Calabogie Boogie Dual Sport Ride Sept 7 & 8

Discussion in 'Canada' started by TDY, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. Keating

    Keating Been here awhile

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    I assume you're referencing the "Adventure Tour" and not the "Trail Ride"?

    I'm planning to make it out as well, on a KLR, but reading the descriptions and looking at pics from previous years of all the bikes with no lights/plates, I'm assuming the "Trail Ride" version is some pretty serious enduro.
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  2. TDY

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    This thread is devoted to the Calabogie Boogie Dual Sport ride. The D-S ride is entirely different from the Trail ride. The D-S ride shares the Boogie's name, entry fees, start location, Saturday's trail side lunch and the Saturday night banquet. It may also use some of the same hydro-line two tracks as the trail ride so I have to be careful each year to route the D-S riders in the same direction as the trail riders when this happens:p3rry. The trail ride is navigated by following arrows stapled to trees, orange for the main (easy) loop, pink and white arrows for the hard and harder trails. It is possible to do the trail ride on a 650 dual-sport bike, I've done it, but it will be quite a workout so you had better be in good shape. A 650 rider can do the orange loop but probably shouldn't attempt the pink or white options regardless of their riding skills. Larger bikes are really out of their element on the trail ride and are encouraged to do the D-S ride instead.

    The Dual Sport ride is as described in the first post of this thread. It's a GPS ride where there are no arrows and the tracks followed on the GPS will lead you to several decision points where you can chose to take an aggressive option or not. and extender options or not. The aggressive options are defined as having level 4 or 5, perhaps 6, out of 7 difficulty on Gravel Travel's 1-7 scale borrowed from Ted (Deadly99), Thank you Ted. The main route of the D-S ride never goes over 3 on this scale. Each aggressive option will be rated in the GPS file so you have an idea what you're getting into before you commit, much like the pie plates used in the trails for the harder options. The extender options, usually one per day, are not aggressive.
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  3. Berger

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    I am really trying not to be offended by your remarks....:D

    Well, you may get two this year!! You also cannot confuse a Ural, especially one with 2wd and reverse, with any other hacked bike.


    In all seriousness, my bike is more capable than its rider, and if I am honest, I tend to maintain greater speeds than a two wheeler on the sloppy stuff simply because I cannot fall over when it gets deep. As for the rocks, well, no issue there either, and if the tracks are wide enough, guys can go around. We won't be the first out, but I bet we aren't the last out either. Our only bane is really deep water, but my bike is setup to handle that better than most Urals.

    Our plan is to ride the DS route, but not the third option you posted.


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  4. Keating

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    Ah, ok. Excuse my lack of comprehension.
    So which of the categories below, from the original post is the Dual Sport Ride?
    Reading the first post, of this thread, I understood the Calabogie Boogie to be a "dual sport ride", broken into three routes/levels, SCENIC TOURS, ADVENTURE TOURS, and TRAIL RIDE per below:

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  5. TDY

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    OK, a Jeep with one front wheel missing.

    :hide
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  6. TDY

    TDY Been here awhile

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    I just edited my first post as you were typing. Sorry for the confusion.

    The Calabogie Boogie has been a trail ride for over 23 years and I have run a D-S ride in conjunction with it for the last 5 or so years. Some riders still associate the name Calabogie Boogie with hard trail riding (as they should) but I'm in the business of promoting the Dual Sport ride while at the same time inviting the guys and gals on green plated trail bikes to take part in the trail ride.
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  7. Keating

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    Thanks. Makes perfect sense now.


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  8. Deadly99

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    Hoping to attend :thumb

    You were asking about accommodations for next year. I think one of the resorts around white lake would be ideal. Somewhere with cabins and food. Not sure if this would separate the trail ride folks from the dual sport crowd too much....but would make for a nice weekend for us dual sporters. would add a nice social aspect to it in comparison to everyone bolting different directions at the end of the day....just a thought
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  9. 400 KTM Pilot

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    I will be there with Yamafitter and the Fearless Leader.
    I WILL be doing 2 days of DS Adventure Tours with the Sunday extension.
    Unlike Yamafitter my body still has all original parts, and I plan on keeping it that way.
    Thoroughly enjoyed last years Sunday DS ride, after bailing on Saturdays trail ride and avoiding the Demon Rum.
    Looking forward to Sept!!
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  10. yamafitter

    yamafitter Old Cranky Guy

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    THE GAS GAS BROTHERS(Keith & Ed), CAPTAIN KTM (Mooney), HAVE GARMIN WILL TRAVEL (your truly), DON'T PASS ME THE DEMON RUM (Rick) and tentatively DRILLER (Mark) have a cottage booked at the Calabogie Resort Lodge in downtown Calabogie.

    For those that read Bungie's remarks, his fear of Ottawa comes from the 2010 Canadian FJR Rally when Bungie attempted to lead a group of 12 FJR's through Ottawa to find a park that had a nice view of the Parliament Buildings.
    The following is from a Ride Report that I did on the FJR Forum describing that fiasco:

    It was from this fiasco that Bungie earned his FJR Forum nickname, "Captain U-Turn". There are other examples, lots of them.

    Getting back to the Calabogie Ride, I strongly urge everyone to attend the banquet on Saturday night. It's a good party with lots of prizes and they have in the past had some great guest speakers. Tons of bench racing also going on as everyone lies about their ride that day. None of the weenies I ride with are willing to admit that I dominated.
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  11. bungie4

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    Well my version of events is a bit different and entirely justifiable.

    Chris did up a route which didn't take in my GPS. Luckily, I had a printed map to that I had given to the stunningly beautiful Christie. We were connected via bluetooth and she was giving me turn by turn directions.

    At least until we came to the spot where I was to take the bridge. Their was a huge 'No Left turn' sign and the lane was blocked. But you COULD make a right turn from the opposite direction.

    Being Magellan, I attempted to go up the road and turn around to attack from the sun. 'Cept the road immediately split off into a maze of one way streets under construction. Christie, who had the map gave up and said "Oh fuck it!" and tossed it over her shoulder.

    Then, what followed was accurately described by 'Fitter.

    Well until Jeff, being from Calgary, which as we know is the second center of the universe, promptly took the lead and made an immediate left turn into and underground parking garage.

    How could you not want to follow me on the boogie! Imagine being the first one ever to cross the Ottawa River, without the benefit of a bridge or a boat!
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  12. yamafitter

    yamafitter Old Cranky Guy

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    and just what is the colour of the sky in your world??

    Well that settles it, how can anyone not want to follow Bungie into the wilds of Calabogie. This is the true definition of adventure. Just make sure the batteries are charged on your SPOT and that you have your Passport for when Bungie hits the US border while trying to go north.
    This might be the first Calabogie Boogie D/S that makes it to Alaska. With Bungie leading, all things are possible.
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  13. bungie4

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    Damn straight and don`t ever forget it.

    I`m going to fire an email off to Huron52 and see if he`s interested. It`d make a nice warm up for EOM 2 weeks later seeing how I`m gonna trailer the FJR down with Line.
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  14. Schmittenhymer

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    Cabin is booked for our 3rd year of 'Boogieing'.!
    :freaky
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  15. TDY

    TDY Been here awhile

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    Pre-riding for the event was cut a bit short last night as I had a front flat tire. Fortunately it was a slow leak and I was able to ride back slowly with just a few stops to add air. Turns out it was a folded tube that I didn't install properly so it would leak sometimes and the folds would keep it sealed other times. Get it right Terry!

    We were riding on roads that will likely be the Saturday AM scenic loop (although it's a bit too short) so at least I wasn't in the rough stuff when the flat happened. Last time out they where putting gravel on top of my favourate dirt roads, this time they where putting dirt on what was a paved road last time I was on it. Very strange.

    8 weeks to go...
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  16. yamafitter

    yamafitter Old Cranky Guy

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    I talked to Huron52 and mentioned the part about you leading. I could hear him break into a cold sweat over the phone.
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  17. bungie4

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    Hey, Huron52 and I have ridden a lot of miles together. I'd suggest he lead but I'm unwilling to keep up when he does that.

    Did you ever hear about the time heading out west (in which I led the entire way) I told him to lead? "I don't know the route" he says. We were on I90 in Montana at the time.. "Just follow your nose" I said.

    We pull out of the gas station and he and FJRRob put the coals to it around FJR Nominal. I stopped the accelerometer at 100mph and they were pulling away from me.

    No problem I thought, I let them run up ahead and play rabbit for me. Thinking they'd reel it back down after a few minutes.

    Well a few minutes later I wick it up to about 120mph, with occasional forays into 130-140mph territory. Great fun. But I still couldn't catch a glimpse of them and my gas gauge was DIVING for empty.

    Just as I slowed down thinking I need to conserve fuel I came up on a gas station with both of them sitting there grinning like assholes. Looked like they were there for more than a few minutes!

    Anyway, haven't heard from Tom about Calabogie yet. Have a suggestion for accommodations?
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  18. yamafitter

    yamafitter Old Cranky Guy

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    There is camping available right at the golf course where the event starts from that is on a first come / first serve basis.
    There is the Calabogie Motor Inn, Jacko's Beach Resort,
    Calabogie Lodge Resort and Calabogie Peaks Resort to name some, all at different price points. Take your pick but don't dally, if there is an event at the race track accommodation fills up fast in Calabogie.
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  19. huron52

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    ok.ok.ok..... I'm here you can stop talking about me. I actually had to look on our calendars to see if that weekend was open. It is! My thought if there is primite camping I would bring my hauler down. It's about as roughing as I can get.
    I did see the website but I may have missed .... It's a first come for camping...
    How much room do they have?
    How early can I come to camp?
    How full was it last year?
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  20. yamafitter

    yamafitter Old Cranky Guy

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    If you make it by late afternoon on Friday you should have no problem finding a spot for the trailer.
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