BC Big Adventure Ride II - Sept 6,7,8, 2013

Discussion in 'Canada' started by teamgrizzly, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. teamgrizzly

    teamgrizzly Even more advanced n00b!

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    Mark and I have talked about it and decided to put on the ride this year. I'll be doing the route, while Mark will lend a hand.

    So far I like the idea of a cloverleaf style ride, and I'm looking at the Kamloops area for a base.

    If anyone has any suggestions of any kind feel free to PM me.

    Also if this ride isn't enough for you, fellow rider Fishnbiker is trying to get together some side rides so that you can get more gravel roads from the Island to Kamloops before the ride. Check out his thread at:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21055371#post21055371

    Also I will be doing an off-road class at the HU Meet in Nakusp

    http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/events/canwest-2013

    Mike

    Top Q & A

    Q: What does this cost?
    A: The ride is free, you just have to pay your own way in food and lodgings. I will try to set it up so that both hotels and camping are close by.

    Q: What kind of ride is this?
    A: It's best compared to a herd of cats. You get a map, route sheet and GPS track. You go when and with whom you want to go with. I might even make a rally-raid style routebook for giggles.

    Q: How hard is the ride?
    A: Hard is a relative term. This ride is aimed at bigger adventure bikes and relatively inexperienced riders. I ride a V-Strom but I have off-road racing experience so I find a lot of stuff easy. If I get lucky I may throw in some easy/hard splits so I can appease some of the more hardcore riders. Basically this ride is meant to be fun. The main focus of the ride is to use the ability of the big bikes to eat miles on easier roads.

    Q: Which hotels are preferred?
    A: Any. I can't seem to get anything in regards to a group rate on the hotels, but any of the hotels on Rodgers Pl. would be a good idea. (Near Trans Canada and Hwy 5A). This ranges from a Days Inn, Quality Inn, Pacific Inn, Comfort Inn, and a Four Points Sheraton if you want to feel luxurious. I can get a group rate for tenters at Knutsford Campsite 10km south of Kamloops.

    Also don't worry if you're a noob. I'm not going to do a training class, but if you want you can tag along with me on a recon ride and I can give you some pointers.

    Any other questions, please feel free to ask.



    And here are some videos from the recon rides just give you an idea of what the ride will be like.

    ...a little teaser trailer...

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    Recon for Day One of the Ride. (Kamloops - Chase - Vavenby - Kamloops)

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    Recon for Day Two of the Ride. (Kamloops - Savona - Ashcroft - Logan Lake - Kamloops)

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    Recon for an addition to Day One, Clearwater to Kamloops

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    Maps

    Day One Route: Kamloops - Chase - Clearwater - Barriere - Kamloops

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    This is composed of three sections:

    1.) Kamloops to Chase: 60.92km
    2.) Chase to Clearwater: 181.77km
    3.) Clearwater to Kamloops 161.20km
    Total: 404.89

    The Start of Day One's ride will be at the T'Kemlups Petro-Canada. It's the first right off of Hwy 5N.

    The third section does pass through Barriere at the 65km mark for those riders running smaller tank

    Day Two Route: Kamloops - Savona - Ashcroft - Logan Lake - Kamloops

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    This route has four sections:
    1.) Kamloops to Savona: 104.7km
    2.) Savona to Ashcroft: 55.4km
    3.) Ashcroft to Logan Lake: 78.1km
    4.) Logan Lake to Kamloops: 51.5km
    Total: 289.7km

    The start of Day Two will be at the Holden Ave. Esso, which is the second left on Hwy 5N.

    Day Three Route: Kamloops

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    This is a short section. It's meant to be a cool little wind down and still give riders time to get home. Sleep in and have a good breakfast.

    1.) Kamloops: 41.9km

    The start of Day Three will be at the Shell on Trans-Canada, east of Kamloops. Right next to the first Timmies.

    GPS Tracks:

    Day One - Tracks
    Day One - Route

    Day Two - Tracks
    Day Two - Route

    Day Three - Tracks
    Day Three - Route

    Sorry for the duplication, I'm not sure what works in the GPS. Personally I don't like them and think they run on LSD. So if any of the wiser (not smart-@$$) inmates could educate, I would be grateful.
    Also it looks like my GPS has been passing the joint around since now my Mac has gone stupid. Download the file with the .txt or .html extension and then manually remove it in Finder or Explorer.

    The more I play with my computer the better I can appreciate the simplicity of my Ural.

    Routebooks:

    Day One:
    Stage 1: Kamloops to Chase
    Stage 2: Chase to Clearwater
    Stage 3: Clearwater to Kamloops

    Day Two:
    Stage 1: Kamloops to Savona
    Stage 2: Savona to Ashcroft
    Stage 3: Ashcroft to Logan Lake
    Stage 4: Logan Lake to Kamloops

    Day Three:
    Stage 1: Kamloops

    Sorry but I don't have the routebooks for Day One, Stages 1 and 2 done since I lost my route notes in a thunderstorm. If anyone wants to ride to Clearwater and get me some distances, I would appreciate it.

    Mike


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  2. DNF

    DNF Been here awhile

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    I better not be working again like last year...
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  3. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    Subscribed..........and really want to do this!

    Cheers
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  4. slabm7

    slabm7 Been here awhile

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    Need a Dual Sport trip for the year and this was the exact weekend I was thinking. Subscribed.
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  5. Komara

    Komara Adventurer

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    Count me in. Was a fantastic ride last year.
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  6. caribooster

    caribooster Not enough time...

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    I am in ...:ricky
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  7. Big Bad Ron

    Big Bad Ron Gnarly Adventurer

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    I really like the idea of a cloverleaf from Kamloops.
    There is lots of good riding around there.

    Ron
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  8. wishfullthinkin

    wishfullthinkin Lets find some dirt

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    I would love to join in on the fun. I missed last year and don't want to miss again

    Why have a Dual Sport if it never gets driven off road?
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  9. R.J.

    R.J. split personality

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    I'm in for my sixth year. Thanks Mike.
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  10. OurBC

    OurBC Live to Travel

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    Any idea of the preferred motel?
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  11. prime

    prime Adventurer

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    I dont know if you guys really want to come here. I went here the other day after work,



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    and every where I went there was traffic on the road...
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    Just seems too busy!

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    At least some of the locals friendly were enough to wave though!

    :freaky
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  12. DaymienRules

    DaymienRules Traffic target

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    Also in.
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  13. teamgrizzly

    teamgrizzly Even more advanced n00b!

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    Thanks for the heads up, Prime. But don't worry us, lower mainland riders are used to riding in a zoo. I avoid Greyhounds, Mustangs, Rabbits, and even the odd Viper when riding downtown.

    And as far as a preferred motel, I prefer one with a bed. I will get a little more specific later. If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear it, also I would like to find a good private campsite where us poor tenters can leave our tents set up for the weekend in a safe and secure location.

    Mike
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  14. RDC

    RDC n00b

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    I would also like to come.
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  15. RockyDS

    RockyDS Lost in the wilderness

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    Hi Mike,

    Count me in please - and thanks for organizing.
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  16. ry1der

    ry1der n00b

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    Count me in!
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  17. doviende

    doviende n00b

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    Sounds fantastic. I'm interested.
    Just got equipped with a V-strom myself, and getting some knobby tires this weekend. Looking forward to some rides like this.
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  18. benbob

    benbob n00b

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    Sign me up as well. Thanks Mike for picking up the torch!
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  19. Cody1771

    Cody1771 Been here awhile

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    missed it last year, missing it this year :( at work until Sept 18th.
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  20. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    I have opened up another thread for those interested in making a larger adventure out of this well planned event. The main idea is to keep this thread on focus, but allow those wanting a longer event to meet up with like minded. You could leave a reminder here of new ideas on the Side Ride thread.

    See http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21055371#post21055371

    Those wanting to offer ideas & meet up can use this chat without overloading the primary page. Registations & overall planning to be on the original site: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=871033

    First side ride on the side list is a leg from Horseshoe Bay into Goldbridge to explore there a couple of days. Fishing is also part of my interest if anyone else cares to consider it. Some of us will be coming from Vancouver Island & this locale has proven a good option to meet up. So far from the Island, intertested partners are:

    Our BC
    Ryder
    Fishnbiker
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