Manitoba to BC and the end of Friendship

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by John Fry, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. John Fry

    John Fry Adventurer

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  2. squonker

    squonker Eat my shorts

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  3. Teeds

    Teeds Don Quixote

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    Something tells me this is going to be a good ride to follow.

    Good luck to you

    in

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  4. Wolfgang55

    Wolfgang55 Long timer

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    "fully automatic, high powered firearms" & in Canada? Either some Yanks that took a very wrong turn or this going to be a very short RR.
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  5. ricohman

    ricohman Marinoni man

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    Maybe he decided to camp at the RCAF Base just a bit south of Moose Jaw.
    I don't think the MP on watch would wake you gently.:lol3
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  6. GB

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    Thanks for the intro.. looking forward to more.. and some pics too :thumb
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  7. squonker

    squonker Eat my shorts

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    Me too dude!!!:D In my 18 years in this country, it has been my experience that the most beautiful girls always come from the prairies. Hallejuliah! Thank heavens for farmers!! :thumb

    P.s. when's the next installment coming? I think this is going to be good!
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  8. explr

    explr Just Stooopid

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  9. Whoopdefraggindo

    Whoopdefraggindo Bed Shitter

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    Great report so far. :thumb Subscribed.
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  10. squonker

    squonker Eat my shorts

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    Best RR of the year - by far!!:D

    P.S. some super photos too. Nice work, John!
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  11. Motojournalism

    Motojournalism motojournalism.com

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    You shooting film for some of those photos? (Coke wagon, Kawi-pot, CNP?)
    They've got a cool look to 'em!
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  12. Motojournalism

    Motojournalism motojournalism.com

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    Cool :thumb
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  13. squonker

    squonker Eat my shorts

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    The size is good for my computer - but you wouldn't want 'em any bigger. I would recommend Smugmug, too. It ain't free like Photobucket but it is good value and worth every penny. They are offering a free trial right now - might be worth your looking into it.

    Looking forward to the next chapter!!
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  14. Plane Dr

    Plane Dr Been here awhile

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    I've done all those roads in various installments. Awesome ride, except for Saskatchewan!

    3A is excellant. I did it on a Gamma many moons ago. The back road to Kelowna is a gas. A guy on a wing thought he was being chased by a motorboat....

    This summer I did a smaller loop through 3A (Keremeos), Jasper, Calgary, Penticton. I still love the climb into and out of Osoyoo's.

    I'm looking forward to the rest. :clap
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  15. squiffynimrod

    squiffynimrod maximum shrinkage

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    Watch it!

    You be nice or I'll put a turn in the road.
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  16. Shibby!

    Shibby! Long timer

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    Like you, I've done all these roads, except once or twice a year for the past 10 years.. Being a snow sport hobbiest I often do the Calgary-Fernie dozens of times in the winter and actually spend a decent amount of time down there on the dual sport this fall.

    Every time I do certain sections I'm in awe. The 3a to Kootney Bay, up to Kaslo, over to New Denver, Nakusp, Fraquier, and over to Vernon are spectacular. From there jump over to West Side Road (poor condition, gravel, narrow, but a nice ride), head over to Marmot (boring - lots of cops), and take the 5? north. Cache Creek to Whistler and down to Van. Then do the Island. Keep in mind I haven't done the CC-Whistler since a year or two before the Olympics. It may have been ruined..

    That trip right there is some of the best roads in N.A.

    Either way, it's been rumoured that the gravel has been put on those corners by the locals to keep vehicle (mainly bikes) slower. If you stop on that road for awhile and wait you'll know why. I'm assuming to tax the motorcycles, in recent years they have lowered the speed limits.

    Thing is some locals profit off the tourist bucks the motorcycles bring in, others are rich cottage owners from northern states or east and west. Others just think it's unsafe. Either way, they are drawing people away from the area so those complaining are winning.


    BTW, keep it coming. Doing a great job. I'm interested in hearing your opinion as the first few years I've done it on a motorcycle I was blown away. Fond memories those ones are.. Good friends, good times. They just aren't the same anymore..
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  17. squonker

    squonker Eat my shorts

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    Bump.

    What's up John?
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  18. Nelson

    Nelson Shadow Boxer

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    Bump de bump?
    Lovin the look of the scanned film!

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  19. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    Jeez....I think most of our locals have better things to do than salting the roads with gravel.....how about riding it first thing in the morning , you'll see how much there is from the heavy traffic running very early and cutting corners, that is where it is coming from.:D

    That is Fauquier BTW, on Highway 6.:evil
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  20. El Birdo

    El Birdo Been here awhile

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    Now get on with it :norton....


    .....

    please..:D
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