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Hoping for a favour in Regina

Discussion in 'Canada' started by cmattina, Jul 17, 2020.

  1. cmattina

    cmattina Been here awhile

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    Hey!

    Just curious if there are any inmates in Regina here?

    I am planning a trip out west this August/September. My plan is to trailer two bikes to Regina, and then ride from there. Was hoping there might be someone with some space for me to park my truck (Ford Ranger) and trailer (4' x 10') for 10-12 days. Doesn't really even need to be in a driveway - street parking may do. Somewhere quiet would be best.
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  2. Chad M

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    Keep trailering at least until Lethbridge, Ab. Having driven that stretch more times then I care to recall, you aren’t missing much (save for the Cypress Hills).
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  3. cmattina

    cmattina Been here awhile

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    Yeah, cypress hills is our first point of interest.

    I may perhaps push for moosejaw of swift current. But i am looking at making it just a one day drive, and Regina is already 12 hours.

    Might be a consideration though...
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  4. snobear

    snobear Been here awhile

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    Head south from Regina and there is lots to see by travelling around 13 highway till you get over to Eastend and then into the Cypress Hills.
    Cant believe how many people blast down #1 highway and complain about nothing to see rather than taking the time to travel off the beaten path and see what Sask really has to offer.
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  5. cmattina

    cmattina Been here awhile

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    Yeah, i might stay down by weyburn or assiniboia
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    theshnizzle Long timer

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    Snobear....that’s exactly what I did my second trip across Canada. Got off the horrible transcan...and it completely changes crossing the prairies. Such a shame more folks don’t take that way. It was lovely.
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  7. vanbeekbrett

    vanbeekbrett Adventurer

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    An idea here if you’re interested...I’m about 6 hours north of Regina in La Ronge, also riding out west, leaving August 23...if that lines up with your timeline you could park at my place and ride out west together.
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  8. R100PDave

    R100PDave Super Dave

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    I've got room for parking just west of Brandon (Kemnay) kind of short from Regina though, but you can cut south from here and into the Gap away from # 1 !
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  9. cmattina

    cmattina Been here awhile

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    I appreciate the offer (both), but i don't think it will work out. almost though.
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  10. cmattina

    cmattina Been here awhile

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    I actually love the rolling hills of Sask. The big sky, etc.

    I am thinking of trailering to Assiniboia by getting on to the 13 just past Winnipeg. The the first day on the bikes, heading through cypress hills to elkwater or medicine hat.

    Any opinion on that route?

    I would typically camp in Cypress hills but there are both covid restrictions and we have to travel light as neither bike is set up for touring (two fully kitted DR650s are in a storage locker in the states).
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  11. snobear

    snobear Been here awhile

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    Once you hit Eastend try some backroads into Cypress hills and then take the gap road across to elk water. Head north out of Eastend and then cut across to cypress
    Should be some nice side trails to explore as well if you have the time
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  12. cmattina

    cmattina Been here awhile

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    Yep. That's the plan.

    I'm pretty well set. I'm going to call some motels or hotels in assiniboia today to see if any will allow me to leave my truck there there
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  13. Chad M

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    Just as a heads up, Alberta has been getting a decent amount of rain this summer and some of the back roads around the Cypress Hills can get very sketchy when wet (mud!). Also of note, Highway 501 across the bottom of Alberta can be heavily gravelled and they do blade it often so finding a nice rut to ride in can be hit or miss. It’s a nice route but can be a challenging section from Hwy 41 right up to Hwy 879.
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  14. cmattina

    cmattina Been here awhile

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    Thanks, I will keep an eye on the amount of rain before we get there.

    I did it a year or two ago, from Elkwater to Fort Walsh. I am on a dual sport and she has gavel tires on her bike... though nothing aggressive.
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  15. sturgeon

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    Wheel Inn is pretty sketchy. Unless you like that sort of thing :lol3

    Last time I was through there, the gas bar in town was out of gas in the morning when I was leaving. By the time I found a gas station in Lafleche, the gas gauge said I should've run out 10 km earlier. I'd used my 2-liter spare can the day before.
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  16. cmattina

    cmattina Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the heads up... I could maybe consider the limerick inn?

    Is either town as a whole less sketchy than the other?
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  17. Cal

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    One persons "Sketchy" is an others Shangri La Just stop and look and make up your own mind.
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  18. cmattina

    cmattina Been here awhile

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    mostly worried about leaving my truck and trailer in a town that has frequent break ins. Glass is expensive!
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  19. Chad M

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    Broken glass in rural southern Saskatchewan is generally not a thing, you'll be fine.
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  20. cmattina

    cmattina Been here awhile

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    I 100% assumed that. But did a quick google and found this article from a couple weeks ago

    https://www.assiniboiatimes.ca/news...bout-an-escalation-in-local-crimes-1.24157883

    Trust me, i usually don't even take the keys out of my bike or truck in rural areas, so I am not paranoid. But, when you've had a motorcycle stolen after parking it for a couple hours in someone's driveway you change your way of thinking somewhat.
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