Calgarians that dualsport

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

  1. Wesley J

    Wesley J Hoser

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    Hey Tyler,

    Bike's great. It's running aweful rich, hopefully I'll stop riding it long enough to tune it ;-)

    Wesley J
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  2. macuser

    macuser Been here awhile

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    I went dirt biking at Waiparous on saturday but didn't get out dualsporting on sunday :( Expect to go this weekend however.
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  3. Lav1200

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    If you're asking about Drumheller, the trails start at N51.44225 W112.70567 branching out from both sides of Hwy 9
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  4. Wesley J

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  5. Wesley J

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    Hey macuser, where did you ride?
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  6. Waxy

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    New Caglary dual sporter to add to the list here, I got the heads up on this thread from RiderEh.

    I ride a 2007 KTM 400XCW that I dual sported. I'm not real big on long milers or too much pavement, but other than that, I'm up for just about anything. Exploring new areas and back roads is actually my first love, I've only being doing the "real" offroad stuff since I moved to Calgary.

    The only problem is, I have two kids at home under two. :eek1 So needless to say, my time is a little limited. :D

    Waxy
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  7. macuser

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  8. Millhaus

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    The only problem is, I have two kids at home under two. :eek1 So needless to say, my time is a little limited. :D

    Wowsers, 2 under 2 is crazy. I have a 3 year old and a 9 month old. Drop a line if you make it to the Crowsnest Pass after July 21st.
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  9. macuser

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    Myself and worone might be interested in doing a ride in crowsnest. I could also do something with my more other more off road oriented budds. Are there many guys who ride single track out there?
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  10. Millhaus

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    There is plenty of stuff out that way and the local group is growing. I am sure there is an old school group that has been there forever, but there is a new group that is growing as well.

    August is prime time in the Pass provided the forest does not get shut down. Give me a heads up if you are coming down. I am taking a long hiatus from work after Japan and will be ready to ride any day of the week with a bit of notice.

    have fun:D
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  11. Waxy

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  12. Waxy

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    I would LOVE to do a ride out in the Crowsnest. I've been down there quite a bit snowmobiling, but never dirtbiking. Just exploring and seeing the area would be fine by me, but some single track would be the icing on the cake.

    I'll watch the site and see, sometime in mid July-August would probably be the best for me too.

    Waxy
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  13. macuser

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    We have pretty much the same bike - we'll have to get out and do some rides!!
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  14. chucker

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    We should get a KTM hardcore DS ride going here, I also have a 07 KTM 450 exc. I have ridden down in the Crowsnest area and it's on my list this year for sure. Amazing scenery, and deserted trails. I rode the Kook a few weeks back, still a little slick in the trees but the south side was perfect.

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  15. macuser

    macuser Been here awhile

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  16. chucker

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    I can't get my head around the whole e-bike thing, I like gasoline powered stuff. I work on hybrid cars and can't see how they may become mainstream. I think alternative fuel is the ticket, but having said that, it would be fun to do some urban moto-x in silence.:evil
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  17. macuser

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    You work on hybrid cars so tell me - what do you think about a variable torque designed electric motor for a dirt bike?
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  18. Waxy

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    A hardore KTM DS ride would be sweet. :D :clap

    Here's my 400 -

    Waxy

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  19. chucker

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    Very nice bike, Waxy. I like your taillight setup, is it a Sicass product? I see you're a fellow RMDR member as well, good to see.

    I need to do more research on the subject of varaiable torque electric motors to make a valid comment about them. It would be good if the battery range was around 50 miles and had similar power output as, say, a 300cc thumper. Then I guess I would be a bit more interested. Right now, I understand bikes like the Zero have instant torque making it kinda tricky to ride in the tight stuff. I may be wrong here...
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  20. cedric

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    Chucker, are you saying I can't come unless my bike is orange? It's hard to find a good used one right about now it would seem. I may have to go blue again.

    Waxy, are you just really fast with making babies, or do you have twins? I have a pair of boys on the way at the end of the summer, so my riding time will be very limited this fall, to say the least. From what I've been told, I'd probably rather just curl up under a tree and take a nap anyway.
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