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« REPLY #810 on: 05/18/11 0119 Hours »
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Smiley.

As for the 'City' bag - yes, it will hold my SLR just fine with a little room for other things too. I'm hoping to stash another hydration bladder in there too.

Must.... drink...... water.....

Must.... drink...... rum.....
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To keep with my posting of trains this morning I thought I'd post these pics up.  I went out for a ride in the wind the other day and found myself a Katies Crossing.  It's a string of rail cars joined together to form a cafe.  I've heard Whitey talk about this place but never been out here.  I've got to say I was impressed.  Here are a couple of shots. 





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Where is that?
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my thoughts exactly Big Dan.  It looks great.

thx for posting Rob!

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Road Trip? Could be fun.
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OK seriously....who drinks a can of pop with a straw??
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OK seriously....who drinks a can of pop with a straw??

LOL  too funny...

The cafe looks great - where is it?
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OK seriously....who drinks a can of pop with a straw??

Those of us young at heart.  Thumbs Up
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Those of us young at heart.  Thumbs Up


Damn right!!!
That place is damn close to Edmonton boys.
http://www.katiescrossing.blogspot.com/

It's worth the trip just to check it out.  I'd go again, in fact I'm home from work today, I just might go this afternoon
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Damn right!!!
That place is damn close to Edmonton boys.
http://www.katiescrossing.blogspot.com/

It's worth the trip just to check it out.  I'd go again, in fact I'm home from work today, I just might go this afternoon


Thanks for the link... I think I'll have to take a spin and check it out. If nothing else, it looks like a nice spot for a different lunch! Smiley  Thumbs Up

And hey, straight down baseline? How hard is that?  Tongue
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If anyone is looking for a Parks Canada annual pass, you can buy it direct from their website. If you use promo code MEC2011, you get 10% off ($122.76 instead of $136.40).

I'd do this, but with a possible Canada Post strike coming, the delay might mess with me on a trip I have in June (scuba in Jasper!) and I'm too cheap to spend the money for FedEX.

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Ya Katies Crossing is a great place to ride out to and grab a bite.  One of the cars opens up on the side and serves as a stage.  My buddy Pete plays guitar out there when they hold special events. Very cool place.

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Found this in my net travels this morning and thought it was funny enough to share.

DQ


Can you tell having the day off of work is driving me nuts?
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Any of you guys happen to be an electrician or know one that would entertain a small residential job?
I lost all power to my garage and can't figure out why.
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Too funny Rob , Owen where ever you buy your pass from is where the money stays which is why I ride out to elk island to buy mine besides it's the twistiest road around here , cheers mike
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Any of you guys happen to be an electrician or know one that would entertain a small residential job?
I lost all power to my garage and can't figure out why.


PM me and we'll have a chat. Smiley

Damn right!!!
That place is damn close to Edmonton boys.
http://www.katiescrossing.blogspot.com/

It's worth the trip just to check it out.  I'd go again, in fact I'm home from work today, I just might go this afternoon


I've passed that place every time I go to the SPFG gun range. Never stopped in though. I'll have to do that this year for sure!

If anyone is looking for a Parks Canada annual pass, you can buy it direct from their website. If you use promo code MEC2011, you get 10% off ($122.76 instead of $136.40).

I'd do this, but with a possible Canada Post strike coming, the delay might mess with me on a trip I have in June (scuba in Jasper!) and I'm too cheap to spend the money for FedEX.

SO


Good call on the park pass. I've also seen many on Kijiji. People visit Canada, buy a pass and then sell it for about half. Just a thought.

Scuba in Jasper - Lac Beauvert by chance? That's where I got certified back in 1987... wow... long time ago Smiley. Certified for Scuba - not certified for white-jacket Smiley. Every time I go there I come back with over 200 golf balls. Good times - just don't disturb the silt on the bottom. You'll be blind for 20 minutes.  Grin
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Spent some $ today...

Sena SMH10 dual set...... Check
Bar risers and extension brake line for the 650..... Check
Oxford Heaterz for the 650..... Check
Michelin Anakee's for the 1000.....Check


Ok that's enough... Paypal is smokin....
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I have the sena and the oxfords, you  will like them both, especially the oxfords on those cool mornings  Pleased
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Installed the Trax panniers today.  They look gooood.  I will get some pictures up soon.
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Hey Snowstrom, my Richland Rick peg lowering kit came today.  I think you have installed yours.  Any advice? 
And "not installing on a blue strom" is not advice  Wink
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Good call on the park pass. I've also seen many on Kijiji. People visit Canada, buy a pass and then sell it for about half. Just a thought.

Scuba in Jasper - Lac Beauvert by chance? That's where I got certified back in 1987... wow... long time ago Smiley. Certified for Scuba - not certified for white-jacket Smiley. Every time I go there I come back with over 200 golf balls. Good times - just don't disturb the silt on the bottom. You'll be blind for 20 minutes.  Grin

My present pass runs out this month, time for a new one. Smiley I used is snowboarding this winter, staying overnight in the park last year (hotel). Plan to ride the parkway at least once or twice this summer... plus more boarding next year... etc etc.

I think it's Lake Annette - by the Jasper Park Lodge. Getting my open water PADI certification. Man, not looking forward to skinning in and out of that 7 mm wetsuit if it's at ALL warm outside! Heck, it was enough 'fun' at Ocean Sports just getting fitted for the bloody thing. But, they tell me, it's better to be a cold water diver who takes vacation to warm water places and can dive both than to be just a warm water diver. Of course, I'll have to start taking vacation to Van Isle just to go diving, once my wife gets her dive ticket later this year as well. All I know is that I totally fell in love with diving after my two dives on the reef off the resort in Montego Bay after Christmas. 5' swell was still pushing us around 40' down, but it was awe.some.

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Ocean Sports - great folks - Brian, Grant (with the beard), Diana Ungarian, Al Williams. Dived with them all. Who taught your class.

Lac Beauvert is just off the Jasper Park Lodge and Golf course. I did my open water in the middle of June. Water temp was 33F. YUp... someone convinced me to pee in my wetsuit. Sure it was warm for all of 4 seconds. Then of course I had to rinse off. Brrr. Good times.
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Hey Snowstrom, my Richland Rick peg lowering kit came today.  I think you have installed yours.  Any advice? 
And "not installing on a blue strom" is not advice  Wink

Ha ha!  hey Mardaf,

The kit is fairly easy to install - the only tricky bit is the rear brake master cylinder extension part.  If doing it again, I would not tighten anything up until I have tested the brake lever position.  I optimistically tightened it all, install it then found my brake was too high, so had to disassemble, adjust, re-assemble.  Also, I have a Touratech shifter which does not have the stock linkage so was easier for me.

All in all an easy job, took about 1 hr.

Once installed it's nice - just that slight angle change in the knees feels good.  I have my knobbies on now and am off to Reveslstoke for a 4 day FS ride, so the lower pegs will help with steering in mud/gravel.  Thumbs Up

Good luck,

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Ocean Sports - great folks - Brian, Grant (with the beard), Diana Ungarian, Al Williams. Dived with them all. Who taught your class.

Lac Beauvert is just off the Jasper Park Lodge and Golf course. I did my open water in the middle of June. Water temp was 33F. YUp... someone convinced me to pee in my wetsuit. Sure it was warm for all of 4 seconds. Then of course I had to rinse off. Brrr. Good times.

So far I've had great experience with Ocean Sports. Instructor was Chris Hall. I didn't take the whole course, as I already had the first three modules done from my trip to Jamaica. That being said, I'm going to do all of the lake training dives (including re-doing the first OW dives) just for the experience and so I can breath more compressed air  Thumbs Up  One nice thing is that we're going to do an extra dive and come away with the altitude diver adventure dive / specialty ticked off the list.

Thanks for the tip on ... heating the suit. LOL  33 degrees? YIKES! Going second weekend in June, so I expect it will be likewise not very warm... brr...

SO
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I spent many an hour in the mountian lakes frezzing my butt working with on students on their basic skills.  I much pefer working with advanced classes on the coast or in the Carribean.  I guess everyone has to start sometime  Smiley  For me it was 1976.  A tank, a reg, a pressure gauge and a Hawiian sling. Life was simple then  Grin
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Ha ha!  hey Mardaf,

The kit is fairly easy to install - the only tricky bit is the rear brake master cylinder extension part.  If doing it again, I would not tighten anything up until I have tested the brake lever position.  I optimistically tightened it all, install it then found my brake was too high, so had to disassemble, adjust, re-assemble.  Also, I have a Touratech shifter which does not have the stock linkage so was easier for me.

All in all an easy job, took about 1 hr.

Once installed it's nice - just that slight angle change in the knees feels good.  I have my knobbies on now and am off to Reveslstoke for a 4 day FS ride, so the lower pegs will help with steering in mud/gravel.  Thumbs Up

Good luck,

SS

Thanks SS I need to get these on before a cruise out to the coast in mid June.  I am looking forward to seeing how much they help my knees.
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Morning riders.

I'm almost done packing.  Bike will be loaded by the time I head for work.  I expect to be on the road for noon-ish.  Destination sort of unknown.  Spot will be up and running.  Have a great long weekend everyone
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Back at ya dude.  Have a good trip, we'll see ya when you get back.

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Wow....quiet around here this weekend.  

Mardaf- got your message but I have been very busy with trailer, yard and baby stuff this weekend.  I will probably be going for a ride sometime tomorrow and if the cache hasn't been grabbed I will go for it.
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Mrs. OldMedic and I are on a bit of a trip,

Today - Grande Prairie to Hudson Hope via Fort Saint John (281km)
Wonderful supper at Freddie's Diner.

Tomorrow:

Off to do the Dam Tour, going to take lots of Dam pictures....   Pleased

Then perhaps Chetwyn, Tumbler Ridge....
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