Date, location

Our 4th annual meet, July 5-6, 2008, in Canada, eh?

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Re: Date, location

Post by Jimny » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:29 am

You know when I was younger it was GM, GM, GM and nothing else, I would always give people that drove anything else hell, but nowadays GM has gone south and now Ford, Dodge and Toyota has surpassed them on trucks.

Really sad they say that an LJ with a one axle trailer is too much for your 1/2 ton truck! Real sad.
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Re: Date, location

Post by stevec » Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:16 am

Suzy wrote:Well the way work is going it looks like the only way I might make it is to fly in too, though I could probably get into somewhere a little closer than Calgary.

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There's a "Ghost Airstrip Staging Area", don't know if the airstrip is still there though. Is your plane big enough to hold an LJ?
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Re: Date, location

Post by woodchopper » Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:37 am

Jimny wrote:You know when I was younger it was GM, GM, GM and nothing else, I would always give people that drove anything else hell, but nowadays GM has gone south and now Ford, Dodge and Toyota has surpassed them on trucks.

Really sad they say that an LJ with a one axle trailer is too much for your 1/2 ton truck! Real sad.
Same here, I worked as a forester for about 10 years and it was Chev/GM first Ford second and Dodge only if you had to. The other smaller trucks never.

But my last Chev was a 98HD 3/4T 4x4 and it died with just over 384000km, but that was on its second transmission and third transfer case. I think that after 98 Chev stoped using the 350 engine and went with a lighter frame and different body for the trucks. I wouldn't touch a new Chev truck now, they are designed for the SUV market, not the truck market.

I have a new 3/4T Ford SD 4x4 now, 6 speed manual trany. Should have no problems towing my suzuki.

But 10 years ago if you told me I would be driving a Ford I would of told you you were nuts, and now I still have $7000 worth of GM Visa points that I'll never use.


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Re: Date, location

Post by Jimny » Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:42 am

Oh Suzy you got to fly in! I would love a plane ride around up there for an hour, I'll pay for the fuel!
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Re: Date, location

Post by stevec » Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:29 am

I don't see where I posted directions, but for those who haven't figured out the general area, it is between Calgary and Banff.

From Banff, take Hwy 1 east towards Calgary. In Canmore, you can take Hwy 1A, or stay on Hwy 1. Hwy 1 is probably faster, but 1A may be more scenic. If you stay on Hwy 1, you'll want to look for the Hwy 40 exit towards Kananaskis. Take 40 north to Kananaskis, then turn right on Hwy 1A. About 8-10 miles (13-16km) past Ghost Lake, look for Forestry Trunk Road 40 on the left. This is the road into Waiparous. Ghost Lake doesn't look like much of a town, so a better reference point may be that the turnoff is a couple of miles after you cross a bridge over the lake. Looks like you'll follow this road for at least 12 miles, through Waiparous (again, not much of a town, if anything!) and start looking for signs to the meet.

If coming from the east, find the town of Cochrane, west of Calgary on 1A. The turnoff onto Forestry Trunk Road 40 is about 7-8 miles (11-13km) west of Cochrane on Hwy 1A.

I will try to post signs for the 40 on Hwy 1A in both directions, if it is not signed well. After that, look for signs to "LJ MEET"; I printed about 8, on 11x17" paper, so hopefully Myers can read them! (if not, I'm sure Winnie will!) If you see an information kiosk (looks like there are a few) I will try to post info there.

We'll be staying (camping) in Banff through Thursday night, heading down Friday morning.
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Re: Date, location

Post by Myers » Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:41 pm

8.5 X 11 but how big are the fonts? Yesterday me and eye doc. in Tulsa decided to wait until after Canada trip for removing cataracts from me and adding Cadillac’s for him.

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See there, that is the problem the world is facing. You are in Washington and you write 11" X 17" and by the time it got to Oklahoma I read 8.5" X 11". My guess is this was due to the energy crunch. If the airlines can make your bags smaller why would we expect less from the email folks?

Our plan is to leave home this Thursday (26th). Hope that gives us time to hunt Canada, Calgary, Cochrane, and Steve's shrunken signs with tiny fonts in that order. If the GMC fails again while on the road, we will probably relocate to that spot.
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Re: Date, location

Post by Jimny » Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:59 pm

Well due to my family wanting me to be with them on the 4th I will not be going to the meet, we are having a family get-together in remembrance of my mom which passed away two months ago. Luckily I didn't buy my plane tickets, I was waiting till I got back from this 10 day job that payed very well to pay for them, so now that I have the money...

Well anyway... have fun everyone, there were a lot of you from Canada that I was looking forward to meeting I hope we do another one soon that will be up there.
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Re: Date, location

Post by Suzy » Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:21 pm

Jimny wrote:Oh Suzy you got to fly in! I would love a plane ride around up there for an hour, I'll pay for the fuel!
Sure Jimny, no problem, no cost just good fun.
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Re: Date, location

Post by Suzy » Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:23 pm

stevec wrote:
Suzy wrote:Well the way work is going it looks like the only way I might make it is to fly in too, though I could probably get into somewhere a little closer than Calgary.

John
There's a "Ghost Airstrip Staging Area", don't know if the airstrip is still there though. Is your plane big enough to hold an LJ?
One of them could probably fit 4-6 LJ's but the door is too small !
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Re: Date, location

Post by Jimny » Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:17 am

Fun is right John, I love planes, I've been looking at a one seater experimental plane, never been put together. I might just have to get it, even if I don't fly it, I just want it. :cool:
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Re: Date, location

Post by Frankenstein » Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:54 am

Jimny wrote:Fun is right John, I love planes, I've been looking at a one seater experimental plane, never been put together. I might just have to get it, even if I don't fly it, I just want it. :cool:
It would be cool to put an lj engine in there!
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Re: Date, location

Post by stevec » Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:24 am

We're heading out Friday evening (June 27th), and crossing into Canada Saturday morning. Will be tooling around Banff, Lake Louise, and up to Jasper next week, and will get to Waiparous Thursday evening or Friday morning.

Larry, the signs won't be up until Friday; don't look for them any sooner.

Jimny, looks like you're just gonna have to wait for the pics...

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Re: Date, location

Post by Suzy » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:34 am

frankenstein wrote:
Jimny wrote:Fun is right John, I love planes, I've been looking at a one seater experimental plane, never been put together. I might just have to get it, even if I don't fly it, I just want it. :cool:
It would be cool to put an lj engine in there!

Way to heavy.
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Re: Date, location

Post by Frankenstein » Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:33 pm

Suzy wrote:
frankenstein wrote:
Jimny wrote:Fun is right John, I love planes, I've been looking at a one seater experimental plane, never been put together. I might just have to get it, even if I don't fly it, I just want it. :cool:
It would be cool to put an lj engine in there!

Way to heavy.
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Re: Date, location

Post by Suzy » Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:24 pm

Yup Frankie, the power to weight ratio would suck big time.
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Re: Date, location

Post by Frankenstein » Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:47 am

Suzy wrote:Yup Frankie, the power to weight ratio would suck big time.
That would apply to almost every suzuki :ohno:
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Re: Date, location

Post by woodchopper » Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:07 pm

I'll be loaded up and hauling early early Sat morning, 4 hour drive, and I hope to get there just after breakfast :D
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