Calgary and area commuters - what's the scoops?

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Snooz, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Snooz

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    Living West of the city and working in Kensington area. It killed me today to be driving (read: not riding) home with +15C and seeing plenty of bikes on the road in the city. Anyone riding in from Bragg Creek area? If so, how has it been??
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  2. RED CAT

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    Out last nite that way. All dirt and paved roads mostly dry but you can't get down MacLean Creek Tr or beyond Elbow Falls for another month or so. Road is closed.
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  3. windquest

    windquest Been here awhile

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    I've been riding my XR650R pretty much everyday from Aspen Hills to the university, rain or shine.....
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  4. Snooz

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    This morning was decent enough - albeit the heated vest would be required. Unfortunately for me, today is a school pick up day. Besides, I don't get the new tour master Caliber pants till Friday or early next week via M-cycle superstore.i'll be ATGATT after that!


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  5. Snooz

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    Red Cat, I was out at Elbow Falls last weekend with wife and kids - its so close to home & good distraction for bored kids. Just itching to get out for rides! Only a couple so far this season. The streets stay iced longer out at my place unfortunately...


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  6. KilgoreTrout

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    Toured the western gravel last night out Jumpingpound /Sibald way the gravel was fine but the ponds are just starting to thaw. Glad to have the liners zipped in:rofl
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  7. Snooz

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    Recently I converted some KLM files and downloaded them into my Garmin for kicks. One loops past Jumpingpound - a favorite mountain bike ride of mine, I might add - and another is the loop through Gorge Creek area. Probably not GPS route required but killing time before saddling up anyway. And of course, the Garmin doesn't have the map data for Mclean and Gorge creek routes. So I'll see how close my tracks are to the converted GPX file...wouldn't mind some company on those rides when they open up. Give me a shout when and if anyone is interested!:D
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  8. Snooz

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    For those that are interested, maybe you're thinking about heading out to Elbow Valley past Bragg Creek, and want a reasonably instant weather report. You can check out http://www.braggcreek.ca/weather/index.htm for the weather cam. Although I'm sure the smart folks on this forum are way ahead of me?
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  9. RED CAT

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    Be advised that Gorge Creek Trail has been closed for a couple of years now. You can go about 7km in from the north side before you hit the gates. Too bad cause that was an awesome ride through there. I hear some riders have gone around the gate and through but can run into problems at the other end where there is a more secure gate with a parking area near by where the horseyback crowd hang out. Not sure what would happen if you got caught by the Fish Cops in there. The horsey crowd have it all to themselves now and they have the money, so that road will probably never open to Joe Public ever again.
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  10. flossandfly

    flossandfly Been here awhile

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    I am looking forward to learning where some neat trails are around Calgary. Once the trails open I will for sure try to join a fun ride.
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  11. Snooz

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  12. Snooz

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    A friend of mine drove (not rode) McLean Creek Road today and said it was very muddy and busy! Anyone 2 wheeled it recently?


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  13. Lycan1

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    South to north today. Not too muddy, and drying fast. Saw the fish and feathers guys explaining the facts to a dirt biker on the main road.
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  14. Snooz

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    Something to be said for "seeing it for yourself" I guess. Great day for a ride, eh??
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  15. Mat

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    I guess I won't hijack the thread too much with my question: Is there a place to rent a dual sport bike + equipment around Bragg Creek? Or maybe Calgary.

    I'll be visiting this July and might think to go see McLane's Creek with more than just a fishing rod, but my bike is a bit far away from there.

    It should be street legal so I can get there without a trailer.
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  16. Snooz

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    That's a good question - Bragg Creek doesn't have anything like that (or much else for that matter, aside from coffee, booze, and a few restaurants). You would have to call around the Calgary bike shops to see about any rentals - sorry I can't help! If I had what you were looking for (small displacement DS machine) I would lend it to you. Good luck!


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  17. alberta bob

    alberta bob Been here awhile

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    there used to be a place on the highway #16 across from Canada Olympic park that rented bikes not sure if it still there . the harly shop by the air port rents bikes maybe they have a buel dualsport .

    does any one now when highway 40 high-wood pass k-country is open and passable?
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  19. Mat

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    Don't forget the ice cream!

    Thanks for the offer and the links though. That is truly appreciated.

    I shall ask and find out how they feel about dirt on the bikes. And what kind of tires they have mounted...

    Thinking about it now I might also ask the neighbors if they would be open to some kind of deal.
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  20. nanotech9

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    is there any adventure bike shops in Calgary that would have heated gear equipment?

    I rode in from Oklahoma lastnight but my heat controller died and I'm having to power it on and off to cycle 100% heat and keep from burning up.

    Need it before I head back on Thursday.


    also, any good places to hang out? maybe some dive bars in the area? Up here for the global petroleum show staying at the Deerfoot In... not much into the casino thing.
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