For Winnipeg and the surrounding area!

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

  1. Whyswoman

    Whyswoman The Gal's Gotta 'Yak

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  2. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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  3. silencejinn

    silencejinn Been here awhile

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    hey mark, where are the Sunday pics?
  4. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    And did you do some kind of fancy windshield and GPS on your KLR?
  5. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    Here ya go Jing Met up with a couple from Nebraska on an 08 klr. Had breakie with them. Rode iron mtn then the evil dentist trail then castle creek Glen got a flat so that shortened the day a bit. Fixed it last night. Iron mtn again this morning then big rain wind and cold in Custer so no Cicero peak today. Just finished 125 km. hot tub now to warm up. [​IMG]

    Victoria lake overlook along the dentist trail
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    Along castle creek
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    Rain in Custer[​IMG]

    Ya Les. Trying out a laminar lip. And the Gps helped us find and complete the evil dentist trail. We were close in the spring.
  6. Whyswoman

    Whyswoman The Gal's Gotta 'Yak

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    It is a 10 1/2 foot Innova Swing 1 - made in Czechoslovakia - and it fits on the back of my bike. I have had this up north for a couple of outings, and then brought it down to Winnipeg specifically to take to the NOR - I wanted to see how well it would work for travelling...

    I am totally chuffed - it worked just fine - I got 3 hours of paddling in on Feliz' lake yesterday, and it was lots of fun. This is not a whitewater kayak, nor would I want to race with it....but it will definitely be going on some of my longer rides with me from here on in. I bought a 128 liter duffle bag that will allow me to carry it, along with my camping gear...

    I bought it at Mountain Equipment Co-op, in case you want to know more about it...
  7. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    Would sure be nice for more protected waters... will look into this!
  8. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    Took the Wing into work today. Windy!!!
  9. BackRoader

    BackRoader ROK strapper

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    Introducing the newest member of the stable.
    Mrs Backroader will be riding this one next year
    JimToe and I picked up a pair of these through Finndian, thanks to the ADV connection.
    (Thanks Gord)


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  10. calan818

    calan818 The CarMexican

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    Very cool! I really like those bikes, and am looking forward to seeing Janet on the road with that little thumper. There is a thread on ADV of a guy riding to South America from Nebraska(?) on a 250 Sherpa. Great story!
  11. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    Maybe far too early to mention this, but here goes... Carl/Calan818 and myself were discussing potentially doing a trip out to the Cypress Hills next summer to check the place out. For those that don't know, quite a bit of wild, wild west history to the area, and lots to see. I'd love to take the southern route, Hwy 2 in MB, 13 across southern SK thru Assiniboia, Shaunavon, East End. There's a few gravel side roads thru Frenchman Valley that look interesting too. Potentially I could be up for venturing further onward westerly to the Milk River and Writing-On-Stone Prov Park in southern AB. It'd be a camping gig (for me). Just tossing it out there - would be cool if we did another Wpg/MB group ride - any interest?

    http://www.cypresshills.com/

    http://www.albertaparks.ca/writing-on-stone.aspx

    EDIT - adding another link: http://www.albertaparks.ca/cypress-hills/information-facilities/nature-history.aspx
  12. jimtoe

    jimtoe Dream'n of a Dream

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    Did that a run a few years back. I spent about an hour with Carl looking for the bike keys. They were in a pocket I did not know I had.

    The southern ride is far more interesting than the TrashCanada.

    I always wanted to return to Moose Mountain in Saskatchewan
  13. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    Camped at the east block campground 2 or 3 years in a row actually myself (but not this year), but didn't do hardly any gravel travel there. Actually Moose Mountain/Kenosee Lake would be an ideal 1/2 way point to overnight at... have never stopped there myself actually (and would like to).
  14. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    More Sherpa action here:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21371571#post21371571

    Yea I really like the Sherpa too. Been riding mine almost every day for running about/ errands etc.
  15. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    I tried riding the dirt roads through Moose Mountain on three separate occasions. Each time I had to turn around : too muddy and wet.
    It takes forever to dry out, and to make it through, you will need a long spell of dry weather/ little rain, before its passable on two wheels. I would like to eventually do it someday.
    There's a cool route you can use as an alternate from Oxbow, south then through the Souris valley ( gravel ) that will connect you to Estevan and hwy 18.
    If the water is high, there is a low level crossing that will be impassable . I know one rider who tried it and lost his bike, had to swim back to the road and walk out!!!!
    Souris Valley just east of Hwy 9
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  16. calan818

    calan818 The CarMexican

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    GWN, never too early to plan a future bike trip! I think that be a great destination for a 2014 trip! Jim, thanks for making me laugh about your key adventure when u stopped by my work in Carman, way back when!
  17. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    You guys can hit the Saskatchewan High Point while your there also...since you did the Manitoba one :evil

    Nice hilly and historic area down there!
  18. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    Told ya it was a girls bike :evil :rofl
  19. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    Nothing like having a "guide" who's been there, done that. So much to see on the prairies - was reading today about the linear mounds in SW MB south of Melitta (article in the Wpg Free Press got me going), and discovered that there had been a large aboriginal permanent settlement near there too (Brockinton Indian Sites National Historic Site of Canada). Am betting an oasis like Moose Mountain would also have a significant aboriginal history.
  20. 2whlrider

    2whlrider Adventurer

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    Nice bike you've got there Janice. It will be a great bike to learn on.
    Sounds like all that went to TBay had a good time despite the weather at the start.
    We are on our way back from the east coast. Will post some pics when I get a chance. We had great riding weather in Nova Scotia.
    So I take it Jim has the other one for Karen?