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#993052 - 07/25/17 05:51 AM Alberta Forestry Trunk Road
MikeRC Offline

Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 1497
Loc: Alberta Canada

Got out for a nice ride today. A little over 500km (315 mi) total along the Alberta Rocky Mountain foothills and 100km of gravel north on the Alberta Forestry Trunk Road.

Perfect weather (15-22 C or 60-72 F), just a few clouds and no smokey haze from the forest fires west of us. Last week you could smell the smoke even though the fires are over 300 km away !

Had to stop for a cinnamon bun in Coleman, AB before getting on the Forestry Trunk Road.

The first few km were "washboard hell" and there were some road repairs happening over the last 10 km. Soft gravel, a grader and windrow - what more could you wish for?

Saw about 20 vehicles on the Forestry Trunk Road and half of those were motorcycles.

One minor equipment failure. Better put blue Locktite on the GPS mount before I do that route again.

Mike Cassidy
2013 R1200GSW
2002 Silver R1150RT (gone)
2004 Kawasaki KLX 400 SR

I wish I could be 1/4 the rider this bike deserves.

#993063 - 07/25/17 10:00 AM Re: Alberta Forestry Trunk Road [Re: MikeRC]
TheOtherLee Online

Registered: 09/17/11
Posts: 838
Loc: Wilsonville, Oregon, USA
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-Lee, '03 R1150RT, 124K miles.
"It's all tore down"

#993096 - 07/25/17 03:46 PM Re: Alberta Forestry Trunk Road [Re: MikeRC]
Steve1962 Offline
Pheasant Plucker

Registered: 11/05/03
Posts: 1793
Loc: Oxon , England
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...coming to western Canada in Sept 2018 for a couple of weeks with friends - we went before in 2014 and absolutely loved it.

Fast enough to enjoy the bends, slow enough to enjoy the scenery.

#993099 - 07/25/17 04:20 PM Re: Alberta Forestry Trunk Road [Re: MikeRC]
lawnchairboy Offline
Snuggie Jesus

Registered: 11/14/05
Posts: 3471
Loc: Traffic hell, VA
very nice.
06 R12RT (for sale) 11 R12GS (for sale) 11 KTM990 ADV

The focus is sharp in the city.

#993164 - 07/26/17 09:47 PM Re: Alberta Forestry Trunk Road [Re: MikeRC]
ArmyGuy Offline

Registered: 07/03/07
Posts: 664
Loc: Fort Huachuca, AZ
WOW!! Very visually pleasing area.

14 R12GS
07 G650X Challenge