what sup man. You are getting a 2002 R1... pretty tight man. Yeah I have actually been riding quite a bite already, except for this week... GOD DAMN weather! I live in the S.W. Did you have a bike before this R1?
I too got mine from Walt Healy's, they have the best prices in the city and I fukn love it man. You might have seen me around, mine is custom painted; a chamelleon purple color. I have an Arai Edwards helmet. Either way, we should definitely go for a rip, as long as you aren't a squid!
just the 2 of you from Calgary? or are there more Calgary riders that hang here? , Where do you guys service your bikes at? I'm just lookin around for the best deals, I get mine done at Universal Cycle..
There's about 8 Alberta riders that frequent this site.
I've got a question for you Calgary riders. I'm heading to Kimberly this month and am wondering what the funnest way to go is? I was considering taking the Kananaskis highway (40??) south from 1a to the Crowsnest/ Fernie, but someone else suggest I go through Bragg Creek and head into Longview and then to Fernie.
I'll have a whole day to get there so the fastest way doesn't matter.
I wish some Calgary riders had told me hwy 40 is only 1/2 paved. The part through Kananaskis is superb , perfect pavement and great vistas of the mountains, insane speeds. The part from Kananaskis to Coleman is also beautiful, unfortunatly it's also gravel. I did the 132 km in 2-1/4 hours, sucked alot of dust, and scared the shit outta myself once or twice ( ask me about downhill, off camber gravel corners beside an embankment). The Blackbird is an amazing bike, I don't think I'd be able to handle that road on any other sportbike, of course something like a KLR would have been a blast.
The rest of the trip through Crowsnest to Kimberly, and Kimberly back through Kootenay Nat'l Park is too beautifull to be missed.