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Jan. 16, 2015, 10:29 a.m.
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Hello again, NSMB denizens. Long time no talk.

I have not died, thankfully, but a new job has me moving to the socialist republic of Saskatchewan. Thankfully I'll be in Canadian shield country, gonna try to make a bit of Off road cycling work. If I were smart I would sell all my bikes to buy a dirt bike, a sled, a fishing rod, and some guns. Or maybe a fat bike. Anyone know the word for fat bike in Dene or Cree?

I figure by the time I get back technology will be so pervasive I can ride an e-bike the wrong way up bobsled. Woohoo!

Check my stuff for sale!

Jan. 16, 2015, 12:20 p.m.
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Joined: Oct. 23, 2003

Hello again, NSMB denizens. Long time no talk.

I have not died, thankfully, but a new job has me moving to the socialist republic of Saskatchewan. Thankfully I'll be in Canadian shield country, gonna try to make a bit of Off road cycling work. If I were smart I would sell all my bikes to buy a dirt bike, a sled, a fishing rod, and some guns. Or maybe a fat bike. Anyone know the word for fat bike in Dene or Cree?

I figure by the time I get back technology will be so pervasive I can ride an e-bike the wrong way up bobsled. Woohoo!

Good luck in sask. Can't say if be volunteering for a position there.

Ha Ha! Made you look.

Jan. 16, 2015, 12:23 p.m.
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hey cheezits, where are you? this sounds like one for you.I think they call it cycle cross.road bikes on dirt. Never really got the point.

Jan. 16, 2015, 12:24 p.m.
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hey cheezits, where are you? this sounds like one for you.I think they call it cycle cross.road bikes on dirt. Never really got the point.

He posted this on the fat bike thread yesterday. Well worth the read if you are heading to Saskatchewan.

Okay, now I have a write-up for you: http://www.pinkbike.com/u/mmoon/blog/my-regina-saskatchewan-experience.html
Cyclocross is the first bit, fatbikes is the end bit.
It takes ~ 20 minutes to actually read the whole thing. The fatbike section is the shortest section.

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Jan. 16, 2015, 12:32 p.m.
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I'll be in Canadian shield country

like la ronge? it's nice up there. no idea on biking, but my uncle from there took me fishing, was great

Jan. 16, 2015, 1:54 p.m.
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like la ronge? it's nice up there. no idea on biking, but my uncle from there took me fishing, was great

200+km west on a gravel road, but close enough.

Weird, Cheezits was in Regina same time I was. FYI it's a bit crappy there, go to Saskatoon instead.

Check my stuff for sale!

Jan. 16, 2015, 2:08 p.m.
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200+km west on a gravel road, but close enough.

Weird, Cheezits was in Regina same time I was. FYI it's a bit crappy there, go to Saskatoon instead.

I quite enjoyed myself.

Post your inquiry on one of Saskatchewan's cycling club's Facebook pages and see if anyone can point you in the correct direction or directly answer your question: https://www.facebook.com/groups/offroad.syndicate/

Alternatively find the nearest bike shop and call/e-mail them to ask: http://www.borealisoutdoor.com/content/bikeshop.htm

Jan. 16, 2015, 2:45 p.m.
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twist a throttle. you know you want to.

Jan. 16, 2015, 2:54 p.m.
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I bet I would have enjoyed it more if I had a bike and time to do much of anything. You got super lucky. Apparently it was a super warm fall season.

Seems like Meadow Lake and area will be my go-to. Sounds like some decent riding, lots of trail loops of various lengths. Probably gonna want a trail 29er, but Devinci Dixon it is.

Now just need to not get eaten by a bear. :)

Check my stuff for sale!

Jan. 16, 2015, 3:10 p.m.
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hey cheezits, where are you? this sounds like one for you.I think they call it cycle cross.road bikes on dirt. Never really got the point.

Gravel Grinder is what you are looking for.

And if Full Monty is interested in things cyclocross looks like they have a pretty good scene out there. CX nationals ar4e in Winterpeg this year as well.

www.thisiswhy.co.uk

www.teamnfi.blogspot.com/

Jan. 16, 2015, 3:12 p.m.
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Probably gonna want a trail 29er, but Devinci Dixon it is.

Glad to hear you got that it all figured out so quickly.

This would have been my weapon of choice too. I rode your old steely frame built up with a dirt jump fork, worn out 1x9 drivetrain, and old 2.35 super tacky Hans Damph tires that were pretty much bald by the time I got home.
Bikes are bikes and trails are trails, you'll have fun regardless.

Jan. 16, 2015, 3:14 p.m.
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I grew up somewhere south of la ronge and somewhere north of prince albert.

Good Luck!!

Jan. 16, 2015, 3:19 p.m.
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I bet I would have enjoyed it more if I had a bike and time to do much of anything. You got super lucky. Apparently it was a super warm fall season.

Seems like Meadow Lake and area will be my go-to. Sounds like some decent riding, lots of trail loops of various lengths. Probably gonna want a trail 29er, but Devinci Dixon it is.

Now just need to not get eaten by a bear. :)

http://trails.mtbr.com/cat/trails-around-the-world/canada-trails/trails-canada-saskatchewan/pls_4531crx.aspx

http://www.bikepirate.com/buffalo-pound-mountain-bike-trails/

http://www.saskcycling.ca/guide/SCA%20Ride%20Guide%20-%20Prince%20Albert%20Little%20Red%20River%20Park.doc.htm

www.thisiswhy.co.uk

www.teamnfi.blogspot.com/

Jan. 16, 2015, 3:37 p.m.
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I grew up somewhere south of la ronge and somewhere north of prince albert.

Good Luck!!

Did they have Prince Albert in a can?

When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity.

When many people suffer from a delusion, it is called religion.

Jan. 16, 2015, 3:39 p.m.
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careful if you every google image search "prince albert"

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