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Old 08-17-2012, 11:33 AM   #1
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Solo to Rocky Mountain House.....the long way

Taking the long way to Rocky Mountain House from Grande Prairie. Have a few things left to do to the bike in order for it to be ready. Minor stuff, install 12v plug for charging goodies, clean air filter and install tool tube. Oil change has been done (several times...that's a long story). I have a few spots that I want to stop at but the route to get there is an open book. Jasper is the first stop for breakfast with my brother and sister in law, after that it's Adams Lake. Three Valley Lakes, Nakusp, Kaslo, Creston, Cranbrook and Crowsnest Pass are a few points of interest. From there it's north on hwy 40 until I hit Rocky for the GS challenge.
I'll be posting pics and route info whenever I get wifi or cell service and will attach a link to my spot once I get the share page set up.
Follow along and enjoy the ride! I know I will!
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:30 PM   #2
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Doing a bit of maintenance before the trip

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Old 08-17-2012, 05:37 PM   #3
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Put in a 12v plug

Out with the old, in with the new
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:43 PM   #4
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Bike is back together and mounted the panniers

Added the tool tube this afternoon
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:20 PM   #5
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Loaded up and ready to roll
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:10 PM   #6
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Here is the link to my spot page, going to have it tracking all the way.
http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...YDhYcoZ2F3tnOO
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:09 AM   #7
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:59 AM   #8
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Stopped in to visit Sean, Denise and Grandma in Jasper. They had breakfast ready for me! Thanks!
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:01 PM   #9
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:31 PM   #10
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I do love a good KLR RR and the combination of your opening shot and the tripod strapped on your gear has me looking forward to your photos...
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:00 PM   #11
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Finally made it to Adams Lake and camped at Momich River campground. Great place and the people there were locals from Vavenby and were great to chat with.


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Old 08-21-2012, 01:06 PM   #12
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Woke up too early this morning, had breakfast and coffee and was packed up by 7:30am. Was planning to leave by 10am, gives me more time to explore I guess!
Momich Lake on the way to Seymore Arm



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Old 08-21-2012, 01:47 PM   #13
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Check out the Ainsworth Hotsprings between Kaslo and Nelson....the cave is the cool part.

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Old 08-22-2012, 06:43 AM   #14
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The paved road from Nakusp tp Kaslo is one of the best in all of BC. That said, there are some great un-paved roads too. You can either go North from Nakusp around via Trout Lake to Kaslo. Or go south back to the needles ferry and keep going south along the lake and follow the powerline over the mountains and come out near Slocan. Again you can't go wrong in BC.

Oh and i didn't know you could go to the north end of Adams Lake. Going to add that to the list. A great bypass for Kamloops.

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Old 08-22-2012, 08:09 AM   #15
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Excellent start..

Well, your from Grande Prairie, your going to Rocky, your travelling through areas I've been many times...

I'm in,,,

I grew up in Rocky, Live in GP and have a sister in Vernon/Armstrong....

I'll be in Armstrong on Friday on my way through down to Mexico...

I'll be following from afar after that... Ride safe.
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