Southern Alberta one Weekend at a time

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  1. Fatallybitten

    Fatallybitten Slow and getting slower

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    Here are a few to add to Lee's remarkable photos. But first a big thank you to Lee for all the work in building the tracks and especially for finding the Chungo Creek Outfitters. Without the cabin it would have been a chilly night. Dale, I hope you get the Strom back on its feet and dirt worthy again. Another ride in the spring??

    Another one at the top of Baldy
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    What a way to finish up a great day
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    At Cardinal Divide
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    More to follow
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  2. Fatallybitten

    Fatallybitten Slow and getting slower

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    Lee rides through the tunnel at Wild Horse Creek Campground
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    Followed by Dale
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    The Wildhorse area is starting to look like fall
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    Lee in action at the Whistler Campground
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    And a few more to follow
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  3. Fatallybitten

    Fatallybitten Slow and getting slower

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    Dale checking his messages
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    Overlooking Adams Lake
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    Another view of the bridge
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    Looking forward to the next trip!
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  4. pictor1

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    Yes another great trip put together by Lee (and I had my doubts about the wisdom of heading N at this time of the year). But not to worry, with Lee and David you have two super competent Adv riders. The vstrom, like me, was a little weak in the knees and started puking out all it's fork oil on the first day of rougher riding. I am probably asking a bit much of it, time to give it a break and move over to the DRZ to finish out the season. Anyway, here are few pics to add to Lee and David's:
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  5. pictor1

    pictor1 Adventurer

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    and a few more, great ride guys, hope to do it again! Hinton-3509.jpg
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  6. xscoobysnack

    xscoobysnack Been here awhile

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    How did you guys get time to ride with the cameras out in full force? :)
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  7. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    Just rode faster between shots....

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  8. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    Five Foolhardy Frozen Fall Days

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    The whole route.

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    The fun bit on Day 1.


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  9. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    Five Foolhardy Frozen Fall Days

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    Day 2 first part.

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  10. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    Five Foolhardy Frozen Fall Days

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    Last half of Day 3.

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  11. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    September 24th, 2017:

    After a late start and missing a ride with Expat and company, sorry guys, I decided to play southwest of the city and check out a few green lanes. I was in no hurry and wove my way along, enjoying the fall colors against a brilliant blue sky and quickly rising temperatures. I even managed to stumble across a new trail during the wander.

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    Run between the wheat fields. I was on a road.

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    Chased a couple of cats off this trail.

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    The bike handles so well that I sometimes think I can ride on Water.

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    Sometimes I can still find new trails to explore.

    Hope you all had good riding this weekend!


  12. ExpatADV

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    We had a great day Lee. Long trip from Rocjy Ridge to Water Valley via backroads, then over to Waiporous and on to Hwy 68 for lunch. We rode Powderface after and met up with some other adv riders along the way. A final little excursion into McLean Creek capped off the day. Perfect weather and few crowds made for a great ride.
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  13. powderzone

    powderzone Been here awhile

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    I think we rode past your crew Expat.
    I went through Water Valley early afternoon and stopped for a snack at the store. As we zipped by the Saloon I saw out of the corner of my eye, an 1190, a super10 and another bike parked out front (ADV riders in need of sustenance). My riding partner was on a mission so I cracked on to catch up.
  14. ExpatADV

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    Not us unfortunately. We didn't stop and my partner was on a GSA. We went through WV at around 10am on our way to Waiporous.
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  15. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    When September Ends..

    September 30th 2017

    A last minute decision to pack up the bike and head out from work on Friday to take advantage of the best (warmest) evening of the weekend. This made for a nice evening sitting around the campfire with stars overhead and the whole Saturday to play on the bikes.

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    Camping on Limestone Mountain. The next morning after breaking camp and ready to head to the top. It was a good day for Hooliganism.

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    Rocky ride workout for the arms.

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    A view to a thrill.


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  16. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    When September Ends..

    September 30th 2017

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    Little Red Rocket.

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    I can see for miles and miles.





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    The trunk road on a cool Fall day.

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  17. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    When September Ends..

    September 30th 2017

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    Floss let me ride the XR 400 out to the ridge and back, but the hill back up to where the 990 was parked messed me up and I got off line and rode up over the rocky bearm left by the quads. I'll get it right next time. Then maybe I'll be daft enough to try the big girl on the same hill....



    Then Warren gets his bike up the hill;



    And finally one for fun; (watch the volume if the kiddies are around, language)

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  18. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    When September Ends..

    September 30th 2017


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    Warming up in the morning at the campsite.

    Picture courtesy of Warren. Thanks Buddy!
  19. pictor1

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    great stuff guys! For sure that is on next years list of places to get to.
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  20. Lycan1

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    A little fun from last weekend.
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