Calgarians that dualsport

Discussion in 'Canada' started by macuser, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. IanInCalgary

    IanInCalgary Been here awhile

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    Better a cracked windscreen than a cracked arm or skull! That poor windshield must be looking pretty ratty with all the hits it's taken this year. Maybe Santa can bring you a new one for 2013.

    Ian

  2. flossandfly

    flossandfly Been here awhile

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    It sure could have been worse. I remember some guy had a way to use the plastic from a grinding sheild as a wind screen. I have all winter to figure something out.

    Looks like the season is really over now.
  3. rokdktr

    rokdktr Adventure North

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    Never say never...we had a tour out the Trunk Road in January one year....I think there were 6 of us, and I was riding a supermoto at the time. You can just enver tell for sure what will happen out here....lol

    When I do the Safari Tank I will have a "beer and pizza" party for the mounting process......there is always something to do!
  4. Shibby!

    Shibby! Long timer

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    First year I started dirt biking I rode almost every weekend without studs the first winter.

    Snowboarded / sledded one day, dirt biked the next.


    All depends on the season. I guess last year it got hit hard.

    I was out there today shooting and the trunk road in the south was melting, but up north still a sheet of ice. About 6-8" of snow.
  5. rokdktr

    rokdktr Adventure North

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    Yeah, there was not hardly any snow up in Bergen Sunday when we went gunning for Yotes through Water Valley and Sundre....I thought it would have been worse after I heard about the trunk snow..lol...you never know.
  6. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    And still falling. Good thing I got my big duallie all tidley on Friday after our 350km ride. Earl took us for his NE ride. Some straight gravel for sure but the sections in between were awesome. Canal roads, black dirt and twisty coolee roads through some great country. Redland, Heskith, Rosebud, Rockyford and parts in between. He has been working on this ride for over 10 years and its a good one. Who would have thought NE? hoping its not our last ride this year!:clap
  7. Lav1200

    Lav1200 Pig Pen

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    The Earl of Leisure sure has some good routes for this part of AB. The section of the TCAT between Carseland & Drumheller has his stamp all over it. Did it a few weeks back with my wife on our dual sports and had a blast.
  8. pirate277

    pirate277 Earl of Leisure

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    I will try to send GPS Calgary NE route to Lav 1200.
    Pavement, Gavel, Green Lane, Black dirt, Peacocks, Emus,Turkeys, lunch at Rockyford or Carbon, 300KM, 5 to 6 hours, dry conditions only. Must like prairie,blue sky, fields of wheat,barley,canola.

    The Earl of Leisure
  9. KilgoreTrout

    KilgoreTrout adventure flyfisher

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    Always wanted to head out that way, maybe even ride the abandoned rail line along the Red Deer between Dorrothy and Finnegan. I imagine on a wet day the dirt gets the consistency of Goose:topes:eek1
  10. Shibby!

    Shibby! Long timer

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    What do you mean?

    Drumheller is great fun when wet. . . . :evil

    It's worse than frozen ground covered in leaves.
  11. dwayne

    dwayne Silly Adventurer

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    I rode Drum one Febuary, I was nice but the clay was frozen about 1/4" under the (wet) surface.

    I have never hit the ground harder.:lol3
  12. Shibby!

    Shibby! Long timer

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    We used to ride it in the winter too. It wasn't probably the frozen ground, but the layer between the top layer and the thawing layer before the frozen ground.

    Like after a rain it looks good but just peels and slides away. You go around circles trying to stay upright. It's fun, but I suggest only experiencing it once =) This was on MX Trail bikes with full knobbies too!

    In all honesty, it's hard on the terrain to ride wet so try to stay off it. Keeps erosion to a minimum.

    Like the famous trail on CDT where it says "Impassible when wet".. Well, we didn't turn around, and sure enough for most people it probably would have been impassable. That stuff was great fun to ride but glad the full length wasn't wet because I had a few close calls at speed in a two wheel slide. Good times! We passed some trucks who decided to camp out because their progress was so slow it wasn't much point in pressing on!
  13. flossandfly

    flossandfly Been here awhile

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    I see hats, tee shirts and stickers on the site. How do you get them?

    Nice weather in the forecast. if we are lucky it will be nice enough to ride.
  14. dwayne

    dwayne Silly Adventurer

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    Ya, I have grown up about riding in the wet, depending on the trail, it can make a disgusting mess that ruins it for everyone.
  15. Roughshod

    Roughshod weld proud

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    Calgarians the Dualsport is a painful reminder that Im bike-less in 2012. Still I follow my C-Town bro's here and hope next year Ill be saddling up again, and perhaps with some of you. Keep it coming.
  16. Wesley J

    Wesley J Hoser

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    Who's riding today?
  17. Beema Killa

    Beema Killa Beema Killa

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    Nice little rip today.

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  18. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    Bumpy backroads south of Town are clear and dry. Gotta empty my tankful.:clap
  19. Beema Killa

    Beema Killa Beema Killa

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    I was south and it wasn't dry where I was! Still a lot of snow, ice and slush. The rest was mud and some nice tacky back roads you could really roll on the throttle!
  20. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    Musta been too far south. Definitely dry at 2 pm where I was just south and west of Spuce Meadows all the way to Turner Valley and Black Diamond.