Southern Alberta Riders

Discussion in 'Canada' started by rob1313, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. rob1313

    rob1313 Still learning

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    Afternoon riders

    I've been told that Southern Alberta will usually clear well ahead of those of us up here in the frozen norht Edmonton. Around what date do you think you will have rideable roads? In say the Lethbridge area? There are a few of us looking to get a fix before the snow is gone and can't afford to run all the way stateside.

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  2. billy_037

    billy_037 Been here awhile

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    When there is a chinook, you can every month of the year. But first rides of the year, south of Calgary, second half of February. But even then, it can be damn cold.
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  3. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    What he said... but... hope you arent plannin on a dual sport ride. unless you like ridding in flat, open fields. :norton Talked to my dad the other day and he said theres a chinook blowin right now and it had warmed up a bit. Not sure what the roads are like though.
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  4. rob1313

    rob1313 Still learning

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    My buddy just got his fingers onto his first Strom and he's almost crying looking at the weather report. It would be mostly road. Maybe we should just bite the bullet and head for southern BC where the roads would be better, I can take the rain
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  5. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    I dont think southern BC is going to be any better. Likely, its worse. I live just over the line from BC in Washington (2 hrs south of Creston). We've got easy a foot of snow in town, any higher elevations 4 feet and MORE. and its FRIGID here right now. guessin its round -15 C...
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  6. Lav1200

    Lav1200 Pig Pen

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    That's a nice benefit to being in the southern half of Alberta... there are almost always a few days every month from Nov-Mar that are beautiful for riding. If you are just doing pavement with the Strom you'll have no issue with riding as soon as the next Chinook hits... hopefully any day now.
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  7. Moving Pictures

    Moving Pictures Sir Loin of Biff

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  8. Night_Wolf

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  9. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    Don't need to go as far as Lethbridge just Calgary. Just over a week ago I was blasting down dusty gravel roads Calgary south to Longview.Snow on the mountian tops only. It was +3c. We got a couple inches of white stuff since but I'm betting we'll be out again in a couple of weeks. See we get alot of sunshine here even when its cold and given a little warm wind for a day or 2 and we can ride paved and gravel roads.
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  10. jfike

    jfike 1 bike, but not for long

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    southern bc. in a word. COLD!

    -5 right now and forecasting snow for the weekend. great weekend to have a bike show right!
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  11. rob1313

    rob1313 Still learning

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    Bike show sure helps with bike sales. I've sold 3 of my bikes in the last 2 weeks. 2 more to go, then I can bring home my new bikes.

    I'll be checking in here to see when you Southern buggers are getting reliable riding time in with clear roads. If our spring still looks too far off we will be invading.

    Rob
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  12. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    Kind of off topic... but, Anyone know if theres any groups in Southern Alberta? I go home to (dont laught) Raymond pretty much every summer and have (and will continue) brought my bike up with me. The Raymond crowd is pretty much all cruisers and they dont get out of town much. We'd probably be interested in going somewhere and doing something if anyones around. My wife and I did a little 3 day trip to Waterton last summer. Maybe we'll make it to Banff this time?
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  13. ABADV

    ABADV Been here awhile

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    Hey - send pics of your bike, I thought I saw you the other day.
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  14. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    Howdy T. Yea 3 of us were out making dust but I miss the part about killing bugs too. Anyhow I haven't figured out how to post pics on Adv Rider yet.
    Converted another buddy to Orange yesterday but all he could find was a black one. They arn't as fast. Next time she warms up I give you a dingle. D.
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  15. GSPD750

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    Following pic taken in February '06 in De Winton just south of Calgary. I'm hoping in maybe 3-4 weeks I can get out...if we're lucky.

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