For Winnipeg and the surrounding area!

Discussion in 'Canada' started by BOBMUNZ, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    It was nice to get together today. Only 3 in attendance, so we were unable to solve the climate change issues, though we did get a good update on the Black Hills.
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  2. kjf_wpg

    kjf_wpg n00b

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    Enjoying my recent purchase, CB500X Rally Raid (purchased from MFS), my first bike. Any suggestions on locations close to Winnipeg to practice off road skills? Are there any locations on the floodway OK to ride? What about gravel pits near Birds Hill?

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  3. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    No power vehicles allowed on the floodway. Might have to go north the Mars Hills Area.
  4. MFS

    MFS Been here awhile

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    Good looking bike you have there.
    The gravel pits near Birds hill I've been in, but just pick a gravel ride and riiiddeee. See a ditch you like, hit it! Hill you like, climb it! Just be careful if you're on your own, take the roads less travel and you'll be posting good places to ride in no time.
    My riding most likely done for season...maybe in spring I'll join ya.
    Have key and front tire sprocket ready anytime, manual I've gotta locate yet.

    MFS
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  5. Hivernaut

    Hivernaut Enthusiastic NewBie Supporter

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    What @MFS said. Pick a ditch.
    I'm Still a n00b by comparison but the first year I got back on a bike I practiced picking it up the most.
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  6. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    Just watch out for the dirt farm roads. Totally innocent looking, until you hit mud and sink up to the axles. Or ruts from a farm truck or tractor.... and down you go!
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  7. Hivernaut

    Hivernaut Enthusiastic NewBie Supporter

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    Had my first motorcycle tank-slapper last week thinking I'd practice in the grader's windrow. I like to think my skills and long practice saved me but more likely I just rode out of it.
    The PR's had been in great shape this year, before the rains.
  8. SNAFU22

    SNAFU22 Adventurer

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  10. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    Mark96 goes to the Black Hills frequently, he may know of this.
  11. kjf_wpg

    kjf_wpg n00b

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    I rode from Winnipeg to Mitchell yesterday, attempted a bit of the Seine diversion. It was pretty wet, and one of the sections going under a rail bridge was well underwater. Didn’t feel up to that water crossing... mostly just rode gravel roads the rest of the way.
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  12. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    Definitely plenty of water out there. The forecast for next week is much better.
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  13. Guntar

    Guntar Adventurer

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    Nice Bike. out by Seddons Corner there's some good riding, tough to do after work, but on a weekend, there's lots of time. Power Lines by Birds Hill Park can be fun for a bit, and the gravel pits, and back roads are good for exploring. I like the Eastman offroad area off Hwy 1, but a bit far again for an after work ride. Gets dark so early these days.
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  14. MFS

    MFS Been here awhile

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    BikesR2Funn Adventurer

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    Those pits are dangerous for big bikes and also illegal. Enter at your own risk
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    Hivernaut Enthusiastic NewBie Supporter

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    Heated grips haven't quit over the summer.
    So I've got that goen for me.
  18. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    Long range forecast for next week looks ok for a fall colours tour. Heated gear in the morning maybe required.
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  19. SNAFU22

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    Bought a VStrom 1000 on the east coast and rode it home. Planned on selling it when I got back but starting to really enjoy the comfort and it not trying to kill me.
  20. Old Smokey

    Old Smokey Been here awhile

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    Did a ten day tour with @cmattina last week. Grand forks to Vegas on his two dr650s. The plan was ride south to Salida CO, then two nights in Ouray to do some passes, Rim Rocker to Moab, White Rim trail and Shafer Trail, then store the bikes in Vegas.

    Only rained on the first day. Weather ranged from freezing overnight to hot as hell in the desert. Bikes ran well. We hit five passes including cinnamon and engineers, did maybe half of Rim Rocker before running out of time, all of white rim (6.5 hours), and overall had a real good time.

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