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BC, Alberta swarm 2011

I'm thinking about maybe going for a ride in the mountains this week-end. August 13-14 Anyone else?

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Maybe we could meet with Wallybanger and other people from the area.

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post #2 of 35 Old 08-08-2011, 10:34 PM
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I am in. That timing is perfect for me.

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Rickard: If you dont mind I can ride down to Calgary
on friday after work, sleep in my tent in your backyard
friday night and leave early saturday morning.
Try sending a text to Z1 tomorrow, it takes 14 hrs. for
his phone to receive it.

McRomo, if you dont come with us maybe we
could meet friday evening...

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Ya I see no problem with you crashing at my place. Come with us Mcromo. You going to be around on the week-end Wallybanger?

I just heard from Z1. Sounds like he's in if we are back for Monday.

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It's a gong show for all of August for me and the family.
Our daughter and grandson from England are here.
My Dad arrives tomorrow from Ontario for a visit.
I just did Crows Nest today with a friend from Vancouver.
I have a track day tomorrow.
I can't duck out this weekend, no way.
BUT I'd love to meet up with you guys on Friday night if that's OK.

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Perfect, I'll be leaving for Calgary right after work on friday
with my tent and a full tank a gas.

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In Bonnery's Ferry Idaho. Going to get some grub .. Decide tonight - heading north from here or west. I'll be back.

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If you guys gather up a bit on Friday somewhere, it'd be nice to meet up with you.

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Ill give you a call when i meet up with mr.t81 and let you know what we are doing.

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Internet was down this morning .
I'm headed west .. Sandpoint ,West on 20 to 97 North to Osoyoos.
I'm headed for for the #6 Highway! Got to "Run the Monashee" again. . WallyBanger ? BC boys where ru ? Log in tonight.
Calgary ?? probably not on Fri

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I'm hoping to leave Edmonton around 4 friday afternoon, I'll be in Calgary around 7.

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I made Osoyoos - not till supper time. Only about 500 km today & I'm BAGGED. Must of been 60 % gravel. I still wanna do #6. MrT - Rickard which way u coming to mountains?

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Idaho potatoe crop must have been bad ... every cop in the state was out there with a radar gun

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Look who I meet in Libby ...


Guys riding from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Spokane.

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And a 74 cb750 ...

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BUT I'd love to meet up with you guys on Friday night if that's OK.
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I'm hoping to leave Edmonton around 4 friday afternoon, I'll be in Calgary around 7.
Sounds like you three should go to the friday night drags

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I made Osoyoos - not till supper time. Only about 500 km today & I'm BAGGED. Must of been 60 % gravel. I still wanna do #6. MrT - Rickard which way u coming to mountains?
We haven't talked routes yet. You want to meet us part way out. I was thinking the way we went last year on the ferries. Just let us know where you want to meet and we can plan from there.

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Back in the land of Tim Hortons

Route I planned to take ;


Google says 9 hours , so if I do half today - half tommorow I could meet you in ; Vernon , Kelowna , Kamloops , Sicamous , Revelstoke ...

" it takes 14 hrs. for his phone to receive it." Yeah - sometimes
but it OFTEN does work....
Text me phone me FourOhThree SixEightOh NineThreeFiveSeven
Any WristerTwisters in BC lets ride ..
I'd Rather Be Riding ....

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I think we'll be in Vernon in the afternoon.
We will send you a text in the morning.

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In Kaslso tonight ... Met a friend of WallyBanger in Castlegar,

hiya friend he said 31a from Kaslo to New Denver was a must ride,

so I left Castlegar to go Nelson-Balfour-Kaslo.

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Looks like good weather for you guys this weekend.
Have fun.
Enjoyed meeting up with the three of you last night.

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Ride safe guys. Wish I could have been able to go. One year it will happen.

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Be sure to post up pics guys, wish I could have made this ride.

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We had a beautiful week-end, sunshine, 30-35C, awesome
roads. Our trip started out in Calgary saturday morning, Rickard,
R1 molestor and me left around 8 and headed west. We got
stuck in a construction zone, 45 mins at 10 km/h. Then Rickard
ran out of gas, 4 km's later R1 ran out of gas and then I ran out
of gas in the gas-station's driveway.

Later we met with Z1-Jockey, had supper and went a little bit further
before stopping for the night.

Sunday morning was the best part of the trip, hwy 6 is one of the
best road I've ever been on with the bike. Twisties, very little traffic,
ferries, forest and nice pavement. I recommend Hwy 6 to everybody.

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LOL, R1 molester. He wants to go by molestR1. It was a great trip. I'll have to upload some pictures.

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Here's a couple pics, videos to come later...
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I think this is an accurate map of the trip ...



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You guys left Calgary @ 8am Saturday. I got back 10pm Sunday. About 38 hrs Calgary to Calgary?

Excellent trip! Highway 6 should definitely be part of next years trip again.

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Sounds like you guys had a blast.
Gotta laugh at the dry gas tanks.
T81 gets the prize for stalling dry at the gas station driveway. I had that happen once before, on my Norton - wow, that was a long time ago, 1973 to be exact.

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Sounds like you guys had a blast.
It was a great time. Perfect weather , awesome roads, and good company.

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Looks like a great time, beautiful country!

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Hwy 6 is a must ride again road. The dry gas tanks sucked. Literally. Good thing I had that syphon hose in my bag of tricks.

I didn't get too many pictures this trip, but here they are:

Figured I may as well take a picture while I wait for gas.
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Z1-Jockey on the move.
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Couple of shots of molestR1. Great name we came up with for him.
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Mr.T81 hangin' out.
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This is a shot of molesteR1, in the background you can see Z1-Jockey coming.
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Z1-Jockey up close.
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These next two are of Mr.T81 on the same strech of road. Directly behind where I am standing is a 20 deep ravine with a few trees, lots of rocks and a river. No guard rails here folks. some places on this road there is no shoulder, 12" of gravel, then ravine or trees. Amazing. If you ride this road and don't scare yourself at least once, you aren't riding hard enough.
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Sweet video. Youo got some excellent pictures on the trip. You need to talk your S.O. into moving down here. Then we would have lots of ride time.

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Sweet video. Youo got some excellent pictures on the trip. You need to talk your S.O. into moving down here. Then we would have lots of ride time.
S.O. significant other? She would move pretty much anywhere anytime, she
hates Edmonton. I might have to make the move in the near future...

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S.O. significant other? She would move pretty much anywhere anytime, she
hates Edmonton. I might have to make the move in the near future...
Yes S.O. There is absolutely nothing in Edmonton that is better than here.

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