For Winnipeg and the surrounding area!

Discussion in 'Canada' started by BOBMUNZ, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. Rockhammer

    Rockhammer Adventurer

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    The Trans Canada Trail is off limits, there’s "no motorcycles" signs at every intersection.

    RMNP has some great back roads and historical sites, including the “Russell Trail”. If you want to camp, then there’s beautiful primitive campgrounds at Whirlpool Lake, Lake Audy (every site is right on the water), and Deep Lake. If you want to make a long weekend out of it, then the Duck Mountains is not far away as well, and has other great camping opportunities.

    GPS file of one of my favourite scenic routes is attached.

    Rockhammer

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  2. IronRider

    IronRider Let's Go!

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    I know that is the case about the TCT, but when you see the trail at this point from the ground and on google map it is two track, and I'd put money down it's been ridden by ATVs or 4x4s. Thanks for the GPS track I'm going to check it out.
  3. ACR

    ACR 43,000

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    Check out Big Valley Park, located at the SE tip of RMNP. There are a few gnarly trails in the area, though difficult to find. Also, riding north from the valley along the east side of the park is fun. There are some interesting roads along the way, some trails as well. It's a big area to explore.



    Rode last week, northeast of Minaki. Saw three bears, two at dusk and one later that night. I picked a lake out of my backroads map book, and went for it. At around 0100 my bike stopped making forward progress, not because I wanted to stop, but because, clay mud. The grass was also taller than me, so I couldn't see the point of going any deeper. We decided to ride out as far as we could, except first, Nolans bike would require a jump start due to a dead battery. We rode for another three hours and around 0430 we hit the sleep wall, found a place to set up the camp chairs, and passed out. I woke up to a neck buff full of drool, half slouched over, yet surprisingly warm. My friend woke up because he was freezing, and went to plug into the bike for some warm and safe warmth.

    That was a small part of the adventure.

    Also, the guys with the ridiculous monster truck, the guns(?) and extended magazine, firing shots off, many shots. That was another night, while camping around 0130, and since we lived, looking back it was kind of neat. The sound echoed off the bays of the lake, a single shot would echo for what seemed like 10 seconds or more. Hiding behind a giant spruce also seemed like the logical thing to do while it was all going down.



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  4. Old Smokey

    Old Smokey Been here awhile

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    I rode around Grand Beach a while back, found myself on the trans canada trail and thought oh shoot, I shouldn't be here. Then Menno's bike broke down, and while fixing it three dirt bikes and a quad passed us over 20 minutes. Pretty sure enforcement of the rule is pretty lax.

    My XR is waiting on a front tire after I had a very mysterious front tire flat. Took the cb750 out tonight to st adolphe and back, after leaning the carb needles one notch, setting the valves and cam chain tension. It sure was nice to hum along, but I miss my thumper.

    Real nice photos ACR, those are all around Minaki?
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  5. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    Nice day here, think I'll throw a leg over the wee GS and see where she takes me. Minaki? White Shell? Shall let ya know later.
    L
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  6. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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  7. DrydenRider

    DrydenRider Sun Seeker

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  8. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    Kind of looking to scoop one over the winter. Have to scrape up funds.
    Lyle
  9. ACR

    ACR 43,000

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    Sounds like a good day was had, did you ride the North Star trail while out around Grand Beach? Decent trails out there.

    Thank you! The photos of the dam, bridge and bikes were a bit beyond Minaki, the camp shots are along Hillock lake, SE of Kenora. Was a busy place being labour day weekend, bit of tree vandalism due to a large truck pushing them over, trenching holes.
  10. Marcham

    Marcham Been here awhile

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    There's a Cannonball ride scheduled for this weekend. 250km, 1000km or 2500km. I'll be starting at Gaslight Harley in Morden at 0900 on Saturday, riding clockwise (sun at my back in am and pm) . No cost to enter, $5 if you want a patch.

    https://cannonballrides.ca/manitoba-rides.php

    A good excuse to get out and see the province!

    Any good lunch places to recommend between Melita and Kenosee Lake?

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  11. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    This time of year it's probably not going to go fast - start scraping!
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  12. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    Hope to get out on the WR for a couple more good back country rides.
    Here are a couple of photos from recent rides in NWO.
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  13. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    Did not see a lot of riders out today. Went to Headingly Sports to check out their big event. Not too many bikes, maybe 6 or 7. Nice shop though, lots to look at, bikes and accessories.
    Then over to Winnipeg HD for their event. Lots more bikes, at least 20. Met a fellow ADVr, he was riding a Barbie KLR.
  14. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    Bad weather day for a big bike event in Winnipeg. I spent the day inside prepping for some interior painting.
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  15. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    Was planning a pilgrimage to Headingly yesterday, but my scuba gear is in the shop. Grrrr.
  16. calan818

    calan818 The CarMexican

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  17. HooliganD

    HooliganD Been here awhile

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  18. calan818

    calan818 The CarMexican

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    A bit more jam would be great, but I don't think the engine has been increased in any way. I don't know if going to EFI would increase HP on it's own.
  19. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    It seems pretty simple, the more cash you through at the bike, the faster it goes. To get a 250 to light up, requires performance parts, big bore and so on.
    If you want that off the show room floor, you need go over the $10k mark these days!
  20. 2whlrider

    2whlrider Fulltime laker

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    It does not look like anything else has changed beyond the FI. Doubt the power has been boosted much as a result. Good that they brought it back in the line-up.
    Easy starts and better emissions / fuel economy I'd think. More competition for the CRF.
    I will stick with my 09 now that I've got it the way I want it.