Calgarians that dualsport

Discussion in 'Canada' started by macuser, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. cal08

    cal08 Long timer

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    Found a quiet pond many kilometres away from all thoughts. Taking my helmet off, I was struck by the many birds calling. They don't mind the pipe it seems. Or maybe they were telling me to piss off. I will never know. I laid down on the ground and took it all in: sun, the view, the bird song. What a great day to experience everything nature has to offer.

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  2. tokenboy

    tokenboy Gnirly Adventurer

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    Spooge and Tubliss, the Ballad of the 2 Stroke on the Lone Ranger Trail at McLean..

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  3. powderzone

    powderzone Been here awhile Supporter

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    Yikes! That’s quite a bit higher than when I rode it. Smart decision to turn around.
  4. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    Yes that would have been a disaster. You can see where the pad starts and that there is a hole there. I rode through one spring and almost didn't make it and it wasn't as fast or deep as shown. Pretty serious push from the water looking like that and 3 feet or more at center from experience. Water over the seat.
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  5. drrod1

    drrod1 Long timer

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    My wife and I, and another couple, were out for a ride and picnic on Sunday. We were both 2 up. Thought that we would do the crossing. Took one look and decided to NOT give it a try. 2 reasons:
    1. couldn't see the edges of the concrete and
    2. Perhaps the biggest reasons......my dear wife left little doubt what my life would be like if we tried!!!!
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  6. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    Good call on both accounts.
  7. ScooterNoMore

    ScooterNoMore Been here awhile

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    Went for a quick spin this afternoon. Thought I’d do a circle route through McLean Creek. Found a closed road sign about 1/2 way. Went around that and found the problem, a short hill section of black mud with ruts. Went thru that and figured I was home free. Nope, hit the south end road closed sign. It was positioned in such a way tat included barbed wire that ran up into the trees!! I could see where others made a track around but they had made a mud hole. I figured It’d be an easy go around with a smaller dirt bike! However with limited skill, 500+lbs off bike and alone I backtracked.

    Still a great short ride. Orange track. You can see where I had to backtrack (where the orange and blue tracks meet)
  8. tokenboy

    tokenboy Gnirly Adventurer

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    @ScooterNoMore

    From your map, it looks like you tried to do the Gorge Creek Trail. It has not been open for years...was it 2007 that it closed? That road always dead ends at the Ware Creek Rec spot.
  9. ScooterNoMore

    ScooterNoMore Been here awhile

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  10. ScooterNoMore

    ScooterNoMore Been here awhile

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    Hay!! No, but I was close. I was stopped where the orange and blue tracks meet. George Creek is in green. I did it twice last year. Once in the mud and once when dry!!

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  11. cal08

    cal08 Long timer

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    I'm building a cheesy book with photos. I'm going to quote in full for this shots caption. No one in my family will get it. Your famous now. 14 minutes, 59 3/4 seconds left.
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  12. powderzone

    powderzone Been here awhile Supporter

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    Looks like you turned around at the Fisher Creek rec site. There’s a gate there right? I’ve never seen it closed this time of year but it’s been pretty greasy in there lately so not surprising.
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  13. powderzone

    powderzone Been here awhile Supporter

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    Just finished a 4 day loop through the prairies. Bush camping the whole way. Mostly TCAT tracks and other random stuff we figured out on the fly. Great to get away for a bit.

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  14. Gish

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    Looks like a fun trip. Care to share the tracks? I'm always looking for interesting rides especially within Canada this year.
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  15. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    Did you go across the Gap road East of Elkwater this early in the season? I have memories of a horrible swamp in there.
  16. wylie348

    wylie348 Been here awhile

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    She is 19 but has only started riding in the last two years - mostly dirt tracks, but tried the paradise mine loop on her XL100 and not enough jam to get up steep stuff. I need to keep it street legal as she will want to get her on road license too. Mostly we do the father-daughter motorcycle camp trips...
  17. tokenboy

    tokenboy Gnirly Adventurer

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    Gotcha, I had no idea which colors meant what on your software. I just saw a color end at the end of Gorge Creek.

    @cal08 I'm glad I could add a quote!

    @wylie348 Looks like you need to find her a good little CRF250L or the likes! I'm hoping the one daughter that rides with me will continue on when she gets older too. I'll throw her on the back of the Goldwing (failed experiment to try and get my wife back on a bike, but success that the youngest daughter likes it!) for little trips. I need to get her on a longer one. The plan is to get her out camping off the bike with me eventually too.
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  18. tokenboy

    tokenboy Gnirly Adventurer

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    @powderzone , The TCAT goes right past the family farm in Sk. I'm pretty sure picture # 8 is just NE of the farm in the Coteau Hills.
  19. RRey

    RRey Waiting for Spring

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    Anybody know the status of the railway track going south from Wayne Alberta? Have the tracks been taken out and is it now a trail? Was thinking of going to Last Chance Saloon then riding the rail line back to the highway. Is this possible? Thanks!
  20. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    Last year most of the tracks were gone but deep course gravel on the bed. Lots of bridges just west of there that might be very dangerous with the big gaps between ties.

    I'm fairly adventurous and love that sort of thing but decided the risk wasn't worth it. Lots of really interesting options in the area.