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Old 07-13-2012, 03:02 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, I will keep this short and try to post many pictures of our summer trip thought BC, Washington, Idaho and Montana.

3 riders;
David, 1200GS, our good friend
Josée, 650GS, my wife
Garry, 800GS, Me

This is our planned route, it will change, highlights of the trip should be the KVR, WADBR and the back road to Barkerville.

The route


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Old 07-13-2012, 06:15 PM   #2
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As many pics as you can sounds good

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Old 07-14-2012, 07:16 PM   #3
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Edmonton to Golden BC











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600km on the frist day


As you can see I am not one to wright much, when I look at all the ride reports all I do is look at the pictures, anyone with questions pleae ask and I will reply asap.

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Old 07-15-2012, 07:33 PM   #4
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Golden to Castlegar

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Old 07-16-2012, 08:16 PM   #5
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Castlegar to Osoyoos

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Old 07-16-2012, 11:36 PM   #6
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Looks like your havin fun.I am leaving Maryland Aug.11th and heading for Keystone SD then kinda doing the same trip as you guys.I am from Nova Scotia and did the cross Canada trip Jasper / Banff ride in 1986 on my then 1981 R100RT into BC and down the caost of WA, OR, CA across to the Grand Canyon and Durango CO Denver and back to Toronto.I am really looking forward to this trip to the PNW Yellowstone / Glacier.I will enjoy following your RR.You all be safe and enjoy your adventure.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:48 PM   #7
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Castlegar to Osoyoos part 2

Ok I forgot to post a photo of the new bridge at the old waskout, whoever made it was thinking about us, we were able to ride our bikes across.



more later, uploading pics as I write this
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:16 PM   #8
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Osoyoos to Port Townsend to Ocean City

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Seattle and Touratech tomorrow $$$$$$$$$, oh yea.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:09 AM   #9
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Forgot again

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So far the ride has been very good, we met a lot of other bikes with great advice and we followed thier advice on some of the routes. The US 20 though the mountains was amazing (cold and wet). Osoyoos was very warm and the campground we stayed at was also great, close to the beach and lake.

Highlight #1 the KVR from Castlegar to Grand Forks done the views are amazing too bad we are not supposed to be there.

July 19, off to Seattle today and 1 day rest, going shopping at Touratech and we may stop at the BMW dealership on route.

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Old 07-20-2012, 09:23 AM   #10
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Seattle and a Rest day

Well the ride to Seattle was fun, lots of back roads and ocean views. We stoped at the BMW dealership and spent a few $$$, pick up the map of the WABDR, good thing its raining today (20 July), David and Josee both got t-shirts and a few other things before we leave to get to our hotel. The dealership is a must if you are in the area, great people and great advice for our trip, thanks guys.

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PS. planning is an art, and luck, I don't know which on made us get to our hotel yesterday but with all the rain in Seattle today a dry and warm room is welcomed.
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Seattle to Cashmere

21 July,
Seattle to Cashmere and the start of the WABDR, when we got the WABDR we were all happy to see an easy route on single track road until we got to the "closed road".
The GPS was telling us that this was the road so around the gate we go, lots of room for us the pass, no issues, about
300 meteres ahead the road is washed out but there is a goat trail.
David goes frist and makes its to the water crossing and waits for us.
I get on Josee bike and try the trail myself only to hit the rocks and scrap the side of her box, but make it regardless.
When I go with my F800GS I am unable to cross the rocks since my bike is wider and I need some help from Davis and Josee,
once that done no issues.
I cross the water crossing on both bikes very cool, We are all happy another "event" on our trip done, So off we go again.
2-3 km ahead the road is wasked out again but this time it is beyond our level of riding skills and it's late in the day so
we dicede to trun around, F**k beaten by the trail.
We get back on the road ahead towards Ellensburg to find a campground, which we do about 35km north of Ellensburg.


























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Old 07-25-2012, 05:02 PM   #12
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Ellensburg to Elbe

22 July
Ellensburg to Elbe
We try on hand at the WABDR again on section 2, we take the alternate easier route, and make all the way to Nile.
Here it starts again, this time it's not our riding skills or navigational skills but large rocks at the end of the brigde
that is preventing us from passing, we try to find another route but no luck.
PS the GPS is telling us to use an old road that is now private land, no good.
So back on the road towards Paradis we go via the 410, 2 passes(Chinook and Paradis) both the temperature drop to 11C, F**kn COLD, but well worth
the ride up and down.
In Paradis, Mt Rainier is covered be clouds, oh well so is life.
We camp at the Eastcreek campgound, very nice and it as all we need, even internet, limited in speed.











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Old 07-25-2012, 05:06 PM   #13
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Elbe to Carson

23 July
Elbe to Carson, Via Mt St Helens
We start the day early and stop in Morton to buy food and gas, while David and Josee are getting the food I decide to clean
our chains only to noticce that Josee panniers mounts have come off, no issues I have tools.














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Old 07-25-2012, 05:09 PM   #14
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Carson to Heppner

24 July
Carson to Heppner
Cold morning again 8C, we have a good breakfast and agree to stop at a resturant for lunch, yum hamburger. We follow the river
east The Dalles, lunch at Big Jim very good. After lunch David brings us on some very nice back roads and even a gravel road
That over looks the river, amazing view again. We take a break late in the afternoon on the side of the road in the middle
of nowhere and some guys stops and talks with us for almost 1/2 hour about everything under the sun, very nice people here indeed.
Still on the backroads, that are nicely paved, until we hit gravel, no issues the road is nice, after 20km the WABDR again.
What do I mean, well the map and GPS say there is a road, but no road to be found. Backtrack we go again, this is getting
to be a habit for us, oh well we are improving our offroad skills.
Oregon doesn't have the same amount of campground we find out late in the afternoon, we have to travel an other 100km to find
one in Heppner. We set up camp and have a few beers before retirering for the night.
PS. David has made this comment a lot since we have been in the states " there is a lot of Prius here", and has I am writing
this one drives by.












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Old 07-25-2012, 06:24 PM   #15
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Hi all, you can see more pics at the following link;

http://gajo.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/...5045&k=VLBbCPN

And follow us on Spot at;

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...XAqps5SJ1cEePo

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