BC Big Adventure Traily Alternate

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Fishnbiker, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    Good things can't always last forever! Thanks for all your efforts Mike. If there are any thoughts about a next year ride, can you accept volunteers to help?

    I'm hoping those who are already interested in the advance ride into Goldbridge might still be up to a ride. As it stands, it looks like a handfull of Islanders would be meeting in Brittania Beach around Sept. 2nd for 3~4 days of backroads exploration. Then, followup was planned with the BCBAT, but we now can make our own agenda.

    Maybe make our own Gold Rush Tour? Outsiders interested?

    Nothing completely organized, just a bunch of like minded riders working on a consensus. Camping & cafe/pub meals? Route ideas? Same time slot?

    Ideas ~ comments?
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  2. OurBC

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    Can't make it until Sept. 3rd.
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  3. Csubi

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    I'm still interested. However I'm a noob at trail riding. Should I buy new tires?? I don't have Knobbies....
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  4. OceanMtnSea

    OceanMtnSea Pretty Dogged

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    Food/tracks for thought?

    These are tracks on a map (geographic dreaming if you will) - parts of which I have done and others I have not personally travelled - but with a bit of input from others maybe we could find out if all the bridges are currently there and if there are any washed out sections ....and if the local gas cans are still pumping.

    These tracks can be sliced and diced in many ways - this is just my suggestion.

    So, my suggestion is a meet in Lillooet

    Leg1a: Bridge at Boston Bar to Lillooet - for those coming from the south who want off 1a = 117km

    Leg1: Lillooet to Riske Creek = 253km

    Leg2: Riske Creek to Barkerville = 293km

    Leg3: Barkerville to 100 Mile House = 348km

    ...oh and YES this would require camping equipment!

    The everyone finds their own way home.

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    I will post the tracks in the GPS Tracks Alaska & Canada for others to look through and propose alternatives.

    Link to GPX file is here:http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24486932#post24486932
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  5. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    More info needed ... type of bike? What rubber you have now? How much dirt vs pavement you planning on this year? 90 /10? 80/20? 50/50? Knobbies is a huge bag for you to root around in. Get some ideas in place, then we can offer opinions. Most trailies come with tires almost adequate for the type of riding we have been doing the past few years (with some qualifications).

    A comfy seat would be a better place to start if not presently sufficient for all day riding.
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  6. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    My priority is still to meet with others for a ride through the Bridge River area, for 3 nights' camping in Goldbridge, then join up after that. We would be coming from Vancouver Island via Horsehoe Bay, Whistler, & Pemberton to get there.

    If you want to meet in Lillooet, we can do that easily, but you would miss the Bridge River area, something worth expending a little more effort for. Time & extra mileage would be your limitation. Going a 100km more would get you joining us in Pemberton Sept.3, a couple days earlier. The Duffy Lake Road is also worth the ride.

    Another option from Lillooet would be to go north along the West Pavilion (west side of the Fraser to Big Bar ferry & then cross over to Dog Creek, or turn south along the East Fraser road to Clinton. Then cross east over to Bonaparte lake area & go north from there.

    Is Barkerville an absolute necessity? The area west of Williams Lake also has lots to offer.
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  7. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    Looking for a head count for Goldbridge portion ... so far it's

    Fishnbiker Ken
    OurBC Gary
    Ryder Mark
    Argus Dan
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  8. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    can't get enough of that sand eh. It's worse going downhill. I'm going to try and make this ride including the Goldbridge portion:freaky
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  9. OceanMtnSea

    OceanMtnSea Pretty Dogged

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    Sure!

    Post up a map or tracks so we can see exactly where you are thinking of heading - I am open to all suggestions........I just respond better to visual stimuli :huh

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    I could be talked into a goldbridge trip if you're looking for players...
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  11. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zjV2YeV6x2ks.k6Ix07Pjng3I

    I made up this map, but if anyone can show me how to embed as a picture, please feel free to help out.

    I also want to make it clear that I am NOT organizing a regulated ride as past events have done. I will only act as a guide to those wanting road or fishing info for this area. Everyone is responsible for themselves, their own maps, their accommodations, food, & is free to deviate. Just use common sense & don't ride alone. All roads shown are just suggestions for a couple days' enjoyment.

    This area has enough to offer that it has kept me coming back for decades. I just want to share the experience. Shore fishing is also available at many lakes.
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  12. OceanMtnSea

    OceanMtnSea Pretty Dogged

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    OK so here is the 2nd Food for Thought/Tracks.

    Meet in Pemberton or Lillooet as start options.

    It looks like you can do a-kind-of-Crazy8 from Pemberton to Lillooet .......and then Lillooet back to Pemberton with Carpenter Lake (very nice) as the center of the Crazy8..........plus some a couple of bypasses and a one-way track up McGillvray Creek.

    Here is what it looks like:
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    And here are the associated tracks: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24491970#post24491970

    Pemberton to Lillooet Day1= 183km
    Lillooet to Pemberton Day2= 268km
    Tyax Bypass = 15.6km
    Bypass 1/2 Circle to McGillvray Creek Track= 24.8km
    McGillvray Creek Track (oneway)= 31.5km

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  13. OurBC

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    I like the possibility of staying at Tyax Resort one night for a shower and use of the facilities.
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  14. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    Looks like something. Just a heads-up about the section going up the upper Yalakom towards Mud Lakes or north (yellow road at top/RHS) ... longtime friends did that several times, & all agree it would be extremely difficult for any bike over 350cc.

    OurBC & I did 50km up the Yalakom a few years ago. Long narrow valley & canyon, nice scenery but not very interesting variety beyond the first 10km.

    I'm personally looking at some in/outs near Bralorne & Gun Lake. It's part of a longstanding effort to find all the sites that a well known Bralorne photographer got his images. Many of his images in the Goldbridge Hotel pub
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  15. OceanMtnSea

    OceanMtnSea Pretty Dogged

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    Ok, so if anyone wants to use the posted track as a start point and suggest amendments feel free to move this project forward. Plans are meant to be amended, but for those of us who are not regulars to the area - starting with a solid plan is a good idea.

    It is started, so now I will wait for others with more local knowledge to move this forward.

    If anyone has so good/interesting/nice camp spots/fishing spots in the form of waypoints, but is not sure how to add them to the posted tracks, just post the LAT/LONG coordinates here and I will add them to the posted track as Waypoints.

    J
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  17. OurBC

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    Any thoughts about doing Likely to Barkerville then back to Quesnel.

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  18. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    Both the Kingdom Lake & Carol Lake campsites have shore fishing for Rainbows. Tyax Resort also offers camping & boat rentals. How do you propose to pack your worms?
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  19. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    OurBC asked ... Any thoughts about doing Likely to Barkerville then back to Quesnel?

    Further to that, what about going in from Horsefly? That would fill a gap on my "bin there dun that" map. From Quesnel, there's a nice southbound west side road along the Fraser too.
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  20. OurBC

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    :clap That would be a good ride. There is a campground at Horsefly Lake.

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    Horsefly Lake
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