The planning stage as far as the route is concerned is complete. I won't be IN Calgary. The closest I'll be will be following the FTR. I will be taking the most southerly route across the bottom and following the Sask border road up to Cypress. Join me for part of it if you like. Crowsnest maybe...then we'll see if we're compatible for the Wood Buffalo adventure. I got the South alberta backroads book and mapped out a cool ride (I hope) near Drumheller as well. Includung the Ghost town of Wayne. Now I need to get my shit together and start thinking about supplies and the bike of choice needs a little tweek.......klr..... .....it handle gravel way better than the XR does. I put new tires on the XR so I'll give that a go on the weekend to see if it makes it more stable.