View Full Version : Calabogie & back

29-05-2008, 01:52 AM
http://www.maximumbikes.com/forums/images/smilies/spoton.gif it's kinda cool that on a bike you can go on a ride somewhere & when you return by the exact same route it's a completely different ride http://www.maximumbikes.com/forums/images/smilies/mut.gif

rode up to a buddys Saturday afternoon

beers..barbeque..beers..hockey on TV..beers..up late..up early & off to the bike races at Calabogie http://www.calabogiemotorsports.com/

it was a nice little ride, only 420k (250m +) http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=e...8,4.394531&z=8 (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=6849023970846091385,45.301456,-76.670140%3B12723371030004481296,45.301456,-76.670156&saddr=Ennismore,+O.N.,+Canada&daddr=Wilson+Farm+Rd+%4045.301456,+-76.670140+to:Wilson+Farm+Rd+%4045.301456,+-76.670156&sll=45.040537,-77.170715&sspn=1.026641,2.197266&ie=UTF8&ll=44.844186,-77.549744&spn=2.06028,4.394531&z=8)

progressively challenging on the way there & the opposite on the way back

as your starting from gentler hill country, where there's even still the odd farm

heading into more rugged terrain that dictates where a road CAN be put

rock...trees...weird unpredictable twisties...2nd gear...3rd gear...torque in the bush! http://www.maximumbikes.com/forums/images/smilies/mut.gif

the racetrack itself was excellent but left a lot to be desired for spectators

as it's new & i knew there'd be no stands i wasn't expecting much but was still disappointed

they'd just bulldozed the woods, not even a bit of grass to sit on, just dirt & roots, couldn't even put your gear down or it'd be ruined, if it'd rained it would have been a nightmare

kinda reminded me of The Bridge on the River Kwai

beautiful engineering surrounded by a complete f**kin' shit-hole!!!

$30 to get in, only watched one race perched on a rotten log, walked over to the pit area (like a f**kin' death march in cowboy boots with the heat, carrying my gear) & found a picnic table with shade in front of the admin trailer

decided shortly after i'd had enough fun for one day & headed back to the bike about 5 laps into the Superbike race & beat the rush outta there

so the ZRX & the Honda Four took off to this little spot we'd passed on the way, relaxed & waited for the other guys




had a great ride back.....blackflies were out in full force though.....this pic doesn't do them justice....shoulda got a shot of the "previously" white beemer

split off from the crew about 4/5 of the way back & popped in on another buddy to change my front tire

coulda squeezed a few more clicks outa the old one ........but it's a fairly heavy bike with good brakes that's ridden in the rain....& i've had respect for the laws of physics beaten into me....a few times http://www.maximumbikes.com/forums/images/smilies/dohx.gif....http://www.maximumbikes.com/forums/images/smilies/mut.gif

that white paint marker dot is actually the heavy spot of my rim.....not the valve


this little fella musta dropped by to soak up some rays

picked him up & took him a ways off & the little buggar was back in no time.....good sunbathing spot i guess

29-05-2008, 06:52 PM
Great stuff !!

Nice countryside you've got there :wow::so
Wouldn't mind calling that tyre-changing mate of yours a mate of mine...what a workshop !!!:glu:glu