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Old 08-18-2012, 03:17 PM   #181
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So I'm heading off tomorrow to Cortes Island on a 3000 km family adventure (with our untested $2500 1979 Winnebago...)

In the meanwhile this is a very interesting article about the next past of my trip, Germansen Landing.
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:08 AM   #182
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Hope you have fun on your trip. I have some good memories in old winnies
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:37 AM   #183
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OK Ben , you may be off running around with that super family of yours and you just may have your hands full with that Winnie, but we are all looking forward to your RR report from the captain's seat in the front of that square bus!!

Safe and wonderful trip

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Old 08-20-2012, 12:36 PM   #184
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Great ride reports, man. I so wanted to take your off-the-beaten path advice when I was on the Cassiar--but bike trouble sidelined that plan. Next time!
Thanks for the inspiration.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:16 PM   #185
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Nice! I need to get away from all the people out here....

Hey, remember the bit about mice in your air filter box, and I related a story about a friend whose car quit running because they'd packed the air box with dog chow? Guess what I found when I serviced my GS last week:



Mice are industrious little bass turds; the air intake for this bike is about three feet off the ground and tucked up under the tank with nothing near it to climb on. The little acrobats must have made 1000 trips up there. It sure runs better without two cups of kibbles packed around the air filter.

I hope you have a great trip and your Winnie keeps on truckin'! I also hope you don't go broke buying gas for that thing . It's cheaper than a hotel, I guess, and easier than camping with three little kids and a new baby. Good on you guys!

I'm still waiting for the geology quiz.



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Old 08-21-2012, 02:23 PM   #186
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:03 PM   #187
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Real Entertainment!

This is the first RR I've read where a baby is born in the middle of it. Now that's real entertainment!!!

Great job with both the photos and the report. Thanks for putting all of the effort into it - much appreciated!
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:48 AM   #188
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That brought back many memories of my treeplanting days in the 80's and early 90's. I planted every major pass between MacKenzie to Terrace an stopped in at Manson Creek many times. Fishing is great in Germanson Lake by the way, as well as Takla Lake AND many, many more. Northern BC is our hidden gem. Keep posting! Cheers!!!
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:24 PM   #189
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OK, so you bike into the middle of nowhere and head down a river with a packraft. How the hang do you get back to the bike?
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:27 PM   #190
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:33 PM   #191
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Crooked Creek you been gone for 3 weeks now. I have cronic withdrawal syndrome. Need to read some more of your adventures and look at the outstanding photos you take.
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:10 PM   #192
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Guess what I found when I serviced my GS last week:



I hope you have a great trip and your Winnie keeps on truckin'! I also hope you don't go broke buying gas for that thing . It's cheaper than a hotel, I guess, and easier than camping with three little kids and a new baby. Good on you guys!
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Nice to know I'm not the only mice-infested ADVer. The gas bill has been ridiculous, as has been the rest of the Winnebago, but you're right about camping with the fam. My wife's sister was tenting with us (and has 4 kids the same age as ours) and was in the motorhome a lot...

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Crooked Creek you been gone for 3 weeks now. I have cronic withdrawal syndrome
I apologize. Been a little busy wrenching on the Winnebago. 9 litres of oil, 2 litres of brake fluid, one waterpump and fan belt so far... Laid up in Abbotsford with engine knock now.

But we had a good time.











More pics here.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:32 PM   #193
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You are the coolest dad!!!! Hope you get the knock sorted!
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:06 AM   #194
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Amazing!

I've grown up in Victoria, but have never explored BC. It's amazing what is in our own backyard. Can't wait to get out there and do it!
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:22 PM   #195
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Damn, that was fun! I took my glasses off to watch the video after you lost yours and it was very wild, definitely added to the excitement to be partially blind to what was coming. ...snip...
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Great idea on taking off the glasses. I liked the singing parts. I'll do that inside my helmet sometimes. Fun read, well, except for the mosquito parts.
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