Calgarians that dualsport

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

  1. kaptinkaos

    kaptinkaos Just some nOOb

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    wylie, I still prefer just a helmet mount myself. Keeps the viewer in the right frame and adds that element of seeing more than just what's ahead, ;)

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  2. wylie348

    wylie348 Been here awhile

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    Hey Kaptin - thx for the advice and where is that single track! Looks like tree skiing! I have only started off road this year when I traded in my thruxton on my tiger XC but I can never go back!
    :1drink

  3. where2next?

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    This is just south west of the fallen timber staging area. While that stuff on film is ok for a bigger bike a lot of the way into that spot would be a challenge. for example, there was a giant rain rut going up a hill and the line around it was super narrow on the edge of a 4-5 ft drop that you needed to hit in second gear because it was kinda loose and fairly steep. Moderate to easy on a dirtbike but it would be expert or double expert on a big DS bike with street legal tires.
  4. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    Just bought a place in Calgary. :clap

    We're moving down from Lacombe, taking possession on Nov 21. Not exactly biking season at that time but I think beer season is still on. :freaky

    I'll keep an eye on this thread for upcoming meets.
  5. Beema Killa

    Beema Killa Beema Killa

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    Moderate to easy on a dirtbike but it would be expert or double expert on a big DS bike with street legal tires.[/QUOTE]


    That sounds like a challenge. Challenge accepted! Gotta check it out soon!
  6. XSoCal

    XSoCal Been here awhile

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    Well those are two great ones from Lycan1, but I thought I'd add my favorite, hand-held!

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  7. wylie348

    wylie348 Been here awhile

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    Pretty steady hands but I choose life! Gotta watch for those bears!
    I think I will have to find some good vids of chest mount but otherwise will stick to side of brain bucket for now.

  8. Shibby!

    Shibby! Long timer

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    It's illegal to ride those trails...............


    So tread lightly, and don't stop. Volunteer on trail days to keep our trials in good shape.

    I'm all about informing people, but I do not agree with the rules.

    The only legal loops are SE of the camp ground. Still a ton of fun and worth checking out if you haven't already. About 50-75KM of trail depending on how you manage them. Mostly great ridge riding. Less technical then it used to be, but still a good workout when going fast. They removed most of the logs which has greatly increased the flow. Apparently people aren't wanting a challenge as we removed tons of logs from the race course when I volunteered to help. RMDRA still got massive complaints about being too difficult, and even quoted as "the worst race ever..." . Happy customers. I've rode the full loop and only one 15km section had trees, the rest was AWESOME! (I like trees too though)
  9. XSoCal

    XSoCal Been here awhile

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    Of course - I was just fooling around on some long stretches. I've tried many different mounting points; vibration and interference are the main problems. With the engine running I've gone over the bike and checked how much different parts of it vibrate...you can sometimes get a more stable image by just shifting your mount over a few inches. I really like mounting it on the crash bars so you can see the front wheel, but you get a rolling skew problem if it is too close to the engine electronics (with the GoPro Hero 3 Black anyway). Shielding will help that but I haven't had time to mess with it...side of the helmet is my main mount point these days too. I don't think chest mount offers much over having it there.
  10. XSoCal

    XSoCal Been here awhile

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    So here is the video from the ride down Waiparous Valley Road a few weeks back with Floss&Fly...nothing most people here don't know well, but for others I think it shows what to expect if you come here to do some dual sport riding. This ride was not super challenging, but challenging enough to be a whole lot of fun!

    Also working on an outro...all of your production motivated me Lycan1! Still needs some editing but the foundation is there...

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  11. Subaru297

    Subaru297 Been here awhile

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    I would be up for doing this with you but it would have to be the weekend of the 11-14th. I have been busy with reno's and visitors for a lot of the summer but need to get out at least a couple more times before the snow flies!

    Cheers
  12. Shibby!

    Shibby! Long timer

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    Sadly I am away that weekend visiting family. The following weekend we're heading to Kook.

    This weekend is still free. Not sure what the plan is. Another buddy wants to do it before the snow flies.
  13. Daandus

    Daandus Adventurer

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    Guess I should start with an introduction.

    My wife and I moved from The Netherlands to Calgary a few months ago, and now that I finally have my Albertan licence i am in the process of finally buying a bike.

    In Europe we have two Africa Twins, which we just took around the world and we smashed them up pretty good driving offroad as much as we could. So, now we want smaller bikes to get deeper into the Rockies - and trouble I guess ;-)
    http://www.farawayfromflakkee.nl/?lang=en

    The bike I have bought is a DRZ400 and does not have the original tail section on it anymore. The bike will need a OOp-inspection; could I borrow anyone's rear fender/taillight for a day to pass this stupid inspection? Will pay the rent in beer! ;-)

    Hope to see you guys in the dirt somewhere soon! Or on the ice?
  14. Beema Killa

    Beema Killa Beema Killa

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    Welcome! Glad to have you aboard!
  15. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    Does it have to be a stock assembly? We have an aftermarket one on a Kawi that might work.
  16. Shibby!

    Shibby! Long timer

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    Welcome

    Sadly no longer know of anybody who owns a DRZ400. I'm sure you'll find the lights soon. I assume you are looking for the goofy fender / reflector / light to pass with legal lights?

    As for the above, both snow riding and ice riding are available. Both are good times.
  17. Daandus

    Daandus Adventurer

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    Thanks for your messages, we cannot wait to have some wheels again!

    @Dirtydeeds: it has to have a white light shining on the licence plate, which has to be sort-of-vertical. On the bike I bought it is almost horizontal.
    Doesn't have to be stock, but should be DOT approved.

    I'd love to check it out!
  18. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    I'll see if I have a photo somewhere.
  19. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    The only 2 pics I have of the back of the bike. I don't recall if it's DOT approved nor if the white light shines down.

    I'll be home in a week or so. I'll check then.

    I've attached big pix so you can get an idea of what we have bolted onto the Kawi.



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  20. #1Fan

    #1Fan Been here awhile

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    Anyone know Kevin who rides an older black Tiger? I met him at a gas station. He helped me find a camping area a couple weeks ago. He showed me an area called Mclain Trail. He is a nice guy and I wanted to say thanks. :)