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who in Canada rode today?
« on: March 10, 2015, 01:03:12 PM »
 I keep seeing the "who rode today" thread in region 4 and want to post, so I am starting a thread for us Canucks. I've been riding for a month now...and am just about to take off on the Guzzi. It's supposed to hit 20c today, so I am heading up Kaslo way...may do 31A for the first time this year...or may just go for lunch somewhere up there. Oh yeah, I forgot about how good the food was at the Kaslo Hotel when we did the Banff Run last year. I think I am going there!  I love not having a plan other than "thataway" . LOL.
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Re: who in Canada rode today?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2015, 02:00:58 PM »
I'm going for a ride today but it won't be in Canada.
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Re: who in Canada rode today?
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2015, 05:57:21 PM »
I just did the New Denver-Kaslo loop, and back to Castlegar. About 275km, and 3.5 hours. It was damp and gravelly in spots, especially 31A, but I had the road to myself. It's pretty cool having snow on both sides of the road while you are riding through on dry pavement. There was literally one vehicle driving between Kaslo and New Denver, two fishing on the ice on Bear Lake or Stump Lake or whatever the official name is, and one highways truck parked with an empty sled or quad trailer behind it.
 The woman at the grocery store in New Denver where I topped up (premium, no ethanol) said I was the first bike she had seen come through this year...but it is very passable, so I am pretty sure someone else has snuck by her...lol.
 It is 20c here in town. It was 11C here when I left, 6c in Slocan when I stopped for my breakfast pretzel by the lake on the way up, and I think the coolest I saw was 3c up top. All in all a great little ride.
 Edit: the Kaslo Hotel doesn't open until 3 pm, and the Dock and Duck is closed Tuesdays...so I ended up riding home for a steak sandwich at Cartwright's...so much for destination meals! LOL

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Re: who in Canada rode today?
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2015, 10:17:58 PM »
Today was the first day this year with above freezing temps. If it keeps up, we may ride next week.


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Re: who in Canada rode today?
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2015, 04:46:38 AM »
I will ride in R4 today.
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Re: who in Canada rode today?
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2015, 10:10:57 AM »
Snow forcasted for tonight :-\
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Re: who in Canada rode today?
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2015, 11:24:43 AM »
 Going for a burn over a small pass on the Stelvio today, to pick up some Buell gaskets, and enjoy a white chocolate mochaccino at a destination coffee shop. It's a great year...I've been riding over a month now. I will post my traditional pic in front of the coffee shop. LOL

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Re: who in Canada rode today?
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2015, 05:19:52 PM »
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Re: who in Canada rode today?
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2015, 08:08:33 PM »
I had a nice ride, got my parts, drank my mochaccino, and met up with my girlfriend for a nice ride through a bunch of the local back roads...and we didn't touch the highway all the way home. All in all a very nice day....and now it's off to work for the weekend while the rest of you get to ride.

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Re: who in Canada rode today?
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2015, 08:29:12 PM »
 It was wet but not currently raining when I rode to work this morning, but big wet flakes started coming down this afternoon! It is barely sticking, but the snow line is right down above town at the moment, and it was a sloppy ride home from work! :)  This was a good test of my helmet setup, and it failed miserably...I am going to have to get a spare visor set up for wet and nasty riding.

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Re: who in Canada rode today?
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2015, 07:37:30 PM »
Plus 4 today, and dry road!
It's been 15 weeks in the deep freezer...
Filled the tires, did a quick walk around and powered up.
Three compression cycles and bang she goes!
Bellissima!!
Here comes ridin' season!
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Re: who in Canada rode today?
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2015, 12:32:24 AM »
I've been riding pretty much every day for the last seven weeks...it's a great year for riding. I just hope the forests aren't too dry to ride in this summer! Planning to haul a dirt bike out tomorrow, unless I get very lost in the woods on the Stelvio first. It's definitely going to be an offroad kind of day...

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Re: who in Canada rode today?
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2015, 01:58:57 PM »
 I was -1C this morning...first day with frost here. Now it's 6C...off to find some lunch and a nice road or two. I have a few more weeks of insurance on the Stelvio, and then I will ride my DR or the Buell until the snow stays. This has been a very nice October!

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Re: who in Canada rode today?
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2015, 05:37:09 PM »
What? You don't have snow on the ground.
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Re: who in Canada rode today?
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2015, 06:22:26 PM »
If the weather trend stays like it is, we may not have any snow staying until Christmas...

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Re: who in Canada rode today?
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2016, 12:05:56 PM »
I ride every day, all year long, unless there is snow.Fortunately, Greater Vancouver does not get much of that.

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Re: who in Canada rode today?
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2016, 10:31:23 AM »
We definitely get more than our fair share of snow here, but, I did license and ride the new Buell on Thursday. I will be riding after work today. I drove to the North Okanagan to pick up another RZ project bike, and there were bikes out. Winter is over there...I think we may have white stuff hanging around for a week or two yet, but daytime weather  is good for riding.

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Re: who in Canada rode today?
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2016, 02:45:50 PM »
I rode to work today. Again. Just as I have been able to do all winter long.

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Re: who in Canada rode today?
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2016, 02:14:24 PM »
I rode to work today. Again. Just as I have been able to do all winter long.
That's some rut you're in!


First ride of the season today.
Let's try to string a couple of days together now...
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Re: who in Canada rode today?
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2016, 04:12:23 PM »
I rode to work today. Again. Just as I have been able to do all winter long.
That's some rut you're in!


First ride of the season today.
Let's try to string a couple of days together now...

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Re: who in Canada rode today?
« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2016, 03:26:03 PM »
Not me. And apparently nobody else rides north of the 49th.
But I did just get back from riding in Quebec. I did the Baie St Paul, Chicoutimi, Tadoussac, Baie St Paul loop. It was awesome.
My GPS just told me to turn left, then turn left, then turn left, then turn left.
So if I go too far left do I end up right?

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Re: who in Canada rode today?
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2016, 09:38:52 PM »
LOL. I ride every day. Doing 1000km a week still. Just pulled the Norge off the road as it needs both tires and a service. Back on the Buell for a month.

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Re: who in Canada rode today?
« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2016, 01:57:57 PM »
Me! Me!
Got soaked and cold, but can't wait to do it again tomorrow!!
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Re: who in Canada rode today?
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2016, 06:04:43 AM »
Me! Me!
Got soaked and cold, but can't wait to do it again tomorrow!!
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Re: who in Canada rode today?
« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2016, 07:24:58 AM »
Leaving tomorrow morning for the Cabot Trail.  Will try to find some new to me roads along the way. 

So far we are three riders going.