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post #1 of 12 Old 08-21-2007, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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comin to cowtown

I like to zip on out to Calgary 2 or 3 times a summer, so will be leaving here on 28 Aug for my 3rd trip west.

Will keep an eye out for fellow Strommers and will more than likely do that nice run southwest of Calgary (Lougheed Hwy, Turner Valley, Bragg Creek, etc).

My hope is to do one more ride out west after that, and travel on down to Glacier and try out the Hwy to the Sun (or something like that), its supposed to be a great ride.

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post #2 of 12 Old 08-21-2007, 09:15 PM
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What's the Hwy to the Sun?

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Apparently its a fantastic ride, just across the Alberta border. I havnt ridden it, but have talked to some locals who have.

Perhaps some others in the forum can pipe-in on this one.

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Here is the web site for the highway

http://www.nps.gov/archive/glac/montana.htm

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I guess its actually called "Going to the Sun" road.

Lots of info if u do a search.

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Have driven the Sun Road 3 times but never ridden it. One of my favorite roads for sights and altitude. Riding there is on my to do list.

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Alright - I've checked it out and it looks great. Hope you get the chance to go!!

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Talked to a pal today that has ridden it. Apparently its only about 55 miles long or so, but has lots of great scenery and riding along the way.

If I dont make it there on this trip, will try in October.

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I have driven that road several times in cages and it is very, very nice.
There are lots of places you really would not want to go off the road though. Unless you can fly. But that is what makes the views so nice

The last time I was on that road it was a full moon night and we were in an old Ford Econoline window van and coasting on the downhill to save gas. (apparently someone forgot to fill the tank).
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I,m in Calgary. We should meet up for a ride, maybe even the Montana ride. Glenn
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