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Old 10-13-2013, 11:53 PM   #4051
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Unfortunately, it is probably my last ride of the season unless we get real lucky with the weather in November. I posted a couple more photos from today's ride in Pics,Pics, Pics. One under Fall Colours and the other under Bikes and Mountains. We are very fortunate to live and play in Alberta!
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Great shots David! Took that route for the first time last week, it's really nice.
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:37 AM   #4052
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the company that sent me the quote can't organise shipment to Calgary in this case. So I've got to sort out the last leg myself. I've used Qantas to Argentina, but the cost wouldn't be worth it.

Are there rail freight companies that specialise in this type of setup that you know off?
Not that I'm aware of.
Have you tried Fed Ex? They have a large cargo division iirc.
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:29 PM   #4053
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Lycan, did you make it all the way through on 532?
Did it today, and it was warmer up there than it was in Calgary. They have put up a set of serious gates just past the first washout that cars will not be able to get around. The washouts are under repair and a big truck could get through all of them now. # 1 & #2 were easy. The third one would have been a piece of pie (cake) but heavy equipment was working and I wasn't going to ask if they could let me through. It looks like Suncor is serious about fixing it properly.



#1



#2





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The bridge south of Black Diamond is getting close to fixed.



All in all a great day for a ride
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:05 PM   #4054
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Gorge Creek Trail!

Big washout 1 km in from the south end. Must be 10m deep. Used to be able to ride in about 7km before hitting the south gate. Doubt it'll ever be fixed now. Shame as that was one of the best dirt roads around.
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:21 PM   #4055
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Big washout 1 km in from the south end. Must be 10m deep. Used to be able to ride in about 7km before hitting the south gate. Doubt it'll ever be fixed now. Shame as that was one of the best dirt roads around.

I was out that way yesterday but didn't go exploring up that road, too many eyes around. I did notice that the buildings just before the turn off have all been removed. Not even a trace of them, wonder why.
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:35 PM   #4056
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Did it today, and it was warmer up there than it was in Calgary. They have put up a set of serious gates just past the first washout that cars will not be able to get around. The washouts are under repair and a big truck could get through all of them now. # 1 & #2 were easy. The third one would have been a piece of pie (cake) but heavy equipment was working and I wasn't going to ask if they could let me through. It looks like Suncor is serious about fixing it properly.

All in all a great day for a ride
Wow, #2 is totally changed, and I really didn't think they would send a big crew into #3 so quickly. Looks like it will open pretty soon (or be rideable anyways). Nice shots.
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:28 PM   #4057
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I was out that way yesterday but didn't go exploring up that road, too many eyes around. I did notice that the buildings just before the turn off have all been removed. Not even a trace of them, wonder why.
Devin Energy gas plant in Crowsnest pass by Inn on the border has been shut down from low gas prices. That is where husky sent all there gas. So that whole gas field savanna has been shut down. Devon was also the last company on the atlas road as well as those wells are shut in as well. Thus the new quad road.
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:04 PM   #4058
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Devin Energy gas plant in Crowsnest pass by Inn on the border has been shut down from low gas prices. That is where husky sent all there gas. So that whole gas field savanna has been shut down. Devon was also the last company on the atlas road as well as those wells are shut in as well. Thus the new quad road.
That Devon gas plant is being decommissioned for a combination of low gas prices and also age as the plant is approx 50years old and would require huge capital to update which is economically un-viable at the current prices.
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:51 PM   #4059
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Devin Energy gas plant in Crowsnest pass by Inn on the border has been shut down from low gas prices. That is where husky sent all there gas. So that whole gas field savanna has been shut down. Devon was also the last company on the atlas road as well as those wells are shut in as well. Thus the new quad road.
We are talking about 2 different things here. The road that Red Cat and I were referring to is the trail that connects the highway west of Turner Valley that runs out to the Sheep River valley. There was a connector that hooked up to the main Mclean Creek road before the 2005 flooding. It was since closed to all but the horse/ mountain bike/hiker crowd. You could come in from the south to a parking/ unloading area, but it is reported that 1 km north of 546 / Sheep River road there is a deep washout so you can't even get to the parking lot now. It has been a narrow spot for awhile with the start of a washout, and all the June rains finished the job. It must really tick off the horse people and mountain bike crowd though. Hikers will find it more entertaining now.
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:04 PM   #4060
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Wow, #2 is totally changed, and I really didn't think they would send a big crew into #3 so quickly. Looks like it will open pretty soon (or be rideable anyways). Nice shots.
Alberta 511 site says middle of November for completion, driveable, but not rideable at that point unless we really have a late fall and very dry weather. They look to be carving a big channel for a really big culvert at that spot, But still lots of work to be done to prevent the same or worse at the first two washout. Left the way they are, any amount of flooding will erase a lot more road next time.
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:57 PM   #4061
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Snuck in one more ride

I am leaving on Friday for three weeks so the weather gods will have to be very good to let me get in any more riding when I get back in November. So I hopped aboard and wandered around to look at what is left of the fall colours. Here are a few photos

Banded Peak



Elbow Falls, or what's left of it



Larch in full fall foliage



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Old 10-15-2013, 09:44 PM   #4062
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Those Super Tenere's are interesting looking bikes.

I wish we had the 660's here but they are heavy as all hell.
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:24 AM   #4063
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Snow covered and icy in about 60% of the 35kms. Not nice.
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Old 10-19-2013, 07:55 AM   #4064
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Don't quite understand why Yamaha made the oil filter and oil plug so exposed on tho S10s. Not hating on the bike just don't understand, definitely need a good bash plate if you are planning any sort of offroad. See the link below to see what I'm on about. :)

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Those Super Tenere's are interesting looking bikes.

I wish we had the 660's here but they are heavy as all hell.
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Old 10-19-2013, 11:32 AM   #4065
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Don't quite understand why Yamaha made the oil filter and oil plug so exposed on tho S10s. Not hating on the bike just don't understand, definitely need a good bash plate if you are planning any sort of offroad. See the link below to see what I'm on about. :)

http://youtu.be/umHWLA8X2ik
You are right. I've worried about it every time I've gone out but now I have a decent skid plate so it should be better. It was definitely a bizarre decision to leave it hanging out there like that but I doubt they expected most buyers to use the bike that hard.
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