Calgarians that dualsport

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

  1. flossandfly

    flossandfly Been here awhile

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    You should have caught up and came with us (XSOCAL and me). Went to part way to Margaret lake mainly screwing around on all the side trails. Was lots of fun not really expecting to get to the lake, just hooliganing around. Found some fun bumps to try to launch over, then go back and do it again. Was probably the most fun I had this year. :thumb
  2. ExpatADV

    ExpatADV Adventurer

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    I'll check the Km's but it will depend on the route we eventually settle on. There's lots of great riding either side of the Columbia river so worst case scenario is we double back along the west side to invermere and paradise mine on the way back. Lots of options to discuss.
  3. ExpatADV

    ExpatADV Adventurer

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    Estimate 1000k's 60%gravel/40%slab
  4. Canadian_Bacon

    Canadian_Bacon Been here awhile

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    Crap... don't think the rear tire is up for that. Going to have to try and get and new one AND a service on the 690. I'm a maybe at this point... :cry
  5. Shibby!

    Shibby! Long timer

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    It was a beautiful day!

    I was driving my 4runner with two wonder woman (white) KTM's on the trailer. I was going to blare the horn but didn't. You guys were at the Transalta Kiosk looking the other way.

    We rode the 80km Dirty Moose race loop. One of the best rides of the year! Fall is always good for best rides.
  6. flossandfly

    flossandfly Been here awhile

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    I think everyo ne who owns a bike was on that road on sunday. Was busy and dusty on the main road.
  7. wylie348

    wylie348 Been here awhile

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    Beautiful day! Found some old roads that turned out to be impassable, but lots of fun finding it out. Here is a pic from one such blocked road:

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    I will post a link to a youtube video of some fun washouts and cows....

    :evil
  8. XSoCal

    XSoCal Been here awhile

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    Best ride for sure; I'm working on the video from it, will post soon. Trying to keep up with the XR was a great challenge, best riding I've done on the 950 so far. I think I've finally figured out the right way to ride this thing - you have to just nut up and ride it like it's a (huge) dirt bike, just faster. The bike was probably finally being ridden as it was designed to be, and it not only performed great, it was a blast! And yeah the fall does seem to be the time for best rides, hopefully there will be a few more this year.
  9. flossandfly

    flossandfly Been here awhile

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    wink wink, good way to avoid traffic. Can sometimes be expensive I hear.
  10. flossandfly

    flossandfly Been here awhile

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    Not looking for gnarly single track, but maybe get muddy and bounce over some rocks and (smaller) logs. Waiprous or , maclean.

    I am not familiar with where to find the easier trails but am willing to explore and turn around if things get too difficult.

    Either day may work for me.
  11. Hockeygod

    Hockeygod Been here awhile

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    Might go Saturday, likely to McLean. Must replace rear brakes before I can go. Riding a KDX 200, with a rookie dirt biker friend on a KX 250, and perhaps another friend on a WR250X. Relaxed to medium pace, learning the trails. Not planning on doing anything too crazy as the KX rear tire is balding! If this sounds interesting, let me know and I will keep you posted via PM Friday 8 pm.

    Dean
  12. Lav1200

    Lav1200 Pig Pen

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    There are 2 of us meeting at the 5 km staging area at Mclean Saturday am at 9:30 (GasGas 250 and KTM 200). It will be a medium paced intermediate single track ride for a couple of hours.

    Dean - sorry we didn't out for ride together while I still had my KDX. It was a great bike, but no regrets replacing it with my GG.

    Andy
  13. Hockeygod

    Hockeygod Been here awhile

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    Andy, do you still have the KDX? Would love to hear your thoughts about it. My friend with his KX should consider one!

    Will keep you posted on Sat plans too... Would be good to hook up on the trail for once!

    Dean
  14. flossandfly

    flossandfly Been here awhile

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    Sounds fun. PM sent




    "There are 2 of us meeting at the 5 km staging area at Mclean Saturday am at 9:30 (GasGas 250 and KTM 200). It will be a medium paced intermediate single track ride for a couple of hours. "

    Thank you for the offer Andy, but Dean's description of "relaxed to medium pace" sounds like it will suit my skill (or lack of) and larger bike. The ride with a rookie rider, and one guy with a bald tire will hopefully keep the degree of difficulty where I can handle it. :rofl
  15. Hockeygod

    Hockeygod Been here awhile

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    It ain't an adventure, unless poor / unlikely mechanicals, heat stroke & not enough water, poor judgement and darkness with no lights factor into it. If any or all of the above occur in a 3+ hour ride, you earn your Gilligan's Island Survivor patch!! :wink: (it doesn't always happen, but sometimes... things happen!)

    Andy, we might still get out there for 930 am at the 5 km mark. If so, I might do a loop with you guys, reload for F&F and others for round 2 - say 1-2pm ish start? I will PM both you lads Friday night to update...

    Cheers,
  16. Beema Killa

    Beema Killa Beema Killa

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    Well, I thought I'd get out tomorrow am for a few hours, but true to form something else has come up. Dammit! Running out of time and patience.
  17. Shibby!

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    If anybody wants to do go on a 3-5 hour ride, I'm wanting to do the Dirty Moose Race loop again this year.

    Otherwise I have other hobbies to enjoy, but just seeing if anybody is interested. Always interested in getting on two wheels.

    It's not dual sport friendly. (none of the pro's went on to do the second loop and I think only one finished the loop under the 3hr cut-off - Came in 6 minutes before 3hrs)

    Bike must be able to do 80k/tank.
  18. Lav1200

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    Dean - I sold the KDX when I got the GasGas. It was a good bike for me to learn that I like riding single-track. Turns out though that I'm no faster or better on the GG... apparently it wasn't the bike holding me back.

    If I could do it again, I'd still get the KDX and just ride it, instead of throwing $$ at it to make it a better bike.
  19. wylie348

    wylie348 Been here awhile

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    Here is that link to a small portion of my ride last weekend.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcmDOdwFoIs
    A true blast!

    On another note... anyone know the best place to put the GoPro? I was thinking of a chest mount but no idea where to purchase that...? Thanks for any advice!
  20. Hockeygod

    Hockeygod Been here awhile

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    Andy, I would love to hear more about what you did to your KDX. If memory serves, you did a fork swap? Maybe it's a good reason to hook up for a beverage to hear the details! :ear

    I plan on keeping mine for quite a while, and it certainly doesn't owe me anything, so I will make some small adjustments (bar risers/bars, fit hand guards into my bark busters), additions (skid plate, spark arrestor) and general maintenance (fix odo cable). Might tear her down this winter. My friend and I got the lights working this week - first time since 1992!

    Interesting comment about the bike not making a difference in riding ability. It actually is nice to hear, so I don't get jealous of shiny new ones! I think the dirt bike technology was advancing significantly in the 1980's with water cooling, disc brakes and single shocks, that by the 1990's, most bikes were fairly similar. Ergonomics have continued to change, with more gradual steps in technology. And let's not discount BNG's (Bold New Graphics)! :wink:

    I find that my mountain biking experience transfers very well to dirt biking, and vice versa; especially my trials-like abilities! Things such as riding figure eights super slowly, doing brake stands, hopping curbs, riding up rock ledges, balancing on logs, etc. on a bicycle first and then on a motorbike really pay off!