Canada's Best Kept Secret: 500km from the nearest paved road, solo in Northern BC.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Crooked Creek, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    was it a mad rabid beaver with razor sharp teeth and claws :lol2
  2. _cy_

    _cy_ Long timer

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    soooo .. how did you fix it?
  3. 1Down-5Up

    1Down-5Up Been here awhile

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    I got an Alpacka Explorer and it's been a blast. Makes a great combo with a motorbike. Even went fishing with the wife and I both in it. Now to float the bike across some deep water:evil

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  4. byways

    byways byways

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    Ok ... I've had BC backroads in the back of my mind long enough. How do I do this?
  5. sunbandit

    sunbandit Adventurer

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    Great ride report, I am waiting to hear on how and why your raft got punctured. Hope there was no bear involved :tb
  6. Crooked Creek

    Crooked Creek Been here awhile

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    Nice bike. And boat. Let me know if you do a float test :wink:.

    Well, you seem to be in Idaho, so I would go north. :D
  7. Truenorth2005

    Truenorth2005 Been here awhile

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    Great RR. Can't wait for more. Bring it on!
  8. Crooked Creek

    Crooked Creek Been here awhile

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    So my apologies for stalling out on the RR, but while you're waiting, check out this very well made video filmed in the area I was at. Beautiful ariel shots. I actually stayed at one of this guy's cabins when I canoed the Spatsizi/Stikine.

    Go to http://www.spatsizi.com/ and click on the image at the bottom.
  9. Turbodog1000

    Turbodog1000 Vintage Rider

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    Awesome video!
  10. Fishenough

    Fishenough Team Lurker

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    Waiting at the car dealership today, and as an avid fisherman picked up the newest Anglers Atlas and Crooked Creek was gracing the cover;

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    Link to magazine

    Kudos, I entered a few myself.
  11. Crooked Creek

    Crooked Creek Been here awhile

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    Haha, that's funny. I had forgot about that. I just thought I was entering pics on Facebook for a chance at winning a fishing trip; had no idea I was consenting to be a cover girl :rofl. But looks like a get some free atlases and a fishing rod out of the deal.

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  12. MasterMarine

    MasterMarine Long timer

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    Is there any hope this report will be finished? Last I remember the author was stuck up a creek with a popped boat...
  13. Crooked Creek

    Crooked Creek Been here awhile

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    When we give up hope; there is not much left...

    But sorry,this is one of my busiest times of the year and on top of that I just developed an acreage and moved into a new half-finished house, so until that's done, neither shall this RR be.

    SPOILER ALERT: I lived.
  14. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Bummer, you're a good storyteller. Your life sounds grand. Has your wife been able to float her pack raft?? How are the little ones?? Pics of the new house when you catch your breath good luck with everything!!
  15. Crooked Creek

    Crooked Creek Been here awhile

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    Kids are doing well. Loving the summer (except for the bears that keep bugging us.)

    New house is coming along well, but still tons to do in the basement and outside.

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    My wife hasn't gotten out packrafting yet, but I tried hers out for her last weekend.


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  16. riverflow

    riverflow Project P̶r̶o̶c̶r̶a̶s̶t̶i̶n̶a̶t̶o̶r̶ Finisher

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    Jealous. Man, I gotta get out west.
  17. Crooked Creek

    Crooked Creek Been here awhile

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    So I just was reminded about this Ride Report. To be fair I've been busy.

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    But anyways, just wondering if anyone will care if I bother to finish it?
  18. 1hotxc

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    I would like to see the rest of the story for the selfish reason of having a mental escape from the grip of winter.
  19. L.B.S.

    L.B.S. Long timer

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    Bite your tongue! :ddog


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  20. MitchG

    MitchG Iron Collector

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    Starting to get worried you bought a minivan and moved to town........:evil