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Old 04-12-2012, 02:00 PM   #2251
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:19 AM   #2252
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Thanks Jimmy, it was a bit of fun
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:02 AM   #2253
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:59 AM   #2254
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Schedule is almost set in stone for the August rip across western Canada. If anyone would like to join up and ride with me in Manitoba, Sask or Alberta just shoot me a pm

August 7th
· Ottawa to Wawa
· 1050 km’s
August 8th
· Wawa to Manitoba Border
· Meet Chris
· Ride TCAT to Selkirk, MB
· 1228 km’s
August 9th
· Day off in Winnipeg
· Change Tires
· Ride 100 km of TCAT to Stonewall, MB
August 10th
· TCAT Stonewall to Swan River
· 479 km
August 11th
· TCAT Swan River to Narrow Hills
· 535 km
August 12th
· TCAT Narrow Hills to Saskatoon
· Camp in Eric’s backyard
· 540 km
August 13th
· TCAT Saskatoon to Cypress
· 650 km
August 14th
· TCAT Cypress to Strathmore, Alberta

· 550 km
August 15th
· TCAT Strathmore to Canmore
· 506 km
August 16th
· Canmore to Coleman AB
· 393 km
August 17th
· Coleman to Radium Hot Springs BC
· 280 km
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:05 AM   #2255
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Good luck on your IronButt/IronMan/Dakar, see you in Saskatchewan
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:15 AM   #2256
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Good luck on your IronButt/IronMan/Dakar, see you in Saskatchewan
Not by choice, limited funds and time off from family/work. Thats only half the schedule, the rest includes another week crossing BC with Manxman and an aggressive slab ride back across the country....

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Old 04-18-2012, 01:24 PM   #2257
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You know, Ted, you'll still have the grin on your face long after the butt has healed up...
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Old 04-18-2012, 03:07 PM   #2258
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Time and money Ted, time and money. Sigh
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Old 04-18-2012, 03:13 PM   #2259
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Time and money Ted, time and money. Sigh
Or, time is money...
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:16 PM   #2260
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Or, time is money...
Why oh why do I always have one, and not the other???
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:06 AM   #2261
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Why oh why do I always have one, and not the other???


Its actually a triangle comprised of time, money, and space. Usually you have 2 out of 3 but rarely all three. This is the doomed project triangle.
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:25 PM   #2262
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"All the money in the world won't buy you more than your allotted time. Personally I'm pretty sure I'll never have quite enough of either but time gets my vote."
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:47 AM   #2263
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TCAT near S'toon

Yay! I finally got out for a ride. Sunny and 19 here yesterday - today is supposed to be even hotter. It's been miserable in Sask all April until now.

On Sunday April 22nd I headed out to figure out a part of the TCAT that I'd been avoiding for a while. I had spent the winter poring over maps of the area east of Saskatoon, and nothing really jumped out at me as an interesting and fun route for the TCAT in this area. So eventually I just tried to pick some roads that had a few curves (around sloughs and other natural barriers) and hoped for the best, but I wasn't too excited about the prospects for this area, but it turns out that it might be a highlight of the route!

In any case, I figured I'd better get down to it, and headed out early in the morning to Alvena, where I'd left the route off in late 2010. Snobear had agreed to meet me in Alvena, so I wouldn't be riding alone on any trails. After grabbing a few micro SD cards and a quick McD's breakfast at Walmart, I headed out of the city.
I hooked up with Snobear in Alvena. We hadn't planned a particular meeting spot, just the town of Alvena. But for those who have been there you'll know it's not exactly hard to find someone in a town that size...


We headed south of town on the roads I had ridden in late 2010 before running out of time. Along the way we passed this interesting setup...


...on this road...


...and found some neat little dirt roads around Buffer Lake. After riding around the west side of the lake we found this combine in a field near the road.




That guy had a crappy harvest, no doubt!
We continued on, along roads with a pleasant amount of curves and hills...




...and found this little trail just north of Highway 16.


We headed about 10 km west to Clavet for a snack and some fuel...


...and then hit the trail again. Near Bradwell we found these awesome canal roads...


...some of which have a bit of gravel on them and some of which are grassy. They're a blast to ride, though! We saw a snowy owl and stopped to take a picture of it.


Snobear might have a better shot - his camera is quite a bit nicer than mine. After that it was on to the dam at Blackstrap Lake along the canal roads.






When we got to the lake, there was a float plane doing touch-and-gos on the lake. He flew right over us heading in for a landing.
We headed across the dam and down a nice little quad trail that follows the northwest shore of Blackstrap Lake. From there it was through Shields and west into Dundurn. Once through town we headed southwest on a nice road with a pleasant number of curves. Scramble and I had ridden that road a few years ago, and it was still as nice as ever. We eventually came to a gate, where Scramble and I had turned east. This time Snobear and I went straight through the gate into the pasture. After heading further southwest past a few herds of cattle, we found the trail Scramble had originally been looking for heading west. We took it, and after some pretty sandy trail through a pasture it turned into an awesome route! In fact, I only have 1 pic from this stretch because we were having so much fun!


The video will show more, I hope.
Eventually we hooked up with the road that Scramble and I had taken west to get to 219, and after that the exploring was complete and we were just riding for fun. We headed to the canal roads northeast of Outlook and took them down to the Broderick Reservoir.




They were filling the reservoir from the canal, and the flow was pretty strong.


After that we ripped down the canal roads to the Gardiner Dam - a fun ride, but you have to be careful at all the intersections with the grid roads. It's easy not to see the grid road coming up, and if you just fly across it you might be lunch for a 3/4 ton!
Here's Snobear, pleased that we made it to the damn dam.


After that we took the 219 home to Saskatoon, and Snobear headed on his way back home to the Gronlid area. My total km for the day were somewhere over 400, but Snobear had a few hundred more yet just getting to and from his place.
This route turned out to be wayyyy better than I'd ever thought it would be, and it's worth riding just for fun. It's not too demanding for a day ride from Saskatoon - we were back in the city before 5:00 PM. Thanks to Snobear for coming out and helping with the exploration!
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:10 PM   #2264
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Looking good Chris

Only a few more months before we get to ride it together, stoked on that
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:57 PM   #2265
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Yeah, I'm really looking forward to it. This will be the longest ride I've done since the Continental Divide Ride, and the actual TCAT section itself from the MB/ON border to Radium BC is actually longer than the CDR! It'll be a blast to see it all roll by, from the Shield in eastern MB to the forests of northern SK to the wide open prairies of SK & AB to the Rockies - wow!
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