.....a good day for a "Smell the Roses Ride".....

"The idea is to schedule similar events many times a month. During the weekday or weekend"

Relaxed Riders/motos Meet in Nanton at "NOON" (+/-), within the Lancaster-winged-moto-machine museum, group together somewhat, eat something, drink coffee, choose some routes and ride around a bit towards Calgary & be home for 5:00/supper or 6:00/dinner. This event still follows all applicaple guidelines of moto-safety and fun.

Small groups may form coming from North & South Calgary = individual choices & self-grouped.

* very weather & road condition dependant

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved the ride. Deducted 1 star for the wind-borne rocks...

    May 2, 2013

  • Ben T.

    Great to get out on the road and "in the wind". Thanks to Matt for pointing us at a cool spot for lunch. Good to see so many out despite the breeze. We didn't stop in Longview on the way home. Went up past Bragg Creek to Trans Canada Hwy. Great little ride. Saw 2 herds of deer and 2 moose just before TC hwy.

    April 29, 2013

  • Kevin

    Great meetup. The wind made us reel in our big plans to ride south to Beaver Mines or Frank Slide. We'll have to do those rides on another day. :D Thanks Matt for hooking us up with a great restaurant, I really liked the Pizza Soup! All in all, good day out.

    April 28, 2013

  • matt

    Interesting day for me. Can't remember much. Mind busy on a very busy and excited little man. Thank you all for a good day. Next 3 weekends are free for me. Anyone heading out please look me up. I hope everyone had some fun.

    April 27, 2013

    • Donna

      Matt... to say thank you for picking such a great restaurant the food was fabulous nice to meet you

      April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great to have met you all Hope to ride with you again soon
    Jan and terry

    April 27, 2013

  • Ken W.

    Great day, I'm going out tomorrow to try to find some WIND!!!

    April 27, 2013

  • Ken A.

    Good ride on the way down, good group.

    April 27, 2013

  • Denise C.

    Almost got blown off the road numerous times!

    April 27, 2013

  • Goldie W.

    Lots of laughs! Thanks to Roland for organizing it and to Matt for picking a great lunch spot. A great day overall despite the hurricane force winds!!

    April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    good meeting everyone , little brezzy, ok wait no really windy lol but a great ride with some great people hope to see you all again soon

    April 27, 2013

  • Bruce P.

    A little windy but still any time riding is a good time. Nice seeing everyone. Small town dining is a challenge for large groups.

    April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The meet was good although I did not have my bike. Enjoyed the group and the museum

    1 · April 27, 2013

  • Dave

    What's everyone's position gonna be like at 12:30ish? We all meeting up at nanton?

    April 27, 2013

  • Goldie W.

    Will meet everyone in Nanton around noon. Oh please let the forecast be correct this time! ;)

    4 · April 23, 2013

    • Goldie W.

      Valley at 10, will hopefully see you then!

      April 27, 2013

    • Goldie W.

      Ok, leaving airdrie. Just meet us at the McDonald's at deerfoot meadows for 1030 ish

      April 27, 2013

  • vince

    See you there!

    April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i thought the meetup started in calgary and we were actually riding out to Nanton together- sorry. I am just gonna toodle on my own tomorrow then. Have fun-ride safe

    April 26, 2013

  • Denise C.

    Does anyone want to get together & ride from Calgary to Nanton on #2 - then take the scenic road back?

    April 26, 2013

    • Goldie W.

      I'll be at the McDonalds in Deerfoot Meadows sucking back a coffee at 10:30. Not sure if your familiar but its the Ikea shopping area south of Glenmore and its the McDonalds that shares the same parking area as Sportchek.

      April 26, 2013

    • Denise C.

      Works for me! see you there!

      April 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    New to this Jan and I would like to ride to Nanton we will be leaving from the SW like to meet up with a group prefer to take 22 Victory vision
    Kawasaki Vulcan Thanks Jan and Terry

    April 26, 2013

  • Dwight M.

    Not going to make this one. Busy riding on the BC coast this week. Have a great time.

    April 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm in the NW of Calgary and will stop at Tim Hortons: 4015 Centre St NW Calgary at 9:45 leaving at 10 for Nanton taking back roads. If you want to convoy - come on... Doug

    April 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to get one of the bikes road worthy today, and if that happens I'll be there. If anyone wants to ride from the NW via west Calgary (Sarcee?) then cut over to hwy 2, let me know and we can arrange a place to meet.

    April 26, 2013

  • Bruce P.

    I will be heading out from the ESSO in Shawnesy at 10:30 taking my originally posted route. http://goo.gl/maps/Im6AA

    April 26, 2013

  • matt

    Ok folks. I have spoke to the owners of the "Main Street cafe". They are willing to accommodate our group for lunch. If anyone is interested. It is a smaller restaurant with home cooking. It is located on Main Street. Across from the candy store. There is ample parking in the gravel lot on the corner. (New building not yet open). If a light lunch is what your looking for I will be having lunch there. If there are any other suggestions I can help with please feel free to ask.

    April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I dusted the bike off this morning, did an oil and filter change. Inflated the tires and then took it out on the road! To my dismay I found that I did not have any rear brake. Spent several hours removing body work to find that the pads are worn out. Assumed this was the problem so ran into Lethbridge and picked up a new set. Still not working... appears the master cylinder is done. Bottom line is that I may not make it to the Saturday ride. Was so looking forward to meeting you all!!!!

    April 25, 2013

  • matt

    Hi. Just a few things that may help or hinder your trip to Nanton.
    1- I stopped at the bomber command today. There is a lot of gravel at the parking lot entrance. I asked is they could maybe clean it up a little. They are looking into it.
    2- this past couple weeks the RCMP and sheriffs have been in heavy numbers along #2 between alderside and Nanton. As well as local bylaw officers with radar in town. I'm not sure this is the best place to post this but please feel free to spread the word. See you all Saturday.

    April 25, 2013

  • Kevin

    Ok, maybe we should get some chatter going about next weekend. The forecast is showing seasonal temps in the teens. The meetup is calling for noon down in Nanton, I might take the long way, leave the Flyin-J at 10:00 go east to the 24, south to Vulcan, then west into Nanton.

    Anyone care to join me?

    April 21, 2013

    • Kevin

      Here's a link to a map.... http://goo.gl/maps/0c...­

      April 25, 2013

    • Kevin

      Just take the Barlow trail exit off Deerfoot and it's right there on the east side of Barlow. The Barlow exit is between Douglasdale and McKenzee town.

      April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lets hope this is one of many favorable weather weekends this year. Look forward to meeting and riding with the people who come out.

    April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Won't get my new ride until May 15 th - sad to say but the wait will be worth it - 2012 Electra Glide ultra Classic!!

    April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to go, but bike is not ready. Need out of province inspection and registration and a tune up. GW Cycle World for Suzuki I am told

    April 23, 2013

  • matt

    Due to parenting obligations. I won't be riding out of Nanton but I am planing on meeting up with you all in Nanton. My son would like to see all the bikes. (I live in Nanton and saw the street cleaner out this morning).

    April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting the group, this will be the first time that I have been able to attend!

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone that is willing to put up with an 18 year old's company let me know, trying to get some practice in before the class 6 road test. I would like to ride a bit more than currently available with my neighbor.

    1 · April 10, 2013

    • Nana B.

      What part of town are u?

      April 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You are all welcome to throw me a text, night or day. The sooner I feel great on my bike the sooner I can get my full class 6![masked]

      April 21, 2013

  • Nana B.

    I can help u out I just got my class 6 .......what part of town are u ?

    April 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Northwest, Brentwood - by northland mall.

      April 20, 2013

  • Paul

    Will be out of town.

    April 11, 2013

  • Steve W.

    Can't make it, I'm in Vegas.

    1 · April 10, 2013

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    A former member changed the time from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the date and time from Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 12:15 PM to Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the time from 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the date and time from Saturday, April 06, 2013 at 11:45 AM to Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location to Nanton, Alberta

    March 27, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the time from 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM

    March 27, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the date and time to Saturday, April 06, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    March 27, 2013

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