East Kootenay Adventure Riders

Discussion in 'Canada' started by CanadianRocky, May 9, 2014.

  1. botanybiker

    botanybiker Adventurer

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    Rocky, It looks like you are heading for a whole different type of adventure with flashy machine like that!
  2. trex300

    trex300 Been here awhile

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    Is there any other ADVers in the East Koots?
  3. cal08

    cal08 Been here awhile

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    This wannabe from Calgary.
  4. edwin

    edwin Been here awhile

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    i see what you are asking but i dont know what exactly you are asking. not trying to be a d*ck here.....
    alll the best
  5. botanybiker

    botanybiker Adventurer

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    There are a few of us in the East Kootenay woods hiding out and looking for others to ride with. I mostly ride solo but enjoy the company of others both on and off the road.

    A few weeks ago I traveled to California and back on a fantastic early season ride. Had to go to Portland for work so took the GS and kept going. Had some nice gravel and dirt in the redwoods but most of my trip was on the asphalt due to time constraints.

    This Monday I'm heading off to the Chilcotin for a weeks work with the GS as why fly when you can ride. Am hoping to make it to Bella Coola for an evening so I can ride the infamous corkscrew road.

    We should try to get together for some dirt and beer!
    Happy riding!
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  6. trex300

    trex300 Been here awhile

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    I was asking because this section of East Kootenay Adventure riders seems a little flat lately ...just trying to drum up some interest from other local riders who don't mind taking their bikes off-pavement...
  7. trex300

    trex300 Been here awhile

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    Sounds good PM me here when you're back in Cranbrook ....Rick
  8. edwin

    edwin Been here awhile

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    havent plated yet trex....
    but prob will next wk. if anyone ever wants to try fernie area, let me know. some new roads from logging are kinda fun to look at.
    this rain is a treat today...cuts the dust!
    giv'er
    ps: wouldnt mind to have valves checked on 650 single bmw, any one know a good wrencher?
  9. MCMXCIVRS

    MCMXCIVRS Long timer

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    What are the conditions out there right now? Are most of the roads open and clear. I'm looking to get away for a couple days at the start of next week and with the fire and OHV bans here in Alberta was thinking of maybe hopping across into BC.
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  10. trex300

    trex300 Been here awhile

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    We just got fresh snow in the hills around Cranbrook last night...still lots of snow at higher elevations.
  11. botanybiker

    botanybiker Adventurer

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    Today was a chilly one on the bike till about Brisco where there was no longer fresh snow on the hills. Long haul on the bike as I just rolled into 100 Mile House. Had a good little bit of gravel on the Agate Bay road from Squilax to Barriere. Going bust for Bella Coola tomorrow even though my meeting is in Anahim Lake. Have to ride the corkscrew road on the bike as its been on the bucket list for some time.
  12. trex300

    trex300 Been here awhile

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    It's all about the List ;)
  13. trex300

    trex300 Been here awhile

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    Going from Cranbrook to Crawford Bay, across the ferry to Kaslo and up over to New Denver...then back through Nelson and back to Cranbrook. Leaving tomorrow am (Saturday May 14) ...anybody want to come along?
  14. trex300

    trex300 Been here awhile

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    Ended up going from Nelson to Salmo and up over the Pass to get home...watch out for the nice little speed trap 50 zone the Nelson City police have just before you get to the Toyota dealer...cost me $196
  15. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    Yup, that spot is quite the money maker for them. Guaranteed results, like shooting fish a barrel.
    It's not that it's a speed trap as such. Just real easy to get "cruising" up that multi lane hill forgetting that there hasn't been a sign that ends the 50 zone.
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  16. botanybiker

    botanybiker Adventurer

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    I'm back as of last Saturday. My road trip was mostly great with the highlight being Highway 20, especially between Anahim Lake and Bella Coola. The 'freedom road' aka the 'Corkscrew road' was sure challenging for a public highway. The grades are quite steep, the scenery spectacular, bears literally all over and due to a paving project the road had major washoboard but nothing the GS or rider couldn't handle. My last day was a bit epic as I rode from Prince George all the way home to Cranbrook through the parks, long day on the saddle but the cops were few and the scenery great.

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  17. sector

    sector Long timer

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    Anyone know the status of Grey Creek this year? Has anyone made a loop up Crawford creek and over to Grey Creek? We poked up Crawford Creek last year, but didn't go all the way.
  18. tokenboy

    tokenboy Gnirly Adventurer

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    @sector it seems pretty early for it. I usually check the website for the store as they will update if someone makes it over and stops in.

    http://graycreekstore.com/news

    By reading and the pictures it was still snow up there last week.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
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  19. KSO

    KSO Grab a Handfull

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    Thanks for the link
  20. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    It's on the "list".
    Crawford Creek leads to Rose Pass which is very overgrown with alder for the last bit on the west side. Someone posted in another thread that they were "heading up this weekend" but never posted after that. I sent them a PM but got no reply.
    That loop is best done later in the year so the creek crossings aren't through raging waters.