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Forum: Canada 02-25-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,417
Posted By OceanMtnSea
Yes we looked in Maple Bay last year and yes we...

Yes we looked in Maple Bay last year and yes we certainly could have gotten more for the money, but it was just that moss growing on everything that did not work for me. GREAT place to visit and...
Forum: Canada 02-25-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,417
Posted By OceanMtnSea
Mine, my p-r-e-c-i-o-u-s! You might...

Mine, my p-r-e-c-i-o-u-s!




You might be right - a big part of making that retirement decision is TIMING. Hitting the bottom of a market is good timing :D.

Looks like if you haven't already...
Forum: Canada 02-24-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,417
Posted By OceanMtnSea
.......................and YES just about...

.......................and YES just about everyone I meet has a family member who move from Sask recently or way back when.
Forum: Canada 02-23-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,417
Posted By OceanMtnSea
Ok back to RETIREMENT places. Another day of...

Ok back to RETIREMENT places.

Another day of retirement and another hike. This time to the summit of Blue Grouse. Have to get me a small set of crampons thou.......the shady spots where very icy...
Forum: Canada 02-22-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,417
Posted By OceanMtnSea
Here:...

Here: http://www.mapmyride.com/ca/kelowna-british-columbia/

I have see most group riding in East Kelowna through the orchards where there is limited traffic. There also seems to be some races in...
Forum: Canada 02-20-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,417
Posted By OceanMtnSea
Yea that is the place - half way down the big...

Yea that is the place - half way down the big hill overlooking Coursens Bay heading toward rattlesnake point. Very pretty park for a hike!
Forum: Canada 02-19-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,417
Posted By OceanMtnSea
I personally am more worried about the snakes...

I personally am more worried about the snakes that reside in Victoria and Ottawa than Osoyoos!:eek1





....although here is a pic of a nice rattler we ran into on an October hike in Kalamalka...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,417
Posted By OceanMtnSea
We spent about a year looking at real estate in...

We spent about a year looking at real estate in southern BC. As a rule of thumb if the valleys run north/south and are narrow, then winter means short daylight hours and cloud because of the...
Forum: Canada 02-18-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,417
Posted By OceanMtnSea
[QUOTE=Maggot12;26186096]That satallite pic is...

[QUOTE=Maggot12;26186096]That satallite pic is similar to any place that snow flies... And I've shovelled 3ft snow drifts in Victoria..[QUOTE]


All I can say is this is what Kelowna area looked...
Forum: Canada 02-18-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,417
Posted By OceanMtnSea
As pretty as this looks......... ...

As pretty as this looks.........

http://www.tradewindsrealty.com/documents/active/8864o/8864owb.jpg

I am afraid that this this satellite image makes it look less desireable...
Forum: Canada 02-17-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,417
Posted By OceanMtnSea
That close to where they speak Canada's 3rd...

That close to where they speak Canada's 3rd official language isn't it? .............and do they get the "Pineapple Express" that far east?
...
Forum: Canada 02-15-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,417
Posted By OceanMtnSea
I am in that area. You might want to look at...

I am in that area. You might want to look at things on the Glenmore side of the hill as you will not have to listen to the traffic on 97 and the airplanes coming in and out of the Ellison Valley....
Forum: Canada 02-14-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,417
Posted By OceanMtnSea
Anywhere in BC can be as great as you are...

Anywhere in BC can be as great as you are optimistic and curious (the exception being the lower main IMHO - way too many people)..........and don't forget to BC - Bring Cash!
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-05-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By OceanMtnSea
Backroads map and TopoCanada V4 both have their...

Backroads map and TopoCanada V4 both have their plus's and minus's.

The Backroads map set does have more roads/tracks listed on it, but they make no distinction about the quality of the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-01-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,888
Posted By OceanMtnSea
Yes it says FREE ...

Yes it says FREE

http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx16/OceanMtnSea/Google%20Earth%20Map%20Track%20Pics/GEProFree_zps603c330d.jpg






BUT........................here seems to be some...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-15-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By OceanMtnSea
It is really better to have several smaller uSD...

It is really better to have several smaller uSD with just the *.img file you will be using at any given time. It is easy to switch out and I find that my M650unit works faster just holding the...
Forum: Canada 01-15-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,115
Posted By OceanMtnSea
Agreed! I too prefer a good TRACK as they are...

Agreed! I too prefer a good TRACK as they are cleaner and far less likely to lead you astray - YES I have learned this the hard way (but still keep making mistakes and learning once again the hard...
Forum: Canada 01-15-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,115
Posted By OceanMtnSea
As usual the Lycan file BCTourist2 has the main...

As usual the Lycan file BCTourist2 has the main "highlights" for anyone who wants to do a good tour of southern BC.

I have ridden all of these tracks and will add a couple of observation that may...
Forum: Canada 01-06-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,115
Posted By OceanMtnSea
I trust all is well Ken. I noticed you have not...

I trust all is well Ken. I noticed you have not yet changed that Avatar ................still down-and-out ......or are we better and ready to ride yet?
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1,302
Views: 303,868
Posted By OceanMtnSea
Good to hear you have been making yourself...

Good to hear you have been making yourself useful. With all the news of the past quake damage in Christchurch I was thinking you might have gotten involved in the restoration/rebuilding work.

Glad...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,302
Views: 303,868
Posted By OceanMtnSea
Ok your not getting away that easy with your lack...

Ok your not getting away that easy with your lack of detail on the gone-walk-about time.

We are glad you are back, but we just don't want Nordieboy attempting to influence us in on the details of...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 12-17-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Posted By OceanMtnSea
A 650WEE would likely be better than the...

A 650WEE would likely be better than the 1000WEE............and loaded with camping gear always is more of a challenge! If you have knobbies it will be better, but it is likely more about the rider...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 12-16-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Posted By OceanMtnSea
Not sure why you start in the south in kind of...

Not sure why you start in the south in kind of the middle of know-where on the Shuttleworth Creek Road, but they are all tracks I have in my collection.

I have done your BC12(Lumby to 3Valley) &...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-04-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,706
Posted By OceanMtnSea
If you read the post it "recommends" nothing...

If you read the post it "recommends" nothing other than thinking for yourself. I would hope that being curious & thinking for yourself is not against any law here (yet anyways).

It could be justly...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-04-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,706
Posted By OceanMtnSea
There are many solutions if you are curious and...

There are many solutions if you are curious and computer savy. OSM is but one. There are numerous sources for free GPS maps for many areas - a simple Google search will locate most websites offering...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-02-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,706
Posted By OceanMtnSea
Thinking inside the box that Garmin trains you to...

Thinking inside the box that Garmin trains you to think in is only beneficial to Garmin. There are alternatives if you dare think outside the box and are willing to spend some time researching...
Forum: Canada 10-16-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,650
Posted By OceanMtnSea
Elixir of the Gods? Under normal conditions...

Elixir of the Gods?

Under normal conditions one would never let anyone take or keep such photos, but when you under the influence, control does slip away. ...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 10-12-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,240
Posted By OceanMtnSea
:wave I have not checked all of them, but...

:wave

I have not checked all of them, but here is what Wap Lake West looks like.

http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx16/OceanMtnSea/2013%20British%20Columbia%20Riding/WapLake_zpsf37618e0.jpg
Forum: Canada 09-28-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,650
Posted By OceanMtnSea
Cheers, J

Cheers,
J
Forum: Canada 09-27-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,650
Posted By OceanMtnSea
"I have to be quite careful on this, minimum 8...

"I have to be quite careful on this, minimum 8 weeks NON weight bearing before re-assessing. No hopping for me, my left hip took a torque also & restricts what I feel like doing. I do my list of...
Forum: Canada 09-26-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,650
Posted By OceanMtnSea
Did you venture past the closure sign? ...

Did you venture past the closure sign?



That is where my riding buddy turned around................I never made it that far.

We stopped in at the local Forest Service Office on the way out...
Forum: Canada 09-26-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,650
Posted By OceanMtnSea
Yes completely normal. It took me a couple/3 of...

Yes completely normal. It took me a couple/3 of weeks to get the morphine and other drugs they gave me out of my system. I had to clear my lungs and I seem to remember I smelled weird too - I think...
Forum: Canada 09-20-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,650
Posted By OceanMtnSea
Way worse than me, but I just did the ride with a...

Way worse than me, but I just did the ride with a 70 year old who has a knee replacement. He was one of the guys who went up Yallocum and over China Head on a T800. He was 20 minutes ahead to reach...
Forum: Canada 09-20-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,650
Posted By OceanMtnSea
Cheers, J :D

Cheers,
J
:D
Forum: Canada 09-19-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,650
Posted By OceanMtnSea
Sorry I missed everyone and I hope Ken mends...

Sorry I missed everyone and I hope Ken mends quick - been there, done that on the ride 2 years ago at the summit of East Harrison. I hope at least the nurses were nice in the Kamloops Hospital!
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-14-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11,806
Views: 1,452,323
Posted By OceanMtnSea
I get this too, but I notice it more when I turn...

I get this too, but I notice it more when I turn direction just a bit before I stop - like when you have a stop sign at intersections where the roads are not at right angles. I turn the bike at the...
Forum: Canada 09-11-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,936
Posted By OceanMtnSea
Welcome! I am going to check out the road...

Welcome!

I am going to check out the road from Peachland to Douglas Lake sometime this fall, but I have committed to a longer trip next week.

If your interested we could meet for coffee at...
Forum: Canada 09-11-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By OceanMtnSea
Current Road Conditions? - Nemaiah Valley

Am planning on doing a loop through the Nemaiah Valley next week and am wondering about the current road conditions.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-31-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11,806
Views: 1,452,323
Posted By OceanMtnSea
I believe this is caused by using 2 different...

I believe this is caused by using 2 different maps - one on Basecamp where you create your route and a different one on the Montana where you are trying to use the route.

Montana logic will...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 866
Views: 188,928
Posted By OceanMtnSea
Who ever is with you has a big back end.............

Who ever is with you has a big back end.......... way, way more "stuff" than you.........wouldn't be a Sheila would it?
...
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