Calgarians that dualsport

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

  1. Jeathrow Bowdean

    Jeathrow Bowdean Been here awhile

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    ^^^ Awesome photos :clap

    The photos I posted were the Ram mountain and Baldy
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    Out this weekend checking out the local stuff
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  2. Jeathrow Bowdean

    Jeathrow Bowdean Been here awhile

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    Beautiful fall colors for sure
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    This is the North Facing side of Ram mountain
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  3. pictor1

    pictor1 Been here awhile

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  4. cal08

    cal08 Long timer

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    Great shots. Jealous right now based on your RR.
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  5. cal08

    cal08 Long timer

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  6. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    Weekend tire services. Free

    Any local inmates that have motorcycle tires needing swap overs, maybe winter sets they need mounted. Maybe you are new to this and just need a hand from an old hand just let me know.

    Without the bike in the garage I have both room and time on my hands. I have enough tire lube to swap out every dual sport and adventure bike tire in the Southern Alberta area. Don't be shy, hit me up. Tube or tubeless I can handle both. I have a balancing stand, just bring the weights.

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    I'm a certified first aided as well for you first timer studded tire users.....
  7. drrod1

    drrod1 Long timer

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    Should we be afraid??! Lycan with time on his hands! Idle hands and all that:rofl
    I am thinking of just casually going over his way and he would be so disgusted at my dirty bike he would clean it all up like new. The same way his bike ALWAYS looks:clap
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  8. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    I'd be dangerous if I could ever afford a commercial grade steam cleaner. You can make the filthiest vehicles look new again from engines to plastics. Much less work than what I do now.

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    Spiffed up ready for pick up and its day in KTM court.

    Hmmm a winter detailing service....

    Update: I'm officially motor-bike-less now.

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    Blackfoot picking up my ride.

    Now an Empty-Nester in a way.

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    We will see what transpires. The bike is in their court.
  9. powderzone

    powderzone Been here awhile Supporter

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    From the quality of the scenery, I’d say it was definitely worth it! Cheers!
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  10. powderzone

    powderzone Been here awhile Supporter

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    Looks like a great trip. Glad you had good weather!
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  11. ColumbusTheExplorer

    ColumbusTheExplorer Adventurer

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    The picture posted before with the gpx track on it ovelaid on the Ghost PLUZ map was from garmin basecamp. However, the same file will work on Locus map also, I use that as well for some stuff.

    How to get it to work. The government supplied GeoPdf needs converted to a format that basecamp, locus, and garmin devices can read. This format is a kmz file.

    The steps to do this are:
    1. convert the GeoPDF to a KML file.
    -Use the free program called Maptiler. https://www.maptiler.com/
    2. Once you have created the kml folder and files, it needs converted to a kmz file.
    -This basically is a zip file of the kml folder with all the stuff in it.
    -For this I use Google Earth. Open the kml map, and save it as a kmz

    This KMZ file can then be used in basecamp.
    Just drag it from a windows explorer folder into a basecamp list file. You will see it as an image overlay. you may need to 2xclick on it to open up the properties and set the layer to make it display at the correct layer you want.
    Here you can see that the kmz file is brought into basecamp, not as a map but an image overlay. It is overlaid over any map. In this example you can see it's overalid on a topo map so you can see the elevations when you zoom in.
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    Zooming in:
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    For Garmin Devices:
    To use the same kmz file on a garmin device. You can check the supported devices, and instructions here. I have the Zumo 595 motorcycle gps and the 66st handheld gps and it works on both of them.
    Basically you need to create a folder on the gps device named CustomMaps and put the kmz file in it.
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    For Locus Map:
    I do have the paid version and I'm not sure if this functionality exists in the free version.
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    1. copy the kmz file to the sd card of the phone. Remember where you put it as you need to find it later.
    2. open locus map and click on the 3 horizontal lines in the top left corner to open the menu.
    3. click on the more functions menu option
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    4. Select Map Items:
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    5. In this step you need to click the + sign in the bottom corner to add the kmz file. This is were you need to remember where you copied it.
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    Once added, you can turn them on or off using the eye button if you don't want it shown on the map.

    If you don't want to create your own kmz files, I have put this in a share folder that I think you can download from. If it does not work let me know and I will try to fix it. I will leave the share open for a week or so.
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    This folder will have the kmz files for Ghost, Mclean, livingstone and porcupine. Plus there are some gpx files in there with the waypoints of the trail markers for those who are interested in navigating to waypoints.
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    If you have any questions, let me know and I will try to answer them.
  12. drrod1

    drrod1 Long timer

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    Thanks for posting the "how to" and the converted maps. Very useful!!
  13. Pjammer

    Pjammer Been here awhile

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    Mr Columbus, you are a man among boys.

    I'm not a Basecamp user, as I'm relatively new to this GPS game. I believe I will be looking into it this winter though.

    Doesn't really matter, as you did all the legwork anyway. I used your link to all the pluz maps, and have gotten them into Locus, and displaying nicely.
    Thanks for the well written step by step.
    Made it simple to follow along.

    Cheers
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  14. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow ADVers and your families.

    May you all have a safe & Happy holiday with those you care about!

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    Pumpkin head smiles on you
  15. superfunkomatic

    superfunkomatic Funky Monkey Trunk

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    Seeing fewer bikes on the gravel side roads. Went camping last night (end of the season for provincial campsites, which were half-empty) at Sibbald Lake. Saw a couple of Africa Twins with a KTM Adventure of some sort. The days are short, nights are pretty cold (even at that altitude), and it felt like being dangerously close to snow along with horrendous winds last night. Stick a fork in it, that's 2020 for longer rides. Down to a few more day rides to end a pretty lacklustre riding season. Bring on 2021! Looking forward to next years' Lycan posts of riding.

    And again, good luck with the bike at Blackfoot.
  16. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    I admire your fortitude in camping in the middle of October and would have enjoyed being there. The snow made it to the highway at Lake Louise so you were not far from it. We should make a point of camping together along with my regular Comrades next season. We are all pretty easy to get along with.
    One way or another I plan to have a better 2021 in all regards!

    As far as the suspender for the bikes posterior goes, there will be a story to tell butt, see what I did there?, will be another chapter before the conclusion.

    The script is still in development and has the winter to come together. I'm sure the sequel in the Spring will be full of thrills and spills and in full technicolor.

    Enjoy any and all the time you get to ride before the veil of Winter drops.

    All the best!
  17. MCMXCIVRS

    MCMXCIVRS Long timer

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    Thanks.

    We had our family feast Saturday. We decided that since our nephews had gone back to school, we needed more room to keep socially distant so we set up the dining hall in my garage. I was good motivation for me to spend much of the week doing a very thorough and overdue cleaning out there.

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  18. superfunkomatic

    superfunkomatic Funky Monkey Trunk

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    I'll keep in touch next year. It'd be good to have some locals to go on overnights with.

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  19. powderzone

    powderzone Been here awhile Supporter

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    Glad I snuck in a quick ride yesterday afternoon. I even found a new (to me) greenlane. My standard protocol now when seeing a “No Exit” sign is to go see for myself. I’m often rewarded with the goods.

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  20. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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