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Old 08-17-2012, 01:05 PM   #1
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Black Sunshine heads north !!

Just left this morning for a 10 trip around BC ( and maybe Alberta ).My wife is riding from Seattle to Vancouver BC on her bicycle and I'm meeting her there.Sunday we leave Vancouver and go ???? ( no plan just letting the rig lead the way ).

Leaving Seattle..


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Old 08-17-2012, 01:36 PM   #2
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Have a great, safe trip, both of you. LOve BC..........Now who's getting into shape ??

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Old 08-17-2012, 03:31 PM   #3
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Oh ya she is 52 and in better shape than when she was 18!!.She rode 100 miles today in 90+ degree heat !!.
Me on the other hand prefer to sit my fat old but on the rig and travel !!.


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Old 08-17-2012, 05:34 PM   #4
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Hi Alan, have a great ride, mate.
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:25 PM   #5
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Nwrider I don't know your plans but there are some rural routes you shoud not miss.. The Douglas Lake Ranch road from Merrit to Vernon, the Otter lake road from Merrit to Princeton, The high road along Anderson lake from D'arcy to Seton potage, the Yellowhead highway from Prince George to McBride with the Rocky Mountains on your left and the wandering Fraser River in the valley before you I've rtidden all thrse routes and I've only scratched the surface Good gawd amighty the place is magic.Get yourselves out of Vancouver as quickly as you can.Having lived here all my life has not influenced my opinion. at all.... Good riding!!
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:42 PM   #6
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Hey thanks Dave,we will.Willy,thanks for the suggestions I'm looking at the BC map right now.


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Old 08-17-2012, 06:51 PM   #7
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Thumb Thanks for sharing

This is way cool really. Both of you getting out and doing your thing with some great interaction along the way.
You guys are about the same ages as my wife and I. Awesome to see you both still enjoying the adventure.
Enjoy and be safe both of you. Oh and tell your wife she will always be a championto me.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:40 PM   #8
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Hey Willy,give me a starting point for your routes,I can't find those places on my map.We will be leaving from Down town Vancouver.


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Old 08-17-2012, 09:01 PM   #9
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Nwr Most of the routes I described are not well marked on regular road maps. It depends on your tolerance for gravel roads and sometimes rustic accomadation. A copy of Bc backroads map book s a good thing;Shoot me a pm with contact info I talk much faster than I type.
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:12 AM   #10
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Day 2,left Bellingham about 45 min ago heading for the Canadian border in Sumas..Kate left about 7am for her 80 mile ride to Vancouvet.Alot cooler today !!



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Old 08-18-2012, 12:01 PM   #11
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Have a nice trip both!

I prefer the black sunshine than the bicycle.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:34 PM   #12
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Me too,and now my wife agrees !!.


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Old 08-19-2012, 10:11 AM   #13
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Day 3,We stayed in Vancouver last night and walked around Davies st ( Vancouvers alternative lifestyle area!! ).Great food and interesting people watching !!.They had a Zombie walk and that was WEIRD but kinda cool.Today we are heading north thru
Whistler and staying in Pemberton.




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Old 08-19-2012, 12:50 PM   #14
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Am following you.....Pemberton,,,,,

You gonna head for Kamloops also???..if so don't forget to visit Brock at "Side Effects". Great Outfit..

Ride safe, ride far...

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Day 4
We stayed at a great hotel just outside Pemberton ( Mt Curry ?? ) the Hitching Post motel!!.Headed out for Lilliooet this morning and took the Duffy Lake Rd,OMG that has to be of the 2 best roads I have ever been on,BUT it was alot of work wrestling around a 1100+lb 60hp rig on that road,I spent more than a few miles in 2nd gear !!.Went from Lillooet to Cashe Creek and somehow missed the turn to Kamloops and didn't relize it till 50km south!!.Ended hp taking Hwy8 at Spences Bridge to Merrit,that is one looooonely road.We ran out of gas about 20 miles down 8 BUT my handy 2 gallon RotoPax saved the day.So we are staying in Merrit tonight and not sure were we are going tomorrow,probably headind SE.







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