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Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 05:25 PM
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Posted By BCBackRoads
Thanks again for your comments Mike. I had...

Thanks again for your comments Mike.

I had a look at your Taseko Lake area pictures. Fantastic. :clap I don't think I'll be following your route to the mountain top on my fully loaded KLR. I...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 115
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Posted By BCBackRoads
I didn't use any tracks for the trip planning. I...

I didn't use any tracks for the trip planning. I did read a number of Trip Reports in the area that gave me some ideas. A friend had lived in Bella Coola for a few years and she gave me the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 115
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Posted By BCBackRoads
Thanks enuclaw and thegraydog for following...

Thanks enuclaw and thegraydog for following along. I'm definitely planning on going back. Some parts of the trip require a long second look and there are lots of other areas we just didn't have time...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 115
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Posted By BCBackRoads
Not having ridden a V-Strom on gravel roads, it's...

Not having ridden a V-Strom on gravel roads, it's tough to give a definitive answer. We did run into a fair bit of sandy sections and loose gravel so dual purpose tires like the K60's we used or...
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 115
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Posted By BCBackRoads
I had to watch your video again. Very well done....

I had to watch your video again. Very well done. :clap:clap:clap It was cool to see many of the same places we visited from a different perspective. Great choice of music too. I'm looking...
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,117
Posted By BCBackRoads
I'm glad you enjoyed it gentlemen. It does take...

I'm glad you enjoyed it gentlemen. It does take a bit of effort to put up a report but it's surprising how much you can remember in the process. When the weather turns to crap and the bikes are put...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-12-2014, 08:02 PM
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Views: 467,989
Posted By BCBackRoads
Bella Coola and Cariboo-Chilcotin in BC

Little Big Bar Lake Recreation Site

http://waynecorley.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Trips/2014-Motorcycle-Trips/August-2014-Bella-Coola/i-9LDK76X/0/L/140802-16%20Sunset%20over%20camp-L.jpg

Bull...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,117
Posted By BCBackRoads
If you ride down into a canyon, you get to ride...

If you ride down into a canyon, you get to ride back up the other side.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 115
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Posted By BCBackRoads
We returned to the main road and headed further...

We returned to the main road and headed further down into the canyon.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 115
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Posted By BCBackRoads
Day 8, Saturday, August 9th

http://waynecorley.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Trips/2014-Motorcycle-Trips/August-2014-Bella-Coola/i-6GxDbsc/0/L/140809-01%20Morning%20Mist%20on%20Fletcher%20Lake-L.jpg

We awoke to a calm lake and...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,117
Posted By BCBackRoads
Thanks LV, I appreciate the comment.

Thanks LV, I appreciate the comment.
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,117
Posted By BCBackRoads
Thanks for checking in Pongo. There are quite a...

Thanks for checking in Pongo. There are quite a number of places we missed on this trip. If we had had more time we might have run down to see if we could see some bears. We could have come back to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2014, 10:22 PM
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Posted By BCBackRoads
We managed to tear ourselves away from the charms...

We managed to tear ourselves away from the charms of Chilko Lake and reluctantly headed west on Nemaiah Valley Road.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,117
Posted By BCBackRoads
After the pause by the lake, Chilko FSR got quite...

After the pause by the lake, Chilko FSR got quite a bit rougher with some steep rocky climbs up the hillside. We splashed through a couple of small water crossings and found our way over the hill...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,117
Posted By BCBackRoads
It's been raining here the past couple of days as...

It's been raining here the past couple of days as well. Nice be inside writing and planning for next year. Thanks for the comments.



Your welcome. I'm enjoying reliving the trip.


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Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,117
Posted By BCBackRoads
As we entered the forest, we also entered...

As we entered the forest, we also entered Ts’yl-O’s Provincial Park which surrounds much of Chilko Lake. The road here is designated as de-activated FSR and 4WD but it started out as a nice 2-track...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,117
Posted By BCBackRoads
Day 7, Friday, August 8th

http://waynecorley.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Trips/2014-Motorcycle-Trips/August-2014-Bella-Coola/i-fwSCBdq/0/L/140808-02%20Sun%27s%20Up-L.jpg

We woke up early enough to catch the sunrise over Tsuniah...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,117
Posted By BCBackRoads
Thanks Glen. I hear you on the work issue. I...

Thanks Glen. I hear you on the work issue. I think it will be "Freedom 75" for me. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,117
Posted By BCBackRoads
Remember the German Tourists we had spoken to...

Remember the German Tourists we had spoken to back at Heckman Pass way back on day 3? Sure enough it was Igor striding out of the trees with a big smile. He was closely followed by Ursula. We had...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,117
Posted By BCBackRoads
Sorry about the cliff-hanger. I didn't mean to...

Sorry about the cliff-hanger. I didn't mean to leave it that long. Life got in the way.

So on with our story!
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,117
Posted By BCBackRoads
:rofl:rofl:rofl :lol3 Nope, we got...

:rofl:rofl:rofl



:lol3 Nope, we got away with that heinous crime.
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,117
Posted By BCBackRoads
From Tatla Lake we left the pavement of highway...

From Tatla Lake we left the pavement of highway 20 behind and headed south on Tatlayoko Lake Road.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2014, 12:37 PM
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Posted By BCBackRoads
Day 6, Thursday, August 7th

While there were still lots of places to explore and experience in the Bella Coola Valley, we reluctantly packed up, turned the bikes east and headed inland.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 115
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Posted By BCBackRoads
Suffering from sensory overload, we carried on...

Suffering from sensory overload, we carried on over Clayton Pass and down the other side.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,117
Posted By BCBackRoads
I'm glad you're enjoying the trip Mike. The area...

I'm glad you're enjoying the trip Mike. The area has way more to offer than you can take see in a week-long ride.



Thanks Tridor. We try not to take it for granted.
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,117
Posted By BCBackRoads
Clayton Creek FSR follows the creek up the steep...

Clayton Creek FSR follows the creek up the steep and wooded valley.
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Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 115
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Posted By BCBackRoads
Day 5, Wednesday, August 6th

The weather was holding up beautifully and we had another back road we wanted to explore so we booked another night at the Rip Rap and left our gear set up for the day.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,117
Posted By BCBackRoads
Thanks hwunger. BC is also pretty nice in the...

Thanks hwunger. BC is also pretty nice in the spring and fall. I've ridden or driven on just about every numbered highway in the province and I'm gradually finding my way around more of the Forest...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,117
Posted By BCBackRoads
Hey, I'm the one that was asking the questions so...

Hey, I'm the one that was asking the questions so I don't think you've side tracked it at all. Thanks for the information. It's all part of the planning for next year's trip. :D
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,117
Posted By BCBackRoads
Thanks for the link. It's hard to tell from the...

Thanks for the link. It's hard to tell from the photos, but with the water crossings and ruts it does look a little worse than some of the roads we were on.
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,117
Posted By BCBackRoads
Great Feedback!

Thanks Gunnerbuck & Kalahari-k. That is great intel.

It sounds like the Yalakom (spelling?) through Gaspard would be quite do-able on the KLR.

We did do the Chilco Lake route on the way back...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,117
Posted By BCBackRoads
http://waynecorley.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Trips/20...

http://waynecorley.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Trips/2014-Motorcycle-Trips/August-2014-Bella-Coola/i-Fm3wqMp/0/L/140805-31%20Nusatsum%20FSR-L.jpg

Heading back up to Nusatsum Summit, it was like a...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,117
Posted By BCBackRoads
Thank for the warning. It doesn't sound like my...

Thank for the warning. It doesn't sound like my cup of tea. As you can tell from my report, I'm more of a back road tourist than a hard-core dirt rider.

I received a set of BC tracks from Big...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,117
Posted By BCBackRoads
http://waynecorley.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Trips/20...

http://waynecorley.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Trips/2014-Motorcycle-Trips/August-2014-Bella-Coola/i-4cQ6VTd/0/L/140805-13%20Odegaard%20Falls-L.jpg

Odegaard Falls has not been officially measured but...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 115
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Posted By BCBackRoads
You know, the funny thing is that with all the...

You know, the funny thing is that with all the tales of bears from the locals, all the pre-trip stress over bears, and all the bear scat we saw on the road, the only bear we actually saw on the whole...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,117
Posted By BCBackRoads
Hi KayDubbya. I'd be happy to send you a copy of...

Hi KayDubbya. I'd be happy to send you a copy of the GPS tracks. Just send me a Private Message with your email address and I will forward them to you. I don't think I can send them on the private...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,117
Posted By BCBackRoads
Day 4, Tuesday, August 5th

I must have woken up about 30 times that night. Every sound from the forest had me on edge. I know Adrian must have done the same as at first light we leaped up and got packed. We didn’t even take...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,117
Posted By BCBackRoads
Thanks for the comment Ross. I've...

Thanks for the comment Ross.



I've never been all that afraid of black bears. I've had them pass through my campsite on a couple of occasions over the years, usually because I haven't been...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,117
Posted By BCBackRoads
I don't care if it was a bear that ate that, that...

I don't care if it was a bear that ate that, that survival knife had to hurt coming out. :yikes

One thing we do know is the bear doesn't actually shit in the woods. He shits on the road....
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 115
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Posted By BCBackRoads
“The Hill” down to the Bella Coola valley was...

“The Hill” down to the Bella Coola valley was completed in 1953. Prior to that date the only way into the valley was by boat, plane or pack horse. A group of Bella Coola businessmen tried to get the...
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