Video of Alberta trails.
Posted November 28, 2000 - 10:08 PM
there's a link to a file called:
and it's a 3 min video of helmet cam footage. These are some of the trails that we will be riding on IF the Thumpertalk group meets in Calgary next year. The best way to view it is to right click on the file name and save the file to your own hard drive.
Posted November 29, 2000 - 07:59 AM
Posted November 29, 2000 - 10:02 PM
Posted November 29, 2000 - 12:51 PM
99WR,WR timing,throttle stop removed,Uni filter,E-Series pipe,carbon air box,Pro Tapers,lights removed,YZ tank,13 tooth sprocket
Posted November 29, 2000 - 02:27 PM
I've been wanting a helmetcam for a long time and after seeing this video I'm going for it.
Scott, your downloaded file must be corrupt. I thought for sure mine would be after 17 hours. Try it again and Good luck. 2 hours aint bad...
Posted November 29, 2000 - 02:38 PM
Posted November 29, 2000 - 02:45 PM
here's a link to where I picked my helmet cam up. If you mention my name I get discounts next time .. and yeah, now that I have 1, I want another so I can do a couple of views at the same time. http://www.customvid....com/index.html
Posted November 29, 2000 - 03:23 PM
Thanks for the link. Here is another:
Your right - sleeping during a mega-download on a super slow modem connection is the only way! Calgary looks like a fun place to ride.
[This message has been edited by Ron in SoCal (edited 11-29-2000).]
Posted November 29, 2000 - 06:51 PM
Awesome video, keep them coming! The canadian adventure sounds tempting
Posted November 30, 2000 - 09:36 AM
As for riding areas in Canada...
Well, there's lots of wide open unregulated area to be ridden in. In southern Alberta, the riding areas are limited to the eastern edge of the rockies, as the rest is public park-land or ranchland. This area is about 30 miles deep and hmmm 300+ miles long. It's criss-crossed with oil survey lines and forestry cut roads and offers a huge selection of terrain. You do have to have a licensed bike to ride here, but there's no enviro-patrol checking for 'green' stickers. There is the occasional "fish-cop' checking for registration though. Even my buds '88CR250 gets registered for off-road use ($35)with no hassle whatsoever.
IF you go one province east or west the regulations are .. if you own a dirt bike, you can't ride it on the public roads... other than that....it's wide open. B.C has it's issue with being very mountainous.
It was surprising to have to licence my WR here in Alberta after being raised in Saskatchewan (one province east of here) where if you bought a dirt bike, you could ride pretty well anywhere... and with a $35 plate and bulb horn you could ride it on public roads as well.
When I read about you folks in the crowded, regulated, enviro-squashed southern states, I feel for ya. I think the guys in Austrailia are much like how we are... there are some advantages to a small population in a big country.
Right now I live in a city of 800k, there's a motocross track inside the city limits with 6 tracks to play on ($10 entry fee, 5 min from my house) and the Rocky Mountain foothills are only 20 minutes west. Some call it paradise.. but on the downside it's all snowed-in and frozen now and pretty well un-ridable until march-ish. damn...
so..probably no new WR video's until march... Unless I go race in a local 24hr endurance ice-race, and if that happens, footage is guaranteed.