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Forum: Canada 07-05-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By teamgrizzly
Cowgirl, you've been on a couple of Big Adventure...

Cowgirl, you've been on a couple of Big Adventure Rides, you're an overlander. Anyways there are two kinds of people, those who have ridden overland, and those haven't ridden overland...yet.

Mike
Forum: Canada 07-02-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By teamgrizzly
I would be interested unless it's the weekend of...

I would be interested unless it's the weekend of Aug 22-24. I'll be up in Nakusp for the HU meet.

Mike
Forum: Canada 06-29-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By teamgrizzly
I've ridden the West Harrison earlier this year....

I've ridden the West Harrison earlier this year. It's good except for one section near the top of the lake. When you're heading north, you'll pass a sign that says "Next 15km" after that the road has...
Forum: Canada 06-24-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,992
Posted By teamgrizzly
Csubi said "Screw it" and you added "your mother"...

Csubi said "Screw it" and you added "your mother" basically saying "Motherfornicator" and you didn't expect this to offend someone? Saying it to an inanimate object is one thing, but when it is...
Forum: Canada 06-24-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,992
Posted By teamgrizzly
Nobody is doing anything to anyone's mothers....

Nobody is doing anything to anyone's mothers. Just because you swear in a language besides english, doesn't make it less offensive.

Mike
Forum: Canada 06-23-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,992
Posted By teamgrizzly
The ride has been cancelled.

Due to work demands, and a pile of other things. I am not able to put this ride on for his year. Sorry.
Forum: Canada 06-01-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,992
Posted By teamgrizzly
I rode the West Harrison about a month back. Made...

I rode the West Harrison about a month back. Made it with the Ural OK, thanks to 2WD. But I can see it being too tough for the noobs with camping gear. This is supposed to be a fun ride.

Mike
Forum: Canada 06-01-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,992
Posted By teamgrizzly
The list is updated. I've been busy with trying...

The list is updated. I've been busy with trying to get a bike back on the road. But I have done some recon work, and if I can stop getting distracted I might even put some pics and vids up.

Mike
Forum: Canada 05-11-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,992
Posted By teamgrizzly
Well Drop, you said: So I was waiting...

Well Drop, you said:



So I was waiting until you were sure.

Of course the Urinal comment wasn't necessary. A motorcycle is a rider's personal choice, insult the bike and you insult the...
Forum: Canada 05-08-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,992
Posted By teamgrizzly
OK, updated the list. Been a bit nutty...

OK, updated the list.

Been a bit nutty trying to get a bike on the road. My Ural ingested a piece of metal and ground to a halt. (literally) And the Strom has seen so much crap that it's now...
Forum: Canada 05-03-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By teamgrizzly
Really? I've ridden all over the backroads of BC...

Really? I've ridden all over the backroads of BC and camped out in the middle of nowhere. I have seen the back end of a bear way more than the front. You'll probably see more deer and sheep on your...
Forum: Canada 05-02-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By teamgrizzly
Try DriveBC (http://www.drivebc.com) for...

Try

DriveBC (http://www.drivebc.com) for road conditions

and

HelloBC (http://www.hellobc.com) for campsites

It's still early in the season so the provincial campsites will be empty enough...
Forum: Canada 04-24-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,992
Posted By teamgrizzly
Looks like I'm going to find out. The guys at...

Looks like I'm going to find out. The guys at Shail's are doing their best.

I should have my Strom back on it's wheels in another week or so. It's going to be weird to ride a two wheeled bike...
Forum: Canada 04-23-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By teamgrizzly
I'd suggest Shail's Motorcycles...

I'd suggest Shail's Motorcycles (http://shailsmotorcycles.com) out in Port Kells. He's well versed in BMW's

Mike
Forum: Canada 04-20-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,992
Posted By teamgrizzly
- Do I need Knobby tires or will my regular tires...

- Do I need Knobby tires or will my regular tires be ok?

This isn't the Dakar. Ride with whatever you have. I run Metzler Tourances on my Strom no problem. Technique trumps tires anyways. The...
Forum: Canada 04-17-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,992
Posted By teamgrizzly
Usually I like to camp by a lake, so that takes...

Usually I like to camp by a lake, so that takes care of the water. Precautions would have to be taken, but nothing too crazy. (Think Survivorman, not Bear Grylls)

Mike
Forum: Canada 04-17-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,992
Posted By teamgrizzly
Not good. Apparently a chunk of metal bounced...

Not good. Apparently a chunk of metal bounced around the crankcase for a while then wedged in the crank. Fortunately the Ural is so gutless that it stopped rather than tear itself apart. All bolts...
Forum: Canada 04-17-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,992
Posted By teamgrizzly
I'm looking at stopping at forestry campsites,...

I'm looking at stopping at forestry campsites, which have no services. But I will put the route through towns so that you can fuel up and load up so you don't have to carry three days worth of stuff...
Forum: Canada 04-14-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,992
Posted By teamgrizzly
Fish, I've been up to Goldbridge and Bralorne a...

Fish, I've been up to Goldbridge and Bralorne a couple of times. The Ural doesn't like the Hurley but Carpenter Lake and the Bridge River Road are awesome. I might save that for next year's ride....
Forum: Canada 04-13-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,992
Posted By teamgrizzly
Cool pics, especially the second one. Still...

Cool pics, especially the second one. Still doesn't convey how ugly those sections were.

Mike
Forum: Canada 04-12-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,992
Posted By teamgrizzly
Well I can tell you that with enough people you...

Well I can tell you that with enough people you can get a Ural into a full-size pickup truck with just one ramp.

Also I did ride the West Harrison FSR. It's not in the ride. The section before...
Forum: Canada 04-11-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,992
Posted By teamgrizzly
Have to see about that. I might not use the...

Have to see about that. I might not use the Harrison section. I am doing a recon ride this Saturday to see if I can make it up that one hill. Otherwise It looks like up the Fraser Canyon from Hope to...
Forum: Canada 04-08-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By teamgrizzly
Tsawwassen Swap Meet Cancelled

Posting this on behalf of Todd,

TSAWWASSEN SWAP MEET - CANCELLED

Due to circumstances beyond our control.

We hope that you will do two things to help us spread the word as we are hoping to...
Forum: Canada 04-04-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,992
Posted By teamgrizzly
Drop, Please tell me that was auto-correct,...

Drop,

Please tell me that was auto-correct, otherwise I'm making a special route just for you...

http://teamgrizzly.ca/bikerzWelcome2.jpg

Mike
Forum: Canada 04-04-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,992
Posted By teamgrizzly
So far I'm trying to grind the route through the...

So far I'm trying to grind the route through the computer, on both Base Camp and Google. Both do goofy things. So my numbers are just a best guess at this point.

The long route is looking like...
Forum: Canada 04-04-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,992
Posted By teamgrizzly
That depends if I use the West Harrison route. I...

That depends if I use the West Harrison route. I have two concerns with that section. One is time, if we do the West Harrison, will we be able to do the rest of the stuff near Barkerville. Second is...
Forum: Canada 04-03-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,992
Posted By teamgrizzly
Well then I think you need an 1190 Adventure....

Well then I think you need an 1190 Adventure. Yup, the route is going to be that tough.
:rofl

Mike
Forum: Canada 04-03-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,992
Posted By teamgrizzly
690 is fine. I used to ride a Wee (60HP) and now...

690 is fine. I used to ride a Wee (60HP) and now I ride a Ural (40-ish HP). I don't get where everybody thinks you need triple digit HP to ride off road. When I raced dirt bikes I knew people who...
Forum: Canada 03-22-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,992
Posted By teamgrizzly
Personally I like to enjoy the ride so I'm not...

Personally I like to enjoy the ride so I'm not going to do anything crazy, and keep in mind that we're all loaded with camping gear, so I really don't want to do anything dumb. Also I'm riding a Ural...
Forum: Canada 03-21-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,992
Posted By teamgrizzly
So far, it looks like Barkerville is the final...

So far, it looks like Barkerville is the final destination so your on your own for a return. It's about 9.5HR ride back to Cloverdale on the roads. I might set up the ride for 2.5 days of riding and...
Forum: Canada 03-20-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,992
Posted By teamgrizzly
Sept 5th to 7th, 2014 - BC Big Adventure Ride III - The Gold Rush

[Update: June 23rd, 2014] Due to work demands, and a pile of other things. I am not able to put this ride on for his year. Sorry.

OK, here we go again. This is going to be a different ride than...
Forum: Canada 03-20-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,753
Posted By teamgrizzly
I'd go with the Strom. It's fine off road, but...

I'd go with the Strom. It's fine off road, but just keep in mind that it doesn't love gravel roads, it just tolerates it. I have an 07 Wee that I use to scope out backroad rides like the BC Big...
Forum: Canada 03-06-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,387
Posted By teamgrizzly
I posted up some questions about the Bridal Falls...

I posted up some questions about the Bridal Falls route on a 4x4 board. The responses ranged from, barely doable on a quad to impossible due to some rock slides. Google Earth does show a track that...
Forum: Canada 03-06-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 26,029
Posted By teamgrizzly
I think it's because you're new. I took a couple...

I think it's because you're new. I took a couple of days for my first posts to come up too. Just send Mods a message, and you can say I'll vouch for you. Once they trust you, then you should be OK....
Forum: Canada 03-06-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,564
Posted By teamgrizzly
Looks like this might actually happen. Check out...

Looks like this might actually happen. Check out DSBC (http://www.dualsportbc.com/forums/showthread.php?13011-An-excuse-to-ride-in-the-Fraser-Valley)

Mike
Forum: Canada 03-06-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By teamgrizzly
It gets even more interesting. Check out DSBC...

It gets even more interesting. Check out DSBC (http://www.dualsportbc.com/forums/showthread.php?13011-An-excuse-to-ride-in-the-Fraser-Valley)

Mike
Forum: Canada 03-04-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By teamgrizzly
Well Route 1 on the coast of California is...

Well Route 1 on the coast of California is mandatory. You could also check out:

Kootenay Driving Loops (http://www.hellobc.com/kootenay-rockies/driving-routes.aspx)

for more info.

Mike
Forum: Canada 03-03-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By teamgrizzly
Where are you starting from? I ride from...

Where are you starting from? I ride from Vancouver. I usually take the road through Ashcroft, Kamloops, Vernon and then Nakusp. There is no bad roads up there. New Denver and Sandon are a coupe of...
Forum: Canada 03-02-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,387
Posted By teamgrizzly
Sent a PM with the tracks. Skidmark should be...

Sent a PM with the tracks. Skidmark should be easy to locate at the DSBC Ride. He's the mouthy bald one that hangs around Tom.

Also the DSBC guys might have some good info too.

Chiliwack to...
Forum: Canada 03-02-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 26,029
Posted By teamgrizzly
The Hope to Barkerville backroad run was one I...

The Hope to Barkerville backroad run was one I did a couple of years back. I did it in April so I had cut it short on the account of snow. I rode through Horsefly and Likely. The idea of doing that...
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