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post #1 of 29 Old 11-05-2012, 07:05 AM Thread Starter
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KLR Riders in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada?

Looking to see if there are any riders in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada? I've seen a few around and wanted to know if they are on here, or have showed up here recently.

Today is Nov 5th 2012 and -7 degrees C, and I had the pleasure of having my coldest ride yet. Looks like I'll ride all week as there isn't rain/snow in the forecast and I prefer a 25 minute KLR ride as opposed to an hour long bus rider to and from work...
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post #2 of 29 Old 04-12-2013, 04:56 PM
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I'm over here now as well. You up for some rides this summer?
Maybe even some spring if this snow ever leaves... Hope to be riding by June at this rate.
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post #3 of 29 Old 04-13-2013, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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Sounds good, I've been riding all last week and hope the snow gets lost and I can ride next week as well. Would love to meet up and ride, I have another friend with a KLR, and another one with a GS500.

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I'll post a few ride invites here for sure this summer. I remember you wanted to come out a few times last year but the stars never aligned. Interested in an Ottawa tech day this spring?

I haven't been out on my bike yet. We lost 99% of the snow today and the snow was trying to squeak out between the clouds.
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Yes please on the tech days! I just finished doing my valve shim adjustments, and have a few more items on the list... As always
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Hydro line ride - May 4, 2013 Pakenham, Ontario

The weather for Saturday looks great with a high of ~21. Riders can meet at my place (00:00.00) or I can pick up the group alone the way at the corner of Dwyer Hill Rd and Panmure Rd. (00:15.00) or we can meet at the boat launch at the Blakeney Bridge (00:25.00). I'd like to be home by 15:00 so I'd plan on leaving my place around 12:45.

I would consider this route to be an ideal "KLR Trail". Some technical stuff in short bursts, some water crossing (not much last year..), wide open right-of-way, and not much traffic.

This is not a "single track ride". It's a good intermediate trail (I consider a "beginner trail" to be a fresh gravel country road).

I'm all for getting KLR (any dual sport really...) trail noobs out and off the paved roads, if they so dare, to see if trail riding is for them. It's a chance to field test all those mods and get dirty doing it!

So if you are on the fence about your own ability and you worry that you'll "slow us down" then consider this the invite to come out knowing that we are a group of learners and always welcome a new rider.

Please PM if you are intend to ride with us (only me so far...) so I have some numbers and don't leave someone behind who is running late.
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post #7 of 29 Old 04-29-2013, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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Myself and Tmisis are in. I'll PM you for contact details and such.

Thanks.
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PM answered! Please let me know where you intend to meet up and I'll be sure not to leave before everyone who replied arrives. I'd hate to miss someone by 5 min and ruin their effort to join the ride.

I'll PM over my cell number for any last minute changes.
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post #9 of 29 Old 05-01-2013, 06:45 AM
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Ottawa riders

Hi fellow riders. I'm new to Ottawa and have recently bought a KLR.
Was wondering if there's others here that are looking for
Someone to ride with?
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Hi fellow riders. I'm new to Ottawa and have recently bought a KLR.
Was wondering if there's others here that are looking for
Someone to ride with?
If you are free this Sat we are going on a trail ride. Look four posts up for details.
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