Cougar tracks: The initial pawprints

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Cowgirl, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

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    I'm not sure about the record but the business and Naked Day still exist :D
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  2. Hellfish

    Hellfish Adventurer

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    Nice RR. Who knew that you could get a tank bag in that colour??:D
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  3. B50Paul

    B50Paul Been here awhile

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    Good RR n a great jacket.
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  4. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

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    Thank you. Actually you can't - the tank bag is red. I just keep telling myself it matches the red stripe in the decal on the tank :lol3

    Thank you very much.
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  5. Cariboostrom

    Cariboostrom Been here awhile

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    Cindy, I also ride a V-Strom, and like to camp. I'm in Quesnel, B.C. and if you're ever up this way, PM me and we can meet up. Regarding camping in the cold, I bought a fleece sleeping bag liner, from Canadian Tire, which works really well, adding much warmth to my regular bag, and on hot nights it is perfect to sleep in by itself. The ratings on sleeping bags of 0C to 3C means you won't die at those temperatures; not that you will be comfortable, but just still alive! I always pack my camping gear in the side bags, to keep the weight down low and close to the bike, rather than in the top box where weight up high can make the bike unstable. The top box of mine usually has rain gear, gloves, first aid, and food when I camp and cook. In a 3 week trip I usually camp at least 3 or 4 times, but it is nice to get to a motel and have a good hot shower and a bed. Last summer I did a trip down the west coast, to northern California, and then across to Yellowstone. Great journey, lots of fun. I hope you enjoy your next trip.
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  6. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

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    Thanks for all the great advice. I'm currently on a trip through the Southwestern states - tonight I'm in Las Vegas :D I haven't camped yet but I did re-arrange my gear as you suggested. I still haven't found the perfect configuration. Tomorrow night I will be camping - either in Death Valley or the Grand Canyon - I haven't made up my mind which way to go :D
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  7. Ogribike

    Ogribike Vagabond

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    Hey Cindy, I see your still going strong. Great RR, keep it up and ride safe.


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  8. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

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  9. dharmasister

    dharmasister Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the great RR! I loved how you conquered your fear of camping and water filled potholes!

    I also liked the above pic... I did a loop from vancouver around the south island last weekend hitting as many side roads as I could, including this little gem... I laughed out loud when it turned from nice two lane to twisty, blind, paved goat trail! too fun!

    safe journey
    Jen
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  10. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

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    Are you going on the BCBTR?
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  11. RUOK

    RUOK no, no I guess not

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    Great report, thanks for posting it. Appreciate the info on the Seymour Narrows, took the ferry through there last year and watched the movie about ripple rock, there's a lot of things they don't teach in history class. I was in Death Valley last Thursday, what an awesome place and the weather was magnificent. By the way, dig your sense of humor :wink: Keep posting looking forward to hearing more.
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  12. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

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    So was I!!!
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  13. RUOK

    RUOK no, no I guess not

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    Sorry I missed ya, must have been your desert-tone gear:D I was riding this overloaded Gray Strom.


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  14. marty hill

    marty hill The Energizer Bunny

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    Another wonderful RR from a female in beautiful BC! Thanks. I'll be riding on the island in mid to late june.
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  15. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

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    I'm leaving June 12 on my next adventure - maybe we can meet some where :D
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  16. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Guru of Shoe Goo

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    I ride the Pat Bay every day, and I can see that jacket you wear waaaaaay into the horizon! You can't miss it!
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  17. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Guru of Shoe Goo

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    It didn't stop raining until I got back to the Malahat. Coming down the south side the road started to dry out so I treated myself to a few of my favourite twisty roads for the last bit of my ride home.

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    That is by far, the best section of pavement ive ever rode on the island! Its another world in there!
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  18. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

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    There's a whole perfect route from my house - West Saanich to Durrance Lake Rd to Millstream to Finlayson Arm to Humpback then a loop around Gillespie, East Sooke and Kangaroo. From there I can go back over Humpback and Finlayson Arm then up Munn and Prospect Lake. It takes a couple of hours and is around 200km - fabulous! :clap
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  19. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    Great report! I have always wanted to get out that way with Nelson, BC and Whistler calling me strongly. Snowboarding and motorcycling inspire the hell out of me.
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