For Winnipeg and the surrounding area!

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

  1. humvee

    humvee Long timer

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    Ditto.
  2. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    humvee....re lost chain circlip

    quote {Somewhere in the 500km between wpg and Grand rapids I lost my master clip. Strange, because the chain was installed at least 5K ago. It was Friday night and only the grocery store was open, so I thought maybe a twist tie would hold things together until I could find a shop on Saturday.}

    Stainless safety wire works fabulous as a chain circlip....have used it many times....just wrap it around nice and tight and twist and you're good to go

    Can be used for all sorts of emergency repairs...just bring along some needle nose vice grip pliers too
  3. humvee

    humvee Long timer

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    I've heard of it, but never seen it. Where does one find such magic material? On the shelf beside the duct tape and JB weld? :lol3
  4. jimtoe

    jimtoe Dream'n of a Dream

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    I can give you some if you need it. I do have some.
  5. Walub

    Walub Adventurer

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    Hello I am not very active here but I maybe need to be more so : ). Can you let me know where that campsite is? I am looking for a short weekend ride that I can do at the end of August
  6. BackRoader

    BackRoader Heading There Next

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    KLR / KTM tool kit includes, eletrical tape, zip ties, blue loctite and JB Weld.
  7. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    I've got 2 spools of safety wire of different thicknesses. Have to safety wire all drain plugs, brake calipers, axle nuts, and variuous other things on the race bike to pass tech inspection at Gimli for roadracing.
    I can bring the spools along to the next tech day... or you can stop by my place any time.
  8. SoSlow

    SoSlow Having fun

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    Hey all - judging from his RR, looks like BC Brian will be in our neck of the woods in the next couple of days!
  9. BackRoader

    BackRoader Heading There Next

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    Rugbyrtc, hard at work on his new bike shed....

    the roof needed some adjustments. This is what happens when you get two railroaders working with wood. LOL

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    That did it... now let's nail up those wood things.
    ( I got to use the nail gun, very cool)
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  10. KamikazeKLR

    KamikazeKLR Shorty on the 650

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    Hey, just found out that I won't be able to attend the upcoming tech day, but everybody take lots of pictures so I can see what I missed!
  11. Tothelake

    Tothelake Been here awhile

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    Hey Backroader & Rugbyrtc, are you sure you're not carpenters from the car shop? :rofl I really like that roofing hammer:wink:. Have fun & stay safe up on that roof!
  12. gstt500

    gstt500 Adventurer

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    Planning a ride via Thunder Bay across Ontario and across Manitoba at least as far as Riding Mountain NP. We're thinking about continuing North on 10 to 60 over to 6 and back South. Looks kind of interesting, pretty unpopulated. Wondering about gas stops, any camping, etc. never been through that part of Manitoba, mostly spruce bog? looks like like about a long day ride, would it be a worthwhile loop? We'll have plenty of bug dope.
  13. BackRoader

    BackRoader Heading There Next

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    Sounds like a good run. Nice view of the prairies from Riding Mountain. Going across to hiway 6 takes you through the Narrows, good photo opp.
    Hiway 6 runs through small towns, the forest is poplar. Not too many curves lol.

    The best scenery will definitely be on mountain. Touristy and lots of wildlife. Good camp grounds.

    Hope that helps. Maybe other locals will chime in.
  14. stubblejumper

    stubblejumper ,,,

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    Like BackRoader says, Its a nice drive. I`ve been up that way a few times and have enjoyed the ride. I do it in a day ride but I don`t stop that often and I ride a a brisk pace. It would be best to find a camping spot for the night to get all the sites in on the loop.
  15. theshaneler

    theshaneler Adventurer

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    anyone up for a drive tomorrow or friday for lunch, maybe half moon?
  16. SoSlow

    SoSlow Having fun

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    Hey all,

    Anyone want to get together on Sunday for brunch at the restaurant in the Canad Inns at Polo Park? BC Brian will be in town and it'd be great to get a bunch of the local crew together to shoot the breeze and swap stories.
  17. SoSlow

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    Highway 10 between Brandon and Dauphin (through the park) is a very nice ride (or was ten years ago) - but lots of animals out there - bears, moose, and lots of ducks (and man, those ducks are dumb). I'd avoid riding it if you're running out of daylight.

    You should have no trouble with gas or food at any town on Hwy 10 between Brandon and Swan River (Minnedosa, Dauphin, Onanole) - this is a good time of year to be riding through those areas, all of the little towns and campgrounds are carrying lots of supplies. North of that, I'm not sure.

    If, on your return trip, you're looking for a paved road that feels like you're in the middle of nowhere, Hwy 201 (south of Winnipeg, between Hwys 75 and 12) is one of my favourites. No curves or hills, but you can pull over, turn off the bike, and look far down the road ahead and behind you and see nobody else at all. Lots of fields out there, not a lot of buildings. Quite a few old places too - markers where schools used to be, old churches, graveyards, that sort of stuff. Might work out on your return trip, not sure. Gas/food/etc is available in Vita.

    I hope this helps!
  18. SoSlow

    SoSlow Having fun

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    That shed looks great! Any idea what the dimensions are? I've been trying to draw up plans for a dedicated bike shed but have been stuck on how big I should make it...
  19. PiffleMaster

    PiffleMaster Long timer

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    Left Grand Forks (BC) this morning for my return to Winnipeg, and had 6 hours of solid rain before I hit the prairies.
    Interesting thing was, the rain turned to this... on one of the passes. :huh

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    Road was quite greasy for a bit, and had to keep wiping the snow off the visor, but it melted as I went down in altitude. Great fun!

    Stopped for the night in Broadview SK as it got dark. Bummer as I'm only 4 hours from the 'Peg.
    Cheers!
  20. PiffleMaster

    PiffleMaster Long timer

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    Whyswoman and I are up for that. :D