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I'm from ALBERTA, that's the SECOND last province on the left side of "Kanada".... :topsecret:
As a Canadian, I call MYSELF a Canuck, so it's FINE if you do too!Not going into politics about the language used towards Canadians...though I have always heard it was not proper to call them Canucks or anything similar. Though the "stan" part on countries is actually a pure thing that shouldn't be confused. It means "homeland".
There are SEVERAL ways to pronounce, and 'con-uh-duh' is NOT one of 'em! :huh:EDIT: BTW, the proper pronunciation is 'con-uh-duh' with short 'u's. Not like you say 'can'. A lot of folks in the US pronounce it wrong.
Interesting tid-bit on French: what Canadians speak is more true to the 'antique' French that was in use when their ancestors came here (from Normandy), while what the French speak has been 'bastardized' with English, etc, so it is no longer PURE. :huh:the language. although i'm told that francophones don't consider canadian french the real deal.
Would that be the Cassiar/ Stewart Hwy? Or the Bella Coola Hwy over the Chilcotin Plateau? BOTH good roads! :clap:you know the road i'm talking about? 750km, known as the mini dempster in some circles. about half gravel. gorgeous route.
my schedule a little uncertain, but if i get above the border, i'll be riding through there.
So your "750 km" road IS in Alberta? I don't have those maps with me here in AZ, so would that be the road up the McKenzie River via Fort Simpson? :huh:there's only one way to complete your evaluation. come out to Alberta for a test ride. ya wanted to spin the rear wheel roaring up that gravel road anyway.
Miguelito,The other thing I've noticed from the reports of mayhem that I've heard of here, is that the targets were families with big RVs laden with toys, [read: obvious targets], so hopefully a lone rider on an aging Versys or custom built rat-bike will slip under the radar.
jd - there IS some "Old Grandad 101" in my cabinet up in Alberta for when you ride thru this June. And, MAYBE, some Wild Turkey.... :exactly:hide the Versys, Gramps is on the loose. i hope you got that out of your system way back when.
anyone who has turned a wrench can tell a story involving disaster, so in that vein, i could tell some interesting stories...and if i had a little bourbon to sip, eventually, i'd get around to the ones involving serious catastrophe.
PROBABLY is... but I've been in AZ the last 5 months except for a short flight north then return.now you have two Versysuses? Versii?, what is the plural of that anyway? tell me Alberta's not hoppin' with oil back above $100.