance jokes but don't want Karma to strike down my Honda.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:16 AM   #2985
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Spent some time today reading the ride reports for rides I got to do this summer. Anybody else do that or just me? I just wanted to thank the people who made the summer so fun.

I got to go on my first ride with somebody, got to try water crossings, learned where lots of cool trails are, got lots of advice for good stuff to buy for the bike, learned exactly how tough a hill climb it too tough for me, and got to see riders ride big bikes like they were dirtbikes.

I look forward to meeting everyone I didn't get to meet already.

Can't wait for spring.

Haha.

Somebody is missing riding...


Thursday night I have a "date" with a flakey girl so if she bails I could meet up.

Baja, Mexico, Latin America. All good. Highly recommended. I think of it every day. No lie.

Provided you don't need all the luxuries here, you can do it pretty darn cheap so don't let the money issue slow you down. The time off can be the bigger one.

If I can start saving money I'm planning S.A for 6 months fall of 2014.

Baja is a hoot and gives you a special taste of Mexico (and delicous margaretas and cervesas)

I missed out on the last trip, but that would have been three times less than two years. A bit greedy. I highly recommend the Copper Canyon, but the locals are ... different. Baja locals are very, very friendly.
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